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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Anna Maria tree ordinance may get tougher roots. 2 Center maintains course, searches for director. 4 On the government calendar. 4 HB committee addresses dog park safety. 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 Lone challenger mitigation bank. 8 Community announcements, activities. 10-11 Make plans, save a date. 12-13 Anna Maria outdoor market opens. 14 Rooftop hot tubs revive HB debate. 17 BB planners consider zoning changes. 19 AM mayor recommends impact fees. 19 Obituaries. 20 Streetlife. 22 Warning signs. 25 Basketball action heats up center gym. 26 ing around AMI. 27 Happenings. 30 PropertyWatch. 31 CLASSIFIEDS. 32 Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a AsTheWorldTerns welcome a revolution. 6 Garden club delights. 16 Dispatch to HBPD. 28 PLEASE SEE KR TAXI PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE BB DOCK PAGE 2 VOLUME 26, NO. 22 Happy Easter MARCH 28, 2018 FREE Easter celebrations. 20-21 1-800-KEY TAXIJuniors KR Taxi Happy Easter Happy Easter VOLUME 26, NO. 22 VOLUME 26, NO. 22 Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgNew water-taxi has Key Royale hubBy Ambrosia Sanderling Islander Reporter Less than two months after a company began pushing for a water taxi for Key Royale in Holmes Beach, operators announced the service is set to begin April 1. Disgruntled residents barely had time to protest and some were caught unaware of the project intended to help Key Royale in Holmes Beach and up to Pine Avenue in sively in Bimini Bay and the Key Royale canals, at least for now. Godfrey is heading up the operation. He has promised to construct a boathouse in Yacht Basin to moor the taxis. Efforts to reach Godfrey had been unsuccessful at Islander press time. mits, according to the DEP. Permits, however, are not a problem in new transportation option as an innovative their private canals, but it will be easier and faster for them to navigate north or south once they become accustomed to the taxis, way. to allow passenger access to a trolley stop land to island destinations. If the city does purchase the Gloria Dei have the service in place when we close Key Compact water taxis modeled after this prototype are en route to Tampa from Australia for use in the new water taxi service on Key Royale. Islander Photo: Courtesy GoogleBradenton Beach waits, ponders, but still no dock Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, who chairs the city pier team, ing dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter provisions and penalties for delays. According to Gilbert, the plans had not ing for the pilings. review, adjust and resubmit as needed. in Bradenton Beach during that time. were not returned. Speciale stating, I was just informed that tor. director of operations Anna Bennett wrote Speciale, Sorry for the delay. I just heard caused a ripple effect in the industry and all jobs have run a bit behind.

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2 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM BB DOCK The live oak allegedly cut down by the owners in violation of the tree ordinance rests March 23 on the Lynch property at 62 N. Shore Drive. Behind the oak, two other tree stumps a java plum and water oak are visible. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened An updated schedule was provided to the city in Ricinda Perry to discuss options, including litigation. ney for our options for possible litigation, Speciale Anna Maria grand tree whacked, city considers more severe penaltiesBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter An alert resident noticed three, not two trees were cut, the third tree overnight. caught the attention of city commissioners, who are considering enhancing penalties. preserve one of three grand trees on their property at 22 at a city commission meeting and the city issued a argued the Lynch home could not be built with the After negotiations, commissioners agreed the the location of the trees and the tree roots presented an undue burden and they noted the java plum was in poor health. However, the agreement stipulated the Lynches their property. the ordinance. grand trees, any tree with a circumference greater sion approval, and may only be removed if the lot is otherwise rendered unbuildable. of a deterrent for properties that sell for several million dollars. up with creative ways to increase the penalty, as ordinances. in the near future. 2015, prior to storm damage that put the Bradenton Beach dock out of commission. Islander File Photo

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 3 KR TAXI CALL OR BOOK ONLINE TODAY! 941-778-2288 402 CHURCH AVE., BRADENTON BEACH ANNAMARIAPRINCESS.COMLETS GET OUT ON THE WATER! JOIN US FOR A DAY OR EVENING CRUISE ON THE ANNA MARIA PRINCESS! DAILY DOLPHIN TOURS AND SUNSET CRUISES ON THE ANNA MARIA EXPLORER!GO 2 DOLPHINS.COM days. state and federal permits for pilings and construction of the boat house, in advance. local restaurateurs are the principals. Key Royale residents responded to the news with record, said one resident, a former mayor of Anna want she continued. the pilings in Bimini Bay any day and placement of a In another twist, Godfrey had proposed using Beach. to stall, those plans were scuttled. Priceless. Editors Note: The KR Taxi story is reporter Sandy Ambrogis sense of humor at work. So, please, dont plaints. Its April Fools this week, after all. Exercise your sense of humor.Anna Maria mayor negotiates pier terms with tenantNeglected since September 2017, sections of stringers on the south side of the Anna Maria City Pier are failing, causing planks to dip and the walk way to warp. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter review architectural plans for the city pier. negotiations over what role the tenant would play in the rebuild, including funding. negotiations with Schoenfelder. responsible for everything out there, he said. ate than it was when the lease with Schoenfelder was negotiations with Schoenfelder over how much he would contribute to a pier rehabilitation project. tinuing negotiations.

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4 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach ning. ment agency. 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 news@islander.org.Center tries to maintain course, searches for new EDBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter While the search for a new executive director con the search for a director, policies and procedures for succeed former executive director Kristen Lessig. Income is up, but below expectations programs continue to earn more than anticipated, while general expenses, fundraising and overall income remain below budget. While net numbers were not available for the tour Board member Karen Harllee reported vendors location in the center gym rather than a tour home. Harllee proposed placing greater emphasis on the Despite a positive net income, however, donation in its budget. was projected. including the cost of searching for a new executive payroll and an additional bill from the auditors. to the center, said the resolution was a good step. We want to help the center succeed ... You guys wellness needs. Board members also discussed what role Heather Darling, selected by former executive director Kris was to serve as a point person for the tour, she was absent from the event. raising and messaging. person, he said. A good development director should ing, two separate jobs. Harllee also delivered an update on the search for graphic area. applicants for a replacement for Darling. Harllee also reported on a meeting she attended at members and what should be assigned to staff. and procedures. Center of Anna Maria Island board member Karen Harllee, left, Joan Pettigrew, a contributor to the of homes. The center raised $25,000 from the event. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened Anna Maria pushes out 3 more Bert Harris offers against the city. She recommended an occupancy of 14 people for the Elm Street property, arguing the bedrooms are too small to allow for more than eight people. approval. can prove a government action lowered the value of their property. value and settlements, in lieu of cash payments, can either fully or partly restore the rights that existed prior to submitted claims. and presses forward with historic preservation board. After nearly a year of inactivity, the city of Anna in implementing the historic preservation measure Register of Historic Places and evaluate properties nominated. abandoned a historic preservation ordinance after city attorney Ricinda Perry said it could negatively affect the information from Bradenton Beach. Obviously the same conclusion as Bradenton Beach. Bianca Bened

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Dog-park safety issues surface for Holmes Beach committee Dog-park bitterness brewsResident Don Anthony feuded with public Anthony shouted criticisms at Benton during public comment and refused to yield the podium until long after his three minutes had expired. Anthony claims Benton has been unresponsive gate. attendees to comment. Islander Reporter But not without continued debate. ments. ticularly when landscaping came up. street should be maintained so police will be able to are compatible with their pets. suggested protective netting be installed between the is too many. city commission. is sometimes used for practices and softball games. Mayor Bob Johnson addresses the Holmes Beach Parks and tee meeting March 21 from the gallery. The meeting was attended by two dozen people, including Commissioner Carol Soustek in the front row. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor plums. areas. It will be the cleanest possible water source, said forwarded to the commission for consideration. pavilion, benches and a water outlet with a hose.

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6 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our MARCH 28, 2018 MARCH 28, 2018 MARCH 28, 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: news@islander.org) Anna Maria Islander Opinion Your Have your say words and reserves the right to edit for grammar and news@islander.org. Readers also may comment on stories online The way of the osprey Oh, the wisdom of some osprey watchers. Where Other birds can be found in trees, as well. for life, may go north as well. When it returns to the island for another winter, it Such is the happy life of an osprey. Ralph Sandberg, Holmes BeachPet death with dignity golden retriever was going down hill, battling cancer for nine months. ant. I mentioned this to our veterinarian, Bill Bystrom, fortably in his bed. and I loved him. ever grateful. Renee Ferguson, Holmes BeachMisinformed about Anna Maria ferry access incorrect information that I shared with the Holmes I was told by multiple sources the forthcoming tation, but an agreement. I was wrong not only in what I believed to proof, in writing, before my public discussion with the Holmes Beach commissioners. misinformation. Simply put, it is my personal and professional aim to be a cheerleader for waterborne transportation Corey Hubbard, Tampa Bay Ferry, Madeira BeachA revolution Saturday morning pet shows because my small cairn the news was different. States and other countries. ton with crowds of people and voices waiting to be heard. And they were determined. tion. I felt goose bumps. movement and this new generation are going to carry us into a better future. lence. NRA contributions and vowing to change the face of government. chilling to anyone listening. So my wish for this Easter, is that we all encourage these young people to carry on for the future. Please, Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander the best way to stay in touch penings, people features and special events even real estate transactions for yourself or someone else. (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 subscriptions@islander.org In the headlines: March 25, 1998 was Stanley House. In Holmes Beach, Officer A spot called the Seahorse, located just east of the original shrimp burger.In the headlines: March 26, 2008 Pier and failed to report the accident. 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 more We offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE Historic short-term rental A cottage is raised on pilings on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The residence likely housed weekend there were few year-round residents at the time on Anna Maria Island. This photo and many other historical images can be found in Images of America: Anna Maria Island by Islander publisher Bonner Joy. Islander Courtesy PhotoMaking way, waves on Marina DriveWalker Howle seeks high ground March 20 following a downpour that pooled water on Marina Drive, as he strolls with his baby past the Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Anne Yarbrough

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8 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Lone challenger remains in LBP mitigation bank ghtFormer Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash talks March 20 about his opposition to a 260-acre mitigation bank in Sarasota Bay. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter sota Bay. ment carries over from his days as a commissioner and Larry Lieberman partnership. tion activities in submerged lands south and east of The exceptions developer provided reasonable assurance it would implement a successful project. to maintaining ecosystems in Sarasota Bay, initially decision due to the expense and standing issues. Drilling down permit. credits to mitigate other wetland destruction in the region. conservation easement is unwarranted. sion he had no standing to challenge the permit, sets of wetland destruction due to wrongly allocated credits too speculative and remote. lotte Harbor who foresees impacts, including a future reduction in crabs and shrimp, adjacent to the site and within the mitigation service area. Future issues tions to the Alexander decision. Responses to the exceptions are due by the end of said in emails. permission to impact federal waters. at press time. fewest credits allocated. notice. case. The Long Bar devel opment land, includ ing water frontage on Sarasota Bay that is the site for the proposed mitigation bank. The 75th Street-53rd Avenue roundabout is near the top left in the photo. Islander File Photo: Jack ElkaManatee County votes yes on school tax referendumNina Monte approaches the poll ing place March 20 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, where she cast her vote in the school tax referendum. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened port teachers and students. erendum, which proposed a one mill property tax for the school district. registered voters throughout the county on the refer to be more competitive and put a science, technology, engineering and mathematics class in every elementary tary. District superintendent Diana Greene issued a she wrote in the statement. ally through the tax increase, according to principal drivers to janitors to teachers. 442 opposed to the tax. erendum and 114 votes were tallied against the pro posal. Bianca Bened

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10 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Acupuncture ~ Body Treatments AMI Chamber of Commerce 2017 Best Business of the Year T ERRAS Submit your social news to news@islander.org. Please, include the time, date and location for events, as well as a contact name and phone number for publication. And, thanks for sharing!Signature ISLANDER giftsNEW! Mugs, $10 each. All-cotton AMI tote bags, $5. Plus white and tie-dye More-Than-a-MulletWrapper T-shirts, $10-$15, and AMI stickers, $2. Come shop at 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, sandwiched between Walgreens and the bagel cafe! Island happenings Pine Avenue, Sandbar celebrate Easter with egg hunt, bonnet contest Painter Jeffrey Sanchez is the featured artist at Island Gallery West in April. Islander Courtesy PhotoIsland Gallery West to show Inspirations changes to the weather. A highlight of the exhibit will be a public reception Sea to Shore Alliance plans bene t denton. Gourmet, wine by Wine Bar, a silent auction and a presentation on manatees and mermaids by Buddy ance. org or at the door. sea turtles and North Atlantic right whales. contest, egg roll and egg hunt. Next, the Easter Bunny will lead a parade to Pine Other activities will include face painting, games and coloring. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be dill. serts will provide refreshments and treats. A Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt gets underway on the beach in Anna Maria. This years egg hunt will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Islander File Photo: Jack ElkaStudio hosts Wild drawing session owls. Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach is bringing live owls to serve as models. watercolor pads.

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12 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, 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. Thursday, March 29 1 p.m. Meet the author opportunity with Alice Moerk, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, March 31 10:30 a.m. Island Gallery West acrylics art demonstration with Maria Sine, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6648. Monday, April 2 1:30 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island members day meeting and program, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.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. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.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 ISLANDFriday, March 30 6-8 p.m. Music in the Park, Mosaic Amphitheater on the ONGOING OFF AMI 941-746-4131. Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. 941-746-4131. LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI April 7, Manatee River Garden Club Bradenton in Bloom garden tour, Bradenton. April 8, Sea to Shore Alliance cocktail party, KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDTuesday, April 3 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. tion: 941-778-0414. Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Waterline Information: 941-778-5638. tion: 941-778-0414.ONGOING OFF AMI 941-746-4131. 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. 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. beginners, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-0881.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND quistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-778-0414. LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI May 18, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 19th annual Golf Tournament, Bradenton. tlyonami@gmail.com Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Get listed: Send Island Happenings announcements and calendar listings to news@islander.org 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

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 13 CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, March 28 N oon Adult coloring club, I sland L ibrary, 5701 Marina D rive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, March 30 10 a.m. p.m. Senior Adventures potluck lunch and book Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Sunday, Apri1 1 6:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria I sland Easter S unrise S ervice, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf D rive, Holmes Beach. I nformation: 941-778-1383. For other religious services and proWednesday, April 4 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND D ivisions counseling and assistance, I sland L ibrary, 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 S ilver Community Center, 103 breakfast meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Info: 941-778-1383. Street Bistro, 111 Gulf D rive S ., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941518-1965. Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1416.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI April 18, Anna Maria Island Garden Club Fashion Show, Anna Maria.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDGOOD TO KNOW L ooking for volunteer opportunities on or around Anna Maria ishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Memorial Com0414. name and phone number. i.w edJEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The nest wedding photography since 1980. www .jackelka.co m 941-778-271 1 ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens. Wi, pools, beach, more! www .tortugainn.co m 941-778-661 1 www .tradewinds-resort.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.co m www .bungalowbeach.co m The Islander Wedding Directory ACCO MM OD A AT I T T T TO PR O M O TE Y O UR WEDDIN G S ER VI C E S, CON T AC T I S L AN DER i W ED EXPER T T O NI LY O N 941.778.7978 OR CELL 941-928-873 5 T O NI @ I S L A NDER. O R G MUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced island professional. .chuckcaudill.co m Gulf Drive Band The Best! Classic Danceable T unes Musical Entertainment DJ for W eddings, Receptions. Call: 941-778-0173. email: gulfdriveband@gmail.co m 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 Community sh fry draws crowd to Annie Silver CenterCindy Swager and husband John, owner-operators of Big Johns BBQ and members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, batter and deep-fry fresh Center dinner, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes People eye a table laden with desserts as Diana Hoover, back left, and Elaine Mihm dish out coleslaw March 16 to people at the Annie Silver Community Beach.

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14 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER AM farmers market receives good reviews on launchHimalayan Salts vendor Cindy Thompson talks to visitors curious about her products March market at City Pier Park. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Despite a slow start getting off the ground, poor ers away. couple of hours, Haynes said. produce vendor sell out of some products before the a steady stream of visitors, Haynes said. when thunderclouds rolled in, she said. mitted to bringing more products. Although the city originally envisioned lining ven at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boule vard, Haynes said a circular arrangement in the shade appeared to be a better solution, providing shade and some rain coverage. the event happen. Bradenton Beach, lawsuit defendants vie for winning hand Islander Reporter member and current defendant in a lawsuit led by the cards are dealt, everybody else is going to fold their hands and the game is over. But it But who holds the winning claimed the defendants discussed Bradenton Beach, putting the city in danger of being in violation of Sunshine Laws regard ing open meetings. a contract with attorney Robert Watrous of Sarasota At that time, Bill Shearon was mayor and the only vote against joining the investigation. than expected legal fees. attorneys and go pro se, citing their increasing costs for legal representation. settle and do not expect the suit to go to trial this year. come before the board. not have prompted action on the Sunshine Law. taboo. said. legal costs, but are defending themselves against He said the case is not even close to trial, with ber election, lost to Shearon. And the game never gets cheaper.Gulf Drive detour for $7.4M pipeline project delayed to April 9 Islander Reporter Gulf Drive, will be from the south others, with his appeal for a delay until after season. revised within 24 hours. We have agreed to have the contractor immedi early. projects ahead of schedule, Schulhofer said. In this phase of the contract. moves south on Gulf Drive from Holmes Beach into It could prolong the project through summer going forward. A detour on 11th Street North will route travelers, pedestrians and bicyclists to Bay Drive North and out outreach specialist. Project limits extend from north of State Road in Bradenton Beach. com. Metz Mapes Chappie Force main work in the 900 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach is delayed. Islander File Photo

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16 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Kingberry Estate Finds in Palmetto offers home includes items for inside and outside your home. As Scavengers Marketplace Please, be sure to tell our friends in the shops, The Islander sent me. Tide & Moon on the Historic Bridge Street Pier Be sure to stop often for the changing array of home decor, furnishings, jewelry, shoes and clothing for the entire family at Community Thrift Shop Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Sat 10-4 Historic East Manatee Antiques District Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Antiques and Accessories Lets go shopping! in their favorite shops, especially the blowout sale Retro Rosies Jewelry2 LOCATIONS: Historic Bridge Street Pier & BradentonTide and Moon Huge Selection of Handmade JewelryExclusive Tide and Moon Island Pearl Pendant & LongitudeLatitude Ring!Custom designed by owner Laura Shely Shop, Save & Support Moonracer Animal Rescue If you cannot find it here, it probably doesnt exist. Moonracer Animal Rescue Flower fanatics vote with cash at Penny Flower Show chance to display their creative chops at the Anna and Ladders. denominations, for those feeling generous in cups lected the most money were winners. At the end of the show, the coins were tallied and winners declared. Winners Bianca Bened Jan Hazewski and Alice Silke examine the Apples to Apples category. The theme of the show was Games People Play. BELOW: Women gather March 21 around the bake sale at the Penny Flower Show, which is supplied with goods made by members of the garden club. Fran Derr and Nancy Tynan hold up from wine bottles March 21. The items were sold at the Penny Flower Show. Islander Photos: Bianca Bened

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 17 SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS $10 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $5O OR MORE! Mister RobertsLadies and Mens ResortwearS&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941-778-4505 Good now thru April 3. One coupon per person. Not valid on previous purchases. (excludes ) $10 OFF $10 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $5O OR MORE! ANY PURCHASE OF $5O OR MORE! Good now thru April 3. One coupon per person. Not valid on previous Happy Easter! ITS HOT OUTSIDE, STAY COOLAC Tune-Up Special $7999 Performance test, ACUV dye, up to 1 pound of freon. Exp 10-22-14. CALL GROOMS!5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 941.896.7898 Rooftop hot tubs revive Holmes Beach vacation rental debate A rooftop spa installed at a home in the 200 block of 54th Street in Holmes Beach is under investigation following a safety inspection by code enforcement. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Holmes Beach does not allow recreational features ing the permitting and construction plans for both addresses. agement of the properties. He said the hot tubs are the said. We will continue to do just that. guest use. Due to the logistical issues associated with the entire situation with the city and the homeowners, tive. he said. Holmes Beach built the homes. plugged into any outlet in the home. in an email to the city. Kaleta said hot tubs are no different from any other type of furnishings. email to city hall. A hot tub weighs a lot more than a couch or lawn However, it is similar to a waterbed, for which the weight is more evenly distributed over a broad area than a refrigerator. electrical protection and how many people are allowed to use it at any one time. become an issue. Islander. Join the teamThe Holmes Beach April Fools Day Cleanup team is looking for a few good volunteers to collect and dispose of trash while visiting the beach April 1 Easter Sunday. Code enforceleft, said he has garbage bags, sunglasses and T-shirts for people who visit the Holmes Beach tent at 52nd Street on the beach 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. He has support from Waste Pro and Keep Manatee Beautiful Manatee County and he just needs you to pitch in. Islander File Photos

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 19 No More Chemicals Inside your House! Goal 37 Years No More Mosquitos, No NoSeeums, No Fireants and many more insects that our Guarantee covers ONLY ORGANIC Products ONLY ORGANIC Products Smart Water Technology Controller using latest Technology FOR ONE LOW MONTHLY FEE Anna Maria to re-examine 10-year plan, consider impact feesBradenton Beach P&Z considers zoning changes A new sign goes up Feb. 27 at the Circle K convenience store in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, which is being discussed by the P&Z due to conEsformes Islander Reporter Spring cleaning has started for the Bradenton with the comprehensive plan, Garrett said. Garrett said the city commission hired a planner to develop the map, which was adopted following the city had the great storm come through and wipe everything away, the city would have a plan for redevelopment. devastation occurs, a property owner has the right to rebuild what previously existed. However, if a person tion must be followed. He said if his summary is true, destruction. Garrett said Burns is right, which is why the board needs to correct the inconsistencies between the maps. ing property to achieve consistency, Garrett said. if any changes it wants to recommend to the mayor and commissioners. because neighboring properties must be noticed, as well as advertising purchased and public hearings held. should be absolved. bination of all options used in different ways for each area. ments provided by Garrett to consider ways to resolve cussion of procedure for the board and the community By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter summer. projects should be put in the budget or altered. said. he plans to bring more details in April projects with impact fees. opment in the city. plan. bicycle route enhancements and the multiuse path put see the issue of safety on Pine Avenue addressed. the city should be considered. topics to discuss at a meeting dedicated to the plan. Project Budget time frame Cost Murphy Tripp Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI.

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20 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Obituaries Pastor Stephen King8:30 and 10:15 am Sunday Services rArt by Joan V oyles Maundy Thursday Worship Service 7 PM, March 29 Good Friday, March 25 Noon & 7 PM Services No Service March 31 9:30 AM April 1 Easter Festival Worship Service Easter Potluck Brunch following Worship ALL ARE WELCOME 6608 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach ~ 941-778-1813 Charles Everett Southwick Sr. sity of Washington, where he lettered in He completed the National Aviation Dana G. Dane Clayton Longboat Key. to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Southwick Sr.Easter still packs the pews and, on AMI, sand on the beach Sunday is Easter, a day when churches prepare for attend twice a year. mation at St. Bernard. People were lined up outside the doors and surrounding the church so we added a mass in the hall. vice. rising in the east and there are several thousand people munity coming together in prayer and celebration. All the churches on the island come together in an ecumenical service on the holiest day when we cel resurrection. People attend that are not into church and great hope that churches can be unified instead of divided. Why Easter is the biggest church day of the year Easter is always the highest attended Sunday People are drawn to the celebration of the resurrec is that wonderful celebration of the victory over death. ety, there is still that desire for something more, sug that has meaning that extends beyond time and space. changes everything. that Easter is the ultimate story of hope and we need hope to survive. Editors Note: Mardi Suhs is a staff reporter for the Cadillac News in Northern Michigan. She is mar ried to an Austrian born-chef and together they own and operate a restaurant and wine bar. In 1986, her parents invited them to Anna Maria Island, where they vacationed every winter. As a former reporter for the Keynoter in the Florida Keys, she was a fan of Floridas west coast and almost declined. But shes been back every year since. Her sister, Sue Carlson, is a longtime islander and owner of An Island Place Realty and Coastal Cottages. Matt Nowicki, director of Family Faith Formation at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, prepares for Holy Week. Nowicki will provide the scripture readings for the Easter Sunrise Service at the Manatee Public Beach, where all six island churches take part in the service. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cadillac News/Mardi SuhsRev. Robert Mongiello Jesse Aaron Raupp A celebration of life will be held at a future date. family of friends. He had a great love for music and he had the voice of an angel. He sang in choirs throughout his life. may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the band Ron of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, and Lisa Pettican and stint at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, he returned to the was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Legion sector, including assistant deputy director for congressional scholarship award selection process. He was an avid golfer, baseball fan, lover of music and denton Beach.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 21 A NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH COMMUNITY CHURCH MAUNDY THURSDAY MARCH 29 7:00 PM IN THE SANCTUARYThird-Class Christianity GOOD FRIDAY IN THE SANCTUARYContemporary Service EASTER SUNDAY8:30 AM AND 10:00 AMIN THE SANCTUARY I Have Seen the LordEASTER EGG HUNT_______________10:00 AM 8:45 AM A 9:00 AM A NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH EASTER SUNDAY EASTER SUNDAY 8:30 AM I Have Seen the Lord I Have Seen the Lord I Have Seen the Lord EASTER EGG HUNT EASTER EGG HUNT 10:00 BRING FLOWERS Everyone is welcome! Island churches celebrate Easter, Holy Week Beach. Preschoolers and kindergartners charge across the starting line at the March 24 Easter egg hunt on the beach sponsored by the Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 at the lodge in Bradenton Beach. Children were treated to lunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny at the annual event.Easter Bunny hops by Moose Lodge for early Easter celebrationThe Easter Bunny, who also goes by Cheryl, sweeps Griffen Barber off his feet March 24 during the Women of the Moose AMI Chapters Easter party at the lodge in Bradenton Beach. Griffen attended the festivities with grandfather Rob Easterly. Ross Dobrin reads a story for guests at the Moose Easter party March 24, while classmate Drew Golowatsch holds the mic. Dobrin has read aloud to the children since he entered Bayshore High School and he plans to graduate in May. He and other members of the school French club volunteer at holiday parties at the Moose Lodge. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi Jaylyn Nelson, left, preschool friend Jacelyn Kimi peer out the window at the AMI Moose Lodge March 24, anticipating the arrival of the Easter Bunny.

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22 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Bradenton man signs contract, sentencing deferred ing cocaine was placed on hold. It will be dismissed if He was ordered by the judge into drug court in assessed to Herrera, according to court records. PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter By Kathy Prucnell Streetlife OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza PROUD RECIPIENT OF THESMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD-LARGE CATEGORYA LANDMARK ONGULF COAST! THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD ON AMI SEAFOOD Live Music Friday & Saturday121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Anna Maria motorcyclist arrested for drugs, resisting police HarpeIsland police blotterAnna Maria sex offender living nearby. No violations occurred. pulling over a motorist who failed to stop for a stop suspended and the vehicle was registered to another allegedly possessing cocaine after resisting arrest in clist and observed the ignition was ment violations, according to the police report. day with 13 fewer pills in the vial, the police report stated. according to the report, resisted by folding his arms friend in Bradenton. Ave. W., Bradenton. Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach tic battery. Reports of a man beating up his girlfriend were answered by Bradenton Beach police, who her. He allegedly grabbed her phone and smashed it on Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez cious incident. A woman reported a vehicle window damage. Cortez is policed by MCSO. Holmes Beach call about four juveniles who ordered and ate food, after which three of the four people failed to pay and one of the suspects and declined to prosecute. was referred to code enforcement for follow up. matter was forwarded to code enforcement. enforcement.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 23 STREETLIFE Island watch Drive, suspicious person. A motorist reported an door handle, trying to get into the vehicle. While she drove away, she heard the man mutter something about people sitting at the trolley stop. Holmes Beach police ton Beach Police Department and the trolley drivers on duty, trying to locate the suspect, to no avail. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra Island cops agree, 1 mayor differs on auto tag readersBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter agrees on their use. plan from Holmes Beach commissioners. given the nature of the beast on the island. said, will be part of budget discussions in the coming year. wide plan to employ the system to and, with this, our policing efforts will connect with databases to provide law enforcement licenses, warrants and alerts about sex offenders. I plan on bringing it up at the next city commis idea. 22. He views the cameras as unnecessary in small tourist towns with low crime rates, adding money on the ground. Longboat Key deployed the surveillance system at the north and south ends of the island in August thing for law enforcement as far as technology, a national database, an improvement over its current camera system, relaying nationwide criminal and that exceed the budgeted income. much information is in the hands of an individual. Tokajer Murphy

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24 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Ann Mari Oyster Bar You'll feel like family! Visit us online for menu, specials, locations, & more at OysterBar.net VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDENHappy Hour HAPPY EASTER Eagle-eyes, camera lens focus on Holmes Beach eagle Islander Reporter A pair of bald eagles nesting atop the Holmes Beach cell tower captured the attention of some people on the island. sonal resident for seven years, has been observing a 21. at Robinson Preserve, said she has been observing eagles nesting in the area for about eight years. According to Ellis, the eagle photographed by of maturity. consin, where it was designated threatened. Loss of habitat, hunting and poisoning by the status. tion, remain a challenge for the species, which nests in tall trees. a result of construction and development, Ellis said. However, the fact that they have been building nests in tall towers shows just how adaptable they are as a species. A bald eagle perches in late February atop an Australian pine tree in Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Courtesy Bruce McFadden Bruce McFadden of Monroe, Connecticut, photographed a bald eagle in early AME calendar ment for ELA Reading. Assessment for ELA Reading. Assessment for ELA math. By Bianca Bened, bianca@islander.org

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 25 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 Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees of mussels, shrimp, grouper, duck, pasta carbonara, chicken, beef and a slow-cooked duck casserole. 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach 941.779.1930The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach French Table BAGELS & CATERING Newat Paradise Bagels DAILY Warning signs along East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach, I glanced at white. It reads Dump No Waste, Protect Your Water water drain. turned upside down. Planted in the grass within 2 feet of the hole was another caution sign, ing on the ground, lumbering on its stubby legs toward a tangle of mangroves on the west side of East Bay Drive. I stood at the location long enough to watch a from blade to blade. dling pesticides and he told me there is nothing to fear from a pesticide application by a stormwater drain, that not because a real threat exists. Neff By Lisa Neff Am I to believe these cautions exist because people Avoid contributing to the problem of changing water chemicals into rivers or other water bodies, which drain into the sea. About gopher tortoises, an environmental group, Defenders of Wildlife, says the primary threat is loss cil in Safety Harbor also cites the use of pesticides as a danger to the species. other wading birds that depend on fragile estuaries and wetlands for foraging and breeding, snowy egrets ticides. and to control invasive species, but what invasives and insects exist alongside East Bay Drive that could And surely on an island there are better ways to deal with pests than by applying poison in swales and stormwater ditches that lead directly into the bay the uses of pesticides for improving crop yields, but I or soybeans, strawberries or tomatoes in any swales in Holmes Beach. Truly Homemade Ice Cream(yes, we really make it ourselves) Voted Best Ice Cream Open 7 Days a Weekwww.tylersicecream.comSERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 Manatee Ave & 59th 941-243-3841 Cortez & 119th 941-794-5333 Longboat Center Shops 941-383-6935 SERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 Save the date: April 10 is Gopher Tortoise Day in Florida. The gopher tortoise, found in parts of all 67 counties, is considered a keystone species because its burrows can provide shelter for 360 other species of wildlife. Islander Courtesy Photo A map shows the status in the southeast for the gopher tortoise, which gets its own holiday April 10. Islander Courtesy Image

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26 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports 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 28 11:56a 1.5 10:48p 2.1 4:54a -0.3 4:37p 0.8 March 29 12:13p 1.6 11:44p 2.0 5:33a -0.2 5:28p 0.6 March 30 12:30p 1.7 6:06a 0.0 6:13p 0.3 March 31 12:34a 1.9 12:47p 1.9 6:35a 0.2 6:55p 0.1 Full April 1 1:20a 1.8 1:06p 2.0 6:59a 0.4 7:36p 0.0 April 2 2:05a 1.7 1:27p 2.1 7:21a 0.6 8:18p -0.1 April 3 2:50a 1.5 1:52p 2.2 7:42a 0.7 9:02p -0.1 April 4 3:41a 1.4 2:20p 2.2 8:03a 0.9 9:51p -0.1 Islander Reporter victory. pleted the scoring with 2 points. with 4 points each in the victory. Lagoon, which also received 3 points from Ken Nier CassidyKey Royale golf news Beautiful weather continued in the area resulting Larry Pippel won the team competition with a com Laney Davis. Beth Lindeman won the chipin on number 3. on who paid in the clubhouse after the match. Horseshoe news champs. earn bragging rights for the day. tion. come. Youth soccer signup ongoing registrations for a spring soccer season, with games starting Saturday, April 14. Players can register online at www.centerami.or g 941-323-7892 THE ORIGINAL BAIT BOAT IS BACK !LIVE Whitebait & CrabsOn the water at the Kingfish Boat Ramp Dave Talaba, left and Doug Burton, both of New York, Russ Rogers of Perico Island and Bob Megheen of Michigan show off their score March 23 Sarasota Bay with Capt. Warren Girle. The group baited shiners and shrimp for their catch of Despite cold weather March 23, Nathan, Abbey and Emily Vogelpohl of Cincinnati show off their coldwater catch of sheepshead back at the 59th Street boat ramp in Bradenton. Hackney. Roger Danziger holds a 35-pound amberjack caught 40 miles offshore of Holmes Beach March 17 in 135 feet of water using a homemade speed jig.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 27 Islander Reporter With yet another blast of cold air upon them, Anna falling water temperatures. water temperatures return to normal. live shrimp or crabs for any of these species is a great way to get started. canals, as well the Intracoastal Waterway. On calmer, less windy days, venturing into the ing a variety of species mangrove snapper, porgies, as bait. On my excursions with Southernaire, I am still cashing in on the sheepshead bite. Not only do these nant, especially with the arrival of recent cold fronts and the accompanying drops in water temperature. ings, Gross is staying within the sheltered waters of the 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 Lastly, during afternoon tides when the water is slightly warmer, Gross is putting clients on a handful with soft plastics or shiners is producing trout in the and a plethora of juvenile gag and red grouper. White is employing a variety of baits, including live During the cold fronts, White is targeting sheepshead Capt. Jason Stock took a busmans offshore with wife Heather and baby Finley on St. Patricks Day, when momma got a big permit. Stock said they took photos, tagged and released Nathan Beveridge, visiting Anna Maria on a March break from school in Ontario, Canada, shows off according to grandmother Gail Beveridge of Westbay Cove in Holmes Beach.

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28 MARCH 28, 2018 THE ISLANDER ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2500 Gulf Drive N Laurie M Mock 941-232-3665 A4201859 $3,195,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 3708 Gulf Drive 1 Hannah Hillyard 941-744-7358 A4209523 $1,250,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 871 N Shore Drive Kathy Marshall 941-900-9777 A4204189 $1,699,000 LOCALLY KNOWN. GLOBALLY CONNECTED. BRADENTON 7411 20th Avenue NW Debbie Vogler 941-705-3328 A4212644 $600,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2509 Avenue C B Laurie M Mock 941-232-3665 A4208192 $585,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 600 Manatee Avenue 224 Susan Nemitz 941-237-0045 A4204610 $349,000 BRADENTON 5724 8th Avenue Drive W Debbie Capobianco & Kristi Berger 941-704-2394 A4203129 $280,000 BRADENTON 7840 34th Avenue W 302 Barb Eberhart 941-761-7349 A4191449 $548,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 222 84th Street 3 Bed 3 Bath $8,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 110 7th Street S Judy LaValliere 941-504-3792 A4210751 $1,800,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2307 Avenue C Laurie M Mock 941-232-3665 A4205599 $969,000 BRADENTON 330 Compass Point Drive 202 Susan Nemitz & Betsy Hagen 941-237-0045 A4200223 $750,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 511 70th Street Kathy Marshall 941-900-9777 A4208261 $699,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 216 83rd Street Laurie M Mock 941-232-3665 A4203519 $689,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND 234 Gladiolus Street Deborah Capobianco & Kristi Berger 941-704-2394 A4199942 $675,000 RENTAL NEW CONSTRUCTION MSC MORTGAGE | MSC TITLE | MS&C COMMERCIAL NEW HOMES & CONDOMINIUMS | RENTAL888.552.5228 michaelsaunders.comLICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKEROPEN HOUSES SUNDAYS 14 PMmichaelsaunders.com HBPD: Keeping paradise free from criminalsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter tive place to commit a crime. forum. speed vehicles, pedestrian and bicycle safety. attended by city employees. ing and active shooters following video screenings. ment recommends people run to the nearest exit. If hiding places. As a last resort, if in immediate danger, said, but added the department is prepared at Anna able to discern a bad guy from an armed teacher, unless the weapon is immediately dropped on the ground. himself. Police, neighbors watch school. investigations. at Gulf Drive, who report suspicious activity. donated by residents and businesses being awarded to program, rad Kids, which involves bully prevention and strategies to prevent abduction and predators. We are in a different world and we have to adapt yet, and she suggested contacting the school board. Dennis Groh watches as Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer demos a vest designed to protect against HBPD Sgt. Vern McGowin and Chief Bill Tokajer talk about outreach programs during the March 22 community policing forum at Holmes Beach City Hall, 540. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 28, 2018 29 2017 NAHB 55+ A W ARDS WINNER 2016 AURORA A W ARDS WINNER 941.254.3330 SCORE THE LOWEST HOMESITE PREMIUM 8SALES EVENTHOMESITE PREMIUM* recommend contacting them at watch@holmesbeach. or g Also, HBPD is planning ice cream socials and center. cles are permitted on all city streets and unlicensed golf carts are allowed only on streets with speed limits of streets citywide with one exception, the Key Royale neighborhood is on its way to commissioners. tions about problems for motorists when joggers fail some problems and he recommended bicyclists wear and use appropriate lights. ment. important. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer shows 22 to Dennis Groh, as well as commissioners and other residents on a tour of the departments facilities. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell With Holmes Beach police dispatcher Robin Evangelisto, Chief Bill Tokajer shows the 24/7 emergency service in the city dispatch center as Commissioner Carol Soustek looks on. Attendees at the Holmes Beach community policing forum March 22 include HBPD records clerk Chris ing, human resources specialist Mary Buonagura

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