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DEP: Stilt house complaint a sham. 4 State dismisses ex-mayors election complaints in Bradenton Beach. 4 Anna Maria building The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 Looking back. 7 Anna Maria hunts unregistered rentals. 9 Bradenton Beach gathers in rental registrations. 8 Community announcements, activities. 10-11 Make plans, save a date. 12-13 Long nights, chirpy Area students win college scholarships. 18 Obituaries. 18 Milestones. 19 Police blotter. 20 World Cup and then there were 4. 24 A purchase for Powers corner, expanding territory. 26 on the 4th. 27 PropertyWatch. 28 CLASSIFIEDS. 28 NYT crossword. 31 Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a Long nights, chirpy Zaccagnino Wheres Holly Lane? 16-17 Pier-amid pose. 24 VOLUME 26, NO. 37 JULY 11, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgAsTheWorldTerns try to beat the heat. 6 PLEASE SEE ATTACK PAGE 2 ritory. 26 on the 4th. 27 PropertyWatch. PropertyWatch. Top NotchHBPD arrests suspect in home burglary-batteryBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter An anonymous tip led to an arrest in the June 28 attack of a 71-year-old woman inside her Holmes Beach home a burglary interrupted by the resident. Mark Lee Snyder, 55, was arrested July 3 at his home at 4903 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, Holmes Beach, where he cooperated with police and consented to a search of his vehiBeach Detective Sgt. Brian Hall. Hall said Snyder told authorities he lived by himself in an apartment adjacent to Anna Maria Elementary School, for the past couple of years. Following Miranda warnings, Snyder was interviewed at the Longboat Key Police Department, where he gave a confession to authorities before being transported to the Manatee County jail. Snyder was released July 4 after posting a $41,500 bond for the HBPDs suggested HB candidate errs, awaits fate By Terry OConnor Islander Reporter for the 2018 Holmes Beach election is awaitI hope not, city commission candidate Kim Rash said July 7 about his political fate while awaiting a determination. City clerk Stacey Johnston, Holmes Beach elec7 the campaign depository paperwork filed by Rash was out of compliance. Johnston conferred July 9 with the Florida Supervisor of Elections Office, which she said had taken the matter under advisement. David Zaccagnino, a candidate for the charter review commission on the same ballot as Rash and a former city commissioner, wrote to Johnston alleging a mistake by Rash regarding his campaign bank account. Because of this extreme error in violation of state statute, I am asking that his campaign be terminated, Zaccagnino wrote in an email July 6 to Johnston. Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Grossman failed in 2016 to qualify for reelection when he submitted his paperwork at the 11th hour, but attempted to pay the a check from a campaign account. Rash said he first contacted Hancock Bank, but setting up the account became complicated and he switched to Wells Fargo. Candidates must declare a depository for campaign funds before establishing candidacy, Johnston said. submit the required candidate forms with a check from that depository. In appointing Marjorie Motzer his campaign treasurer June 4, Rash named Hancock Bank his depository and a check was written Rash told Johnston he changed his campaign depository bank, but failed to submit I guess that was an error, Rash said. Rash put Hancock Bank on his form, Johnston said, then he changed his depository. He told me he was going to change banks, but he never put it in writing. The Holmes Beach ballot listing the canHolmes Beach will not have a municipal primary, but its candidate qualifying dates were set early by the county due to requirements Rash PLEASE SEE CANDIDATE PAGE 2 July 4 frivolity, page 12-13. Top Notch: Week 1 Eagle eyeHolly Avedisian of Bradenyears Top Notch photo contest with this image of a bald eagle taken June 26 in Robinson Preserve in west Bradenton. This winner will receive an Islander More than a mullet wrapper T-shirt and becomes offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an from advertisers. For details about entering the contest, see page 3 or go to Hatch time. 15 Op-EdSnyder


2 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM Pier plank retrieval People who requested engraved planks from the Anna Maria City Pier are asked to collect them 10 a.m.-noon weekdays through July at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Be forewarned: The planks are marine-grade lumber, 2 by 8 inches by 12 feet, and may require assistance to move and transport in an appropriate-sized vehicle. CANDIDATE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2Holmes Beach Detective Sgt. Brian Hall investigates July 3 arrest. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell charges of theft, burglary with battery and aggravated battery against a 65-year-old person. Leading authorities to Snyders residence was an anonymous caller, who told police a guy named Mark drove the car portrayed in video images released by police, Hall said. The HBPD released still images and video, widely shared on social and news media, showing a vehicle approach and park on the street, as well as leave, and a man walk to and from the burglarized home on 75th Street. The victim, on returning home from lunch with friends at about 2 p.m., encountered her attacker when she entered her bedroom. The man punched her face, causing her to fall, and kicked her. She suffered injuries to her face and rib cage, a large laceration to the back of her head and at least one broken bone. The man then left with several bags of stolen items, including jewelry, in a Nissan Maxima, according to Police found the victims purse, containing cash, at the front door of her home. She was treated by emergency responders and at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton and has since returned home. It all matched, Hall said about the suspect and vehicle police located outside Snyders Gulf Drive residence. Looking at the car and looking at the video, there were the same dents, Hall said, adding Snyder admitted he owned the Nissan and was the only person who drove it. wide-brimmed hat and painters mask, matching those worn by the person in the video. for the August primary ballot and general election in November, Johnston said. Rash said it was an honest mistake with no ill intent. Johnston agreed. He wants to do it right, Johnston said. Hes asked so many queselse. The outcome will be determined as soon as possible, according to Johnston. Zaccagnino did not return calls or emails for comment. At the interview at the Longboat Key Police Department, Hall said Snyder confessed to it all. He said it was random that it looked like a good home to rob, Hall said. Snyder told police he panicked and freaked out when the woman came home and stood between him and his way out. He told the detectives, including LBK Detective Lt. Robert Bourque, he took jewelry but discarded it in dumpsters and the Manatee River. The bags had blood on them, so he did not want to get caught with The interview was held at the LBKPD because it has a videotape interview room, which the HBPD lacks, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer. Formal charges are pending review by the 12th Circuit Court State Attorney. Snyders arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. This really came together well. We had the community calling in and there were the video clips people provided. A big thank you to the community, Hall said. I couldnt have asked for a better outcome. ATTACK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2Hall Tokajer Johnston


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4 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER State dismisses ex-Bradenton Beach mayors election complaintsDEP: Complaint to gain title for Cortez stilt house a shamFish processor has beefs with DEP Private use of state-owned submerged land in Sarasota Bay typically requires lease payments to the DEP. But theres an exception when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issues Butler Act disclaimers. The DEP granted A.P. Bell Fish Co. two such disclaimers for docks abutting its 4539 124th Street West property in June 2004 for a 2,860-square-foot dock and, in February 2014 for three docks, totaling 9,868 square feet. Nonetheless, according to Bells Coral Gables attorney Joseph Beasley July 5, the company and the DEP have an issue of what is owed as far as rent for land under the Bell-owned docks. Beasley said his client is hoping to work out the Bell lease dispute as the company seeks a 12th Cir cuit decision for the submerged land under the house Guthrie-built house in Sarasota bay. And, if Bells case is successful, Beasley said the DEP enforcement case will conclude because the DEPs order is against Guthrie. DEP spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller reported Bell is $46,035.90 in arrears on lease payments to the state. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter a trick; cheap falseness; an imitation or counterfeit. A sham pleading is a court paper presented in bad faith. Blatantly false. An attorney for the states environmental regulator says A.P. Bell Companys complaint aiming to gain title to land beneath a stilted structure built in Sarasota Bay in 2017 is a sham. But the Cortez seafood processing companys Coral Gables attorney Joseph Beasley told The Islander July 5: I dont think that is the case at all. Once the state sees evidence of an extension to a net camp dating back to the 1920s, Beasley said the DEP should grandfather what the agency has ordered dismantled and removed. Raymond Guthrie Jr. built the structure about 350 feet from Bells docks sometime February-May 2017 without permits or authorization from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP sued Guthrie in February for the courts help in enforcing its regulatory order. Bell followed with a suit to gain title. The sham characterization came in a June 27 answer and one of 10 defenses to the Bell lawsuit from the DEP and the board of trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, comprising Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet a group charged with overseeing state-owned land in trust for the citizens of Florida. In the answer, Marianna Sarkisyan, attorney for the state board and DEP, wrote Bells complaint knowingly misrepresents the structure in dispute is the original and historic Guthrie Fish Camp. The states answer also asks the court to strike the entire complaint, as well as 13 paragraphs of allegations. ing Bells claims the structure existed at the site since the 1900s, calling them inherently false. In a sham pleading defense, she added: In fact, the unauthorized enclosed docking structure was built in or around May 2017 by Raymond Guthrie Jr. At approximately 1,200 square feet, it occupies a footprint that is at least three times larger than any structure that may have previously existed at the site. In another defense, Sarkisyan told the court Guthries structure is not eligible for a Butler Act disclaimer because: First and foremost, the Butler Act applied in or permanently improved, from the riparian owners abutting upland property to the end of a channel. This case, however, involves a standalone structure that is not now, or was not at any relevant point in time, continuously connected to upland property. And being in the channel, the site would not be eligible for private ownership, she wrote. civil counterclaim for trespass, ejectment and quiet title, asking the court to declare the submerged land in the channel south of the Cortez Bridge belongs to the state, award damages for trespass after notice and eject A.P. Bell and its agents from the property. Guthrie and Tom Mora told The Islander in mid-May they built the house on stilts near the Bell docks. Guthrie said he planned to conduct seagrass exper iments there and Mora said the structure was built as a workshop. Since the DEP-Guthrie dispute began, Guthries representatives, including Joanne Semmer of Ostego Bay Foundation of Fort Myers Beach, have argued the DEP should issue a Butler Act disclaimer to grandfather the structure because there once was a net camp on the site. In the states answer, defenses and counterclaim, the state points out the company has not applied nor has the DEP granted a disclaimer to any party. Semmer is putting together the application with a evidencing the Guthrie net camp and a structure that stretches from A.P. Bells upland property expected to be submitted to the DEP, Beasley said, in the next week. net-drying racks and boat docks were prevalent in the 1900s in Cortez. Used to dry or store cotton nets, they and hurricanes later destroyed the remnants. The DEP inspected the site in June 2017, wrote several letters and reached out two months later to Guthrie with a consent order, which did not guarantee him a disclaimer allowing the structure to remain. Guthrie did not execute the order. requiring Guthrie to remove the house and pay $6,500 $10,000 per day. suit asking a judge to enforce the regulatory order. In the enforcement case, the two sides are litigat ing over A.P. Bells request to intervene in the DEPs enforcement action. With similar arguments as in the title case, improvements under the Butler Act and, even if the structure were built on private land, Guthrie would have required a permit. No hearing has been set in either case. Judge Lon Arend is assigned to both cases. The house built by Raymond Guthrie Jr. stands July 6 in Sarasota Bay on stilts beyond a shrimper and in close proximity to the docks at the A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Raymond Junior Guthrie works on the stilt house docks in May 2017. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Another one bites the dust. And another. Florida Elections Commission by Bradenton Beach ex-Mayor Jack Clarke against members of the nowdefunct neighborhood organization Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach have been dismissed. In an October 2017 letter to the elections commis sion, Clarke alleged the group violated state law by failing to register as a political action committee before seeking petition signatures for three charter amendments, which were passed by electors Nov. 7, 2017. for accepting and disbursing funds exceeding $500 In a July 2 letter to John Metz, former treasurer for the defunct CNOBB, Florida Elections Commission executive director Amy McKeever Toman wrote, On June 13, 2018, the Florida Elections Commiscommission did not receive any additional informathe case is closed. In the letter to Clarke, Toman stated that although CNOBB may have failed to register in a timely manner, targets in the complaint. Mike Bazzy and Tjet Martin, also former CNOBB members, also received letters from the elections commission stating they had been cleared. CNOBB formed, according to founder Bill Vincent, as an educational organization. However, because the group collected signatures from city electors on petitions for the charter amend ments to go on the ballot, Vincent later learned they were required to register. The appropriate PAC forms Vincent, also named in Clarkes complaint, said July 6 that he had not received a dismissal from the elections commission, but other respondents, including his wife, Rose also a CNOBB member had gotten letters stating their cases were closed. As chair of CNOBB and solely responsible for the actions of the now-defunct organization, my case remains open at this time, Vincent wrote The Islander July 6. It remains unclear how many complaints exist, mission releases the parties in the complaint. The city formed an ad hoc charter review committee in May, which is reviewing the 2017 amendments for consistency with the charter.


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 5 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. W Palma Sola Blvd. Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay Milestones The Islander welcomes stories about island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, births, anniversaries, travels and other events. Submit your announcements and photographs with details along with contact information to Also, visit us on Facebook and join the 11,400plus friends who like The Islander.7 months in, Anna Maria building of cial resignsGreenbaum Greenbaums pay during his 6-plus months on the job was $7,291.66 monthly. He did not respond to multiple phone messages, including July 5 and July 6, asking for comment, and MurphyAM de nes ultralight planes, beach holes as nuisancesBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The Anna Maria City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance June 28 establishing limits on ultralight aviation vehicles and preventing hazardous holes dug on the beach. Both are now deemed nuisances. Aviation Administration as aircraft with one or two seats, no more than 254 pounds if powered and Pilots are not required by federal law to have registered. The ordinance declared all of the city as a congested area, including 1,000 feet into the surrounding waters during daylight hours. The ordinance prohibits ultralight vehicles sunset and sunrise in Anna Maria and the surrounding area. aircrafts in Anna Maria. The other provision designates the a large hole in beach sand as a hazard to other beachgoers or wildlife, and thus a nuisance. According to Mayor Dan Murphy, hazardous holes will be those determined by common sense by on-site inspection by law enforcement or a code By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter way in Anna Maria. David M. Greenbaum resigned his position effective July 13 to pursue other interests, according to Mayor Dan Murphy. Greenbaum accepted the post Jan. 1, succeeding Jimmy Strickland, who commissioners. According to Murphy, Stricklands multiple missteps resulted in a citywide loss for homeowners on the discounts earned from the National Flood Insurance Program that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The building department will be According to the mayor, two people already were interviewed for the position and a third interview was lined up for the week ending July 13. Murphy said he is seeking a candidate with expewhile also being a jack-of-all-trades, someone who can handle the tasks a small city requires. He also wants to hire someone open to training. phys candidate at a city meeting. In the meantime, Murphy brought in part-time and made several organizational changes that became effective July 5. Code enforcement employees now report to deputy clerk Debbie Haynes, while building department employees report to the mayor. At a June 28 budget work session, the Anna Maria City Commission agreed to a 4 percent salary increase Flags y at half-staffCity clerk Stacey Johnston announced Holmes in honor of the victims of the June 28 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. The city move followed a proclamation from President Donald Trump designed to comfort the family and friends of the victims of the terrible act of violence. Hines, Christenson retain planning commission seatsHolmes Beach planning commissioners Barbara Hines and Jayne Christenson were unanimously reappointed June 26 to the planning board by city commissioners. commission in 2012. Thank you very much for allowing me to help my city, Hines said. Christenson was appointed Boyds unexpired term. She was appointed a full unexpired term. Their three-year terms expire July 1, 2021. Hines


6 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our JULY 11, 2018 JULY 11, 2018 JULY 11, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: Opinion Your Have your say: The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit for grammar and length. Letters must include name, address and a contact phone number. Email: Anonymous letters will not be printed. Apple for Independence Day Thank you to The Islander newspaper for the apples provided to guests at the Celebrate America picnic. They were a big hit and really helped to complete our July Fourth island residents and visitors picnic. We served more than 700 hot dogs to a hungry crowd, all cooked by our very own Sgt. Jones Grillincluding Sgt. Mike Jones, Deputy Patrick Manning and Deputy Steve Stewart. Anna Maria Mayor Dan MurphyUnderwater adventure in Anna Maria Yes, it is sad the pier could not be restored. But now, why not think out of the box, and into the water. George Knutsons underwater restaurant is worthy of a longer look. It is a very interesting idea. Its not a brand-new idea but it is new for Anna Maria, where the mindset is to rebuild the same style pier with new materials and really up the historic value of the Rod & Reel Pier by comparison. The biggest issue a hurdle worth hurdling would be algae growth. In Dubai, they are building houses half-underwater. They did not think algae growth would be as new industry was born. I dont know about having a daily voyeur in my underwater bedroom, but outside a restaurant doesnt seem like a problem. So, thank you to George Knutson for your very cool idea. David Reid, Hollywood, CaliforniaTo protect and serve Over the years, our police department under the leadership of Chief Bill Tokajer has strived to protect and serve our community through rigorous community policing. The success of community policing proved indispensible this past week. Our police department, with cross-jurisdictional support, was able to apprehend a dangerous criminal The team of more than a dozen police from Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Manatee County Sheriffs the community and was able to quickly make an arrest July 3. Thanks to all in our community for their watchful eyes that provided police with good information. Thanks to all for your diligence and dedication to the city of Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Mayor Robert JohnsonThanks to BBPD Many thanks to the Bradenton Beach Police Department for the assistance in what started as a disturbing and unpleasant situation but escalated to harassment by vacationers in my neighborhood. handling the situation was impressive. Thanks, guys. You were awesome. Betsy Sillars, Bradenton BeachSweltering Last week we were speechless. And sweltering. The relentless summer heat can exasperate your senses, intensify your emotions and leave you with a pain in the neck, without no feeling. Well, you get the idea. That last little bit is wisdom from artist Ruby C. Williams of Bartow. One of her us about our existence and mankind. It reads, My name is Jeff you see, but thing about mankind is they always leave you with a pain in the neck, without no feeling. Ms. Williams is a one-of-a-kind outsider artist and an original Floridian. She owns a farm and a roadside stand in Mulberry where she sells vegetables and strawberries and reared her children. It was homesteaded by her grandparents after the Civil War. And she is in art collections wide and far, including the permanent collection at the African-American Smithsonian Musuem in Washington, D.C. Her wit and wisdom and the timeless characters in the paintings bring smiles to my face and to many people. She would write occasionally, adding (Smile) in appropriate places. I hope shes doing well. Meanwhile, scrutiny of the Holmes Beach election paperwork has heated up the commission race. Houston, we have a problem. The rocket apparently failed to launch for Kim Rashs campaign for city commission. At press time, the clerk was attempting to determine if Rashs switch tion. It went unnoticed by the clerk, but a former city commissioner was keyed into the error. Smart money at city hall says Rash should be out. After all, in a somewhat similar situation in 2016, a As for Mr. Rash, theres always next year. We have more concerns for the apparent disregard of the law by Joshua Linney, Holmes Beach candidate for mayor. His criminal missteps are well documented and, while he claims to have found his way on a new path, he ignored a demand from this newspaper to cease using a photo that appears without permission on the supervisor of elections website. Grrrr. It leaves me sweltering and thinking again of Ms. Williams, mankind and that pain in the neck. Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edition subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe by (snail) mail for yourself or someone else. get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) E-MAIL 10&20 years ago You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, at In the headlines: July 8, 1998 The Holmes Beach City Commission heard from the public, including Bob Jorgensen, that dredging of the citys canals as mandated by the comprehensive plan should be funded in the citys yearly budget, not by an annual assessment or by raising property taxes. Bradenton Beach city commissioners agreed that a proposal to purchase the Bradenton Beach Marina hinged on whether the property could be declared tax-exempt if leased to a management company. Anna Maria public works director Phil Charnock told city commissioners he was reviewing a proposal by developer Jim Toomey for Bayview of the former Anchorage restaurant.In the headlines: July 9, 2008 After Anna Maria was forced to delay the start of its stormwater drainage project because it never received the required Southwest Florida Water Management District permit. A couple of candidates in the Aug. 26 primary prematurely planted political signs in Anna Maria. In Anna Maria, John Chappies signs for the District 3 county commission race and signs for school board candidate David Miner were required by down. Some island businesses sought to build a public relations campaign to compensate for losses from the closure of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The bridge, undergoing a multi-million dollar rehab, was scheduled to be closed for 45 days beginning Sept. 29.Runway or driveway?The home on Flotilla Drive across the road from the Holmes Beach airstrip in this 1971 photo boasts a four-door garage, but it is not large enough for the aircraft parked in the driveway. The Island Library and Holmes Beach City Hall stand, closed a year or two after this photo. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library digital collection VISIT OUR 8,000+SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE ANNUAL JULYSALE An apology for July 4 zzle On behalf of the Sandbar Restaurant management and staff, I would like to personally apologize for the delay and drastically shortened Fourth of July Fireworks display we were all looking forward to this year. This event has been a tradition for 32 years and, until last night, had always gone off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our longtime fireworks partner experienced multiple technical and logistical challenges along with early questionable weather, which ultimately caused the delay and abbreviated show. It was by no means our intention to short-change anyone on this exciting event and we certainly understand that many attendees may have felt let down by the outcome. The Sandbar team wholeheartedly understands everyones disappointment, hopes this doesnt dampen everyones spirit over this holiday week and wants you to know we fully intend to continue this wonderful tradition for years to come. The annual Fourth of July and New Years Eve and Christmas for Kids events, always have been a great sense of pride for me and our team, and they provide us a way to give back to the community. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you at our next event. Ed Chiles, Chiles Restaurant Group Facebook page for the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria.


8 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, births, deaths, travels and other events. Submit notices and photographs to Anna Maria City July 12, 6 p.m., city commission. July 26, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 9, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 14, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Aug. 23, 6 p.m., city commission. 708-6130, Bradenton Beach 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., Holmes Beach July 11, 9 a.m., city commission (budget). July 12, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED July 24, 9 a.m., city commission. July 24, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED July 26, 6 p.m., city commission. CANCELED West Manatee Fire Rescue WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, Manatee County July 24, 9 a.m., county commission. July 26, 9 a.m., county commission (land use). Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Of interest hours, 10 a.m.-noon, Holmes Beach City Hall. Send notices to and MeetingsBuchanan aide at HB city hall July 12 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.Luau restores faith, raises almost $40K for re victims Jim and Ronee Brady, owners of West Coast Surf Shop, attend the June 30 luau held at the Center of Anna Maria Island to aid their recovery from an By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Nearly 600 people attended the Rising Above Jim and Ronee Brady, bringing thousands of dollars in contributions. The luau June 30 at the Center of Anna Maria entertainment, food and drinks. According to organizer Joe Hutchinson, the event raised approximately $38,000 for the Bradys, whose store and apartments were damaged in an April 15 According to Hutchinson, Jim Brady wants to give a portion of the money raised to the center for its involvement. The surf shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is one of the oldest in Florida, having been established at another Holmes Beach location in 1964. Over the years, the Bradys have become an integral part of the island community. they wanted to come together and show support to a family that most everybodys come in contact with at one time or another on the island, Hutchinson said June 28 in a phone interview. The whole thing has kind of blown up. We expected it to be big, but we didnt know we were going to have a venue for bands and the amount of support throughout the community. Musicians Trevor Bystrom and Kristie Armas played, DJ Chuck Caudill took the stage and Kettle of Fish performed before a live auction began. The silent and live auctions featuring local art, gift sales, including contributions from the Sandbar Restaurant and Duffys Tavern, boosted the fundraising. The Bradys expect to recover their losses from insurance and repair the building, but, according to Hutchinson, the insurance does not include compensation for the six months the shop will remain closed and a projected $500,000 loss in revenue. Regardless, he said, the main goal of the event wasnt to raise money, but to show camaraderie. Its been a wonderful thing and its really brought the community together, Hutchinson said. Its really been astounding how many people came forward. It restores your faith in humanity.Vacation rental licensing ongoing in Bradenton BeachBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is ironing out the kinks in its new vacation-rental licensing program. The lodging license is required for vacation rentals in the city, except those with on-site management located in certain zoning districts. In August 2017, the city adopted the amended quality-of-life ordinance, as well as the associated fee schedule for its transient public lodging establishment license now required for short-term rentals, to help regulate noise, trash and parking at vacation rental homes. property owners was low, with 130 registrations from the 461 licensed rentals in the city. As of July 3, the city issued 384 TPLE licenses with 111 more applications being processed, according to city treasurer Shayne Thompson. In a July 2 email to vacation rental owners, Thompson wrote, City staff is still reviewing a number of the matter. He wrote that some applications lack information, such as clearly labeled bedrooms on the interior site plan, as well as the location of smoke detectors, carguishers. Additionally, the exterior plan must show the parking arrangement. Another issue that were finding is that the required inspections are not progressing very smoothly, Thompson wrote. The ordinance requires the rental units be inspected for safety, and to allow the city to provide documentation and records related to the structure for purposes of future potential safety issues. Thompson noted that the citys inspectors were which should take about 10 minutes to complete because either the units are occupied by guests or no one is available to provide entry for the inspector. Please, remember that failure to get the inspections performed may be a basis for code enforcement action, up to and including revocation or suspension of the rental license, Thompson wrote. Gail Garneau, Bradenton Beach code enforcement websites for renters who have not registered as a TPLE with the online advertising. She said most people she noticed have come into compliance voluntarily by starting the application process. All notices are then copied to the Manatee County Tax Collector for their team to research properties to identify any tax under-reporting, such as the bed tax, Garneau said. She said one concern is people who convert ground-level space, like a garage, into a rental unit. She said people who do not come into compliance hearing before the special master. The process is going well on our end, Garneau said. Most people are doing what needs to be done and the others are being noticed immediately when we see a violation. The TPLE packet and application can be downloaded at Cortezians picnic, rain or shineBetween raindrops June 28, Toni Hodson, Chris Landry, Kaye Bell, Bob Landry and Linda Molto, visit on the porch during the Cortez Village Historical Society community picnic at the Cortez Cultural Road W., Cortez. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 9 SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET HAS COOL AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn (indoor) Plaza OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Please, clip and save this reminder for your beachgoer friends and Gulf of Mexico swimmers.Anna Maria clerks hunt down unregistered vacation rentalsBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is not the only city seeking out vacation property owners. tered vacation rentals and they expect the number to grow as the hunt continues. The city said 170 vacation rental properties have and awaiting registration. However, records or registered and nonregistered VROs were not available at press time. City clerk Leanne Addy, the head of the citys search team, said this problem might be due to vacation rental owners not knowing city code and requirements. Registration rules can be found on the citys website, but owners might not know to look. Addy, administrative assistant Stephanie Janney rentals that previously registered, but are not current, then assess if the properties remain vacation rentals. This is done by checking various websites, such as and HomeAway, to see if properties are being advertised as vacation rentals. Sometimes to check for activity. tion fee, this years occupancy-based registration fee is a lighter hit to vacation rental owners wallets. In fact, most vacation rental owners are required to pay Instead of a levying a $951 registration fee per vacation rental unit, the registration fee is based on the number of bedrooms. For each bedroom deemed not just a closet by code enforcement, the propertys occupancy increases by two on top of a base occupancy of two people, according to Addy. For instance, a vacation rental property with two bedrooms would have an occupancy of six. The annual registration fee for such a property would be $222.78 for the year. Every additional occupant adds $37.13 to the registration fee, up to a maximum of 29 occupants and a $1,076.77 annual fee, although, Addy said, there are no rental properties at that level of occupancy. She said registration fees and code enforcement revenues are set to meet department expenses, not to als sharing the citys code costs, the fee is lower. fail to register vacation rental properties is the one for misleading advertising. ing advertising is not to exceed $500 or 60 days of imprisonment, but every day the violation continues constitutes a separate offense with the same punishment. are being levied on vacation rental owners, but she in the past without doing more research. She only recently took on the task of monitoring VROs. Addy said the she wants to work with unregistered only be levied when the owner is noncompliant. Right now, Ive kind of been a bit lax on that just because of the fact that I am new at this, Addy said. I recently took this over and, until I get a good handle and penalizing everybody because I dont think thats right. The rental registration rules were adopted Nov. 19, 2015. Short-term rental owners are obligated to register their property with the city annually by April 1. Registration requires submittal of the completed form, payment, as well as interior and exterior site sketches. Licenses with the Florida Department of Busithe Florida Department of Revenue and evidence of an account with the Manatee County Tax Collector are requested with the application. Questions regarding vacation rentals should be Drive, or call the clerk at 941-708-6130.


10 JULY 11, 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 Visit for the best news on AMI.The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTLOOK AHEAD ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Sept. 29, Anna Maria Island Privateers semi-formal time machine ball, Anna Maria. Information: 931-639-0986.ONGOING OFF AMI Throughout July, Island Gallery West exhibits Jane Keelings Wherever You 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 ISLANDThursday, July 12 10 a.m. Tampa Taiko Drums performance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, July 13 10 a.m. Forty Carrots Partners in Play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, July 14 10 a.m. Origami crafting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Lego Day for all ages, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, July 17 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 Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638.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. CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, July 11 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, July 12 1 p.m. Back to the Future: Neighborhood Services Community Visioning Project program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, July 13 11:30 a.m. Senior Adventures meets for pizza, Fire and Stone Pizza, 10519 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941538-0945. 2 p.m. Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, 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. Second Fridays, 6 p.m., AMI Resident Community Connections, Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Studio 315 58th St Holmes Beach FL 34217 .com941-778-2711WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Island Shopping Center 5400 Marina Drive at the Holmes Beach Island happeningsWater Dancing a winner watercolor Water Dancing #1-Rhumba. The exhibition runs through July 27 at the center, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Spann also won a best of color award at the Green Mountain Watercolor ExhibiSignature ISLANDER giftsNEW! Mugs, $10 each. All-cotton AMI tote bags, More-Than-a-Mulletand AMI stickers, $2. Come shop at 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, sandwiched between Walgreens and the bagel cafe! Submit your social news to Please, include the time, date and location for events, as well as a contact name and phone number for publication. And, thanks for sharing!


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Many of her works reflect her love of the natural beauty she finds all around us. Stop in the gallery to see her latest the gallery to see her latest series of paintings. Joanna s work is also on our website. www 5368 Gulf Dr ., Holmes Beach Mon-Sat 10-5 941-778-6648 Your Anna Maria Island Toes in the Sand Beach Wedding Specialist! Britney Gary 941.226.1080 ShoreThingWeddings.comShore Thing Weddings Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to Visit for the best news on AMI.The Islander Calendar 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.ONGOING OFF AMI Third Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., the New Floridian Club. Information: 941-580-5932.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.GOOD TO KNOWSAVE THE DATES District students. Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween. Sunday, Nov. 4, daylight saving time ends.GET LISTED The deadline for listings is the Wednesday before the publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.GOOD DEEDSVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for volunteer opportunities on or around Anna Maria Island? These organizations are seeking help: The Roser Food Bank needs donations of cash and nonperishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Moonracer Animal Rescue seeks volunteers to offer foster and forever homes for rescued animals. Information: 941-345-2441. Seeking volunteers for an organization or an event? Email name and phone number.Senior Adventures to meet for pizza The Senior Adventures group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, for lunch oven-baked pizza and salads at Fire and Stone Pizza, 10519 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Senior Adventures is a group of older adults that meets most Fridays for an adventure an outing or a gathering at Annie Silver Community Center. The group plans to gather at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, for a potluck lunch and a talk by member Denise Gardner about traveling to Africa. In addition, the group will hold a potluck lunch and book sale Friday, July 27. The sale will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Annie Silver Community Center. Lunch will be at about noon. For more information or to RSVP, call Kaye Bell at 941-538-0945.Tickets available for Privateers semi-formal ball The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host the Privateer Time Travel Extravaganza Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. An announcement invites people to come join the Anna Maria Island Privateers and travel back in time to when pirates sailed the open seas, when adventurers explored unknown territories looking for treasure, when the age of steam and machine working together were on the brink of discovery, when starlets and heros graced the silver screen. Attendees, according to an announcement from the Privateers, should plan to dress in period costume that is a costume from their favorite period. The semi-formal ball will feature food and and probably pirate antics. Hours will be 5-10 p.m. Tickets will cost $48. For tickets, go online to www.amiprivateers. or call Kim Syren Boyd at 931-639-0986.


12 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Privateers toss beads to paradegoers near 77th Street in Holmes Beach, during the annual Fourth of July Parade on Anna Maria Island. The parade started at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach and ended at the Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Jocelyne Turner, 8, displays her haul of goodies July 4 during the AMI Privateers annual Fourth of July Parade. Jocelyne traveled from Tampa with her family to cash in on the parade bootie. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love Parade-watchers and pirates from the Skullywag wave from the corner of Pine Avenue and South Bay Boulevard as the parade makes its way through Anna Maria July 4. The AMI Privateers sponsor the parade. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love Children leap to grab beads thrown during the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Addie Cornett, 10, aims her super-soaker water gun from the roof of a pickup truck July 4 as the Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade winds northward. The route for the 7-mile parade was from Coquina Beach to the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love A crowd at the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade near 77th Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 13 INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy serves up a hot dog at the Anna Maria July 4 celebration at City Pier Park. Guests were offered hot dogs, cold drinks and apples, and several local organizations provided giveaways. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love Guests sit at picnic tables under a sail canopy at City Pier Park July 4 to eat hot dogs served from the whiteand red-topped tents and escape the sun. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy Pat rick Manning, left, Sgt. Mike Jones and Deputy Steve Stew art grill hot dogs for hundreds of people attending the Anna Maria July 4 event, Celebrate America at City Pier Park. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mayor Dan Murphy Michelle Snell, daughter Zoie, son Will and husband Steve give some puppy love to their fourlegged family members July 4. The group traveled from Lakeland to participate in the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade and they ended the parade at the City Pier Party. Pugs Maya, Honeybear, Lupita and LeBron James went along for the ride. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love 8, enjoys an apple at the Anna Maria July 4 celebration at City Pier Park. Dekoda was on holi day from Lithia. The Islander donated the apples. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love three-wheeler at the July 4 city celebration fol lowing the Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade. Seine recently turned 93. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


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THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 15 Neff By Lisa NeffLong nights, chirpy mornings Be prepared to encounter grouches and grumps July 17. Why? Well, research from Sleepopolis. com suggests Floridians can expect their most sleepless night of the year July 16. Now,, which contains reviews of sleep products, encourages you to purchase a new latex mattress, but it also says theres science behind the forecast. Sleepopolis analyzed 30 years of weather data, looking at temperatures, humidity and hours of sunlight. Based on a combination of hottest overnight temperatures, hours of sunlight in the days and probability of high humidity, Sleepopolis statistically pinpointed the night in each state when inhabitants can expect the most uncomfortable, most sleepless night of the year. The forecast date has come and gone for Montana, while the night people in Northern California and Hawaii will be tossing and turning will be Aug. 11. Sleepopolis calculation for Florida uses these stats: The warmest night of the year will be July 22, at 73 degrees. The date with the highest probability of high humidity will be Aug. 6, at 98 percent of the day. The longest day of the year was June 21, with 847 minutes of sunlight. Someones math gets us to July 16 for the worst nights sleep of the year at least for those like me who dont live sealed up in air conditioning. I prefer open windows, because how can you fall asleep listening to the chirps of crickets and the croaks of frogs with the house sealed and the hum of the air conditioner? With windows closed tight, how can you wake night critters? I grew up sleeping through summer nights with on the nights when a mosquito broke in to buzz my ears, I cursed the lack of air conditioning in my home, but mostly I slept comfortably and woke cheerfully to the wild sounds of summer. For the adult years I lived in Chicago, I did sleep with windows shut and secured against the elements criminal ones. I invested in a soundsoother, but the mechanical-like ocean waves and thunderstorm kept me awake and eventually I trained myself to fall asleep to the sound of buses passing my bedroom window on Clark Street. In my apartment in Anna Maria, with windows wide-open, I would be lulled to sleep listening to crickets and screech owls and frogs. Id wake to the sound of frogs, too. My wife and I called them Winifreds frogs, because we most often heard their calls from the neighbors place across the street. Im fascinated with frogs, but they seem to be the overlooked wildlife on the island. About 14 of the 27 native species of frogs in Florida are found in our region and, of course, we have non-native species as well. Look closely, especially around dusk and dawn, and you might see frogs with sticky toepads climbing a tree, frogs with webbed feet swimming in a backyard pool, frogs with spades digging in a garden. Listen closely and you might hear barking treefrogs a chorus of the frogs sounds like distant barking dogs. Scientists with the Florida Wildlife Extension at the University of Florida say the states climate is highly hospitable to frogs and toads. As for me, well, I do have a latex mattress. Sweet dreams.Ribbit-ribbitFlorida provides habitat for 27 native species of frogs and toads, as well as many non-natives, including the familiar green treefrog. The Florida Wildlife Extension Service at the University of Florida hosts and recordings of frogs and toads. This region is home to 14 native terrestrial, arboreal and aquatic frogs. Islander Courtesy Photo Ticktock: Set your turtle watch for hatch-time Kathy Noonan, AMITW volunteer, marks a bench while nesting. The Holmes Beach Police Department later removed the bench and is determining what to do with others on the beach that may pose problems for protected sea turtles. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Its almost swing time for the sea turtles of Anna Maria Island. Nesting on the island beaches slows by the end of July and, at the same time, hatchlings should be emerging from their sandy nests and heading to the Gulf of Mexico. As of July 8, AMITW broke the previous years nesting record with 388 nests and 456 false crawls on the island, as compared with 382 nests and 361 false crawls on the same date in 2017. No nests have hatched thus far this season, which Its also the time of year when visitors and residents pack the beaches for summer fun. According to Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director, Fourth of July revelers were mindful of nests on the beach, with no reported problems. People are learning to share the beach, Fox said July 5. They are becoming more mindful of sea turtle nesting on the island. However, she said July 5 that AMITW volunteers who walk the beach each morning looking for tracks indicating nests, reported a turtle collided with a bench in Holmes Beach. It managed to nest under the bench and return to the Gulf. Benches and other objects on the beach lawn chairs, tents, canopies and watercraft violate sea turtle ordinances that prohibit beach furniture and gear on the beach overnight, Fox said. The Holmes Beach Police Department removed the bench from its spot near the public access at 66th Street, and is working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to determine what to do with other benches that could be problematic for nesting and hatching turtles. Fox said ensuring beachfront lighting is compliant is the top priority for turtle watch as time approaches for the nests to hatch. tion of the moon and stars on the Gulf on their path to the shoreline can disorient the hatchlings, leading to predation, dehydration, exhaustion and death. A July 5 night inspection determined most beachfront properties have turtle-friendly, meaning they have low, shielded lighting and indoor lights are either turned off or shielded by curtains or blinds. However, Fox said the problem properties that are not compliant appear to be the same as those that did not come into compliance during the 2017 nesting and hatchling season. People who had disorientations behind their properties last year should be checking their lights before the hatchlings start to emerge, Fox said. Otherwise, you could end up with 100 hatchlings at your doorstep. For more information on nesting season, contact Fox at or 941-778-5638. People and their beach gear cover the sand on Anna Maria Island for the Fourth of July, but space remains for sea turtle nests. According to AMITW executive director Suzi Fox, no incidents were reported involving sea turtle nests over the holiday. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


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18 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Peace 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 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@ Founded 1956ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopThe Rev. Bill Friederich Senior MinisterHours 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds ObituariesWilliam James Bill Krauser Holmes Beach resident William J. Bill Krauser, M.D., died May 22 in Bradenton. He was 94. He was born April 1, 1924, an only child to Elba and Elizabeth in Bushnell, Illinois. In 1947, he received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Illinois and performed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. young woman merrily playing a piano. Shortly thereafter, he and Dottie married June 15, 1947. The couple later moved to El Paso, Texas, where Beaumont Army Hospital during the Korean War. In 1954, Dr. Krauser began to practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. By 1960, he and his family hadmoved to Durango, where he was recognized as the only orthopedic surgeon practicing in southwest Colorado. Upon his retirement at age 72, Dr. Krauser and his wife became Florida residents and began enjoying the KrauserRoser Churchs guild presents scholarships The members of the Roser Memorial Community Churchs Guild Scholarship Committee announced the recipients of the guild scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. New recipients include Abigail Hamm, George Lardas and Roselyn Ward. Hamm will attend Palm Beach Atlantic University. Lardas will study neuroscience and behavior at Florida Atlantic University with his goal to be a doctor. Ward will study biology with a Spanish minor at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She plans to become a surgeon. Roser also renewed scholarships for: Sophia Bernet, attending the University of Colorado in Boulder to study business. Anthony Cucci, attending Florida State University to study biochemistry. Joseph Cucci, attending the University of Florida to study hospitality management. Sadie Elbert, attending Palm Beach Atlantic University to study forensic science. Savannah Kiwacz, attending the University of Central Florida to study biology. Chelsea Perez, attending the University of Central Florida to study elementary education. The scholars will receive $750 per semester, paid directly to their schools. If they maintain a grade-point average of 2.75, the scholarship is renewed for four years. Proceeds from the Roser Thrift Store allow the guild to underwrite scholarships and more. The store an all-volunteer operation, managed by the Roser Womens Guild operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday across from the Roser Chapel at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, go to www.roserchurch. com/thrift-shop or call the church, 941-778-0414. Ward Lardas HammPrivateers award scholars at July 4 parade-party There was another celebration after throngs of islanders lined the roadways to see the Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade. The community service group awarded 14 scholarships to college and college-bound students. The awards totaled $17,500. Five scholarship winners were at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach for the presentations. They included: Gabe Chaw, who has been attending State College of Florida and will attend the University of Central Florida, majoring in chiropractic medicine. This is his third Privateers scholarship. James Arias is a 2018 graduate of Bayshore High School and will attend the University of Florida to study biomedical engineering. Eryn LaLonde graduated from Braden River High School and will attend the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee, majoring in health care administration. Hannan Herman graduated from Bradenton Christian School and will attend Palm Beach Atlantic University in nursing. Megan Manbeck is receiving a Privateers scholarship for the third year. She attends the University of Alabama, majoring in elementary education. Information about the remainder of the award winners was not furnished. The Privateers raise money throughout the year for scholarships, according to member Terry Cookie Rapert. The organization attends and sponsors local events, ceeds going to the scholarship fund. Rapert said the amount of scholarship money varies from year to year. Some years, we are able to give more, Rappert said. Sandy Ambrogi Gabe Chawi, left, James Arias, Eryn LaLonde, Hannah Bateman and Megan Manbeck smile at the Manatee Public Beach July 4, after receiving scholarship awards from the Anna Maria Island Privateers. The scholarship presentaawarded, took place following the Privateers Fourth of July Parade. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMIP winters in Holmes Beach, while spending the summers in Durango and at their cabin at nearby Electra Lake. Dr. Krauser was an avid oenophile and had passions for aerobic exercise and expanding his intellectual horizons. He was a prodigious reader and enjoyed collecting art and antiques, the performing arts, bicycling, racquetball, skiing, swimming and family activities. He was rightly proud of the 7,000 riding miles he accumulated on his bicycles in 2017. A service was held in Durango. Later this summer, the family plans to hold a celebration of life. Dr. Krauser is survived by his children Ellyn, Liese and John, all of Durango, and William of Bradenton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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Islander Courtesy Photo Kids, mentors win-win with Dive into Reading The kids learned some new words and mentors learned the power of sharing. Anna Maria Oyster Bars Dive Into Reading program concluded at the end of June, having served 370 children. Collectively, the kids read 14,540 books averaging a whopping 39.3 books each. a backpack loaded with supplies for the 2018-19 school year, reading books and a hardcover Disney storybook. John and Amanda Horne started the Dive Into Reading Program last year in conjunction with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, seeksome kids experience over vacation. This year, the program was expanded, partly due to a $10,000 donation from the National Restaurant Association, which recognized the program and Anna Maria Oyster Bar as outstanding at its annual convention in April. The program expanded from the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Ellenton to three other AMOBs, the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton and Geckos Pub and Grill on State Road 70. Each location hosted 54-108 kids for breakfast and pair ing them with mentors for manners, social skills and one-on-one reading. There were 260 mentors in the program. Community partners in the program include the Patterson Foundation, the Manatee County School Dis trict and Manatee County Libraries, among others. Gwen Palmateer, right, waits with a group of children who received graduation backpacks June 27 in the Dive Into Reading program at the 6696 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Palmateer was one of many teacher coordinators involved in the program. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi Massage Therapy | Acupuncture | Yoga2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | Holistic wellness center and spa MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Milestonesa clinical instructor at Stanford. She also is working on a masters degree in health professions education from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is pictured with her husband, Rob, and sons Cameron, 10, and Carter, 4. Islander Courtesy Photo IslandTravelersPotter Potter in 1949 in Chestnut Hill and moved to Maryland relocated to Michigan, where he worked at Michigan State University. They lived in Haslett and East Lansing, Michigan, before moving permanently to Holmes Beach in 1986. On the island, Mrs. Potter was active in the Episcopal Church Women and choir at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. She was a founding member of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island and served as president of AGAMI for a number of years. She loved her church, her many friends and painting various scenes of her beloved Anna Maria Island. She helped design and paint the outdoor mural near the Guild Gallery in the Island Shopping Center. There will be a private internment for family. A celebration of life will be held in the fall at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral. com. Mrs. Potter is survived by her daughters, Tina Potter Evans and husband Dana of Kingsley, Michigan, and Megg Potter Faillace and husband Ralph of Bradenton; son Howard Spencer Jr. and wife Corinne of Sodus Point, New York; grandchildren Joel Rasho, Kelly Frantz, Jeremy Evans, Stephen Faillace, Eliza Faillace, Margot Horton, Michael and Matthew; greatgranddaughter Isabelle; and many nieces and neph ews. Margaret Peggy Allen Potter Margaret Peggy Allen Potter, died July 3. She was born Jan. 18, 1925, to Henry Butler and Ione Ralli and grew up in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, where she graduated from Springside Academy. She pursued her natural talent in art with classes at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Moore School of Design, Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. She also completed the Famous Artist Course in commer cial art while raising four children. She married Howard Spencer Obituaries


20 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Located at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ELIZAANNS.COM | 941.238.6264 941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachThis week: Bacon-wrapped Filet of Pork stuffed with German sauerkraut, served over sptzle and salad.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 R&R employee arrested for striking 15-year-old sher Island police blotterAnna Maria June 28, 200 block of Archer Way, suspicious activity. A man reported a suspicious person near his home. July 1, 9900 block of Gulf, scooter complaint. A complainant reported observing people switching the tag on a scooter and riding scooters without helmets. A Manatee County sheriffs deputy determined a scooter rental business was not violating state law or city ordinance. Bradenton Beach June 30-July 1, Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., stolen/recovered vehicle. An unlocked 2013 Hyundai sedan valued at $13,000 was reported stolen from the parking lot. The next day the vehicle owner told police his friends had moved it. June 30, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., disturbance. Bradenton Beach police responded to a woman who alleged a man slammed her to the ground for no reason. However, surveillance video showed the woman aggressively moved toward the man, sticking her charged. July 1, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. Visitors from Ohio reported the window of a rental vehicle was smashed the day before. Nothing was taken. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez No reports. Holmes Beach June 29, 2900 block of Avenue E, vehicle burglaries. An unlocked Ford pickup and Chevy Suburban were burglarized overnight. Stolen from the pickup were a loaded 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol valued at $600 and a wallet containing credit cards. The cards were canceled. Fingerprints were taken. June 30, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, trespass. Three Bradenton men were issued trespass ing at the golf course pond. June 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol/trespass. A 59-year-old Bradenton man was issued a trespass warning and alcohol citation after a ing beer in an area where alcohol is prohibited. The man also was watching two girls, age 12 and 9, near a the girls to the beach and advised of the incident. He told her the man committed no crime against the girls the girls more closely. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.Swimmer forced underwater, rescued near Sandbar An unconscious woman in the Gulf of Mexico in Anna Maria was rescued by alert friends, family and emergency responders. Courtney Blankenship, 40, a visitor from Lithia lost her footing June 23 when a wave forced her under water in the Gulf near the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., according to Deputy LeAna Cudzilos report. The report stated family observed Blankenship face down and unconscious in the water and friends brought her to shore. A 911 call came in at 5:29 p.m. They started CPR until EMS arrived and took over the womans care. EMS transported Blankenship to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where she was treated, according to an MCSO report. The Anna Maria beach near Spring Avenue is not guarded and is known for rip currents. In June 2017, a 25-year-old man from Lakeland, Joseph Teston, died after he was found unconscious 20-30 feet from the Spring Avenue beach, according to police reports. James Gerard Malfese, 55, longtime resident of Anna Maria, was arrested July 4 for slapping a child in the face. the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Blvd., Anna Maria, when it began to rain and they took shelter in the kitchen. One of the youths, a 15-year-old kler guard, which prompted Malfese, who works at the pier, to curse and slap the minor, according to the MCSO report. Malfese allegedly told the minor he would whoop his ass and kick him off the pier, according to the report. Sheriffs Deputy Robert Desch and the teens mother responded to the scene. The deputy interviewed the parties and witnesses and reported a welt on the teens face consistent with the minors version, as well as the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Malfese. Malfese told the deputy the minors were lying. He also told police hed consumed two beers after 4 p.m., when he got off work at the pier. Another employee at the pier, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Islander the two teens frequently cause problems at the pier and seldom, if ever, are supervised or accompanied by a adult. Malfese was taken into custody, transported to the Manatee County jail and released July 5. His court arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Malfese


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 21 Thompson MCSO arrests Cortezian in shing net theft A theft in Cortez has been tied to a man found on a spoil island in Tampa Bay. Manatee County Sher Thompson, 53, of Cortez, June 27 for stealing a Cortez commercial The nets went missing two days earlier from a boat docked in the 12400 block of 42nd Avenue Drive West in Cortez. MCSO Deputy Daniel Hearn and Sgt. Russell Schnering found the suspect on an uninhabited spoil island commonly known as Gilligans Island, located north of Manatee Avenue on Anna Maria Sound in Perico Bayou. They also located the missing nets, which were valued at $2,400. The deputies learned the suspect may have been stealing to fuel a drug habit, according to the MCSO report. and he allegedly confessed to the theft of the four seine nets. The MCSO deputies transported Thompson from Beach and then to the Manatee County jail. A $3,000 bond was assigned to Thompson, who was in custody at press time. His arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Island law enforcement reports 4th of July crowds, few crimesBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Visitors jampacked Anna Maria Island for a parade, sunny day that hit 90 degrees with a scattered rain showers before sunset. And law enforcement and emergency responders say people behaved well for the most part. An Anna Maria man was arrested for an altercation with a teenager. People fought over parking spaces in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police wrote numerous parking tickets. Cortez waterfront although not all were legal. Manatee County sheriffs deputies responded olus Street in Anna Maria, but there were no reports Randy Warren. Similarly, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach police reported no seizures. HBPD Chief Bill Tokajer vowed ahead of the With it being wall-to-wall people on the beach, there was no way to get to them, he added. Tokajer also said unlike years past, there were no large gatherings of young people at the beach. I believe the word is getting out that Holmes Beach is family oriented, he added. plaints, according to Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz. Unless people complain or show blatant disregard for the laws, he said, theres going to be so many on the Fourth, its impossible to stop them all. Beach, cooperated with police, Diaz said. Missing persons became an issue on the crowded Coquina and Cortez beaches for a short time, however, they were found within minutes, Diaz said. Beach police reported parking was at a premium and and causing a public safety issues for others. Everybody knows its free and more and more people are coming to the island and theyre bringing their grills, he added. Rain came in at about 7 p.m. and people rushed off the island, Diaz said. tickets. Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Joe Wester man said his lifeguards reported no major incidents at Coquina and Manatee Public beaches, the two countymanaged beaches. Westerman heads the rescue division, overseeing 16 full-time and two part-time lifeguards. He said lifeguards estimate the number of beach goers July 4 at Coquina and Manatee public beaches but, at press time the tally wasnt available. In 2017, Westerman said lifeguards at Coquina estimated 14,500 beachgoers, while Manatee beach saw 7,500 people. Tokajer estimated crowds in Holmes Beach swelled to 40,000. MCSO made the citys only July 4 arrest at the Rod & Reel Pier, where an off-duty employee allegedly slapped a 15-year-old male, according to Sgt. Mike Jones, who heads the MCSO-Anna Maria substation. Jones said people in Anna Maria need to be reminded drinking alcohol on the beach is illegal. People are drinking out there and dont know its a violation, he added. Manatee Countys marine unit reported a lot of safety warnings, no issues and no arrests on the water surrounding Anna Maria Island.


22 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER Penn a inc HOLI DA Y Tacos Burgers Seafood RoadwatchEyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of July 9: SR 64/Manatee Avenue on Perico Island: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes and installing new signage and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018. Avenue C: Crews are installing a force main down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward toward 26th Street. Intermittent road closures will be in place. Crews also are fusing and stringing pipe down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward to 24th Street. For more information about the pipeline project, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online Holmes Beach recti es Hurricane Irma DEP permit issueBy Terry OConnor Islander Reporter Another storm lesson learned. Holmes Beach illegally dumped tree and other next to city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. We didnt know we needed a permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to use our own land, said human resources analyst Mary Buonagura at the June 26 commission meeting. But we did. The DEP monitors how long storm debris stays at temporary sites and whether the contents are hazardous. I threw myself on the mercy of FDEP and said: We didnt know, Buonagura said. We hadnt had this come up in decades. Irma approached Anna Maria Island as a Category 5 hurricane before abating and passing over as a tropical storm Sept. 10, 2017. Storm winds lashed the island landscape, with fallen trees composing most of the Buonagura, city liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the DEP inspected no trace of contamination in clearing the city of wrongdoing. In a letter dated June 8, Steven Morgan of the DEP pre-authorized Holmes Beach to use the city park as a debris collection point this hurricane season if necessary by issuing a site permit for disaster debris management. dont want anybody to get the idea that anybody can We have to protect the site. The Holmes Beach Police Department installed a The DEP also provided Holmes Beach with a backdated permit for Irma. If a pre-authorization had been requested (in 2017), the site would have been approved, Morgan wrote. Hurricane Irma schooled Holmes Beach in other ways, including the need for more sandbags, improved debris removal and clearer public communication, commissioners said. New tactics were developed in the event of a storm threat this hurricane season. The city-contracted waste-hauler, Waste Pro, will continue to remove solid waste, recyclables, white goods, such as refrigerators, and vegetative debris as conditions allow. Keith Banasiak, Waste Pro southwest Florida regional vice president, said maps showing where storm cleanups are being conducted unavailable a year ago will be maintained online. Its going to be 100 percent better than what we had, said Commissioner Pat Morton, the commissions liaison to Waste Pro. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth noted two more changes: Trees or other vegetation will no longer be Bradenton, and Waste Pro will halt collecting island trash as soon as storm winds pick up. If you wait too long to put your trash out, Titsworth warned, chances are it will not be picked up. Then you will have rotten chicken all over your yard when you come home, Titsworth said. Tom Northup, FEMA public assistance program delivery manager based in Fort Myers, said this was disaster. FEMA wants every kind of document you can possibly imagine to prove labor equipment and materials were utilized in a way they think they should be and they will reimburse us for, Buonagura said. FEMA will reimburse Holmes Beach with more money than it actually spent on the hurricane recovery, she said, because the feds factor in equipment depreciation. FEMA sends hurricane recovery money through the state, which then reimburses claimants. Buonagura said she is unsure how much money Holmes Beach will receive or when it will disbursed by the state. The commission will next meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Two for One Dinners Wednesday Saturday Dining Specials Fun on the water Ramp in Holmes Beach with dad, Ron, after a good time in Sarasota Bay, including a trip to the Fun Life boat Pass Bridge. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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W arren Girle R E O AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon July 11 12:41a 1.5 10:20a 2.8 3:35a 1.3 6:14p -0.4 July12 1:42a 1.5 11:08a 2.9 4:19a 1.4 7:04p -0.5 July13 2:31a 1.5 11:57a 3.0 5:08a 1.4 7:51p -0.5 New July14 3:11a 1.5 12:49p 2.9 6:02a 1.3 8:36p -0.4 July15 3:45a 1.5 1:43p 2.8 7:03a 1.3 9:20p -0.2 July16 4:17a 1.6 2:40p 2.6 8:11a 1.2 10:02p 0.1 July17 4:50a 1.7 3:42p 2.3 9:26a 1.1 10:43p 0.3 July18 5:26a 1.8 4:53p 2.0 10:48a 1.0 11:24p 0.6 The Busciglio family and friends pose July 4 at the Anna Maria City Pier for their annual holiday pyra mid photo, a new take on a 21-year tradition. Islander Photo: Cour tesy Dina Sheridan PhotographyFamily continues tradition with pier-amid pose It started 21 years ago on the beach. A family photo with the group stacked up in a pyramid. Children on top, of course. Time passed. Kids grew up and got married. More kids were born. Friends visited the island the Busciglio family raved about. So more people ended up in the pyramid. You get the picture. Big pyramid. Dina Busciglio Sheridan said her parents, John and Diana Busciglio, met on Anna Maria Island on Pine Avenue in 1956. She followed them with her wedding at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria July 3, 2005. On July 4 or close to the date, the extended family gathers on the island for a holiday celebration and a photograph. Weve gotten so good at it that we draw three lines in the sand and everyone knows their weight class, which determines if they are on the bottom, middle or top row. Brides get the top center position and wear a veil the summer of their wedding year, Sheridan said. This year, paying homage to the Anna Maria City Pier, the family took a pier-amid shot, with the structure in the background. We wanted to recognize the city pier before the reconstruction. So we changed it up to feature our beloved pier in the background rather than our tradi tional pyramid formation, Sheridan said. Almost three dozen members took part in this years photo. One year, there were almost 100 people stacked up in the triangle on the beach. Family members and longtime islanders from the Busciglio, Castellano, Gonzalez, Cagnina, Kilichowski, Diaz, Sheridan and others have piled on for the annual photo event. World Cup 2018: And then there were fourBy Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The most entertaining World Cup in memory is No Germany. No Brazil. No Spain. No Argentina. No USA. OK, that last one was no surprise, but the rest of the aforementioned teams are World Cup heavyweights. And the 2018 host, Russia, is out. Anyone who follows soccer would have included at least two, but probably three of the top teams in France has one title to its name from 1998, when the tournament was held in France. England won its only cup in 1966. Belgium and Croatia have never won a On paper, France appears to be a slight favorite with such world class players as Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Oliver Giroud, Hugo Lloris and emerging superstar Kylian Mbappe. These players are from the worlds best leagues and have a wealth of experience on the big stage. p.m. July 10 eastern time in St. Petersburgh, is Belgium. Belgium is a talented team with established stars Eden Hazzard, Ramelu Lakaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courois, Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Vincent Kompany. It should be a tightly contested match that could be decided by penalty kicks. the second-youngest roster in the cup, against Croatia. Englands squad is talented, starting with current World Cup scoring leader Harry Kane, supported by star players Dele Ali, Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford. All are futball household names, but England hasnt had much success since 1966. This is their best tournament since 1990 and arguably a great chance to grab the World Cup. The Brits take on Croatia at 2 p.m. July 11 in Moscow, with Croatia the underdog, although they boast two world class players in midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. According to oddschecker, France is the favorite at 2-1, while England checks in at 11-4. Belgium slots in at 14-5, while Croatia sits with 5-1 odds. a.m. July 15 from Moscow, when Im hoping to see a Its then four more years for another cup. Key Royale golf slows for July 4 It was a quiet July 4 holiday at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, but the men did make it to the course July 5 for a four-man scramble. The team of Herb Clauhs, Gary Duncan, Lex Halakan and Peter Murley combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the week. Horseshoe news The week that was at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits was dominated by the walkers. The July 4 games saw Jay Disbrow post the lone 3-0 pool-play record and was the days outright champ. Two teams battled for the championship during July 7 action after both teams managed 3-0 records during pool play. Steve Doyle pulled away late in the match for a 21-13 victory over Neil Hennessey and Gary Howcroft. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits, followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel come. Busciglio pyramid 2005


THE ISLANDER JULY 11, 2018 25 By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Despite the exaggerated volume of boats on the Island remained consistently good. are reporting good action on Spanish mackerel and snapper around the few cobia being caught in these areas, so its good to have handy a heavyaction rod just in case. and catch-and-release snook is proving to be worthgoing to target snook. As morning wears on, the sun off and wait for a cooler, more tranquil atmosphere. As is providing decent action, although the large numbers get a bite going. Once the chumming starts, Im seeing numerous Spanish mackerel show up behind the boat. These are a welcome sight, as they add a variety to light tackle due to their drag-screaming runs and hard strikes. After putting some snapper in the cooler and tiring on the mackerel strikes, Im moving inshore to some of the deep grass areas in Tampa Bay to target spotted seatrout. Some spots are loaded with trout, although many are running short of keeper-size. It might take 10 trout before you catch a keeper. But hey, when they bite on every cast, it goes by quickly. Mixed in with Brett Lance at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN Stasny numerous oversize snook being caught and released at Anna Maria Islands northern-most pier. Using large hooking into snook 30-40 inches. Macks also are biting at the R&R. Casting silver spoons or small jigs around bait schools is resulting in keeper-size macks. Mixed in are jack crevalle and skip jacks. Also, anglers using live shrimp as bait are hooking Capt. Aaron Lowman is targeting catch-andrelease snook along the beaches of Anna Maria Island and inside the passes of Bean Point and Longboat Key. Sight casting to these linesiders with live free-lined shiners is resulting in some great action for Lowmans clients. To target larger snook in the passes, Lowman size trout are being caught with some regularity, with says results on mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel around the reefs in the Gulf of Mexico remain steady. Capt. Warren Girle is taking clients to offshore ledges for mangrove snapper. Using live shiners combined with a 1/2-ounce knocker rig is resulting in 12to 18-inch mangoes for Girles anglers. While targeting snapper, Girle is encountering red and gag grouper. Macks and bonito are present in these areas too, by free-lining baits on the surface. Moving inshore, Girle is putting clients on spotted seatrout. sota Bay is keeping his anglers busy on trout 14-18 inches. Capt. Jason Stock is working inshore for big catchthe beach is resulting in linesiders up to 36 inches. The same applies in the passes. In these areas, Stock offshore, permit are being caught using live crabs and jigs as bait. On evening tides, Stock is targeting shark and tarpon along the island beaches with his clients. shiners. Targeting catch-and-release snook is keeping mangrove shorelines and along the beaches. While targeting snook on his trips along the mangroves, White Moving offshore, White is setting his clients on American red snapper before the season nears its end. Busciglio pyramid 2012 Payton Knoebel, Colby Kurts and Callen Knoebel, visiting from Coloinshore waters of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island June 22 and their determination paid off with a nice catch of spotted sea trout. They were fuided to Warren Girle.


26 JULY 11, 2018 THE ISLANDER islbizBY SANDY AMBROGI FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Father and son purchase busy corner Theyve been serving fans and cheering Philly teams since purchasing Slims Place in 2013. Now the Smargissos, father Chris and son P.J., have bought the plaza that houses the neighborhood sports bar and grill. Powers Plaza, 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was purchased by Philly Guys LLC for $1,250,000. Marcia and Dale Powers, longtime Anna Maria residents now living on the mainland, were the sellers of the corner property at Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue. The building, with 3,900 square feet of retail space, was built in 1964 on an 11,440-square-foot lot. The transaction closed June 8, according to online real estate records. Chris Smargisso also owns AMI Beach Fun Rentals, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. The Powers remain active at Roser Memorial Community Church. Reorder! Passport T-shirts sail off the shelf Less than a month into the Cortez Passport program, Liza Kubik said June 29 that more of the program award T-shirts are on order. Kubik is an administrator of the program. Some 150 Cortez explorers have taken the tour and collected a T-shirt for visiting local village businesses Twelve stamps in the passport book from any of 27 participants earns the explorer a special-edition T-shirt from the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St., Cortez. Kubik says the response is overwhelming. Rose Lipke, Plum Taylor and Chelsie Albert end a tour July 3 at the Florida 119th St., Cortez, proudly displaying new Cortez Explorer T-shirts. A new collective of businesses awards the shirts to passport-holders who collect stamps from 12 of 27 participating village merchants. No purchase is necessary. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Slims Place anchors Powers Plaza at 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. P.J. and Chris Smargisso, Slims Place owner/operators, purchased the buildPowers. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi Way more than we thought, Kubik said about the people bringing passports to the businesses. Its like a big scavenger hunt with a prize at the end. No purchase is necessary. Pick up a passport while they last at participating Cortez businesses. For a mer941-708-6120. Stinky business expands to Sarasota County Its a smelly business but somebody has to take care of those garbage cans simmering in the Florida heat, even in fancier localities such as Sarasota and Siesta Key. Enter Anna Maria Islands Bins Be Clean, which has expanded from Anna Maria Island into Sarasota County to Siesta Key. The can-cleaning service with the big, bad scrubber truck expanded its reach to Lakewood Ranch last fall. According to owners Nate and Rather Welch, demand continues to increase, especially with their no contract, no obligation business model. Bulk pricing is available for neighborhoods or property management companies wishing to clean multiple homes. All environmentally safe, according to the Welches. Green Seal products are examined for performance, health and sustainability criteria and meet their environmental standard. To get the stink out of your cans or more information, go to or call 941-778-0020. Got business news? Contact Sandy Ambrogi at or call 941-778-7978.


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Marianne Norman-Ellis. 941.778.6696 and Wine Bar, 2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota. Members $25, walk-ins $30, guests $35. RSVP requested. Phone: 941-383-2466. Ongoing ness of the Year in four categories. Nominees must be in Pam Alvord, left, Gary Alvord, Tony Niewikj and Jack Hrad, Key Royale Club general manager, enjoy the June 27 Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card mixer at the club. Board members Alvord and Niewijk participated in a ribbon-cutting to introduce a new interior design for the clubhouse. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter The island was jampacked. Many on Anna Maria Island July 4 made the most of a day at the beach. Diners crowded around grilling stations at the county beaches and city parks, spread out elaborate picnics and tended to sizzling meat and vegetables. Diners also crowded the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, where tables and Meanwhile, some island eateries saw mostly normal numbers on the holiday. Skinnys Place, the hamburger haven across from the Manatee Public Beach, saw normal to average numbers, according to owner Clark Freeman. Skinnys closed early at 3 p.m. Slims Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was busy during the day, server Emily Mulrine said July 5, but business slowed for the night shift, when people works show at the Sandbar Restaurant. The northern end of Anna Maria Island was but a little lightning and a few bursts of rockets were all they saw Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy was near the shoreline three blocks north of the Sandbar Restaurant and said the beach was packed with people waiting for the 32nd annual Fireworks Extravaganza. By 10 p.m., an hour after the advertised start time, viewers had minutes. He said folks began grumbling and straggling off the beach. But social media lit up the night with questions and the attendees heading home. said July 5 the business shared the disappointment, but the situation was out of our control. After late day thunderstorms and issues with the contracted vendor, Creative Pyrotechnics of Orlando, their equipment and product failed to materialize and the show was scratched, with the exception of a brief effort to save the moment, according to Baugh. In a July 5 statement posted on the Sandbars Facebook page, Ed Chiles, owner, apologized for the delay We certainly understand that many attendees may have felt let down by the outcome. It was, by no means, our intention to short change anyone, Chiles statement read in part. The restaurant had marketed $155 VIP tickets for the evening $50 for kids that included food and beverages, valet parking, party favors and a beachfront The Sandbar declined to disclose the number of tickets sold for the event or any refund discussions, but said it was reaching out to ticket holders. Its unfortunate, Baugh said, but really beyond material problems. We werent aware. Baugh said Creative Pyrotechnics has put on the Sandbar show for many years without incident. It is the same company that canceled St. Peterscelebration, according to the Tampa Bay Times and other news outlets. Baugh said the sound system wasnt loud enough to reach beachgoers and concerns for crowd control were reasons the cancellation was not announced. Because our name is on it, everyone assumes we can just reschedule for the next night. But thats impossible for many reasons permits, extra police patrols, staff, Baugh said. Its not something we can just pull off, he added. Chiles said the fireworks tradition would take place at the Sandbar next July 4. James E. Wyre Lee Jr. said the fresh fish at Cortez Bait and Seafood, 12110 Cortez Road W., Cortez, was jumping off the ice on the Fourth. Im having a real good week, Lee said July 5, with brisk seafood and bait sales. The best-seller? Locally caught yellow edge grouper. showcases for the Fourth at Cupcake Delights, 3324 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, and said business was better than last year, up about 10 percent. brisk business on beach equipment rentals. including tents, umbrellas, and paddleboards, as well as bikes and golf carts to cruise the island. good attendance and good behavior. Patrons mid-afternoon July 4 at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, maneuver for seats. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi


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