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AsTheWorld Terns cast their option. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Happenings Streetlife The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 44 SEPT. 3, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE MUSIL-BUEHLER, PAGE 5 Winds favor Mainsail. 8 PLEASE SEE GOVERNOR, PAGE 3 islbizNEWS CORR BELIEFADA complaint lodged against pier. Page 3 Bradenton Beach commission debates pier rent abatement. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 No speed bumps needed. Page 7 Community events, announcements. 10-11 Plan ahead. 10-11 Summer excursions. Page 13 FWC rules aim to curb Fine-tuning noise ordinance. Page 18 Island police blotter. Page 20 football. Page 24 Yesterdays: Fishing the Business roundup. Chilly chief challengeHolmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer is Brian Copeman and Josh Fleischer for the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Tokajer nominated Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, Manatee County Sheriffs substation and Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming. Nominees can donate $100 water poured over their heads. Islander Buried clothing may link to Musil-Buehler murder mystery Governor campaigns in Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, second from left, and his partner Tjet Martin welcome Gov. Rick Scott, R, to Anna Maria Island. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti looks on.. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter In Anna Maria, its the small things that draw attention. In fact, underwear uncovered by sewer workers near Galati Marine has sparked new suspicion in the disappearance and murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler. The articles of clothing, after all, were found in an area searched recently, although Musil-Buehler disappeared in 2008. In February, MCSO Detective John Kenney led a team of homicide investigators, cadaver-sniffing dogs and backhoe operators to private property at the south end of Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria near Galati Marine. The team was searching for Musil-Buehlers body and any evidence in the case. The MCSO focused its investigation in the area due to information related to cellphone use on the night of Musil-Buehlers disappearance. While the February search failed to yield further clues, a backhoe crew working nearby Aug. 18 dug up some womens undergarments. The items were turned over to Kenney, who said he sent them to a lab for DNA testing. If we get something positive, well be back out there digging again, Kenney said. Kenney was head of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation in November 2008, when it was determined Musil-Buehler was missing. DemolitionAll that remains of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach Aug. 28 is the Cast N Cage restaudock and some pilings, as the reconstruction by Duncan Seawall got underway in earnest. See more page 2. Islander Photo: Jack Elka By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter to Anna Maria Island a busmans holiday of sorts. Republican Gov. Rick Scott joined the Labor Day weekend as he kicked off a two-week motorcoach campaign tour that included a stop in Bradenton Beach. Scott was greeted at the BeacHhouse Restaurant by Mayor Bill Shearon and an entourage, including Attorney General Among local dignitaries on hand to greet the governor were Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie of Bradenton Beach and Carol Whitmore of Holmes Beach. Welcome back. 22 Get in the best game. Win big bucks. Page 19 Get in Get in the best the best game. Win game. Win big bucks. big bucks. Page 19 Page 19
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 SEPTEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY DOT shows options, calls for comment on Cortez Bridge future By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter One important date emerged from the Florida Department of Transportations public comment meeting on the future of the Cortez Bridge. By 2050, the bridge must be replaced with a new structure, regardless of how much rehabilitation and repair is done by the DOT in the next 35 years. The meeting, held Aug. 28 in the fellowship hall of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach, invited the public to comment on DOT options for the bridge as part of the project development and environment study on the future of Cortez Bridge. The options presented by the DOT included nobuild just repair the bridge as much as possible. The DOT said this would keep the bridge operational until 2035, but after that a new bridge would be needed. This option would cost the least in the short-term, DOT The DOT said the replacement options presented lanes. The no-build option would not provide emer gency lanes on the bridge. No cost estimate was provided for no-build option. Attendees also were invited to comment on the cost more than the no-build option. This would be a major repair project, said DOT consulting engineer Chris Piazza. If the rehabilitation option is adopted, it would extend the life of the bridge 25-35 years. After 2050 at the latest, the bridge must be replaced. The long-term solution is to replace the Cortez Bridge, the DOT said. A replacement bridge would last 75 years and have 10-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and emergencies would be constructed. Under the replacement option, the public was invited to comment on alternative alignments for a new bridge, either 9 feet north of the present structure or 15 feet south. Maintaining the present center-line on the existing bridge for a new bridge is not an option because a temporary bridge would be needed for trafthe existing bridge would continue while construction The options for a replacement bridge included a 21-foot-high clearance drawbridge, a 45-foot-high bridge with no draw and a 65-foot-high bridge with no draw. The 45-foot-high bridge could accommodate 80 percent of the boats that now pass through the draw, while 98 percent of boats would clear a 65-foot-high bridge, the DOT said. If the replacement option is adopted, the old bridge would be torn down after the new Cortez Bridge opened. There are no plans by the DOT to put the old Attendees at the meeting appeared to favor the rehabilitation option. Josh Lutzberger of Tidy Island said he wanted the bridge repaired, as did Mitzi Summerland of Holmes Beach. Retired Minnesota Department of Transportais the best option. After receiving and reviewing public comments, the DOT is expected make its formal recommendation in the spring. A replacement bridge request would have to be approved by the Federal Highway Administration, project manager Tony Sherrard said. The DOT will continue to take public comment until Sept. 8. Mail comments to Tony Sherrard, Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow FL Retired Minne sota Department of TransportaJaworski, center, reviews the highbridge option for replacement of the Cortez Bridge at the Florida Department of Transportations Aug. 28 comment meeting in Holmes Beach. With Jawor ski are DOT staff Jim Jacobson, left, and Boon Chong. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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4 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City 708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., West Manatee Fire Rescue ing. Of Interest Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Governments, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Send notices to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.On the election calendar The deadline for Manatee County residents to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 6. Other key dates this election season: tion at four locations Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto; Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch; Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. 301, Ellenton; Suite 118, Bradenton. Early voting hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for the general election. and will close at 7 p.m. For voting locations and other details about the 2014 election cycle, go to votemanatee.com or call 941-741-3823. vote 2014Hearings set for scal 2014-15 budgets Each island city will hold two budget hearings in that begins Oct. 1. 6 p.m. Sept. 24. The hearings will take place at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. place at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 10 at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The second hearing has not been scheduled. 24. The hearings will take place at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners ton. 2014-15 budget will take place at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The Manatee County Commission will hold a budget hearing at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Bradenton Beach commissioners debate pier rent abatementBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners gathered Aug. 28 to discuss a possible rent abatement for its tenants on the city pier, the proprietors since February of the Cast and Cage restaurant, Rusty Anchor bait shop and Pelican Perch concession stand. Claiming that the ongoing reconstruction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier is hurting business, Roland Pena approached the commission earlier in August asking for a rent reduction and refunds amounting to more than $30,000. The meeting started on a positive note for Pena, who attended the session with wife Tammy and sonin-law Jeff Roberts, operator of the bait shop. Mayor Bill Shearon opened the session by disclosing that he had an excellent dining experience at the Cast and Cage the other night. He then announced that the day dock at the pier which is undergoing a major rehab project would be open for the Labor Day weekend. It will close again on Tuesday, he said, adding it will open permanently as soon as it is safe. As for the abatement issue, the mayor proposed reducing the rent by $1,135 the portion that covers the bait shop and concession stand beginning Sept. 1 and continuing until the public has full access to the main pier. activity, for the restaurant, the activity might even be a draw. The mayor also noted that there could be no refund for rent that had been paid, citing legal issues. We cant go back, he said. We have to move forward. According to the lease, the pier team must chime in before any decision is made. That group is slated to meet at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at city hall. While Commissioner Edward Straight stated he was in favor of the mayors plan, the other commissioners remained unconvinced. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, in particular, grilled Pena and Roberts on their commitment to making their businesses work. The city cant hold your hand, she said. Vosburgh said she would wait to hear what the pier committee had to say before making a decision. Commissioner Janie Robertson concurred. Vice Mayor Jack Clarke, who serves as the commission liaison to the pier team committee, said he is not in favor of making consideration on this lease contract, adding that he does not think it is incumbent on the city to make amends for the impact of the construction. Did you have a business plan to take into account the pier construction that you knew was going to take place? he asked Pena. Pena responded by noting several issues he has with the city concerning promised repairs to the property, the lack of accessibility to the citys website and signage delays. Clarke denied him the opportunity to make a full presentation, reminding Pena that work sessions are not open to public comment, adding, by being allowed to speak at all, the mayor has granted you great latitude. The commission entertained a brief discussion of code enforcement protocol and plans to address the growing problem with party houses before adjourning the meeting. I saw a few good things coming out of today, Pena said at the conclusion of the work session. But Im not clapping or jumping for joy yet. Im not trying to scheme the city, he added. If I can get some help, then we can help each other. Pena will present his side of the rent abatement request at the pier committee meeting. That group will then make a recommendation to the commission, p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4. Visitors to the Historic Bridge Street Pier arrive to day dock, while work on the pier, halted for the Labor Day holiday, was set to resume Sept. 2. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes
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6 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our SEPT. 3, 2014 SEPT. 3, 2014 SEPT. 3, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Marge McCarthy Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com)Stop tooting the horn As a family, we have visited Anna Maria Island for more than 50 years, sometimes staying for two months in the winter. I would like to suggest that the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau stop publishing information about the island, as they have created a monster and visiting is no longer as pleasurproblems. Im just sayin Lois Johnson, Cumming, GeorgiaAnother phase, another study Wow. What a view of the Bradenton Beach city pier the aerial shot by Jack Elka on Page 1. Contractors have left behind very little of the Historic Bridge Street Pier but pilings, and even those are being replaced. What once was the site of the only bridge connecting Anna Maria Island to the mainland in the 1940s and mid-50s is morphing into a new, safe structure from top to bottom, T-end to restaurant. And, yes, the restaurant remains open. Gawkers welcome. A sip of morning coffee is more interesting with a view of construction on the water. the future of the Cortez Bridge at the Florida Department of Transportation alternatives study meeting, even as a rehab is underway on some of the bridge components. The current project includes general maintenance and repairs to the bridge span, beams, pilings, seawalls and the bridgetender house. The future project to be determined is only being studied, but this is how the DOT arrives at step 2. Its a process that involves a number of agencies, including the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and the lowly Island Transportation Planning Organization. The study alone carries a hefty price tag of some $4 million for engineering. And the result of the project development and environment study is what we were invited to review Aug. 28 at St. Bernard Churchs fellowship hall in Holmes Beach. There are four basic options, with splintered options within some of the choices. But the no-build option, one that maintains the present bridge through a series of more thorough top-to-bottom rehabilitation, would secure the safety of the bridge through 2050. Options for new lowand medium-high drawbridges and a high-clearance no-bascule bridge were detailed and portrayed in large-scale displays and a video for attendees. Each of the new bridge alternatives showed both a north and south alignment, meaning the construction would take place on either side of the current bridge which would remain mostly open. Its our view that the high-bridge alternative will have a profound negative impact on Cortez and the village like character at both ends of the span. At this point, your opinion and your input is highly desired. Maybe you received the DOT mailer, or you can go online to review all the options. And its important to the community of Cortez, both residents and business owners, that you give the future of the bridge some thought. Nearly all the negative impacts of the proposals are to Cortez, although Bradenton Beach, at the other end of the span, wont be without impact from the More options I want to put a fourth bridge option on the table. It would connect 53rd Avenue West to Coquina Beach. The islands need an additional emergency evacuation route, and it also would provide much-needed access to the barrier island communities. I do not know why our Manatee County commissioners have been so opposed to such an addition to our transportation plans. I sometimes travel from Cortez to 75th Street and north to Manatee Avenue, then west to Holmes Beach just to go to Cortez because it can be easier and less time consuming than staying westbound on Cortez Road once you pass 75th Street or Palma Sola Boulevard. As an example, the owner of the Cortez Market told me he has gone to the bank just a short distance to get back to his market. bridge project, an option that would help relieve the parking problem in Bradenton Beach, especially if more trolleys are put to work to shuttle people from the south Coquina Beach area to the shopping areas for a drink, a meal or to browse the shops. A toll would defray the construction cost and add income to county and city coffers. I would pay $1-$2 to avoid the frustration of mile south of Cortez Road on 75th street for easy access to the beach. We need to stop trying to put 1,000 pounds of potatoes in a 5-pound sack. It just is ludicrous and near-sighted not to plan for the future. for the people and businesses of Bradenton Beach. much access to the Coquina Beach area is needed. Roy Speer, Cortez high bridge. For the cost and the impacts, we opt for rehab and another 35 years of use. Bridge.com to submit your option. But, please, do so by the DOT deadline of Monday, Sept. 8. And ask your county commissioners to do the same when the DOT asks for their opinion. Please, weigh in for Cortez.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 3, 2014 7 Headlines from Sept. 1, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Aug. 24 74 85 0.15 Aug. 25 74 85 0.16 Aug. 26 74 84 0.21 Aug. 27 74 84 0.21 Aug. 28 74 83 0.04 Aug. 29 73 84 0.02 Aug. 30 73 84 0.06 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 weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edtion subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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She said Tidemarks managing partner had failed to provide tax returns, proof of insurance and other documents regarding the company to keep it operating during bankruptcy. heavy rainfall Aug. 25 destroyed 30 feet of seawall along Marina Drive by the city basin, and costs to repair the seawall would increase from the estimated $3,000 engineers estimated one day before the rainfall. Whitmore told commissioners that 60 feet of seawall must be replaced, not the original 30 feet. arrested by Bradenton Beach Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz for robbing a customer of $280 at the Circle K store at 101 Gulf Drive N. Crawford was arrested after watching their activity. Diaz said Crawfords description matched that given by the victim. Following his arrest, Crawford reportedly confessed to the robbery and others in Bradenton Beach. CORR BELIEFby Will CorrNo speed bumps needed So I had this idea after seeing Jack Elkas spread of beautiful aerial photographs of the island churches in the Aug. 13 Islander. It would be another great marketing scheme to get more people to come to the island. Hold on, settle down! I can hear you now, You want to get more people to the island? Yes, more people. We need bodies, baby. I want to see this place look like a school of mullet balled up in the pass. No wiggle room. Elbow to elbow. Gill to gill. And I want more boats coming after that mullet from the East Coast and the West Coast. I want boats from Alaska. Boats from Ireland. Are you ready? Here it goes I want to be the of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. With its impressive height, a more than vertical drop and perfect transitions through the middle, it is skateboard heaven. No pun intended. The kids at the skate park would be rooting for the 42-year-old psycho in all his glory. By the time like a bat out of hell. Or a maniac in a Masarati. Or, better yet, if I aimed a little to the northeast, I could jump Marina Drive and pull a Triple Lindy into the Grand Canal. Can you imagine the look in the eyes of the people on Key Royale as I cut through the sky like one of the Flying Wallendas? No speed bumps for me. Anna Maria Island already has an extensive Corr tourism advertisement militia my newest issue of Southern Living magazine has a beautiful fullpage blow out. However, I have to say, it is an overly staged photo of a man and woman sitting in in from Los Angeles for the photo shoot. It appeared lame to my educated eye. of magazines nationwide: WILL CORR: FIRST SKATEBOARDER TO CHALLENGE HOLMES BEACH SKI-SLOPE CHURCH ROOF, LANDS IN ADJACENT WATERWAY, UNSCATHED. Come see the hottest tourist spot in the state of Florida: Anna Maria Island! Nowhere within a 5,000-mile radius has anyone ever attempted such a feat. The Flying Wallendas have graced Holmes Beach with their mastery, but nothing will compare to the sheer antics that this performance will deliver. Are you with me? Do you have my back? If so, I am going to start promoting this on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.... You know the drill. This is going viral, dude. We are going to put this place on the map. The line of cars will be stacked up beyond 59th Street in Bradenton. If you think last season was busy, just you wait. My advertising director has intentions of bringing the masses. We will have visitors from the United States, Europe, Canada and Africa, but I intend to push the envelope. Cars will stretch beyond the interstate Im thinking motorists will be in gridlock all the way to Zolfo Springs. Or maybe even Avon Park if you help me get the word out.
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TO PROMOTE YOUR WEDDING SER VICES CONT ACT ISLANDER i WED EXPERT TO NI LY O N 941 778 7978 9 41-928-873 5 T O NI @ I S L A NDER. O R G Aln A Wellness.com A Wellness.com A Wellness.com A Wellness.com A Wellness.com Wellness.com Aluna_Ad Resizes.indd 1 7/20/14 6:42 PM Welcome to AMI The Islander is pleased to announce that Laurie Hayes has joined its staff. A frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island for July from just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. She describes her decision to relocate as a mix of opportunity and mid-life crisis, adding that an especially harsh winter was her added incentive. I have spent many happy weeks on the island as a tourist over the years. Im now looking forward to getting to know the area and the people who live here as a local, she said. pers as they are often the only source of hyper-local news about area politics and neighborhood happenings. Being new to the area, I cant think of any better way to immerse myself in the island culture and get to know my neighbors than working at The Islander. Hayes, 51, has more than 30 years of writing, editing and graphic design experience, as well as public relations and marketing expertise. Most recently, she was manager of PR and marketing for the Anne Arundel County Public Library, a system comprising 15 branches throughout an area of 415 square miles, including the state capital, serving 500,000-plus residents. She also has worked as a communications consultant for many years. Before leaving Maryland, Hayes was involved in a project to promote a newly erected memorial to the foot soldiers of the 1963 March on Washington, an effort that won a 2014 Thoth award from the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Hayes grew up in York, Pennsylvania, and moved to the Washington, D.C.-metro region after graduating from Lynchburg College with degrees in journalism and English. She has two children a 19-year-old son in his second year at Drexel University in Philadelphia and a daughter, 21, who graduated from Elon University in North Carolina this past spring. My daughter moved here with me and is currently working at the BeacHhouse as a hostess. Having majored in psychology, she will be starting a job as a pretrial services caseworker for the Sarasota County Court Administration in September. Im very proud of both my kids. When not working her Bradenton Beach beat, Hayes looks forward to enjoying the beach, checking out the local venues for live music, reading, taking photographs Does anyone ever get weary of taking pictures of the sunset? and exploring the Gulf Coast region, near and far. Laurie Hayes has joined the staff of The Islander. Shes covering Bradenton Beach, as well as writing features. 65,864. He asked Check how there was more air-conditioned square footage if the project was reduced by 20 percent. Check said revisions throughout the process changed the number of buildings and the height of the buildings, leading to more air-conditioned space. Stairwells, halladded to the volume of air-conditioned space. Changes to the site plan by Check were in response to mediation between the city and the developer that commissioners approved in February. The agreement resulting from the mediation addressed commission concerns, as well as concerns of residents who threatened to sue if concessions could not be made. After more than 10 years of proposals, multiple developers and nearly two years of site plan discussions, the city commission approved the site plan 3-1, with Morton dissenting. Commissioner Jean Peelen was absent. Commissioners also approved Mainsails temporary parking plan, which makes use of Mainsails property and includes agreements with Wells Fargo Bank and Keyes Marina during construction. In the designs The resort will include three connected buildings a main lodge and two wings comprising 37 multi-bedroom guest apartments, an 80-seat restaurant and accessory uses. The development also includes a 50-slip marina. The guest apartments will occupy the upper two date the restaurant, meeting rooms, gift shop, business center and workout facility. The two wings will have parking on the ground level. Two of the three buildings were allowed a slight setback relief from the waterline. One wing will be to increase the setback and improve the visual impact for residential neighbors across the canal. It also will allow for a view of the bay waters for people passing on Marina Drive. The lodges west wing will meet the city required 25-foot setback. Construction on a small peninsula that extends from the mainland into the marina on the original plan was eliminated during mediation. A total of 98 parking spaces are required to provide 1.2 spaces per lodging unit, one parking space for every three seats in the restaurant and two parking spaces for each six-person charter boat slip at the marina, and an additional parking space for every four seats over six on a boat. One spot per two employees also is required. Residents on Sunrise Lane, the private road east of the development, went through mediation over the proposed use of the private road as an emergency access for Mainsail. In the end, the developer agreed not to use Sunrise Lane and also to construct an opaque, 6-foot wall with vegetation along the drive to separate the residential area from the commercial development. For the Mainsail project, ingress and egress will be required of Mainsail under the settlement agreement. The developers will construct a sound barrier between the lodge swimming pool and the seawall to reduce noise at the waters edge in response to concerns from adjacent homeowners. Mainsail Lodge development will have one year from the Aug. 26 approval to apply for an initial building permit. A demolition permit must be sought within 60 days to remove existing footers and rebar that are not required for the project. It took 21 months, but those 21 months were worth it, said Commissioner David Zaccagnino.
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12 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER Find us online @ www.islander.org. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel Time to Being Again EVERYONE IS WELCOME A dult Bible Study 8:45 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AMChildren & Youth C hurch School after the Childrens Message NURSERY AVAILABLE MISSION OF THE MONTHWyclie Bible Translators A NON DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY www.WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic.com941.92O.4O1Owww.facebook.com/ WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic W ESTBRIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC Manatee County parks schedules outings The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart12, at Robinson Preserve. The walk will begin at about 10 a.m. in the park, which is located at 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Other events on the calendar: Drive, Holmes Beach. The event will take place at 2 p.m. serve. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Beach in Bradenton Beach. The work will begin at 8:30 a.m. Preserve, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The work will begin at 9 a.m. For more, call the parks department at 941-7425923.South Florida Museum offers dragon training The adventurous can learn about the historical roots of dragons and how, if at all, one can train the The activities will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, during family night at the museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For family night, the museum will be open until 8 p.m. Admission is half price. The event begins at 4:15 p.m. with a screening of How to Train Your Dragon, followed by a star talk. For more information, call SFM at 941-7464131. The Rev. Rosemary Backer of All Island Denominations and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church coordinated the tour. She is a member of Our Daily Breads board of directors. Islander Courtesy PhotosOne Stop stop-overMembers of the local All Island Denominations ventured to Bradenton earlier this summer to tour Our Daily Bread and Turning Points at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center. Playing onstageIsland Players president Bobbie Berger and directors Heiko Knipfelberg, Jim Thaggard and Mike Lusk enjoy a moment onstage at the Island Players theater. The theater group hosted its annual open house Aug. 17, providing an opportunity for people to explore volunteer opportunities and tour the playhouse. For more about getting involved, call Berger Photo: Nancy Ambrose Tribute to Heroes on Sept. 11 The Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association will hold a Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service in remembrance of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Emergency Services Memorial, Riverwalk, 400 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. For more information, call the Palmetto Fire Department at 941-737-2424. MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE CrossPointe kicks off club CrossPointe Fellowship is inviting people adults and children to a kick off for the Awana Club. The Awana website, www.awana.org, said, God is changing the world through the ministry of Awana by equipping leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engaging them in long-term discipline. The local religious club, part of a worldwide program, will be lead by Rich Janos and will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The clubs launch will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, when hot dogs and drinks will be served. An announcement said CrossPointe will offer something for everyone on Wednesday evenings activities for kids and Bible study for adults. For more information, call the church at 941778-0719.
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14 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER Getting to know you offers a glimpse at the life of islanders and visitors. Were starting with introductions to the Anna Maria Island Community Center staff. Getting to know KATHY BOGAD Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center director of education, full-time. Born and raised: Born in Alexandria, Virginia, and moved to Palm Beach County in Florida in 1993. When my husband had a job transfer to Ybor City in 2011, we looked and looked and decided to relocate to Palma Sola Park in Bradenton. We both agree that his commute is worth it so we can live here. Began with center: Started in mid-March and I am excited about introducing new programs. In Virginia, I used to own a successful homeschooling business. When we moved to Palm Beach County, I taught high school for 11 years, worked with honor students, gifted and talented, and also tutored students in SAT/ACT testing. Before coming to the center, I was a writing specialist and supplemental instructor at Lynn University, where I primed learning-challenged students before they met with their college professors. About the center: I would like to offer programs to help children with special needs, as a supplement to their academic resources. I believe the community desperately needs a summer camp and would like to provide that in the future. Family: We have a daughter, 11, and son, 8-1/2. Pets: Two yellow labs that we let the kids help name. Cammi, short for Chamomile Rose, is a rescue and named after our daughters preschool teaching assistant and the tea. Our 8-month-old is Chesney Owen. I like Kenny Chesney and Owen was chosen by our son. Just like many families, we use the dogs we mean business. First thing in the morning: I take a moment to meditate and ask for strength as the coffee is dripping into the pot. If you could color your hair for a minute: I think maybe red. About the job: Its so rewarding because the kids all know your name, they become attached to you. They are little people, growing up right in front of you, and their needs make you slow down. You realize that you need to stop, take time out to listen and help, no matter what else you think might be important. The nicest part of working at the center is that our children take part in the center activities. It is a great time and a blessing for our family. My husband G etting to know you G etting to know you By Marge McCarthyAnna Maria Island Community Center Mail: P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria 34216 Visit: 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Call: 941-778-1908 www.islandcommunitycenter.com Kathy Bogad, education director for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Marge McCarthy is a good listener, too. Meet someone living or dead: Some sort of musician, like Kenny Chesney. Cards, letters, emails or text: I believe handwritten notes still have a great place of importance in our culture. On volunteering: I volunteer as a youth coordinator at church. Favorites: Christmas, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, chocolate and summertime. I love the sound of the locust when it gets dark. I like nighttime sounds because it is the closest thing to quiet, but silence is too much. The scent of lavender reminds me of my grandmother. I believe she had lavender growing out back on the farm. I love to garden, but dont have time. Like best about the center: I like the freedom to create and the ability to have a vision and work on that vision. The work is liberating, refreshing and fun.Turtle-friendly streetlights tested, results to come A new shield and LED lighting are part of an Aug. 24-26 sea turtle test in Bradenton of Gulf Drive South. The lights were tested by Florida Power and Light, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Transportation. Islander Photo: JenChicks leaving the nests The beachside, shorebird buffer in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach came down Aug. 27, removed by Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. The chicks are running around, and theyre ready to go to South America, said Suzi Fox, executive director of AMITW. The buffer protected colonies of protected migratory shorebirds nesting least terns and black skimmers that summer on Anna Maria Island. Fox said beachgoers should remain cautious because young chicks remain in the area they are small and have similar coloring to the sand. Islander Reporter The red glow emanating from Bradenton Beach the nights of Aug. 24-26 was not an extraterrestrial landing. a potential turtle-friendly streetlight that could be instituted statewide. It was a good test, and hopefully theyre going to come up with a light that works all over the state, said Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon. The streetlight test was a coordinated effort between Florida Power and Light, Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird cers and Manatee County Sheriffs deputies were on site to help with the experiment. It was fun to be part of a research project. Usually were just the data collectors, said Suzi Fox, executive director of AMITW. The test was conducted over three nights and encompassed eight city blocks on Gulf Drive South the 500-1200 blocks. Streetlights on four of the were shut off to act as controls in the experiment. night, no nests hatched. On the second and third nights, testers got lucky. Enough nests hatched to gather data on whether the lights impact hatchlings. Fox said she hopes the results will be positive, but they are not yet available. (The test) shows that FPL is stepping forward, and everyone I talked to is very excited, and FWC seemed hopeful. Everybody wants to see this work and no one wants to see it work more than me, said Fox. Fox said she expects FPL to compile the results of the light test in the coming weeks. Its important to remember that these lights were just to test hatchling response. If the test results prove OK for hatchlings, then the next step is to modify the work for people and cars, Fox said. The DOT, FWC and FPL would need to approve the streetlights as turtle-friendly, as well as safe for Sea turtle season as of Aug. 30: 258 nests, 285 false crawls, 178 hatched nests and 14,786 hatchlings sent to the Gulf. AMITW of the lights to ensure safety. In the scheme of things, were just the baby turtle trying to make it to the Gulf. Its up to FPL, FDOT and FWC to make the call, said Shearon.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 3, 2014 15 We specialize in GEM car, golf cart, electric vehicles, customizing, parts, service and repair. And we come to YOU!Theres nothing we cant do for you!Ltgearshop.com ~ 727-692-5835Mention The Islander for 10% OFF your service call. Quarterly Pest Control: $20/month.Call 941.747.6677www.southerngreens.net THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach New FWC rules aim to curb invasive lion sh Islander Reporter Unwelcome visitors in Floridas waters are facing new regulations aimed at deterring them. The new rules set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission went into effect Aug. 1 and Jim Humes of Seakat Divers, 105 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, said hes seen them in higher numbers this past year on his dive trips in the Gulf of Mexico. Ive seen six-eight in the past two months, Humes said in July. Ive seen them 1 mile and 30 miles offshore. The last time was a couple of days ago, 12 miles offshore. Theyre everywhere. The new rules set by the FWC are to combat the rapidly growing population by making it easier for species. The changes include: when diving with a rebreather, a device that recycles air and allows divers to remain in the water for longer ing. rently allowed, through permits. The West Florida Scuba Club, based in Bradenton, App helps track lion sh The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has an app for that. The FWC made a free app available in May by more than 2,500 people, the FWC reported in a news release Aug. 20. The app enables users to log their sightings and was spotted and its size, along with photos. It also includes educational information on the invasive species and safe handling guidelines. Users also can submit ideas on how to improve the app, and the FWC is looking into implementing some of the suggestions. One suggestion the FWC is considering is adding categories for users to upload photos to such as smallest and biggest catch. The logo on the shirt can be activated by a smartphone for an interactive experience. their sightings or catches online at MyFWC.com/ The FWC will use the data to help identify sites nizers added the category to competitions a few years ago because of the growing problem with the invasive species. they said they could have got a hundred, McNesky said. roundups, have become popular events in the Florida Keys. said McNesky. the coasts of Africa, Australia and Asia. According to in the late 1980s, and populations have boomed in Jim Cutway holds the West Florida Scuba Clubs petition. Islander Courtesy Photo at Docs Barge, a popular shipwreck and dive spot 12 miles from the Anna Maria Island shore. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jim Humes Do your part Residents, visitors and businesses can help sea turtles by removing all furniture from the beaches at night and using sea turtle-friendly lighting. Both are required by ordinance in all three island cities. AMITW works with code their observations to the city for action. AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman adds to the list: Fill in beach holes! Sand holes on the beach often made by children at play can trap sea turtles, and in some cases result in death of the hatchlings due to dehydration. Mote keeps tabs on Gulf, red tide bloom Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue to observe a large bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. The release said the bloom is about 20 miles offshore between Pasco and Dixie counties, about 90 miles wide and 60 miles deep. north of Pasco County, red tide has not been observed along Manatee Countys shoreline, an Aug. 27 Mote Marine press release said. Mote, USF and FWC scientists are sampling waters from the bloom area daily, the release continued. The red tide bloom was forecast to drift slowly to the south/southwest. For updates on the red tide, people can go online to myfwc.com/redtidestatus. Karenia brevis. and other respiratory problems in humans. recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitats. reduces native populations, triggering negative effects on the reef habitat as they can eliminate some native such as grouper and snapper. from Florida waters to help limit negative impacts to native marine life and ecosystems. caught in hand-held nets or caught on hook and line. There is no recreational or commercial bag limit.
16 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? 5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.896.7898 ITS HOT OUTSIDE, STAY COOLAC Tune-Up Special $69 Performance test, ACUV dye, up to 1 pound of freon. Exp 09-10-14. CALL GROOMS! HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander Holmes Beach: 2 Avenue C building plans reviewed, 1 gets nodNew Holmes Beach event regulations adopted The application for a temporary-use permit at the future. Commissioners approved new regulations regardmeeting. Changes to the regulations were drafted by human resource analyst Mary Buonagura. The new regulations include: ties will be permitted. year. Commissioner David Zaccagnino moved to approve the regulations and Commissioner Pat Morton seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0, without discussion. Commissioner Jean Peelen was absent. Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners served up good and bad news Aug. 26. The commission reviewed two site plans at its Aug. 26 meeting one on behalf of Larry Chatt of Island Real Estate and one on behalf of Judy Rickerson of Island Auto Repair. Commissioners unanimously approved Chatts unanimously denied Rickersons plan for an auto repair shop. Both properties are located in the 3000 block of Avenue C in Holmes Beach. Residents voiced similar concerns during the public hearings for both site plans, including utility alley between the rows of businesses on Avenue C and Gulf Drive. Multiple residents questioned how Chatts prothe sewer system and noted numerous problems with water pressure and stormwater drainage in the neighborhood. City planner Bill Brisson and temporary building tion would not exacerbate their existing problems. Site plan approvals require that the county provides adequate pressure, but well have to make sure its not reducing the water pressure. Thanks for bringing it up, I think we should look into it, said Commission Chair Judy Titsworth. Resident John Flora expressed concerns over Chatts parking spaces on the east side of the proposed building. Vehicles in the parking spaces will back out onto Avenue C, where Floras home is located. space, and the busiest day there will be Saturday. He also added there is a 20-foot right of way behind the parking spaces. on the residential side? Flora said. He said Saturday are out. for Island Auto Repairs site plan. Residents said the street is already overcrowded with vehicles due to the multiple businesses operating there. They also noted the entrance to the Grassy Point Preserve is at the end of the block. Residents expressed additional concerns that, if approved, the repair shop would use the street to testdrive cars. Commissioners, however, denied approval of the site plan for other reasons. The denial for Island Auto Repair, formerly on Marina Drive, was largely due to inadequate space for parking on the property. Brisson recommended denial of the site plan for that reason. Also, the chair of the citys planning commission sent a letter to commissioners urging them to deny the site plan for the auto repair shop. Rickerson accepted the news through tears and urged commissioners to reconsider. We were in business for 35 years and we were forced to move. This is our home. I just beg you to help us with this and let us go back home, she said. Use of the alley between Avenue C and Gulf Drive also was a concern for residents. Semi-trucks, beer trucks go into the alley and its torn up. All these vehicles turn into Gaunts (Law Publishing) parking lot and people leaving the gas station go through the alley. Theres tremendous congestion there during the week and on weekends, said area resident George Reuss. Brisson said he doesnt envision the impact from Chatts business on the alley, although he agreed with residents that the alley is in disrepair. We can have someone take a look at that alley and spend some cash there, said Commissioner David Zaccagnino. Mayor Carmel Monti agreed with Zaccagnino, saying he was not aware the city alley was in such bad shape. worse. comply with Brissons suggestion to avoid increasing Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve Chatts site plan and Zaccagnino seconded the motion. It passed 4-0. Commissioner Jean Peelen was absent. Morton moved to deny the site plan for Island Auto Repair and Zaccagnino seconded the motion. The commission voted 4-0 to deny the site plan. A delivery truck stops in the alley between Avenue C and Gulf Drive behind Mr. Bones BBQ and the Photo: Courtesy Ivan Rojas Larry Chatt, owner of Island Real Estate, shows Holmes Beach commissioners a conceptual view of his proposed building at 3010 Avenue C. City planner Bill Brisson is seated left. Islander Photo:
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YOUR AD HERE Bradenton Beach email kinks removed, all systems goJury duty postpones LDC public hearing The public hearing planned for Aug. 27 to consider and receive input on a proposed ordinance of the Bradenton Beach Land Development Code was postponed until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. The delay occurred when Bradenton Beach city planner Alan G arrett was called to jury service at the Manatee County Judicial Center on the same day as the planning and zoning board meeting. The new ordinance, if approved by the commission, would replace the current Chapter 34 of the citys code of ordinances, which deals with such issues as open-air dining and parking requirements as well as setbacks on Gulf Drive. The public hearing will be held at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter A new city email system created by webmaster and former Commissioner Ric G atehouse is up and running. giving a 90-day evaluation of how the new set up is performing. I am pleased to report this entire system is working as planned, was installed on time and within budget and is doing exactly what it was designed to do, Gatehouse wrote. G atehouse was tapped in May by the city to revamp its antiquated system in order to resolve glitches that routed messages addressed to city commissioners through the city clerks email, as well as issues related Some requests took days before this system (was implemented), said G atehouse. Now you can search 20,000 emails in a matter of seconds. Its superfast. Its also super-safe, G atehouse said, with all email being archived on a dedicated computer and an exter nal hard drive stored at the Bradenton Beach Police Department. When someone requests access to public hard drive to city hall so that the information can be accessed through the computer there. He referred to the system as a simple and elegant solution to a thorny problem. But elegant is probably not the word Mayor Bill Shearon would use to describe the system. Shearon favored a transition to the Microsoft 365 program used by the Manatee and Sarasota school districts, but his plan was voted down in May in favor of Gatehouses solution. The Microsoft system uses a cloud storage solution, versus relying on a dedicated city server to store information. Shearon conceded that Gatehouses system does, in fact, answer the public records responsibilities of the city. It protects the city and makes any requests for that any email sent or received by a committee member or city employee is archived and can be retrieved with the push of a button. But there are some people who feel that the email system is not really user-friendly, he added. The city already owns the Microsoft program, which was purchased by former city clerk Jamie Anderson at a cost of approximately $4,000. Gatehouses system required the city to spend about $8,000 for upgraded software and hardware. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh currently is trying to negotiate a refund from Microsoft. Shearon Gatehouse Bradenton Beach city clerk Gia Lancaster discusses staff training opportunities with Mayor Bill Shearon and Ward 1 Commissioner Jack Clarke during her New clerk takes on job at BB city hall New Bradenton Beach city clerk G ia Lancaster started work Aug. 25. Previously a city clerk in Arcadia, Lancaster most recently worked as a leasing agent for an apartment complex in Titusville. As a city clerk, I am not supposed to play poli tics, she said of her new role. I look forward to helping out the citizens of Bradenton Beach. That is what my job is about. Residents help to ne-tune Holmes Beach noise ordinance Islander Reporter Theyre still hearing a racket at Holmes Beach City Hall over the noise ordinance. draft noise ordinance Aug. 26, but before voting they considered residents concerns and made more amendments to the draft. City attorney Patricia Petruff reported non-substantive changes she made to the ordinance. She also advised commissioners to consider a recommendation from resident Andy Sheridan, who suggested replacing usual engine noises, which falls under the exemption category, with engines in proper operating order. Petruff said the specification would allow the Holmes Beach Police Department to find vehicles violation of the ordinance. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said it sidered above-normal engine noise. Another problem is were not a (vehicle) inspection state. Commissioners agreed to opt for Sheridans more precise language in the draft in spite of Tokajers concern it may not be enforceable. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth moved on to another residents concern, reading a letter and reviewing a chart submitted by resident Maro Lorimer concerning sounds and health. Lorimers chart, backed by World Health Organization statistics, indicated that sounds of 55 decibels and higher heard outside a bedroom window during sleep can result in high annoyance and major car diovascular concerns. The draft ordinances maximum permissible level of noise is 50 decibels between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. However, under the exemptions category air condi tioners, pool pumps and generators can be up to 55 decibels when read at the complainants patio, porch or living area window. There are some spots in the city youre never going to get (down) to 50 decibels, said Commissioner David Zaccagnino. The waves and the pines are at 50 from my house. Commissioner Marvin G rossman countered that point, saying 50 decibels of waves crashing on the beach may not be disturbing, but 50 decibels of mechanical equipment can be bothersome. I think were talking about different kinds of rather be conservative and call it 50, G rossman said. Commissioners agreed to change the level of exempted equipment to 50 decibels, matching the overall maximum permissible noise level under the ordinance. At a previous meeting, he took issue with language in the ordinance determining penalties for violators. Boyds concern, as restated by commissioners, is with the use of shall under the section of the ordinance allowing additional penalties for repeat offenders. The additional penalty states repeat offenders shall be deemed or declared a public nuisance either temporarily or permanently. This is really to give the chief all the arrows in his quiver to use in any given circumstance, said Petruff. Petruff said the police chief could not deem or declare any noise a public nuisance, and that it would only be applicable to repeat offenders that go through a public nuisance procedure and are deemed so in a court of law. Commissioners decided to side with Boyds recommendation and changed shall to will. Petruff said the word change offered little difference in intention. Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve the seconded the motion. The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Jean Peelen absent. The commission will hold a final reading and public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.Can you hear me now?Dropped phone calls and poor recep tion could become a thing of the past in Bradenton Beach as construction con tinues on a new cell tower, located near the public works building. Because the tower is in a built on an elevated deck and platform. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes
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20 SEPT. 3, 2014 THE ISLANDER Islander Reporter Its all part of the job for Rocky. Cops know when they step on duty they are putting themselves in harms way. Theres no exception for Rocky, Manatee County Sheriffs K-9 unit. At about 10:20 p.m. Aug. 27, the Bradenton Police Department radioed the pursuit of a tan Dodge Caravan on Cortez Road in west Bradenton, a Manatee County Moments after the announcement, the Caravan was spotted by an MCSO deputy at the intersection of 75th Street and Cortez Road. MCSO pursued the Caravan, which was traveling westbound on Cortez. The Caravan turned onto 123rd Street West in Cortez, where the driver bailed from the moving vehicle. The Caravan slowly rolled to a stop and did not cause any damage, the report said. MCSO deputies set a perimeter, and both a K-9 Coquina Beach Cafe Beachfront dining TRY OUR FAMOUS FISH TACOS JOIN US FOR AN ICE COLD BEER, WINE OR FROZEN DRINK! 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The complainant followed the suspect to an ice cream eatery, where an MSCO deputy responded. The missing items were found in the bathroom of the shop. The suspect was given a trespass warning by the pier manager. A man traveling on the trolley left behind a backpack. He searched the trolley when it returned to his stop and could not locate the backpack. Aug. 23, 500 block of South Drive, petty theft. The complainant reported to MCSO a cellphone missing from his home. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach doned vessel. An abandoned vessel was reported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department in April. The Man ees to Cortez, assaults K-9 deputy Thompson deputy and watch unit closed in on the area. The suspect was found underneath a home in the 12200 block of 45th Avenue by Rocky the K-9, according to the report. When Rocky latched onto the mans leg, the man began striking the canine. The report stated that more deputies converged on the area and arrested Meren Thompson, 42, of Sarasota. Dave Bristow, MCSOs public information director, said Rocky did not sustain any injuries. K-9 units do get assaulted, but not very often because typically suspects do not resist, he added. Thompson faces charges of auto theft, driving with resisting arrest and striking a police canine. Thompson is being held in the Manatee County jail. He was arrested Aug. 18 for domestic battery and forfeited his bond for that case. He is scheduled for a court appearance Sept. 12 at the Manatee Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Streetlifeowner. BBPD received no response and the vessel was removed and destroyed by Taylor Boatworks. The BBPD responded to a vehicle, with hazard lights a business parking lot. The vehicle was registered to a rental car company, which was contacted. The renter of the car returned to the vehicle and gave BBPD the keys as the tow truck arrived. Marchman Act. BBPD responded to an intoxicated person sleeping on a bench in front of the store. The Marchman Act by not being able to care for himself. ing. The manager of an ice cream eatery called the threatened employees. The BBPD told the subject that she would be arrested if she came back to the eatery. No further action was taken. of a vehicle. Two credit cards and $820 in cash was reported stolen from an unlocked car. The victims did not realize the items were missing until an hour after they returned from the beach. The credit cards were used at several locations in Sarasota before they were canceled. Aug. 25, 200 block of Gulf Drive, felony aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon. A witness in the backseat of a car, he witnessed the driver reach across the passenger seat, open the door of the moving car and push his girlfriend out of the passenger seat. The suspect was located an hour after the witness report and taken into custody. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez property. An eyeglass case with suspicious strips of tan paper was found at Cortez Baptist Church. A Manatee County Sheriffs deputy collected the case with its contents and placed it with property to be potentially destroyed. glary to convey larceny. Someone reported to the MCSO an unknown suspect entered a vehicle through PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, PAGE 21
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 3, 2014 21 STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Authentic Italian Pizza 16 Ice Cold Craft Beers on Tap, $1.50-$2 $8 Pizza! Beach Views & Sunsets! ObituaryJudy Nolin Judy (nee Wright) Nolin, 75, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 29 in Merrimack, New Hampshire. She was born in Lowell to the late Donald and Olive Wright. She graduated in 1957 from the Westford Academy in Westford. She loved music, walking the beach and collecting shells and sharks teeth. Visitation was scheduled at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford, New Hampshire. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack NH 03054. Mrs. Nolin is survived by husband Ronald; son Eric of New Ipswich, New Hampshire; daughter Amy Urbani and husband Rob of Manchester, Maine; sister Debra Mulligan and husband Mark of Nashua, New Hampshire; grandchildren Collin, Alissa, Jared, Ronald and Joanne; sisters-in-law Margie of Sarasota and Maureen Buckley of Swansey, New Hampshire.Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 2,576 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car bayfront home built in 1961 on a 80x125 lot was sold 08/13/14, Kelly to Binecki for $980,000; list $1,249,000. 864 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,003 sfla / 3,977 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 10,280 sq ft lot was sold 08/12/14, Dunaway to KGBW3 LLC for $900,000; list $965,900. 110 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,775 sfla / 2,316 sfur 4bed/4bath tri-plex built in 1930 on a 10,875 sq ft lot was sold 08/13/14, Nationstar Mortgage to AMI Assets LLC for $850,500. 5608 Gulf Drive, Unit 215, Sun Plaza West, condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 08/06/14, Full Throttle Properties LLC to White Shell Majesty LLC for $650,000. 244 S. Harbor Drive, Unit 2, Bay Bella Vista, condo built in 1983 was sold 08/13/14, Reiche to Briggs for $573,500; list $597,000. 4005 Fifth Ave., Unit 1, Fourth Avenue Con3bed/3bath/2car land condo built in 1994 was sold 08/12/14, Gulfcoast Property Investments LLC to Capuano for $572,000; list $599,900. 6500 Flotilla Drive, Unit 174, Westbay Point and 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 08/13/14, Waughtel to Cloud for $370,000; list $395,000. 2601 Gulf Drive, Unit 301, Sandpiper Co-Op, mobile home built in 1969 was sold 08/15/14, Wolodzko to Martel for $117,500; list $130,000. 7244. an open window and took a cellphone from the center console. domestic disturbance. MCSO deputies responded to a verbal argument. There were no allegations of physical an outstanding warrant. A Holmes Beach resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant for battery. tic disturbance. MCSO responded to verbal argument between a man and a woman. No allegations of physical violence were reported and none was observed. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Aug. 22, 5800 Marina Drive, possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle without a license. A motorist was pulled over by a ered the drivers license was invalid and schedule 4 substances including, Xanax and tramadol, were found in the drivers possession. HBPD responded to a call made by a Manatee Public Beach lifeguard of a person violating several city ordinances, including consuming alcohol on the beach. HBPD issued the person a trespass warning, and they left on the trolley. The person later returned to the public beach and was arrested for trespassing. vehicle without a license. HBPD stopped a motorist for having three minors in the vehicles without seat belts. It was discovered the driver did not have a license. He was arrested. license is suspended. A motorist parked by a beach access was approached by HBPD. It was discovered the driver had a suspended license. It was the drivers second citation. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Florida Power & Light workers replace a utility pole Street. Replacement of power poles by FP&L crews continues this week. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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JOIN US FOR LADIES SINGS THE BLUES 6-10 THURS, SEPT. 11 Anna Maria business owner: sign regs not fairBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter When Laura Shely relocated her Tide and Moon Jewelry store from Holmes Beach to Anna Maria in that she could have a sandwich board sign a freestanding A-frame sign in front of her shop at 314 Pine Ave. Fast forward to 2014, when city commissioners adopted a sign ordinance that eliminated sandwich board signs but allows a business owner to apply for one via a special exception. Shely believes she was doing the right thing when she paid her $200 application fee to the city to apply for a special exception. Her application went before commissioners at their Aug. 28 meeting, and Shely watched as owners of two residential properties in the 700 block of North Shore Drive were granted special exceptions for A-frame signs. But when Shely made her plea for the exception, commissioners denied the application in a 3-1 vote. Its not fair, Shely said. Ive done everything right, while others on Pine Avenue are ignoring the ordinance, she told commissioners after the motion by Commissioner Dale Woodland to approve her application failed for lack of a second. Some businesses on Pine Avenue continue to display A-frame signs, including those at the Historic Green Village in the 500 block, where the signs were included in the original site plan for the stores. Commissioner Carol Carter said she was concerned that a special exception for one Pine Avenue business would set a precedence. Shely said that without a sign, her business suffers because pedestrians pass by the shop. The building is elevated above the sidewalk and the entry is obscured by a rail, she said, making it easy for pedestrians to miss it. All they see is the storage sign the owner has in front of the building by the sidewalk, she told commissioners. I did $10 in business the other day. Im sure its because people walked by and didnt know I was there. And I cant tell you how many people come in and say, We didnt know you were here. Shely also said at least one person a day asks her about renting storage space. She said shes talked with the building owner about adding her stores name to the main sign, but has not received a positive response. Im doing everything right. I took down my sandwich board when the new law went into effect. I paid my money for the exception, and this is how I get treated. And I dont get the money back. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the special exception process is supposed to make everyone equitable, but Shely disagreed. Its not fair that people cant see my store from the sidewalk unless an A-frame is there. I pay taxes in this city through sales tax, and Ive been here four years. Now this. Its just not fair. Webb told her to look at other provisions in the city codes to obtain an exception. But, as she left the meeting she commented that theres nothing more beyond what shes already done. Webb said denying someone a special exception was one of the toughest parts about being a commis sioner. A motion to deny Shely a special exception passed 3-1, with commissioners Carter, Webb and Yetter voting for the measure and Woodland voting no. Commissioner Doug Copeland was absent from the meet ing. After the vote, Shely said she did not know what she would do next. Right now, Im a bit upset. I do know I wont have very many customers this winter season without a sign telling people where I am, she said. In other commission business, Dye said he wanted to look at the citys $640,000 contract with the Manaapprove it. A vote on the contract was continued to the commissions Sept. 11 meeting. The proposed MCSO contract is up $26,000 from the 2013-14 contract in part because MCSO deputies received a 3 percent increase in salary and an increase Commissioners approved an amendment to the to $35, and allows a citation to be issued every two hours. There is no limit on the number of citations that can be issued to a vehicle. The same amendment space to $225. Approval of an ordinance previously proposed by Copeland to establish lending libraries in the city was continued to Sept. 11 after Dye brought up the issue of city liability. The proposed libraries would be on private property and commissioners were concerned about the number of locations. Mayor SueLynn said there wont be very many, and city planner Alan G arrett agreed. He said his city. Yetter said the commission was wasting too much time on such a minor issue when there are other pressing problems in the city that need attention. The commission approved adding $660 to the $99,000 in the proposed 2014-15 budget for liability insurance. The funding gives the city up to $1 million to pay any successful claims under the Bert Harris Property Rights Act. The next commission meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. The main sign for the commercial building businesses at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, advertises only the owners storage business. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff Shely Webb Yetter Carter
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Squadron offers boating education seminars The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will hold a series of boating education seminars this month. The classes will take place in the squadron building, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, the squadron will offer a seminar in reading and understanding nautical charts. Instructors will cover all facets of nautical charts. The fee is $15. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, the squadron will offer a seminar in understanding and using GPS. The fee is $15. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Gloria Potter or Walter Haug at 941-795-0482.By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter the Anna Maria Island Community Center. There were no surprises though, as the secondfourth seeds survived, leaving the semifinals with the perfect No. 1 seed versus the fourth seed and two versus three matchups. Slims Place, the leagues undefeated top seed, Thursday, Sept. 4. The second game has the No. 2 seed, The Feast Redskins, taking on third-seed Jessies Island Store Dolphins at 8 p.m. Beach to Bay advanced Aug. 28 to the next round in arguably the best opening round playoff game. The team outscored Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants 46-34 behind a huge game from receiver KB Belton, who touchdowns and two, 2-point conversions. Quarterback Rob Manderine completed 16 of 25 touchdowns, while CJ Moore added 34 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards, including one touchdown catch, two touchdown passes. pulls in the victory with Belton also adding an interception. Chuck Buky led Agnelli Pool & Spa on offense, touchdown passes. Three touchdown passes went to yards, including an extra point. Frank Agnelli added three catches for 28 yards including two touchdowns catches for 46 yards and an extra point. The second game of the evening saw The Feast ease past Sato Real Estate by a 32-21 score behind the all-around play of Ray Gardner. Gardner lined up at quarterback to complete 17 of 20 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. He carried the ball three times a touchdown. He also lined up at receiver where he caught two passes for 25 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. If that was not enough, Gardner also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Caleb Roberts also had a versatile game, completing four passes. He Caught four passes for 23 yards, including a touchdown reception and a pair of extra points. Shay Coleman completed The Feast scoring with a touchdown reception. Jason Sato threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns to lead Sato on offense. Chad Woods caught seven passes for 90 yards, while Eric Gledhill added six catches for 85 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point in the loss. The last game of the evening saw Jessies Island Store roll to a 34-18 victory over Island Real Estate from Ryan Moss. His favorite target was Jonathan including two touchdowns and three extra points. Andy Szabo added three catches for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Jeff Walker also had three catches for 50 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point in the victory. Jonathan Moss also added a pair of interceptions to key a strong defensive effort by Jessies. IRE received 169 passing yards and three touchdown passes in the loss from quarterback Chris Gillum. 60 yards and a touchdown to lead IRE. Indoor volleyball heads to playoffs Florida Discount Signs won a pair of matches during Aug. 26 volleyball action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center gym to nail down top seed for the playoffs, which are set for Sept. 9. FDS currently has a 7-3 match record, while Duncan Real Estate and Sugar Beach Digital are tied for second with matching 4-6 match records. FDS defeated Duncan 25-22, 23-25 and 25-20 in evening saw Sugar Beach Digital sweep past Duncan Discount Signs roll to a 25-13, 25-16 win over Sugar Beach. Key Royale golf news Debi Wohlers rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a womens golf action at the Key Royale Club. Joyce Brown was one shot behind Wohlers, alone in second place, while Jana Samuels 1-under-par 31 gave her third place on the day. Samuels negotiated the nine Key Royale Club greens in only 13 putts to win low putts for the day. putts to tie for second place. Horseshoe news Two teams emerged from pool play during Aug. 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran rolled to a 21-7 victory over Steve Doyle to claim the days bragging rights. Two teams also advanced to the knockout round during Aug. 30 horseshoe action. Doyle was back in the mix, teaming up with Hank Huyghe to earn a 21-10 victory over Dom Livedoti and Sofran and a trip to the winners circle. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m.Mote watches red tide bloom Marine scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue to observe a large bloom of red tide in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. The release said the bloom is about 20 miles offshore between Pasco and Dixie counties, about 90 miles wide and 60 miles deep. Fish kills were observed north of Pasco County, according to the Aug. 27 Mote press release, and the agencies are sampling the bloom area daily. It is forecast to drift slowly south/southwest. For updates on the red tide, people can go online to myfwc.com/redtidestatus. karenia brevis. other respiratory problems in humans.
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This meant the greatest thing of all to me: I was able to go snook they wouldnt. This being said, sometimes the good tides didnt occur until the middle of the night. But that didnt stop him. Nor me. I would struggle to stay Most of the time, I would go to bed and he would wake me up when it was time to head to the bridge. What a strange new world I found. E verything noise. When the wind blew from the east, there was the faint scent of cooked oranges emanating from Tropicana. That smell still takes me back to my younger days. Upon arrival at the G reen Bridge, my father would park the car and we would unload our gear. This consisted of a 5-gallon bucket containing numerous CD18 Rapalas and Long A Bombers, as well as some leader would make the long walk out on the bridge. would swap fish stories with my dad and discuss on down the bridge. One of the good snook spots was just to the south of the drawbridge. I remember looking down and seeing the shadow line on the water made by the lights on the bridge. And in that shadow line, I could see the silhouettes of snook as they sat, stationary and facing the tide. All that was left was catching one. The method we used to catch snook is referred to as plugging. We would cast out a large lipped plug, such as a Rapala CD18 or a MirrOlure, and then retrieve it so it would swim along the shadow line. Sometimes youd have to cast what seemed like a hundred times before youd get a bite, but when you did, it was all worth it. Although this method wasnt the easiest to catch willing to hit a lure that is 10-inches long, is usually a night air hunting snook is something to be cherished. Well, my father and I dont go plugging for snook on the G reen Bridge any more. The G reen Bridge Nowadays, I catch my snook out of a boat using live shiners. This is much easier than casting a plug all said, I can still say I love to catch snook thanks entirely Im also preserving a memory. with good results. By using live shiners for bait, Girle ture, which is creating great opportunities for Girles clients to be successful. Mangrove snapper are readily taking free-lined shiners or weighted shiners. By chumming with freshcut baits, G irle can sometimes lure the snapper right to the surface, which is when free-lined baits are most effective. Alternatively, after chumming for a while and not seeing the snapper rise up, Girle simply adds a weight to the free-lined shiners rig and sends the bait to the bottom. This method also is resulting in hookups. Along with mangrove snapper, G irle is catching ing. and small sharks are being caught on nearshore structure as well. For the cobia, G irle is free-lining baits Spanish mackerel are top producers. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says mangrove snapper are the top producers this past week. Keeperthe most success. While targeting snapper, expect to Spanish macks are available at the pier, although the bite is swaying toward sporadic. G otcha plugs, silver spoons or small speck rigs are great offering jack crevalle can be mixed in at times which adds some variety to your catch. Finally, the R&R offers great potential for hooking up with snook. Live shiners are producing a slot and Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says snook action is occurring along the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Beach fishers targeting snook are finding Point and Longboat Pass. To catch these linesiders, rOdine or the Paul Brown Soft-Dine. Both of these baits are suspending twitchbaits. Colors that mimic a bite. Soft plastics, such as the DOA Cal jig, are proplugs are a fun and exciting way to catch trout. Finally, Spanish mackerel are being caught wher around the piers at the north end of the island. To catch the macks, cast G otcha plugs or silver spoons to the edges of the bait schools. Capt. Rick G ross of Fishy Business Charters is G ross is connected with limits or keeper-size trout. Along with trout, G ross is catching mangrove snapper Bob Stasny shows off his Green Bridge snook catch, PLEASE SEE FISHING, P AGE 27
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