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FEMA visits AM to investigate alleged fraud. 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 On the government calendar. 8 BB P&Z chair resigns. 8 Make plans, save a date. 10 Community announcements. 11 KORN versus BB bound for court. 12 Army Corps approves City Pier plan. 13 Sunscreen on your shoulders. 15 Where is Tuna Street? Islandwide map. 16-17 Obituaries. 18 Streetlife. 20 Putting a chill on summer soccer. 24 Fishing red hot, so long as red tide remains south. 25 ues. 26 CLASSIFIEDS. 28 PropertyWatch. 30 NYT crossword. 31 Meetings Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Breaking the record. 22Astheworldterns struggle with red tide. 6 PLEASE SEE RED TIDE PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE RESCUE PAGE 2Top Notch: Week 4, On a cloudy dayPenny Frick of Bradenton wins the fourth week of The Islanders Top Notch photo contest with this image of an anhinga drying its wings near a small lake. Frick will receive an Islander More than a mullet wrapper in the contest, which offers a grand prize of $100 from The Islander and an assortment of pating advertisers. Causeway caution. 2 Op-Ed Causeway caution. 2 Causeway caution. 2 VOLUME 26, NO. 41 AUG. 8, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 Top Notch School starts Aug. 13. 19 man from Longboat PassBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A man swimming in Longboat Pass Aug. erman and the Manatee County Sheriffs Brian Galliher, 27 and homeless, was ton Beach police and MCSO reports. ring, put it around Galliher and was tying the life ring to his boat as MCSO Sgt. Russ Schnering arrived on his vessel. Schnering heard the call come in at about Key, which is situated east of the Longboat Pass Bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway. Toxic red tide arrives to AMI beaches, baysBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter The scenes are heartbreaking. A dead manatee being nuzzled by others. Fish littering beaches and canals. Sea turtles ins. A deceased whale shark bobbing in the shallow surf. It seems like the plot and imagery of an old 1950s horror movie, where Mother Nature goes completely out of control and wreaks havoc everywhere, John Capece said in an email Aug. 2. But this is not a new release of Swamp Thing or The Creature from the Black idas west coast and a harmful algal bloom is to blame. quently know the words Karenia brevis can bring a toxic stench and misery. Red tide, an organism that can affect the mals, also can spell death for marine life. People may experience respiratory and ing. The current red tide bloom off the west coast of Florida began in November 2017 and likely will continue into 2019, according end of Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The Stangs said red tide and a shoreline Bay area for more than 10 years. Mother Nature. Aint much we can do about it, said tion Commission. Though areas south of Anna Maria at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, the started washing ashore there on Aug. 4. Cortez Bait & Seafood AUTHENTIC I NDI A N C UISINE T HE I SL A ND S PICE Come MeatOur Subs & Salads!Featuring I recommend The IslanderEveryone loves it! Everyone reads it! Kathleen D Kathleen D Portraits by the Sea 941.778.2711 Portraits by the Sea As fresh as it gets SCORE BIG!


2 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM PLEASE SEE PALMA SOLA, NEXT PAGE RESCUE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 vessel in the area at the time so we went right to it. As of Aug. 4, Galliher was alert and coherent at denton Beach Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz. It couldnt have gone any better as far as a rescue, Schnering said. scious man into the MCSO vessel, where Schnering While Schnering said he didnt know how Galliher ended up in trouble in the water, Bradenton Beach police report a witness saw Galliher earlier with another man on the shore at Coquina Park. Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said. lihers friend leave, Diaz said. Schnering said he got a pulse on Galliher before the MCSO marine unit pulled into Coquina South Boat Ramp, where Manatee County Marine Rescue assisted. EMS transported Galliher to Blake. the man wouldnt be in the hospital today.Palma Sola no swim advisory continues, watchdogs organizeBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter swimmers of high bacteria levels in the waters of Palma Sola Bay. The sign is posted near the beach about 1,000 feet west of 81st on the south side of Manatee Avenue West the elevated level of enterococci bacteria wont be lifted until tests show improvement. As of press time Aug. 6, it was still in effect. Meanwhile, a new group, Friends of Palma Sola Bay, formed over concerns for the water conditions. Members Kathy Morash of Anna Maria, Suncoast Waterkeepers Andy Mele, Cortez artist Rose Lipke and charter captains Wade G. Curry and John Leiter met July 31 to talk about their desire to stir public They say the water in Palma Sola Bay produces a summertime stench and is known to cause infections, such as swimmers itch and staph. she says, for the past 10 years, shes seen the Palma Sola water quality diminish. Its a human smell, Leiter described what he wakes up to every day at 4 a.m. near the Waterway Condos in the 9600 block of Cortez Road West. Theyve been turning a blind eye to it for a long time, he added. about organizing the group. The million-dollar question tee County, when The Islander asked why enterococci levels rise. have runoff from homes, fertilizers, storm sewers. Wildlife and pets can defecate in the water. There is a variety of reasons. Tests used by the health department are based on cal studies. The enterococci test measures bacteria typically including humans, but doesnt differentiate which kind, according to Larkin. breaks caused sewage spills into Palma Sola Bay in December 2017 and again in February. State reports show 3.14 million gallons of raw wastewater entered a stormwater drain Dec. 11 that led to Palma Sola Bay after a contractor working in the 6500 block of Cortez Road West cut into a sewer main. The next day in the 8700 block, according to a Manatee County Utilities Department report, another 3 million gallons of sewage spilled after a contractor drilling under Cortez Road hit a force main pipe. For comparison, 3 million gallons of water would Two months later, the same contractor who hit the into a canal and Palma Sola Creek before it entered the bay. MCUD public affairs liaison Amy Pilson blamed the incidents on contractor error and said portions of the spills were contained, while unknown amounts were absorbed in the ground. out trucks diverted the sewage. Contact advisory for the creek and part of the bay, which was lifted once the spill cleared, according Since the February incident, Pilson said tests show Sewer projects, stormwater Pilson also said the contractors were responsible structure is key. namics of Palma Sola Bay, Mele said, adding the


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4 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER RED TIDE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 By Aug. 3, conditions were rapidly changing. O ne swimmer told T he I slander his group had a noticeable cough and tickle in the throat while on in A nna M aria Sound and they dotted the shore of washing up with the tide. tions of red tide were reported up the coastline from N aples to P assage Key at the north end of A nna M aria Island. M ote M arine Laboratorys beach report stated 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at Coquina Beach. Some 16 hours ear lier, Mote had reported intense respiratory irritation at Manatee Public Beach. T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce, attempting to keep locals and travelers abreast of the situation, has been posting reports on its website sev not only sea life, but also economics on the island. issue during a city commission meeting A ug. 2. Know ing that the islands beaches are what drives tourism to our area, they expressed concern. City Commissioner Jake Spooner, who operates a miniature golf attraction and souvenir store, weighed dont see a really strong push to try to resolve this, Spooner said. a way to pressure the state to solve the problem. P eople arent going to F ort M yers Beach and theyre not going to Sanibel. T heyre coming here and thats caused a big increase in our fluctuation Mote Marine, partners take on red tidethis season, Spooner said of his businesss boost in summer revenue. But the depth of the toxic disaster was not lost on remained active in the rescue and recovery of marine life vulnerable to red tide. Since the beginning of 2018, M ote has rescued or recovered 131 sea turtles, of which sizeable por tion has been affected by the neurotoxins of red tide, according to Mote. By developing better red tide detection instru ments, Mote hopes to get an upper hand on predict problem, as M ote scientists and partners continue to understand the organism able to decimate wildlife and empty beaches. F or more information, go to and For a red tide report at your beach, go to for a beach condition overview. Sandy Ambrogi A cell of Kar enia brevis, the species responsible for red tide. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mote tory red tide, Karenia brevis, knowledge is advancing. Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is a research institution that has studied red tide for decades. Its known what the common algae can do when fueled by proper weather conditions and stormwater runoff from agriculture and development. What is not known is how to halt red tide. M ote has teamed up with the F lorida F ish and Wildlife C onservation C ommission and other partners to answer hard questions about red tide. T he F lorida G ulf Coast from T ampa Bay southward has been stud ied, with scientists hoping to improve assessment, forecasting, control and mitigation of red tide. Since the current bloom began in O ctober 2017, scientists have collected water samples, studied red tide cell counts and monitored K. brevis and 200 other organisms found in local waters. T hey are testing living dock structures with from limited areas and assessing an ozonation process Mote currently uses at its Mote Aquarium and marine life hospitals, which destroys red tide before entering seawater tanks. M ote scientists are researching whether certain seaweeds containing natural compounds might be been successful in the lab. Throughout the latest red tide outbreak, Mote has shore resulting from the arrival of Karenia brevis a red tide bloom. Father and son, Tom Stang Sr. and Tom Jr., of Ohio, said they saw a worse bloom washing ashore then, Tom Stang Jr. said. A drone view of the Caloosahatchee River basin in Cape Coral shows blue-green algae. Islander Photo: Courtesy Calusa Waterkeeper/D. Anthony Capt. Shannon Hoeckel and Arelia Spurgeon kneel by a dead sea turtle on the beach at Boca Grande at the end of July. More than 400 stranded and dead Charlotte and Sarasota counties since the red tide bloom began nine months ago. Islander Photo: Julie Dermansky for DeSmog the commissioner. I f you see the pictures, it tears your heart apart. And, after Spooner commented, red tide and dead Not to be confused with blue-green algae C apece, the scientist who likened the situation in F lorida to a horror movie, is working with C alusa Waterkeeper, part of a global alliance for swimmable, Coral has been hard hit, with miles of toxic goo and a red tide outbreak in its ninth month. ing residents indoors with a combination of itchy eyes, dripping noses, breathing problems and nausea. T hose near the green goo blooms say in F acebook posts it smells like death, and the effects exacerbate as it runs course and begins to die. Scientists caution the green slime can cause skin irritations and nausea. and east of A nna M aria I sland and probably will remain south because of the geography, according to Justin Bloom of Sarasota Waterkeeper. It should not be confused with red tide. Cynobacteria which causes the almost neon col oration, is mostly found in F lorida lakes. A lgae is a basic building block, but mixed with phosphorus and nitrogen from agriculture, it becomes explosive and toxic, according to Waterkeeper. Summer sunlight, warm temperatures and pollu tion from stormwater run off is a perfect petri dish. Lake Okeechobee collects water from the nearby a reservoir for millions of gallons of polluted water. I ts pollution from agriculture for the most part, Bloom said. Agriculture to the north and sugar grow ing to the south. Water backs up during rainy season, water level in Okeechobee has to be lowered to keep from compromising the dikes and endangering lives. Thats when the problems start. rivers toward the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. rain in May, followed by a calm sunny June, resulted in a perfect storm. local business owners are bemoaning the loss of rev enue. R estaurants are empty. Beaches are deserted and washed up in his neighborhood. I cant go outside my home without gagging. I m keeping my infant son indoors, he said. T he current favors the spread or red tide north along the west coast of Florida.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 5 3410 77th St. W., Bradenton, FL, 34209 941 256-7577 Bayfront views just a few miles from Anna Maria Island, Downtown Bradenton and Robinson Preserve Vibrant community offering luxurious clubhouse, resident events, resort style pool, kayak launch and more, all at an equally attractive price. The best of island living and lifestyle without all the trafc Gated, private community for security and peace of mind At Palma Sola, we got everything we wanted, without the island trafc 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. WPalma Sola Blvd.Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay *2017 and 2018 Winner in these categories: Best Overall Development; Best Overall Islamorada; Best Overall Key Largo; Best Master Suite & Best Architectural Detail Key Largo; Best Kitchen & Best Floor Plan Islamorada. FEMA visiting Anna Maria to investigate alleged fraudBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Federal Emergency Management Agency staff tigate incidents of alleged fraud. Steve Martin and Shannon Reiss from the Florida Luke Curtis to discuss the allegations. Curtis emailed FEMA mitigation specialist Collis Brown July 25 to report a possible case of fraud based ance. Curtis provided information about possible FEMA substantial improvement fraud at multiple cies in fees between Wash Family Construction and a client that were brought to the attention of the city by The property owners attorney alleges that Wash reported lower construction estimates to the city to avoid FEMAs 50 percent rule for improvements to change orders resulted in the higher fee. Obtaining a building permit requires submitting costs for labor and materials, which sets an amount The city concern developed from Wash Family Group on behalf of WFC. The WFC suit seeks payment for work performed at 759 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. in December 2011 for $1.28 million, and the 1950s at that time at $374,300. The appraisal was obtained FEMAs substantial improvement rule, or the 50 built before the existence of the Florida Insurance Rate Map in 1975. The rule requires a substantial eling, renovation or improvement. ment, the owner is required to comply with the ment costs were limited to $183,407 without being designated as substantial. suit seeking payment by Wash. Washs contract was for labor at $35 per hour plus materials and a 16 percent contract fee, as well as a $40 per hour and 20 percent contract fee for any added work, all of which the owners signed off on. and authorized more work, including the removal of a tree at a cost of approximately $6,000. Since the Some work performed, including tree removal, was exempt from the substantial improvements for FEMA. permits, but was only paid $199,446.29, according to the Wash lawsuit. billing, defective work and fraudulent permitting. money and they dont want to pay it, Mackey said Aug. 3 on behalf of Wash. And so this is what Mr. According to Mackey, principal of the Mackey and that the addition of a water pipe resulted in their are doing is despicable, Mackey said. who has, basically, an unlimited litigation budget to give their lawyer, Mackey said. So, its really David versus Goliath. of Tilden & Prohidney in Bradenton. Tilden was not available to take questions Aug. 1 and Aug. 3. City attorney Becky Vose learned of the dispute and brought it to Mayor Dan Murphy and the city 12, with Commissioner Brian Seymour abstaining, to approve a resolution directing Murphy to contact FEMA and investigate the matter.AM budget correction budget in a story in the Aug. 1 issue, the amounts 19 were based on a city chart that listed the pier rebuild revenue in both miscellaneous revenues and carryover funds. The $4,330,660.66 for miscellaneous revenues/ carryover includes $3,458,865.80 of revenue for tion. Not including pier revenues, miscellaneous $871,794.86, as compared to $1,294,010.76 for the


6 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our AUG. 8, 2018 AUG. 8, 2018 AUG. 8, 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: WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Opinion Your Have your say: The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right clude name, address and a contact phone number. Email: Anonymous letters will not be printed. Close the Cortez drawbridge Maria Island is at max volume, and a new bridge would increase the size of the island. The Intracoastal Waterway runs about 7 miles along the backside of the island, under the Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges. ness, and the Florida Department of Transportation wants to wreak havoc on the local communities and to build stuff. I talked with the guys who repaired the Cortez Bridge concrete pilings a year or two ago. They added tained. That leaves the drawbridge mechanism. The ICW privileged few. I suggest the Cortez Bridge be saved and closed permanently, diverting big boats around the Gulf side of the island, from Tampa Bay to points south. The Anna Maria Island and Longboat Pass bridges would munities. Lets maintain the quality of our communities, save tax dollars, and stop supporting the privileged few. Let them go around. Tom Matheson, BradentonOn behalf of Kim Rash fencing business in Kentucky and it certainly shows in also obtained the fencing materials at his cost, saving the city even more money. after the Fourth of July, which has now become an annual event. Always seeking collaboration, he asked both me ful beaches and wildlife, taking care of others in our can honestly say that he is one of the hardest working, loyal and sincere people who ever worked on behalf of the city while I was mayor. Holmes Beach mayorNow you see the downside chiffon, dripping in pearls and sparkling aquamarine, shes a lovely place. But when Mother Nature huffs and puffs and musses her lipstick, it can be an ugly sight. Its brought red tide to our shore, and there truly is nothing that can be done but to wait. And wait. And hope it blows away. And wishing for the type of storm that blows red tide from the shore can be dangerous. It takes a big blow, the kind that damages piers and homes and topples trees. Meanwhile, well need help getting rid of the dead beaches and into the canals and bay waters. for dinner fare and leisurely sunsets aside. You could, I suppose, still go to the beach and cough and rub your eyes, but the sight of all those dead for most people. Karenia brevis. ies of algal blooms. According to Wikipedia, the term red tide is being sarily red. It sometimes has no discoloration. It is unrelated to movements of the tides. And the term is used generically for a wide variety of algal species which are better termed harmful algal There has long been discussion of nitrogen loading in local waters exacerbating the naturally occurring microscopic plant bloom. The burst of the plant emits neurotoxins that rob oxygen from the water and the air, causing respiratory problems for humans and killing Studies indicate the nitrogen in fertilizer that is carried into the water via stormwater runoff contributes to the length and severity of the blooms. scientist to reach the conclusion that if plants grow when they are fertilized, and if red tide is a plant and red tide organism can gobble it up and multiply. So try to live without nitrogen fertilizer on your lawn or golf course. It may be the only thing you can do to help alleviate the problem. Sorry, but we cant wish it gone. Its the monster under the bed. Bonner JoyTHIS IS NOT GOOD FOR MY LUNCH


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 7 Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer 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. penings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) E-MAIL 10&20 years agoIn the headlines: Aug. 5, 1998 Local Anna Maria/West Side firefighters tory. Bradenton Beach officials were preparing to adopt an ordinance banning beachfront lights during sea turtle nesting season. The no signs at the gateways to Bradenton regulations and Please, come again.In the headlines: Aug. 6, 2008 The Florida Department of Transportation announced no change to its plan to exclude lighting from the rehab on the Anna Maria Island Bridge. SAM president Billie Martini had inquired about the installation of lights on the bridge as part of the ture. to develop Bradenton Beachs master recreational Associates. Members of an island fireworks task force were turning their focus from the beaches to the use. The concern was with legislation that allows ited uses. VISIT OUR 8,000+ SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)SPECIAL ISLANDER OFFER! $50 OFF any purchase of $500 or more $100 OFF any purchase of $1,000 or more We offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE Visit for the best news on AMI.Birthday party for SnootyThe South Florida Museum in Bradenton hosts a celebration in July 1977 to mark Snooty the Manatees 29th birthday. The birthday party was an annual tradition that ended in 2017 with Snootys death. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Collection Model cities Many coastal cities have achieved an acceptable balance between residents and tourists. There also are many cities taking measures toward the goal. The bottom line is that it is possible for residents to live comfortably in their homes while vacationers Although many rentals have responsible owners and/or management companies, some do not. implement some of the measures taken in other cities to deal with those rentals that have had a negative impact on our neighborhoods. menting sweeping changes via tough new penalties and amendments to ordinances. Our city may not want to consider the $25,000 per Beach need to be tougher. More than a year ago, city attorney Patricia Petruff suggested to the commission that the public nuisance ordinance be revamped. Attorney Jim Dye mentioned measures that could be taken. Let us be good stewards and send the message that able. ists can share paradise. Lets follow suit by setting pliance with the law. Renee Ferguson, Holmes Beach


8 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Anna Maria City Aug. 9, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 14, 2 p.m., city commission. Aug. 14, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Aug. 23, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 11, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Sept. 13, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 27, 6 p.m., city commission. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, Bradenton Beach Aug. 9, 1 p.m., department heads. Aug. 15, 1 p.m., planning and zoning. Aug. 16, noon, city commission. Aug. 21, 10 a.m., city commission. Aug. 27, 9 a.m., city commission. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach Aug. 14, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 16, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 28, 6 p.m., city commission. Aug. 30, 6 p.m., city commission. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue None announced. WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, Manatee County Aug. 21, 9 a.m., county commission. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, Of interest Aug. 20, 9 a.m., Manatee County T ourist Devel opment C ouncil, the C enter of A nna M aria I sland, 407 Magnolia A ve., Anna Maria. may be delayed. Sept. 10, 2 p.m., I sland T ransportation Planning Send notices to and MeetingsBradenton Beach P&Z chair resigns, cites lawsuitBB commissioners motion for legal support falls at again discusses procedural rules during a Feb. 21 P&Z meet ing at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Islander File Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Bradenton Beach Commis sioner Randy White, left, asks the city to provide an attorney for his deposition in the case of Bradenton Beach versus six former board members during an Aug. 2 commission meeting. Mayor John Chap pie, right, reviews Whites subpoena for the deposition. Commissioner Ralph Cole is seated between White and Chappie. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Aug. 2 during a city commission meeting. I feel like the new kid in the high school cafeteria. White is the only commission member ordered to six former city board members alleging violations of A t the A ug. 2 meeting, White made a motion requesting independent legal representation paid by the city for the deposition, set for 1:30 p.m. Wednes day, A ug. 15, at Vincent M Lucentes & A ssociates Court Reporters, 526 12th St. W., Bradenton. The motion died for lack of support. T he lawsuit alleges some board members of the planning and zoning board and the Scenic W A V E S Partnership Committee violated the Sunshine Law by Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach. A dditionally, the city is alleging the defendants exchanged emails regarding city business that could have come before them as board members. The notice of deposition calls for White to pro Martin, John Metz, Patty Shay and Rose and Bill Vin cent, as well as former M ayor Bill Shearon, former commissioner Janie R obertson and C arol and M ike During public comment, Metz, a former attorney and defendant in the lawsuit, said White deserves rep resentation as a city commissioner. I understand some of it was before he was elected, but also if any of it was after the time he was sworn in, I think he certainly should be given a defense, Metz said. would be going on, White said, adding the he is a target as the voice of opposition on the commission. Since his election to the commission, White fre mayors lawsuit. As of Aug. 2, attorney fees for the city in the suit are $80,085.80. When White asked for representation at the July 19 city commission meeting, after being subpoenaed but before receiving the court summons, Mayor John C happie said White should hold his request until he was served. At the Aug. 2 meeting, Chappie said White hasnt provided the commission with the appropriate docu ments to decide on his motion. You didnt give us everything and I dont know why, Chappie said. ing if White is being served as a commissioner or a private citizen. I have no way of knowing if this is something you did on your own or dealing with city business, Chappie said. C happie also said he doesnt understand why White didnt contact city attorney R icinda P erry or the lawsuit. C larke was absolved of paying fees by the city. has, and suddenly I have to go for a deposition, White said. C learly, thats not because I am R andy White, I t has to do with city business. I dont remember being a CNO BB member, but theres a lot of them that were. White said the city is putting the onus on his shoulders and he does not feel supported by the com mission. Chappie said at the end of the day, if White was acting as a city commissioner, the city will consider Whites request for representation. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach has lost another board member. Jim Lynch, volunteer chair of the planning and effort, I have concluded I can be more effective help ing members of our community in ways other than as member of the planning and zoning board. I n M arch, Lynch helped develop rules of procedure for the P&Z. I will be forever thankful that we were able to establish written planning and zoning board pro cedures, he wrote. T hese include allowing board members to document the reasons for their recommen dations to the city commission, including dissenting voices, which I recommend be seriously considered to arrive at the best decisions for the city. A t a public hearing in January regarding expanded outdoor seating for the Bridge T ender Inns Dockside Bar on Bay D rive South, Lynch said he disagreed with the determination that allowed expanded seating with out added parking. which unanimously voted to allow the expansion. In an Aug. 2 interview with The Islander, Lynch, a government attorney for nearly 40 years before his ommendations. A nd if the commission isnt interested, it doesnt make sense for people to participate. Lynch said his decision to leave the board was to some extent affected by the commissions decision regarding the Bridge T ender Inn. In November 2017, Lynch applied for appoint ment to an open city commission seat. T he commission instead appointed R alph C ole, who was defeated in his Lynch said A ug. 2, A dversity is becoming appar ent in the city, citing the citys lawsuit against six former volunteer board members for allegedly violat choice to pursue the suit, which, as of A ug. 2, had cost taxpayers $80,085.80. T his never should have happened and it should not be going on right now, Lynch said. court to declare the rights, responsibilities and liabili ties, without awarding a decision. T he board members all resigned within a few asked. ate the suit or sought volunteer mediation. I n the interview, Lynch said he wishes the city endeavors, but you cant help people who have already made up their minds. I hate to give up, but life is short and we all have to choose how we spend our time, he said.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 9 School starts Aug. 13. Please, watch out for island kids!Back to School Back to School Back to School Back to School Back to School As you hurry to and from work and appointments, kids are scurrying to and from school. Please, keep an eye out for youngsters waiting for buses, walking to and from school and riding the trolley. Remember to observe school-zone speed limits. And, please, thank our sponsors for this reminder Anna Maria Realty 941.778.2259 www.annamariareal.comMinnies Beach CafeS&S Plaza, 5360 Gulf Drive Anna Maria Island ResortsTradewinds Beach Resort Tropic Isle Beach Resort Seaside Beach Resort Tortuga Beach ResortMike Norman Realty Inc.3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Perks 4 Pets 941.795.7387Steam Designs Studio5343 Gulf Drive, #600, HB 941.779.9108Waller-Mixon InsuranceIsland Shopping Center LaPensee Plumbing, Pools and Air 941.778.5622Island Fresh Market Island Coffee Haus5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Island Coffee Haus Terras Handmade Sterling Jewelry 941.779.5350The Feast Restaurant West Coast Air Conditioning & Heating5347 Gulf Drive #4, Holmes Beach Miller Electric6992 Iris St., Sarasota Tylers Ice Cream Gulf Bay Realty5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Grooms Motors & AutomotiveCindy Jones, RealtorDuncan Real Estate Slims Place AMI Beach Fun Rentals Moonracer Pet


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Nov. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Symphony on the Sand, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-2370.ONGOING OFF AMI Through Nov. 1, First 5 Years of Art of Our Time, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Also, through Sept. 10, Years of the Circus in Print. Fee apples. Information: 941-359-5700. 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: 941-708-6120.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Sept. 9-Dec. 2, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts French Art from the Horvitz Collection, Sarasota. Sept. 15-Feb. 3, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, Sarasota. Sept. 22, various venues, Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day with free admission. Information: & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, Aug. 10 10 a.m. Forty Carrots Partners in Play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, Aug. 11 10 a.m. Origami Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Lego Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, Aug. 14 10 a.m. Preschool storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING OFF AMI First Saturdays, Family Night at the Museum, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fourth Wednesdays, Stelliferous Live star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. LOOKING AHEAD OF AMI Oct. 20, Mote Marine Aquariums Night of Fish Fun and Fright, Sarasota.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 AMI First and third Wednesdays usually, Roser Memorial CommuGolf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-7780414. Through Aug. 26, the Bradenton Marauders play home games at LECOM Park, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-9442.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Sept. 8, Center of Anna Maria Island LaPensee Bowling Tournament, Bradenton.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Aug. 8 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Aug. 9 2-3 p.m. Tour of the digital resources at the public library, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. Friday, Aug. 10 10 a.m. Senior Adventures go go-karting, departing from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. 2-3 p.m. Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341.ONGOING ON AMI Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Just Older Youth/JOY Brown Bag Lunch Series, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 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12 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Metz MapesCounty seeks to void vacated land in Bradenton BeachTwo residential condos and a home under construction in the 100 block of 11th Street South in Bradenton Beach are the subject of a lawsuit brought by Manatee County against the city and the property owners. Islander Photo: Kathy PrucnellBB return to ward representation challengedBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Some people cant wrap their heads around it. I have been bewildered the last several weeks when I see the ward system is on the verge of going back on the ballot in N ovember, Bob C onnors, a Bradenton Beach resident and former Ward 2 com missioner, said Aug. 2 during a city commission meet ing. An ad hoc committee was appointed by the com mission in May to review the charter for consistency with amendments approved by voters in 2017 and amendments proposed for the Nov. 6 ballot. T he committees recommendations include a return each reside in a designated ward, but elected by a city wide vote. U ntil a charter amendment in 2017 removed the ward system, the city was divided into four geographic wards with about 200 voters per ward. The 2017 vote was 207 yes and 171 no to the charter question on removing wards. under the impression the charter review board was charter and somehow they started discussing, Maybe we shouldnt go along with what the voters had decided in 10 years, 70 percent of commissioners on the Bra denton Beach dais ran unopposed or were appointed, and people want fair and democratic elections. large elections with no wards. sion to wards is that people want to live near their commissioners. T he city is 3 or 4 miles long, C onnors said. We live near all our commissioners. amendments, so adding more questions to an already packed ballot could further confuse the issues. Im asking you to vote to approve the will of the people, C onnors said. I thought the will of the people is what mattered in this community. T he charter review committee recommendations must be incorporated into an ordinance and approved by the city commission in two public hearings. If approved, the questions would need to be sub mitted by Aug. 28 to the Manatee County Supervisor Hearing set for ballot battle: KORN v. Bradenton BeachBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter T hey said there would be a lawsuit if the city didnt cooperate. A nd now the matter will be heard at the courthouse. The request for a writ of manda mus in the case of Keep Our Resi dential N eighborhoods v. the city of Bradenton Beach is set for a hearing at 11 a.m. T hursday, Sept. 6, at the M anatee C ounty Judicial C enter, 1051 Manatee A ve. W. I n an A ug. 2 email to R eed drickson, wrote that he expects city attorney R icinda P erry will request a continuance of the hearing to further delay a decision on the petitions. be appropriate to be sure that the voters know that the commissions continuing resistance to placing the peti tions on the ballot will not only cost the city legal fees, but more than likely will cost the city $10,000 for a special election. July 30 to dismiss the request for a and Metz, who are seeking an expe dited hearing to direct the city to put KORNs proposed charter amend ments on the Nov. 6 ballot. A writ of mandamus is an order from a higher court a duty owed to the petitioner. A n alternative writ of mandamus was filed by Lon A rend of the M anatee C ounty 12th Judicial C ircuit C ourt to show cause why a writ of mandamus should not be entered. The original complaint names Mapes as plaintiff and city clerk T erri Sanclemente and the city of Bra denton Beach as defendants. I t was filed after a June 21 meeting, when the mayor and commissioners voted against placing four charter amendments proposed by K ORN on the ballot. C ity attorney R icinda P erry said the amendments would violate the city charter and state statutes. M apes and M etz, former planning and zoning board members, registered KORN as a PAC and col lected signatures on petitions from more than 10 per cent of Bradenton Beach electors in support of the ballot questions. T hey say they followed a state law superseding the city charter. A ccording to the M anatee C ounty Supervisor of Aug. 28 to be on the November ballot. Sanclemente By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter the chess board in what has become a stalemate. A year ago, the county confronted the city of Bra complaint in 12th C ircuit C ourt that seeks an easement for a sewer line. The lawsuit also aims to prohibit pool construc tion at three properties: 112 11th St. S., owned by BB Bayfront LL C ; 114 11th St. S., owned by 114 11th Street LLC; and 116 11th St. S., owned by developer Shawn Kaleta. vacation of Bay Shore Drive. Bay Shore D rive between N inth and 11th streets along Sarasota Bay was never improved. T he undeveloped right of way includes a buried erties, including the three owned by Kaleta and his A fter the 2001 vacation by the city, the land was nies submitted applications with the city to construct swimming pools at each of the three properties. When the owners applied for pool permits, the recorded easement for the countys wastewater infra Jeffrey Goodwin, Manatee County utilities director. A ssistant state attorneys G eoffrey N ichols and the city validly vacated the right of way. T he county motion calls out the failures in the 2001 city resolution as reasons to void the vacation. Nichols and Morris argue the resolution incor rectly labels Bay Shore D rive as Bay D rive South and omits any description whatsoever of the vacated property. T hey also contend the city conditions the vacation on deeding easements for public utilities, but that the city failed to deed the easements. A mong the other counts in the complaint, the owners to convey easements, to prohibit the owners from building and the city from issuing permits, and the county utility. and 114 11th Street LLC from constructing pools and pool decks. Since a January mediation between the city and county, also attended by Kaleta representatives, the parties positions appear unchanged. County attorneys and representatives have main tained the need for an easement and, during the media tion, cited possible environmental liability if building activities cause a sewer break. The city has stood behind the 2001 vacation. likelihood of a sewer break and, in M ay, warned that other landowners may be impacted if the county doesnt drop the case. A s of press time, no city or owner responses to the P ool permits are on hold, according to the city building department. C ity clerk T erri Sanclemente said the city has incurred $39,285.93 in legal fees on the case. A hearing on the countys summary motion is set County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bra denton. Former Bradenton Beach Commissioner Bob Con nors questions the mayor and city commissioners Aug. 2 on a possible charter amendment to revert to the four-ward system during a meeting at city hall. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


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18 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Paul Eckel 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 Obituary 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! simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Sunset celebrationNelson and Cyndi Knudsen, of Berea, Ohio, married July 23 in Holmes Beach. The couple who for years had vacationed on Anna Maria Island married after 21 years together, at the prodding of Weddings coordinated the destination wedding. After honeymooning on the island, the Knudsens will return to Ohio. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen MilestoneHalloween in July?The BOA Best of Attitude women met for lunch July 31 at Mr. Bones BBQ restaurant in Holmes Beach. Their topics were favorite song, favorite dance and favorite Halloween costume. The cheerful members donate to island charities throughout the year, with a focus on providing summer meals to children and also providing a merry Christmas to children. Islander Courtesy Photo TravelersRobert Niles Rosas who bonded as Rovers for activities all through their lives. service in 1943 and was assigned to the destroyer charge in 1946. Paul. Department of Transportation, ending in the bridge department before retiring in 1984. on boards and committees, and was a member of the Valley Creek Watershed Board in Afton, Minnesota, for 10 years. Travel was a large part of his life and he visited all seven continents. After retirement, he and his wife went on more than 20 mission trips. nature, becoming a Florida master naturalist in 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Paul in late August. Memorial donations may be made Beach, FL 34217 or Global Serve, 2102 SW 47th St., Cape Coral FL 33917. Mr. Rosas is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter Janeen of Anna Maria Island; sons Steven and wife Marcie of Menomonie, Wisconsin, and Jeffrey and Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of Aug. 6: State Road 64/Manatee Avenue on Perico Island from Martinique Drive to 107th Court West: walk and bicycle lanes and installing new signing way and does not require lane closures. Expected completion is fall 2018. Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: Through Aug. 24, crews proceed with installation of a force main from north of Ninth Street south to the north side of Cortez Road before proceeding east on the Cortez Road Bridge embankment. Avenue C in Bradenton Beach: Installation of water services from Gulf Drive north to 26th Street is nearing completion. Crews are working to complete installation of water main crossings at the intersections along Avenue C from 22nd to 26th streets. Intermittent road closures will be in effect. with pipeline installation in the eastern right of way along Palm Drive, working north from 74th to 81st streets. pipe in the southern right of way along 68th Street nearing completion. Aug. 15, crews will mill asphalt and install a force main in the western/southbound travel lane streets. Palm Drive. ect, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Roadwatch


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 19 Dont forget You can read it all online at 9805 Gulf Drive THE POWER OF CHOICEWe provide our clients with the best coverage at the best value. We work with the top insurance providers to nd the policy that best ts our clients needs. We provide clients with access to insurance products not available to most other insurance agencies. Massage Therapy | Acupuncture | Yoga2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | Holistic wellness center and spa GET BACK-TO-SCHOOL VI SION-READY WITH YOUR ONESTOP EYECARE PHYSICIANS Proof #1 Proof #1 (opposite State College) Center to offer after-school program After closing for staff training, the Center of Anna The center will offer the Beyond the Classroom tary. from AME to the center, where the kids will either engage in activities or read and do homework. Parents must register and pay by the Thursday before the week of participation. The center will be closed through Aug. 13 for staff grams will be suspended during this time, but sports leagues will continue throughout the week. For more information, visit the center, go online Center starts 2018-19 scal year minus a spending plan By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The Center of Anna Maria Island has yet to began July 1. Executive director Chris Culhane said July alized by Aug. 3. change according to the accrual of yearly expenses, Center board chair David Zaccagnino said in tatively scheduled for July 23. That meeting was canceled July 20 and no meeting has been held since that time. leased preliminary budget. According to Culhane, the center was expected with revenue close to $1.2 million. 19 budget, including anticipated expenses. to the city of Anna Maria for the public records have gone unanswered. The center receives funding from the island cities, and therefore, revenue and spending records are public records, according to a directive from the Anna Maria city attorney. The date for the next board meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice AME calendar dents. for parents of kindergartners. Anna Maria Elementary is at 4700 Gulf Drive, 5525. By Ryan Paice, ryan@islander.orgBack-to-school helps kids, adults familiarize All the better to know you. comes a chance to familiarize at an evening event. Students and their parents or guardians will learn their classroom assignments during the open house and tions for starting the new year at AME. For more information or classroom assignments, Gearing up to start up new school year at AME Anna Maria Elementary will welcome students for a new school year in less than a week, but plans block. at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13. School hours are 8:30 as well as bus routes and times, the week of Aug. 6. Last year, two buses transported AME students. One bus went to the north end of the island and looped back to the school while a second bus went south tee County attend AME. Featherston said the district might consolidate buses this year and use one for AME. dents in the loop to the north side of the front entrance at the covered walkway. The loop at the front of the school is buses only. morning arrivals and afternoon departures. Visit the districts transportation department online 1287. student classroom assignments. Principal Jackie Featherston said she expects about 260 students this year, but the enrollment number According to Featherston, most students in past years were dropped off and picked up by guardians, but some take a bus to and from the school at 4700 how many students will be driven, bused or walk or bike to school.


20 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell Island watch In the event of an emergency, call 911. To report information on island crime, call the MCSO Anna Maria substation, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5804. Located at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 9 41.238.6264 | WATERLINERESORT.COM/EVENTS 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties HBPD arrests felon with shotgun Short-barreled shotguns are illegal. And it is illegal for a convicted felon to possess any weapon. Joshua Kokko, 25, of Bradenton, was arrested July 20 at 2:20 a.m. by Holmes Beach police in the parking lot of the Manatee Public Beach for possessing a concealed short-barreled shotgun and ammunition. Kokko is a convicted felon in multiple states, Police report observing Kokko among four people who had been drinking beer in the beach parking lot after hours, two of them in a Volkswagen Beetle. gun next to the drivers seat. with a shirt and shoved it under the seat. Kokko told police the shirt wrapped around the gun was his, but he denied possessing the shotgun. three live shotgun shells in the weapon, one chambered Police seized the shotgun and shells, as well as the Kokko was transported to the Manatee County jail. A $25,000 bond was assigned. His arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Island police blotterAnna Maria July 22, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue on the beach, theft. Two iPhones and a wallet were reported missing from a beach towel. July 22, Magnolia Avenue and South Bay Boulevard on the beach, theft. The family who reported a beach theft at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue advised occurred when they discovered a phone and portable speaker missing. July 23, 700 block of North Shore Drive, theft. Eight turtle-friendly light bulbs valued at $96 were reported stolen. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Bradenton Beach police found a sailboat in poor condition with rain entering the cabin through an open hatch. People in the area told police the owner hadnt 1966 Columbia 28-foot sailboat as abandoned and prederelict. July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Police responded to a report of a sunken vessel and found a 22-foot Ranger sailboat submerged except owner, to no avail. July 26, Bridgeport condominiums, 501 Gulf Drive N., theft. A womans white-and-red beach cruiser and a pink childs bike were reported missing from a carport. The bicycles, valued at $200, were left unlocked. July 27, 2400 block of Avenue B, burglary. An stolen. The owner did not report the theft a month earlier because he thought someone might have borrowed missing. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez cious incident. A Manatee County deputy observed a Ford Taurus parked on county right of way. The deputy determined tags on the Taurus didnt belong to the vehicle and seized them. The deputy attempted to determine the vehicles owner, and a homeowner advised it was someone she knew. She placed a note on the vehicle warning it would be towed unless it was removed. July 24, Tylers Ice Cream Shop, 11904 Cortez edly entering the store asking customers for money. A deputy responded and the man was trespassed. July 24, 3800 block of 118th Street, Sunny Shores, suspicious person. A security system alerted a resident of an unauthorized person in his front yard. The owner confronted the man, who said he was looking for something and left in a vehicle. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach July 25, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. Store clerks and surveillance video led police to a 52-year-old woman suspected of shoplifting. The woman was accompanied by two younger males and allegedly stole $231.96 of merchandise, including a bathing suit, mens sandals and shoes. She left the area and asked the state attorney to review the evidence for a warrant arrest. July 25, 2800 block of Gulf Drive South, marijuana. A 38-year-old Sarasota man was pulled over by the odor of burnt marijuana. During a search, the man showed police where there was 0.02 grams of marijuana in a door pocket. The man was cited for violating the marijuana ordinance, a seat belt violation and not having his drivers license. July 26, Keyes Marina, 5503 Marina Drive, vessel theft. A 55-year-old Ocala man reported $7,400 in marina. July 26, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Police observed two juveniles with a cooler of beer and open cans of beer. The minors acknowledged they had been drinking. They were cited for violating a city ordinance and turned over to their parents. July 26, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. Police responded to a complaint of loud noise at 11:25 p.m., and heard a few quick screams after about 15 minutes advised a man about the noise complaint. The man laughed and said he was in the middle of a high for the noise and said hed end the game. July 27, 2700 block of Avenue C, theft. A woman reported her garden hose and reel stolen from the side of her house two days earlier. A neighbor told her two unknown men were in her yard, but the neighbor did not see them take the garden equipment. Kokko


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 21 STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20Kudos to detectives countywideDetectives who solved 2016s homicide cases in Manatee County are recognized at a July 31 monthly meet cases and one outstanding warrant, according to public information director Dave Bristow. No homicide occurred on Anna Maria Island that year. In the back row are Holmes Beach Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, MCSOs Darryl Davis and Sgt. Karen DeVries. Islander Photo: Courtesy MCSO theft. F ishing rods and reels valued at $720 were stolen from a picnic table while a man was packing paddle boards into his car. July 29, 4200 block of G ulf D rive, Baker A ct. old woman screaming in her front yard. Earlier in the day, police encountered her yelling near St. Bernard Catholic Church. Police transported her for her safety to a medical facility. July 29, 4100 block of F ifth A venue, noise. A t noise complaint and found a large party, where some people appeared underage. T he property manager was called and evicted the renter, who was not 25 years old, cited the renter with violating the maximum occupancy requirement. All occupants gathered their belongings and left. July 30, A nna C abana Bungalows, 3711 F ourth measured 60 decibels in violation of the ordinance against noise greater than 50 decibels after 10 p.m. to keep the noise down. They said they would. July 30, 100 block of 72nd Street, noise. At 2:14 a.m., police responded to an anonymous complaint of backyard and asked them to turn down their music. bance. A man on a bicycle argued with a man driving a van about his rights to the road. T he man on the bike called to the van driver: Slow down, there are cyclists on the road. T he man in the van responded, You ran the stop sign. That sign is there for you, too. The van swerved in the cyclists direction. A witness said the argument was a verbal dispute. D rive, vehicle burglary. A n unknown person stole $3,360 in iPhones and wallets, as well as debit, credit Jeep G rand C herokee. A couple from M assachusetts told police they locked the vehicle before heading to the beach. A wallet was later found on a beach on A ug. 1, 100 block of 30th Street and the beach, alcohol. A man was sitting on a cooler with a can of T wisted T ea in his hand and four cans of the same alcoholic beverage next to the cooler. Police told the man about the ordinance against alcohol on the beach. The man said he saw no signs. The man was cited for the violation. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra


22 AUG. 8, 2018 THE ISLANDER LOVE OUR LOVE OUR Receive $5 off any appetizer(with purchase of an entree).Donate a NEW children's book appropriate for elementary age readers to 6696 Cortez Road 941.792.0077CORTEZBradenton Beach 941.778.AMOB (2662)BRIDGE ST. PIER1525 51st Avenue East 941.721.7773ELLENTON6906 14th Street West 941.758.7880LANDSIDE Tacos Burgers Seafood Two for One Dinners Wednesday Saturday Dining Specials Turtle watch breaks record for nests, lighting concerns remainNOAA says: Stay 50 yards back from nesting sea turtles People are fascinated with sea turtles on Anna Maria Island, but respect is recommended. spheric Administration, all sea turtles found in the U.S. are listed under the Environmental Species Act, which makes it illegal to touch, harass, harm, possess, or kill turtles, their eggs, or hatchlings. in the ocean, but come onto beaches only to lay their eggs or bask in the sun. When viewing a sea turtle in the water or on a beach, remain at a By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Theyve done it again. With 504 nests on Anna Maria Island beaches as bird Monitoring has crushed the 2017 record of 488 documented nests. But, they didnt do it alone. Through outreach programs, including weekly informational Turtle Talks and public nest excavations, AMITW educates the public about the importance of ers and residents on nesting beaches. The results are starting to show. AMITW works with code enforcement in Anna the beach is ready for female turtles to lay their nests, starting in May and continuing through October. Nesting season preparation includes ensuring exterior lights visible from the shoreline are low and shielded and light bulbs are Florida Fish and Wildlife visible from the shoreline should be turned off or blocked by blinds or curtains after dark. As of Aug. 5, AMITW reported 16 nests contained of Mexico. After nesting or hatching, adult and hatchling sea turtles are drawn by instinct to the Gulf of Mexico orientations can occur when lights visible from the shoreline attract turtles away from the water, making them vulnerable to death from predators, exhaustion or dehydration. But some recent disorientations were not caused as some people wrongly assumed. The brief use of small lights on the beach are not lights on the beach are strongly discouraged during nesting season. People should not shine lights on sea turtles if they see them on the beach at night, but that is not what is causing disorientations, Fox said. Its lights from homes and businesses that are out of compliance. denton Beach. She said the disorientation was caused by lights left on at the construction site on the second That day, she worked with Bradenton Beach code construction properties, reminding crews to turn off lights at the end of their work day. When turtle watch gets a call that more than three disorientation report that goes not only to the city, but also to the owner and FWC. cues and releases them to the Gulf without making reports. According to Fox, the disorientation reports are a document or citation. The report is not meant to be threatening, Fox said. Its meant to be informative and detailed so erties come into compliance, but, ultimately, it is in the hands of city code enforcement to deal with the issues. or *FWC on a cellphone or text For more information about AMITW, contact Fox nating the house under construction near 14th Street North and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach caused hatchling sea turtles to turn away from the Gulf of Mexico and into the street, according to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 23 Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community with more than 11,300 likes, where you can begin having with our fans. The Islander on Facebook. We also provide a direct link to our fan page from scribers on its website, where comments on current stories are welcome. Visit WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! As of Aug. 5: AMITW reports 504 nests, 559 false crawls, 148 hatched nests and approximately 10,708 hatchlings to the sea. 941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachThis week: Beer Cheese Soup with Potatoes and Bacon. Zwiebelschnitzel. Wiener schnitzel with sauted onions, brown gravy and sptzle or roasted potatoes. Served with a side salad.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 Dos and donts for sea turtle nesting seasonClip and save..... The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends people follow these guidelines for sea turtle safety: front to prevent nesting sea turtles from becoming disoriented and moving toward the glow of light on face of the water. Indoor lights should be turned off, with curtains closed after dark, and outdoor lighting the ground and shielded from view at the shoreline. the beach at night. They can distract nesting sea turtles and cause them to return to the water. female sea turtles can become trapped, confused or impeded by gear left on the beach at night. Remove items such as boats, tents, rafts and beach furniture Call code enforcement to report unattended property or large holes on the beach. AMITW encourages observers: Remain respectful, enjoy the momentPeople watch as Kathy Doddridge, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer, displays hatched and unhatched loggerhead sea turtle eggs. She excavated a nest Aug. 1 in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes hatched or remained unhatched. If there live hatchlings remain behind, they are released to the Gulf. The public is invited to attend excavations and learn about AMITWs work. Doddridge said people are excited to learn about sea turtles during excavations, and often take photos and video. Its a balancing act. Were educating people because we want them to do the right thing with lights for them and they want to share it, Doddridge said. I going to see this again. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Sea turtles on Anna Maria Island usually nest and hatch under cover of darkness. August led to some hatches before nightfall. It also led mature female loggerheads to emerge from the Gulf ing to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox. We are seeing more hatches before dark, when there are overcast or rainy days cooling off the beach. The island is known for beautiful sunsets, which attract people with cameras in hand to the shore. When sea turtles emerge before dusk, many people have smartphones and immediately post their turtle pics and videos to social media. A Facebook post July 29 with photos and videos of a sea turtle nesting on the beach at sunset had 371 likes, 78 shares and 99 comments by Aug. 3. One commenter wrote, Fifty feet away, people, suggesting spectators keep a safe distance from nesting or hatching turtles. The Islander learned a federal agency recommends keeping a distance of 50 yards. There are a ton of posts on social media lately, Fox said. But, people seem to understand they need to stay back and stay quiet. When a female loggerhead crawled ashore July 29 before sunset to nest in Bradenton Beach, Fox attended. She said people policed themselves and when the nesting was done, they followed, keeping about 50 feet away, as the turtle crawled back to the Gulf. tion efforts. nator for the section of beach that extends between 26th Street North and Cortez Road in Bradenton Beach, has been leading public nest excavations. Volunteers excavate nests 72 hours after they For more information about sea turtles, contact


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THE ISLANDER AUG. 8, 2018 27 BizCal BY SANDY AMBROGI AMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCEWednesday, Aug. 22 5 p.m. Business card exchange, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, hosted by the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Members $5, guests $10. Phone 941-778-1541. Email: Ongoing seminars, the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $10, RSVP required. Phone: 941-778-1541.LBK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Thursday, Aug. 16 Bar & Store, 300 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle. Members $25, chamber walk-ins $30, guests $35. Phone: 941-387-9000. Thursday, Sept. 20 4:30-7 p.m. East Meets West Regional Business Expo, Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota. Phone: 941-3879000. R E DUC E D104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need rent and finance your piece of paradise. $550,000 MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH Mike Norman Realty VACANT LOT: BEACH VIEWS! Build your perfect island retreat with views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. This cleared lot is located on an ideally situated, quiet side street in Holmes Beach. Zoning allows for weekly vacation rentals. Public beach access is just across the street with a shady, scenic path. This lot is ready to build your dream home! $650,000 Island chamber seeks award nominations I ts time again to recognize excellence among local businesses. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Small Business of the Year awards. N ominees must be chamber members in good standing for a least one year and must have been in business at least three years. Members may nominate other members or themselves. T here are three categories, based on number of employees. Last year, 19 businesses vied for the titles. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 8. Nomina tion forms are on the website at Winners will be announced Nov. 16 at an annual banquet. For more information, visit the website or call the Judy Owens, owner of Cupcake Delights, assembles a sugar stalk and bloom during a Valrhona Chocolates class in July in New York City. Judy Owens inspired cake for the AMI Wedding Association. Islander Photo: and Style Photography Shea Khalil, left front, of the AMI Creamery and Waller-Mixon Insurance, smile Aug. 1 as other chamber members network during the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Feast Restaurant in Holmes Beach. Chamber members feast and networkSuzanne Arbanas of Waterline Marina, Resort and Beach Club and Dan Alderson of Tylers Homemade Ice Cream get noticed as the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Aug. 1 luncheon gets under way at the Feast Restaurant in Holmes Beach. Chris Hunter, new general manager of Waterline Marina, Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, introduces himself Aug. 1 to Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members at the monthly luncheon at the Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Members and guests feasted on pizza and Caesar salad at the luncheon. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi


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