AM pier in state budget for $750K. 3 Another Bert Harris lawsuit, LSA takes off in HB, DOTs Cortez Bridge decision due. 4 On the government calendar. 4 Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 Looking back. 7 PAC forms to pursue changes in Bradenton Beach. 8 Community announcements, activities. 10-11 Make plans, save a date. 12-13 Ferry company pursues Holmes Beach port. 14 BB dismisses preservation ordinance. 18 AMI street map. 20-21 Churches make Holy Week plans. 24 Obituaries. 25 Streetlife. 26 For clean beaches, water, air. 29 Bins Be Clean cleans up in center games. 30 Cold fronts enhance sheepherding. 31 Longboat chamber awards honors. 32 AME happenings. 33 CLASSIFIEDS. 36 Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org AsTheWorldTerns welcome spring. 6 Wild reception. 10 Saving Mr. Chris. 23 PLEASE SEE WMFR PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE TREEHOUSE PAGE 8 VOLUME 26, NO. 21 MARCH 21, 2018 FREE Luck of AMI. 22By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter With ALS, WMFR extends coverage Lauricella on WMFRs marine rescue boat. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened Treehouse owners re-up city setback challengePaul Hecht soaks in the sun March 13 on a bench near the treehouse on the beachfront at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The sun rises March 13 over the anchorage adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Story, see page 3. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes
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4 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of interest Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org.DOT to announce Cortez Bridge decision this month Islander Reporter 15th Bert Harris court complaint led against Holmes Beach Islander Reporter Holmes Beach OKs new LSA ight path Islander Reporter Hans Brown operates his LSA on the Palma Sola Causeway. Islander Courtesy Photo
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Restaurant sign at pier will be lowered, old sign gets new site Islander Reporter A small outlook at the base of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach is being considered by the commission as a location for a pier sign. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes BELOW: The new Anna Maria Oyster Bar sign and the old pier sign.
6 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our MARCH 21, 2018 MARCH 21, 2018 MARCH 21, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. 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 Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com) Anna Maria Islander Opinion Your Have your say Island circus Cindy Richmond, Anna Maria IslandAn accident waiting to happen Lynne Lamarca, Bradenton BeachMissing Blue Water Diane Oshirak, Nanticoke, PennsylvaniaAbout a coyote sighting Editors note: If theres a coyote, please, be mindful of wild animals and keep pets and their food and water indoors. Its also possible its a fox, which, over the years, have frequently been spotted on Anna Maria Island.Welcome, spring
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! The Islander (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org In the headlines: March 18, 1998 In the headlines: March 19, 2008 10&20 years ago VISIT OUR 8,000+ SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)SPECIAL ISLANDER OFFER! $50 OFF any purchase of $500 or more $100 OFF any purchase of $1,000 or moreWe offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, Center brings guests on Tour of HomesPam Swanson and Sherry Thomas explore the kitchen of the Magnolia house while on the centers tour of homes March 17. Tour of homes volunteer Sandee Pruett demonstrates the moving bookshelf hiding the master bedroom inside the Dutton house on Gladiolus during the centers March fundraiser. Gerri Nichols and Kay Kay Hardy peer 1 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach childrens room below. Islander Photos: Bianca Bened Tour of home visitors wander March 17 in the backyard of the Purvis home in Holmes Beach, one of the featured homes on the Center of Anna Maria Island fundraiser.
8 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Freckled Fin outdoor bar dismantled after complaint Terry OConnorPAC forms to pursue changes in Bradenton Beach Beach Planning and Zoning Board members, are forming a PAC to support four charter changes. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Parking garage Manatee County votes March 20 on school tax bump The March 20 countywide school tax election results will be posted online on election eve at www.islander.org. Elections, not appointments Setbacks City manager TREEHOUSE
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12 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTON ANNA MARIA ISLANDThursday, March 22 1 p.m. Meet the author with Vicki Mickelson, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. John Stoffolano lectures on insects and culture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. Saturday, March 24 10:30 a.m. Island Gallery West art demonstration with Judy Saltzmans Just Add Water lesson, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Wednesday, March 28 1 p.m. Ringling College of Lifelong Learning Academy lecture by Alex Beavers on The Convergence of Art and Design, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Sea Escape Celebration of Sea and Sail, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. by photographer Chris Collins, Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. dinary wildlife of Florida, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6694. Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI April 13, ArtWalk, Holmes Beach. April 14, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Beach N Food Truck and Music Festival, Bradenton Beach. May 3-13, Island Players An Inspector Calls, Anna Maria.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, March 21 3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture by Suzi Fox of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Thursday, March 22 5:30-7 p.m. Talking Smack: The Sailing Vessels of Pensacolas Red Snapper Fishing Industry exhibit opening reception, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Friday, March 23 10 a.m. Stained glass window creation and process with artist Janet Razze, Cortez Road Baptist Church, 4411 100th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-3279. 6-8 p.m. Music in the Park, Mosaic Amphitheater on the Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-621-6471. Saturday, March 24 7:30 p.m. Dance, Swing and Sway concert by the Manatee Community Concert Band, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-462-3188. Sunday, March 25 2 p.m. Three Tenors opera concert, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, Manatee High School Grant Auditorium, 902 33rd St. Court W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.ONGOING OFF AMI Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Also, Saturdays LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI April 7, Manatee River Garden Club Bradenton in Bloom garden tour, Bradenton. April 8, Sea to Shore Alliance cocktail party, Bradenton. April 28, De Soto Grand Parade, Bradenton.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, March 23 10 a.m. Forty Carrots parenting program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, March 27 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING ON AMI Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7780719. Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638. Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, March 24 10-3 p.m. Five Centuries of Florida History re-enactment and celebration, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.ONGOING OFF AMI Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.GAMES, SPORTS & OUTDOORSON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, March 28 4 p.m. Chess club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. munity Center bingo games, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Island bingo games, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908. 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THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 13 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. beginners, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-0881.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, March 23 5:30 p.m. Twilight 5K/10K run, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-742-5923. Saturday, March 24 9 a.m. Naturalist-led wagon tour, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-742-5923.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941747-3031. quistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-778-0414. pairs duplicate bridge, The Paradise Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee apples. Information: 941-216-9600.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI April 4, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island golf tournament, Bradenton. April 28, Moonracer Animal Rescue golf tournament, Palmetto. May 18, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 19th annual Golf Tournament, Bradenton.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, March 21 1 p.m. Anna Maria Island Garden Club Penny Flower Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6758. Thursday, March 22 10 a.m. Quilting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, March 25 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Mission Fest, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7780414. Wednesday, March 28 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Society sales of Settlers Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-0492. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Divisions counseling and assistance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Together meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-5135. adventure or for an activity, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. breakfast meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941518-1965. Ceili dance social, Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1416.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI April 1, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Islands Easter sunrise service, Holmes Beach. April 18, Anna Maria Island Garden Club Fashion Show, Anna Maria.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDMonday, March 26 11:15 a.m. Anna Maria Island Democratic Club luncheon and meeting, IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDing and luncheon, various venues, Bradenton. Information: 941-9322798. Street, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-621-6471.GOOD TO KNOWSA VE THE DATES Sunday, March 25, Palm Sunday. GET LISTED islander.org. The deadline for listings is the Wednesday before the publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.GOOD DEEDS Looking for volunteer opportunities on or around Anna Maria Island? These organizations are seeking help: ishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Church at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. forever homes for rescued animals. Information: 941-345-2441. Seeking volunteers for an organization or an event? Email name and phone number. Located at Sunny Shores off Cortez Road Turn north from Cortez Road into Sunny Shores at 115th Street West, turn left at rst STOP sign. 941-794-1226 Bring this ad for 5% OFF Join us for OPEN HOUSE 9-4 Friday March 23 and 9-noon Saturday Feb 24 MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Massage Therapy | Acupuncture | Yoga2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Holistic wellness center and spa Watercolor workshop inked at AMIAL Heintz Chris Smargisso, Slims Place owner and winner of the center, poses with the quilt and Needlers presiIslander Photos: Bianca BenedAnna Maria kicks off farmers market Bianca Bened
14 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Click! in read Out with the oldThe aging playground at Herb Dolan Park on 26th Street North and Avenue A in Bradenton Beach soon will be replaced, including a new swing set and an increased safety fall zone. Commissioners approved March 15 spending $26,048.49 for equipment and $5,137.67 for safety improvements. The commission also approved $19,181.39 for new equip ment and $2,476.79 in safety improvements at Lou Barolo Park. The projects are being funded by sales tax revenue. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes. Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach share DOT prioritiesMadeira Beach ferry company pursues Holmes Beach port Islander Reporter Corey Hubbard of Madeira Beach-based Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi lobbies Holmes Beach city commissioners March 13 to allow ferry ser vice to Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor The Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi pulls up to the Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria in 2016. Operators Mark and Corey Hubbard are hoping to provide ferry service at the Waterline Resort, Holmes Beach, to and from Egmont Key. Islander Courtesy Photo Islander Reporter Chappie
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16 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER HB parks committee edges closer to dog park decisions Islander Reporter and proposes Spring Lake Park, tennis court rejuvenation Beach dog park needs an improved water station, more benches and trees and canine exercise stations. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor Islander Reporter the Wagner Nursery booth March Artsy, craftsyBetty Brad Mulder and Midge Pippel examine jew elry March 17 created by Kim Hupfeldt, right, at the winter arts and crafts show in Holmes Beach. Ed Straight, of Wildlife Inc. Education and Rehabilitation Center, sits March 17 in a tent accompanied by Odie the screech owl, Barnabus the barn owl and Athena the great horned owl. The arts and crafts show which is based in Bra denton Beach. Islander Photos: Bianca Bened Reuben Cardonick and Pam Gunter of Calypso Concessions prepare a batch of kettle corn March 17 at the Holmes Beach Arts and Crafts show. Holmes Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Hall gathers a snack of kettle corn and Italian Ice March 17 at the Holmes Beach Arts and Crafts show.
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 17 2018 Penny Flower ShowFloral Theme: Games People Play 1-3 p.m. Wednesday March 21 Roser Church, Anna MariaSponsor The Anna Maria Island Garden Club Poser Art: Paizly Patton For a free hearing screening, call 941.795.2811 Here to serve you!Dr. Jill Diesman a graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, and the Central Institute for the Deaf, is skilled in diagnostic, rehabilitative and other services for hearing, balance, tinnitus management, 501 VILLAGE GREEN PKWY., STE. 16, BRADENTON Protect the things you love 941-244-4743 Holmes Beach steps up to reduce cycling, pedestrian dangersHolmes Beach cyclist endorses safety plans Terry OConnor Islander Reporter
18 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Bradenton Beach dismisses historic preservation ordinanceResident seeks variance for lift in Bradenton Beach save older houses, such as this 1952 cottage that is being offered for sale on Fifth Street South. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Islander Reporter Kandel Volunteers gather at the March 17 Coastal Cleanup of Coquina Beach spon sored by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources. Park cleanup improves beachMichelle Leahy, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources volunteer coordinator, adjusts How Long Until Its Gone? a disply on the lingering impact of littering at the March 17 cleanup. Scott and Virginia Center search March 17 for trash in tangled veg etation near the Coquina South Boat Ramp in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Roberta Samson of Kansas drops her collection of littered deadly threats to birds and other marine life into a black collection bag March 17 during a cleanup at Coquina South Boat Ramp in Bradenton Beach.
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THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 21 Key Royale Pass BEST Sports Bar, Chicken Wings, Place to watch sports!DAILY SPECIALS 11:30-5! 12 TVs! NCAA & All Pro Sports PackagesLUNCH & DINNER OPEN 7 DAYS 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com DAILY SPECIALS 11:30-5! BEST Philly cheese steak in Manatee County! Truly Homemade Ice Cream(yes, we really make it ourselves) Truly Homemade Ice Cream (yes, we really make it ourselves) SERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 A2 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 SAIL: $20 PER PERSONWhisper SailingInterperative Sail Tours Aboard 1800s-Design Custom Work Boat Built in Cortez by Whisper Captain & Naturalist Geoffrey H. Kendrick Accommodates up to 6 people4528 119th St. West., CortezNEXT TO SWORDFISH GRILL941.713.5958 12110 Cortez Road W. ~ Downtown Cortez www.cortezbaitandseafood.comCortez Bait & Seafood THE REAL DEAL, FRESH DAILY! Seafood fresh off the boat or smoked! Family-owned and operated RETAIL SEAFOOD MARKET Yes, we deliver!308 Pine Avenue | 941-251-4070 Come MeatOur Subs & Salads!Featuring A2 AMI CENTRE, 3218 E. BAY DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 5346 gulf drive holmes beach 941.778.5788 941-870-4349www.kathleend.net Sailing Catamarans Sailing CatamaransKathleen D Kathleen DUSCG Certied to 20 passengersSailing from 3 locationsAnna Maria Island Longboat Key Downtown SarasotaLets Go Sailing! The Originalwww.jackelka.com Portraits by the Sea 941.778.2711 www.jackelka.com Portraits by the Sea PHOTOGRAPHY LUNCH BUFFETAUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINET ue-Sat 11:30-2:30, Dinner 4:30-9 Lunch Sunday 12-3, Dinner 4:30-93608 E. BAY DRIVEES BEAC 941-527-0123www.theislandspice.com The Island Spice C8 FRESH SEAFOOD MARKET AND DOCKSIDE RESTAURANTBayfront at 12306 46th Ave W., Cortez 941.794.1243Coastal Living: One of the 20 best seafood dives of all time.As fresh as it gets B5 B5 2017 The Islander / MacBonner Inc.B5 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL FROSTED EAT IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing! B r a d e n t o n B e a c h F o r o t h e r l o c a t i o n s v i s i t O y s t e r B a r n e t $ 4 S e l e c t L i q u o r s 5 0 o f f D r a f t B e e r s & H o u s e W i n e s B u y O n e G e t O n e 5 0 % o f f a l l A p p e t i z e r s & O y s t e r s H A P P Y H O U R O N T H E P I E R O p e n D a i l y 8 a m 9 p m B r e a k f a s t 8 a m 1 1 a m W e e k e n d B r u n c h 8 a m 2 p m S T O R E H O U R S
22 MARCH 21, 2018 THHE ISLAANDERR Irish frivolity provides perfect St. Pat parade Holmes Beach Chief of Police Bill Tokajer leads the annual Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day Parade March 18 as the festivities get under on Marina Drive. Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Beach Bistro Parade is Lola Rothmann, seated front right, accompanied by her daughters, Susan Rothmann, rear seat, and seated far back, Pam RothmannCokes, along with their driver, Tahila Chinault. Parents Morgan and Robbie Blackburn hold Elle Palmer and baby Lemon Louise as they collect beads and goodies from the participants in the Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day Parade March 18 in Holmes Beach. for this years Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day Parade. Wee Ones in the St. Patricks Day parade are led by a single bagpiper. Drive with music for the 2018 St. Patricks Day Parade. Irishman Sean Murphy, chief parade instigator and owner of Beach Bistro, Eat Here and the Doctors March 18 parade on a scooter. Circus camels march in the parade March 18. A member of the Serge Coronas circus family waves from atop a camel in the St. Patricks Day Parade March 18. A member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers reaches down to another Privateer as the service organization prepares the Skullywag for the St. Patricks Day Parade March 18. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi and Bonner Joy For more parade photos and video, to online to islander.org.
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 23 Cortez friends join in saving family shing heritage: Mr. Chris Islander Reporter Capt. Soupy Davis scrapes barnacles from Mr. Chris, now in dry-dock at a boatyard in Cortez. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Music on the Porch at the Burton-Bratton Store on the Florida Maritime Museum campus in Cortez. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Capt. Soupy Davis of Cortez works from the waterline on patching Mr. Chris at A.P. Bell Fish Co. in October 2017. The boat took some blows during a tropical storm in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi Cortezians attend a picnic with a dualpurpose March 17 St. Patricks Day and to honor longtime Cortez volunteer Ted Adams, who takes his plate for a from the Cortez Village Historical Society and Cortez Cultural Center. Ardeth Black, Kaye Bell and Kris Martinez stand by the St. Pat ricks Day buffet March 17 at the Cortez Cultural Center. Bob Landry ducks into a shed at the Cortez Cultural Center March 17 to show his latest Cortez picnic takes on Irish air
24 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Pastor Rosemary Wheeler Backer 6608 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach ~ 941-778-1813 www.gloriadeilutheran.com All are welcomeWORSHIP WITH US SATURDAY AT 5 PM SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM Fellowship follows Sunday worship simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 WE LIKE LIKESfacebook.com/ IslandernewspaperIslanders to observe Easter with sunrise service A crowd gathers at Holmes Beachs Manatee Public Beach on Easter 2017 for the sunrise service organized by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island. Representatives from the island churches are involved in the celebration that takes place as the sun rises. Islander File Photo: Island churches observe Holy WeekRoser Memorial Community Church will host more than 25 organizations for Mission Fest on Palm Sunday, March 25. The church also will have services in the sanctuary, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. After the services, there will be refreshments, fellowship and opportunities to talk with missionaries and volunteers. Islander Courtesy Photo PLEASE SEE HOLY WEEK Founded 1956941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHOURS 9-1, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY Open Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds Please Join Us 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key10 a.m. March 25, Palm Sunday Worship Service 5 p.m. March 29, Maundy Thursday Simple Supper, Communion 7:30 a.m. April 1, Easter Sunrise Service in the Friendship Garden 10 a.m. April 1, Easter Service in the Sanctuary 10 a.m. Childrens Easter Egg Hunt Music Presentations in all Services The Rev. Bill Friederich, Senior Minister All are welcome! invites you to celebrate Easter with us Episcopal Church of the Annunciation4408 Gulf Drive | Holmes Beach | 941.778.1638 Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 29 Good Friday, Noon and 7 p.m., March 30 Great Vigil 5 p.m. March 31 April 1, Easter Sunday Services at 7:30, 9 and 11 am Rev. Matthew Grunfeld COMMUNITY CHURCH A NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME! A Living Hope and IN THE SANCTUARYMore seating available at the 8:30 service! D inner ($6) The Groove for Youth!
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 25 At your service HOLY WEEK Captain Craig, aka Charles Craig, stars in the Showboat Musical Spectacular performed March 11 at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Guests were treated to a wine and cheese social before the show and featured a surprise guest the Rev. Bill Frederick, the chapel pastor. Islander Photos: Courtesy Katheryn ChandlerShowboating salute to musicals The Longboat Island Belle Chorus appears in the Showboat Musical Spectacular at the Longboat Island Chapel March 11. About 300 people attended the event. A free will offertion House of Bradenton and Sarasota. A crowd gathers for Mission Fest at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Photo Artist to discuss stained glass at Cortez church David William Ambut Melissa Summers Ice cream and ministry a cool mixThe Rev. Chet Zarzycki stands March 11 with students from the University of Kentucky at his shop, Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. The students had stopped in for a cool treat and returned later for the fellowship and worship led by Zarzycki, an ordained minister. Islander Photo: Courtesy Melinda Zarzycki Ambut
26 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER Tacos Burgers Seafood Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter By Kathy Prucnell StreetlifeSarasota man arrested for DUI in Holmes Beach Gorski Orlando man ordered to drug court Anna Maria man gets 12 months probation Enjoy Great Rates & Great Conditions Book Tee Times!Online at imgacademygolfclub.comGolf Shop: 941-758-1464 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210April 1, Easter Brunch March 22, Ladies Night6:009:00pm $17.00 per person12:30 & 3:00pm Seating$34.99 ++ per person Island police blotterAnna Maria Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by MCSO. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 27 Trial continued in 2014 Holmes Beach stabbing case State drops DUI charges against Daytona Beach man Andrew Helderman listens in a Manatee County tinued his case. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Helderman is being held in Manatee County jail on a $185,000 bond. He Island watch
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THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 29 Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL OysterBar.net T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! 941.778.1320 http://schnitzel.house 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachSpecial: Cream of Mushroom Soup. Bacon-wrapped Filet of Pork stuffed with German sauerkraut sptzle and side salad. HAXEN FRI-SAT NIGHTS (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 BAGELS & CATERING Newat Paradise Bagels DAILY For clean land, clean water, clean air Neff By Lisa Neff Save the date the Everglades near Marco Island. The undated image by Flip Schulke is from the U.S. National Archives Project Documerica series. Islander Courtesy Photo Trash and tires litter the shore of Baltimore Harbor in 1973. This erell, is from the U.S. National Archives Project Documerica series. Islander Courtesy Photo
30 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER You can read it all online at www.islander.org Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 email@example.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls TideWatchNo red tide in Manatee Karenia brevis 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 March 21 3:27a 1.5 2:43p 2.1 8:29a 0.7 9:57p -0.2 March 22 4:37a 1.3 3:21p 2.2 8:53a 0.9 11:08p -0.2 March 23 6:27a 1.1 4:08p 2.2 9:09a 1.0 March 24 5:09p 2.1 12:31a -0.2 1st March 25 6:34p 2.1 1:55a -0.3 March 26 11:25a 1.4 8:14p 2.0 3:08a -0.3 1:59p 1.3 March 27 11:39a 1.5 9:40p 2.1 4:07a -0.4 3:33p 1.1 March 28 11:56a 1.5 10:48p 2.1 4:54a -0.3 4:37p 0.8 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 Islander Reporter CassidyKey Royale golf news Horseshoe news Sign up now for youth soccer 941-323-7892 THE ORIGINAL BAIT BOAT IS BACK !LIVE Whitebait & CrabsOn the water at the Kingfish Boat Ramp Chris Culhane, Monica Simpson and Ray Gardner. Adult volleyball champs: Bins Be Clean Sean McCarthy, Susie Nate Talucci, Colleen McCarthy and Rather Welch. Islander Photos: Courtesy Center of Anna Maria Island
THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 31 Islander Reporter Southernaire Fishing Charters LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN Stasny Laney Snell and McKenna Killian of Minnesota show off a couple of sheepshead they reeled up March 15 Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters. Vich, all visiting Anna Maria Island from Iowa, and spotted seatrout.
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THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 33 AME calendar 2017 NAHB 55+ A W ARDS WINNER 2016 AURORA A W ARDS WINNER 941.254.3330 SCORE THE LOWEST HOMESITE PREMIUM 8SALES EVENTHOMESITE PREMIUM* By Bianca Bened, firstname.lastname@example.orgFrozen custard helps fundraise for AME PTO AME second-graders don psychedelic costumes for their performance Machine March 13. The production featured musical hits from past decades, including selections by the Beatles, ABBA and Madonna. It was preceded by a fundraising dinner put on by Anna Maria Oyster Bar in the cafeteria. Machine, the second-grade play performed March 13 in the auditorium. Islander Photos: Courtesy Liza WestAME second-graders sing, dance, stage Jukebox Time Machine Anna Maria Island, a pictorial history of the publisher of The Islander newspaper. She launched the newspaper in 1992 and she is a 41-year resident of the island.
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THE ISLANDER MARCH 21, 2018 35 EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED BY Captivating & Luxurious Waterfront Home in Anna Maria 4 Bedrooms & 4.5 Baths Impeccable selection of nishes. Thoughtful one oor of living oor plan. Elevator. Sustainable Landscaping. Over $200K annual Income history. 2 garages hold 4 cars. Offered at: $2,199,999. Shellie Young P.A. Sales Associate Premier Sothebys International Realty email@example.com www.shellieyoung.com DIRECT: 941.713.5458 Master Certified Negotiation Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Voted Best in Customer Satisfaction Sarasota Magazine since 2016 5 Star Premier Agent PropertyWatchIsland real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Norman Realty JUST 250 STEPS TO THE BEACH. Bring your boat to the 60-foot dock or launch your SUP/kayak from your backyard! There are very few parcels left on AMI like this. This property offers exceptional Old Florida charm with tons of privacy on a serene, natural mangrove canal. 4 UNITS -four rental apartments in 2 vintage cottages. Fantastic location with endless possibilities; plenty of room for a pool, weekly rentals allowed, huge lot, just steps to historic Pine Avenue. This gorgeous waterfront property has everything your looking for in island living! $1,295,0001/4 ACRE WATERFRONT, ANNA MARIA Chambers end March with get-togethers BizCalBy Sandy Ambrogi LBK chamber lauds members, achievements The Anna Maria Island Princess paddleboat pulls into home port at the Bradenton Beach Marina after a test run March 14. The boat began service March 19, with two trips daily Monday-Friday on the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota Bay. See more, page 34. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
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38 MARCH 21, 2018 THE ISLANDER REAL ESTATE Continued I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE Continued gmail.com. SWEEPING GULF VIEWS: This 2bed/2bath condo at Anna Maria Island Club has breathtaking Gulf views from the living room and master bedroom. A rare opportunity to own at one of the most soughtafter condo complexes on the Island. $675,000 KEY ROYALE HOME: Looking for a home large enough to accommodate the entire family? Then look no further. This split plan 4bed/4bath/2car pool home is situated on one of the largest lots on Anna Maria Island. $799,000 Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 941-778-2246 OR 800-211-23232217 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach FL 34217 SEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COM Perico Bay Club 3BR/2BA end unit with sweeping vista view. Gated community with pools, active clubhouse, tennis, trails. Updated and gorgeous. Penny Bray (941) 795-6685. #A4206189. $399,900 No expense has been spared in the remodel of this Anna Maria Island Club condo! Spectacular Gulf views, elevator, Make sure to see this one of a kind beach unit. Karen Fineout (941) 518-3682. #A4209319. $1,100,000 Bridgeport condo 2BR/2BA with great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Under building parking, elevator, pool, beach access. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #A4210168. $330,000 Short walk to beach. 4BR-2BA home, heated pool, tropical setting. Turnkey furnished, perfect investment or second home. Call Dave Moynihan 941-720-0089 or Miguel Rosa 941-447-5928. #A4210099. $629,000 Fabulous views from this direct 1BR-1BA updated Gulffront unit with heated pool in quiet area at end of 73rd Street, Holmes Beach. Excellent rental, daily on-site manadditional information, call Dave Moynihan, 941-720-0089 Or Miguel Rosa, 941-4475928. #A4209975. $499,500 by appraisal. Upstairs end with a pond view, close to the pool and beach access. Becky #A4212385. $290,000 Direct Gulffront four-plex with prime Holmes Beach location and fabulous views. All units are spacious 1br/1ba apartments with tropical setting and strong seasonal rental opportunity. David Moynihan (941) 720-0089 or Miguel Rosa (941) 447-5928. #A4198449. $1,995,000 Tiffany Place is one of the most desirable condominium complexes and beach locations on Anna Maria Island. Heated pool, elevator, covered parking. David Moynihan (941) 720-0089 or Miguel Rosa (941) 4475928. #A4202587. $639,500 One-of-a-kind Harbour Retreat model with incredible water views. 3BR/3BA plus den and sunroom, 2 balconies, $100K in custom add-ons. Owner/agent Lori Guerin (941) 773-3415. #A4201601. $866,000 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.com106 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099Come for a visit, stay for a LIFETIME! Your lakefront villa awaits $379,000 EXTRAORDINARY INVESTMENT/RESIDENCE OR LUXURY VACATION RENTAL! Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Anna Maria Island Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Marina Walk at Harbour Isle Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island s Newest Expansion Community s Newest Expansion Community Expansive Club House Sky Bar/Tiki Bar World Class Fitness Center 4 Swimming Pools & Jacuzzi Walking/Biking Paths New Full Service Marina w/ Dockside Dining Units Available for Purchase or Rent Enjoy resort style living as an owner/investor, resident or visitor! 3 UNITS AVAILABLE CALL NOW! Ed Ecker (727) 482 4766 WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org REAL ESTATE Continued 95.
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