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The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 Looking back. 7 On the government calendar. 8 Bradenton Beach seeks FEMA, Swiftmud money. 9 Make plans, save a date. 10 Community announcements, activities. 11 Bradenton Beach sends ballot questions to Pine Avenue businesses maneuver slow season, red tide. 15 People who like to monkey around. 16 Obituaries. 18 Streetlife. Wildlife challenges on Adults and kids on the pitch, plus pitching, Find clear water to Good business, good CLASSIFIEDS. PropertyWatch. Meetings Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a Landmark anniversary. 17 Astheworldterns draw a line for red tide. 6 PLEASE SEE PERISH PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE TDC PAGE 5 Op-Ed VOLUME 26, NO. 44 Have a safe and fun Labor Day AUG. 29, 2018 FREE Have a safe and fun Labor Day Have a safe and fun Labor Day Have a safe and fun Labor Day Have a safe and fun Labor Day The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org AME teaches STEM. 14Dolphin, sea turtles perish from red tide Ashley Lysaught, left, and Jessica Blackburn, stranding technicians at Mote Marine LabIslander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Except for murky water in the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 21 looked like a normal beach day on Anna Maria Island. Reports of respiratory irritation from humans had decreased from the week before and after the Manatee County beach tractor cleared the beach that morning, few dead However, l2 hours later, the wind started blowing from the west-southwest, bringing high levels of Karenia brevis the harmful algae bloom known as red tide to the waters surrounding the island, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide report. The first bottlenose dolphin reported dead in Manatee County since red tide started drifting north toward the island the the beach near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria. As of Aug. 22, 17 dolphins had died in the waters surrounding Sarasota County, TDC honors service, struggles with red tideDavid Teitelbaum, center, smiles at the crowd gathered for the Manatee County Tourist left, speaks of Teitelbaums long years of service to the TDC. County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, right, holds a bronze statue presented to Teitelbaum during the meeting, which was held at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter The discussions centered on dollars and red tide. The Center of Anna Maria Island in as the host site for a Manatee County Tourist Development Council meeting. The TDC makes recommendations to the Manatee County Board of Commissioners on the use of tourist tax revenues. Eric Cairns, owner of Cedar Cove Resort and Cottages in Bradenton Beach, attended He was introduced to the council by Elliott Falcione, executive direction of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. When asked about red tide and how the BACVB was coping, Falcione was stoic. You have to know what you can control job, it was the middle of the BP oil spill. If I survived that, I can survive anything, he said. Before business got underway, a special presentation was made to David Teitelbaum of Bradenton Beach, a longtime member who recently retired his seat on the TDC. Falcione praised Teitelbaum for his commitment to tourism, his years of public service and his support for historic preservation. As County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, who chairs the TDC, handed her longtime friend a bronze sculpture of a manatee, Honorable mentions. 13 Top Notch

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2 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM PERISH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1according to Gretchen Lovewell, Mote Marine Laboratory stranding investigations program manager. The adult male dolphin found in Anna Maria was reported to Motes stranding hotline and, soon after, representatives took the remains Aug. 22 to a lab for analysis, including brevitoxin levels the toxin found in red tide. at the beach near Sycamore and assisted the Mote team with the dead dolphin, and also noticed a dead and feet from shore. Mote representatives retrieved the turtle, a subadult female Kemps ridley, a species rarely found seen in the waters around Anna Maria Island. Nothing is unusual right now, Lovewell said Aug. 22. She said loggerheads, greens, Kemps ridleys and even two hawksbills which she said she had not previously seen in the nine years shes been with Mote were among the 135 sea turtles reported dead poisoning from red tide. The Kemps ridley, along with a juvenile green sea of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach at about the same time, were buried after collecting data, including notations on size and species. The decomposed state of the dolphin indicated it had been dead for at least several days, said Lovewell. She added that researchers would take samples from its liver, kidneys and lung and check stomach contents to see what it had eaten. not be checked for a freeze-brand a method used by researchers with a Mote-Sarasota Bay dolphin study to brand and identify local dolphins. The study has been Lovewell said its hard to tell where the dolphin came from, since people have been reporting dead dolphins from as far as 16 miles offshore. She said geneticists still could determine if the animal was related to the resident bottlenose dolphin community. We just try to do the best we can, Lovewell said. We are trying to learn as much as we can from all these guys so that we can help the ones that are still out there. Jessica Blackburn, left, and Ashley Lysaught, stranding technicians, Eliza Nolan, intern, and Gretchen Lovewell, stranding investigations program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, remove a dead bottlenose washed up on the beach near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esforme A bottlenose dolphin lays the surf near the Sycamore Avenue beach access in Anna Maria. reported dolphin dead in Manatee County presumably due to red tide.

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4 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER Day-to-day, dealing with red tide on and around AMIVisit Florida to aid recovery Bringing tourists to Florida beaches is a top priority with the red tide crisis. Visit Florida, the states tourism corporation, recently announced the Red Tide Recovery Marketing Program available to businesses. The program, offered in all counties declared disaster areas by Gov. Rick Scott, involves a sixmonth Visit Florida marketing partnership that the ability to submit content for the sites social media accounts and website, as well as partner-topartner specials. The program also provides an opportunity to have a presence in state welcome centers with brochures and lobby displays. Opportunities are available through Feb. 28, Enrollment applications are posted online at gency grant program to assist tourist development boards, including Manatee Countys council. The grants will be used to increase tourism when the red tide subsides. Sandy AmbrogiCounty, commercial shers look for red tide solutions against breathing the Karenia brevis organism. At the beach access in Bradenton Beach, she checked the water. Just looking at the color, its still not good. Oh, but its improving, I think. I actually saw someone in the water. But I wouldnt go in. Red tide has no color and no aroma, but its affects outside the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, theres no one here? The family, visiting from the United Kingdom, chose to ignore the warning signs and headed to the shoreline. Ron Primo of Bradenton and Larry Adland of observed people swimming and felt no ill effects of the red tide. Primo noted fewer people on the island. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell rant and other waterfront businesses, is surrounded by employees Erin Dolan, Grego, Lily Banyas, Chrissie Baker and Jan Barnes. had abated, and a full moon and winds turning southeasterly would bring improvement. munity Churchs thrift store in Anna Maria, the red tide, We need a storm. Its a shame. I ride my bike and swim. I love the Gulf. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter If theres a red tide problem on the waterfront, the County want to help. The county put out a call for temporary workers to per hour and hired Aptim, a Texas-based company specializing in disaster recovery, to clear residential Some were helping residents clean up the waterSome were making plans to get ahead of it and others were warning it was too late. including Judy Rudd and Charlotte Huntley, were cordoning off canal entryways. She said the Aptim workers werent fully doing their job just sitting in boats, occasionally scoopdumpster at Sara Bay Marina for transport to the Lena Road dump. Also, in the get-ahead category was a move spearheaded by John Banyas, a Cortez commercial wide gill net ban. his idea. Commission Chair Priscilla Trace wrote Aug. 21 to Eric Sutton, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, recommending are kept off canals, shores and home fronts. While the impacts of red tide are greatest, we ask the FWC to grant a temporary emergency permit to nets over two inches in areas within a 5-mile perimeter of red tide, Trace wrote. the agency was reviewing the letter. She also welcomed comments at rcomments. He also said he understands the frustration of outOn another front, Sears said he and Banyas were working with other restaurateurs, including Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne and Ed Chiles of the Sandbar, on an open for business campaign, a coordinated marketing push to boost business. We want everybody involved. No one else is doing anything like this, Sears said. We have to promote the reality of the situation. Aug. 23, referring to the Cortez waterfront. They couldve had a lot of this cleaned up already slap in the face when youre using your boat, your gear. Its a nasty job. He also said the get ahead idea may be too late, because of the enormity of the problem. Red tide is always there, but were feeding it, feeding the baby, he added. Coarsey said people laugh when hes preached water quality, seeking to rein in development projects. And now heres our atomic bomb. Now the atomic bomb went off a full-blown tidal bloom. residents to use the website at www.mymanatee.org tide and to make reports. So when a putrid smell drifted inland Aug. 23, the county had an answer. PLEASE SEE RED TIDE, NEXT PAGE

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6 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our AUG. 29, 2018 AUG. 29, 2018 AUG. 29, 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: news@islander.org) WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Opinion Your Local politics We most recently had the opportunity to participate in democracy at its best. In Holmes Beach, there was a proposal for new We felt a piece of this really good plan would be dangerous to users and would compromise our neighborhood. We reached out to our local representatives who know us best and care for us most. Our voices were heard. Our city engineer, Lynn Burnett, and our elected city officials took the time and made the effort to understand our position and re-evaluate the plan. The process was clear, fair and timely. We cannot begin to tell you how impressed we are the outcome and how lucky we feel to live in such an exemplary city. Bringing together community, talking out differences, coming to terms with that which is best in the bigger picture and trusting that our government will be representative, responsive and responsible now that is what we call democracy. Job well done. Red tides, lost summers Martin County adopted the term Lost Summer from Lake Okeechobee into coastal communities. otherwise coming in contact with the water that was covered in guacamole-thick algae. The moniker was On Floridas west coast, red tide has killed nearly blooms now occur so frequently, they are no longer characterized as unusual mortality events for the protected marine mammals. The organism that causes red tide is naturally occurring. The input of human-generated pollution into our coastal waters, which causes that organism to bloom and wreak havoc, is far from natural. The same is true for the algae blooms that occurred in the Indian River Lagoon in recent years. Floridas waters are in crisis and we need leaders who will protect our natural environment. Too many of our decision-makers and residents are in denial about our states addiction to growth at any cost and the toll it takes on our environment. Until more citizens engage in their democracy and vote with the future in mind, Floridians can expect our ailing waterways. Katie Tripp, director of science and conservation for the Save the Manatee Club, MaitlandHave your say words and reserves the right to edit for grammar and length. Letters must include name, address and a connews@ islander.org. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Readers also may comment on online, where The Facebook community. To join the conversation, like The Islander on Facebook.Red tide, Week 3 Its the third week of red tide coverage in The Islander. And its more than three weeks of worry, labor, hand-wringing, lost business and a huge hit for marine life. living. When manatees, dolphins and sea turtles wash up on our shores, were seeing the worst. One longtime friend, Doris Silverthorn, who was in our online conversation this weekend having no air conditioning and red tide was really bad. Had to keep the windows closed and temps were so high. Stink still came in not good. Back then, Doris husband Phil was a commercial Most of the marine life were seeing wash up dead in the bay and on the beaches have lived here in our waters as long or longer than me. The dolphins are known to researchers of the Sarasota Bay dolphin community. And while hundreds of people work daily to protect sea turtles, its crushing to see them suffering from red tide effects. Many of us fondly remember the captive manatee, Snooty, that lived many years at the Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton and relate those feelings to the wild manatees that are suffering. Yes, its hitting home. So many of us work hard to protect animals and wildlife and were forced to watch this carnage. As we see so many times on postings to our website and social media. Its too sad. And we also see people looking to place blame. Some misunderstand the science or dont bother to educate themselves. Some blame the green goo, a horrible green algae that developed in Lake Okeechobee. And while we try to press home the facts, it seems there is a void we cant reach. This red tide isnt red. It doesnt smell. And we have no toxic green-blue algae in our waters. brevis, commonly known as a harmful algal bloom. Doris thinks this world is crazy. She noted the kudzu in her yard is growing a foot a day and she worries she may be too slow at her age to escape it. I know the feeling. How do we escape red tide? We may have to wait for a tropical storm to blow it far away, and thats a hard wish to make. Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail 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. 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) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10&20 years agoIn the headlines: Aug. 26, 1998 Federal agents, Holmes Beach police and Manisland businessman on federal drug charges following a lengthy investigation. The man was charged with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine. with a grant writer from the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, left for Tallahassee to make a presentation before the Florida Communities Trust area for wetlands preservation. Members of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch accused owners of a Holmes Beach resort of killthe bright lights of the resort instead of the Gulf of Mexico. The dead hatchlings were found in the resort swimming pool.In the headlines: Aug. 27, 2008 As Tropical Storm Fay headed west across the northern part of the state, waves headed to Anna Maria Islands shore and surfers and bold swimmers hit the breaking surf. attorneys to discuss Bradentons future land-use plans, which indicated an interest in annexing property in unincorporated Manatee County west of 75th Street between Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road. Mike Coleman and Ed Chiles of Pine Avenue Restoration LLC introduced their redevelopment projects for the Anna Maria business district during a neighborhood meeting. The weekly archives for The Islander can be found online at islander.org. 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 *Wheelbarrow brigadeA cleanup crew with a wheelbarrow collects during an outbreak of red tide in July 1971. Islander Photos: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Digital Collection A dead dolphin drew attenthe ravages of red tide at the Sycamore beach in Anna Maria. A team from Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island in Sarasota came to collect the dolphin and a sea turtle found nearby. Islander Photo: Courtesy City of Anna Maria

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8 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER Sept. 13, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 27, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 6, 5:25 p.m., commission. Sept. 13, 5:25 p.m., commission. Sept. 5, 6 p.m., planning. trate. Sept. 13, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 25, 6 p.m., city commission. Sept. 27, 6 p.m., city commission. None announced. W., Bradenton, wmfr.org. Sept. 11, 6 p.m., budget hearing. Sept. 18, 6 p.m., budget hearing. ernment-related services, such as waste collection, may be delayed. Advisory Committee, MPO, 7631 15th St. E., Sarasota. Organization, Anna Maria City Hall. mittee, 7631 15th St. E., Sarasota. Task Force, 7631 15th St. E., Sarasota. denton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org. Meetings Manatee, marine life fatalities add up waterway, but red tide is suspected in the manatee death. She said a team from Mote Marine Laboratory was on its way to collect the manatee. Islander Courtesy Photo: Judy Titsworth Wildlife rehab prepares to treat birds poisoned by red tide By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Theres a crisis looming. Anna Maria Islands wildlife rescue facility is getting ready for more of red tides victims. Ed Straight, president of Wildlife Inc., a homebased rescue and rehabilitation facility in Bradenton Beach, was cleaning out cages Aug. 21 in preparation for more birds sickened by red tide. As of Aug. 22, Wildlife Inc. was rehabbing nine laughing gulls, two ospreys, a cormorant, an anhinga and a black skimmer, all exhibiting symptoms indicating red tide exposure. Another anhinga was brought to the facility Aug. For 31 years, Wildlife Inc. has rescued and rehabilitated birds, mammals and reptiles in Manatee and Sarasota counties. that runs on donations and grants. Straight said the Wildlife Center of Venice, also birds since the outbreak started and hes concerned Manatee County wont be far behind. They are about two weeks ahead of us with the red tide down there, Straight said. The longer the birds are out there without live food, the more tempting Straight said he received several calls the weekpelicans during low tide on the southwest side of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. of the current through the Intracoastal Waterway. thats not polluted, Straight said. The rookeries where they would normally hang out, near Cortez and Galatis Marina on the north end of the island, are On Aug. 22, the squadron of pelicans had dissipated, with only a handful remaining at low tide, only to return in large numbers on subsequent days. They Red tide conditions in Manatee County had worsened by Aug. 22, according to Florida Fish and Wildwere piling up near where the pelicans had gathered. Theyve probably moved farther north to cleaner water, Straight said Aug. 22. He said most of the birds cared for the week ending suffered from red tide poisoning. if they are hungry enough, Straight said. Unfortunately, thats when we will get busy. For more information, or to report a sick or injured of a large squadron of 100 or more that were observed on the southwest side of the Anna Maria Island Bridge as dead near the base of the bridge in the northernmost area of Sarasota Bay. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 9 Designer to create vision for Bradenton Beachs historic district By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach has a vision for its historic district. And the city visionaries agreed Emily Anne Smith has the skills to see it through. At the community redevelopment agency meeting Aug. 16, members approved Smiths design proposal for the district and authorized moving forward with a contract. Smith, has been a commercial designer for 55 years. A 25-year island resident, she moved to Holmes Beach from Bradenton Beach, where she rented from Mayor John Chappie. Smith designed the clock tower on the Historic Bridge Street Pier and other design elements in the historic district. CRA chair Ralph Cole, also a city commissioner, and city attorney Ricinda Perry met with Smith twice to discuss her $38,333 proposal. The plan includes construction and landscaping, public signage, benches, bike racks, ropes and bollards, lighting and streetscapes on Bridge Street. Additionally, Smith will create a desired architectural design standards book for the district to be incorporated into the land development code and used as a guide. Smith plans to incorporate design elements that Emily Anne Smith, left, owner of Designs of SigSmith, and her partner/ manager, LeaAnn Bessonette, attend a meeting Aug. 16 at Bradenton Gulf Drive N. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Design elements, such as the buttresses and spire atop Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, and at Bridge Street Pier and other entities in the historic district are attributed to Emily Anne Smith. early settlers brought to Bradenton Beach from their native countries. And elements of her prior planning for Bridge Street and the CRA. CRA member John Horne asked if the CRA would uct and could approve or deny any part of Smiths proposal. Ive been waiting for this for a long time, CRA member Chappie said. Im looking forward to continuing this vision that we created years ago when we created the CRA. The motion to approve Smiths proposal passed Anna Maria building ordinance on holdBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Building construction projects in Anna Maria are required by ordinance to be completed within 12 months of acquiring a local development in short order, but other construction work can take longer than a year, according to acting buildSo city commissioners are discussing changing the ordinance requirement to 18 months or using a scale to set a timeline based on the scope of the work. Commissioners, meeting Aug. 21, also discussed removing creating a fee schedule. The issue will be addressed again during a Before then, city attorney Becky Vose is to communicate with the other representatives in the two island cities about how they handle the issue, while Curtis will determine a sliding scale for timelines. Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have no set timeframe for building construction projects, only requiring ongoing work. If a property owner has not had an inspection in six months, they are required to apply for an extension, or their permit expires. Commissioner Carol Carter said construction can disrupt a neighborhood and she wouldnt agree to extend any timeline past 18 months. Mayor Dan Murphy said construction at a property on Hammock Circle has lasted four years and three months, and has been a disruption. The project on Hammock Circle is the longest lasting ongoing work in the city, but three other Under the current ordinance, which only began to be enforced recently, every month construction continues past a year, property owners But commissioners voted July 12 to suspend collection of fees and refund any paid fees, after contractors and residents voiced their dissatisfaction with the 12-month requirement. Curtis brought a list of 25 construction projects to the Aug. 21 meeting. Nine projects exceeded 12 months but were not assessed fees. Three owners paid fees that were refunded. Permits for six other projects will expire this year.Bradenton Beach applies for FEMA grants, Swiftmud fundsManatee County sewer line construction along Avenue C in Bradenton Beach soon will be complete and the city is planning to restore the driveways and rights of way torn up in the path of the project. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is moving forward with plans to improve stormwater collection and harden buildings. The mayor and commissioners unanimously approved July 26 two Federal Emergency Management Agency grant applications and a draft scope of work for a Southwest Florida Water Management District cooperative funding agreement. A motion was unanimously approved to authorize city engineer Lynn Burnett to move forward on an match FEMA covering the 75 percent portion and the city 25 percent to harden city hall, the police department and the public works building. If awarded, the funds would help mitigate damage The commission also unanimously authorized Burdrainage improvements to Church and Highland avenues. The application also had an Aug. 6 deadline and a Additionally, a motion was unanimously approved to include consideration of a Bridge Street outfall modPlus, Burnett will continue working on a grant request to the Southwest Florida Water Management The total cost for the three-year project would be The application is a draft while the city considers what materials to use to restore the storm drains before the Oct. 1 submittal deadline. The commission also plans to fund restoration for the driveways that were torn up during the Manatee County force main project on Avenue C. July 26 meeting includes resurfacing the asphalt and tion systems with geogrid a soil stabilization material and sod. The second option includes restoring the asphalt over 8-16 inches of stone in the road bed with an inverted crown for water storage and a trench in the middle to capture sediment. Both options include restoration of private driveways to their former conditions along the avenue. for the Swiftmud grant application with public input in time for the October deadline.

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10 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Acupuncture ~ Body Treatments AMI Chamber of Commerce 2017 Best Business of the Year T ERRAS $2 $2 The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTONGOING ON AMI Through August, Island Gallery West exhibits Flora, Fins, Feathers and Flowers, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Through August, Artists Guild Gallery exhibits Its All About Water, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786694. Through September, Island Gallery West exhibits Innovations, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Through September, Artists Guild Gallery exhibits Plants, Flowers and Gardens, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Sept. 20, Island Players 2018-19 season opens with The Unexpected Guest, Anna Maria. Sept. 29, Anna Maria Island Privateers semiformal time machine ball, Anna Maria. Oct. 20, 18th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Anna Maria. Nov. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Symphony on the Sand, Bradenton Beach. ONGOING OFF AMI Through Sept. 10, Years of the Circus in Print, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee apples. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Nov. 1, First 5 Years of Art of Our Time, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee apples. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Feb. 2, 2019, The Greek Communities of Tarpon Springs and the Bahamas, Florida Maritime Museum, 4419 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. 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, BraInformation: villageofthearts@gmail.com. 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. KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, Aug. 31 10 a.m. Forty Carrots Partners in Play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, Sept. 4 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. 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. LOOKING AHEAD OF AMI Oct. 20, Mote Marine Aquariums Night of Fish Fun and Fright, Sarasota.GAMES, SPORTS & OUTDOORSONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays, AMI Dragon Boat Fun and Fitness Club, time depends on tides, 417 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941462-2626. 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 Commuquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-778-0414.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Sept. 8, Center of Anna Maria Island LaPensee Bowling Tournament, Bradenton.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDThursday, Aug. 30 10 a.m. Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, Sept. 5 12:45 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers Club, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.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. Information: 941-778-0414. Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., veterans services assistance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Third Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., Successful Women Aligning Together meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-5135. Fridays, Senior Adventures usually meets to carpool on an adventure or for an activity, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Second Fridays, 6 p.m., AMI Resident Community Connections, Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, Sept. 1 Noon Cortez Cultural Center Labor Day Picnic, 11655 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 941-538-0945.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Sept. 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquariums William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig, Sarasota. 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According to the bill of lading provided July 31 by contractor Technomarine, the dock left the port in and transferred Aug. 11 to another cargo ship, MSC Kwangyang. The shipment was due at Port Everglades Aug. 23. forwarder and customs provider listed on the BOL, glades earlier than expected. As of Aug. 27, the dock components appeared to be awaiting Technomarine to clear customs. Technomarine representative Anna Bennett wrote July 31 when she sent the BOL that the city should add out of the port and on a transport truck to Bradenton Beach. The contract for the dock was signed by the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency from the contractor, mobilization and dock delivery is due Sept. 13, installation by Sept. 28, and a punch-list Technomarine is contractually responsible for the dock installation. According to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, the lead for the city on the dock project, the dock due to multiple delays since the contract was signed. We are contractually bound to Technomarine, Speciale said Aug. 23. At the end of the day, all the city is concerned with is getting the dock put in. And, according to the last schedule, they still have time. There was no response from Technomarine as of press time Aug. 27. The remaining balance due Technomarine on the tion. which is matched by Manatee County tourist development tax dollars. The next Bradenton Beach Community RedevelBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Soon it will be up to voters. The Bradenton Beach mayor and commissioners place seven charter amendment questions on the Nov. 6 municipal ballot. The city made its Aug. 28 deadline for the ballot questions to go to the Manatee County Supervisor of Randy White voting nay both times. Prior to the commission vote, an ad hoc committee reviewed and made recommendations on the charter amendments proposed for the November ballot by the political action committee, Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods. In June, the city blocked four amendments proKORN founders Reed Mapes and John Metz are suing the city to get their proposed ballot questions before voters, which will require a special election. The hearing with the city for KORNs amendments isnt until Sept. 6, after the SOE deadline for the November ballot. initiatives on the ballot and worked to defeat them, Mapes said Aug. 22. Being second, if we have a special election for ours, it is an advantage to us. KORNs proposed initiatives would prohibit the construction of a multilevel parking garage anywhere by election; prevent construction within setbacks; and The citys charter amendment 1 proposes reinstatmayor and four neighborhood ward commissioners. If the electorate approves the ballot question, new wards similar to the wards ended by the electorate A charter amendment eliminating the four wards in favor of at-large elections was approved last year by 55 percent of voters. What makes the city commission smarter than the hundreds of people who voted for no wards? Mapes asked. The sole reason to keep wards is to reduce the number of people running. Ward issues are citywide issues. Proposed city charter amendment 3 asks, Should the city amend its charter to expressly provide for a balanced commission form of government, with the mayor and commissioners all having equal executive and legislative powers? Regarding the proposed amendment, Mapes said, He added, I can see that being war games in the future. The ballot question for proposed charter amendOf course, even if this passes, and KORNs Mapes said. commission vacancies. If approved, this section would add a resign-to-run provision, allowing the commisvacant more than six months until the next general election, when a successor would be elected. KORN is proposing a charter amendment requirEvery one of the citys proposed amendments is meant to reduce the number of people who will run in order to allow the commission to appoint their cronies, Mapes said. They shouldve tried to get ours in Labor Day brings closings Most government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Also, the collection of garbage, recycling or yard waste that usually takes place Mondays will be postponed to Tuesday, which will push back collections through the week. Parks, preserves and beaches in the area will remain open to the public. The Central Library in downtown Bradenton, the only county library normally open Mondays, will be closed for the holiday. Labor Day 2015 by Jack Elka

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 13 an island beach in August and titled it Riding out red tide. Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook comconversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Twitter feed where alert readers can comment. WE LIKE LIKESfacebook.com/ Islandernewspaper INSHORE/OFFSHORE GUIDED 4-6-8 HOUR TRIPS... PLUS, 2-HOUR FAMILY-FUN FISHING ISLAND BUSTER FISHING CHARTERS SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY REMODELING?Why wouldnt you hire a certi ed kitchen and bath designer -a specialist -to design the most important spaces in your home? AUG. 29, 2018 13 Top NotchTop Notch runners-upBill Shafer documented this scene at sunset near the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. The little tures were being taken. Botanical Park in northwest Bradenton. Christine Kourik of Anna Maria said she took this Fitness equipment installed along trail awaiting a safety surface and safety/instructional signage. Once that is completed, the caution tape be open to the public, Carmine Demilio, Manatee County parks and grounds operations manager, who Islander Photo: Courtesy Tjet Martin Anna Maria modernizes citation ordinance Some Anna Maria code violators will start receiving warnings and citations via email. nance changing code enforcement rules and allowing officers to issue citations for violations of all city codes, laws and ordinances, as well as sending warnings and citations via email. providing an opportunity for them to correct violations. warning in plain sight at the location of the violation. notify violators using email addresses previously provided to the city, whether for vacation rental registration or other purposes. in a resolution instead of an ordinance, the commission Botanical Park in northwest Bradenton. MORE TOP NOTCH grand prize winner announcement, as well as the pet prize winner. Stay tuned to Sept. 5.

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 15 Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives. Submit notices and photographs with detailed information to news@islander.org. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander ITS HOT OUTSIDE, STAY COOLAC Tune-Up Special $7999 Performance test, ACUV dye, up to 1 pound of freon. Exp 10-22-14. CALL GROOMS!5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 941.896.7898 HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACHLOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) Final days for preschool on Pine Tolomei contemplate the workings of a wood fence preschool is preparing to relocate to Gloria Dei Beach. Final touches are underway at the new location and owner Pam Bertrand hopes to make the move after Labor Day. Islander Photo: Courtesy SFCP/Pam Bertrand OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKLOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 19946412 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 941-794-5007 WWW.AMERICANCARCAREBRADENTON.COM THE WORKSFull-Service Car Wash, PLUS Polish-N-Wax, Under Chassis Wash, Armor All on Tires & Air Freshener Most Vehicles. AMERICAN CAR CARE 941-794-5007 THE WORKS THE WORKS THE WORKS THE WORKS $3 OFF FRESH & SHINEFull-Service Car Wash, PLUS Sealer Wax, Under Chassis Wash & Air Freshener. Most vehicles AMERICAN CAR CARE 941-794-5007 FRESH & SHINE FRESH & SHINE FRESH & SHINE FRESH & SHINE $2 OFFMust present coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 09-12-18Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services.Expires 09-12-18 Pine Avenue businesses maneuver slow season, dead tideBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Its been a rough year for people in business on Pine Avenue. With the demolition of the historic Anna Maria City Pier on Tampa Bay at the east end of Pine, the avenue is missing its most popular attraction. Then red tide further thinned the crowds. Everythings dead, Island Charms employee Sara Eagleton said Aug. 21. I call it the dead tide. Pine Ave., said Aug. 23 that fewer people had passed through the doors at her shop due to the harmful algal bloom. This week has been our quietest week by far, Collins said. Most customers are talking about the red tide. We were wondering if they had blocked off the bridge because it didnt seem like anybody was on the island. Cindy Tutterow, owner of the custom bakery orders were canceled recently due to red tide. Just as an example, a family from Tampa had ordered a birthday cake, and she called and canceled their reservations and canceled the cake, too, because their kids have asthma, Tutterow said. Tutterow said some customers called to ask about conditions on the island. I did have a few customers that came in Saturday and said that the island was eerily quiet, she added. Bridgette Kubin, owner of Three Island Monkeys, summer season that usually ends with Labor Day. I think it scared a lot of folks away, she said. And so things got quieter quicker. cent, and the spirit of the community had changed. The traditional stroll down to the pier on Pine Avenue is not as traditional now that the pier is gone, she said. She was looking forward to the Sandbar Respeople to the island and her store. Vinny Esposito, owner of the small traditional restaurant and bakery that specializes in take-out meals, losing the pier, which closed last September and was demolished this summer. But, Esposito said, red tide seems to be helping drive in business, bringing in people who either wanted to dine at home or were staying away from beachfront dining. Esposito planned to close for three weeks beginning Aug. 25, while on a trip to see family in Italy. Meanwhile, Allie Sykeny, manager of Poppos Taqueria, 212C Pine Ave., said Aug. 21 business was trending up. I cant say that red tide or the pier has affected our business, said Sykeny, adding that Poppos is working with a new island food delivery service to maximize its reach. Kubin emphasized the importance of cooperation among business owners. Weve all supported each other in times of need and, right now, I think the thing is were all suffering. So how do we support each other? Kubin said. But were not going anywhere. Were still open for business, and this too shall pass. Cindy Tutterow hopes to attract business with a Desserts, 507 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Bridgette Kubin readies her shop, Three Island customers. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

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16 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER People like to monkey around on the Monkey BusBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Like more than one islander, Roque Pastorius came for a short visit and never really left. And, like other islanders before him, he found a way to make a living in paradise the Island Monkey Bus. The tip-only service carries people around Anna Maria Island, Cortez and outlying areas. Pastorius trekked across the state to visit his parents in Bradenton. Back at his home in Minnesota, the winter weather was looking brutal from Bradenton. So he stayed a few weeks, then took a job in Cortez driving golf carts for a little company out of St. Petersburg named Island Beach Monkeys. Months later, wife Kathy was wondering when Pastorius would return north. They had a business in Minnesota to tend to, and home and active lives. Well, Pastorius went back, but not for long. He was itching for sand. I came across a perfect little bus up there and brought her back to Cortez, he said. That was it. Kathy returned with him. He bought a Cortez golf cart business, painted the bus bright colors with a few comical primates and the Monkey Bus hit the road. ing customers 365 days a year. The ride is free of charge, with drivers working for tips. The Pastoriuses have sponsors and advertising on the buses that support the company and keep the buses on the road. Like many local business owners, they give back to the community, delivering Christmas gifts to needy families in the area and transporting veterans to service ceremonies. We love helping the community any way we can, Pastorius said of their dedication. Theyre heavy into the Anna Maria Island Privateers, dressing in pirate gear and taking on Privateer responsibilities. And, of course, they love moving people, too. Late nights often prove interesting. One night, after midnight, a young visitor called and said she was locked out of her condominium and wanted to go to Walgreens. At the store, she purchased a snuggle blanket, rode back to her condo and was last seen bedding down on a lounge chair under the stars. Another customer loaded up the bus on the last day of school with her childs classmates at Anna Maria Elementary to treat them to ice cream. After karaoke was added to the buses, travel on the Monkey Bus became even more interesting. Apparently, some people dont want to get off. One couple from Europe stayed on the bus making the loop close to two hours one day, laughing hysterically at the karaoke singers, Pastorius said. They had never seen anything like that in their life, and it was more fun than any of the bars they visited, he added. The Pastoriuses love the connections they make with riders and feel their service bridges a gap between Anna Maria Island, Cortez and the surrounding areas. If we ever helped one person, its all been worth it, Pastorius said. We take pride in what we do. In addition to noon-3 a.m. operations, the Monkey Bus is available by reservation. For more information Roque Pastorius, left, daugh ter Stephanie, wife Kathy and granddaughter Gracie Brown, front, stand by the original Monkey Islander Photo: Courtesy Roque Pastorius Monkey Bus owner Roque Pastorius dons his Privateers for an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce event. Islander Photo: Sandy AmbrogiLiving the Anna Maria Island life: Fun work, good times Privateers and their guests play the fourth hole at Slims Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, in the mini golf event support ing the Whitey rial Scholarship for college stu dents. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice AMI Privateers sink putts, mini golf tourney raises $3,000-plusThe sold out Anna Maria Island Privateers ship, the Skul Islander Photo: Ryan Paice Privateers and other event patrons tee up on the grass at the Melissa Williams.

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 17 Celebrating Selby: Library imagined by local architect turns 20 By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter That building is the truth, architect Gene Aubry said of the Selby Public Library. design visionary at Morris Aubry Architects in Houston, a 52-year-old Aubry who was once referred to as the man who built Houston pushed his chair back from his drafting board and walked away. He came to the southwest coast of Florida, seeking a new life and was told all the good architects lived in Sarasota, Aubry said in an interview Aug. 7. So, I moved to Anna Maria. It seems the manner of Aubrys life a little off the middle, bucking the systems, designing dreams and turning them into concrete reality. Sarasota, tooling down Longboat Key to work. It was very different from the skyscrapers and dusty spaces of the Texas he left behind. in Sarasota, near the Ritz-Carlton. Its all boarded up now, Aubry said, and hesitated. Ive built at least 15 libraries around the country Sarasota; Birmingham; Boulder; Columbia, South Carolina. We went in to rehab a building for a library in Houston, the Julia Ideson Library Building that was decades-old, but had air conditioning added remembered. You should have seen the beautiful ceilhidden while installing the air. Aubry began work on the Selby Library 25 years ago, accounting in the timeline for planning, permitting and zoning, He pulled in Jerry Hoyt as an assistant and Stanley Hole to bring the project to fruition. It wasnt without controversy. A sweeping staircase is a centerpiece of the Selby designed by Anna Maria architect Eugene Gene Aubry and is the largest library in the Sarasota County system. Islander Photo: Courtesy Selby Public Library and architectural critic for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Joan Altabe. But when it opened, it was all ooohs and aaahs. Even Altabe embraced Aubrys vision. Aubrys favorite interior element of the library is the walk-through aquarium in the childrens reading section. Mote Marine wanted to get involved. We conand walk through. No walk-up little tanks for us, Aubry said. He also is proud of an energy-saving feature of the library and wonders aloud why more buildings dont employee his innovation. The energy companies charge about half the going rate at night, Aubry said. So, we constructed a huge refrigeration system that makes and stores ice all night long. Then that ice is used for cooling the library during the day. The savings are tremendous. When Aubry began building libraries, wooden space. But no more. Technology changed everything. Used to be everything was done by hand, now its all done by technology. The librarian is six blocks down the street. You can just walk out the door with a book and it is checked out and they know who has it, Aubry mar veled. Still, Aubry sees a downside to the tech. It takes people away from people. It fascinating, but we need to be mindful, he said. Editors note: Gene Aubry is a former Anna Maria city commissioner and has served on numerous volunThere were critics, including a public outcry against the design and strong criticism from the arts Born on the Island, in Galveston, his drawings and sketches portraying the historical homes on Galveston Islander Courtesy Photo view of the Selby Public Library in Sarasota the design work of former Anna Maria Commissioner and architect Gene Aubry. The library recently celebrated its sary. LEFT: The Selby Public Library in Sarasota, designed by Anna Maria architect Gene Aubry, where an archto a reading room of their own. Library photos courtesy of the Friends of Selby Public Library

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18 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER Somewhere To Be 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 Pastor Stephen King9:30 Sunday Service rArt by Joan V oyles simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI. 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. ObituarySinging in SeptemberThe Joyful Noise Childrens Choir will begin a new season Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Roser Memorial Community Church. The choir, for children in kinp.m. Kids are taught vocal technique, beginning sight-reading concepts and performance skills under the supervision of music director Kristen Stanton. For more information, call Islander Courtesy Photo The Rev. Jim Meena, center, raising ceremony at the Key Royale Meena served the club as chaplain and organized events for members. Islander File PhotoJames Jim M. Meena 21, in South Carolina. A graduate of Bob Jones University, he went on to earn masters and specialist degrees in educational administration from Eastern Michigan University. was a music director at several different churches and a chaplain at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton and for the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. He was pastor at Island Baptist Church before it became Crosspointe Fellowship. A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burial was to be private at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens in Rock Hill. Donations may lences may be made online at basscares.com The Rev. Meena is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Cecelia; children, Roxanne and husband Bob Fetterhoff of Wooster, Ohio; and Bill and wife Lynne of Fort Mill, South Carolina; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Long table sponsors, patrons ght red tide, think positive taurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, for a long table Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, an organization dedicated to red tide research, and Mote Marine Laboratory. The cooperating businesses also sought to bring awareness to the ongoing spirit of camaraderie and support for employees red tide during the slowest months of the year. Sponsors of Maria Island Oyster Bar, Blue Marlin, Dry Dock Grill, Seafood Shack, the Waterfront Restaurant, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 19 GET BACK-TO-SCHOOL VI SION-READY WITH YOUR ONESTOP EYECARE PHYSICIANS Proof #1 Proof #1 (opposite State College) Sure is hotBy Sean Murphy Special to The Islander Every year about now I start to play my sure is hot game. Pick a line at the hardware store. About 2 oclock in the hot afternoon is best. People have ventured out from the air-conditioned boxes they live in and driven in their little air-conditioned boxes on wheels to go into the heat and get something done. They have to go get something done or turn into a plant. Anything buy a hammer at the hardware store. They have been rewarded for their initiative by blast after blast of hot, steel-hard heat. Now they hate the heat even more because they know the heat is winning. Now they just want to buy their hammer, go home and lay down on the couch in the air conditioning. They live in fear of their air conditioning breaking down. People have been found dead on their couch succumbed to the heat because their air-conditioning failed. I wait for the right time. They are standing in that line at the hardware store, heads hanging and they are afraid. They loathe the heat. There is fear and loathing in that line. Thats when I say it. Amid the fear and loathing in a moment of perfect stillness. It sure is hot. Two days ago a lady just collapsed her arms across the counter and began to weep. The guy behind her said, Oh for ----s sake and walked out without paying for his hammer. I am not proud of what I have done, but I begin to giggle. The heat is getting to me, too. Later that day my brother texted from Halifax. is hot. He is hoping I will send him a drink. He knows that when it gets so hot I can hardly stand it that I give my patrons at the Beach Bistro a free glass if they walk into the bar and say, Sure is hot. Maybe I do this out of empathy. Maybe I want to help my fellow man or woman in times of duress. My brother thinks it is because I want to sell a second drink. He may be right, but I dont care because he is up in Canada where it is cool I really dont give a damn what the bonehead thinks. I resent my Canadian brothers this time of year. They complain when their temperature crawls into the eighties. They are up north in their cottages by icy cold lakes complaining about the heat. Try to imagine how little I care. I hope all their extremities fall off from frost bite next winter. I tell my brothers a lot of Canadian jokes this time of year. I was born in Canada so I can tell all the Canadian jokes I want. My favorite is a restaurant joke. What is the difference between a canoe and a canuck? Canoes tip. Canadians are great at one thing cold fronts. Next week I am adding three more tons of AC to the Bistro Bar. I am going to sit in the bar with an icy rum drink with a little umbrella and stay there until that Canadian cold front arrives in October. Maybe I will get lucky and it will show up early. Come visit me. Say Sure is hot when you come in and I will buy you a cold one. Maybe we can make someone drop to his knees and weep. other commentary, from culinary topics to whimsical tales of his Irish forbears, including notorious Uncle George, can be found on the Beach Bistro website at www.beachbistro.com.Fundraiser at Hanks to bene t turtle watch A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals, in partnership Island Turtle Watch. Beach. Red tide has severely affected our beloved sea life and people who rely on the tourism industry for their livelihood, stated an A Paradise news release. on appetizers and donate $1 per food item and drinks sold during the event. Diners on the beach at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, enjoy sunset and dinner at a fundraiser for red tide research and an effort by the sponsors to bring awareness to businesses on and around Anna Maria Island that are struggling with the effects of red tide and an abrupt loss of business. Sponsors included Oyster Bar, Blue Marlin, Dry Dock Grill, Seafood Shack, the Waterfront Restaurant, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and the Bradenton and Jane Es at the Old IGA

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 21 Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for West: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes and installing new signing and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Expected completion is in the fall. Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: Crews are installing a force main in the northbound lanes of Gulf Drive between Ninth Street and north of Cortez Road to proceed eastward down the Cortez Road bridge embankment. One northbound and one southbound travel lane will be kept open during the work, which is expected to continue through midSeptember. Avenue C in Bradenton Beach: Road work continues on Avenue C between Gulf Drive and 26th Street and on 26th Street from Avenue C to Gulf Drive. For more information about the pipeline project, go online to amipipereplacement.com. For the latest road watch information, go online Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and RoadwatchState charges man in home burglary, attack The attacker of a Holmes Beach woman who sparked a weeklong manhunt, remains in jail. The 12th Circuit State Attorney formally charged Mark L. Snyder for a burglary and attack in June on a 71-year-old woman in her Holmes Beach home. The state charged Snyder with three felonies Aug. victim 65 years or older and grand theft upping the The prosecutor abandoned a third-degree theft Snyder. returned home, entered her bedroom and encountered the intruder, who struck her several times and caused her to fall. video by a neighbors surveillance camera. within minutes. She was treated, transported to the hospital and later recovered from her injuries. A week after the attack, HBPD arrested Snyder at his Holmes Beach home, where police reported matched a car in the surveillance video that showed a man coming and going from the victims residence. Police say Snyder confessed July 3 to the attack and burglary, admitting to discarding bags of stolen items in the Manatee River and Bradenton dumpsters, and was transported to Manatee County jail. from jail a day later. Another case subsequently was opened against court records. investigators found numerous items in a storage locker, including a stolen gun, jewelry and a log detailing eBay transactions. Detective Christopher DeLuca, the gun was connected Drive in Anna Maria and Snyder was arrested for returned to jail. that case was closed. set for the new second-degree felony theft charge. His arraignment on the new charge is set for 8:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Manatee County Judicial she had texted him but would not say where she was. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. stopped a 27-year-old Palmetto man for failing to wear a seat belt and determined he had an outstanding warrant from Michigan that did not require extradition. to register in Florida. HBPD released the man after ticketing him for violating the seat belt law. glass table broken. The woman also reported other suspicious incidents, including nails in her vehicles tires and construction putty on her vehicle. woman for speeding and noticed the odor of marijuana coming from her vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and found 6.8 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder. open door and determining no one was home. They found no problems inside and secured the door.

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22 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER As of Aug. 26: AMITW reported 527 nests, 548 false crawls, 294 hatched nests and approximately 22,550 hatchlings to the sea. ALL UNDER $10! Weeken Brunc ON THE PI ER Labor Day, red tide challenge sea turtles, shorebirds, AMITWBELOW: A loggerhead hatchling makes its way through shallow water Aug. North in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: AMITW/ Kathy Doddridge By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter How will red tide affect the Labor Day weekend turnout on Anna Maria Island beaches? With some mature female sea turtles still nesting and hatchlings emerging by the thousands from nests, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox says she hopes people are respectful of wildlife during the holiday weekend. if its not peak beach-time. loggerheads nesting on AMI. Ensuring people are aware of turtle-friendly practices is a concern for turtle watch during nesting season, which runs May-October, but, especially on holiday weekends. Female sea turtles only leave the water to nest mostly at night on island beaches. Any distraction on land could lead to a false crawl a failed nesting attempt. Beach furniture, including umbrellas, chairs, canothe beach after sunset, according to sea turtle ordinances in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Hatchlings follow the light of the moon and stars from nests on the beach. ally hatch all at once and, if lights visible from the beach distract them away from the water, they can disorient, become exhausted and perish from predation or dehydration. Sea turtle regulations in the island cities require Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission-approved bulbs, and interior lights must be blocked by blinds or curtains after dark. Additionally, holes dug on the beach can be a trap for hatchlings on their way to the Gulf and also a danger for humans. Its OK for people to have fun at the beach, but warned. Even a small hole can be dangerous to people and turtles if its deep. Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fox said before the crowds arrive to the beach, AMITW volunteers will pound stakes in deeper and area, but she remained concerned for shorebirds. ried about the shorebirds that are lethargic right now because of their depleted and contaminated food source. She said thousands of shorebirds were resting Aug. 21 along the shoreline, including laughing gulls, sandwich terns, black skimmers and blue herons, reserving energy diminished from lack of uncontamiFox said beachgoers should give the birds a wide While the fireworks display at the Sandbar is attending the event are a concern. In addition to their loud noises and bright lights, harm wildlife. Taking care of our wildlife is what we do here on our island, Fox said. Lets not drop the ball this holiday weekend. For more information on AMITW, contact Fox at To report sick, injured, entangled or dead sea turtles or shorebirds contact the FWC Wildlife Alert WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander Loads of laughing gulls and a handful of beachgoers share the shoreline end of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 23 Ann Mari Oyster Bar You'll feel like family! Visit us online for menu, specials, locations, & more at OysterBar.net Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook commubegin sharing your stories and join the conversations were having with our fans. If you would like to join us, you need only like The Islander on Facebook. We also provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander. org. subscribers on its website, where comments on current stories are welcome. Visit www.islander. org. 941.778.1320 http://schnitzel.house 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachThis week: Szegediner Goulash. Pork Goulash with German Sauerkraut over Sptzle, served with a side salad.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 By Lisa Neff Work, work all the day For my niece Pippas Christmas a couple of years ago, the aunts and uncles were invited to give her a copy of their favorite book from childhood. I thought this a sweet and novel idea and ordered a copy of The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver by Thornton W. Burgess. I read many books when I was a kid, including the stories about Ramona and Beezus and Encyclopedia Brown and the tales by Ray Bradbury and Roald Dahl. after graduating from picture books and it remains my favorite. The adventures begin when Paddy moves into the Green Forest and Sammy Jay starts complaining Paddy is cutting down the trees. Then theres a chase when Old Man Coyote learns Paddy moved into the Green Forest. I wont say what happens, other than Paddy and Sammy become best friends. Just recently, I told a good friend about gifting The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver. So the story was on my mind the morning two juvenile mourning doves sought sanctuary on my front patio. The doves, disoriented and stumbling about, ashore on the Palma Sola Causeway and a newly hired landscaping crew came to work in my community. Maybe the birds were reeling from a herbicide. Maybe the doves suffering ill effects of red tide. Maybe the landscaping crew, a wind gust or the parent dove knocked them from their nest dove nests are loosely joined sticks and twigs and babies get pushed out at about two weeks old. Whatever the reason, the doves have resided on all their feathers, fretted about predators and marveled The doves were sleeping on a lounge chair this morning at dawn, but they were gone a few hours later. As the days go by, their adventures take them away from the patio for longer periods, and I know the day will come when the doves are gone for good. Wife Connie compared them to college kids wholl graduate and go off to work adventures and well be empty nesters soon enough. But for now, from the kitchen window, I can watch the doves test their wings and feed on scattered seeds. They are working to stay alive and laboring at learning to live. The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver begins with a rhyme about labor that Paddy made up as he built his Others in Paddys environment the Green Forest, on the Green Meadows and in the Smiling Pool also work, including Jerry Muskrat. Happy Jack Squirrel and Striped Chipmunk. In The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver and in the adventures of the mourning doves living outside my window, good work, hard work, can mean a good and long life. But, as the author of my childrens story points out, Paddys rhyme is an exaggeration Everybody has to rest and sleep. Yes, and everybody has to play a little to be at their best. So, celebrate good work with a little play. Happy Labor Day. the day on a patio. Islander Photo: Connie Wolgast A favorite published in 1917, promotes good work.Boat captain rescues green sea turtle of Anna Maria holds a juvenile green sea turtle he Sunshine by its rescuer, to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for rehabilitation. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW

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24 AUG. 29, 2018 THE ISLANDER 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 Aug 29 2:09a 2.1 2:16p 2.4 7:54a 0.8 8:34p 0.7 Aug 30 2:35a 2.2 3:02p 2.2 8:41a 0.7 9:03p 0.9 Aug 31 3:07a 2.3 3:57p 2.0 9:35a 0.7 9:34p 1.1 Sept 1 3:44a 2.4 5:08p 1.8 10:40a 0.6 10:07p 1.2 Sept 2 4:28a 2.4 6:48p 1.7 11:59a 0.6 10:45p 1.4 Sept 3 5:22a 2.5 9:07p 1.6 1:26p 0.5 11:36p 1.5 3rd Sept 4 6:30a 2.6 10:46p 1.7 2:48p 0.3 Sept 5 7:49a 2.6 11:33p 1.8 1:01a 1.6 3:55p 0.2 Cassidy By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter With only one regular-season match remaining, Sato Real Estate is looking good for the top seed approaching playoffs in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island. caster Design is on their heels with a third place with a 3-2 record, while Ross Built holds down the fourth seed with a 2-3 record. Progressive ings in the adult league. ingly has the easier path to secure the top seed as they place Lancaster Design will battle third place Moss Builders for second seed. Ross Built opened action Aug. 23 with an offensive Cabinetry behind four goals from Jake Ross and two goals from Chris Circharo. Greg Ross, Ben Sato, Chris Culhane and Vince Circharo each chipped in with a goal, while Sato made eight saves to help preserve the victory. Ryan Hogans hat trick paced Progressive Cabinetry, which also received four saves from Will Case in the loss. In the second match of the evening, Sato cruised to a 7-2 victory over Moss Builders behind two goals and an assist from Josh Sato and Amy Ivin. Zack Lieb added a pair of goals, while Joe Jones chipped in one. Goalie Scott Bear helped preserve the victory with six saves. Matthew Castro scored two goals to lead Moss Builders, which also received an assist in the loss from Aaron Parking and three saves from Olaf Krause. The last match of the night saw Lancaster Design Akay and two goals from Nate Talucci. Robert Armstrong and Adam Mott both added a goal and an assist, while Jake Parsons and Steve Oelfke completed the scoring with a goal each. Jordan Demers came through with seven saves in the victory. Rico Beissert scored two goals, while Brayan Felipe and Nate Welch scored a goal each. Cliff Powell in the loss. The soccer league for younger players completed at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Ugly Grouper Blue surged to the top of the standings with an emphatic, 12-3 victory over second-place Ugly Grouper Red. assist as brother Michael Coleman chipped in with three goals and three saves to lead the Blue squad. while Caden Quimby completed the scoring for the Blues with two goals and an assist. The victory improves the Blue team to 3-1, while the loss dropped Red to 2-2. Ugly Grouper Red received two goals from Gregory Jordan and one goal from Laila Yavalar while Harrison Schenerlein and Peyton Harlan combined to The men opened the week of golf action at Key bleford-system golf match. Bill Koche earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-3. The women took over the course Aug. 21 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in two flights. Karen Mitchell was the top golfer in Flight A with a Flight B saw Janet Razze and Sue Wheeler both Wheelers round was punctuated with a birdie on the eighth hole. Terry Westby was alone in second place The men played a nine-hole scramble Aug. 23, which saw the team of Jon Holcomb, Art McMillan, Hoyt Miller and Ron Vandeman combine on a 3-underTwo teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for supremacy during Aug. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tim Sofran and Norm Good were too good for walker, Gary Howcroft as they cruised to an easy 21-7 victory to earn bragging rights for the day. The Aug. 25 games were a three-horse race after three teams posted 2-1 records in pool play. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels drew the bye into ing of Howcroft. The championship match saw Disbrow and Samuels hold on for a 21-16 victory over Sofran and Hennessey. day at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin On your mark. Registration for the second annual run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge opens at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 and is expected to sell out quickly. of every registration dollar goes to support the families of service men and women. and was an overwhelming success, with advance regisstate 275 at the Manatee County rest area just south of the bridge span and ending on the north Pinellas County side of the bridge. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsorship The last day to register for the summer-fall youth soccer league at the center is Saturday, Sept. 1. Registration for players 3-17 is ongoing at www. centerami.or g Anna Maria. bers. Evaluations will be held at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, tion follows. Ages 3-7 have no evaluations. The season Anyone interested in coaching, sponsoring a team or for more information, contact Will Schenerlein at will@centerami.or g Riverside Tours 941-779-3606Return To Nature ~ Free From Red Tide All Aboard! Paddle hardAMI Dragon Boat Paddlers Melinda Bradway, Laurie Burton Graham and Claudette Azevedo raced in the 11th IDBF Club Crew World Championships held in No. 1 from the United States. The island paddlers will

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 25 Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains good despite red tide. where red tide doesnt exist. In these areas, Im noticing the water is clean, clear and holding plenty slightly offshore, the key is getting to your spot without running through patches of red tide. Avoiding these patches of bad water helps your bait ing destination. If youre successful at this, you should be successful ing inshore, where areas of clean water are yielding a variety of species. Mangrove snapper seems to be the Im looking for one clue glass minnows. Finding And, to tell you the truth, the glass minnows dont only attract snapper. Im also putting clients on redStasny and rock piles also is yielding good action. While in Tampa Bay, Im catching Spanish mackerel and snapper. Blue runners and numerous juvenile grouper also are present. So, once again, dont be discouraged by the current situation with red tide. In areas where there is clean willing to search for good water. Thats when a scouting trip comes in handy. A quick, early run to your favorite spots will guide you Capt. Warren Girle is evading the red tide by to the bottom on a weighted rig is yielding mangrove snapper, Key West grunts and even keeper-size red grouper. Fishing baits on the surface on a free-line is attracting macks and blue runners. Capt. Aaron Lowman is doing his best to avoid red tide, which is leading him to a wide-ranging variety of good action for the captain and his anglers. Bottom cobia is being hooked, too. Fishing inshore on other days also is producing a Island, Lowman is targeting catch-and-release snook, Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is along the beaches where there is no red tide. He is Moving into the Gulf of Mexico, White is targeting Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper around the around ledges is producing some action for his anglers charters around reefs and wrecks. Casting live pass crabs over these areas is attracting some permit weighmacks, sharks and goliath grouper. clear mangrove shorelines and docks. Lastly, Stock is locating late-season schools of tarpon in Tampa Bay. On days with the right winds when there is no success. On one such day, a large school of pompano took residence around the pier to escape red tide. Pier time enjoyed a couple of hours of nonstop action. They even found a few permit mixed in with the pomps. On other days where there is clean water near the Still there are the days when red tide is apparent. These days, its best to just walk up the stairs to the restaurant and have a cold beer and a cheeseburger. Neither the toxin nor the smell rise to the upper level. Chris Moore of Mississippi shows off a red about 7 miles offshore using shiners for bait while on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle. also were guided by Capt. Aaron Lowman to catches of mangrove snapper, spanish mackerel, grunts and tons of under-sized grouper. Lowman reports the working inside Tampa Bay plenty over the past couple weeks, and there is still plenty of clean water

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 27 BizCal BY SANDY AMBROGI AMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCEWednesday, Sept. 12 7:45 a.m. September Sunrise Breakfast, Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Members $8, guests $16. Call: 941-778-1541. Email: info@amichamber.org. Wednesday, Sept. 26 5 p.m. Business Card Exchange, Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Members $5, guests $10. Call: 941-778-1541. Email: info@amichamber.org. Ongoing awards. Call: 941-778-1541. Email: info@amichamber.org. 1541. Email: info@amichamber.org. Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $10. RSVP required. Call: 941-778-1541.LBK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Thursday, Sept. 13 5:45 p.m. Business after Hours BAH on the Anna Maria Princess, 402 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. $15 members advance, $20 members at dock, $25 guests. Call: 941 387-9000. Visit us:Florida Dreams Realty of AMI Inc.3340 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 Of ce 941-462-4016 Cell 941-779-5700 Email: info@ orida-dreams.com www. orida-dreams.com Download our FREE APPRENTAL HOME OWNERSWhy pay more than 15% commission for great quality and outstanding service? Bene t from our state-of-the art tools: Responsive website, online booking, travel insurance, safe credit card processing, 24/7 inquiry responder, keyless, every day check-in. Family owned and managed: Enjoy the personal touch be treated as a VIP and not like a number. Get in touch with us. Let us detail our favorable conditions for renting and managing your rental. We also serve you in German, French, Italian and Spanish. 941-778-0807 .tdollyyoungrealestate.comPr ofessional Se r vice to A nna Maria I sland S ince 1974EXP ERIENCE REPUT A TION RESUL TS SALES/RENT ALSHERONS WATCH 10 minutes to beaches. 4 BR + Den. Excellently maintained, tastefully decorated. No rental limitations. MLS A4142821. $359,000. MEADOWCROFT 1308 56TH ST 1BR/1BA enclosed lanai. T urnkey furnished. Beach cottage decor in living room. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. $121,000. V ACA TION/SEASONAL RENT ALS GULFFRONT PROPER TIES BOOKING NOW More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com Members and guests of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce on the Skully wag, the Anna Maria Island Privateers boatvateers brought food, grog and fun to the as they hosted the monthly Photos: Sandy AmbrogiPirates raid chamber Beth Rariden, owner of Your Personal Touch Boutique in Pineapple Anna Maria, prepares the roasted corn from the Anna Maria Island Privateers grill at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business teers commandeered the chamber headquarters grilling burgers, dogs and corn for the crowd, batch of pirates punch. Bob Stitch Dominas, a past president of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, puts on his best cantan the Anna Maria Island Chamber hosted the chamber members and guests, grilling and chilling with food and libations. Dont forget You can read it all online at islander.org

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 29, 2018 31 LETS CHANGE THE SUBJECTBY JACOB STULBERG / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0819RELEASE DATE: 8/26/2018 ACROSS1 Autumn bloom6 Ticked off11 Cast16 Madam Secretary airer19 Really stood out20 Bluesman Willie21 Where the owl and the pussycat went, in poetry22 ____ provenale23 Classic film narrated by Spencer Tracy26 Position27 Thanks in old age thanks ____ I go: Whitman28 Lead-in to bad news29 Searched without sight30 Show whats inside32 Underscore34 Early morning setting?35 The Bears of the Big 12 Conference36 Remark commonly attributed to Queen Victoria41 Digs43 Shaggy grazer44 Actor OShea45 Third-person form of tre46 Birds in an Aquarium artist47 Like some details49 Handful52 Fresh54 Statement at the end of some trailers61 C neighbors62 Tool that it takes two to operate63 Old nuclear agcy.64 Brewery sight65 Obeys a sentry, say66 Skating embarrassment67 CDs, LPs, etc.69 Mexican marinade71 Musician/singer whose name might be shouted in mock horror?72 Prefix with -pod74 Frederick III, for one76 Newspaper section77 Toy manufacturers disclaimer81 Kurosawa who directed Ran82 Hankering83 Mouse lookalike84 Tikkanen who won five Stanley Cups85 Measure of econ. health87 Top hat go-with89 Fail to hold90 Clock setting east of Eastern: Abbr.91 Non-apology associated with several U.S. presidents98 Impoverished99 The Temptations Since ____ My Baby100 Drake or Future104 City known for its cheese105 Up-to-the-minute107 Its often brown or blue109 Great ____110 Zip111 Protest tactic as suggested by 23-, 36-, 54-, 77and 91-Across?115 Continuing education subj., often116 Operatic baritone Pasquale ____117 Give up118 Panegyrize119 Obituary word120 Wyomings ____ Range121 Corporate department122 Takes a breather DOWN1 Remains in the ground, often2 Not having quite enough cash3 Jenga construction4 Tolkien creature5 Debate again [sigh]6 Soviet author Ehrenburg7 Kerfuffles8 Te ____ (Rihanna gold single)9 Snarl10 Crowd on a set11 Carol Brady, to three of her kids12 Founder of a major appliance chain13 Kind of bookstore14 Bygone game console, in brief15 Bistro dessert16 Wheedles17 Cover from view18 Old-fashioned weaponry24 Let It Go singer, in film25 Game over signal31 What might follow me?33 Ticket info, briefly34 Peachy35 Cinephiles guilty pleasure, perhaps37 Model Banks38 Place to treat yourself39 Colorists concern40 Hilo his41 Like @#$!42 Ill-fated NASA mission of 196746 You said it!47 Catch something48 Surprised exclamations49 One singing at the end?50 Vulcans or Jawas, in brief51 Becomes grating to53 The one that got away?55 Turner who led a slave rebellion56 Sonnets to Orpheus poet57 Uncool sort58 Some keys, informally59 Doctors order60 Peak NW of Athens66 When middle watch ends68 Fancy neckwear70 Canness Palme ____73 Like some bologna and golf shots75 Like Vivaldis Spring76 Where the Blues play: Abbr.78 Was out for a bit79 Fox News commentator Perino80 I, Claudius attire85 Like Columbus86 Word hitting two Triple Word Scores in Scrabble88 First Folio, e.g.89 Cross-Atlantic flier, once, in brief90 Egyptian symbol of royalty91 Peanuts character92 Pursue eagerly93 Climbers concern: Abbr.94 Goes at a leisurely pace95 Peninsula shared by Croatia and Slovenia96 Humphries of the N.B.A.97 Egg time101 Article of apparel never worn by Winnie-the-Pooh102 Attraction that dropped the word Center from its name in 1994103 Scottish dances105 Trial for a future atty.106 Regarding107 Scotlands Fair ____108 Empties (of)112 Black church inits.113 Jellied British delicacy114 Hack 12345 6789101112131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 33 34 35 36 3738 3940 4142 43 44 45 46 4748 49505152 53 54 55 56 57 585960 61 62 63 64 65 66 6768 6970 71 7273 7475 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 8586 87 88 89 90 91 92 939495 9697 98 99 100 101102103 104 105106 107108 109 110 111112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). www.annamariaislandresorts.net877.867.8842Everything youre looking for Visit WWW.ISLANDER.ORG for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers:

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