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HB puts brakes on bike-sharing services. 3 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 Good deeds. 7 Bayfest to boost workers impacted by redtide downturn. 8 Make plans, save a date. 10 Community announcements, activities. 11 Permitting issues add to BB dock woes. 13 AM, HB adopt budgets, raise taxes. 14 Wheres Tuna Street? 16-17 Gathering. 18 Obituaries. 18 Streetlife. 20 Bright idea: Ambercolored streetlights. 22 A cleanswell of support for anti-litter effort. 23 Center hub for sports action. 24 Whats biting and where. 25 Island business news. 26 Bright idea: AmberHappenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a A cleanswell of supAstheworldterns invite you to P&P. 6 Op-Ed VOLUME 26, NO. 49 OCT. 3, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 Dining with dads. 15 Meet the candidates. 4 PLEASE SEE CRABBERS PAGE 2 Get in the game. 19Cortez stone crabbers face uncertain futureBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Another stone crab season Oct. 15-May 15 and crabbers are optimistic. This year crabbers and researchers wonder how the yearlong red tide could impact the harvest. Cortez crabbers Wayde Campbell and son Jimmy hope for the best, but fear another slow season. Wayde Campbell began crabbing after the 1995 statewide net ban like other comor leave the industry. Still theyve invested in this season and will crab with 5,000 traps 8-15 miles offshore, from Englewood to Clearwater. Preseason, the Campbells readied 1,000 traps to replace old ones, adding 4 inches of concrete and rigging ropes and buoys at a cost of $25 per trap. The plastic crates were tagged with their Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission license, which costs an annual renewal fee of 50 cents per trap. Wayde Campbell built a new boat for the season, Captain Jim, and expects to spend some $20,000 for bait and gas to throw them in the water, he said, referring to the traps. I was hoping this year theyd waive the (license) fees because I heard they did a test off Boca Grande, Wayde Campbell said. Hed heard about the FWCs two-week test ending with zero catch. From the red tide, added Jimmy. They both said Cortez crabbers havent FWC research Ryan Gandy at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the research arm of the FWC, described the Pine Island-Boca Grande-Sanibel Island study that started in August. west Florida, FWC began working with commercial stone crab fishermen out of Pine Island to set lines of 20 traps offshore to gauge the impact of red tide on the stone crab population, he said in a Sept. 19 email. varying depths in mid-August and will continue collecting data north of Sanibel Island through October, according to Gandy. About the study, Gandy said, while there have been stone crabs caught, its been a very low catch much lower than what Scientists will compare the red tide impacts found in the Pine Island location to other catches in locations with no exposure to red tide. The states most recent outbreak of high concentrations of Karenia brevis began in Tourism stats tell red tides tollBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Local business owners didnt need a report from the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to tell them August revenues were down. They lived the drop. A decline of $4,395,600 in direct visitor spending compared with August 2017 is a 17.5 percent drop from last years record high numbers. And, after a stellar year of numbers soaring up, up, up in virtually every monthly report, red tide crashed the trend. According to Walter Klages, whose Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa compiles the numbers for the BACVB, the bad bloom of red tide translated into a $6,942,000 in August 2018. Revenues were down. Employees were scrambling. And employers were searching for ways to work through the harmful algae bloom without losing their shirts. Numbers coming to the BACVB run a month in arrears, so the August impact is just tallying up. September, traditionally the slowest month of the year for beachfront lodgings and businesses, may fare even worse, based on business owners observations. In August, as the red tide bloom hugged keeping Anna Maria Island Chamber of PLEASE SEE TOLL PAGE 8Privateers party as only pirates canSusan Sho Sho Shoe, left, cuts a rug with Tim Hammer Thompson Sept. 29 at the Anna Maria Island Privateers Ball at the Center of Anna Maria Island in Anna Maria. Attendees danced and partied to music from past decades, keeping with the Time Travel Extravaganza theme. Privateers and their friends enjoyed food, libations, auctions and For more, see page 15. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi


2 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM October 2017 in the northern Collier and Lee counties and marine animals as the tide stretched north. As of Sept. 19, FWC reported the red tide organism persisted on about 135 miles of coastline, from northern Collier to Pinellas County, extending offshore 10 miles. It was reported in Bay County as well. The FWCs new red tide study is in addition to a preseason database from eight test sites that has been growing since 2012. Annual preseason data published by the FWC comes from 20 traps sampled at the eight locations, which includes a line of traps in Anna Maria. ber at Results from the red tide Pine Island study, Gandy said, will be published when the FWC obtains meaningful data. Mote research Gandy is working on the study with Mote Marine Laboratory researcher Phil Gravinese, who is researching the impact of red tide on stone crabs inshore. Gravinese knows stone crabs, with three published reports on the species in the past two years. In studies in 2017-18, he concluded red tide is killing sublegal Florida stone crabs and the mortality of stone crab larvae is increasing due to rising seawater temperatures, elevated levels of carbon dioxide Presently, Gravinese is working on three additional stone crab red tide studies. One study is examining the change in stone crab larvae swimming behavior to determine the effect of high and medium concentrations of K. brevis. Asked for a preview of the larvae study, Gravinese said, There seems to be a dose response. The higher dose of Karenia brevis, the higher mortality. There also appears to be changes in their swimming behavior. They swim slower. Also, they appear to be moving in the opposite direction than expected, he said, possibly related to the K brevis neurotoxic effect or the larvaes attempt to avoid the red tide. A second study with morning and late afternoon data collection off docks began when red tide came to Motes backyard. Once it happened, we got out our baskets, Gravinese said of the red tide at Mote. He started the experiment since it was super easy to do at the docks at the moment. After the crabs die, they are tested to determine if the red tide is in the muscle, the viscera the gut tract or something else. Another Mote study directed by Gravinese is examining two groups of stone crabs: 10-12 in sea water with red tide, eating clams that absorbed the K brevis toxin, compared with 10-12 in a tank of clean water with a healthy clam diet. The study looks to determine if red tide causes stone crabs to die because of the food they consume, direct exposure to the brevetoxin or from oxygen CRABBERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1depletion in the water column. Each of Gravineses studies is pending lab results to determine the nature and effects of the toxin. Stone crabber Wayde Campbell and son Jimmy employ a forklift Sept. 10, to pour concrete and prepare 1,000 new crab traps for the Oct. 15 start of the Florida stone crab season. The Campbells and other crabbers are prepping at Star Fish Company, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. The stone crab traps are placed in the water up to 10 days before the Oct. 15 start of they can harvest crabs. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Mote researcher Phil Gravinese checks on a stone crab.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 3 SUNSET CRUISES DOLPHIN T OURS JOIN US on the ANNA MARIA EXPLORER for a r omantic sunset cruise or educational dolphin tour! Experience our br eathtaking waters on a r elaxing cruise. 90-minute Sunset T ours ar e fun for the whole family! 3 DAIL Y 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 GO 2 DOL PHINS.COM 402 CHURCH AVE., BRADENTON BEACH PRIV A TE TOURS A V AILABLE Holmes Beach puts halt on bike-, scooter-share servicesBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Impact to infrastructure is a concern when considering bikeand scooter-sharing programs on Anna Maria Island. During a Sept. 25 meeting, Holmes Beach commissioners adopted a six-month moratorium on bikeand scooter-sharing services and associated docking stations, with plans to hold a work session on the matter. City attorney Patricia Petruff led the discussion and said as bikeand scooter-sharing gains in popular ity, the commission should get ahead of the curve. For some reason this issue has really risen to the top this summer, Petruff said. She said some cities in the state put moratoriums in place following problems with bike-sharing, including bikes left unattended. Commissioner Carol Soustek said she has heard scooter-sharing has led to an increase in accidents in some cities and also should be considered. Petruff agreed that scooters could be an issue. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth pointed out bikeand scooter-sharing programs are increasingly popular and the commission might regret not quickly taking action as more rental companies open on the island. Would we be kicking ourselves if we didnt do a moratorium and next week 100 bright-green or pink bikes are plopped all over? Titsworth asked. Petruff said she raised the issue with city engineer structure improvements. Petruff said bikes and scooters could be dockless or have docking stations, and the commission might consider regulations for both.Anna Maria reveals 1st segment of multiuse path Pedestrians and cyclists have a new path to enjoy along the east side of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. ting ceremony 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Archer ment of a multiuse path that eventually will stretch from Willow Avenue to the Holmes Beach city limits on Gulf Drive. is 8-feet-wide and cost $170,000, according to Mayor Dan Murphy reaches from Willow Avenue South to Archer Way. Murphy said in an interview Sept. 26 he hopes the path improves safety for pedestrians and cyclists by The path will be built in eight or nine segments, funding construction of a new Anna Maria City Pier is the citys top priority for 2018-19. Ryan Paice Public versus private property for bikeand scooter-sharing hubs also would be a consideration, the attorney advised. Commissioner Rick Hurst suggested addressing automobile parking near bikeand scooter-sharing stations. City clerk Stacey Johnson said Mobile Muttleys, a Holmes Beach-based bike-share business, has a business tax license in the city, but would require a building permit for docking platforms if placed on commercial property because of an impact on parking. Johnson said that is why Mobile Muttleys has not started its bike-share program in Holmes Beach. The commission voted 4-0 for the moratorium on docked and dockless bikeand scooter-sharing pro grams, with the matter to be addressed in a work session. The moratorium does not apply to existing bike rental operations. HB whodunitA video surveillance camera at the Holmes Business Center in the 5300 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, caught a person steal ing a political sign in the parking lot at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 27. The Holmes Beach Police Department is looking for assistance identifying the suspect, who is pictured next to the white van. If you have information, call HBPD at 941-7085804.


4 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach mayoral race pits experience, persistenceBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach voters Nov. 6 will choose a new mayor to set the tone for the next two years. year record as a commissioner, as well as her experience in the construction industry and as a wildlife rehabilitator. Candidate Joshua Linney, cochair of the Holmes Beach Parks and of his interest and involvement in the community. Both candidates vowed to be a full-time mayor. Titsworth added, If needed. But a curveball could come the mayors way because a new charter review commission to be elected Nov. 6 is expected to look at changes in the citys governing document, including whether to adopt a city-manager form of government. It is conceivable that a city manager could be hired and put in place before the end of the mayors term, city attorney Patricia Petruff said. But Id like to think whoever the mayor is will authorize the city attorney to go to a few charter review commission meetings to help craft a ballot question and provide an orderly transition. Linney and Titsworth differ on the city manager movement. Linney favors it. Titsworth has voiced opposition. The nonpartisan race is for a two-year term, paying $2,000 per month. As of Sept. 27, Titsworth raised $2,250, mostly her own contributions, and incurred $1,783 in expenses. Linney raised $976, spent $869 and received a $75 in-kind donation. Of 2,798 registered voters in Holmes Beach, 892 requested vote-by-mail ballots as of Sept. 28, according to Manatee County Elections Chief Deputy Sharon Stief. In 2017, 919 of 2,772 eligible voters turned out to vote. Holmes Beach registered voters can cast ballots 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Judy Holmes Titsworth A five-year city commissioner, Titsworth was elected in 2014 and 2016. Titsworth, 55, a Holmes Beach native, is the corporate secretary for Shoreline Builders of Southwest Florida LLC, located in the Holmes Beach Business Center, 5345 Gulf Drive. She operates the business with her husband of 35 years. She has three children and three grandchildren. My way of leadership is different its focused on the future, Titsworth said, adding she plans to involve commissioners in city management unlike the current mayor. ment plagued by complaints about its lack of responsiveness within the community and inside city hall. Her interest in the position is motivated by her belief in civic duty, according to her platform. As mayor, Titsworth hopes to take on city challenges, including sea-level rise, the Bert Harris cases and hurricane preparedness. She attended Manatee County College and the University of Alaska, majoring in business, before her employment in the construction industry. Joshua Linney rise as the most important issues in the city. I will be a voice for citizens who are being ignored and disregarded, he said in his platform statement. Linney said as mayor hed hold town hall meetings where residents can come for real answers to real issues, in real time. In Linneys profile statement to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, he wrote: After substituting alcohol for opiates failed, plus the compounding losses of both my father and stepfather to cancer, my mothers resulting depression and inability to positively affect her, I was shamed with DUIs in both 2003 and 2005. Linney has a criminal record, including arrests on possession and thefts. Most charges were dropped or plea-bargained to lesser charges. He paid restitution and court costs in 2016, stemming from a petit theft from a Walmart store in Palmetto. My journey in recovery started May 20, 2005 and, He said he received a bachelors degree in interactive digital media in 2008.Popcorn & Politics Oct. 3 The Islander will host its Popcorn and Politics forum Wednesday, Oct. 3. The event will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the newspaper The newspaper is inviting candidates for elected and greet voters. The mic also will be offered to any Meet and greet Bradenton Beach commission candidates Tjet Martin and John Metz will hold a meet-and-greet at the Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Hall, 201 Second St. N., 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Beer, wine and more will be provided. Registration deadline In other election news, eligible citizens in Florida have until Oct. 9 to register for the November general election. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, with polling 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Election 11-06-18 Morton Titsworth Linney3 compete for 2 Holmes Beach commission seatsBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Election Day in Holmes Beach is a month away and the campaigning is underway, with two commission seats up for grabs. Voters will cast ballots for two of three candidates Don Purvis, Kim Rash and incumbent Pat Morton. The winning candidates will serve two-year terms and receive a $500 per month stipend. As of Sept. 28, there were 2,798 registered voters in the city. Voters will cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6, at precincts 303, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and 305, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive S. Early voting will begin Oct. 24 at select locations in the county. Pat Morton Incumbent Pat Morton, 69, has served on the commission 15 years and is seeking his eighth term. I believe in working for the citizens and for the best of the city, Morton said in a phone interview Sept. 26. Its what I have been doing for the last 15 years. Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, the 22-year Holmes Beach resident is focused on solving the vacation rental problem, as well as improving safety on bicycle paths. Morton stressed the importance of community members getting involved to improve the city. This is your city, you need to step up and not be afraid to say something to somebody. Come into our city meetings, tell us whats going on instead of standing around and talking behind everybodys backs, he said. Step up and lets get something done, he added. Morton reported $890 in contributions for his campaign as of Sept. 27, according to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website. Don Purvis Don Purvis, 43, hopes if elected to bring communication and cooperation skills to the commission to quell tensions between commissioners and citizens. I think that the commission could use some fresh perspective and a leader thats rooted in cooperation and communication, Purvis said. Born and raised in New Orleans, Purvis has bounced around from the Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale. He settled in Holmes Beach eight years ago. He is a board member of the Center of Anna Maria Island but, if elected, Purvis of interest. Hes also owner of Beach House Realty, and said Sept. 25 his professional experience and expertise might help the commission resolve issues with vacation rentals. Purvis also said he wants to address pedestrian and cyclist safety issues as a commissioner and hes concerned with the citys infrastructure. The city, he said, has grown and the infrastructure needs to catch up with the development. Purvis had raised $600 as of Sept. 25, according to SOE reports, and he took in $2,000 at a fundraiser Sept. 30. Kim Rash Kim Rash, 64, was born in Louisville and raised in Crestwood, Kentucky. He has lived in Holmes Beach for 17 years, moving to the island after visiting over 22 years. Rash owns and manages rental properties in Kentucky and Florida, as well as acts as the owner of Kentucky-based Kimberly Rash Fencing and Construction. He said Sept. 26 he wants to eliminate wasteful spending in the city budget, implement community policing in Holmes Beach neighborhoods and continue commission support for home rule authority. Rash said he also wants resort taxes to support the leading off the island. The sign rules Theyre off and running. didates in the Nov. 6 election could post political signs in Holmes Beach. The signs must stay out of the city rights of way which usually line up behind a utility pole and be placed with permission of property owner. Candidates must remove signs by Nov. 8. Kathy Prucnell Purvis RashNext week: The Islander pro les the candidates for Holmes Beachs charter review commission.


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Candidates include incumbents Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro and former volunteer board members Tjet Martin and John Metz. The races are nonpartisan and the winning candidates will serve two-year terms, receiving $400 monthly stipends. Of 744 registered voters in the city, 387 voted in the November 2017 election. Voters will cast ballots 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at precinct No. 307, the Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Hall, 201 Second St. N. Ralph Cole Ralph Cole, 57, will wrap-up a one-year term in November. After being elected in term, commissioners appointed Cole pie when he was elected mayor last November. If elected to a third term, the 39-year Bradenton Beach resident says he will continue to work on infrastructure improvements in the city, including stormwater drainage. He said he sees being good stewards of the environment as a top priority and cited his interest in developing a living shoreline in the anchorage adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier a plan that could include clam beds the clean the water. As chair of the citys community redevelopment agency, Cole has spearheaded a project to move utilities along Bridge Street and parts of Gulf Drive underground, which should commence in 2019. I think we have got a really good start on some excellent projects in the CRA, compared to when I gained momentum there and Im excited to see where we take it. Marilyn Maro Marilyn Maro, who declined to provide her age, has lived on Anna Maria Island for in 1998, shortly after moving to the island. Maro was appointed to the commission in 2016 and serves as vice mayor. As commissioner, Maro supported the building moratorium on large vacation rentals and extensions while the planning and zoning board worked on code amendments and also supported noise, trash and parking regulations. As liaison to the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee, she has worked on proposals to improve parks. Maro collaborated with city planner Alan Garrett to rezone Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 Gulf Drive N., from residential to a public recreation area district, so the property cannot be sold. The rezone question will be presented to voters Nov. 6. Our parks here are top priority, and I want to make sure Katies park always remains a park for people in our city, Maro said. To me, our most important issue is preserving the character of Bradenton Beach that everyone loves. Tjet Martin Tjet Martin, 56, was a part-time resident of the island for eight years before moving to Bradenton Beach as a full-time resident in 2003 with her partner, former Mayor Bill Shearon. was 21. Martin served on volunteer city boards for 13 years and previously chaired Scenic Waves. During her time as chair, Martin pushed for park improvements, including development of City Park, a pocket park across from city hall on Gulf Drive. Additionally, Martin spearheaded the project to Trail. The project used Manatee County beach concession funds and was completed in August. She says projects in the city lack oversight and, if elected, she will not just let things go. Im going to be keeping an eye on what has already been approved and make sure it gets done right, Martin said. I will also make sure that new correctly so that taxpayer dollars are not wasted on John Metz Former planning and zoning board member John Metz, 75, moved to the island in 2013 and registered to vote in Bradenton Beach shortly after settling in the city. Metz, a retired attorney, says the current commission places more importance on the desires of business owners than those of the residents. The needs of the residents are being ignored in I want to improve the residents situation here. He said if elected he would bring back a moratorium on construction of large vacation rentals and vote against increased taxes. Additionally, he would work to ensure people who are not residents are not appointed to city volunteer boards. The city is in a situation where it has to decide what the future will be, Metz said. I will do the best I can to make sure it remains a residential beach town as opposed to a tourist haven that favors business. Cole Maro Metz Martin


6 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER Opinion Guest Opinion Our OCT. 3, 2018 OCT. 3, 2018 OCT. 3, 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: Anna Maria IslanderVoter awareness I am writing to address the need for a city manager form of government in Holmes Beach. I served on the citys ad hoc committee, which researched all forms of government with the objective of making a recommendation to city commissioners in order to take action. peer cities, developed and distributed questionnaires to ratings of their governments effectiveness. Following these interviews, committee members A consensus emerged from the process a unanimous conclusion favoring a professional approach to city governance. In Florida, 66 percent of cities have professional 6 percent are governed by volunteer mayors. Following our presentation of facts to commissioners, they failed in a 3-2 vote to pass a resolution to place the issue on the Nov. 6 ballot for citizens to decide. Our next opportunity to have a voice will be are elected to review the charter. This work requires community knowledge and lots who are open to professional management and will bring well-researched recommendations to you. The challenges we face now and in the future will be better managed by people educated and experienced in public administration a position our present mayor supports. Terry W. Schaefer, Holmes Beach Opinion YourCorrection The story DEP development permit precedes 47th-48th Street clearing (Sept. 26) stated the developer, his attorney and the DEP oppose the city stopwork orders. In a Sept. 25 email, Mary Yeargan, DEP Southwest District director, stated the DEP does not comment on or take positions for or against local government actions, and certainly did not in this case. Lets be positive As I watch this election season come upon us, I do so with disbelief as to the way this citys police and They work extremely hard to keep this city safe and should be applauded for their actions to protect Holmes Beach residents and visitors. I believe the Holmes Beach Police Department for its proactive actions: distributing window clings knocking on doors in the target areas, reminding people they are vacationing in a residential area and that noise should be kept to a respectful level. I believe facts support our actions and people are seeing a positive difference in their neighborhoods a remarkable decrease in calls for service in the targeted area. In one year the outreach program has shown a decrease in calls for service of 75 percent. This outreach program is working! Through proactive, high visibility policing, the HBPD has reduced crime, while increasing traffic such as the recent home invasion burglary and attack of a resident. decrease. percent. an increase of 154 percent. Some say Holmes Beach is a little sleepy town with no crime. And yes, almost all of Holmes Beach residents are wonderful law-abiding citizens, but we also have unwelcome visitors. This is evident in the increase in arrests of from 121 in 2012 to 400 arrests Holmes Beach is increasingly becoming a very popular place to live and vacation, which results in the city being an ideal target for criminals. The Holmes Beach Police Department has implemented and improved community outreach with National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Rascal program, RADKids, a self-empowerment for kids program, House watch program, and joint functions with other agencies. For a small department, Im proud of our accomplishments. Its my hope that this election year, we all look at the positive advancements that have been accomplished in a very short period, and avoid calling out easy targets, the hard-working professionals that proudly serve as members of the Holmes Beach Police department and code enforcement. William L. Tokajer, Holmes Beach police chiefThe up and up I believe the chief hit the nail on the head. Some of us old-time islanders may have thought the HBPD under Tokajer was coming down too hard, stop, this is exactly the sort of chief and police department we should have for the size of the city and the And we should have a civil election minus cheap shots and vandalizing signs and the like. We should all decide for ourselves who we vote for and why and you can do that Wednesday at the mix and mingle Popcorn & Politics event at The Islander Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Youll feel more comfortable getting to know the people who are seeking your vote in a casual setting and we think youll be glad you did. Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer online e-edition subscriptions a page-by-page view of the weekly news for only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on Anna Maria Island. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe by (snail) mail for yourself or someone else. (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. 30, 1998 Islanders responded to a mandatory evacuation order in anticipation of Hurricane Georges striking, but the storm moved west a day before expected landfall. The island endured a storm surge of about 3 feet. Manatee County environmental manager Jack Gorzeman said because only a few beachfront property owners in Anna Maria provided easements, only a small area in the city would be included in the next cycle of renourishment. Anna Maria commissioners rejected a request from Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch for a $1,500 donation from the citys 1998-99 budget citing pressing needs elsewhere.In the headlines: Oct. 1, 2008 The Anna Maria Island Bridge closed to normal sure, necessitated by a major overhaul, would cause turmoil in the economic life of the island. Pennsylvania Avenue reached Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, where commissioners agreed by consensus city must proceed cautiously with spending for stormwater improvements. You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, at 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 Visit for the best news on AMI. Gratuity for Mote, START Cortez, left, and Eliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors bureau, right, gather Sept. 25 at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, as John Horne, owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar, presents Michael Crosby, president and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, and Sandy Gilbert, chairman-CEO of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, with $25,081.90. The money was raised Aug. 26 by the restaurants at the Save Our Shores Long Table Dinner at the Sandbar in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Good deedsJohn Horne, owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar, left, Michael Crosby, president and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota; Lynn Horne, AMOB managing partner; Buffy Chapman and Bailey Christie, servers at AMOB; and Sandy Gilbert, chairman and CEO of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, display a $3,332.50 check Sept. 25. AMOB donated the money from drink sales during the Save Our Shores Long Table Dinner held Aug. 26. John Horne, owner of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, shakes hands Sept. 25 with Michael Crosby, president and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory, while presenting a check for red tide research.


8 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. THE ISLANDER HAS IT ALL.Mote, governor at odds with environmentalists on red tide from travelers about beach conditions in late summer and early fall. Since June 1, the BACVB said roughly 1,200 items linked to red tide with keywords associated with the bloom, Manatee County or Bradenton area were published. While the majority of news reports were from local or regional news outlets, more than 70 pieces ran in the national media. Red tide coverage peaked Aug. 13, when The Associated Press published, Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Floridas Gulf Coast. CNN, ABC News, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post picked up the report. Aug. 22-23, when the AP published a story on the wildlife toll due to red tide. Then, national coverage waned, with only four national stories on red tide tracked by the BACVB as of Sept. 14. Meanwhile, local coverage daily in IMPACT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Island chamber pledges Bayfest funds for impacted workersBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Environmentalists are questioning Gov. Rick Scotts priorities in the wake of his $2.2 million budget reallocation to Mote Marine Laboratory aimed at techMote president and CEO Michael Crosby, as well vation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection, heralded the new initiative during a Sept. 24 news conference at Motes Keating Marine Education Center in Sarasota. Scott, in a news release, stated, As our state continues to battle naturally-occurring red tide along our Gulf Coast, we will stop at nothing to help our communities deal with this issue. The Republican governor directed $2,178,000 experiments and improvements to Motes ozone treatment system. We got involved with using and testing clay as a potential many, many years ago. And it didnt pan out at that time, Crosby said after the news conference. As technology advances, its worth looking at it again to determine if clay in small amounts could become more of an attractant to the algae without negative impacts, he said. Technology holds promise, Crosby said, but the studies must be done carefully, with limited pilot experiments in the environment so it doesnt do more harm than good. He expects results in six months. Radioactive phosphate clay didnt work against the red tide in past Mote trials, according to Larry Brand, a University of Miami researcher, who studied more than 50 years of red tide data and published in the journal of Harmful Algae as Long-term Increase in Karenia brevis Abundance Along the Southwest Michael Crosby, Mote Marine Laboratory president and CEO, talks about a new $2.2 million red the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, left, and Eric Sutton, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Florida Coast. Some environmentalists fear that clay can accusmother habitat. I dont think (Scotts) priorities are straight, said Justin Bloom, founder of Suncoast Waterkeeper, a noncounties waters. While he thinks there are positive optics, its continuing a disturbing trend of a failure to address the underlying problems of red tide the human-caused pollutants fueling red tide, he added. Bloom suggested Scott focus on getting to the root of the problem, strengthen environmental enforcement and rehire hundreds of DEP staff the governor dismissed early in his administration. Brand agreed. With public pressure on the red tide issue and Scott running for U.S. Senate, he said the current administration apparently needs to be seen doing something. Brands research concluded that red tide is 15 times worse than 50 years ago. While technology might provide a short-term solution for some localized issues, he said it wouldnt help with the current 1,000 square miles of red tide. What obviously has increased is us, Brand said, referring to population growth, fertilizer discharges and their impact the water. Its much more abundant today, he added. the Tampa-St. Petersburg market continued. Elliott Falcione, of the BACVB, said perception of the red tide might be You have to know what you can control and what you cant, Falcione said at the start of the red tide crisis in August. The decrease in national coverage leaves the perception red tide has receded and that affected areas are by and large back to normal, according to the BACVB. Provided conditions remain the same or improve, little red tide coverage is expected, though Coast is Clear initiatives and messaging in the upcoming months will aid in efforts to steer this conversation, according to the bureaus report. Falcione said marketing campaigns will launch within a 100-mile radius to bring in Floridians looking to spend a day or two at the beach and in island accommodations. Bookings have been slower to materialize according to a survey by the BACVB. Lodgings as of Sept. 28 were reporting 79.2 percent booking for the next three months compared to the same period in 2017. Some international travelers cancelled or moved holiday dates, preferring not to take a chance on encountering red tide. In several weeks, September numbers will be available and the toll of red tide, now moving into its ninth week on the coast of Anna Maria Island, will become clearer. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce intends to aid local tourism industry workers with Bayfest proceeds. In a news release, the chamber detailed its plan to aid local workers whose livelihoods have suffered due to a drop in business due to red tide. Workers can sign up with the chamber through Friday, Oct.19. An application is on the website, Forms also can be picked up at the champ.m. Monday-Friday. Applicants also may request an application be emailed. Completed applications must be submitted to the chamber by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, along with employemployer letter. Funds will be distributed to eligible, registered applicants 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. An idenAn Island Experience basket, with proceeds going to tourism-industry workers. Tickets are on sale in at the event, Saturday, Oct. 20. The chamber also is accepting monetary donations for workers. For more, call the chamber at 941-778-1541. Sandy Ambrogi advertising sponsored by The Islander


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 9 Visit for the best news on AMI. 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) 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! Slight clearing brings some red tide improvementBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter With days growing shorter, the Gulf water temperature slowly simmers down. And, during the week ending Sept. 30, signs indicated coastal waters were returning to normal. The evening of Sept. 27, mullet jumped rambunctiously in the boat basin at Keyes Marina in Holmes Beach and nearby birds dived for dinner at sunset. The water surrounding Anna Maria Island lightened up closer to brilliant blue than the brackish-brown noticeable with red tides arrival in early August. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports from midweek Sept. 26 contained some good news: Concentrations remained medium to high at 100,000 to 1 million parts per liter of the brevatoxin along parts of the Manatee County coastline, but surveys in northern Manatee, near the mouth of Tampa two months. Officials and residents remained proactive in the battle with red tide, adding funds to research and uniting in business-based groups to overcome issues prompted by the harmful algae bloom. The FWC extended a catch-and-release measure ough, Pinellas and Pasco counties through May 10, 2019. The original catch-and-release order, instituted Aug. 30, was more limited geographically and was to expire Oct. 12. A series of initiatives aimed at luring visitors to island beaches and keeping local business owners Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the 30 Day Deals in October. We truly believe that you can now enjoy our unique coastal restaurants, shops and attractions without experiencing the effects of red tide, BACVB executive director Elliott Falcione said in news release. Information on participating businesses and speThe BACVB also is planning other marketing campaigns while the business community continues independent efforts to boost the economy. More than a dozen business owners from Bradenton Beach gathered Sept. 27 at the Bridge Street Bistro to discuss their way through red tide issues. Meanwhile, Service Industry Relief Festivities continued to schedule events to highlight businesses. Check the SIRF Facebook page for the latest listings. Also, checks changed hands the last week of September, as more money was pledged for red tiderelated research and recovery. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced Sept. 27 it would provide $25,000 to support recovery efforts on Floridas Southwest coast. That money included $15,000 to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota to support mitigation efforts Mote announced programs underway Sept. 24 at the research facility and possible time frames for new efforts to the Gulf of Mexico. Motes daily beach report indicated improving conditions Sept. 28 at the Manatee Public Beach, debris were present, according to the 10:15 a.m. check, and only slight respiratory irritation was noted. Still, crowds remained few. Charlie Hunsicker, whose Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department has been front and center in the red tide crisis, perhaps said it best in August, near the beginning of the bloom locally. This is not a sprint, its a marathon, Hunsicker said of dealing with the HAB. A tractor traverses the beach for remnants of red tide Sept. 25 at 30th Street in Holmes Beach. WE ROCK


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12 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217Every time it rains the potential exists for pet waste to wash untreated into the storm drains and directly to the bay. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Pick up pet waste from your yard and dispose properly it is not a fertilizer. Dog waste composters are available at pet stores. Carry disposable bags while walking your dog to pick up and dispose of waste properly in the garbage. Holmes Beach provides waste disposal bags and deposit containers at the City Dog Park so you can exercise your dog and easily dispose of pet waste. If you see evidence of an illegal discharge, write down a description of what you observed and when you witnessed it. Report the incident to the City of Holmes Beach Public Works Department at 941-708-5768. Signs at Holmes Beach access irk resident, prompt complaintEdna Erven stands by a bike rack and numerous signs at the beach end of 30th Street in Holmes Beach. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin out the scenery, breakin my mind Do this, dont do that, cant you read the sign? Edna Ervens concerns harken back to the 1970s song Signs by the Five Man Electrical Band. Erven has lived on the 2900 block of Avenue C in Holmes Beach for 25 years and on the island for 40 years. Over the years, shes paid special attention to the beach at 30th Street, watching it for trash, trouble and, most recently she says, excess and improper signage. Erven doesnt like the plethora of signs and wants the 30th Street beach accessible to visitors. Shes upset homemade no-parking signs, tow signs and signs warning not to park on the grass despite their questionable legal effect have stopped visitors from parking near the beach access. In August, Erven spoke to Holmes Beach Police JT Thomas to check out her concerns. Erven showed Thomas the various signs in front of 101 30th St., 106 30th St. and Avenue E and 30th Street. Thomas told her the homemade signs were unenforceable that people can park and the signs should come down. But, Erven said she told Thomas, People dont know that. People see the signs and they dont park there. Or people come out and yell at them to move, she added. Not long after Thomas and Erven surveyed 30th Street, more signs from the city this time went Some residents who live in same area of the beach see the situation differently than Erven. Were trying to curb a bigger problem, said Kathy Caserta, whos lived at 101 30th St. for more than 20 years. A chain with a no-parking sign stretches across a gravel parking area in front of her house. It was Tokajers idea to put up the new signs, she said. After the Fourth of July, Caserta wrote to the city, complaining of beachgoers who undressed, fought and urinated in front of her home, as well as used her water to shower. The visitors bring attitudes like everyone who lives here owes them something, she wrote, adding some owners fear retaliation if they stand up for their property rights. At 30th Street and Avenue E, Charlie Almerico said beachgoers park their cars with their front bumper up to the house, despite signs he posted on palm trees against parking on the grass. Almerico said he likes the new signs, which allow for access for emergency vehicles, as well as prevent vehicles from blocking access to private property. We didnt request this. But were certainly pleased, he said of the new signs. The local residents who pay the property taxes are grateful for the signs, he added. About eight parking spaces have been taken out of use, according to Erven. ing to Almerico. Erven said she asked Tokajer why the new signs were erected. According to Erven, the chief told her there were safety reasons. Sgt. Vern McGowin said Sept. 28 he and Tokajer plan another visit to 30th Street to look at the signs. Erven pointed out state beach renourishment funding is tied to available parking availability. McGowin and Thomas said the city is in the process of obtaining surveys on city properties at beach accesses to determine right-of-way boundaries between private and public property. City Commissioner Pat Morton visited the 30th Street beach access Sept. 26 at Ervens request. Morton said he supports Ervens quest to allow public parking. The homemade signs on the right of way will have to be moved and those on private property are not enforceable, he said. theyve got to follow the law, Morton said. Theyve got to understand they dont own the street. Anna Maria City Oct. 3, 11 a.m., opening, multiuse path, Archer and Gulf Drive. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., planning and zoning. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-6130, Bradenton Beach Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m., CRA. Oct. 3, 11 a.m., pier team. Oct. 3, 2 p.m., ScenicWAVES. Oct. 4, 6 p.m., commission. Oct. 9, 10 a.m., commission. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, MeetingsHolmes Beach Oct. 9, 6 p.m., commission. Oct. 10, 10 a.m., parks and beauHolmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-708-5800, holmManatee County Oct. 4, 9 a.m., commission. Oct. 9, 9 a.m., commission. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-7484501, Of interest Oct. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Islander Popcorn and Politics forum, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. WE TWEET TOO@ami_islander @ami_islander


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 13 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 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 The Holmes Beach Police Department and The Islander invite you to NIGHT OUT! 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 SPECIAL GUESTS: Candidates for municipal of ces on AMI, local elected of cials and YOU! Join us for speeches, mingle with of cials and candidate hopefuls, and enjoy refreshments. VOTE EARLY IN OUR STRAW POLL ELECTION! Everyones welcome! 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ The Islander.PoPcOrn & PoliTiCs Floating dock at Tampa yard, permitting issues aboundBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. A Sept. 25 email to Police Chief Sam Speciale, the lead on the project, from Erik Sanderson, CEO of Technomarine, stated the dock was transported to Technomarines laydown yard in Tampa and would be delivered by barge to Bradenton Beach. Technomarine was hired in April 2017 to build and install the dock. As of Sept. 28, Technomarine had not provided the city with an updated schedule for installation and Technomarine has not obtained a permit for the work. At a special community redevelopment agency permitting questions he provided in July were unanswered by Technomarine. Its just amazing to me that its been since the beginning of July that Steve gave them what they needed and were still here today, Commissioner Jake Spooner, CRA member, said Sept. 26. Im just wondering if the specs meet what we originally paid for. Speciale said the concern is not with the dock, but with the pilings. Originally, the construction specs included 17-20 pilings, but the most recent information from Technomarine called for seven pilings. Additionally, wind load and ability to withstand wave action is a concern, since the city is replacing a dock destroyed by big storm events. The original submittal stated the new dock would withstand 120-mph winds, but the latest plans show the dock can withstand 29-mph winds, according to Gilbert. Gilbert said the new system would withstand rough waves better than the previous dock because it doesnt contain concrete. Still, hes concerned Technomarine reduced the number of pilings twice since it initially submitted specs. He said he needs Technomarines reference document for the engineering so he can ensure they did their homework. Gilbert also said the city cannot take ownership of the dock until it is installed. We need to get what we paid for, Mayor John Chappie, a CRA member, said Sept. 26. Anything less than that is unacceptable. Commissioner Ralph Cole, CRA chair, pointed out Bradenton Beach contractor Technomarine Sept. 25 emailed the city a photograph of the dock components that were manufactured in Spain and shipped to Fort Lauderdale in August. The dock was transported to a storage yard in Tampa. Islander Photo: Courtesy Technomarine Technomarine wont get paid the $36,000 balance of its contract until the job is done. A motion for Speciale to continue pursuing communication with Technomarine for the engineering specs to complete the construction permit passed 6-0. CRA member Ed Chiles was absent with excuse. The CRA board will continue discussing the dock project at its next regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. HB commission reappoints parks committee members The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee is getting business squared away before At a Sept. 25 meeting, city commissioners voted 4-0 to reappoint members Zan Fuller and Dennis Groh to additional two-year terms expiring Aug. 1, 2020. Commissioner Jim Kihm was absent with excuse. Additionally, the board voted 4-0 to appoint Carol Hebden, previously an alternate member, to a two-year term, also expiring Aug. 1, 2020. Sarah Meaker, previously an alternate, submitted a letter of resignation to the city Sept. 20, citing other obligations. An announcement was made at the meeting that the city is seeking two alternate members one to and another for a full-term expiring Aug. 1, 2020. The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. ChrisAnn Silver Esformes


14 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER SUBMIT YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS TO NEWS@ISLANDER.ORG. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander AMI SUN COLOR AD 2X5 141519 07-12-17 SHAWN EDS W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Holmes Beach approves tax rate, new budget that starts Oct. 1By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Holmes Beach is dishing up a tax increase. age ordinances passed 4-0, with Commissioner Jim Kihm absent with excuse. The budget is based on ad valorem taxes levied at a millage rate of 2.25 per $1,000 valuation. The 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 and avoid a tax increase. The higher millage rate results in a tax increase for property owners. The 2018-19 revenue is $15,906,032 as compared to $13,423,153 in 2017-18 an increase of 18.5 percent. New expenses include a $121,000 insurance cost increase, a $100,000 legal contingency, $400,000 in Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff, left, Mayor Bob Johnson, Commission Chair Judy Titsworth and Commissioners Pat Morton, Carol Soustek and Rick Hurst review budget materials Sept. 25. Commissioner Jim Kihm was absent. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes an administrative accounting specialist and a permit technician for the building department. The police department budget includes $101,000 for a license-plate recognition system, a $20,000 bulletproof window for dispatch and about $125,000 for pay increases and retirement contributions. A $21,000 digital outdoor sign will replace the existing sign at city hall. Also, the budget includes a $31,000 code enforcement program to track illegal vacation rental ads and $50,000 for a land-development code consultant. implemented Oct. 1, the beginning of the 2018-19 Anna Maria commission approves 2018-19 budget, public quiet Anna Maria adjusts construction timeline for housingBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Only one member of the public attended Anna Marias second and final budget hearing Sept. 27 despite an anomalously large budget unanimously approved by the commission. American Consulting Professionals senior project engineer and Anna Maria resident Jack Knowlton attended the hearing to comment before commissioners considered the 2018-19 budget and millage rate. Knowlton asked why capital outlay was budgeted at $4.2 million for 2018-19, but Mayor Dan Murphy said the cost of building a new Anna Maria City Pier made up the bulk of the budgeted capital outlay. Construction of the pier ballooned the budget, with total expenses increasing by 82 percent, from $5,879,018.58 in 2017-18 to $10,492,116 in 2018-19. The pier accounts for $3,596,860.15 of the citys budgeted revenue and $3,703,865.80 of expenses in Commissioners approved an ad valorem rate of 2.05 mills to yield $2,245,437 in revenues, a $207,639 increase over the $2,037,798 collected in 2017-18. The millage rate results in a tax increase. To avoid a tax increase, the city needed to adopt the rollback rate of 1.8911, which would have yielded $2,071,388. The rollback rate is the rate needed to produce the same income as the current budget. The millage rate is the amount 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 with the 1.8911 rollback rate would have paid $756.44 in property taxes. The total appraised taxable value of Anna Maria properties is $1,094,718,024, with $19,008,031 attributed to new construction begun in 2017-18. The new budget is balanced at $10,492,116 in revenues and expenses, along with $2,972,271 in fund balances, reserves and net assets. Commissioners passed the budget with a 5-0 vote. By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Anna Maria property owners now have 18 months to construct single-family homes. City commissioners voted 5-0 Sept. 27 for a construction ordinance that increase the building tim frame for residential properties from 12 months to 18 months. The commission received two letters opposing the ordinance, but no one from the public attended the hearing to comment. Steve Titsworth of Shoreline Builders of Southwest Florida in Holmes Beach submitted a letter listing reasons he opposed the ordinance. Titsworth questioned a commissions or a special magistrates ability to dictate how long a project should take to complete. He said no general contractor would willfully keep Commissioners did not comment on Titsworths letter. Commissioner Brian Seymour also received an email, submitted by Pete Dospel of Pete Dospel Construction, 5386 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, asking why the commission isnt holding the Anna Maria City Pier project to the standards in the ordinance. Seymour observed that the ordinance deals with single-family residences and thus doesnt apply to the pier. Under the ordinance, owners of property where issued. Fines can be appealed with the city clerk within special magistrate will hear appeals. The magistrate could uphold, reduce or dismiss The city will provide people seeking building permits for single-family residences with copies of the ordinance, along with a form acknowledging receipt of the ordinance. 13. At the second and final hearing Sept. 27, the motion to adopt the ordinance was made by Commissioner Carol Carter and seconded by Amy Tripp.


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18 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER A Day for God and Us 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 ObituaryRoser Food Pantry offers red-tide relief tide comes and goes. However, some people are still hungry whether its high tide, low tide or in between and Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, is offering help through its food pantry. Thanks to donations from churches, businesses and residents, the pantry has helped many locals. Donations have poured in and that is fortunate because the number of people served has tripled in recent weeks. People call to make appointments and can hardly speak through their tears because they have to ask for help, according to Bev Hunsberger, who serves as pantry spokeswoman. If you know of anyone that needs groceries, please encourage them to take advantage of this service so they can use precious funds to pay bills. Once the ice has been broken and they have bags of groceries in their arms, the tears turn to tears of joy, grateful for the help, she added. The pantry provides groceries to people with at 941-778-0414 to schedule an appointment for a Wednesday or Friday, beginning at 11 a.m. For the proof of island employment, such as a pay stub. The pantry is located across the street from Roser Memorial Chapel. At the pantry, a family chooses two items from the freezer or refrigerator and four items from the shelves. Families also receive at least one bag of groceries with a retail value of $60-$70. Clients may visit the pantry once a week, as long as there is a need. Since demand has been high, restocking of the pantry is necessary. Donors can bring nonperishable Those wishing to make monetary contributions can write checks or donate online at give. On the island Here is a listing of Anna Maria Island churches and worship times. Gathering CrossPointe Fellowship, 8665 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-0719. The Rev. Ed Moss is pastor. Services are Sundays at 9 a.m., followed by life groups at 10:30 a.m. Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-779-0881. The Rev. Matthew Grunfeld is the rector. Sunday services include Holy Eucharist (Rite I) at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist (Rite II) at 10:30 a.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-1813. The Rev. Rosemary vice as pastor will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, 941-779-0881. The Rev. Stephen King is pastor. Services are Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 941-778-0414. The Rev. Dr. Bob OKeef is pastor. Services are Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel and 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Adult Sunday school is at 8:45 a.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4769. The Rev. Chester Domaszewicz is the priest. Services include Vigil Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.Dave Bristow Dave Bristow, 59, of Bradenton, died Sept. 24. He was born Oct. 27, 1958, in Lincoln, Illinois, to Julius C. and Rosemary Logs-don. He was married to Lisa Elaine Kipp for 35 years. He began his college career at Stetson University, where he played basketball before transferring to the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in broadcasting. While at UF, he worked at WRUF in Gainesville on a radio show called Dial-A-Score with Larry Vettel & Chuck Cooperstein. A family man, his greatest loves were his wife Lisa and daughters Courtney and Cara. Though, the Florida Gators and St. Louis Cardinals tied for second place. In addition to his role as spokesman at the Manaof the community. He was the voice of the Manatee Hurricanes, serving as the radio personality for the high school football teams play-by-play since 1985 in Stadium. Arrangements were by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory in Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manatee Community Foundation to provide scholarships to Manatee High School seniors accepted to the University of Florida. Mail checks to MCF, 2820 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Condolences may be made to www. Mr. Bristow is survived by wife Lisa; daughters Courtney and Cara; brothers Michael and wife Karyn of Englewood, Colorado, Richard and wife Bridget of Anna Maria and James and wife Sue of North Palm Beach; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bristow60th year celebrationAnthony Tony Manion, left, and wife Mary celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. The couple married June 28, 1956, in Winsted, Connecticut, and lived in Bethel, Connecticut, until 2000, when they moved to Anna Maria. Mary retired from teaching after 35 years and Tony retired from Macys. They received a blessing at a Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach and celebrated with family this past summer. Charles Wade welcomes clients to Roser Community Churchs food pantry. Island Courtesy Photo Sunday 9:30 am Fellowship follows Sunday Worship Milestone


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20 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE StreetlifeBy Kathy PrucnellIsland police blotterAnna Maria No reports. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Sept. 19, 100 block of Second Street North, tag attached to a 2004 Acura belonged to another vehicle. tag from his brothers SUV on his vehicle so he could Sept. 21, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. Police arrested a 53-year-old man for trespassing after prior warning. He was taken to Manatee County jail. Sept. 21, 2500 block of Avenue C, warrant arrest. A 59-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for violating probation. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez Sept. 21, 4300 block of 115th St. W., trespass. A 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH DONT SAY WE DIDNT WARN YOU.HAS OFF-SEASON HOURS WED-SAT 11 9 S UNDAY noon 9 LUNCH & DINNERWE EVEN HAVE A VEGAN MENU! Bristow, a voice for the sheriff, MHS HurricanesBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Dave Bristow was the voice on the other end of the line when I called. Beloved to the community, he was the voice of the Hurricanes football. Bristow, 59, died Sept. 24 at home of a massive heart attack. Reporters, like myself, as well as citizens phoning in incident reports, knew him as the go-to public He was professional, ethical and deliberate. He dispensed when appropriate with wit, humor and, sometimes, a bit of sarcasm. He knew what the media wanted. He distilled trafsound bites including the Sabine Musil-Buehler murder investigation that led investigators on numerous digs in Anna Maria for the past 30 years. Once when I may have asked one question too many about a rash of boat thefts, Bristow said no problem, he was working for me that day. With a background in broadcasting at WWSB-TV channel 40, now ABC-TV7, he was well suited and well known for his play-by-play for the Manatee football games on AM radio-930. He worked for three sheriffs Charlie Wells, Brad Steube and Rick Wells from March 1987. well they played in a basketball group several times a week at Bethel Baptist Church on 30th Avenue and the Police Athletic League on First Street, both in Bradenton. Hell be missed, said Tsakiri, adding Bristow typically greeted him ahead of the games, shoes in hand, Hey, Johnny T. worked side by side with Bristow for 23 years and recalled his seeming annoyance with reporters on deadline and his conscientious work ethic. At the end of the day, it was about accuracy over urgency. And you have a job to do and we have a job to do, Warren said. Ive known him my whole career in law enforcement, BBPD Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said. He was a good guy, very friendly, a good family man, an all-around likable guy. Mr. Bristow is survived by wife Lisa; daughters Courtney and Cara; brothers Michael and wife Karyn, Richard and wife Bridget and James and wife Sue. Memorial donations are welcome to the Manatee Community Foundation, 2820 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205, for scholarships to Manatee High School seniors attending the University of Florida. A memorial service was held Sept. 29. Bristows obituary notice echoed the words he famously said at the end of his radio show: Til next time. So long everyone. tion director Dave Bristow, right, talks in December 2008 with MCSO Sgt. John Kenney on the beach in Anna Maria on the scene of an investigation into the disappearance and murder of islander Sabine Musil-Buehler. Islander File Photo Saturday, October 13th | Noon-5pm Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941.238.6264 | WATERLINERESORT.COM/EVENTSInaugural Oktoberfest homeless man living on the northwest corner of the property was trespassed by a manager for Manatee Fruit Co. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Sept. 13, LaPensee Plumbing, 401 Manatee Ave., burglary. A surveillance camera captured images of two men removing wood pallets and recyclable copper scrap valued at $500. They left in a pickup. Sept. 14, Jessies Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft. An employee working the closing shift Sept. 12 was observed on a store camera taking three cigars valued at $3.18. Sept. 15, 4000 block of Sixth Avenue, warrant. a warrant arrest after observing the male suspect in a vehicle and later running on Fifth Avenue. A man walking his dog helped police locate the suspect. Sept. 16, DCoy Ducks Bar & Grill, trespass. person shoved the aggressor, causing him to hit his head. The aggressor was trespassed and transported to Blake Medical Center. stop, Police noticed open containers of beer, liquor and a container of green leafy substance and mushrooms, as well as a marijuana pipe, scale, grinder and a bong. woman received a notice to appear for possessing under 20 grams of marijuana and the paraphernalia. Sept. 18, D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grill, trespass. standing outside the bar. The man was warned for trespassing and transported home by the Monkey Bus. The


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 21 Juan Diaz, 30, of Bradenton, not only lacked a drivers license, he also was wanted on a warrant for illegal entry to the country. Diaz provided a Mexican passport him over at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 20 in the 12000 block of Manatee Avenue. Higgins followed the motorist over the Anna Maria Island Bridge from Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Marshals Service, which faxed a direction to the ManaEyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of Oct. 1: Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: Crews are installing a force main on 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. Avenue C in Bradenton Beach: Roadwork 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: Pipe installation continues at Palm Drive and 82nd Street, moving northward on Palm Boulevard. For more information about the pipeline project, go online to For the latest road watch information, go online THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 21 Eyes on the road RoadwatchTraf c center cameras show driving conditions Drivers have two new resources to check before heading onto local roads. tions. The website offers live views of more than 470 intersections from 220 cameras, including cameras on the Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges and at locations along Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road. The TMCs Twitter account posts live updates on region.Holmes Beach man pleads to DUI, gets probationstolen. It was valued at $200. driver and a 29-year-old man passenger sitting in a names through a law enforcement database, it was determined the man was wanted on a child support warrant from Marion County. He was arrested and taken into custody. The woman had no warrants and was released. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.Man arrested on immigration warrant Diaz tee County jail to hold Diaz. Diazs warrant photo matched his face and, when he looked at the picture, he said it was him, according Diaz was arrested for a suggested misdemeanor drivers license charge. Formal charges by the 12th As of Sept. 28, Diaz remained in custody at the jail on the immigration hold, according to Manatee County Sheriffs Office public information officer Randy Warren. His court arraignment in the drivers license case is at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A judge took away a mans driving privileges for two years and sentenced him to 12 months probation. Douglas Cate, 55, of Holmes Beach, was arrested to submit to a DUI test and tampering with an alcoholmeasurement device in the Holmes Beach police station. Cate was adjudicated guilty Sept. 21 after pleading no contest on the DUI and test refusal counts in 12th Circuit Court. STREETLIFE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20man was in possession of another mans wallet. Police returned it to the owner. Sept. 18, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, cle in the 600 block of Ivanhoe Lane and found two months earlier, later came to the scene and apologized. The men were warned for trespassing. Sept. 20, 100 block of 49th Street, theft. A bicycle rented from Beach Bums of Anna Maria was reported charge Holmes Beach police alleged he removed a hose from the breath-test machine but did not damage it due to the facts and circumstances of this case, Judge Renee Inman sentenced Cate to a DUI school, a victim-impact panel and 100 hours of public service, including a buyback option for 50 hours. The judge also required a 10-day program at a Tampa drug treatment facility.


22 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER 941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachWere back from vacation!Special this week: German Gourmet Reuben.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander Turtle-friendly streetlights considered for Anna Maria IslandBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring is working toward a balance between wildlife and people on Anna Maria Island. Suzi Fox, AMITW executive director, led a meeting Sept. 24 to discuss amber-colored streetlights along Gulf Drive and some streets with beach accesses in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. The meeting was held in the Bradenton Beach City Hall conference room, 107 Gulf Drive N., but was not a city meeting. Representatives from Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach, along with reps from Florida Power and Light and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, attended the meeting in person or by phone. CJ Hahn, sales manager with Synergy Lighting USA in Bradenton, also attended. Fox said Sept. 24 that she heard other cities in the state installed streetlights bright enough for pedestrians and drivers that shine at a frequency sea turtles cannot see. Upon hatching and after nesting, sea turtles follow the water into the Gulf of Mexico. However, lights visible from the beach can disorient turtles and lead them away from the water, toward bushes, pools and roads, where they can become victims of predation, dehydration or roadkill. According to Fox, some disorientations in 2018 might have been caused by streetlights visible from the beach. She said she had heard FPL is interested in piloting a program on the island with people and turtle-friendly streetlights. At the meeting, Fox told Eric Culling, an FPL senior sales representative who attended by phone, that Synergy sells the amber-colored, FWC-approved streetlights used in Treasure Island and she suggested Island. Culling said the lights from Synergy could be an option. Tanya Long, a Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist who dialed into the conversation, said she spoke with an FPL representative place. Culling said the chip is an alternative FPL is coninstalled in Holmes Beach, could be converted along with lights in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. He replied, absolutely, adding that switching to sea turtle-friendly bulbs is part of a long-term plan in Holmes Beach. The group agreed the Florida Department of Transportation needs to be involved in discussions since Gulf Drive is a state road in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Culling said he would provide a report labeling the streetlights on the island to determine areas that would Weve wanted to move forward with this for a long time now. So, this is very exciting, Fox said. This is what our island is all about providing an environment that is safe for people and allows wildlife OUR FLIPPERS Shuck cancer! Support the cause with $6 pink AMOB Margaritas all month long. Proceeds to benefit our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team and We Care Manatee. Bradenton Beach 941.778.AMOB (2662)BRIDGE ST. PIER6696 Cortez Road 941.792.0077CORTEZ1525 51st Avenue East 941.721.7773ELLENTON6906 14th Street West 941.758.7880LANDSIDE CJ Hahn of Synergy Lighting USA of Bradenton, left, shows a turtle-friendly streetlamp Sept. 24 to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie during a meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes sidering to bring lights into compliance with sea turtle lighting regulations. He also said if amber bulbs are installed, they would remain year-round. Fox asked Culling if LED streetlights, such as those AMITW sea turtle stats as of Sept. 30: 534 nests, 543 false crawls, 434 hatched nests and approximately 34,315 hatchlings to the sea. Patrick Meehan, left, and Vin Mannix are crowned champions at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier pancake-eating contest Sept. 23 in Bradenton Beach. Meehan was the overall winner, eating 29 pancakes, and Mannix was celebrity champ. Islander Courtesy Photos: AMOBPancakes on the pierAnna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne pumps batter on a griddle Sept. 23 for the featured item in the restaurants pancake-eating contest at the AMOB on the Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 23 By Lisa NeffA cleanswell of support Islanders are called upon to join in the Coastal Cleanup set for Saturday, Oct. 6. Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates the regional effort, and the event marks an anniversary for me my hire in October 2006. pated in after moving to Anna Maria in 2005. Removing garbage from the beaches, preserves, parks and roadsides helps keep Manatee beautiful, but the effort also keeps pollutants from waterways. If heading to the beach Oct. 6 to servancys CleanSwell app for mobile phones. In fact, you can download the app now and use CleanSwell anytime you pick up trash. With the app, you can share cleanup results track total distance cleaned, the weight of trash collected and maintain a historical record of your efforts. Neff Whats the purpose of recording whats collected? To create a global database. The app also links to information about how litter harms dolphins, sharks, turtles, whales, manatees, pelicans and sea turtles. Animals can mistake trash in the water and on the shore for food or become entangled, with lethal consequences. Of special concern is plastic, which attracts and concentrates other pollutants, posing a contamination risk to the animals that ingest it. According to the Ocean Conservancy, plastic has been found in 59 percent of sea birds, more than 25 the world and in 100 percent of sea turtle species. Removing litter in coastal cleanups minimizes the threat. Keeping track of the litter removed can help inform researchers and policymakers. Trashy work Scientists, in addition to looking at where volunteers collect litter, study trash found in animals usually dead animals. A new study, conducted by Jennifer Lynch of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, contains some suggestions for improving research so Lynch, who reviewed 131 studies for hers, noted that research in sea turtles over the past 50 years focused on the presence or absence of trash in dead sea turtles but neglected to examine the amount of Perennials annual bloomAbout 50 buds opened overnight Sept. 16 on a nightblooming cereus cactus in a yard near the intersection of Palma Sola Boulevard and Seville Circle in Palma Sola Park. The species found outdoors in tropical areas usually blooms one night a year and the large white blossoms wilt by noon the next day. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the blossoms can be made into a soup named Ba Wong Fa that is both tasty and a treatment for respiratory illness. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Botanical park sale, too An annual fall plant sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton. The sale will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. An announcement said the event will feature vendors with plants, antiques, collectibles, artwork and crafts. For more information, call the park representative at 941-7761-2866.Gardeners to hold plant fair An annual fall plant fair will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, in Palmetto. The 2018 Master Gardener Plant Fair featuring Florida-friendly plants will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Manatee County Extension Service, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. The gardeners will sell shrubs, trees, vines, Sales will be by cash or check. 722-4524. garbage in their guts. Also missing from the past research she analyzed: The weight and size of turtles examined and comparisons of trash-ingestion across species. years to see that two species greens and hawksbills are the most at risk for trash-ingestion. But the research also indicated conservation efforts were not directed to the geographic areas that were hot spots for debris. HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET PIERBRE A K F A ST L U NC H DINNER COC K T A ILS Volunteers sought Oct. 6 for Coastal Cleanup Keep Manatee Beautiful will partner with cities, community groups and school clubs Saturday, Oct. 6, for the annual International Coastal Cleanup. The event, part of a global campaign to remove litter and debris from the coasts, will take place at various locations. Volunteers will begin work at 9 a.m., reporting to stations at: Maria. Avenue, Holmes Beach. Also, volunteers with KMBs Adopt-A-Road program will be cleaning their areas that morning. For more information, call 941-795-8272 or email Andy Duncombe, 11, removes trash from the beach in a past Coastal Cleanup. Islander File Photo A green turtle peaks out of the water. Different species of sea turtles occupy different regions of the ocean and different depths of water. So turtles may encounter different types of pollution. Islander Courtesy Photo: Bo Blinski Master Honu


24 OCT. 3, 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 Soccer, golf, horseshoes rack up for islanders Cassidy By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The adult soccer playoffs at the Center of Anna Maria Island concluded Sept. 27. Heavy rain Sept. 20 forced the Mar/Kis Insurance 6-4 lead. The game was to be resumed Sept. 27, but Mar/Kis Insurance failed to field a team and Bins Be Clean Bins Be Clean was led in the matchup with Mar/Kis by a hat trick from Diego Felipe while Nate Welch, Francisco Oliviera and Darrin Wash each added one goal in the victory. Shay Colemans two goals paced Mar/Kis, which also received a goal each from Omar Polar and Miguel Ajoy in the loss. Estate roll to a 7-1 victory over Ross Built to advance to the championship game. Josh Sato and Zack Leib both scored two goals and assisted on another. Jessica Williams added two goals, while Scott Probst completed the scoring with a goal. Scott Bear had nine saves in goal in the victory. Vince Circharo notched the lone goal for Ross Built, which also received 15 saves from goalie Ben Sato in the loss. The championship game saw Sato Real Estate slip past Bins Be Clean by a 4-3 score behind a pair of goals from Amy Ivin and a goal each from Josh Sato and Zack Lieb. Goalie Scott Bear helped preserve the victory with seven saves. Other members of the championship team include Cemal Duzgan, Jessica Williams, Joe Jones and Scott Probst. Diego Felipe scored two goals in the loss to lead Bins Be Clean, which also received a goal from Brayan Felipe and an incredible 20 saves from goalie Rico Beissert. Center U12 soccer team wins tourney The Center Select U12 soccer team brought the cup home from the Goal to Goal Cup Sept. 22-23 at Sawgrass Elementary School St. Petersburg. The team avenged an earlier loss to host Strictly Soccer by a 3-2 Templeton. Jack Mattick and Jackson Pakbaz scored The team opened the weekend action with an 8-1 victory over Liverpool Football Club in their morning match Sept. 22. They werent as fortunate in their second match of the day, dropping a 5-2 decision to Strictly Soccer Football Club. The team bounced back the following morning with a 3-0 victory over the Sarasota Spartans to Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents. Key Royale news The men kicked off another week of golf action Sept. 24 at Key Royale Club with a nine-hole modibragging rights with a score of plus-7 to edge secondThe women took to the course Sept. 25 with a Helen Pollock won Flight A with a score of 1-overpar 33, while Flight B saw Jana Samuels and Sue 1-under-par 31s. Terry Westby was alone in second with an even-par 32. The men were back on the course Sept. 27 for a nine-hole scramble. First place went to the team of Mike Gillie, Tom Nelson and Jeff Rodencal on a combined 7-under-par 25. Second place went to the team of Art McMillan, Larry Pippel and Bill Shuman with a score of 3-under-par 29. Horseshoe news Horseshoe action Sept. 26 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw three teams forge 2-1 records to advance to the knockout round. The team of Dom Livedoti and Jerry Disbrow drew the luck bye into the nessey slipped past Jay Disbrow by a 22-17 score. The closely contested championship match saw Livedoti and Jerry Disbrow hold on for a 24-18 victory. Three teams also advanced to the knockout stage during Sept. 29 action with 2-1 records. Livedoti, this time teaming up with Bob Heiger, again drew the Huyghe moved in with a convincing 23-12 victory over Hennessey. Jerry Disbrow earned his second trip to the winners circle after he and Huyghe rolled to a 21-12 victory over Livedoti-Heiger. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel come. 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 Oct 3 6:03a 2.5 10:24p 1.8 2:27p 0.3 Oct 4 7:45a 2.5 10:50p 1.9 1:30a 1.7 3:30p 0.2 Oct 5 9:14a 2.5 11:13p 2.0 3:00a 1.5 4:22p 0.3 Oct 6 10:25a 2.5 11:34p 2.1 4:04a 1.2 5:06p 0.4 Oct 7 11:25a 2.5 11:54p 2.2 4:57a 0.9 5:42p 0.6 Oct 8 12:18p 2.5 5:44a 0.7 6:14p 0.8 Oct 9 12:14a 2.3 1:07p 2.3 6:28a 0.4 6:41p 1.0 NEW Oct 10 12:35a 2.4 1:55p 2.2 7:12a 0.3 7:05p 1.2Center nets tennis clinics The Center of Anna Maria Island will host pro EJ Sanford serving up free tennis clinics for adults and kids. Sanford will teach adults at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, and youths ages 5-15 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. To register for the clinics, contact Will Schenerlein at or 941-778-1908. Fore for the centerGolfers warm up for the Ugly Grouper Golf Tournament on the driving range at the Links at tion in Bradenton. the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice The Center Select U12 soccer team came home the winner from the Goal to Goal Cup Sept. 22-23 at Sawgrass Elementary School in St. Petersburg. Team members are Jack Mattick, Jackson Pakbaz, Aiden Templeton, Hamish Robertson, Ronan Robertson, Connor Samblis, Riley Lawson, JM Feeney, Kieran Cloutier, Ewen Cloutier, Victor Albrecht and Angelina Albrecht. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center


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THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 27 BizCal BY SANDY AMBROGI Business news Does your business celebrate achievements? Maybe youve just opened the doors, received an award or staff deserves kudos. Submit your information to Wednesday, Oct. 3 Wednesday, Oct.24 Wednesday, Oct. 31 Ongoing Oct. 15-Oct. 18 FOR ONLY $1,219/mo !! LISA MORRISON What if.. could OWN your DREAM HOME ONLY 15 LEFT Birds eye view: breakfast burritosGuests at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce breakfast look up Sept. 12 as chamber administrator Lisa Hlywa captures an overhead photo at the Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICofC Food, fun at chamber mixerChef Frank Skalinsky of Franks Catering stands over a grill pan piled high with paella at the Sept. 26 Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce mixer at Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi Rebecca St. Jean, left, of Island Mail and More, draws a winning business card Sept. 26 from the basket held by Becky Smith of Wagner Realty as AMI chamber president Terri Kinder prepares to announce the winner. Wagner hosted the monthly business Dont forget You can read it all online at


28 OCT. 3, 2018 THE ISLANDER ESTATE SALES GARAGE SALES PETS BOATS & BOATING HELP WANTED g. KIDS FOR HIRE Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Andrew ChennaultFULLY LICENSED AND INSURED Island References Lic#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www t AdoptA-Pet April is 3 years old, 17 pounds and gets along with cats, dogs and people! Mixed breed. Apply to adopt April at Call Lisa Williams at 941-345-2441 or visit The Islander next to Paradise Cafe in Holmes Beach for more WE LIKE LIKES f Islandernewspaper ads online at ITEMS FOR SALE FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE or g ANNOUNCEMENTS m. ST UD SE MI RW AS PS PO RE ER NI EV IV AA LT AC OL IN LO SA NG EL ES SU RR EA LI ST FU EL TA NK S M AR SR OV ER IP AS IU DM GM TOT SE RA EE LP UP UA RE UT ES TS P TA SD OR IT OS SY D ME DA Y N IP AT RE AT A AR OM AS YO NP OE NI MR OD CA GE FR EE AA HL AB NO TE S TR EA CH ER YO FI MA GE S TE RS EH UM AN RA CE ED AM S RT E L OD I L IN C L IE IT AS CA IT SJ US TA TM OS T OU TE AT ST RO PE QB RA NC H AR EP RE SE NT AT IO N GA SD RYER T URN IN GS PE DI IS IT NO T H OL A ON ED OZ EN PE AU NP OE TI C PI PE LI NE OX YM AG RI TT E SE TR AT ES DT SN EA RM IS S ANSWERS TO OCT. 3 PUZZLEIsland real estate sales 3,044 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 2017 on a 5,120 sq ft lot was sold 09/11/18, Wheeler to Keipper for $1,625,000; list $1,795,000. sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1952 on a 9,990 sq ft lot was sold 09/10/18, Besece to 2 KVH LLC for $657,000; list $699,000. 3,940 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1979 on a 5,000 sq ft lot was sold 09/18/18, Sweetspotts LLC to Loomish LLC for $530,000. 600 Manatee Ave., Unit 220, Westbay Cove, condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 09/12/18, Gay to Taddeo for $344,900; list $344,900. 1325 Gulf Drive, Unit 229, Tortuga, Bradenton built in 1976 was sold 09/11/18, Cast Properties LLC to Khoshatefeh for $295,500; list $319,500. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. PropertyWatchBY JESSE BRISSON


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30 OCT. 3, 2018 TTHE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L L A A S S S S I I F I I E E D D S S Mike Norman Realty MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978For professional real estate sales, call a true island native, born and raised on Anna Maria Island. Marianne Norman-Ellis. 941.778.6696 9906 Gulf Drive 941 778-2259 New Location Same Great ServiceFull Service Property Management & Sales Dina Franklin (owner) Licensed Sales Associate & Property ManagerSIN CE 1957We are THE island. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued R. A. GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION: Re-roof and leak specialist. Residential/hotels/commercial. Repairs, shingles, tile, metal, at. Quick response. Quality work at reason able rates. References. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call Bryan at 727-2779502. HANDYMAN SERVICES: BASIC home maintenance, miscellaneous repairs, fair prices. Call 941-773-8268.RENT RENT ALS VACATION RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 2BR/2BA villa. All upgraded. January 2019, $3,300; March 2019, $3,600; November and December 2018, $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. RENTRENT ALS Continued WINTER RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground oor, three-month minimum. Solar heated pool, carport parking. 941-363-1227. HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA with garage. Beautifully furnished. January through April, $3,500/month. No pets, no smoking, utilities included. 941-778-2824. ANNUAL RENTAL/LEASE on Anna Maria Island. Available June 1, 2019. 2BR/2BA duplex unit. 1,000 sf. Parking, laundry, private, no stairs. Very quiet neighborhood, 5-minute walk to the beach. Looking for someone long term. Price: $1,500/month. Seasonal unit also available. Contact: or pkelly333333@hotmail. com. 519-807-9426. HOLMES BEACH STUNNING beachfront 3BR/2BA, sleeps 6, two weeks minimum, no pets, October dates available, $3,500 plus taxes, 941-251-3128. More ads = more readers in The Islander. 941-778-0807 .tdollyyoungrealestate.comPr ofessional Se rvice to Anna Maria Island Since 1974EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESUL TS SALES/RENTALSHERONS 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. Turnkey furnished. Beach cottage decor in living room. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. $121,000. VACATION/SEASONAL RENTALS GULFFRONT PROPERTIES BOOKING NOW RENTRENT ALS Continued BRADENTON CONDO FOR rent over 55-Community. Beautiful upgraded 2BR/2BA condo, fully furnished, 2 miles from beach. Available November-May, $2,350 per month, four-month minimum, includes electric and internet. Security deposit required. No pets. Call 336-848-3094.RE REAL EESTT ATE TE STARTING FROM THE low $300,000s. Only minutes from the beach, this new active adult community is perfectly located just south of Manatee Avenue off Village Green Parkway. Perfectly designed, open 2BR or 3BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage oor plans. Luxurious amenities, pool, spa, gym, pickleball and  fenced-in dog park. HOA only  $209/ month. Models open daily. Contact us, 941254-3330. WATERFRONT ISLAND HOME: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, heated caged pool and spa, dock and boatlift. $750,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.E EQUAL HOOUSINNG OPPORTOPPORTUNNITTY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777 or for the hearing impaired, call 0-800-543-8294. THE PALMS OF CORTEZ 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need rent and finance your piece of paradise. For the island lifestyle, call Lynn Zemmer, 941-778-8104. 3 BEDROOMS/2 BATH $949,000This Gem is located less than a block from the sugar-sand beaches of Anna Maria. Built in 2013, this Key West-style cottage features wood-grain tile oors, solid wood cabinets, granite surfaces, custom trim package and vaulted ceilings. You also can relax in the back yard by your lagoon-style pool and spa! 1,420 sf. OPEN HOUSE 1-4 PM SUNDAY OCT. 75605 CARISSA ST., HOLMES BEACH CONTACT US TODAY RENTALS@ISLANDVACATIONPROPERTIES.COM WWW.ISLANDVACATIONPROPERTIES.COM 3001 GULF DRIVE, HOLMES BEACHDREAM VACATIONS FOR YOUR VACATION DREAMS SWEEPING GULF VIEWS: This 2bed/2bath condo at Anna Maria Island Club has breathtaking Gulf views from the living room and master bedroom. A rare opportunity to own at one of the most soughtafter condo complexes on the Island. $650,000 KEY ROYALE HOME: Looking for a home large enough to accommodate the entire family? Then look no further. This split plan 4bed/4bath/2car pool home is situated on one of the largest lots on Anna Maria Island. $749,900 Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755


THE ISLANDER OCT. 3, 2018 31 THE ART OF PUZZLE-MAKINGBY ANDREW ZHOU / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0923RELEASE DATE: 9/30/2018 ACROSS1 6 10 14 19 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 29 30 31 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 46 48 51 52 56 58 59 61 62 64 66 68 71 73 74 77 78 79 81 82 85 89 92 94 95 96 99 101 104 105 109 111 115 116 120 121 122 123 124 125 DOWN1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 24 26 31 32 33 37 40 42 44 45 47 48 49 50 53 54 55 57 58 60 61 63 65 67 69 70 71 72 75 76 78 80 83 84 86 87 88 90 91 93 95 97 98 99 100 102 103 104 106 107 108 110 112 113 114 117 118 119 12345 6789 101112131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31323334 35 36 37 38 39 4041 42 4344 45 4647 484950 51 52535455 56 5758 596061 62 63 6465 6667 68 69 70 7172 73 74 7576 77 78 79 80 81 82 8384 85868788 899091 92 9394 95 96 97 98 99100 101 102103 104 105106107108 109 110 111 112113114 115 116117118119 120 121 122 123 124 125Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($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: page 28


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