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Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Happenings StreetlifeThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 47 SEPT. 24, 2014 FREE Being green. 18 islbizNEWS Peaceful easy CORR BELIEF 102 happy years! 19 PLEASE SEE CHIEF, PAGE 3 New truck. 3BB commissioner proposes to oust mayorCourt sides with city on tree houseNew WMFR chief namedBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Theres a new chief in town. West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners were faced with the unenviable task of choosing a replacement for retiring longtime WMFR Chief Andy Price. Commissioners had to select between Deputy Chief Brett Pollock and Capt. Tom Sousa. at the district commissions Sept. 25 meeting, the fact that Pollock has already decided to retire shortly after Price worked against him. Commissioner Ron Cooper said both tion. But it doesnt make sense to select someone who we will have to replace eight months after hes hired, he said. Price is scheduled to retire in May 2015. Pollock is set to retire in early 2016. Pollock said he understood the decision. He said he knew when he applied that his decision to enter the DROP would work against him, and he had no hard feelings about Sousas selection. The vote to name Sousa as Prices replacement was unanimous. Although Commission Chair Scott Ricci said he was concerned neither candidate had enough budget experience, Cooper said Sousa will have ample time to work with Commissioner David Bishop said Sousa will get all the training he needs. Its just Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon listens as Commissioner Jack Clarke questions his authority during a workshop Sept. 18 at city hall. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter The drama is building in Bradenton Beach. The city commission discussed for two hours Sept. 22 initiating proceedings to oust Mayor Bill Shearon before continuing the discussion to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6. On Sept. 18, Vice Mayor Jack Clarke requested the special meeting Sept. 22 to Mayor William Shearon and issuance of a formal directive to the city attorney to commence the forfeiture proceeding and prosecute the commissions claim to the fullest extent allowed by law, which shall include representing the city, producing any and all evidence referenced in the 9/16/13 city commission workshop and communicating with The mayor voted against the measure. Commissioner Janie Robertson was absent Islander Reporter Make like a tree and leave. Circuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigan ruled in favor of Holmes Beach Sept. 16 in regards to a long-disputed tree house in an Australian pine on the beachfront at Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. The city code enforcement board had found Angelinos tree house owners Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran in violation of several sections of the land development code and lacking building permits in July 2013. However, no one from the city, the attorney for the code board, Jim Dye, including the code board chair at the time of the ruling, Don Schroder, could respond as to the next step in the case. Hazen and Tran appealed the code enforcement boards findings in September 2013 to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, where the case lingered for a year. The couple also challenged the constitutionality of the citys setback for the states erosion control line and asked that the board be prevented from enforcing any alleged code violations, claiming the property owners were advised by staff that the city of Holmes Beach has no regulations involving the construction of a tree house. According to the background included in Dunnigans opinion, Hazen met with then-city building inspector Robert Shaffer or May 2011, asking about regulations to build a tree house. claimed he was not advised of the need for a permit. Hazen also did not provide the of work or the location of his project. Shaffer later said he did not know the tree house would be so elaborate and Hazen said he would not have known at that time. The tree house has been compared to Sept. 18. City attorney Ricinda Perry, whose presence was requested at the meeting, did not have an estimate for how long the process would take. She said only that the city would rely on Roberts Rules of Order for guidance in conducting the prosecution. Lynn Tran, coowner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach, and the controversial tree house on the beachfront, confronts beachgoers in February, claiming she owns the walkway created by beach renourishment workers. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy PLEASE SEE TREE HOUSE, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE OUST, PAGE 4 Sousa
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 SEPTEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY TREE HOUSE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1the Swiss F amily R obinson tree house in the M agic Kingdom at Walt D isney World R esort. A ngelinos tree house is 400-500 square feet and is supported by an Australian pine tree and other pilings. There are two elevated decks with removable windows. I t is not fully enclosed. I t is not wired for electric service, although there is solar paneling, and there is no plumbing. It is sparsely furnished. Hazen and T ran began construction in May 2011 without further guidance from or notice to the city. T he city received an anonymous complaint about the construction six months later, after the couple had spent $30,000-$50,000. November 2011 and stopped construction. It took more than a year for the city code enforceincluding failure to meet required zoning compliance; failure to obtain a building permit before constructing within the erosion control line setback for a multi-story assembly structure; and construction was in violation of the land development code. T he board delivered the administrative order with come into compliance. They also levied a $100 daily pliance. The owners appealed to the circuit court, challengbut it was later granted by the circuit court. D unnigan said the board relied on substantial violation of 11 sections of the citys land development code. She also found it unreasonable to assume that one the project, saying the couple had a duty to gather more information from the city before undertaking the project. Hazen and T rans appeal was denied by D unnigan on every challenge, which will reinstate the original administrative order handed down by the code enforcement board. Schroder, who served as chair of the code enforcement board at the time the matter was heard by the city, said, Its a nice vindication of what we did. City attorney Pat Petruff stated in an email, I suspect its not over yet. A nd city clerk Stacey Johnston said there is yet pending an appeal of the citys denial of a petition, a matter of retaining the tree house before the voters in a special election.Bradenton Beach works to improve safety at pier By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter A s work continues on rebuilding the Historic Bridge Street Pier, measures are being taken to make the entire area safer and to discourage loitering, according to Bradenton Beach P olice C hief Sam Speciale, the pier team facilitator. Speciale said at the Sept. 17 pier team meeting that the railings in the gazebo area of the clock tower have been angled to keep people from sitting on them and a bench was removed. The area also recently received a fresh coat of paint, and the picnic table located at the entrance to the pier may be dismantled. Additionally, the clock tower bell will begin ringing through 10 p.m. T he city commission voted at its Sept. 18 meeting to expand the schedule of the clock tower bell to ring on a trial basis. This was in response to requests from the public, including M arianne N ormanE llis, owner of the Blue M arlin restaurant on Bridge Street. T he bell currently rings on the hour 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Part of the impetus for increasing the hours of the bell is to reinforce the 10 p.m. start of overnight noise restrictions in the city based on a newly enacted ordinance. Hopefully at 10 p.m. the bell will be the last audible sound in the city, joked Mayor Bill Shearon. Speciale reported that construction work on the pier by Duncan Seawall is slightly ahead of schedule and the day dock has reopened, allowing boaters to visit the pier restaurant and the Bridge Street area. Additional clock tower bell times have been added, including one at 10 p.m. to mark the start of the noise ordinance. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes
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4 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER city clerk and the treasurer, stating, Once again we gave you unlimited discretion and gave your recommenClarke alluded to the recent debacle regarding new clerk Gia Lancaster, who only one week after taking the job suffered an apparent breakdown at the Sept. 4 commission meeting and was hospitalized. Lancaster has not returned to work since the incident and, according to Shearon, the city is consulting with an attorney to determine what action can be taken and when. Said Clarke: The entire administrative department, where you have been heavily involved, has undergone one setback after another. Stating that the point of this workshop request is to really examine your authority, the citys policies and, if need be, hold you accountable, Clarke went on to outline several issues that he claims are in violation these policies. Among these are a lack of accounting of the use of discretionary funds, the mayors conduct with city staff, which Clarke described as a heavy-handed form of dictatorship, and an unwillingness to honor the decisions and policies of prior commissions, particularly with regard to ELRA Inc., corporate owner of the BeacHhouse Restaurant and the Southwest Florida Water Management District stormwater project. Of the latter, Clarke said, It is shameful to me that we cannot solve a citywide problem, simultaneously terminate two of our costly lawsuits in one of which we are forced to defend the mayor for actions alleged to be in violation of his authority and honor our agreement in a public-private partnership for the Taking up the gauntlet of Clarkes comments but otherwise remained stoic, responded by categorizing the comments as untrue and inappropriate. He then made it clear that he would not yield his this city and plan on doing it for the rest of my term. And if I run again, then it will be the voters decision, not a commission decision. The mayor stressed that department heads are the ones who carry out the functions of the city. I, or this committee, cannot give direction to the department heads, he said. We can recommend, we can suggest, but we cant tell them what to do. Thats their job and thats their responsibility and they are accountable for their actions. MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach 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 denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Governments, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Send notices to email@example.com. Straight vote 2014Register by Oct. 6 to vote Nov. 4 will send out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 30. The deadline for Manatee County residents to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 6. Other key dates this election season: newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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; and Supervisor of 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. OUST CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 law. ings of the commission without a formal excuse by the commission entered into the minutes. idence to an area outside the ward from where the The charter also states, Notwithstanding any legal proceedings, in all circumstances arising under this provision, the commission shall be the sole judge of its members as to the applicability of these provisions. Clarke hinted at his intention to challenge Shearon during a Sept. 16 city commission workshop. That meeting began with a discussion of a tree removal policy, but quickly turned contentious when Clarke directed the proceedings to a discussion of the mayors authority and accountability. We are taking on water Noting that the mayor has likened his position to being the captain of a ship, Clarke read from his ninepage manifesto, In just over 300 days, our city, or to use the mayors metaphor, the ship, has been repeatedly taken off course and has been directed into the eye of many storms. At this point, we are taking on water, the ship is barely seaworthy and what is left of our crew well, they are exhausted and battered. Among the examples of the mayors misguided course cited by Clarke as he read his statement was replacement of the city computer system. The commission gave full rein to you and your staff to purchase all the computers and hardware needed to keep the city running within generous budget limits since these expenses were unbudgeted for FY 2014. What we got for that faith and trust, Clarke said, was an unusable waste of a software package in the unauthorized Microsoft 365 program. The commissioner added that there have been multiple add-on purchases outside of commission approval In a nutshell, the entire technological package was not thought out, was poorly planned and disastrously far as I can see, the citys technology functioned better before we purchased the $500,000+ upgrade. Clarke also referred to the mayors hiring of the Shearon also said that, as mayor, he has administrative powers. To get into the day-to-day operations, what has to be done, when it has to be done and how it is to be done, that is not in the realm of this commission. That is why (the charter) states very clearly that I have administrative supervision it doesnt say that for commissioners. Im a full-time mayor, he added, noting that he time and effort than anyone else. Some might think Im doing an injustice. I dont believe so. Im trying to get things going. Commission response I would like to applaud Commissioner Clarke for bringing this to the attention of the citizens, said Commissioner Vosburgh when given the opportunity to express her opinion. I know for a fact that his statements are true. Reading from a prepared statement, Vosburgh added, I feel morally obligated to communicate to the citizens and taxpayers how bad the city is being run under the current mayor. Without elaborating further, I would like each and every one of you to know the Robertson and Straight both indicated that they needed more time to digest Clarkes contentions. Robertson said that she started making some notes, but I had no idea the Commissioner Clarkes opinions were going to be so lengthy, so I quit note-taking. There may be a few things I agree with, she it amazing that Commissioner Vosburgh can absolutely agree with everything Commissioner Clarke has said without sitting down with his comments and going over them and really looking at them for content. I need a copy to go through, Straight concurred. All I have is my opinion. The morale problem needs to be handled soon. But I dont know all the details. Straight added that he shares Clarkes concern about the mayors handling of the Swiftmud project. Clarkes written statement was entered into the record as exhibit A. Mayor Clarke? According to the city charter, forfeiture must be declared by a majority of the remaining commissionof mayor until the next election. The commission then would elect a vice mayor from the remaining memof the mayors term by voting among nominees. If vacancy or vacancies after two meetings, then the successor shall be chosen by lot by the city clerk from the nominees proposed. Or, perhaps, in this case, a commissioner would be chosen by a clerk pro tempore? We may know more Oct. 6. Vosburgh Perry
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6 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our SEPT. 24, 2014 SEPT. 24, 2014 SEPT. 24, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Marge McCarthy Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: firstname.lastname@example.org)Check, please I dont blame Will Corr for bringing up tipping again (The Islander, Sept. 17) even though Im half British. From ages 16-22, in England and in the United States, I worked as a waitress, bartender and barista to help pay for college and grad school. So Im well aware of how much servers depend on tips. I was the worlds worst waitress. So I also know how hard it is to do that job well, and I have great respect for the many good servers here on Anna Maria Island. I even sympathize to a degree with Corrs generalization about British people, although Ive been stiffed by Germans and Australians more often than by the English. But I do question Corrs suggested tip rate. In the 1960s-1980s, tipping was usually 10 percent or 12 percent or even 15 percent for excellent service. In the 1990s, in California, I became aware that the standard tip had increased to 15 percent, with 18 percent or 20 percent for special services. Now, some spas and resorts are suggesting 20 percent as standard and 25 percent for excellence. My question is: Why should the percentage increase? the gratuity percentage should stay the same. At this rate, will we be asked to tip 100 percent of the bill by 2025? One more note: Adding the tip chit for Brits was unnecessarily cheeky. Unlike many Americans, British people learn to do math in school. Gillian Kendall, Holmes BeachLest they forget About 10 months and a week ago, the city of Bradenton Beach had an election and the voters chose Bill Shearon and Janie Robertson over two incumbents seeking re-election, John Shaughnessy and Ric Gatehouse. It was a mandate for change. It seemed, at least to us, that voters wanted to clean up the administration with a new mayor and provide seasoned knowledge, bringing back a former commissioner to see to the citys needs. They brought back former Commissioner Bill Shearon to head up the city, and former Commissioner Janie Robertson. They were entrusted with the majority of votes, and the faith of the voters to do the job at hand. Whats been pointed out by some of those voters is the fact that the new antagonist on the commission, Jack Clarke, has never had the vote of the people. He without a single vote. Now we cant say what his goals were, because, pre-election, he did not campaign and he wasnt fully forthcoming with ideas for improving the city. But his service like the city is amuck in problems. Commissioner Clarke appears hellbent on taking over as mayor. He maneuvered a vote to take the vice mayor appointment by the mayor and vote by fellow commissioners from Robertson. Now he has mounted a coup and delivered an 8-page manifesto. He laid out his plans in the past week for removing Shearon and thrusting himself into the top Oddly, he blames Shearon for myriad problems that have unfolded, many not of his making and some that lie at Clarkes own feet. We all know that the administration problems lie at the feet of former employees and mayors those mayors who neglected much of what occurred in the or neglected their work. Former clerk Nora Idso became an admired icon in her passing, but she had been absent from work due to illness for an extended time. It seems no one really addressed the fact that she had been afforded a free hand in government matters by various mayors, and soon the city government began to suffer from neglect. And what happened next? From where we sit, there ensued a quagmire of political maneuvering. First up to bat, the mayor appointed a committee to narrow the large number of clerk applicants. Of the three choices, he interviewed and hired Jamie Anderson. She moved from California to Bradenton Beach to take the job. ers and, with new hardware, as we all know, come software needs. Thats where she ran afoul of Gatehouse. He is the citys longtime webmaster, including through his tenure as commissioner, and his ire was sighim out of the loop for the citys email accounts. And the emails became a big zone of contention from attorney Robert Lincoln, representing Ed Chiles in two lawsuits, one against the mayor for allegedly overstepping his authority. Next up, city attorney Ricinda Perry takes the lead role in setting forth an employee review of Anderson and she is ousted from the job by Clarke and his voting cohort Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. It soon became apparent that Clarke, Vosburgh and Perry have been emailing, conversing and colluding behind the scenes. Perry then threatens another clerk for allegedly deleting emails Lincolns accusation. And lest we not forget the whole situation involving that wound up in Lincolns hands and the investigation ment. The mayor was forced to sit back and let the events unfold, search for another clerk and hope the dust would settle. But the forces against the mayor and Robertson were not silent. The tyrants pushed forward to this moment, fully giving the impression that they Clarke, Vosburgh and Perry are working in concert. For his part, at least Commissioner Ed Straight told the other commissioners Sept. 22 that while he can see problems in the city, he also doesnt think forcing the mayor to forfeit his seat is the path to correcting the problems. There is no stretch of the imagination among the Shearon should be unseated by the commission.. There is no evidence of malfeasance, no crime, no level of incapacity that rises to this level. Its only hatred and a drive for power that drives this action forward. And the city has much shame to share. Voters, staff, attorney, committee members. All those who are complicit should be ashamed. We hope someone, everyone stands up to halt this ill-conceived siege of the city. Let those we elected continue to serve and bring dignity back to the city. We wont and cant ignore how shameful and wicked these actions will be viewed in the citys history. Its dark weather and rough seas ahead for Bradenton Beach. The tip of the iceberg. Bonner Joy
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 7 Headlines from Sept. 22, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 14 73 88 0.01 Sept. 15 73 89 0 Sept. 16 74 90 0 Sept. 17 73 82 0.18 Sept. 18 70 90 0 Sept. 19 70 82 1.45 Sept. 20 71 84 0.21 Average area Gulf water temperature 85.124-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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City clerk Nora Idso said the problem had The rats were removed and disinfectant was sprayed throughout the building. reef off the south end of Coquina Beach would begin the reef would be placed about 900 feet from the south end of Coquina Beach in water depths from 9-14 feet. He said the reef would become a haven for contractor was Kelly Brothers Inc. of Fort Myers. CORR BELIEFby Will CorrPeaceful easy September Well, here we are in the lull of September. The island has calmed taking its annual rest from the chaos. This is the time of year when some of the local businesses close for a week or two some even seem to sneak out of here for a month or more. It makes more sense to just shut er down. Tourism thins and the kids are back in school while the little sandbar we call home takes solitude. Not long ago season was typically February until about Mothers Day, with a big bang later, around the Fourth of July. Bang. Yep, that was a joke. Late August through November was sleepy, other than the big holidays to pick it up again. Now it seems season runs from about October through August. Seriously. Every year I have high hopes of putting money aside for September. Yet the good times of summer tend to take every last dime. As my brother likes to say, Im as broke as a pickpocket in a nudist camp. Speaking of nudist camps, did you hear that the nudists are trying to coexist with the birds on Passage Key? Yeah, they are calling the movement Naked Fowl on Passage Key. Ha! That was another joke birds, fowl, nude people. Uh, OK. So, how about them Rays? Corr September is nearly passed and I can honestly say that I felt a cool breeze under the shade of a palm tree on the weekend. Maybe it was just the ice-cold beer in my hand, but I swear it felt like the I sure could use a nice breeze about now. The other day I think I changed my shirt four times mowing the grass in this heat is brutal. Then again, one would think that a 42-year-old man would know that mowing the grass at high noon is probably not the smartest thing to do. Maybe Im a couple sandwiches short of a picnic, a few beers short of a six-pack. However, before we know it, everybody will be slipping on jeans and their favorite sweater as the cooler temperatures begin to blow in from the north. Islanders will finally get a break from the swamp ass and cool off a little that is, until it gets to be 45 degrees with a 25-mph north wind and we start griping again about the cold weather. Thats when we say, I cant wait til summer. years ago? Remember? The one with temperatures that never seemed to climb above 40 degrees? I was at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Miami February that year and it was 35 degrees! Ive never seen women in South Beach wearing so many clothes. Hopefully we wont have another year like that one. Ever. So, everybody relax and enjoy the serenity of the off-season. Take in the last humid breaths of summer and keep your senses peeled for the return of autumn. And if you spot any nudists trying to mingle with the terns, tell them to take off. Yep, that was a joke, too.
8 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel Womb of the World 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 Pastor Stephen King8 and 9:30 am Sunday Services PO Box 243, Bradenton Beach, 34217 rArt by Joan V oyles ALL ARE WELCOME 10 a.m. Sunday Worship ServiceThe Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Minister 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHours 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayFounded 1956 Perico Island wetland removal for home builder sparks protest Islander Reporters Development on north Perico Island is again generating controversy eight years after Bradenton family residences facing the Anna Maria Sound. However, this controversy isnt about the Harbour Isle development under construction. Its about 40 acres of waterfront land on the northwest corner of Perico Island owned through a trust by developer Pat Neal and his family. Neal plans to build four single-family homes on four of the 40 acres. The homes are for Neal family members, he said. The Bradenton City Council approved the site plan at a public hearing in June. That didnt appear to be controversial, but a Southwest Florida Water Management District permit issued in late August to the development now called Harbor Sound calls for removal of exotic vegetation along the shore by the homes. That raised the ire of former Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash, who said mangrove trees also would be removed. He requested the Florida to review the Swiftmud permit and determine if the Harbor Sound site plan complies with the Bradenton comprehensive plan. McClash asserts that the approval of the site plan and issuance of the permit from Swiftmud breaks all dentons land development code or comprehensive plan, he said, and the Swiftmud permit will allow for the destruction of wetlands the very thing it should protect. McClash has been reaching out to organizations that may have an interest in opposing the development, including the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, ManaSota-88 and the regional Sierra Club. McClash also was asking organizations to request a public hearing to review the Swiftmud permit. This sets a precedent for what could happen elsewhere. There are deeper concerns, so Im trying to bring this to the attention of organizations that protect our interests, McClash said at a FISH board meeting Sept. 8. FISH board members were sympathetic to the environmental concerns of the development, but were wary of possible political complications if they publicly oppose the Swiftmud permit. FISH is restoring its 100-acre preserve with a $250,000 grant from Swiftmud in partnership with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. FISH board memhearing pending approval from the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. FISH board member Karen Bell said the groups are partners in the project, and she does not think FISH should support something without the Sarasota Bay Estuary Programs approval. ManaSota-88 requested a review of the permit alongside McClash. Were looking at this holistically. The issuance of cally concerned with Long Bar Pointe and any other development in that area that might come before Swiftmud for a permit, said ManaSota-88 chair Glenn Compton. about the Harbor Sound site plan to build the four single-family homes. It was routine, said Brady Woods of the city planning department. Woods said the area owned by the trust was included in the citys 2006 approval for residential construction and R-1 zoning on north Perico Island. If any wetlands are removed by the Harbor Sound project, Swiftmud requires the developers to compensate through environmentally friendly projects or land purchases, Woods said. McClash challenged what appropriate mitigation would mean at the FISH board meeting, saying he didnt think the required mitigations efforts would be able to compensate for the wetland destruction. McClash also sent a letter in late June to Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston asking the city council to review its decision to approve the Harbor Sound site plan, but the council took no action on the request, Poston said. The council did not reconsider the approval of Pat Neals approval of four housing sites on Perico Island, as requested by Joe McClash and his friends, Poston said. There were two public hearings on this topic, neither of which was attended by Mr. McClash or anyone else objecting to the approval, the mayor added. Woods said its probable that an administrative hearing on Swiftmuds permit for the Harbor Sound project would be held. Neal said he has no plans to further develop the remaining 36 acres of the Harbor Sound property, however the permit would allow for it. Neal maintains that Harbor Sound was intended all along to be four homes for family members. Perico development has checkered past Up until the late 1990s, north Perico Island was farmland owned by the Manatee Fruit Co. When Arvida Corp., the states largest private landowner, decided to develop a condominium complex on Perico Island, it found a way to avoid paying county impact fees. In 1999, Perico Island and the area along State Road 64 from the mainland to the Anna Maria Island Bridge approach was incorporated into Bradenton. Shortly thereafter, Arvida announced it had a pending purchase of the Perico farmland and planned an 886-unit condominium project with several 10and 12-story structures. The Bradenton City Council approved the Arvida site plan, but that approval was followed by several lawsuits against the city. The chief complaint was that the site plan did not meet the requirements of the city comprehensive plan. Manatee County was one of the complainants against the project. McClash was a county commissioner at that time and expressed his disapproval of the plan. A compromise was reached and Arvida, having changed its name to the St. Joe Corp., agreed to scale back the number of units to 668. By the mid 2000s, however, the real estate market collapsed, and the demand dropped for condominiums in the $500,000 range. No structure was ever built by St. Joe, although some infrastructure work was completed. The company sold the property to Minto Communities LLC of Toronto and Fort Lauderdale in 2009 for $8 million. St. Joe had paid $2 million for the land. Minto submitted a site plan for Harbour Isle, a series of what it called coach-home complexes of two units each. No structures were to be more than three-stories high, and Bradenton approved the plan in 2010. The company began selling units in December 2010. Prices started around $225,000, and Harbour 2011. NEILSON, ROBERT S. WILLIAM G. BALL 3100 GRANT BUILDING 330 GRANT STREET PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15219 Attorney Estate of ROBERT S. NEILSON Deceased Allegheny County, P A Court T erm No. 02-14-4800 Late of ANNA MARIA MANATEE County EXECUTRIX NOTICE DEATH NOTICE NEILSON, JOAN MARGARET WILLIAM G. 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 McClash
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Commissioner David Zaccagnino also suggested in place of an amount allocated for island projects, the resolution stipulate a percentage of revenue. I think theres something were forgetting. This is not the county saying you can have this money, Peelen advised. We cant say anywhere in here that this is island money. Mary Buonagura, the city human resource analyst, suggested commissioners highlight areas in the resolution that concern them. Mayor Carmel Monti said the county commission would review the resolution Sept. 25. Monti said money could be used for a number or the proposed communitywide study by the Urban League Institute. He said the county would take the remainder could go to the island project. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said she felt the money should stay at the public beach, where it is being earned. She suggested hiring more lifeguards or improving the parking lot. I think their intention was so it was not pigeonholed for the public beach, Monti said. cerns that the resolution would require matching funds. Monti said he will clarify what that means, calling the language too nebulous. At a city meeting two nights earlier, Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie spoke about the resolution. I truly believe the excess dollars will be spent here, and not used off the island, Chappie said. This is home, this is what we love and we understand the issues from here. He added the resolution was only a draft by county administrators, and the commission has yet to review or consider the proposal. Chappie told commissioners that county administrator Ed Hunzeker is keen on the phrase, skin in the game, and thats what county commissioners would look at when deciding to allocate any excess funds. Were closer to working together than we ever have. When you say skin in the game, were generating all the revenue, whether its from the TDC or concession. I think were on the right track, said Monti. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island needs another parking study like it needs a high-rise hotel, according to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. She told members of the Coalition of Barrier Island would be a waste of time and taxpayers money. SueLynn said county administrator Ed Hunzeker is thinking of having a separate parking study accompany a request by the mayors of the three island cities for Manatee County to fund an Urban Land Institute study of issues and solutions common to Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. SueLynn, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon have asked the county to fund the ULI study. The plan now is to use excess revenue from the countys beach concessions for the $130,000 community analysis. SueLynn said Hunzeker indicated the issue might be brought up on a county commission agenda in October. She also said Hunzeker is thinking of having a parking study accompany the ULI study. Hunzeker was not at the meeting but he did respond to The Islander via email. Another parking study would be a waste of time and money, said Anna Marias mayor. Shearon said another study about island parking problems would cost thousands of dollars and just be all the other parking studies. Monti said island cities need hard data and solutions, not more studies. Monti said Holmes Beach spent $3,000 on equipment that counts traffic and registers the speed of approaching vehicles. In addition, the gear is portable and can be placed at different locations. We had 300,000 vehicles pass the counter in a 25-day period in July and August, Monti said. Thats a staggering number for that time of year. That amounts to about 12,000 cars per day. According to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill from the 6800 block and southbound from the 7400 block, registering 278,010 vehicles. SueLynn liked the idea of the traffic counters, saying that if each island city had counters, the results could be compiled and presented to the appropriate agency. For someone to look at our data and say, Youve got a problem is nothing new and not worthwhile. What we need are hard solutions and we need them as soon as possible, SueLynn said. After the meeting, Hunzeker responded in an email that he is suggesting a separate study of island parking by a company that specializes in parking plans so the three cities could have a consistent approach to their parking concerns. He said an islandwide study would ensure consistency because many island visitors have no idea that there are three cities on the island and there is often confusion/anger/hostility to three different parking plans and penalties. Among other topics discussed at the meeting, Longboat Key town manager Dave Bullock sounded an alarm to attendees that the towns sewage line is in need of replacement. It runs from Longboat Key across Sarasota Bay to the mainland, eventually reaching the Manatee County sewage treatment facility on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton. Bullock said the line pumps 2 million gallons of sewage daily and it has never been inspected. Any leak would either pour raw sewage into the streets or into Sarasota Bay within 20 minutes. Not to alarm anybody, but we dont know how much longer the pipes will last. It could be 20 minutes, it could be 20 years. The risk to replace is high, but the priority is high. Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie attended the meeting, and both said Chappies district includes Anna Maria Island and the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. Bullock said cost estimates for the project are being informed of progress.
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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pam McMillen need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Walk raises money for Alzheimers research The local Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers will take place in Bradenton Saturday, Oct. 4. Participants will walk 2 miles at Riverwalk Rossi Park, 452 3rd Ave. W. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. For more information, call Tiffany Kane at 941365-8883.Classical guitarist at historic churchRoser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host classical guitarist Zachary Johnson during service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Johnson has performed across the United States, most recently in the Portland Classic Guitar Series and the Stetson International Guitar Festival. The church invites people to hear Johnson and to wor941-778-0414. Islander Courtesy Photo Seasonal overture phony on the Sand took place last November. This years event will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Courtesy PhotoARTShop, Symphony on the Sand sponsorships available The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is tuning up for Symphony on the Sand, seeking sponsors for the event that is included in ARTShop weekend. The concert, featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. AMICCO will perform classical and patriotic American songs, Broadway and movie selections, plus pop tunes by the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Al Ruechel, senior anchor for Bay News 9, and Russell Gant of WSMR 89.1, agreed to serve as emcees. Individual tickets for the dinner and concert are $100. Sponsorship tables of 10 are available beginning at $1,250. Sponsorship includes the small plates service, as well as wine and beer and the concert. Tickets for concert-only seating are $35. For more information about sponsorships, contact Jeanie Pickwick at email@example.com or 941795-2370. Sandblast coincides with symphony Keep Manatee Beautiful will host the Sandblast contest and America Recycles Day in concert with Symphony on the Sand. Workshops for Sandblast sandsculpting will take place at sunset Thursday, Nov. 6, and Friday, Nov. 7, and the contest will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Coquina Beach. For more information about Sandblast, including entry and sponsorship opportunities, contact KMB at 941-795-8272.ARTShop happens Nov. 7-9 Local artists and their advocates are preparing for the eighth annual ARTShop on the island, which will take place at various venues Friday-Sunday, Nov. 7-9. Organizers with the Cultural Connections collective encourage people to save the date for the annual gallery walk from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Some participating locations are Island Gallery West, the Artists Guild Gallery, Anna Maria Island Art League, Creations by L, SteamDesigns, Libbys Jewelry, Saltair, The Islander Sidebar Gallery and Giving Back, all in Holmes Beach. Anna Maria participants thus far include Salon, Salon on Pine Avenue, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, Bob Brown Gallery and Hometown Desserts. That night, the Island Players will present Murderers on stage at the playhouse in Anna Maria, with the curtain call at 8 p.m. A matinee will take place at the theater at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Shops on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach are hoping to expand ARTShop there on Nov. 8 with a prelude to the Symphony on the Sand concert at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach Saturday, Nov. 8. Other activities are planned for the weekend, which kicks off the fall-winter cultural season on the island. To participate or sponsor ARTShop, contact Joan Voyles, 941-778-1788.
12 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Sept. 24 Thursday, Sept. 25 Friday, Sept. 26 Saturday, Sept. 27 Sunday, Sept. 28 Monday, Sept. 29 Tuesday, Sept. 30 Wednesday, Oct. 1 Off Island Saturday, Sept. 27 Wednesday, Oct. 1 Coming up Save the date Rummage for Rescues bene ts local efforts Island volunteers are collecting stuff to sell which will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5, at 1135 Montezuma Drive, Palma Sola Park, include: Sale organizer Caryn Hodge is inviting people to donate for the cause. To arrange pickups or dropoffs, call 941-713-3105. A second sale, set for Friday-Saturday, Oct. The sale, coordinated by Moonracer volunteers Morgan Hornsby and Eric Derreberry, will begin at 8 a.m. at 3704 31st St. E., Bradenton. 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 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 ARIS THOMPSON Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center full-time out-of-school-time coordinator. From: Three generations of Bradenton residents and we are known to have some big gettogethers. At the center: Ive been working at the center almost 7 1/2 years. I like the relationships built and the variety in the job. Favorites: Christmas, the smell of Christmas trees, coffee and chocolate. Spare time: I like to hit the snooze button, enjoy hanging out with friends and family, paint, do crafts, watch movies, but massage therapy school takes up a lot of my time. A center program: Id like there to be a kickboxing program. On storms: I love and hate storms. I like to look at them from afar, but dont like it when they are around me. Best friend description: Dependable, trustworthy and funny. Three wishes: I would like all my loved ones to as well just go there, I would like more wishes. Memorable island moment: Every sunset is beautiful and unique. WENDY SMITH Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center part-time administrative support and front desk clerk. Born and raised: Ive lived in Maryland, Haiti, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Martinique, Kansas and Israel. I moved to Florida in 2011 and live in west Bradenton. My parents moved to Bradenton in 1992. Pets: A Yorkie, named Emmett Smith, after the football player, but I changed the spelling a bit. I also have a Roborovski mini-hamster named Sparkle, who looks like a mini-golf ball with a face. At the center: I have been here two years, and before I worked at a community college in Kansas, where I was a tutor and teachers aide. On storms: I love storms. I grew up in the islands, so even hurricanes are normal to me, as long as they arent hurting people. Spare time: Walking, kayaking and swimming, plus I help my 85-year-old mom. Best smell: Walking around neighborhoods of Israel, smelling what people were cooking. I wanted to be invited in for a taste. I didnt know what spices they were using, but it smelled so amazing. Favorite memory: Ive had a lot of adventures, but as a teenager I was a midwife for a cat and dog when they had kittens and puppies. It was a special experience to witness the births. Comfort food: Chocolate! My diet is gluten-free, but thank goodness I can still eat chocolate. A program for the center: I would like to see us host a chocolate fest. NIKKI BEKKERUS Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center part-time front desk assistant. At the center: Ive been at the center almost 5 years. The best part is the awesome relationships developed with the kids and people I meet. Born and raised: Born in North Dakota, but moved here when I was 4 years old. I live with my identical twin sister. My grandma and an aunt live here too, but everyone else moved away. On storms: Storms are very calming. Its the best time to take a nap. Best smell: I like the Hawaiian breeze scents, but cookies baking in the oven are the best smell ever. Favorites: Christmas because its the one time of year all the family gets together and the weather is cooler. For fun: I like going to the Riverwalk or Robinsons Preserve because I enjoy the atmosphere, and like to people watch. travel the world and for my grandma to live forever. She is the most amazing woman. A moment with someone dead or alive: My grandpa. He passed away 10 years ago. He was a role model and I would love to have a day with him again. Best friend description: Sincere, compassionate, loyal, trustworthy and emotional. A program for the center: Kickboxing. Its a fun way to exercise, meet people and get a group together. Aris Thompson Wendy Smith Nikki Bekkerus
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14 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER .com941-778-2711 The Original WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS 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 10-1-14. CALL GROOMS! THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Final soundoff, Holmes Beach approves noise ordinance Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach commissions discussion of the noise ordinance seemed to be on repeat. The commission Sept. 9 rehashed a few particulars its last discussion. However, commissioners approved the measure after about an hour and a half of review. Holmes Beach resident Andy Sheridan, who is a commission candidate on the November ballot, addressed the commission concerning the suggestion to add excessively loud motor vehicles into the prohibited category of the new ordinance. While commissioners had made his suggested change at the previous meeting, Sheridan said they neglected to address the purpose for the addition. often deliberately driven in a manner to attract attention or show off. The language I suggested was taken from Sarasota city ordinances. It gives the police an extra tool to use at their discretion, Sheridan said. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer agreed with Sheridan, saying the language used in the Sarasota ordinances is enforceable as opposed to what had been incorporated into the draft. The only thing we can do is bring them back (to the station) and hook them up to the noise reader, Tokajer said. Adding with the intent of drawing attention makes it more enforceable. The new language incorporated into the ordinance under the prohibited acts section now includes: rapid throttle revving for the purpose of drawing attention, in addition to the previous meetings addition of noise from engines in proper working order under the exemptions category. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth also called resident Maro Lorimer to the podium and asked if changes incorporated after the previous meeting met standards Lorimer provided to the commission from the World Health Organization. Im happy with 50 (decibels). But I dont think people realize its twice as loud as 40. The research is Lorimers comments concern allowable noise levels for air conditioners, generators, pool pumps and other mechanical equipment measured from the receiving window of the noise. Its noise that lasts around the clock, and every time you open a window, she said. Commissioners were sympathetic but hesitant to make further restrictions. Titsworth and Commissioner Marvin Grossman suggested lowering the level to 45 decibels. If we change this to 45, we have to change the other parts of the ordinance. Theres a lot of places in the old part of town that dont have 10-foot setbacks. Weve been working on this since January and spent tens of thousands of dollars on this. Theres no real perfect scenario and theres a lot of compromise, said Commissioner David Zaccagnino. Commissioner Pat Morton said he felt lowering the level would be over-governing. Titsworth asked city attorney Patricia Petruff for guidance: What if commissioners were to limit the level at 45 decibels? work you could be putting three-quarters of the town out of compliance. But its your right to make the decision. You dont have the facts to make the decision. Im more concerned with the aftermath of the decision, and it may be none, said Petruff. Petruff suggested the commission approve the ordinance as written, and make amendments after Tokajer has taken readings and compiled additional research. Morton moved to adopt the noise ordinance as amended and Grossman seconded the motion. Commissioners voted unanimously for the ordinance, which went into effect immediately. Holmes Beach eld overbooked after newly enacted regsNew city eld regulations Commissioners adopted regulations for the use of the city field in Holmes Beach in late August, including: charities will be permitted. per year. Islander Reporter plan ahead. While commissioners were moving to approve were busy booking dates for events. City clerk Stacey Johnston brought the issue to commissioners during their Sept. 11 work session. Four events have been scheduled on the city calendar for March 2015, which is double the allowance under the restrictions adopted Aug. 26. One event was canceled, leaving three events on consecutive weekends March 14-28. Johnston asked commissioners for advice on how to handle the overbooking, and said the most recent booking was the annual Cityfest event, a celebration of the history of Holmes Beach and its founders presented by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner David Zaccagnino said the city couldnt cut out the annual chamber event a celebration of Holmes Beachs past and canceling other events could be problematic for organizers with vendors lined up. Human resource analyst Mary Buonagura suggested finding a way to educate event organizers because the regulations are so new. Commissioners decided to allow the overbooked March events to take place. The other events scheduled are for Sunset Boulevard Promotions for Anna Maria Taste of Arts March 21-22 and the March 14-15 Springfest put on by the The Flying Wallendas perform at Cityfest 2014. Copper creations display at Springfest 2014. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKLOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 19946412 Manatee Ave. W. 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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 15 Bradenton Beach special master hears setback variance Problems surface, but BB P&Z LDC review lumbers onBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter The pace at which the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board is reviewing the land development code, and the restrictions being discussed, are causing consternation for at least one homeowner as well as the mayor. T he P &Z met Sept. 3 to continue gathering public input on the code. P atrick Shomo, who owns a home on G ulf D rive South, spoke on his concerns about setbacks as they pertain to his and neighboring properties. Shomo purchased his house three years ago at 501 G ulf D rive S. A M aryland resident, he wants to rebuild the 80-year-old structure with the intention of permanently relocating his family to the island. This would include lifting the house in order to meet base Emergency Management Agency. Shomos lot measures 50 feet deep and 100 feet wide. A ccording to him, the house currently sits so close to Gulf Drive that, technically, 33 inches of his kitchen are on state land. The current LDC requires that any new construction include a 25-foot setback in the front and 10 feet at the rear. According to Shomo, this rule is problematic for his and other like properties as it only allows for 15 feet of development space. Basically you are talking about building a house that will resemble a thick billboard, he said, or four single-wide trailers stacked Lego-style, one on top of each other. Shomo argued that the dimensions being considered are amenable to cheap rentals, and would unduly limit livable space for his family. Shomo is asking the board to make exceptions within the code for homes on Gulf Drive South, par ticularly since many of the dwellings will need to be replaced in the future in order to comply with the National Flood Insurance Program. Board member John M etz argued against such a change. We are laboring under conditions so that no lots are involved. T he commissioners will want that information. A procedure is already in place to address that issue, Metz added. Variances. Shomo responded that variances are not a light weight process. Variances are not the answer, he said later in an interview with T he I slander. T hey require time and thousands of dollars in investment, and you are Pick up the pace Shomo also is concerned with time spent on reviewing the code. A s of (Sept. 3), they were only been three months, he said. At this pace it will be a long, long time. M eanwhile federal law is already passed and is going to decimate our residents who cannot raise their homes because of bad city code. M ayor Bill Shearon also expressed concern for the sluggish process at the Sept. 4 commission meeting, blaming the backlog of work plaguing the building department and other department staff. He noted the situation is not likely to improve as the commission recently accepted resignations from two P&Z members Bob Dale and Metz. T he commission delayed voting on John A rcadi for a seat on the P&Z, allowing time for CommissionArcadi before voting on his appointment. F or his part, Shomo said that it is imperative the P&Z board present a draft of the code to the commis sioners by November. If not, he warned, I will move my family somewhere else and build the ugliest rental unit in Bradenton Beach. I am at my wits end. The P&Z board is meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at various times at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Patrick Shomo stands at home in the 500 block of Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes LEFT: The house at 501 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton needs of owner Patrick Shomos family and FEMA rules. Shomo claims the citys land development code and proposed revisions place unfair demands on him and similar property owners. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Maintaining an older Bradenton Beach home that the owner says is a slice of old F lorida is going to take some time. And thats if special master William Robinson Jr. renovations to her house at 1101 Gulf Drive S. Architect Jody Beck, who designed plans for the Kennedy home that require the variance, said if the setback requests are approved, Kennedy still needs a F lorida D epartment of E nvironmental P rotection permit, along with the required city permits to begin construction. A barge brought the original home to Bradenton Beach in the 1930s, Beck said. T he house has been non-conforming but grandfathered for use until now. Kennedy maintains the improvements will maintain the old Florida look of the home, but the F ederal E mergency M anagement Agency requires new home construction or improve ments that are greater than 50 percent of the homes value be elevated. However, the proposed renovations for the Kennedy house require frontsideand rear-setback variances, Beck said. The largest variance is for 14 feet 9 inches in the front yard. Beck said the house, built of wood, is in poor condition. Renovating the structure involves elevating it We want to create a strong, safe building as a beach house and bring family members to reside on the beach, Beck said. The house would expand from 900 square feet of living space to 1,200 square feet and would be moved 7.5 feet closer to G ulf D rive to avoid electric lines on the upper level. Thats one reason for the variance requests, she said. Beck said one bathroom will become smaller and a bathroom added. R ichard Bennetts parents own 1103 G ulf D rive S., adjacent to Kennedys property. He said the project would increase density because of the additional size and bedroom, and cause stormwater to collect on his parents property. Enlarging the Kennedy house would have a negative impact on surrounding properties, according to Bennett. Robinson said he would render a decision as soon as possible. Our goal is to maintain the historic character of the house and build it to meet hurricane standards. Kennedy wants to do what is right for the community, the architect said. Beck told R obinson that the renovations would not the proposal is consistent with the citys comprehen sive plan, and no other remedy is available to solve the problems associated with elevating the structure. We have provided substantial, competent evidence that we cant meet the current setback require ments. The lot is 50 feet by 50 feet, and the applicant did not create the special conditions. E ven if the variance requests are approved, Beck said, I ts a long process before construction begins. Not everyone at the hearing agreed with Beck. Jody Beck, who designed proposed renovations for the home at 1101 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, speaks at a Sept. 10 variance hearing at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinHB rezone hearings continued Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners voted Sept. 11 to again continue two public hearings on rezoning residential property at 214 54th St. T he hearing had already been continued from A ug. 12 to Sept. 23 due to a miscommunication between the applicants and city staff. T he recent postponement was at the request of applicants, Keren and Ben ten Haaf of Lizzie Lu Retreat LLC. Why are we putting this off and off? A re they thinking the elections are going to change things? How long can you continue things? asked Commissioner Marvin Grossman. The public hearings are to address applications to rezone the property at 214 54th St. from R-2 mediumintensity residential zoning to a low-intensity commer cial, C-1, zoning and to extend the mixed-use overlay district from the commercial downtown into the residential neighborhood. T he ten Haafs propose removing the existing home, a one-story duplex, and replacing it with a twoBoth the planning commission and the city planner recommended denial. C ommissioners voted unanimously to continue the hearings to Dec. 9.
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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 17 Key Royale Pass BEST Philly cheesesteak in Manatee County!OPEN 7 DAYS KITCHEN OPEN LATE WEEKENDS BEST Sports Bar, Chicken Wings, Place to watch sports! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 BEST cheesesteak in Manatee County! Chicken Wings, Place to watch Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com MLB, NHL & NBA 10 TVs! MLB, We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ESTATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 29 YEARS! OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL FROSTED EAT IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing! GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to Capt. Greg Burke B8 A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysTavernAMI.com email@example.comB4 Duffys Tavern B4 B4 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 2014 The Islander / MacBonner Inc. 941-870-4349www.kathleend.net Sailing Catamarans Sailing CatamaransKathleen D Kathleen DUSCG Certied to 20 passengersSailing from 3 locationsAnna Maria Island Longboat Key Downtown SarasotaLets Go Sailing! SAIL: $20 PER PERSONWhisper SailingInterperative Sail Tours Aboard 1800s-Design Custom Work Boat Built in Cortez by Whisper Captain & Naturalist Geoffrey H. Kendrick Accommodates up to 6 people4528 119th St. West., CortezNEXT TO SWORDFISH GRILL941.713.5958 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tue -Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 CLOSED MONDAYS C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th-Cortez Bait & Seafood THE REAL DEAL, FRESH DAILY!Family-owned and operated RETAIL SEAFOOD MARKET RETAIL SEAFOOD Seafood fresh off the boat AND smoked! Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 21 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni Lyon for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Yes, we deliver!308 Pine Avenue | 941-251-4070 Buy any 12 or 16 pizza and get another pizza,* the same size, with up to 2 toppings for half-price!*Second pizza must be of equal or lesser value. Half-Off Pizza Deal! CALL 941-778-7978 FOR AN AD IN THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG A2
18 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER Restoration to continue in FISH preserveIslanders, island organizations make it look easy being greenRepresentatives from the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, EarthBalance, Scheda Eco logical Associates and Hughey Construction listen Sept. 5 to Jay Leverone, senior envi ronmental scientist of SBEP, explaining the scope of work for the FISH preserve project. Islander Photo: Jen Islander Reporter Cortez will soon see improvement. T he F lorida I nstitute of Saltwater Heritage received a $250,000 grant for habitat restoration from the Southwest F lorida Water M anagement D istrict a little more than a year ago. Working with a number of other agencies to make the restoration a reality, FI SH and partners spent months waiting, gathering permits, contracting companies to do work and making plans. The partners on the project met Sept. 5 at the Flor ida M aritime M useum at C ortez, where Jay Leverone, senior environmental scientist at the Sarasota Bay E stuary P rogram, told the group that dirt would be moved in the next few weeks. Leverone said the plan had shifted instead of beginning on the east side, they would start from the west. We have plans to restore the whole preserve, but we dont have enough money to do the whole thing. Its a very extensive project and, with this current funding source, we had to break it down into pieces, said Levorone. He said the SBEP has a history with habitat restoration in the FI SH preserve and a section on the east side of the preserve had already been restored. T he plan was to keep moving westward, in sections, until the entire preserve more than 100 acres are restored. Logistics prevented the current round of restora tion from beginning on the east side, Leverone said. Limited access points for crew and equipment would lead to more damage than working from the west side. ting there. We made a decision on the spot. A s we looked at it, we decided what we could and could not do, he said. Leverone said the grant will cover restoration on the entire west side, and some on the east side. More grant money will be needed to complete the remainder of the east side. Scheda E cological A ssociates, contracted by SB EP is managing the project. E arth Balance won the bid to perform the work and some of the heavy lifting is being subcontracted to Hughey Construction. Leverone expects the work to begin by O ctober and to be completed by the end of the year. We all have been very patient with this. We have all tried to get money before for this project and have the remainder of the project, he said. P reserve project participants expect three-quarters of the preserve to be restored in this project, including the entire east side and a portion of the west side. T hree types of habitat are being restored on the eastern half of the preserve: saltwater wetlands, freshwater wetlands and uplands. T he FI SH P reserve is more than 100 acres of environmentally sensitive wetland and uplands east ies habitat for the Sarasota Bay and the land provides the village with a buffer from encroaching development. T he preserve had been used as a dump site for trash, a campsite for homeless people, and had been invaded by numerous exotic, non-native plant species and trees. SBEP hopes to restore the property, preserving the natural resource. By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Littering the environment is not cool. But keeping public areas clean of litter has its reward. Several island-area representatives were honored at Keep M anatee Beautifuls 17th annual awards celebration Sept. 18 at the Polo Grill Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch for their outstanding volunteer efforts in litter cleanup and prevention, recycling and landscaping N atures A cademy, located off C ortez R oad in Bradenton, received an outstanding volunteer group award for its A doptA -Shore efforts on the bayfront bridge. Jim Pounds, Dana Pounds and Laura Adcock from the A cademy were on hand to receive the award. Sugg Middle Schools National Junior Honor Soci ety was honored for its Adopt-A-Shore work to keep C oquina Beach G ulfside, from the concession stand to Longboat Pass, litter free. These awards recognize those demonstrating leadership in cleaning up and improving the community environment through litter prevention, prevention of impacts of waste. I sland municipal code enforcement officers received awards for litter law enforcement, including G ail G arneau of Bradenton Beach, D iana Sacca of Anna Maria and Dave Forbes of Holmes Beach. A ccording to a Keep M anatee Beautiful news release, the islands code enforcers received the P ublic Service A ward in the Litter Law E nforcement C ategory for perfect or near perfect scores in Keep A merica Beautifuls annual Litter I ndex for 2014 and many years prior. Keep A merica Beautiful requires each T wo island commercial ventures received awards in the small business category of business and industry partnership. T he Historic Green Village was recognized as being one of only 100 developments worldwide to achieve the highest possible green building standard P latinum L EED plus N et Zero E nergy. T he H G V property includes six businesses in four buildings that offer the recycling of all materials and use environmentally-friendly purchasing products to minimize waste. T he P ine A venue R estoration G roup was lauded for with storm strength resiliency by building design. Keep Manatee Beautiful is a volunteer organization based in Bradenton that is dedicated to litter ment. For more information, visit www.manateebeautiful.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-795-8272. Jim Pounds, Dana Pounds and Laura Adcock accept Keep Mana tee Beautifuls outstanding volunteer group award Sept. 18 on behalf of Natures Academy. Islander Courtesy Photos Gail Garneau is on hand Sept. 18 to receive a public service award from Keep Manatee Beautiful. Anna Maria, accepts a public service award Sept. 18 from Keep Manatee Beautiful at the Polo Grill Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch. The FISH mission is displayed at the museum.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 19 Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Centenarian still dancing his days, years away By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter You get the feeling he really could dance all night. G eorge Hawley, a longtime resident of A nna M aria I sland, turned 102 Sept. 16 with a celebration that paid homage to his love of music and dance. More than 30 friends gathered at the Sunny Bower Assisted Living F acility in Bradenton, where Hawley moved about a year ago, to wish him a happy birthday. T he party included cake, dancing and a sing-along of some of his favorite songs, including I C ould Have D anced A ll Night, from the musical My Fair Lady. Music is in Hawleys blood, having been born to M ae N ormandy, a vaudevillian who traveled with such iconic entertainers as G eorge Burns and A l Jolson. Born in 1912 in Boston, Hawley is believed to be Jolsons son, a claim being researched by his children. Due to his mothers rigorous travel schedule, Hawley was raised in an orphanage until he was 12. N ot yet a teenager, Hawley ran away from the home and began working for a tailor. I n later years, he earned his living as a salesman specializing in appli ances, working for many big retailers including Sears & Roebuck. George Hawley at around age 50, shortly before moving to Anna Maria Island. Islander Courtesy Photo After serving in the in the Army as a radio operator stationed in Hawaii, Hawley married and had three children. He currently has seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Hawley moved to F lorida in 1967, first to St. P etersburg and then landing on A nna M aria I sland, where he lived for 40 years. A widower, he met his second wife D oris at the M oose Lodge in Bradenton Beach. T he two shared a love of dancing and could be week. T hey married at St. Bernard C atholic C hurch in Holmes Beach. Hawley still enjoys dancing and has a ready partner in Sunny Bower volunteer D ebby M c C aig. G eorge is the most positive, easygoing, kindest, giving and loving man I have ever met, said M c C aig, who keeps an i P od loaded with thousands of golden oldies to the delight of Sunny Bower residents. When not cutting a rug, Hawley looks forward to visits from longtime friends, playing Bingo on Sundays and meals at his favorite restaurants. He also is an avid card player. T here are about 4,000 centenarians in F lorida, according to the 2010 census, with men accounting for fewer than 750. But to McCaig and his friends at Sunny Bower, Hawley is one in a million. George Hawley enjoys his 102nd birthday with a big smile and a cake. Islander Courtesy Photo George Hawley, 102, dances with Sunny Bower Assisted Living Facility volunteer Debby McCaig. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes
20 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER $2 @ The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.Volunteers needed for to turn the tide on trashKeep Manatee Beautiful is seeking to help with coastal cleanup of debris as seen near the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 4. Islander Photo: Laurie Hayes By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Keep Manatee Beautiful, a public/private partnerenvironmental improvement, seeks volunteers for the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Sponsored statewide by The Ocean Conservancy, the annual event gives people the opportunity to beautify the environment and protect wildlife by cleaning up litter. During the 2013 cleanup, nearly half a million pieces of trash were collected in just a few hours from Floridas coastline. Adopt-A-Highway, Road and Shore groups will clean their adopted sites, but Keep Manatee Beautiful needs local residents to aid in the effort. Registration on Anna Maria Island includes: the drawbridge, in Holmes Beach. Beach. Also, volunteers are sought at the FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Check-in is at 9 a.m. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and bring their own gloves, sunscreen and a cooler. Hats and sunglasses also are recommended. Trash bags and drinks will be provided. The 2013 International Coastal Cleanup yielded the following items on Floridas beaches: Those who cant volunteer also can contribute to ensuring trash-free seas year-round by following the advice of The Ocean Conservancy: vancys Good Mate program. ocean trash. supplies. ocean-friendly materials. For more information, visit www.manateebeautiful.com, or contact Keep Manatee Beautiful by email at email@example.com or call 941-795-8272. Sea turtle season as of Sept. 21: 260 nests, 283 false crawls, 217 hatched nests and 17,878 hatchlings sent to the Gulf. AMITWSea turtle nesting season reaches nale Islander Reporter Crawl baby, crawl. Swim baby, swim. Tens of thousands of sea turtle hatchlings have made it to the Gulf of Mexico, and only a few nests remain to hatch as the Gulfcoast season comes to a close. Sea turtle nesting season begins in May with nesting activity that results in hatching that often concludes in October. However, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Glenn Wiseman said almost all of the sea turtles on Anna Maria Island have hatched, with the exception of three nests expected to hatch in October. Wiseman said some volunteers are finding unmarked nests that have hatched, which may have been missed or accidently labeled as false crawls. Wiseman said at this time in the season AMITW is able to identify and record non-viable nests. Nonviable nests are those that have not hatched because either they were sterile eggs, or the eggs became water damaged during incubation. He said some are getting close to the 70-75 days of incubation, which he would typically consider a non-viable nest. In some cases, only half of the eggs hatch, which is typically due to water collecting in the bottom of the nest. Everything is in better than normal ranges this year. We have a lot of nests that made it because we didnt have many storms this year, Wiseman said. He also said this is the third best year on record since the AMITW began monitoring sea turtle nesting. Its a close third to the second best year in 2012, which had 100 more nests than this year, but Tropical Storm Debby destroyed many of the nests, lowering the number of hatchlings. This years hatchlings to the Gulf number rivals 2012s in spite of fewer nests. Wiseman said the past three years have been the highest recorded years in both amount of nests and hatchlings to the Gulf. Its encouraging, but it doesnt mean anything yet. Its only been three years. You have to get at least 10 years under your belt before you see a trend, he said. Many AMITW volunteers have been relieved of their duties, as the nests from their assigned sections have hatched, but Wiseman said permit requirements this year stipulate regular monitoring until Oct. 31. The regular monitoring will continue throughout the end of the season and taper into monthly beach surveys through the winter. Wiseman said tours are over for the season because of the few nests left, but he encouraged beachgoers to stop, watch and ask questions if they spot sea turtle volunteers on the beach. Sure Is Hot If Pope Gregory lived in Florida when he was working on the calendar there would only have been eleven months. He would have skipped September. Florida is hot in the summer. And by the time September rolls around it has been too hot for too long. Everybody wants to talk about the heat. And everyone is saying that this is the hottest summer ever. Its not. The hottest some tragic error that had brought me to this unbearably hot place. I did not know what had gone wrong. Spending the winter in Florida was such a great idea. The AC in our apartment was so weak that we used to drag the mattress off our bed and lay it under the puny little window unit in the kitchen. We would then prostrate ourselves on the mattress in an attitude of prayer and beg the whining little beast to please try harder. wiser than that now. I own tons of air conditioning. I have also developed a few life and culinary tools to cope with the September Hot. I will share some of them with you. 1. Go to Nova Scotia. 2. An old favorite pastime of mine on an unbearably hot Get in line with all of those grave, stressed, sweltering people, wait for a quiet moment, and then announce with certitude... Sure is hot. People have been known to weep. 3. Drink preferably something alcoholic and spicy and lemony with a lot of ice. We at the Beach Bistro have concocted the perfect September Hot beverage. We have named it the Sure Is Hot. It is tequilabased, because tequila was created for hot days by people who know heat. We start the cocktail with the best maple syrup in the whole world. My wife Susan found it during one of our visits a lovely family who own really tough little maple trees that grow right along the ocean. We arent going to tell you their names because you might try to get some. We pour the tequila over ice, add a trickle of the worlds best maple syrup, then fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a soupcon of sriracha. Shake well and sip your heated cares away. 4. Another great September Hot island tradition is to walk into the Bistro bar and say to Fred or Briana ... Sure is hot. cocktail. It will help get you to October. ************ Sean Murphy is the owner of the Beach Bistro and Eat Here restaurants. He writes on matters culinary from time to time. 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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 21 Red tide remains in Gulf A bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, remains in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Recent satellite images from the University of South Florida show an offshore surface bloom extending between Taylor and Pinellas counties, about 5-35 miles offshore between southern Taylor and northern Levy counties and 10-20 miles offshore southern Levy to Pasco counties. Samples analyzed by the Florida Fish and concentrations of K. brevis. trations were detected offshore of Dixie and Levy counties. Fish kills and respiratory irritation have been reported in that area. Widespread Trichodesmium blooms in surface waters have also been observed in several different areas along Floridas Gulf Coast. No red tide was detected in mid-September offshore of Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier or Monroe counties. For more information about red tide in Florida, go online to myfwc.com.Picking up paradise pulls in island social media Island? Putting them together could mean prizes. Inspired by the Florida Department of Transportations social media campaign combating litter, Man vs. Litter Challenge, The Islander is holding a Picking up Paradise contest. The campaign is aimed at increasing environmental awareness while beautifying Anna Maria Island. The rules of the game are: Pick up litter plastic bags, the community on social media. To play the game: 1. Follow @ami_islander on Twitter, or like The Islander on Facebook. 2. Take a photo of the trash, someone picking it up or throwing it in a trash can or recycling bin. 3. Post the photo on social media. Tweet the photo and shout out to @ami_islander on Twitter with #PickingUpParadise. On Facebook, tag The Islander in the photo or post it to the Islanders timeline. Photos also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories for winners will include most creative photo, most unusual litter and the most likes on social media. Winners will be chosen monthly and they will collect a choice of a white or tie-dye MoreThan-a-Mullet-Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The Florida Department of Transportation launched the Man vs. Litter Challenge to drive home its message: Keep our paradise litter-free. College students created the campaign to raise environmental awareness and prevent litter. The idea? See a cigarette butt, a beer can, a plastic bag littering share on social media with the world. The Islander is joining the cause with the hyperlocal version of the challenge. Local entries also may be submitted to the Man-vs-Litter contest via email at info@CleanFLroads.com or via Instagram by posting to @CleanFLroads with the hashtag #driveithome. Keep Paradise Litter FreeVolunteers needed to net shing line Conservationists are seeking a crew of kayakers to place in the area in conjunction with the annual International Coastal Cleanup. The volunteer work will take place Saturday, Oct. 4, with people meeting at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City Island in Sarasota at about 8:30 a.m. Organizers with Florida Audubon, Sarasota Bay Watch and the squadron are asking people to register now and to plan to spend about four hours working to glements or ingest the line, often dying as a result. Human divers and swimmers are at risk from entanglements and the line can damage boat propellers. In addition to having a kayak, volunteers should arrive to the squadron with sturdy footwear, sunscreen, eye protection, a hat and gloves. and measured and the data shared with scientists working on entanglement issues. For more information, contact SBW at 941-2322363 or sarasotabaywatch.org. Photo: Courtesy FWC Photo: Courtesy FWC Grill Seafood Grill Seafood Grill Seafood Come try some cracker shrimp! Live music Friday & Saturday121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT 2000 75th St. W., BradentonSmoke-Free Facility / Always Open to The PublicLunches ~ Dinners ~ Dances ~ Bingo Amusement Center and More! FOR A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CALL 941-794-3489 or visit www.americanlegionpost24.com Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO Kirby Stewart Post 24 Kirby Stewart Post 24 WELCOME TO The American Legion AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY & SATURDAY OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN &CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!Open Wednesday-Sunday Closed Mon-Tues til December CATERING we deliver for large parties
22 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER Streetlife 3 PM SUNDAY SEPT. 28 SLICKERS BIG PIG ROAST DELICIOUS LUNCH DAILYCOME BY LAND OR SEA! ICW Marker 49 INDOOR DINING Open 7 days 11-10 4628 119th St.W., CortezFacebook: Sword sh Grill and Tiki Facebook: Flippin Mullet Sports Bar941.798.2035 Olde Cortez DELICIOUS DELICIOUS LUNCH LUNCH DAILY DAILY NEVER A DULL MOMENT! TUESDAYS: NASCRAB RACES 6:30(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SAFE CRAB RACING AT BARS) FRI. SEPT. 26 TBA 7-10 SAT. SEPT. 27 TIM CHANDLER NOON-4 MESSENGER LITE 7-10 SUN. SEPT. 28 REID FROST NOON-4 SHOTGUN JUSTICE 5-8 Island watch To report information on island crime, call the station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-7085804. In emergencies, call 911.Island police blotterAnna Maria Sept. 2, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, infordispatched to an alarm. The scene was checked and cleared as a false alarm. Sept. 3, 500 block of Blue Heron Drive, information. A person reported a missing gas can from a boat. Police reported it may be the gas can found in the garage of a burglarized home in Holmes Beach. Sept. 14, 100 block of Cedar Avenue, found item. A MCSO deputy found a lunch bag and blanket at a beach access. After asking beachgoers if it belonged to them, he took the items to the station. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach Sept. 13, 200 block of Bay Drive South, open conwith an open can of beer, which is in violation of city ordinance. He was arrested. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez Sept. 12, 12300 block of Cortez Road, trespass responded to a call by a property manager who wanted certain individuals trespassed from the property. Both subjects left the area without incident. Cortez is policed by MCSO. Holmes Beach No reports available. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs Tampa woman drives vehicle at man, faces felony charges in Anna Maria A Tampa woman faces felony charges after she allegedly drove her vehicle at someone Sept. 14 in Anna Maria. Mercedes Fernandez, 65, faces three charges: aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, battery on a person 65 years old or older and trespass after warning. Fernandez arrived in the 800 block of North Shore Drive and, according report, drove onto private property after repeatedly being told not to for more than four hours. Fernandez also was asked by her aunt, who was the caregiver to the man she later allegedly assaulted, to leave the property. However, she waited in her car outside the property. The man, on foot, opened the gate surrounding the community when Fernandezs aunt returned to meet him for dinner. Fernandez then drove her car at a slow speed at the man. The man told the MCSO deputy she struck him with the car and blood and marks were found on the hood of the car, matching the mans account of events. The man grabbed a dog out of the passenger seat took the dog out of the car, she would stop driving. According to the report, Fernandez got out of her car and began hitting the man on his left arm, while he held it in a defensive position. The man pulled a cane away from Fernandez, causing her to fall to the ground. The man sustained several cuts on his left arm and was still bleeding when the MCSO deputy arrived on the scene. Fernandez will be arraigned Oct. 3 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Coast Guard gets improved response boatsCortez man arrested for battery A Cortez man was charged Sept. 13 with aggravated battery, according to the Bradenton Police Department. Demetrios George Kokolis, 23, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, was arrested at 4:48 a.m. in downtown Bradenton, according to the report. At around 2:43 a.m., Kokolis, his girlfriend and a 23-year-old complainant were in the 1200 block of Fourth Avenue West, according to the report, when Kokolis pushed and punched the man, knocking out one of his upper teeth and damaging other teeth. Kokolis, according to the report, denied any battery and claimed the man fell while assisting his girlfriend, who he said also had fallen. The man went to Manatee Memorial Hospital for medical attention. Kokolis was released Sept. 21 from Manatee County jail on $5,000 bond. Kokolis Fernandez Bigger, bolder, faster. The U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez received two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II platforms, a Sept. 11 news release stated. Crews recently took the new life-saving response boats for test runs, enabling crewmembers to become familiar with the boats maneuverability, functionality and design. Cortez is really excited to be receiving the new its going to be able to do everything that we ask of it. The 29-foot RB-S IIs are replacing the older 25-foot Response Boat-Small. The new boats reach high speeds, are easily deployable and designed to operate year-round in shallow waters along coastal borders. Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 521 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,344 home built in 1976 on a 6,600 sq ft lot was sold 08/28/14, Payne to Wheeler for $710,000. 628 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a front home built in 1971 on a 100x115 lot was sold 08/29/14, Linsley to Werner for $585,000; list $599,000. 3404 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, Gulf Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,359 sfla / 1,394 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1987 was sold 09/02/14, Morley to Renderman for $380,000; list $384,900. 117 10th St. N., Unit 121, Bay Winds, Bradenton Beach, a 1,027 sfla / 1,177 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984 sold 08/29/14, Lycans to Baxley for $372,000; list $379,000. Jesse Brisson can be reached at Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 24, 2014 23 Authentic Italian Pizza 16 Ice Cold Craft Beers on Tap, $1.50-$2 $8 Pizza! Beach Views & Sunsets! At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-7787978. ObituaryEyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alerts for motorists driving in the area the week of Sept. 22: Cortez Road to 28th Street: A maintenance project continues, with crews replacing a utility pole. Motorists can expect northbound lane closures 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 26. from east of Gulf Drive to west of 127th Street West: An ongoing construction project, with crews working on the bridge surface, repairing the eastbound sidewalk and installing lighting and a sidewalk handrail. Crews will continue occasional nighttime lane closures of the eastbound lanes (toward Cortez) SundayThursday 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Additionally, the eastbound sidewalk will remain closed for several weeks and pedestrians and bicyclists will use the westbound sidewalk Quinn Construction Inc. is the contractor on this project, which is expected to be completed this winter. to 119th Street: A maintenance project continues, with crews replacing power poles. The outside eastbound lane will close 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 26. The DOT advises that motorists who encounter roadwork should expect delays and use caution. For the latest roadwatch information, people can RoadwatchUrsula Adams Rowse Ursula Adams Rowse, 87, of Fenton, Michigan, formerly of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 13. She was born April 8, 1927, in Concord, New Hampshire, to Charles W. and Viola M. Adams. Mrs. Rowse was past president of McLaren Hospital Auxiliary, member of PEO, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. A service will be held Oct. 4 in Flint, Michigan. Memorial donations may be made to Genesys Hospice or First Presbyterian Church of Flint. Online condolences may be made at www.sharpfuneralhomes. com Arrangements entrusted to Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton, Michigan. Mrs. Rowse was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard E. She is survived by children, Janet R. and husband David Nyholm, Barbara R. and husband Jim VanDam, Sally R. and husband Sam Catanese and Richard E. III and wife Joni; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Peter Lynch, David and wife Lindsey Nyholm, Christopher Nyholm, Emily and husband Chuck Navyac, James and wife Annie Somerville, Sam and wife Rachel Catanese, Sarah Catanese, Joseph and wife Amy Catanese, Richard IV, Tyler Rowse and Parker Rowse; and great-grandchildren, Bobby, Megan, Luke, Henry, Bela, Nelson, Cooper and Gracie. Little commutersA group of children commute to Anna Maria Island from Bayshore Gardens in Bradenton to drop off an older sibling at Anna Maria Elementary School and visit the beach. Sarah Copeman, who owns and operates Love Bugs Home Daycare and is the wife of Holmes Copeman, says, I have an Expedition that seats eight. They love the drive, especially the bridge and seeing boats. On this September morning, Copeman and the children also stopped by the AMI Beach Cafe for pancakes. Islander Photo: Courtesy Sarah Copeman Michael Edward Mickey Higgins Michael Edward Mickey Higgins of Bradenton Beach and formerly of Kenmore, New York, died Sept. 12. He was the son of the late J. George and Florence L. Higgins. The service was private. Mr. Higgins is survived by brother Daniel C. Sr., nephews Daniel C. Jr. and Jon C. and niece Megan K.
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Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Boating safety courses offered The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will hold a boating education course and seminars in October at the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. T he two-part boating course will be taught at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 11. C ompleting the course and passing the exams cate, which is required of boaters who were born after Jan. 1, 1988. G raduates also may earn a discount on boating insurance. The cost of the course is $45 per individual, $70 per couple. Also, the squadron will offer a seminar in under standing and reading nautical charts at 6:30 p.m. T uesday, Oct. 14. The fee is $15. A seminar in understanding and using GP S will be taught at 6:30 p.m. T uesday, Oct. 21. The fee is $15. For more information, call Walter Haug or Gloria Potter at 941-795-0482. By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Slims Place Seahawks defeated The Feast Redskins 33-24 to win the NF L F lag F ootball Super Bowl Sept. 18 at the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity Center. D espite the sound of a 33-24 score, the game was not close. T he Seahawks offense moved the ball at will behind the passing of quarterback D on P urvis, touchdown passes. T he Seahawks jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Purvis to Dina DeJesus, and a 20-yard touchdown pass from P urvis to A ndrew T urman. T he R edskins momentarily stopped the bleeding Sato handed the ball to C aleb R oberts, who then connected with Sato for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Slims Seahawks extended their lead on another pass from P urvis to T urman with 47 seconds left in the half. T hat would appear to give the Seahawks a 27-6 lead to close the half. But the R edskins went into hurry-mode with the Ray Gardner jitterbugged his way for an 18-yard gain Shay Coleman streaking down the left sideline. Coleman made a one-handed catch for a touchdown to pull to within 27-12 after the extra point attempt failed. T he Seahawks offense picked up right where it down and then he ran for 5 yards on second down. O n third down, P urvis rolled to his right, avoided a sack and connected on a 22-yard pass play thanks to a spectacular diving catch by T urman that gave Slims P urvis took the snap and rolled to his right, patiently waiting for Jason M ickan to get open and connected, giving the Seahawks a 33-12 lead with 9:45 left to play. T he R edskins looked to be in line for a serious whipping after Mickan intercepted Sato and returned it to the 5-yard line, but Gardner jumped a route and intercepted Purvis at the 5 and took it back for a touchdown to make the score 33-18 with just under 6 minutes to play. T he R edskins made a defensive stop and got the ball back with 5:23 to play and on second down, and Sato hit G ardner streaking down the right sideline to pull to within 33-24. T he Seahawks got the ball back and salted away completed an undefeated season. Turman and M ickan both had big days, with T urman catching a game-high 11 passes for 111 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. M ickan pair of touchdowns and an extra point. P at C alvary D eJesus scoring one touchdown and C alvary adding an extra point to complete the scoring. G ardner led the R edskins with 27 yards rushing, 68 yards receiving, including a 30-yard touchdown interception return for a touchdown. C aleb R oberts added two catches for 29 yards and a touchdown. touchdown passes in the loss. Key Royale golf news T he men got out for a few rounds of golf in the past week at Key R oyale C lub. T he action got started Sept. 15 with a morning round, followed by an after noon session. The morning round saw the men play a ninehole, individual-low-net match. Bill Shuman and 3-under-par 29s. System match in the afternoon. A rt M c M illian and G ary D uncan both scored plus-3, putting them three place. The club women played a nine-hole red-whiteand-blue low-net golf match. T hey teed up for three holes at the blue marker, three on white and three on the traditional red ladies tees. D ebi Wohlers, Jana on the fourth hole and birdied on the eighth in her round. T he men were back on the links Sept. 18 for a nine-hole team scramble. T he team of P at M oyna, D ennis Shavey, D ick M ills and Jim Kirk matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by D an R ichardson, Blake place. Horseshoe news Horseshoe action on Sept. 17 at the A nna M aria C ity Hall horseshoe pits was rained out, but teams did play Sept. 20. T wo teams emerged from pool play with the reqSam Samuels and Bob Heiger rolled past Jay D isbrow by a 21-5 score to earn bragging rights for the day. P lay gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by team selection. Everyone is welcome. Super Bowl Slims Place Seahawks winning play ers Monica Simpson, Dina DeJesus, Jason Mickan, Pat Calvary, Don Purvis, Rob Alderson and Andrew Turman celebrate their Sept. 18 33-24 victory over The Feast Redskins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy Slims Place Seahawks quarterback Don Purvis signals to receiver Andrew Turman during the Sept. 18 NFL Flag Football Super Bowl game at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper
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The sale will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the park, 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton. For more information about the plans or becoming a vendor, call organizers at 941-761-2866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MULLET SALE S-XL $125604B MARINA DRIVE OPPOSITE ISLAND LIBRARY941 778-7978 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Live Music Friday & Saturday 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941.896.9737 bluemarlinami.com NEVER A DULL MOMENT! 11 TV S NON-SMOKING SPORTS BAR -ON THE WATER. OPEN 7 DAYS 11-10 AT THE SWORDFISH GRILL, 4628 119TH ST. W., CORTEZ 941-798-2035 NEVER A DULL MOMENT! NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Join us on the roundabout in Bradenton The Island Exper ts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 94 1-77 8-9622 778-9622 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. 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KEITH BARNETT, Realtor941.730.0516 firstname.lastname@example.orgI can navigate you to the perfect Island home. PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Foo tball on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wi n gs an d ot h er Grea t Ga me Foo d an d Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS 8102 CORTEZ RD. W.Tue-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2 941-798-9585 All estate/ consignment jewelry and watches, including pre-owned Rolex. 40% OFF Mail or deliver to The Islander $5O BUCS CONTEST $5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 5 1 2 3 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMECONTEST WINNER: ___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Packers at Bears Titans at Colts Panthers at Ravens Lions at JetsNo winner Dolphins at Raiders Bills at Texans Jaguars at Chargers Falcons at Vikings Miami at Nebraska Fla. Intl. at UAB Bucs at Steelers Eagles at 49ers Saints at Cowboys FSU at N.C. State Yes, we deliver!308 Pine Avenue | 941-251-4070 Buy any 12 or 16 pizza and get another pizza,* the same size, with up to 2 toppings for half-price!*Second pizza must be of equal or lesser value. Half-Off Pizza Deal! Syracuse at N. Dame Chamber mixer plans The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Members are encouraged to invite potential members to chamber events. Cost of the event is $5. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. The chambers monthly networking luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key. Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 941-778-1541.Marias moves uptown Maria and Yianni Zouroudis operated Marias Place Family restaurant on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach until recently, making a move to 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The site was formerly the Havana Cabana restaurant. The couple heard Havana Cabana was for sale and knew the owner. They jumped at the opportunity to move Marias to accommodate larger groups. Its a great move for us, said Yianni Zouroudis. We love this island. This is home, and we wanted to create a real family atmosphere at the new, larger Marias Place. Along with the relocation, the owners are bringing their menu of comfort, American food combined with Greek and Cuban cuisine, he said. And, of course, our great breakfast menu. Also, if we hear from our customers theyd like a certain Co-owner and chef Yianni Zouroudis displays the sign he and wife Maria brought with them from Marias Place in Bradenton Beach to Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin item, well do our best to bring that to the menu, he added. For the next few weeks, Marias Place serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, closed Wednesday, and opens 7 a.m.-8 p.m., including dinner service, Thursday through Saturday. Marias Place plans to adjust operating hours during the winter season. For more information, call 941-254-4999.
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32 SEPT. 24, 2014 THE ISLANDER David Teitelbaum Sales Associate 941-812-4226 Liz Codola Broker Associate 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a cour tesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Tortuga Inn two-bedroom apartments Gulfview @ $599,00 Bayview @ $529,000 The Gardens @ $450,000 ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com