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Page 6 Make a date, catch a Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Streetlife & CourtwatchThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 44 SEPT. 10, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE FRUSTRATION, PAGE 3 Out of commission. 2 PLEASE SEE CROOKS, PAGE 2 islbizNEWS Road rules, CORR BELIEF Making magic. 22 Tears, anger, frustration darken BB city meetingHome security camera catches Holmes Beach crooks in actionBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Drama captivated the Sept. 4 meeting of the Bradenton Beach City Commission. As per usual, the meeting started off with an opportunity for public comment, and Gulf Drive South property owner Patrick Shomo approached the podium and shared concerns about the need for expediency in revising the land development code. Its taking entirely too long, Shomo said, and urged Mayor Bill Shearon to give the planning and zoning board a month until Shearon acknowledged, Its been a long, tedious process, and, in a harbinger of the spectacle to come, referenced the excessive workloads of city planner Alan Garrett and building The mayor invited Shomo to meet with him to share his concerns and ideas. City clerk Gia Lancaster, who started working for the city Aug. 25, had submitted a comment card and followed Shomo to the podium. Visibly upset, Lancaster said she was shocked and dismayed, saying she was there to answer any questions. Lancaster never referenced any particular accusations, but rambled about my personal life being my personal life, and having only a penny in my pocket. She deposited a handful of change on the desk in front of temporary clerk Terri Sanclemente. She then asked the commissioners, who the chambers and headed to her vehicle in the city parking lot. A recess was quickly called, and city attorney Ricinda Perry, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, Shearon and the mayors partner Tjet Martin, who was in the gallery, followed Lancaster to the parking lot. As the group attempted to console her, Lancaster could be heard to say, People have been talking about me all day and Everyone treats me like s---. Lancaster eventually was persuaded to go back inside city hall, where she remained behind closed doors for the duration of the meeting. Perry relinquished her post to New Bradenton Beach city clerk Gia Lancaster delivers an emotional appeal to the mayor and commissioners at their Sept. 4 meeting, prompting stunned looks from Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Janie Robertson. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes HB facing potential Harris Act lawsuit Islander Reporter on another court docket, alongside Mayor Carmel Monti and former superintendent of public works Tom OBrien. Sept. 2 from David P. Johnson, of David P. Johnson Law in Sarasota, included a presuit notice naming the city of Holmes Beach, Monti and OBrien. The notice stated a complaint will be Leah Marie Enterprises LLC in the Manatee County 12th Judicial Circuit Court. It cited gross negligence involving bad faith, malicious purpose and wanton and willful disregard of rights and properties; vicarious liability (regarding) licensure of Mr. OBrien and city personnel; intentional interference of a business relationship; Harris Act; defamation per se involving Mayors statements that he was happy the property may be demolished and civil conspiracy. The notice also was sent to the Florida Department of Financial Services. Johnson plans to pursue a cause of action under the Bert Harris Jr. Act because the rules and regulations applied by the city inordinately burdened the property. The implied lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of Morgan in the amount of $319,479. OBrien sent Morgan a notice of violaIslander Reporter Lets go to the video. Three crooks were caught in the act on a neighbors security camera Aug. 29 while burglarizing a home in the 8000 block of Marina Isles in Holmes Beach. The camera recorded three suspects pulling up to the home, loading two large freezers in the back of a white Dodge pickup. They returned to the same home shortly after and entered the garage, taking ing gear and tools. According to Holmes Beach detective Sgt. Brian Hall, the Manatee County Sherviously had been reported stolen, arrested three people found in the vehicle Sept. 1 and impounded the vehicle. Hall was able to make a positive idenin the MCSO impound lot Sept. 5. Finding the pickup, combined with the assistance of the surveillance footage, brings Hall one step closer to identifying the burglary suspects. Hall said there are witnesses to the theft that have agreed, if needed, to identify the suspects in a photo lineup. The burglary took place around 3:15 p.m., the HBPD incident report stated. The homeowners placed two large freezers on the curb to be picked up by Waste Manspecial pickup. Hall said a WM management employee arrived to pick up the freezers, but there was a discrepancy on the form, and the employee was unsure he was at the correct A photo captured from a neighbors security camera show the alleged burglary suspects loading and leaving with property stolen in Holmes Beach. PLEASE SEE HB LAWSUIT, PAGE 5 Perry Shearon Top cop challenge. 9 Turtle season waxes, wanes. Page 14 Plovers please bird lovers. Page 15 Page 27
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 SEPTEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY address. The employees supervisor was called, and the supervisor determined he would handle the pickup. As the supervisor arrived, he saw the suspects in the white truck loading the freezers into the back of the pickup, Hall said. The supervisor left the scene. While picking up the freezers may have meant an early day for the WM supervisor, the $13,000 of stolen suspects. The suspects entered the homes closed garage to -Abatement approved for Bradenton Beach pier tenants By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter The abate debate is over. The Bradenton Beach city commission decided at its meeting Sept. 4 to shave $1,135 off the monthly rent for the proprietors of the Cast-N-Cage restaurant, Rusty Anchor bait and tackle shop and the Pelican Perch concession beginning with the September payment and continuing until the Historic Bridge Street Pier is again open to the public. Claiming that the ongoing reconstruction of the pier is hurting business, Roland Pena approached the commission in early August asking for a rent reduction and refunds for past payments amounting to more than $30,000. The commission rejected the idea of refunds early on, with Mayor Bill Shearon citing legal issues. We cant go back, he told Pena at an earlier com mission work session. The mayor had championed the abatement alternative. until the city pier team had the opportunity to weigh in. That group met the Sept. 3, at which time Pena, his Roberts made their case to the pier team facilitator, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. The day the construction sign went up our busidecides whether or not we will have to lay off employees. After noting that the construction was ahead of schedule, the parties discussed problems stemming from the construction, as well as unrelated issues such as signage, parking and the safety of the pier area for employees after hours. After more than 30 minutes of back and forth, Speciale said the pier team would recommend reducing the rent by $1,135 $750 for We do care, Speciale said of the issues raised interest in the building too. preserve two of the employee positions at the Cast-NCage. Pena and Roberts also attended the meeting and thanked the commissioners for their consideration prior to any motion being made on the matter. Vice Mayor Jack Clarke failed to be moved by their appreciation, or by the pier teams recommenda tion. He made a motion to deny the abatement, stating that it was an improper use of funds. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh seconded the motion, but it failed to pass. Janie Robertson countered with a motion to approve the rent reduction that was seconded by Commissioner Edward Straight. Robertsons motion passed 3-2, with Shearon voting in favor and Vosburgh again joining Clarke in opposition. of the bed of the pickup as it leaves the scene as well as one of the suspects riding in the truck bed to prevent the gear from falling off the truck. As of Islander press time, the suspects in the Holmes Beach burglary had yet to be named or charged, although the stolen pickup truck was located and its occupants arrested on other charges. ing up on leads with possible witnesses, Hall said. HB CROOKS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Bradenton Beach City Pier contractor Duncan Seawall con tinues the rehab of the pier Sept. 4, including removal of the cupolashelter and decking and the installation of new pilings. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes
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4 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE HB BUDGET, NEXT PAGE MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach sion. 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 Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue ing. denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest 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 regOther 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 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 must hold two budget hearings in that begins Oct. 1. Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 10 at Bradenton Beach City Hall, p.m. Sept. 24. 24. The hearings will take place at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners ton. 2014-15 budget was to take place at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The Manatee County Commission will hold a istrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Anna Maria budget hearings draw little public interestHolmes Beach budget hearings on calendarBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Its probably the single most important thing a city Its also one of the least attended commission But preparing a budget and spending taxpayer money is the primary duty of a city commission, and Anna Maria commissioners are no exception. million 2014-15 budget. Commissioners have tentatively adopted a millage rate of 2.05, the same as in the 2013-14 budget. percent tax increase due to rising property values. Commissioners tried to work out a budget using be cut. With an ad valorem rate of 2.05, the city would receive $1.428 million in property tax revenues. At a 2.05 millage rate, an Anna Maria owner with property valued at $500,000 would pay $1025 in city property taxes. The city also has $350,000 of revenue in the budget due from Florida Tower Partners LLC for the planned cell tower at city hall. Commissioners have slated that money to pay the mortgage on the Anna Maria City Park at the east end of Pine Avenue, but that could change. Construction of the cell tower is scheduled to begin in November. When the tower is complete and cellular carriers are operational, FTP will pay the city a one-time fee of $350,000. The city also will receive a monthly share of providers fees, estimated at $2,500 a month in the budget. The largest portion of the proposed budget is for law enforcement services from the Manatee County budget. Islander Reporter Holmes Beach has money on its mind, and soon commissioners will discuss the proposed budget and details for the coming years spending and revenues. City treasurer Lori Hill presented the draft budget to the commission at a July 22 meeting. At that meeting, commissioners voted to set the maximum millage rate at 1.75, the same rate used by the city for the previous three years. which is an increase of $773,289. While commissioners have voted to set the maximum millage at 1.75, Commissioner Jean Peelen expressed concerns that the tax increases will overburden property owners. The millage rate is the percentage of taxes property owners pay based on the value of the property determined by the Manatee County Property Appraisers as ad valorem tax revenue. enue by 8.1 percent, or $174,000, according to Hill. The rollback rate is the millage rate that provides the same revenue to the city as the previous year. Peelens fellow commissioners indicated in previous meetings they support the tax increase, and will not approve the rollback rate. The proposed budget shows more than $770,000 in increased revenue, and nearly every departments individual budget shows an increase in spending, although the mayors and commissioners budgets show little change. Hill said the bulk of the money in the proposed budget is accounted for in: ment. Police Department. The general government budget has increased in the salary category due to the addition of a human resource position and a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for current employees. Hill said employees life and health insurance has decreased slightly in exchange for a higher deductible, but added the city will be offering employees a wellness plan and biometric testing. The citys legal costs in the proposed budget have due to longer commission meetings requiring the presence of the city attorney, current and possible litigation involving the city and future stormwater issues. The police budget is proposed to increase by Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer has requested $20,000 more than the current year. The additional requests include supplies for the a countywide mandated radio-station changeover, Tokajer said he has actively been pursuing grants and other funding sources to offset the departments budget increase. Tokajer said the Manatee County School Board has agreed to match up to $25,000 of Tokajer said he also is hopeful Manatee County will offer a higher funding amount for HBPDs patrol The county currently provides HBPD $10,000 annually for their efforts. Tokajer has asked for the county to increase that amount to $45,000, saying
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6 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our SEPT. 10, 2014 SEPT. 10, 2014 SEPT. 10, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. 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)Have your say 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. Letters must include name, address, and phone number (for veriThe preferred method is to send letters by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org, where we have more than 2,700 registered users and paid subscribers.Some things you never forget Island was made in September 1972. As I walked from the Manatee Public Beach northward, I couldnt help but notice the contrast of the Martinique condominium and the large shadow it cast on the morning sand. As I neared and looked closer, I saw the swimming pool had washed out. The Gulf side of the pool was gone you could walk right in where the water and sand washed up. I knew why. It was the same reason some sections of the top deck on the pier at the public beach had broken, crumbled, disappeared. Hurricane. Mind you it didnt hit here, just a glancing blow. A headline from the June 19, 1972, event read: Hurricane Agnes makes landfall in Panhandle. The Floridamemory.com website reports, President Richard Nixon would call it the greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States. Hurricane Agnes made landfall in the Panhandle and submerging six bridges to the mainland. At Allitions. Tornadoes spawned by the storm destroyed 50 mobile homes and a fishing camp and caused six deaths in Okeechobee. Twenty homes and 44 airplanes were destroyed in Cape Canaveral. Overall, the storm caused nine deaths and $39 million in damage in Florida. For me, the day was much more devastating than what the hurricane had wrought. My mother died that day at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The September visit was a discovery, to walk the beach my mother came to love after moving here earlier that year, to tidy up a few personal matters and to check up on two young half-brothers, still living at home with their father in Bradenton. Like so many of you, and so many more to come, I fell in love with Anna Maria Island. And I returned to live here soon after never fearing hurricanes. Then the Florida Hurricane Train arrived, starting only evacuation from AMI 10 years ago to wait out a storms arrival. It was the worst storm to hit the U.S. in 12 years, but it was followed by another monster, Frances, Sept. 5. Then Ivan unleashed its fury Sept. 15. Hurricane Jeanne lashed across the state on Sept. 25. Four storms in six weeks. At no time in history has so many hurricanes reached Florida in a single year. The state suffered hurricane fatigue. It became jokingly known as the plywood state, and we became increasingly accustomed to blue tarps on roofs in almost every community. Approximately Please, be reminded. Hurricane season ends Nov. 30. Be prepared. Hopefully, we learned to respect the weather forecast. And as review what the calendar brings, we cant help but recognize the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the resilience it has come to represent. Sept. 11 was an attack on each of us as much as still to preserve our ideals at home and abroad. We and home defenders. Our triumph is in always going forward. Yet, we never forget. Working on it While things go bump and thump at city hall in Bradenton Beach, and certainly they have some large long-awaited cell tower is on the up and up. In fact, this week the tower frame is expected to be assembled barring weather circumstances. It represents a big step for progress in a little city that doesnt always embrace new concepts, and a necessary step for technology in communications for the city and the nearby residents and businesses that will We no longer live in the era of home phones on the kitchen wall or remote phones that go room to room. We live with phones in our hands and pocket dials, Wi-Fi and Facetime, and instant service. Thus, we send happy birthday wishes to the very new cell tower and congratulations on the partnership it represents for the city and its future revenue stream. Applause! Bonner Joy The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 3,100 users with daily updates. comments and events. Tweet us, too, @ami_islander.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 10, 2014 7 Headlines from Sept. 8, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Aug. 31 73 96 0.72 Sept. 1 77 96 0.08 Sept. 2 79 94 0.75 Sept. 3 77 94 0.35 Sept. 4 73 89 0.02 Sept. 5 73 89 0 Sept. 6 73 90 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 87.324-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 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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Anna Maria for the city commissions denial of their Attorney Peter Mackey, representing the Hunts, asked the court to refer the case to a special magistrate. The Hunts site plan was for a three-story ROR structure denied by a commission vote of 3-2, although city attorney Jim Dye said the application met all city code requirements. CORR BELIEFby Will CorrRoad rules, road rage So we have these new high-tech digital speedlimit signs in Holmes Beach. Whats up with that? Im really confused here. They tell me how fast I am going but unlike the normal kind that tell me my speed in order to get me to slow down these just clock the speed. but have you noticed that there is no actual speed guideline for you to follow? Throw me a bone here, people. The other day I hit the Publix for my rotisserie chicken and, on departing the store, I took the back way out. I made the ultimate mistake of trying to turn left from Sixth Avenue onto Manatee Avenue. Im not sure what I was thinking since I normally do the side-slip boogie through the defunct Regions Bank parking lot, winding up at Skinnys Place. Anyway, after successfully navigating my way number after the S curve. Of course, I know that the general speed limits are 35 mph in Holmes Beach and 15 on Gulf Drive when school starts and lets out, mostly 25 in Anna Maria, but I think the tourists may be confused. Well, I wound up the other day behind Martha Marple from Minneapolis driving 30 mph or so in front of me. But as soon as she hit the sign, she Corr numbers either scared the living crap out of her or she just assumed to slow down and avoid a visit from the Holmes Beach Police Department. Either way, I was succumbed to move at her crawl on Gulf Drive for what seemed like an eternity. So I started singing Slow Train. And guess what? Just as soon as we hit downtown Holmes Beach, we came upon the fabled new crosswalks. Yes, you know the ones where the cars stops even when no one is trying to cross. I love the way the sign just barely clips my side mirror when I squeak through the narrow passage. Another song came to mind. Dont stand, dont stand, dont stand so close to me. Now dont get me wrong, I think having a clearly marked crosswalk is important. Hey, I even stop for people trying to cross anywhere on any given street. I like the way it makes me feel generous and loving. But I will tell you what: You better scurry and make it quick. I dont want to see you checking your Facebook page on your iPhone and dont dare slither across the road. As one of my friends says, If I am letting you cross the street I wanna see knees to chest ... knees to chest! With that being said, the worst is (and, yes, I know that I am sounding like a whining little preschooler here) when I am being kind enough to let the family on vacation cross and suddenly some numbnuts decides to pass me on the right in the bike lane! That is my No. 1 pet peeve. It is just a matter of time before we have Bicycle Beef Stroganoff on the all-you-can-eat buzzard buffet on the right of way. So the next time youre motoring the island keep your eyes peeled for the shiny new signs, keep your speed down within reason, mind the rules of the road, be courteous and take a deep breath.
8 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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 www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Anna Maria mayor calls county funding plan unacceptableBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn appears to be unhappy with the Manatee County administration. broadside against the county. In July, SueLynn spearheaded a joint request from the three island cities to Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker for $130,000 to fund an Urban Land Institute study on the future of Anna Maria Island. Hunzeker wrote SueLynn that he supported the request in principle and planned to bring it to the county commission in September. That was in August. Manatee County administration sent SueLynn, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon a draft resolution to use surplus beach concession revenue to fund the study. Included is a section that states any agreement for county funds requires matching funds from the entity making the request. That prompted a response from SueLynn to Godbye and the response wasnt a thank-you note. This is unacceptable, SueLynn said. Shes upset that the county is asking the island cities for a match of monies that have been generated from the very city or cities that are making the request. The mayor noted in an email that the county makes multi-millions from the 5 percent tourist development bed tax and, I assume, the county makes at both the Coquina and Manatee beach facilities. She agreed that the resort tax fund is used to renourish island beaches every 10 years, but doesnt residents from that renourishment? Anna Maria Island beaches bring more and more people to the area every year. As tourism increases on the island, so does the county coffers from resort tax collections, she observed. burden placed upon the island by the marketing of Anna Maria Island by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. We provide numerous services that support tourism, keep our beaches and cities clean and safe and provide an environment that is family-and visitorfriendly, she said. A recent Holmes Beach 24-hour traffic count during reported 139,000 vehicles visited Anna Maria Island during those 24 hours, SueLynn said. Multiply that by at least two persons per car and I am really concerned for our ability to sustain the integrity and quality of our current environment. Then, I read that if we ask for assistance from the county, we will be required to pay double for any support from the county when much of that money is generated from our beaches, our streets, our bike paths, our residents taxes to the county. It is just wrong, she wrote. Matching funds were not mentioned in any of Shearon, SueLynn said. Does this mean that the request made to the county for $130,000 for the Urban Land Institute study with consent from the three island commissions and signed by the three mayors now requires that asked Godbye. SueLynn concluded her response by asking county and remove the requirement for matching funds. The mayor sent a copy of her response to Monti, Shearon, Anna Maria commissioners, and Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie of Bradenton Beach, whose district includes Anna Maria Island, and Carol Whitmore, a Holmes Beach resident. the resolution, she said. This is almost like biting the hand that feeds you. SueLynn said shell discuss the matching funds requirement with Monti and Shearon and probably place it on the agenda for the Anna Maria commissions Sept. 11 meeting. I dont know whats going to happen, she said. Any approval to match funds would be up to each commission on the island, the mayor noted. She did not want to speculate on the future of a ULI study of the island if the county maintains its matching funds requirement. Efforts to reach Hunzeker or Godbye for comment on SueLynns rant were unsuccessful at press time. WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Anna Maria Gulffront Park plant survey says: Stable but unhealthyBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The good news for Anna Maria is that Gulffront Park, which extends along the shoreline from Oak Avenue to Willow Avenue, is in stable condition. Thats according to a biophysical survey completed by Robert Barron of Coastal Management and Consulting of Boynton Beach. Flipping the coin, the survey said some immediate removal of exotic plants is needed to get the park to a healthy status. City commissioners in early August approved a contract with Coastal, owned by Barron, to conduct the survey as part of the Gulffront Park management plan envisioned by Commissioner Doug Copeland. Commissioners are expected to discuss the survey at their Sept.11 meeting. Along with Barrons good news that the park is stable came a recommendation for invasive plant management, which must be dealt with to ensure the survival of native plants and animals. Barron found some exotic non-native agaves near the boardwalk at the Oak Avenue beach access and some opportunistic weeds at the same location. He estimated about 1,800 square yards of exotic removal and revegetation are needed in this location. Near the Mangrove Avenue beach access, Barron found some grassy areas and a mix of native and exotic low trees that need attention. The total area of exotic removal there is about 500 square yards, he said. From the Cedar Avenue beach access north to Willow Avenue, Barron said he found invasive exotic species cover about half the block. The open area near the upland walkway is infested with invasive torpedo grass and non-native landscape plants, he said. Ridding the area of invasive plants would involve removal of 2,375 square yards of material and revegetation with native species. sive species need to be removed from the park along the Willow Avenue block and 25 square yards from the Palmetto Avenue block. He said that any mechanized work in Guffront Park, such as use of backhoes and power saws, might require the temporary removal of gopher tortoises. If the city is serious about dune management, Barron said commissioners need to deal with the Australian pines, including those that threaten native species. severe threat to dune stability the tall pines at Cedar Avenue, he said. While Barron said the park is stable, Barron recommended basic exotic removal and stabilization of native species. The invasive species noted in the survey are claseither Category I or Category II invasive exotic pest plant species, Barron noted. In the commissions future park discussion, they plan to address contracting a professional plant management company to administer the park plan. SueLynn Hunzeker
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O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK O FF THE HOOK FF THE HOOK Nautical Furnishings & MUCH More Holmes Beach charter committee plans campaign Islander Reporter Committee members once tasked with review of the city charter now will focus on a campaign for votes. The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committees work of reviewing the city charter often termed the bible for municipal governments ended. It concluded when the city commission approved the questions that will face voters on the Nov. 4 ballot choosing nay or yay on the options. Committee members have morphed into the charter citizens advisory committee to reach out to voters before the election. The committee spent nearly five months reading and debating the charter and, after their review, amassed their proposed changes in the form of ballot questions, and voters will now decide at the polls which changes are to be implemented. The new committees role will focus on educating voters on the ballot topics. Campaign ideas ranged from public meetings to creating a cartoon character aptly named Charter Man to brand print materials. The committee plans to produce pamphlets with quick facts on the ballot questions. More information for each topic will be posted on the city website. Two things really need extra emphasis. Why we are (suggesting) adding a human resource position and the addition of height and density requirements to the charter, said committee member David Cheshire. The committee plans to hold a town hall meeting, distribute pamphlets, post to the city website, and encourage political candidates to inform constituents about the ballot questions. On the ballot will be: outdated words or provisions. tiative and referendum petition, elections and recalls and a super-majority commission vote to change the city charter in the future. tions employed by the city. and dwelling density limits to the charter. The town hall campaign meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday. Sept. 8 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.BB chief pushes ALS challenge to businessesSheriffs deputy plans chill challenge for ALSSgt. Paul Davis, head of the Manatee County Maria substation, is asking the community for donations to help him undertake the Ice Bucket Challenge to support the ALS Association. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale is raising the stakes on a viral fundraising campaign. What has become known as the ice bucket challenge is a trending fundraising campaign, driven mostly by social media, to raise money and awareness for ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. O n Aug. 29, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer took the challenge, and nominated fellow law enforcement leaders for the challenge. Those challenged must either donate $100 or pour ice water over their heads. Often, participants challenge family or friends, and the viral fundraising By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Want to dump some ice-cold water on your local sheriffs deputy? Heres your chance. Manatee County Sheriffs O ffice Sgt. Paul substation, has accepted a challenge from Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer to take the Ice However, D avis is giving the community the opportunity to donate to the cause to determine who will get to dump the ice on his head. Im happy to accept Chief Tokajers challenge, and Im giving everyone a chance to dump a bucket of ice over my head, Sgt. Davis said. For every dollar up to $20 donated to the chal lenge, a ticket for a chance to dump the ice on Davis head is awarded. With a $20 donation, the donor receives 30 tickets and a $50 donation gets the donor 100 tickets in campaign lives on. Speciale decided to raise the stakes and challenged island business owners to donate to ALS research. The highest pledge received will get to pour ice water over the chiefs head in front of Bradenton Beach city hall at 1 p.m. F riday, Sept. 12. Speciale said pledges can be made up until the day of the dousing to be considered for the honor of soaking the chief. Lets make this as big as we can. Its going to be fun and its for a great cause, said Speciale. Rumor has it, Speciale will nominate another the challenge on the spot. the drawing. D onations are accepted at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 G ulf D rive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing for the winner and the actual dumping of the ice water over Davis head will take place at 1 p.m. F riday, Sept. 12, at the entrance to the Anna Maria City Pier. Davis asked that donation checks be made payfoundation said 100 percent of the donations will go to ALS research. The chosen dumper must be present at the drawing to get the opportunity to ice the sheriff, he said. Please make a donation and help make a differ ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a degenerative muscular disease also known as Lou G ehrigs disease. The Hall-ofF ame baseball player died from ALS in 1941.
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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 10, 2014 11 Aging center offers faithbased wellness series The Aging in Paradise Resource Center on food and faith. An announcement from the center, housed at the Longboat Island Chapel, said the program will feature Deidre Reigel sharing her years of study in naturopathic philosophy, her life experiences and from biblical resources. Reigel will talk about proper food combining and Genesis 1:28, as well as eating habits and blood type and staying young from the inside out. This is a great way to enhance your health physically and mentally while having fun visiting with old and new friends, center co-chair Susan Schaefer said in a news release. time is 1 p.m. For more information, call the center at 941 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Aging center offers faithIsland happenings Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to email@example.com. Seasonal planning Wondering how to get listed in The Islanders coming up or save the date section of the weekly calendar? The early bird gets the listing. Send your 2014-15 events calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gloria Cropper Ongoing events, activitiesThrough Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Mondays Tuesdays Get Listed Send announcements to email@example.com. need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Market vendors wanted Shake out the canopies, dust off the folding tables and tag the merchandise. The Bridge Street Merchants is collecting applications from prospective vendors for the Bridge Street Market, the popular Sunday events that will resume Nov. 2. The markets will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunton Beach. The market traditionally features sellers of plants and produce, apparel and household goods, arts and crafts, as well as food fare. Once a month, the market will host a food challenge The Bridge Street Merchants group sponsors the tained a 90 percent vendor retention rate. community in Bradenton Beach, raises money for Those interested in applying for space at the market can email BSM organizer Melissa Enders at melisswww.bridgestreetmerchants.com. Mister Roberts Ladies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4505 25% OFF REGULARLY PRICED MERCHANDISE Good now thru Sept. 13. One coupon per person. Not valid on previous purchases. (excludes )END OF SUMMER SALE!
12 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander. Holmes Beach FL 34217. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel The Fourteenth Generation 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 ALL ARE WELCOME 10 a.m. Sunday Worship ServiceThe Rev. 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BALL 3100 GRANT BUILDING 330 GRANT STREET PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15219 Attorney Estate of JOAN MARGARET NEILSON Deceased Allegheny County, P A Court T erm No. 02-14-4798 Late of ANNA MARIA MANATEE County EXECUTRIX NOTICE DEATH NOTICE Island Dems to meet The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will resume its regular meetings with a session this month that focuses on the Nov. 4 elections. The group will meet at noon Monday, Sept. 15, at Cortez. Organizers expect to host some candidates, 4017.IMG welcomes American Idol nalist IMG Academy has welcomed a number of sports celebrities and athletic icons over the years. Later this month, the academy welcomes a musical idol. The welcome home concert will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, with proceeds supporting the Sam Woolf Music Scholarship Fund established via the Del Couch Music Foundation, the organization that helped nurture Woolfs singing talent at an early age. The fund raises money for budding musicians, such as Woolf, and opportunities to continue developing their craft, according to a news release. Were excited to host this welcome home event, while giving Sam a platform to address a cause near and dear to his heart, stated IMG vice president Gary non-sport event in our stadium, but we couldnt pass up the opportunity to host this great community-gathering event and support such an important educational initiative in the process. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature additional acts including foundation students Brooke Bonderer, Matt Walden, Paige Merriman, Trevor Bystrom and the group Western Son. Rick Derringer also will perform, singing his hit Hang on Sloopy with Woolf. Im looking forward to returning to Bradenton to see all of my supporters, Woolf said in the release. Its so great to be able to return in a position to help others students follow their dreams. For more information and tickets, go online to Recycled ready to wearOct. 1 is the deadline for designers to register for the Aqua-Garde Fashion Show Contest set for Nov. 1 at Circus City Architectural Salvage in Sarasota. The event is part of the after-party for the Sarasota Bay Water Festival taking place earlier in the day at Ken Thompson Park on City Island in Sarasota. Proceeds Shore Alliance. Islander Courtesy PhotoConnecting for ARTShopCultural Connections committee members for Anna Maria Islands eighth annual ARTShop Nov. 7-9 gather at The Feast restaurant in Holmes Beach. Marlane Wurzbach, left, Joan Voyles, Annie Weir and Melissa Williams are organizing more than 15 art galleries and retail locations to promote local art in all its many forms. Plans include a gallery walk in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria and a performance of Murders at the Island Players theater in Anna Maria. Topping Saturdays bill is the Symphony on the Sand by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Sundays events include a matinee at Island Players. A two-day craft-hobby show also will take place. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Organizers landing exhibitors for City Island water fest Oct. 1 is the deadline for exhibitors to apply for the third annual Sarasota Bay Water Festival, which on City Island in Sarasota. The event celebrates the importance of Sarasota Bay to the regions environment, economy and quality of life. Its the areas largest free public event focused on the welfare of Sarasota Bay and its recreational amenities, according to an announcement. The exhibitor application is posted on the festival website at sarasotabaywaterfestival.com. Festival highlights will include live music, an arts and crafts show, dragon boat races, the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest exhibit, seminars, food trucks, childrens activities and displays. The 2014 schedule includes an after-party that will feature live music and the Aqua-Garde Fashion Show Design Contest. The party will be held at Circus City Architectural Salvage in downtown Sarasota. The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program founded the versary this year.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 10, 2014 13 WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander Dreaming of a dragon boat team? Next month, the Anna Maria Island Community Center and its dragon boat group, pictured on Boat 1 in a past race, will hold an information meeting for those interested in participating in the sport. The program will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Dragon-boat enthusiast Melinda Bradway will talk about the sport, future races, development of a program for young people, teambuilding and sponsorship opportunities as well as participation fees. For more information, call the center at 941-462-2626. Islander Courtesy PhotoCenter board lls up, while 2 new members quickly resignBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island residents and former residents have responded to the June request by Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles and board of directors chair Scott Rudacille The new board membership appears like a Whos Who of island residents with a history of volunteering and donating time and money to the community. In early June, Stiles and Rudacille held a public crisis and the need for more board members. Dubbed the Save Our Center campaign by Stiles, the effort includes raising enough money to then a nine member board to the maximum of 17 directors. The campaign worked. Several large donations were made to the center shortly after the call went out, and a number of well-known island residents stepped up to serve on the board. Following the boards Aug. 25 meeting and approval of new board members, vice chair Cindy Thompson issued a roster of members. However, just days after being appointed to the Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors, Rex Hagen and Gail Janczewski resigned. who were appointed to the board Aug. 25, resigned, but declined to comment on their departure. That leaves two vacancies on the 17-member board Efforts to reach Hagen who has been a generous donor in recent years and many years ago contributed funding for the tennis courts at the center and Janczewski were unsuccessful. The board now includes: Scott Rudacille, board chairman, is a Holmes Beach resident, a Bradenton attorney, and married with two children. Cindy Thompson of Bradenton, vice chair, is a business owner and childrens advocate. She is married with four children. David Teitelbaum of Bradenton Beach is a real estate developer with experience in charitable fundraising. He owns four resorts in Bradenton Beach and serves on the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board, as well as the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and Visit Florida boards. Blair Schlossberg of Holmes Beach is married with two children. He is an attorney and real estate Jason Sato of Holmes Beach is married with two children and a partner in Sato Real Estate in Anna Maria. Erin Heckler lives in Anna Maria and is the mother of four children. She has a real estate, marketing and public relations background and works at Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach. of a trio of restaurants, two on Anna Maria Island and Restoration and Mainsail Lodge. Chiles is the son of the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles. Mike Selby, of Perico Island, served as mayor of Anna Maria from 2010-12 and is experienced in Mike Coleman, of Anna Maria, has a background he, too, is a partner in PAR. David Welch, retired, is a Holmes Beach resident with a business management background. Dianna McManaway of Holmes Beach is the boards interim treasurer. She has experience in accounting and business management. Jim Froeschle of Holmes Beach is a retired businessman with a doctorate degree in economics and Bill Shuman of Holmes Beach is a retired busiexperience. Sean Murphy of Holmes Beach is a business owner with a background in business management, law and fundraising. He is a member of the centers endowment trust board. To volunteer, call the center at 941-778-1908.Center offers courses, training programs The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is hosting instructor Lisbeth Oscuvilca for beginners and intermediate Spanish lessons. Oscuvilca is leading a beginners class in conversational Spanish at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center. She is leading an intermediate class at 4:30 p.m. Classes are taught in three-session packages and offer six levels of learning the Spanish language. Pre-registration is required. Members pay $40 per three sessions; non-members pay $50 per three sessions. Also offered at the center this fall: members. will begin in October, taking place at 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The class involves strengthtraining and weight-bearing exercises to promote healthy bone density and reduce the risk of fractures. fee is $12 per class. For more information, call the center at 941-7781908. 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 09-17-14. 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
14 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE TURTLES, PAGE 15 Getting to know you is a peek into the life of islanders and visitors with a focus beginning on introductions to the Anna Maria Island Community Center staff. Getting to know Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center full-time maintenance director. F rom: Minneapolis, Minnesota, born and ago, I decided to buy and make this my home. Life on island: I really clicked with the whole aura of being around this part of the G ulf. It felt comfortable, clean and a great atmosphere. It feels safe here. At the center: I started at the center about two was in public works for 21 years, parks and recreworking in landscaping and then this position became available. Best part of the job: It is the best working environment, because its so diverse. I like taking care of the grounds and building, and making sure its a comfortable place for staff and guests to enjoy. There are a lot of friendly people from all over the world that come here, and because everyone enjoys being here, it gives you a good feeling and satisfaction about what you do. Favorites: Fourth of July, the smell of frangipani blossoms, football, seafood, good Italian food, the waves and birds. boating, hunting and spending time at the beach, or doing nothing, kicking back in an easy chair with a cigar and looking out at the sky. Volunteering: I volunteer my time to help with activities and events at the center when I am needed. F amily: I have a brother in Jacksonville, F lorida, and friends all over the state. I have three kids in Minnesota, two sons and a daughter. The youngest son is planning to move here by the end of the year with two grandkids. today: I grew up with a strong work ethic, always How a friend would describe you: O ne of my best friends is someone I have known since secondgrade and, if you asked him about me, he might say I was nuts, but a pretty great guy. A reasonable goal for the center: Id like to get where its been lacking for years. Its a slow process, but my main goal is to help make it a beacon of light G etting to know youBy 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 John Lukach, mainte nance director for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Marge McCarthy on the island. Lets get this place really glowing. On storms: Storms dont bother me. Ive been through plenty of them, including tornadoes, hur ricanes and earthquakes, a lot of natural things. Its a problem because the water doesnt go anyof a trip. Most memorable moment on island: I learned a lesson the hard way when trying to surf one day. I let the board get out in front of me and a wave came up. I got the wind knocked out of me. I went back out, got dehydrated and couldnt swim. I had to hang onto the board and let the waves pound me back to shore. Ended up, I had a cracked rib. Best thing seen here: There have been some pretty fantastic sunrises and sunsets, especially after storms that come in. Program for the center: I would like to see the center host a murder mystery. I think it would be a lot of fun.Sea turtle nest excavations wax as nesting season wanes Islander Reporter Like the moon that waxes, wanes and helps guide sea turtles, the nesting season on the G ulf of Mexicos shore is entering a new phase. The work is almost done for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers. The end of the sea turtle nesting season is rapidly ing duties. Volunteers walk the beaches daily in the early morning hours, and check for various things depending on the time of the season. Nesting season begins in May, and early on volunteers watch for crawl marks and freshly laid nests. The nests are marked with stakes and twine, and by mid-season volunteers watch for disturbances of the nests, late coming nesters and early hatchers. After a sea turtle nest hatches, AMITW volunteers have one last thing to do: an excavation. Volunteer G lenn Wiseman said they must wait for the entire batch of hatchlings to emerge from their shells. The baby sea turtles will wait inside the nest until most of the eggs have hatched. The sea turtles have a way to communicate to each other, which is still unknown, Wiseman said. He said a recent study suggested they communicate verbally, but to theory. Once the signal to leave the nest has been communicated, and the small sea turtles have sensed the sun has set through the cooling of the sand, they snap out of their torpid state, and boil upward, to the sur face. Wiseman said that the 80-100 sea turtles will dig out of the nest and make it to the water in about 20 minutes. The three-day F lorida F ish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prescribed waiting period ensures the sea turtles have time to break free from their leathery shells and head to the Gulf. After the waiting period, volunteers dig up the nest, pulling out all of the contents: hatched and unhatched eggs, pipped hatchlings meaning still halfway in the shell and any hatchlings still in the nest. All of the contents are sorted, counted and recorded. AMITW records its data into Wi-Fi enabled tablets, purchased prior to this nesting season with a grant from the Sea Turtle Conservancy. The data is sent to the FWC, which compiles sea turtle data state wide. Wiseman said to determine the number of hatch lings that have made it to the Gulf, they count pieces of shell that are bigger than half the size of an egg. It may not be 100 percent accurate, but its a consistent practice across the state, Wiseman said. During an excavation Sept. 4 performed near Sea Grape Lane in Anna Maria, AMITW volunteers John Schimkaitis and Mary Lechleidner counted 99 eggs hatchlings, live or dead, were found in the evacuated nest. Wiseman said there are multiple reasons an egg might not hatch, but the most common is due to the egg not being fertilized. Schimkaitis and Lechleidner take the unhatched eggs and egg shells they carefully counted and sorted, and drop them back into the nest and bury them. If we werent here, thats what theyd do, said Mary Lechleidner, an Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer, holds a hatchling found at the bottom of a sea turtle nest during an Aug. 25 nest excavation. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW A crowd forms around AMITW volunteers Sept. 4 as they excavate a nest near the Sea Grape Lane beach access in Anna Maria. The nest excavation provides data for state environmental regulators on how many eggs hatched, how many did not and, if hatchlings remain in the nest, they are released. Islander
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Half-Off Pizza Deal! Jets at Packers Roy Allen Davis Dr. Roy Allen Davis, M.D., 91, died Aug. 31. He graduated Creston High School in G rand Rapids, Michigan. He served in the U .S. Navy in World War II, commanding an LCI ( G ) 455 ship before completing his education at Hope College and Wayne State University School of Medicine. On completing his training, he served as a missionary to Nigeria for the Christian Reformed Church. Returning to Grand Rapids, he maintained a private family practice. He later served as medical direc tor of the F erris State College Health Center in Big Grand Rapids. After retiring, he served as a short-term medical missionary in Niger, Nepal and various Native American Reservation Health Clinics. He volunteered for many years at the Bradenton Salvation Army. He supported TEAM and many other missionaries. D r. D avis was a member of Leighton Church in Michigan, later became part of the family at Highlands ARP Church, and served his last years as a deacon and member of Roser Memorial Community Church. He enjoyed contributing inspirational comments at the weekly adult Sunday school class at Roser Church. A memorial service was held Sept. 5 at Roser Church. Interment was a military cemetery at the Sara sota National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be G A 30017; or Roser Missions F und, P. O Box 247, D r. D avis is survived by his children, Martha D ezwaan, Roy and wife Amy, Bonnie and husband Mark Hornby, Nancy Ann and husband Mark Hall, and 17 great-grandchildren; and his friend and soulmate, Cheryl Daniels. DavisPieter Moen Hahn 25. He was born July 5, 1954, in Wareham, Massachusetts, and was raised on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Mr. Hahn also resided in Hatch ville, Sandwich and Hyannis, Massachusetts, Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Barbados. He was a 1973 graduate of Falmouth High School and attended sachusetts. Mr. Hahns brother Ben Mixter of Fantasy Travel said, The world has lost a wonderful loved treasured by family and friends and a fantastic travel agent with There will be no service, however, two celebrations of life are planned at a later date, on Anna Maria Island and at Nobska Beach in Woods Hole. The family asks that memorials be made by giving Hahn Obituaries At your service Obituaries are provided as a community ser vice in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978.Richard Austin Hussey Richard Austin Hussey, age 89, died Aug. 31. He was a resident of Manatee County since 1989 and lived in Bradenton since 1995. He was born in 1924 in Milton, dren to Philip and Irene Hussey. He graduated high school just in time to enlist in the U .S. Army for World War II. He served in Europe as part of the Army Corps of Engineers. He spent his work life in the elevator industry, with 20 years for Haughton Elevator Com pany and 20 years for Stanley Elevator Company in Donald William Meilner Sr. D onald William Meilner Sr., 98, of Bradenton and Bradenton Beach, died Aug. 30. He was born D ec. 18, 1915, in Chicago. He served in the U .S. Army in World War II. He retired from Western Electric Co. and moved to Bradenton in 1977. A celebration of life and open house for friends and family will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the home of Don and JoAnn Meilner. Mr. Meilner was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Natalie. He is survived by sister Mary Deneen; brother Edward and wife Phyllis; daughter Judith Snyder; son D on Jr. and wife JoAnn; grandchildren Talucci and husband Nathan; great-grandchildren Melissa Howell and husband O akley, Sydney Stanton, and Jacob, Evan, and Natalie Talucci; and great-greatgrandson Jameson Howell. Wilma Grace Tuit Wilma Grace Tuit, nee VanOstenbridge, 85, died Sept. 2 in Apopka, Florida. She lived in Prospect Park, New Jersey, before relocating to Holmes Beach. She was an active member of Palma Sola Community Church while living in Bradenton. Mrs. Tuit is predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Sr. She is survived by daughter Linda and husband Paul Bruno of Vernon, New Jersey; sons Nicholas and wife Geri of Wantage, New Jersey, and David of Bradenton; nine grandchildren; and grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Hussey Meilner Nashua, New Hampshire, where he served as vice president and service manager. He retired in 1990 to Milbridge, Maine, where he became active in community affairs. He helped modernize the town library, and served as chair of the board of selectmen. He served on the board of the Milbridge Historical Society and as chair when the group built a museum to preserve the towns shipbuilding history. Mr. Hussey served as senior warden in three par ishes in the Episcopal Church. When he came to Flor ida, he became involved with the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. He completed two terms on the vestry. He served as a Eucharistic visitor, taking communion to the homebound. He was a charter member of the mens group. He was a bridge-builder in every sense of the word bringing people together, involving and engaging them in common causes, community efforts and shared commitments. A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made to the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Mr. Hussey is survived by his wife of 39 years, Terry; children Cheryl Crockett of Brunswick, Maine, Neil of Alton, New Hampshire, and Linda Ricard of Nashua, New Hampshire; step-children Mark Votaw of Canton, O hio, James Votaw of Washington, D .C., and Suzanne Sparrow of Arlington, Virginia; 11 grand children; four great grandchildren; brothers Jack of Naples, Florida; Donald of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and G eorge of Phoenix; and sister Eleanor Markhard of Chatham, Massachusetts. friend, or classmate you havent spoken to recently; or donate to a church, charity, service or veterans organization. Mr. Hahn is survived by brother Benjamin A. of Stuart, Erika of F almouth, Massachusetts, and Heidi Lepage of U xbridge, Massachusetts; aunt Alison Alton Robb of North F almouth, Massachusetts; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; honorary adopted big sister, D ee F erreira, and brothers Ron Jarvis and Phillip Thrapp; and his friends at Fantasy Travel. The U.S. Coast Guard-Station Cortez is at 4530 124th St. W., Cortez. The station responds to searchand-rescue calls and water-related emergencies. Coast Guard-Station Cortez rescues 3 boaters over Labor Day Islander Reporter Boaters off the coast of Anna Maria Island found themselves in a precarious situation over the Labor Day weekend. The U .S. Coast G uard-Station Cortez received a call around 4 p.m. Aug. 31 that a vessel 7 miles offshore containing three passengers was taking on water, said Anthony Ramos, machinery technician secondclass for the Coast Guard. Ramos said he and a crew started up their 45-foot rescue boat and headed out to the vessel in distress via Longboat Pass. U pon arriving to the scene, the crew found the 37-foot yacht submerged up to the swim platform. Ramos said the boaters aboard the vessel had friends on a nearby boat, and safely climbed aboard, as Ramos boarded the sinking ship. The pumps werent working and there was no way to get the engine room door open. The pump only went 2 feet down and would only pump out a quarter of the water, Ramos said. By the time the Coast G uard had arrived, the tow the vessel, with Ramos still aboard to keep the boat from sinking. I realized if I couldnt get that engine room open, the boat was going to sink, so I stayed on the vessel, he said. On the way back to shore, said Ramos, the pump began to loose suction, but in a stroke of luck and Ramos then discovered a 3-inch hole in the hull and another Coast G uard boat was called to assist. The assisting crew provided Ramos with a damage control kit, or DC kit, and he used a plug and hammer to stop A travel lift was available in the event the crew couldnt keep the boat high enough out of the water to tow it. Adding to the challenges, the crew was caught in a thunderstorm in the home stretch back to the Bradenton Beach Marina. They made it, and later hauled the vessel out of the water. Ramos said the problem was caused by the loss of the transducer and the glue holding it in place failed. The mine speed and water depth. The boaters told Ramos they had recently had work done on their boat. They told Ramos they heard a pop and water No one was injured in the incident. With the engine being completely submerged, this boats not going into the water anytime soon, Ramos said.
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Bradenton Beach Aug. 29, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant suspect, who had an outstanding warrant for defraudto the Bradenton Beach Police Department, where he was turned over to the MCSO. Aug. 30, 2500 block of Avenue C, domestic disturbance. A woman called BBPD when she became concerned her male partner might be suicidal. The man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital. Aug. 31, 1200 block of Gulf Drive South, possesof Coquina Beach noticed a subject smoking from a glass pipe. The smoker was arrested. Aug. 31, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South, trespass warning. Two people were seen leaping from a lifeguard tower at Coquina Beach. As they leapt, one of as hand-sanitizer. Both suspects were intoxicated and had inmate release statuses. One had an out-of-state warrant, with no extradition. They were given trespass warnings. Aug. 31, 200 Gulf Drive North, disturbance. Two people were engaged in an argument in the parking lot of Omas Pizza. Both parties appeared to be intoxicated, the report stated. A taxi was called and the pair left. responded to a break-in of a parked vehicle at Coquina Beach. The suspect gained access by breaking the cars door handle. Money and a gold chain were missing. Fingerprints were taken. damage. BBPD responded to a vehicle that had slipped into the water after attempting to lower two PWCs into the water at the boat ramp. The vehicle was partially submerged and was towed out of the water. Sept. 2, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, trespassing. BBPD responded to a report of a homeless man trespassing on private property. The man previously was warned about trespassing on the property. Trespassing charges were pending. Sept. 4, 200 Bridge Street, misdemeanor battery. The victim was playing guitar while seated on the ropes on the moorings near the BridgeTender Inn restaurant when the suspect began yelling at the victim, threw a beer at him and then punched him in the face. The BBPD. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez No incident reports from the Manatee County Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Aug. 31, 5000 block of Holmes Boulevard, domestic battery. A man and woman got into a dispute at their home. Allegedly the woman threw a cellphone, hitting the man in the forehead. The man walked to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report the incident. HBPD noticed a small laceration and dried blood on the mans forehead. The woman was arrested. Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs Woman rescued following boating injury Islander Reporter A common boating mishap running aground on a sandbar resulted in a serious injury for a 74-year-old woman Sept. 2. The U.S. Coast Guard-Station Cortez was contacted at about 1:48 p.m. Sept. 2 by Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg that a boat had run aground on one of the sandbars east of the Longboat Pass near a serious injury. We got on the scene in less than a minute from the dispatch call. If we didnt get on scene in time, it could have been much worse. She was bleeding very Lee said the woman hit her head after the boat ran aground. One of her fellow passengers called emergency personnel. Two members of the Coast Guard boarded the laceration, applied a neck brace and rushed the woman to the Cortez Coast Guard station, where EMS was standing by. Lee said the woman was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for further treatment. The Coast Guard worked alongside Manatee County Marine Rescue, which also was dispatched to the scene. Lee said the Cortez Coast Guard responds to 250-300 calls a year that range from minor to major incidents, but cases of severe injuries are not common. She seemed to recover well. I believe she had over 20 stitches in her head. She lost a lot of blood, Lee said. Lee said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will investigate to determine the exact cause of the grounding, but added it is common It is a difficult area to navigate because of the shallow water and many sandbars. If you dont know how to navigate the Intracoastal Waterway its not uncommon for guys to run aground, said Lee.Bad day shopping One Publix shopper may have found shopping a pleasure, as the supermarket slogan implies, but paying was apparently another matter. The store on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach worth of merchandise without paying. The incident was captured on video. Police arrested Robert Schippman, 48, of 74th Street in Holmes Beach, a short time later in the 5300 block of Marina Drive, and he was taken to the Manatee County jail. He will be arraigned on a charge of shoplifting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 10, 2014 21 Authentic Italian Pizza 16 Ice Cold Craft Beers on Tap, $1.50-$2 $8 Pizza! Beach Views & Sunsets! HB restaurant theft may result in employee charges Islander Reporter An arrest, and charges, may come soon for a former employee of a Holmes Beach restaurant. As Wolfgang Jahn, owner of Old Hamburg tice can be slow coming. his checkbook, and used it to cash several checks. woman. It all came to his attention when he noticed several checks the individual had written to herself and also a forged a check to the womans mother. The suspect attempted to mimic Jahns handwriting, but images of the checks were a give-away to check, you couldnt even read it. Jahn expressed frustration that the Holmes Beach Police Department has not acted sooner, however according to HBPD Sgt. Detective Brian Hall, the wait may soon be over. Hall has been investigating the matter, and said Sept. 4 he would seek charges within a week. I am looking at charging her with petit theft for stealing the check book and several counts of uttering a forged instrument, said Hall. Hall said the incident is not isolated to Holmes Beach, which has complicated the investigation. The suspect is no stranger to the Manatee County jail or judicial center. She was charged with grand theft and uttering forged documents in November 2010, to which she pleaded no contest in August 2011. She was charged with petit retail theft in May 2009, to which she also plead no contest. Most recently, she was arrested Sept. 2 in Bradenton for driving on a suspended license and having an expired vehicle registration. A Bradenton police report stated the individuals license had expired in 2009, and had been suspended since 2012. Thieves inciting 3-mile foot chase receive penalties Islander Reporter Two Auburndale residents got themselves into big trouble in the little city of Bradenton Beach in July. Mitchell Sylvester, 18, and Tiffany Maltbie, 19, were both charged with three counts of grand theft, one count of petit theft and a count of burglary of an unoccupied structure July 5 after picking through unattended belongings on the beach. One of the unattended bags they came across on the beach contained keys to a nearby rental unit. The teens used the keys to enter the unit, but were caught in the act when the victims returned from the beach. Sylvester took off on foot, and the victim chased him for 3 miles before he came to a halt in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, where Bradenton Beach Sylvester and Maltbie were taken to the Manatee County jail. It was reported Sylvester and Maltbie had taken several items, including a purse, prescription drugs, Both suspects pleaded no contest to the charges during an Aug. 14 court appearance. him to submit to random urinalysis, and he must repay $1,050 in reparations to victims, in addition to courtimposed costs. of community service and must repay $1,050 to the victims as well. Sylvester also is facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge that occurred in Holmes Beach earlier July 5. In the HBPD affidavit filed with the Manatee County Judicial Center, two people were spotted trespassing by a caretaker of a home in the 2900 block of He entered a plea of not guilty to the trespassing charge at his Aug. 7 arraignment. He has a pre-trial conference hearing set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Roadwatch: A crew with Quinn Construction Co. works on the Cortez Bridge Sept. 3, as part of the ongoing Florida Department of Transportation project to renovate and maintain the structure. The south sidewalk remains closed in the coming week, while nighttime repairs will be intermittent 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. be in place when one lane is closed due to work on the bridge. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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Beach to Bay was led by three passing touchdowns 153 passing yards and a strong all-around game from CJ Moore. of touchdowns, while also completing two passes for 33 yards and rushing for 31 yards. For good measure, all-around play of Ray Gardner, Josh Sato and Caleb Roberts, while Shay Coleman made the most of three extra-point reception. Gardner threw for a touchdown, ran for a touch103 all-purpose yards. Sato completed 11 of 15 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown pass, while adding a 23-yard touchdown reception. And Roberts completed for 54 yards and an extra point. Ryan Moss paced Jessies Island Store in the loss including two long touchdown passes to Jonathan Island pre-teen sails into Canada-European championshipsBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter While many island youngsters were enjoying a leisurely summer break, Jack G roves, 12, was making a name for himself in Atlantic-Canadian regattas. with his family in their native Nova Scotia, is now and is one of the youngest sailors ever to make the national team. Jack earned that distinction at the Canadian National Qualifying Regatta, which took place in midAugust in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He placed 14th ing him a spot representing Canada in the European Championships in Pwllheli, Wales, in July 2015. In addition to his individual performance, Jacks team won the Canadian National Team Racing Champion Jack also placed in four other regattas held over At the age of 12, he has reached a level in his sailing class that many people will never achieve, Jacks sailing career started four years ago when he joined the Hubbards Sailing Club in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. According to Jack, his early attempts at sailing failed epically. But, coming from a line of sailors that also includes his older sister Bailey, 21, he persevered. O rleans in 2011 while the G roves were there on vacation. He had no team, or coach. Again, it was bad. But he was hooked. With the support of his family, including mom Brenda, he started working with a Canadian coach and added Brian D ahms of Bimini Bay Sailing as a mentor. And his skill improved exponentially. D ahms, who offers sailing instruction and boat rentals, called Jack a talented and motivated young man. Hes done incredibly well in the sailing world, both here and in Nova Scotia, he said, adding that the youngster is a pleasure to work with. Sailing is the perfect sport for him, D ahms added. He really loves it. So many kids are locked in a virtual world, and they miss out on the opportunities that sports offer. Thats not true for Jack. In fact, Jacks mother noted said that their home in Nova Scotia doesnt even have a television. The kids spend much of their time over the summer outdoors, she said. Jack is very excited about the prospect of representing Canada in the Optimist European Champion ships next year. He will join about 250 of the worlds top young sailors from more than 45 countries. According to a press release from the Welsh Yachting Association, the race is always one of the most racing calendar. In the meantime, Jack is attending Saint Stephens Episcopal School in Bradenton as a seventh-grader. In addition to sailing, he is active in soccer, lacrosse and basketball, as well as running. from these activities. Oh, and of course, homework. Jack Groves, 12, of Key Royale, and a seventh-grader at Saint Stephens Episcopal School in Bradenton, tests his sailing skills over the summer in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Islander Courtesy Photo Jack Groves shows off some of the awards he has won in sailing and other sporting endeav ors from his home on Key Royale. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes PLEASE SEE SPORTS,
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 10, 2014 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com SUNSET JETSKI TOUR LIMITED TIME ONLYONLY $99CALL FOR DETAILS*Not valid with other offers. Tax not included.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter local bays from the G ulf of Mexico. And theres no have a school of reds all to yourself, consider yourself it. Put that cellphone away, too. Many a spot has been cleaned out after bragging on the catch. although a school will typically contain mostly the junky woefully bragging, We hit a school of reds but was a rat, but we caught 50 of them. Woefully all the empty-handed. Anyway, there seems to be a pattern for the braggers and the reds. Catches this week are occurring on live baits and bling and a gold spoon does the trick. Lastly, dont forget to get the cast-iron skillet seachef Paul proud. Capt. Warren G irle is still producing limits of mangrove snapper for his clients. Nearby some of the and fresh-cut shiners, either free-lined or weighted, are producing a bite. ish mackerel, small sharks and even the occasional snook. Blue runners and small grouper join the list of species. Terra Ceia Bay down to south Sarasota Bay. Live bet. F inally, deeper grass flats are holding spotted seatrout. Live shiners combined with a popping cork, slowly worked across the surface is producing the bite. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing limits catches are falling between 10-14 inches, although Snook are being landed by experienced anglers who know how to wrangle a big fish on the hook around the pilings. More over-slot fish are being F inally, Spanish mackerel are still biting, although timing is everything. According to Malfese, theyre here one minute, and gone the next. This being said, you should have a rod rigged and ready while at the R&R. Work the other targets with bait and when the macks show up, start jigging. like to use live bait such as shiners and shrimp for redup on multiple reds per outing. O n a recent charter with Capt. Mac G regory, ward combined with a 30-pound tapered leader. And Thread. Capt. Rick G ross of F ishy Business Charters is also targeting schooling redfish. Gross is find and theyre staying in one place, G ross is casting live free-lined shiners into the mass, resulting in slot and over-slot reds. gunwale of Gross boat, the Fishy Business. Hes putting limits of keeper snapper in the cooler for clients. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice. For the snapper, G ross is putting whole baits and fresh-cut baits on the hook. snook are in season, you can bet your lucky stars G ross is hunting for them. The snooky sense is turned on. Gross on free-lined live shiners. Jonny Keyes of Keyes Marina shows off a 32-inch with Capt. Mac Gregory. Tim Eason of Bradenton, left, poses Sept. 1 with the largest gag grouper of his lifetime. Hes assisted by Show Me the Fish holding the whopper. Eason water offshore and using a sar in hot grease and enjoyed it for dinner, according to Capt. Larry McGuire. They also caught a limit of red grouper and some mangrove snapper on
26 SEPT. 10, 2014 THE ISLANDER SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve opened a new business or received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your information, who, what, where, when and why, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hi-res photos also are welcome. yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. three pulls. Key Royale golf news a few times during the past week, including twice on Sept. 1. The morning saw the men play a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners match. Bill Shuman and Dennis 49 for an 11-shot victory over second-place partners Later in the day, the club held a Labor Day team Mercadante and Paul Phillips combine on a 2-under-par 30 to match the scorecard of Joyce Brown, place. The women took the course Sept. 2 for a nine-hole, low-net golf match with a twist. They could choose only three clubs for the round. Debbie Wohlers, Fran Barford and Joyce Brown all birdied the sixth hole, while Janet Razze had a chip in Penny Williams put her tee shot on the eighth green 23 feet from the pin to win the womens closest-to-thepin contest. Tony Niewyk won the pin contest for the men when his tee shot wound up 8 feet from the pin on hole three. Debbie Wohlers won the womens longest-drive competition, while Charles Porter hit the longest drive among the men. The men were back on the course Sept. 4 for a nine-hole, team scramble that saw Quentin Talbert, Art McMillan and Merritt Fineout combine on a 5-underRazze, Bill Lowman, Joe Muscatello and Tom Nelson Horseshoe news Hank Huyghe walked his way to the winners circle during Sept. 3 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. As the walker, Huyghe was the only player to earn a 3-0 record during pool play and was the days outright champ. from pool play to the knockout round. Jerry Disbrow and Tim Sofran edged Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle 22-15 to earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm ups begin at 8:45 a.m. Raphael Mendez of Longboat Key hangs onto a barracuda he caught Sept. 5 nearshore. The cuda was released, but several mangrove snapper caught offshore using live shiners went in the cooler. Mendez was guided by Capt. Warren Girle. Red tide bloom remains in northeast Gulf An offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, remains in northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the University of South Florida show a surface bloom extending between Dixie and Pinellas counties, about 15 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties and 5 miles offshore in southern Pasco and northern Pinellas counties. Recent samples analyzed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission show the bloom contains non-toxic algae at some locations. Concentrations of K. brevis range from very low to high in the area. Fish kills and human respiratory irritation have been reported inshore at Honeymoon Island in Pinellas County, as well as offshore in the bloom area. Forecasts show little surface movement and slow southeast bottom movement of the bloom. No red tide was detected offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier or Monroe counties. For more information about red tide, go online to myfwc.com.Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander $1,079,000; list $1,195,000. for $725,000; list $749,000. Rentals Inc. to Maben for $599,000. $515,000. 5200 Gulf Drive, Unit 302, Martinique South, condo with shared pool built in 1970 was sold $418,000. Simons for $380,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 941.778.7978 WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR. $2 $2
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