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Page 6 Make a date, catch a Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-EdThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 49 OCT. 8, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE OUSTER, PAGE 3 Players reality. 14 Cops & Court islbizNEWS readers letters. 6, 8 Rain, rain go CORR BELIEF Fishing improves. 25 Real life story. 10 PLEASE SEE MURDER CASE PAGE 4 Beach duplex Oct. 1 resulted in damage to the property and also caused the death of one of four of the residents dogs. Islander Photo: Courtesy of WMFRBradenton Beach ouster of mayor on time outBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Will they or wont they? That has been the question looming in Bradenton Beach since three city commissioners voted Sept. 22 to initiate forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon. At a special meeting Oct. 6 the commission continued to go forward with the proceedings, but delayed hashing out the resolution that would outline the process. City Attorney Ricinda Perry drafted the resolution, however, Shearon had submitted a draft ordinance of his own Oct. 3 that contained some points that Perry deemed valid. She did a side-by-side comparison of the two documents and offered her recommendations. Ultimately the commission voted 3-2 to meeting. The mayor was joined in voting for the delay by Commissioners Janie Robertson and Ed Straight. Perry was charged with putting together another draft resolution, which will be reviewed by the commission at its next meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. The gallery was filled for the Oct. 6 meeting. Many of the public comments were in favor of the mayor. Among his supporters was Carl Parks, a resident of Bradenton Beach for more than 14 years. Noting that the mayor had won his seat in a contested election, Parks, who has chaired the Scenic WAVES committee for 10 years, stated, Obviously, the voters felt that this city was headed in the wrong direction, and there was a hue and cry for new leadership. are trying to stage a coup that would undo the will of the people. Barbara Rodocker, owner of BridgeWalk and Silver Surf resorts in Bradenton Beach, called for the mayor to step down. his forfeiture plan at a Sept. 16 commission workshop. He told Shearon his purpose was to examine your authority, the citys policies and, if need be, hold you accountable. At that meeting, Clarke read from a nine-page complaint in which he outlined what he claimed were examples of Shearons offenses. Clarke then called a special meeting at which Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Straight joined him in overruling Robertson on a motion to begin ousting the mayor. While the city charter does not provide does provide for forfeiture under certain conditions, of which only two might possibly apply to Shearon: Violates any standard of By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A flurry of subpoenas, discovery responses and a motion to compel are among murder trial of William J. Cumber now set for the end of October. Cumber is accused of killing Sabine MusilBuehler, who disappeared on Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008. Since the trial was previously set for April, it is the second time in six months the state has issued subpoenas ordering the appearance of dozens of witnesses. In March, the of 16 law enforcement personnel and 14 civilians. Two alternative time periods have been scheduled for Cumbers trial, one starting Oct. 20 and a second Oct. 27. An Oct. 7 docket sounding before 12th Circuit Judge Charles E. Roberts occurring after The Islander press time is expected to determine the trial date. Im not sure if its going, assistant state attorney Art Brown said. But Im preparing like it will. Assistant public defender Carolyn Schlemmer previously represented Cumber, but she is on medical leave and the case has recently transferred to Franklin Roberts. The newly assigned assistant public defender, who declined to speak to The from the state, including requests for: A video-interview of the defendant taken at Charlotte Correction Institution April 9, 2012, where Cumber was serving time on an unrelated arson conviction. Financial, medical and life insurance records of Thomas Buehler, the victims estranged husband. MCSO investigator who has since retired. A photograph of a boat on Thomas Buehlers property. A report by a crime scene expert. Brown responded to Roberts motion in an Oct. 1 email, stating: Investigators did not record the referenced interview. Certain insurance records had been provided. records related to Rampone. website. The crime scene expert said in a deposition he did not produce a written report. Cumbers case took on legs when Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announced the second-degree murder charge during a news conference in October 2012, nearly four years after Musil-Buehler was last seen. Cumber reportedly was the last to see Musil-Buehler that day at the apartment they Smoke from kitchen By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter West Manatee Fire Rescue responded to Bradenton Beach, at 1:36 a.m. Oct. 1, but due to heavy smoke. According to the WMFR news release, firefighters found the second floor of the duplex ablaze when they arrived. ladder to climb to a second-story window and rescue three of four dogs, but one pet hid and perished from smoke inhalation. the occupant was cooking, the release said. No one was injured in the incident. The kitchen was destroyed, according to the release, and there was substantial damage throughout the residence because of heavy smoke. The Red Cross responded and provided support for the occupants of the two apartments. Cumber Musil-Buehler Shearon
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 OCTOBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Bradenton Beach cleared of harrassment claimBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter One down, two to go A St. Petersburg labor law attorney hired by Bradenton Beach issued an opinion Sept. 30 that the claim of a hostile work environment put forth by public works director Tom Woodard is without merit. Two additional claims from David Higgins and Christine Watson, both Bradenton Beach public works employees, are undergoing similar scrutiny. Woodard submitted a letter of complaint to the city Sept. 11. In his three-page missive a followup to an Aug. Watson Woodard asserted that Mayor Bill Shearon put forth made-up, unfounded allegations and implied disciplinary actions are clearly a retaliatory action on behalf of the mayor, solely against me. Among other claims, Woodard wrote that the mayor encouraged a citizen to make a complaint regarding the use of a city vehicle outside city limits, micromanaged the department and improperly disciplined him for performance issues. Woodard requested that an unbiased, legal counsel be retained to examine Woodard asked that the mayor and his representative have no contact with him or his department until the investigation was completed. He also requested the mayor be prohibited from taking any disciplinary action against the public works department, myself and my staff for three years, unless by independent review. According to the citys employee manual, the mayor oversees the public works department. Shearon said the matter was turned over to Matthew Westerman of Blalock Walters, P.A. Westerman, an expert in sexual harassment, employment discrimination and retaliation, had already been retained to assist with matters related to the city clerk. Following his investigation, Westerman detailed Woodard. In his correspondence, Westerman stated he met with Woodard Sept. 16 to discuss his allegations. He noted that Woodard said actions were taken against him because he asked a member of his staff to take pictures Shearon gave to two employees in January 2014. The photos of personnel records surfaced in communication to the city from a lawyer representing Ed Chiles of ELRA Inc., the corporate entity of the BeacHhouse Restaurant, and an investigation ensued. However, the Bradenton Beach Police Department found little basis for charges in the matter. Westerman also interviewed Shearon Sept. 19. In addition, he met with four witnesses, all city employ Westerman noted that in order to establish a claim of a hostile working environment, Woodard needed to prove that the workplace is permeated with retal ciently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of his employment and create an abusive working environment. He added that not all forms of objectionable conduct are actionable, as the alleged harassment must be based on an employees protected characteristics (race, sex, age, etc.) or a protected conduct/speech (complaints of illegal conduct, discrimination, etc.). In light of this legal standard, Westerman conjected to an illegal hostile work environment. He recommended that the city take no further action with respect to Woodards complaint. Woodard issued a statement about the decision following the Oct. 2 city commission meeting, saying he was pleased his allegations were on record. Asked if he will pursue further action, Woodard told The Islander, I will wait and see how things turn out. I want to see how tumultuous things might get. Shearon said, the findings speak for themselves. Shearon stressed that the city took the extra step of hiring Westerman in order to see if there were legiti mate grounds for a complaint. It cost the city a lot of money, he said. Labor law attorneys are big bucks. The investigation led to a conclusion of no wrong doing, but now the city will have to eat the cost. Shearon added that he is not looking to place blame for the money spent. In the wake of the employee complaints and those discussed at recent commission meetings, Shearon said he is trying to change some of his ways. Im looking into web seminars through the Florida League of Cities in order to hone my skills as mayor, he told The Islander. Shearon elaborated on what he termed my interest to do better and to be a better mayor during his report at the Oct. 2 commission meeting. He also mentioned getting assistance from the county to go department by department and do an evaluation, getting kind of an independent look at things. Shearon expects to get an opinion from Wester man regarding the remaining complaints in the next week. Higgins and his wife both offered public comment at the meeting, expressing displeasure that his letter was leaked to the press. I am making a formal complaint to this comcomplaint was leaked to The Islander. Noting that he expected his complaint to remain private until the conclusion of the investigation, Higgins suggested that whoever leaked the complaint should be held to the standards of discipline outlined in the employee handbook. Just before the conclusion of the meeting, Laurie Higgins began yelling at the mayor and stormed out of the chambers.
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4 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER 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 Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org vote 2014 MURDER CASE Eat Here to host Lawrence political fundraiser Popcorn and Politics set for Oct. 10 Other dates and events this election season: Lawrence A duplex at Haleys Motel in Holmes Beach burned Nov. 16, 2008. It was rented as part of the motel owned and operated by Sabine Musil-Buehler and Police Department, West Manatee Fire Rescue and occurred shortly after the disappearance of MusilBuehler. Islander File Photo
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6 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our OCT. 8, 2014 OCT. 8, 2014 OCT. 8, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Marge McCarthy Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com) WWW. ISLANDER. ORGWonder over Whitmore Its so sad when a hometown gal forgets her roots. Whitmore continues to support rampant growth at the expense of the environment of the Island and Cortez. She is a developers darling. Whitmore has forgotten all those people who helped her as a child and now she ignores for the glitter of developers. Vote for Terri Wonder for county commissioner. Joe Kane, CortezVote Wonder The good ol boys, establishment, dark force, have and have nots, backroom bureaucrats, clusters of power, special interests, the machine and Manatee All are cliques in existence for too long in Manatee County. Its the same roster of donors to candidates. They thrive on apathy and support political action committees. The game plan to distort a candidate or incumbent who wont agree with their agenda. The usual process of the high rollers is to scout potential candidates who will align with the majority on the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. The upcoming Nov. 4 county commission race is the most important election I can recall. The at-large District 6 incumbent must be defeated. Ever since Hometown Democracy was defeated and Betsy Benac elected to the BOCC, land-use changes to our comprehensive plan are rampant. Another fear is the local press and media may be intimidated by the cliques that could hurt their livelihood. We have a chance to undo this mess. Vote for Terri Wonder Nov. 4. Katie Pierola, former Bradenton Beach mayor, BradentonPicking up a pitchfork I recently read a statement by Holmes Beach Commissioner Davis Zaccagnino that its OK to raise property taxes because I dont see people lining up with pitchforks, meaning that no one is complaining or protesting. I for one am getting a pitchfork to show Zaccagnino that I protest the increase. He indicated that hes been marking up current budget items to address, but its too late at the 11th hour to change anything. Why didnt he share those Tree house trouble The tree house is out of code. This is not rocket science and its not feel good emotions that rule. property and the unapproved structure dismantled at lected. Short of payment, foreclose on the property. Enough already. Glen R. Varnadoe, Lakeland See MORE opinions, page 8.ideas weeks ago? Now he says hell look at better ways to do the years? Until then, Ill have my pitchfork. Dennis Schavey, Holmes Beach Heading to fall Nice, nice, nice weather. After months of highs in the high-90s and one day that hit 100 and humidity that tops the charts, well, this is nice weather. Low 70s overnight and mid 80s by day? I like to say, thats why we moved here, but it really only lasts usually for a few weeks in the fall and a similar period in the spring. We are heading into winter. Wait! Winter is typically mild around Tampa Bay and our days will still be mostly sunny. Fishing is improving. Snowbirds and Our winter friends are heading back for what we like to call high season, a parody of the high society Florida enclaves. for island women is a strappy black dress with sparklesandals. A Tommy Bahama shirt for men. We come and go in golf carts more often than limos. We walk the beach in the morning and celebrate sunset as night falls. Were old Florida-casual. So its somewhat annoying that our city governments are taking a fall. Anna Maria commissioners are rushing to court to put a halt on vacation rentals, and looking for ways to They could forge ahead and enact business licenses for all business activity but, instead, they are razorfocused on controlling rentals numbers of bedrooms, people, cars, square footage whatever it takes. And yet, there have been no party complaints to speak of in more than a year. No trash or noise problems. Just a perceived problem: too many people may come to the city, overwhelming what? It seems they are headed up a path, with plans to lock the gate behind them. But we hear from afar, Chicken Little crying out, the sky is falling. At the other end of the spectrum, we see a fall from grace in Bradenton Beach, where one power-seeking commissioner with some obvious collusion is crying foul, creating havoc for the mayor and threatening to empty the city coffers for legal fees. What does Commissioner Jack Clarke hope to accomplish without cooperation? He may have the backing of the mayors greatest adversaries, but he hasnt polled the citizens. In fact, no one ever voted for him. He was just the only person from his ward to stand We hope for greater cooperation. For support for the mayors administration. We hope the citizens wont fall for an all-out assault. Gently we go, into fall. Bonner Joy
THE ISLANDER OCT. 8, 2014 7 Headlines from Sept. 29, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 28 74 89 0.20 Sept. 29 74 87 0.43 Sept. 30 74 86 0.23 Oct. 1 77 87 0 Oct. 2 74 89 0 Oct. 3 74 87 0 Oct. 4 70 84 2.96 Average area Gulf water temperature 84.724-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander online e-edtion subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 10 years ago plained to the city commission that the municipal holiday decorations were too Christian. Then Commission Chair Sandy Haas-Martens defended the decorations, saying they were intended to be generic. Protection declared Anna Maria beaches critically eroded, clearing the way for possible renourishwere working on a plan for federal renourishment of beaches on the Gulfside. on AMI with a run of the politically-themed The Sensuous Senator starring Hugh Scanlon and Robin Rhodes. Maria Island and Cortez during the annual Coastal Cleanup, a popular volunteer event that continues to take place each October. ing the land-use designation for three churches from public/semi-public to medium-density residential. CORR BELIEFby Will CorrRain rain go away The summer of 2004 was wet. Hurricanes and monsoon rains brought soggy-bottom conditions to the island everywhere in Florida for that matter. Anna Maria Island was lucky that year we dodged bullet after bullet for the entire tropical season. If you look at a diagram of where the storms hit and progressed across the state, you may think it is a 3-year-olds scribble drawing from the School for Constructive Play. One afternoon that summer, while gnawing on a Publix Mojo Rotisserie wing, I heard a worrisome voice scream, Will, it is going in the garage! It was my wife, yelling from the front porch, Its going in your art studio! At the time, we lived at 28th Street and Gulf Drive. My painting studio was on the ground heavy rains came, our house looked like a boat a houseboat. When cars came down the street and hit our section of road frontage, the wake was big enough to surf or at least boogie board, no joke. I wouldnt be surprised if that is where Andrew Fortenberry and the boys from the island came up with the new sport of Wake Skating. Before the river of water could enter the garage, we dug a trench in the shell driveway that diverted the forceful attack. It essentially served as a makeshift mote around the perimeter of the Corr structure. Our island survival skills were kicking in big time and Im not talking about the television series. Actually, last week rivaled some of those rains of 2004. I could have sworn I saw a manatee swimming across Marina Drive. I know that boat propellers kill them, but now I have to worry about hitting one in my truck? Geez. There arent too many places in the world where the city puts out No Wake Zone buoys on the main road. With all this rain, I am starting to wonder if we have a new activity for the tourists Gulf Drive yachting. That weekend, my bluegrass band was driving home from a gig in Arcadia and we couldnt tell if the truck was on SR-70 or the Peace River (which was one in the same). It was raining so hard that my windshield wipers were useless mere pawns in the Big Guys game of Lets drench these SOBs until Noah shows up with the Ark. Well, he never did show up no Ark either, just gators, snakes and frogs to play happily in the slop. to dry things up a bit. My property, which had quickly transformed into the Everglades National Park, began looking normal again. For a while there, I was considering running airboat tours in my backyard or better yet, the a sign on Passage Key All nudists welcome ganza. Eww! Or not. With all the trendy stand-up paddleboard and kayak rental companies around lately, maybe they will have new territory on the roadways during the next deluge. 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8 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER An apology On Oct. 2, I attended the Bradenton Beach meeting at city hall. I was absolutely appalled at the indignity and lack of respect I saw in the atmosphere at this meeting. The last meeting I attended was some time ago, but I recall being impressed with the professionalism and respect portrayed at that meeting. That was not the case this night. I myself got caught up in this atmosphere and publicly made a disrespectful statement to Commissioner Jack Clarke. I apologize to him via this letter and will again do so at the meeting of Oct. 16. It was I expected from the meeting. Other spectators made statements along the same lines in regards to some of the discontent among the commission. There was even an individual who wearing a politically offensive T-shirt, who loudly made slurs to the commission as she left the room. Over the years, I felt proud because it seemed that the other two island cities were often in controversy, bickering or trying to recall someone, and that was not the case with our city. Previously, at the beginning of Bradenton Beach City Commission meetings, the mayor read the pledge of public conduct: We may disagree, but we will be respectful of one another. We will direct all comments to the issues. We will avoid personal Political punch hits below-the-belt Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmores political attack over voting on a person who served overseas in a combat zone was a low point for me in a recent debate. Staying alive is at the very top of your to-do list in a combat zone. Probably one of the last things a person has on their mind in that demanding, stressful situation is casting an absentee ballot back in the States. So it was to me a below-the-belt attack from someone who has never served her country. Those who elect to stay at home and do not serve can still go to the market with their shopping lists and who do serve their country. The attack on the voting record of Terri Wonder was a grandstand play to garner political points, but this area has a lot of military retirees who understand what service to our country is all about and what that service entails the lives that are lost, and the blood that is shed to defend our way of life.Mid-day meetings Ive been following with interest the ongoing diabolical events in Bradenton Beach between our commissioners and mayor. I believe its important for the public to be heard as well as voice their opinions and/or concerns on not only this issue but all matters affecting our city. How can they expect or think the majority of their constituents are able to attend this or any city commission meeting when theyre scheduled at 11 a.m. or even 1 p.m.? It appears to me theyre not concerned with or even want public comment. Its interesting to note, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria seem to want and encourage public input by holding their meetings at 6 p.m. a more reasonable and convenient time to attend for most everyone. emulating this practice or procedure. They might ize there are citizens who want to be heard, provide support, give suggestions and yes, even volunteer or become involved in our city government. Don L Stratton, Bradenton Beach attacks. This established a professional atmosphere for the business meeting and put people on notice that disrespect and disruption would not be tolerated. I will be at the Oct. 16 meeting to apologize and request the city return to the practice of introducing the pledge of conduct at all of future meetings. Michael Harrington, Bradenton BeachBradenton Beach special master approves setback variance Anna Maria approves record spending planBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria has a record amount of spending in its new budget. budget that calls for $3.47 million in spending. The in the 2013-14 budget. That rate is a 9.7 percent tax increase, city clerk Diane Percycoe said. needed to produce the same revenue as the current if adopted, Mayor SueLynn said. The spending plan also includes a $10,000 increase in the mayors salary, jumping the annual stipend to $19,600. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the duties of past decade, resulting in more work for the mayor. The mayors salary increase wont take effect until after the Nov. 4 municipal election. Opinion Your Freedom is not free. We need a voice of the people and for the people. Skip Speer, Cortez Editors note: Candidate Terri Wonder served two deployments for the U.S. Army as a non-combatant civilian social scientist in Iraq. By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Learning the unique qualities of a G ulf Drive home was enough to pave the way for exceptions to the Bra denton Beach Land Development Code. Special master William Robinson Jr. has approved four variances to the LDC for a house at 1101 G ulf Drive S. Homeowner Lora Kennedy made the request for exemptions to the citys setback requirements at a public hearing on Sept. 10. The current 910-squaresquare feet. According to the LDC, zoning for the home rear and side yard setbacks of 10 feet. Architect Jody Beck, who designed the renova tion, said the Kennedys house, built of wood, is in poor condition. Renovating the structure will involve parking. Transported by barge to Bradenton Beach in the 1930s, the house is non-conforming but grandfathered for use. But for the improvements, the Federal Emer gency Management Agency requires homes be eleof the homes value. With the renovations, the house would expand from 900 square feet of living space to 1,200 square Drive to avoid electric lines. and circumstances unique to this property. He noted that, without a variance, the required setbacks would story, the potential house would be 900 square feet, which falls short of the LDCs minimum threshold. The LDC requires a single-family dwelling in the residential zone be a minimum 1,000 square feet. Robinson therefore approved the request to allow a minimum front-yard setback of 10 feet 3 inches, reducing the requirement by 14 feet 9 inches. The minimum rear-yard setback was reduced by 9 feet 3 inches to just 9 inches. The north and south side yards will be tively. According to Beck, Kennedy still needs a Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit and Anna Maria seeks judicial review of rental zoning By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Is it residential or commercial use if a home is rented? Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb said hes been trying for three years to seek a declaratory judgment that vacation rentals in the residential zone are a commercial activity, which then could be licensed by the city. His previous attempts failed. But at the commis sions Oct. 1 work session, Webb got unanimous support from commissioners for the review. Webb said that because he and city attorney Jim Dye differ, he wants the city to contract the services of another attorney to present the case. Commissioners agreed to hear a proposal from an outside attorney, and Webb suggested David Levin of Furen and Ginsburg P.A. make an evaluation to deter mine if he thinks we have a case. The case whether the city can regulate vacation rentals as a commercial activity would ultimately be decided by a judge. Should a judge agree with the city, Webb said Anna Maria could then pass ordinances to license vacation rentals, among other procedures. And this does not involve a Bert Harris property rights claim, he noted. But dont expect the process to be quick, Webb said. He added that if commissioners had started this three years ago, we might have a decision. Webb said he would have Levin make his presenta tion to the commission as soon as possible. However, Dye noted, he would not be able to par ticipate with Levin, due to being on opposing sides in a matter currently before the court the tree house in Holmes Beach. Dye represents the citys code board, and Levin represents the owners. After voting unanimously to proceed with the judicial review, commissioners tackled a variety of issues related to vacation rentals and the moratorium enacted The proliferation of vacation rentals in Anna Maria is the citys biggest problem, said Commissioner Doug Copeland. Commissioner Nancy Yetter said its a problem when a home is rented to more than one family at the same time. Webb said theres a problem with a single-family home being used as a vacation rental. How do we know how many families are staying at the house if we dont have a licensing procedure? he asked. He also asked Dye to check the legality of putting a deed restriction on new homes that would require the owner to state it would not be used as a rental. Although Commissioner Doug Copeland said he would be reluctant to approve that, Webb said such a deed restriction could last for six months or a year. and commissioners agreed. Commissioners also discussed a number of issues they have with vacation rentals. There are a host of problems for the commission to deal with, Webb said. We have lot coverage, parking, the number of bedrooms, the occupancy of structures and the use of structures, he said. Commissioners agreed to hold another work session on vacation rental issues at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
THE ISLANDER OCT. 8, 2014 9 Mon-Tue 10-6, Wed-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAM BEACH SHOP The Something for everyone! AUTUMN FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY ONLY at Island Cabana! Anna Maria Island LatitudeLongitude Jewelry byLat and LoThe Island Cabana The Island Cabana By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach has two commissioners with terms expiring in November, but one incumbent, Ed Straight, is unopposed in the election and will auto municipal election. Martin seeks to unseat Ward 4 incumbent If you ask Tjet Martin why shes running for stir things up a bit. that when she picked up a candidate packet from the Bradenton Beach city Martin, who resides in Ward 4, is running for the commission seat held by incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. However, Martin is no ordinary candidate. She and her longtime life-partner, Bill Shearon, own, operate and reside at Linger Longer, 302 G ulf Drive, a vacation rental property on the G ulf of Mexico. And Shearon is mayor of Bradenton Beach. Everyone has been asking, What about Sun shine? Martin said, referring to Floridas Governfrom discussing matters that may come up for a vote. The truth is, we have better things to talk about. Scott Farrington, assistant supervisor of elections for Manatee County, said no law prevents Martin from running for the commission seat. Obviously there are ethical concerns in this situation, but there is nothing we can do to prevent her from registering, he said. Martin said residents should not be concerned that the mayor would play favorites if she wins the seat. Anyone who knows us knows that we are very different people with very different viewpoints, she said, adding, We both feel strongly about our own opinions. challenges the citys approval of an agreement with ELRA Inc., that would allow a parking lot on a vacant parcel south of the BeacHhouse Restaurant. ing lot on the renourished beach is unlawful, she will withdraw from the lawsuit if she wins the election. Martin said she hopes her decision to run will prompt others to step up for public service. Someone needs to run against the incumbent commissioners. They shouldnt just win by default, she said. The Ward 2 commission seat also is up in November, but there was no challenger for incumbent Commissioner Straight. Both Straight and Vosburgh ran unopposed in 2012. Martin has accused the current commission of trying to micromanage the city. She said given the opportunity, she would trust city employees to do their jobs. She also would like to see the city budget back in the black, after a recent audit determined the city spent more than it had taken in. Martin has called Bradenton Beach home for the past 11 years. She was one of eight children raised by factory workers in North Chicago. She was working at a G erman restaurant when she met Shearon. He was a regular and basically swept me off my feet, she said. The couple soon became snowbird cruisers, living on a boat in Illinois during the summer and sailing to Longboat Key for the winter. Eventually, they took root in Bradenton Beach. Martin currently serves on the Bradenton Beach Scenic WAVES Committee. Vosburgh hopes to serve again Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh calls herself the listening commissioner. Vosburgh is the incumbent commissioner for Ward 4 and, if elected, it will be her third term. This is a very critical time for Bradenton Beach and the city needs consistency and a sense of balance, Vosburgh said on her website. She is on record as being in favor of the ongoing forfeiture proceedings against Shearon, indicating she believes its vital that the commission needs to work together in a cordial manner. Little tough to do, she said, when the mayor and Im being kind does not have the temperament and people skills to run the city. If I thought for even a minute that he could change I would go the extra mile and then some to work with him. Vosburgh said she is a disciplined, hard worker, with sound moral principles and respect for self and others. The owner/manager of a furniture and appliance retail business for 28 years, Vosburgh has held various for GE Medical Systems and other entities. I am extremely qualified and knowledgeable said. Vosburgh previously served on the Bradenton Beach Charter Committee, the board of adjustment and the budget review committee. Among her third-term goals are keeping expenses and taxes down; promoting a healthy business com munity; and improving employee morale.BB candidate proles precede Oct. 10 Popcorn & Politics mixer Vosburgh Martin
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14 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER THE LAW OFFICES OF H ardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A. Conveniently Located on Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel The Gift of Giving 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 MONTHMercy Ships A NON DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Director pays Tribute to Stump In its 66th season, Island Players debuts Oct. 9 with a production of the bittersweet comedy Tribute, the same Bernard Slade piece that earned actor Jack Lemmon both Tony and Oscar nominations. what promises to be a tribute of another kind: a powerfrequent stage actor Herb Stump. Stump tells The Islander he will end his decadelong work with the Players after his starring role in Tribute. Shortly after the run, he will return to his childhood hometown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to be closer to his father, who is 88 years old. I love everyone at this theater. It really is going to hurt for me to leave. It really is. It aches a lot to have to leave, but I have to do what I have to do, Stump said. If one must say farewell to the Island Players, or to the island for that matter, doing so under the direction of the venerated Gareth Gibbs ensures it will be a proper affair. Theatergoers will remember the directors work from last season in An Act of the Imagination. Gibbs resides in Wales and, since 1976, visits the island annually. He has returned to the Players to direct more than a dozen of its productions. Set in New York City, Tribute delights the audience with wry New York humor. In the play, Scottie Templeton, a popular actor, has spent his life shirking he attempts to reconnect with his estranged son. The main character and his son have a very poor relationship at the start of the play, and it gets worse before it gets better, Gibbs said. The cast is comprised of audience favorites Jim Faltot (Lou), Jennifer Eddy (Sally), Robin Rhodes (Maggie), Chrissy Abdala (Hilary), and Stump, who plays Scottie. Making their debut at the island playPastor 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 9-1, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayFounded 1956 house are Mary Selke (Dr. Gladys) and Gilbert Ortiz (Jud). Gibbs promises that theatergoers will enjoy the well-drawn characters and the hugely talented cast. If I could take him back to Wales, I would. Hes quite electric, Gibbs said. Gibbs has the experience to know talent when he Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre in Wales and Beyond from the Drama Association of Wales. Stump added, One of the reasons why I even auditioned for this show at all was because I always wanted to work with Gareth and never had the opportunity because normally at this time of year Im doing something else. I didnt want any preconceived ideas. I had my own ideas. And I was very fortunate that I had a very good turn-out for men in particular, so sir here landed with Scottie Templeton, Gibbs said of Stump and the casting. And of the challenge of carrying out a role made famous by Lemmon? Stump said, Its very intimidating. I dont know if anyone will remember the movie. He (Lemmon) was nominated for an Oscar for it. So they might remember it. And if they do too bad because theyre not getting Jack Lemmon. One-liners are a hallmark of this play, Gibbs was quick to point out. Stump aims to deliver them with a zing. Stump described the character of Scottie as a very complex man. Stump knows a thing about dynamic life stories, himself. After growing up in Pennsylvania, the theater-lover became a tax accountant in Las Vegas. And this writer cant help but appreciate that Stumps appearance on the Island Players stage, indeed about a story of a dad and son coming together, will his own father. Gibbs said the play is bittersweet. Its a comedy in fairness in that it has a reasonably happy ending. Its only when you really delve into it you can see its a play of relationships, entirely about relationships. As theatergoers are sure to note, relationships are something of a class act, on stage and off, for the Island Players. Performances will be Oct. 9-19 at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with two matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20. Season tickets also are available. Saturday, and one hour before each performance. For islandplayers.org. Auditions for the next production, Regrets Only, directed by Heiko Knipfelberg, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the theater. Nicole Quigley is the author of Like Moonlight at Low Tide, a novel set on Anna Maria Island and a recommended teen read by USA Today. Bitter sweetArt resembles life for actor Herb Stump, left, taking Players 66th season-opener Tribute, as he and the plays director Gareth Gibbs, returning to the Island Players for his eighth season as guest director of the play, visit with the script in the playhouse lobby before rehearsal. Islander Photo: Nicole Quigley In the spotlightBy Nicole Quigley, guest theater writer In the spotlight ISLAND PLAYERS
THE ISLANDER OCT. 8, 2014 15 Sydney College with a degree in history. After graduation, he became a U .S. Marine in the reserves until retiring recently as a full colonel. Following active duty, Webb obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law. After moving to Anna Maria, he co-founded Webb, Wells & Williams P.A. Webb is seeking re-election to continue to keep the city on course to become one of the best little cities in Amer ica. He is a proponent of enacting ordinances to regulate vacation rentals in residential zones. His primary goal is to keep Anna Maria as an old Flor ida city. The primary experience and skills I provide come from my experience as an assistant county attorney. While at Charlotte and Broward counties, I was involved with staff experts day in and day out for seven years and learned a great deal from them, Webb said. Experience in municipal law has helped me identify problems and to suggest solutions. At this time, I have 17 years of local government experience to draw upon to protect and improve Anna Maria. I am running for the Anna Maria City Commission to establish to protect and improve the quality of life, Webb said. I will seek to bring competing demands on Anna Maria back into balance to preserve and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Anna Maria. Growth management is critical to the commission, he city residents from tourism and commercial activities. Webb also favors paid parking for visitors. Bouchard hopes to seek compromise Anna Maria resident David Bouchard, a political newcomer, is seeking one of two seats on the city commission up for election on the Nov. 4 ballot. A 12-year resident of the city, Bouchard has a background in engineering telecommunications. He is married with two children Bouchard is a member of the local Elks and Moose lodges and the Southwest Florida Dive Association. He says he decided to run for a commission seat because he saw a need for a fresher view to get our island on track for the growth that is inevitable. He hopes to channel this growth in a positive and ben He and his wife have rental property in the city and he understands what it means to be a business owner as well as a full-time resident with family. Bouchard said the commission needs to embrace how the island is changing and help guide it to be a better place for both residents and visitors. He also wants to ensure the city maintains a healthy environment. With a bachelors degree in ocean engineering, Bouchard said he has long been an advocate for preservation of our natural environment. One of the most important issues facing the city is lack of compromise, he said. Too many issues are at a stalemate on the commission and this has created issues with new residents and lawsuits on land-use. I believe that my love for this island will allow me to help facilitate the gap between the commission and residents to seek some resolution to these long-standing issues. I believe that listening to all sides of an issue as well as evidenced-based research can help us with solutions. Bouchard offered his stance on a number of city issues, including parking, revenue, the Anna Maria City Pier and technology. He said parking is a problem of enforcement, not the system. He said the city should get a lower annual contract with a county proposal for a half-cent increase in sales tax. Bouchard said he never supported the citys purchase of the park at the northwest corner of Pine Avenue and South Bay Boulevard. It has been disappointing to see the lack of planning for this property. Now that we own the land, I believe we need to develop it as it was approved with both a pavilion and public restrooms. He favors using a portion of the park for paid parking as a revenue source, and the park would continue to hold local social events. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Murphy offers management skills to voters Dan Murphy is seeking the mayors seat in Anna Maria. It is his first time years of management and leadership experience. Murphy said he, his wife Barbara and his family have lived in Anna Maria for 21 years. The couple married 47 years ago and have four children and seven grandchildren. He is a Vietnam veteran who returned home to St. Petersburg, where he began a career in communications. I have held positions of increasing responsibility during my career, he said. We moved to the island in the 1970s and became residents of Anna Maria in 1993, he said. Murphy traveled extensively while in corporate management, but Anna Maria remained home. He retired in 2006 and remains a consultant on information technology. Murphy said he has been active in the U nited Way of Sarasota and of Tampa, a member of the U niversity of Tampa Board of Fellows, and volunteered for Head Start programs in Atlanta and Dallas. He also volunteers at St. Bernards Catholic Church. He said his management and leadership skills would suit him well as mayor. agement, leadership and communications to improve the quality of life for the residents of the city of Anna Maria. ing and leading both large and small teams, some cohesive, others diverse I offer many fresh and innovative ideas and solutions which can both preserve and improve the lifestyle we enjoy as residents of the city of Anna Maria. Murphy said he wants to restore enthusiasm and conprogram to implement his plans. He advocates proactive parking enforcement and seeking revenue from the Manatee County Tourist Development Council. He said he would be proactive in enforcing the citys building codes and a common sense approach. menting a set of standards and measures, based upon benchmarks and best practices for municipalities. He would review city expenses and eliminate redundant or unnecessary funding. The city also needs a concise plan to update antiquated information technology systems, he said. Murphy said his wide experience in management and working with staff will help him be an effective mayor of Anna Maria. SueLynn brings experience to mayors position Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn is seeking re-election. She was mayor from 2002-06 and since 2012. SueLynn has a masters degree in education from the U niversity of Arizona. She has 30 years of experience working as a management consultant and training people in leadership skills, tems and time management, she said. SueLynn has a son and daughter and two grandsons. She has lived in Anna Maria since 1999. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She volunteered in the past for the Manatee County Teen Court, training teenagers in basic legal skills. She said she is seeking re-election for a number of reasons, including a desire to meet the needs of the people of Anna Maria and to continue projects initiated by her administration. We often hear it said that government should be bottom line. G overnment, however, is driven by what we, the people, want from it, whether it be a little or a lot. There is a big difference in how an organization is run to make a of the people it represents, she said. Our goal is to provide service to our residents. I ran for commissioner in 2011 and volunteered to take on the position of mayor in 2012 when no one ran for the My skills to be re-elected as mayor of Anna Maria are considerable, based upon my years of experience in the position of mayor, as a manager myself and consulting with Webb wants city to remain residential Chuck Webb is an incumbent Anna Maria commissioner. He seeks re-election to one of three commission He has served as a member and vice chair of the planning and zoning board. He was a commissioner from 2001-04, but chose not to seek re-election in 2004. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and a past member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Born in Florida, Webb, his wife Flora and their two and boating in his spare time. He grew up in Orlando and graduated from HamptonYetter seeks continuation of commission objectives Nancy Yetter is an incumbent seeking to retain her seat in the Nov. 4 election. If elected, it would be her second term Yetter, her husband Michael and their son moved to Tampa in 1984. In 2007, they moved per manently to Anna Maria. She has a degree Indiana Central University. After graduation from college, Yetter was in retail advertising and marketing in Indianapolis. In Tampa, she worked for several Time Warner publications, as well as Tampa Bay Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and snow skiing. Prior to her 2012 election to the commission, Yetter was a member of the planning and zoning board. She has been a member of the American Cancer Society, the Society for the Prevention of Blindness and the University Community Hospital Foundation board. She says her experience as a civic leader and a commissioner will serve the city well elected to another term. Yetter wants Anna Maria to remain a vibrant residential community mixed with a successful business district. I want our residents to know they have a commissioner who is striving to protect the needs of the residents, who will manage change and work to improve the quality of life in the city. While the advertising campaign run by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to attract tourists to Anna Maria Island has been a success, Yetter is concerned. She said the citys infrastructure has suffered because of the thousands of weekend visitors, and the city does not As a result, residents are paying higher taxes and gettion, noise pollution, parking problems and damage to the citys infrastructure, she said. Yetter wants to continue the work of the present commission in ensuring Anna Maria remains a family-oriented community. If re-elected, I intend to continue striving to strengthen our city and helping our residents overcome the effects of increased tourism and uncontrolled growth. We have accomplished a lot, but there is still work to be done, and I want to be a part of that. Yetter said a lot has been accomplished the past two years, but the job has just begun. To her, the most important city issue is to keep Anna Maria as one of the most beautiful small towns in America for its residents. Anna Maria campaign proles:Webb Yetter Murphy SueLynn Bouchard many other managers at varying levels of organization. She said she works well with residents, city staff and to continue the work she and the commission have accom plished since 2012. There are a number of projects that have been started under my administration, such as the development of the Anna Maria City Pier Park, the restoration and preserva congestion, the revenue committee and completion of the cell tower, among other projects, she said. She also worked with the Florida League of Cities and other municipal leaders to have the Florida Legislature amend the vacation rental statute to return some control of back to local governments. She wants a comfortable balance between vacation rentals and those of us who live here year-round. She said there is too much advertising about what a great place Anna Maria is for a vacation. She wants more focus on what is enjoyable about living in Anna Maria to bring permanent residents back to our community. AM candidate proles precede Oct. 10 Popcorn & Politics mixer
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18 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER and owns some rental properties. He has been actively engaged in entrepreneurial community service. Grossman said he has been picking tasks around the city, and gathering groups of friends to accomplish them, including building and installing enclosures for beach-end trash cans and bike racks. Its enormously satisfying, I recommend citizens really think about helping their community. Theres a lot of things you can see around and that we can all do, he said. Holding a doctorate in educational research from the University of Georgia and both a masters and an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, Grossman has taught art at both universities, and also in Florida elementary and secondary schools. Originally from Philadelphia, Grossman has resided in Florida since age 13. Resident Andy Sheridan is opposing the incumbent commissioners, but hes no political newcomer, having run twice for a commission seat in 2009 and 2011 and lost. He said hes been attending city meetings regularly since 2007 or 2008, and he keeps current on the issues challenging the city. I became involved seven years ago over quality of life concerns and continued attending city meetings thereafter, participating and speaking up on issues. (It) is one reason I became involved in code enforcement. I work well with others, investigate problems to identify solutions and appreciate that very little gets done alone, he stated in an email. Sheridan serves as the chair of the code enforcement board. He also spoke at the citys budget hearings in September, urging commissioners not to raise taxes. He said some residents encouraged him to get back in the race for a commission seat. Sheridan is a familiar face, traveling the island daily as a Manatee County Area Transit driver on the island trolley route. He said his work as trolley driver gives him a unique perspective and a good opportunity to hear issues that concern the community. 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Since moving to Holmes Beach, Johnson said he and Denise volunteer for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Island Branch Library, Womens Resource Center and PACE for Girls. in 2013 and as the chair of the charter review committee January-April this year. My desire to work to maintain the residential character of Holmes Beach is the main reason I decided to become involved politically. I feel my military and corporate leadership experience in businesses larger than Holmes Beach stated in an email. Johnson says it would take someone with my expertise to create order out of disorder and move our island paradise forward. For me, the time was right to give back some of what living here for the last 20 years has given to me. 2 seats open, 3 candidates for Holmes Beach commissioner Holmes Beach will elect two commissioners from three candidates Nov. 4, and the race is on. Commissioners Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman are running for re-election and are being challenged by Andy Sheridan. Titsworth and Grossman have each served one two-year term. I am running for re-election to continue in my efforts to bring balance back to our community. I feel being a lifelong resident of Holmes Beach gives me the ability to look back at where we were in the hopes of implementing well thought-out solutions to the challenges facing our community, Titsworth said. She currently serves as the chair of the commission. citys namesake, John E. Jack Holmes Sr. She and husband Steve have raised a family and own and operate Shoreline Builders Inc. in Holmes Beach. Shes works in their business and volunteers to rehabilitate wildlife. Unfortunately, the past administrations enacted new land development codes, codes that opened our neighborresidents though, who continue to leave due to the loss of community, added congestion, trash, and noise, she stated in an email. She added she wants to continue to be the voice of the citizens, and bring balance to residents and vacationers. Grossman makes a similar plea in his bid for re-election, adding he feels he hasnt yet accomplished all the tasks he originally hoped to complete. I would like to bring balance, with emphasis on residents having the quiet enjoyment of their homes, and visitors respecting the turtles and people that live here, he said. teacher, painter and artist. Hes a licensed real estate broker Zaccagnino brings experience to the table Nine-year commissioner David Zaccagnino wants to put his years of experience on the dais to use as mayor. Several people have asked me, so I decided to step up, Zaccagnino said. I think right now its important to get the administration working properly, and the commission is on a good path. Zaccagnino announced his run for mayor in the middle of his two-year term as commissioner. He submitted his resignation letter in late May, making it effective following the November election. By resigning after the election, his vacant seat on the he resigned effective immediately, voters in the municipal Zaccagnino Titsworth Grossman Sheridan Johnson Zaccagnino has served on the city commission for nine 2009, 2011 and again in 2013. I think some experience is needed in that position and someone who knows all the facets of what it takes. Its a said. Ameriprise Financial in Sarasota.HB candidate previews to Oct. 10 Popcorn & Politics mixer
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THE ISLANDER OCT. 8, 2014 21 Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! Jenna Hass, 12, Mateline Stewart, 13 and Gabby Gentile, 13, all of Bradenton, participate Oct. 4 in the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Keep Manatee Beautiful. The girls collected trash around the Terry Hass, left, helps Kathi Gentile tabulate the litter collected by her Bradenton group, which included Mateline Stewart, 13, as part of the Coastal Cleanup. In all, several hundred pounds of trash were picked Ramp in Holmes Beach, according to Keep Manatee Beautiful volunteer Jim Lopiccolo. WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org 5-8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 16 Political advertisement approved by Henry Lawrence, Democrat for Congress. Production and advertising cost paid in-kind by Bonner Joy, The Islander newspaper.Hosted by Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins. Lite bites, live music. Advertising: Courtesy The Islander Blessings for petsAttendees to the pet blessing Oct. 5 at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, pose for a group photo following blessings by the Rev. Dee de Montmollin of pet cats, dogs and, yes, an ant farm, all in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Islander Photo
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She told police she found it on the ground while walking the three diamonds set in 14k white gold. It was secured by BBPD. Sept. 28, 100 block of Bridge Street, lost property. ment to a friend reported it lost. She told police she had given it to a musician, now in the hospital, so he could play on Bridge Street. The violin was in a nap sack with additional items belonging to her friend, who set the sack on a bench along the sidewalk and walked away. The violin was valued at $2,000. A wallet and debit and medical cards, also were reported missing. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez No reports. Cortez is policed by the MCSOCar burglars hit Holmes BeachEyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alerts for the week of Oct. 6: Cortez Road to 28th Street: A maintenance project continues, with crews replacing utility poles. Motorists can expect northbound lane closures 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 17. from east of Gulf Drive to west of 127th Street West: Crews will install an intercom system at the bridge house and will work on the bridge beams and fender wall. Motorists should note that driving across the bridge will feel bumpy due to the crews jacking lifting the bridge to remove and replace the bridge expansion bearings. Bridge jacking will occur until mid-November. to 119th Street: A maintenance project continues, with crews replacing utility poles. Lane closures will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 17. For the latest roadwatch information, people can By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Two neighbors on the same block in Holmes Beach had their cars broken into on the same night. to police Sept. 21, the burglar left a strange calling card a green Nike T-shirt on the drivers seat. Two vehicles parked at separate residences overnight in the 200 block of South Harbor Drive were burglarized Sept. 20-Sept. 21. In both cases, the vehicles were unlocked. checkbook, tools and a pair of brown Costa Del Mar Ross Built Construction truck parked in a residential carport. The tools listed as missing were a Hiltite impact drill, Bosch hammer drill, a Bosch jigsaw, a fastload framing nailer, a Porter-Cable compressor, a Makita circular saw and a Milwaukee Sawzall. In the second burglary called into police at about removed two passports one belonging to the complainant and the other to a 1-year-old and a spare key to the vehicle. dence from the second scene. The HBPD investigation continues. Anyone who may have witnessed the thefts or has video surveillance nearby is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Brian Hall at the Holmes Beach Holmes Beach homeowner who returned to his residence after several months out of state reported a burglary. Morgan silver dollars of various years, 1886, 1921, 1922 and 1923, valued at $110 were reported missing. A neighbor watching the home had called him in July to report someone had attempted to open a set of sliding-glass doors, which were found locked but out of the track. open container. A homeless man with an open can of beer was arrested after he attempted to elude police, who saw him peek his head out of the bushes, walk around the block and then enter an illegally parked car at the Manatee Public Beach. The man had previously been issued a trespass warning from the beach. Police required him to exit the car and dump out his beer, then transferred him to MCSO custody for booking at Manatee County jail. Sept. 29, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, domestic battery. An 18-year-old Bradenton woman was arrested after a verbal argument with a man she had been dating for more than a year turned physical. According to a police report, the woman admitted to striking the man and pushed him away from her. The man had fresh scratches on his lip, arm, stomach and chest. The man reportedly was uncooperative and declined to answer questions. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.Gene A. Hunt 28. He was born in Falconer, New York, and moved Mr. Hunt was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked in maintenance for and retired from Manatee County Extension Service. He was a member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24. He attended Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. A memorial Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Hunt is survived by brother Gary; survived by son Scott and wife Leigh; daughter, Marsha and husHunt
THE ISLANDER OCT. 8, 2014 23 OBITUARIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Authentic Italian Pizza 16 Ice Cold Craft Beers on Tap, $1.50-$2 $8 Pizza! Beach Views & Sunsets! E. Muriel Thayer E. Muriel Thayer, 100, of Longboat Key, died Sept. 26. She was an island resident for 30 years and a member of the Annie Silver Community Center on Anna Maria Island for 30 years. There will be no local services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www. brownandsonsfuneral.com.New charges possible in Passage Key domestic violence caseBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The case of a Land O Lakes man whose wife died after an altercation in the waters off the northern tip of Anna Maria may not be proceeding as originally charged in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Before Pamela Dosters July 16 death, the Manatee strike domestic battery against her husband, Michael However, because her death leaves the MCSO and the prosecution without a known witness to the crime, they are now determining how best to proceed. Assistant state attorney and felony division chief Brian Iten said he is reviewing the charge and aims to 13 docket sounding. The Oct. 27 trial date may be continued on that date or by stipulation of the parties, he added. It is still an open investigation, and the police consaid, adding he can drop, increase or reduce charges. MCSO Detective John Kenney said no one has come forward since July despite his pleas in the media and through distribution of posters to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident. Michael Dosters attorney, Joe Campoli, said the lack of witnesses may be due to the diminishing light at the time of the incident. Without a witness, he questioned to prosecute his client on the battery of touching or striking against the victims will. Campoli said prosecumanslaughter, request a grand jury or dismiss the case without prejudice. Campoli said Michael Doster, who pleaded not guilty to the domestic charge in July, is potentially facing a very serious charge. He said he hopes something breaks soon and the case takes a direction. To be arrested and have a wife who has died, and be on pins and needles, waiting all thats happened. Its a pretty big tragedy, Campoli said. With the exchange of documents between the parties yet to begin, Dosters defense is not yet privy to the states investigation and the autopsy. The most important thing in this case is the autopsy, he said. The autopsy and forensic reports will be pivotal in determining how the injuries were The MCSO reported Pamela Doster suffered a head injury and appeared bruised and swollen on her left side before she was transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. She was treated and dismissed after the incident and readmitted three days later, before she died. 13 after Pamela Doster saw her husband and another man giving each other a blow job, according to the MCSO report. In the struggle that ensued, the report said Pamela Doster attempted to climb aboard the watercraft four times, but her husband grabbed her by the hair and pulled her off the vessel four times, causing her to hit her head on the side of the watercraft. Both Dosters were reportedly intoxicated and nude, except that Pamela was wearing a life jacket. Michael Doster called 911 to report Pamela Doster missing, according to MCSO reports. In a sworn statement before she died, she wrote, Mike hurt me on the Sea Doo on my hip and face. Campoli said the statement is hearsay, and knew of no exception that would allow for its admission in court. incident, said Kenney. Unfortunately Florida courts have a problem with hearsay. We know there was sex between the male and the male. We dont care about that, Kenney added. MCSO public information director Dave Bristow agreed. We welcome any information from anyone at anytime, Bristow said. Theres particularly one individual we want to talk to. According to the courts July 14 pre-investigation report, Michael Doster has a criminal history in Tennessee from more than 10 years ago. a supervised release agreement prohibiting drugs, alcohol and contact with his wife, as well as requiring random urinalyses. According to Campoli, he is working and living in Pasco County. Judge Robert A. Farrance has been assigned to the case. The Oct. 13 hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the W., Bradenton. To make an anonymous report, call Crimestoppers at 866-654-8477, or MCSO investigators can be reached by calling 941-747-3011, ext. 2216. M. Doster Michael L. DosterANY INFORMATION CALL DETECTIVE KENNEY MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Manatee Homicide Investigative Unit (941) 747-3011 EXT: 2216 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DOB: 7/16/64 White/Male Height 6 Weight 250 lbs Multiple Shoulder Tattoos/Nipple PiercingsPamela L. Doster Deceased White/Female 45 yoaSUSPECT DECEASEDThe Manatee County Sheriffs Office is requesting any information reference the above individuals, Michael L. Doster and his wife, Pamela L. Doster. They were on Passage Key on 7/13/14 from approximately 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. using the above Jet Ski. Subjects were involved in a Domestic Dispute. Pamela L. Doster is deceased possibly from the Domestic Dispute. MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE MSO CASE # 2014-021292If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at:1-866-634-TIPS Pam Doster band Matt LaVallee, all of Bradenton; grandchildren, Chris and wife Brittany, Casey and Sydney; greatgrandchild Kayden; and his beloved dog Charlie.
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Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS Chance to tee-off on LBK Anna Maria Island Community Center supportLongboat Key Club Islandside Friday, Oct. 10. The sixth annual sporting competition and social outing will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the club, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. range balls and an awards dinner. For more information, call the center at 941-7781908.Full throttle: Privateers hold poker run The eighth annual Privateer Shiprek Poker Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 12. Participants will depart from the American denton, at about 11 a.m. Stops on the run include the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach, Clancys Sports Bar, Woodys River Roo and Peggys Corral, where an after-party will take place. Proceeds will go to the Privateers scholarship fund, which helps send local students to college. The announcement for the poker run proclaimed, Everyones welcome. Motorcycles, cars, Jeeps, trucks, buses, pogo sticks. Arrrr. But remember mateys, this is a long ride. Sos ya might think a bit before ya start on a pogo stick. For more information, including fees, call Paul Stutts at 941-730-1689. By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Centers fall soccer season got underway with a few games played during the week. However, Spirit Day, a day-long event packed with games and a contest to see which team and its fans have the most spirit was postponed to Oct. 11 due to The centers youth soccer league is divided into has six teams and sponsors, including Pink & Navy, Fun & More Rentals, Sign-A-Rama, Beach to Bay Construction, Beach Bistro and Southern Greens. This age group plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings through Oct. 20. With an emphasis on instruction, no scores are kept. The 6-7 instructional division also lacks scores, wins, losses and standings. There are three teams sponsored by Bowes Imaging, Air & Energy and Usual Chaos. Games are played Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 7. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 10. Their sponsors include AMI Doughnuts, Bowes Imaging, Tylers Ice Cream, Miller Electric and GulfBay Realty. The 11-13 division has four teams sponsored by Sugar Beach Digital, Jen Crady Massage, The Feast and Smiledeep. Their games are played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 10. Lastly, the 14-17 youth division boasts only two teams with Wash Family Construction and AMI Fitness as sponsors. Their games will be played Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays through Nov. 10. The weather allowed a few games to be played Oct. 10 starting with a 6 p.m. 8-10 division matchup that saw Bowes Imaging short-circuit Miller Electric by a 7-1 score behind three goals each from Cole Pearson and Byron Law. Mikaela Culhane added one goal to complete the scoring for Bowes. Ozzy Lonzo notched the lone goal for Miller. A second 8-10 division game of the evening saw score. Jeremiah Sculco and Phillippe Baumgartner scored two goals each, while Anthony Manelli added one in the victory. Travis Bates scored the lone goal for Tylers. A contest in the 11-13 division wrapped up the nights action with Jen Crady Massage pushing past Sugar Beach Digital by an 8-1 score. Sean Rodriguez led the way with three goals, while David Daigle scored twice. Alex Rodriguez, Lila Naeher and Gage Nevin completed the Crady scoring with one goal each. Tyler Brewer notched the lone goal for Sugar Beach Digital in the loss. Adult soccer starts up, too The adult soccer league also got started with four saw Island Pest Control battle to a 3-3 tie with Slims Place. Chris Yavalar led the way for IPC with two goals and an assist, while Teddy Louloudes and Drew Mitchell added a goal each. Rico Beissert scored two goals to lead Slims Place, which also received a goal and an assist from Austin Balais and 11 saves from Will Case in goal. Jessies Island Store rolled past Sato Real Estate by a 4-0 score in the second game of the night behind two goals and an assist from Holly Belton and a goal each from Matt Kretzman and Jeff Christenson. Perry Pittman made 10 saves in goal to preserve the shutout. Eason Builders demolished Wash Family Congoals from Matt Plummer. Scott Eason added a goal and two assists and Chris Klotz had one goal and one assist for the winners. Sean Sanders completed the scoring with one goal, while goalie Wes Robinson registered 14 saves in the victory. Austin Wash, Ally Titsworth and Ray Gardner each notched goals to lead the Wash effort that included two assists from Aaron Parkin and one from Titsworth. had six saves in the loss. and Dojo Martial Arts battle to a 4-4 tie. Roman Eckert led Beacon with two goals while Eric Pullen and Shawn Kaleta each scored one. Jordan Demers Adam Bujarski led Dojo Martial Arts with two goals, while Shay Coleman and Matt Ray each scored. Horseshoe news Three teams advanced from pool play with 2-1 records during Oct. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. watched as the team of Bob Heiger and Hank Huyghe rolled to an easy 21-9 victory over Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow. Heiger-Huyghe prevailed 21-20 in a Oct. 4 horseshoe action was canceled after nearly Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups Bowes Imaging striker, Cole a shot during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 3 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Miller Electric goalie Max Higgins comes off his line to deny a Bowes Imaging scoring chance during 8-10 division soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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26 OCT. 8, 2014 THE ISLANDER islbizNEWSCalling all Yankee-Met fans: SRQ adds ight The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport SRQ announced the addition of nonstop daily service between SRQ and Newark Liberty International Airport. The United Airlines service will be effective Feb. metropolitan area. between SRQ and Chicago OHare. This is exciting news for our customers in the Sarasota area and for thousands of potential new visitors to this vibrant Gulf Coast community, Michael Brooks, Uniteds sales manager for central and north Florida, said in a news release. Fredrick J. Piccolo, SRQs CEO, said in the release, We are thrilled that United has decided to return Newark/New York service to our community. p.m. and arrive in Newark at 4:21 p.m. Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve opened a new business or received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. 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The projected completion date for the facility is Minto Communities. Harbour Isle is Mintos 220-acre community that is almost entirely surrounded by the water Anna Maria Sound along the western shoreline and Perico Bayou to the east. The two-story clubhouse will host a 4,200-squareother amenities, including a beach, resort-style pool, Jacuzzi, private lounging cabanas, yoga lawn, event lawn and kayak launch. The clubhouse architecture complements the Harbour Isle communitys coastal-style architecture and design. Minto senior vice president William Bullock said in a statement, Minto located the Beach Club on a part Chiles restaurants produce hunger donation The Chiles trio of restaurants announced they raised Kid Hungry campaign. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of grouper sandwiches at the restaurants owned by Ed Chiles during September at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, the BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, and the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key, was donated to the program, a press release from the restaurant chain stated. For more information, call 941-778-1696.Realty raves Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, named Jason Hrnak as the top listing agent for September. The agency named Kathy Caserta as top sales agent. For more information, call Mike Norman Realty at 941-778-6696.This Shell knows her shells and sells, too she says many of them ask if thats her real name. Absolutely, I tell them, Shell said while entertique, The Lot, 107 First St. N., Bradenton Beach. Shell said she makes jewelry and gift items from shells she collects along the beach, although her specialty is photography and art. The Lot also offers beach wear and casual clothing. Shell has lived in Bradenton Beach three years. Before that, she lived in Crystal River. She moved to Anna Maria Island to be near the Gulf of Mexico. Its just nice being here and meeting people. I fell she said. The Lot is on First Street North on the corner of the BridgeWalk motel parking lot. Gayden Shell, right, owner of The Lot, 107 First St. N., Bradenton Beach, with Dan Ryan and Pat Whitesell at the boutiques one-year anniversary event Sept. 30. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin of the island with unobstructed water views of Anna Maria Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. It was an important and fundamental design consideration that every resident of Harbour Isle have a place where they could go to enjoy the spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunsets with friends and family. Harbour Isle has two private enclaves for residents, each with a resort-style pool, private cabanas, outdoor Units at Harbour Isle, 12300 Manatee Ave., Perico Island, are priced from the $400,000s. For information, call 888-827-3061 or visit mintoThe networking event is held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Monday, Nov. 3. The celebration will be held at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. The chamber will present awards and recognitions for achievements in business and community. Also, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will name its business person of the year at the banquet. The evening includes dinner and entertainment. For more information, call the chamber at email@example.com g. SRQ
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