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CORR BELIEF AsTheWorld Terns hold tiki rally. Page 6 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 VOLUME 22, NO. 42 AUG. 20, 2014 FREE Top pet pics. 12 Back to nature. 9 Vietnam vet. 16Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28 The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to take display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez Bridge. A press release said the public meeting is part of the DOTs project, development and environment study of Cortez Bridge. Comment will be solicited on options for continued repair, rehabilitation or replacement of the two-lane bridge. A video will be shown explaining the various alternatives. Attendees will be able to talk onetheir views. For more information, call project manager Tony Sherrard at 863-5192304, or email antone.sherrard@dot. by Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter An Anna Maria woman, already accused of abusing two elderly persons in her care, was re-arrested Aug. 12 and charged with battery of a victim over the age of 65. Joan Franklin, 68, of Hammock Lane, year, one for the abuse of a 95-year-old Holmes Beach man and a second case involving an elderly Island woman. Franklin was apparently a housekeeper for a Holmes Beach couple when the wife died. Franklin is said to have assumed the role of caretaker for the 95-year-old widower. It is not known how soon after this shift in roles the alleged abuse began. The 95-year-old victims grandson, John Kirschner, was both anxious and reluctant to discuss his grandparents plight and any abuse his grandfather may have suffered. According to Kirschner, there is much more to this story than abuse. If I told you what happened, youd see its like a movie, Kirschner said. He said there were instances other than the reported abuse. Oh yeah, (Franklin) has done a whole load of stuff to our family prior to that. Shes very clever, she just tripped up, Kirschner said. He said Franklin worked in his grandparents household for about two years before the abuse allegations came about. Kirschner, concerned he could hurt the case, refrained from elaborating further. According to public records dated April 10, the alleged abuse was physical and psychological. Reports state that Franklin refused to take the victim to a scheduled doctor appointment for treatment of three fractures, that she tied him to the bed against his will because, she said, he was not supposed to get up, and that she threatened to break his bones if he tried to move around. It is further stated that she pulled the elderly man up by his hair, which is similar to another allegation of abuse Franklin is facing. In the case of the abused woman from March 2014, Franklin is again accused of abusing a person over age 65. According to statements from the victim and a witness, Franklins son, Clinton Franklin, Joan Franklin slapped the victim on the side of the head on several occasions, causing injury. The witnesses allege that Franklin grabbed the victims hair and pulled her around the kitchen; scraped the victims head with a screwdriver; and washed the victim with bleach. Attorney Henry Lee is representing Franklin. She posted a $1,500 bond and was released from jail Aug. 12. Further details on the most recent charges were not available. Assistant state attorney Lisa Chittaro is assigned to prosecute the case. Another representative at releasing information on the new case. Franklins arraignment is set for 8:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Manatee Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.Bradenton Beach pier startup celebrated Franklin By Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter It was clear sailing for Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and former Mayor John of renovations to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, public works director Tom Woodward and some members of the public met mid-morning for the celebration and instaloff limits for construction. werent happy to discover the pier closed, spot, they were receptive. Plans for arrival of a barge with workers and equipment were delayed due to the tide. It seemed high tide was needed to access the area, so everyone contented themselves with watching Duncan Seawall Dock and Boat tion of the decking to start the project. Shaughnessy said he was happy with the decision to add 15 pilings as buffers to prevent a repeat of the damage done when boats that broke from their moorings slammed against the pier during tropical storm Debby in June 2012 and again in June 2013 during effects from tropical storm Andrea. Those incidents delayed work scheduled to begin prior to June 2012. The $1,478,717 contract is being paid by Bradenton Beach, with the county reimbursing 50 percent of the cost up to $1 million. The contract with Duncan allows 164 days for completion, and documents outlining the projected construction timeline are available for review at city hall. Shearon stated his pride for the city and the efforts made by many people in seeing the job done and funded. He said he was thankful to everyone who had helped get the project organized and underway. Shaughnessy let his sympathetic nature show, saying, This is going to be hard for me. He became visibly emotional as he looked skyward, thanking the late Nora Idso, former city clerk, for all the effort she put forward during her tenure to make the city pier project a reality. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, left, shakes hands with former Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy at the closing of the Historic Bridge Street Pier for renovations. Attending the startup are Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, left, Police Chief Sam Speciale, public works director Tom Woodard and Commissioner Ed Straight. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman Holmes Beach stalls noise ordinance. Page 2 Anna Maria may seek outside help for parking. Page 3 On the government calendar. Page 4 Anna Maria budget plans delayed. Page 4 Stop. Wait. Wave. Page 5 Opinions. Page 6 Free electricity. Page 7 HB utility theft sparks debate. Page 9 Make a date, catch the sunset. Pages 10-11 New Mote boat to the rescue. Page 14 Sea turtles bust out. Page 15 Palma Sola beach reopens. 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LUNCH $ 7 39 DINNER $ 8 39 AUGUST SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Ready for LABOR DAY? Look for things to do on Anna Maria Island in Proposed noise ordinance in Holmes Beach stallsMeeting times advance 1-hour in Holmes Beach City commissioners decided in a July 12 meeting to change their meeting time All city commission meetings will begin at ers approved the earlier time due to frequently lengthy agendas. Islander Reporter A noise ordinance in Holmes Beach continues to be continued meeting to meeting. reading of the proposed ordinance at a July 22 meeting, but decided to continue the matter. It was next on the agenda Aug. 12, and commis time to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. reading because the draft ordinance had not been updated since changes they made in July. The title is not going to change, so you can changes have not yet been incorporated. First readings are approved based on the title usually. If you want to move forward, you can, or you can continue it, said city attorney Patricia Petruff. The commission, however, did take public comment on the proposed ordinance. Holmes Beach resident Maro Lorimer took to the podium to address adverse health effects from higher levels of noise. Lorimer quoted research from the World Health Organization regarding decibel level thresholds connected to heart attacks and other stress-related problems. She expressed concerns that the allowable decibel level, which does not change in the proposed ordinance, could be problematic in the future. These levels have been alright in the past, but now houses are bigger and closer together the levels will be pushed, Lorimer said. As we move forward, I really hope the commissioners take this research into account. Commissioner Pat Morton moved to continue the seconded the motion. The proposed ordinance stipulates lawncare and domestic power tools in residential areas can only be used 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. All commercial construction and commercial lawncare would be prohibited on Sundays. The draft noise ordinance requires sound to be under 60 decibels 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and under 40 deci bels 10 p.m.-7 a.m. Noise complaints would be measured by law enforcement from the property line where the noise originates, as opposed to the current practice of taking decibel readings at the complainants property. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.Correction: of the proposed noise ordinance was approved in a July to Aug. 12.Outdoor dining regs approved Following many months of meetings, discussions and various revisions, the Holmes Beach City Commission passed new outdoor dining regulations Aug. 12. There were two main changes from the regulations that were redrafted by city planner Bill Brisson at the direction of the commission. The most contentious change in the regulations dining establishments. The previous regulations did The addition, however, requires the location of plan application and approved by the commission. Existing outdoor dining facilities also must submit noon-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and noon-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sound levels are bound by the citys noise ordinance. The second major change is parking space require ments for outdoor dining establishments. The new regulations require one parking space for every three seats at the establishment. Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve the ordinance and Commissioner Jean Peelen seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.


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4 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941708-6130, Bradenton Beach pier team. sion. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, West Manatee Fire Rescue denton, 941-761-1555, Of Interest p.m. are closed, as is The Islander newspaper. ning Organization, Bradenton Beach. Send notices to vote 2014League of Women Voters launches info center Confused about which candidates are running for The League of Women Voters of Manatee County created a voter information center on its website at a handy nonpartisan guide to the upcoming elections. the Candidates in the Primary Election, containing the background and viewpoints of each candidate on the primary ballot in Manatee County. the guide to public libraries and other government In addition to the guide, the website features links to other election information, including Manatee Educational TVs recorded candidate debates, which are on METVs YouTube channel. Were helping voters get the information they need to make decisions in the upcoming election, Rosalie Shaffer, president of the LWVMC, said in a news release. Shaffer and the league make it a tradition to participate in election-related events, including The Islanders Popcorn and Politics held in October. Shaffer encouraged voters to take advantage of early voting or vote by mail and to go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 26. Many people dont realize how important the primary election is, Shaffer stated. This election not only determines which candidates will advance to the general election, but it will also decide certain elections. She pointed out the Manatee County School Board and the Manatee County Commission District 4 race as examples. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters encourages informed citizen participation in government. For more information, or to request a supply of the guide, call the league at 941-729-9248. An absentee ballot and reminder for the Aug. 26 primary. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyPrimary polls open Aug. 26 Early voting is ongoing, according to the Manatee SEO. For those voters who plan to go to the polls, primary election voting will take place Aug. 26 along with a decision for a local judge and three school board members. The primary vote will determine some political party candidates for the Nov. 4 general election. Supervisor Mike Bennett said all voters, including non-partisan, can vote for one of the two candidates running for a judicial seat in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court and for one candidate from each of the three school districts running for election to the school board. The candidates for judge are Art Jackman and Susan Malucci. The three seats up for election on the school board include Districts 2, 4 and 5. The candidates for District 2 are Rodney Jones and Charley Kennedy, while District 4 candidates are Frank Brunner and Karen Carpenter. Four candidates are seeking the District 5 school board seat, including Julie Araniber, Mary Stewart Cantrell, James Golden and Carlton Les Nichols. The judicial seat and the school board seats are voted on countywide, Bennett said. As candidates seeking a seat on the West Manatee Fire Rescue board of commissioners are non-partisan, no primary vote is needed, he said. Election to the WMFR board will be in the Nov. 4 general election. Non-partisan voters receive a ballot without the primary party candidates, Bennett said. Island precincts are Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 6608 Marina Drive and St. Bernard Catholic Church at 248 S. Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach; and Annie Silver Community Center, 108 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. For more information, go to or call 941-741-3823.Anna Maria budget plans delayed by lack of quorumBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Its that time of year when commissioners in the three island cities undertake budget discussions for Unfortunately, its also the time when many island That seems to be the case in Anna Maria, as recent budget work sessions have lacked a full board. But the dais should be full for the Aug. 20 work session, Mayor SueLynn said. She said commissioners will discuss using the rollback tax rate of 1.8685 for property taxes, rather than a tax increase for the 2013-14 budget. The rollback rate is the tax rate on properties needed to bring in the same amount of revenue as the previous year. With a 10.88 percent increase in property values in Anna Maria, the current 2.05 rate can be lowered and still produce as much or more revenue. Another item expected to come up for discussion is increasing the salary of the mayor and commissioners. The current stipend of $9,600 annually for the mayor and $4,800 for each commissioner has been in place since 1998. No elected official can receive a pay raise approved by the commission in his or her current election cycle, according to the city charter. A pay increase would only become effective at the onset of a new term. Another discussion item Aug. 20, will likely be the $350,000 one-time payment to the city that is expected from Florida Tower Partners LLC for the lease to build a 165-foot-high cell tower. In her proposed 2014-15 budget, SueLynn set aside $200,000 of that to pay the mortgage on the Anna Maria City Pier Park at the east end of Pine Avenue. Commissioners, however, could look elsewhere for the mortgage funds and use the cell tower payment for capital improvements or other expenses. SueLynn said she would not be surprised if commissioners reduced the proposed spending plan because it is based on the current ad valorem rate of 2.05. Commissioners already have established the tentative millage rate at 2.05. That rate can be lowered, but it cannot be increased. The city must adopt a budget for 2014-15 no later than Sept. 30. With the ad valorem rate at 2.05, an Anna Maria owner with a house valued at $500,000 would pay $1,025 in annual property taxes. At the rollback rate of 1.8685, the same owner would pay $934.25. The Wednesday, Aug. 20, budget work session begins at 6 p.m. at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.Future Bradenton Beach hire unresponsiveBy Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter As Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon was showing a prospect for the city clerk job around introduce Gia Lancaster later at the commission meeting, some questionable information came to light about the job prospect through research by Islander reporters. We reported on information learned from other newspaper staffs in Arcadia and Oak Hill about Lancasters activities as city clerk in those cities. We also reviewed some other job applications, and the minutes of the Arcadia city meeting immediately following her abrupt walkout from that job. We reached out to Lancaster for comment the morning of Aug. 15, and she said she was at work and would need to speak with us on her lunch break. Calls placed to her in the time frame she speciher input were not returned. Lancasters start date is targeted as Aug. 25.


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Publisher and Editor Editorial Contributors Jesse Brisson Will Corr Marge McCarthy Advertising Director Production Graphics Of ce Staff Distribution (All others: how Only those of you old enough to recall the cast of kids in the Little Rascals from the early days of television will recall this, although a a little known movie in 1994 attempted to resurrect the fun. You can relive the memories on YouTube if you care to, but one of the quotes that remains stuck in my mind is And how! Whoever said it put emphasis on the response, along the lines of Man, that dog of yours sure can bite. Response, And how. and the slap-stick, goofy humor and TVs moral lessons are all but gone. We have memories. And how. So when someone suggested were pretty lucky having dodged any major storms in the Gulf of Mexico thus far this year I thought. And how. This week brings us memories of Hurricane Charleys visit 10 years ago to Southwest Florida and one of the closest forecast calls weve seen in at least twice that number of years. ters and inland homes, we watched weather radar as it showed the storm, moving north up the Florida coast, veering right as it reached Punta Gorda. We were spared the worst. And it was predicted to enter the mouth of Tampa Bay, putting us on the worst side of the storms rain, wind and tidal surge. It had all the promise of ruin for Anna Maria Island. But our good fortune was someone elses devastaWe quickly went to work to help our neighbors. It brings to mind the early morning press day ing for help. He was on his way to travel the back roads of Arcadia and Myakka to deliver water and ice as far as his truck and supplies would take him. Probto oblige and off he went. He took a weeks vacation from work to deliver his aid to folks without power and water and we found him to be a great symbol of the volunteer effort to help our neighbors. nearby space in the shopping center with donations, and delivering them to churches and relief centers east of the island. Many of us became caregivers for those less fortunate than us. Thankfully, the hurricane gods have been very kind to us. Bonner JoyResearch needed Code enforcement is very important to the residents enjoyment of their homes in Holmes Beach. I would like to clarify my position and state that our code enforcement board is composed of outstanding citizens who are very dedicated to our city and to serving our community. The fact is, I have supported the board on two commission votes that sought to abolish it. However, the total code enforcement board procedures desperately need help and I propose we research how other communities deal with the issues that confront the town. Our most recent code enforcement board meeting lasted approximately two hours. None of the defendants were there and taxpayers paid two attorneys, three city employees and the staff attorney, who prepared for the meeting, not to mention the time spent by the volunteers who comprise the board. Three cases related to people not paying business tax receipts of $25-$50, two paid at deadline and the third violation was questionable. One was regarding an unkept house in foreclosure and there is yet no response. No action was completed. This is a frustrating way of doing buiness and it is in need of research by the commission and our citizens. We need to deal with this important issue. Marvin Grossman, Holmes Beach commissionerRefreshing news With all the news of changes and challenges the Bradenton Beach government is facing, Id like to chime in on the good news regarding the pier renovation. Not only is it exciting that an iconic old pier is getting a much needed face lift, but I also am very thankful to Mayor Bill Shearon and the entire city government for their sensitivities to local businesses during the disruptive stages of the pier renovation. I think I can speak for many Bridge Street businesses who are extremely relieved that the city has taken into careful consideration those of us who own local businesses affected by the construction work. They have thoughtfully accommodated us and kept us in the loop with no surprises. That is truly refreshing. Thanks, mayor! Also, many thanks to former Mayor John Shaughnessy for his tireless efforts to ensure the Bradenton Beach pier is all that it can be for residents and visitors. Capt. Sherman Baldwin, Paradise Boat Tours


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 7 Free electricity A few years ago, I was out working diligently in my garage, when suddenly my wife came barreling through the door yelling, You have to come see this! They are running extension cords from our house to the construction site next door. I knew she wasnt kidding by the furled brow, body language and tone of her voice. She had the look the same look of her late father as he was wrapping his 9-iron around a pine tree, after slicing the golf ball into the wrong fairway. True story. You see, my wifes father (the late Albert Phillips, known as Flip) was a talented man. A wise, creative and respected soul. He worked on some of the early computers, played music, raised three kids and was a tremendous athlete. Whether it was tennis, golf, football or baseball, he could school you at the drop of a dime. His temper was another story. His comrades called him The Seven-Headed Dragon, meaning he could go within seconds from cool, calm and shove it where the sun dont shine. So, when my bride said someone was stealing our electricity, I knew that I better get out there and see what was going on before a Holmes Beach developer was hurled from the beach to the bay and back again. When I opened the sliding door to our patio, sure enough, there they were. Two beat-up extension cords running from my outlet, across my side Headlines from Aug. 18, 2004Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Aug. 10 78 93 0.02 Aug. 11 78 93 0.05 Aug. 12 77 94 0 Aug. 13 78 94 0 Aug. 14 80 90 0.31 Aug. 15 76 87 0.50 Aug. 16 76 90 0.08 Average area Gulf water temperature 90.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. 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Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said the island was very lucky to have the storms projected path change at the last minute. from GSR Development LLC, developers of the Villa Rosa subdivision on South Bay Boulevard, to provide construction inspections on its model home. The mayor said no way would the city allow an outside agency paid by Villa Rosa to perform required Holmes Beach, said a $5.6 million reorganization plan Group of Texas. Easterling said the plan included a two-year contract for his consulting services, but needed approval from the bankruptcy judge. Corr yard and directly to the home next door that was under construction. I pulled them out, mangled them up in a big ball the opposite of the tidy system my dad taught me as a wee lad and walked it over to the job site. There were only a few guys working on that cold morning. I said, Hey, this is totally lame. You cant do this. You tapped into MY electricity. Within seconds, they pointed to a man walking toward me. Just then I hear, Wait. Hold it. Whats going Whats going on here is you are stealing my electricity, I yelled to him. Oh, well I didnt tell these guys to do that, he answers back. All the while, my wife is in the background fuming, channeling her father. This guy was lucky I didnt unleash the yoga teacher turned dragon on him, because he would be running faster than you can say thief. Just then, it dawned on me that our recent electric bill was higher than normal and now so was my temper. tions, hard-nosed permitting, nit-picking building guidelines and overly-enforced policies we have on this little island, how in the world can this be going Now, thanks to the couple that reported the abuse at their property and a recent issue of the Islander, I quickly found out I am not alone. The city of Holmes Beach is in apparent need of regulations and oversight on builders. And they sell these things called generators. 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The ground level would be for storage for linens, small household appliances and other household supplies and house eight washers and Real Estate employees. Chatt said, he has no immediate plans for the third it expands, or the company may lease the space. Chatt said the building will not be used for retail or rental guest check-ins. It will be for storage and support services. The lot is zoned C-3, high-density commercial, and the proposed use complies with the existing zoning. The property is owned by the Rodney G. Wanzer Trust. The applicant for the property at 3010 Ave. C is Island Auto Repair. The property previously housed Island Pest Control. Island Auto Repair has leased the property and is proposing to expand the existing structure, adding an auto repair garage attached to the front of the building. The property is zoned C-3, and an auto repair shop would be a special exemption in that zone. The 3010-property is owned by Debbie Hynds. While a notice for a public hearing on the property was issued, it was indicated at the Aug. 14 commiscontinuance to address parking, a problem noted by city planner Bill Brisson. Islander Reporter A series of miscommunications and the resulting confusion has pushed back to September a public hearing on an application to rezone a residential property to commercial zoning. City clerk Stacey Johnston advertised notices of the Aug. 12 public hearings on the applications to rezone the property at 214 54th St. from residential, R-2, to commercial, C-1, and to extend the mixed-use overlay district. The corporation that owns the property is proposing to remove the existing one-story residential home, and replace it with a two-story building. The proposal Monica Simpson, agent for applicants Lizzie Lus Island Retreat LLC, requested a continuance for the hearings because a notice for a third public hearing to consider the site plan at the same meeting was not advertised. The applicants also did not send the required mailers to surrounding neighbors, due to the anticipated continuance. I dont think (Johnston) should have been expected to put in a notice. There was never, in my opinion, any acceptance or approval that they were going to do it, said city planner Bill Brisson referencing the third hearing to consider a site plan. However, Simpson contends she met with city staff, including Brisson, former superintendent of public works Tom OBrien and Mayor Carmel Monti about holding the three hearings in one session. I hoped at the last work session that was our goal, to run all three trains together at the same time. I expressed it verbally and I sent it in writing, said Simpson. Simpson said she was uncomfortable having her clients, Lizzie Lus owners Ben and Keren ten Haaf, pay for the mailers without concurrent public hearings. Simpson said the mailers and advertising would cost the ten Haafs $1,000. Simpson also presented her plan to the commission during a workshop in July, and suggested the site plan be reviewed before the rezone and mixed-use overlay extension applications were reviewed to ease residents fears about what might be allowed under the proposed commercial zoning. She said Greg Ross, the contractor, was told by the mayor that the commission would have the site plan on a work session agenda. It wasnt a favor we asked. It was a direction from the mayor, Simpson said. Monti was not present for the meeting. It is troubling to me that staff had an advisory meeting without me on a piece of property without the zoning for its intended use, said city attorney Patricia Petruff. Petruff said she understands the applicants concerns over the extra costs involved in the delay, but she would not recommend the city spend its time and resources to review a site plan before the rezone and mixed-use overlay extension applications were reviewed. The applications to rezone the property and extend site plan to be relevant, she said. Commissioners agreed that reviewing a site plan was a potential waste of money and staff time, all of which may not be relevant if the other two applications are denied. Simpson told commissioners, We wish we would have known from the get-go this is how its going to go. Two public hearings, one each for the rezone and extension of the mixed-used commercial overlay for the property are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 9 Mon-Tue 10-6, Wed-Thu 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-10, Sun 9-8 NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAMTHE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach! Ladies Swimwear 30-50% OFFLadies Fashionup to 70% OFF*NEW ARRIVALS NOT INCLUDED Chappie Park dedication celebrates namesake, natural Florida By Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie has seen some changes in his community since he moved to Bradenton Beach more than 30 years ago. One welcome change is taking place on a little patch of beachfront where, thanks to Chappie and likeplanned development, a passive park is planned. The John R. Chappie Gulfside Park at 1402 Gulf Drive N., across from the Tortuga Bay motel is an inconspicuous, small patch of Gulffront paradise, easy to miss even when youre looking for it. of the park being so inconspicuous in its natural beauty that people might not even notice it. The non-native exotic plants and trees are being removed and new plantings in their place will be beach-friendly native plants and trees. Plans call for a no-impact learning area in the center of the park, not much more than a clearing covered with crushed shell, where those interested in the environment, birds, turtles, wildlife and natural Florida will be able to gather and leave nothing more than footprints. Suzi Fox, executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, will contrib ute her knowledge of sea turtles and other wildlife at the park by creating informational placards. Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby worked toward this day for a long time as chair of Bradenton Beachs capital improvement projects committee. He was smiling broadly at the dedication. Chappie Gulfside Park is being funded strictly with donated funds. Resort-owner and Bradenton Beach resident David Teitelbaum attended the celebration. He donated to help make the park a reality, as did the Bermuda Bay Club homeowner association, represented at the groundbreaking by Erica Page. breaking, as Chappie and Cosby posed with the golden cials and staff looked on, no one wanted to disturb so much as a shovelful of sand and toss it aside. Instead, the shovel rested with its tip barely piercing the beautiful soft white sand, just enough for the photographers to get pictures and, in accordance with the parks purpose, doing no harm and leaving nature The city of Bra denton Beach feted its former commissioner and mayor, now Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, center left with shovel, at the park named in his honor in October 2011, where plans are proceeding for an educational nature park. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman undisturbed. Completion of the park, named to honor Chappie in October 2011, is expected in early 2015, but dont look for any glaring changes. Other than the removal of the berm, which Cosby pointed out is not a natural dune, things will be very similar to what existed all along. There will be no parking, although a trolley station is planned at the parks modest entrance on Gulf Drive. Chappie, a former Bradenton Beach mayor and commissioner, said, We have a moral obligation to preserve, protect and enhance our shoreline and dune system. Were going to be judged by how we leave things.Utility theft stirs up discussion among Holmes Beach ofcials Islander Reporter An alleged incident of utility theft at a Holmes Beach property has prompted discussion among city commissioners. Commissioner Jean Peelen introduced the subject at an Aug. 12 commission meeting. There are two lines of inquiry I want to follow here. I understand theres nothing in our code that dictates how builders get their power on building sites Im really troubled no one was arrested, she said. Dorothy Pon arrived at the rental property she owns on 65th Street in Holmes Beach in July and found a construction crew from a neighboring building site using her electricity. She also found the screen enclosing her pool had been damaged. Pon called the Holmes Beach Police Department Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer told commissioners at the meeting, he determined there was consulted with the state attorney. The way this happens without admission, we have to be able to show they knowingly did it, and in this case we cant, Tokajer said. The state attorney does not tell us who we can arrest and who we cant. They only advise what is prosecutable. Tokajer said in a case such as this, there is not enough for the state attorney to prosecute the contrac tor, project manager or any of the workers. following the Aug. 12 meeting. Arend stated in an email that while the state attor for arrests, they frequently discuss with law enforce meet the threshold of beyond a reasonable doubt, for prosecution purposes. As I discussed with the chief, although circumstances seem straight-forward that someone did indeed unlawfully use the electricity the issue is how to prove which person is responsible a general complaint against a contractor or company would potentially higher standard for a criminal charge. Tokajer also emailed city attorney Patricia Petruff about the case, in an attempt to ensure future cases were easier to prosecute. According to Tokajer, Arend suggested the city enact an ordinance mandating that before permits are issued the contractors have a T-pole a temporary power source provided to the job site by Florida Power and Light or a written agreement to use utilities from neighboring properties. Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said the issue of requiring T-poles at building sites is on her list of future agenda items. require a T-pole onsite and, in some cases generators Theres usually no excuse for not having power at sites in Anna Maria, Welsh said. He said in 2011 the city had to scramble around to make some tools. Steve Gilbert, building official for the city of Bradenton Beach said theres nothing in Bradenton Beachs code requiring contractors to prove a source of power at the building site. He said typically builders use a T-pole or generators. In some cases they have arrangements with neighbors. Gilbert they dont require power at the site, but they are inspected. I wouldnt be opposed to sitting down with the policies we could institute across the board, said Gilbert. SCORE BIG! SCORE BIG! The Islands BEST football contest is starting up Sept. 3! Call now to advertise your business in the original Best Read island newspaper. Call Toni, 941-928-8735, or


10 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Shake it up gram at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, features a screening Bradenton. Islander Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros. 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 ~ #2152 Libbys I sland J ewelry 100 AMI Plaza 5337 Gulf Drive Island happenings Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to Wednesday, Aug. 20 6 p.m. Mana-Tweens Craft Club meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, Aug. 21 10 a.m. Book club meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 2 p.m. Knitting group meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, Aug. 22 Saturday, Aug. 23 6 p.m. Manatee County Gator Club Casino fundraiser, IMG Academy Golf and Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Reservations requested. Fee applies. Information: 941962-0231. Sunday, Aug. 24 Monday, Aug. 25 Tuesday, Aug. 26 Wednesday, Aug. 27 Off Island Friday, Aug. 22 6 p.m. South Florida Museums Music and Movies night features screening of Elvis: Thats The Way It Is, 201 10th St. W. Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941746-4131. Saturday, Aug. 23 6 p.m. Manatee County Gator Club Casino Night Scholarship fundraiser, IMG Academy Golf and Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Reservations requested. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-0231. Coming up Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, in Cocoa Beach Fla. Tournament, Bradenton. Save the date fest, Anna Maria. tival, Bradenton Beach. banquet, Holmes Beach. Beach. Posting in the calendar Send calendar announcements to Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome. JewelryTide and Moon Winner! Winner! Local Yocal SaleAll Handbags 30% OFF! 20% OFF total purchase!Good through the end of August.314 Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.778.4050 AMIPs beach markets resume, vendors sought Anna Maria Island Privateers are inviting those looking to offer their wares, deals or meals to sign up now for the 2014-15 season of Thieves Markets. Vendor booths cost $25. The markets are set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays starting Nov. 8 at Coquina Park-Gulfside in Bradenton Beach. Additional markets are set for Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11 in 2015. AMIP is looking for vendors to sell housewares, antiques, tools, toys, collectibles, jewelry, produce and other items. The philanthropic pirates will be selling hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob and barbecue at the events. Proceeds from the markets fund AMIPs kids and community campaign, which includes scholarships and family-friendly celebrations. To sign up or get more information, call either Cindy Lady Sinthia Meeks, 315-529-6507 or email or Diane Hardee, 941-5048553 or m.Legacy of local surfer continues at Atlantic fest The legacy left by an Anna Maria Island surfer will continue with the 29th annual Rich Salick PRO-AM 1, in Cocoa Beach Fla. Kidney Foundation of Florida. Salick, who founded the festival with his twin brother Phil, died in 2012 from kidney disease. Presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop, this world-class event not only features both professional and amafamily-friendly swimsuit competition, a luau dinner and entertainment throughout the weekend. members and were part of the original Dewey Weber career ended, he became active with the Florida NKF and served on the staff for 27 years. He underwent three kidney transplants all donated by his brothers, prior to succumbing to his condition. Maria Island, and sister Joan and her husband Tony Mills and their children live in Holmes Beach. For more information on the NKF Pro-Am Surfing Festival call 407-894-7325 or go to www.nkfsurf. com.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings August featured gallery artist: Brenda AlcornGyotaku 14x18 inches Ongoing events, activitiesThrough out along the beaches. pared. Wednesdays Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. Thursdays Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212. Fridays Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. Street West-12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Info: 941-747-8065. Saturdays meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 12th Street West-12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941747-8065. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Mondays munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Tuesdays Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Together, Paradise Bagel and Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-4144. Get Listed Send announcements of ongoing activities and updates to Photography Weddings, beach portraits, individual or groups and pets Custom Framing In-home or business consultationsKarlyarlson Photography & Custom Framing 5500 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.726.8000 August Special20% OFF all framing 33 YEARS IN BRADENTON! 8110 CORTEZ RD. W. All consignment/estate jewelry & watches, including pre-owned ROLEX! 40% OFF including pre-owned ROLEX! including pre-owned ROLEX! 40% OFF 40% OFF need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts Museum closing for September The Anna Maria Island Historical Societys volunteers will take a late summer break. The museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will close for the month of September. It is still open for the remainder of August and will resume its regular operations in October. For more information, call the museum at 941778-0492.Casino night bene ts Gators The annual Kick-Off Casino Night Fundraiser set Gator Clubs scholarship program. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at IMG Academy Golf and Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. The club scholarship fund helps send Manatee County high school graduates to the University of Florida. Tickets to casino night cost $50 and include games and a plated dinner. The club also is planning a silent auction. For more information, including ticket sales, go online to or call Jackie Elmore at 941-962-0231.Gyotaku workshop offered Wednesday The Anna Maria Island Art League is offering a Gyotaku workshop taught by local artist Brenda Alcorn from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The cost for Art League members is $40; $60 for non-members. All necessary supplies will be provided with the exception of an awl, which can be purchased at any hardware store. The class limited to six students. The class will be held at the league, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Pre-register by calling 941-7782099 or stop by the Art League on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10 a.m. 2 p.m. The art of gyotaku, which involves taking a print of in a workshop hosted by the Anna Maria Island Art League. Islander Courtesy Photo


12 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Laurie LeGrand of Bradenton Beach earned an honorable mention with her photograph of Tasha, a 9-yearold maltipoo, navigating the Intracoastal Waterway. WE LIKE LIKES /Islandernewspaper LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Top Notch: photogenic pets and palsThe Islander concludes its annual Top Notch photo contest with the Top Notch award for best pet photograph, as well as some honorable mentions. The Top Notch winner receives gifts from Perks 4 Pets, 7228 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, and Dogs for the Earth at the Holmes Business Center, 5345 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Culligan of Anna Maria, who says her lounging dogs live the good life on Newton Lane. Sunday Service 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel With Many in Need EVERYONE IS WELCOME A dult Bible Study 8:45 AMSUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AMChildren & Youth C hurch School after the Childrens Message NURSERY AVAILABLE MISSION OF THE MONTHBeth-El Farmworker Ministry A NON DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WestbridgeVeterinaryClinic W ESTBRIDGE VETERINARY CLINIC Local resident and photography enthusiast Peggy Nash visited the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine and caught the attention of this gopher tortoise. Not the typical pet entered in The contest, but this gopher tortoise does reside on a farm and this image earns an honorable mention. Photographer Sara Kernan earned an honorable mention in the contest. She says of this photograph of Mr. Biscuit and a rainbow: If only he knew. WE ROCK ONLINE


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 13 Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF www.islanddentalspa.comCreating beautiful smiles for 20 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Family and Cosmetic Dentistry In-House Dental Implants Root Canal Therapy Restore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your SmileI want to completely change your perception of what it means to go to the dentist. Dr. Mariano de la Riva COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF 941-778-2204 Island Animal ClinicReminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line!If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. Winners! TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice. We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell Bay Guardians kick off volunteer season All for artThe Anna Maria Island Art League recently hosted Elements of Art, a presented by Marie Garafano. A variety of artwork was created by the participants, including, from left: Maggie Carter, Paisley and Phyona Smelt, Leighton and Sean Yates and, in back, Garafano. For information on upcoming classes and workshops, contact the Art League 941-778-2099 or visit at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Join the search for scallops Sarasota Bay Watch is seeking participants for the seventh Annual Great Bay Scallop Search, to better monitor the bay scallop population and support the Boaters including kayakers are asked to attend a captains meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Non-boaters will be placed on vessels as space permits following the meeting. Searching requires swimming and snorkeling than 6 feet of water. The search will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until approximately 12:30 p.m., when a complimentary lunch will be provided by the Mar Vista. Participants need a mask and snorkel, sunscreen helpful. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to or call 941-918-2700. Memorial Community Church. Islander Courtesy PhotoRoser Church welcomes its new pastor the Rev. Dr. Robert D. OKeef at Roser Community Church, a nondenominational Christian church, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. The church is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. There will be a special program for children. After the childrens message, refreshments will be served at a reception. OKeef received his masters of divinity from Duke University Divinity School in North Carolina and his doctorate of ministry, summa cum laude, from Drew University Theological School. He has served in a variety of churches, the most recent of which was in North Carolina. OKeef is a musician. They have two adult children and two young grandchildren. 941-778-0414 or email, go to Sarasota Bay Guardians. The volunteer organization will help beautify the pond and the grounds surrounding the museum at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27. The museum was awarded a $2,900 Bay Partner grant from the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for a native pond and education gardens project. Part of the initiative includes the installation of Florida-friendly garden. Volunteers will be receive lunch and a Bay Guardians T-shirt. The event is family friendly and all tools are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen, as well as appropriate shoes. Sarasota Bay Guardians is managed by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program in partnership with Around the Bend Nature Tours. The Bay Guardian program was established to engage residents of all ages in the ongoing efforts to restore and protect the bay through an annual series of volunteer outings throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. For more information and a complete schedule, call Sara Kane of SBEP at 941-955-8085 or go


14 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Sea turtle nesting as of Aug. 18: 254 nests, 286 false crawls, 127 hatched nests and 10,229 hatchlings sent to the Gulf. AMITW New boat to aid marine mammal rescues treated and how others treat us. Occasionally a memory sticks with us for a little while, but we rarely know anything substantial about the people who impact our days. Getting to know you is a new series of interviews and photos, giving you an opportunity to learn something new about your neighbors. community center staff. Getting to know DAWN STILES Position: Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director. From: Have always lived in Maine, but this is my new home. Started at center: April 2013, but I planned to start in January. The unfortunate and untimely death of my sons father on New Years Day, delayed the move. I am traveling back to Maine in August to manage the leftovers that happen to most people when they make a big move. Reason landed here: Vacationed all over the state, different areas, looking for that right place, a place to live well into my retirement years, when I am able to retire. This place had everything, beaches, culture and art. So I came down to buy and a Realtor told me about Anna Maria Island. I had never heard of it before, but I fell in love with the area and bought a condo. Subsequently, I saw the job opening for the center director. The right place, the right time. Day in my life: Get up at 5, run, swim or go to gym, but every day is different and every day is about building relationships. Take work home: Sometimes. I have no set hours, so stay as long as needed. Sometimes I go home and return to watch sports activities or attend programs. Pets: Murphy is my rescue dog and that was his name, so I kept it. Cat is named Shadow. Family: One son, age 22, in Maine, daughter in Maine is 35 and daughter in California is 33, plus I have a granddog, named Camden. Do you eat broccoli stems: Yes, the best part. On storms: I like snow storms when I am inside watching. Rain storms are something I am learning to appreciate. Meet someone living or dead: Margaret Mead or Eleanor Roosevelt. Comfort food: Homemade bread. Favorite sound: The beach and waves lapping on shore. Best things about job: Its a small community. People just stop by to talk, bring ideas or say hello. Its small enough that when youre going anywhere you know everyone. The center is not territorial with together. I enjoy the school year because I can hear the noises in the playground and can always tell the time by the sounds. When Im working in the evening, its comforting to hear the kids playing outside on the playground. A goal for the center: Less dependent on donors and more sustainable revenue from operations activities. Volunteer: I am a reading pal for United Way, Rotarian and member of Off Stage Ladies. Best thing seen here: I love the dolphins. Most memorable moment here: I was kayaking and a dolphin came and swam alongside. Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. What center program to implement: All the the fitness center, move offices downstairs to give more access to community, start a yearlong healthy island initiative with events all over the island from Coquina to AMI. Something the whole island and cities can get behind to promote healthy lifestyles. Letters, email or text: I enjoy sending cards with personal handwritten notes. Top qualities for someone to possess: Integrity, sincerity, honesty, kindness and respect. I ran the largest mental health agency based in Portland, Maine, for 13 years. The homeless and mentally ill really need to be treated with kindness. G etting to know you G etting to know you By Marge McCarthyAnna Maria Island Community Center Mail: P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria 34216 Visit: 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Call: 941-778-1908 director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, speaks at a recent community meeting at the center, 417 Magnolia Drive, Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Marge McCarthy ing investigations program manager Gretchen Lovewell, Iain Stephenson of biologist Rebeccah Whaler. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mote Marine Islander Reporter Mote Marine Laboratorys animal rescue and recovery team gained an important tool to carry out their mission: a boat. The stranding investigations program, Motes rescue and recovery team, responds to reports of marine mammals and sea turtles in distress in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The team recently received $12,104 toward a 13-foot Boston Whaler from the Sea Turtle Grants Program, enhancing its response time and facilitating research efforts. It makes a big difference. Were able to respond much quicker. Last year, 30 percent of our sea turtle calls needed a boat, said Rebeccah Hazelkorn, staff biologist with the stranding investigations program. Hazelkorn said the team didnt have a dedicated boat and often relied heavily on local law enforcement and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommisMany responses are on land, said Hazelkorn, but in the instances you need a boat, you need a boat. Hazelkorn said the Mote program works with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and Bradenton Beach-based Wildlife Inc. frequently to help distressed marine and wildlife. She said the team communicates with AMITW regarding sea turtle calls, and they respond directly to turtle calls from Longboat Key and southward in Sarasota County. Mote also responds throughout Manatee County to concerns about distressed marine mammals. Marine mammals found alive are brought to Mote for treatment, while those recovered dead are given an animal autopsy, or necropsy. From 2003-13, Mote responded to 697 sea turtle distress calls. Findings are reported to state and The new boat also will allow Mote scientists to monitor for sea turtles in Sarasota Bay. Their goal is to look for hotspots, where boat strikes on turtles happen most often. The scientists estimate 25-30 percent of all animals rescued or recovered by their stranding program show other human interactions. The new boat was purchased with the grant money, a trade-in and a discount from the dealer, Marine Max Sarasota on City Island near Mote, which is also on City Island at 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway. viding educational, research and animal rehabilitation services with funding from grants and support from the community. To report a stranded marine mammal, contact Mote at 941-388-4441. 254 nests 286 false crawls 127 hatched 10,229 hatchlings to the Gulf


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Fox said the recent hatches bring this years numbers of loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings to the Gulf of Mexico up to nearly 8,000. Thanks to the full moon, they made it to the water, Fox said. The Aug. 10 super moon and the waxing-waning nights before and after the super moon helped guide the hatchlings to the Gulf, and Fox said she saw fewer disorientations than in previous weeks. According to Fox, there were 21 hatchling disorientations so far this sea turtle season May to October more than double the previous seasons numbers by this time in the season. Sea turtles are guided naturally to the Gulf by the sparkle of twilight and moonlight on the water. Star-gazers were drawn to the beach at night to observe the Aug. 10 super moon, when the moon is closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit, and the Aug. 12-13 Perseids meteor shower. Fox said the celestial spectators were not problematic to the hatchlings. People were really minding their manners on the beach, Fox said. The AMITW performs excavations three days after the hatch and records data from the nest. After the waiting period, volunteers dig up the nest. They take everything out and sort the contents, accounting for hatched and unhatched eggs and any live or dead hatchlings remaining in the nest. The data is used to create a nest success rate, Fox said. Were having a very high success rate. When we get them running the right direction, it really helps. The moon was brighter than the houses. Theyre hatching out fabulously, said Fox. Fox said nearly half of the sea turtle nests laid on Anna Maria Island have hatched. And AMITW volunteers found evidence of one latecomer a new nest laid late in the nesting season. Shes a little late. We were all joking, well be carving pumpkins when it hatches. Well need turtle friendly candles in our pumpkins, Fox said.Holmes Beach seeks board members The city of Holmes Beach is looking for a few good volunteers. tion committee, which needs two alternate members who would each serve a two-year term. The parks and Wednesday of the month, October to May. The board of adjustment is seeking three members and two alternates for three-year terms. This board hears applications for variances. It meets on an asneeded basis on the fourth Thursday of the month. The code enforcement board is seeking an alter nate member to serve a three-year term. The board reviews cases scheduled for hearing concerning violation of the citys code and ordinances. It meets as needed at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. The planning commission is seeking two alter nates for three-year terms. Planning commission members review proposed land development regulations, codes and amendments and make recommendations to the commission. It meets as needed. Interested Holmes Beach residents can inquire to the city clerk at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, or call 941-708-5800.10 years ago: Hurricane Charley remembered Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm with 145mph winds, made landfall 10 years ago on Aug. 13, 2004, near Punta Gorda, about 60 miles south of Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, who was mayor at that time, remembers that the storms path was predicted to make landfall at the mouth of Tampa Bay as it moved north along Floridas Gulf coast. We really expected it would be bad. The island would have been in the northeast quadrant of Charley, and thats always where the highest winds and rain are in a hurricane, she said. Anna Maria Island was evacuated and city governand severe damage on the island. We feared the worst, she recalled. The storm was expected to strike Tampa Bay around 3 p.m. that day. Around 10 a.m., however, fore casters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami said they detected a slight easterly movement in the hurricanes path. That movement changed the storms course before it reached Tampa Bay. It came ashore at Punta Gorda and smashed through Charlotte County, bending utility poles, destroying mobile homes and tearing the roofs off many homes and structures. Charley then pushed inland and caused consider able damage in the Arcadia area and along its path through the state. SueLynn recalls how relieved city and island resi dents were, even though the islands good fortune was someone elses bad luck. And there was little wind or rain on the west side of the storm, so the island didnt get much impact from Charley, she remembered. However, once news of the devastation of Punta Gorda and Arcadia was received, island churches and volunteers began collecting food, clothing and per sonal items for victims of the storm. The response of islanders was incredible, SueLynn recalled. Everyone wanted to help because we had been lucky. The Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a large number of mobile homes in Punta Gorda and Arcadia to accommodate those left without housing. We were lucky that time, SueLynn said. I remember feeling relieved, yet sorry that others had not been so fortunate. Although the island missed the brunt of the hur ricane, wave action in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in severe erosion along the islands coastline. Three other Atlantic hurricanes that season added to erosion of the islands beaches, although none made landfall near Anna Maria Island. An emergency beach renourishment project took place in 2005, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers halted that project after learning the contractor was not renourishing the beach to Corps standards.


16 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER By Rick CatlinVietnam vet proclaims, We were not losers John Fara of Anna Maria said he learned quite a bit in Vietnam during his 12 months of duty with the U.S. Army in 1969-70 as a 19-year-old soldier. I learned how to get things done, how to rely upon certain people you knew would not let you down, and how to spot those who would let you down. And I learned a lot about myself, Fara said. I learned that I was nave when I went over, but not when I returned. And I learned we didnt lose the war. Faras journey to Vietnam was a far cry from his boyhood days on Anna Maria Island. Although born near New York City, Faras family had moved to Bradenton Beach in 1963 and bought the Topaz Motel there. Growing up on Anna Maria Island in those days was great. I learned to be an island boy. I surfed, went outdoor things, he recalled. It was fun. All the kids knew each other, and we would be away from home all day and nobody worried about you until it was suppertime. After graduating from Manatee High School in 1967, Fara enrolled at Manatee Junior College, but his grades slowly fell. He lost his student draft defer ment. When he received his draft notice in 1969, his dad, war in World War II, told him he had to serve. I never thought about not going. I wasnt involved in the politics of the war, but I knew guys who shot themselves in the foot or overdosed on sugar to fail the physical. I just wasnt going to do that. After basic training, Fara did advanced training in artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During WWII, basic and advanced training classes had been sent to the war as intact units. Not so for Vietnam, Fara recalled. We were split up. I was unlucky. Those of us whose first names started with A through M were sent to Vietnam. All the others were assigned to Ger many. But Fara never really considered himself unlucky. I always knew Id get back. My mom said she would say a rosary every day for me, and the only time I ever saw my dad cry was the day I left for Vietnam. of Vietnam. I can remember sitting in an air-conditioned plane John Fara of Anna Maria as a 19-year-old artillery specialist in Vietnam. Islander Courtesy Photo after we landed at Ton Sohn Nut Air Force Base near Saigon. We then walked off the plane into 100-degrees of heat and humidity. The smell of diesel fuel, open Vietnam. I can still smell it to this day. After in-processing, Fara was assigned to the Second Field Force artillery group at Tay Ninh near the Cambodian border. Its mission was to support the 25th Infantry Division and the 11th Air Cavalry. About 20 minutes after I got there, the Viet Cong shelled our position. I was so new I didnt know what to do, but someone shoved me under a table in the mess hall. Thats when it hit me that this was reality, not the movies. process. the two 8-inch guns, the quad-50 caliber machine guns and other weapons of the II Field Force. He also trained in establishing firing coordinates for The groups mission was to accompany the infantry in support of infantry operations. base during the day and start up again at night. We got in B Battery and we never got overrun by the VC. We were called the lucky battery. tain, also called the Black Virgin, Fara saw U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers bomb the hillside. Special Forces had a base at the top, but the VC had the hillsides. So the B-52s were called in. They used precision bombing from high altitude and just blew away that hillside. I was 3 miles away and I could feel the earth shaking. It was like I was right next to the bombing. Because soldiers came and went, and some got killed, making friends wasnt easy in his unit. If you were an old-timer and had less than a month before leaving, you didnt want to get close to the new guys. It was bad luck. I made a few good friends, though, and we stuck together. He recalled how he got a week of rest and relaxation in Australia, but didnt relax. He was more intent on getting back to his unit. Its what was familiar to me. Its what I knew. Being in Sydney, it was just too big and nobody cared about the war. I wanted to get back to the guys I knew, to what I knew. Back with the II Field Force, Fara realized he had only 30 days left before completing his tour. I kept a calendar. When I had 10 days to go, the Army sent me and others going home to Cu Chi. There, they wanted us to do duty and we said no way. So, they sent us back to Tay Ninh for a few days. Fara never gave a thought that he might not make it back. I believed I was in pretty good with the man upstairs, and I had my mother praying for me. I knew I was lucky. Upon returning to the United States, Fara kissed the ground, but was told to change into civilian clothes for travel home to Bradenton. Some people did not like the war or soldiers in uniform, he learned. By then, I knew the politics of the war. And the had a big celebration, but it was a bit much for me. I ended up sleeping on the roof of the house. Fara still had six months left to serve and he was sent to Fort Hood, Texas. There, he enrolled in a masonry school to teach soldiers a trade after leaving the service. When he was discharged, Fara went back to Man atee Junior College and got his associate degree. But there were issues. I couldnt adjust to these college professors tell ing me how bad the United States was and how we were responsible for all these wars and deaths. Instead of going for his bachelors degree, Fara became a mason and eventually started his own company. In 1985, he got his general contractors license and is still working at building things today. For years after Vietnam, nobody thanked me for my service, and you never heard anything about the war. Nobody talked about it, he recalled. veterans to adjust to a civilian life where nobody related to Vietnam except others who were there. became aware of the Vietnam veterans, he said. Fara got married in 1975 and, one day after the in Vietnam. what I did. It made me real proud to think my kids were interested and listening to me. One of his best post-Vietnam moments came a few years ago when he was driving along an Anna Maria street. I had a U.S. Army sticker on my rear window and this kid on a bicycle, who was about 8 years old, asked me if I had been in the Army. I told him yes, and he said Thank you for your service. That just made my day and I smiled all the way home. That said thank you to me. To this day Im glad I served. I did my duty and learned a lot. It took a long time to adjust to the fact that nobody cared or wanted to talk about the war. But the Veterans Administration has been real good to me. And now people care that you were a veteran. And another thing. I dont ever want to hear we were losers in Vietnam. We werent. We won every battle. We were not losers. Call John Fara a member of a proud generation of unsung soldiers who were not losers, but winners in every way. The Greatest Generation, Forgotten Generation and Unknown Generation columns features stories of veterans from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam respectively. Columnist Rick Catlin also is a veteran. He asks anyone who served in the U.S. or any like to tell their story should contact The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email Anna Maria resident and Vietnam War veteran John Fara stands beside the collage of photographs, awards and memorabilia he maintains from his 12 months of duty in Viet nam in the late 1960s. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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18 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Riedel for $1,800,000. Anna Maria LLC for $1,500,000. for $835,000. $685,000. $500,000; list $539,000. list $471,000. pool home built in 1969 on a 10,608 sq ft lot was sold $529,000. for $420,000; list $525,000. list $379,000. 806 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,684 sfla ties LLC for $1,030,000. for $995,000. list $999,000. 6804 Marina Drive, Unit A, Marina Vista, Holmes front land condo with private pool built in 2009 was $1,050,000. Kumquat LLC to Lowe for $925,000. to Sedemund for $895,000; list $895,000. Macmillan to Chiles for $715,000; list $715,000. LLC for $675,000; list $740,000. for $620,000; list $650,000. mueller for $575,000; list $599,000. $537,500; list $599,900. list $480,000. $469,000. 100 73rd St., Unit 101, Coconuts, Holmes Beach, Doctora to Coconuts 2014 LLC for $425,000; list $425,000. United Park Services Property LLC for $384,900; list $384,900. 308 67th St., Unit B, Hideaway, Holmes Beach, $379,500; list $384,900. 4255 Gulf Drive, Unit 108, Island Village, Holmes Welde to Repenning for $340,000. 1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 223, Summer Sands, Hubler to Ashley for $310,000. 4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 209, Cayman Cay, Holmes Hudson for $257,000; list $267,500. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 19 Progress is apparent Aug. 8 on the Bradenton Beach cell tower base to support the tower on city property at the public works facility. Islander Photo: Charmaine EngelsmanWatch the BB tower grow! and grow! and grow! County seeks input on Coquina Beach renovations By Charmaine Engelsman Islander Reporter Manatee County staff came to Bradenton Beach City Hall Aug. 14 to present what they termed a ground zero, blank canvas plan for Coquina Beach renovations, with everything open and nothing decided. Mayor Bill Shearon opened the meeting and introduced Charlie Bishop, director of the county property management department, who, after a short greeting, introduced environmental consultant Bob Gause of Allison-Gause Inc. Gause said actual plans were at zero percent. The purpose of the meeting, he said, is to learn what the public would like to see there. just Florida friendly, trees and vegetation. and aesthetic goals. Several thoughts were offered on the proliferation of Australian pine trees in the beach parking areas. Gause said everyone tries to park under the canopy of Australian pines, which offers the only shade. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said he was not a fan of Australian pines because they cause a lot of damage during storms and wind events. He said that during even routine storms, Australian pines can cause damage to parked cars. Speciale asked if the pines could be trimmed and cleaned up to remove loose limbs as well as improve the visibility under the trees. He also noted that the blanket of pine needles kills off any grass. But Police Lt. John Cosby jokingly reminded the group that Bishop had said the grounds crew was trying to get out of the mowing business. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ed Straight said knew he was in the minority as one of the few people who like the Australian pine. He said the trees provide refuge and nesting opportunities for wildlife and shorebirds, including the great blue heron. Straight said he hoped that some of the pines would be preserved and replacement trees chosen with birds and wildlife habitat in mind. Gause noted that trees planted on the beach often perform poorly because they were not prepared for salt I dont think its in our best interest to knock out the Australian pines. He also said that keeping with native plants means commonly seen shrubs, such as hibiscus plants, would some people envision. When discussing tree placement, Chief Speciale said he was happy that the preliminary design appears to discourage a common problem. He said drivers arriving on to Bradenton Beach from Longboat Key frequently encounter bumper-to-bumper traffic as they cross the bridge, prompting some motorists to cut through the beach parking lot, which really pisses Gause said he hadnt been aware of that problem or planned the layout to address it, but if it helped law Scenic waves committee co-chair Tjet Martin asked about the possibility of a turn lane there, and Cosby said that would be a Florida Department of Transportation matter. Speciale noted that his department is concerned with being able to view the park while driving by in patrol cars. He said the area of the parking lot hidden plagued with auto break-ins. The perimeter landscaping was reviewed with regard to their function as see-through curtains or view-blocking blankets. Speciale said sea oats would allow a view, while heavier plantings, such as sea grapes, should be avoided in that area. Speciale also asked if anything was going to be done about the view-obstructing berm. Gause said that eliminating the berm would require application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for permitting and it was not part of the existing plan. Cosby said he would contact the DEP about the berm. Carl Parks, scenic waves co-chair, said landscape planner Mike Miller has been working with the city and communication has been good. Bishop concluded, saying the goal is to start the project in early fall or winter, and there will be more meetings for public input. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon reviews some points made in an Aug. 14 meeting with Manatee County parks staff to gather public input on some proposed Coquina Beach renovations. Pictured are, left to right, Shearon, Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, Liza Click, supervisor of Coquina Beach, Manatee Beach, Bay and Carmine DeMilio, operations manager of the county property management department. Islander Photos: Charmaine Engelsman Robert C. Gause Allison-Gause engi neering and landscape architecture, left, Tom Yarger, construction services manager with the Manatee County property management department and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale discuss ground zero drawings for Coquina Beach renovations Aug. 14 at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Kevin Barille of Florida Towers Partners passes the construction June 12 to Bradenton Beach Mayor Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Work on the cell phone tower foundation in Bra denton Beach is ongoing Aug. 15. The tower will support carriers AT&T and Verizon. Islander Photo: Charmaine Engelsman


20 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Community notices, events The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISL ANDER.ORG FIND US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER! StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria incident. An unknown male was seen riding a bicycle without lights, leaving the area in a hurry. The area was checked and a dark green bike was found in the back yard of a home in the 300 block of Spring Avenue, but the homeowner was not available. Photographs were taken of the bike. Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Bradenton Beach due to a continuing computer problem. Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department. Cortez pass. A male of unstated age was issued a trespass warning at a business after it was reported he was hanging around the property, behaving suspiciously and bothering employees. He previously was trespassed from the property two years ago and recently had been released from jail. property had been damaged. Neighbors advised that wild parties with 15-20 people in attendance had taken place at her rental property. The complainant blamed her tenant. Damage was reported to an elevator, two screen doors, three power outlets, and a large window in the garage was broken. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach dall Stewart, 42, of Bradenton, was observed driving at We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! 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The tag was seized and placed into property. license. A 24-year-old Lakeland man was arrested on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was taken to the Manatee County jail. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.Island road watch The Florida Department of Transportation maintenance and repair project of the Cortez Bridge is ongoing. The south sidewalk remains closed to pedestrians and cyclists. The eastbound lane will be closed occasionally at take place as needed. Night repairs are from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. January. The DOT also reported Florida Power and Light Road 789 from the Cortez Road intersection to 28th Street in Holmes Beach, and on Cortez Road. The DOT said the eastbound right lane of Cortez Road at 106th Street West will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25-27 as crews replace utility poles. Additional pole replacement is scheduled this week at various locations on Cortez Road West from 103rd Street West to 119th Street West, the DOT said. The eastbound lane of Cortez Road from the bridge approach to 103rd Street West will occasionally be Sewage rupture causes Palma Sola beach closureBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Some folks headed to the beach on Palma Sola Causeway last week got an unwelcome surprise. The causeway beach between 81st Street and the Robinson Preserve on Manatee Avenue had signs posted by the city of Bradenton alerting people that the waters on the causeway were closed due to high bacteria counts. The signs have since been removed and the beach reopened to the public Aug. 15. Ken Stephen, who heads the water, wastewater and reclaimed water section of the Bradenton Public Works Department, said the underground sewage line along the causeway broke near the beach Aug. 8. Water tests after the leak was repaired revealed the presence of potentially harmful bacteria. We had a severe line break and the bacteria count on the north side of the causeway at the repair site was The bacteria level exceeded the Florida Department of Environmental Protections safe-water quality index for the presence of fecal matter, as well as that of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a result, the beach was closed in the interest of public health, he said. The beach is popular with visitors as it contains barbecue pits, rest rooms and covered picnic areas, Stephen said. The water quality was tested daily and the advisory was lifted Aug. 15, Stephen said. Stephen noted the advisory was only for bathing, fishing and water-related activities. People could still use the facilities for a picnic or barbecue. We just didnt want them going into the water. Island watch To report information on island crime, call the station, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-7085804. In emergencies, call 911. A sign posted by the city of Bradenton along the Palma Sola Causeway last week alerted beachgoers Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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She supported many organizations and her love of wolves was strongest in recent years. She enjoyed a career as an artist for more than 55 years. Painting became her voice, a freedom that she practiced and protected. Her passion and compulsion art and theatre. She travelled extensively. She exhibited and worked 17 years for the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, retiring as director in 2012. ing and supporting those who contribute both beauty and the vitally of ideas through art, especially young people. She willingly shared her extensive knowledge of art. She loved her husband, her childhood sweetheart writing, poetry, books and laughter. Mrs. Nierman earned much recognition and many awards. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. The Artists Guild has established a scholarship fund in her name to be awarded annually to deserving local area high school art students. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faye Rosechild-Nierman Scholarship Fund, attn: Wendall Graham, 5414 Marina Charles Chakoumakos Charles Chakoumakos died July 21. He was a 26year resident of Holmes Beach. He was born Nov. 6, 1925. Mr. Chakoumakos came to Anna Maria Island after retiring from the University of Maine in Farmington, Maine, where he taught chemistry for 22 years. Prior to that, he taught high school at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and high school in Goshen, New York. Mr. Chakoumakos served in the U.S. Army during World War II, including service at the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. He graduated Bates College with a bachelors of science degree in 1948 and earned a masters in science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977. He published several highly cited research papers on the toxic effects of pollutants on rainbow trout, which were based on research he conducted over several summers at Montana State University in Bozeman. He also conducted numerous studies of the local water quality around Farmington, Maine, and authored with his students many reports on this subject. In retirement on AMI, he sailed solo around Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys and the Bahamas in a 26-foot boat. He enjoyed gardening, photogFriends are invited to leave a tribute online at s. Mr. Chakoumakos is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Alice; children Scott, Bryan, Alison and Andrew, grandchildren Sara, Segue, Rowan, MadiOtis. Chakoumakos Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. No formal service is planned. Mrs. Nierman was predeceased in 2005 by her husband of 65 years, Donald R. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Dia Rogers (Larry), Colleen Green (Gary), Kevin Nierman (David), Kimn Nierman (Terri), Carla Nierman-Hamilton (Jim), & Kayley Nierman (Michele); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Island travelersCross country travelLaima Kircher and Andrew Mincieli of Bradenton Beach brought The Islander along for the ride on a holiday in August that included Stockholm, Paris and Lithuania. They architectural monument just outside Siauliai, Lithuania. destination for tourists and Christian pilgrims, including St. John Paul II. Faye Rosechild-Nierman


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THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 23 Coquina Beach Cafe Beachfront dining TRY OUR FAMOUS FISH TACOS JOIN US FOR AN ICE COLD BEER, WINE OR FROZEN DRINK! Live Music Fri-Sat-Sun Evenings MIKE SALES ENTERTAINS 5-8 SUNDAYNow Serving Breakfast & Lunch Daily, Dinner Fri-Sat-Sun Breakfast & Lunch Daily, Dinner Fri-Sat-SunLAST TROLLEY STOP ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2650 Gulf Drive S. Bradenton Beach 941.778.4757 OLD-FASHIO NED I CE CREAM MADE O N SITE! SINCE 1984 CELEBRATING 30 YEARS! WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander @ami_islander Ame back to school cuts jg 082014 AME Back to School Night, Thursday, August 14 082014 ame Natalie krl 082014 Ame moran class krl 082014 ame Jordan krl 082014 ame miller krl Kindergartners Sara Trifu and Zoie Wade test out their newly assigned classKindergarten student Jordan Moore sets up school supplies on her new desk in Melanie class. Islander Photos: Karen RileyLove Third-grade teacher Mary Miller, aka M&M, smiles with a visitor to AME Back-to-School Night amid her classroom collection of M&Ms, donations from students and parents to brighten her classroom.


24 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER Find more sports online! Share the news. MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 COME CRUISE ON OUR PRIVATE YACHT 941-780-8010 Now and Then Excursions 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 Aug. 20 8:31 2.4 11:38 1.7 1:36 1.5 4:16 0.4 Aug. 21 9:34 2.5 2:55 1.5 5:00 0.3 Aug. 22 12:06 1.7 10:27a 2.5 3:56 1.4 5:37 0.3 Aug. 23 12:28 1.8 11:11a 2.5 4:44 1.3 6:09 0.4 Aug. 24 12:45 1.8 11:50a 2.5 5:23 1.2 6:36 0.4 Aug. 25 12:58 1.9 12:25 2.5 5:59 1.0 7:01 0.5 New Aug. 26 1:10 1.9 12:59 2.4 6:34 0.9 7:24 0.6 Aug. 27 1:26 2.0 1:33 2.4 7:10 0.8 7:47 0.7 Sailing Catamarans Sailing CatamaransKathleen D Kathleen DUSCG Certied to 20 passengersSailing from 3 locationsAnna Maria Island Longboat Key Downtown SarasotaLets Go Sailing! SAIL: $20 PER PERSONWhisper SailingInterperative Sail Tours Aboard 1800s-Design Custom Work Boat Built in Cortez by Whisper Captain & Naturalist Geoffrey H. Kendrick Accommodates up to 6 people4528 119th St. West., CortezNEXT TO SWORDFISH GRILL941.713.5958 Champions crowned in indoor AMICC soccer leagueBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Another exciting season of cool indoor soccer came to an end with championship games for the Anna Maria Island Community Center leagues 8-10 and 11-14 age divisions Aug. 15. The 8-10 championship game saw Air & Energy roll to a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Gulf-Bay Realty behind the strong play of Cole Pearson. Pearson, who constantly made piercing runs through the Gulf-Bay members of the team are Michael Coleman, Jack Love, Devon McGonigal scored the lone goal for GulfBay. Team members include Winston Romberger, Sam Waterman, Evan Talucci, Elek Brisson, Kylie Huffman, Sam Leister and Ben Brashear. Air & Energy advanced to the championship thanks 13. Pearson again led the way with four goals, while to the victory. Garrett Laflamme scored two goals and Luke Bowes added one to lead Bowes Imaging in the loss. The 11-14 championship game was an exciting, back-and-forth affair that had the crowd on the edge of its seats as Southern Greens earned the title with a comefrom-behind, 7-6 victory over Dojo Martial Arts. a nice goal from Gavin Walker, but goals from Tyler Pearson, Carter Reemelin and Logan Richelieu gave Dojo a 3-1 lead. The teams then traded goals and the half closed with Dojo holding a 5-3 lead. Walker brought Southern Greens to within a goal to start the second half, and the teams then played on through, trading scoring chances. Southerns goalie, Blake Balais, and Dojo goalie Dunn Reemelin both came up with several strong saves to keep the score 5-4 as the minutes ticked away. With less than five minutes to play, Southern received goals from Walker and James Richards for a 6-5 lead, before Michael Latimer got a little lucky when his miss-hit shot somehow eluded Balais in goal to tie the score at 6-6. The Dojo defense got caught going forward, giving Southern Greens Richards a breakaway chance. Carter Reemelin hustled back to deny Richards, who dug the ball out of the corner and passed it back to Nate Betlin to give Southern Greens the win. Gavin Walker led the Southern Greens offensive Richards completed the scoring with one goal in the victory. Other players for Southern Greens are Brooke Capperelli, Tyler Brewer, Preston Walker and Shelby Morrow. Carter Reemelin and Latimer scored two goals each to lead Dojo Martial Arts, which also received one goal each from Tyler Pearson and Richelieu in the loss. Other members of the team are Conal Cassidy, Lilah Naeher, Bella Romberger and Chloe Romberger. one week of regular-season games remaining before playoffs begin Aug. 28. Slims Place Seahawks is comfortably atop the standings with a perfect 7-0 record. The Feast Redskins, which is two games back with a 5-2 record, also is in a good spot with a two-game lead over Beach to Bay Construction Broncos, Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants and Jessies Island Store Dolphins all have three victories. Island Real Estate Raiders at 2-5 and Sato Real Estate Browns at 1-6 complete the standings. Slims Place extended its lead with two victories during Aug. 14 action. They opened the evening with a 26-13 victory over Sato Real Estate. After a forfeit victory by The Feast over Beach to Bay Construction, Slims Place edged Island Real Estate 28-27 behind the play of quarterback Don Purvis. He completed 15 of 18 passes for 146 yards and two touchdown passes, while also running for a touchdown. Andrew Turman caught six passes for 46 yards, including a touchdown and two extra points, while Dina DeJesus caught two passes for a touchdown and an extra point. Pat Calvary ran three times for 65 yards, including a long touchdown run to complete the scoring for Slims. IRE was led by quarterback Larry Berkery, who completed 17 of 23 passes for 223 yards and three touchdown passes, while also running in a 2-point conversion. Berkerys favorite target was Wayne Wyckoff, yards, including a touchdown and an extra point to complete the scoring in the loss. & Spa edge Jessies Island Store 30-29 behind the allaround play of Matt Kretzman. He caught 13 passes for 195 yards, including three touchdowns and two extra points on offense, while also contributing a quarterback sack that resulted in a safety on defense. Quarterback Chuck Bucky threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns. Frank Agnelli added a 35-yard touchdown run to complete the scoring for the Giants. Jessies Island Store was led by Ryan Moss, who threw for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and added yards and 45 receiving yards, while passing for 78 yards. Andy Szabo completed three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown pass in addition to catching two passes for 33 yards and an extra point. Jonathan Moss threw for one touchdown and caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. Jeff Walker completed the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Jonathan Moss. Key Royale golf news The women of Key Royale Club played a ninehole, individual-low-net golf match Aug. 12 and added a side game called odd ball, where scores are counted only on the odd numbered holes with half the handicap subtracted to determine the low-net, oddball winners. Jenna Samuels carded an even-par 32 to win lownet honors in Flight A, while Sue Wheelers 2-underscores of 18.5. Sue Wheeler also had company at the top as Janet place in Flight B. Horseshoe news After two trips to the winners circle last week, Hank Huyghe continued to be hot in the horseshoe pits at Anna Maria City Hall. Two teams emerged from pool play during Aug. 13 action, but the team of Tim Sofran and Steve Grossman had no answer for Huyghe, who walked his way to a 21-14 victory and a third consecutive trip to the winners circle. Hughe made it four in a row during Aug. 16 action, teaming up with Sam Samuels to forge the only 3-0 record in pool play and earning the days outright title. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. Fall sports lineup at center Registration for fall sports at the center is underplayers ages 4-17. Cost to play the season, including a team jersey, is $75 for members and $105 for nonmembers. A late fee of $15 will apply on Aug. 24. Mandatory tryouts will be: Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. for ages 4-5 and 7 p.m. for ages 6-7. Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. for ages 11-13; and Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. for ages 8-10 and 7:30 p.m. for ages 14-17. Games will be played weeknights, excluding Thursdays, with some games played Saturdays. Adult soccer, which will be played Thursday evenings, gets started with mandatory tryouts at 7 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 3. Adult basketball will be played Tuesday evenings and mandatory tryouts will be in the gym at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Cost for adult sports is $75 for center members. Non-members pay $110. A jersey is furnished. To sign up or for more information, contact AMICC athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email m.


THE ISLANDER AUG. 20, 2014 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLELocated at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., SUNSET JETSKI TOUR LIMITED TIME ONLYONLY $99CALL FOR DETAILS*Not valid with other offers. Tax not included.941-538-4290 Islander Exclusive Despite dark clouds, sporadic rain, fishing remains bright By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Despite numerous rainstorms at various times of days on the water are enjoyable and the results are Mangrove snapper are still top of the list. Limits of the snapper. weeks to come, so be prepared. Have the landing net for spitting the hook and escaping. Spanish mackerel are being found in Tampa Bay all the way out to the nearshore reefs. The biggest Spanish mackerel to come aboard my boat this week topped out at 28 inches to the fork of the tail. Anyone who targets macks knows that one was big. And although you might not target them to eat, they make great shark bait. good numbers of blacktip sharks on the end of the line. Anchoring up and drifting fresh-cut chunks of mackerel behind the boat is resulting in blacktips up Finally, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook are showing in the passes and along the beaches and freelined live shiners are producing the bite. Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is cent to channels. Using live shiners for bait is resulting in keeper-size trout as well as an array of other jack crevalle are hooking up between trout bites. Lowman is anchoring and chumming small dead shiners around rocks and docks to draw the mangrove snapper to his boat. This allows clients to cast their baits and immediately hook up. Limits of snapper are attainable when conditions are favorable. from the sun. shore structures resulting in a variety of species. Despite the scattered storms, Girle also is pushing offshore in search of gag grouper. Keeper-size gags are being caught around ledges in depths of 50-75 feet of water. For bait, Girle is using live shiners and live although most of the reds at these depths are under sized. Mangrove snapper are abundant offshore. Again, inches are being caught on live shiners. cobia bite. Brown bombers in the 30-pound range are curiously approaching the boat in search of anything these can get their lips around. Of course, Girle is shiner. oyster beds, where over-slot reds were the norm. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says early morning hours at the pier are the best time to hook up. being rewarded with Spanish mackerel. To catch them, small jigs in either white or chartreuse are the ticket. Remember to bring an ample supply. The macks have sharp teeth. Mangrove snapper also are cooperating during the sunrise hours at the R&R. Live shrimp drifted under the pier are producing snapper up to 14 inches. Limits on stringers. Along with snapper, dont be surprised to Finally, catch-and-release snook action remains producing the bite. For the snook, you may want to try Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is instructs his clients to cast to the boils an eruption locating keeper-size trout. Hes casting free-lined live shiners into the sandy potholes dispersed throughout grass. Along with trout, hes is hooking up with SpanAround local docks, Gross is catching limits of mangrove snapper on live shiners, especially the smaller shiners hatch bait. Snapper up to 14 inches are not uncommon. has been putting his clients on mangrove snapper, redThe bait game is getting better, as the shiner hatch from early June is getting to be 3 inches, Howard says. He suggests not overloading or crowding your live wells due to the high water temperature, which can kill the bait. cial reefs and bridges. He says the key to catching them and a size-1 hook, rigged with a split shot. The key is to get the rig close to the structure where the snapper are staging. The snapper limit has been relatively easy for his clients, Howard says. ing frenzy. His charters have been catching a variety of sizes. He likes to use a dehooker on small trout to prevent removing the slime coat. The majority of trout are hitting shiners in grass with 4-8 feet of water. and feeding on the moving tides. Hes following the migration. hitting on all cylinders, Howard says, and those who should be rewarded with red-hot action. whopper catch-and-release 45-inch snook on an Aug. 3 backwater trip with Capt. Tom Rogers.


26 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978Call US TODAY! 800-367-1617 941-778-6696INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DRIVE ~ HOLMES Our newest agent has been with us 16 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 36 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. All Florida licensed real estate agents. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money. Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMARIANNE, ROCHELLE, LISA, CARLA, SALLY Chamber seeks golfers, sponsors The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is looking for golfers and sponsors for its annual golf gram for college-bound high school seniors.Pearl caught in parking jam Capt. Jeff Stephens of the Island Pearl excursion and sight-seeing vessel said hes been asked by Mainsail Marina in Holmes Beach to relocate his vessel to another marina. Stephens said Mainsail Marina, at the corner of Marina and Gulf drives, is obligated by the city to provide parking for customers of all boats that rent a slip at the marina. Because the 49-seat Island Pearl generates the most customers and the greatest need for Stephens said. We have to move the boat by Aug. 25. Were already looking at other locations in the area, and well As September is the slowest month for the Island Pearl, Stephens said hed use that time to plan his move. Hes already looked at several possible new docking sites, and hopes to announce the boats new location soon. Well be ready by the coming season, and well be sure to inform all our loyal customers of our new location. Tell everyone were not going away from serving Anna Maria Island and our loyal guests, he said. From talking with Joe Collier of Mainsail, Stephens said he learned there are not enough parking spaces to meet the city code requirements for Mainsails planned 37-unit lodge. Without those spaces, it cant get a building permit to start construction, Ste phens explained. We all knew construction was coming and some Casting off Island Pearl, operated by Capt. Jeff Stephens, leaves Mainsail Marina on a cruise with cus tomers and entertainer Mike Sales waving goodbye. The Pearl is leaving Mainsail Marina, Holmes Beach, for lack of parking. Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy of us would have to leave. I just didnt think it would be so soon, he said. Its all going to be good. Well season, he said. Mainsail president Joe Collier said he didnt like asking marina customers to move, but the city code requires Mainsail meet parking requirements not just for the marina, but for the 37 two-bedroom units in the proposed lodge before a building permit can be issued. Asking current slip renters to move may only be temporary, Collier said. Well re-evaluate parking once we get under construction and, hopefully, well have enough spaces and can bring back some of those boats that weve asked to move, he said. Chamber vice president Deb Wing said the tour nament will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the IMG Golf Club, 4350 Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. The entry fee is $125 per player for the team scramble format. Included in the fee are refreshments and snacks during play and an awards banquet follow ing completion of the tournament. Golfers without a team dont have to worry, Wing said. The chamber will match up single golfers with a team, she said. In addition, the chamber also needs hole and tee sponsors, Wing said. Various levels of sponsorship are available, she said. Proceeds from the tournament go to the chambers scholarship fund. Chamber scholarships are given in the spring to deserving area high school seniors who plan to major in business at college, Wing added. In other chamber news, the monthly business card exchange is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Hancock Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Tickets are $5, including appetizers and a chance for a door prize. Reservations are requested, but not required. For more information on the golf tournament or other chamber activities, call 941-778-1541. Does your business have achievements to cel business has received an award or special recognition. email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.or g. Hi-res photos are welcome. S end travel and vacation pics to news@ SHA R E THE FUN!


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32 AUG. 20, 2014 THE ISLANDER David Teitelbaum Sales Associate 941-812-4226 Liz Codola Broker Associate 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a cour tesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Tortuga Inn two-bedroom apartments Gulfview @ $599,00 Bayview @ $529,000 The Gardens @ $450,000 ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 |