Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Outlook improves red tide diminishes. 3 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6-7 From the archives. 7 On the government calendar. 8 Tourism declines, outlook good. 8 Community activities, announcements. 10-11 Save a date. 12-13 Cortez exhibit harkens Halloween past. 13 Gathering. 16 Obituaries. 17 AME PTO planning for fall fest. 18 Employee arrested, Hurricane Hanks. 20 Streetlife. 21 AMITW ends recordbreaking season. 22 Does the skunk ape howl? 23 Center select team wins on the road. 24 Tiki tour launches, bookstore closes. 26 CLASSIFIEDS. 28 NYT Sunday Magazine Crossword. 31 Meetings Happenings Center select team wins on the road. 24 ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Save a date. 12-13 Does the skunk ape Astheworldterns scuttle the long-awaited dock. 6 Op-Ed VOLUME 26, NO. 52 OCT. 24, 2018 FREE The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 Brightening Bridge St. 4 Kiwanis kudos. 10 Nautical fever. 15End of the line: BB CRA torpedoes dock contractBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Expert witness: Shark died before being dragged Benac Wenzel Bayfest awakens Anna Maria PLEASE SEE DOCK Islander Reporter tionally commits an act to Kajiura Islander Photo: Jack Elka Cortez exhibit Halloween


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4 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER Election 11-06-18Early voting begins Oct. 24 Bradenton Beach candidate seeks remedy for disclosure errorBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter Martin BB mayor on state of the city Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie delivers a state of the city address Oct. 18 during a city commission meeting. The 48-page statement mandated by the city charter detailed many aspects of the city, including the budget, capital improvements, departments, boards, community redevelopment agency and pending litigation. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver EsformesBB candidate promotes union supportBradenton Beach Commissioner Ralph Cole, up for election Nov. 6, stands Oct. 18 next to a sign that in Venice. Cole was interviewed by the Suncoast with the West Manatee Fire Rescue District. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Bridge Street Merchants, CRA plunks $52K on holiday decorBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter decorations at the Bradenton Beach CRA meeting at A rendering by Christmas Designers FL of Pompano Beach depicts a holiday lighting design for Bridge Street in the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment District. Islander Courtesy Photo


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THE ISLANDER OCT. 24, 2018 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get The Islander free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN MAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeksMAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ____________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) E-MAIL 10&20 years agoIn the headlines: Oct. 21, 1998 Holmes Beach commissioners agreed to hire Holmes Beach City Commission for permission In the headlines: Oct. 22, 2008 informed they might get some relief from paying Bradenton Beach city commissioners agreed The weekly archives for The Islander are at VISIT OUR 8,000+ SF SHOWROOM6807 14TH ST. W., BRADENTON (across from Alex Karras Lincoln)SPECIAL ISLANDER OFFER! $50 OFF any purchase of $500 or more $100 OFF any purchase of $1,000 or more We offer Rattan and Wicker tropical-style indoor and outdoor furniture, for island and coastal looks. YOUR COMPLETE CASUAL FURNITURE STORE You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, at ufdc. The real Kim Rash Virginia Lee Harrod, Henry County, Kentucky YourHave your say: Dinner timeA platter of stone crabs is displayed on the dock at the now defunct Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Stone crabs are approved for harvest through May Public Library Digital Collection


8 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City 708-6130, Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Of interest Send notices to and tourism numbers down, but outlook holds strong Islander Reporter Call to action In other business Manatee County Tourist Develop ment Council members Dale Sconyers, left, Carol Whitmore, Jack Rynerson and Ed Chiles chat before the at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Sandy AmbrogiBB approves Avenue C stormwater plan, restorationBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter


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12 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER Through Feb. 3, 2019, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700. Second Wednesdays, Think + Drink (science), South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Shanty Singers, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. First Fridays, 6-9 p.m. ArtWalk in the Village of the Arts, around 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Also, Saturdays 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. 2-3, Village of the Arts Festival of the Skeletons, Bradenton. 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.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, Oct. 26 10 a.m. Forty Carrots partners in play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, Oct. 27 10 a.m. Anna Maria Elementary PTO Fall Festival costume parade from City Pier Park, 101 N. Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-5525. 10:30 a.m. Anna Maria Elementary PTO Fall Festival celebration, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-5525. Tuesday, Oct. 30The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTONGOING 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. Feb. 12, 2019, AMICCOs Jazz Fest, Anna Maria.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. 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, Oct. 31 3:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce HalBeach. Information: 941-778-1541. 4-7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats celebration in island business districts. Info: 941-778-1541.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Dec. 1, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree lighting and Holmes Beach holiday celebration, Holmes Beach. Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, islandwide. Dec. 14, Anna Maria Center Shops Christmas celebration, Holmes Beach. Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Privateers Drift-In Christmas, Bradenton Beach.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, Oct. 27 6 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza, Mosaic Center for Nature, Robinson Preserve, 99th Street Northwest and Ninth Avenue Northwest, Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Wednesday, Oct. 31 10 a.m. Puppets and Play, Mosaic Center for Nature, Robinson Preserve, 99th Street Northwest and Ninth Avenue Northwest, Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.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 Nov. 4, Friends of De Soto National Memorial train ride at Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish.GAMES, SPORTS & OUTDOORSONGOING ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays, AMI Dragon Boat Fun and Fitness Club, time depends on tides, 417 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941462-2626. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7086130. Most Fridays, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (call for times) mahjong games, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays, noon, bridge, Roser Memorial Community Church, i.w edJEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941.896.7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The nest wedding photography since 1980. Studio: 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. Preview weddings: www 1 Island Photography Beautiful and creative photography to treasure for a lifetime. 6 islandphotography .org ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi, pools, beach, more! www m 941.778.661 1 www Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s island-style resort. 800.779.3601 m www m The Islander Wedding Directory TO BE INCLUDED IN IWED, CONT ACT TONI L YON, 941-928-8735, OR toni@islander .orgMUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Gulf Drive Band The Best! Classic Danceable T unes Musical Entertainment DJ for W eddings, Receptions. Call: 941.778.0173. email: m WEDDING PLANNER AMI Beach We ddings Destination Beach W edding Experts. AMIBeachW Massage Therapy | Acupuncture | Yoga2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | Holistic wellness center and spa 12100 40th A ve. W 941-807-2322 Located at Sunny Shores off Cortez Road T ur n north fr om Cortez Road into Sunny Shor es at 115th Str eet W est, tur n left at rst STOP sign. 5% OFF DURING OPEN HOUSE! Join us for OPEN HOUSE 9-4 Friday Oct. 26 and 9-noon Saturday Oct. 27


THE ISLANDER OCT. 24, 2018 13 512 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.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, Oct. 27 9 a.m.-noon NEST nature Days, Mosaic Center for Nature, Robinson Preserve, 99th Street Northwest and Ninth Avenue Northwest, Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.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. 24 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Oct. 25 10 a.m. Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, Oct. 26 10 a.m. Senior Adventures attends Johns Pass Seafood Festival, meet at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945. Saturday, Oct. 27 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast meeting with Valerie Vance of the Easter Seals, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 9 a.m. CPR training, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Reservations required. Information: 941-7786341.ONGOING ON AMI Second and fourth Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Just Older Youth/JOY Brown Bag Lunch Series, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 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. March 2, 2019, Anna Maria Island Historical Societys Heritage Day Festival, Anna Maria. March 9, 2019, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton 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.The Islander Calendar ADVERTORIAL Local Bike Company Frustrated by Holmes Beach City Commissions Moratorium Decision on Bikeand Scooter-ShareHolmes Beach, Fla., Mobile Muttleys, a local startup oering automated bike rentals, has mixed reactions to the Holmes Beach City Commission impromptu announcement to enact a six-month moratorium on bikeand scooter-sharing in the city. Mobile Muttleys applauds the city for wanting to pursue complete streets, and for taking steps to deter dockless bike and scooter-sharing services from taking over city streets. However, the company feels its automated bike rental business is being mischaracterized and is being unfairly prevented from operating on the island. Referring to dockless systems, the city attorney was recently reported as stating her research showed multiple issues including the bikes being abandoned on private property, across sidewalks and even in trac lanes, leaving cleanup to local law enforcement. In response, Tom Pechous, co-founder of Mobile Muttleys commented, we 100 percent agree with the city attorney. But this has nothing to do with us. Our bikes dock into racks; they dont get left randomly on sidewalks or streets. We appreciate that the city is on a fast learning curve about bike share. But there is a clear distinction between our automated bike rental business and the dockless systems. The Mobile Muttleys automated bike rental system uses xed docking racks that can be placed on private property. This would enable them to operate within the existing city laws just like any other bike rental business. The only dierence between the Mobile Muttleys automated bike rental business and existing bike rental businesses on the island is that the Mobile Muttleys system is self-service. Despite this, the city is withholding the companys building permits for installing the racks, even though they dont require any electrical other than standard permitting. As a long-time resident, I have felt the impact of endless trac during the tourist season just like everyone else. Businesses rely on the tourists, but our residents shouldnt have to suer through the season. Everyone should be able to enjoy all that our island has to oer and get around by whatever means they nd most convenient, including by bike said Pechous. We are trying to do the right thing, the right way, but feel the Holmes Beach City Commission is singling out our business just because of some bad apples in our industry. Pechous says they will continue to work with the Holmes Beach City Commission to nd a solution that doesnt unnecessarily delay their business. They feel the community needs and deserves a transportation alternative to automobiles and busses to get from point to point on the island.About Mobile MuttleysIn 2018, locals Tracy Thrall and Tom Pechous both long-time residents of Holmes Beach founded Mobile Muttleys out of frustration with trac congestion during the tourist season. They had tried bike share in other cities and see bicycles as a way to reduce the congestion, exhaust and environmental impact of steadily increasing automobile trac on the island. The Mobile Muttleys system is designed as a number of automated bike rental stations strategically placed across the island that locals and tourists can checkout and return bikes to any one of the stations. Controlled by a smartphone App, the bikes oer a simple, convenient and environmentally friendly way to explore the island, run errands, and beat the trac. The locking system for this system is solar powered and the racks do not require any electrical to the rack location.Tom Pechouse, co-founder, Mobile Muttleys Cortez exhibit harkens Halloween celebrations Linda Molto reminisces Oct. 16 about past Halloweens in Cortez, pointing to her exhibit of trick-ortreat photos at the Cortez Cultural Cortez Road W., Cortez. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter een photos as she searched for material


14 OCT. 24, 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 ? ? Bayfest awakens sleepy Pine AvenueVendors selling food, arts, crafts, jewelry and more line Pine Avenue Oct. 20 for Anna Maria Islands Bayfest, a music, food and fun event presented by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Classic cars line the west end of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Oct. 20 for the Cruzin to the Hop Car Show at the 18th annual Bayfest. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy speaks to festivalgoers over DJ Lance Hubschmitts microphone Oct. 20 at the classic car show at Bayfest. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice Vendors line Pine Avenue near Roser Church amid chamber of commerce weather Oct. 20 for Bayfest, a music, food and fun event presented by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Islander Photo: Jack Elka Pine Avenue buzzed with festivalgoers Oct. 20, but Luna Kids Zone. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice


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16 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER Gathering Island Shopping Center | 5412 Marina Drive | Holmes Beach | 941.778.2253 | BUSINESS INSURANCE SAVINGS PERSONAL INSURANCE SAVINGS Milestones the milestones in Pastor Stephen King9:30 Sunday Service rArt by Joan V oyles Roser spruces up garden Please join us for this encouraging seminar. When you are grieving a loved ones death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover: Grieving ?Know someone who is? SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 1:00 PM Roser Community Church Fellowship Hall $5 for Survival Guide Questions call 941-778-0414 COMMUNITY CHURCH Call for a ride to the 10:00 AM Worship Service SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 AM IN THE CHAPEL or 10:00 AM IN THE SANCTUARY 10:00 AM Nursery & Church School 8:45 AM Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM Adult Book Study SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYSDo thoughts of social gatherings, traditions and obligations leave you anxious. Your sadness seems unbearable. Please join us for this encouraging seminar. Survival Guide $5 donation1:00 3:00 PM SUNDAY, NOV. 4Roser Community Church Fellowship Hall To register or nd out more call the church at 941-778-0414 or go A view of the garden at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy PhotoChurch offers free kids books at open house Christ Church of Longboat Key Presbyterian Beach. Drive, Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach. Church happenings Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Drive, Longboat Key. Ave., Anna Maria. St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. At your service to residents and family of 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 Against Betrayal, for Faithfulness


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18 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER AME calendar By Ryan Paice, AME students learn about stranger dangerYouth care specialist Erika Hernandez from Manatee Childrens Family and Services Oct. 16 teaches Anna Maria Elementary second-graders about personal safety around strangers. Islander Photo: Ryan PaiceAME-PTO Fall Festival celebrates family fun ahead of HalloweenBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter Anna Maria, I love you! Brits share snapshots of island romance Islander Reporter more than a dozen times in the past decade to lay in Phil Bull, daughter Sienna, 2 and wife Annette enjoy a day at ZooTampa at Lowry Park Sept. 12. The Bulls have vacationed on Anna Maria Island for more than a decade. They reached out to The Islander to share their impressions of their second home. Islander Photos: Courtesy Bull Family Phil and Annette Bull shared their postcard view of the Cortez Bridge and the Intracoastal Waterway, shot via drone looking northeast. The Seafood Shack also are captured.


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THE ISLANDER OCT. 24, 2018 21 StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Island police blotterAnna Maria Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach


22 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER Tacos Burgers Seafood BRIDGE ST. PIERWITH TWO SIDES! UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST AMITW braves red tide, notches another record-breaking seasonBy ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter A group watches Aug. 27 while Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers Karyn Fish, left, and Kathy Doddridge collect data from a nest on the beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander File Photos: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes A sandy hatchling crawls Aug. 14 on the shoreline in Bradenton Beach to Mexico.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 24, 2018 23 Click! the milestones in read WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander By Lisa NeffDoes the skunk ape howl? Loren Coleman and displaying his Neff HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET PIERBRE A K F A ST L U NC H DINNER COC K T A ILS 941.778.1320 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 Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees of mussels, shrimp, grouper, duck, pasta carbonara, chicken, beef and a slow-cooked duck casserole. 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach 941.779.1930The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach Traditional French dining experience featuring entrees The soul of France in the heart of Bradenton Beach French Table Tagged sea turtle nears end of marathon tour ChrisAnn Silver Esformes A skunk ape? The photo, widely shared on websites dedicated to cryptozoology, is credited to David Barkasy and Loren Coleman. Islander Photo: Wikipedia


24 OCT. 24, 2018 THE ISLANDER Islander Reporter victory over Central Brevard Soccer again in the championship match later Fall soccer action continues Adult soccer starts up at center Cassidy 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 24 12:54p 2.1 6:16a 0.3 6:07p 1.1 Full Oct 25 12:00a 2.5 1:38p 2.0 6:54a 0.1 6:31p 1.2 Oct 26 12:26a 2.6 2:27p 1.9 7:36a 0.0 6:55p 1.3 Oct 27 12:57a 2.7 3:26p 1.8 8:24a -0.1 7:19p 1.4 Oct 28 1:33a 2.7 4:41p 1.7 9:19a -0.1 7:44p 1.5 Oct 29 2:15a 2.7 10:22a 0.0 Oct 30 3:07a 2.6 11:34a 0.0 Oct 31 4:16a 2.4 9:07p 1.7 12:48p 0.1 3rd received a goal from Stephen Adair and seven saves Key Royale golf news Horseshoe news Center Select Soccer Team members Jack Mattick, Jackson Pakbaz, Aiden Templeton, Hamish Robertson, Ronan Robertson, Connor Samblis, Riley Lawson, JM Feeney, Kieran Cloutier, Ewen Cloutier and Victor Albrecht celebrate their victory in the East Coast Florida Cup in Cocoa Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center of AMI TideWatchRed tide: Persistent, patchy Kar enia brevis Patchy concentrations of K. brevis K. brevis K. brevis


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