Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Government helps businesses dealing with red tide losses. 3 Cortez residents protest shops toxic spray. 4 Mote continues red tide work under federal grant. 5 The Islander editorial. 6 Looking back. 7 On the government calendar. 8 HB commissioners push for grand tree rules. 8 BB approves underground utilities. 9 Make plans. Save a date. 10 Community announcements, activities. 11 12 Gloria Dei pastor accepts Virginia calling. 18 Obituaries. 18 Streetlife. 20 Bittersweet nesting season continues for AMITW. 22 Caution wildlife crossing. 23 Adult soccer upsets. 24 Plenty of clean water to Check the BizCal. 27 CLASSIFIEDS. 28 PropertyWatch. 28 NYT crossword. 32 Meetings Happenings 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans. Save a Caution wildlife budget talks Cherished moment. 26Astheworldterns awakening. 6 Op-Ed VOLUME 26, NO. 47 SEPT. 19, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 Constructive move. 15 AME-PTO party. 14 PLEASE SEE FAME PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE RED TIDE PAGE 2First lady lauded, inducted into state hall of fameBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter In an Orlando ballroom Sept. 12, crowded with the whos who in the Florida tourism industry, an Anna Maria Islanders legacy came into focus. Though she died in 2015, Rhea Chiles lifes work continues, both on Anna Maria Island where she lived out her senior years and around the Sunshine State. Visit Florida named Chiles the 2018 inductee into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame. She was honored at the Florida Governors Conference on Tourism at the Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate in Orlando. Chiles was nominated for the honor tee County Tourist Development Council Ambassador of the Year. Shes affected not only our island, but Rhea Chiles, center, daughter of the late Rhea Chiles, accepts Tourism Hall of humously bestowed on her mother. With Chiles are Ken Lawson, left, president and CEO of Lino Maldonado, ida. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love nomination. Chiles, wife of Gov. Lawton Chiles, an emphasis on hospitality. She opened the Florida House, her artwork is still displayed Red tide on the move, on-off, dots AMI coastlinePeter Vrinos, left, and Mike Buttke, right, rake Coquina Beach Sept. 12 near Longboat Pass. Crews were hand-raking areas that were inaccessible by tractor to clear Point on the north end to the southern tip of the island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter vation Commission maps, the red tide bloom continues to bounce on and off the coasts along southwest Florida. In a beach hazard report, first issued Sept. 11 and then renewed Sept. 13, the hazardous algal bloom had stretched inland from the Manatee County coast. The impacted area extended east past ing possible respiratory irritation, coughing, people. in the Florida Panhandle the week of Sept. Concentrations of red tide climbed back to high levels greater than 1,000,000 Karenia brevis cells per liter but Manatee County did show a slight decrease in the samplings with high readings, according to Aerial surveys, as well as water samples extended 10 miles or more offshore in some of red tide fell to background status along the coast of Collier County. Collier has been plagued with the red tide bloom for 11 months. The Mote Marine Beach Report said the morning of Sept. 14, dark water, thick red tee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Manatee County parks crews were ready, though one of two tractors used to being repaired. weekend, Carmine DeMilio, manager of the county parks and grounds operations, said Sept. 14 of the raking operations. Those weed. to calls from residents in Anna Maria of dead & Reel Pier. Its not bad out on the end of the pier, Daphne Ryerson, of the Rod & Reel, reported


2 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM RED TIDE FAME TideWatchRed tide moves north on coastline A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persisted in Southwest Florida the week ending Sept 14. The following are reports on K. brevis testing inshore and alongshore in Manatee County: The following are reports on K. brevis testing inshore and alongshore in Manatee County: Beach ing Pier at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in lower Tampa Bay. Mead Point in lower Tampa Bay. & Reel Pier, also in lower Tampa Bay. from Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Respiratory irritation was reported in the region, including at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. For more information about red tide in Florida, go to and guests can enjoy a taste of real Florida orange juice and learn about the Capital. centrated on developing the Anna munity, founding the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Today, the studio hosts meetings, art shows and fundraisers. She also loved to paint, and her works can be found in collections near and far. One individual or couple is chosen yearly. Rhea Chiles joins the likes of past distinguished Floridians, and others on her induction into the hall of fame. larly. Riley-Love Sept. 15. But they are washing up on the sand again Crews continued daily through the week to collect DeMilio said the work would continue as long as necessary. Meanwhile, scientists struggled with red tide and its effects on marine life. Researchers from Florida ated in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico not unlike the Gulf. The northern Gulf zone is among the largest two dead zones on Earth. Dead zones occur when oxygen levels in the water are too low to support most marine life. In essence, the food chain has failed. Decomposition from tons of rotting sea life on the counties Manatee County has cleaned up more than 250 tons since red tide struck the area in early August more has sunk to the bottom. Gulf and found everything from sand dollars to sea urchins and coral dead offshore. In the island communities, the impact is spotty. irritation to people on land. The state of Florida earmarked millions of dollars for red tide relief and research, as the HAB continued its stranglehold on businesses. from the east to return, pushing the HAB farther into the Gulf of Mexico. A retreat of red tide would furnish enues and lure tourists back to the area. Rhea Chiles poses with one of her paintings in her Holmes Beach home in 2004. Her pet dog Giddy photobombed the picture. Islander Bonner Joy tising agencies and travel experts to explore the latest trends in the industry. Tours said he made a trip Sept. 14 from Holmes Beach reported no sight of red tide on his tour. For now, scientists continue trying to unravel the puzzle of red tide, while islanders read daily beach reports and wait for red tide to disburse or exit the coastline.


THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 3 SUNSET CRUISESDOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS DOLPHIN TOURS JOIN US on the ANNA MARIA EXPLORER for a romantic sunset cruise or educational dolphin tour! Experience our breathtaking waters on a relaxing cruise. 90-minute Sunset Tours are fun for the whole family! cruise or educational dolphin tour! 4 DAILY TOURS! Great for all ages! GO2DOLPHINS.COM SUNSET TOURS on the ANNA MARIA EXPLORER $5 OFF Adults CALL OR BOOK ONLINE TODAY! 941-778-2288 GO2 DOLPHINS.COM 402 CHURCH AVE., BRADENTON BEACHPRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE SBA assists island businesses with red tide losses Mike Swartz, front, customer service representative for the Small Business Administration, and Deidra Larkins of the Manatee County Economic Devel opment Division, process paperwork Sept. 12. The SBA has opened an outreach center at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to assist business owners with red tide issues. Islander Photo: Kathy Pruc nell By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter FThe Small Business Administration is operating a disaster loan outreach center at the Island Library in Holmes Beach. They asked us where it should go and we told them: Anna Maria Island is the epicenter of the red tide crisis in Manatee County. Put it on the island, Bruno nomic opportunity. Along with county workers, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers, he the island. Three days later, the SBA center opened Drive, Holmes Beach. Applications and information were distributed, encouraging business owners to register online at give the federal government real numbers of those needing assistance and also helps free up federal funds. New loans are available on the heels of the state Disaster Loans, or EIDLs, make federal working cial obligations. SBA representatives are offering loans to qualify ing businesses of up to $2 million in working capital. Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to the SBA, show ability to repay the loan and provide collateral on EIDL loans exceeding $25,000. Similar centers were set up in Sarasota and Lee tion has been the busiest, assisting more than two Business owners are urged to complete paperwork, while decisions to take advantage of the loans can be delayed. The deadline to apply for the SBA red tide The business owners can have all the paperwork it turns out they wont need the funds, nothings lost. If they do need it later, they are ready to go. streets again Sept. 12 in another push to spread infor mation, this time working a stretch of businesses in Bradenton Beach, Cortez and Palma Sola and up Man atee Avenue in west Bradenton. Its important that our business community knows But he had reservations about how long the SBA center might be open on the island. Florence is coming and they are the SBA, he said Sept. 11. They go where they are needed, when they are needed. Right now, we have a couple of guys here with laptops ready to help. Next week, they may have The SBA outreach center at the Island Library is Saturday.. For more information, call the SBA disaster assis to


4 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cortez residents protest toxic spray from boat repair shop Another deadline broken, BB CRA may break dock contractBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter dock delivered to Bradenton Beach. ment dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. It was to marine of North Palm Beach. The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the funding cial meeting the afternoon of Sept. 13 to decide how to proceed after that days delivery deadline was missed. nomarine CEO Erik Sanderson about the missed deadline. Chiles was absent Sept. 13 with excuse. Fort Lauderdale Aug. 16 from the manufacturer in Spain, Ronautica Quality Marinas, but hadnt been released from the port as of Sept. 13. At the start of the Sept. 13 meeting, Police Chief Sam Speciale, the lead on the pier project, read an email from a Ronautica representative into the record, which stated that Technomarine had paid the port fees and the container will go out of the terminal in the and see now. But the Ronautica email response did not satisfy concerns from the board members, who have grown frustrated with Technomarine and its numerous delays, as well as the lack of communication on the project. In a Sept. 5 email from Technomarine to Speciale, scheduled. Additionally, Sanderson wrote that the accompanying hardware, cleats and connections were at Technomarines North Palm Beach However, Speciale had no response from Sanderson on two rine that the board was meeting Sept. 13 to discuss how to proceed with the terms of the contract. At the meeting, Speciale said specifications to building official struction permit had been issued. erson about the permit and the next day received a reply. Sanderson emailed Sept. 14 that his engineers didnt notice any discrepancies with the specs and asked for Gilberts email address, but he neglected to address the status of the shipping container at the port. lation. Everglades and Technomarine daily for the next four business days to check on the status of the dock and determine what would happen when it arrives. On Sept. 14, Speciale called Betalink LLC, the freight forwarder and customs provider listed on the shipments bill of lading. Betalink representatives said the port storage fees had been paid and the container Speciale also called Sanderson, but had no answer and no return call. Legal steps At the Sept. 13 city meeting, Speciale asked city attorney Ricinda Perry, who attended via Skype, At Perry said the CRA would need to declare a breach of contract and terminate the agreement before that could happen. She said the contract requires the city provide written notice 30 days before termination and frame. still hadnt been issued and the board didnt know if tract. How much longer do we want to keep going city didnt have the materials in hand. Speciale pointed out that contents of the cargo container are unknown. Speciale said. He added that Technomarine has the remainder of the dock hardware, and the city had no information on pilings. Perry suggested she draft a letter to Technomarine, which would give Technomarine 30 days to remedy the default. It would state that failure would result in the city exercising its contractual and statutory rights. Cole asked if the materials in the port belong to the city or Technomarine. rine. He then inquired about the amount still owed by the CRA to Technomarine. City treasurer Shayne Thompson said the CRA for the remainder of the dock materials. A motion for Perry to draft a notice of default and have it ready in the event Technomarine didnt follow The CRA board set a meeting to move forward Sanderson Cole Speciale Islander Reporter Poison dust in Cortez! Thats the subject line of Anne MacArthurs Sept. 11 email to The Islander about ongoing resin spray from Yacht Solutions at Cortez Cove Marina in the For the past two months, neighbors say dust from with covered metal trusses creating a wind tunnel that allows chemicals and residue to spray the area. Neighbors Gail Roberts, who owns neighboring properties, Dave Hinchman and others have complained Helena Costa, the paint and repair shop operating under the canopy. The also made complaints to the Manatee Environmental Protection without results before pleading their case to the newspaper. Bell said Fernando Costa is working with the county on the issue, but the Costas had not returned a call for comment as of Sept. 14. thing they were doing. The neighbors had concerns prior to the tent about similar issues, Bell wrote in a Sept. 13 text. A Manatee County code enforcement record showed inspectors visited the property in May and the operator said it had purchased the tent to house all such activities. ing permit. ment for the shop canopy and had been penalized the structure. Howard said he planned to revisit the property. The neighbors report workers wear breathing masks and other protective gear, but nothing protects against the wind spewing the paint spray. which is toxic, said Layne Schock, who lives across the street. I dont have a problem with them doing it. But I have a problem with them doing it right there, he said. ida Department of Health in Manatee County, said air quality concerns should be directed to the DEP and inadequately controlled ventilation issues are within the purview of Manatee County code enforcement. DEP spokesperson Shannon Herbon said in a Sept. from a stormwater perspective early next week. Another email concluded, The dust produced by this activity would not meet the DEPs threshold for an air permit. code enforcement to advise the DEP if any issues at the marina fell within its oversight. The neighbors also have concerns that the business causes parking issues. ing lot used by the workers at the marina and another access to residential properties. Dave Bristow, public information director for the written complaints from the neighbors. ards plan to reinspect the property. Vehicles park near the 30-foot paint shop erected without permits at Cortez Cove Marina, 4520 121st St. W., Cortez. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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6 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our SEPT. 19, 2018 SEPT. 19, 2018 SEPT. 19, 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: You feel it too, right? ious. I had a nagging feeling that just wouldnt go away. I was restless. My nerves were saying, pack your food can I pack. Have I got enough water and dog food Hurricane Florence was bearing down on North Carolina and I was feeling the pressure. I knew I wasnt ready to evacuate. But wait. Florence showed no signs of threat to Florida, Tampa Bay or Anna Maria Island. I was in a big hurry to prep for a storm and there was really no need. storm came tomorrow or next week, I wouldnt be ready. And then it came over me this storm could meet up with my family in Portsmouth, Virginia. Or it could topple their beach home in Nags Head. Turns out they were prepared. The grill was stored away at the beach home and the shutters were up long before Florence touched the east coast. family. All set. Evacuated. Battened down. Ready. communication. Shes on Scaly Mountain. Shes about 10 or so miles west of where North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia meet. Her worry was whether a mud slide would send the mountain, and she had some trepidation about her dog going outside and a tree falling on him. I was ready to offer shelter at my house. Instead, I settled down and let my mind wander back to making a newspaper, walking my dogs and a trip to Sams Club for bottled water. Lots of it. I also topped off my gas tank. There I go again. I wondered when the next storm would stir things up for us. And how would we fare if 20 inches of rain Bonner Joy Red tide and the great gold sh gaff child of the General Motors guys. They spent a gazillion dollars marketing a new car product for the South American market. The name of the car they spent all that money on was the Chevy Nova. In Spanish Nova means no go. Apparently, a lot of people in South America speak Spanish. The Chevy Nova bombed. lot of people and a lot of money could be that stupid. It puts me in mind of Floridas government and red tide. I recently discovered I could be that stupid. If you havent heard, our area has had another bout of red tide. This time every newspaper and media outlet in the world decided to scream it to the high heavens and Everyone became hysterical and all the tourists left. The level of hysteria is astounding. One woman called the Bistro to scream at me that the Bistro Beach Cam was lying. She said we were hiding the bodies of the dead people that were littering the beaches. The dead people are there I know and youre hiding them! I put the receiver down slowly and carefully. Since I am kind of in charge of marketing for thought I would let folks know the grouper is safe and the air conditioning removes all evidence of the tide and that there were no dead people. I thought it would be cute promotion for Eat Here in the dining room, and when families came to dinner bag. next to their cute little faces and smile and we could take their pictures and put them online somewhere and smile and we could show that things were all right and we could go back to the good old days before Big Sugar ists. Nope. Not as big and stupid as the Chevy Nova, but right up there. you could still eat indoors around red tide came and brought their families and loved Eat Heres really great food and had a great time and as the happy families of happy families into whirling dervishes of discord. They all hated us. Oh well. we are offering special red tide cocktails with little red panning beautiful sunsets and happy people on the beach. Tides come and go. The red tide appears to be leaving but my chefs be with us forever. Sean Murphy Sean Murphy is proprietor of Beach Bistro, Eat Here story and some of Murphys other commentary, can be found at


THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! The Islander 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: Sept. 16, 1998 An islandwide forum on a curfew for juveniles called by Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard drew only 10 island residents, and most of them opposed any curfew. Shumard said a Pinellas County Circuit Court ruling that found Pinellas Countys curfew law unconstitutional probably contributed to the low turnout. made two Tampa youths vacationing in Anna Maria release the 13 sea turtle hatchlings they had caught to keep as pets. The boys had found the turtles in the street and kept them in cool seawater in a dark space, then later released them in the Gulf.In the headlines: Sept. 17, 2008 The Anna Maria Island Privateers ship nearly ized vessel on wheels parked near the Holmes Beach public works facility, was seen in the midst Anna Marias transportation enhancement grant committee gave consensus to a boardwalk along the waterfront to attract visitors and make the pier experience pleasurable and memorable, said the committee. Manatee County commissioners backed a slate of enhancements for beaches on Anna Maria Island. The commissioners approved several proposals for new play and picnic areas, new sidewalks, improved trolley shelters and a rebuilt pier. The weekly archives for The Islander can be found online at pier demolitionWorkers in August 1977 begin tearing down the Bradenton which had been the 1921-built bridge. The demolition was part ing shelter. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Digital Collection YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE VISIT OUR 8,000+ SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)We offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. $100-$500 Holmes Beach veteran honored at Yankee StadiumWorld War II veteran and Yankees fan Dick Herman. Islander Photo: Courtesy Nancy Herman ling of Yankee Stadium. heyday in baseball. But Sept. 16, it was Herman who walked onto the wild. Connecticut. He received a masters degree at Yale principal and superintendent of schools in Milford. in the summer. His family, including daughter Nancy and her family, accompanied Herman to the Yankees game. service. And the game resumed. Kathy Prucnell


8 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Anna Maria City Oct. 11, 6 p.m., commission. Oct. 25, 6 p.m., commission. Nov. 8, 6 p.m., commission. Nov. 13, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, Bradenton Beach Sept. 20, noon, commission. Sept. 25, 10 a.m., commission. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach Sept. 25, 6 p.m., commission. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue None announced. W., Bradenton, Manatee County use). Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, Of interest Sept. 24, 8:15 a.m., MPO Public Transportation Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Council of Governments, Bra denton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Pal metto. Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organization, Anna Maria City Hall. p.m. Nov. 12 is Veterans Day, most government Nov. 22 is Thanksgiving, most government day and Nov. 23. Send notices to MeetingsHB commissioner takes aim at builder for clearing trees Islander Reporter Claiming irreversible damage to a beach access and city right of way cutting Australian pine trees Holmes Beach commissioner wants to hold someone accountable. At the Sept. 13 city meeting, Commission Chair environmental rules in clearing a block of beachfront residential property. She asked for the support of the commission and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. If more cities would do that, maybe hed take notice, she said. for issuing the stop work order for the property. the city was alerted to the clearing and he advised he had obtained a Florida Department of Environmental emptive strike for development. State and local rules require developers to obtain a letter of no objection from the city before obtain ing a Florida Department of Environmental Protection she said. Asked for a comment on the matter the next day, city property. Seaward of the coastal construction control line, owned by Fourty Seven Street LLC. The Florida Sec retary of State lists Ivo Travnicek as owner. owner on the DEP permit. She referenced a Sept. 6 letter she wrote to Mayor the developer weak. In it, Titsworth criticized the mayor for telling her shes not the mayor yet, regard at the time of their conversation and he had no further comment on the matter. place Sept. 14, he said. permission to clear vegetation to open up the beach access and, later in the meeting, Police Chief Bill Tokajer requested other beach accesses with vegeta After the clearing, Sgt. Mike Pilato, McGuinness at his 48th Street home adjacent to the beach access, according to a Sept. 5 email from Pilato to McGuin ness. According to the agreement, the beach access work would stop, while cutting, grinding and clearing the downed Australian pines would continue. In a followup to the beach meeting, McGuinness opment and provide excavation and revegetation plans to the property. Im sorry that he threw the police under the bus, Titsworth said, referring to HBPD allowing the vegeta tion removal but, she added, a developer cant circum vent the DEP. knows. A DEP spokesman did not return a Sept. 15 email that license, he is to know what is required when he starts to do work. He just got in trouble for it with from the DEP, including a pool on the Gulffront. of mostly Australian pines, which some people love and which some people hate. Australian pine trees are considered by the state to be a nuisance and, according to a DEP source, no permit is required to remove Australian pine trees. I happen to like some of them because theyre birds nesting in them. He also spread sand on the beach access. Beach accesses are supposed to remain in their natural state, not landscaped, Titsworth said. Islander: I believe the sand spread in the city beach access touched my property (on the north side of the access) so my address was included on the red tag. I called the state to come out so the red tag would be lifted on my personal property, because I was doing no work at the time. I dont understand why it was tagged at all. I personally think the city made the right choice in clearing its beach access. It gives the street a fresh, new look. Recently cut Australian pines lay in piles Sept. 4 on residential property between 47th and 48th streets. Islander Photos: Courtesy City of Holmes Beach Evidence of heavy equipment used to deposit and spread beach-compatible sand was visible Sept. 5 at the 48th Street beach access. Holmes Beach considers grand tree protection rules Islander Reporters The Holmes Beach commission wants to retain old growth trees in the city. Commissioners began talks on regulations to pro tect grand trees in May and revisited the issue at an Aug. 28 work session. City planner Bill Brisson is drafting an ordinance that would prohibit anyone, including owners of property where the tree is rooted, from cutting down, removing, relocating or damaging grand trees. Brisson is researching other municipalities for codes dealing with grand trees to determine a direction in Holmes Beach. Currently, property owners can remove a grand tree with the required permit, but there is no provision for replacement trees. Titsworth said the commission wants to retain as many grand trees as possible and that most other municipalities regulate removal and replacement of certain trees. Not all trees would fall under the proposed regula tions. In order to be protected, the trees must meet the standards of a grand tree based on a point system. The points are calculated by measuring the diameter and height of the tree and an average of the canopy spread. The point system proposed is borrowed from the Sarasota County Environmental Protection Division. Titsworth said the ordinance wouldnt be on a city


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Join the Holmes Beach Police Department For City of Holmes Beach City Field (beside City Hall)October 3rd, 2017 4 PM to 8 PM Kids Activities (bounce house, slides, dunk tank & more), free food & bicycle give a ways! For more info contact Sgt. McGowin or Officer Josh Fleischer at (941) 708 5804 To sponsor a kid activity contact Obie s Party Rental 941 720 0371 or website Advertising sponsored as a public service by The Islander BRING THE FAMILY! City of Holmes Beach City Field(adjacent to city hall)4-8 PM ~ TUESDAY ~ OCT 2 Kids Activities: Bounce House, Slides, Dunk Tank and more! Bicycle Safety Course! Bicycle and Prize Give-a-Ways Hot Dogs and Refreshments.For info: Contact Sgt. Vern McGowin 941.708.5804 or Special thanks to Waste Pro, WMFR & Odies Party Rentals Join the Holmes Beach Police Department For City of Holmes Beach City Field (beside City Hall)October 3rd, 2017 4 PM to 8 PM Kids Activities (bounce house, slides, dunk tank & more), free food & bicycle give a ways! For more info contact Sgt. McGowin or Officer Josh Fleischer at (941) 708 5804 To sponsor a kid activity contact Obie s Party Rental 941 720 0371 or website Anna Maria to advance city pier piling purchase Buy here, save here. The contractors for the Anna Maria City Pier wont have to worry about purchasing pilings. the purchase of concrete pilings for the construction of the pier, on Mayor Dan Murphys recommendation. Commissioner Brian Seymour was absent with excuse. Murphy said the pilings are available but, if the supplier sells out, it could take 15 weeks for the pilings to become available again. He said demand after Hurricane Florence might cause the price of the pilings to rise and the city should avoid an increase by buying now. By purchasing the pilings now, the city also will The pilings are in Canada, where they will remain until they are needed for construction, according to ued storage would cost $400 a month. lect bids until Oct. 5. make a recommendation to commissioners, who will vote to either negotiate with a contractor or again reject the bids. Commissioner Doug Copeland commented that if construction of the pier didnt begin in six months, it likely never would. Ryan PaiceBB CRA approves underground utilities, historic vision Gulf Drive between Street South in Bradenton Beach soon will be transferred underground, when planned historic district improvements take place. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The district might be historic, but modernization is velopment Agency. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the CRA board voted to ground utilities along Bridge Street and across Gulf thetic vision for the historic district. sota Bay, Fifth Street South and the Gulf of Mexico, ing tourism. The CRA includes the mayor, city commissioners and Ed Chiles. head utilities on Bridge Street underground last spring, when Commissioner Ralph Cole, CRA chair, reminded the board that the utility project was incorporated into the vision plan when the district was created. Cole said previously the funds were not available, but now that more money has come in to support the district, this is the time. As of late August, the CRA fund had accumulated CRA funds are intended for enhancements for the district, not to be saved, and are separate from the city budget. ties coordinator for CDM Smith, the engineering and probable costs with the board. Porter estimated the cost at $440,000 to ground utilities for Bridge Street, including streetlights and connections for Bridge Street property owners, and Cortez Road and Fourth Street South. Additionally, the cost for CDM Smith to oversee the project was estimated at about 10 percent of the project cost. He said the project should take about six months, the properties on Bridge Street would not be without power during construction and work would be planned during slower periods for business. A motion to approve the utility grounding passed unanimously. The motion included direction for CDM Smith to work with CRA designer Emily Anne Smith, who indicated her approval to bury the power lines. Following that action, CRA members discussed contracting Smith to design anaesthetic plan for the district. CRA members approved Smiths design proposal for the district and authorized moving forward with a contract in August. My intent is to preserve every little bit of history that hasnt already been destroyed, Smith said. Smiths plan will cost $38,333 to implement, nage, benches, bike racks, ropes and bollards, lighting and streetscapes on Bridge Street. Additionally, Smith will create a district design standards book as a guide for development that will be included in the land development code. Chiles, who attended the meeting by phone, asked if Smith will be responsible for the landscaping portion of the project. bring options to the board. Chiles said he couldnt support the decision since Smith does not specialize in landscaping. At one time, the board had considered a separate trict. with Chiles and Horne voting nay. Kiwanis to hear center views at 8:30 a.m. most Saturdays at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The meeting Sept. 22 will feature remarks by Chris Culhane, executive director of the Center of Anna Maria Island. For more information, call club member


10 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER 941-746-4131. LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Oct. 20, Mote Marine Aquariums Night of Fish Fun and Fright, Sarasota. Nov. 4, Friends of De Soto National Memorial train ride at Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish.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.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Sept. 19 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. OneBlood blood drive, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Tour the Digital Library program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Sept. 20 10:15 a.m. Friends of the Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. 2 p.m. Sunshine Stitchers Knit and Crochet Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Sunday, Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church musical performance during worship, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Wednesday, Sept. 26 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 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: 941518-1965.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Dec. 8, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Christmas and Food Market, Holmes Beach. Feb. 8-9, 2019, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation White 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 $2 $2 941-778-2711WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTONGOING ON AMI Sept. 20-30, Island Players present Agatha Christies The Unexpected Guest, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. 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. 29, Anna Maria Island Privateers semi-formal time machine ball, Anna Maria. Sept. 29, 14th annual Great Paint Out, Anna Maria. Oct. 20, 18th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Anna Maria. Nov. 9, ArtsHOP gallery walk, Holmes Beach. Nov. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestras sixth annual Symphony on the Sand, Bradenton Beach. Dec. 9, AMICCO An Island Christmas concert, Holmes Beach. exhibition, The Space Between, Anna Maria. Feb. 12, 2019, AMICCOs Jazz Fest, Anna Maria.ONGOING OFF AMI Through Oct. 31, Moments of Color and Light by James GrifInformation: 941941-365-5118. 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 applies. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Dec. 2, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts French Art from the Horvitz Collection, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. 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. Through Feb. 3, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700. 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 after Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7086120.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Feb. 16-17, 2019, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez. Feb. 17, 2019, AMICCOs opera concert, Bradenton. Feb. 22, 2019, U.S. Coast Guard exhibit at Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez. March 31, 2019, AMICCOs Diva Wars concert, Bradenton.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDTuesday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, Sept. 26 3:30 p.m. Hispanic Heritage: Folktales and Tropical Birds, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341.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. 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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 11 Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Island happenings need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 8 Your Anna Maria Island Toes in the Sand Beach Wedding Specialist! Britney Gary 941.226.1080 ShoreThingWeddings.comShore Thing Weddings Elephant Sale, Holmes Beach. Feb. 13, 2019, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Sale-A-Bration, Holmes Beach.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Sept. 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquariums William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig, Sarasota. Oct. 6, Palma Sola Botanical Park Plants and More Sale, Bradenton. Oct. 6, Manatee County Extension Service Master Gardener Plant Fair, Palmetto. Dec. 8, Florida Maritime Museums Maritime by Candlelight, Cortez.GOOD TO KNOWSAVE THE DATES Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween. Sunday, Nov. 4, daylight saving time ends. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Signature ISLANDER giftsNEW! Mugs, $10 each. All-cotton AMI tote bags, $5. Plus white and tie-dye More-Than-a-MulletWrapper T-shirts, $10-$15, and AMI stickers, $2. Come shop at 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, sandwiched between Walgreens and the bagel cafe! Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Monday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve. Tuesday, Jan. 1, New Years Day.GET LISTED The deadline for listings is the Wednesday before the publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.GOOD DEEDSVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for volunteer opportunities on or around Anna Maria Island? These organizations are seeking help: The Roser Food Bank needs donations of cash and nonperishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Moonracer Animal Rescue seeks volunteers to offer foster and forever homes for rescued animals. Information: 941-345-2441. Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum seeks docents, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492. Seeking volunteers for an organization or an event? Email The Islander CalendarGet listed Send announcements for The Islander calendar to The deadline description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.Players box of ce opens through Sunday, Sept. 30. and 2 p.m. Sundays. curtain. Senior Adventures plans include touring galleries Senior Adventures will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Annie Silver Community Center to begin a tour of island art galleries. Senior Adventures is a group of older adults that meets most Fridays for an adventure. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. SCF orchestra takes audience around the world State College of Florida will present a Global Initiative as the season debut for the SCF Bradenton at SCFs Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. The audience will embark on a trip around the world with the orchestra and guest piano soloist and music faculty member Aza Torshkoeva. Sibelius Finlandia will take the listener to the land of the midnight sun followed by an excursion Ticket holders are invited to a reception, including refreshments and a discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the SCF Gallery adjacent to the Neel PAC lobby. General admission tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Torshkoeva


12 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for State Road 64/Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Drawbridge ing on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight east Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: Crews are installing a force main in the southbound lanes of Gulf Drive between Ninth Street North and Cortez Road, to proceed eastward down the Cortez Road bridge embankment. A northbound and southbound lane will remain open. Expected completion is Avenue C in Bradenton Beach: Road work continues on Avenue C between Gulf Drive and 26th Street North and on 26th Street North from Avenue C to Gulf Drive. Palm Drive in Holmes Beach lation continues at Palm Drive and 82nd Street, moving northward on Palm Boulevard. ect, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Roadwatchbudget talks Anna Maria $10M budget moves to nal hearingBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Anna Maria is only a step away from adopting the hearing Sept. 13. Commissioner Brian Seymour was absent with excuse. To avoid a tax increase, the city would need to The rollback rate is the rate needed to produce the same income as the current budget. Millage is the percentage per $1,000 of property value used to calculate property taxes. The owner of a property appraised at $400,000 with a 2.05 millage rate would pay $820 in property taxes. The owner of a property appraised at $400,000 and property taxes. The total appraised taxable value of Anna Maria uted to new construction. Between funds raised and projected costs, the planned construction of a new Anna Maria City Pier which is funds raised for the pier. balances, reserves and net assets in the new budget. BB budget correction The Islander reported Sept. 12 some Bradenton according to city treasurer Shayne Thompson. year, which concludes Sept. 30. Police department expenditures rose from as was reported to $1,143,188 proposed for Administration expenditures will increase from percent. City planning expenditures will rise from $365,066 Additionally, professional planning services will at city hall. ChrisAnn Silver EsformesProposed HB budget grows $450K to $15.9M to cover Bert Harris claimsAM budget correction In reporting the Anna Maria city budget, the Islander erred in its comparison of preliminary budget in fund balances, reserves and net assets. paving projects and will not solely apply to employee raises, as reported. Islander Reporter and Bert Harris is partly to blame. day are the additional insurance costs, the addition of a consultant and the changing of the rollover amounts, city treasurer Lori Hill stated in an email following ordinances at city hall. At the Sept. 13 meeting, Hill said a new invoice ance arm of the Florida League of Cities, required her The new bill for insurance includes a $121,000 and auto insurance. In an attempt to reduce the cost, the city went back to the league and theres nothing that can be done, Hill said, due to the risk inherent in the $25 million in two policies will cover up to $2 million, including a policy covering litigation costs and another that does not. Hill also highlighted other items new to the ing specialist and a permit technician for the building department. A fourth employee fo public works was eliminated. For the police department, the proposed budget system, a $20,000 bulletproof window for dispatch and about $125,000 for pay increases and retirement contributions. A $21,000 digital outdoor sign is proposed to replace the existing sign at city hall. A $31,000 code enforcement program to track illegal vacation rental advertising also is new. Another new budget item is a $50,000 allocation absent with excuse. After the hearing, Commissioner Carol Soustek and planner Bill Brisson said the planning commission will be looking at land development code changes after it reviews the citys comprehensive plan. tion, Soustek, who is liaison to the board, said the LDC consultant was included in the proposed budget and Brisson is reviewing possible candidates. remain relatively the same, Hill said, including gas and sales taxes and revenue sharing. Although, she from a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant are new to the budget. The budget spending and revenue for the current year is $13,423,153. valorem taxes levied at a millage rate of 2.25 per $1,000 valuation. The proposed millage rate is 6.83 percent higher than the rollback rate of 2.1062 the rate needed to maintain the same revenue as the current budget. property owners. was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at city hall, 5801 Holmes Beach treasurer Lori Hill presents the citys 2018-19 proposed millage and budget ordinances Sept. 13 as clerk Stacey Johnston records the meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy PrucnellBB to review TPLE requirements cuss several matters relating to vacation rentals. pied rentals and land development code matters ily residences, as well as swimming pools as lot coverage as they relate to the citys transient public lodging establishment license. The meeting was proposed by Commissioner TPLEs and recent changes to the LDC for parking and swimming pools. The meeting format will include discussion, but unlike a workshop, the commission can take action on the issues discussed. The commission meeting will be at 10 a.m. ChrisAnn Silver EsformesClick! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in readers lives. Submit notices and photographs with detailed information to


THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 13 THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND PRIVATEERS PRESENT : A Weekend Camping Retreat f or Grown Ups!! November 9 11, 2018 Remember those fun days of summer camp as a kid, or maybe you never got a chance to go to camp! Does the idea of stepping back in time to recharge and unplug from the "real" world sound appealing? Well Camp Crows Nest camping retreat is your chance to take a weekend away from the serious ness of adulting ... to play like a kid, but party like an adult Camp Crows Nest all inclusive weekend retreat is open to guys and gals ages 21 to 91! There is someth ing for everyone with activity choices ranging from ziplining, volleyball swimming and kayaking to wine tasting, crafts ping pong or even a relaxing massage at lakeside Campers will be teame d up to take part in fun competitions the winning team will be awarded the Camp Crows Nest Grail trophy Evenings can be spent under star ry skies by a campfire roast ing marshmallows or maybe dancing to 1970's disco beats under the mirrored disco ball is more your style. Camp Crows Nest is l ocated in Wimauma o n over 200 acres of beautiful woodlands, nestled alo ngside the Little Manatee River and features a private lake Shared cabins are air conditioned and bathhouse facilities are modern with plenty of hot water for showers. Space is limited and r egistration is on a first come, first serve basis so don't delay... t he fun doesn't need to stop just because we are adults. Discover yourself again at Camp Crows Nest... the GROWN UP SUMMER CAMP RETREAT F or more Information c ontact Lisa "Lash" Ritchey: / 941 238 8974 Visit our Facebook Page: Camp Crows Nest is a fun draiser for the Anna Maria Island Privateers, a 501c3 non profit. The ALL IN CLUSIVE 3 Day/ 2 Night Weekend includes C omplimentary F ull L iquor B ar. Special R ate available NOW: $289pp ( Regular Rate $329pp ) Sign up online: crows nest tickets 47152665893 Campers must be at least 21 years of age. 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET HAS COOL AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn (indoor) Plaza OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34210 Rewarding Golf at Every LevelBook Your Tee Time Online: Golf Shop: 941-758-1464 Join us in the Grille Room on Wednesday nights for our Two for One Dinner Specials! We offer whole home air puri cation using cold plasma technology. It kills odors, bacteria, mold, mildew and viruses throughout your home including RED TIDE NEUROTOXINS and its related odors. Florida Issues State of EmergencyRED TIDE ALERTGet RID of RED TIDE odors in your home Call today and get the red tide odors out of your home! Baker & Sons, 941-377-3602 Want to be a kid again? Sign up for pirate campMusician brings mandolin to life at museum dolin in Cortez. Signup is open for the Folk School class put on by The class will include lessons on how to tune a mandolin, chords for songs and strumming patterns. Students must bring their own mandolin and a pick, as will be helpful. and mandolin at various venues on Anna Maria Island. for the Florida Folklife Program. He also is a collector of musical instruments. FloridaFolkSchool.or g. The Folk School at the Florida Maritime Museum seeks to preserve traditional folk skills and heritage crafts that existed in early communities throughout tion for local culture and create a sense of community amongst residents and visitors. You can relive the fun days from childhood at summer camp. Or, if you missed attending camp, heres your chance to step back in time, recharge and unplug from the real world. The Anna Maria Island Privateers have made all the arrangements for Camp Crows Nest, a weekend camping retreat for anyone interested in escaping the seriousness of adulthood. Play like a kid, party like an adult! one among the camps activity choices, which range from ziplining, volleyball, swimming and kayaking relaxing lakeside massage on the event menu. Campers will be teamed up to take part in fun competitions, culminating with awards and the Camp Crows Nest Grail trophy. Evenings will be spent under starry skies by a beat in the dark under a mirrored disco ball also is an option for campers. acres of woodlands that include a private lake along the Little Manatee River. The shared cabins are air conditioned and there are modern bathhouse facilities with hot water and showers. The Privateers welcome you to Camp Crows Nest ... the grownups summer camp retreat. For more Information, contact Privateer Lisa Sign up now Camp Crows Nest includes three days and two nights for The camp fee also includes: fast. giant swing, pig roast, team competitions, corn hole, pong, volleyball, kayaking and lots more. An announcement from Richey states campers can expext, amazing good times with great people!


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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 15 Visit for the best news on AMI.Old Anna Maria preschool moves to new Holmes Beach home PHOTO RESTORATION941-778-2711 Family owned and operated! Home Rental Auto Boats/Yachts Flood Umbrella Golf Cart 9805 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria 941 757 3715 Andrews We work with over 30 A rated carriers and shop them all at once and make sure we give you the best coverage for your family at an affordable price! Murdered man... woman holding gun... tangled web of lies... family secrets... chilling motives... Dont miss this one!RivetingKeeps you GuessingA Classic from Miss ChristieThe Unexpected GuestSept. 2O-Sept. 3Od Tickets: $2O i 70th Season By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Pine Avenue location, word came that a new home was It was welcome relief for Pam Bertrand, owner of the School for Constructive Play, which had made years. A new chapter has begun for SFCP as teachers and students settle into the schools new home at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Although the space is slightly smaller than the Pine Avenue building she left behind, Bertrand, who also teaches, said the space is working well. off and running here. Bertrand said there are approximately 30 children enrolled full time at the school, down some from years past. and the school bus delivers them from Anna Maria Elementary to the Holmes Beach location. In a coincidence, a swarm of bees arrived at Gloria tion. A local beekeeper was summoned, and students had an opportunity to safely observe from a distance as ing of Sept. 11. They were no doubt eager to reclaim the big wooden boat and jungle gym on the playground near the bees location. chased it from an absentee owner in 2016. school care for children up to age 10. The school is at the north end of the church, where 2210. Assistant director Gail Marsden holds Kellan Oelfke as toddler Mila Bennett looks up Sept. 11 on the steps of the new School for Constructive Play at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Students at the School for Constructive Plays new home at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church watch from a safe distance as beekeepers remove a hive from a tree on their playground. The bees moved in the same day as the students Sept. 10. Islander Photos: Courtesy Pam Bertrand The School for Constructive Play now operates at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach. New dents arrival in their new space. Professional beekeepers prepare to use a forklift brought in by truck to reach and remove a hive that appeared Sept. 11 in the Australian pine trees that shade the playground for the new School for Constructive Play at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.


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18 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Image or Reality 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 simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 ObituariesBessie B. Gamber 6. son) Christmas. stead before moving their family to Englewood in Mrs. Gamber was a hairdresser and a real estate broker. She enjoyed boating, gardening and travel to such destinations as Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Canada. Her pinnacle trip was to China with her sister. As a Girl Scout leader, she shared her love of Change is coming as pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach to serve as interim pastor at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her last weekend to lead worship on Anna Maria duties in Virginia Oct. 15. The Blacksburg church is located across from the Virginia Tech campus and the church congregation is process that normally takes at least a year. Pastor Rosemary, as she prefers to be called, had said when she arrived on the island that she had been called to the beach. But now, it seems, she has been called back to the mountains. Backer is moving to be closer to her son, Robert, from Blacksburg. Her plan, she added, is to retire when the interim call ends. The decision to leave Gloria Dei and accept this great love for this church and have been privileged to share our ministry for the last 12 years. The congregation council met with Connie Bahamas Synod for candidacy, mobility and the call process, and discussed the procedures for acquiring a supply pastor and then an interim who will lead the island church through its own process of calling a new permanent pastor. Ordained in Virginia, Backer has maintained close GatheringBy Jabbo Gordon The Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church leads worshippers in song. Backer has accepted a calling to a church in Virginia in October. ties there. In March 2016, some students from Virginia Manatee County and working on the church grounds in Holmes Beach. Their overnight accommodations, tive Play has moved to the church. The school offers is licensed to care for as many as 36 children. The move required some renovation in the space gregation helped make the transition a smooth one. And they heartily welcomed the young voices in class and on the new playground. ting and approval with the city to host the school, which had to move from its longtime location on Pine Avenue. cated. And, we wish Backer our best in her new calling to Virginia. Editors note: John B. Jabbo Gordon began this week covering religion for The Islander. He was in born in San Diego, California, and moved to Dunedin at an early age. He graduated Clearwater High School and earned a bachelors spent most of his career aboard submarines. He also wrote for several newspapers and various magazines. A resident of Palmetto, he also works for the trator. Daughter Jeannie (a graduate of Palmetto High) lives in Los Angeles. Gordon has three grown grandchildren: Jessica Cooper, serving aboard the Angeles. camping and hiking with her troop. She volunteered ter Thrift Store in Blairsville, Georgia, the mountain retreat where she and husband Earl escaped Floridas summers. At Mrs. Gambers request, no service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation, 110 E. 42nd of Englewood and Independence, Virginia; daughters Linda and husband Donald Langford of Arcadia and dren. Morash Kristopher Kris Richard Morash of Anna Maria, died Sept. 3. lived in Frostburg, Maryland, Long Island, New York, Cocoa Beach, Bradenton, Anna Maria and Sarasota before moving to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. on the swim team at Manatee High where he took up space,according working at Fast Eddies Restaurant in Anna Maria. They raised two boys. He was manager of the Columbia Restaurant on St. rant in downtown Sarasota and AT&T in Nashville. He worked more recently as an insurance adjuster. He had a green thumb and his home was always lush with plants. He also liked to maintain a house full of pets. He had a great laugh and his smile could light up roommate Scott Overstreet. He had numerous cousins and relatives and was quick with a joke or to light up your smoke. People A service will be announced at a later date. nephew Sean.


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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 21 HBPD, city invites community to Night Out Save the date for one of the best parties of the year on Anna Maria Island. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. Everything, food and fun, is free on Night Out in Holmes Beach. The local observance of National Night Out will Drive, Holmes Beach. National Night Out is an islandwide opportunity for police and members of the community to infor mally discuss community concerns and strengthen in a news release. The chief said the event will feature childrens activities, games with prizes, bounce houses, a dunk tank and, plenty of bicycle giveaways, music, food and other food will be provided by local restaurants. annually observe National Night Out. The majority but some communities, including Holmes Beach, cel es worldwide. For more information, contact HBPD Sgt. Vern Teamwork stops shoplifting suspectHolmes Beach police and Mana tee County Sheriffs deputies combined Sept. 10 to stop a female suspect for a theft from an Anna Maria store. HBPD and stopped the suspects vehicle after learning of the incident. The 42-year-old Bradenton driver was questioned on Mana tee Avenue at East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach and later released, pending a state attorney decision on a warrant arrest suggested by MCSO. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell WMFR 2018-19 scal year budget receives commission approvalBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter room. No one from the public attended the Sept. 11 hear ing on the new budget plans. public hearing Aug. 21. Revenue will grow by less than 1 percent as the district reaches full build out, according to Administra tive Battalion Chief Ben Rigney. of $480,000 from assigned reserve funds account for a portion of the increase. unassigned. Assigned reserves will increase by $250,000 in the money rather than rely on debt service for the acquisition. Contingency funds make up $2,500,000 of the assigned reserves. Expenses for capital outlay will increase from vehicles. However, capitol outlay will be adjusted once the Bradenton, is under contract to Oasis Middle School, which is set to close on the sale in December. The missioners plan to decide on the move by December.


22 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER During nesting season, local and state laws require exterior lights visible from the beach be low bulbs. Interior lights, including televisions, must not be shielded by curtains or blinds after dark. As season draws to a close, Fox said she hopes the disorientation numbers remain lower than the past. Together with code enforcement in the three island cities, we have been working with property owners and managers to keep lights in compliance, Fox said. People have been really responsive once they know there is a problem. crossed, hoping it steers clear of the island. getting almost daily in August. The beaches are looking pretty darn good, Fox said Sept. 13. Lets hope they stay that way. AMITW sea turtle stats as of Sept. 16: 531 nests, 545 false crawls, 400 hatched nests and approximately 32,143 hatchlings to the sea. CORTEZ ELLENTON BRIDGE STREET PIER LANDSIDE Bittersweet nesting season in face off with red tideBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Its been bittersweet, Suzi Fox, Anna Maria tive director said Sept. 12, summarizing the 2018 sea turtle nesting season. High levels of red tide in the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island during August and continuing this week offshore likely were the cause for about However, a lack of major storm events this summer means the rate of hatchlings emerging from nests on the beach is breaking records on Anna Maria Island. ber. ber where we have had no big storms, Fox said. nests on the island and 32,143 hatchlings the most hatchlings to the Gulf of Mexico since turtle watch began keeping records. the likelihood that hatchlings will mature and emerge from their clutch in the sand. Subtropical Storm Alberto brought wind and rain to Anna Maria Island over Memorial Day weekend, According to NASA estimates, Alberto dropped tine around the beginning of September have made it left by hatchlings as they trek overnight from nest to water. Ideally, hatchlings head to the Gulf upon emerging Tiny sea turtle tracks, such as the ones pictured running between larger vehicle tracks in the sand, AMITW volunteers to determine if hatchlings made and stars on the surface of the water. ent them and lead them away from the water, towards land, bushes and roads, where they can become victims of predation, dehydration or roadkill. Turtle watch volunteers study the tracks around hatched nests to determine if the turtles went to the water or elsewhere, but rain can obscure the tiny trails, making it harder to tell if they made their journey to the water. Friends unite, honor Parkland shooting victimsSkip Coyne, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer, left, Ellen and Paul Grill and Tiki Bar general manager, AMITW execuAMITW intern, and Annie Camp, AMITW volunteer, School. The Devines adopted a loggerhead nest to honor victims of the tragedy, where Vindiolas brothers attend school. The plaques were posted until the nest hatched July 24 and 81 sea turtles made their way to the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 23 Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! 941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachThis week: German Gourmet Reuben.Were on vacation: Sept. 9-23. You can call for reservations, and we will con rm! Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 By Lisa NeffCrossing Manatee Caution! Critter Crossing the signs could read. Id like them along Manatee Avenue from the intersection at East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach to Ive thought about requesting them for years starting with a proposal for critter signs to the Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity, an advisory group that recommends improvements along Manatee Avenue/ State Road 64 from the mainland to the island. I decided earlier this month to move forward with a request after coming off the Anna Maria Island Bridge early one morning and braking in the headlights of my car. I was traveling about 35 mph and stopped without a screech or a skid of the tires, but had I been going 45 mph, I might have hit the coyote. And if I had been traveling at 55 mph, the speed many motorists drive on the causeway and the Anna Maria Island Bridge as they enter Holmes Beach, the coyote probably would be dead. Ive never hit an animal on the causeway, but the braked for an animal on Manatee Avenue. And, almost daily, I see dead animals on the road, which splits and fragments habitat to the south and north of the causeway. I drive Manatee Avenue twice a day during my workweek, usually in the early morning, before a road ters killed in the night. Ive not seen large mammals by the roadside, the WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander Neff kind of animal deaths that spur the construction of country. dillo, opossum, turtles, snakes and many raccoons, as well as dogs and cats. Once, I swerved too late and as the car tire rolled over a dead raccoon, my stomach egies from the perspective of the Federal Highway Administration. The report examined 34 mitigation strategies to physically separate animals from the roadway and keep in mind the survey was addressing transportation reducing wildlife population to reduce collisions. The most successful and recommended strategies standard wildlife warning signs, building underpasses and overpasses and reducing posted speed limits. Least effective and not recommended in the report audio signals to alert motorists that an animal may be crossing the road. Such a system, intended to detect large animals, certainly would be ineffective on Manatee Avenue, but a reduction in the speed limit, just a small one, could such as the one built near the Manatee Avenue entrance to Manatee Countys Robinson Preserve. Less costly and easier to place would be clever, cute or quirky signs cautioning motorists. Ive seen Land Crab Crossing signs for sale at island festivals that could work. Submit your designs to you know?A coyote balances on a fence. Coyotes are mediumsized mammals in the same family as dogs and are in rural, suburban and urban landscapes. Islander Photo: Conservation Commission Beep beepIslander sales rep Toni Lyon spotted and shot photos of a coyote making its way Aug. 17 up 71st Street to Gulf Drive. The to calls to its wildlife hotline if the caller can provide a location for the coyote. or text Tip@


24 SEPT. 19, 2018 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls 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 Sept 19 7:59a 2.3 11:12p 1.9 1:50a 1.7 3:43p 0.5 Sept 20 9:14a 2.3 11:35p 1.9 3:08a 1.6 4:29p 0.4 Sept 21 10:13a 2.4 11:53p 2.0 4:02a 1.4 5:07p 0.5 Sept 22 11:00a 2.4 4:44a 1.3 5:40p 0.5 Sept 23 12:08a 2.0 11:41a 2.5 5:19a 1.1 6:08p 0.6 Sept 24 12:20a 2.1 12:19p 2.5 5:53a 0.9 6:33p 0.7 Sept 25 12:33a 2.1 12:55p 2.4 6:27a 0.7 6:57p 0.8 Full Sept 26 12:50a 2.3 1:34p 2.3 7:03a 0.6 7:21p 1.0 Fishing tip! If you hook a bird, remember: Reel, remove and release!Upsets rule adult soccer playoffs, ugly golf tourney planned Cassidy Islander Reporter The seven coed teams in the adult soccer league prior. The pause must have taken momentum from the teams. Action Sept. 13 kicked off with No. 4 seed Ross Built outscoring No. 5 Progressive Cabinetry by a goals. Connor Bystrom led Ross Built with a pair of goals, while Chris Culhane and Vince Circharo each had a goal and an assist. Greg Ross and Maxim Panchenko each added a goal, while Ryan Hogan had two goals and an assist to lead Progressive Cabinetry, which also received a pair of goals from Damir Glavan and nine saves in the loss The second match of the evening saw No. 6 seed eached tallied goals. David Green made six saves in goal to help preserve the victory. and Ryan Moss combined for seven saves for Moss Builders in the loss. Francisco Oliviera each added a goal in the victory, while Rico Beissert made three saves. Lancaster Design received goals from Adam Mott, loss. Sept. 20, at the center, followed at 8 p.m. by No. 1 Sato Real Estate versus on Ross Built. Sign up now for center golf tournament restaurant in Holmes Beach will sponsor a shotgun tournament for fun, prizes and fundraising to wrap up the end of the month. The tournament will be played Friday, Sept. 28, at Blvd., Bradenton. The day begins with check in at 11:30 a.m. and lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $125 per person or $450 per foursome, including golf, lunch and an awards dinner with a cash bar. Organizers also are looking for sponsors. Registration is online at centerami.or g or at the center. Key Royale golf news The heavy rains that plagued the area last week but the course dried out enough for a couple of rounds. round out the womens action. hole scramble Sept. 13. The team of Gary Alvord, Mike Gillie, Herb Clauhs and Tom Nelson combined for the day. Horseshoe news Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for supremacy during Sept. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Tim Sofran and Gary Howcroft jumped out to an early lead and then withstood a rally by Dom Livedoti and Norm Good before holding on Sofran again found himself in the winners circle following the Sept. 15 games when he and partner earn bragging rights for the day. tion. come.Bowling tourney strikes, spares $15K for nonpro tCenter of Anna Maria Island board member Karen Harllee, left, and board chair David Zaccagnino, right, present Karen LaPensee and Shawn Shields of LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air, with a plaque at the plumbing store in Holmes Beach, recognizing their sponsorship of the Sept. 8 bowling tournament. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center of Anna Maria Island The Center of Anna Maria Islands LaPensee ton Lanes with 300 attendees. People bowled on 52 lanes in the competition, including two lanes set up for kids by the Zaccagnino and Talucci families. ment raised more than $15,000 for the center, before expenses. Roser Memorial Community Church team, had the highest mens score with 441, while Lauren Powell scored highest among women at 412. the gutter awards for lowest scores among the players, rolling 146 and 113, respectively. Individual winners received a trophy, a center ets and a grill from Rices Appliances. donated half back to the center. Ryan Paice


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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 19, 2018 27 Biz news: Does your business news and kudos BizCal BY SANDY AMBROGI AMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCEThursday, Sept. 20 Noon Lunch and Learn Seminar, The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Topic: Payroll in the small business environment. Members $10 includes lunch. Call: 941-7785141 to RSVP. Advance payment is required. Wednesday, Sept. 26 5 p.m. Business Card Exchange, Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Members $5, guests $10. Call: 941-778Saturday, Oct. 20 10 a.m.9 p.m. 18th Annual Bayfest Street Festival, Ongoing chamber 2019 Small Business of the Year award. Call: 941-778seminars, the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $10, RSVP required. Call: 941-778-1541.LBK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Thursday, Sept. 20 4:30-7 p.m. East Meets West Regional Business Expo, Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call: 941-3879000. Oct. 15Oct. 19 Small Business Week, including Business After Hours and Chamber Showcase 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon. SBW events are at Zota Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For information, call the chamber at 941-387-9000. FOR ONLY $1,219/mo !! LISA MORRISON What if.. could OWN your DREAM HOME ONLY 15 LEFT Island trio for tourismKaren Riley-Love, Beverly Lesnick and Katy Demick, all members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, frame their souvenir ernors Conference on Tourism. The three-day event took place Sept. 12-14 in Orlando. Islander Courtesy Photo the state house of representatives and of Florida and Dominican Republic operations, will square off against the 10 lucky contestants. The winner will receive a $200 AMOB gift card. For more information, call AMOB the state house of representatives and of Florida and Dominican Republic operations, will square off against the 10 lucky contestants. The winner will receive a $200 AMOB gift card. For more information, call AMOB How many griddle cakes can you eat for $200? Get the syrup and butter ready! Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier, 23. Several celebrities have already been community contestants. 23.


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