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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Holmes Beach plans bikeand scooter-sharing moratorium. 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 Vote 2018. 8 On the government calendar. 8 Community announcements, activities. 10-11 Make plans, save a date. 12-13 Fall Fest plans. 14 Holmes Beach lifts stop order on beach lots. 16 Bradenton Beach OKs plan for Avenue C. 17 Getting around AMI. 18-19 revamp takes shape. 20 Obituaries. 21 WMFR hosts open house. 24 Streetlife. 25 Turtle watch celebrates with banquet. 26 Not naturally occurring. 27 Sports report. 28 Packing the cooler in Tampa Bay. 29 New owners at Fin. 30 CLASSIFIEDS. 32 Meetings Happenings 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a Not naturally occurAstheworldterns cruise to Bayfest. 6 Op-Ed VOLUME 26, NO. 51 OCT. 17, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org PLEASE SEE LAKE PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE HURRICANE PAGE 4 Michaels red tide relief? 3 Bayfest ahead. 11 Get in the game. 23By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners want to remediate the highly toxic Spring Lake. But whether the water body between 68th and 70th streets should return to fresh water origins or a subsequently transformed saltwater ecosystem will be studied next. At an Oct. 9 work session, city engineer Lynn Burnett called the ammonia levels highly toxic and agreed with a Sept. 5 report from city consultant Aquatic Systems Lake & Wetland Services of Pompano to reclaim a fresh water ecosystem. But after a neighbor spoke of the lakes past saltwater success, Burnett called for a second study from the consultant. the junk off the bottom, add aeration, monitor and let a fresh water lake return to function and thrive. A counterpoint came from resident Melissa Williams of Palm Drive. Im totally against making Spring Lake a fresh lake, Williams told the commissioners, adding the lake was saltwater at least since the 1960s. red tide. Ive pulled tarpon out of it. Ive pulled island, Williams said. Williams, who moved to Palm Drive in 2004, also said the lake provided relief from Commissioners Carol Soustek, Pat Morton, Rick Hurst and Commission Chair Judy Titsworth provided a consensus for the second report. Titsworth agreed with Burnetts opinion Michael spares AMI, decimates PanhandleBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Maria Island Oct. 9, taking advantage of the big waves generated by Hurricane Michael. The only other evidence of the massive storm around Anna Maria Island? Minor showers, scattered debris and a disrupted school day for island kids. The Panhandle was not so fortunate. On Oct. 10, Michael roared ashore, making landfall at Mexico Beach. With winds at 155 mph, it was a Category 4 on hit the Panhandle and the third most powerful Atlantic hurricane in terms of pressure. The devastation drew comparisons to the small beach town of Mexico City and nearby coastal communities, killing at least 17 people, according to CNN. Michael passed Anna Maria Island overnight Oct. 9-10, chugging some 200 miles off the coast. Michael moves surf on Anna Maria IslandSurfer Chris Banin catches a wave Oct. 9 in the Gulf Beach in Bradenton Beach. Hurricane Michael passed Oct. 10 in the Gulf of Mexico west of Anna Maria Island as a Category 3 storm, creating swells of more than 6 feet along island beaches. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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2 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM LAKE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Newtons Dilemma By Patricia Reese Cocktail Competition on dredging but noted the expense involved in sending dredged materials to Lake Okeechobee. Titsworth said shes on the fence about a fresh water or saltwater lake and asked Burnett: Why do you feel the saltwater is the wrong decision? Saltwater, I actually think would be an easier maintenance issue. The city engineer said her reasoning stems from It was an accident and mistake that went unnoticed, Burnett said of the lakes Southwest Florida tion. The district never changed it. Wed need to formally put that in the place, Burnett said. Aquatic Systems Lake & Wetland Services took samples of Spring Lake between 68th and 70th streets in August and September and reported algae blooms, decreased oxygen levels and toxic ammonia levels. high. The Aug. 20 and Sept. 5 samples showed severely elevated readings for chloride salt conductivity, total dissolved solids and total suspended solids, the report states. For several years, residents have complained about the once-pristine saltwater lake becoming a smelly dumping ground for sewage and development, most recently after a sewage spill at Clark and Palm drives just ignore it, said Soustek, adding she would favor less expensive and less destructive methods. To help alleviate the problem, the city added 90-100 percent of the nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids from the lake. In an Oct. 11 email, Burnett said shes contacted the ASLWS for a saltwater/fresh water analysis, but theres no date set for the next commission presentation. The commissions next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at city hall. A recent drone view of Spring Lake shows its dark waters between Holmes Boulevard and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Signs dot the shore of Spring Lake near the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Clark Drive in Holmes Beach Nov. 4, 2015, warning people of contaminated water. Islander File Photo

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 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 Hurricane fuels hope for local red tide reliefBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Opinions are split on Hurricane Michaels impact on red tide in the region. hurricane may have helped break up the harmful algae bloom plaguing more than 100 miles of Floridas west coast. Others say the hurricane will intensify the bloom. Wave action could have busted open the brevetoxins, making respiratory issues worsen, and the storms counterclockwise winds could have pushed the bloom back to the coast. It may be a while before the experts know. Aileen Marty, director of the Health Travel Medicine Program at Florida International University, believes the hurricane could have broken up the red tide and moved it off the coast. However, if wind and wave action broke up the toxins, there could be a period with an increased concentration of red tide. She also warned the red tide could worsen due to increased runoff from rains. If runoffs with fertiliz ers and other chemicals reach the red tide, conditions could exacerbate again. Rains were little more than gusty showers around Anna Maria Island and through the Tampa Bay region Oct. 9-10, minimizing the impact of fertilizer and other nutrients in runoffs. Tracy Fanara, a staff scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, offered another perspective. She said Michaels brush with the west coast may not have been close enough to bust up the HAB. Also, she said Michaels winds may have pushed the west coast bloom back toward the shoreline. Mote scientists planned to collect samples the week of Oct. 15 to evaluate to gain a clearer perspective of the hurricanes impact on the HAB. Meanwhile, along Coquina Beach and on the bayside near the Coquina boat ramps in Bradenton Beach, Oct. 11, after the storm passed. Crews reported signs of respiratory issues in the air, but with minor irritation as they worked to clean the beaches, according to Carmine DeMilio, Manatee County Grounds Operation Manager, beaches. Sharon Bishop, of Bradenton, said she visited posting on The Islanders Facebook page. dark water and slight respiratory irritation at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Before the storm, experts reported a decrease in the severity of the red tide. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission, concentrations of Karenia brevis decreased in Manatee between Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, with some tests showing little or no signs of red tide. Palma Sola Bay waters were negative for red tide Oct. 12, as were Cortez village waters that day. Very low concentrations were reported Oct. 12 at Bean Point on the northern tip of Anna Maria Island and at Coquina Beach. People hoped the reprieve continued, despite reports of high concentrations hitting Pinellas beaches. I was hoping that Michael was going to wash the red tide all away, Tamme Ongell wrote The Islander. ton Beach Oct. 11, after the storm passed. Nicole Votero works at the Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach and has watched the red tides effect on the beaches. She reported she only saw a green algae line, which showed up after the hurricane. They came and cleaned it right up, Votero said. There was no smell or anything, just a green line. As is the nature of a bloom, red tide changes daily in location and intensity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin istration predicted high levels of red tide on Manatee beaches immediately after Hurricane Michael from the brevetoxins breaking up, but then, low levels. Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, said, We may not be totally devoid of red tide concentrations along the coast, despite the pass of the hurricane. Red tides departure would come none too soon for islanders. Its been more than 11 weeks since our busi nesses, residents and visitors started dealing with the red tide, Terri Kinder, president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, said Oct. 12. Everyone has been unsure about what the next day might bring. Now our winter residents are returning, as are more visitors. We want to get past this quickly now, so that we can enjoy this beautiful place, Kinder added. Nigel Bowler, a native of North Wales and 22-year resident of the island, sinks a line Oct. 10 from the shore of the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. The pier was closed for repairs due to damage caused by Hurricane Michael passing in the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice

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4 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER Wave ridersA surfer takes a ride Oct. 9 near the White Avenue beach in Holmes Beach. Hurricane Michael, churn ing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, brought wind, rain, surf and surfers to Anna Maria Island Oct. 9-11. Islander Photo: Dennis Knowles Photography and again the afternoon of Oct. 10, when canals over by the Island Library on Marina Drive and in some low-lying areas of Gulf Drive in the three island cities. Gary Hickerson, who lives on 75th Street in Holmes Beach near a canal, said water was up to the top of his seawall. The tide is high, but not too bad, he reported. And, for the most part, the water quickly subsided as the tide went out. the island at all, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said Oct. 11. We had sandbags ready, and did give out a few, the chief added. A few broken limbs were scattered in the storm, as were patio chairs. The Manatee County School District closed Anna Maria Elementary Oct. 10 in anticipation of severe middle and high school students on the island did not run Oct. 10. A district notice read, Any students who have to miss school as a result of these decisions will receive an excused absence for the day. The Center of Anna Maria Island scrambled and organized an impromptu day camp for island kids on their school holiday. AME classes and island bus transportation resumed Oct. 11. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring representatives feared a storm surge and sea turtle nests on the island. However, only minor beach erosion occurred on the island, with Coquina Beach seeing the brunt of washouts. The beach has a history of erosion. Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, said the Gulf beaches fared well. He said there was a loss of sea oats but they would make a quick recovery. JT Thomas, HBPD code enforcement officer, checks beaches daily. Oct. 12, he said the storm smoothed everything out and he saw no erosion. He said some dunes were topped by water and standing water behind the dunes remained Oct. 12. Dean Jones, Anna Maria public works manager, said the city did about 20 minutes of street pumping said. Our workers made sure the valves were open and clean and they did the job they were meant to do. He reported no erosion on Anna Maria beaches but said The Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, closed its restaurant due to damages sustained when Michael passed. Rocky Corby said work at the eatery was still underway Oct. 12 after waves knocked out the pipe system, leaving the restaurant without water. While plumbers continued to make repairs, Corby said the business planned to be open by Oct. 13. Locals, for the most part, took the storms passing in stride but, a year after Hurricane Irmas strike on Florida, also took some precautions. William Schoharie of Bradenton Beach was seen pumping gas at Jessies Island Store early Oct. 10, as Hurricane Michael approached the Panhandle. He was one of several motorists lined up for gas at the station. Remember Irma? he said. Im topping it off. Fortunately, it was just a top off. By the afternoon of Oct. 11, things were back to normal on Anna Maria Island. People in the Panhandle faced a much different reality. HURRICANE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tina Lepore holds a pillowcase Oct. 9 while her Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, in preparation in the Gulf of Mexico and high king tides. The city provided sand for sandbagging to help buffer a predicted 2-4 foot storm surge on top of an elevated high tide. The Lepores reside in Sarasota and own a home on the island. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Betsy Sillars, a resident at Avenue A and 24th Street, points Oct. 9 to the street where water rose from Sarasota Bay to her front and back doors. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Oct. 9. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell the storm powered northward to landfall in the Panhandle. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 5 3410 77th St. W., Bradenton, FL, 34209 941 256-7577 Bayfront views just a few miles from Anna Maria Island, Downtown Bradenton and Robinson Preserve Vibrant community offering luxurious clubhouse, resident events, resort style pool, kayak launch and more, all at an equally attractive price. The best of island living and lifestyle without all the trafc Gated, private community for security and peace of mind Palma Sola had the lifestyle we always dreamed of for a price we never imagined 34th Ave. W75th St. WManatee Ave. WPalma Sola Blvd.Cortez Rd. WTo BeachesTo BeachesPalma Sola Bay *2017 and 2018 Winner in these categories: Best Overall Development; Best Overall Islamorada; Best Overall Key Largo; Best Master Suite & Best Architectural Detail Key Largo; Best Kitchen & Best Floor Plan Islamorada. Holmes Beach considers bike-, scooter-share moratoriumBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach city commission is taking its time with a moratorium on bikeand scooter-shares. rium was scheduled for Oct. 9, but was postponed in lieu of further discussion. The commission passed the moratorium 4-0 Sept. 25, but it must be formalized with an ordinance, which would be backdated if approved. City attorney Patricia Petruff said Oct. 9 shes looking for direction from the commission to try to limit dockless mobility vehicles, not including businesses that already rent bicycles. The basic thing is that we just dont want to wake up one day and see a line of bikes just dumped somewhere like the library for people to use, Petruff said. Commissioner Rick Hurst said he understood the moratorium also was going to include docked systems. He cited concerns with the amount of parking required near such stations. Petruff said she didnt include docked systems because she doesnt know which businesses in Holmes Beach might already be renting those bike using such systems. As of Oct 11, Mobile Muttleys, a bike-share system with docking stations, is the only business with a business tax license and is not yet operational, according to the city clerk. Petruff said a proposed ordinance states any business that offers dockless mobility devices for rent prior to Sept. 25 may not expand its operation during the moratorium and suggested she include docked bike facilities in that section. Additionally, Titsworth said the title of the ordinance only includes a prohibition on rental or use of dockless mobility systems in the public rights of way and property, and asked if private property should be included as well. Petruff said she is mostly concerned about public property for this type of use, but understands the commissions concerns and could expand the ordinance to include private property. She said she could change the ordinance to include docked bike facilities and add private property, but it would require two public hearings because the additions would impact the use of property. The next city commission meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.WMFR dispatches strike team to Panhandle West Manatee Fire Rescue supported relief efforts in the Panhandle, where Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm. According to WMFR Fire Chief Tom Sousa, the County Fire Engine Strike Team, led by WMFR Battalion Chief Ben Rigney and staffed with two WMFR and two Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel. Efforts were being coordinated by the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, which operates a statewide emerbelong to. Sousa said such a deployment typically lasts seven days. The local strike team arrived Oct. 11 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee and was dispatched to support search and rescue efforts in Marianna, which faced extensive damage from the storm. Ryan Paice Students play basketball Oct. 10 at the Center of Anna Maria Island with youth program manager Noah Johnson. With AME closed for the day while Michael advanced in the Gulf, the center hosted a free hurricane camp. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice A sign warns motorists to drive slowly near Avenue A and 24th Street in Bradenton Beach. Bicyclist Jim Sarasota Bay. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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6 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 OCT. 17, 2018 OCT. 17, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Advertising Director Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: news@islander.org) Your PLEASE SEE OPINION, NEXT PAGE OurNot my candidate Joshua Linney is not the person Holmes Beach needs to be the mayor for the next two years. The city has experienced an abundance of positive accomplishments in the past four years under the dedicated leadership of outgoing Mayor Bob Johnson, the city commission, law and code enforcement. Going forward requires reasoned, knowledgeable preserve the residential integrity of our community. What Holmes Beach doesnt need is someone who claims he took part in the Gulf War, never mind that he was 15 years old at that time of the actual combat. He could have lied to get into the Army as others have done over the wars. But we know that didnt happen because his campaign bio indicates he was attending Manatee High School at the same time. So, which is it? And then theres this: He claims he was involved in the Iraq War during a period of time that it never occurred. Oops, he had to correct that with the Manatee You dont have to think too hard to wonder is this really a person Holmes Beach needs as a mayor? And then theres his claim that he declined an appointment to West Point. Are you kidding me? So many military veterans in this area know how extensive the process is to gain admittance to any military academy and then to turn down that opportunity after receiving such support is a slap in the face to those who made the recommendation. Add to that Joshua Linneys criminal background, which he brushes off as youthful indiscretions even though he was 41 years old when records indicate he was arrested for shoplifting. No! Theres only one choice for mayor and thats the woman who grew up in the community and has Michael Storms, Holmes BeachTime for professional support The 1950s ended 60 years ago. For 2018-19, the city of Holmes Beach will have 49 full-time employees and a $15.9 million budget and lost tax revenue if Florida voters approve another $25,000 in homestead exemptions. meet resident and business needs. A professional manager typically has a masters degree in public administration, city government work experience and relationships with other cities to research common issues and shared solutions. Allowing weekly rentals in residential areas created many problems due to a poor understanding of potential issues and a failure to enact regulations in advance. After a long struggle by commissions to implement controls, we have lost many residents, have many grandfathered mega-rentals and face many Bert Harris claims. There is no guarantee a professional manager will provide the best guidance or the commission will accept it, but together there is a far higher probability of making the best decisions. The manager would implement commission priorities and ordinances. We need professional support with fewer citizen Were not there. Please, support those charter review candidates Jay Calhoun, Claudia Carlson, Nancy Deal, Major Leckie and Ed Upshaw. David Cheshire, Holmes BeachBack to Bayfest Good golly, Miss Molly. Well, its one for the money. Festivalgoers who enter the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerces Bayfest where the classic cars are lined up may hear those lyrics over the loudspeakers. Theres typically a Fifties beat to the show, but many eras and most likely their favorite make and model. Now, come lets stroll. From the classic car show, festivalgoers will walk goods, artists and craftspeople showcasing their work, volunteers boasting about charitable causes and candidates campaigning for your vote. Festivalgoers will pass a beer truck, or two, or three. hopping and laughing in a fun zone all their own. festivalgoers with air conditioning, invites to browse and possibly sales and samples. Island if they follow the sounds of popping corn and the smoky scent of ribs sizzling on a grill to the food tents. pirate ship. Theyll find good-time music and entertaining bands playing oldies and goodies, ballads and anthems, covers and original tunes. And, at the islands biggest block party, theyll see friends, colleagues and neighbors. The chamber estimates Bayfest attendance at about 8,000-10,000 and thats how close-knit we are on Anna Maria Island. We know of full-time residents who fell in love with the island at Bayfest. We know of seasonal residents who time their return to the island so they can unpack on Friday and be at Bayfest on Saturday. We know of friends in town who visit once a year The chambers Bayfest brings back the best memories. And Bayfest builds the best memories. 20.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The weekly for a nominal $54 per year. We also offer only $36 per year, but you must sign up online. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. We bring you all the news about three city governments, community hapeverything 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 BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ____________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10&20 years agoIn the headlines: Oct. 14, 1998 Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney resigned his position following a dispute with Speciale of the police department was appointed by Drescher to succeed Maloney. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox reported a record 232 nests were found on the island during nesting season, surpassing the 1995 record of 220. Then-Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore start within the next few weeks. Manatee County named in honor of Birdie Tebbetts, a major leaguer and longtime islander.In the headlines: Oct. 15, 2008 The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce was surveying Holmes Beach homeowners on a rental restriction in the city that passed more than a year earlier. At the request of some local businesspeople and residents, the city commission agreed to revisit the issue. The $10.2 million rehabilitation project on the Anna Maria Island Bridge was on schedule. the contractor replaced a number of the 42 concrete approach spans. Bradenton Beach city commissioners gave city staff the go-ahead to prepare a grant application for a dune restoration project across from city hall. The projects future, however, depended on the amount of in-kind support city staff could drum up. 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 YourBuilding better beachesJaycees Junior Chamber of Commerce members take part in a groundbreaking ceremony at Coquina Beach on the south end of Anna Maria Island in August 1968. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Digital CollectionOn the ballot Well now, this takes the cake. John Metz is running for commissioner in Bradenton Beach. He has been involved in a number of lawsuits in the city that have cost taxpayers $154,693.55 thus far If you vote for him, you are nuts. Mike Norman, Bradenton Beach Dont Rash to judgment Kim Rash, a Kentucky businessman, wants to be elected to a seat on the Holmes Beach City Commission with his only credential being he complains a lot and offers no solutions. As a former candidate for the same seat, I observed problems and offered solutions. I reached out and worked with others to bring an acceptable outcome. It is better to work within the system than to bully others into submission. major strides in creating a welcoming community for residents and visiting families with children, but Rash and his supporters have done their best to generate just the opposite atmosphere by constantly complaining I applaud Chief Bill Tokajers recent annual update showing crime is down and traffic ticketing is up, making this a safer place to live and vacation. But Rash has continued to be a constant critic of codeenforcement, the police chief and members of the department. Rash brags that he is the self-appointed mayor of Holmes Boulevard, which he feels gives him unbriof his volatile, questionable arguments during commission meetings prove he is a divider, not someone who unites for the common good of the residents, their guests and visitors of Holmes Beach. Rash also believes rules dont apply to him. Not long ago, despite regulations forbidding it, he drove his off-road four-wheeler onto the beach. When he was approached by a turtle watch volunteer regarding the illegality of what he was doing he verbally abused her. For a time, his four-wheeler was regularly seen state statutes. He should have been removed from the ballot as well. There are ample instructions that must be followed regarding campaign bank accounts. Rash provided a check from a different account. Our last candidate who did that, Marvin Grossman, was disAll these things may be acceptable in Kentucky, but not in Holmes Beach. Vote for the better choices Nov. Andy Sheridan, Holmes Beach

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8 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER Meetings Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., special magistrate. Oct. 25, 6 p.m., commission. Oct. 30, 1 p.m., construction regulation. Nov. 8, 6 p.m., commission. Nov. 12, 1 p.m., Old Soldiers and Sailors Parade and Ceremony, Pine Avenue and City Pier Park. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, cityofannamaria.com. Oct. 17, 1 p.m., planning and zoning. Oct. 18, 10 a.m., CRA. Oct. 18, noon, commission. Oct. 23, 10 a.m., commission. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, cityofbradentonbeach.org. Oct. 18, 9 a.m., code enforcement. Oct. 23, 6 p.m., commission. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Oct. 23, 9 a.m., commission. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organization, Anna Maria City Hall. Nov. 6, Election Day, polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 12, Veterans Day, most government Nov. 22, Thanksgiving, most government day and Nov. 23. 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Early voting will be at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch; Manatee County Utilities Administration, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton; Palmetto Library, 923 Sixth St. W., Palmetto; Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. Highway 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, with polling 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information and sample ballots, go at 941-741-3823. Election 11-06-18Bradenton Beach candidates report nancesBradenton Beach candidate neglects political disclaimer Political advertisement paid for and approved Bradenton Beach City Commission candidate Tjet Martin recently mailed a campaign letter to 246 absentee voters, but the letter failed to include a political disclaimer required by Florida statute 106.143, which requires the ad to state who paid for it. Violation of the statute could result in civil penalties. When made aware of the mistake Oct. 5, Martin emailed Manatee County Supervisor of Election Mike Bennett, as well as Florida Division of Elections director Maria Matthews in Tallahassee. In her email, Martin wrote that she was advised the letter did not include paid political advertisement paid by and she asked for Bennetts and Matthews assistance in rectifying the matter. Martin said as of Oct. 10 she had not received a response from either individual, but said Matthews lack of response might be attributed to Hurricane Michael, which crossed over Tallahassee that day. By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Candidates for Bradenton Beach City Commission have been gathering campaign contributions for the Nov. 6 municipal election. Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro and former volunteer board members Tjet Martin and John Metz. As of Oct. 10, Cole received $3,400 in contriResort. Cole collected campaign funds from two individuals, not including nixville, Pennsylvania, and Karen Clarke, wife of former Mayor Jack Clarke. Cole also received a donation Coles campaign expenditures of $1,122.22 included marketing design, signs and print advertising. Maro received $1,525 in campaign contributions as of Oct. 10. Maro reported Bradenton Beach residents RF and Nancy Ockerman and Lynn Budzinski as contributors. She also received a contribution ers & Paramedics of Venice. Her campaign expenditures, totaling $652.88, included signs and postcards. Martin received $1,800 and spent $248.27 as of Oct. 10. She garnered contributions from six individuals, not including herself Michigan, Tammy Johnson of Palmetto, James Srackangast of Concord, North Carolina, and Mary Mapes and Rose and William Vincent of Bradenton Beach. Martins expenditures went toward campaign signs and other printed materials. According to his finance report, Metz spent $514.06 to market his campaign, which was used for signage, printing and mailing materials. Additionally, he received a $100 contribution from Rose Vincent. As of Oct. 10, the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections reported 731 active voters in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach registered voters will cast ballots 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at precinct No. 307, Bradenton Beach Fire Hall, 201 Second St. N. Cole Maro Martin Bradenton Beach commission candidate Tjet Martin Popcorn and Politics event. Islander File Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes HB candidate promises free tech supportBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach mayoral candidate Joshua Linney mailed postcards to residents Oct. 1 asking for their vote. Included in the pre-election postcard are typical candidate promises, vowing to serve and be a voice for citizens. Theres another promise. Stamped on the side of the postcard is: FREE 1 hr Tech Support w/postcard. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer wondered about the legality of the postcard promise and passed it along to city clerk Stacey Johnwith Manatee County Elections chief deputy Sharon Stief, who replied to Johnston in an Oct. 11 email, citing the state statute prohibiting vote buying. In regards to the statement on the postcard, Florida Statute 104.061(2) states No person shall directly or indirectly give or promise anything of value to another intending thereby to buy that person or anothers vote, Stief wrote. According to Linney, he is a website designer with a digital media degree from the University of Central Florida who serves the community as an IT technician. The Islander asked the candidate about his offer of free IT advice and, in an Oct. 12 email, he replied: I am fully aware that it violates state campaign law to offer something of monetary value to the voters, so let me explain Linney said he wanted to give people a reason to engage him. He wanted to ask, What is the number one thing they want me to know as a candidate. He wrote, in part, he is willing to answer any questions, As many as they want to ask me, for at least an hour, hopefully, or longer. Asked whether the postcard mailing ran afoul of the vote-buying prohibition, Sarah Revel, the states communication director, said she could not make a legal determination and advised consulting an attorney. In Trushin v. State, a 1982 Florida Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the statute against vote buying as well as Theodore Trushins conviction under it. Trushin had circulated a letter in a Miami Beach apartment complex, promising: To every resident of to pledge their vote to Judge Frederick N. Barad and Judge Calvin R. Mapp, in the upcoming runoff election, I will prepare a Last Will and Testament for that person without charge. Florida campaign election law provides a method to complain about candidates and their campaigns. tions Commission (850) 922-4539. Linney

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10 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500.full service salon and spa offering Hair ~ Nails ~ Massage ~ Facials Acupuncture ~ Body Treatments ~ Bikini and Brazilian Waxing ~ AMI Chamber of Commerce 2017 Best Business of the Year T ERRAS GET YOURS @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB We have Islander old navy Bring in your items to be personalized!Pineapple Junction! 425 Pine Ave., Anna Maria941-705-4603info@yptapparel.comCall or email for embroidery! WE MOVED! Island happenings MOUNT VERNON PLAZA MM34454941-795-5227 $5 OFF Gel Manicure $5 Massage or FacialCash or Check Only Not to be Combined with any other offer A Hair Day Salon & Spa Accepting resumes at salon 9516 CORTEZ RD. W., MM34454 Maritime museum sets lecture series The Florida Maritime Museum will launch its fall lecture series this month. Lectures will be in the main gallery of the museum at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Katherine Katie McHugh will deliver a Dolphins: Our Coastal Neighbors lecture Oct. 24. She will talk about monitoring Sarasota Bay dollinked and ways to promote conservation. McHugh is a staff scientist who works with the Chicago Zoological Society Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. The lecture Nov. 14 is titled Whats the Big Deal About Seagrasses? and will be delivered by Jay Leverone. He will discuss the functions seagrasses serve in maintaining a dynamic estuary, and how resource managers use seagrass monitoring programs to assess the bays health. Leverone is staff scientist for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. Scuba Diving History in Florida will be the third lecture, taking place Dec. 12 and delivered by museum staffer Danielle Dankenbring. Dankenbring, the museums visitor services coordinator, will dive into the history of scuba diving and also discuss Floridas contributions to underwater diving. Admission to the lectures is free. Seating is on a can reserve seats. The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. For more information, call the museum at 941708-6120. Trail of Treats planned Time to scare up a costume and practice those three thrilling words: Trick or treat? Halloween approaches. The islands biggest celebration, the annual Trail of Treats, will be Wednesday, Oct. 31. The celebration will begin with a costume contest at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Children as old as 12 will assemble at 3:30 p.m. for judging by age groups. After the contest, costumed kids will go trickor-treating on the Trail of Treats, which includes businesses in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Trick-or-treat hours generally will be: The chamber will provide maps of participating businesses to the candy-collectors. In addition to inviting children to the costume contest and Trail of Treats, the chamber is seeking business participants. For more information, call the chamber at 941778-1541. Folk school offers salty lessonThe Folk School at the Florida Maritime Museum will host JoAnn Mancuso teaching a salt scrub class at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. meals and preserve food, as well as in body scrubs and bath soaks. The fee is $35. The class will be at the museum, 4415 more, 941708-6120. Islander Courtesy PhotoAnna Maria parade to honor military vets The city of Anna Maria is organizing a parade from city hall to City Pier Park to honor military veterans. The parade will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The Old Soldiers and Sailors Parade will include an honor guard, high school marching bands, a military Staging for the parade will begin at noon. park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. An application to participate in the parade is on the city website at cityofannamaria.com. Entry is free but applications must be submitted by Nov. 5. For more information, call city hall at 941-7086130.Garden club to meet at Roser The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the fellowship hall at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. feature discussions about special events during the Roy Krueger will make a presentation on orchids and there will be orchids to purchase. Also, lunch will be served. The cost is $5. The club will hold a plant sale 9 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. For more information, call Charlotte Noyes at 941778-6758. Dance classes begin Nov. 7 at center The Center of Anna Maria Island will host a dance class for youth ages 5-16 beginning Nov. 7. The class will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $50 a month for center members and $60 for nonmembers. Students will learn technique and discipline from instructor Crystal Krause, who has been dancing since age 3 and competing since age 8. Shes been teaching dance for 10 years, including at Inspiration Academy in west Bradenton. Novembers sessions will focus on tap and jazz. In early February 2019, students will learn ballet and hip-hop. A recital will be in January. The deadline to register will be Saturday, Nov. 10. The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call the center at 941778-1908. Visit www.islander.org

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 11 Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week www.acquaaveda.com 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week www.acquaaveda.com 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Under New Ownership! Ali SeversonHair.Skin.Nails.Massage Open 6 days a week www.acquaaveda.com 941.778.5400 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach Island happenings need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Your Anna Maria Island Toes in the Sand Beach Wedding Specialist! Britney Gary 941.226.1080 ShoreThingWeddings.comShore Thing Weddings Signature ISLANDER gifts All-cotton AMI tote bags, $5. Plus white and tie-dye More-Than-a-MulletWrapper T-shirts, $10-$15, and AMI stickers, $2. Come shop at 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, sandwiched between Walgreens and the Island Galler y W est 8 Collecting for Maritime by Candlelight Senior Adventures plan potluck Senior Adventures will hold a book sale and potluck lunch 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Annie Silver Community Center. Senior Adventures is a group of older adults that meets most Fridays for an adventure. The Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. For more information or to RSVP, call Kaye Bell at 941-538-0945.Chamber of commerce bringing Bayfest to Pine Avenue The islands biggest block party returns Saturday, Oct. 20, to Anna Marias Pine Avenue. Bayfest, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerces community celebration, will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The outdoor festival will feature special menu items from local restaurants and live entertainment on a bayside stage, as well as a kids zone, classic car show, shopping and more. Musical talent will include entertainer Mike Sales as emcee, as well as Memphis Rub at 10:30 a.m., Renegade at noon, sourRcoaster at 2 p.m., Karen and Jimmy Band at 4:30 p.m. and Dr. Dave Band at 7 p.m. And heres a preview of the festival menu: crab cakes, coconut shrimp, shrimp tacos, gumbo, pork carnitas, hamburgers, kettle corn, Cuban sandwiches, ham croquettes, gyros, Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza slices, Philly cheesesteaks, conch fritters, arepas, onion rings, chicken and yellow rice, grilled cheese sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob, ice cream, smoothies and more. The chamber plans to raise money to provide relief assistance for workers in a tourism industry seeing a downturn due to an outbreak of red tide. The chamber will collect donations at BayFest, as well as contribute proceeds from adult beverage Experience. Festival admission is free. Parking is at Bayfront Park, as well as CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where festivalgoers can board a trolley to the event. For more information about Bayfest, call the 20, on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Photo The Florida Maritime Museum is collecting holiday decorations and lining up sponsors for Maritime by Candlelight in December. The event, set for Dec. 8, will include an evening of educational activities, food, live music and more. To create a festive atmosphere, FMM is collecting new or gently used holiday decorations. The wish list includes: fake poinsettias, white lights, extension cords, silver lanterns, electronic candles, ribbons, red tablecloths and more. For more information about donations or sponsorships, call museum supervisor Kristin Sweeting at 941-708-6120. The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.Wishbook wishes sought Christmas decorations already are in stock at some stores, which signals to The Islander that it is time to collect wishes from community groups. Each year, the week of Thanksgiving, The Islander publishes its Wishbook, a special section containing shopping for the holidays. If you represent a community group, please, send a list of your organizations needs to calendar@islander. org. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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12 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDTuesday, Oct. 23 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Oct. 27, Anna Maria Elementary Fall Festival and Parade, Anna Maria.OFF AMISaturday, Oct. 20 4-7 p.m. Night of Fish Fun and Fright, Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941388-4441.ONGOING OFF AMI First Saturdays, Family Night at the Museum, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Fourth Wednesdays, Stelliferous Live star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Oct. 31, Trail of Treats, Bradenton. Nov. 4, Friends of De Soto National Memorial train ride at Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish.The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTON ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, Oct. 20 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerces Bayfest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.ONGOING ON AMI Through October, Island Gallery West exhibits Flights of Fantasy, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786648. Through October, Artists Guild Gallery exhibits Beaches, Bodies and Boats, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Through Nov. 3, A Plein Air Affair, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Nov. 8-18, Island Players present Baggage, Anna Maria. Nov. 9, ArtsHOP downtown gallery walk, Holmes Beach. Nov. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestras sixth annual Symphony on the Sand, Bradenton Beach. Nov. 11, Island Players audition, I Hate Hamlet, Anna Maria. Dec. 9, AMICCO An Island Christmas concert, Holmes Beach. exhibition, The Space Between, Anna Maria.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND Saturday, Oct. 20 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 21st annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND Through Oct. 31, Moments of Color and Light by James GrifInformation: 941941-365-5118. Through Nov. 1, First 5 Years of Art of Our Time, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Dec. 2, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts French Art from the Horvitz Collection, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Feb. 2, 2019, The Greek Communities of Tarpon Springs and the Bahamas, Florida Maritime Museum, 4419 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Shanty Singers, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. ArtWalk in the Village of the Arts, around 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Also, Saturdays Second Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7086120.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Bradenton Bluesfest, Bradenton. Feb. 16-17, 2019, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez. Feb. 17, 2019, AMICCOs opera concert, Bradenton. Feb. 22, 2019, U.S. Coast Guard exhibit at Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez. March 31, 2019, AMICCOs Diva Wars concert, Bradenton. GAMES, SPORTS & OUTDOORSONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays, AMI Dragon Boat Fun and Fitness Club, time depends on tides, 417 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941462-2626. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7086130. Most Fridays, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (call for times) mahjong games, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays, noon, bridge, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Most Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., mahjong games and instruction for beginners, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING OFF AMI First and third Wednesdays usually, Roser Memorial Commuquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee applies. Info: 941-778-0414.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Nov. 9-11, Anna Maria Island Privateers Camp Crows Nest adult outing, Myakka. Nov. 9-12, Siesta Key Crystal Classic International SandSculpting Festival, Siesta Key. Dec. 8, Marauders Holiday Dash and Drive, Bradenton.CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Oct. 17 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club, luncheon and meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6758. 1 p.m. Lifelong Learning Academy lesson, kayaking the Ohio River, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 4-6 p.m. Register emergency contacts with TIFF/To Inform Families First, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Oct. 18 10:15 a.m. Friends of the Island Library book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 941.778.7978 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR.Holmes Beach hosts Mayors Feed the Hungry kickoff Holmes Beach will host the kickoff Friday, Oct. 19, for the Mayors Feed the Hungry campaign. culminate in November with a food giveaway. Before then, donations of food items will be collected at more than 400 locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties. To launch the effort, organizers will gather at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, to make remarks about the campaign and issue appeals for donations. Those expected to attend include Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and Betsy Benac, Sheriff Rick Wells, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler, Mayors Feed the Hungry representatives Joel Swallow and Scott Biehler, Palmetto Youth Center director Reggie Bellamy and mayors Dan Murphy of Anna Maria, John Chappie of Bradenton Beach, Bob Johnson of Holmes Beach, George Spoll of Longboat Key and Shirley Groover Bryant of Palmetto. In addition, the public is invited to bring frozen keys and $10 to donate to the cause. For more information about the event, call Holmes Beach City Hall at 941-708-5800. For more about the campaign, email info@mayorsfeedthehungry.org. Save the date: The Village of the Arts in Bradenton will host the Festival of the Skeletons, a Dia de Los Friday Artwalk 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The festival continues 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 13 6341. 1 p.m. Learn to knit and crochet, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Sunshine Stitchers Knit and Crochet Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Friday, Oct. 19 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Adventures book sale and potluck lunch, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. 10 a.m. Kickoff for the Mayors Feed the Hungry campaign, Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5800. Tuesday, Oct. 23 2 p.m. Master gardener session on herbs, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, Oct. 24 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.ONGOING ON AMI Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Just Older Youth/JOY Brown Bag Lunch Series, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., veterans services assistance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Third Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., Successful Women Aligning Together meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-5135. Fridays, Senior Adventures usually meets to carpool on an adventure or for an activity, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Second Fridays, 6 p.m., AMI Resident Community Connections, Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Tuesdays through May 14, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Anna Maria Farmers Market, City Pier Park, North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue. Information: 941-708-6130. Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941518-1965.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Nov. 12, Anna Maria Veterans Day salute, Anna Maria. Dec. 8, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Christmas and Food Market, Holmes Beach. Dec. 14, Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures, Anna Maria. Jan. 12, 2019, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach. Feb. 8-9, 2019, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation White Elephant Sale, Holmes Beach. Feb. 9, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach. Feb. 13, 2019, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Sale-A-Bra tion, Holmes Beach.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Oct. 24 3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Katherine Katie McHugh, Dolphins: Our Coastal Neighbors, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.ONGOING OFF AMI Saturdays through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bradenton Farmers Market, Old Main, Bradenton. Information: 941621-6471.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Nov. 4, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Brunch on the Bay, Sarasota. Nov. 14, Florida Maritime Museum fall lecture, Cortez. Dec. 12, Florida Maritime Museum fall lecture, Cortez. Dec. 8, Florida Maritime Museums Maritime by Candlelight, Cortez. GOOD TO KNOWSAVE THE DATES Oct. 31, Halloween. Nov. 4, daylight saving time ends. Nov. 6, Election Day. Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Dec. 31, New Years Eve.GOOD DEEDSVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for volunteer opportunities on or around Anna Maria Island? These organizations are seeking help: The Roser Food Bank needs donations of cash and nonperishable food. The pantry is administered by Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Moonracer Animal Rescue seeks volunteers to offer foster and forever homes for rescued animals. Information: 941-345-2441. Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum seeks docents, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.The Islander Calendar Save the date: On Nov. 12, the city of Anna Maria will host a parade and salute to military veterans. The events will take place on Pine Avenue and at City Pier Park at the corner of Pine and North Bay Boulevard. Islander File Photo

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14 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER AME calendar By Ryan Paice, ryan@islander.org release. day. Feed the Hungry food drive. early release. giving holiday, no school. Anna Maria Elementary is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the school at 941708-5525. WMFR visits AME for Fire Prevention WeekWest Manatee Fire Benshoff explains the newest engine to Anna Maria Elementary second-graders Oct. 9 during Fire Prevention Week. Islander Photos: Ryan PaiceSchool council focuses on improving reading scoresPrincipal Jackie Featherston, left, begins the tary School Advisory Council meeting of the 2018-19 school year Oct. 8 with introductions. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Hot off the heels of the Scholastic Book Fair at Anna Maria Elementary, the school advisory council is working on keeping students reading. school year, SAC members discussed improving a dip in test scores from last year, including drops in reading and science. The purpose of the council is to develop and evaluate yearly school improvement plans and assist in creating the school budget. AME principal Jackie Featherston said in 2017-18, the council focused on math, resulting in improvements in math scores, but reading scores fell. She said the schools goal for 2018-19 is to have Language Arts, as measured by the districts K-5 quarterly assessments and Florida Standards Assessment tests in grades 3-5. The percentage is based on a decline in test scores cent in 2016-17 to 73 percent in 2017-18. said Oct. 8. And were certainly very capable of doing it. Weve got a lot of good experienced teachers who know what theyre doing and are taking their work very seriously. The SAC will use $5,800 from the Manatee County grade students, including new after-school tutoring for third-graders, which will happen twice a week. Teachers will determine which students need remediation and recommend after-school tutoring to their parents. students is for a substitute teacher to run the classroom twice a week while teachers work with small groups of students on different skills. Additionally, the state gave AME $1,024 for school improvement project expenditures. Featherston recommended 100 percent of the money support the school improvement plan. Whether that means paying a teacher a little bit more for some extra tutoring hours, getting substitutes or retired teachers in to support that way. Whatever we need to support that improvement, she said. The council voted unanimously to approve her recommended use of the money. chair and treasurer, were selected. Janae Rudacille nominated David Zaccagnino to serve as chair, while Rudacille was nominated to serve as vice chair. Featherston nominated student support specialist Ivory Graham to serve as treasurer. Without opposing nominations, the council unanimously voted to approve all three nominees. Additionally, the council unanimously voted to approve Jenny Moore, Lauren Palmer, Curtis Hightower and Josh Fleischer as new members. AME staff members voted among themselves for membership on the council, not requiring a vote of of the year. AME PTO nalizes Fall Festival plansBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Anna Maria Elementary Parent-Teacher Organizations Fall Festival event is around the corner, and the pieces are falling into place. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at City Pier Park, 101 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. By 10:30 a.m., a costume parade will make its way a block up Pine Avenue, then take a left on Tarpon Street and a right on Magnolia Avenue to the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave. At the center, outdoor booths hosting activities such as monster can toss, remote control car races and life-size Twister will be set up while hayrides will circle the centers perimeter. The haunted house will be in the center gymnasium. There also will be bounce houses, a rock wall and a costume contest. Attendees will pay $15 for a wristband for all-access to most everything other than the haunted house, food and goods like pumpkins. Along with the wristband, attendees will receive The haunted house will require a separate $5 wristband for unlimited tours. A meal of a hot dog, chips and a soda or juice box drinks for $1. Food will be served outside, close to the centers kitchen, where volunteers will be cooking. Also, The Feast will bring pizza to the party. PTO president Nicole Teich said about 30 people volunteered to help. PTO members Oct. 11 also discussed holding a silent auction for seats at upcoming school plays, as well as a pass for an Egmont Key Adventure Excursion. Parking for the Fall Festival will be at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The public is welcome to participate in the festivities.

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16 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER 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 ? ? www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Are you afraid to go near your trash and recycling bins? Does your garage reek of last months dinners?Bins Be Clean can wash it all away, leaving your bins clean, smelling fresh, and bacteria free. 941-778-0020 www.BinsBeClean.com Holmes Beach lifts stop order on beach lotsSand piles and slashed Australian pines clutter the cial lifted red tags at 101 47th St. and 101-102 48th St. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter and developer Shawn Kaleta struck an agreement to mitigate a land clearing in exchange for the city lifting a stop work order on three beachfront lots. City commissioners and others, however, are still speaking out against the developer. The clearing took place in early September without notice to the city building department. Heavy equipment piled sand and pulled down Australian pines, seagrape trees and other vegetation at city beach accesses and rights of way between 47th and 48th streets and the beach. McGuiness issued stop work orders for three properties and the controversy grew among commissioners and residents. Since the clearing, developer attorney Louis Najmy of Najmy Thompson has defended Kaleta, saying the clearing came at the request of the Holmes Beach Police Department and complied with state and local laws. The clearing of the right of way was not done as a result of Kaletas direction, Najmy added. Yet, stopped by a red tag, Kaleta offered to restore the beachfront in an Oct. 4 email to McGuinness and, emailed response. The email correspondence signed Shawn asks ing the property as it is an eyesore to the residents and everyone. At an Oct. 9 meeting, McGuinness said he agreed to lift the stop work order subject to and conditioned upon the completion of the work 15 days from last week. As of Oct. 11, the sand had not been spread and agreed-upon restoration work hadnt begun. The Kaleta agreement involves planting sea oats plantings landward and abutting the seawall, every 18 inches on individually owned property at 47th and 48th streets. Also promised for the rights of way at 101 47th feet apart at 101 47th and 102 48th, with beach daisies and railroad vines added for a natural look. The agreement to lift the stop work order remediates coastal control line issues but not the scraping of natural vegetation from city-owned unimproved Fourth Avenue and the beach accesses, according to Holmes Beach Commission Chair Judy Titsworth. Im OK with what Jim did, but he hasnt addressed what happened on Fourth Avenue and at the beach accesses, Titsworth said Oct. 5. She blamed the beach clearing on Kaleta at Sept. 13 and Oct. 9 commission meetings. Commissioners and residents Oct. 9 asked city attorney Patricia Petruff and Holmes Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Hall legal questions about the clearing. How do you deal with a person who desecrated public property? Titsworth asked. That question led to a discussion about an unrelated 2015 seagrape cutting at the 43rd Street cityowned Gulf beach access when the Florida Department and the city prosecuted a property owner and landscaper who cut 20-foot seagrape trees to half their height for a better view from the owners property at 4301 Second Avenue, across the street. HBPD charged trespassing and the action requiring the owner to restore the beach access under an arborists plan. About that case, Petruff said, We were fortunate enough to catch the landscaper at the time of the infraction, and it was clearly, clearly, clearly just seagrapes. Titsworth interjected about the 47th-48th street clearing: We have before and after pictures. I dont care if its Brazilian pepper. It was city property. Commissioner Carol Soustek warned the city must be on sure legal footing. Commissioner Rick Hurst said the commission must act. If we dont, hes just going to do it again. Hall told commissioners misdemeanor criminal mischief or trespass charges for the clearing are possible, but that a dollar amount needs to be determined. He also mentioned the state not wanting to prosecute a case involving plants because they grow back, unless a monetary value can be established. Titsworth said damage calculations were underway and asked for a letter to be sent to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees contractors licenses. Kaleta has been the subject of prior Holmes Beach reports to the DBPA, according to Titsworth. The commissioners spoke of a 77th Street clearing in 2017, where the city claimed Kaleta was working beyond a permit but the DEP closed the case without violation, which, Titsworth said, ended without any real restitution. Hurst and Titsworth pleaded the developer not be let off the hook again. What happened on 77th was an abomination. I watched it happen, said Don Anthony, a former resident on 77th Street, who now lives in Bradenton. Titsworth said in 47th-48th street clearing, additional impacts are city-owned property of Fourth Avenue, the beach access and turtles at risk because the lights are now shining on the beach. New plantings line the 48th Street beach access Oct. 4 in Holmes Beach. PLEASE SEE BEACH LOTS, NEXT PAGE

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If they can do it, why cant we do it? she said, adding she would put the idea on a future agenda. A neighbor speaks out Meanwhile, a resident of 103 47th St. registered her sentiments in a letter. land with not even a blade of grass, Jessica Cooper wrote in a Sept. 26 letter to commissioners. We have zero privacy and our home is clearly visible from the very public beach. Our view is a scene out of The Lorax, without any color. She also complained parking during season will be impacted since the land truly does look like a parking lot and there is no longer any green barrier to some what prevent parking. What a mean-spirited thing to just go and level everything, some of which wasnt even your own property, knowing there really wasnt much anyone could do once the deed was done, Cooper wrote about the developer who lives at 48th Street and the beach. I feel like we are being punished for following the law and our neighbor gets to do whatever he wants, she added. spreading no more than 200 cubic yards of sand landward of a seawall. No permit was needed to cut Australian pines on the properties. The developers attorney For the developer, attorney Louis Najmy said Oct. 11 in a text to The Islander the red tags were issued for no valid reason and the Oct. 4 agreement was not and is not a requirement for compliance. inspected one site Sept. 19 and found it in compliance with state environmental rules. No additional complaints have been received, 12 email. The work at the property has been and always was in compliance, and to some degree at the request force, Najmy said. Let me be clear, my client didnt clear the city right of way. That was ordered by the police directly with the tree clearing company, Najmy said, adding no sea grapes were removed or trimmed. Kaleta and his wife Jennifer own 102 48th St., one Two other properties permitted by the DEP for sand spreading are 101 48th St., owned in a trust for Lawrence Peter Repar of Tampa and 4700 Fourth Ave., owned by Fourty Seven Street LLC. Four days before the DEP permit was issued, McGuinness issued stop work orders for 101 and 102 48th, as well as 102 47th St., for landscaping, excava authorization. DEP inspectors visited 4700 Fourth Ave. Sept. 19 and found no state violations and determined the site was in compliance. While Titsworth considers Kaleta a repeat coming to the city for letters of no-objection before has been unfairly treated for a second time, referring to the 77th Street clearing, where the developer was issued a stop work order for working beyond a permit, later to be absolved by the DEP. So, once again my client was wrongly red tagged because the city is controlled by the minority who act our U.S. and state constitutional protections, Najmy said in his text.Bradenton Beach approves plan for Avenue CSome ponding is evident Oct. 10 along Avenue C in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes By ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach is moving forward with plans to tion. City engineer Lynn Burnett led the fourth in a series of work sessions at city hall Oct. 9 to explain stormwater improvements and garner resident input on restoring rights of way and driveways along Avenue C, which has been torn up since early 2018 as part of the Manatee County force main project. During the work session, the commission unanimously approved authorization for Burnett to move forward with a contract with Westra Construction Corp., the countys contractor for the project, to install rights of way along Avenue C. Burnett said the Southwest Florida Water Management District is providing a 50/50 match for stormwaAccording to Burnett, the Federal Clean Water Act into Sarasota Bay. She said new projects must have a water quality component to be eligible for Swiftmud grant reim bursement. Avenue C was planned for construction following the completion of the countys work in late summer 2019, but the city has been given the opportunity to piggyback the countys contract with Westra to install a drainage system along Avenue C while the road is torn up, Burnett said. Previously, the commission committed to restoring drainage project. Burnett said the goals of the project are to restore the road so people are no longer living in a mud-hole, used in their yards, including sod, shell and rock, over the Geogrid. Burnett said the stormwater improvements would cost about $170,000 before Swiftmud reimbursement. The driveway and rights of way restoration will cost about $141,000 and will be funded with city reserves and not matched by Swiftmud. tion systems in November, wrap-up by February 2019 conclude March-April. She said the project would take 45 working days, but she included buffer time for the holidays, and added that piggybacking on the county project saves the city about $20,000. Dorothy Blum, an Avenue C resident, encouraged soon as possible. Its just been amazing what we have to go through, Blum said. Filth in the house. Dirt in the house. And standing water in front of the house that was not there before the project, she added. Burnett said the county was made aware of the ponding problems and Westra will regrade portions of the road where the preliminary, thin layer of asphalt recently was installed. She said the road will again be graded as part of the completed project. As the city engineer, youve reviewed these grades and you know what has to be done? Chappie asked Burnett. Signed and sealed, Burnett responded. Several other Avenue C residents spoke to the burden the project has created, including sewage smells, mud tracked into homes and delays when trucks couldnt deliver mail due to construction. Denise Saunders, an Avenue C property owner, said she is disappointed that they will have construction on the road for two tourist seasons. A lot of us have rental units, Saunders said. This is our time, this is when we make our money and nobody wants to go on vacation and hear trucks at 7 a.m. Commissioner Jake Spooner made a motion to move forward with the contract with Westra for the stormwater and restoration project, which was unanimously approved. At this time, I think this is the best product that gives the best performance for this amount of money and this time frame were on, Spooner said. Lets get everyone on Avenue Cs quality of life back to where you want it to be. The commission will discuss the project and vote on Burnetts proposal at noon Thursday, Oct. 18, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

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20 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach city eld revamp takes shapePassion for the park Do small dog people and large dog people actually like each other? It was Commissioner Rick Hursts question Oct. 9 that drew the most laughter at a commission workshop, where Mary Miller and Don Anthony next took the podium and answered with a resounding yes. Hurst also asked whether the two dog parks should be positioned next to each other or whether small dogs yap through the fences at the bigger dogs. Anthony said a lot of people like to visit, talk through the fence. Plus, according to Miller, its safer to keep two dogs and people can help retrieve them. The dog park has become a focus in the community both for visitors and year-round people, she said. Miller and Anthony asked the commissioners for a voice at the table on the large and small dog park solution. But, with the commissioners direction at the end of the workshop, their passion for a voice about the dog park may have evolved into an agreement. I think weve come to a solution, which the dog park people are embracing, Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said. widely supported by the dog parks patrons. Miller told the commissioners that the members in attendance liked the newly proposed dog According to an email dog park proponent Renee Ferguson sent to Titsworth after the meeting, she supports the new plan. And Titsworth was optimistic she may also have the support of an estimated 240 other dog park users. And thats amazing, Titsworth said. Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter City engineer Lynn Burnett proposed one version The commissioners chewed on the various components, spit some out and seemed to settle on an idea proposed by Commission Chair Judy Titsworth at an Oct. 9 commission workshop. Plans include relocating the tot lot and dog parks, courts as well as installing new off-street parking and drainage, water features, landscaping, sod and signage. Under the latest proposal, the Holmes Beach Micro be expanded and improved at its current location, 5901 Marina Drive. sales tax and $65,000 in beach concession funds, and The redesign is aimed at better utilization of recreational amenities on Marina Drive with those on Drive. Under Burnetts plan, the tot lot, now on Marina Drive near the skate park, would be moved by the city public works department by the end of the year to a shady corner near Flotilla Drive and the gazebo at the parks south end. and Birdie Tebbetts Field, named for a major league catcher and manager who retired in Holmes Beach with his family and died in 1999. Tebbetts Field, now part of the multiuse complex, is used mostly on Sundays for soccer and football, and under the Titsworth plan, with a longer dog run alongside the baseball diamond. additional spaces, increasing from 11 to 16. and bocce courts are planned for construction. After the tot lot moves, the construction staging area at 62nd and Flotilla will be relocated adjacent to the public works staging area off Marina Drive, with good access, Burnett said. While the staging is relocated, the new large dog park is planned for construction. Next will come plantings and buffers. Also, light from the tennis courts will be available to illuminate the dog parks, she said. Once the large dog park is installed, fencing can coincide with the skate park and new court improvements. Also being considered is a splash park next to the comfort station near the tennis courts and an exercise Parking for boats and trailers will be incorporated into the plan near the city boat ramp on 63rd Street. Morton cautioned that the Seaside Court community may be upset if boat parking is channeled in front of their homes. Titsworth was concerned about the two noisiest things, the skate park and large (dog) park not being located near residential areas. Dog park user Renee Ferguson went to the podium at the end of the meeting. I want to thank everyone, she said, and she cried. mission chambers, 5801 Marina Drive.Anna Maria commissioners still digging into landscaping ordinanceBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter A residents comment halted consideration of a proposed landscaping ordinance at an Oct. 11 Anna Maria City Commission meeting. Commissioners were set to vote on a proposed ordinance changing the required number and type of trees at newly constructed properties, despite a planning and zoning board recommendation to hold off. Commissioners were set to proceed, when resident Sam Pakbaz went to the podium to comment. He said commissioners should consider how buildable areas of beachfront properties are shortened by the high tide line and other restrictions. Commissioners agreed this was something to consider, and city attorney Becky Vose asked them to table the vote until she could adjust the ordinance. Commissioners unanimously voted to table the ordinance until their next regular meeting, which would be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. On Oct. 9, members of the planning and zoning board had unanimously voted to recommend the commission hold off on the ordinance, citing concerns, on a lot. Planning and Zoning board chair Jonathan Crane expressed dissatisfaction with having only two days to provide a recommendation to the commission. Commissioners waved off several points made in the recommendation, explaining the ordinance creates The ordinance would lessen the required number does not require a large tree, but rather three medium or large trees. In the proposed ordinance, the commission recommends property owners plant at least one large tree, but it is not a requirement. The measure also would replace a requirement to plant native trees with Florida-friendly trees, which are trees and shrubs listed in a guide by the University of Florida IFUS extension. Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 941.778.7978 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR. Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in read and other events. Send notices and photographs tact information to news@islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 21 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 simple cremations$740simple burials$1,195SoundChoiceCremation.comOnline arrangements availableSarasota (941) 312-6371 | Manatee (941) 213-9234 Gathering Island Shopping Center | 5412 Marina Drive | Holmes Beach | 941.778.2253 | ThinkWALLER.com BUSINESS INSURANCE SAVINGS PERSONAL INSURANCE SAVINGS Founded 1956ALL ARE WELCOME Sunday 10 a.m. Worship Service6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopThe Rev. Bill Friederich Senior MinisterRE-OPENING Oct. 22, 9-noon, Monday, Wednesday, SaturdayOpen Arms, Loving Hearts, Accepting Minds Christ Church of Longboat Key Presbyterian Sunday service 10 a.m.; Monday mens Bible study 9 a.m.; Wednesday womens Bible study 10 a.m. CrossPointe Fellowship, 8665 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Sunday life group 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday womens prayer 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday mens Bible study 7 a.m.; Wednesday fellowship meal 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday Night Blast 6:45 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Sunday Holy Eucharist (Rite I) 8 a.m.; Sunday Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday mens breakfast 8 a.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Saturday service 5 p.m.; Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday fellowship 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer partners 11:30 a.m.; Thursday womens Bible Study 10 a.m. Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Sunday service 10 a.m.; fellowship following service. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Sunday chapel worship 8:30 a.m.; Sunday sanctuary worship 10 a.m.; adult Sunday school 8:45 a.m.; Sunday adult book study 9 a.m.; Wednesday griefshare gathering 1 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Saturday confession 3 p.m.; Saturday Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; weekday Mass 8:30 a.m. Send listing details to calendar@islander.org. Church calRoser celebrates Bayfest Roser Memorial Community Church will open the chapel during Bayfest, which is Saturday, Oct. 20, on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. ing. Also, Roser will host the Bluegrass Boomers presenting the Goodtime Gospel Breakdown at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the chapel. The band includes Scott Stanton, Bob Gates and Kristen Stanton, who perform songs popularized by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Simon and Garfunkel and more. Then, at 12:30 p.m., the churchs Joyful Noise Childrens Choir will perform. Outside the church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., there will be a childrens tent with face-painting, crafts, games, prizes and snacks. Across the street, the Roser Thrift Store will be open for bargains. 941-778-0414. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host a performance of the Joyful 20, during Bayfest. Islander Courtesy Photos The Bluegrass Bloomers will perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Roser Chapel at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. At your service: Obituaries are offered as a community service in The Islander newspaper to islanders, both past and present, and family as well as people with ties to the island. Submit to news@ islander.org. 284252 Sunday Services 10:00 AM Rev. Dr. Norman M. Pritchard Sermon: Against Violence; For Peaceableness Mens Bible Study Mondays @ 9:00 am Womens Bible Study Wednesday@ 10:00 am Childcare AvailableVisitors & Residents Welcome | Childcare Available ObituaryHarry Thomas Sharp Harry Thomas Sharp, 102, of Portsmouth, Virginia, died Oct. 9. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to the late Edwin and Louise Sharp. He and retired as an engineering tech from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 37 years of service. Mr. Sharp was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and the Churchland Masonic Lodge No. 276, and he was an Eagle Scout. A graveside service was held Oct. 12 in Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Dan Koger. Sturtevant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com Mr. Sharp is survived by his daughter, Janie Sharp Seigler and husband Terry of Portsmouth; son Paul Allen Sharp and wife Brenda of Norfolk; cousin Catherine Charlton; and great niece Bonner Joy, The Islanders publisher.

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22 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cleanups spruce up AMI, CortezV olunteers gather in the Florida Institute for Salt water Heritage Preserve litter as part of a coastal cleanup coordinated by Keep Manatee Beautiful. Islander Photo: Courtesy By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter More than 200 volunteers Oct. 6 collected 149 bags of litter on Anna Maria Island and Cortez. In the annual coastal cleanup, Keep Manatee Beautiful collaborated countywide with community groups and schools, including Anna Maria Island Elementary, and cleared 2,980 pounds of garbage from the island, according to KMB executive director Jennifer Hoffman. On the island and in Cortez, volunteers met at Beach and the Florida Institute for Saltwater Preserve before collecting 6,123 cigarette butts, 584 straws and other trash near the shorelines and streets, Hoffman said in a Oct. 11 text. Red tide debris disposed of included two birds, 15 Hoffman also reported more than 700 people countywide, including 250 from the island, volunteered in the event, part of an international effort. In a Facebook post, AMI Women of the Moose reported more than 100 volunteers helped collect litter on the global cleanup day. Cortez chimed in with 19 friends, family and students from IMG Academy who picked up debris along Cortez Road, the village as well as the FISH Preserve. The group picked up lots of paper, bottles, beer cans, tires, a tv, suit cases, plastic and Styrofoam cups, FISH member Kris Martinez wrote in an Oct. 9 email to The Islander. We didnt have any boats in the water to do shoreline (cleanup) because we didnt want people in there, considering red tide in the area, she added. Past cleanOther groups participating in the cleanup included Anna Maria City Hall, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Edison Academics of Bradenton, Happy Paddler Kayak Tours and EcoVentures of Bradenton, the State College of Florida Earth Club, Southeast High School Seminole Pride, Woodlands Quality Pool Care of Anna Maria and the Surfrider Foundation, Suncoast Chap ter.Moose crews clean up islands southern endBy Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter Its a planned undertaking for the Women of the Moose and community-minded friends. But this time around, the volunteers cleaned up more than their Moose Lodge property. They also cleaned up the southern end of the island. Peg Miller rounded up the volunteers and, along with about 90 men, women and children who offered a Saturday to help, the Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 from the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach made a clean sweep Oct. 6. They sandblasted the Moose Lodge patio and washed all the tables and chairs. They raked down the the beach and picked up trash along the shoreline. Then they moved on. As part of the Keep Manatee Beautiful coastal cleanup, the crew pulled about 25 trash bags of dead and decaying horseshoe crabs and other sea life from the bayside of Bradenton Beach between Third and Fifth streets South. They also cleaned up trash around Bradenton Beach City Hall, down the walking paths along the accesses to Coquina Beach and in the adjoining parking lots. They trimmed hedges, removed brush and emptied said. We basically went from 27th Street to the north all the way down to Longboat Pass, she said. trash and debris had been collected. Crews said the most common items were straws, stir sticks, cigarette Volunteers with the Women of the Moose in Bradenton Beach collected about 1,400 pounds of trash, debris and dead sea life Oct. 6 in the Keep Mana tee Beautiful Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers gather Oct. 6 after a cleanup orgathe Moose Chapter 1601. Skip St. John, left, Tome Oliver, Kathy Oliver, Jodie Quinn, Tracy Moon, Bobby Williams, Colleen Wisnom and Roseanne Jones partici pated. Islander Photos: Courtesy Peg Miller butts, cans and bottles. Also included in the total: 1,100 pounds of red tide debris, mostly horseshoe crabs. Volunteers also collected 180 recyclable items. Kay Amodio, Women of the Moose senior regent of Chapter 1601, collected 25 goodie bags from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee, which were given as door prizes following the cleanup.Holiday in HavanaFrank and Summer Hill, Herman and Lynda Martin, Herb and Dianna McMillian show off the hometown news while on vacation in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 12. Islander Courtesy Photo Travelers Hello from HavanaGeorge and Deborah Graban of Bradenton so love The Islander, they packed the newspaper for reading while visiting Cuba in August. Islander Courtesy PhotoSnowbirds in ScotlandAnna Maria Island snowbirds Lynn and Luci Bradley of Belleville, Illinois, visit Scotland in August, taking The Islander on their tour across the Atlantic. Islander Courtesy Photo Good deeds

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24 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER 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! WATERLINE MARINA RESORT & BEACH CLUB | PLIMSOLL BALLROOM 5235 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217 | 941.238.6262 Police chiefs meet from near and farHolmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, left, stands Oct. 8 with Nwakalor Christian at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition in Orlando. Christian is the chief superintendent of police for the Nigeria Police Force in Cross River States, Nigeria. Islander Photo: Courtesy HBPD Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of Oct. 15: : 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. : Roadwork continues on Avenue C between Gulf Drive and 26th Street North and on 26th Street North from Avenue C to Gulf Drive. : Gulf Drive is northbound traffic detoured onto 81st Street to access Palm Drive. For more information about the pipeline project, go online to amipipereplacement.com. For the latest road watch information, go online Eyes on the road The Florida Department of Transportation and RoadwatchFamilies ock to WMFR open house Childlike Productions employee Randy Babb makes a balloon animal for attendees at the West Manatee Fire District open house Oct. 13. Dorian Doucette, 8, gets his face painted at the West Manatee Fire Rescue open house Oct. 13. Attendees look into a West Manatee Fire Rescue truck on display house Oct. 13 at Station 1, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. Islander Photos: Ryan Paice

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 25 StreetlifeBy Kathy PrucnellIsland police blotter Oct. 2, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, suspicious incident. A man contacted the Manatee County Sher Mercedes-Benz. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Sept. 30, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned/ derelict vessel. A Bradenton Beach police officer reported a yellow 40-foot vessel without registration and no steering, in poor condition. Sept. 30, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned/ derelict vessel. Without an engine or controls, a boat anchored east of the Historic Bridge Street Pier was found by BBPD with unsecured containers and nets on the deck. Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. Oct. 4, Circle K, 2500 Gulf Drive N., theft. About $100 in quarters was stolen from a coin-operated vacuum. The complaint said the lock to the vacuum was punctured by a blow torch. Oct. 4, Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Marchman Act. An intoxicated homeless man was taken into custody and transported to a medical facility. Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. No reports. Sept. 27, Gulf Drive and 52nd Street, seatbelt/war arrested the man after determining he had outstanding warrants. Sept. 28, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, warrants. A 39-year-old motorist stopped for an expired drivers license, was taken into custody for a warrant from Lee County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce ment. Sept. 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A lifeguard trespassed a 48-year-old man who was staggering near beachgoers and the Anna Maria Island Cafe. The man left the area. of people on the beach. A 43-year-old man was cited for violating an ordinance. Sept. 30, 700 Manatee Ave., warrant. At the inter section of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive, a police an outstanding warrant from Pennsylvania for driving him to the Manatee County jail. Oct. 2, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, the 24-year-old Ellenton driver for violating the mari smell marijuana. The driver acknowledged the drug two men sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot, noticed the odor of marijuana and observed a green leafy substance in the passengers lap. The 18and 19-year-old men were cited with an ordinance violation. The maricated. Oct. 2, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, noise. Loud noise between 49th and 50th streets was reported at Marco, Polo, screaming and splashing in a pool. The music and a male adult watching the children. The man turned down the music, was apologetic and said he was report to code enforcement. Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.HBPD arrests Bradenton man for DUI A Bradenton motorist who took a curve wide and drove on the grass in the 4000 block of Gulf Drive led arrest. Timothy Holmes, 32, was arrested at 2:31 a.m. Sept. 30 for DUI and refusal to submit to an alcohol test the Anna Maria Island Bridge. He was pulled over in the 12000 block of Manatee Avenue. According to HBPD Officer Alexander Hurts report, Holmes vehicle drifted and crossed the lanes numerous times. After the stop, the officer confiscated an open Holmes told police he drank a beer earlier in the evening. verbally abusive and refused an alcohol test, a police report stated. Holmes was transported to the HBPD station and subsequently to the Manatee County jail. He posted a $500 bond and was released. Holmes arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton. Holmes

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26 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS Monday to Saturday 11 -8:30 GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE BEER & WINE | BEER GARDEN Come in for delicious, authentic German meal cooked by Master Chef Uwe. Best 5 Restaurant out of 600October Lunch Oer : XL Pork Schnitzel (breaded) with Home Fries for only $9.95 (ends 10/27)Happy Hour for Wine/Beer 2-4-1 from 4-7 Tue. Wed. Thur. BRIDGE ST. PIERWITH TWO SIDES! UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST AMITW sea turtle stats as of Oct. 14: 534 nests, 543 false crawls, 447 hatched nests and approximately 35,788 hatchlings to the sea.Turtle watch celebrates nesting seasons end Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers gather Oct. 13 for the annual end-of-season banquet at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director, left, thanks volunteer section coordinators Oct. 13, during the annual end-of-season banquet at CrossPointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach. Annie Camp, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer, left, and executive director, display new stickers and coasters Oct. 13 at the turtle watch annual endof-season banquet. The stickers are part of a campaign to encourage Anna Maria Island restaurants to stop using plastic straws, which can harm marine life. Paul Devine, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring supporter, left, accepts a turtle-shaped plaque Oct. 13 from Maggie Carter, AMITW volunteer, during the AMITW end-of-season banquet at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Stone crab celebrated in Cortez seasonal delicacy with the annual Stone Crab and Music Festival, which will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Grill and Tiki Bar, 4628 stone crab season was to open Oct. 15, after The Islander File Photo

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 27 WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander By Lisa NeffNot naturally occurring The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission produces records and reports with Manatee Mortality Statistics in the title. and you might come across anecdotes about manatees the focus has been on manatee mortality. The focus on manatee mortality is because manatees are a threatened species under the Endangered Species was endangered. Manatees still struggle for survival in Florida, which is their natural home, not ours. cleared it, was inhospitable to people but the wildlife thrived. If you want to talk about non-natives planted in Florida, talk about people. But were here. And were not leaving. Neff So, we must share with the wild. We must leave as much for the wild as possible, occupy only the space we need, waste no resources, pollute no air, land or water and take care not to harm or kill the wildlife whose place we occupy. The preliminary manatee mortality report for 2018 from the FWC, with manatee deaths from Jan. 1 to Sept. 28, was released earlier this month. The report indicates 676 manatee deaths over nine months, including 26 in Manatee County. Of the 676 deaths, 70 resulted from cold stress and another 163 characterized as natural and 98 were perinatal. The causes of 145 manatee deaths went undetermined and 88 dead manatees were not recovered, so we dont know how they died. Three manatees died in incidents at canal locks HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET PIERBRE A K F A ST L U NC H DINNER COC K T A ILS human. Another FWC report, issued Oct. 3, contains details about manatee carcasses collected within the known red tide bloom boundary Jan. 1-Sept. 28. The carcasses of 29 manatees were too decomposed to determine the causes of death, but the report indicates 66 manatees died from red tide, which put their deaths in the natural category. Algal blooms are naturally occurring but if, as some scientists theorize, they are exacerbated by people-produced pollution, then we should own these deaths, too. Were responsible for whats not naturally occurring. 941.778.1320 http://schnitzel.house 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes BeachSpecial this week: Bacon-wrapped let of pork with stuffed German sauerkraut served with sptzle and a side salad.Haxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9 Manatees swim near the power station at Apollo Beach in January. Islander Courtesy Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FLASH OF GREEN:

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28 OCT. 17, 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 SportShort a bird, remember: Active AMI birdwatching and more. We invite you to share your local action shots with our readers. Submit your digital images with content info to news@islander.org. 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 17 5:26a 2.1 9:47p 1.9 1:49p 0.5 Oct 18 7:16a 2.0 10:11p 1.9 1:45a 1.6 2:47p 0.5 Oct 19 8:47a 2.1 10:32p 2.0 2:59a 1.4 3:35p 0.5 Oct 20 9:53a 2.1 10:49p 2.0 3:49a 1.2 4:15p 0.6 Oct 21 10:45a 2.1 11:05p 2.1 4:30a 0.9 4:48p 0.7 Oct 22 11:31a 2.2 11:21p 2.2 5:06a 0.7 5:17p 0.8 Oct 23 12:13p 2.1 11:39p 2.3 5:41a 0.5 5:43p 0.9 Oct 24 12:54p 2.1 6:16a 0.3 6:07p 1.1 Full Cassidy By Kevin P. Cassidy Islander Reporter The fall recreational soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off Oct. 9 with six games in two age groups. With three teams in each age division, the league has each team play two mini games of 25 minutes on game nights. The action began with three games in the 8-10 division, starting with Progressive Cabinetry and Planet Stone battling to a 1-1 tie. Ugly Grouper followed, with a 3-0 victory over Progressive Cabinetry. The action concluded with Planet Stone handing Ugly Grouper a 3-0 loss. The three-team 11-13 division also uses this format. The action commenced with Bins Be Clean earning a 2-0 victory over Slims Place. Bins Be Clean followed that performance with a 4-0 victory over Wash Family Construction. The action concluded with Slims Place rolling to a 6-3 victory over Wash Family Construction. The men opened golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach in the last week with a nine ing of Oct. 8.Pirates announce spring-training games The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2019 spring training schedule and ticket information for the games to be played at LECOM Park in Bradenton. The Pirates have been associated with their southern home every year since 1969. The Pirates are scheduled to host the Miami Mar lins at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in the home opener at LECOM Park. The 15-game home schedule includes games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, and the Pirates also will host a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at 6:05 p.m. Friday, March 15. at 941-747-3031 or go online to pirates.com/springtraining. Warren Boin earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-5. John Cassese was two points back in second place with a plus-3. The women got out for a nine hole, low-net match Jana Samuels and Tootie Wagner both carded a 2-over-par 34. Terry Westby was one stroke back in second place while Laurie Hicks held down the third spot in the standings with a 4-over-par 36. The men were back on the course Oct. 11 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Bruce Allen, Hoyt Miller, Peter Murley and Blake Ress combined on a 2-under-par 30 to earn clubhouse bragging rights. Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the days bragging rights during Oct. 10 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The walker, Jerry Disbrow and the team of Gary Howcroft and Bob Heiger were the only teams to forge earned a 22-20, come-from-behind victory over How croft and Heiger to earn a trip to the winners circle. The Oct. 13 games also saw two teams advance to the playoffs. The team of Dom Livedoti and Bob Hawkes held on for a 23-17 victory over Tim Sofran and Steve Doyle to earn the days bragging rights. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. The wrestling program founded last year at the Center of Anna Maria Island is back and looking to improve on last seasons successful start. Last seasons team experienced some expected growing pains, but improved dramatically as the young To sign up for the center wrestling club, you can go to the center, located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria; call the center at 941-778-1908; or go online to www.centerami.org. Cost for the club is $100 for members and $130 for nonmembers. The team will practice 5:15-6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, with a third practice being added later in the season. The season will start Nov. 9 and the last day to register will be Nov. 3. Coaches include Will Schenerlein, Felix OssunaCotto, William Hermaneau, Eric Tamayo, Ivan Gaeta and Rob Alderson. For more information about the center program, contact Schenerlein at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or will@centerami.org. The Pirates play the Royals in 1973. The team has played in Bradenton since 1969. Islander Photo: Manatee County Public Library

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 17, 2018 29 Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports LIGHT T YFull / Half Day T www arrenFishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleINSHORE sh OFFSHORE GC Capt. W arren Girle R E O Southernaire Fishing Charters 941.465.8932AnnaMariaFishing Guide.comDOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACKCAPT. AARON LOWMAN DOCKED AT SEAFOOD SHACK CAPT. AARON LOWMAN By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing to the east of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters is producing a variety of species. Fishing structures around the Sunshine State and jack crevalle, as well as limits of mangrove snapper. Luckily, red tide is staying out of Tampa Bay, which is a refuge for trout are taking refuge. Dont forget harvest until further notice from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. If you get caught excuses. feet is producing some great rallies on both species. ing just under the 15-inch minimum but, with a little persistence, Im getting a few slot-size fish in the cooler. Other species for eating include mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel. For the snapper, Im catching Stasnymost around structure in Tampa Bay. On some days, As for the mackerel, structure is the best bet. of species. Fishing structure in Tampa Bay is yielding limits of mangrove snapper. Using small shiners as bait, combined with a knocker rig is attracting snapper 12-16 inches. Removing the knocker and free-lining shiners is producing action around structure. Spanish mackerel, and free-lining shiners is producing nonstop action on Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is for a number of species. Catch-and-release snook and are being caught consistently. Manatee River. For those wanting to catch something to take home for dinner, Gross is leading to numerous mangrove shiners or hatch bait work best. When using these small baits, Gross suggests using a small hook, such as a TideWatchRed tide diminishes A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, still was detected Oct. 14, extending along 145 miles of coastline and offshore 10 miles or more in the Gulf and also appearing on the East Coast. In Southwest Florida, K. brevis Oct. 12, Karenia brevis was observed at very low to high concentrations in Pinellas County, background to low in Manatee and Sarasota counties, background concentrations in Lee and Collier counties and background to low concentrations in Monroe County. No samples were analyzed for Hillsborough. Samples from other areas in southwest Florida did not contain K. brevis. Sarasota and Collier counties. Respiratory irritation was reported in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties. For more information, go to myfwc.com/ redtidestatus. size-4, to match the size of the bait. Capt. Aaron Lowman is catching his share of in Tampa Bay. Fishing structure is producing the best action. Small, free-lined shiners or shiners on weighted rigs work best. catch-and-release snook as well as some catch-andin these areas. ing offshore when the seas are calm and the winds are light. In depths of 80-100 feet, White is finding red grouper, amberjack and a variety of snapper. For the grouper and snapper bottom rigs combined with live a free-lined rig around wrecks work well. Moving inshore, White is catching many catchFishing shallow structure in Tampa Bay is yielding Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. Sam and Ian True, from Anna Maria and the United offshore Oct. 6 with Capt. Warren Girle. They used live shiners for bait and found snapper and mackerel were plentiful. Islander Courtesy Photo

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30 OCT. 17, 2018 THE ISLANDER islbizBY SANDY AMBROGI BizCal BY SANDY AMBROGI AMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCEThursday, Oct. 18 Noon Lunch and Learn: The New Tax Law, the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $10, RSVP Wednesday, Oct. 24 5 p.m. Business card exchange, Waller-Mixon Insurance, 5412 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Members $5, guests $10. InforWednesday, Oct. 31 3:30 p.m. AMI Chamber Trail of Treats, island business disGulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Business participants sought. InformaLBK CHAMBER OF COMMERCEThursday, Oct. 18 11:30 a.m. Small Business Awards Luncheon, Zota Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Members $35, guests $45, RSVP required. Information: 941-383Rich Knowles, owner of enRich Bistro, 5629 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, hands out business information Oct. 3 at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The bistro hosted event. Thompson runs up on Tank starCindy Thompson and Daymond John of Shark Tank were snapped during the International Spa Associations annual conference in Phoenix. Thompson is a former president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and owner of Inhale Salt Spa, 4815 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. John is founder, president and CEO of Fubu and regularly appears as an investor on the ABC television series, which pairs inventors and business owners looking Kapacinskas, resource manager of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity of Manatee County, visit Sept. 26 at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer at Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. themselves to the paella offered at the Sept. 26 AMI chamber monthly business card mixer. Guests at Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Ed Rup, left and wife, Judy, visit Sept. 26 with Mike and Karen LaPensee, of LaPensee Pools, Plumbing and Air of Holmes Beach. The AMI chamber monthly business card mixer was held at Wagner Realty, where Judy Rup is a Realtor. The Rups are also active in the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, where Judy served as pastpresident. Island, where Judy served as pastpresident. Scavengers brings treasure hunt to island Scavengers Marketplace has been drawing treasure Now Scavengers has expanded to a new location in the Island Shopping Center at 5402 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Scavengers Marketplace AMI moved into the tical and beach-themed wares with antiques. Scavengers also added incentive to browse and up by Islander staff members Lisa Williams and Toni Lyon. Look for donation buckets and Moonracer T-shirts at the new location. Scavengers Marketplace AMI is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and noon5p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 941-900-1552. New team buys Freckled Fin Seven months ago, Scott Lubore opened the doors to the second reincarnation of the Freckled Fin. The original eatery closed in Bradenton Beach after problems with the noise ordinance and a lost lease. The second incarnation Freckled Fin Irish Pub opened March 1 in the old Lobstahs location at 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Now, round three. Holmes Beach Commissioner Rick Hurst, Guy Yatros, Rick Cloutier and Sean McCarthy purchased the restaurant Oct. 1. Plans call for McCarthy to take over the daily operations of the eatery. The quartet promised to enact table service a changes patrons were requesting. Under Lubore, orders were placed at the bar. The Freckled Fin is open 3 p.m.-11 p.m. MondayWednesday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information call 941-251-3930 or visit the webBridge Street building signing tenants Its been a while since Mike and Debbie Hynds broke ground on the new retail-restaurant building at 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. lining up. Beach Life AMI moved from 5337 Gulf Drive, island lifestyle merchandise and coastal decor. Debbie Hynds said howluckyami, currently inside Restless Natives at 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will follow, and several other lease negotiations are underway. Hynds also said several spaces are still available For more information about Beach Life AMI, call 941-243-3836. Eat, drink and be merry! October is restaurant month and big savings can be found. Check out the 30 Day lands.com/restaurant, brought to you by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, before stopping by your favorite local eatery to enjoy. Stay busy islanders. Mike Uncle Mike Davidson awaits customers to check out at Scavengers Marketplace AMI, 4201 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The island location is the second for the store, which sells art, one-ofAmbrogi Rezone gets 1st reading Holmes Beach commissioners Oct. 9 approved Commissioner Jim Kihm was absent with excuse. The property is zoned C1-commercial, which only designation to the higher density C2-commercial, similar to neighboring properties. the rezone at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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