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Coast Guard rescues boaters off LBK. 3 Island ballots set for Nov. 6. 4-5 Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 Looking back. 7 On the government calendar. 8 Holmes Beach couple sues city over noise. 8 Save a date. 10 Community announcements, activities. 11 Bye-bye benches. 16 WMFR explores consolidation again. 17 Bradenton ballpark tops in contest. 20 Visitors bureau promotes cure. 21 Streetlife. 22 Smash-and-grab suspects sought. 23 Daycare dilemma. 24 Sea turtle enters marathon at Coquina. 26 The name game in Florida. 27 The world is watching. Are you? 28 Whats on the hook? 29 Island businesss antihunger effort. 30 PropertyWatch. 31 CLASSIFIEDS. 32 NYT crossword. 35 Meetings Op-Ed Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Save a date. 10 The name game in Photo contest begins July 14. Go to for details 4th of July fun. 12 VOLUME 26, NO. 35 Happy 4th of July JUNE 27, 2018 FREE Artifacts unearthed. 2 Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgAsTheWorldTerns, friends, ready to rock. 6 Top NotchNew Top Notch photo contest launches July 14 The Islanders Top Notch contest begins anew. The contest celebrates what still is known as the Kodak moment, despite the nology. Look to July 6 for the first deadline, including your July 4 holiday photos. page winners. Each will claim an Islander coffee mug. One weekly shot will take the top prize tographer a cash prize from The Islander and A pet photo winner is announced in the Look online this week for complete rules and details. Please, note, each original JPG must be included in a single email with the name of the photographer; date the photo was taken; able people; and address and phone number for the photographer. More rules published online at www. must be observed. Bonner JoyAnna Maria Island readies for big 4th of July By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Leave the beach the way you found it only natural because when you go home, the sea turtles will be coming. That is Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajers message to July Fourth revelers. Its simple: have a great time, be safe, follow the rules and clean up after yourself, Tokajer said June 21. Its a sentiment echoed up and down ties. Though the rules vary by jurisdiction, the basics are the same: No dogs on the the beach, no glass bottles on the beach, no Its one of the biggest holidays if not cials say. We want folks to have a great holiday. friendly vacation place, Tokajer said. But we will enforce the laws. works are problematic on the holiday, and als with permits. The Sandbar Restaurant display just after dusk. Like Tokajer, Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz of the Bradenton Beach Police Department If it explodes, projects or launches, its pers, like the ones sold in stores, these are OK, but with supervision. or criminally charged. Diaz, Tokajer and Sgt. Mike Jones, the officer in charge of the Manatee County said they will bring in extra deputies for patrols. People are usually pretty good on the Fourth, Diaz said. Im hoping thats the same this year. PLEASE SEE JULY 4 PAGE 3 Reed Mapes, left, and John Metz, founders of the political action committee KORN, look on June 21 as city commissioners discuss blocking their ballot amendments. See page 5 for the story. Islander Ann Silver Esformes


2 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM Developer set to deliver artifacts unearthed on Perico IslandMatt Woodside, South Florida Museum chief curator, shows a panel of shell tools in the collection at the museum June 18. He said archaeological digs at One Island would likely produce similar By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter They belong in a museum. And the South Florida Museum is anxious to ticular Harbour Marina. Prehistoric items including pottery sherds, stone and shell tools, food and plant remains, post molds from refuse pits and human remains were found by tractor was hired by the developer to remove the items to Brian Cale, vice president of land development for property in October 2009. construction, with dry storage operations to start in July. SEARCH, an international firm, led by senior report, still many months out, Cale wrote in a June 13 email to The Islander. of Engineers, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, the Florida Division of Historical Resources and the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, he said. All of the artifacts will be transferred to the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton for permanent storage, Cale wrote. The Perico Island archaeological complex includes what is now the Neal Preserve and Minto early as 1,200 BCE to at least 1,000 CE, according to Bill Burger in a 2010 Cultural Resources Assessment in 2014. dens, shell ridges and burial grounds on the site. Matt Woodside, South Florida Museums chief curator, said the Corps vetted the museum in June 2016 as a repository for the Perico artifacts. Then Mintos representative contacted the museum about making a donation from the Perico Island digs. Because of the volume expected, he let Minto know the museum required a curators agreement with a payment based on cubic feet of the materials to cover tion. Woodside said he hadnt heard back and began to think maybe (the developer) found another spot. Hearing of Cales intentions to transfer the artifacts to the museum, Woodside said June 18: South Florida Museum would be happy to do that, but added, the The developer expects to complete the agreement in the very near future, Cale wrote in a June 22 email. As far as the human remains, Cale said theyve established for such a use. remains on the known archaeological site led to an agreement between government agencies and tribes to repatriate the remains to the Neal Preserve. That agreement, Woodside said, may have left toric human remains. Approvals to relocate the artifacts and burial remains were obtained from Manatee County, the Corps, Florida Division of Historical Resources and the American Indian tribes, according to Cale. side said about the artifact collection, which we will curate and take care of. Whats most important is the material will be here and safe and everyone will be able to learn from it.


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4 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Registration for primary closes July 30 Voter registration remains open until July 30 for the states primary, which will be Tuesday, Aug. 28. The primary in Florida includes federal and state races, as well as some local contests. Registration for the general election will close Oct. 9. The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections voters and 63,030 other voters for a total of 238,421 registered voters. For more information, go online to votemanatee. Call to candidates Send notices of events and other news releases during the course of your campaign to news@islander. org. Election 11-06-18 Election 11-06-18 Cole Maro Metz Vincent Linney Morton Titsworth Murphy Seymour TrippNo race in Anna Maria; incumbents retain seats The Anna Maria city election was over before it began. With the clock ticking up to the candidate quali now able to breathe a sigh of relief. All three incumbents qualified and, without challengers, they each automatically retain their seat for Mayor Dan Murphy will begin his third term as mayor in November. Commissioner Brian Seymour is set for a second term. Commissioner Amy Tripp was appointed by commissioners in Feb ruary to complete the remainder of Commissioner Nancy Yetters term. November. The mayor is compensated commission seat. Anna Maria had 1,111 active voters in May 2018, only one more than April, accord ing to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 mid term election is Oct. 9. For more information, visit the SOE website at 5 qualify in BB race; 2 incumbents, 3 challengersBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter in November for two seats on the dais. The qualifying period for the Nov. 6 municipal election ended June 22, with two incumbents and three challengers qualifying in the commission race. Terms are up for Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro. Both are seeking another term in They are being joined on the November ballot by former P&Z members John Metz and Bill Vincent and former Scenic Waves Partnership Committee chair Tjet Martin. Martin ran for a commission seat in 2014, but was defeated by Jan Vosburgh. Vincent lost his bid for a commis Chappie. term in November. After serving vacated by Chappie when he was Our job is to keep things running smoothly and make sure everything is transparent, Cole said June 13. example of the citys success, saying when he was elected in 2015, the city was lacking stability. Maro also is running for election. She was among two candidates considered by commissioners for a vacant seat in 2016, which resulted in a tie vote and a card draw that she won with an ace.13 candidates qualify in 3 Holmes Beach racesWhitmore faces opposition for at-large county seat As liaison to Scenic Waves, Maro said she is excited to continue work ing on the parks. Metz said he is running to put According to Metz, nobody is running the show at city hall, with the commissions favor slanting toward commercial interests. Martin said in her 15 years in the city she has seen the city pay for stud just sit gathering dust on a shelf. I want to dust off the shelf and get things done, Martin said June 22. There are changes to be made and work to do and I will make sure they are not just talked about, but completed. The two candidates with the most votes will take seats on the dais. Bradenton Beach is the only city on Anna Maria Island with term limits, restricting commissioners and the terms. ber election is July 10. tion is Oct. 9. tion. Martin By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Political intrigue swirled around Holmes Beach during the final 24 hours of candidate qualifying, which ended at noon June 22. city clerk Stacey Johnston, the Holmes Beach election hours before the deadline. At least three more candidates possessed election packets but did not turn them in to qualify, said John ston. Eight of the 13 candidates can succeed at the ballot box. Holmes Beach voters will choose a new mayor, two city commissioners ers at the ballot box Nov. 6. Two candidates are in the race to succeed Mayor Bob Johnson, whose Commission Chair Judy Titsworth, a Holmes Beach native, is in the race for mayor and must forfeit her seat as commissioner if elected. Joshua Linney, also a Holmes Beach native and a Committee, is challenging for the mayors seat. The people will have choices for everything, Linney said. Im really looking forward to this. Three candidates qualified to run for commis sioner, according to Johnston. Political newcomer Don Purvis ensured a contested race as the third candidate to qualify after incum bent Commissioner Pat Morton and The mayor and city commission year. Eight charter review commission ballot: Jay Calhoun, Claudia Carlson, Nancy Deal, Major Leckie, Sean Murphy, John Rigney, Edward Foster Im surprised we will have a charter commission candidates picked up packets but did not return them to qualify: David Cheshire, John Monetti and Marjorie Motzer. Charter commissioners serve without pay and the committee only exists until the review is completed. As of June 21, the city had 2,801 registered voters. By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Republican Carol Whitmore is seeking a fourth sioner. Michael Bennett, Manatee County supervisor of elections, lists Republican James Satcher, Democrat Melony Fletcher Howard and Candace Luther, no June 22. The list was longer earlier in the year, before Repub licans Barbara Hemingway and Corie Holmes, Howard and independent candidate Cynthia Keller withdrew. Howard has since reactivated her campaign. Whitmore is leading the race in fundraising. campaign funds, according to the SOEs votemanatee. com website. None of the other candidates have raised I am running because we are at a critical point in our county with the unexpected increase of 10,000 residents last year, who moved to the county because we are known for our low taxes and quality of life, Whitmore said. Our secret has gotten out. Whitmore, a Holmes Beach city commissioner votes in favor of Anna Maria Island issues. The Cortez Bridge is one example. I do not support the Florida Department of Trans portations recommendation to replace the Cortez Whitmore said her contacts at the state level, including an endorsement from incoming Florida improve capacity on Manatee County state roads. I have supported the island city governments 100 percent on whatever they have needed from the county ning because I can do what needs to be done and not let others forget that the island cities contribute greatly to our budget. Rash Upshaw Murphy Carlson


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Bradenton Beach blocks KORNs amendments from ballotBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The Bradenton Beach City Commission took amendments, setting up what will likely amount to another battle at the courthouse. sioners determined placing four charter amendments put forth by the political action committee Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods for the Nov. 6 ballot would the petitions and contradictions with state statutes. sulting with their lawyer on the citys decision to ignore the citizens petitions and block KORNs amendments from going to the supervisor of elections for the Nov. 6 ballot. He said they would seek a special election if the judicial delay pushes us past the ballot printing time. According to Reed Mapes and John Metz, who launched KORN and collected signatures in support of the ballot questions, they followed State Statute amendments, superseding the city charter. pality may, by petition signed by 10 percent of the registered electors as of the last preceding municipal ing body of the municipality shall place the proposed amendment contained in the ordinance or petition to a vote of the electors at the next general election held within the municipality or at a special election called for such purpose. Signatures on more than 80 petitions for the four amendments were submitted. The number required is 10 percent of electors in the most recent city election, ing to speak in support of their initiatives and persuade commissioners to approve delivery of the petitions to per the city charter and state statutes. clemente wrote that according to the charter, KORN the only members listed and the petition forms lack ence of a committee member. Sanclemente included the signed petitions with the letter, but Metz declined to accept them. According to the city charter, Metz and Mapes petitions with the city clerk. cussed by the commission at a meeting. cerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach, which, after a ments on the ballot, all approved by electors. Commissioner Ralph Cole asked Metz June 21 if KORN followed the procedure in the city charter to ate since they based the petitions on the state statute, adding that the city was required by law to pass the petitions to the SOE, not scrutinize them. City attorney Ricinda Perry said statute 166.031 works in tandem with statute 101.161, which states the ous. She told the commission that KORNs petitions use leading language not included in an ordinance or resolution. Commissioner Randy White said the petitions said KORN is seeking direct democracy with the initiatives and the city is trying to tie them up. If the amendments arent on the ballot, at least 10 percent of voters are going to wonder where it is, he said. Mayor John Chappie said the commission would need to decide whether the charter applies. Commissioner Jake Spooner said, We are stuck in a position where we either violate the charter, or put this on the ballot. mission to uphold the city charter and state laws, so they would need to decide how that applies in this matter. This is your opportunity to protect the city from petitions that come in that dont follow the law, Perry said. Cole made a motion to reject the four proposed A second motion made by Cole stated the four initiatives presented by KORN do not comply with Florida statutes 101.161 and 166.031. nay. Former Mayor Bill Shearon, who attended the meeting, said June 22 that 166.031 was created so cities cant block citizen initiated referendums. I find it very difficult to understand how my signed petitions, Shearon said. This should go before the voters to let the voters decide. mission met to review the proposed amendments for consistency with the charter. The members had mixed reviews for the four KORN amendments.KORN ballot questions: KORNs ballot questions seek to amend the city charter by asking voters to prohibit the construction of a multilevel parking garage in the city; require city


6 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JUNE 27, 2018 JUNE 27, 2018 JUNE 27, 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: Opinion Your Write! The Islander welcomes your opinion letters. Submit your opinion along with name, address and a contact phone number to the sideways look Occasionally Ill exclaim to my friends, I hate people! Of course, they give me that sideways look thing like, Your pet would never do that to someone, only people could do that. I read the article about Shawn Kaleta not showing up to testify, I guess, on Bob McCaffreys behalf and I had the same reaction. But not about Kaleta. tion online. So I searched the records and discovered that McCaffrey purchased his home 25 years ago But instead of thanking the city for creating this haven where folks are scrambling to come and for his good fortune, he is suing because, as his attorney said, expectations and retirement savings with some of its vacation rental ordinances. Seriously? When he bought it did he think the house would quadruple in value while many homes in other parts of the country went under water? How much is a dated posed to be worth? I also thought it ironic that in a letter to the editor, McCaffrey is calling on the city of Holmes Beach to ing. Maybe the city is too preoccupied with defending itself against frivolous Bert Harris actions? Herb Clauhs, Holmes BeachRoundabout last? I am very concerned the leaders of the city of Anna a roundabout at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue. This would eliminate four stop signs and allow ton Beach are both discussing roundabouts for their cities. Must we follow last? Charlie Daniel, Anna MariaA jewel of an event Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescues Jewelry to the Rescue fundraiser at Blu Mangrove Grill in Palmetto was a huge success. We were excited to see so many come out to show support and help rescued pets. The event offered a huge selection of jewelry for purchase and the afternoon was extraordinarily fun! We want to thank the people who worked very hard on this event. Jewelry to the Rescue was created and is managed by Linnea Appleby. She is amazing raising thousands of dollars for local rescue groups. zil and to all of her family Wally, Lauren, Preston, Ryan and her mother, Norma Horton. They always give 100 percent for homeless animals. We so appreciate everyone who participated, the many volunteers who donated their time, jewelry and sor, The Islander. We are thrilled to work in this community where people care and they show it. Keep on rescuing local animals. Lisa Williams, president, Moonracer No Kill Hangry? One of my little terriers sometimes goes without eating for a day or so apparently, shes telling me she has an upset tummy. She acts needy and refuses food and treats. Then suddenly, the next day, Babys standing by the kitchen island talking low and pacing. Shes hungry and a little angry that her food is out of reach! You know the feeling. Like when you pull up to your favorite restaurant and its closed. It happens. So you better check around before you go looking for drinks and eats on the Fourth of July. pendence. in their yards or in the street in front of my house to celebrate their independence. The pyrotechnical genius in my neighborhood osprey nests directly next to a conservation zone. What wildlife? What pets? Who cares? Their kids are busy running in the street, trying to blow themselves ers. The family yells obscenities when we request they retreat to their own yard. The best neighbors dont do that. And anyone who cares about wildlife and marine life, wouldnt explode Just imagine for a second what could happen to a dolphin or sea turtle if they swallow the stick thats left by kids playing with sparklers on the beach or big birds and other wildlife can be scared from their nests, abandon eggs and their young, or leave the area after being barraged by just one persons over exuberance. So mind your young kids and all the wildlife, including nesting sea turtles and the hatchlings on the verge of emerging on the beach. Teach your children well. Pass along the rewards of being a good steward of the environment along with the independence they will need to survive on their own. Whatever you do, wherever you go beach, pier, party in the park please, dont litter. so come, have a bite on us. Happy Fourth of July, yall. Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. penings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) E-MAIL 10&20 years ago You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, at Write! The Islander welcomes your opinion letters. Submit your opinion along with name, address and a contact phone number to the headlines: June 24, 1998 in principle to buy the Bradenton Beach Marina, then lease it to a contracted operator. City attorney Alan Prather, however, said the only way the city lion price was if it agreed to operate the marina as a city service, not a leased operation. sioners voted again in favor of a settlement struction of a cell tower at Smiths commercial location, 5904 Marina Drive. Former Mayor Bob VanWagoner, whose opposition to the project led to the GTE lawsuit against the city, objected to a way to punish me.In the headlines: June 25, 2008 ley service that linked with the Anna Maria Island trolley. The trolleys hooked up at a turnaround at on Longboat and St. Armands keys to Sarasota cost the creation of a citizens group to help direct the revitalization of the commercial district and then decided the appropriate group already existed, ScenicWAVES. missioners agreed they wanted to offer property their homes. Some also encouraged a countywide ordinance to require sprinklers in new homes. 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 Floridas Famous Yearround ResortA brochure, dated 1913, advertises Anna Maria Beach as Floridas Famous Yearround Resort. The brochure was created by the Anna Maria Beach Company and boasted that Anna Maria Beach is the most attractive of all the beautiful beaches in Courtesy Manatee digital collection Holmes Beachs mess is what was once a pristine, manmade lake. Pristine, that is, until Manatee County dumped 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into it a year and a half ago. Now, as I gaze upon it in the morning sunshine, the scum is so thick youd think you could walk upon it. Since Holmes Beach is the lakes owner, how about using some of our tax dollars to restore it to the beautiful clear body of water my wife and I used to Remember when the Cuyahoga River caught on Bob McCaffrey, Holmes BeachLittle town like ours It is amazing to me when one or two people come up with a stupid idea and half a dozen others jump on board. Ive lived in Bradenton Beach longer than most We do not need a city manager. found waste of money. Mike Norman, Bradenton Beach


8 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Anna Maria City June 28, 6 p.m., commission. July 10, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. July 12, 6 p.m., city commission. July 26, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 9, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 14, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Aug. 23, 6 p.m., city commission. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, Bradenton Beach None announced. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach June 28, 6 p.m., city commission. CAN CELED July 10, 9 a.m., city commission (budget). July 11, 9 a.m., city commission (budget). July 12, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED July 24, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED July 26, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue None announced. WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, Manatee County July 24, 9 a.m., county commission. July 26, 9 a.m., county commission (land use). Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, Of interest will be closed. Send notices to MeetingsHolmes Beach couple ghts back, sues city over noiseMotzer Kaleta By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter It seems maybe one lawsuit deserves another. Residents claiming stress from noisy neighbors in Holmes Beach are asking a judge for relief. Richard and Marjorie Motzer sued the city June 12 through their attorneys Anthony Manganiello III and Nicole Price of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg of Sarasota. The mayor was served the next day. The Motzers allege the city and its police depart ment failed to enforce the citys noise ordinance and asks the 12th Circuit Court to compel the city to enforce the ordinance. Mayor Bob Johnson declined to comment on the lawsuit, although, he said, I think we have an effective ordinance. I think it is enforced. According to the Motzers com plaint, the couple purchased property in the 300 block of 56th Street in 2008, built a home and began living there two years later. Their home borders newer vaca tion rental homes owned by Jennifer and Shawn Kaleta at 302 55th St. and 5501 Holmes Blvd. Related to the same Holmes that allege the Motzers stalked renters and for losses to their rental income due to the couples noise complaints. 15, when, according to the complaint, the adjacent Kaleta property was subdivided and went from sup The lawsuit claims the vacation homes are con tinually rented out to vacationgoers for durations as short as two days. Motzers allege they hear noise, sometimes for hours, from the vacation homes at all hours of the day. Theyve measured the noise at more than 80 decibels several times, mostly from the pool area, which is just a few feet from the Motzers home and bedroom quarters, according to the complaint. The Motzers allege they are unable to sleep, relax, enjoy their home and suffer severe anxiety. Marjorie Motzer has developed tinnitus, the complaint states. The city noise ordinance is violated if a noise dis turbs or harms a reasonable person with ordinary sen The Motzers claim the HBPD only polices the decibel limits and point to an instance when a violator was not cited for exceeding the limit. Placing blame on Holmes Beach police, the Motzers allege officers have written reports that describe screaming, yelling, shouting and loud noises, although the reports do not lead to ordinance citations from the HBPD. nance, with references in reports to no sustained noise and children playing, and that they unfairly measure sound, taking readings from the front yards rather than the backyards of the rental properties. the Motzers complaint on or before July 3. In the meantime, the Islander reported last week, June 20, that Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer has had no recent complaints related to the vacation homes named in the Motzers lawsuit. The credit apparently goes to new noise monitor technology installed at the properties and monitored by the rental company. In both of Kaletas lawsuits, the Motzers attorney responded with motions to dismiss. New motions are set for a hearing before Judge Lon Arend at 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Man atee Ave. W., Bradenton.Island rep on MPO presses DOT on Cortez Bridge decisionBradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie with Richard Lilyquist of the Florida Depart ment of Transportation, left, and Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert, right, discuss project priori ties at the June 18 meeting of the Sarasota/ Manatee Metropolitan OConnor By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie remains a the Florida Department of Transportations proposed megabridge linking his city to Cortez and the main land. Chappie wrote to the Florida Department of Trans said the DOT decision to replace the drawbridge is a great disappointment for our community. We do not understand the incessant desire by FDOT to replace the Cortez drawbridge with a high The letter also went to Gov. Rick Scott and the state congressional delegation, among others. cials about its bridge decision at the June 18 Sarasota/ Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting in Bradenton. DOT District 1 project manager Lawrence Massey and Richard Lilyquist, who stood in for L.K. Nandam, District 1 secretary, did not respond to Chappie or com ment on the Cortez Bridge at the MPO meeting. Chappie was seated on the MPO board as the representative from the Island Transportation Plan ning Organization in place of Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, another vocal critic of the DOTs deaf ear when it comes to islanders and Cortezians. The DOT states a repaired Cortez Bridge would remain too narrow with no shoulders and substandard curbs, be vulnerable to ship impact and storm surge and mean continued delays from bridge openings. The DOTs insensitivity toward local views of the megabridge option would have an inevitable chilling effect on the island and its neighboring village, Chap pie said. Visitors come from all over the world because of what we have, Chappie wrote the DOT. Dont be the ones to destroy what we all treasure and love. It would destroy our community, Chappie wrote. In the letter, Chappie also took the DOT to task for holding meetings to collect public input, then ignoring bridge at those meetings. For decades, the city of Bradenton Beach and the village of Cortez have been working to preserve, protect and enhance the character of our communi ties, Chappie wrote. The DOT decision cant help character. The DOT has announced a preference to replace the drawbridge rather than repair it. Inspections Bridge structurally and functionally obsolete. which Nandam has said could take more than a decade to build. Chappie said there is no dispute Cortez Bridge must be repaired or replaced. But any available option is an improvement on the megabridge. down a path we will not be able to recover from, he wrote. During discussion, MPO executive director David tive direction with 43 vehicular and 59 nonmotorized county roads for 2018 through June 18. Thats between 25 percent and 30 percent of what was projected to occur, he said. So, if everyone con tinues to stay on track and pay attention while they are driving, we will have fewer of those negative impacts in our transportation system. The MPO, which came into being in the 1950s to tion issues, will next meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. E., Sarasota.


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Information: 941-7086120.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDThursday, June 28 10 a.m. Wildlife Inc. childrens program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, June 29 10 a.m. Forty Carrots: Partners in Play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, June 30 2 p.m. Tweens and Teens picture-frame crafts, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, July 3 10 a.m. Preschool storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, July 4 10 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade, Coquina Beach to Anna Maria City Pier. Information: 941-7801668. Noonish Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July scholarship party, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-780-1668. 12:30 p.m. City of Anna Marias Celebrate America party with patriotic music, hot dogs, chips, City Pier Park, Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. 1 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July afterparty, D.Coy Ducks, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-780-1668. Sunset Fourth of July Fireworks, the beach near the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7780444.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Through July 28, Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. Tuesdays, through July, 10 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Turtle Talks, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDTuesday, July 3 6:30 p.m. Fireworks follow the Bradenton Marauders game against Palm Beach, LECOM Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941747-3031. Wednesday, July 4 9 a.m. Freedom Fest Parade, begins at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. After-party is at Bicentennial Park next to the town hall. Information: 941-383-2466. Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7488087. 1 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Part of the Suncoast Offshore Festival. Information: GAMES, SPORTS & OUTDOORSONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7086130. Most Fridays, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (call for times) mahjong games, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays, noon, bridge, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Most Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., mahjong games and instruction for beginners, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND First and third Wednesdays usually, Roser Memorial Commuquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-778-0414. Through Aug. 26, the Bradenton Marauders play home games at LECOM Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-9442.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, June 27 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, June 28 1 p.m. Quilting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, June 29 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Adventures potluck lunch and book sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Saturday, June 30 Surf Shop, the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-920-2202.ONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Just Older Youth/JOY Brown Bag Lunch Series, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., veterans services assistance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Third Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., Successful Women Aligning Together meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-5135. Fridays, Senior Adventures usually meets to carpool on an adventure or for an activity, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Second Fridays, 6 p.m., AMI Resident Community Connections, Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941518-1965.GOOD TO KNOWSAVE THE DATES Wednesday, July 4, Independence Day. District students. Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween.GET LISTED Send announcements for The Islander calendar to calendar@ The deadline for listings is the Wednesday before the publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication. 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12 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS Parades, reworks, picnic ll island 4th of July holiday The Anna Maria Island Privateers launch a day long Fourth of July celebration with the annual Inde pendence Day Parade. patriots will begin at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 with an emphasis that the parade departs and travels on island time. The parade ends at the Anna Maria City Pier at the east end of Pine Avenue. The Privateers invite all to participate in the parade. A call for entries encouraged people to wear red, white and blue and to decorate their rides for the holiday. miles there is no walking, but a variety of vehicles are allowed automobiles, golf carts, Segways, roller skates, bicycles, scooters and pirate ships on wheels. About 25,000 people watched the parade of more Staging for the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, go to or Parties on the Fourth At City Pier Park, the city of Anna Maria will cele brate the holiday with a Celebrate America picnic. picnickers enjoying patriotic songs in the park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Also, the Privateers will celebrate with two parties after their parade. Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. There the college scholarships to local students. The second, an adult party, will be at D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fireworks Spectacular After sunset, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will mark Independence Day with the 32nd Fireworks Spectacular, entertaining its VIP patrons and a crowd on the beach. Off island An early celebration will take place Tuesday, July 3, at LECOM Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The celebration includes an evening of baseball the Bradenton Marauders in patriotic jerseys will take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. followed For more information, go online to bradentonmau Longboat Key will celebrate the holiday July 4 with a parade and the annual Freedom Fest, presented by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. The celebration will be at Bicentennial Park, 500 A parade billed as the worlds shortest will take place at 9 a.m. and registration for the Hot Dig gety Dog costume contest for pets will be at 8:30 a.m. Plans include games, face painting, balloon and In addition, fireworks displays will take place July 4 on the Sarasota bayfront in downtown Sarasota and over Manatee River, with the best viewing on the waterfronts in Bradenton and Palmetto. The Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, keeps a holiday tradition on the Fourth year, after sunset, will be the 32nd Fireworks Spectacular, entertain ing a crowd on the Gulf beach to the north and south of the restaurant. Jack Elka Fourth of July with a parade and parties. This year, the parade will begin at Coquina Beach in Bra denton Beach at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. Longboat chamber of commerce hosts Freedom Fest The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerces Free dom Fest will be Wednesday, July 4, at Bicentennial Park, 500 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Festivities will get underway at 9 a.m. with what is billed as the worlds shortest parade. Cannons Marina berries, sausage and water. Also, there will be games, face painting, balloon and sand art, along with a butterfly release by the Longboat Key Garden Club. Key Rotary Club will sponsor the Hot Diggety Dog festivities, gather by the SunTrust Bank, 510 Bay Isles Road, by 8:30 a.m.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 13 P O S T G A M E F I R E W O R K S p r e s e n t e d b y : J U L Y 3r d @ L E C O M P A R K G A T E S O P E N @ 5 : 0 0 P M T I C K E T T O T H E G A M E G E T S Y O U I N T O T H E F I R E W O R K S H O W Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, births, deaths, travels and other events. Submit notices and photo graphs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to festivities add to beach litter woesBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter After almost every weekend, its evident the And on holidays like Memorial Day and the upcoming Fourth of July festivities, the litter grows as the crowds swell. Litter is a dirty business. And big trouble for coastal areas where trash can do more than mess up a scenic beach. Trash can kill. Sea turtles, dolphins and other marine creatures can mistake litter for food. Plastic bags resemble jel And a plastic straw left on a beach will take more than 200 years to degrade. Progress is being made edible straws made of algae and the resurgence of paper straws help. But litter control depends on people. A 2015 study on the plastic content of the Gulf of Mexico showed concentrations approaching those of versity, who led the study. The culprit? Litter. We found it every time, he said of researchers who sampled waters all over the Gulf with bottles, dip nets and nets that reached 50 feet deep. Researchers know plastics and other litter wash into the Gulf from rivers, stormwater and shores. Plas tics may drift for years. Sun, sand and wave action break down the materials into smaller and smaller pieces even microscopic. Some tiny trash pieces eventually return to the beach, where they can be ingested by foraging shorebirds. Litter also comes from sources on the water, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mittee, along with the Dolphin Research Center Mana tee Rescue Team from Marathon Key, captured and the beach, Thomas said, adding that volunteers need not be residents. We want to keep the trash from becoming a prob lem by dealing with it as the day goes on, he added. Thomas also said plans are in place to put extra dumpsters and trash receptacles at Manatee Public Beach for the July 4 holiday. Tom Woodard, director of Bradenton Beach public works, said his city has no plans to add trash pickup or cans. Since the Fourth falls on a Wednesday we will just keep our regular schedules, Woodard said. People just need to clean up, he added. Bradenton Beach has trash receptacles at public beach access points. Fourth of July in 2016 near Spring Avenue in Anna 66th Street in Holmes Beach. was swollen, and the manatee was treated and released into the water immediately. It was a good outcome, discard line. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, local and county public works authorities are urging people not to trash the beach or waters. In Holmes Beach, JT Thomas of code enforcement said a beach cleanup base will operate at 52nd Street a day after the festivities at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5. WastePro will furnish drinks, doughnuts and litter nabbers for picking up litter. Holmes Beach will fur out trash bags to beachgoers. We will have giveaways for those who bring us their trash. Folks can volunteer to cover a little or lot of


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16 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE KMB $2 $2 KMB boss making an immediate impactBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter 2018 has been a year of transition for Keep Manatee Beautiful. Ingrid McClellan, who ran KMB for 22 years. ian from Naples, coordinates conducting special events, litter recycling. Hoffman said she focused on enlarging KMBs ing strong ties with civic groups. Its actually been really great, Hoffman said. I guarantee you, I wouldnt have done as well as I have without Ingrid. ning. Shes been excellent, McClellan said. She McClellan said Hoffman employs a dynamic energy, engaging personality and tremendous people skills to get the job done. She strengthened our relationships with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders, McClellan said. From her reaching out to them, weve been involved in three events together, Hoffman Advertising benches fade from Palma Sola CausewayBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter bearing advertising on the Palma Sola Causeway. All told, 15 benches were removed June 18. The Bradenton City Council passed a resolution May 23 designating 4.5 miles of the causeway part West in Bradenton to the city limits on Perico Island at the Anna Maria Island Bridge a zone of exclusion for advertisement benches. Jim McClellan, Bradenton director of public works, sent a certified letter May 31 to the bench owners in care of Andrew Moos, government and community affairs director for Metropolitan Systems Inc. of Tampa. He gave MSI until June 22 to remove the benches from the causeway. MSI beat the deadline by four days. Moos said losing the prime bench locations after 41 years was a minor annoyance. Its no big deal, Moos said. Were just having to relocate the advertisers. So far, everybody seems to Moos offered to remove the advertising from the benches but leave the seating in place. McClellan rejected the offer. I am instructed to require the complete removal of these benches, McClellan wrote. advertising zone. All the benches were removed within three hours by three guys using three trucks, Moos said. It was citys wishes. tiful executive director emeritus, has pushed for the bench removal. She renewed the call at an April 4 joint meeting ment Entity with scenic highway entities in Bradenton Beach and Tamiami Trail. Advertising is limited along state scenic highways, according to Ingrid McClellan, who wrote to enlist the assistance of Bradenton Police Chief Melanie Bevan. Palma Sola Scenic Highway is on a beautiful city waterfront, according to Ingrid McClellans letter. The CME believes these benches are not located to Eventually, the Bradenton council agreed. The Palma Sola Scenic Highway runs along State Road 64 West/Manatee Avenue West from East Bay denton. day, Aug. 8, at Bradenton Public Works, 114 Ninth St. W. Fifteen benches with advertising, such as this one near the entrance to Flamingo by the Bay, 10215 Manatee Ave. W., were removed June 18 by Metropolitan Systems Inc. of Tampa from the Terry OConnor Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 25: 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. modate this activity, 10th Street North will be closed at Gulf Drive but travelers may access 10th Street by taking either 11th Street North or 12th Street North to Bay Drive North. down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward toward 26th Street. Water services are being installed across Avenue C from west to east, working northward from Gulf Drive to 26th Street. Intermittent road closures will be in place. Crews also are fusing and stringing pipe down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward to 24th Street. Ten feet of crushed concrete has been installed in the eastern and western rights of way between 22nd and 24th For more information about the pipeline project, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online RoadwatchOnly 3 of cials turn up for BIEO meetingBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter This is really going to be it, huh? appointed at the turnout for the June 20 Coalition of Key Town Hall. almost 15 minutes late, in the hope more officials would arrive. No one else came. Carter, Longboat Key town manager Tom Harmer and Vice Mayor Ed Zunz were the only attendees. No representatives from Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach attended the meeting. Carter said Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy was not able to attend the meeting, but no one offered an explanation for the other absences. times there are. Sometimes there are big topics on the begin the meeting. This is a pretty informal agenda with just roundtable updates. Its not unusual that they didnt give direct RSVPs. Its directly scheduled, and sometimes people come and sometimes they dont. Well Ill be George (Spoll) and you can be (John) Longboat Key Mayor Spoll and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie have been sparring at recent meetings over the implementation of roundabouts as sisted of Carter, Zunz and Harmer updating each other on recent home turf developments. Carter filled in Harmer and Zunz on the Anna Maria City Pier the removal of engraved memorial planks for those who requested them and, she said, the remainder will be used to build two fences. which he said not only recognize vehicle tags, but keep tion and how long they remain on the key. The date of the next BIEO meeting, which will be held in Anna Maria, is to be determined.


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20 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Kindness 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 The Vineyard @ ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:00 AM 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, Saturday String Quartet: Nikki Rinsema and Chris Rudacille Violin Janet Shell -Viola and Valerie Terry CelloOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds Cookout to follow Roser Sunday service Roser Memorial Community Church will host a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 1, followed by a cookout. A news release stated, Experience a whole new worship style. Meditate on the words of the music. Soak in the sounds of the acoustic accompaniment. Enjoy special music by Roser associate pastor Neil Cowell, along with his wife, Bekah, and soloist Sadie Elbert, who led the music program for the churchs vacation Bible school. The service will feature the passing of the peace and a video for children. Following the service, there will be a catered cookout. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, baked beans, watermelon, apple pie, ice cream and beverages. Roser is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 0414. Bradentons LECOM Park wins Best of Ballparks title LECOM Park is champ in Ballpark Digests Best of the Ballparks competition. BB&T Field by 28 votes. as Best of the Ballparks in the Grapefruit League. LECOM Park, home to the MLBs Pittsburgh Pirates during spring training and the minor league Bradenton Marauders through the summer, has held the top spot among Florida spring training destinations since 2016. Marauders general manager Rachelle Madrigal in a news release. The love our fans have for LECOM Park and the high regard baseball fans everywhere have expressed for this historic facility was evident in the voting. 31,000 fans voted. close at any level of play and while we always tell fans their votes do count, a margin of only 28 votes proves that point, said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard in a news release. Erected in 1923, LECOM Park underwent a number of renovations over the past three decades, including the Spanish 1990s. Lights came on in 2008. About the time Baseball Digest bestowed its prize on LECOM Park, the Marauders kicked off their second half of the Florida State League season. July 3, the Marauders will host an Independence Community picnic planned in Cortez The Cortez Village Historical Society will hold a the Cortez Cultural Center, 11655 Cortez Road W., Cortez. The CVHS will provide pulled pork and buns, coleslaw and potato salad. 4656.Center chases details for $18,000 Anna Maria funding requestBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The Center of Anna Maria Island requested sion, but commissioners asked the board chairman for more information before considering the request. The commissioners requested itemized expenses for the funding. Center board chair David Zaccagnino was asked to ing set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. I think thats all were asking for, a little bit more detail before we can make a reasonable decision on behalf of the taxpayers in the city, Commissioner Carol Carter told Zaccagnino. Commissioner Doug Copeland said the request camp, would likely be approved upon presentation of the requested information. Chris Culhane, executive director of the center, Bradenton Beach commissioners agreed June 22 to Culhane hoped to receive before June 30. Generally, for the past several years, the city of Anna Maria has funded youth programming for the center, Culhane said June 21 in a phone interview. So thats what we requested. We use these funds for all youth programming, camps anything to do with youth. Culhane couldnt provide hard numbers during the interview, but he described some of the expenses. He said money from the city would cover summer tation, supplies and instructors. However, Culhane did not respond with the details requested by the commission before deadline for The Islander. ment. January, February and March are the busiest months for the center, but Culhane June and July are still very busy. August is when everyone goes back to school and, generally, is when it really slows down, he said. Thats why well need to fundraise again in August and September. account, according to Culhane. Anna Maria, after The Islander went to press. during a 2017 spring exhibition game at LECOM St. W., Bradenton. the park with the Marauders. The park recently won Ballpark Digests Best of the Ballparks competition. Islander File


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22 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Island police blotterAnna Maria June 8, 300 block of Palm Avenue, runaway. A man reported his daughter ran away but later reported she returned. June 12, Ginnys and Jane Es Cafe and Coastal stole merchandise were located by deputies and They were trespassed and the owner declined to press theft charges. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach No reports. Cortez criminal mischief. A woman reported scratch marks on a vehicle.Longboat Key voyeur pleads to 1 year in jail A Longboat Key man charged in three cases of video voyeurism averted a criminal trial with a plea at the Manatee County courthouse. ing. Longboat Key police found microphones and cameras hidden inside smoke alarms on bedroom and dence, 623 Cedars Court, and rented through Airbnb. com, an online rental marketplace. Natts attorney, Peter D. Aiken of Fort Myers, said the sentencing was deferred until July 26 to give Natt time to get his affairs in order because hes going to be gone a year. Its just a time hell show up and surrender, Aiken said of the sentencing hearing. prison, but Aiken expects 12th Circuit Judge Brian Iten will accept the guideline sentence he recommended to the prosecutor. The plea deal includes 11 months, 29 days in the Manatee County jail, two years probation, sexual tact. That to me is not enough, Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming said. LBKPD Detective Lt. Robert Bourque, who lines required the deal since Natt has no previous criminal history, but expects the judge to designate Natt at the sentencing as a sexual offender because its a sexually motivated crime. LBKPD obtained a search warrant and seized Natts hard drives and storage devices. In reviewing 10 years of digital recordings, Bourque said investigators found nude bodies and women Natt dated and people he rented to through Airbnb. Natt was charged with additional video voyeurism offenses, one case involving offenses between October some victims speaking publicly of their distress. zure of Natts unit at Cedars Court, saying it was used to commit the crime. Bourque and Cumming say the seizure case was settled, but details wont be released until after Natts sentencing. Natt and Airbnb by John and Jane Doe, is seeking a jury trial and damages for privacy violations and the loss of spousal sexual relations. That case is in the initial pleading stages. In the voyeurism cases, Natts sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. hood, a man carrying a green kayak dropped it. The reporting party waited a few days to see if the man would return for the kayak before calling the MCSO. The kayak was stored by MCSO. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach bance. Holmes Beach police responded a report of a man wearing all black, yelling and waking motel guests who both said the other man was upset because his father died. The woman and man were intoxicated and the man who had been yelling told police he would go inside and keep the noise down. June 16, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, met by a woman at the customer service desk. She property locker for safekeeping. June 16, 200 block of 85th Street, burglary. More reported stolen. Forced entry was found. less driving/marijuana. At about 9:30 p.m., people at the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza reported a white car driving on the sidewalk and through the parking lot, squealing tires and almost hitting people, vehicles and property. Police pulled over the car and spoke to a man from Georgia, who told police he liked to smoke and drink and wasnt trying to hurt anyone. He consented to a police search of his vehicle, where sion and transported to jail. He was cited for reckless June 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A written trespass warning was issued to a man found sitting in a vehicle after the park closed. Island watch In the event of an emergency, call 911. To report information on island crime, call


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 23 STREETLIFE Technology leads to smash-and-grab recovery, suspects evade cops for now By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Technology led police to stolen items from a string boat Key. While victims recovered some of their belongings, the perpetrator escaped arrest at least so far. The island caper began the afternoon of June 13 in Holmes Beach and included two vehicle burglaries at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive. Thieves moved into Bradenton Beach with one burglary at They stole the tags off two vehicles on Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach, Detective Sgt. Brian Hall said. And at some point, he added, police believe the thieves put the tags on two other vehicles and com mitted two burglaries at our beach and then went up the island and through Longboat Key. Wallets and purses with cash, credit cards, drivers licenses and checks, as well jewelry and other items were stolen. In each burglary, the valuables were in plain view. They had to see them, Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. Lenard Diaz said about the stolen items. enforcement as the crimes occurred. Two more vehicles were hit on Longboat Key, at the beach access for Broadway Street and at 3355 access. Longboat Key police worked with other local agencies, reporting the towns tag readers showed a entered Longboat Key at 5 p.m. Then law enforcement followed another lead. With information on a stolen iPad, Holmes Beach police pinged the tablet, which led authorities to two garbage bags of stolen items including the iPad in a dumpster at a Shell gas station at 5100 Fruitville Public Beach, where visitors from Colorado and Okla homa reported an iPad, headphones, purse, wallet and arrived at the beach at 3:45 p.m. and a family member shattered and items gone. drivers license stolen. Six similar vehicle burglaries hit Bradenton Beach reported a red purse, jewelry, makeup and schoolbooks stolen. house and car keys stolen. cards, drivers license and passport. The woman told police her credit union reported some one attempting to cash her checks. from Port Richey was stolen. On Longboat Key, police responded to a burglary at the Broadway Street beach access at 5:33 p.m. A Bradenton woman told the LBKPD she left her vehicle unlocked at 5:15 p.m., returned 10 minutes later and her burlap bag with a cellphone, hammock and water bottle were stolen. Police found no evidence of forced entry. Street beach access came in at 5:45 p.m. A wallet and were stolen. Fingerprints were taken. No cash was recovered and all the cases are under investigation, according to law enforcement in the three cities. Detectives acknowledged, however, theres little to go on. reports, there was no surveillance camera near the gas station dumpster. Anyone with information is encouraged to call in a pickup truck at 2:06 a.m. after observing tires screech and the truck partially roll on its side while turning onto Manatee Avenue at a high rate of speed. When stopped, police spoke to a man who was wet and appeared intoxicated. He said his girlfriend and owner of the vehicle may be swimming, but he was on his way to her Bradenton residence to see if she was there. Police determined the girlfriend was in a taxi heading to her residence. She sent the taxi back to get the man. The truck was towed. June 20, Suncoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive. the gun and magazine for safekeeping. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra tives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.


24 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Ann Mari Oyster Bar You'll feel like family! Visit us online for menu, specials, locations, & more at wait for their rides home June 14 at the School for Kids cornerstone forced to relocate, but where?By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter The little schools nursery rhyme might resemble Humpty Dumpty. Where, or where, will the little school go? How learn, who can put the school on the map again? Theyve been settled into the little block building in Anna Maria so long, they are now taking care of the offspring of children they cared for in the same little house a generation ago. The School for Constructive Play has been at 302 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, since 1989, but this will be and North Shore Drive. Pedestrians walked outside on the busy sidewalk in front as owner Pam Bertrand looked out the window time in 1995, after substituting for several years. She purchased the school from longtime owner Maria Richards in 2016, having run the school since 1998. Its sad, Bertrand said. Very sad. Bertrand wants parents to feel they have a safe place to leave their children. I really want to keep the school on the island for our parents who work out here. The island is where we need to be, she added. Gail Marsden, assistant director, nodded her head in agreement. She, too, has logged decades at the school. The School for Constructive Play has a few months to relocate she hopes. Robert Moderhak bought the property in September 2000, 11 years after the child care business began. three days later, June 6, Moderhak had a contract in hand. The sale is set to close July 30. Bertrands lease is up Sept. 15. Searching for a new location has not been easy. The Pine Avenue school is licensed for 60 kids ages children. Some ride the bus to and from Anna Maria Elementary when the public school is in session. lines, as well as scrutiny by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Among the rules, children under the age of 5 must be housed at ground level for easy egress in the event Facilities also are scrutinized for cleanliness and Room for a playground is another necessity. We are big on outdoor play here. Children learn ing one another, Marsden said. CrossPointe Fellowship has space for SFCP, but Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are still in discussion. She expressed concern about safety issues at a new location. The Center of Anna Maria Island might seem like a solution but, for Bertrand, the open door and her wary. That type of situation does not work for the school. Were running a private school. We need to be able to control who comes in and who goes out for a Graduates in the 2018 kindergarten class line up for a photo June 1 at the School for ConstrucAnna Maria. Gentry White, left and assistant director Gail Marsden, Tacos Burgers Seafood PLEASE SEE MAINSTAY, NEXT PAGE


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 25 Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL 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: Schnitzel TUSCANY with Artichoke, Tomato and Capers over Hollandaise Sauce, with sptzle and salad.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community with more than 11,300 likes, where you can begin sharing your stories and join the conversations were having with our fans. If you would like to join us, you need only like The Islander on Facebook. We also provide a direct link to our fan page from scribers on its website, where comments on current stories are welcome. Visit T-Shirts $10 @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB. MAINSTAY Kids gain con dence, skills in AMOB reading program Maria Oyster Bar, 6696 Cortez Road, Bradenton. AMOB is taking part in a summer reading program a nationally recognized initiative by owners Amanda and John Horne. Monday-Thursdays in June, kids were paired with mentors to increase skills and prevent the summer slide in literacy. Islander Showing off earned bracelets and clutching their books, students are ready to board the bus to summer school after a Dive Into Reading session at AMOB June 13. The bracelets represent a book read, and kids are allowed to take their books home. Anna Maria, pose with an encouraging sign at the VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS MondaySaturday 11 am:30 pm 4625 Cortez Road W. [next to Publix] GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINEBEER & WINE | BEER GARDEN @LuckyFrogRestaurantBest 5 Restaurant out of 600 SUMMER OFFER FOR OUR LOCALS ENDS 7/31:Lunch (MonSat) Buy 2 entrees get 1 free non-alc Beverage Dinner (MonThu 4-7pm) Happy Hour 2 Wine & BeerGerman Music Party June 30, 5-8pm Come in and have fun! lot of reasons, Bertrand said. For now, Bertrand, Marsden and the teachers at SFCP are carrying on their daily activities. Sometimes it takes FDCF up to 90 days to inspect and approve a child care facility, so its important that we locate an option soon, Bertrand said. I feel we are fairly limited because the island has become more for tourists and those of money. Rent is very high, Bertrand said. She has high hopes things will work out for the best for the school and the families it serves for more generations to come. Shes hoping they can put SFCP together again. T.J. Tomaini holds his reading award bracelets June 20 at the Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar, 6696 Cortez Road, Bradenton. T.J. is taking part in AMOBs Dive Into Reading program, a nationally recognized initiative by restaurant owners John and Amanda Horne. Kids receive breakfast and manners tutoring, are read to and then read one-on-one with volunteers. Bracelets are awarded for each book read by a student and the kids are allowed to take their reading treasures home.


26 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Bortie nests on Anna Maria Island, aids in researchBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Shes named Bortie short for her sponsor, Bor tells Lounge. And shes soon to be famous for her travels around Anna Maria Island and beyond. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Bortie was among 10 sea turtles to nest June 19 on AMI beaches. But only one was singled out for an adventure. One loggerhead was tagged and released and named Bortie as part of the Sea Turtle Conservan cys Tour de Turtles, a sea turtle marathon. Bortie nested early June 19 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. AMITW partnered with the STC to tag and release the female. AMITW volunteers walked sections of island beaches that have had the most nesting activity this season late June 18. After about 30 minutes of walking, Dixie Lampers and Carl Jelovich spotted a turtle just south of lifeguard station 6. It had already nested and the pair held the turtle on the beach. Typically, sea turtles immediately return to the water after nesting, as females only come ashore to nest. But Bortie was placed in an enclosure by the con servancy staff. Dan Evans, technology and research specialist for the STC, with help from Mote Marine Laboratory representatives, scrubbed barnacles away and attached a tracking device with epoxy. They then waited two hours for the epoxy to dry. According to Evans, the tracking device doesnt bother the turtle and eventually will fall off. Once the device was placed, about 100 people who waited at the shoreline watched as Bortie crawled to the Gulf of Mexico. The tagging is essential to the 11th annual Tour de Turtles, when sea turtles tagged and released from beaches in Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis and Florida compete in a marathon to log the most miles in three months. The turtles travel afar in the Gulf of Mexico replenish from nesting. STC researchers use satellite telemetry to track the turtles. Every time Bortie lifts its head above water, the antenna on the tracker sends a signal, letting the scientists and visitors to the Tour de Turtles website at know where the turtle is located. Evans said the device will perform for six months to two years, but he hopes to get at least a year out of the transmitter. The life of the device depends on how fast the sea turtle carapace grows or if the antenna becomes damaged. Eliza Ann, a loggerhead that traveled 1,693 miles during the marathon and crawled ashore possibly nesting four times that summer according to the a sea turtle nesting multiple times in one season on the island. Knowing that the turtles are returning to our island the state, Suzi Fox, AMITW executive director, said June 20. Fox said they suspected sea turtles return to shore to nest multiple times in a season, but the track A year later, Eliza Anns tracking device is still transmitting signals. According to Evans, as of June 20, the turtle was in waters off the coast of Cuba. Evans said Eliza Anns migration track is an example of interconnectedness across geographic boundaries. They nest in Florida, but they feed in Cuba, Cuban relations, this is just another way to make that connection that we have a shared resource. He said his research investigates the migrations of greens, loggerheads, hawksbills and leatherbacks and looks for overlap. According to Evans, research has shown that while the other species tend to stay regional, the leather backs migration encompasses all the regions. Bortie is nicknamed for Bortells Lounge, 10002 sponsor. Rose said at Borties release, We just love the sea turtles on Anna Maria Island. Fox said until recently, AMITW did not have the funding to tag turtles. This used to be research we couldnt afford to participate in, she said. We are thrilled to be a step up from data collectors. Were involved in the research now. For more information on nesting season, contact To report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles or shorebirds contact the FWC Wildlife Alert For more photos and video of Bortie, look for this story online at About 100 people watch June 19 as Bortie, a logger head sea turtle with a satellite tracker attached to its shell, makes tracks on its path to the Gulf of Mexico. Sea Turtle Conservancy technology and research specialist Dan Evans installs a tracking device June 19 on Bortie, a loggerhead captured June 18 at ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Beach, as a newly tagged loggerhead sea turtle waits to be released back to the Gulf. Islander With a tracking device atop its shell, a log gerhead makes its way June 19 back into the Gulf of Mexico. ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 27 Neff By Lisa NeffHow do you say? Whered you go? a friend asked the Monday morning after a weekend camping trip. suggested. Hmm. Maybe? How do Floridians pronounce the place? I thought back, and while I was in the park two days, I couldnt recall hearing the name uttered. So I called the ranger station. ing the last syllable. Thanks, I said and hung up. tain Bike Club, the adventure group that swamps the park every Sunday for extreme biking on the trails sculpted after the phosphate mining company Mosaic name from a Native American word meaning River streaks caused by the phosphorus in the water seen in the river at night. Theres been mining out there since the 1890s. Now I know, but how should I say Osceola? I dont like saying words unless Im certain how to pronounce them. So I did not say Kissimmee louder years and learned it rhymes with the gimme rule. ing me to sound it out in the case of these words, but so many place names are not pronounced as they appear. I well remember getting giggles years ago in the newsroom in Dover, New Hampshire, when my Worchester, Massachusetts. And sometimes a place name might have multiple pronunciations. Im from Illinois, where we have a I learned to pronounce those place names and others over a combined 35 years of living in Illinois, sibly equipped with cheat sheets from the Associated Press. duces a news pronunciation guide, providing regular updates to subscribing outlets. This is why an anchor for any local news knows to pronounce Mahmoud sive pronunciation guide for Florida, which would be useful on weekend explorations around the state. I found a few news articles from mainstream and alternative newspapers that explored silly and strange pronunciations for places in the state, along with bune, I was happy to learn my elementary teachers rule to sound it out works for Apalachicola, which acclaimed theater in Sarasota is pronounced like the big theater/arts center in Sarasota, the Van Wezel? The questionable part rhymes with Hazel not weasel. pee and the Charlotte County city that means broad An online piece by the Orlando Weekly lists Florida towns youre pronouncing completely wrong. The list includes Interlachen, New Smyrna Beach, Palatka, Ocoee and Port St. Lucie. I was so wrong about that last one. The news stories were good starts, but Im still looking for a comprehensive pronunciation guide for Florida places. So, please, write The Islander at news@ if youre familiar with a resource. Next time I bike the trail in Dunedin, Id like to be sure Im properly pronouncing the name. Ive been told to say it like DONE eatin. Holiday reminder from turtle watch: Share the beach with wildlife A 1964 Florida postcard shows destinations in the A 1950s Florida postcard. How well do you know the pronunciation of the places in the state? Islander FloridaMemory. com By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island is a popular destination for the Fourth of July. Its also a top destination for nesting sea turtles. As of June 24, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and island beaches. Every Fourth of July, revelers pack into vacation rentals and resorts to celebrate the holiday, day and night. June. Female sea turtles, which mostly nest at night, only traction on land could lead to a false crawl a failed nesting attempt. Suzi Fox, AMITW executive director, said bright lights including LED lights from cellphones can startle a sea turtle, causing a false crawl. pictures of the sea turtles when they come ashore to ing some false crawls. As of June 24, AMITW reported 339 false crawls watch on the Fourth of July. It is against the law to throw anything that is burning, away from your body, Fox said. And since they dont fully disintegrate, they create more trash, which can be harmful to wildlife. Fourth of July activity on the beach also affects shorebirds. Black skimmers, a protected species, usually in their second nesting cycle by late June, still have not nested. According to Fox, they are gathering in two colonies on the shore in Holmes Beach. tacles at beach accesses can draw predators that chase birds and eat their eggs. tices during nesting season, but visitors may not know the rules. AMITW shares educational materials with island resorts and vacation rentals brochures, stickers, door hangers and a turtle eye card that contains a visible to sea turtles. People just love our stickers and postcards, Fox said. We love providing materials to keep our turtles safe while people enjoy our beautiful beaches this summer. For more information on nesting season, contact Visit and click on Sea Turtles and Lights or Wildlife Friendly Lighting for more information on keeping beaches safe for sea turtles. To report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles or shorebirds contact the FWC Wildlife Alert


28 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O TideWatchRed tide detected in Manatee Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in low and background concentrations June 22. Red tide also was detected elsewhere in the region. For more information about red tide in Florida, go to 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 27 1:55a 1.4 11:18a 2.6 4:37a 1.3 7:08p -0.2 June 28 2:36a 1.4 11:49a 2.6 5:07a 1.3 7:41p -0.2 Full June 29 3:07a 1.4 12:22p 2.6 5:42a 1.3 8:14p -0.2 June 30 3:33a 1.5 12:59p 2.6 6:23a 1.3 8:47p -0.1 July 1 3:57a 1.5 1:39p 2.5 7:11a 1.3 9:22p -0.1 July 2 4:24a 1.5 2:24p 2.4 8:07a 1.3 9:58p 0.0 July 3 4:54a 1.6 3:14p 2.2 9:10a 1.2 10:37p 0.2 July 4 5:28a 1.7 4:12p 2.0 10:22a 1.2 11:17p 0.3 Cassidy By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter Since the start of the 2018 World Cup June 14 in various venues in Russia, my normal routine around the house has waned. With games mostly at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Im glued to the couch and the tube. TV viewership here in the states was predicted by many of the pundits, but that hasnt happened. So far, World Cup has averaged Telemundo, and that doesnt include the many folks livestreaming the matches. On Anna Maria Island, Slims Place in Anna Maria is World Cup headquarters. The level of play reinforces the incredible talent and skill of the players and teams. One bright spot has been a mandate from FIFA to not reward the typical World Cups, spent too much time falling to the ground, writhing in pain. Some players Neymar from Brazil and Eden Hazzard of Belgium still are trying to draw fouls by falling when a defender sneezes near them, but the referees are generally not buying it. The signal to play on leaves the team a man short while their teammate fakes injury. The only improvement might be for the referees to hand out yellow cards to the divers. Two yellow cards reticent to risk diving if the referees penalized them. Other positives from the Cup have been the upsets, World Cup demands viewing, household chores ignored Argentina June 21. between favorites Spain and Portugal June 15 that saw the GOAT (greatest of all time) Cristiano Ronaldo tie the game in the 89th minute on a fantastic, curling free kick from 25 yards out. week, some of the sports heavyweights are hanging on by threads, including Argentina, Germany and Brazil, which typically would clinch a spot in the knockout stage after two matches. Who will win it all? Hard to say, but Im liking Belgiums chances to hoist the cup when play con cludes July 10. Key Royale golf news Herb Clauhs and Art McMillan got the golf action at Key Royale Club off to a great start June 18 in a Karen Mitchell earned clubhouse bragging rights wide margin of victory in Flight A. Helen Pollack was in Flight B over Jana Samuels and Fran Barford. Sam Barford was another stroke back in third place. hole to round out the round. The men were back on the course June 21 for a Halakan, Art McMillan and Joe Muscatello matched and Karen and Scott Mitchell to share clubhouse brag ging rights for the day. Horseshoe news Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the days supremacy during June 20 horse shoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Dom Livedoti and Jay Disbrow and in pool play. However, Livedoti and Disbrow were too to earn the days bragging rights. Hennessey was again in the conversation during and earning a trip to the winners circle. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and 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. Last chance for youth soccer The last day to sign up for the youth indoor soccer is June 30. Mandatory player evaluations are set for Monday, 8 p.m. The younger divisions will take part in skills clinics and pickup games rather than evaluations. The schedule begins July 10 with games played in the gym on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday nights. bers. To register, visit www.centerami.or g or you stop Volunteer coaches are sought and questions about the league can be directed to Will Schenerlein at will@ centerami.or g Fishing tip! If you hook a bird, remember: Reel, remove and release! New island McGinnis shows off a keeper gag grouper he hooked up on June 19 on a trip with Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters. The gag took a live shiner in 40 feet of water off of Anna Maria Island.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2018 29 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Since the tarpon bite is calming down in Tampa sights on other species. ing around the passes and beaches. Spotted seatrout are in abundance throughout the grass Intracoastal Waterway. Sharks are in the mix, being found just about anywhere. Most sightings mum size and bull sharks legal present, with some topping out at 15 feet in length. On the reefs, Spanish mackerel are starting to show up as well as some mangrove snapper. With this much going on, its time to hit the water. Whether from shore great. On my Southernaire charters, Im seeing clients present in these areas and, with a little persistence, Im is nothing short of exceptional. Fishing early morning tides for these linesiders is proving to be best. Later Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN Stasny 941-323-7892 THE ORIGINAL BAIT BOAT IS BACK !LIVE Whitebait & CrabsOn the water at the Kingfish Boat Ramp Tarpon bite slows, other species readily take the bait Spanish mackerel and snapper are showing on the we start seeing an abundance of hatch bait, I foresee this bite improving tremendously. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is According to Gross, the snook action is the best he has to the boat. Also, while in the backcountry, Gross is putting anglers on limits of spotted seatrout. Numerous adds variety to the bite. Capt. Jason Stock is targeting permit over reefs and wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Casting live crabs While offshore, Stock is putting clients on American red snapper and goliath grouper. Moving in closer, tarpon are being caught along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key. While hooked up on tarpon, numerous sharks are being attracted to the commotion. Hammerhead sharks up fork length and bag limits apply. Hammerheads are prohibited from harvest in state waters. You can check out Stocks recent encounter with a hammerhead on Facebook. Capt. Aaron Lowman is patrolling the nearshore reefs and ledges for macks and mangrove snapper. With the aid of frozen chum blocks and large quantities of live chum, Lowman is managing to get the snapper and mackerel whipped into a frenzy. While this bite is occurring, Lowmans clients are seeing an occasional cobia or gag grouper rise up from the bottom for a snack. mans skiff. Although hes seeing the bite thin out, Lowman says his clients are jumping their share of fish. Around the tarpon are numerous sharks and Lowman is willing to bait them to the hook. Capt. Warren Girle is on tarpon watch. Cruising the beaches from Egmont to Longboat Key is resulting trusty pass crab is a good standby, according to Girle. Fishing offshore also is producing action for Girles clients. Mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel are the most abundant, followed by large jack crevalle. shore bite. Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is working with his clients on nearshore structure for mangrove snapper and gag grouper. Heavy chumming in turn, makes them easier to target. Spanish mackerel also are in on this bite, which adds variety to the catch. charter with White. along the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Fishing the beaches and passes with crabs and herring is attracting a bite for his anglers. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing rise. Gotcha plugs and silver spoons are working well Mixed in with the mack bite at the pier are jacks, snook as well as some mangrove snapper. For those working shrimp on the hook, pompano are the reward at the pier. John McLaughlin of Ohio, visiting his parents in Holmes Beach, hooked up several tarpon, to the boat and capturing a trophy photo. McLaughlin was guided by Capt. Warren Girle. for bait and each tarpon weighed about 100 pounds. Roger Danziger brings home two American red snapper, one weighing in at 24 pounds, June 11, caught in 160 feet of water, 40 miles off of Anna ziger and friends Bruce Lipskind and Rod Wagner.


30 JUNE 27, 2018 THE ISLANDER islbizBY SANDY AMBROGIGet your name in the news Does your business celebrate achievements? Maybe youve just opened the doors, received an award or staff deserves kudos. Submit your information to business feeds kids; businesses come, goNow, something good to do with vacation leftovers Visitors to Anna Maria Island often choose to stay in accommodations with kitchens to curb costs. But what about the leftover nonperishables the families dont use and dont want to haul home? A Paradise Rental Management, 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, came up with a solution use the nonperishables to feed local children. The management company teamed up with the Bradenton Elks Lodge No. 1511 in a program called Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies. It supplies food with a backpack program. with meals for Friday dinner through Sunday. A Paradise placed a bin in its lobby for donations. Guests also may bag unopened nonperishables in the unit and leave a note for housekeeping to collect the goods. 4800. Going, going, soon to be gone President George W. Bush spent the night before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at a posh tennis resort on Longboat Key. Now, the only residents of the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort are rodents. dences and beach clubs, the resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, is going to get hit with the wrecking ball. The demolition will result from an eight years after the complex closed. the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and a movie set, the Colony closed in 2010 after a legal battle between maintenance costs. Despite ongoing lawsuits, the town deemed the property unsafe and overrun with rodents, which allowed for the demolition order. site. Longboat Key commissioners approved the plans of 25 of the units after the resort units were converted of top tennis resorts in the country. Demolition was slated to begin the last week of June. Family business deals Cortez an Ace Its the place for the helpful hardware man. Now Cortez residents wont have to drive far to get help. Crowder Brothers Ace Hardware announced plans Vernon Plaza, 9516 Cortez Road W. The plaza houses Judys Restaurant, as well as A Hair Day Salon and Spa and American Lock and Key. Ave. W., and another in Lakewood Ranch without the specialty gift department. According to the owners, the store will have a staff construction. Got news? Reach out to Sandy Ambrogi at sandy@ 7978. Liz Andricks, vice president and chief operating Andricks said she is looking for a space to store the FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes.


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