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Albert Few: Cortez WWII survivor BY TOM VAUGHT SUN STAFF WRITER | tvaught@amisun.com

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Beachgoers enjoyed this colorful sunset at Bean Point last week.

Pine Avenue restaurant proposed

The fact that he’s the sole survivor of Cortez’s WWII veterans is a mystery to Albert Few. “I don’t know why that is,” he said. I take good care of myself, and the only things that are bad are my vision and my hearing.” Few is going to celebrate his 98th birthday soon. “The kids are going to come down from Jacksonville, so I expect they’ll plan something,” he said. Few signed up for the military the day after Japanese planes bombed the American fleet in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. “I was leaving home to go back to college with my friend when my mother told us to come back because she heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor on the radio,” he said. “I told my friend, ‘Clem, let’s sign up for the Air Force.’ They called it the Army Air Corps back then.” Few said they took a year to train how to fly in combat. He ended up flying 83 missions in P-40s in North Africa and Sicily for about a year, and he came home after the next year, joined the reserve and flew jets after the war. From there, Few became an aerospace engineer and worked for NASA with rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun after the former Nazi surrendered to American soldiers and joined the Allied war effort. In his 30-year career with NASA, he also worked on the space shuttle program. As for a career as a commercial fisherman, “My dad was a fisherman, and I went out with him a couple of times, but I wasn’t interested," Few said. “If it didn’t have wings, I wasn’t interested in it.”

Ben Sato hopes to realize his dream of running a restaurant and living at 415 Pine Ave. BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

ANNA MARIA – On Thursday, May 23, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the proposed construction of a 45-seat restaurant and residential structure at 415 Pine Avenue. Thursday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will allow for public input. City commissioners will be asked to approve the site plan application that includes requests for two parking-related special exceptions pertaining to an off-site parking arrangement with the Roser Memorial Community Church. The site plan approval application was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board on May 14. The application lists Gohandesuyo LLC as the applicant and property owner. The LLC is registered to local Realtor

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Ben Sato and the Sato family hope to replace this existing residential structure with a ground-level restaurant that also features upper level living space. Barbara Sato and her Realtor son, Jason Sato. Urban Planner Monica Simpson is representing the Satos in this permitting matter. She said Barbara’s son, Ben Sato, hopes to operate the restaurant and occupy the residential unit above.

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Two Holmes Beach police officers honored On May 13, Det. Sgt. Brian Hall and Officer Michael Walker were honored at the 2019 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards. They both received a Dedication and Professionalism award from Congressman Vern Buchanan for their work on a home invasion burglary arrest that occurred in 2018. Both officers have also been nominated as the Officer of the Year for the Holmes Beach Police Department for 2018. On June 28, 2018, Walker and Hall with other officers responded to a home invasion burglary/aggravated battery on a person over 65 years of age that had just occurred. The victim had returned home to find a male suspect burglarizing her home. The suspect beat her unconscious and fled the residence. During the exhaustive investigation, security cameras were located on neighboring homes that captured the suspect and his vehicle. Following up on tips, the suspect was located and arrested based on the physical evidence

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From left, Det. Sgt. Brian Hall, Congressman Vern Buchanan and Officer Michael Walker at the award ceremony. and video. The suspect was interviewed by Hall with an assist from Det. Lt. Bourque from Longboat Key and confessed to the crime. After the arrest, it was learned

that the suspect had a storage unit in Bradenton. A search warrant was executed on the storage unit. The storage unit was found to be full of stolen items from all

over Manatee County, dating back to 2012. Due to the amount of property in the storage unit, the entire property crimes and crime scene division from the Manatee County Sheriff ’s office had to assist with the recovery. Walker took it upon himself to go through numerous unsolved burglary cases from years prior and assist Hall in matching stolen items with the inventory recovered from the storage unit. Due to their efforts, at least six other victims were able to be reunited with their stolen property and close several other cases. The Holmes Beach Police Department hired Hall and Walker in 2008 as full-time officer. Hall worked previously with the Manatee County Sheriff ’s Office. They have both made the city of Holmes Beach a safer place to live, visit and conduct business due to their outstanding police work and dedication to these cases, according to Holmes Beach Police Chief William Tokajer.


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Memorial Day salute on Monday The city of Anna Maria will host its third annual Memorial Day Patriotic Symphony Salute on Monday, May 27. The Memorial Day event will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. under the shade sail structure at City Pier Park in Anna Maria. The free symphony performance will feature members of the Anna Maria Island Concert Orchestra. The ceremonies will include a flag presentation by the United States Marine Corps, special recognition of veterans and their spouses or significant others and a wreath placement ceremony. Florida Senate President Bill Galvano and State Representative William Robinson Jr. are expected to attend the ceremony. Free refreshments will be served. City Pier Park is located at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. The Sun newspaper is a sponsor for this event.

Memorial Day closures and collections On Memorial Day, May 27, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach city halls will be closed for the day, reopening on May 28. The Island Branch Library and Tingley Memorial Library also will be closed. The Center of Anna Maria Island will be closed on May 27 in observation of the holiday, resuming regular hours on Tuesday, May 28. Trash, recycling and yard waste services from Waste Pro and Waste Management will be suspended on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Any pickups that ordinarily take place on Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28. Collections normally scheduled for Tuesday through Friday will take place on their regularly scheduled days. No collections will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

Click It or Ticket returns to AMI Though you should always wear your seatbelt, local law enforcement agencies will be checking for it especially during a Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign. The campaign runs from May 20 through June 2 with the goal of reminding drivers and passengers to buckle their seatbelts. If you ride without a seatbelt, be prepared to receive a citation. In an advisory posted to the Holmes Beach Police Department Facebook page, officers advise that no excuses will get drivers or passengers out of a ticket and that participating law enforcement agencies will be writing citations day and night for seatbelt violations.

Correction: Waste Pro’s proposal for the city of Anna Maria’s solid waste contract included a 12 percent franchise fee, minus tipping fees, and a one-year price lock. A story in last week’s Sun incorrectly attributed these proposed contract terms to Waste Management.

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Golfers go full-swing for Blessing Bags Project

Everyone involved in the inaugural tournament helped raise money to assist homeless children and adults. BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

CORTEZ – Ryan Young and Mike Divietro won the inaugural Nancy Franklin Flippin’ Mullet Open golf tournament that raised more than $16,000 for The Blessing Bags Project that assists homeless children and adults. Swordfish Grill managers Katrina “Kat” Cox and Greg Koeper organized the tournament in honor of former bar manager Nancy Franklin, who passed away last year after battling cancer. The two-person, best ball scramble was played Saturday, May 18, at the Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club in Bradenton. After being paired together because their partners canceled, Young and Divietro collectively shot a 54 on the par 61 course. “We’re very happy to win this tournament. Nancy Franklin was one of my good friends, and everybody that put on this tournament did a phenomenal job. The course was in great shape, and we’re happy we played as well as we did,” Young said during the afterparty and awards ceremony at the Swordfish Grill and Flippin’ Mullet Sports Bar in Cortez. “The tournament was excellent, it’s a fun course and everybody had a good time. We knew Nancy and I met her mom today,” Divietro said. Jerry Gore and Jim Keck shot a 57 to finish second. JoAnn Nevin won the women’s longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Jeff Marx won the men’s closest to the pin contest and Bob LeBlanc won the men’s longest drive contest. As tournament play ended, Koeper said, “Everyone had a blast. It gives me chills.” While making his way to the after-party, Swordfish Grill General Manager Bob Slicker said,

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Greg Koeper, Mike Divietro, Kat Cox and Ryan Young proudly display the plaque that will bear the names of this year’s winners and the winners of future tournaments to come. “It’s no surprise the tournament was a success, because Kat and Greg were involved, and their love for Nancy showed through. It was sold out, and he had more sponsors than we could have hoped for. “On the third hole, people got to golf against me and Kat, and they gave extra money to do that. This tournament truly emphasizes Nancy’s heart. Everyone was happy to be here because of Nancy and The Blessing Bags Project, and we’ll do it again next year,” Slicker said. Cox said she never organized a golf tournament before. “Everything came together, and it ran very smooth. Everybody said how much fun they had, and almost every golfer contributed above and beyond their entry fee. Before any 50-50 or raffle tickets were sold we raised over $12,000 with the sponsorships and entry fees. That’s pretty amazing – and all in Nancy Franklin’s name,” Cox said.

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During the after-party, Blessing Bags Project President Betsy Plante expressed her gratitude for the fundraising efforts. The organization serves the Bradenton-Sarasota area by providing homeless adults with bags filled with personal hygiene products and other necessities.

It’s a special day to have this many friends from Cortez, the Island and west Bradenton come out to honor Nancy’s legacy,” Brian Franklin, Husband “We have special bags that we use for our children. They’re cloth bags that are hand-sewn by different organizations all over the country. Seabreeze Mobile Estates in Bradenton just did one hundred bags for us for Easter. In every child’s bag we try to include an activity book, crayons, a toothbrush, toothpaste, hygiene products and a healthy snack. And every children’s bag gets a Beanie Baby tied to the bag so they have something to hug,” Plante said. SEE GOLF, PAGE 43


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Comp plan amendments sought to address rising sea level The city of Bradenton Beach is trying to meet a July deadline to submit comp plan amendments intended to address rising sea levels. BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

BRADENTON BEACH – Commissioner Ralph Cole is concerned about the city’s efforts to address rising sea levels, high tides and king tides by amending the city’s comprehensive plan. Cole voiced his concerns during the Thursday, May 16, commission meeting, and he cast the only opposition vote to the first reading of Ordinance 19-506. The proposed ordinance seeks to amend the coastal and conservation element of the city’s comprehensive plan to address future sea level rise. City Planner Alan Garrett and Building Official Steve Gilbert told the commission the comp plan amendments contained in the city ordinance are in response to a mandate from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and must be submitted in July. Garrett said he was simply seeking

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Tidal waters rose well above this natural shoreline on the north end of Bradenton Beach Sunday afternoon. commission authorization to advertise the second reading and public hearing of the ordinance on Thursday, June 6. He said this would keep the process moving forward toward the state’s July deadline. Garrett said he was not seeking final adoption the proposed ordinance, and the commission’s lingering concerns could be

further discussed at the June meeting. The city charter requires a four-fifths super-majority vote from the commission to adopt an ordinance that amends the comp plan.

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reading last week by a 4-1 vote includes goals, objectives and policies intended to lessen the impact of rising waters. Goal 4 says: “Protect and enhance the city’s natural and built environment to avoid or withstand the effects of climate change, rising sea level, extreme high tide and storm surge to ensure net zero loss of buildable properties.” Objective 4.1 says: “Increase the city’s resiliency to the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels by developing and implementing adaptation strategies and measures in order to protect human life, natural systems and resources and public infrastructure services and public and private property.” The proposed ordinance voluntarily designates the entire city of Bradenton Beach as an Adaption Action Area that experiences coastal flooding due to extreme high ties and storm surge and is vulnerable to the impacts of rising sea levels. The ordinance also references consistency with the President’s Climate Action Plan. “I feel that I’m getting rushed into changing this. I haven’t had time to do a lot of research. I would like to know what the President’s Climate Action Plan is. I would SEE SEA LEVEL, PAGE 41


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Remembering our heroes With Memorial Day approaching, I cannot help but think about the 67 men and women from Cortez who went to war in 1942 to fight for us in World War II. Yes, there were 67 – now there is one left. (may I add that 28 were my cousins.) The six Adams cousins lived next door in Grandpa Fulford’s second house. Cleve Adams was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 when the Japanese attacked. Seaman Watson from Bradenton was killed that day. The Navy asked Cleve to accompany his body home. So there were 67 with 20 living on my block and 123rd street. The first to die was Warren Bell. His ship was torpedoed off the coast of Africa and he was never found. While he was dying, his cousin, Clayton Adams, was marching across Africa, with General Patton My Uncle Leroy Wilson was riding his motorcycle to the Army Base in Tampa when there was a crash and he died. That was 1944. J.M. Campbell (I have always remembered that his birthday was on July 4) was on the Yorktown when he died . Sonney Posey was on one of the two PT boats that took General Macarthur off of Correidor. His

boat was captured by the Japanese and all of them were beheaded. So on this 67th anniversary of the start of that war we remember 67 who served. Now there is one – the fighter pilot from Cortez, Albert George Few, Jr, – now 98. He has written a book by that name. As we remember the men and women, let’s say a prayer of thanks to God for the courage these people had to save this land. After all,are they're the reason we do not speak Japanese and German. Yes, we are all leaving. At 94, I tell people that I’m on my way to heaven, and I want you to come and go with me. Dr. Mary Fulford Green Cortez

You lost your vote We are disappointed that the charter review commission will not allow our citizens to decide the optimum form of government for Holmes Beach. The year of careful research and analysis by the ninemember ad hoc committee, appointed by the city commission to study all forms of city government and their unanimous recommendations of a professional manager with an education in public administration, actual work experience and productive relationships with other cities to address to consider

and decide shared issues and solutions and will now have to sit on the shelf. We have missed this golden opportunity to allow our citizens to consider and decide the best form of government to provide highly efficient operating and administrative management – and stability while addressing inevitable change – to our city with its 50+ staff and $15.8 million per year budget. Another important advantage is apolitical (no vote or veto) professional support to our elected volunteer commissioners as they establish the city’s vision, priorities, policies and ordinances. This is about the optimum form of government for Holmes Beach’s future, not a criticism of our prior and current mayors who brought certain skills and experience that exceeded the minimal requirements to run for office. Each of us can cite examples where a poorly qualified elected official has caused chaos and division until their removal. We sincerely hope that Holmes Beach, with its reduced and aging population can avoid this by having at least one well-qualified – and ideally two – candidates for future open positions. If not, we’ll need to dust off the ad hoc recommendations. David Cheshire and Terry Schaefer, Holmes Beach


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School turns back the clock

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Anna Maria Elementary Principal Jackie Featherston said the school would bury another time capsule next year to be opened in 25 years. BY TOM VAUGHT

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HOLMES BEACH – Part of the past was unearthed last week, although it was almost lost forever. A time capsule, buried in 1994, was unearthed near the school’s auditorium after its location was blurred over time and the Manatee County School Board had to send a tractor to expedite finding it, according to AME Principal Jackie Featherston. “Instead of burying it just a little, it was buried four feet or so” she told the crowd at the celebration Monday morning. Staff opened the plastic capsule and removed stories students wrote in 1994. Some of those students attended the ceremony, and some were parents of students today. Former principal James Kronus attended the ceremony and he was mentioned a lot. The students put on skits for the decades, beginning with 1900, when the school was a single room building in Anna Maria. The witty skits would mention Kronus as they unfurled another decade.

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Top, a view of the future from 1994 by Shawn LaPensee, now Shawn Shield and a mother herself. Above left, former principal James Kronus speaks to the students and right, Gabriella Gilbert plays a student from the past. After the ceremony, Kronus said it was great to see everybody, and he was fervent about the need to keep the school going, despite the loss of Island

residents. Presently, the majority of students live off Island and attend by the School Choice program.

Beach market, Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coloring Club, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, noon. AMI Chamber May Business Card Exchange, Hancock Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, $5 for members or $10 for prospective members. Reserve to 941-778-1541 or info@ amichamber.org.

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Veterans services information, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 9 a.m. Roser-Robics chair-based exercise class, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 9:30 a.m. Jam in the Sand, Anna Maria Island Beach Café, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 5 to 8 p.m. Oyster bagging event, Perico Preserve, 11700 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 5:30 p.m. Reserve to 941-7484501, ext. 6035.

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Coquina Beach pines to be removed More than 100 Australian pine trees up to 60 feet tall will be removed from the Coquina Beach parking area during Phase 1 of the Coquina Drainage Improvement Project, according to Manatee County Public Works Project Manager Michael Sturm. A certified arborist determined that keeping the trees will pose a risk to beach visitors because a planned 10-inch-deep excavation to accommodate new curbing will threaten the stability of their shallow roots. Advocates of Australian pines say they provide needed shade to beachgoers, while opponents say their shallow root systems makes them dangerous in storms.

Mahjong, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 11:30 a.m. Sunset drum circle, Manatee Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 5 to 8 p.m.

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Nest Nature Days, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 9 a.m. to noon

and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CPR Training, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 9 a.m. Reserve to 941-778-6341. Tortoise Talks, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 9 a.m. Movie Night at the Nest, "The Swamp," Robinson Preserve, Mosaic NEST, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 8 p.m.

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Rise and Shine Power Flow Yoga, Robinson Preserve, Mosaic NEST, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 10:30 a.m., $10 cash only. Reserve to 941-742-5923 or aedan. stockdale@mymanatee.org.

MONDAY MAY 27

Social bridge games, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, noon.

TUESDAY MAY 28

Roser-Robics chair-based exercise class, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 9:30 a.m. Preschool story time, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. Mahjong, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 11:30 a.m. Tech help, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 2 p.m.

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Beach market, Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 31


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Pier project remains on track The mayor and the city’s engineering firm will review the proposals received for the construction of the new buildings at the new pier’s T-end. BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy’s latest pier update states the first phase of construction for the new Anna Maria City Pier remains on schedule. Manatee County is contributing more than $1.8 million to the construction of the new pier. Murphy regularly provides county staffer Monica Luff with written updates that can be shared with other county officials. Anna Maria City Commissioners are also copied on the mayor’s pier updates. According to Murphy’s Thursday, May 16, update: • “The wooden stringers which will support the walkway decking going out to the pier are about 50 percent complete; • Concrete caps are being placed on the T-end of the pier. This process is about 33 percent complete. The caps will support the pre-cast concrete deck slabs; • The Ipe decking material arrived on site this week; • Thus far the city has saved over $55,000 in sales tax by purchasing the materials directly and supplying them to the contractor; • The project remains on track for pier platform completion by the end of August;

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These concrete caps sitting atop the previously installed concrete pilings will help support the restaurant, bait shop and restrooms to be built at the new pier’s T-end. •The RFPs for the restaurant/bait shop will be opened May 20,� Murphy wrote. Assisted by city staff, Murphy and representatives from the Ayres Associates engineering firm will review and rank the bids received in response to the city’s request for proposals. Murphy will then present those rankings to city commissioners when seeking authorization to begin negotiations with the firm deemed as the city’s topchoice to construct the new T-end buildings. At week’s end, Murphy was still awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signature on the 2019-2020 state budget that includes a $285,000 funding request from the city and the state legislature to further assist with the pier construction project.

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Stone crab season crawls to an end Stone crab season ended May 15 with a whimper. Red tide was the primary culprit that made crabs move elsewhere, said Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez, adding that crabbers did find stone crabs north off Tarpon Springs.

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Harringtons deposed in Sunshine Law lawsuit The former residents were subpoenaed to testify under oath as part of the pre-trial discovery process. BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

BRADENTON – Former Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) members Carol and Michael Harrington have been deposed as part of a Sunshine Law lawsuit. On Tuesday, May 14, attorney Robert Watrous deposed Carol Harrington under oath for the first time and her husband, Michael Harrington, for the second time. Assisted by paralegal Michael Barfield, Watrous represents the city of Bradenton Beach and co-plaintiff Jack Clarke in the 2017 civil lawsuit. The former Pines Trailer Park residents no longer live in Bradenton Beach and are not named as defendants in the lawsuit. They were subpoenaed to testify as witnesses as part of the pre-trial discovery process. The lawsuit seeks a judge’s ruling as to whether former Planning and Zoning Board members Reed Mapes, John Metz, Patty Shay and Bill Vincent, and former Scenic WAVES Committee members Tjet Martin and Rose Vincent, violated the Florida Sunshine Law. The lawsuit alleges the six defendants violated the Sun-

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Attorney Robert Watrous, left, deposed Michael and Carol Harrington, right, last week. shine Law when discussing city matters at CNOBB meetings that could have foreseeably come before them in their official capacities as board members. During the July 25, 2017, CNOBB meeting, Mapes, Metz, Martin, Shay and Bill Vincent were among those who discussed the possible pursuit of a citywide ban on the construction of a parking garage. The never-pursued parking garage prohibition is also referenced in several CNOBB member emails obtained by Watrous and Barfield. Last week’s depositions took place at the Vincent M. Lucente & Associates court reporting services office in Bradenton. Verbatim transcripts of the sworn testimony will be provided to 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas to review before the case goes to trial on July 15.

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Watrous asked Carol Harrington several questions about how CNOBB meetings were noticed to the public. According to Florida Statute 286.0114(2), which is part of the Sunshine Law, “Members of the public shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a board or commission.” As non-city meetings, CNOBB meetings were not noticed by the city clerk’s office. Nor did the informal CNOBB meeting notices state that one or more city advisory board members might be present. Harrington said she was responsible for emailing CNOBB meeting notices to the local newspapers for inclusion in the meeting calendar sections. Harrington recalled sending notices to The Islander but wasn’t sure if she sent them to The Sun.

Harrington said before CNOBB started she didn’t know the Island had two local papers. “I didn’t read two local papers, I might have read one. I wasn’t political. I didn’t dig into stuff, I just did what I was told,” she said. Watrous asked if there were occasions when the meeting notices were not published. He also referenced an email Martin sent Harrington about a notice that was not published. Harrington said she did not check to see if the notices were published. After the deposition, Barfield said he checked the back issues of both papers and found several instances were CNOBB meeting notices were not published. Watrous asked Harrington if she knew CNOBB meetings were recorded. “Yes,” she said, noting there was some confusion as to who would record them. Watrous asked Harrington if she recalled any discussions about the Sunshine Law at CNOBB meetings. “I think at one of the meetings there was discussion about the Sunshine Law, short discussion,” she said. Watrous asked Harrington if she and her brother, Bill Vincent, ever discussed whether CNOBB might be violating the Sunshine Law. “I don’t know if we discussed that,” she replied. SEE HARRINGTONS, PAGE 39

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Sunshine depositions continue Former CNOBB member Connie Morrow was deposed as a witness on Monday, May 20. Former Mayor Bill Shearon and former commissioner and CNOBB member Janie Robertson are scheduled to be deposed on Friday, May 24. Defendant John Metz is scheduled to be deposed on Thursday, May 30. Mayor John Chappie and commissioner Ralph Cole are to be deposed on May 31. Commissioners Jake Spooner, Marilyn Maro and several city staff members are scheduled for depositions in June. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 20 to address the city’s request for a summary judgement as to whether it was reasonably foreseeable that parking garages and other city matters discussed at CNOBB meetings could have come before the advisory board members in their official capacities. It was noted at a previous hearing that this is the crux of the case.


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Holmes Beach welcomes new building official After more than a month with an interim building official, there’s a new face in the building department in Holmes Beach. BY KRISTIN SWAIN SUN STAFF WRITER | kswain@amisun.com

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners are happy with Mayor Judy Titsworth’s selection for a new building official and voted unanimously to accept Neal Schwartz’s appointment to the position. Schwartz’s confirmation by commissioners came during a May 14 meeting, one day after he began working for the city. “I think he will be very good,” Commissioner Carol Soustek said of Schwartz, adding that he has “tremendous qualifications” and she believes he has some understanding of the needs of a beachfront city. Before coming to Holmes Beach, Schwartz served as the building official for the city of Treasure Island and the city of South Pasadena, Florida. Commissioner Jim Kihm echoed Soustek’s sentiments, saying that he was very impressed with

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New Building Official Neal Schwartz answers commissioners’ questions during his first city commission meeting. Schwartz’s background and familiarity with coastal communities. He did warn Schwartz that being the building official in Holmes Beach is something of a balancing act between upholding the city and state’s codes and serving the residents of the community. Schwartz assured him that he’s up to the challenge. “I think he’ll make a great addition,” Kihm said. “I look forward to having him join the city.” Schwartz said his short-term

goals as the new building official are to keep morale up among employees in the building department and to have a quick turnaround for residents and construction professionals who seek permits from the department. “Thank you very much,” Schwartz said after commissioners voted unanimously to uphold Titsworth’s decision to hire him. “I’m looking forward to having a long stay here.” “Welcome aboard,” Kihm said.

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Red tide, blue-green algae show in local waters BY CINDY LANE SUN STAFF WRITER | clane@amisun.com

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Red tide and blue-green algae are showing in local waters, according to reports from state and federal environmental agencies on Friday, May 17. Red tide was found in water samples at the Coquina Beach South boat ramp on May 13 in very low concentrations, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) report, which noted no reported fish kills or respiratory irritation. This month marks the first time red tide has appeared since February, when a bloom disappeared that originated in October 2017 in Southwest Florida, reaching Island waters in August 2018. Background concentrations of the algae that causes Florida red tide, Karenia brevis, have no discernable effects on people or marine life. However, in very low concentrations and above, red tide cells emit a neurotoxin when they bloom that can cause shellfish closures and respiratory irritation in people, especially those with asthma, COPD or emphysema. In low concentrations and above, red tide can be deadly to marine life.

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Blue-green algae also remains present in local waters but has tested negative for toxins, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Blue-green algae was detected in water samples in Anna Maria Island canals, Holmes Beach bayside and Palma Sola Bay on May 9. Tests released on Thursday, May 16 show that in all three locations, the “filamentous cyanobacteria (Lyngbya-like)” growths are not toxic. The algae is not the same blue-

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Farmer’s market concludes successful season BY JOE HENDRICKS SUN CORRESPONDENT | jhendricks@amisun.com

ANNA MARIA – The second season of the city of Anna Maria’s Tuesday farmer’s market concluded on Tuesday, May 14. Taking place on Tuesdays under the shade sail at City Pier Park, the weekly market’s second season kicked off in October. Anna Maria Deputy Clerk and Code Enforcement Manager Debbie Haynes and Public Works Manager Dean Jones help oversee the city’s seasonal farmer’s market. “From all indications it was another successful market season based on feedback received from residents, tourists and the participating vendors,” Haynes said later in the week. “City and Island residents that I and other staff members have spoken with over the months were very happy the market ran for a longer timeframe this year. Many noted they really enjoy the smaller market atmosphere, and they definitely like the City Pier Park location. Vendors have expressed the same thoughts, and most I spoke with are looking

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Tillman Thomas from Tillman Thomas Produce, left, has been part of the Anna Maria market for two years.

Saucy Guys’ Jim Brannon is one of the Anna Maria farmer’s market’s original vendors.

forward to next season,” Haynes said. Haynes said the market’s third season is expected to start on the third Tuesday in October. The city of Anna Maria’s

farmer’s market debuted in March 2018 as part of Mayor Dan Murphy and the city commission’s ongoing efforts to better utilize City Pier Park.

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Center leadership seeks city funding Leaders at The Center of Anna Maria Island are hoping for funding from Holmes Beach commissioners for the nonprofit’s youth programs, but if they’ll receive that funding remains to be determined. BY KRISTIN SWAIN SUN STAFF WRITER | kswain@amisun.com

HOLMES BEACH – As the end of the fiscal year approaches, commissioners need to decide what to do with some city funds, including whether or not they’ll lend financial support to The Center of Anna Maria Island. The Center’s Executive Director Chris Culhane and board Chair David Zaccagnino attended the city commission’s May 14 work session where they presented March financials to commission-

ers and asked for $35,000 toward youth programs, something commissioners have supported in the past. Culhane said that the organization’s financials look really good now, and they plan to end the fiscal year June 30 with more than the $20,000 in the bank that was budgeted at the beginning of the year. However, he said part of the discrepancy is due to lower than planned staff numbers, something the organization and its board are partially remedying with the hiring of a new development director. At the end of March, the Center had $154,849 in net ordinary income, about $101,000 above the $54,000 budgeted. He added that another part of the discrepancy between the budget and actual numbers is that there are several capital expenditures, such as remodeling bathrooms, that haven’t come through yet and are not reflected in the Center’s currently available financials. With grant funding down and none

coming through from the state or Manatee County, Zaccagnino said that funding is needed for youth programming, including the afterschool program, which he said helps the families of many children who attend Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes Beach. He said that $0.79 of every dollar donated to the nonprofit goes directly to programming for the community. The ask for $35,000 was admitted to be preliminary. With the city’s website down, both Culhane and Zaccagnino said they couldn’t access a copy of the city’s approved budget to determine how much funding was set aside for the Center. In a May 15 email, City Treasurer Lori Hill said the city has $22,500 budgeted for potential funding to the Center and $2,500 for potential donation to other nonprofits in this fiscal year. Commissioners agreed to move the matter of donation to the Center to a vote during their May 28 meeting.

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PET STORE PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES 6757 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, 792-1295

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RESORT CEDAR COVE RESORT & COTTAGES

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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WATER’S EDGE OF BRADENTON 2015 32nd Ave. W. Bradenton, 748-7797

512 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 778-0414

2513 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, 778-7605

SHOPPING CENTER ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 34217

SOUVENIR SHOP SAND DOLLAR

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BARTENDER BRAD LISK D’COY DUCKS

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BEACH HOLMES BEACH BOAT CAPTAIN CAPTAIN NICK GRAHAM GRAHAM SLAM FISHING CHARTERS 4628 119th St. W. Cortez, 779-4078

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CHARITY ROSER MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CHURCH 512 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 778-0414

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9903 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, 567-5999

CHIROPRACTOR DR. DIANE L. MICHAELS

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PERSONAL TRAINER BRENDA CANNING THE CENTER / ISLAND FITNESS 407 Magnolia Ave. Anna Maria, 778-5200

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FAMILY FUN

At the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach: •Wednesday, May 22, Coloring Club, noon. • Thursday, May 23, a veteran’s services professional will be available to help vets with needs, 9 a.m. to noon • Friday, May 24, Mahjong Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Saturday, May 25, CPR Training, preregistration needed. • Tuesday, May 28, Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m.; Mahjong Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Tech help, 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call the library at 942-778-6341

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Join the volunteers on Thursday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.to create oyster bags at Perico Preserve, 11700 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. The bags they make will later be deployed into local estuaries to help with the creation of

new oyster reefs. These reefs will improve water quality and create habitat for native creatures in our preserves. The program is suitable for participants 14 and up who can lift 25 pounds. RSVP by emailing michelle. leahy@mymanatee.org or calling 941748-4501, ext. 6035,

TORTOISE TALK SATURDAY

Join the folks from the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources for this informal program on May 25, from 9 to 10 a.m. on the Valentine House lawn as they take their education tortoise out to graze. In the wild, foraging is an integral part of a gopher tortoise’s lifestyle, so they encourage it as much as possible. Stop by and say hello, get a chance to meet him up close, and ask any questions you may have. Learn all about what tortoises need to survive, This program is suitable for all ages. To register or for more information, email coral.bass@mymanatee.org

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Come out to the NEST at Robinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave. N.W. on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. The brand- new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology will open its doors for a day of exploration. Explore the canopy boardwalk among the banyans, climb to the top of the crow’s nest, take in breathtaking panorama views and make an exciting exit from the building via slide. Learn about upcoming programs and exciting new additions to Robinson Preserve. The program is suitable for all ages. No reservations are required, visit any time during open house hours.

ENJOY A MOVIE

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DO SOME GREEN EXPLORATION

On Thursday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to noon study nature’s mazes at Manatee Public Beach. From an intricate trail system to a shell’s pattern, mazes can be found all around you. Using hands on discovery, and the participants own creativity attendees will have a chance to play in nature. Green Explorers is a low structure, highly social and experienced based activity. Program suitable for all ages. Reservations are required by emailing coral.bass@mymanatee.org or calling 941-742-5923, ext. 6034

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May 30 Veteran services information, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 9 a.m. Roser-Robics chair-based exercise class, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 9:30 a.m. Seaside Quilters, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. Green Explorers: Maze of Life, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. Reserve to coral.bass@ mymanatee.org or 941-7425923, ext. 6034. Sunshine Stitchers knit and crochet, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 2 p.m. Jam in the Sand, Anna Maria Island Beach Café, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 5 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY MAY 31

Mahjong, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 11:30 a.m. Sunset drum circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Acting workshop, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 11 a.m.

SUNDAY JUNE 2

Beach market, Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rise and Shine Power Flow Yoga, Robinson Preserve, Mosaic NEST, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, 10:30 a.m., $10 cash only. Reserve to 941-742-5923 or aedan. stockdale@mymanatee.org.

MONDAY JUNE 3

Social bridge games, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, noon.

TUESDAY JUNE 4

Roser-Robics chair-based exercise class, Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 9:30 a.m. Preschool story time, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. Mahjong, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 11:30 a.m. Tech help, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 2 p.m.

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Gardeners sought for community garden The Cortez Village Historical Society is looking for volunteers to work in the community garden. Four large plots are available for planting herbs, tomatoes and other vegetables. A supply of small pots for starter planting offers a good opportunity for young people to learn gardening from seeds and watching the growing process. A great summer activity! The garden is located at Cortez Cultural Center, 11655 Cortez Road W., just west of the boatyard. For more information, please call Bob Landry at 941-545-6726 or bobclandry@hotmail.com.


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Stripers on the Hooch Reel Time RUSTY CHINNIS

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he Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob in northeastern Georgia. It flows for over 400 miles, merging with the Flint and finally the Apalachicola river at the Florida Georgia border before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola Bay. Since my first visit nearly 30 years ago, I have enjoyed fishing its upper reaches for rainbow, brown and the occasional brook trout. Recently I was introduced to an entirely new fishery by Jimmy Harris, owner of Unicoi

Outfitters, and Jeff Durniak, a Trout Unlimited award winning trout conservationist and Georgia DNR fishery biologist. Striper bass or stripers as they are commonly known are an anadromous (adapted to fresh and salt water) fish, so in some regions their upriver spawning migrations led some individuals to become landlocked during lake dam constructions. Georgia’s Lake Lanier stripers were introduced to control an invasive forage fish. In recent years, abundant rainfall in the southern Appalachians and the subsequent high water has made it possible for populations to travel upstream as far north as the Nora Mills dam near Helen. As luck would have it this dam lies right behind Unicoi Outfitters and just 10 minutes from our cabin in Sautee. When I got a text from Harris that he and Durniak were fishing the river

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for stripers after closing, I jumped at the chance. While I had heard of fish up to 20 pounds being hooked, I had no idea what to expect. The opportunity to fish with Harris and Durniak was reason enough to don waders that afternoon, but the experience was an eye opener. We started fishing at the base of the dam at Nora Mills, which forms a barrier to the stripers that migrate up the Chattahoochee from Lake Lanier. This spot, as well as Unicoi Outfitter’s one and a half mile stretch of the river leading up to it, concentrate the fish on their mission to spawn, search for food and find cooler waters. I was fishing a seven-weight outfit and a large and flashy baitfish pattern. It only took two casts before I was hooked up with a small striper, and then in quick succession, Harris was SEE REEL TIME, PAGE 33

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Jeff Durniak holds a striper taken on the Chattahoochee river just below the Nora Mills Dam.


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Redfish and snook fishing remain strong CAPTAIN DAVID WHITE

Fishing is red hot. We here at Anna Maria Charters have had a stellar week inshore since our last report. I’m glad it’s warm and staying that way. Tarpon fishing is on fire right now and should continue to show big migrations of fish coming up our beaches heavily in the next few weeks. We’ve hooked some giants out there. We love these shiny, flying dinosaurs. It’s action packed fishing and very technical. With crabs and threadfin herring being the go to baits. The tower boats are out in full force and everyone is taking advantage

when the fish are chewing. Redfish and snook fishing still remains strong. We’ve boated some big snook and oversized redfish this week. Pilchards are the go to bait, but a few have been caught on fly as well. Spanish mackerel, flounder and mangrove snapper are really the only inshore species that can be table fare right now with the closures of snook, redfish and trout. The snapper are starting to move in thicker and we’re able to accommodate the non catch and release anglers inshore. We hope you get a chance at the beautiful week of weather we have ahead,

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hooked up, and then I missed another bigger fish. At Harris’ suggestion we moved further down river fishing the deep runs, pools and pockets along the way. Harris positioned me on a rock that jutted out into the current and showed me how to swing the fly and work it in the swift current. On my third cast a big striper crashed the fly on the surface and made a down stream run that threatened to have me sprinting after it. Fortunately, I was able to turn him at the last moment, fighting him back upstream from pool to pool. After another two or three spirited runs, we were able to slide the striper up on a shallow ledge where Harris landed and released him. We estimated the fish weighed about nine pounds. I began to fish the same water again but soon became aware of Harris photographing Durniak, his rod doubled on a nice fish. Hurrying just downstream from the dam, I was able to get some good shots of the striper before it was released. I went back to fishing, but the action had slowed and the

light was fading from the river. Durniak and I met Harris as he was returning from the base of the dam where he had hooked a fish that he thought was a rock. After tugging on the obstruction a couple of times, it took off and broke him off. Looking back up at the deck at Nora Mills heath had several bystanders that indicated with outstretched arms that the fish had been a big one. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the river, and the unexpected action on the stripers made it even more special. It’s always a treat to experience a new fishery and especially one that’s new to even those anglers living nearby. The run of striper just adds to the special nature of a place already on my top 10 list. This is partly about the quality of the fishing but also the level of expertise and professionalism exhibited by those associated with Unicoi Outfitters. To reach Unicoi Outfitters and experience the excellent fishing visit their web site at www.unicoioutfitters.com or call 706-878-3083.

Turtle talks return BY CINDY LANE SUN STAFF WRITER | clane@amisun.com

Turtle Talks are back. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers will present a 30-minute program of videos, photos and stories about the sea turtles that nest and hatch on the Island from May through October each year. They will describe a day in their life as they survey for nesting turtles on the beaches. Attendees will be the first to know the dates, times and locations of upcoming nest excavations, where volunteers dig into hatched nests to count the eggshells and determine the number of hatchlings produced. Free gifts, including temporary turtle tattoos, will be distributed, and official AMITW T-shirts, stickers and ball caps will be available for a donation.

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NESTING NEWS Turtle nests laid: 33 (534 all-time AMI record) False crawls: 59 (543 all-time AMI record) Nests hatched: 0 Not hatched: 0 Nests remaining: 0

Hatchlings hatched: 0 (35,788 all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 0 Source: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird


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Swordfish stars in this recipe James Baselici ELIZA ANN'S COASTAL KITCHEN ecently voted as one of the Ten Best Little Beach Towns in Florida by Coastal Living, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is proud to call Anna Maria Island home. Visitors flock to our area year-round, as we transition from the end of high season and into the slower summer months, I’m using the change of vibe to introduce some lighter foods, barbecue and simply-grilled fish into the culinary lineup at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen. If you’ve dined in our restaurant or have visited the resort before, you know we feature a solid fuel grill burning live oak supplied by our friends at Black Dog Firewood in nearby Tampa. This cooking method gives filet mignon, fresh seafood and other dishes a smoky, natural wood flavor, perfect for the summer time. If you’re working with fresh, quality products – as we always do – it doesn’t take much to make grilled foods taste good. After all, the grilling process itself brings a mouthwatering aroma, texture and flavor to foods. One dish that really showcases this grilling sensation is my Zatar Spiced Swordfish & Coconut Dahl, the recipe for which I am happily sharing with you below. Equally popular for sport fishing

Zatar Spiced Swordfish & Coconut Dahl Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen Servings: 2 People

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Swordfish is dressed with zatar spice, combined with citrus and paired with vegan lentil stew. and cooking, the elusive billfish is a local species from the waters of Miami. Since swordfish are big, the meat is usually sold as steaks and is firmer than more fragile types of fish, making it ideal for the grill. At Eliza Ann’s, I dress it with zatar spice, giving the fish a nice subtle char and a warm spice flavor profile. I then combine that with fresh citrus grown right here in the Sunshine State and pair it with a vegan lentil stew that is great for those who eat only fish and vegetables.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS WHEN BUYING SWORDFISH AT YOUR LOCAL MARKET:

• Look for firm flesh and an offwhite color which denotes freshness; • Avoid swordfish meat that

is gray and bloodlines that are brown, which are signs of a lower quality fish; • Ask the fish monger to cut the blood line out. Look for wild or sustainable species. Swordfish is rarely endangered, but it is always good to support sustainable fishing practices; • Peak swordfish landings are August through October, which also is when the prices tend to be lower; • You can download the Sea Watch app to find recommended species, like Atlantic swordfish, and others. As promised, here’s the recipe for my swordfish if you want to make it at home. Enjoy!

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1 c. red split lentils 2 c. vegetable stock 1 c. coconut milk, unsweetened 1 can garbanzo beans 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, julienned 1 Tbs. garlic, minced 1 Tbs. ginger, minced 1 Tbs. chopped mint 1 Tbs. chopped cilantro 1 Tbs. chopped basil 1 tsp. mustard seed 1 tsp. turmeric

Fennel Salad:

1 piece of fennel, julienne 1 orange, segments only 1 bunch of cilantro, picked 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. white pepper, ground 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

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Make lentils: Warm olive oil in small pot and add onion, garlic and ginger. Sweat until soft. Add seasonings and toast until fragrant. Add lentils and garbanzo beans. Add stock and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cook until lentils are soft. They are supposed to breakdown. Add chopped herbs and reserve. Make fennel salad: Straight mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently. Reserve. Make swordfish: Season filets generously with Zatar, salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in pan until hot. Sear swordfish on both sides and place in 350-degree oven until cooked through. Using a shallow bowl, portion coconut lentils on the bottom; top with a piece of swordfish and garnish on top with fennel salad.


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very year at this time we steady our nerves and go forward into hurricane season torturing us from June 1 to Nov. 30. Not all storms during hurricane season are actually hurricanes; some of them are tropical storms, which can be just as deadly. But what about the names we give to these storms? Have you ever thought about how this happens? First of all, a tropical system is named when it maintains sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour at which point it is officially a tropical storm. Many named systems never reach hurricane status, which is 74 miles per hour. Hurricanes and tropical storms began being named in 1953 in an effort to more easily identify specific storms when there are two or more systems active at the same time. The storm names were originally only female until 1978 when male names were added. Names are in alphabetical order excluding Q, U, X, Y and Z and alternate between female and male names. Names are recycled every six years, and storm

Castles in the Sand LOUISE BOLGER names that were particularly deadly or costly are retired and replaced. Thankfully, we’ll never have another Irma. This year the names for the Atlantic Ocean storms are a repeat of 2013, the names are Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. The first forecast for this hurricane season from Colorado State University is five storms with two of them reaching major hurricane strength. This is based on the cooler than normal sea surface in the tropical Atlantic Ocean providing less fuel for tropical cyclone formation and intensi-

fication. None of this, however, should encourage you to let your guard down; one of these two major hurricanes could easily have our name on it. So, time to assemble your hurricane kits that will help you if you stay in your home without power and also be portable if you have to evacuate: Three days’ worth of non-perishable food and water, first aid kit, personal hygiene items. Flashlights and batteries, battery operated radio, cash and important documents (insurance policies and photos of your home, vehicles and vessels), manual can opener, matches, books, games, pet supplies, coolers and ice packs and, most important of all, an evacuation plan for you and your family (compile a list of hotels to evacuate to, as well as those that accept pets). Batten down the hatches in your home by covering windows with shutters or wood, trim trees prior to storms, reinforce garage doors, bring in outdoor furniture and anything else than can blow into windows

or siding. Tie down your boat with extra lines and remove canvas and sails that can unravel in a storm. Be prepared for the loss of power for days or longer. Make sure your cars have full tanks of gas and cell phones are fully charged. Fill bath tubs prior to a storm so there is water available for toilets in case water mains are impacted and again get some cash since ATM machines and banks will likely also be out of power. Finally, my personal hurricane preparedness strategy is to not have a lot of food in the refrigerator particularly raw frozen food. If a storm is coming cook anything you can prior to the storm. It will last in coolers for a longer period of time, and you don’t have to worry about rotting food in the refrigerator if you need to evacuate. Those of us who have lived in Florida for a long time are pros when it comes to hurricane season, however, it can never hurt to remind ourselves what needs to be done. Let’s hope we never get to Wendy, and she lives to be reinstated in six years. Stay safe.


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IN BRIEF

New manager at Waterline

There’s a new face roaming the halls at the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club in Holmes Beach. In a May 16 press release, it was announced that a new general manager had taken over the day-to-day operations of the full-service resort with the appointment of Lacey Lloyd-Jones. Lloyd-Jones joined the Waterline team in 2018 as a front office manager. She was first appointed to the general manager position on an interim basis while also serving as front office manager before being appointed as the new general manager in May. “We’re very happy and proud to promote Lacey to general manager of Waterline,” Mainsail Lodging and Development President Joe Collier said. “She has truly made Waterline and Anna Maria Island her home. Her warm and sincere approach with guests and associates make her a natural fit for Island life and a perfect host for the resort.”

Waterline is at 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Dock pilings ordered The composite resin pilings for the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment’s (CRA) floating dock project have been ordered. According to City Clerk Terri Sanclemente, the pilings are expected to be shipped on or around June 24. According to the May 15 project update email provided by City Attorney Ricinda Perry, 25 pilings were ordered from Creative Pultrusions at a cost of $45,704 and the CRA issued a check to Creative Pultrusions for $22,852. Perry’s update noted that on May 8 Hecker Operations Manager Eric Shaffer indicated the pilings should be installed in six to eight weeks.

Spring Lake contract approved During a May 14 commission meeting, Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the contract between the city and Vertex Water Features has received legal approval for the installation of an aeration system at Spring Lake. Now, she said the contract is awaiting Mayor

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Judy Titsworth’s signature, expected when the mayor returned from a hurricane conference, to be executed. Once the contract is signed, Petruff said the city is required to have Florida Power and Light run electricity to the equipment installation locations. Eron Wasserman of LTA Engineers said complete installation of the system is expected to take three weeks.

Election qualifying changes on tap A draft ordinance is coming before Holmes Beach city commissioners at an upcoming regular meeting to change who qualifies candidates for future elections. Previously, City Clerk Stacey Johnston also has served as the city’s election administrator. If this ordinance passes, that responsibility will go to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office. Rather than candidates coming to city hall to qualify to run for office, they would have to go to the Supervisor of Elections office in Bradenton to file paperwork. The ordinance is a companion piece to a ballot question being posed on the November ballot to voters to alter the

city’s charter to remove election responsibilities from the city clerk position in the charter. Holmes Beach is currently the only city in Manatee County that administers its own elections.

Wedding restrictions considered To stop the business of commercial weddings in residential areas, Holmes Beach commissioners are beginning a discussion on how to limit or control the impact of weddings on the surrounding residents. Commissioner Carol Soustek said that the issue isn’t necessarily residential weddings but nuisance activities in residential areas. City Attorney Patricia Petruff suggested targeting the advertisement of rental properties as party or wedding venues as a potential way to regulate the large parties held at residential rental homes. Commissioner Jim Kihm said he would ask Police Chief Bill Tokajer to do some research to see how the matter is handled by other similar communities. The conversation was continued to a future, unspecified work session.

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OBITUARIES Bona Lee Wortman Bona Lee Wortman, 72, of Bradenton Beach, passed away May 12, 2019. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to Bradenton Beach in 2001 from Chillicothe, Ohio, and she attended Harvey Memorial Church. She was Lay Minister

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at Hamden United Methodist Church, she was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chillicothe, Ohio, she was a 50 year member of Sereno Chapter 128 in McArthur, Ohio. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW and she taught for 31 years in Vinton and Pike Counties in OH. She was also a board member for Scenic Waves in Bradenton Beach. She is predeceased by her father, Harold, and she is survived

5/11, battery, 600 block of Gulf Drive North. An argument turned violent. 5/11, indecent exposure, the transient took off his clothes and ran down the street until he was caught and arrested.

5/9, driving an unregistered vehicle, 8500 Gulf Drive. The officer responded to a caller’s report of a careless driver and caught up with him. He followed as the driver swerved and occasionally sped up and hit his brakes. The officer turned on his lights,, and the suspect slowed down but did not stop for a while. He finally pulled over, but he did not produce a registration. He had the title to the car. He said he bought the car but did not register it. He was ticketed.

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by her mother, Bernice; her sister, Cheryl (Jim) McCloy; nieces, Kathryn Thomas, Kristin McCloy, and Kelley Martin and her great nephew w, Aiden McCloy. A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church St. N., Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

5/10, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 12000 Manatee Avenue. The officer stopped a careless driver and smelled marijuana. The driver showed the officer some pot, and a pipe. He was arrested 5/11, burglary, 200 block of 66th Street. A Smith and Wesson 40 cal. pistol and ammunition were stolen while the vacationer was at the beach. 5/132, petit theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach women’s restroom. A woman left her purse and cell phone in the restroom.

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MICHAEL HARRINGTON DEPOSITION

Michael Harrington served as CNOBB’s webmaster. His duties included uploading meeting recordings to the group’s website. When first deposed in January, Harrington said the computer he used for the CNOBB website crashed and could not be repaired so he asked the technicians to destroy the hard drive. He also said he longer possessed any CNOBB recordings. Before his January deposition, Harrington provided Barfield with more than 10,000 emails and other documents retrieved from his Google account. During his January deposition, Harrington acknowledged that on

July 26, 2017, Mapes sent him an email that said, “Please delete the item about the parking garage. Since we decided it might one day be a P n Z issue we decided to drop it for now.” Because of the destroyed hard drive, Watrous told Harrington his deposition would be continued. During last week’s deposition, Harrington said he didn’t recall who, if anyone, asked him to take down the CNOBB website. He said he might have done it of his own volition. Harrington said he did not think any CNOBB information from his old computer was transferred to his new computers, but he would check to make sure.

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like to see what the unforeseen consequences might be,” Cole told the commission. “If one of our houses gets knocked down and it’s determined that it’s in a high-risk area, are we going to be able to rebuild that or are you going to say we’re going to take that and use it for a park now? That’s the concern I’m getting from people out there,” Cole said. “I’m only one person, but I can’t say yes to this,” he added. Garrett and Gilbert said failure to comply with the state mandate would make the city ineligible for state funds for hurricane and storm recovery efforts. They also said it would jeopardize the city’s ability to make any other future comp plan amendments. Using a jigsaw puzzle analogy, Garrett said the comp plan is like the picture on the puzzle box and the additional ordinances and land development code amendments adopted in the future would be the puzzle pieces that implement change. Gilbert said the immediate goal is to address king tides and high tides, more so than rising sea levels. Mayor John Chappie and Vice Mayor Jake Spooner shared some of Cole’s concerns and his sense of uncertainty but joined commis-

sioners Marilyn Maro and Randy White in adopting the ordinance on first reading to keep the process moving. Chappie said he did not want to fall out of compliance with the state and jeopardize state funds with hurricane season approaching.

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The proposed comp plan amendments were previously discussed at joint City Commission and Planning and Zoning Board work meetings in March and April. During the March meeting, City Engineer Lynn Burnett said the natural shorelines along Bay Drive South and along the bay on the north end town that are not protected by seawalls provide no natural barrier to sea level rise and rising tides. “Without doing something else to your shoreline – if we do have one to two feet of sea level rise, or king tide events that become normal events – those properties that are on Avenue A and Bay Drive South are lost. The goal is to not lose them, to implement protective measures,” Burnett said. Burnett was not at last week’s meeting because she was attending an annual hurricane conference. She will be present for the commission’s June 6 discussion.


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MAY 22, 2019

Ross Built Construction builds solid win BY MONICA SIMPSON SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Heading into the second half of the regular season of the adult co-ed soccer season, Gulfview Windows and Doors, lead by Ryan Moss, remains the only undefeated team in the league. Still looking for a win is the team sponsored by Moss Builders and Beach House Real Estate. The game of the week saw Blalock Walters battle against Ross Built Construction. Playing with his son Jake Ross, Greg Ross’ team took the win. Playing without Stephen Perry, the Blalock team could not matchup against the solid Ross squad. Taking the early lead after two minutes of play, Matt Staggs for Blalock Walters, could not stop a rocket shot by Chris Klotz to tie the game. Less than a minute later, Staggs scored another goal for the team of lawyers to move the score to 2-1. Big man Chris Chicaro made his way toward the goal and stuck hard and fast for the second Ross Built Construction goal. With two goals each, team captain G. Ross made the first of two goals to give his team the lead for the first time of night. Showing his missile strikes, Vince Chicaro, brother of Chris, made the first of three goals in the 12th minute of the game, advancing the score to 2-4. With plenty of energy and talent on the field, the Blalock Walters team continued to fight back. Two minutes after the Chicaro goal, a fight for possession ensued in front of the Ross Built goal. Blalock’s Greg DeMeuse finally found the ball at his feet to make the third goal for his team. Down by one point, team Blalock Walters successfully fought on defense for the remainder of the first half of the game, leaving the score at 3-4 as the teams left the field for a much needed water break and halftime strategy session. After more than 11 minutes of play without a standout play or a goal, J. Ross, a sophomore at Florida State University, scored his first goal of the season with an on the ground shot that whizzed right by Blalock goalkeeper Scott Rudacille. Rudacille finished the game with seven saves, while back up Ross Built goalie Max Gazzo had six document-

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Ross Built Construction’s Chris Klotz works to stop Greg DeMeuse of Blalock Walters. Left, Matt Staggs for Blalock Walters travels down the soccer field with Ross Built’s Connor Bystrom hot on his heels.

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11- 15 YEAR-OLD YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE ed saves of his own. With cross-field rocket shot that hit the right corner of the net, V. Chicaro made his second goal of the night giving Ross Built Construction a twogoal lead. Two minutes later, V. Chicaro got his hat trick increasing his team’s scoring dominance with the score 3-6. Blalock Walters fought back with a near perfect shot by Matt Plummer that went just inches over the crossbar. Staggs took a shot of his own that went just right of the post.

With three minutes left on the scoreboard, G. Ross got his second point, giving his team a four-point lead. Plummer got his goal with 23 seconds showing on the board, put Gazzo on the ground for the save attempt. Finishing the game on the referee’s clock V. Chicaro struck and hit the net again with an unrecorded goal, and the official score of 4-8 and another win for Ross Built Construction.

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RESTAURANT: Proposed for Pine Ave. FROM PAGE 1

The applicant’s report Simpson provided the city proposes the existing two-story residential structure be razed and replaced by a two-story building that includes the ground-level restaurant space, second level living space, a rooftop terrace and an in-ground pool. Simpson’s report notes the pool and the rooftop terrace would not be used by restaurant patrons. Simpson told the planning board the existing two-story structure was built in 1970 and is structurally sound but is not habitable due to electrical issues. Simpson’s report states 15 spaces are needed for the 45-seat restaurant guests, plus one additional parking space for employees and one additional parking space for the residential unit. She proposes five parking spaces be located on-site and 12 additional parking spaces be provided through a shared parking agreement with the Roser Memorial Community Church. The April 9 staff report prepared by City Planner Robin Meyer initially disagreed with Simpson’s parking calculations and stated city code required 22 parking spaces. During last week’s planning board meeting, Meyer said

he later consulted with City Attorney Becky Vose and they agree that 17 parking spaces are required. Citing city code, Meyer’s report states off-site parking must be located within 300 feet of the perimeter of the development. Meyer’s report states the applicant is requesting two special exceptions: one for the majority of the parking to be located off-site and a second to allow for off-site parking approximately 900 feet from the proposed development site.

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The original site plan proposed a 52seat restaurant, residential space, pool and five-onsite parking spaces. That plan prompted a petition and some letters of opposition from surrounding property owners which contributed to the public hearings being pushed back from April until May. The revised plan Simpson presented last week includes the lower seating capacity and the off-site parking agreement. On April 12, Ben Sato drafted and distributed a letter thanking the surrounding property owners for expressing their concerns. His letter notes he is currently working in the family

I will be living on-site with my fiancé, and we want to build our life there, be great neighbors and be stewards of the community,” Ben Sato, Aspiring restauranteur business as a rental property manager and a maintenance technician, but he has long-dreamed of opening his own restaurant. “While I enjoy being a part of the family business, it is not my true passion. I am a professional chef and I belong in a kitchen,” his letter says. “I’ve lived on Pine Avenue for three years, and I sympathize with your concerns. I will be living on-site with my fiancé, and we want to build our life there, be great neighbors and be stewards of the community,” Sato’s letter says. The planning board voted 4-2 in favor recommending city commission approval of the proposed site plan. Monika Beard, Dr. Jose Erbella, Margaret Jenkins and Mark Short voted in favor of

recommending commission approval. Jeff Rodencal and chairman Jon Crane opposed the recommended approval. The board’s recommended approval includes commission approval of the off-site parking spaces, signage directing restaurant customers to the church parking lot, the city being noticed on the lease for the parking spaces, the property not being used as rental property unless approved by the city, the applicant working with the city to ensure the safest pedestrian access to and from the property and calls for a rooftop garden to be placed at the rear of the terrace to provide landscape buffering for the neighbors. City commissioners can accept or reject any or all of the board’s recommendations.

GOLF: Raises money for Blessing Bags Project FROM PAGE 4

Slicker served as master of ceremonies for the after-party fundraising activities and awards ceremony. He thanked U.S. Foods and other unnamed vendors for the providing the golfers with an excellent lunch buffet. He thanked the Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club for allowing $60 of each $80 entry fee to benefit The Blessing Bags Project. When thanking the tournament volun-

teers, Slicker noted Alyssa O’Brien and Jessica Williamson raised $265 selling Jell-O shots at the sixth hole. Franklin’s friend, Nora Davis, sold the Basket of Cheer and 50-50 tickets that contributed significantly to the fundraising efforts. And with Slicker serving as auctioneer, the live auction raised more than $1,000. As karma would have it, O’Brien won the cooler filled with liquor and beer. She also won the $550 50-50 drawing

and donated $100 of her winnings to The Blessing Bags Project. Nancy Franklin’s husband, Brian, and her mom, Sharon Boden, attended the after-party. “Nancy was always charitable, and she loved The Blessing Bags Project. It’s a special day to have this many friends from Cortez, the Island and west Bradenton come out to honor Nancy’s legacy,” Brian Franklin said.

“I think this is beautiful. Nancy was always giving. When she was in kindergarten, she gave away all her books,” Boden said. As the party ended, Slicker addressed the crowd one last time. “Thank you so much for what you did today. On behalf of Nancy Franklin and your big hearts the real winner here today is The Blessing Bags Project.” The Sun was a sponsor of this event.


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