Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Island roundabouts touted in 1st HB Bert Harris State to fund work at Obituaries. 14 PropertyWatch. CLASSIFIEDS. Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Kicking 24 VOLUME 26, NO. 33 Happy Fathers Day JUNE 13, 2018 FREE 22 Happy Fathers Day Happy Fathers Day Happy Fathers Day Happy Fathers Day The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgAsTheWorldTerns are thankful to dad. 6 c requested planks So it begins Pier plank removal begins, pickup starts July 2 Public works manager Dean Jones and his staff helped a crew from Agnelli Construction remove engraved planks from the Anna Maria City Pier walkway June 11. Some 200 people who requested planks purchased and installed during the pier centennial 2010-11 will have the opportunity to collect them beginning July 2, and continuing through the month. Times and location are to be announced. The planks were purchased to commemorate the centennial through a partnership established between The Islander newspaper and the pier tenant. By Bianca Bened Islander Reporter Two tries, two contractors and its done. the Anna Maria City Pier is out. Now Anna Maria will sign with Speeler and Associates for $732,000 to demolish the pier. Its $47,000 more than the contract authorized May 29 with Sullys Quality Projects, a Venice-based firm, but those negotiations came to a halt when the contractor requested an advance June 1 equal to 8 percent of the contract before mobilization. At the second bid opening, Commissioner Brian Seymour noted Speeler, based in Largo, received higher points in the categories of experience, references, adherence Commissioners held an emergency meeting June 6 to consider the bid from Speeler, rated second on Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphys chart that scored respondents to the city request for proposals. Commissioners voted 4-1 to give Murphy authorization to sign a contract with Speeler for demolition of the historic pier, which has stood at the east end of Pine Avenue for more than 100 years. Commissioner Dale Woodland voted against the contract. The contract stipulates Speeler complete mobilization of equipment at the site by receive an initial payment of $100,000. Payment will be made in four installThe demolition work and demobilization must be completed by Sept. 30, with a $500 daily penalty for each day the project continues past the completion deadline. Speeler also requested the addition of a clause specifying any additional work beyond the scope of the bid would require additional payment, which Murphy said was reasonable. Commissioners had held a special meeting June 4 to consider terms from Sullys and unanimously voted to cease negotiations with owner Sean Sullivan, citing concerns with his request for an advance before mobilizing at the pier. The city held two rounds of requests for issue the RFP after initial bids including those from Sullys and Speeler came in higher than expected. Murphy had originally anticipated spending $300,000-$500,000 for the demolition. The rebuild is estimated to cost up to include the restaurant, bait shop and restrooms, which will be planned and budgeted later in the process. Island roundabouts touted in


2 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM 3 future island roundabouts touted in traf c study By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Theres no way around it. years to come, according to a top state transportation Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said roundJune 4 meeting in Holmes Beach of the Island Transportation Planning Organization. Chappies comments came after Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll called for removal of a Bradenton Beach roundabout at the May 16 meeting of the Spoll said the intolerable roundabout at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street bogs down of the town of Longboat Key. Chappie said the roundabout has separated pedesChappie said he has the support of L.K. Nandam, District 1 secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation. I did have a little conversation with L.K. Nandam after our, um, last collision at the barrier island elected me. I was surprised. Chappie said he and Nandam discussed ways the ics could improve. I just want to reassure everybody that FDOT has no plans whatsoever to eliminate the roundabout and, if they did, they would, of course, talk to the city of Chappie said Nandam suggested adding landscaping, lighting and enhancing safety features for the Bridge Street roundabout. Hopefully that can be done on the short list, Chappie said. The ITPO is lobbying the DOT on a number of fronts, including work on the two bridges connecting Anna Maria Island to the mainland. Other project requests include a roundabout at Marina and Gulf drives and extended northbound turn lanes for westbound Manatee Avenue on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach and for northbound motorists on Gulf Drive at Cortez Road in Bradenton Beach. The ITPO also wants bicycle-pedestrian safety enhancements along Gulf Drive from 52nd Street northward to Marina Drive in Holmes Beach; and from Longboat Pass Bridge to 13th Street South and Avenue C to 22nd Street North in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach also is lobbying for increased from 27th Street North to the Longboat Pass Bridge at the south end of the island. on the Anna Maria Island Bridge by project managers Ryan Forrestel of American Consulting Professionals in Wesley Chapel and Roxann Lake of the DOT. The bridge connects Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach to Perico Island and the mainland. Were looking at a roundabout at State Road 789 (Gulf Drive at the Manatee Public Beach) and State Road 64/Manatee Avenue, according to Forrestel. Manatee County intends to expand the parkroundabout at Manatee and East Bay Drive, Forrestel said. Eastbound left turns coming out of the boat ramp would be eliminated, he said. We need to have a roundabout in place at the same time or before the bridge is opened up, he said, because of the restrictions were going to have on the turn movement coming out of the boat ramp. ment bridge are expected in late 2019, Forrestel said. Construction has not been funded. The ITPO, comprising the island cities three mayors, was formed to advise the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and DOT on Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, who currently represents the ITPO as the voting member of the MPO board, was absent due to a city meeting at the same time. tion projects. Once projects are adopted as MPO priorities, DOT funding is possible. The MPO will next meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota. The ITPO will next meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 3 SUNSET CRUISESDOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS JOIN US on the ANNA MARIA EXPLORER for a romantic sunset cruise or educational dolphin tour! Experience our breathtaking SUNSET on a relaxing cruise. Sunset Tours are 90-minutes long and fun for the whole family TOURS LEAVE DAILY! 11 AM, 2 PM and SUNSET Adult: $30 Kids: $20 Seniors: $25PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLEGreat for all ages! GO2DOLPHINS.COM SUNSET TOURS on the ANNA MARIA EXPLORER $5 OFF Adults BEER AND WINE SERVED ABOARD CALL OR BOOK ONLINE TODAY! 941-778-2288 GO2 DOLPHINS.COM 402 CHURCH AVE., BRADENTON BEACH Improved communication yields hope for BB oating dockBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter They may have heard the song before, but this time the tune has a sweeter sound. ing four schedule changes in more than a year. And Technomarine president Jat Talton emailed revised construction plans for permitting to the city When another deadline was missed May 11, with no explanation from the contractor, CRA member John Horne, owner of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar at the pier, visited the Technomarine facility in North Palm Beach caused by problems with a manufacturer. In a May 25 email to Police Chief Sam Speciale, who is the lead on the project and the pier team, Talton apologized for the delays. that this project is moving forward with the attention and timeliness that it deserves, he wrote. marine representatives would provide photographic evidence showing each step of this process. Talton promised to send a bill of lading from the ponents are shipped. In a June 6 email to Speciale, Miller wrote, I am of July 2. Miller included a Technomarine invoice for $46,490, due June 25. meeting, Speciale brought up the invoice, saying he wasnt aware Technomarine expected a payment at each drop. Horne said if the contract specifies a payment schedule, the CRA should adhere to the schedule. At a pier team meeting following the June 6 with Technomarine representatives and said he hopes have we heard this song before? The area adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach remains closed while the city File Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Courtesy City of Anna Maria


4 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Qualifying time arrives Qualifying for municipal elections, which takes place Nov. 6, will be in June noon June 18 to noon June 22 in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Anna end at noon June 22. Voter registration remains open for the states primary, which will be Tuesday, Aug. 28. Registration will close July 30. Registration for the general election will close Oct. 9. The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections 72,134 registered Democratic voters and 62,556 other voters for a total of 237,237 registered voters. For more information, go online to votemanatee. Election 11-06-18Bradenton Beach PAC nalizes ballot questions Candidate qualifying opens for Anna Maria electionBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter 6 two commission seats and the mayoral post. Qualifying began June 11, as The Islander went to press. Mayor Dan Murphy said May 10 he would seek a third consecutive two-year term. defeated incumbent Mayor SueLynn with 57 percent of the vote. He was unopposed in 2016. will run to retain her seat. Tripp was appointed by commissioner Nancy Yetters term, after Yetter resigned mid term and moved to Tampa. Commissioner Brian Seymour said June 6 he is leaning toward running for another term. He was elected in November 2016. Qualifying for candidates opened at noon June 11 and continues through Friday, June 22. To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens, Man atee County registered voters and two-year residents of Anna Maria. a campaign treasurer, establish a statement of candidacy, as well as provide a candidate oath, residency containing the signatures of 10 registered city voters. Candidates additionally are required to pay an election assessment fee $196 for the mayors seat of undue burden. The mayor earns $19,400 annually and commissioners are paid $4,800 a year. Anna Maria had 1,110 active voters as of April, according to the SOE. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election will be Oct. 9. For more information, visit the SOE website at of Holmes Beach election prospects grows BB attorney questions commissioner residency review committee meeting June 8, city attorney Ricinda Perry described but did not name a seated elected a Canadian license tag on a vehicle until recently and owns two properties in the city one a rental and the other uninhabitable. She said the properties are not homesteaded. Perry was speaking of Commissioner Randy White, who was elected to a two-year term in 2017. White is a registered Bradenton Beach voter and met the requirements imposed by the charter to seek But, Perry continued, saying the charter doesnt city against him. She implied he may not be legally elected. Perry said her investigation of White is pending, and the committee will continue to review criteria to establish residency requirements within the charter at its next meeting. Perry was instructed by the commission to lead the charter review committee talks. As city attorney, she serves at the will of the commission and mayor. Election 11-06-18By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The signatures are collected and the petitions are The next stop for citizens who want changes made to the Bradenton Beach charter the bible for city governance is the November election. Reed Mapes and John Metz, former Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board members working as the political action committee Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods, collected the required signatures to put four choices on the Nov. 6 ballot that, if approved, would amend the city charter. The signatures collected from more than 10 per cent of voters were submitted to the city clerk and bar KORN initiatives will be decided by the electorate. The four charter questions include: garage anywhere in the city; election; In 2017, Mapes and Metz helped spearhead three successful ballot initiatives as members of the nowdefunct Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach. The CNOBB initiatives eliminated the citys fourward representative system, reduced the time required for residency for candidates for city commission and prohibited changes to the city charter by a resolution of the commission. In May, commissioners opted to appoint a charter ment and possibly recommend changes for this years ballot. According to Mapes, KORNs petitions and the proposed charter amendments were reviewed by attor ney Bob Hendrickson before the petitions were given to voters for consideration and a signature. Mapes said June 6 that the city is obligated to ensure the petitioned charter initiatives appear on the ballot. They have no choice but to put them out to the people, he said. Mapes and Metz share a concern for democracy mission. Our issue is that we are tired of this small bedroom community being destroyed by business inter ests, Mapes said June 5. They could take care of both businesses and residents if they worked at it. tion is Oct. 9. Of 744 registered voters in Bradenton Beach, 387 voted in the November 2017 municipal election. By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter It appears the Nov. 6 election in Holmes Beach will offer voters plenty of choices. At least eight people have picked up qualifying packets from city clerk Stacey Johnston. In the nonpartisan Nov. 6 municipal election, Holmes Beach voters will elect a mayor and two city review commission members, who serve until the review is completed. At least two candidates are considering a run to succeed Mayor Bob Johnson, whose second two-year term expires in November. He announced earlier this year he is not running for re-election. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth, a Holmes Beach native, is one likely mayoral contender. Her term as commissioner is up with the November elec tion. Holmes Beach native Joshua Linney, a member of tee, also may run for mayor. Commissioner Pat Morton, the most experienced commissioner, is aiming to be re-elected an eighth time since 2003. Kim Rash is another possible commission candidate. David Cheshire, Claudia Carlson, Nancy Deal and Major Leckie are possible charter commission candi dates. citizens, registered voters in Manatee County and city residents for two years before qualifying. The candidate election assessment fee is $240 for mayor, $60 for commissioner and free for the charter commission, which is a volunteer position. All candidates must collect 15 petition signatures Before opening a campaign bank account or accepting or spending funds, candidates also must appoint a campaign treasurer and establish a campaign depository. Candidate qualifying will open at noon Monday, June 18, and close at noon Friday, June 22.2 HB planning commission seats up for appointmentThe Holmes Beach Planning Commission soon will have two openings. Terms are expiring for current planners Barbara Hines and Jayne Christenson, according to city clerk Stacey Johnston. Holmes Beach commissioners can reappoint Hines and Christenson or appoint new members all volunteer positions to three-year terms at their June 26 meeting. The planning commission will next meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay BB charter committee convenes, takes lead from city attorneyBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is looking to level the playing The 2018 charter review committee, which held charter for consistency with the amendments approved in 2017 and any new amendments for the charter on the Nov. 6 ballot. CRC members Mary Bell, Debra Cox, Annie Leister, Dan Morhaus and Randy Milton were appointed in May and took part in a required Government-in-theSunshine class before convening. Bell is serving as chair and Leister as vice chair. Resident Bicycle Jim Hassett and former Commissioner Janie Robertson attended, as well as Mayor John Chappie and Commissioner Ralph Cole. The committee was formed to review the 2017 amendments and review the new proposals from Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods, a political action committee. KORNs charter amendments have already been approved for the November municipal ballot. Perry added her opinions on the proposed KORN She said the CRC would review the charter section by section and discuss whether further amendments are needed. She then would write up the agreed changes to be added to the November ballot. Following the June 8 meeting, Hassett said he is concerned Perry could be giving a perception of sett said. Wards Perry told committee members that one of the 2017 amendments eliminated the four-ward structure of the city. She suggested the ward system could be changed or reinstated. Leister said the lack of wards concerns her because The group reached consensus not to recommend changing to a city manager form of government and instead opted to include ballot language from the Florida League of Cities specifying a weak-mayor form of government and enumerating the associated duties as a ballot initiative. Filling vacancies vacancy is mirrored after the county, state and federal governments process. She said one of KORNs ballot by election. She said if the power to appoint was removed from the commission, a special election could be costly and time-consuming. Perry said also, if only one person applies for a vacant seat, an election still would be required. She suggested the committee wait until they discuss bringing back the ward structure before making a decision on commission appointments. Residency dent arose after the 2017 vote changed the residency requirement for candidates to 12 months. Now it becomes even more important to demonstrate what a resident is, Perry said. Bell suggested relying on voter registration to Morhaus, who attended the meeting by phone, said homesteading cant be used to determine residency. Additionally, he said some renters are residents. He said he had to show proof of voter registration to be on the CRC. The committee reached consensus that a candidate conditions to be considered a resident. The CRC will continue its review at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. representation could become concentrated. Bell asked to see data from the supervisor of elections on voter population in the city before considering restoring ward representatives. Additionally, Bell suggested the committee look at a list of previous elections to see how many people ran from each ward. Perry said she would request data from the SOE for the next meeting. Form of government Perry said Bradenton Beach is directed by the city commission and has a weak mayor form of government, which means the mayor has an equal vote to the rest of the commission and can only speak with other commissioners at open meetings. She said one of the KORN initiatives would be to hire a city manager for the administration of the city. Cox asked Perry if the commission and staff are overwhelmed with their responsibilities. wear a lot of hats, but the system works.


6 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JUNE 13, 2018 JUNE 13, 2018 JUNE 13, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. JUNE 13, 2018 JUNE 13, 2018 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: Opinion Your Correcting the record As a member of the Holmes Beach ad hoc committee recommending a form of government for the city, I would like to offer the newspaper a hardy thank you for its coverage. As our work comes to a close, I would like to clarify a statement attributed to me in the June 6 issue. I said, If you would have had a city manager at the time this would not have happened, in regards to a past zoning change that allowed seven-day rentals in the Residential-2 zone. I am not sure of the context, but the statement, when taken alone, is clearly the opposite of my intention. The discussion was on the committees presentation to the city commission, which will be made June 26, including a slide entitled HB Need for Professional Management. The slide indicates that had Holmes Beach employed a professional manager in the past when the Apology, plus thanks A couple of weeks ago, we overlooked the photos that came with a letter to the editor. It isnt customary for people to send examples of their ideas. Especially such good ones. But George Knutson did, and while we havent heard from him, his ideas stuck in my mind and I went back for a second look. I suppose there was denial on my part a false hope that the pier would be repaired and restored, but, it was not to be. Today, June 11, as I write, workers are pulling up the engraved planks from the 800-foot walkway and a sad day it is. So many memories. Gone. Forever. ideas for the Anna Maria City Pier of the future. And maybe its time we think boldly. The historic pier is gone, and we should move on and build a monument to our future. Grab the chance to inspire and appreciate everything the pier offers to oldtimers and newcomers. The pier should be a vision, not a replica of the past. Or, as Mr. Knutson put it Anna Maria Island has an opportunity to put in place a truly amazing waterfront structure that can add immeasurably to the well-being of those who live on the island and those who visit. An opportunity exists to do something really important to that most important piece of waterfront that belongs to all the people of the island and, to a lesser extent, the people like me who live nearby and love the island, visit the island and spend money on the island. He wants to inspire us and he caught my eye with his futuristic underwater dining room and the elegantly styled upper deck. I hope Anna Maria gives the pier a NEW life. The old one, obviously, is gone. seven-day minimum was established in the R-2 zone, the rental limit would not have been relaxed from 30 days. I was arguing to have the slide removed, because I feel it is an overstatement and possibly untrue. The decision to permit short-term rentals in R-2 was a policy decision a legislative decision. It was not an executive/administrative decision. A city manager would only have provided another person to offer advice on the issue. There was no evidence presented to our committee to suggest that a professional manager would have effected a change. Should the people of Holmes Beach decide they would like to change their form of government to have a professional city manager who functions as a CEO, it is important to understand that the role of a manager is executive, not legislative. Policy decisions will as they should always rest in the hands of elected Pier vision courtesy George Knutson, Bradenton


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 7 Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edition subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe by (snail) mail for yourself or someone else. 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) E-MAIL In the headlines: June 10, 1998 offered to sell the marina to the city for $6.2 million with no down payment and terms of just $925 per week. Bazzy said he would seek other buyers but, after 32 years, he said it was time to retire. Goodchild told other commissioners he sold his home and would resign his seat on the commission and retire to North Carolina. Commissioners planned to select Goodchilds replacement to serve until the next general election. nock told Island Marine owner Rudy Kratz that his personal watercraft rentals were legal, despite objections from nearby residents at the Bayou condominiums at the entry to Lake LaVista from Tampa Bay.In the headlines: June 11, 2008 Maria Island Bridge for 45 days beginning Sept. 29, 2008, was on schedule, the Florida Department of Transportation informed the sparse crowd at the DOTs pre-closure meeting at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. But those who attended still had concerns, including some who said late September was a bad time to close the bridge. fered minor damage when an apparent electrical from Bradenton, Longboat Key and Cedar Hammock departments, responded to the 2500 block of Gulf Drive. YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE VISIT OUR 8,000+ SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)We offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. $100-$500 Preparing to parade The Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade is fast approaching and we can not wait. As always, we all want to have a great day and for everyone to enjoy the parade, but we are asking participants and spectators to please refrain from throwing hoses. I know its hot out, but this is becoming dangerous and people in the past have been hurt. So, please, throwing water balloons or spraying with garden hoses are not allowed. As always, we appreciate all who come out and those who participate in the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. July 4, traveling from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to the Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria. Commission questions With regard to the historic blunder that supposedly triggered a lean to a city manager by the ad hoc committee: This is yet another headline of fear mongering in favor of a manager. It was not 2013 when an ordinance limited weekly rentals in the R-2 zone. This was done in 2007. One could call this a blunder, but it was not historic. A historic blunder would have been if the commission did not act or if the entire residential zones were opened to nightly rentals. Although I wish the commission would have limited all rentals to 30 days, we should be thankful for what we got. Once municipalities were stripped of home rule, allowing only the ordinances in effect prior to the state ruling and in most cases, they had no limits on length of stay. Although the rental limits were included in our comprehensive plan, it may not have been enough to save our neighborhoods. Secondly, a city manager would not have made a difference. A city manager and mayor would be limited in Holmes Beach to administrative duties. Any ordinance is legislative and lies in the hands of the commission. There are municipalities all over the state that are dealing with the very same issues as our three cities, many of which have city managers. It is not the job of a city manager to lobby state representatives. It is the job of the people to elect commissioners and to make certain we have the right liaison to stay on top of the proposed bills and the appropriate budgets to hire lobbyists on behalf of the cities. There is one statement that is true. I am convinced the chair and majority of the committee members were predetermined to recommend a city manager. It is my hope that long-residing individuals think seriously about civic duty and find the courage to become public servants. The reason it has taken me so long regarding changing my role to mayor is I have been most valuable legislatively. The statement by an ad hoc member that the 2016 ordinances to correct the issues in the R-2 had not worked as planned is not true. The commission worked ordinances. A city manager is an option, but there are qualicommunity, that will give of their time and are elected for the people and by the people. As long as we have these people, I will always support them over a paid manager.


8 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER AMI dotted with detours with routes being shifted by Manatee County water and sewer line replacement work. The project should wrap up in early 2019. Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach was closed in April to to Palm Drive, according to Tina Allen, Manatee Allen said Clark Drive and 78th and 79th streets north were to reopen June 7 at Palm Drive in Holmes Beach. Planned closures June 11-19 include 75th, 76th and 77th streets north at Palm Drive, with travelers able to maneuver those areas via Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Marina Drive, according to Allen. Trolley stops in the project corridor will remain accessible with pipes laid out behind them. In the events of closures of adjacent side streets, trolley riders may need to access trolley stops by using alternative routes, Allen wrote in a news release. Pedestrians should avoid any attempts to cross over pipes or other construction materials and are asked to watch for trucks and heavy equipment operating in and near construction zones. For more information, go to amipipereplacement. com. Anna Maria City ing) Bradenton Beach tee. Holmes Beach CELED CELED West Manatee Fire Rescue Manatee County Of interest opment Council, Manatee County Administration Building. tation Planning Organization, Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota. Isles Road, Longboat Key. will be closed. Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 11: Martinique Drive to 107th Court West: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes and installing new signage and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018. ing force mains and installing a 6-inch water main along Avenue C. Intermediate road closures will take place. Continuing through June 29, work on the force main project is underway. Equipment has been mobilized and directional drilling and open-cut installation of a force main along Gulf Drive, between Avenue C and Cortez Road, is expected to continue through June. 10th Street will be closed at Gulf Drive but travelers may access 10th Street by taking 11th or 12th streets to Bay Drive North. For more information about the pipeline project, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online to Roadwatch MeetingsDOT completes brainstorming for island trafc upgrades Electrical re temporarily closes BB restaurant The Bridge Tender Inn was closed for a few days, but its back in business. Electricity was shut off to the restaurant at the corner of Bridge Street and Sarasota Bay when a power meter around 4:15 p.m. June 6. No injuries were reported. The meter was melted and required replacement, and major rewiring will have to be done, West Manatee Fire Rescue Marshal Jim Davis said. Three WMFR crews responded to the call. However, Battalion Chief Rich Losek said the arrived. Stephanie Altier, restaurant manager, said she had a sound like a gunshot, then two smaller pops, before smoke started coming out of the meter. Terry OConnor Islander Reporter The face of island transportation is going to change. The Florida Department of Transportation announced June 8 at a meeting called to discuss the tion of the study by spring 2019, including proposed project locations and plans for implementation. The DOT conducted the meeting at CrossPointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach. Alternatives to traditional vehicle travel among the proposals being considered in the BITS study include water ferry, gondolas, dedicated transit lanes for buses, shuttles and an airborne tram over Sarasota Bay. Im encouraged to hear things like think of the future, said Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson. My concern is: Dont take the slow road from here. Recognize there has to be a change taking place. phase of the $675,000 study, the next challenge will municipalities as key needs. DOT cant do a lot without local support, said Nathan Kautz, project engineer. A number of previous BITS ideas were rehashed for improved vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian move ment on the barrier islands from northernmost Anna Maria Island south to St. Armands and Lido keys. Bessie Reina, BITS project manager for the DOT, said relieving island congestion is the ultimate goal of all proposed projects. reaching our goals, Reina said. The face of travel is changing, said Frank Domingo of Stantec Consulting Services of Sarasota, who is col Whats most exciting is seeing the community come together and focus on long-term common goals and come up with solutions, Domingo said. Any BITS proposals prioritized by the Sarasota/ Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization for funding consideration. The DOT will make formal BITS recommendations during phase 3, which will begin this fall, Reina said. Operations plans and location strategies for implementation also will be created during phase 3. The DOT already is managing expectations of how much BITS can accomplish. Youre not going to see massive, earth-shattering changes, said Kautz. com/sarasotamanateebarrierislands/assets/shortmidlong.pdf. The DOTs next public meeting on BITS is to be determined, Kautz said.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 9 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) 1st Bert Harris case against Holmes Beach readies for trialBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Bert Harris hits Holmes Beach one way or another. Thats how Bob McCaffrey saw the week ahead with a trial looming June 13 at the Manatee County courthouse. But dont get your hopes up. Theres been a delay a continuance requested by the city was granted June 11. Twelfth Circuit Judge Gilbert A. Smith set the new trial period to begin July 16, citing his philosophy, that everybody should be prepared for trial. Bob and Ellen McCaffrey sued the city in January 2017 seeking $341,000 damages for restricting development of their property at 7003 Holmes Blvd. Court records show the two sides reached an impasse during mediation June 1. The discussion, by the McCaffreys, their attorney Fred Moore of Blalock Walters, Mayor Bob Johnson and the citys insur ance-appointed attorney Jay Daigneault and insurance representative David Storey. In court June 11, the judge heard Daigneaults argument by phone. Moore was present as were the McCaffreys seated in the gallery. Daigneault told the judge Shawn Kaleta failed to bring the requested documents to his June 8 deposition. Moore argued the city already possessed the relevant documents and said Daigneault did not object at the deposition. Im ready to go, Moore said before the continuance. In the McCaffreys complaint, the 24-year resi dents claim the city enacted ordinances in 2013-16 that inordinately burdened their property and their rights to develop, sell and realize the best possible return on their investment for their retirement. The ordinances the McCaffreys attack are: family homes and duplexes in the R-2 district. The ordinance, they say, reduces their redevelopment footprint as well as lot coverage, building height and setbacks by 42 percent. code, duplexes could be constructed to resemble single-family homes with a combined foundation. Not after the enactment of 13-05. patios. Pools now are considered impervious and counted in 40 percent lot coverage requirements. ing limit of two bedrooms per unit, two persons per width and tandem parking limits. units. The new rule allows a maximum of 180-square feet of pool area for condominium ownership. tion. The ordinance provides for licensing and enforcement, including occupancy limitations. The McCaffrey amended complaint also alleges two other counts. One contends the city violated Floridas Government-in-the-Sunshine Law by rejecting their initial Bert Harris claim with a letter from the city attorney. The count alleges the city commission should have In another count, the McCaffreys allege the city skirted the state public records law by failing to hand over requested documents, including the review of their permit application. The city denied most of the allegations, saying the records were provided, and asserted 25 defenses. Kaleta, a builder/developer with several Bert Harris claims and suits pending against the city, is one of 14 possible witnesses for the McCaffreys. the city for its case. ing if the city is liable and a jury empaneled to decide on damages. Flying high, searching for dinner New to the news As a new Islander reporter, Im excited to meet people and get to know the community inside and out. Local coverage can sometimes be forgotten in the race While many people want to know what is going on with their country, there is no better way to improve it than focusing on what can be done on a local level. I grew up in Dublin, New Hampshire, before moving to Bradenton in 2010. I discovered my love for journalism throughout my four years on the Catalyst, the student newspaper at New my senior thesis was devoted to textual analysis of journalism throughout periods in history. Throughout my time on the Catalyst, I learned about team work, connecting with the community through news coverage and the impact journalism can have on newspaper readers. Having graduated from NCF in May, I want to carry over and build on what Ive learned. I want to serve the community as best I can, bringing islanders the news they need and want to know. Journalists have become viewed in the past year as an antagonistic force in the United States, but that isnt accurate. I believe most everyone wants to support the well-being and betterment of the community around them, and I think reporters are invaluable to accomplishing that goal. People need to know what might be wrong so that wrong can be corrected. People also need to know what works so good practices are encouraged and under stood. As a member of The Islander team, I hope to serve this community by continuing to learn, grow relationships and bring islanders the news they need.


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THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 13 Milestones The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, births, anniversaries, travels, obituaries and other events. Submit your announcements and photographs with captions for publication along with contact information to Also, visit us on Facebook and join the 11,300-plus friends who like The Islander and share their social news. $10 OFF WITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE. Mister RobertsLadies and Mens ResortwearS&S Plaza, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4505 Good now thru June 19. One coupon per person. Not valid on previous purchases. (excludes )MUST PRESENT COUPON.FROM ALL OF US AT MISTER ROBERTS Summer Cabaret set for studio stage aret at State An evening of show tunes and Broadway hits will raise funds for the State College of Floridas musictheater program. The Summer Cabaret will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and Friday, June 15, at SCFs Howard Studio Theatre, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Tickets, available only at the door, will be $10, although additional donations will be welcome. The evening will kick off with a special opening number that includes current SCF Music Theatre Ensemble students and features favorites, such as Theres No Business Like Show Business. Other featured selections will be We Can Do It, Lullaby of Broadway, All I Ask, Anything You Can Do and Wunderbar. For more, contact the school at 941-752-5580. WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander Fishers clean up FPL street lighting changeout may have hidden drawbacksBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Not so fast. Florida Power & Light offered to change out all 433 city street lights in Holmes Beach to what it termed as turtle-friendly LED lighting at no charge. Holmes Beach quickly agreed. Now it appears the free FPL lighting premise could fall short of its promise. Mayor Bob Johnson was authorized by the city commission May 22 the same day the city received the offer to sign on the dotted line. Commissioner Jim Kihm asked for time to research the lights to confirm they are turtleand people friendly. He advised waiting until a demonstration of lighting effectiveness could be arranged but was outvoted 3-1. Now it appears Kihm was right to be cautious. Maria and Bradenton Beach and by Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy emailed The Islander with his concerns June 8. The lights are apparently not turtle friendly and maybe not even a good alternative for what we already have, Murphy wrote. Not sure why FPL is pushing the program. He included an email from Tonya Long, an imperiled species biologist with FWC, who said the lights are not turtle friendly and could make driving more dangerous. The glow of the lights could be visible from the beach and capable of disorienting turtle hatchlings, particularly in Bradenton Beach where there is no development along the Gulf side of the road, Long wrote in an email to representatives of the three island cities and AMITW. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer maintains the FPL lights will be an upgrade for Holmes Beach. What we have to do is balance public safety and turtle awareness at the same time, Tokajer said. We feel they can do that by tilting and shielding the lights. lot better than the lights we have now. would be more turtle friendly. It also could make night driving more hazardous for motorists, according to Long. Thats not something the FWC would recommend from a safety perspective, Long wrote. Driving between patches of white and amber light would likely just like driving between light and dark patches. Eric Culling of FPL confirmed the lights are white not amber and Holmes Beach street lights already are white. Customer service representative Jane Gunter of FPL said the turtle lights in the company catalog cast a reddish hue. Not many of our customers are happy with it, Gunter emailed. Police Chief Bill Tokajer pegged cost savings in FPL bills to Holmes Beach from the new lighting at $5,000 annually. Tokajer said the deal should go through. The new lights will enable FPL to discontinue the practice of dimming or turning street lights off during turtle-nesting season, he said. The FWC does not condone turning out the lights, Tokajer said. The deal, including other terms between the city and FPL, was set to begin in September with replacement of 30 lights per week. Another announcement to come out of the FPL talks, according to Suzi Fox of AMITW, is that FPL will refrain from turning out streets lights to protect sea turtles, saying the practice makes it more hazardous for motorists.


14 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Obituaries 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, SaturdayOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds 4408 Gulf Drive ~ Holmes Beach941-778-1638 ~ All are welcome All are welcome Episcopal Church of the AnnunciationThe Rev. Matthew Grunfeld Rector9 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist with Music 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Eucharist and Healing COMMUNITY CHURCH Nursery & Church School Adult Sunday School Adult Book StudySUMMER SPEAKER SERIES FEATURINGR D r Desserts for dads Doris McCrea Schember Doris McCrea Schember, 100, formerly of Bradenton Beach, died May 30. She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Muskegon, Michigan, and moved to Grand Haven at the age of 3 with her parents, Frederick and Gladys McCrea, and her infant sister, Jane. In 1935, she graduated from Grand Haven High School, went on to graduate from Hope College and later received a masters degree in English from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. On July 5, 1941, she married George Schember in Grand Haven. Their home was in Dayton. However, in 1952, they returned to Grand Haven and raised their three children in the home they built on a dune overlooking Lake Michigan. While in Grand Haven, they were very active in community affairs and avid sports fans, with special loyalty to the University of Michigan. In 1955, the citizens of Grand Haven elected Mrs. Schember to a nine-member commission that wrote a new charter for the city. She also taught in Grand Haven Junior High School 1961-64, after which she and Mr. Schember returned to Dayton where she taught high school English and journalism. After her husbands death in 1968, Mrs. Schember moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be near her daughter and two sons. She trained as a remedial reading instructor and taught for nine years, after which she and her second husband, Benjamin Grosse, moved to Florida. Mrs. Schember spent 25 years on Anna Maria Island. She was very active locally in environmental affairs, served several terms on a state water board and was involved with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Manasota-88, Save Anna Maria Inc. and so many other activities that she was often encouraged to run for She was active at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. She also traveled the world. In 2004, she returned to Grand Haven, became active in St. Johns Episcopal Church and enrolled as a volunteer tutor in the adult literacy program. In October 2017, one of her granddaughters joined Mayo Brothers of Rochester, Minnesota, and settled in Austin, Minnesota. She asked Mrs. Schember to join her family, and she did. There will be no memorial service. Arrangements were by Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Episcopal Church or the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Remembrances may be made at Mrs. Schember is survived by her children, Jane Schember Robertson of Bradenton Beach, Steven and wife Linda of Sarasota, and Daniel and wife Susan of Bethesda, Maryland; seven grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; step-daughter Barbara and husband John Ruark of Michigan; three step-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.Freida Sclafani Williams Freida Sclafani Williams of Lakeland and Anna Maria died June 3. She was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Deland, the only child of Rosie and John Sclafani. As a young girl, she was a talented dancer, with the skill and dedication to make it her profession. Instead, she forged one of the most successful court reporting careers in Florida. Court reporting piqued her interest at an early age. When she was 9, she placed carbon between sheets of paper to help her mother type transcripts for the Associates. After attending the University of South Florida, she became the judicial assistant to former Circuit Judge A. H. Lane. In 1962, she enrolled in the Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville and joined her mothers In 1979, she was appointed a state court reporter and served in that position until 1995. During this time, Williams Court Reporters. Five years later, she became president of the company and continued her mothers legacy. The business locations. Among her many recognitions and achievements, she served as FCRA president 1999-2000 and was awarded with the Florida Court Reporting Associations Distinguished Service Award in 2002. She was the recipient of the National Association of Womens Business Owners Woman of Distinction Award and Sclafani Williams Court Reporters was listed in 2003 and 2004 in the Tampa Bay Business Journals Top 75 women-owned businesses in the state of Florida. More often than not, she wore black, red and white with a sparkling swan pin, symbolizing her love of Lakeland. She will be remembered for her commitment to serving both the court reporting and Polk County communities while helping others achieve their dreams. She was involved with the Florida Court Reporter Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Court Reporters Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, the National Network Reporting Company, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and she provided pro bono video-conference services to the Polk Museum of Art. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at St Joseph Catholic Church 210 W. Lemon St., Lakeland. A local sunset celebration of life was held June 11 at Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach.


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18 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE StreetlifeBy Kathy PrucnellIsland police blotterAnna Maria June 3, 200 block of Pine Avenue on the beach, found property. Sunglasses and a cellphone with a cracked screen were turned into the Manatee County Bradenton Beach June 2, Coquina Park South Boat Ramp, 2000 Gulf Drive S., stolen tag. An owner reported a boat trailer tag missing tag into a law enforcement database. June 2, Coquina Beach 2200 Gulf Drive, S., juvenile. An intoxicated female juvenile was reported stumbling on the beach and in the water. Police took her into custody and to a medical facility, where workers contacted her father. June 3, 700 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal mischief. The owner of a 2007 Kia reported the vehicles side mirrors had been broken at their mounts between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Damages of $400 were estimated. Cortez May 31, Cortez Market, 12203 Cortez Road W., trespass. A woman who told a cashier shed lost her wallet was trespassed for rude behavior. Her boyfriend returned to the store and said the woman found her wallet. June 1, 11500 block of Cortez Road West, lost/ stolen property. Belongings left by a homeless man in January were reported missing when he returned to the location May 24. June 2, 12000 block of Cortez Road, road rage. A 48-year-old Bradenton motorist encountered road rage and pulled into a parking lot. As the man exited his vehicle, the aggressor put him in a headlock and punched him twice in the face. The man and aggressor were co-workers. An investigation is ongoing. Holmes Beach June 1, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, disturbance. A couple argued about a wife taking her husbands keys after hed been drinking. Police found the man on Manatee Avenue. He told police hed been walking in the city but wanted to leave in a family vehicle. The man also told police he didnt believe he was intoxicated and took a breath test, which measured 0.91 blood-alcohol content, more than the 0.8 BAC legal limit to drive. The man told police he wouldnt be driving and went to another home to sleep. June 2, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Four fishing rods and reels valued at $780 were stolen. Holmes Beach police are investigating. June 2, 200 block of 71st Street, noise/underage drinking/occupancy. Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint and observed 18 people enter a home for his daughter as a graduation gift and drinking had been going on throughout the day. Police contacted the rental agent, Vacasa Rentals, and the occupants were required to leave for the night. Police referred the report to code enforcement. June 3, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, construction. Police responded to a report of contractors working on Sunday. The supervisor was contacted and a ticket was issued. June 5, 699 Manatee Ave., camping. A passerby alerted police about a man sleeping at a vacant buildJune 5, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant arrest. An officer stopped a 67-year-old Palmetto motorist on a suspended drivers license and seize tag woman driver was wanted for an outstanding warrant from Okaloosa County. She was arrested and FATHERS DAY BRUNCH Join us for Fathers Day Brunch! June 17th, 11-3pm $17.95++ per person Reservations Required: 941-758-1467 All Dads receive a complimentary house beverage and the chance to win a free lunch for two 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210 Tacos Burgers Seafood Coquina carjacker arrested after crashing Corvette on LBK Rowland his Miranda rights after he was cleared from the hospital. During our ride and stay at the police department, Rowland kept saying how sorry he was for what he had done. That love made him steal the vehicle and this is not him. He was worried about the child that was in one of the cars he hit during his BBPD arrested Rowland for carjacking and abuse of a disabled adult and he was transported to the Manatee County jail. Three passengers in the Toyota also were transported to the Sarasota hospital for what Longboat Key police reported as non life-threatening injuries. Longboat Key police received the emergency call at 11:46 a.m. and responded to investigate. stole the car. The Corvette owner was placing items in his trunk back of his head, punched him a couple of times and demanded his keys, BBPD Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said, although he did not request medical attention. The crash happened very fast and the impact was hard, injuring some of his family, the driver told the LBKPD. After the crash, the Toyota driver ran to the Corvette and restrained Rowland, who was attempting to leave on foot, and held Rowland until police arrived, according to police reports. As far as a motive, Diaz said hes investigating. We have witnesses. I believe it will stick, he added. Rowland also is a suspect in a recent Bradenton Beach theft in which charges are pending, Diaz said. LBKPD issued Rowland citations for reckless driving, improper passing and driving with a suspended drivers license. was arrested June 6 after carjacking and crashing a Corvette. Just before noon, police say Rick Rowland, 43, accosted a disabled a 56-year-old Parrish man, took his car keys and stole his 1998 Chevrolet Corvette from a Coquina Beach parking lot in Bradenton Beach. Rowland then recklessly drove the Corvette south on Gulf Drive over the Longboat Pass Bridge, crashed into a 2014 Toyota RAV4 as he attempted to pass it and caused a chain reaction of swerving cars, according to a Longboat Key police report. The Corvette was rendered inoperable just south of the bridge. WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander Rowland


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 19 STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18ported to the Manatee County jail. The tag was seized and the vehicle towed. June 5, 3000 block of Avenue C, domestic battery. 20-year-old girlfriend. The man believed she was driving recklessly, so he turned off the car. The girlfriend struck him in the face, stomach and on his head with what he thought was her cellphone. Police found the woman at her 62nd Street residence, where she told work and he took the keys to a vehicle and wouldnt give them back. The girlfriend was arrested. June 6, Hurricane Hanks Bar & Grill, 5346 Gulf Key Royale homeowner reports $100K, jewelry stolen Money and jewelry were reported stolen June 2 from an upstairs safe in a home in Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach police responded to the 700 block of Key Royale Drive to investigate a theft at a residence, where the homeowner reported jewelry and $100,000 had gone missing. The owner told police approximately $100,000 and an unknown amount of jewelry was taken. According to a police report, the owner recently had workers in the house and a key to the safe was left taped to a wall in a closet. The last time the owner had used the safe was when she took some of the jewelry to be appraised in mid-March, the HBPD report stated. Guns in the safe were found reorganized but none were taken, according to police. Two guns and some empty jewelry boxes were As of June 8, HBPD Detective Sgt. Brian Hall said the lab results were expected in a couple of weeks.FWC charges boater with DUI A boater landed on dry land in jail June 2 for boatTimothy Mitten, 52, of Sarasota, was arrested for BUI June 2 in his 21-foot motorboat at the Coquina Beach South Boat Ramp by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The FWC officer reported he stopped Mitten while he was operating carelessly in violation of a posted mined Mitten was impaired and inspected the vessel, the FWC report states. Mitten refused a breath test and was transported to the Manatee County jail, where he was booked and then released on a $500 bond, according to online court records. His arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. July 5 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.WMFR, HBPD decline Galati re investigation Neither West Manatee Fire Rescue nor the Holmes Beach Police Department are investigating the cause of and Kellie Galati. WMFR and HBPD received an alert in the early afternoon June 1 about a loud noise and smoke at the home, 628 Hampshire Lane. burned through portions of the garage and roof and sent smoke through the ventilation system for the home, causing about $300,000 in damages. No injuries were reported. The apparent cause a dud bottle rocket will not be investigated. shoot up, explode or propel themselves are illegal for personal use in Manatee County. Chris Galati Jr., son of the Galatis, reported to HBPD that he attempted to set off a bottle rocket ear lier that day. He said when it failed to ignite, he left it behind in the garage and went out on a boat. Both Davis and HBPD Detective Sgt. Brian Hall Sex offenders move to Anna Maria IslandMitten Drive, theft. The owner reported a manager was paying himself more than his salary. An investigation as to the alleged fraudulent activity was initiated. The manager Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. Two sex offenders moved to the island in June, one to Holmes Beach and another to Bradenton Beach. A 48-year-old male convicted in January 2015 of a sexual offense in Delaware, Ohio, registered his permanent address in the 2900 block of Avenue C in Holmes Beach with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to a June 6 FDLE email. The FDLE also reports a 46-year-old male, convicted in December 2007 in Missouri for a sexual offense to a child, temporarily resides in the 1000 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach. The FDLE registry indicates other sex offenders in the area as of June 7: of the 129th Street West in Cortez. Maria. Crescent Avenue in Anna Maria. Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach. Sex predators and offenders must register perma nent and temporary addresses and, if transient, their whereabouts, unless otherwise ordered by the court.


20 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER Father Da VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDEN German Music Parties with Petra & TeresaSat., June 16th & June 30th5 pm to 8 pm @LuckyFrogRestaurantCome in, have a delicious authentic German meal cooked by Master Chef Uwe from Bavaria and sing, dance and have fun.Best 10 Restaurant out of 600 VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDEN We are OPEN on Fathers DaySun., June 17th @LuckyFrogRestaurantCome in, have a delicious authentic German meal cooked by Master Chef Uwe from BavariaBest 10 Restaurant out of 600 Turtle watch volunteers share enthusiasm for sea turtlesBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Bill Booher is enthusiastic. And his enthusiasm is contagious. Bridge looking at the water and Bill just kind of jumped out from nowhere and asked me, Do you see that manatee over there? said Gloria Ernest of Bradenton. Ernest was one of eight people who joined Booher on his June 7 survey, a sunrise walk to spot sea turtle nests and mark them for data collection and protection. Booher said he welcomes guests on his morning walks, which have included visitors from other countries, as well as locals. I have met people from all over the world when I do this, and some from right here, Booher said. The excitement people have when they see the huge tracks and a nest is unbeatable, Booher said. Booher is one of nearly 100 volunteers who walk the beach for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring during sea turtle nesting season, May 1-Oct. 31. He walks the beach Thursdays in section 2, which extends a mile northward from Willow Avenue to North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. AMITW volunteers take turns conducting daily beach walks on one of nine one-mile sections of beach to look for the tractor-like tracks indicating a newly laid sea turtle nest or, later in the season, tracks from tiny hatchlings headed to the Gulf of Mexico. three of which were spotted that morning. By the end of the 2017 nesting season, section 2 reported 53 nests of 488 on the island for a recordbreaking season. Kathy Noonan, a turtle watch volunteer who walks in section 3, which extends from 66th Street in Holmes Beach to Willow Avenue in Anna Maria, also enjoys bringing people along on her morning walks. A volunteer since 2016, Noonan is helping train new volunteers to recognize sea turtle tracks. She said several volunteers some from other sections walk with her before they walk their sections alone. Its one thing to see the pictures of tracks and nests in training, Noonan said. But, when you see the tracks and nests are in real life. This is Noonans second year walking the beach in section 3 and, she said, so far, the 2018 season is shaping up to be much like what she saw in 2017. By the end of the 2017 nesting season, section 3 reported 92 nests the most among nine sections. We are pretty much right on track with where we were this time last year, Noonan said. June is a very active month. She said volunteering for AMITW never gets old. Each time I spot a new nest, or am with someone Noonan said. Similarly, Booher said he sees his group survey walks as a way to support the community. Im enthusiastic to have people walk with me because I feel like Im giving back, while at the same time they are inspiring me with their excitement for the turtles, Booher said. Its full circle. As of June 10, AMITW had 170 nests and 152 false crawls. For more information on nesting season, contact AMITW executive director Suzi Fox at suzifox@ or 941-778-5638. County levels beach escarpment


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 21 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties 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 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 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachThis week: French Onion Soup and Szegediner Pork-Sauerkraut Goulash served with sptzle and side salad. HAXEN FRI-SAT NIGHTS (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 Neff By Lisa NeffWalking the planks Im not a person with many regrets. My mind isnt cluttered with I wish I said or I should have done. That said, I wish I had taken one last walk on the Anna Maria City Pier before Hurricane Irma approached in September 2017. I never expected to never walk again on the pier. Even in the wake of the storms passing, I figured Id soon join friends by the bait shop for beverages and to listen to the guitar player sing Youve Got a Friend. most Friday afternoons on the pier reading, observing anglers, visiting with vacationers, talking with pier regulars and learning about the many forms of life under the pier, around the pier, above the pier even on the pier. Some Fridays, I enjoyed a beer or a soda pop from the bait shop. Other afternoons I enjoyed the peel-andeat shrimp from the restaurant. Always I enjoyed the environment of the pier, including that uneven planking and weather-worn wood. changed. When Friday became a workday, my visits to the pier became less regular but not less frequent. here in 2005 and, until last September, I took every one of them to the city pier. One visit in particular stands out. As well as I It caused her to dance with delight on the planks on the walkway of the Anna Maria City Pier. Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! she shouted, pointing to shallow water just south of the pier. She jumped with each exclamation, her feet 6 inches off the boards. A crowd of people gathered round. No one frowned. No one yawned. No one sneered. No one mentioned whatever ugliness was in the news that day. In unison, I heard, There! Now there! The dolphin went under the boardwalk and the crowd shifted to the other side to watch as it swam off in the bay. When people mention old Florida, I think of the city pier and that day, as well as the black-and-white, archival photographs of passengers fresh off the ferry, the sunshine of their glory days. Demolition of that pier will begin this week, starting with the removal of the engraved memorial planks, which arent that old but have become associated with the historic nature of the structure. Sometime, perhaps in 2019 or 2020, Ill be able to walk on an Anna Maria City Pier. Will I call it a new pier? A rebuilt pier? A replica? It obviously cannot be the old pier. Ive mixed emotions about the plans. Whatever structure gets built will afford opportunities to gather for beers at the bait shop, share baskets of shrimp and dance with delight upon seeing dolphins. Still, I dont think enough consideration was given to repairing one of the truly historic properties on Anna Maria Island and I really miss afternoons on the old wooden pier the glory days. I wish I could have one more walk. Islander File season at CrossPointe


22 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE EAGLES, NEXT PAGE Feds approve Aqua developers eagle nest destructionLaws allow eagle nest destruction Eagles nest in the highest of trees. And the nests are huge typically are 6-10 feet in diameter and 6-10 feet tall. And their nests are mostly protected. State law prohibits taking, feeding, disturbing, possessing, selling, purchasing or bartering bald eagles, their nests or eggs except by permit. In 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stopped issuing take permits for bald eagle nests, relinquishing permit responsibilities to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to federal law, take permits allow for the destruction of alternative nests nests in a known eagle territory not being used by eagles, their eggs or offspring during a breeding season to protect an interest in a particular locality that will with reasonable certainty, provide a net By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave the developers of Aqua by the Bay its OK to destroy an eagle nest and its done. Two slash pine trees, one hosting an eagles nest about a quarter mile from El Conquistador Parkway, were cut down in May. Neighbors in the adjacent Legends Bay residential subdivision witnessed the eagles for more than two years and now their absence. The federal regulator issued the take permit in March to Long Bar Pointe LLLP, a Carlos Beruff and Larry Lieberman development partnership the same month neighbors last observed the birds near the nest. According to the FWS permit, the take will benbirds attempt to build or occupy another nest in the vicinity. The pine tree containing eagle nest MN962 must be removed as an avoidance measure to prevent future bald eagle nesting attempts at this location, the permit states. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ComKilborn said FWC stopped issuing eagle permits in April 2017, divesting its permitting responsibility to the federal regulator. Ive never encountered a permit thats allowed someone to take an active nest down. Its very suspicious, Joe McClash, a former Manatee County commissioner who has opposed the development, said. This pair of eagles were nesting there for at least two years, he added. The big question is: Did the developers report the activity in September and October in their application? McClash said. A Freedom of Information Act request for the Beruff-Lieberman application was outstanding at press time. As a volunteer eagle watcher, Cindy Ellis of Audubon EagleWatch, has tracked eagles off El Conquistador Parkway and on Anna Maria Island for eight years. once eagles have nested, When you read the federal rules all they need is 10 days, Ellis said. From neighboring Legends Bay Residents of the Legends Bay development, which backs up to the Aqua land, cant believe the nations bird isnt more protected. David and Debra Vollrath moved to the residential subdivision in early 2017. We hadnt been in the house very long. We were walking one day and, I said, holy cow, look Debra, thats an eagle an American bald eagle. They watched their backyard and neighborhood for more than a year, in awe, as the eagles perched on prey until mid-May. Neighbors alerted the Vollraths May 17 the eagles nesting tree, which is known as MN962 to the state and federal regulators, as well as another large slash pine tree had been cut down. The couple noticed a helicopter hovering behind their house about a week earlier and, looking back, they found it suspicious. I think they were doing a search, David Vollrath said. They were very low and they kept going around. While the couple observed a great horned owl in the tree with the eagles nest in May 2017, they also AME students get red noses, raise funds for poverty


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 23 EAGLES CONTINUED FROM 22 Timelines tracks Long Bar EaglesNo wonder eagles keep coming back. Long Bar Point, now known as Aqua by the Bay a planned development on Sarasota Bay is known for its mangrove habitat, tall slash pines and productive and thrive. As part of statewide eagle nest survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has monitored two nests on the 529-acre site, MN002, a nesting tree adjacent to Sarasota Bay, and MN962, less than a quarter-mile from El Conquistador Parkway. Neighbors, photographers, eagle watchers and environmentalists also have been watching. Long Bar eagle watchers timeline Date, Nest No., Description reported helicopter harassment. George Burtless documented a tree perch as eagles morning spot. reports eagles morning perch tree is cut down. nest. nest. site, photographs what he believes is MN002 (no FWC record of 002 after 2013). return to nest. saw the eagle return in September and October 2017 and, more recently, in March. Devon Straight of Wildlife Inc. also documented owls near the nest in December 2017, when responding to a call about an injured eagle. He concluded the eagle was injured in a bird turf war. Straight believes that as they did in March the eagles will return. Oh sure. Even if they remove the nest. Theyll come back, Straight said. FWS permit dovetails into development About the nest and tree destruction, Manatee County development director John Barnott said May 23, We dont know anything about it. According to county environmental planning division manager Robert Knable, the nesting tree removal didnt require a county permit because Aqua McClash, who opposed Aqua and other iterations of the Beruff-Lieberman development since 2013 is miffed that the El Conquistador nest was deemed temporary and afforded less protection. At county hearings, McClash complained about the lack of a tree survey and failure to document MN962 on Aquas general development plan. The county approvals included the same requirement in the FWS take permit that Beruff-Lieberman restore 119 acres of mangrove habitat and 17 upland acres, including the removal of non-native trees. With McClash, Andy Mele, a member of Suncoast Waterkeeper, an environmental group opposing Aqua, called it triple dipping. Now in litigation with the county, McClash, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Capt. Kathe Fannon and four other neighbors have appealed Manatee County commissioners day-of-approval changes to Aquas general development plan. The case is pending in the 12th Circuit Court. Meanwhile, the FWS permit will regulate the Aqua developers shoreline restoration work to the non-nesting season, May 16-Sept. 30, or when nesting bald eagles are not present. The permit also requires the developers to monitor a 1.5-mile radius for the eagles return and annual reports detailing the eagles whereabouts, their young and if their nests fail for at least two years. Despite disappointment among the environmenEllis said her group has worked before with developers and some eagles succeed when they relocate. Shes been following a pair since 2014 when they began nesting atop a cell tower in Holmes Beach. As for the El Con eagles, she said, I hope and will assume the eagles have found a better spot. FWC timeline of eagle nesting an active nest in a tree on Sarasota Bay shore. observed. oper reports nest near Legends Bay and El Conquistador Parkway. observed. FWC previously surveyed the nests annually, of nests grew statewide, according to FWC Southwest Region public information coordinator Melody Kilborn, who also reported the agency tions. FWC did not survey in 2018. PropertyWatchIsland real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 512 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 17-unit mini resort built in 1938 was sold 05/23/18, Siam Retreat Partners to Chapman Hospitality AMI for $4,275,000. 624 N. Point Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant 10,345 sq ft lot was sold 05/25/18 Mason Martin Holdings to Pashley for $1,250,000. 1706 Gulf Drive N., Unit C, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,386 sfla / 1,602 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car Gulffront condo with shared pools built in 2003 was sold 05/21/18, Dickson to Menke for $1,124,100; list $1,199,900. 525 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,398 sfur / 3,373 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1958 on a 11,000 sq ft lot was sold 05/15/18, Council to Big Easy II for $1,060,000; list $1,095,000. sfur 5bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 11,988 sq ft lot was sold 05/21/18, Thornhill to Frierdich for $845,000; list $895,000. sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1964 on a 7,569 sq ft lot was sold 05/15/18, Kaloust to Brown for $820,000; list $850,000. sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1985 on a 5,000 sq ft lot was sold 05/18/18, Diaz to Waller for $732,500; list $799,000. 5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 601, Martinique North, Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 05/22/18, Brandlen to Harris for $565,000. sfur 3bed/1bath/1car home built in 1959 on a 5,830 sq ft lot was sold 05/22/18, Johnson to Meridian Trust for $425,000. 5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 5409, 5400 Gulf Drive Consfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1964 was sold 05/23/18, Watts to Devillier for $395,000. 6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 87, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 05/22/18, Chenoweth to Bode for $330,000.


24 JUNE 13, 2018 THE ISLANDER LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O AMI CENTRE, 3218 E. BAY DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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 June 13 1:30a 1.5 11:21a 2.8 4:50a 1.2 7:11p -0.5 New June 14 2:34a 1.5 12:03p 2.9 5:21a 1.3 8:00p -0.6 June 15 3:37a 1.4 12:48p 2.9 5:56a 1.3 8:51p -0.6 June 16 4:38a 1.4 1:37p 2.8 6:41a 1.3 9:43p -0.5 June 17 5:31a 1.5 2:33p 2.6 7:45a 1.4 10:34p -0.3 June 18 6:14a 1.5 3:37p 2.4 9:14a 1.4 11:25p 0.0 June 19 6:52a 1.6 4:55p 2.0 10:59a 1.3 June 20 7:28a 1.8 6:30p 1.8 12:15a 0.2 12:45p 1.1 1st IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter Once again the seedings held true for the adult soccer league June 7 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. No. 2 seed Lancaster Design rolled to a 7-3 Legler & Flynn Law held off Slims Place 5-4 in the Lancaster defeated Sato 7-3 in a mostly one-sided match. Lancaster got on the scoreboard in the fourth minute when Sumiko Chipman, after taking a pass from Daniel Anderson, Jordan Demers for a 1-0 lead. Sato battled back to tie the score three minutes later when Damir Glavan sent a nice pass to Francisco Oliviera on the back post. Action went back and forth for the next few minutes until Greg DeMeuse received a pass up the left side and just kept it from going over the end line. He chipped a ball into the penalty area where Anderson volleyed it home for a 2-1 lead and just under nine minutes left in the half. The Lancaster duo hooked up again two minutes later, this time Anderson served the ball into the area where DeMeuse volleyed it home for a 3-1 lead. three minutes left in the half when Eliza Faillace found some space up the left side, but her left-footed blast was turned away by Lancaster goalie Trey Horne. With just over a minute to play in the half, Sato had some bad luck. Robert Armstrong carried the ball up the right side and hit a hard cross into the goal mouth. Nate Talucci stuck his foot out to block the cross, but it caromed into the goal, giving Lancaster Design a 4-1 lead they would not relinquish. However, Sato didnt throw in the towel, coming out strong to open the second half. Josh Sato settled a long ball up the left side just before it crossed the end line. He cut back and blasted a rocket that beat goalie One minute later, Lancaster answered. DeMeuse passed to Chipman, who carried up the middle before hitting Armstrong with a beautiful through ball that he with just over 19 minutes left to play. Five minutes later, Lancaster extended its lead when Michael Lewis carried the ball in, drew the defender and slipped the ball to Anderson who passed the ball into the wide open goal for a 6-2 lead. Sato continued to battle and got rewarded with 10 minutes left to play on a corner kick. Glavan served a perfect ball that Caseras rocketed into the back of the net to cut the Lancaster lead to 6-3, but time was not on their side. Armstrong completed the scoring when he ran onto a pass up the right side and one-timed a rocket that beat Demers far post to close out a 7-3 victory. Anderson led the way for Lancaster with two goals goals. Chipman and DeMeuse both added a goal and an Josh Sato, Oliviera and Caseras led Sato Real Estate with a goal each while Glavan added two assists. Law edge Slims Place 5-4 behind a pair of goals from Yorvi Moreira. Sean Flynn, Jeremias Gramajo and Amy Ivin scored a goal apiece while Diego Felipe chipped in with one assist. Flynn and Mark Rudacille combined to make six saves in the victory. Andre Lewis scored three goals and PJ Smargisso added a goal and two assists to lead Slims Place, which also received six saves from Will Case in the loss. Championship Thursday is set for June 14, starting with the third-place game between Sato Real Estate and Slims Place at 7 p.m., followed by the championship match between Legler & Flynn Law and Lancaster Design at 8 p.m. Key Royale golf news After a few weeks of abbreviated golf due to per sistent rain, the members of Key Royale Club got in a full week of golf action, starting with the men playing a team of John Kolojeski and Jeff Rodencal combined on a score of plus-5 to win the days proceedings. The women took to the course June 5 for a ninewinner was Phyllis Roe, thanks to a 3-under-par 29 that was punctuated with a birdie on the second hole. Carol Duncan was two strokes back in second place, while Karen Mitchell held down third with an even-par 32. in Flight B, one stroke ahead of Jana Samuels. Sue Wheeler was alone in third with a 4-over-par 36. Penny Williams, Peggy Clauhs and Samuels all had chipins during their rounds. The men were back on the course June 7 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Chuck Patrick, Gary Razze and Gary Silke combined on a 7-under-par 25 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Horseshoe news Horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits was short and sweet with two undisputed champs crowned. Tim Sofran walked his way to the winners circle after posting the lone 3-0 pool-play record during June 6 action. The June 9 games saw the team of Dom Livedoti and Bob Heiger emerge as outright champs with the only undefeated record in pool play. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and PLEASE SEE SPOR TS, NEXT PAGE


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2018 25 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island is host to wide-ranging condiDuring the past couple of weeks, we experienced a full spectrum of weather, including tropical storm-like conditions from Alberto. Before that, we had exquisite weather calm waters and light easterly breezes that make for exceling, including inshore, nearshore and offshore. During Alberto, we had windy days and rain. This seemed to change But not to worry, conditions are improving. Winds from the west are tapering off, which means we will be back on a normal summer pattern. The is improving by the day. The same is true for other Inshore, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are dominating the bite. As for offshore, American red snapper are the hot ticket. On my Southernaire charters, Im targeting catchand-release snook. The bite is excellent, with catches of 30-40 snook being the norm in a morning. After wearing out the snook bite, Im scouring the up to 22 inches are turning up on our hooks, although areas daily. Mixed in with the trout bite are Spanish Also, June 11 started the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters. Before heading out, make sure you have a Gulf Reef Fish Angler on Capt. Warren Girle is in pursuit of tarpon along the beaches and in the passes, ranging from Egmont Key south to Longboat Key. Most hookups are occurSouthernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN 941-323-7892 THE ORIGINAL BAIT BOAT IS BACK !LIVE Whitebait & CrabsOn the water at the Kingfish Boat Ramp herring are working for Girles anglers. Tarpon in the are not unheard of this time of year. spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook on the are resulting in catches of all three species. Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is spending his days focused on catching American red attracting the sought-after snapper to the hook. amberjack, as well as some hefty mangrove snapper, attracted to his boat. along the beaches of Anna Maria Island. For White, live crabs are working well during the morning hours. As the afternoon sets in, White says hes switching to Fish up to 175 pounds are being reeled to the boat. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a welcome sight the arrival of Spanish mackerel. These high-speed eating machines are a pier favorite for local and visiting anglers. When using live tackle, plugs or small jigs in assorted colors work well. Live work when combined with a long shank hook. Mackerel catches in the 20-inch range are being reported. Other catches at the R&R include mangrove snapCapt. Aaron Lowman is spending his days over the heavily with live shiners, Lowman is attracting a varito chum, as well as Spanish mackerel. Both are being caught on free-lined live shiners or a free-lined chunk of shiners drifted back in the chum. Lucky anglers are this manner. Capt. Jason Stock is on patrol offshore with his red snapper with some regularity, as well as gag grouMoving inshore, Stock is finding his share of tarpon as the schools move up and down the Gulf shoreline of Anna Maria Island. Casting live crabs or a hookup and a trophy photo for Stocks clients. Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Register now for indoor soccer Calling all soccer kids, ages 3-17, for the youth indoor soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The deadline to register is June 30, with action starting July 10. Games will be played Tuesday nights, and possibly Wednesdays, too, depending on the numbers after signup is complete. Mandatory player evaluations are set for Monday, July 2, starting at 6:30 p.m., with the 8-10 division. 14-17 division at 8 p.m. There will be no evaluations for the 3-5 and 6-7 divisions, as these age groups participate in skills clinics and pickup games. Cost for the league is $10 for members and $96 for nonmembers. Register online at www.centerami.or g or visit the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Anyone interested in sponsoring or coaching a team or for more information about the league, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.or g or 941-7781908, ext. 9205. SPORTS CONTINUED FROM 24


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