HB committee: Hire a city manager. 2 Election report. 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 City spending. 8 On the government calendar. 8 Make plans. 10 Island happenings. 11 Fire up the 4th of July. 12 AMI murder novel catches critics attention. 14 Shark! Whale sharks swim nearby. 18 Family worship service. 20 Obituaries. 20 Streetlife. 22 Mechanical sandbaggers arrive. 25 Sports. 26 R&R at Rod & Reel. 27 Mid-summer spike in turtle nesting. 28 All-American tradition on the beach. 29 Island biz news. 30 PropertyWatch. 32 CLASSIFIEDS. 32 NYT crossword. 35 Meetings Op-Ed Happenings 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans. 10 All-American tradition budget talks Photo contest opens. 3 Pelican Lady to the rescue. 19 VOLUME 26, NO. 36 Happy 4th of July JULY 4, 2018 FREE Catching a wave. 13 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 cut the cake. 6 Top NotchHolmes Beach burglar, attacker on the run scene investigators, including Lt. Darin Bankert, left, huddle June 28 with Holmes Beach Chief Bill Tokajer and MCSO Sgt. Mike Jones in the 500 block of 75th Street, where a female resident was injured by a burglar when she returned home. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Lock your doors. Thats the warning that went out to Holmes Beach residents after a brutal attack June 28. Keep your doors locked. Apparently surprised by the resident on returning home from lunch, the suspect struck the victim repeatedly and ran. Her purse was where she left it, at the door. Authorities are searching for the burglar who attacked the 71-year-old woman inside her Holmes Beach home in the 500 block of 75th Street. The victim called 911 at 2:03 p.m. June 28, saying that when she arrived home a man came at her, hitting her over and over again in the face and she lost a lot of blood. Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy Patrick Manning and HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer the victim until EMS arrived. MCSO K-9s were deployed and helicopters were hovering above the neighborhood within the hour. MCSO crime scene technicians responded. It appears she interrupted him while he was burglarizing her house, HBPD Detective Sgt. Brian Hall said. As of June 29, investigators had no leads, Hall said, adding police didnt have a good description of the suspect, but he wore dark clothing, a hat and a painters mask. It is unknown how he fled the scene, Hall said. And, he added, it may be weeks come back. EMS treated the victim and transported her to Blake Medical Center. Tokajer reassured the public the victim was stable after a June 30 home visit. He urged people to secure their homes. And he asked that people in the neighborhood check home surveillance video between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and report to Hall if they see a possible suspect walking in the area, or a suspicious biker or motorist. Anyone with information should call Holmes Beach police at 941-708-5804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Technomarine photograph provided June 27 to the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency shows sections dock awaiting shipping from the manufacturer in Spain to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Islander Courtesy Photo By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier soon will be on its way to Bradenton Beach. In a June 27 email to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, the lead contact on the project and pier team chair, dock concer Ryan Miller said the dock will be ready to ship July 7, four days ahead of the most recent production schedule. Included in Millers email were pictures and a shipping schedule that calls for the dock to arrive Aug. 2 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. But theres a hitch. Before the dock ships, Technomarine requires a $29,691 payment from the city. The company received the citys deposit of $29,995 in April 2017 and two more payments. The total cost for the dock is $119,980. After paying the $29,691 demand, the balance on the dock contract will be $9,288, due within 30 days of installation. The CRA held a special meeting June 29 to discuss the payment demand. Mayor John Chappie, a CRA member, issued until the CRA receives the bill of lading for shipping the dock. We are not giving them anything until we know its on the boat and on the way, Chappie said. CRA member Ed Chiles made a motion to direct staff to draft a letter that the check will be issued when the city clerk receives the bill of lading. The motion passed unanimously. Technomarine has assured the city the new dock will be installed by September, following four schedule delays over the course of more than a year. The next Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at city hall, VOLUME 26, NO. 36 Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July Island happenings. 11 Fire up the 4th of July. 12 AMI
2 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM Neighbors arrive at 75th Street crime scene That was Tom Standifers sentiment on a hot and steamy Thursday afternoon after learning about a burglary in the neighborhood in the 500 block of 75th Street. Getting off their bikes, Standifer and wife Tammy observed as law enforcement multiplied at the end of their street. The couple expressed concern for their neighbor, as well as their dog Cookie. Until police cleared their home of danger, they worried why their dog wasnt barking. Police emerged, announcing their house was safe and their dog was in a back room. Tom Standifer later brought bottled water from his house to the emergency responders. Relief. Kathy Prucnell Tom and Tammy Standifer, neighbors to the June 28 burglary and attack, meet Holmes Beach before HBPD checks their home for danger. Islander Photo: Kathy PrucnellHolmes Beach committee advises hiring city managerBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Despite consistent opposition from Holmes Beach Commission Chair Judy Titsworth, the eight-member form of government committee stuck to its guns. Summarizing an 18-page report, the ad hoc comhire a city manager. A city manager is well-suited for the more complex situations, chairman David Cheshire said. And we do face a number of those in Holmes Beach. The committee unanimously found professional We believe this could make a step change in the to come, Cheshire said. Instead of making little tweaks, lets go to the step change that will provide The committee noted the city must resolve court cases involving millions of dollars of Bert Harris claims, strengthen its legislative lobbying position to preserve home rule and balance business and residential interests. The committee found a city manager would add stability and professionalism. municipal election, said the hire is unnecessary now. also will weigh in on whether to hire a city manager. A charter change would be required to allow hiring a city manager. And any change to the charter will need to go before the city electorate. My concern is this is a huge charter change, Titsworth said. And I have a great deal of respect with the charter as it sits. She also said hiring a city manager would require It needs to be stated it is going to cost a lot of money, Titsworth said. Hiring a city manager would cost an estimated ing to the committee. Municipalities already employing a city manager, such as the town of Longboat Key, say the manager saves the government more than the expense of a salary, according to the committee. Commissioner Carol Soustek backed Titsworth. Im not sold on a city manager at all, Soustek said. Titsworth admitted, however, hiring a city manager is not unthinkable. Its probably going to happen down the road, people to serve because it is thankless. Hiring a city manager does not guarantee success, the committee cautions. The commission could refuse PLEASE SEE MANAGER
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4 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Voter registration open 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 tered Republican voters, 72,417 registered Democratic voters and 63,030 other voters for a total of 238,421 registered voters. For more information, go online to votema 3823. 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 11-06-18Vincent Linney Titsworth and takes on charter review committeeKORN ghts to retain amendments blocked by city HB mayoral candidate has tangled legal historyBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Holmes Beach mayoral candidate Joshua Linney is a familiar face around city hall. Hes been a regular at nearly every commission since mid-2017. Linney volunteered to serve in August 2017 on resents on the Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity. Im running for mayor of Holmes Beach because I believe the citizens need a voice and they deserve a Hes also familiar to the HBPD and in law enforcement booking shots for a string of arrests in Manatee County and elsewhere, including Broward, Collier, Lake, Putnam, St. Lucie and Seminole counties. Linney doesnt shy from his arrest record, which includes charges of shoplifting, DUI, assault and grand theft. He said he knows hes an unconventional candidate. Ive spent my life working to overcome war, trauma, alcoholism, chemical dependence and post-trau matic stress disorder, while living with disabilities, and I conquered them all, Linney said. Growing up in Holmes Beach, my mother walked me to Anna Maria Elementary before opening the Island Bank each morning, Linney said. After graduating in 1993 from Manatee High School, Linney said he enlisted in the U.S. Army, declining ROTC scholarships and an appointment to West Point Academy in favor of guaranteed Airborne and Ranger training. His unit was deployed to Iraq, where he incurred a traumatic brain injury from a one-story fall that left him temporarily paralyzed. In 1996, Linney said the Army gave him a medical discharge and disability pay. He now deals with chronic pain and kidney disease. Linney moved to Orlando in 1997 to study crimi nal justice and computer science at the University of Central Florida. He also began substituting alcohol for opiates, he said, after losing his father and stepfather to cancer in Candidate withdraws from BB commission race Bradenton Beach commission candidate Bill Vincent has withdrawn from the I have withdrawn my candidacy for commissioner of Bradenton Beach without advance announcement or public com ment, Vincent wrote in a June 28 email to The Islander. Vincent, a former planning and zoning board member and founder of the now-defunct neighBradenton Beach, ran in 2016 for the Ward 4 commission seat. He was defeated by John Chappie. rapid succession. DUIs in 2003 and 2005 followed. There were successes, too. He graduated from UCF in 2007 with a bachelors degree in interactive digital media and returned to Holmes Beach in 2011 where he makes a living as a technological consultant and website developer. The next year my life really began to blossom, Linney said. He reunited with Harper Kallins, a childhood friend from Holmes Beach, and they were married Oct. 11, 2012. I retired to this city in 2011 because this is my home, Linney said. Ive served my country, I serve my community, Im serving my city and now I want to serve the citizens of Holmes Beach. Ill be a full-time Metz Mapes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The Bradenton Beach political action committee is committed to moving forward with four proposed charter amendments. Reed Mapes, co-founder of Keep June 28 he and co-founder John Metz posed charter amendments to appear At a June 21 meeting, the mayor and commissioners determined plac ing four charter amendments proposed with the petitions. Additionally, city attorney Ricinda Perry said the petitions violate state law. Mapes said June 28 that Perry made erroneous claims at the June 21 meeting in an attempt to pre ballot. The city is all about delaying this so it wont make it into the next election, Mapes said. Were going to do all we can do to get this before the voters. However, according to Mapes and Metz, who regmore than 10 percent of Bradenton Beach electors in follow State Statute 166.031. The statute provides for the city charter. State law does not require the commission approve the ballot initiatives, but does require the signed peti tions be delivered to the Manatee County Supervisor According to Mapes, he and Metz met June 28 mined their next step will be a writ of mandamus to force the city to push the amendments to the SOE for A writ of mandamus compels the court to order a duties or correct an abuse of discretion. Mapes said in researching the statute, he and Metz found case law and other information supporting their position. However, he added, the city will have 20 days to respond to the writ and the delay is concerning. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The meeting began with a point-of-order from the gallery. At the start of the June 21 Bradenton Beach char ter review meeting, John Metz, Keep Our Residential saying the committee is required by the charter to have liaison. The 2018 Bradenton Beach ad hoc committee Annie Leister and members Debra Cox, Randy Milton liaison. City attorney Ricinda Perry said the committee can Bell thanked Metz for his comments and the meeting proceeded. The committee is reviewing the charter for consistency with amendments approved by voters in 2017 by the commission at its June 21 meeting. However, Mapes and Metz said June 28 they will move forward and are considering a writ of mandamus to force the city to put the amendments on the ballot. A writ of mandamus is an order from a court order cial duties or correct an abuse of discretion. ter should be amended to prohibit construction in all zoning districts within the building setbacks. City engineer Lynn Burnett said the proposed amendment could be detrimental to stormwater projects. Burnett said the language of the amendment would force stormwater improvements within the buildable envelope and not in the setbacks. But Mapes said Burnett had misunderstood the proposed amendment. He said the change would require stormwater retention areas in the setbacks. So only the stormwater would be in the setbacks? Bell asked. Mapes responded, Yes. He said the proposed amendment would put stricter prohibitions in place for setbacks in the charter, and it would result in smaller homes. Morhaus suggested that is a topic better addressed in the land development code, not the charter. Burnett said when the LDC was amended in 2016, the city adopted standards. My recommendation would be that this is not something we need to handle with a ballot initiative, Burnett said. Its something we need to handle with city standard details. Additionally, Burnett said limiting stormwater systems shall be within building setbacks prohibits stormwater retention areas elsewhere on the property. Bell said in the three years she has lived in Bradenton Beach, she has seen zoning and setback changes to accommodate larger houses. Is this a way, by virtue of provision, that we could limit how big things get on our very small lots? Bell asked. The committee agreed the amendment language directed Burnett to work with the city planner and more precise language. Lets see how clear it can be, Bell said. And then: Does it pass muster or doesnt it? The next charter review committee meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Spring Lake may be polluted, but source is unknownBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Holmes Beach residents say they used to be able to see the bottom of Spring Lake. in a layer of scum on the surface. Spring Lake, between 68th and 70th streets in Holmes Beach, remains an ecological sore spot nearly three years after an abnormal wastewater spill fouled its once-clear waters. In late October 2015, about 22,000 gallons of force main into Spring Lake near the intersection of Clark and Palm drives in Holmes Beach. connected to canals on Marina Drive, was closed while the Holmes Beach police and public works departments, Manatee County Public Works Department and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission investigated the spill and what killed the marine life. The spill came from a ruptured sewer force main, according to a Manatee County report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. A storm drain structure placed atop the force main proved too weighty and crushed it. State, county and Holmes Beach investigators cleared Spring Lake for public use less than two weeks after it was shocked by the waste dump. Residents still question the quick resolution. Yeah, they said it was normal, said resident Bob McCaffrey. Its still murky and cruddy. Its never Amy Pilson, public affairs liaison to Manatee kill could be unrelated to the spilled sewage. lake Oct. 26, 2015, two days before the Oct. 28, 2015, sewage dump. With the spill coming so close to the be hard to pinpoint. as possible and repaired the force main. Water tests showed lake contaminants within county to close its investigation. The county dumped the restoration on the city and the city has done nothing about it, McCaffrey said. Weve been using our money and stormwater money, the mayor said. That has been worked on since the incident. The problem involves a feeder pipe connecting That pipe was a bloody mess, Johnson said. It wasnt really functioning well at all. The city re-sleeved the connector and added an estimated $111,000 worth of WaStop valves, which That lake has been cleaning itself for more than a year, Johnson said. On June 25, Pilson said Manatee County is blameless for any existing Spring Lake pollution. Manatee County followed all appropriate procedures and testing, she emailed The Islander. Any pollution, especially visible pollution, would not be as a result of an event that occurred (in 2015), but is most likely from another source. Spring Lake is clearly fouled, McCaffrey said. The brown water is unappealing at best, he said. a lot of ducks and birds. Thats dwindled down, too. I havent seen a great blue heron in quite awhile. McCaffrey, who has lived on the lake 28 years, Id just like them to put it back the way it was, he said. Every now and then it gets on my nerves, thinking what Spring Lake could be. Dick Suman shows off a 37-pound grouper caught by his wife, Thelma, July 4, 1976, from the patio of their home on Spring Lake in Holmes Beach. The Sumans home eventually became a pocket park, accessible from Holmes Boulevard. Islander Courtesy Photo Bob McCaffery wants the city to clean up Spring Lake, a saltwater lake fed by underground pipes that connect to the canals across Palm and Marina drives. Islander Photo: Terry OConnor
6 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JULY 4, 2018 JULY 4, 2018 JULY 4, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: email@example.com) Opinion Your Write! The Islander welcomes your opinion letters. Submit your opinion along with name, address and a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.Walk in the park I sometimes walk through Anna Marias Bayfront Park, as I did on a recent Sunday. There were probably a couple of hundred people in the park. They were picnicking, grilling, swimming and kids were playing with toys. Everybody was having fun and enjoying the park.Sleepy town no more Although I am gone from Holmes Beach, I still feel as a former Holmes Beach commissioner strongly attached to the city and its residents. I have been watching from afar the work of the committee appointed to study the issue of whether the city would be better served by a different form of administration. I support the committees recommendation to hire a professional city manager who is appointed by and responsible to the city commission. Holmes Beach is a $13 million business, with 45 employees and many contracts with other businesses and governments. The time is long gone when such an tor, without required education, administrative experience or knowledge of how the city works. The holder of the mayoral position can change every two years. This cannot serve the interests of city employees and certainly not the interests of taxpayers. The casual approach to running the city worked well when we were a sleepy little beach town. Citizen volunteers would step up to be responsible. We are no longer that sleepy little town. We have dangers on all sides, including from our state government. I think it imperative that the administration of Holmes Beach be in the hands of a professional in the art and science of management of tax-supported government activities. Jean Peelen, former Holmes Beach commissioner, Flat Rock, North CarolinaStocking the pantry In response to The Islander story about collecting nonperishables from vacation rentals (June 27), please, let me respond that there is a food bank sponsored by 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, that is happy to receive nonperishable food. All six of the island churches accept food donaRoser Thrift Shop on Saturday mornings. In addition to some children who attend Anna Maria Elementary School, whose families receive food weekly while on summer vacation, island residents and those attending island churches may make an appoint0414 or by calling AID at 941-725-2433. Peggy Nash, AID publicity chair I walked back through the Monday after and there wasnt a scrap of garbage or trash, not a bit. So, I want to congratulate everybody that day for clearing up after themselves and also thank the employees who take such good care of the park. Another subject: Can I ask the entrants in the Fourth of July parade to not soak people who dont want to be soaked by squirt guns. Last year, it got so bad some people complained that they couldnt really enjoy the parade. I know there are loads of people who love the soaking and encourage it, but not all. Susan Hatch, Anna MariaToday we are speechless We have omitted most of our opinions this week to commemorate and honor the victims of the June 28 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Gerald Fischman Rob Hiaasen John McNamara Rebecca Smith Wendi Winters Next week we shall return to our steady purpose, similar to the claim from the Gazette staff, offering our readers informed opinions about life on Anna Maria Island, that we may be better citizens, and to encourage our readers to work together for a better community. thanks. We are grateful a much-loved island resident is safe and healing. This neighbor, friend, volunteer and contributor to island life will survive the vicious attack from a burglar. But, please, remember to lock your doors. Be safe. It was a tough week for the media, which often comes under attack, including here on Anna Maria Island, but we stand together, dedicated to our task. Bonner Joy and The Islander team
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8 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Milestones The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of anniversaries, travels, obituaries and other events. Submit your announcements and photographs Also, visit us on Facebook and join the 11,300plus friends who like The Islander and share their social news. Anna Maria City July 10, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. July 12, 6 p.m., city commission. July 26, 6 p.m., city commission. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach July 9, 9 a.m., charter review. July 10, 10 a.m., city commission (budget). July 11, 9:30 a.m., CRA. July 12, 1 p.m., department heads. July 18, 1 p.m., planning and zoning. July 19, noon, city commission. July 24, 10 a.m., city commission. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach July 10, 9 a.m., city commission (budget). July 11, 9 a.m., city commission (budget). July 24, 9 a.m., city commission. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, wmfr.org. 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, mymanatee.org. Of interest will be closed. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. MeetingsHolmes Beach to host Buchanan aide An aide to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. be 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call city hall at 941-7085800.Anna Maria begins building 2018-19 budget By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The biggest change from this year is in the code enforcement budget. Mayor Dan Murphy projected from $306,186. The additional $123,186 would come from vacation rental registration fees of units not cur rently registered with the city.Anna Maria funds community center request for $18,500budget talks ing without registering and the search for more rentals operating under the radar is ongoing. The city clerk estimated there are nearly 600 vacation rentals in the city. Other changes noted in this initial review are in wages, which will increase 3 percent for the building department and code enforcement. Murphy said the 33 percent increase for code enforcement is misleading due to vacancies. losses in the current code enforcement budget, the wage increase is about $5,000 more than the budgeted amount, or a 3 percent increase. The mayor said he hopes to get the department begins Oct. 1. The commission approved a contingency fund of $92,410 to be used by the departments. According to Murphy, mainitaining a contingency fund allows for faster allotment than funding from the citys reserve account. If you put the money into a reserve account, it requires advertising that youre tapping the reserves and it requires two readings, Murphy said. And you cant react quickly enough. So by putting it into a contingency, we can quickly react. If we really need the money bad, we can call a special meeting and we can take a vote. Unused money in the contingency fund rolls over Estimated expenditures for the building depart ment are $760,410, an increase of 18 percent from this year. A large portion of that expense is the newly established contingency fund. Revenue for the building department is projected at $727,500, compared to $699,600.24 for 2017-18. The code enforcement department expenses were set at $479,900. The increase of 17 percent from this year is mostly due to the citys effort to counter under lobbyist. According to Murphy, the expense of hiring a lobbyist fell under code enforcement because he helped defend city code. He did just a yeomans job this last year of stopping the vacation rental people on one side of the aisle by adding in the sex offender language, Murphy said. Almost single-handedly, by Tallahassees point of view. An additional $5,000 in lobbying costs will expand the role beyond vacation rental matters. Murphy said the money for lobbying will not come from ad valorem revenue. In fact, he said only $51,000 of code enforcement expenditures will be paid from taxpayer funds. The next budget workshop will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, with the focus on general fund revenues and expenses. Murphy said options for setting the property mill age rate, the rollback rate and tax increase options will be explored in July. To avoid raising property taxes, the city would need to adopt the rollback rate, the millage needed to produce the same revenue as the current budget year. The commission will meet to set the citys maxi mum millage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26. By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The last piece of the government funding puzzle fell into place for the Center of Anna Maria Island June 28 at an Anna Maria City Commission meeting. Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the centers request for $18,500 after initially sounding reluctant. The only commissioner to vote no was Brian Seymour, who had made a motion to donate $32,000 around. A funding request had been made June 14 for the money, but the commissioners wanted more details. Center executive director Chris Culhane brought more information to the June 28 meeting. Culhane said the money will be go toward youth programs, including Beyond the Classroom-After School, Homework Time, Suncoast Reading Program, as well as youth camps. The funds also will go toward Culhane estimated youth programming at the Commissioner Dale Woodland said the resolution requiring general expense information for donations exceeding $2,500 was not meant to allow commissioners to judge how the money is spent but to provide transparency to the taxpayers. The center also received $5,000 from Bradenton Beach for senior programming. Also, it received $100,000 in concession funds from Manatee County for capital improvements. With Bradenton Beachs funding, the center will $246,000 swing from last years net loss of $227,000, according to information packets distributed to the commission June 28 by Culhane. The $18,500 from Anna Maria and $100,000 from Manatee County will apply to the centers 2018-19 Expenses for the current fiscal year are $919,691.96, $100,000 less than budgeted for 201718, a $196,768.70 improvement over prior the year. Expenses for 2016-17 totaled $1,116,460.36. The center board voted unanimously in a June 25 meeting to spend $12,750 for an audit of the 2017-18 A preliminary budget approved by the center board Culhane said the budget will be available to the public after the next center board meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. See related center story, page 16. Center of Anna Maria Island executive director Chris Culhane requests $18,500 in funding from the Anna Maria City Commission June 28 at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 9 Pamaro North 941-355-5619 Pamaro South 941-923-3299 Pamaro East 941-359-0025 Pamaro Shop Furniture SHOP NOW FURNITURE 5OOFF % NEW MARKDOWNS UP TO 8O OFF %3OOFF % FURNITURE FURNITURE 5O PAMARO SHOPALL ACCESSORIESALL IN-STOCK FURNITURE SAVE NOW Bradenton Beach commission supports Senior Adventures Who says seniors cant have new experiences? The Center of Anna Maria Island and the Annie Silver Community Center Senior Adventures have And, with help from Bradenton Beach, the team work will continue. Center executive director Chris Culhane and board chair David Zaccagnino asked June 21 for $5,000 for the senior program, which includes book sales and luncheons at Annie Silver and day trips to local attractions and events. Bradenton Beach had budgeted $5,000 for the center for 2017-18, so a vote was not required. However, the commission had been waiting for financial information from the center before signing the check. 2016-17 and for a number of preceeding years, hired Culhane in February. At the meeting, Culhane said, We love our partnership with Annie Silver Community Center and we want to continue that. Chappie said he supports the partnership. Its important that we foster a healthy relationship between the two community centers, Chappie said. Thats what makes us a community. The money will be used to pay employees, as well as fuel and maintain the van that carries seniors on their adventures, according to Culhane. Jim Hassett, Annie Silvers board vice president, community. ters, Hassett said June 26. People really, truly enjoy the program and it brings people together from both sides of the island. ChrisAnn Silver EsformesBradenton Beach to raise taxes, give raises for 2018-19By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter way in Bradenton Beach. And the city commission is willing to up its investment to retain employees. of two workshops to discuss the proposed budget prior to two public hearings to adopt a spending plan. Mayor John Chappie, who heads up the budget process, said there were several points to review following discussions with department heads. He proposed the city retain the millage in the cur rent budget: 2.3329 mills. Id like to see us keep it at that rate, and I think we can with the goals, policies and needs of our community, Chappie said. The millage rate of 2.3329 would increase spending Millage is $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value. At 2.3329 mills, the ad valorem tax on a property valued at $600,000 would be $1,398. To avoid raising property taxes, the city would need to adopt the 2.14 rollback rate. The rollback rate is the millage needed to produce the same revenue as the current budget year. Chappie asked the commission to consider increasing cost-of-living raises and longevity pay for staff. Its tough to retain people, Chappie said, adding Bradenton Beach is on the low end of the pay scale for the island. He said a cost-of-living raise used to be included in employee pay, but was removed in 2008, when the According to city treasurer Shayne Thompson, the Social Security Administration recently increased the current cost of living by 2 percent and he factored that increase into the proposed budget. The commission unanimously approved a motion budget talks to reinstate the Social Security cost-of-living index. Thompson also included a breakdown of expenditures factored in employee raises of 4-6 percent. Additionally, Thompsons spreadsheet included an annual longevity payment, $750 for those who have years employment and $2,000 for more than 10 years. I think we need to do everything we can to keep the great staff we have here, Commissioner Jake Spooner said. The commission approved a 6 percent raise for employees, as well as the annual longevity pay. Commissioners and staff discussed other aspects of the budget for the departments and other expenditures, including administration, commission, police depart ment, emergency management, capital improvements, stormwater, streets and roads, facilities maintenance and the building department. The proposed budget for each department was ten tatively approved. The budget is assimilated into an ordinance that will require two public hearings and two votes for adoption. The next workshop on the budget will be at 10 a.m. Bradenton Beach Mayor John through budget paperwork June 19 during a commission workshop with staff at city hall. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes
10 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Acupuncture ~ Body Treatments AMI Chamber of Commerce 2017 Best Business of the Year T ERRAS Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI.The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTONGOING OFF AMI Throughout July, Island Gallery West exhibits Jane Keelings Wherever You May Roam paintings, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Through Aug. 19, Things Come Apart exhibit, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Second Wednesdays, Think + Drink (science), South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Shanty Singers, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. ArtWalk in the Village of the Arts, around 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Also, Saturdays Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7086120.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, 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. Thursday, July 5 10 a.m. Backyard animals childrens show, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, July 6 10 a.m. Forty Carrots Partners in Play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, July 7 2 p.m. Teen Tech Time, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, July 10 10 a.m. Preschool storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.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 Fellow ship, 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 Bicenten nial 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: ONGOING OFF AMI First Saturdays, Family Night at the Museum, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Fourth Wednesdays, Stelliferous Live star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 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 ISLANDThursday, July 5 2 p.m. Sunshine Stitchers Knit and Crochet Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, July 7 8:30 a.m. Callie Hutchinson of the Island Library talks about childrens services, 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. Wednesday, July 11 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.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. tions, 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. 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12 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Signature ISLAND gifts! NEW! Navy mugs, $10 each. New all-cotton AMI tote bags, $5. White and tie-dye More-Than-aMullet-Wrapper T-shirts, $10-$15, and AMI stickers, $2. Come shop at 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, sandwiched between Walgreens and the bagel cafe! Fired up for the 4th: Parades, parties, fests, fireworksPrivateers parade motoring up the island The Anna Maria Island Privateers will keep a Fourth of July tradition and present the annual Independence Day Parade. The parade will begin at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, and travel north, ending 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. Segways, roller skates, bicycles, scooters and pirate ships on wheels. About 25,000 people watched the parade of more than 100 entries in 2017. Staging for the parade will begin at about 8:30 a.m. For more information about the parade. go online to amiprivateers.org or call Kim Chauncey Boyd at 931-639-0986. Sandbar sending up Fireworks Spectacular After sunset July 4, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, will mark Independence Day with the 32nd Fireworks Spectacular, entertaining a crowd that will gather on the Gulf beach to the north and south of the restaurant. The restaurant also will host a VIP party, with food, beverages, Fourth of July-themed favors and For more information, call the restaurant at 941-778-0444. Off-island 4th displays Fireworks displays also will take place July 4 on the Sarasota bayfront in downtown Sarasota and over the Manatee River, with the best viewing on the waterfronts in Bradenton and Palmetto. Picnic in the park At City Pier Park July 4, the city of Anna Maria will honor the holiday with a Celebrate America picnic. From 12:30-2 p.m., the city will serve hot dogs and chips to picnickers enjoying patriotic songs in Bay Boulevard. For more information, call city hall at 941708-6130. Freedom Fest fun on the key 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 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, 8:30-11 a.m. A short parade will take place at 9 a.m. and registration for the Hot Diggety Dog pet costume contest will be at 8:30 a.m. Plans include games, face painting, balloon For more information, call the chamber at 941383-2466. Baseball, hot dogs and reworks at LECOM An early holiday celebration will take place W., Bradenton. The celebration will include an evening of jerseys will take on the Palm Beach Cardinals at For more information, go online to bradentonmauraders.com or call 941-747-3031. Party with pirates The Anna Maria Island Privateers celebrate independence and intellectual achievement with a post-parade party July 4 at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. There the benevolent pirates will award more than $17,000 in college scholarships to local students. A second party for adults will be at DCoy Ducks, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade will begin at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, and end at the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander File Photo show after sunset July 4. Islander File Photo SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY
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14 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON CHEMICAL PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES & FERTILIZERSTHE CITY OF HOLMES BEACH encourages residents to use practices that reduce the use of chemicals in residential areas. These incorporate native vegetation and Floridafriendly principles for ease of maintenance and preservation of our water sources. Information on best practices to reduce chemical dependence is available at the Holmes Beach Building Department, 5801 Marina Drive, or at the Island Library. Some of these methods use: Native Shrubs for South Florida Florida-Friendly Landscape Principles Botanical Insecticides and Insecticidal Soaps Low-Maintenance LandscapingHELP PROTECT OUR RECREATIONAL WATERS & NATURAL HABITAT! YES! Were offering fresh, iced apples at the Anna Maria City Pier Park Fourth of July Party. Come, have a bite on The Islander on July 4, 12:30-2 p.m. And be sure to thank the city for hosting the Independence Day celebration! Have a bite on us. Critics praise novel based on killing of Sabine Musil-Buehler By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Islanders Gloria Miele and Jim Wood couldnt be prouder. Love and Death in the Sunshine State, penned by their son Cutter Wood and published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, was featured as one the 73 best In a genre popularized by the likes of Joan Didion and Tom Wolfe, Wood adapts the murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler by William Cumber into creative nonintrospective bent. his father sent him a really sweet email, after he Ill come back and work for her restaurant in rural Pennsylvania, where he fondly remembers sleeping whipped cream on desserts. and the Times appreciated Love and Death, The Atlantic and Enter tainment Weekly checked in with glowing reviews for his version of Musil-Buehlers entanglement and demise. The reported disappearance of Musil-Buehler eclipsed most other news on Anna when Cumber confessed to her murder. Miele and Jim Wood began vacationing with family on the island in 2007 and, on one of those trips, Cutter Wood stayed at Haleys Motel. They watched Musil-Buehler decorate Haleys for Halloween and then followed as the murder story unfolded. Cumber worked as a handyman for Musil-Bue hler and Tom Buehler, co-owners of the motel, before and after serving two years in prison, March 2006 to September 2008, and on furloughs, for arson. In Love and Death, the reader follows Wood, student and then teaches, to Anna Maria Island and Manatee County to research his book. With an authors note, Wood warns his readers hes changed some names, combined characters and True to the genre, he pulls together reportage and emotion inspired by locals, reporters, detectives and others, including interviews with Cumber in prison for violating his Bradenton arson probation, with literary aplomb and a thoughtful pace. Wood tells how Cumber and Musil-Buehler his life and musings into their fractured love story. Its as much as or more about (Cutter) as it is about the woman. Its a lot about his love affair with Erin Shaw and Cutter Wood, now married, enjoy an Anna Maria outing in 2013. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jim Wood Love and Death in the Sunshine State, written by Cutter Wood, is based on the disappearance and murder of Sabine Musil-Buehler, a former owner of Haleys Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Wood is the son of Anna Maria snowbirds Jim Wood and Gloria Miele. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell his wife, Miele said. Woods inspiration to embark on Love and Death came largely from Wood stayed at the motel. In the book, he admits: When my mother sent the newspaper clip pearance, I made no connection between those events and my own circumstances. another, I felt an uncanny rousing of my interest. At about the same time, Wood fell for a childhood friend, Erin Shaw, who would later become his wife, and never once did it cross my mind that having been frustrated in my pursuit of one woman, I had set off in search of another, Wood writes. Intertwined in his storytelling, he ponders age-old questions about truth, why people hurt those they love and how relationships wither and die. the relationship after he confessed to killing and burying Musil-Buehlers body with a shovel hed borrowed from Haleys. Poignantly, he revisits with an island reporter Love and Death in the Sunshine State is avail able on Amazon, in libraries and bookstores, including Books-a-Million, 4225 14th St. W., Bradenton. Cumber Musil-Buehler work to extin Haleys Motel Nov. 16, 2008. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 15 Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques!signment bargains, including books and collectibles. Kingberry Estate Finds in Palmetto offers home furnishings and decor, emphasizing quality, comfort and style at affordable prices. The estate inventory includes items for inside and outside your home. As an added in Manatee County at Kingberry. And, be sure to check out Scavengers Marketplace every third Friday of the month, from 4-7 p.m., Kill Animal Rescue. Wine, hors d oeuvre and savings. How can you lose? Please, be sure to tell our friends in the shops, The Islander sent me. Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Sat 10-4 Lets go shopping! Tiki and Kitty are busy shopping for great values in their favorite spots. And the summer temps are making the air-conditioned shops inviting. Tide & Moon on the Historic Bridge Street Pier has a great selection of handmade jewelry by silversmith Laura Shely. Also, check out the downtown Bradenton location at 1209 Third Ave. W., where you can learn to make jewelry, too. Be sure to stop often for the changing array of home decor, furnishings, jewelry, shoes and clothing for the entire family at Community Thrift Shop on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. Its the spot for conJewelry2 LOCATIONS: Historic Bridge Street Pier & BradentonTide and Moon Huge Selection of Handmade JewelryExclusive Tide and Moon Island Pearl Pendant & LongitudeLatitude Ring!Custom designed by owner Laura Shely Shop, Save & Support Moonracer Animal Rescue If you cannot find it here, it probably doesnt exist. Moonracer Animal Rescue Queen of the nightNighttime is bloom time on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Denise Drizios sent photos of the celebrated once-ayear blooms she found in the village of Longboat Key, where she and her family, including two school-age kids, spend weekends. Drizios says, If we arent looking for spectacular night-blooming cactus, we are searching for peacocks and their babies. Her photos spell out the magic. According to Wikipedia: Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to lived, and some of these species, such as once a year and only for a single night. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Islander Photos: Denise Drizios
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THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 17 Anna Maria feels pinch from pier closure, demolition By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The closure of the Anna Maria City Pier has changed the north end of Anna Maria for businesses and anglers alike. This street used to be really busy, Vinny Esposito said June 6. Since the pier has been closed, it has been dead. Esposito, the owner of Vinny & Cheryls Italian Kitchen, said his business slowed by 50 percent since the piers closure in September 2017, and 70 percent of the businesses on Pine have been impacted by the pier closing, according to his estimates. It was a very popular pier, but now I can see people going there and walking away disappointed, Esposito said. Hardly any people take the trolley to the pier anymore. Despite its closure last year, demolition isnt set the chain-link fences went up. The pier structure isnt expected to be rebuilt until December 2019. The restaurant, bait shop and restrooms will come later. Anna Maria commissioners approved a motion June 6 to authorize Mayor Dan Murphy to sign a contract with Speeler and Associates Inc. of Clearwater to demolish the pier in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Dale Woodland was the only no vote. Damage from Hurricane Irma renewed pier repair discussions already underway at city hall. The historic structure was determined to need major repairs before the storm. Meanwhile, some local businesses are feeling the loss of the pier and the people it attracted to the city. Walking the pier was just like seeing the sunset for people here, Brigette Kubin said June 14, owner of Three Island Monkeys, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We have a lot of loyalty to the island. People want to come and do the same things they love to do here. Kubin, who has owned the shop for three years, said her business is negatively impacted by the piers closure. Vinny Esposito stands outside his restaurant, Vinny & Cheryls Italian Kitchen, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Brigette Kubin stands outside her shop, Three Island Monkeys, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Lake La Vista inlet on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Ryan Paice You lost the spirit of the community by waiting so long to deal with the pier, Kubin said. Visiting the pier was rated as the third best thing to do on Anna Maria Island by TripAdvisor and was a staple of the island. Although, not all businesses on the north end are feeling a strain from the pier closure. We havent really seen a decline in business, probably because we close early, Beach Bums employee Kathy Manning said June 8. I would imagine stores that close later would be affected more. People come to see the sunset from the pier. And to dine. The City Pier Restaurant overlooking Tampa Bay was a popular seafood dining spot. Beach Bums rents golf carts and kayaks and other recreational equipment and closes daily by 5 p.m. Drive, Anna Maria, serves as the only similar option to buy bait and wet a line at the north end. Dean Franklin said June 8, while casting his line at the R&R. But it has blown up because there are no other options. Ron Engle said June 14. I cant wait for (the city pier) to get going so that the R&Rs load dies down. Its been overloaded since it closed. The Rod & Reel Pier is farther north on Tampa Bay and the catch is different there, too. The pier is privately owned and maintained. catch shark (at the Rod & Reel Pier), but you could catch all sorts at the city pier. Ive been catching a lot more [sea]weed than I quite as much room here as there is at the city pier. The new city pier wont be publicly accessible until it is entirely rebuilt by December 2019. Many wish the city would speed up the process. They chose a bad time to tear it down, Franklin said. Give me a sledgehammer and $732,000 and Ill get to work on it already.
18 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Whats in the water?By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter You might be surprised by the sea creatures spotted this year in the Gulf of Mexico. Polka-dotted whale sharks off Anna Maria Island were swimming in the same waters a right whale visited earlier in the year. were taken from the balcony of a Panama City sighting of a right whale in the Gulf since 2006. Making the sighting even more astonishing is Atlantic right whales in the oceans. They weigh 88,00-150,000 pounds. whale when it started swimming close to their boat. the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission monitored and tracked the whale until it departed the waters near the state. Since 1963, it is only the fifth right whale sighting in the Gulf of Mexico. People are always on the lookout for sharks A great white named Savannah is one of several tagged that have cruised the Gulf of Mexico since the beginning of the year. It passed just off the Tampa Bay coastline in February, heading north. A great white with a Twitter following, Hilton, made a visit in April. The shark, tagged by OCEARCH, cruised the Gulf waters for more just before the deep DeSoto Canyon, where scientists believe it dove to feed. Twitter fans joked Hilton was headed to Walt Disney World. The week of June 18, Mote Marine scientist Bob Hueter said the lab kept getting calls about an eight to 10-foot slow-moving, dotted creature Mote researchers believe people are seeing a large, friendly manatee with bunches of white barnacle. It would explain the dots people are seeing, Hueter said. But weve gotten three very odd reports. Keep your eyes peeled, people.Local boaters have close encounters of the giant kind By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter of June, but it will likely be near Christmas before their travels beyond Anna Maria Island will be known. are a rare sight in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Hueter, senior scientist and director of the center for shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. Whale sharks arent whales, they are sharks. But these giants have more in common with So June 2, when Jacob Campoamor and his family more than surprised. for more than 40 years and never before had he seen a whale shark. One in the pod that passed close by was longer than his 25-foot boat. All were massive, he said. Whale sharks can reach 40 feet in length, but most are between 18-32-foot long. An average weight is 20 tons. Covered with large white polka dots, they have an almost whimsical appearance. alike and scientists who study whale sharks use the The so-called gentle giants of the sea circled through the waters for about 20 minutes before Campoamor lost sight of them. But they didnt stay missing for long. June 14, Bradenton boat captain Barry Moss was about 20 miles offshore when he came across some whale sharks. Moss believes, like Campoamor, one of the animals It was breathtaking, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Moss told The Islander. The water out there was smooth as pavement, and all of a sudden we saw them. I cut the engine, and one came right to the boat. The shark research team at Mote used Moss coordinates and wasted no time in getting to the area. The Longboat Key. The 16-foot male was tagged and nicknamed Colt. Several hours later, a 22-25-foot female was tagged as the Mote team was on its way back to shore. It was nicknamed Minnie, a nod to The Walt Disney Co. whose support paid for the tags. Senior Mote biologist Jack Morris attached the tags to the whale sharks just behind the left side dorsal pole. The tags will store data. After six months, the the archival data as well as GPS location detection, Morris said. Information retrieved will include where the creaJack Morris, senior biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, prepares to tag a whale shark June 14 offshore of Anna Maria Island. Two of giants in the tagged. Islander Photos: Mote/ Conner Goulding tures have been, as well as water depths and temperatures encountered. Three more whale sharks were found much closer Hueter said the tagging expedition totaled about six hours, and the information scientist may glean from it will be more than worth the effort. Right now, we dont know if there is a greater than normal abundance of whale sharks in the area, Hueter said. There could be other reasons for these long-duration sightings here, such as better ocean conditions for spotting the sharks, the opening of red snapper season drawing more boats offshore or the increased prevalence of smartphones to capture photos and videos. Reports of whale sharks are usually scattered, Hueter added. But these have stayed pretty stable, 20-40 miles offshore. There is something out there ing, the eggs rise up, they love that. Hueter, who has been with Mote since 1988, said he has seen whale sharks off the island coast only three times. June 22. Meanwhile, Mote scientists are hoping to tag more whale sharks. They urge anyone who spots a whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico to contact the shark lab at 941-302-0976. For information about Mote Marine Laboratory go to mote.org. 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THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 19 A head for numbers, a heart for birdsBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Jeanette Edwards had lived at the east end of Flamingo Cay where homes border on Palma Sola Bay more than 23 years when her world shifted. Out in the canal past her yard, a pelican caught Edwards eye. It was behaving strangely. He was ducking under, then popping up, then ducking under. All of a sudden, his head bobbed under and that time he didnt come back up, Edwards said. She didnt think twice. She jumped into the water and pulled up the pelican. On land, she realized its foot It would have drowned, had Edwards not seen it and taken action. That was 2011. And the beginning of a mission. A few days later, shortly after Edwards said she had prayed for protection for the pelicans, an adult pelican landed beside her pool. It had a sinker embed ded in his chest, and an infection had set in. Thats when it dawned on Edwards that she was supposed to be the protector. among those who know her kayak and small boat on patrol in Palma Sola Bay and surrounding waters, the Pelican Lady. a spoil island in Palma Sola Bay where she patrols and looks for entangled birds. Since 2011, Edwards, known as the Pelican Lady to many in the area, has freed or rescued more than 100 coastal birds egrets, ibis, blue herons, spoonbills, brown peli Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi With a profession as an accountant, she tracks the numbers of pelicans she has saved and unhappily, The tally is disheartening. Edwards has untangled more than 100 birds of all cormorants and anhinga. She was able to free most from entanglements in trees, mangroves and shorelines Others needed rehabilitation or were so injured they could not be released to the wild. But those were the lucky ones. Dozens more have been found dead, hanging in mangroves, tangled in branches. At the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, more than 500 pelicans have been untangled and treated by employees and volunteers, but the many small islands surrounding the bridge are grim graveyards for shorebirds. Edwards and fellow bird enthusiast Anne Paul of Audubon Florida are working with the Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries and Manatee County Parks and declared a bird sanctuary. We are attempting to clarify who owns the island, Paul said June 18. There is no plat which leads us to believe it belongs to the state of Florida and not an individual. The designation will prohibit trespassing and allow enforcement of protective birdlife laws. The island is unique. Up until this year, it has only been known to bird watchers as an overnight roost, not as a mixed-species nesting colony. Edwards and others theorize that Hurricane Irma in 2017 may have played a role in the birds relocating nesting areas. Habitat may have been damaged or destroyed by the hurricane, so they came here instead, Edwards said during a June 16 boat tour of the island. There are 23 species of coastal birds that nest in colonies in Florida. Another six species nest near the colonies. Twelve of these 29 species are listed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as endangered, threatened or of special concern. After circling the island several times in her boat, Edwards returned home to talk about her passion. She produced large plastic bags and containers shorebirds. pelicans, Edwards said. Only 30 percent of pelican to 10, though 40 years is thought to be their possible life span. piers and boat ramps called reel, remove, release becomes hooked. it gets to the trees or nesting area, and one piece of line becomes a deathtrap, Edwards said. of the Pelicans Inc., and hopes to spread the word She also assists with education and rescue in the Sunshine Skyway area and at local boat ramps. For more information or to help, call Edwards unhook for proper release methods. Jeanette Edwards points to some of the large crank removed from entangled birds and the rookery. An entangled pelican hangs in the mangrove Nov. 5, 2016, on a small Palma Sola Bay island. Jeanette Edwards has made it her mission to patrol such spaces for entangled shorebirds. Islander Photo: Jeanette Edwards A brown pelican lands atop a mangrove tree on a small island near the mouth of a canal on Flamingo Cay. The development created in the early 1970s. Efforts are underway to estab lish ownership of the mangrove island and put protective measures in place for the rookery and the birds that nest there. A juvenile roseate spoonbill surveys its world from a rookery recently established on a spoil island in Palma Sola Bay. Jeanette Edwards year shes seen nesting activity there, although she has been rescuing injured birds and debris from the island since 201l.
20 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in read travels and other events. Submit notices and photosimple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Faithfulness Deuteronomy COMMUNITY CHURCH Call for a ride to the 10:00 AM Worship Service IN THE CHAPEL or IN THE SANCTUARY Nursery & Church School Adult Sunday School Adult Book Study Family separation focus of island worship serviceRaymond Anthony Arado Raymond Anthony Arado, 87, of Grand Junction, Michigan, died June 24. He was born Jan. 17, 1931, to Thomas and Mabel (Segale) in Chicago. Chicago for 33 years. After retiring, he and wife Susan spent their years with family and dear friends in their Silver Lake and Anna Maria Island homes. He was an amazing husband, dad and papa. A Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. July 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Michigan. Burial will be at Grand Junction Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Caring Circle Hospice at Home, 05055 Blue Star Highway, South Haven MI 49090. Condolences may be shared online at www. Mr. Arado is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Arado; children David Raymond and Lisa and husband Robert Goril; grandchildren Amber and Crowell, Amy and husband Toby Hasson, Bobby and wife Heather and Eric and wife Samantha Goril; and Jade, Owen, and Ethan Hasson and Grayson Goril. By Jean Etsinger Special to The Islander Islanders gathered for a special prayer service June 24 heard the Rev. Matthew Grunfeld sermonize about nation. Grunfeld is the minister at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. Grunfeld was referring to the federal governments policy of separating parents and children seeking Guatemala, Honduras and elsewhere, and the internment of minors described by critics as incarceration. And it is our duty to speak up. He preached at a service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach. Grunfeld talked about his grandparents, Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe who came to the United States in 1949. Later, he learned his grandfather previchild had died in the concentration camps. Families facing separation and detention now are The Rev. Matthew Grunfeld of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation and the Rev. Rosemary Wheeler Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church talk with Gloria Deis Tom Herrman and Annunciations Alex and Ruth Richardson after the service June 24. Islander Courtesy Photos: Gloria Dei/ Jean Etsinger said. Its a time to pray that our leaders in Washington repent, and to pray for all the places in the world that The Rev. Kathy Gilpin, deacon of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, lights a candle for immigrants suffering incarceration and separation. ObituariesArado JOY plans for disasterMary Lechleidner of the American Red Cross answers questions June 27 at Roser Memorial Community Church about hurricane readiness during a meeting of the Just Older Youth group. The group usually meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for a program and brownbag lunch. For more information, call the church at 941-778-0414. Islander Photo: Peggy Nash Pastor Stephen King9:30 Sunday Service rArt by Joan V oyles Julia Marguerite King CarrickJulia Marguerite King Carrick died July 1. She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Ocala to Ed and Fronie King. She moved to York, South Carolina. And later she and her mother ished high school. She worked for C & P Telephone Co. for 30 years. She and her husband of 43 years, Robert, began yearly visits and walks on island beaches in 1971 and eventually retired to the island in 1990. Good Earth Crematory is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be planned. Carrick
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 21 Owners Tim Rariden and Heather Andrews9805 Gulf Drive Protect the things you love 941-244-4743 Island Anchor Insurance is NOW...Home Serving all your insurance needs! Milestones The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and weddings, births, anniversaries, travels, obituaries and other events. Submit your announcements and photoorg. Also, visit us on Facebook and join the 11,400-plus friends who like The Islander and share their social news.Babette S. Moore Babette S. Moore, 49, of Holmes Beach, died April 5. She was born Dec. 30, 1968 in Polk County. cally with adults with disabilities at Hanover Adult Center in Virginia. She lived and loved the island life. Brown and Sons Funeral Home of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Moore is survived by her partner of 10 years, Stephanie Comfort. Moore At your service Obituaries are offered as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, as well as to those people with ties to the island. Submit to news@ islander.org. BEN AND KAREN COOPER PLEASE COME SEE US AT OUR NEW OFFICE NEXT TO THE REGIONS BANK BUILDING AT 4401 MANATEE A VE. W ., BRADENTON. 941-795-4878 Fax ALWAYS READY! YOUR TABLE IS Prices, plans and programs are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Owned and operated by Discovery Senior Living. Void where prohibited by law. Assisted Living Facility License #12798. 2018, Discovery Senior Living, DVSB-0021 6/18. 941.357.2675 | DiscoveryVillages.com | 1414 69TH Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34207Supervised Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care ASK ABOUT OUR 3-YEAR RENT LOCK! ObituariesHarriett Frances Dawson Keyser Harriett Frances Dawson Keyser of Holmes Beach died June 17. She was 106.6. She attended Simmons College in Boston, where she earned a bachelors degree in mathematics and physics. In May 1934, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Keyser. Moving to York, Maine, she remained at home to help raise their four children. In 1954, the family moved to Port Clinton, Ohio, where they remained until retirement in 1976. Their next adventure was running their boat, HAL IV, from Ohio to Anna Maria Island. They docked their boat at Galatis Marina in Anna Maria and lived aboard it for 10 years. In 1986, they purchased a home on 65th Street in Holmes Beach. Then, in February 1989, after celebrating 63 years of marriage, Mr. Keyser died. Mrs. Keyser remained on the island and embraced her role as family matriarch. One of her favorite family daughter Rosanne Tennyson, great-granddaughter Daneille Vulgan and great-great-granddaughter Emery Vulgan. Memorial donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or the American Cancer Society. A service Ave., Anna Maria. She is survived by children Beryl Love-Rosche, William and wife Joan, and Bruce and wife Sandi; John S. Jack Weber John S. Jack Weber, of Holmes Beach, died June 25. He was born March 1, 1929, to the late John Shea Weber Sr. and Alice G. Weber. He was a 1947 graduate of Father nessee. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean campaign where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge Commendation. He was a member of and performed in the choir St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key. He was married to Evelyn Dreyfus Weber. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 21 St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The family expressed appreciation for the kindness of Judy and Marion Duncan of Anna Maria Island. Mr. Weber is survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Weber-Woodwell of Jensen Beach and Lynn Weber great-grandchildren Kyla Elizabeth Prussing and Liam Christopher Prussing; stepson Glen Gore and wife Carol; 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Weber Dave Ferguson of the Dr. Dave band pays tribute to Hal Keyser in December 2017 for her birthday.HBPD rolls out security project: RASCEL Holmes Beach Police Chief William Tokajer is encouraging residents and business owners to register security cameras in the Project RASCEL campaign. Project RASCEL connects criminal investigators with residents and business owners who have partnered with the Holmes Beach Police Department to help keep the city safe, stated a June 29 news release from the department. RASCEL is an acronym for register all security camera equipment locations. To participate, people must register privately owned video surveillance systems with HBPD. Then, if a crime occurs, law enforcement can use Project RASCEL to locate cameras that might show evidence of criminal activity. With that information, HBPD could reach out to Project RASCEL enrollees in a neighborhood to view video footage that may assist in an investigation. Investigators often rely on video footage to identify, arrest and prosecute criminals, the release from the department said. Registration only provides officers with the camera locations and contact information of project RASCEL participants. People interested in registering in Project RASCEL will find forms at HBPD, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, as well as on the city of Holmes For more information about Project RASCEL, call HBPDs non-emergency phone number at 941708-5804. 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 18 greatgreat-grandchildren; and numerous step-family and spouses.
22 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD ON AMI SEAFOOD Live Music Friday & Saturday121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com PROUD RECIPIENT OF THESMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD-LARGE CATEGORYA LANDMARK ONGULF COAST! HB man arrested for DUI An alert citizens report about a suspected drunken driver led Holmes Beach police to an early morning arrest. Brian Burns, 44, was arrested for driving under a woman pointed a Holmes Beach curbs and driving dangerously at Gulf and Marina drives. turn on Holmes Boulevard so wide that the vehicle was northbound in the southbound lane, the police report states. he stopped the vehicle quickly in the 5400 block and Burns admitted he had a lot to drink. He also Burns performed poorly on the roadside test and provided breath samples measuring 0.216 and 0.273 blood-alcohol content, according to the police report. The legal limit is 0.08. Burns was transported to the Manatee County jail, where he was released after posting a $500 bond. His arraignment is set for 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Fight erupts at cafe, of cer injuredBurns Walsh Island police blotterAnna Maria June 21, 100 block of Palm Avenue, drugs. A Manatee County sheriffs deputy noted an odor of marijuana while talking to a motorist he stopped for running a stop sign on Gulf Drive at Magnolia Avenue. Searching the vehicle, deputies found 17 grams of marijuana under the front seat and a scale in the center console. A deputy issued the driver a notice to appear in court on the drug charges and a ticket for running the stop sign. The contraband was seized. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach June 17, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A 42-year-old man was issued a trespass warning after arguing with a bartender. June 19, Omas Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 201 ees reported an unknown person keyed vehicles in the restaurant parking lot, causing $1,500-$5,000 in damages over the course of two months. property manager reported two secured personal watercrafts stolen. They were valued at $14,000. There was laceration and temporary blindness. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer texted June 28 the officer was treated at Blake Medical Center, released and will be returning to work. Walsh fought the arrest before and after he was handcuffed. in the hip and thigh while he was placed in the police squad, according to the police report. Walsh continued kicking, kneeing and head-butting the patrol cage and then resisted the correction was transferred. Walsh was released June 26 after he posted a $17,500 bond, according to the jail website. His arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. An intoxicated Bradenton man caused a disturbance at a beach cafe and fought with Holmes Beach Richard Walsh, 52, was arrested at 7:14 p.m. June arrest with violence, assault, trespass and disorderly intoxication. for help from the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, after Walsh refused to leave after a restaurant manager at the Manatee Public Beach trespassed him. front of the business with the manager nearby. report states he refused to identify himself, pushed out no forced entry found. A cross pendant and gold chain, a wallet, $120 and identification cards, were reported stolen from an unlocked SUV. June 21, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, warrant. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for operating an unregistered personal watercraft in Bradenton Beach. June 26, 100 Gulf Drive South-100 Gulf Drive from a Tampa mans wallet. The man went to the beach after he purchased items at Circle K with a credit card, visited a gift shop and placed his wallet containing the cards inside a locked vehicle. Two of his credit cards were later used to make $440.48 in unauthorized purchases. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez June 20-21, Bradenton Boat Club, 12160 Cortez Road W., burglary. Two boats at a dock were burglarized. Reported stolen from a 24-foot Carolina Skiff and pole and seat cushions. tery. MCSO deputies responded to a report of a couples argument turning physical. Deputies interviewed the parties and arrested a woman. June 26, 4300 block of 127th Street West, domestic following reports of a man striking a woman in the back seat of a parked vehicle. During the mans transport to the Manatee County jail, he kicked and hit his head inside the police cage. At the jail, he was searched and four oxycodone pills were found. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach June 22, 33rd Street beach access, vehicle burglary. A woman told police shed left her purse, containing $100 and credit cards, in a locked vehicle. She found the items missing after she was texted about a purchase at Macys she didnt make. When the woman returned to the vehicle, she saw the missing items and pry marks on a door handle. Holmes Beach police advised the woman to cancel her credit cards. June 23, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. Bar patrons found a 36-year-old woman passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot and called for help. West Manatee Fire Rescue, EMS and police responded. The threatened two EMS paramedics, attempting to bite them. She was arrested and charged with battery.
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 23 STREETLIFE Anna Maria DUI arrestee back on probation Probation was reinstated for a woman who failed in Anna Maria with a prior conviction. Twelfth Circuit Judge Robert Farrance sentenced Barbara Foulds, 69, of Bradenton, March 6 to 12 months probation, including 10 weekends in jail, an advanced DUI school, victim-impact panel and alcohol monitoring, according to court records. The judge also ordered her drivers license suspended with a business permit exception for a year. comply with the monitoring March 19 and April 5, and she was arrested April 27 for violating her probation. Foulds pleaded no contest May 25 to the violation and the judge reinstated her probation, added 60 days on an alcohol-monitoring device and weekly Alcohol Anonymous meetings for six months. Farrance also ordered Foulds to pay more than $1,500 in costs and fees. A Manatee County sheriffs deputy arrested Foulds Crescent Drive. She previously was convicted of DUI in Manatee County in August 2005, according to court records.New cop on the BB blockFrank Price is wel comed June 14 by Bradenton Beach clerk Terri Sanclemente and Police Chief Sam Speciale after Prices swearing in at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The the BBPD is a Febru ary 2016 graduate of the Manatee Technical College Florida Law Enforcement Academy. Islander Photo: Cour tesy BBPDBradenton man sentenced to DUI probation A Bradenton man was sentenced to 12 months probation for driving impaired in Holmes Beach. Jose Centeno-Casique, 44, pleaded no contest in July 2017. cer observed him swerving between the 5400 block Marina and 6900 block of Palm Drive. Twelfth Circuit Judge Renee Inman ordered Centeno-Casique to attend DUI school, participate in a victim-impact panel and serve 50 hours of public work. The judge also impounded his vehicle for 10 days, suspended his license for six months and ing to court records. In addition to the DUI charge, police and court records show Centeno-Casique was arrested for by the prosecutor at the plea hearing. illegal camping. A 59-year-old Michigan man was found sleeping next to his bicycle and other belongings. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for camping in a park. June 23, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, welfare check. At about 2:50 a.m., at the request of the Palmetto home for a woman thought to be involved in a sexual knowledge of an assault, and the aftermath of what the dayshift notify the Anna Maria Vacations rental manager about the condition of the property. June 23, 6300 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. Stopped for an expired drivers license, HBPD determined Orange County wanted a 43-year-old man for overdue child support. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail. June 25, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Blvd., trespass. A 64-year-old Bradenton man entered the store with an open beer and became belligerent. The man told police he had been drinking, wanted to leave the city but did not have money for a ride home. The not to return. He left on foot. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.
24 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Penn a inc HOLI DA Y WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza HBPD community service: Delivering cookies to island kids, food bankHBPD Sgt. Vern McGowin explains June 25 how a trailer-load of cookies arrived from Wesley Chapel to Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Vern McGowin sets the bar for community outreach. June 25, he was all about sending Girl Scout cookies and other snacks to local charities. an attached trailer loaded with Girl Scout cookies and to Holmes Beach. According to McGowin, theyd just picked up a shipment of food, snacks and other nonperishables ton Police Department for the past couple of years. Support The Troops, a Wesley-Chapel-based nonA hitch in the transport, however, occurred on Gulf Drive, when the trailer turned at Marina Drive, according to Holmes Beach police dispatcher Patty Duck. The cookie trailer took a tumble. It just got too top heavy and spilled, she said, adding a forklift righted the toppled trailer. After a little cleanup, HBPD served some local charities by delivering the boxes to the Roser Food Pantry at Roser Memorial Community Church and to Island. McGowin recalled how the kids pitched in at the center. The children were all smiles as they helped unload the trailer, he said, and some kids were asking if the treats are all for us. Holmes Beach police work is not all about the bad guys. Thats just it. Theres all this negative out there Sarasota man charged with vessel DUI The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrested Rocky D. May, 31, of Sarasota, in a 20-foot vessel with a 5-year-old passenger aboard, according to an FWC report. May showed signs of impairment, test and refused a breathalyzer test, according to FWC reports. He was transported to the Manatee County jail, posted a $500 bond and was released, according to jail records. His arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, arraignment at the Manatee County Judicial, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fleeing motorcyclist gets 24 months probationMay Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter ment was sentenced to serve two years probation and make an apology. ing and eluding police on a motorcycle he crashed in Holmes Beach, according to 12th Circuit Court and police records. The December 2017 incident began when Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy Andrew Vanover reported Harrison speeding in the 9000 block of Cortez Road West. While stopped on the Cortez Bridge, waiting for boats to pass, the deputy advised the motorcyclist to pull over in Bradenton Beach when the bascule lowered. cycle at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive and was later arrested in Bradenton. As part of Harrisons probation, Judge Charles vice work and to write an apology letter to Vanover. The judge withheld adjudication on counts of reckHis drivers license was suspended for one year. Court records show Harrison was assessed $1,084
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Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, was detected in low and background concentrations in several samples from Manatee County the week ending June 29, it is unusual for this time of year. September and October tend to be the worst months for red tide, which leaves dead sea life and respiratory issues for humans in its wake. Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director, said her volunteers, who walk the beach in the morning during sea turtle nesting season, MayOctober, have noted they have experienced some slight effects. Volunteers have said they are feeling scratchy throats, but not much more, Fox said June 13. According to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, the beaches are still safe for people, both those with respiratory issues should exercise care. ChrisAnn Silver EsformesSummer sports short: Golf, horseshoesBy Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter You might say summer golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach is sizzling, with smaller groups members spending their summer up north. The men kicked off the weeks action June 25 with a nine-hole modiGillie and Peter Murley shared clubhouse bragging rights with matching scores of plus-2. The women took over the club June 26 for a nine-hole individualshared by Karen Mitchell and Debi Wohlers after both par 33 to top Flight B. The men were back on the course June 28 for a nine-hole four-man scramble. The team of Gerry Dahl, Mike Gillie, Jon Holcomb and Terry Schaefer combined on a 5-under-par 27 to top the days score. Horseshoe news Two teams played their way into the knockout round during June 27 horseshoe action at the Anna nessey and Gary Howcroft earned the days bragging rights after defeating Steve Doyle 23-15. Hennessey was again in the conversation during the abreviated June 30 games. The rains came down, ending pool play after only two matches, so Hennessey, along with the team of Sam Samuels and Doyle, shared the days honors with 2-0 records. 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. Register now for MAYSO Kids ages 4-18 interested in playing in the MAYSO fall recreational soccer league are encouraged to sign up now at mayso.org. Cost is $125 per player, plus a $20 volunteer fee that is reimbursed if the family completes two hours of volunteer work for the club. Registration covers FYSA registration and insurance and referee fees. The league kicks off the week of Aug. 27 with 6. All games are held Saturdays, while practices take place twice a week, either Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday evenings. at firstname.lastname@example.org. CassidyDos and donts for sea turtle nesting season The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends people follow these guidelines for sea turtle safety: to prevent nesting sea turtles from becoming disoriented and moving toward the glow of light on land, instead Indoor lights should be turned off, with curtains closed after dark, and outdoor lighting should be turtle-friendly view at the shoreline. beach at night. They can distract nesting sea turtles and cause them to return to the water. female sea turtles can become trapped, confused or impeded by gear left on the beach at night. Remove items such as boats, tents, rafts and beach furniture and trap turtles and can injure people. Call code enforcement to report unattended property or large holes on the beach. 6130, ext. 139 or ext. 129. 941-778-1005, ext. 280. 708-5800, ext. 247. College friends Matt Crook of Tennessee, Cleavland Covington of New York, Carolyn Browning of New York, Tate McNeilly of Tennessee, and Ashley Patton, and Doug Foote both of New York show off their June 20 catch. The group met to catch up while on a break from work Capt. Warren Girle. They used shiners in Sarasota Bay to catch their trout dinner. Foote earned the group MVP award on the Report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline, at 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone or text Tip@MyFWC. com. For more information on nesting season, contact Fox at email@example.com or 941-778-5638. ChrisAnn Silver Esformes
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 27 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter the Rod & Reel Pier on Tampa Bay. Clear, emerald green waters and light breezes from and the catch-and-release snook bite is happening right now. After numerous days of running with the family, and my wife Bekka and daughter Izzy wanted to spend a day at the beach and go snorkeling. heat for days, I was excited to spend a morning with them. Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier. So I suggested we go out there and, while they snorkeled the rocks by the pier, I could visit with Malfese. We loaded up the truck and went to Anna Maria Boy, kinda sounds like the Beverly Hillbillies huh? We arrived at the R&R and got the last parking spot, which saved me from having to drive up and down side streets trying to park between the signs. We had calm waters and cool breezes awaiting us. The girls found a spot on the beach and put on their snorkel gear. I walked out to see Malfese and get when the snook bite is good. Anglers stood shoulder to shoulder, casting large baits under the deck in hopes of hooking into a monster linesider. As I neared the end of the pier, I ran into Malfese. I followed him around as he ticked off what was being caught and, aside from the normal action on Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper, he said anglers were hooking up plenty of big snook. I left him to his job and walked around the pier for a look. Upon rounding the corner, I recognized Keith Martin, a buddy from Chicago. He was at the pier for the snook. We sat and made small talk as he acquired a large mojarra from one of the other anglers. make excellent snook bait. pier, where the tide would push it back along the pilings. This is where the big snook lay waiting for an easy meal. We talked a little longer about this and that as the bait swam under the pier, not knowing that it soon Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN Stasny would be lunch for a big snook. Then Martin stopped mid-sentence. I just got bit, the large bait, he reared back and set the hook. The rod bent over double, with the tip going under water. He was still under the pier so there was no visual concommotion going on. In fact, water splashed upwards through the planks on the deck. A crowd of spectators gathered, suddenly, the hook pulled out. Bummer, right? Thats all part of catching big snook, gasped Martin as he shrugged it off. If I get for spending a morning relaxing at the best place on On a side note, remember that as of July 1, there are changes to tripletail and sheepshead size and bag limits. Tripletail minimum size limit increased to 18 inches total length, while sheepshead recreational bag water Fishing. Malfese says hes is seeing a variety of species being pulled from Tampa Bay in addition to the catchenal battles. Stout gear is a must, as anglers must be to cut off the leader. Other catches include mangrove snapper, whiting, an occasional pompano also are taking the hook at the R&R. Capt. Aaron Lowman is spending most of his days reefs in 15-40 feet of water is producing a variety of grove snapper, Spanish mackerel and blacktip sharks. An occasional cobia is making a showing for lucky anglers, too. To get this bite started for his clients, Lowman is heavily chumming the waters with frozen and live chum. seatrout. This bite is best during strong incoming tides, Capt. Warren Girle is running charters offshore to boat, with most catches 15-18 inches. While targeting snapper, Girle is putting clients on numerous juvenile gag and red grouper. Spanish mackerel are being found at offshore structure eating free-lined live shinMoving inshore, Girle is putting his anglers on All three are being caught during morning tides over and reds, deep for the trout. Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is migrating out to deep water to escape the extremely warm inshore waters. In depths of 100 feet or more, White is hooking up with African pompano over wrecks is putting anglers on numerous red grouper, as well as some respectable-sized mangrove snapper. with tarpon along the beaches, where pass crabs cast herring to entice the last silver king of the season to his boat Capt. Jason Stock is again taking care of the permit providing action for Stocks clients. Permit up to 25 pounds are being taken in this fashion. Also while offshore, Stock is putting clients on mangrove and yellowtail snapper, Spanish mackerel, inshore along the beaches, Stock is putting clients on tarpon and some big catch-and-release snook. Keith Martin of Chicago shows off his June 28 catch a 36-inch snook at the Rod & Reel Pier. Daughters Emily, Abby and Gracie proudly pose
28 JULY 4, 2018 THE ISLANDER Hoosiers witness once-in-a-lifetime loggerhead nesting Turtle watch nesting lull followed by spike, skimmers departBlack skimmers congregate May 20 on the beach near 46th Street in Holmes Beach. As of June 27, AMITW reported the skim mers had left the island without nesting. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter For a moment it looked like they might be slowing down. The number of documented loggerhead sea turtle nests on Anna Maria Island, which had been steadily rising past 2017s record-breaking tally, dipped the week of June 25. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox started to wonder if it was the beginning of the seasonal slowdown, when nesting declines and turtle watch turns its attention to hatchlings. However, according to AMITW stat guy Pete Gross, 15 turtles nested on island beaches early June 27 The second half of nesting season has begun, Gross wrote in a June 27 email to Fox. Fox said nesting patterns are dependent on many variables that come together to determine when, where and if the turtles will nest. Everything is cyclical, Fox said June 27. Their food is dependent on the water temperature, it all works together. She added that mature females nest every other year, so the turtles nesting now may be facing different issues from those that nested last year. The winter was mild, then we had unusually chilly temperatures in March, so that may have mixed things up a little, Fox said. There still is a chance that 2018 could surpass the 2017 season, which ended with a record-breaking 488 nests. As of July 1, there were 330 nests and 399 false crawls on AMI, as compared with 347 nests and 328 false crawls on the same date in 2017. This is just nature, Fox said. When it comes to turtle conservation, people on our island are doing a great job keeping our beaches dark and clean for nest ing season. However, shorebirds are another story. June. However, as of June 27, the black-and-white birds with a splash of orange on their beaks left the island without nesting. In April and May, black skimmers were congregating in several colonies on island beaches, with some colonies containing nearly 100 birds, according to Fox. This year, Fox attributed the failure to human intervention. According to Fox, an anonymous woman was reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for tampering with the birds, including repeatedly chasing them out of the habitat where they nested in 2017. They likely would have nested at the same location this year, Fox said, on the beach near the 5400 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Fox said there is a chance the birds might return to nest, but usually they are gone by September. What this person did to the birds makes me sick, Fox said. All I can do is stay positive that they might be back to nest. She said turtle watch educates the public about best practices on nesting beaches, but cant account for everyone. In general, people are really stepping up for the turtles and birds, Fox said. Each year brings new challenges and we just do our best to help Mother For more information on nesting season, contact Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-778-5638. ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Where we live, we see a lot of deer, cows and Ryan Bucher, a visitor to Anna Maria from Fishers, Indiana, said June 28 after watching a female logger head nest on the beach. Bucher, his wife Heather and their three children were taking a beach walk June 28, when Buchers daughter Avery, 15, saw the sea turtle emerge from the Gulf of Mexico near Elm Avenue in Anna Maria. Female sea turtles, which only leave the water to nest, usually nest at night. So, a daytime nester is rare. Avery just had this look on her face and she said, Look! so we all turned and saw this huge mama turtle coming out of the water, Bucher said. His other chil dren, Ella, 13 and Eli, 10, also witnessed the event. The family spent 10 summers in Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, where they participated in a sea turtle patrol, but never saw a turtle. Bucher said it was great to see the excitement of the Anna Maria Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitor ing volunteers who were there as the turtle nested. It was really awesome to see the joy on the faces of the turtle watch folks, Bucher said. They usually only see the nests, and this time they got to see the turtle. According to Bucher, there was trash next to where the turtle nested, which he said really drove home the importance of keeping the beach clean. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said she was thrilled this family had the amazing experience of seeing the turtle nest and she allowed them to adopt the nest. She said the adoption program had closed for 2018 because nesting numbers started to drop off, but she wanted the family to have the honor. who respect and value the amazing wildlife here on our island, Fox said. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this family. LEFT: People watch June 28 as a loggerhead digs the 18-inch to 2-foot deep cavity that will hold its eggs on the beach near Elm Avenue in Anna Maria. It was a rare event, as sea turtles usually nest at night. Islander Photos: Courtesy Ryan Bucher ABOVE: Avery Bucher, 15, left, Ella Bucher, 13, and Eli Bucher, 10, of Fishers, Indiana, pose with their adopted loggerhead nest June 28 in Anna Maria. Earlier that morning, the Buchers watched a logger head emerge from the Gulf of Mexico, dig the nest, deposit its eggs and return to the water. Beachgoers watch June 28 as a female loggerhead emerges heads ashore to nest near the Elm Avenue beach access in Anna Maria.
THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 29 Neff By Lisa NeffAn all-American tradition A stranger approached me in the produce section of the island Publix and asked, How high is your soapbox? I knew right off he was referring high enough, I said. Im thinking of getting one 10 feet tall and using a ladder. Im also thinking of dragging my soapbox to the beach on the Fourth of July to provide a platform to address beachgoers on the topic of litter. Or should I say lecture litterers on the subject of our shores? Towering above the umbrellas and tents, Id tell all about the casualty and calamity to come from trashing the beaches and, of course, Id point out the importance of me hauling away my soapbox at the end of the day. A few days before this holiday week arrived, I stopped at the Manatee Public Beach to take a stroll to the Gulf of Mexico. Many mornings Ive been to that beach and seen no litter but, on this day at the height of summer, I found plastic bags, cigarette butts, broken toys and water near the shore. Im aware volunteer crews assemble the day after holidays to clean up the island beaches and the county has employees who pick up trash at the public beach. But why is it necessary for one person to clean up after another? Ive been asking that question since at least 1976, when I was 12 years old and my mom guilted me into helping her clean up the lakefront beach in Waukegan, Illinois, before the summers big Bicentennial celebration. that in a good way. That summer of 76 she recruited a team of high school girls from my neighborhood and they scraped old paint from the bathhouse and then People gather for a Fourth of July celebration on the beach in Bradenton Beach. Cleanup crews typically follow the holiday crowds. Islander File Photos: Lisa Neff bags with garbage collected from the water, the sand and the parking lots. I went along to help, a reluctant volunteer more interested at the time in riding my bike or skateboard or building model kits than beautifying the beach. Still, even reluctant volunteerism was rewarded as she was responsible for spending tens of thousands American celebration of independence. I spent hours with the big book, turning down corners to mark pages Well, you know what? The day after the celebration, we were on the beach cleaning up and I was wondering aloud, why do people have to clean up after other people? One of the teenagers said people just get crazy on the Fourth of July. Another simply concluded that people are slobs. Someone said some people are good, some people are bad. My mom, who has her own soapbox, said we clean up after other peoples messes because we care. Well, this Fourth of July, I hope we all show we care.Where is Eliza Ann? What is her lesson?By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Eliza Ann was the first sea turtle successfully tagged and tracked for the Tour de Turtles after nesting on Anna Maria Island. ing the loggerheads location in the Gulf of Mexico more than a year after it was attached. Data generated from the tracker and devices on other sea turtles helps scientists around the world answer questions related to sea turtle conservation. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and the Sea Turtle Conservancy placed a tracking device on Eliza Ann June 19, 2017, after the turtle nested. The animal was released to the Gulf of Mexico early June 20, 2017. That tracker, using satellite telemetry, showed the path taken by the sea turtle as she nested twice more, crawled ashore another time and journeyed on a three-month migration during the STCs 10th Annual Tour de Turtles. As part of the 2017 tour, 20 sea turtles were tagged and released. The turtles then competed to determine which turtle swam the most miles in three months. the marathon, which tracked distance covered through documented proof that a sea turtle nested multiple times on Anna Maria Island in the same season. The race is over, but Eliza Ann is still going strong journeyed 2,754 miles. Meanwhile, the 2018 tour contestants, including Bortie, the loggerhead tagged on Anna Maria Island cially beginning Aug. 1 when all 20 turtles will have tagged for the 2018 tour. More than 450 sea turtles, including loggerheads, greens, hawksbills and leatherbacks have been tagged since 1997 for STCs research. The scientists know when Eliza Ann raises her head above water because the antenna on the tracker sends a signal, indicating location, the number of dives taken during a 24-hour period, the duration of the most recent dive, and the water temperature of the location, according to Lexie Beach, STC communications coordinator. STC research specialist Dan Evans said the information has allowed him to investigate the differences in migratory patterns between several species of sea turtles. According to Evans, research shows that loggerheads, greens and hawksbills tend to stay regional, but the leatherbacks migration encompasses all the regions of the other species. Kristen Mazzarella, senior biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, said June 27 that research from projects such as the tour is vital to turtle migration. She said there is crossover in research, especially turtles has been uncovered in the past 30-40 years. We are all colleagues and we compare notes and techniques, Mazzarella said. Subsequently, we all can use the data in unique ways for the projects we are working on. Different people might look at a track and ask a different question. On the web, Eliza Ann can be tracked on the Sea Bortie, the islands 2018 Tour de Turtles conA screen shot from the internet June 27 shows the path in the Gulf of Mexico taken by Eliza Ann, the loggerhead tagged June 20, 2017, for AMITW in the Tour de Turtles. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Eliza Ann, June 20, 2017.
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THE ISLANDER JULY 4, 2018 35 CREATURE FEATUREBY TIMOTHY POLIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0624RELEASE DATE: 7/1/2018 ACROSS1 Friendly cartoon character7 Pro14 Symbols in calculus20 Simple kind of antenna21 Expenditures counterpart22 Lacking a break23 Add surreptitiously24 Worrisome sight for a swimmer25 With spite26 Some Houdini feats28 John of spy fiction30 Something extraordinary that wont soon be forgotten32 Some northern Europeans35 Bit of hydrotherapy38 Caffeinated drink with tapioca balls39 Doled (out)41 Opposite of colorblindness?42 ____ Jacques43 Ones eligible for marathon prizes45 Dont bite the hand that feeds you, e.g.46 Flight-board abbr.47 Sinking feelings50 Mistrusts53 Mother or sister54 Does more than ask56 Dr. ____ Sattler, Jurassic Park paleobotanist57 Energy giant that fell into ignominy in 200258 Elevs.59 Peevish quality61 Get a new mortgage63 [Kiss]65 Powerful D.C. lobby68 Scylla or Charybdis74 Speedy wide receiver, perhaps80 Skill81 [Fingers crossed]82 Buzz out in space83 And so on: Abbr.84 Staff leader?86 & 87 What might cost you an arm and a leg?88 Silver-tongued89 2004 also-ran91 Martin who wrote The Pregnant Widow92 Evening, in ads93 Southern sandwich94 Is there in spirit?96 Zen Buddhist goal98 Makes fun of99 Menace in 106-Down104 Bad-mouth106 Add spice to107 Metaphor for deliberate ignorance109 Gobbled (down)111 Seriously uptight112 Fictional setting for 106-Down115 A ____ believes no one (old saying)116 Pottery117 Caff ____118 Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake119 Concerning120 Conventions: Abbr.121 There, there122 Disgustingly obsequious123 Class with drills DOWN1 Things investors take an interest in?2 Suffer3 106-Down director4 Pink, e.g.5 Brought out6 Christen anew7 Tidiness8 Proud, fiery types, they say9 Save for later, in a way10 Fathers or brothers11 Santa ____12 No longer in force13 Gives meaning to14 Horn of Africa native15 Neon, e.g.16 Transmission17 Like the menace in 106-Down18 Common knee injury site, briefly19 Locale for a trough27 Fairy-tale lump29 Hack30 Hit BBC comedy, briefly31 Peter of The Maltese Falcon32 Handles deftly33 Utmost degree34 Farm machine36 Something to angle for37 In Dulci Jubilo and others39 Modest skirts40 Modern subject of F.A.A. regulation43 TV show with the seasons highest rating, often44 ____ U.S.A. (1963 hit)48 Sports arbiter49 Pixielike51 Cabaret accessory52 Country-music channel, once55 Decorative pillowcase58 Adjudicate, as a case60 This is looking bad62 Lyricist Sammy63 Singer Haggard64 Golfers obstacle66 Ska-punk band with the 1997 song Sell Out67 Sunning area68 Ax69 Seasonal quaff70 Small herrings71 Is a crowd72 Actor Morales73 Deteriorates74 Beginning75 Precollege, for short76 Text tweaks77 Midcrisis hire, perhaps78 Word with black or blood79 Frozen-dessert chain85 Leaves nervously exhausted88 Thugs90 Aromatic yellow citrus93 Preppy wear95 Himalayan native97 Cheap and gaudy98 Charged99 Scrap100 Actress Salma101 Movie org. whose Years 100 Thrills list has 106Down at No. 2102 Takes a load off103 Superman, by birth105 Coo-oo-ool!106 1975 summer blockbuster107 Morse clicks108 Indian blueblood110 Teensy amount113 Yogis accessory114 Oscar ____ (Hollywood honor, informally) 123456 78910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 3031 32333435 3637 38 39 4041 42 43 44 45 46 474849 50 5152 53 54 5556 57 58 5960 61 62 6364 656667 68 69707172737475767778 79 80 81 82 83 84 8586 87 88 89 9091 92 93 94 95 9697 98 99100101102103104 105 106 107 108109 110 111 112113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). After completing this puzzle, draw a line starting at the middle square of 59-Across and connect five appropriate squares in roughly clockwise order to reveal an image suggested by this puzzles theme. www.annamariaislandresorts.net877.867.8842Everything youre looking for Visit WWW.ISLANDER.ORG for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 32
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