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On the government calendar. 4 From the archives. 7 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 HB loses multiple Bert Harris motions. 9 Make plans, save a date. 10 Community announcements, activities. 11 Excess noise nettles some HB residents. 12 Center counts on cities, challenge for boost. 16 Obituaries. 20 Cortez co-op owners celebrate 10 years in the park. 21 Streetlife. 22 Skimmers found on island pumps. 21 1st AMI snowy plover nest documented. 24 Sounds in the storm. 25 Teams chase perfection bilities await. 27 Business roundup. 30 CLASSIFIEDS. 32 Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a Sounds in the storm. 25 Shearon Tribute to trees. 4 Bistro rewards. 28 VOLUME 26, NO. 27 MAY 2, 2018 FREE Nesting season arrives. 14 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgAsTheWorldTerns say NO to bridge plan. 6 PLEASE SEE ELECTION PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE BRIDGE PAGE 2Election complaint By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Mayor Jack Clarke against then-Mayor Bill Shearon following the 2015 tions Commission. Clarke took the mayors seat in May 2015 in a recall election, then lost to Shearon in a card draw after a tied vote of the electorate According to the April 23 response from Toman, Clarke alleged that Shearon failed ertson. Additionally, the complaint alleged that The letter stated that Shearon provided Megabridge plan hits hardest in Cortez, Bradenton Beach Patrons gather April 25 around the outside bar at the Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina at the mainland end of the Cortez Bridge, where a new 80-foot-tall bridge would rise above the waterfront. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi and ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporters ida Department of Transportation wants to The DOT announced its decision to at an April 23 Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting an Jane von Hahmann, vice president of the for Saltwater Heritage, said she and others heard the news. Von Hahmann also is a former Manatee County commissioner who owns several properties in Cortez. either, von Hahmann added. slamming our heads against the wall for the last three years, she said, adding the decision came when she thought the DOT was listening to Cortezs concerns. worked to put Cortez on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, and the designation stopped a previously proposed Im still interested in knowing if theyre atively impact the historic district. to the north, Sarasota Bay on the south, 119th Street to the east and 124th Street Court to the west. Green called U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Young lifesaver earns recognition on. For the story, see page 3. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened


2 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM BRIDGE told the MPO it would restrict one street in Cortez. is now H&H Marina and the old Cortez gas station road redesign, including the frontage road that preliminary designs show crossing its property. Shock, acceptance 2015. ing. But we wont lose our restaurant. We are strong here April 25. us. But folks know where we are. They will get here, he added. Beach. Its still only two lanes there, no matter what they decision, she was candid: I dont know. I can see some the village. She also was pragmatic. Dad used to say sometimes change is for the Bell said of hurricane lockdown situations. The importance of protecting the familys liveliTwo Manatee County commissioners responded Commissioner Carol Whitmore, at-large, a longtime resident of Anna Maria Island and former mayor of Holmes Beach, said, I dont support it. I have never county commission meeting this week. But Im really not surprised. DOT announcement. Its not funded yet, she said. I appreciate tall Bridge. Bradenton Beach reacts Its outrageous, Bradenton Beach resident Valnent domain and demolition when and if a new into Bradenton Beach backs up on the Cortez Bridge to the village of Cortez and the mainland beyond.


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4 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Salute, City Pier Park, Pine Avenue at North Bay Boulevard. 708-6130, Bradenton Beach 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, Of interest Send notices to and Maria recognizes Arbor Day with 3 buttonwoodsRepresentatives from Anna Maria and Keep Manatee Beautiful pose April 27 at 311 S. Bay Blvd., were funded by a donation from Modern Woodmen of America. From left to right, Florida Power Murphy and Florida Forest Service supervisor Mike Keegan. Islander Photo: Courtesy KMBFormer commissioner installs Art for Arbor DayRIGHT: Sandy Rich watches as former Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry adjusts a painted paper leaf in a tree April 26 at Bayfront Park on North Bay Boulevard. Aubry, an artist, musician Islander Photo: Bianca Bened HB plants dogwood Hoffman, executive director of KMB, left, Susan Anderson of the Holmes Beach parks committee, Commissioner Carol Soustek, Florida Forest Service supervisor Mike Keegan, Stan Sharek of KMB and Mayor Bob Park, 6807 Holmes Blvd., to tree. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor 2 desert cassia trees mark Arbor Day in Bradenton BeachBradenton Beach Vice Mayor and Scenic WAVES liaison Marilyn Maro, from left, Scenic WAVES secretary Connie Morrow, Manatee County grounds division property manman, also executive director of Keep Manatee Beautiful, and Florida Forest Service supervisor Mike Keegan gather April 27 at a desert cassia tree planted for National Arbor is one of two desert cassias recently planted in the park. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver EsformesArbor Day: Islanders have cause for celebrating Former islander to run for county commission campaign for the at-large countywide seat on the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Carol Whitmore, who also has served as Holmes Beach mayor and city commissioner, holds the Diswould stage a grass-roots, no-party campaign in downtown county-seat headquarters. worked as a reporter for The Islander newspaper. In her statement, she said shes a native of Long Island, It was the era of year-round, close knit neighThe Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Whitmore and James A. Satcher are listed in is listed as a candidate in the Democratic primary. Candace M. Luther is running as an independent in the general election.


THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Former KMB boss proposes matching Cortez, AMI bridges replacement bridge by an aesthetics committee are offered for a proposed new Cortez Bridge, including wall impressions of manatees, turtles and pelicans on gray granite. Islander Courtesy Graphic By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Department of Transportation, asked at the April 23 Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting for participation on an aesthetics committee for the Cortez Bridge similar to one convened for the The committee would help decide what the new Cortez Bridge should look like, according to the DOT. With wounds still fresh from the DOT-dictated participating on an aesthetics committee might rankle on the DOT and disenfranchised folks in Cortez. have the same appearance, if this is what all stakeholders decide, McClellan said. committee, which McClellan vice-chaired, for the Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement linking Holmes Beach with the mainland. The committee recommended design features, including footings, pier shapes, span lengths, railings and overlooks. involving color, pier and wall impressions, and landscaping, such as plants and outdoor furnishings. features, too, McClellan said. If there are two, new The Cortez Bridge should have the same enhanced features of the Anna Maria Bridge, she said. The one The aesthetics committee for the AMI Bridge had representatives from Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Manatee County, the Palma Sola Scenic Highway Committee and the MPO. The Cortez Bridge Aesthetics Committee could certainly adopt the same or similar aesthetic choices to mittee to the new Cortez committee for their informaaccording to the committee. The committee suggested wall impressions should include manatees, turtles and pelicans on gray, fractured granite. The committees recommendations were sent to the DOT, which is deciding how to use them. Our plan is to present their decisions to the MPO input, Burch wrote. Assuming that there are no as we go forward. A rendering of the proposed landfall of the AMI Bridge shows manatee, sea turtle and pelican impressions and sun-shaped railings. Islander Courtesy Graphic


6 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our MAY 2, 2018 MAY 2, 2018 MAY 2, 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: Anna Maria Islander Opinion Your Were campaigning for a friendlier, kinder, gentler attitude toward guests, visitors, vacationers and all who come to love Anna Maria Island. Were Glad rant trade group and we decided it suits the situation seeking limits on vacation rentals. We believe Anna Maria Island needs a new attitude one that makes limit congestion and retain our old Florida origins and mom-and-pop businesses. The Islander Deliver to USPS This is the largest one-day food drive in the country. And this is the time of year when pantries are perilously low on supplies. Wheels Plus of Manatee County, with a portion going to the pantry at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Please, help restock their shelves. U.S. Postal Service employees, Bradenton Beach Moonracers thanks We want to thank everyone who golfed and helped with this effort for homeless animals in need. The event was a huge success, as we had a lot of A heartfelt thank-you to event organizer and Moonracer Rescue vice president Toni Lyon. Many tail wags and much appreciation for the support of our gold sponsors: The Islander newspaper, Planet Stone, Toni Lyon, Michael Saunders & Co., Sunripe, Scavengers. And thanks also to silver sponsors: AMI Locals, Buck Moon Landscaping & Design. Beverage Cart sponsors: Planet Stone, Tradewinds Tile & Stone, sponsor John Metz. And everyone was impressed with the signs creRescueAnother season arrives Welcome to sea turtle season. Its time for Mother Nature to prevail on Anna Maria Island. Mother sea turtles are making their way to the north end those 300-plus-pound creatures will venthe terrain once they trek on land and feel with their only time they venture ashore. They are far more accustomed to gliding through the open waters of the Gulf So heres where we come in. Mother Nature needs attractions we have and we can all help. Now for the real danger Transportation versus islanders. Much like most of you, we were aghast last week when the DOT announced it would recommend Bradenton Beach. This vital link to the mainland for islanders will and it will require eminent domain, likely taking land replacement something in scale with the surroundWe suspect the key stakeholders had a disproporthe needs of Cortez and AMI.


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8 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER Eyes on the road Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of April 30: underway along Avenue C from 24th Street North to across Avenue C, working from west to east. Interme Gulf Drive to 22nd Street North. June 29, directional drilling and open-cut installashifted to the west to allow for construction activities. lanes and installing new signage and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require RoadwatchState senator explains vote for new beach privatization lawBeach visitors on Anna Maria Island enjoy the sun, but a new law could limit where they park their chairs and umbrellas in the sand or even where they take a stroll. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Its an old adage: Be sure you have read and dotted line. Some legislators were not so careful and are effect July 1. The Possession of Real Property Act signed seaward to the mean high tide line. Beach renour State Rep. Jim Boyd and Sen. Bill Galvano, Galvano, in an April 20 email to The Islander, Nothing in this legislation changes the fact that that the legislation would protect private property on vacation. that some legislators state Reps. Joe Gruters, a Beach nourishment supersedes the new law. A court ruling in 2010 led to the U.S. Supreme Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff, said in a phone call April 20 the new law wont impact Holmes Beach at all. Also, during a Bradenton Beach commission meeta similar statement. Meanwhile, Mayor Dan Murphy said the situaIn a letter shared with The Islander April 20, our attention so quickly so that we can react. It would appear other government agencies are either in a false sense of security or a wait and see mode. regarding the new law to form a path forward. Ive had more than two weeks worth of input recommended to stop development of a customaryordinance seems like overkill to me, Murphy said. Murphy said there are only two or three hotspots with landowners, and he said he gladly would send those properties if necessary. An ordinance would and time-consuming process. tolerance and respect in regard to each others proper ties, Murphy said. missioner Doug Copeland voted against the motion.Anna Maria drops customary beach ordinance plansBy Bianca Bened Islander Reporter At their April 12 meeting, city attorney Becky Vose session of Real Property Act, would affect Anna Marias The law, which goes into effect July 1, will pre vent municipalities from claiming customary use of the In order to minimize its impact, Vose recommended the city proactively develop a customary use ordinance scrapped the ordinance plan. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said for 110 sand without incident. Multiple residents gave their input as well, the use ordinance enacted in Anna Maria. Maria move and change dramatically. He said he opposes any proposed ordinance due to the changing Jack Whiteside, who also lives along South Bay Boulevard, made a similar assertion. He said in various parts of Anna Maria, sand erosion has almost completely Pat Olson told commissioners that in recent years, as sand accumulated at her property at South Bay BouOur houses are so close to the water and when people are walking theyre coming up to our sea wall, and left trash near her property in the past. he said. Resident David Bulley had a similar story. Bulley said when he came to Anna Maria in 2002, he selected for privacy. As the years passed, he said, sand accumulated at away. It is almost in our face, he said. owner, told commissioners that although he appreciates tourism, the only interested party in the matter is the property owner, not visitors. Ashok Sawe, who also lives along South Bay Bou Murphy said the access points were installed long fact that the access leads to the water, not to the sand,


THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 9 Milestones and island life, as well as photographs and notices of anniversaries, travels, and other events. with contact information to plus friends who like The Islander.Holmes Beach loses 3 motions, judge seeks more detailsmissal motion at a March 28 hearing in the Bert Photo: Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Patterns are emerging in court cases against rights with vacation rental ordinances. to dismiss complaints alleging the Bert J. Harris Jr. ity. continued the trend and handed the city three denials. I dont really consider them losses. Theyre very were truly disputing, said attorney Jay Daignaeult, of and Michele Carl and Coral Escape of Holmes Beach LLC, to amend complaints to include any notice sent vacation rental ordinances to their short-term rental properties. Holmes Beach commissioners enacted the ordi prints, limited occupancy and restricted pools, parking Alleged fair market value loss from new occupancy Arends directions in the three cases point to a statute of limitations, which cuts off an owners right The year starts running the date a city sends notices or issues a development or variance denial. The city of Holmes Beach mailed notices to At the hearings, attorneys for the city argued date. The three cases are among 15 lawsuits in various als. The Bert Harris Act requires claimants to initially register their claims with a valid appraisal demonstratvalue. Holmes Beach was notified with 54 claims in 132 50th St. The Bert Harris complaint withstanding all Holmes Beach motions so far even without a direction for ordinances after the city denied a variance application to strike the appraisals. Holmes Beach dismissal motions against the compancy-rule complaints are set for hearings in May and June at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.LPR cameras cut from islandwide request to county, but HB may fundBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter plate recognition funding, the Holmes Beach Commission was nearly done with a request for money from the county. concession fund. The Manatee County Commission will then discuss whether to approve or deny the request. The surplus fund comes from lease payments and which operates Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and Coquina Beach Cafe, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach approved contion program. This does not mean the license plate recognition The city could seed the LPR program from the general fund, said Commissioner Carol Soustek. That license plate program is still on the agenda, to get our request in. cameras to cover the island. said. Critics, principally Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, cited privacy concerns in withholding support. Sorry, chief, said Chair Judy Titsworth. We thing. ... Anna Maria had already approved everywas a new thing. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach commissioner and mayor, added other spending options. We didnt want to lose everything for this one thing, Titsworth said. The county was so smart in making this something all three cities had to agree on, Titsworth said. We park. Manatee County requires matching funds on most posal includes a 50 percent match. Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Commissioner Rick Hurst, liaison to the center, of the commissions concerns with center spending. 30. revenues. Drive. Patrons gather early April 26 at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Mana tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. The concession at the beach produces revenue over the contract obligation that is available to the island cities for projects that Islander Photo: Terry OConnor


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12 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER $2 $2 Excess noise still nettles some Holmes Beach residents By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter and quiet. A group of nearly 40 Holmes Beach residents, led give commissioners earfuls of advice. addressed and solved in large part, Rash said in a according to Rash. Warnings dont do the residents any favors. instituted in March is having an immediate effect in muting noise from party houses. He said seven rental homes already receive regular visits from officers inform renters they should keep noise to a level suitAny place in the city getting a noise complaint special occasion. Chair Judy Titsworth reluctantly said adopting a Are we really going to have to create a law saying worth asked. Attorney Jim Dye of Harrison Dye, representing the city on the noise matter, told commissioners that reader, which provides evidence of an offense if propThe city applies seven standards in determining a noise violation: volume, intensity, duration, whether lation, he said. a tough argument to make. not usually constitute a violation. three different spots when answering complaints. If it din from party properties. Rash claimed. Rash offered several potential solutions, including Not all suggestions met legal muster. City attorney Patricia Petruff, a principal in a law issued. Dye said legal precedence favors rental property owners, too. for noise on his property, Dye said. It did not go the noise. The commission reached consensus to take another look soon at tightening Holmes Beach noise laws. I cant think of anything that would spoil my said. Commissioners also received updates from city pedestrian safety improvements. Department of Transportation, which means the city may start work as early as May. Burnett emphasized Roughly a dozen skate-park users attended the nearly four-hour meeting waiting until nearly the end to offer suggestions on improving Burnetts proposal. this year. The consensus among the skate-park users is the footprint. and reconsider the equipment recommendations. An April 26 commission work session relat ing to noise in Holmes Beach brought roughly 50 people to the chambers at city hall, 5801 Islander Photos: Terry OConnor Burnett suggested new equipment could help upgrade Park. Users say the materials are outdated and suggested a concrete bowl would last longer and reduce noise. Islander Courtesy Graphic senting the city on the noise matter, addresses the commission from the podium at the April 26 meet ing. Socializing page from The Islander also has an active Twitter feed where alert readers can comment, and online


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14 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER Rescued green turtle to be releasedTurtle watch volunteers Barbara OToole, Mary ratory in Sarasota. The sea turtle was discovered Reel Pier in Anna Maria after being cold-stunned from a sudden drop in water temperature. It has been undergoing rehabilitation at Mote and will be released upon full recovery. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITWLoggerheads nest on Longboat Key, AMI next? The first two loggerhead sea turtle nests this tee County and one in the southern part of the key in Sarasota County. water is warmer to the south. So they started nestare compliant with sea turtle regulations in the three Anna Maria Island cities. Waterfront renters and owners should walk out to the shoreline in the dark and view the property. If season. ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Fill your holes, warns turtle watch, code enforcement, county By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter for Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, said April 24. One hole was so large that my tractor got stuck in it, had to get towed out and couldve turned over, he added. with large shovels, not toys. He also noted that even smaller holes dug with life. Even if its only a foot in diameter, if the hole Taylor said. Sea turtle nesting season started May 1, which means Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers ity and, later in the season, signs hatchlings emerged from nests. into holes on the shoreline. female sea turtles, which must make their way on land to nest. Its the only time they leave the water and its unfamiliar territory. the handle. Additionally, some cities, like Cocoa Beach, inform people of regulations. None of the three island municipalities have an Beach code enforcement large hole on the beach in Holmes Beach. beach tractor driver with the Manatee County Parks and Natural takes a break April 18. He was raking the beach near the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes ordinance and she suggested Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach do the same. She said the three cities could adopt the same ordinance, cutting down on legal fees. Without an ordinance, the police cant enforce Meanwhile, code enforcement officers in the holes and knock down castles. danger of holes to walkers and sea turtles, and people are very happy to comply. step and he agrees that outreach and education also are effective tools. which also is an impediment to sea turtles. sandcastles, which he leaves as long as he can for I dont want to spoil their day, Taylor said. You go home. tact code enforcement for the appropriate city. Dos and donts for sea turtle nesting season, now through Oct. 31 Commission recommends people follow these guidelines for sea turtle safety: glow of light on land, instead of natural light and shielded from view at the shoreline. turtles and cause them to return to the water. Call code enforcement to report unattended City of Anna Maria code enforcement City of Bradenton Beach code enforcement City of Holmes Beach code enforcement Clip and save.....


THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 15 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET HAS COOL AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn (indoor) Plaza OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Herd of volunteers clean up Moose Lodge April 21 with bags of plastics and trash collected during the semiannual Moose cleanup held in conjunction with the Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Cleanup campaign. Islander Photos: Courtesy Peg Miller A young volunteer pushes a wheelbarrow April 21 while others shovel excess sand from around the picnic tables on the Gulf-front patio at the Moose More than 100 volunteers spread out April 21 Beach. The spring cleanup is part of the Great American Cleanup. Now in its 20th year, the program is in conmore than 5 million volunteers across the country in the grounds of the lodge. In two and half hours, they collected 503 pounds struction and food-related zip ties. toys. Sandy Ambrogi In addition to collect ing trash and recycla bles April 21, Moose volunteers raked the sand around the back patio and the parking lot at the Bradenton Beach lodge. INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217HOLMES BEACH RESIDENTS are urged to reduce the amount of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer in yards and gardens. Incorporate native vegetation for a Florida-friendly yard when replacing or creating new plantings.MINIMIZE USE OF PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES & FERTILIZERS Information is available on how to implement better methods at the Holmes Beach Building Department, 5801 Marina Drive, or at the Island Library. Non-toxic Home Pest Control Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principles Botanical Insecticides and Insecticidal Soaps Native Florida Plants Native Groundcover for South Florida REDUCE TOXIC RUNOFF TO HELP PROTECT OUR WATERWAYS!


16 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER to incubate in the warm sand. As the mother turtle leaves, she is guided by her instincts to the Gulf of Mexico by the natural sparkle moon and stars. The darker the beach and the surroundings, the better. The same is true for the hatchlings. You can take part in this phenomenon, help sea turtles and discover what islanders already know about the magic of island life. But you must be stealth. You must be silent and on sea turtles. And, please, keep lights visible from the shoreline out or shielded by blinds or curtains. Be safe on the beach and resist temptation. LIGHTS OUT for SEA TURTLES!Sponsored by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring.You came to Anna Maria Island to escape, to discover the beaches, the warm breezes and a slower pace, and maybe you fell in love with sea turtles! Anna Maria Island is sea turtle friendly in nesting season, May through October. We invite you to experience everythe thrill of seeing nature in action. Mother turtles lay their nests on our beaches at night, leaving their eggs Center counts on cities, challenge to carry end of FY fundsCenter prepares for summer camp The Center of Anna Maria Island soon will wel come youngsters to camp. The annual summer camp program features weekly themes and activities for children from kindergarten through 10th-grade. Weekly themes for kids in kindergarten through world, all things slimy, safari week and the centers got talent. family pass holders. Camp for students in seventhto 10th-grade includes trips Tuesdays and Thursdays to popular attractions, such as Dave and Busters, Busch Gardens Two specialty camps sailing and drama also are offered this summer. noon Monday, July 9-Thursday, July 12, and Monday, weeks. in two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11-Thursthe centers Procare system. attend. Bianca Bened By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Zaccagnino said. The Giving Challenge, scheduled for a 24-hour period from noon, Tuesday, May 1, to noon, Wedneslenge. Unique donations from new donors donate to the center in the Giving Challenge, opera tions director Christopher Culhane said. Search for new director narrows Harllee said candidate interviews took place in April. decision. he said. Weeks said one of his actions as interim director was to hire grant writer Yvette Little. She comes highly recommended, he said. cient ways to use the center facilities. Although the leaner summer months are ahead, mers on Anna Maria Island. Were trying to prepare for that, he said. Words He said the center arranged for teachers from Anna Maria Elementary to work as camp counselors over the summer. He also said the center is focusing on making each week of camp unique. Summer camp for kindergarten to 10th-grade kids Maria. Center board member Mike Thrasher shows a poster April 24 advertising summer camp. Islander Photo: Bianca Bened


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20 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER Pastor Rosemary Wheeler Backer 6608 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach ~ 941-778-1813 All are welcomeWORSHIP WITH US SATURDAY AT 5 PM SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM Fellowship follows Sunday worship 4408 Gulf Drive ~ Holmes Beach941-778-1638 ~ All are welcome All are welcome Episcopal Church of the AnnunciationThe Rev. Matthew GrunfeldSunday services 8 am Holy Eucharist Rite I 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Music Thursday service 9:30 am Holy Eucharist and Healing Obituaries COMMUNITY CHURCH Call for a ride to the 10:00 AM Worship Service and IN THE SANCTUARY Nursery & Church School Adult Sunday School Adult Book Study Founded 1956ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopThe Rev. Bill Friederich Senior MinisterHours 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdaySpecial Music : Barbara Brownlee, SopranoOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds Charles George Liddle medicine, died on Anna Maria Island. He earned his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and masof Rochester. riage. Dr. Liddle loved music and played in the Michigan Band, the Manatee Concert Band and the Jazz Band in Colorado. at and Cassidy.Gil Lucas Gil Lucas of Holmes Beach and Bradenton died April 22. Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Marines ing Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he met the love of his life, Suzanne McClements. In Pennsylvania, they raised their family in Edgewood, where Mr. foursomes. He never missed the opportunity to tell a great story He held sales and marketing positions with the Triangles, a charter franchise of World Team Tennis. He was considered a pioneer in the early days of When he retired in 1999, he and wife Suzanne moved full-time to Holmes Beach, where they had previously spent many spring training seasons entervisitors and a popular spot for friends to gather. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of sports, movies and general trivia. Even in his last days, he Anyone who spent more than 15 minutes with him felt like his favorite. He was kind, generous and ered his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with love, tickets to sporting events and endless scoops of ice cream and never hesitated to help a friend in need, especially if his friend needed tickets to a game or entrance to a golf course. John Franklin Reed Jr. died April 22. Walter Reed in St. Louis. ReedMargaret A. Mowry operated Island TV in Holmes Beach for more than 40 years. Church in Holmes Beach and the St. Bernard womens guild. lin, North Carolina. in charge of arrangements. wife Betty Rainieri, Joe Rainieri, Veronica Priest and Nancy Rainieri. He attended Andrew Ward High proud graduate of the University of Mississippi. He had a long, varied and colorful career in sales, primarily as a manufacturers representative. In his retirement, he moved to his waterfront paraof the Scenic WAVES advisory committee. He loved to classic country music. No formal service is planned. The family asks that Grand Haven, Michigan, where he and his companion, Bradenton Beach commissioner, her family and a multitude of dear friends.Anna Maria sets meeting for review of 10-year plan Anna Maria commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Mayor Dan Murphy presented commissioners told commissioners. He suggested they city could Landscaping and city hall park work is ongoing, as is street work, as indicated in Murphys report. Murphy also suggested reallocating funds earto the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. dredging canals, equipment purchase and improving irrigation wells. A plan to remodel city hall, install Murphy asked commissioners to evaluate costs Bianca Bened


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22 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter By Kathy Prucnell StreetlifeSarasota woman arrested for DUI in Holmes Beach Passed out across the front seat in a Toyota Corolla was how police found a Sarasota woman April 13 in Holmes Beach police arrested Stephanie Schmitt, 42, at 5:21 a.m. her from the car. in the car with the hazard lights activated. into custody and transported to the Manatee County At her first court appearance, a 12th Circuit Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Schmitt Tacos Burgers Seafood Reservations are required for all events For Reservations, Call (941) 758-1467 Sunday, May 13th, 2018 12:30 Seating $26.95++ per person Check out this brunch menu on our website! BB man arrested on warrant, sentenced in burglary The same day a 19-year-old Bradenton Beach man shotgun. Amado Zeppi pleaded no contest April 19 to The state dropped charges of threatening a Holmes Twelfth Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas sentenced ordered the same sentence in a separate case originatcharges. ordered the sentences to run concurrently. He also ordered Zeppi to write a letter apologizAmerica residential treatment program. HBPD arrested Zeppi as he was loading up an SUV with TVs and kayaks, while carrying Mace and police report. Zeppi with the warrant for illegally possessing the Sarasota woman crashes into crosswalk sign, faces DUI Apparently asleep at the wheel, a woman in an SUV struck a crosswalk sign at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. ground in pieces and the SUV with front-end damage at the entrance to Sitting in the drivers seat of the 53, of Sarasota. She was arrested for During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly taken four hours earlier, the report stated. alcohol content, as well as a urine sample, which was pending a test result. In addition to the DUI charge, police ticketed Forbes Island police blotterAnna Maria sheriffs deputy found an open door and determined Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. Bradenton Beach idence as the owner, who didnt know the woman, was restraining her. Asked where she was staying, the She was arrested and went kicking and screaming to Cortez information. A Manatee County sheriffs deputy She was taken into custody and transported to the she was released. tee Ave. W., Bradenton. another man videotaped him on his cellphone. The nearly hit him in his vehicle and yelled profanities at inconsistencies in the mans story. travel plans and their relationship ended with them Cortez is policed by MCSO. Holmes Beach April 19, Anchor Inn, 3015 Gulf Drive, disorderly cursed and refused orders to sit on the ground. He was handcuffed, arrested and transported to the Manatee displayed vehicle tag. While checking on her drivers purse to her chest so police searched it and found April 20, Paradise Bagels, 3220 E. Bay Drive, her into custody and to a medical facility. taking photos at sunset near the water. They returned the camera case missing. It contained a camera, lens,


THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 23 Island watch In the event of an emergency, call 911. To report information on island crime, call Another round of ID skimmer thefts hit Holmes Beach Islander Reporter Mid-April saw two pumps at the Citgo in Holmes Owner Ali Ghasemi reported devices were wired inside the gas pumps at 3:05 p.m. April 14 almost 3015 Gulf Drive, on May 9, May 11 and May 13 in 2 and 5. According to his report, they acted as a goNo pry marks were found outside the pumps. the pump doors and place the devices without detec tion. After personal data is gleaned from magnetic strips convert the information to counterfeit cards and make fraudulent purchases. The fraudsters can use wireless technology to retrieve information from some devices Ghasemi said he checks the pumps every mornWhile his gas station and store have a surveillance system, as far as retrieving a video of the April crime, Ghasemi said, Whats the point. A man suspected in a May 2016 skimming theft is shown on video at the Citgo station in Holmes identify the man. Islander File Photo Holmes Beach Detective Sgt. Brian Hall. tiple fraud charges connected with the use of scanning devices. However, court records show the local charges dates in the cases. According to memos from Assistant State Attorney of the information the federal government has initiated this resolution. Hall said skimmers are making their rounds, and he is hoping for a video to further investigate the Holmes Beach crime. Another unsolved fuel pump store at 2011 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. petrators have keys to the pumps and return from time to time. To protect personal data, Bourque recommended sonal accounts. Hall suggested people go inside if they pay with ming device placed inside another store in Cortez. Its everywhere, he added. Anyone with information on the fraud cases is Beach Citgo 10 days after credit-card skimmers Kathy Prucnell


24 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER THURSDAYS MARGARITASALL DAY! 57JOHNS ANNUAL JOHNS ANNUAL CONTINUES! CONTINUES! 1st snowy plover nests, black skimmer nests on horizon By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter After a drawn out dual with winter, spring has prevailed on Anna Maria Island. ishment contract. throughout the winter and early spring on island vers on the island. mented snowy plover nest of the season, located on plovers are residing. There were only two eggs yesterday and they laid, AMITW volunteer Pete Gross said April 24. Male and female plovers take turns sitting on the eggs until the last one hatches, according to Gross. A snowy plover sits April 24 on its nest, protecting three eggs on the beach in north Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pete Gross/AMITW A snowy plover looks back toward the dunes April 24 on its walk to the waters edge in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes A black skimmer glides over the Gulf of Mexico with a fresh catch in its beak. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pete Gross/ AMITW Maria. waters surface, skimming for food. Skimmers also are protected, as they are threatmating dance and it is important that people not interfere. people leave them alone and do not chase them or Three snowy plover eggs were spotted April 24 on the beach in Holmes Beach. The nest is the 2018 nesting season. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pete Gross/AMITW WINNER BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDENGerman Music PartySaturday, May 5th @LuckyFrogRestaurantBest 10 Restaurant out of 600 th Choose our special Mother's Day Menu or from our selected regular Menu


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THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 27 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Larger trout of 20-inches and up are resulting in a plethora of species, including permit, African pompano. Venturing into the depths of the Gulf Gulf state waters. The season remains open through May 31 and will reopen again Aug. 1 and continue Lastly, dont forget that May is typically the month that marks the arrival of tarpon. Thats right its that reported, which means its time to dust off the tarpon of the elusive silver king. the cooler for my clients, depending on the target. Although snook are catch-and-release again, it is Conservation Commission posted new regulations for tripletail and sheepshead, which will go into effect same, although the minimum size is increasing from Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN Stasny per person. Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is working offshore for a variety of species. When using and African pompano for Whites anglers. Moving Lastly, White is seeing an occasional tarpon as to the hook for his clients. Other catches occurring offshore are mangrove snapper, yellowtail snapper, taken on live shiners, plugs or soft plastics. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a catch-and-release over-slot snook and over-slot redBay with good results for his clients. Spotted seatrout are Capt. Aaron Lowman is hooking up with numerous catch-and-release snook along mangrove shoremackerel for Lowmans anglers. On calmer days, Lowman is venturing out to the mackerel and an occasional permit. Hannah Golden, 13, visiting from Concord, New Hampshire, shows a 28-incher caught April 26 while on a his birthday, April 22. However, the species is out of season and it was photographed and released. Kelmenson was guided by Capt. Warren Girle.


28 MAY 2, 2018 THE ISLANDER AME calendar auditorium. drive. appreciation week. Drive, Holmes Beach. tion at AME. ration at AME. ration at AME. school. release at 1:15 p.m. Holmes Beach. By Bianca Bened, AME fourth-graders follow spring tradition, gather greens from their garden at Anna Maria Elementary. phantly holds up a hand-grown leek April 23 after struggling to pull it from the dirt. Islander Photos: Bianca Bened as University of Florida master gardener Melissa Snyder washes dirt from their freshly harvested leeks in the AME garden. Kaia Mondon and Rowyn Shanks work April 23 to harvest an exceptionally large eggplant. Gabriella Gilbert watches volunteer Marion Kuster weigh her carrot harvest. Fourth-grader holds celery harvested from the AME garden. The annual garden project is sponsored by Beach Bistro. By Bianca Bened, By Bianca Bened,


THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 29 ... and turn harvest into ne dining experience Madison Ferrari attend a class luncheon April 24 at Beach Bistro, where they are served salads made with spinach and celery from AMEs fourth-grade garden. Ashton Hovda and Tommy Baugher dine on chicken with tarragon butter, broccoli and mashed potatoes. Tarragon, sage and lemon-basil from the students garden were incorporated into the entree preparation by the chef and cooks at the Beach Bistro. The annual garden project and luncheon are sponsored by bistro owners Susan Timmins and Sean Murphy. grape-size tomato April 24 at the AME herbs grown in the student garden were incorsample the bistros signature dessert, Alexander Praline, named for the owners daughter. It includes vanilla ice cream coated with crushed and sliced almonds and topped with whipped cream. The adult version includes a baptism of Frangelico liqueur. enjoy potato soup April 24 at the Beach Bistro, includMaria Elementary fourth-grade garden. The students enjoyed an upscale lunch crafted from their harvest by the chefs of the Holmes Beach restaurant. 1st-graders celebrate friendship in musical performance their performance of Bruno Mars Count Islander Photos: Bianca Bened By Bianca Bened,


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THE ISLANDER MAY 2, 2018 31 Business news BizCalBy Sandy Ambrogi Celebrate, play with local chambers in May guests. Reservations are requested call or email the is at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. center, of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and chamber volunteer, hold an old photo of the Cortez Bridge as onlookers listen to an explanation from part of the collection at the AMIHS museum in Anna Maria. Chamber mixer attendees were treated April 25 to a tour of the museum. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi Winners of AMIHS scholarships chat with Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members and historical society guests during the April 25 mixer at the Belle Haven Cottage and historical museum.


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