Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Red tide returns to high levels. 3 On the government calendar. 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. 6 From the archives. 7 HB considers aircraft, golf cart restrictions. 8 Community announcements, activities. 10-11 Make plans, save a date. 12-13 Holmes Beach opens Bradenton Beach suspends website. 15 Gathering. 18 Obituaries. 18 Get in the game. 19 Streetlife. 20 AME named School of Excel lence. 22 Into the blue bins. 23 Soccer, golf, horseshoes dominate sports. 24 The snook bite? Exceptional. 25 Business news. 27 CLASSIFIEDS. 28 NYT Sunday Magazine Crossword. 31 Meetings Happenings ISL BIZ 10-20 YEARS AGO Make plans, save a Into the blue bins. 23 Astheworldterns await election returns. 6 Op-Ed VOLUME 27, NO. 2 NOV. 7, 2018 FREE Celebrating the Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 On the trail to treats. 16 PLEASE SEE OFFSHORE, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE BERT HARRIS, PAGE 4Holmes Beach prevails in test of Bert Harris cases By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter I want people to know its not a beach Tara Myers of Bradenton had a few words of wisdom for anyone considering shallow water and swimming pools into the Her plea comes after she and her son, Brennan Saletta, 7, were lounging and paddling along the shoreline in the Gulf of 21 when they were pulled a mile offshore While the story of Myers and her son ended happily, with her boyfriend and others Brennan Saletta, left, 7, and mom Tara Myers take a photo on their swan raft while in the Gulf waters near Spring a mile from shore. Islander Courtesy Photo calling for help and a rescue by a West Manatee Fire Rescue crew aboard a boat, it was Myers went to the beach at noon that Sunday, set up her chairs and umbrella like trust what she thought were calm waters Thank God I told my boyfriend what the currents took us straight out from the They drifted for at least an hour, she said, Myers tried to get other boats to notice And once they saw the emergency lights I thank God people saw us from the The Nov. 6 island election results will be available at Election 11-06-18By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Except for an anticipated appeal and ripples in the community, the case of Robert In his 23-page judgment, Judge Lon Arend ruled against the McCaffreys on Property Rights Protection Act, as well as Framing the decision, Arend described The McCaffreys assembled a team, submitted a building permit in January 2015 for ment states, the McCaffreys were required to Importantly, the final judgment is Clearwater attorney Jay Daigneault of the Mayor Bob Johnson, city clerk Stacey JohnDaigneault, chosen by the citys Florida League of Cities insurer, Florida Insurance Municipal Trust, represented the city throughout the litigation, including the threeThe McCaffreys were represented by Fred Moore and Scott Rudacille of Blalock In Daigneaults email, distributed by the city clerk, he said the judges decision determined that the pre-suit appraisals and The McCaffreys alleged the city effecafter considerable back-and-forth with the Holmes Beach Commission Chair Judy Titsworth, left, watches the proceedings Aug. 16 as attorneys Randy Mora and Jay Daigneault of Trask Daigneault defend the city. Islander File Photo: Kathy Prucnell Saluting veterans. 11


2 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER Brennan Saletta, 7, sits Oct. 21 before the raft carried he and his mom a mile from the shore in the Gulf current. They were rescued by a crew from WMFR on the districts boat. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tara Myers Unique Pet PortraitsComposited images printed to stretched canvas Sunsets PRINTS FROM OFFSHORE Click! The Islander welcomes news of the milestones in read graphs with detailed captions along with complete The rescuers towed the pair to the Rod & Reel As far as the Mega Swan, Myers would like more Rip currents daunt north-end beachgoers: Getting caught in rip currents at the north end The beaches north of the Manatee Public Tara Myers and her sons close call with disasinclude: An elderly woman was rescued after emergency Lithia lost her footing when a rip current pulled She was rescued by friends, family members and man from Lakeland found unconscious 20-30 feet Also in July 2013, 12 young swimmers were rescued from a strong northerly current near SycaIn August 2010, two adult family members Safe on shore, they destroyed the Mega Swan by poking it with a sharks tooth Brennan had with him Myers is baking banana bread for her heroes on $18K goes to holiday eventPaul and Tammy Foster, second from left and center, owners of Ginnys and Jane Es Cafe, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, are pictured with Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy and an $18,696 donation from local businesses and residents to the Manatee County Sheriffs terminally ill children. Pictured from MCSO are Sgt. Michael Jones, left, Col. Dwayne Denison, Capt. Stanley Schaeffer and Deputy Patrick Manning. The event will be Dec. 13 at the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport Fire Departorg or call 941-747-3011, ext. 2581. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice


THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 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 After short reprieve, red tide levels on AMI return to high By Sandy Ambrogi Islander Reporter clear and crowds were returning to Anna Maria Island Karenia brevis bay waters around the island again tested high for A return of the harmful algal bloom red tide might for some people an unwelcome start to snowbird my day off from work to be here with my toes in the mission found concentrations higher than 1 million Holmes Beach and Anna Marias Bean Point samples tested lower, in the medium range with 100,000-1 The Mote Marine Beach Report indicated slight respiratory irritation present at Coquina Beach and ronmental Protection met with county partners from algae on the east coast of Florida, where it is not typiWe thought it was the thing to do for our contesdirector of Keep Manatee Beautiful, told The Islander Two of us came back with scratchy throats, runny Red tide is not harmful to people swimming, except in cases where an existing respiratory problem Islander reporter Kathy Prucnell contributed to this report. Alex and Oksana Parkhomenko from Louisville, Kentucky, play in the surf at Coquina Beach Nov. 1 in spite of testing Oct. 29 by FWC showing high levels of the harmful algal bloom, red tide. Donna Kelly, left, and Charlene Compton relax at Cortez Beach Nov. l. Kelly said she coughed twice, but she was happy to have her toes in the sand. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell


4 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER BERT HARRIS MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, West Manatee Fire Rescue WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, Of interest as well as The Islander, will be closed that day and Send notices to deems approved plaza site plan null and voidA previously approved site plan for the addition of Gulf Drive and Holmes Boulevard was deemed null and void by the Holmes Beach Commission after building permits expired. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes Islander Reporter motion 3-1 stating that owner Mike Hynds missed the opment calls for an addition of four one-bedroom According to the submission requirements in the The LDC also states, site plans shall expire three ing department, Hynds wrote, We would ask that you ness told the mayor and commissioners that the resosite plan did not include an expiration date for permitCommission Chair Judy Titsworth said resolutions McGuinness also said Hynds was confused by McGuinness added that he was no longer asking If you want an extension, you ask for it before it City attorney Patricia Petruff warned the com mission that Hynds could litigate, and asked, How Commissioner Jim Kihm said allowing an exten Mayor Bob Johnson said future resolutions for tion and it is the applicants responsibility to do their The commission will meet in a regular session city building department by citing the 2013 LAR In Count I, the McCaffreys contended the city Addressing both counts, the court rejected the address residents complaints about noise, parking and At trial, Moore, for the McCaffreys, argued the Arends decision states the law that was enacted ment actions, including ordinances, has been applied unfairly and that courts must strictly construe the act, Prior to filing suit, owners must present their claims to the mayor with an appraisal demonstrating At trial, Daigneault argued the McCaffreys August $341,000 in losses, did not support the loss under Daigneault, as well as the judges decision, pointed And the court agreed: In other words, plaintiffs actions, then submitted an appraisal that attempted to public records law by failing to answer the plaintiffs delay didnt come close to the length of delay in cases Daigneault also is the attorney for the city in Holmes Beach resident and plaintiff Bob McCaffrey Harris case against the city of Holmes Beach. In addition to the claim that went to trial, the McCaffreys submitted a second Bert Harris claim


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6 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 NOV. 7, 2018 NOV. 7, 2018 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. NOV. 7, 2018 NOV. 7, 2018 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 Ross Roberts (All others: Guest Have your say The Islander accepts original letters of up Readers also may comment on online, where You can peruse The Islander newspaper archive, dating back to its launch in November 1992, at edu. OurThanks for Bayfest The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce A special thank you to CrossPointe Fellowship for Anna Maria for its outstanding assistance and support What a great day it was for our community Terri Kinder, president, Anna Maria Island Chamber of CommercePaint, noise, pollution tinues to pollute our neighborhood with toxic paint The open-ended tent in the 4500 block of 121st Please, be a good neighbor and cease the spreading Joe Kane, CortezNight out niceties We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Donations of time and cash, gift cards, bikes, toys, food and more were extremely important and we are We look forward to partnering with our sponsors Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill TokajerListen and the main character, Thomas Magnum, related to tening and reacting following through on your committed to a candidate but your mind started changwent to press Monday, the day before the polls opened We plan to post the local results from the Anna Maria Island precincts online on election night, so you Veterans Day honors pastries and, after a presentation of colors, this year Later in the day, Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy As Roy Rogers famously said, We cant all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they Bonner Joy


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THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 9 Business and Property Owners 2018 MANATEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTION NOTICE The 2018 Manatee County Tax Roll has been delivered to the Tax Collector by the Property Appraiser. Collection of Ad Valorem and Non Ad Valorem Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property Taxes begins on November 5 2018. The 2018 Tax Bills will be mailed on or about November 5, 2018. You can pay your taxes, print duplicate bills and receipts, and sign up for email alerts on The applicable discount is based on the date your payment is received or postmarked. Payments received or postmarked after March 31 must be paid in certified funds and must include interest and advertising which accrue when taxes are delinquent. Pay Taxes and Print Bills/Receipts @ TAXCOLLECTOR.COM Mail | PO Box 25300, Bradenton FL 34206 5300 For tax payments sent by mail: print bills and receipts on or your cancelled check may serve as your receipt. Locations | Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Palma Sola, 7411 Manatee AV W, Suite 200 Lakewood Ranch, 6007 111 ST E (off SR 70) North River, 4333 US 301 N, Ellenton DeSoto, 819 301 BLVD W, Bradenton Make Appointments on For driver license, vehicle, boat, mobile home titles (limit 4 per appt.) and concealed weapon license. Appointments for driver license tests are for Manatee County residents only. Driver License Requirements Applies to all residents for renewal, replacement, address change and/or first time issuance. For more information visit or call 850.617.3995. Check Lobby Wait Times Text WAIT to 41411 during office hours to see the number of customers waiting and the approximate wait time. For more information call 941.750.9566 Property tax payoff amount, payment status or confirmation cannot be obtained by telephone. All City and County taxes assessed on the Tax Roll are entitled to these discounts for early payment: November 5 through December 4 4% December 5 through December 31 3% January 1 through January 31 2% February 1 through February 28 1% Payable without discount in March | Delinquent April 1 2019 Quarterly Installment Plan Does not apply to 2018 taxes. Apply online at Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes for the 2019 year tax may be paid in 4 installments if application is filed with the Tax Collector by April 30, 2019. If currently enrolled in the installment plan, your account is automatically renewed. City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 SAVE HAZARDOUS ITEMS FOR PROPER DISPOSAL ON COLLECTION DAYS!RESIDENTS OF HOLMES BEACH are encouraged to dispose of solvents, latexand oil-based paints, garden pesticides, household chemicals, waste oil, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, any mercury containing devices (thermostats, thermometers) and pool chemicals at designated sites in Manatee County. Hazardous materials are CORROSIVE, FLAMMABLE, REACTIVE, COMBUSTIBLE, or TOXIC. You can tell a product is hazardous if the works CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON appear on the label. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS can be dropped off at Lena Road Landfill located south of State Road 64, 1 mile east of I-75 at 3333 Lena Road, Bradenton, 9am-3pm every 3rd Saturday of the month. Go to for a collection schedule for the Manatee County Utilities Administration Complex, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton.. For details and specific collection dates, call Manatee County Utilities, 941-792-8811, and select option 2, or visit the website above. Shed not tiny house on Pine Avenue lot gets city OKThe small building in the side yard at 421 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, has been permitted as a shed by the building department. Islander Photo: Ryan Paice By Ryan Paice Islander Reporter shed as a slight structure built for shelter or stor Complete with opaque windows and glass doors accessory structure by Anna Marias acting building According to Curtis, the shed was installed before The shed is eye-catching, not only because of its City code prohibits accessory structures such as yard is that portion of the property directly in front of a home on the facing street, for it to be considered a City pier contract remains in fact-nding stage Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said in an inter tions, cost of materials, dates and penalties, quality satisfactory bid in a second round of proposals at Ryan PaiceBradenton Beach amends budgetCorrection edition an incorrect name for Commismust be reported as part of the budget ton Beach Commission unanimously City treasurer Shayne Thompson said, Statutorily, we cannot spend more reimbursement from the West Coast the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damages to city buildings Bridge Street Pier for closure during construction and $205,000 in attorneys The next regular commission meet ChrisAnn Silver Esformes nett Cooper, with the shed situated on the empty lot to the east of the home and set back from the road Curtis said the structure is connected to power, but Sheds are not permitted as dwelling units in Anna


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Call: 941-778-0173. email: m 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. 18, Manatee Community Concert Band Concert, Bradenton. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Bradenton Bluesfest, Bradenton.KIDS & FAMILYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDFriday, Nov. 9 10 a.m. Forty Carrots partners in play, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Saturday, Nov. 10 10 a.m. Origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Tuesday, Nov. 13 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.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..The Islander Calendar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTON ANNA MARIA ISLANDThursday, Nov. 8 8 p.m. Island Players open Baggage, part of artsHOP, continues through Nov. 18, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755. Friday, Nov. 9 5:30-8 p.m. Holmes Beach Art Walk and artist receptions, part of artsHOP, downtown Holmes Beach along Gulf and Marina drives. Information: or participating venues. sHOP, Ugly Grouper, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4402. Saturday, Nov. 10 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Symphony on the Sand, part of artsHOP, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.ONGOING ON AMI Through Nov. 18, Island Players Baggage, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755. Throughout November, Our Feathered Friends, Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786694. Throughout November, Impressions by Charlotte Sorsen, Island gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Through Jan. 5, Fresh and Locally Sourced and For the Love of Mangroves, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.LOOKING AHEAD ON AMI Dec. 9, AMICCO An Island Christmas concert, Holmes Beach. exhibition, The Space Between, Anna Maria.OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDSaturday, Nov. 10 Grill and Tiki Bar, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7982035. Sunday, Nov. 11 Grill and Tiki Bar, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-7982035.ONGOING OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND Through Dec. 2, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts French Art from the Horvitz Collection, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-359-5700. Through Feb. 2, 2019, The Greek Communities of Tarpon Springs and the Bahamas, Florida Maritime Museum, 4419 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Through Feb. 3, 2019, John and Mable Ringling Museum of 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. CLUBS & COMMUNITYON ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Nov. 7 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Garden Club general meeting and luncheon, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6758. 12:45 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 3 p.m. Tour the Digital Library program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Nov. 8 1-5 p.m. Cupcake Delights blood drive with the Big Red Bus, Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza is at 3324 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2253. 2 p.m. Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, Nov. 9 10:30 a.m. Senior Adventures tours the Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria, meeting to carpool at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-5380945. 2 p.m. Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Monday, Nov. 12 9 a.m. The Islanders Veterans Salute, outdoors at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. 1 p.m. Anna Maria Veterans Day observance Old Soldiers City Pier Park. Information: 941-708-6130. 2:15 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society ice cream social following the Veterans Day parade and ceremony, 402 Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-4600. Tuesday, Nov. 13 2 p.m. Medicare enrollment assistance, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Noon Adult coloring club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6:30 p.m. Island Time Book 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. Baggage brings laughs, unlikely loveJalex Scott as Bradley and Jennifer Kwiatkowski as Phyllis will take the stage Nov. 8-18 in the Island Players production of Baggage. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and one hour before each performance. For tickets, call 941-7785755 or go to theislandplayers. org. Islander Photo: Courtesy Island Players


THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 13 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, 2-4 p.m., Tech Help, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 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. 18, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service, Holmes Beach. Dec. 1, Anna Maria Garden Club plant sale, 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-Bration, Holmes Beach. OFF ANNA MARIA ISLANDWednesday, Nov. 14 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies meeting and luncheon, IMG Academy Golf Club, 3450 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Fee apples. Information: 941-567-4960. 3 p.m. Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Whats the Big Deal with Sea Grasses? by Jay Leverone, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.ONGOING OFF AMI Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Paradise Cafe games, music and socializing, the Paradise Center, Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6493. Saturdays through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bradenton Farmers Market, Old Main, Bradenton. Information: 941621-6471.LOOKING AHEAD OFF AMI Dec. 12, Florida Maritime Museum fall lecture, Cortez. Dec. 8, Florida Maritime Museums Maritime by Candlelight, Cortez.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 games, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Info: 941-708-6130. 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. Tuesdays, noon, duplicate bridge, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941779-0881.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.GOOD TO KNOWSAVE THE DATES Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Dec. 31, New Years Eve. Jan. 1, New Years Day.GET LISTED The deadline for listings is the Wednesday before the publication date. Please include the date, time, location and description of the event, as well as a phone number for publication.The Islander Calendar 12th Annual artsHOP Photography By Kathy StormFor Event Details www Cultural CONNECTIONS ami comNOV. 2 & 9 Gallery WalkFri. 11/9 5:30 pm to 8pm Concert at Coquina BeachSat. 11/10, 4:30pm Live PerformanceThu. 11/8 to Sun. 11/18Public Art Walk & Art LaunchFri. 11/2, 5:30 to 8pm Bridge Street Art WalkArt WalkSat. 11/3, 1pm to 4pm ARE YOU A VETERAN? THE CITY OF ANNA MARIA WANTS YOU TO BE IN THE WANTS YOU TO BE IN THE OLD SOLDIERS & SAILORS OLD SOLDIERS & SAILORS OLD SOLDIERS & SAILORS PARADE PARADE 1 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 12 1 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 12 1 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 12 ALL VETERANS MUSTER AT 1 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 12 1 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 12 ALL VETERANS MUSTER AT ALL VETERANS MUSTER AT ANNA MARIA CITY HALL ANNA MARIA CITY HALL 10005 GULF DRIVE, ANNA MARIA 10005 GULF DRIVE, ANNA MARIA VISIT: www.CityOfAnnaMaria.Com for details VISIT: www.CityOfAnnaMaria.Com for details OR CALL: (941) 708 OR CALL: (941) 708 OR CALL: (941) 708 6130 Ext. 121 6130 Ext. 121 Marilyn Margold of the Anna Maria Island Art League, left, and Diane Phinney of Cultural Connections, check out the skimmer carvings offered for donations Nov. 2 during ArtsHOP on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The skimmer and Shorebird Monitoring. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes The Islander and city of Holmes Beach will salute all military veterans starting at 8:30 a.m. at city hall with coffee and pastries, and a program starting at 9 a.m. All are welcome to honor those who serve. $10 each @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB $10 each @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB $2 @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.


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THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 17 BEN AND KAREN COOPER PLEASE COME SEE US AT OUR NEW OFFICE NEXT TO THE REGIONS BANK BUILDING AT 4401 MANATEE A VE. W ., BRADENTON. 941-795-4878 Fax Stone crab season celebrated in Cortezlocal Fishing for Freedom chapter and be hosted by The menu offerings will include stone crab, Florida The entertainment lineup includes TH&C, Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, TC and Randy, AloRandy, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio, Damon Fowler in collaboration with the Blessing Bags Project and attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped Garden club to gather at Roser Church The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at hall at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 The program will feature discussion about the Also, guest speaker Ginny Stibolt will talk Sharing island remembrances, 70 years of marriageBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter another man back in time when the city property That also was the year Hugh, son of John Holmes, similarly smitten, married Jean Messersmith, whod They met in Bradenton at Fosters Drug Store in the former Dixie Grand Hotel, where Jean worked at Hugh and his friends would stop at Fosters for ice cream sodas after roller-skating and, as Jean described those days, she chuckled and recalled making Hughs Hugh added that Major League Baseball players Both reminisced about the days shed watch him They also shared how Hugh worked with his father, star bought a home across the street from where they Asked about how the island has changed, Jean at age 47, all of their children, Cherri Rigney, Debbie Hall and the twins, Jeannie Bystrom and Judy TitsHugh said some of the biggest changes in the After the war, when nobody had a bunch of He also pointed to builders disguising two homes including their children and many of their 17 grandIt was set in tandem with an anticipated election night celebration for their youngest daughter, Judy, who, at press time for The Islander, is widely expected Her mother said Judys dedication to the city Judy protested the destruction of oak trees at Anna Grandpa Holmes would be proud of what Judys An invitation to Jean and Hugh Holmes Sr.s 70th anniversary party includes a photo from their wedding day, Nov. 6, 1948, at Roser Church in Anna Maria. Islander Courtesy Image Jean and Hugh Holmes Sr. reminisce Oct. 30 at home on their porch in Holmes Beach about their 70 years together. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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20 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER Cops & CourtBy Kathy Prucnell, Islander Reporter StreetlifeBy Kathy Prucnell Truly Homemade Ice Cream(yes, we really make it ourselves) Voted Best Ice Cream Open 7 Days a Weekwww.tylersicecream.comSERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 Manatee Ave & 59th 941-243-3841 Cortez & 119th 941-794-5333 Longboat Center Shops 941-383-6935 SERVING GOURMET ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE Anna Maria woman gets probation in carport crash atee County sheriffs deputy found Smith unconscious, after smashing into a carport off 55th Street at the 5400 Smith was transported to Blake Medical Center in state subpoenaed Smiths blood draw results, leading She was assessed more than $2,000 in costs and Bradenton woman arrested for DUI in Holmes Beach found a black car with no one inside truck nearby, pulled off the road on Louloudes allegedly ran the car into the back of Louloudes was transported to Blake Medical Louloudes THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD ON AMI SEAFOOD Cocktails, Beer & Wine Live music Friday & Saturday121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 Island police blotterAnna Maria Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach woman, Bradenton man nabbed for prowling, loitering in Cortez Arrested for prowling and loitering in the mobile 32, of Holmes Beach, and Craig Baier, 37, of BradenManatee County sheriffs deputies found Martin in the neighborhood, where she told a deputy she was looking for a pack of cigarettes shed lost earlier in the witness identified him as someone Baier was arrested for possessing ing probation in prior cases, accordBradenton Beach is policed by BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Martin Baier


THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 21 STREETLIFE Witness alert results in DUI charge from HBPD in a gray-green Malibu westbound on Within minutes, according to an Sabrina Dumdei, 35, of Bradenton, ence more than three times the legal limit and Dumdei was transported to Manatee County jail, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Dumdei employer reported an unknown person entered a trailer AM chief deputy honored for two decades of service Congressman honors WMFR battalion chief Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells hands Sgt. Michael Jones a plaque recognizing Jones 20 years of service to the department Oct. 19. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mayor Dan Murphy Manatee County Sheriff Rick recognition, but its nice that the sheriff takes the time Ryan Paice Jones Losek two chain saws on the ground, but heard no noise that Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narraWest Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion WMFR Chief Tom Sousa nominated Losek, who began his career In 2005, he was deployed as strike team leader to lar Dystrophy Association and represents the district Ryan Paice


22 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER Tacos Burgers Seafood ALL UNDER $10! Weeken Brunc ON THE PI ER AME calendar By Ryan Paice, AME named School of Excellence by state For the third year in a row, the Florida State Board of Education has named Anna Maria Elementary a AME is one of six elementary schools in Manatee percentile for at least two of those years, a determinaAME principal Jackie Featherston said being a School of Excellence allows AME certain exceptions, including the ability to change when school starts and ends, or change how much reading is required of stuAME to stage America Sings Admission is free, and the performance is open to include a choice of spaghetti and meatballs or chicken People can prepay for their meals at the AME to l Dolphin Dash sponsors sought a minimum donation of $100 for a company logo or Sponsors can put promotional material in swag


THE ISLANDER NOV. 7, 2018 23 T-Shirts $10 @ The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, HB. By Lisa NeffInto the blue bins Perhaps your family or neighbors recycle right and the materials inside err in what can be recycled and the items in their bin are dirty or cominMany people in many communiipal program I participated in was launched in Exeter, Neff confuse, especially in a place like Anna Maria Island, Comingling doesnt mean mixing clean and dirty recyclables and comingling doesnt mean we put recyKeep America Beautifuls America Recycles Day, Heres part one of the pledge: For America Recyknow whether plastic shopping bags can be recycled Some basic guidelines: Single-use cups, such as paper and foam cups, are also is true for paper plates and Styrofoam to-go conFlexible packaging, such as shopping bags, sandMost communities want bottle caps screwed back on the empty bottles, while some communities need Part two of the pledge: For America Recycles Day Just pass along this newspaper to a friend or family member and ask them to read Sandscript and take the Whats your number? 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 Anna Maria Oyster Bar Pier on the Waterfron Dinin a Open Daily 8am-9pm Breakfast 8am-11am Weekend Brunch 11am-2pm 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! T ableside service with a bayside view on the Bridge Street Pier! Call (941) 778-AMOB (2662) for Beach-to-Pier Shuttle! VOTED BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT HOURS Monday to Saturday 11 -8:30 GERMAN & MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE BEER & WINE | BEER GARDENCome in for delicious, authentic German meal cooked by Master Chef Uwe and have fun with German Folk Music, Singing and Dancing Best 5 Restaurant out of 600Lunch Oer : XL Pork Schnitzel (breaded) with Home Fries for only $9.95 (ends 11/17)Happy Hour for Wine/Beer 2-4-1 from 4-7 Tue. Wed. Thur. Dont forget to preorder your take home Thanksgiving Dinner with us. Let us do the cooking and enjoy your holiday! Order online today: http:Schnitzel.houseHaxen Fri-Sat Nights (reserve ahead) Dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9941.778.1320 3246 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach America Recycles Day, promoted by the nonBeautiful, is Thursday, Nov. 15. One clue as to whether an item can be recycled is a recycle symbol. Islander Courtesy Photo: PixabaySBEP books kayak outings Kayakers with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Programs Bay Wise Kayak Tour Program will offer a tour of online at


24 NOV. 7, 2018 THE ISLANDER Islander Reporter After three weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, no team has a chance at a perfect season unless you count Ross Lancaster Design and Sato Real Estate were both which ended in a 4-4 tie and matching 2-1 Eason Builders, while Jiffy Lube a 1-1-1 record, while the AMI Locals hold sixth place at 0-1-2, just ahead Moss Builders opened the action on the center to a hat trick from Adam Bujarski and a goal each from Marshall helped keep Ross Built in the game with 11 Eason Builders outlasted Slims Place by a 5-4 and Murat Akay each scored goals to lead Slims Place, Jiffy Lube and AMI Locals battled to a 3-3 tie in Lube with two goals, while Ricky Anderson added a 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 Nov 7 12:16p 1.9 10:50p 2.5 5:26a 0.0 4:49p 1.1 New Nov 8 1:03p 1.7 11:15p 2.6 6:05a -0.1 5:11p 1.2 Nov 9 1:51p 1.6 11:43p 2.6 6:44a -0.2 5:33p 1.3 Nov 10 2:43p 1.6 7:25a -0.1 5:56p 1.4 Nov 11 12:14a 2.5 3:44p 1.5 8:08a -0.1 6:25p 1.4 Nov 12 12:49a 2.4 4:58p 1.5 8:55a 0.0 7:06p 1.4 Nov 13 1:31a 2.3 6:10p 1.6 9:48a 0.1 8:23p 1.5 Nov 14 2:24a 2.1 6:57p 1.6 10:46a 0.2 10:23p 1.5 Jessica Williams had a goal and an assist to lead Sato rode a balanced scoring attack on goals from Lancasters four goals came from Zackary Lieb Youth soccer season winds down With only a week left of the youth soccer season at the center, theres no chance of catching Planet Stone Place holds down second place with a 2-7-1 record, while Wash Family Construction is in last place with Planet Stone won its second match with a 3-1 decision Key Royale golf news The men got things started with a nine-hole, modearned clubhouse bragging rights after posting a plusThe team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Dale Johnson and Bob Soos combined on a plus-4 to win the Muscatello, Jere Rice and Tom Solosky combined on Horseshoe news battled for the days championship during Halloween Lee was back in the winners circle following the Center fundraiser held to boost hurricane relief effortsBy Ryan Paice Islander Reporter The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia In the centers gymnasium, attendees were treated A cruiser bicycle donated by Beach Bums, as well auction items included goody bags from West Coast Surf Shop, a gift basket from the Sandbar Restaurant, a basket of alcohol and bar supplies from the Freckled Supplies to be sent to people affected by Hurricane Michael were collected in the corner of the gym, where two different piles accumulated: one of childrens toys and one of necessities like food, clothing and personal the Highrollers played next, before Hatley Band proPeople dine, mingle and listen to live music from the stage in the gym Nov. 3 at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, during the Hurricane Michael Relief Fundraiser. Islander Photos: Ryan Paice Loretta Estabrooks, left, and Shirley Kutz host the a cruiser bicycle and a 50/50 drawing at the hurricane fundraiser Nov. 3 at the center.


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