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AsTheWorld Terns view political message. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed HappeningsThe Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 22, NO. 51 OCT. 22, 2014 FREE PLEASE SEE EVICTION PAGE 3 Big fun at Bayfest. 19 islbizNEWS CORR BELIEF Boo! Halloween happenings. 10 PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, PAGE 3 Bradenton Beach denies pier rent extensionBy Kristin Swain Islander Reporter Lacking a past-due rent payment, the Cast n Cage restaurant may soon have to shutter its doors. The Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant and bait shop owner Roland Pena appeared Oct. 16 before the Bradenton Beach City Commission, asking for an extension on his lease payments. Pena, who operates the restaurant and bait and sundry shops on the city pier, wants city commissioners to reconsider terminating his lease. On Oct. 8, Pena received a notice from the city that he is in violation of his lease. Due to a date discrepancy on the notice, city attorney Ricinda Perry reissued the notice Oct. 14. The notice states that non-payment of rent violates the concession lease, and Pena has until Oct. 24 to pay all past-due rent and penalties. If he misses the deadline, the notice requires the premises be vacated by Oct. 29. At the commission meeting, Pena proposed a payment arrangement that he said would allow him to catch up on the past-due rent. As an alternative, he offered to deed his Bradenton Beach home to the city in lieu of rent. Pena cited issues with pier construction and mounting expenses as reasons his business slowed down a reported 40 percent in August and even more in September. In his appeal to the commission, Pena said, Every dime I have goes to that restaurant. As he offered alternatives, he said he is trying to sell his home to catch up on the pier rent. He noted the home is worth about $255,000, minus a $130,000 mortgage. Pena said, Yes, I am at your mercy and, yes, I am asking for your help. I am at your mercy. Roland Pena to Bradenton Beach commissioners. Tree house owners Islander Reporter Owners of a beachfront tree house in Holmes Beach are pushing back with resilience, unlike the spindly Australian pine supporting the structure they hope to retain. Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran, owners of a tree house constructed in a beachfront of certiorari Oct. 15 with the 2nd District Court of Appeals. They are asking the higher court to review the Sept. 16 opinion from the lower court that favored the city. Hazen and Tran have been found in violation by the city code enforcement board of several sections of the land development code and for not obtaining building permits Quest to oust BB mayor plods onBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter A month to the day after Bradenton his intention to begin forfeiture proceedings against Mayor Bill Shearon, the city commission has a plan for moving forward. The commission hammered out a resolution that outlines the procedures for forfeiture during a meeting Oct. 16 that lasted The packed agenda also included a presentation by attorney Robert Lincoln on behalf of ELRA Inc. on Gulf Drive properties affected by preservation zoning issues and a vote to terminate the lease and concessionaire agreement for the city pier. But it was the forfeiture discussion that once again packed the chambers. At their Oct. 6 meeting, commissioners charged city attorney Ricinda Perry with preparing a second draft of Resolution 14-827 Moratorium tops AM agendaBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anyone planning to attend the Anna Maria special commission meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22, might want to head to city hall early to ensure a seat. Builders and developers who have projects planned for Anna Maria, along with attorneys representing various property owners in the city, are expected to attend in numbers. Thats because city attorney Jim Dye is to present a draft ordinance of a building permit moratorium enacted Sept. 22 by commissioners. The draft ordinance is the lone agenda item. The moratorium blocked the building department from accepting or issuing any building applications or permits. The moratorium addressed commission concerns that some new residential projects in the city had too many bedrooms for PLEASE SEE BB MAYOR, PAGE 5 PLEASE SEE TREE HOUSE, PAGE 3 Cops & Court
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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 OCTOBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY PLEASE SEE PARKING, NEXT P AGE Fact or folly? Paid parking, trolley fee may produce big bucksBy Kristin Swain Islander Reporter Is there a pay day in parking fees? Will a small fare for trolley riders pay off? Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti may be leavthat the island can bring in $1 million yearly by charging for parking at county-run public beaches. At the Oct. 15 meeting of the Coalition of Barrier again brought up his idea to make island tourism more Paid parking is a cash cow and I think we should charge for the trolley, he added, claiming the net cost for the trolley annually is $408,000. Monti said the county might want to work with us on a paid-parking Monti suggested charging about 10 cents per trolley ride for non-island residents. He also claimed a $12-per-day parking charge at the county beaches could produce as much as $1 mil lion a year in revenue based on 50 percent capacity at the parking lots. After taking into account implementation, equipment and operational costs of about $200,000 for park year, he said. A nna Maria Mayor S ue L ynn expressed concern, noting Anna Maria only has the county-run Bayfront Park with limited parking space. S he had concerns that Anna Maria would have to charge for parking on city But Montis plan calls for sharing the parking fee collections equally among the three cities. He also said any negative aspects. However, there has yet been no study of paid parkRegulating vacation rentals. Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelan suggested the island cities begin enforcing health and safety regulations on vacation rentals. A ccording to and pool inspections at residential rental properties, it might make operating a vacation home less appealing. Peelan noted that the business tax receipt regulations Holmes Beach. S ue L ynn and Peelan briefed the BI E O members on their views from a recent Florida League of Cities. S ue L ynn noted that one cause of concern at the FLC is unregulated sober houses and group homes throughout the state. A sober house is a group home where individuals go to recover from addiction. As long as no treatment takes place at the home, they exist legally in residential districts. S ue L ynn said that while she knows of no group homes on A nna Maria Island, she has concerns that such homes might encourage undesirable elements, such as drug dealers, who frequent them. Because these types of homes are protected under the U. S A mericans with Disabilities A ct, regulation as commercial, in the manner of a bed and breakfast or a boarding house. A nother concern for S ue L ynn is rooms for rent on A irBnb, a website where homeowners offer nightly and weekly accommodations. S he said these rentals are unregulated, causing government entities to lose out on tax revenue. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon then mentioned a scam he said is taking money statewide from cities. A small number of people make large public records requests. When the city cannot meet the request due to lack of manpower, the individuals sue the city for denying access to public records. He suggested that cities require payment in advance for large public record requests. T he upcoming Urban L and Institute study was Campaign song
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Mayor Bill S hearon voiced his disappointment, saying, Were just out of time. He noted the previous rent abatement given by the commission to Pena after a slump in business. T he mayor was opposed to taking on real estate in lieu of the debt and also noted that a loss of rent through the tourist season would be unacceptable. S hearon said, If we delay this and get into the season and he still cant make it, were getting a new tenant in off-season. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh spoke directly to she sympathized, saying she wanted to do something to help Pena, Vosburgh expressed disappointment over When it came time to vote on holding Pena to the lease, only Robertson voted against the measure. Pena declined to comment when visited at the pier, and did not return phone calls from The Islander. in July 2013. S eptember 2013, which put the case in 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigans courtroom at the Manatee Judicial Center in Bradenton. T he case hung in the court for a year until Dun nigans ruling upheld the code enforcement boards decision. T he Oct. 15 appeal by Hazens and T rans attorney David Levin of Icard and Merrill in Sarasota challenges Dunnigans decision. However, the DCA must T he litigation surrounding the tree house has more ing to declare null and void a petition, and referendum, submitted by Hazen and T ran to the city. code board in September 2013, Hazen and T ran cir culated the petition, gathering signatures of 10 percent of the citys voters. The petition forced commissioners to vote on an ordinance in October 2013 that would grandfather the tree house, but the measure failed, lacking a second among the commissioners. the fate of the tree house on a ballot in a special elec tion. If allowed, Holmes Beach voters would make the call to keep or remove the tree house. Judicial Circuit Court that would kill the referendum and special election. Her argument contends a state statute prevents a referendum for a development order, and that anything egory of development. T he code boards initial ruling found the tree house to be in violation of several city and state codes and to have been built without a permit. T he state violation includes the structure being built within the setback for the erosion control line. a single-family home, and may have a greater-thanexpected impact on a residential neighborhood. Commissioners enacted the moratorium, but did not include an end date. T he draft from Dye is expected to have a time frame of 45-60 days, while commissioners take up action to determine if vacation rentals can City regulations prevent commercial activities in residential zones but, said city planner A lan G arrett, if someone states the plans are for a residence, not a commercial enterprise, the city has no choice but to issue a permit. Commissioners are seeking a declaratory judgment from a court regarding the residential zone. If a judge rules vacation rentals are a commercial activ codes to license and control such activities, according to Commission Chair Chuck Webb. the residential zone. Commissioners are allowing property owners with building plans to sign a deed restriction stating the house will be a residence for themselves or family members and will not be used as a vacation rental. Builders such as Greg Ross have called the moratorium a knee-jerk reaction by commissioners that takes away property rights. T he Oct. 22 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 TREE HOUSE CONTINUED FROM P AGE 1discussed by the BIEO. S ue L ynn said A nna Maria would pay $60,000, which would be reimbursed by Manatee County within two weeks from excess beach concession funds. Potential topics for the Manatee County legislative delegation meeting Nov. 14 also were discussed. S ue L ynn, S hearon and Monti agreed that they would like to discuss funding for the cities from the resort tax. T he 5 percent tourist development tax is col lected by Manatee County for rentals of less than six months. The city mayors would like the amount of return to be 1 percent of the 5 percent tax, or 20 percent of the countywide bed tax collections. Other topics submitted for discussion were local business tax control, a community services tax and tax-free municipal bonds as a way to generate city income. T he next BIE O meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
4 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City torium. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Manatee County West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest itan Planning Organization, Holiday Inn at SarasotaBradenton International Airport, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota. lative Delegation hearing, Selby Auditorium, USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. vote On the election calendar Early voting for the general election takes place Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto; Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch; Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. 301, Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton. Early voting hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for the general election. and will close at 7 p.m. For voting locations and other details about the 2014 election cycle, go to votemanatee.com or call 941-741-3823.Attorney to Bradenton Beach: Employee complaints lack meritBy Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter The weight on the shoulders of Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon is a little lighter. A St. Petersburg labor law attorney hired by the city of Bradenton Beach issued his opinion Oct. 16 that the claims by public works employees David Higgins and Christine Watson are without merit. This follows a Sept. 30 opinion rendered by Matthew Westerman of Blalock Walters, P.A., regarding a hostile work environment claim by public works department director Tom Woodard. In his investigation of that claim, Westerman, an expert in sexual harassment, employment discrimination and retaliation, conducted interviews with Woodard, as well as Watson and Higgins. That claim also was unfounded, according to Westerman. Watson and Higgins each submitted a letter of complaint to the city of Bradenton Beach on Sept. 23. According to Mayor Bill Shearon, these letters were immediately turned over to Westerman for review. In his two-page missive, Higgins made a written complaint against City Commissioner Janie Robertson for her defamation and libel acquisitions she made in the Bradenton Herald Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Robertson was quoted in an article by reporter Mark Young about the ongoing forfeiture proceedings against Shearon that mentioned employee complaints about the mayor. Defending the mayor, Robertson stated, The complaints stem from public works, where employees had credit cards with $10,000 limits. That led to hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills that had no oversight from the prior administration. Calling her assertion, a libel remark towards myself and the other three public works employees that is a blatlant (sic) lie defaming our character, Higgins stated he never had a city credit card. That statement implies wrongdoing on my part, he wrote. I have been given those cards to use, as have my coworkers implicated in Ms. Robertsons libel remarks. None of those have ever had ten-thousand dollar limits to my knowledge, and none were ever misused by myself or my coworkers implicated in Ms. Robertsons libel remarks. Higgins went on to contend that Robertsons statement could ruin his credibility in his community, stating that, after just one day of the article being published have had a negative impact. In his assessment of the complaint, which was sent to city attorney Ricinda Perry and copied to Woodard and the mayor, Westerman laid out the elements for a cause of action for defamation that include the defendant publishing a false statement about the plaintiff to a third party and the falsity of the statement causing injury to the plaintiff. He went on to note that statecial duties are protected by an absolute privilege. Based on the foregoing legal standards, I do not stated. First, the alleged defamatory comments do not of any wrongdoing. Second, assuming Commissioner Robertson made these comments, her statements clearly pertain privilege. Finally, assuming the comments were made in her capacity as a private citizen, the city cannot be held responsible for her alleged statements. Watsons claim Watsons letter lodged a third party harassment and stemmed from an incident in which Watson took two employees. The Bradenton Beach Police Departpublic records breach. Watson claimed that Martin continued to pursue the matter, making repeated public records requests, encouraged a local reporter to continue to investigate and uttered derogatory remarks about her in her presence. In his review of Watsons complaint, Westerman noted that in order to establish a hostile working environment, Watson had to prove that the workplace is permeated with intimidation, ridicule and insult, that tions of the employment and create an abusive working environment. He also stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, on which Higgins was basing her claim, only prohibits alleged harassment based on an employees race, color, religion, sex or national origin. work environment in violation of Title VII. First, there is not any evidence that Ms. Martins actions towards Ms. Watson were motivated by any protected characteristic. Second, Ms. Martins alleged actions do not rise to the level of objectionable harassment, since the alleged conduct was neither severe nor pervasive. city responsible for the actions of a private citizen in this matter. Westerman recommended that the city take no further action with respect to the two complaints. commissioners at their Oct. 16 meeting, and Shearon addressed the commission following her presentation. Referring to the employee allegations, Shearon said, This is one of the many complaints that people have against me, and theres no merit in it. Reminding them that he took a proactive approach through the direction of the commission, he stressed that the city spent a lot, a lot of money, time and staff resources on this matter. I am going to get a full accounting of it so we know how much we really spent, he said. Shearon later told The Islander, Most employers in an instance like this would never have spent the money we did. The employee would have to get an attorney to pursue these type of complaints. But I did what the commission asked for, and now the city is picking up the tab. A tally of Westermans fees for handling the matters was unavailable at press time.
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 5 Experience Counts! Vote Zaccagnino Nov. 4thfor Holmes Beach Mayorwww.HolmesBeachMayor.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Zaccagnino for Holmes Beach Mayor. VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH & ELECT VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH & ELECT DAN DAN MURPHY MURPHY FOR MAYOR OF FOR MAYOR OF ANNA MARIA ANNA MARIA 21+ YEARS CITY RESIDENT 40 YEARS LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE SOUND MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE VIETNAM VETERAN PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY DAN MURPHY NPA CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF ANNA MARIA to incorporate selected verbiage from a document submitted by Shearon, as well as some suggestions from commissioners and the public, including John Metz, an attorney who serves on the planning and zoning board. allowed the commission to seek the advice of outside counsel or the special master at any time during the proceedings. The commission also agreed that suspento one vote. at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. Prior to the resolution discussion, several residents spoke, including Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, who descended from the dais to deliver a petition she said was signed by 113 people, including herself. We the undersigned, Vosburgh read, hereby petition the commission of the city of Bradenton Beach to formally acknowledge our support of the commission action of Sept. 22, 2014, to initiate a forfeiture there were 113 signatures of homeowners, business owners and others. Metz made a repeat appearance before the commission, again proposing changes to the resolution. After distributing copies of his suggestions to the commissioners, he spoke to one item in particular. Metz encouraged the commission upon receipt of a petition for forfeiture to submit that petition to the special master. This, he said, would enable them to get a nonbinding opinion as to the probable cause to proceed with the petition for forfeiture. This would present an opportunity whereby an unbiased third party who is a lawyer could look at the petition and evaluate it both on a legal and factual basis as to whether it has the legs to really proceed. Metz stressed that such a vetting would have been BB MAYOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1very useful in the current forfeiture proceedings. what the standard of conduct established by law is that the mayor has supposedly violated. Following Metzs remarks, Clarke, asked, Are you licensed to practice law in the state of Florida? to which Metz replied, No, I am not. Bradenton Beach resident Jim Hassett also addressed the commission, stating at the outset, I am not a member of the Florida bar, generating chuckles from both the dais and the gallery. I really think that my interpretation of the bar today is that we just put the cart ahead of the horse, said Hassett. I would really prefer to have my say after I hear your discussion of exactly how you are going to approach this mess. Referring to Perry, Hassett continued, Learned counsel last time turned to the audience and said, You havent suggested anything to remedy this situation. Well thats true, he said. So I will state right here and now that I am not in favor of what you are trying to do here. I think one of you should raise your hand and say, Lets work this out. Lets let the people, whether they like each other or not, work it out and get on with the citys business. Attorney Lincoln offered comment in support of the forfeiture. I am a member of the Florida bar, he began, continuing the now-running gag. Turning serious, he told the commission, Your charter provides the authority for the city commission Lincoln offered his opinion as to what Shearons possible violations could encompass, stating that the mayors granting of two unbudgeted raises was in violation of two statutes. In addition, he ventured that Shearon may have violated the Sunshine Law. that can be brought before the commission for a decision, he said. Perry then lead the commission through the proposed changes to the resolution, allowing commission discussion before getting consensus on each item. At the conclusion of the review, commissioners directed Perry to make changes to the resolution and Paint to the beat
6 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our OCT. 22, 2014 OCT. 22, 2014 OCT. 22, 2014 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Opinion Your PLEASE SEE OUR OPINION, PAGE 8 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: firstname.lastname@example.org)18 amendments, 7-minute read Putting 18 amendments on Holmes Beachs general election ballot is as, one friend said, totally asinine. It took me 7 minutes to read the amendments. How long is it going to take each person in the voting booth to not only read, but also take a few seconds to understand what is being asked, and then vote? I had to Google gross acre. Here is the answer working interest. A net acre is a gross acre multiplied by ones working interest owned. Now you have to admit, thats about as clear as mud. I would like to propose an amendment that would on any one Election Day ballot. The decision to put 18 amendments on one ballot shows a lack of common sense. Save Bradenton Beach I wholeheartedly agree with Jo Ann Meilners commentary, but lets take it a step further. Lets look at this mayoral situation objectively. Who on this city commission has the bests agenda? Who really cares about the wants, needs and Thank goodness that the city of Bradenton Beach has term limits. Let the good citizens of our lovely city band together tric, nasty, negative commissioners who not only plan to waste our money, but also want to disenfranchise us. No matter what the mayor may have said or done, he was duly and fairly elected by the people and only anyone else. Denied endorsement Thank you for your negative recommendation for my re-election. It is the highest recommendation that I could receive. The Islander clearly supports vacation rentals and the expansion of vacation rentals in the residential area of Anna Maria. Your papers support of investors, developers and the vacation rental owners and managers is not surprising as a majority of your papers income comes from their advertising. It is obvious that your paper supports the gross commercialization of Anna Maria. The articles and opinions espoused by The Islander make it clear that ity of life of the citizens of Anna Maria. I oppose the operation of vacation rentals in the residential zone and have spent years trying to get pening. You state that I am not in touch with my constituents. That seems unusual for I talk with the residents of Anna Maria daily. My constituents are nearly unanimous in their opposition to turning Anna Maria into a vacation rental ghetto. I will do everything in my power to carry out the direction given by the citizens of Anna Maria to take back our town. In choosing a commissioner, Anna Maria voters should review the candidates past voting history and involvement with vacation rentals. My voting history is known. I have always voted to control and stop vacation rentals. I am not a vacation rental investor. Also, I opposed turning City Pier Park into a parking lot as demanded by the business community and will continue its improvements once we are sure that the oak trees are surviving. I will implement paid parking for visitors so that they pay their fair share of the costs that they cause and to limit the overuse Glass houses times people like to throw stones. from politicians graveling for a last gulp of power. the politician doth protest too much. And so it appears the whole concept of paid parking initiated by outgoing-Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti is a farce. His last parody. He wants Limited research of small beach towns demonstrates the high cost vs. low return of paid parking. The concept, along with some lobs in the past, such as a bridge toll, is a mockery on our community. It goes along with his calls to both the U.S. Coast Guard and the city public works department to raise his derelict boat from the canal behind his home, or the use of city property for commercial vehicle storage, or questionable expenses resulting from a trip to visit family and pick up a donation in Indiana, and a penchant for free meals and wine at local eateries. It quickly became apparent at the onset of his term as mayor that he was in it for money. He quickly was valuable and an assistant was needed. And how about those speed bumps!? If the stipend for the job of small-town mayor, minimum wage, well, thats because it is undertaken as a public service. Anna Maria Island does not. We still do things here the old-fashioned way. For all the volunteer board members and all the mayors to the community that makes the job worthwhile. If the island cities feel the need for full-time administration, they need to consider real-time proa salary, not a stipend. Growing city staff and budgets merit a professional and, while it may appear costly, a city manager brings the promise of saving dollars in the long Honest-to-goodness public servants.
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 7 Headlines from Oct. 20, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Oct. 12 70 89 0 Oct. 13 72 90 0.51 Oct. 14 74 85 0.52 Oct. 15 66 83 0.08 Oct. 16 64 82 0 Oct. 17 62 82 0 Oct. 18 59 82 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 84.624-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 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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More than 70 island property owners and business managers organized Citizens Against Rising Taxation and crowded Holmes Beach City Hall Oct. 14, 2004, to protest rising taxes. deemed outdoor dining illegal. The code said all preparation and consumption of food must be wholly contained within the permanent exterior walls and under the permanent roof of the building. that holiday decorations put up by the city of Holmes Beach violated the First Amendment because they were too Christian. The attorney tasked with the review said the decorations are secular and contain no religious symbolism. ton Beach because the structure was damaged by a storm over the Labor Day weekend. Karen and Jake Gallo sought to have the city to cover damages assoCORR BELIEFThe times they are a changin I was driving my daughter to elementary school the other day, and she said to me, Knock knock. Whos there? I said. The. The who? I asked. I LOVE that band! she said. I realized then that my daughter is quickly age of 6, mind you. Sometime in the near future (if not already), she will surpass my level of knowledge. I will be dust for the earthworms. Its the little things that Ive taught her that really catch my izing that she is taking in everything that I do and say. She sucks up the information faster than my Craftsman shop-vac. Her little brain seems to run circles around mine, yet still needs to be nurtured. When we were kids, we had the Dewey Decimal System at the library. If you wanted to know a fact or a piece of history, you had to research it. Now students have Google at the touch of a button, which is usually in their pockets on an iPhone or iPad. I remember when Space Invaders and Pong came out on Atari. My brother and I thought the graphics were super-realistic. Then we were blown away when they introduced Pac-Man. Waka waka Corr waka. My buddy Mike Anthony could get to levels nobody else could. Rumor has it, he went to the Pac-Man World Series and probably even has a nice shiny trophy to prove it. Games are much different nowadays. I saw my nephews over the summer playing games that would give me nightmares just by looking at the screen. There were guns, swords, blood, monsters kids are going off the deep end. What ever happened to Donkey Kong and Frogger? I guess the time has come where I have crossed the threshold of life. Some call it aging. Im going to call it maturity. are a-changin. guarantee you he wrote that song with a pen on an his laptop, while importing it into his iTunes. It seems as if we are all embracing the technology these days. Everywhere I go, I see people with their noses in smartphones and tablets, even while driving on the Palma Sola Causeway with one knee on the steering wheel. Heck, even my mom has become a tech junky. She texts, tweets, Instagrams and even has a Facebook page. She is a walking advertisement for Apple. Say, did you hear that the Apple Watch is in the stores? Soon, well skip the gear and just have a chip installed where our brains are now. Come for a howling good time Oct. 31! Everyones welcome to The Islander-Feast critter corral 5-6 p.m. on Halloween. Canines will be judged for scariest, most original and silliest costumes, as well as pet-owner look-alikes. Contestants will gather at THE FEAST RESTAURANT, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registration beginning at 5 p.m., judging at 5:30 p.m. AWARDS: Perks 4 Pets, Dogs for the Earth, The Islander. Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce of ce with a kids costume contest and then a trickor-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and the costumed CRITTERS! For more information, call the newspaper, 941-778-7978 are welcome to visit the corral and the costumed CRITTERS! or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and the costumed CRITTERS! Come for a howling good time Oct. 31! critter corral 56 p.m. Halloween. Canines will be judged for scariest, most original and silliCrazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter Corral and Costume Contest The Feast Restaurant Crazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter
8 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER 152511 Floor Sample CLEARANCE EVENT Our Warehouse is Full and We are Making Room for New Items 50% OFFALL ACCESSORIESAccessories Sectional PamaroShopHUGE MARKDOWNSOn all oor models throughout the store ThePamaroShop.com Mention the for Your entire order*Regular priced merchandise, exp. 10/31/14Rugs Accessories Sectional Accents Mention for Dining Room BedroomPamaro South 4586 S. Tamiami Trail (941) 923-3299 Pamaro East 5465 University Parkway (941) 359-0025 Pamaro North 7782 Tamiami Trail (941) 355-5619 20% OFF* YOUR OPINION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6of our town. It is the right of the residents of the city, not investors, to choose what Anna Maria will be now and in the future. Grassy Pointe credit Who is responsible for the realization of Grassy Point Preserve in Holmes Beach? The Jan. 1, 2003, issue of The Islander named Billie Martini Islander of the year with the city of Holmes Beach recognizing, Her mission that the (Grassy Point) property become a public preserve achievement may be the realization of the Grassy Point Preserve. Living on the island since 1944, Martini especially appreciates the mangroves of Anna Maria Sound at Grassy Point. The Islander issue of July 8, 1998, quoted her, It had been in my mind for several years that development should be prevented in the area the last large undeveloped waterfront parcel in the city. As a Holmes Beach commissioner, Martini enlisted help from then-Mayor Bob VanWagoner and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for a grant to purchase the property. In 2008, under then-Mayor Rich Bohenberger, the handed down by the state was begun. In 2012, the park was ready. In October 2012, Bohthe project is Billies vision and today we see the results of that vision and her dedication to the project. Check the dates of Holmes Beach administrations. Its pretty clear who is responsible for the realization of Grassy Point and who is not. Shame on anyone who takes credit when it is not due. Towering tower strong cell signal coverage. It has been a long time coming and many will agree with the need for good cell service. The plans have been in motion for many tower and supporting structure. It is the placement of the structure that should be carefully considered. It was to be located in the center of the Anna Maria City Hall Park, but has since been moved to the southeast corner of the site. It will be very close to Spring Avenue, at the entrance of the city parking lot, on full view to most all of the visitors to the city and beaches. As there is no commercial buffer, it will be surrounded on three sides by residential houses on Spring Avenue. The tower will have a severe negative impact on all these properties for many years to come. I encourage people to go to Bradenton Beach to see that citys new cell tower and imposing equipment platform. Ours is much the same in design and, you might agree when standing under it, that it is a huge metallic monstrosity. It will be grossly out of scale with the surrounding homes and does not conform with our low key ambience. There is mention of covering our platform structure with a colorful scrim painted with trees, but this will not reduce its imposing scale. It is not too late to be heard. Please go to the city meeting Oct. 23 to petition the commission to reconsider and relocate the tower structure to a more central location that is screened by real trees and hidden from the city. Praise for public works On behalf of some regulars at the dog park in Holmes Beach, we would like to express a special thanks to members of the city publics work department. Employees Tim Cotharn and Mike Capello have been assigned to maintain the dog park and they have really gone the extra mile. It is such a pleasure, to ask for help with maintenance and actually have someone say, Sure what do you need. We just want the city department to know that we do appreciate the fact that you sent us two great guys that appreciate the dog park as much as we do. Find our election endorsements online at www.islander.org Dirty politics As a voter in Manatee County and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, I am angry at the low attacks on Terri Wonder regarding her voting record and her work in Iraq. Shame on Carol Whitmore to go so low. It is my understanding that Wonder voted in 2000, 2012 and 2014 in Manatee County and voted in Escambia County in Virginia while working for the ballots while serving in Iraq. Now the smear tactic on her two deployments. She was serving as a social scientist in Iraq. She was and risking her life for us. She went into the prisons, worked with the worst, wearing military fatigues as this type of uniform helped Wonder was working for the federal government while Whitmore enjoyed the safety and peace at home. Wonders husband and family prayed a lot. I will be voting for Terri Wonder. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 9 By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter It seems like a short time to some people familiar Chief Andy Price has only seven months left until retirement in May 2015. Price has been the only chief of WMFR since it was formed in 1999 when the Anna tricts merged. Training of the new chief, WMFR Capt. Tom Sousa, has begun. He was selected by WMFR commissioners to replace Price in September. Were already working together on a number of things, Price told district commissioners at their Oct. 16 meeting. I dont want to overload him at the last minute, but it helps that he already understands our pension Succession training already underway for WMFR chief system and other routines and procedures. Weve got plenty of time, Price said. One issue the commission must deal with before training begins in earnest is a contract for Sousa. Once It also helps the transition that Sousa already knows the personnel at WMFR. The largest portion of training will take place when Price and Sousa begin preparing the 2015-16 budget, the chief said. In other WMFR business, commissioners discussed a new 911-response system being considered for Manatee County. Price said, as an example, under the present system, a 911 call from someone in Harbour Isle on For Harbour Isle, thats the city of Bradenton. But WMFR Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach is call eventually gets to WMFR as the closest responder, but time is lost in the transition of the emergency call, the chief said. And we dont get anything from people living there or along the causeway, Commissioner Randy Cooper noted. WMFR is funded by assessments of property within the district. Money is not the issue, Price said. Its about a fast response to an emergency. quickly and they dont care what the uniform on the If the new 911 system is adopted, the emergency its not in the district where the emergency occurs. The next regular WMFR district commission meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. HBPD promotions Because of your professionalism and your logical and thought lled approach, you can count on our votes. -Jim Bob, you are clearly the leader we need in Holmes Beach. -MaggieRESIDENTS AGR EE: Its what our city needs. STRONGLeadership! TRUST IN JOHNSON TO LEAD US IN A SHARED VISION OF UNITY AND AN EVER BRIGHTER FUTURE. BOB Johnson Johnson Johnson for Johnson for Johnson MAY MAY Johnson MAY Johnson Johnson MAY Johnson O Johnson O Johnson MAY O MAY Johnson MAY Johnson O Johnson MAY Johnson R Johnson R Johnson
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THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 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 Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries, births, travel photos, fishing, sports and event news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. SHARE THE FUN. Island happenings Shirley Rush Dean need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Weekend and also Privateers invite everyone to masquerade Batten down the hatches and hide the treasure because the Anna Maria Island Privateers are laying siege to the 2014-15 season. First up, the swarthy-looking do-gooders are holding a Day of the Dead masquerade party, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. The costume ball will take place at the American Legions Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. General seating tickets are $40 and tables of six are $290. The evening, which will begin with a cocktail hour prizes, an auction and dancing. Reserving tables includes prime seating, drink Privateers encourage those who attend to wear pirate attire. For reservations, call Lisa Lash Ritchey at 941238-8974.Invasion weekend plans set The costume celebration serves as a prelude to the Invasion Weekend the Anna Maria Island Privateers plan for Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The celebration, with live music, drink, vendors and childrens activities, will take place at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The music lineup on Nov. 1 includes Kettle of Fish, Kei Bland, Savannah Brady and Shotgun Justice. The lineup on Nov. 2 includes the Savannah Brady Band, The Mangled Tangos and Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band. dren, host storytelling and games, offer an all-denominational church service Nov. 2, present pirate skirover both days. For more details about the Invasion Weekend, call Privateers president Bob Stitch Dominas at 941-5276171.Gathering vendors for market The Privateers Thieves Market season will begin Saturday, Nov. 8, and continue through the spring at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The market will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Additional dates are Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11. Vendor fees are $25 per spot or $100 for five spots. For more information about the market, call Diane Hardee at 941-504-8553.Tour dAgri-Culture series promotes island cuisine The Tour dAgri-Culture series that continues through Nov. 21 offers events primed to unite farmers, locally produced food. The island will be the site of three Tour d Agriday, Nov. 13, the Sandbar will host the Pine Avenue Edible Garden Tour and Sandbar Tasting Lunch, which will begin with a walking tour of gardens along Pine Avenue in Anna Maria with native plant enthusiast Mike Miller. After the walk, Sandbar owner Ed Chiles will host a tasting lunch at the restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, featuring produce from the Pine Avenue gardens and Gamble Creek Farm, as well as seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Denominations and the food pantry at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will host a Farm-to-Fork Specialty Dinner featuring produce from Gamble Creek Farm in Parrish and 3 Boys Farm in Ruskin, as well as local seafood. Tickets are $75. Tour dAgri-culture is an excellent opportunity to educate our locals and visitors about the importance of eating organic, locally grown products and showcase ing produce and seafood from our own area farms and waters, Chiles said in a news release. For more information, call the Chiles Restaurant Group at 941-778-8705. Announcements Send announcements of community events and photographs with details to news@islander. org. Please include details of the event, as well as a contact number and name. T h e A r t i s t s G u i l d o f A n n a M a r i a I s l a n d Watercolor Acrylic Collage Colored Pencil Photoshop A r t i s t s G u i l d G a l l e r y 5 4 1 4 M a r i n a D r i v e H o l m e s B e a c h
12 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER get your news @ www.islander.orgARTS & ENTERTAINMENTON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Thursday, Oct. 23 10:30 a.m. Pine Avenue Edible Garden Walking Tour and Sandbar Tasting Lunch, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8705. Friday, Oct. 24 No Kill Animal Rescue, Saltair, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: email@example.com m. 5:30 p.m. Mike Sales sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. 6:30 p.m. Farm-to-Fork Specialty Dinner, BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. 941-778-8705. Saturday, Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. Second annual Hardball Halloween parade, starts at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach and ends at Anna the Birdie Tebbetts Field Renovation Project. Information: 941-749-1446. Ongoing on AMI Season display, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. OFF ISLAND Thursday, Oct. 23 3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Maya Mythologies about the Sea, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941708-6120. Friday, Oct. 24 8 p.m. The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show with Barbara Harris, The Mystics, The Marcels, Rockin Robins Rhythm Kings and more, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 800-826-9303. Saturday, Oct. 25 6 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers masquerade party and costume ball, American Legions Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-238-8974. 6:30-9 p.m. Desoween VI haunted trail hike, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway/75th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458. Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Sunday, Oct. 26 Bistro, 417 12th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 973-668-8693. Tuesday, Oct. 28 6 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum/Swordfish Grill Sea Monster Masquerade, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. ONGOING OFF ISLAND Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Manatee-Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5351. tee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941708-6120. Manatee County Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-621-6471. 12th Street West-12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941747-8065. Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7086120. Send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions must include a contact for publication.FESTIVALS & MARKETSON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Friday, Oct. 24 Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813. teers Pirate Invasion Festival, Bradenton Beach; Nov. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateer Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach; Nov. 15, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna Maria. OFF ISLAND Saturday, Oct. 25 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 17th annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Seafood Shack Marina, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-792-9100. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dragon Boat Festival, Nathan BenderInformation: 786-766-2014. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bradenton Farmers Market, Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-9494. Dinner, BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf ONLY at Island Cabana! Anna Maria Island LatitudeLongitude Jewelry byLat and LoThe Island Cabana The Island Cabana THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Ladies Swimwear 50% OFFSelect Clothing up to 70% OFFNative American Turquoise 20-50% OFF Mon-Tue 10-6, Wed-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-10, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAM AUTUMN FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 13 KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesday, Oct. 22 5 p.m. Childrens Halloween Party and movie night, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Oct. 23 4-6 p.m. Health and wellness pizza party, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In partnership with the Panda Foundation. Information: 941-7781908. Tuesday, Oct. 27 10 a.m. Childrens storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. ONGOING ON AMI Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. ONGOING OFF ISLAND 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-7464131.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesday, Oct. 22 11:30 a.m. Fundraiser luncheon, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Donation requested. Information: 941-778-1813. Saturday, Oct. 25 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Monday, Oct. 27 12:30 p.m. Bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center open house, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781908. Tuesday, Oct. 28 Noon The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meets for lunch and a program, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-462-4016. Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5154. ONGOING ON AMI group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-7786341. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Info: 941-778-3209. Center board meeting, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. ing Together, Paradise Bagel and Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-4144. of Commerce awards banquet, Holmes Beach; Nov. 11, The Islander Veterans Salute, Holmes Beach; Nov. 15, CrossPointe Community Barbecue, Holmes Beach. ONGOING OFF ISLAND meeting, Seafood Shack/Marina Grill, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-761-4017. OUTDOORS & SPORTSONGOING ON AMI ida. Lights out along the beaches. pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Save the date: ONGOING OFF ISLAND 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-758-7478. 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AID planning for Thanksgiving Members of All Island Denominations are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving ecumenical service, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Those who attend the service are asked to bring a donation for the Island Food Pantry, which is located to Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. AID consists of the six island churches and their members, who meet monthly and offer charitable assistance to islanders and members of the local congregations. AID offers various forms of assistance, supports the food pantry at Roser and sponsors worship services several times a year.Woof-o-Ween bene ts Moonracer animal rescue Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue will present a howling good time with Woof-O-Ween in downtown Bradenton Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jeannes Bistro and Coffee, 417 12th St. W., Bradenton. The celebration includes a variety of activities, including carnival games, face-painting, pet photos and live music, plus a bake sale featuring gourmet ice pops for people and dogs by Karma Pops. or tea. The breakfast price is $10 for adults or full-size and $5 for children under 8 years old. Dining with pets will be allowed on the outside patio at the cafe. drawing and conclude with a pets and people parade, with prizes awarded in the categories of funniest, scariest, most original, most environmentally friendly, cutest and look-alike. shelter dogs from Manatee County Animal Services. For more information, call 973-668-8693.
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THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 15 Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel Stay Faithful to Your Vision 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 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 9-1, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayFounded 1956 Water festival celebrates natural wonders of Sarasota Bay T he 2014 Sarasota Bay Water Festival set for Sat music. T he celebration sponsored by the S arasota Bay E stuary Program will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park on City Island in Sarasota just south of Longboat Key. T he lineup includes guitarist Ben Hammond as emcee for the third consecutive year. The Applebutter E xpress is this years headliner band and the other performers include Serotonic and Ari and the Alibis. Other highlights include artists and photographers selling items, dragon boat races, a presentation by nature photographer Clyde Butcher, a display of the I Love Sarasota Bay photo contest, food trucks, chil drens games, displays of vintage and new boats and displays promoting kayaking and paddle boarding. For more, call SBEP at 941-955-8085. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Vote Zaccagnino Nov. 4 thfor Holmes Beach Mayorwww.HolmesBeachMayor.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Zaccagnino for Holmes Beach Mayor. I will revise the budget process to save taxes. I will continue to work on trac congestion and rental issues. I w ill continue to bring balance to the city. Cards dealt at Annunciation Duplicate bridge games are being played at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation T uesdays beginning Oct. 28. p.m. T he church is located at 4408 G ulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Barbara Parkman at 941-896-5154.Holmes Beach-hometown hero, reghter honored for heroism By Laurie Hayes Islander Reporter We have a hero among us. In the early morning hours of S ept. 16, Clint Walker, a resident of Holmes Beach, was on Manatee for Hillsborough County when he saw a large column of smoke. Walker knew from instinct and the smell of the it to a home in the 600 block of 21st Street West. He said he called 911 and pounded on the door of the house. When there was no answer, he went to the homes on both sides, but continued to get no response. He returned to the burning building and resumed his loud knocking, yelling, Fire department. E ventually a man came to the door, unaware of his doorstep. Walker alerted him to the danger and the homeowner indicated that there were three people upstairs, including two in the rear of the home, where I went in and just kept yelling, Fire department so they would know that I wasnt an intruder, Walker said, noting that, while he was wearing his uniform of the dark. T he remaining occupants were oblivious to the danger, and, Walker noted, T he woman who was sleeping in the back room was already starting to choke on the smoke. He managed to get the family to safety, even returning to rescue two dogs and a cat, all before the Bradenton Fire Department got to the scene. For his quick response and heroism, Walker Hillsborough County commission, a letter from U. S Rep. T homas Rooney, and was nominated for the year. While uncomfortable with the spotlight, this is the Marine Corp. for 10 years, including two tours in Iraq, and earned multiple medals and awards. Among those was the Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor. Walker has been a Hillsborough firefighter for the past eight years. He relocated to the island from S an Diego and lives in Holmes Beach with his wife and three children, two of whom attend A nna Maria Elementary, while the youngest turned 1 this month. Jen Crady, owner of A MI Health & Fitness, was so taken with Walkers story that she presented him and his family with a membership to her facility, 5364 G ulf Drive, Holmes Beach. I just really wanted to show my appreciation for his heroic actions, Crady said.
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Bradenton Beach Oct. 9, 120 Bridge S t. and 103 G ulf Drive S ., domestic battery. A Bradenton woman went into the Drift-In bar looking for a man who was in a relation ship with her. She walked up to him, grabbed his beer bottle, threw it at him and ran out of the bar. T he bottle hit him in the right eye, but the eye did not appear police report. Police found the woman a block away at the Circle K and arrested her. Oct. 12, 200 block of Church A venue, domestic battery. A couple with a live-in relationship had an argument that turned physical when the woman lunged at the man and the man shoved the woman outside. T he woman broke a window trying to get back into the residence. The man refused to press charges. Cortez No reports. Holmes Beach Oct. 4, 4000 G ulf Drive, disorderly intoxication. Police arrested a 57-year-old Bradenton man who had been sleeping on a trolley-stop bench at the Manatee Public Beach in the middle of the afternoon. A Manatee County transit system operator alerted police that a man had passed out on the bench and was prevent ing other people from using the bench. When the man awakened, he began shouting obscenities and threat sessing alcohol in a prohibited place and resisting an Oct. 5, 500 block of 69th Street, domestic battery. A woman was arrested at about 6 p.m. after a verbal argument with a relative turned physical. T he two female relatives were arguing when one struck the other several times. Oct. 6, 500 block of 69th Street, burglary. A Bose sound system valued at $500 was reported stolen from a residence while the owner was out of town. T here had been no forced entry. A pawnshop search had negative results. Oct. 9, 100 block of 38th Street, disorderly intoxiless man after being called to a public disturbance involving several men drinking on the beach. When cals, began hitting himself and screaming. He threw the police report. Oct. 13, 6600 Marina Drive, driving while license arrested the driver of a vehicle that crashed into another vehicle. T he driver told police he knew his drivers license was suspended for an unpaid red-light ticket. Police found two syringes, a burnt soda can bottom and a prescription drug for opiate dependence. 1 Passage Key case closed, investigation continues The Pasco County man whose wife died after an altercation in the waters off the northern tip of A nna Maria is no longer facing a domestic violence charge. Assistant State Attorney Brian Iten, who heads the felony division of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, closed the case Oct. 10. Michael Doster, 50, had faced a simple battery charge stemming from a struggle with his wife at Passage Key in July. T he Manatee County Clerk of Court canceled Dosters $5,000 bond. By entering a dismissal without prejudice, Iten left open the possibility of re-charging Doster if war ranted by the continuing investiga tion. T he state has 175 days from the date of the crime to bring another case based on Pamela Dosters detective John Kenney, lead investigator in the sher iffs homicide investigative unit. Before she died July 16, Pamela Doster gave a my hip and face. A ccording to the MCS O report, she attempted to board the watercraft multiple times but her husband pulled her off the vessel each time, causing her to hit her head on the side of the water craft. Pamela Dosters death left the state without a witness to the domestic battery, but Kenneys absolutely still looking for one. He is continuing to investigate the possible manslaughter case, he added. Michael Dosters attorney, Joe Campoli, said he had expected the dismissal. If the state is going to charge my client with it will happen. But hes not out of the woods yet. 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
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 21 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 LUNCH LUNCH DAILY DAILY NEVER A DULL MOMENT! TUESDAYS: NASCRAB RACES 6:30(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SAFE CRAB RACING AT BARS) WED. OCT. 22 MATT & TANYA 7-10 THURS. OCT. 23 TBA FRI. OCT. 24 KOKO RAY 7-10 SAT. OCT 25 DREADNOTS 7-10 SUN. OCT. 26 BRANDI & THE RIDE 5-8 MON. OCT. 27 NATURAL VIBES 7-10 harry Alleged Holmes Beach attacker attempts own defense A 24-year-old man allegedly found stabbing one of his roommates in a bathtub is attempting to direct his court case from his jail cell. A ssistant Public Defender Franklin Roberts was assigned to the case of Andrew James Helderman shortly after his March 15 arrest, but Helderman has including one to remove his court-appointed attorney. Roberts is off the case. T welfth Judicial Circuit Judge John F. L akin denied Heldermans motions and, on Oct. 7, set an Oct. 29 status conference to address HelHelderman, who lived with two roommates in the 300 block of Clark Drive in Holmes Beach, is charged in two felony cases. T he first charge is premeditated first-degree female roommate, and aggravated assault against his male roommate. from G lades County sentenced to six years in state prison, had constructed a bang-stick or zip gun out of metal tubes, sometime between March 12 and shotgun round, according to the police report. An affadavit by the male victim described Helderman as looking crazy as he stabbed his female roommate multiple times. At one point, the male victim began striking Helderman with a shower curtain rod, causing part of his ear to fall off, according to reports. began to act like he was going to kill her I ran out and dialed 911. T hen I ran back into the bathroom and begged Andrew to please let her go and take me. Helderman at gunpoint, according to police reports. In March, Helderman pleaded not guilty in both S ince then, according to the court website, Roberts sent out discovery notices, requesting the depositions of numerous witnesses, including the roommates. In Heldermans Oct. 3 motion to replace his attor ney, the defendant claimed Roberts had not responded to his attempts to reach him, alleging a six-month lapse in communication. Four days later, L akin struck Heldermans request to replace Roberts because Helderman failed to sign the paper. in May, as well as his S eptember motion to compel documents from the prosecution, reasoning that Roberts was still his counsel of record. or unauthorized pleadings and that he may prohibit A ssistant S tate A ttorney Darlene Ragoonanan judge was denying them, but said she didnt know what the judge wants to address at the motion conference. Helderman is being held in Manatee County jail on $166,500 bond. He faces life in prison if convicted on the premeditated attempted murder charge. In addition to a 2 p.m. Oct. 29 motion conference, a 9 a.m. Oct. 27 docket sounding for Nov. 10 and Nov. 21 trial periods is scheduled at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. Domestic battery charged to GPS burglar A 26-year-old Holmes Beach man on probation for a GPS car burglary was again arrested Oct. 6 on a domestic battery charge. According to a Holmes Beach Police Department E rik D. Hall and a relative he lived with in the 500 block of 67th Street. Hall reportedly pushed his relative across the room. He was charged with the misdemeanor and released Oct. 8 on his own recognizance. Hall is in the middle of serving six months of probation for stealing a G P S from a car in the 2500 block of A venue B in Bradenton Beach. T welfth Circuit Court Judge John F. Lakin found Hall guilty in July, and ordered the standard probation conditions, including 50 hours of community service. He also was ordered to pay the victim $179.99. Hall also was arrested in 2012 on charges of 6, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton.
22 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER An October open house at the community centerBy Dawn Stiles Special to The Islander One of the joys of living on an island or in a small town is knowing individuals who truly dedicate themselves to the betterment of the community. On A nna Maria Island, where does one turn to get help in accomplishing a task? T he Rev. E d Moss! He and his family, friends and the Crosspointe pitch in when an individual or orga nization needs a helping hand. Pair Moss with the just do it spirit of center board member and Anna Maria resident Mike Coleman and we have an unstoppable force. For more than a year, weve talked about moving movement toward that end, newly appointed board member Mike Coleman took action. A call to E d Moss and the muscles of Moss, Wayne Bronkema and the some (discounted) help installing new outlets and phone jacks from David Parrish and United Electric, and we are moved. Now we want to show off our space. The center staff and board invites the commuFuture plans include expansion of the fitness building and provision for the childrens after-school programs in a space with windows and direct access to the outdoors. Center to host open house T he A nna Maria Island Community Center will host an open house 5-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. The center is inviting people to visit and tour center, which moved upstairs. T he center is located at 407 Magnolia A ve., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908. board members. We look forward to seeing you from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. By the Danube Island, and Gift cards to the areas favorite waterfront restaurants are always a hit. Purchase a minimum of $50 in gift cards and receive a free bonus gift card equal to 25% of your total gift card purchase. Free Beach Bag with online retail purchase of $50 or more (excludes gift card orders). Shop our stores at beachstore.groupersandwich.com Offer valid 11/1/14 1/4/15. Bonus Card may not be used on day of purchase. Gift cards do not expire.Purchase online, call or visit. Put the Sea In Seasons Greetings Anna Maria Island 941.778.0444 North Bradenton Beach 941.779.2222 North Longboat Key 941.383.2391 Chiles_Islander10x8_v2.indd 1 10/17/14 11:01 AM
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 23 Authentic Italian Pizza 16 Ice Cold Craft Beers on Tap, $1.50-$2 $8 Pizza! Beach Views & Sunsets! ObituariesPieter Moen Hahn Pieter Moen Hahn, 60, of Bradenton, died Aug. 25. He was born July 5, 1954, in Wareham, Massachusetts, and was raised on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. A celebration of life for Mr. Hahn will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Mr. Hahn, described as a friend, family member, fantastic travel agent and loved one by all who knew him, requested no service. His wish was for people to have a beach party. a loved one or friend; a call to a relative, friend, or classmate you havent spoken to recently; or donate to a church, charity, service or veterans organization. Mr. Hahn is survived by brother Benjamin A. Mixter and wife Terri of Big Pine Key; sisters Tineke of Stuart, Erika of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Heidi Lepage of Uxbridge, Massachusetts; aunt Alison Alton Robb of North Falmouth, Massachusetts; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; honorary adopted big sister, Dee Ferreira, and honorary brothers Ron Jarvis and Phillip Thrapp; and his friends at Fantasy Travel. Attention community orgs: Wishbook wishes sought Christmas decorations already are in stock at some stores, which signals to The Islander that it is time to begin collecting wishes from local community groups. Each year, the week of Thanksgiving, The Islander publishes its Wishbook, collecting the needs and wants of local nonprofits that Anna shopping for the holidays. If you represent a community group, please send The Islander a list of the organizations needs to email@example.com. If you are an advocate of a local group, please look for the Wishbook Wednesday, Nov. 26.Bernard Lewis White Bernard Lewis White, 88, of Cortez, died Oct. 14. He was born June 23, 1926. necticut. A guestbook can be viewed at www.davidcgross. com. Sarasota was in charge of arrangements. Mr. White is survived by wife Doris; children Lewis, Clarke, Cindi and Scott; and nine grandchildren. Gary Lee Shardell Gary Lee Shardell, 73, of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 15. He had waged several battles against cancer. Mr. Shardell enjoyed birds, real estate and orchids, as well as an occasional game of poker, a good game Most of all, he enjoyed his family. He is survived by beloved wife Christine; sons Jeff and Dean Foster and wife Mira; sisters Jean Koperski and husband Bill and Laura Toth and husband John; brother Dennis and wife Rita; grandchildren Leo and Luke; and many neices and nephews. Attention community orgs: Attention community orgs: Alice M. Szakacs Alice M. Szakacs, 86, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 16. She was born in Middletown, New Jersey, and moved to Holmes Beach in 1976 from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Mrs. Szakacs attended St. Bernard Catholic Church. There will be no local service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Donations may to be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Szakacs is survived by sons Alan J. of Holmes Beach and Robert Francis and wife Michelle of Mahwah, New Jersey; daughter Linda and husband John Agnello of Marco Island; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Islander honoring military veterans Nov. 11 Military veterans are invited to the eighth annual a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day outdoors at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Gulf Drive. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be served beginprogram begins at 9 a.m. A color guard from American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton will present the colors. Taps will be played at the conclusion in honor of fallen veterans. The Islander welcomes Veterans Day celebrants family and friends and all those who wish to honor Great Britain and Canada, also are invited. Islander publisher Bonner Joy will host the event, and brief talks by veterans are expected, including Holmes Beach resident Richard Alvarez, commander of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24. Coffee service is provided by the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach. The newspaper offers an array of breakfast treats. The newspaper began publishing stories about area veterans in 2004. For more information, call 941-778-7978.
24 OCT. 22, 2014 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 firstname.lastname@example.orgMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS Islander Reporter stone crabbers. Again. I havent been through a stretch with this many bad years in a row. Usually you get one (good year) said crabber Michael Finny Woods. he pulled showed dismal results. Crabbers are allowed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations to drop their tagged crab traps into the water 10 days before the season opens Oct. 15. T hey can harvest crabs in the Woods pulled 270 of his traps on opening day and brought in a disappointing 24 pounds of stone crab claws. He said a good day usually yields 1-2 pounds per trap. The next day, Oct. 16, was even more disappointing. Woods said he found one crab in 80 traps. He the season Oct. 17 and found 35 pounds. Woods cited heavy fishing regulations and an abundance of crabbers as a possible explanation for the consecutive years of low numbers. He said hes noticed more crabbers in the area than in previous years, which could be diluting catches. But I dont know. Its hard to say why. It is what it is, Woods said. If theyre here, you know theyre here because theyll be catching them. Woods said he would wait at least a few weeks before pulling the traps for a second round because the numbers were so low. We need some weather to come through. Well get more when a cold front comes through, he said. Woods sold his Oct. 17 harvest to the Cortez Kitchen. When were not catching a lot I try to go to the Karen Bell, owner of A. P. Bell Fish Co. and Star Fish Company Market and Restaurant, had one word rible. We had one boat go yesterday with 45 pounds said. Fish Market employees said the claws sold out within minutes. 45 pounds, said Bell. But prices were set as customers craving the sweet meat of the stone crab claws came walking through the market door hoping for a good catch. Star Fish is selling their claws at $16.50 for medium-size claws, $23.50 for large and $28 for jumbo. In spite of the low catch, prices are down from last year at Star Fish. Bait and Seafood, employees said they also were pulling in low numbers of crab claws while high numbers of customers were calling and coming by the market. S upplies were selling out fast at Cortez Bait and S eafood with claws priced Oct. 16 at $18 for medium, $24 for large and $30 for jumbo. Bell said she heard higher numbers of crabs were being caught to the north, which can be good news. S he said its typical for northern regions to bring in bigger catches sooner, and as the weather cools, the crabs move south. The recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest runs through May 15. Center fall basketball league rolls on, soccer games, tooBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter A s the A nna Maria Island Community Center A dult E state has surged in the standings to a 3-1 record. It holds a one-game lead over 2-1 S ugar Beach Digital and 2-2 Poppos, while G ator Man Pools and Duncan Real Estate follow, each sitting on one victory. ally has two games in one night and Island Real E state took advantage of the scheduling quirk to jump to the top of the standings with a 71-61 win over Gator Man Pools Oct. 14. They followed the victory with a 69-57 win over Duncan Real Estate the same night. T he IRE -Gator Man victory resulted from a bal anced scoring attack that saw four of six players notch 25 points and eight rebounds and Alex T anonan with 16 points and seven rebounds. A lban G ega chipped Aaron Dudukes had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead G ator Man Pools in the loss, with 11 points and 14 rebounds coming from Michael S cpondra and 11 points from Brandon Osmond. Island Real Estate had little problem in defeating coming from Karri S tephens. A lex T anonan and A lban G ega chipped in with 15 points each in the victory, rebounds. Ray Gardner had 19 points and six assists to lead Duncan Real E state, which also received 18 points and nine rebounds from Jordan Demers. T om Heald completed the scoring in the loss for Duncan Real Estate with 14 points and 10 rebounds. S ugar Beach Digital took on Poppos in another Oct. 14 game and came away with a 63-55 victory behind 32 points from Brandon Kern and 14 points and with 13 points to round out the scoring in the victory for Sugar Beach Digital. Matt Dwyers 15 points and 14 points from S hawn Hubbard paced Poppos, which also received 13 points from T eagan Purtil in the loss. Soccer news Fall soccer continues at the center, where teams are shaping into contenders and pretenders. Gulf-Bay Realty and Anna Maria Donuts are tied atop the 8-10 division with 3-1 records with Bowes Imaging a game back with a 2-2 record. Miller E lectric follows with a 1-2-1 record, just ahead of T ylers Ice Cream which brings up the rear with a 0-3-1 record. T he 11-13 division has Jen Crady Massage on top of the standings with a 4-1-1 record, although S mile Deep is lurking close behind with an undefeated record of 3-0. S ugar Beach Digital at 1-4 and the Feast at 0-3-1 follow in the standings. The two-team 14-17 division has AMI Fitness on top with a two wins and a tie over Wash Family Construction. In 8-10 division action Oct. 13, Bowes Imaging recorded a 5-4 victory over A nna Maria Donuts behind three goals from Anthony Monetti and one goal from Thomas Heckler in the loss. victory on the season in the 8-10 division, defeating Bowes Imaging 4-2. G avin Johnston scored three goals to lead Miller, which also received one goal from Ozzy Lonzo in the victory. Cole Pearson scored two goals to lead Bowes. G ulf-Bay Realty earned its third victory of the season Oct. 17 thanks to a 6-1 win over T ylers Ice Cream in the second 8-10 division game of the night. Anthony Nguyen scored three goals to lead Gulf-Bay Realty, which also received a pair of goals from Jer emiah S culco and one goal from Phillipe Baumgartner in the victory. T ravis Bates scored the lone goal for T ylers. T he 11-13 division saw first-place Jen Crady Massage battle to a 1-1 tie with last-place Feast Oct. 13. Hannah McCracken notched the lone goal for the Feast, while Sean Rodriguez scored for Jen Crady. S mile Deep remained unbeaten on a 4-1 victory over Jen Crady Massage in Oct. 15 action. A va Zink led the way with two goals in the victory, while Chris S nyder and Javier Rivera each scored one. L ila Naeher notched the lone goal for Jen Crady. Jen Crady bounced back by rolling to a 5-2 victory over Sugar Beach Digital behind two goals each from A lex and S ean Rodriguez. David Daigle completed the scoring with one goal in the victory. Daniel Sentman and Greg Corbin scored one goal each in the loss to lead Sugar Beach Digital. Horseshoe news T wo teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horsestaged a late rally to earn a come-from-behind 23-16 victory over Hank Huyghe and Steve Grossman. Oct. 18 action also saw two teams advance to the knockout round. Huyghe and teammate T om Skoloda defeated Samuels and Bob Heiger 21-15 to earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and S aturday at the A nna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 25 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Oct. 22 12:18p 2.0 11:21 2.4 5:39 0.4 5:25 1.1 Oct. 23 12:56p 2.0 11:43 2.5 6:13 0.2 5:47 1.2 New Oct. 24 1:35p 1.9 6:49 0.1 6:10 1.3 Oct. 25 12:10 2.6 2:18 1.8 7:28 0.0 6:34 1.3 Oct. 26 12:42 2.7 3:07 1.7 8:11 0.0 7:02 1.4 Oct. 27 1:19 2.7 4:07 1.7 9:00 0.0 7:35 1.4 Oct. 28 2:01 2.7 5:22 1.6 9:56 0.0 8:21 1.5 Oct. 29 2:53 2.5 6:44 1.6 10:59 0.1 9:38 1.5 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortezwww.h2owatersportz.com 941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive REEL CORTEZ CHARTERS4-hour charters start at $100 pp or $600 private. *Price per person may vary *Price per person may vary REEL CORTEZ CHARTERS REEL CORTEZ CHARTERS 4-hour charters *Price per person may vary IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter T he recent cold front, as mild as it was, didnt rock by the slight drop in water temperature. lined shiners. Moving tides, whether incoming or outgoing, are providing the best bite. So plan accordmangroves, especially during midday. On lower tides, feed. Mangrove snapper are providing great light tackle pers around rocks and docks throughout L ower T ampa Bay all the way down into Sarasota Bay. Live or freshcut shiners on the hook will do you right. good results on Spanish mackerel and bonito. Both of these migratory species are ravaging live shiners freelined behind the boat. L ong shank hooks are a must want to spend your morning retying hooks. S panish macks up to 24 inches and bonito exceeding 24 inches are the norm. caught on live shiners as bait. A bottom rig consisting of an egg sinker and circle hook, is resulting in the hookup. Also, cobia up to 25 pounds are being caught inches are being caught. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says that bait under the pier. Live shrimp and shiners combined with a small split shot are the bait of choice. Snook are being caught at the R&R, although this week most catches are on the smaller size, according shrimp are producing a bite. For larger snook, try using of the Manatee River, the S panish mackerel bite is spowhich may be why the mackerel are absent. Capt. A aron L owman at Island Discount T ackle is Sarasota Bay with good results on backwater species L owman is dialed in to the action. His clients are docks, L owman adds a small split shot to the rig to lurk. ample amounts of mangrove snapper. Most are 12 a knocker rig consisting of a half-ounce egg sinker and a circle hook. A gain, live shiners and fresh-cut shiners are producing the bite. Mixed in with the snapper are Capt. Rick G ross of Fishy Business Charters is ralGross is working the mangrove shoreline along T erra Ceia Bay and southward. Chumming with live shiners an ample amount of time for Gross clients to place a cast among the schooling reds. Working the oyster bars with free-lined live shiners is supplying G ross with plenty of action on hungry slot and under-slot linesiders. Finally, slot-size trout are being found by G ross grass and sand meet. Gross is producing a consistent bite by free-lining live shiners, as well as shiners combined with a popping cork.
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THE ISLANDER OCT. 22, 2014 27 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Gulffront duplex built in 1975 on a 4,928 sq ft lot was $1,600,000. 109 Pine A ve., A nna Maria, a home built in 1922 on a 52x141 lot mallu for $600,000; list $675,000. 662 Key Royale Drive, Holmes man for $600,000; list $649,000. 512 Kumquat Drive, A nna Maria, a vacant 12,760 burgh for $505,000. 1800 G ulf Drive, Unit 205 L a Costa, Bradenton Properties LLC to Micha LLC for $440,000. poration to Reilly for $331,000. 1325 G ulf Drive N., Unit 230, T ortuga, Bradenton $200,000. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 631, Sandpiper Co-Op $106,000. Propertywatch 941.713.5458 email@example.com ShellieYoungpremiersothebysrealty.com MIKE GALATI SHELLIE YOUNGShellie Young of Premier Sothebys and Mike Galati of Galati Yachts invite you to an open house at one of Key Royales most impeccable homes and a special viewing of one of Galatis prestigious yachts. 4-6 pm, Thursday, Oct. 23 Refreshments and Hors doeuvre 603 Baronet Lane on Key Royale Holmes Beach941-725-2782 mcgalati@galatiyachtsYOURE INVITEDOPEN HOUSE, OPEN BOAT RoadwatchEyes on the road Construction and maintenance continues to take place on the Cortez Bridge, where motorists are bumping their way over the waterway due to crews jacking the bridge to remove and replace expansion bearings. T hat work will continue until mid-November, according to the Florida Department of T ransportation, which issued the following alerts for motorists Crews will work on the bridge beams and fender wall. Crews will also work T hursday nights 9 p.m.-6 a.m. until December on concrete pouring. Other work on this project includes general maintenance and repairs to the bridge span, beams, piling, seawall and bridge tender house. work, which is expected to continue until early 2015. motorists should expect northbound lane closures 9 Crews are replacing power poles. The outside eastbound lane will close 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 14. T he DO T advises that motorists who encounter roadwork should expect delays and use caution. For the latest roadwatch information, people can County director earns award for healthy beach campaign Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker has received a statewide award for his commitment to healthy beaches. The Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association recently named Hunsicker the recipient of its Local Government A ward. at its annual conference in Bonita Springs. idas coastal governments need, Debbie Flack, FSBP A president, said in a news release. He is passionate and restore and enhance Manatee Countys beaches. Hunsicker has served on the F S BP A board since 2008 and is currently on the executive committee as past-chair. T he news release said Hunsicker spearheaded a substantial county beach renourishment project in 2014 that added about a million cubic yards of sand over nearly 5 miles of shoreline from the city of Anna Maria to Coquina Beach. A nother 265,000 cubic yards of sand was added along Coquina Beach extending to the south end of the island. Combining federal and local-sponsored beach projects has not only saved millions of taxpayer dollars, but it has also minimized impacts to the coastal environment and to Anna Maria Islands valuable tour ism industry, Flack stated. He continued, Charlie understands that working with the municipalities on Anna Maria Island leading up to and throughout the construction of projects is crucial for awareness and addressing the concerns of the community.Cortez Seafood Shack has new owners T he S eafood S hack Restaurant, 4110 127th S t. W., Cortez, has been sold by longtime owner and L ongboat Key businessman Ham Jones. The new owners said this week an announcement and press release with details would be issued. T he S eafood S hack became popularized in the 1970s when Jones expanded to a two-story dining room with vast windows overlooking the adjoining marina, Intracoastal Waterway and Anna Maria Island. It also featured tours and banquet dining at one time on a large paddle-wheel boat.
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32 OCT. 22, 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 @ $599,000 Bayview @ $499,000 The Gardens @ $450,000 ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com