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Cortez to host folk
music, art festival.
Anna Maria's new
tions Pine Avenue
parking. Page 2
endar: Meetings of
interest. Page 3
Holmes Beach com-
drilling. Page 9
Island tourism continues upswing
By Rick Catlin ".' Many Europeans and Canadians have
Islander Reporter I taken advantage of low prices in October, but
At a time when tourism in Orlando is Teitelbaum said he's also seen a lot of Florid-
40 percent and other Florida destinations ians stay on the Island for a weekend.
suffering drops of 15-30 percent. Anna "The local area is our No. 4 market. I had
Maria Island continues to defy the trend.
According to figures available from the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau, the two-month average of occu-
pancy figures on the Island for September
and October was 14.7 percent higher than
the same two months last year.
"We're booming and I'm delighted,"
said David Teitelbaum, a board member of
the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council and owner of three resorts in Bra-
"We are dancing in the streets with these
occupancy levels, while other places are in
real trouble," he said.
Indeed. Occupancy of Island accommo-
dation units was up 20.2 percent in August
Crowds flock to the sand and sun at Mana-
tee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander
File Photo: Rick Catlin
2009 compared with the same month in 2008,
and up 9.2 percent in September of this year
compared to last September.
"On a national basis, we are doing
extremely well. Other Florida destinations
have hotels they can't fill, while we have all
been very busy the past two months," Teitel-
one guy from Lakewood Ranch last week
come for three days just to get out of the
house," he said.
Teitelbaum sees the boom continuing.
"Advance reservations are up and we con-
tinue to get great publicity about the Island,"
Islands magazine recently published a
story that rated Anna Maria Island one of its
best getaway destinations.
The Washington Post, in its Nov. 8 edi-
tion, published a travel story that praised the
Gulf Islands of Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties, with particular emphasis on the ambiance
of Anna Maria Island.
All the good news about Anna Maria
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, NEXT PAGE
Anna Maria pier
but who pays
Islander honors vet-
erans. Pages 16-17
AME school: Lev-
engood three years
Island police blotter.
Open house event
and new businesses.
adventure. Page 22
season comes to an
end. Page 24
Weather cools for
fishing. Page 25
Antonio Martin-Zuniga of Oneco Concrete and Asphalt, front, levels concrete Nov. 13 for
improvements at Kingfish Boat Ramp. Islander Photo: Nick Walter
Construction wrapping up at
Kingfish Boat Ramp
By Nick Walter
The deadline to complete improvements
at the Kingfish Boat Ramp is less than two
Construction has been ongoing for three
weeks, and some boaters have complained
about a lack of lighting around the ramp,
said James Santjer, one of the project work-
ers for Oneco Concrete and Asphalt.
"They just need to know that the light-
ing is coming back," Santjer said. "Right
now, they can't see because there's no lights
to put the boats in."
Walter Sow, project manager for Mana-
tee County, said the lights were removed to
install piping for improved drainage around
Sow said the construction estimate
is $392,000. There will be 23 additional
spaces for trucks with trailers and an addi-
tional 17 spaces for vehicles without trailers.
Another improvement will be defined,
paved entry and exit drives in the parking lot
- no more driving on and off the road along
the length of the ramp lot.
But pedestrians walking beside Mana-
tee Avenue could be the real beneficiaries of
the project. A sidewalk soon will be finished
between the Kingfish parking lot and Mana-
tee Avenue. Before construction began, there
was little pedestrian room between vehicles
on Manatee Avenue and the Kingfish lot.
The property is owned by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
"FDOT is still trying to hash out how they
want the curbing connected to the bridge,"
Sow said those at the DOT who are asso-
PLEASE SEE KINGFISH, NEXT PAGE
By Rick Catlin
One of the first topics waiting for the new
Anna Maria City Commission when it meets
Nov. 19 is the city pier.
An inspection report completed by MTCI
Inc. estimated the cost to repair the structure
That's money the city doesn't have in its
contingency fund, although there are suffi-
cient funds in the city's reserve account.
Who should pay for the repairs might be
the optimum question for the commission.
City attorney Jim Dye has maintained that
according to the lease agreement with Mario
Schoenfelder, the tenant is liable for the entire
cost of repairs to the pier. In the past, Schoen-
felder has succeeded in having the city share
the cost of some repairs, citing difficult eco-
The MTCI report detailed a host of repair
and replacement problems, including corro-
sion of wooden pilings.
MTCI said the Army Corps of Engineers,
which controls the waterways, has lately
been resisting the use of creosote material on
wooden poles for piers.
Without the creosote, "standard material
deteriorates very rapidly," wrote MTCI. The
alternative to creosote is the use of pressure-
treated pilings, girders, stringers and decking,
which makes the installation cost very high,
Public works director George McKay
said it's also his understanding that creosote-
coated wood pilings are no longer accepted
MTCI noted in its report that some
repairs recommended in a March report by
Bolt Underwater Services Inc. have not been
PLEASE SEE CITY PIER, NEXT PAGE
NOV. 18, 2009
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New commissioner questions Pine Avenue parking
By Rick Catlin
Newly elected Anna Maria City Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus wasted little time fulfilling a campaign
promise to investigate parking on Pine Avenue.
Shortly after he was sworn in Nov. 12, Stoltzfus
e-mailed a three-page memo to Mayor Fran Barford,
other commissioners, planning and zoning board
members, city attorney Jim Dye and others, indicat-
TOURISM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Island is contributing to the tourism upswing said
Larry Chatt, vacation rentals manager for Island Real
He said the BACVB has done a tremendous job
in obtaining positive press for the Island.
"It's had a snowball effect since the article about
the Island in Southern Living last year," he said.
"The CVB's efforts to get us noticed have gotten
us noticed. Life on the Island is good."
Chatt's advance reservations for December are up
70 percent from December 2008, and January 2010
reservations are up 25 percent "and climbing" from
January 2009, he said.
"To me, when a January is starting to fill up with
reservations this early, it means we should all have a
In addition to the favorable publicity about the
Island, there's a real value in price on the Island in Octo-
ber, November, December and January, he said.
"You' re getting reduced rates at this time. People
are taking advantage of the pricing."
And it's not one particular segment of the travel
market that's causing the jump in tourism.
"It's a combination of people. We're getting a lot
of wedding parties, Europeans and Canadians, people
who drive here by car. It's not any one market, it's all
of them," Chatt said.
"High-season is looking very good," he said.
ing he was having difficulty reconciling the parking
arrangements at 315 Pine Ave. and 317 Pine Ave.
with the city's comp plan and its land-development
The complex in question was developed by Pine
Avenue Restoration LLC, a company whose princi-
pals include city residents Ed Chiles and Mike Cole-
man. Its site plans complied with all parking require-
ments. No variances were applied for and PAR main-
tains that lot coverage, square footage and elevation
were reduced below the allowed amounts.
But Stoltzfus said in his letter that the comp plan
appears "out of sync with the hazards created by 315-
317 Pine Ave." Additionally, he said, some comp plan
wording appears to be "in direct conflict" with the
He cited eight goals, objectives and policies of
the comp plan that appear to be at odds with parking
CITY PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
That report recommended two pilings should be
immediately repaired to avoid failure. "Four crutch
poles were installed recently, but no other recom-
mended repairs were observed," MTCI said.
But the pier lease is due to expire in March 2010
and Mayor Fran Barford has already said she' 11 adopt
a "get tough" policy for any new agreement.
Schoenfelder has leased the pier since 2000, after
operators of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar vacated the
premises in September 1999, rather than pay a rent
The current lease terms with Schoenfelder, who
owns and operates the Rod & Reel Pier, also in Anna
Maria, call for an $8,115.12 per month payment.
In December 2008, Schoenfelder asked the com-
mission to lower the rent to $5,000 per month for 12
months, claiming business was down because of the
economy. Commissioners and the mayor, however,
rejected that suggestion.
at the complex, along with six LDR regulations.
Stoltzfus said one major hazard is that a motor-
ist has to back out across a sidewalk and into a "live
lane" of traffic.
He asked if the area parking was "in accordance
with commonly accepted traffic engineering prac-
tices" and called upon the city to review its codes
and answer whether the site plan complies with the
city's LDR and comp plan.
The new commissioner said the "issues at stake"
are sufficient enough to get a written opinion from
Dye, and he requested a discussion at the new com-
mission's first work session.
Coleman said he had no comment about the
The comp plan was passed in October 2007 by
the commission, while the site plan for PAR's Pine
Avenue development was approved in July 2008.
According to official city records.
The city commission's next work session will
not take place until January 2010. The commission's
Nov. 18 and Dec. 17 meetings are regular sessions.
KINGFISH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ciated with the project want to make sure the curb is
short enough to allow stormwater flowing from the
road to drain over the curb.
Santjer said the only thing holding up the project
is the DOT's decision on if it wants the sidewalk from
the Kingfish Boat Ramp entrance to run all the way
to the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Capt. Hank Williams of Wet Willy Charters on
Anna Maria Island has used the boat ramp for about 15
years and looks forward to the project's completion.
"It's a good protected boat ramp to use 90 percent
of the year," Williams said. "The only time you have
any issues is when you have a due north wind. Other
than that, it's a good location."
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2:43 a.m. Nov. 11 to a house fire in the 1100
block of 64th Street in Bradenton.
The occupants of the home were awak-
ened by the sound of the fire that began in a
garage and called 911 as they fled the struc-
ture through the front door, a WMFR press
Units from WMFR and Cedar Hammock Fire
Rescue responded to the scene at 2:56 a.m. and
had the fire under control within the hour.
The Bradenton Fire Department also sent a
unit and on-scene medical care was provided by
Manatee County Emergency Medical Services,
the release said.
The fire was contained to the garage, but
the house suffered extensive smoke and water
damage estimated at $100,000-$200,000.
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Nov. 19,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 17, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Nov. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 3, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
Dec. 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeacih.o i,.
Nov. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 19, 2 p.m., tree planting in memory of Jim
Gloth, 57th Street and Marina Drive.
Nov. 24,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 2, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Dec. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Nov. 19, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Nov. 26 is Thanksgiving, government offices are
closed, and many also are closed on Nov. 27.
Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Dec. 14, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Dec. 16, Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting,
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Anna Maria officers take oath
By Lisa Neff
Two incumbents and one political newcomer
took their oaths of office Nov. 12 and began two-
year terms on the Anna Maria City Commission.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at 10 a.m.
Nov. 12 at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, and was fol-
lowed by a brief organizational meeting.
In the contentious Nov. 3 election, incumbents
John Quam and Dale Woodland and first-time candi-
date Harry Stoltzfus won the three seats at the dais.
Christine Toilette, who had served two terms on
the commission, and David Gryboski, another rookie
campaigner, lost their bids, placing fourth and fifth
in the race.
In the brief ceremony, presided over by city clerk
Alice Baird, Quam took his oath, followed by Stoltz-
fus and then Woodland.
The full commission and Mayor Fran Barford
then assembled at the dais for an organization meet-
Barford opened the meeting, asking for nomina-
tions for commission chair.
Woodland nominated Quam, who previously
held the position.
"It's my pleasure and honor to nominate John
Quam for gavel-wielding chairman," Woodland said,
referring, with humor, to an Islander editorial that did
not fully endorse Quam for re-election but did praise
his skills as commission chair.
After a swearing-in ceremony Nov. 12, Anna Maria elected officials prepare for an organizational meeting.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
The comment brought chuckles and applause
from the audience, a second from Commissioner
Chuck Webb and unanimous approval from the full
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick then nominated
Woodland to serve as deputy chair, citing Woodland's
"long service to the city."
Her motion was unanimously approved.
Commissioners then adopted basic rules of order
for meetings, read and signed a code of ethics and
accepted a series of liaison duties.
Barford is the liaison to the Coalition of Bar-
rier Island Elected Officials, Island Transportation
John Quam, re-
elected to the Anna
Maria City Commis-
sion Nov. 3, takes the
oath of office Nov. 12.
Planning Organization, Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization and Manasota League of
Quam is the liaison to the Island Players and the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Webb is the liaison to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and the city pier commit-
Woodland is the liaison to the capital improve-
ments advisory committee; Stoltzfus is liaison to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and Mattick is
liaison to the Environmental Enhancement Education
Committee, as well as grant explorer.
I'., oath of office.
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matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2009, to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center program scholarship fund. And your contribution is tax deductible.
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Australian pines removed for improvements
By Lisa Neff
Thirteen Australian pines came down last week to
make way for improvements to facilities at Coquina
In the past, some Islanders resisted the removal
of the non-native invasive species.
Not so last week.
Neither county nor Bradenton Beach officials
fielded complaints, but beachgoers asked questions.
"Well, you want to know what's happening when
you see someone cutting down trees in a public park,"
said Jodie Kennedy of Longboat Key. "But once I
realized they were Australian pines, well, everyone
is supposed to be trying to get rid of them."
The Australian pines provide shade and can pro-
vide wildlife habitat, but their groundcover can pro-
hibit the growth of native plants and they multiply
rapidly, according to state and federal agencies that
advocate the eradication of the trees.
But the trees were not removed simply because
they are on an invasive plant list, according to offi-
cials with Manatee County, which operates Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The county has plans for improving beach ameni-
ties, including renovating the concession stand in the
Work now under way involves improving access
to the parking lot and the trolley and bus shelters
under the U.S. Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Australian pines were in the way of future
walkways that will connect the trolley shelters, a
handicap-reserved area of the parking lot, the conces-
sion stand and the multi-use path that runs the length
of Coquina Beach, according to Eric Angersoll of the
county property management division.
Angersoll said the county will be using pervious
pavers rather than concrete for the walkway mate-
Branches of Australian pines are cut and removed from Coquina Beach, where the county is improving the
bus-trolley transit stop area. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
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This is it
No, we're not talking Michael Jackson here. It's
"our" season. Put the welcome mat at the door, it's
high season for tourists on Anna Maria Island.
The long wait is over. Still, it seems like it snuck
up on us like Santa in the chimney.
A bevy of seasonal events took place over the
past weekend, and suddenly it's like the old Marx
Brothers movie and we' re off to the races.
The race, of course, is to set Island cash registers
ringing, book reservations, log some real estate sales
and make up for leaner times.
The game is on for Island charities, too, but espe-
cially for the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
It's time again for the Lester Challenge and this year
it's more critical than ever.
This is the year for a $50,000 matching gift
to the Center, and we have a big stake in its suc-
cess. This is the time to double your money and
put it to work for a win-win for the kids who need
scholarships at the Center. Your gift before Jan. 1
will be matched up to $50,000 by Chuck and Joey
Lester, and a small gift from each of us will go a
long, long way next year.
It's also time next week for our annual Wish
Book, a special section of holiday wishes collected
from the agencies that serve the needs of young and
old on Anna Maria Island. Wish Book includes items
that you can easily add to your shopping list to aid
those who serve others all year long.
Yes, this is it: The season for giving.
And without much time for a deep breath, the
calendar says the holiday shopping season is upon
us. Eight days from this publication date is the big
turkey day and then Black Friday.
The holidays really are here. The tourists are
here. It's up to all of us to make the best of it. We
can't stress enough the importance of shopping local,
local, local with merchants you know will appreciate
And, thankfully, without much ado, Hurricane
Ida sounded the final note for hurricane season, which
officially ends Nov. 30.
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holiday recipes a few favorites collected over the
years from friends and acquaintances on our Web
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As Mother Nature
I can't believe Mike Miller said that about the
glorious royal poinciana tree that was destroyed in
Mother Nature gave us that beautiful tree to enjoy
the month of May every year, to stop and admire with
awe and thankfulness, to cherish it with our grati-
Although he did not destroy it, Miller went too
far in his desire to rid our Island of even the most
beautiful and harmless of exotics.
Margaret Chapman, Anna Maria
The 2009 holiday season is here, and it is time
for the 15th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas Party
for Kids. Thanks to the generosity of many of you
over the years, the event has grown from 25 children
our first year to more than 100 children the last few
We are planning for at least 120 children this
year. In addition to the children from the Head Start
program, we include children from Healthy Families
Manatee, which is an organization my dad helped to
establish in 1998.
To assist our effort in the purchase of a pair of
shoes, an outfit of clothing, an appropriate toy for
each child and a complete turkey dinner with all of
the trimmings for the family of each participant, we
are requesting cash donations.
The Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria will host
the fun-filled lunch-time party with characters in cos-
tumes, games and, of course, Santa Claus, who will
arrive by fire truck courtesy of our friends at West
Manatee Fire Rescue.
This year's party will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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children who are a little less fortunate than others. We
thank you from the bottom of our hearts for opening
To make your contribution, please make your
check payable to the Sandbar Restaurant and send
it to P.O. Box 1478, Anna Maria FL 34216. And
please, make a notation that your check is for the
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Politics and the personal
The last weeks of the campaign for city commis-
sion in Anna Maria became quite disconcerting.
The unprofessional and almost unethical cam-
paign tactics should not have been used and do not
work in a small city where so many people know each
Some should not have become so publicly
involved in campaigning for candidates, and some
candidates should not have used negative tactics
against other candidates.
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By Lisa Neff
They idolized Ida's waves.
Surfers from as near as Anna Maria Island and as
far as Georgia rode some storm-churned waves off
Cortez and White Avenue beaches Nov. 9-10.
The waves arrived as Ida, at its peak a Category
2 hurricane, traveled northeast in the Gulf of Mexico
and made U.S. landfall at Mobile, Ala.
By the time Ida made landfall Nov. 10, the storm
had weakened to a tropical depression but still caused
some flooding power outages, as well as forced a one-
day shutdown of some oil operations in the Gulf.
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At its strongest, Ida caused floods and mudslides
in El Salvador that resulted in 130 deaths.
But for Anna Maria Island, Ida brought only
strong wind gusts, hard-crashing waves, seabirds
seeking safe harbor and surfers seeking sport.
"When there's a storm out there in Gulf, you
can always count on some waves here," said Tommy
MacKinnon of Orlando. "I'm getting in some short
rides mostly, but you know anything's good."
"These kind of waves, it's hard to look real pretty
out there, but they require some skill," said Patty
Halstead of Tampa. "This hasn't been the best season
for surfing so I'm loving it."
Ida sends surfers,
seabirds to AMI
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In the Nov. 17, 1999, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect Gail Cole had
his truck stolen by a man working with the company
rehabilitating the Anna Maria Island Bridge. After
Paul Leger was stopped by Holmes Beach police at
the Kingfish Boat Ramp driving the truck, Leger dove
into the water to escape, but he was captured a few
minutes later by a U.S. Coast Guard patrol vessel.
Anna Maria building official Phil Charnock
was ordered by a judge to relinquish the .22-caliber
handgun he brandished in a road rage incident Aug.
6 on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in
exchange for a $200 fine and six-months probation.
Holmes Beach assistant public works supervisor
Bill Saunders asked the city commission for advice
on how the city should deal with an engineering prob-
lem. It seems Zollar, Najar and Shroyer, the city's
engineering firm, had filed two site plans on behalf
of Benderson Development. It's a conflict of interest
for the applicants to review their own projects, Saun-
ders said. The commission recommended that the city
retain an outside consultant to review the plans and
charge the fee to Zollar, Najar and Shroyer.
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Nov.i 53 1 73 0
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8 0 NOV. 18, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER
Palma Sola Bay property protected
By Lisa Neff
A local-federal partnership is leading to the pres-
ervation of another environmentally sensitive prop-
erty in the area.
The property identified in a grant applica-
tion and other Manatee County documents as the
"Ungarelli Parcel" and the "Ungarelli Preserve" -
is located on the southeast shore of Palma Sola Bay,
which empties into the Intracoastal Waterway that
connects Sarasota and Tampa bays.
The Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers recently authorized the county natural resources
department to enter an agreement with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Services for preservation work on the
land, which is on the west side of tree-lined Palma
Sola Boulevard between Cortez Road and the Palma
The FWS awarded the county a $100,000 grant
for the project earlier this year, with the first install-
ment set at $10,000, according to natural resources
director Charlie Hunsicker.
The grant in part will be used to complete an
archeological survey of the land.
"Coastal Manatee County is littered with arche-
ologically significant sites," the grant application
states. "There is a high probability that this parcel
may contain such a site due to the location and other The Ungarelli Preserve off Palma Sol
identified an. h-I l1 .y\ in the area." If the property is not deemed arche
The grant also will fund the removal of non-native nificant, the plants probably will be r
exotic plants, including Brazilian pepper, Australian machines. If the site is archeological
pine, carrotwood, melaleuca and air potato. the county will use a manual process.
approves port license
By Lisa Neff
The U.S. Maritime Administration has approved
a license for a deepwater port and natural gas pipeline
in the Anna Maria Island area.
Port Dolphin Energy LLC requested the license to
construct and operate the port, which will be built about
28 miles west of Anna Maria Island, and the pipeline,
which will traverse the bottom of Tampa Bay and con-
nect with onshore lines at Port Manatee.
Acting Maritime Administrator David T. Matsuda
approved the license following a review of Port Dol-
phin's application and the receipt of endorsements
from Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
"I have decided to issue a license to Port Dol-
phin EIn IY as it meets the basic criteria ... but only
subject to certain conditions designed to protect and
advance the national interest, the demonstration of
financial capability and conditions to preserve and
enhance the environment," Matsuda wrote in his
Matsuda said Port Dolphin must develop an oper-
ations manual, submit additional technical informa-
tion and detailed drawings and obtain federal and
Additionally, Matsuda said the company must
comply with a series of conditions proposed by Crist
in September, including dealing with the project's
impact on beach-quality sand intended for beach
The port estimated to cost $254 million -
will be built in federal waters on the Outer Conti-
nental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico waters about 100
feet deep. Vessels would anchor next to buoys at the
deepwater port, where liquefied natural gas would be
converted into gas and fed into the pipeline.
A ship would anchor at the port for up to eight
days and, according to the Transportation Depart-
ment, when ships are not at the site, the port would
be submerged on a landing pad on the seabed.
According to Transportation, there are four more
deepwater port license applications under review.
Motorist alerts this week
The Florida Department of Transportation has
advised motorists of the following construction
projects on Anna Maria Island Nov. 16-20 that
may affect traffic.
Anna Maria: North Bay Boulevard from
North Shore Drive to Hibiscus Street. The DOT
project involves sidewalk construction, sign relo-
cation and sodding. Motorists can expect tem-
porary daily lane closures and delays Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Gulf Drive: From Spring Avenue to Pine
Avenue. The project involves sidewalk construc-
tion along Gulf Drive from north of Spring Avenue
to Pine Avenue. Motorists can expect temporary
daily lane closures and delays Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Gulf Drive: From Willow Avenue to Pine
Avenue. This project consists of milling and
resurfacing, signing and pavement markings,
and sidewalk work on Gulf Drive.
Pine Avenue: From Gulf Drive to Bay
Drive. The project consists of milling and resur-
facing, signing and pavement markings and
sidewalk improvements. Motorists are advised
to expect daytime delays.
Holmes Beach: East Bay Drive at the
intersection of Gulf Drive. The project con-
sists of signalization and sidewalk and pavement
markings. Motorists are advised to expect day-
Bradenton Beach: The DOT did not report
any DOT projects in the city this week that may
cause traffic delays.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution
and observe lowered speed limits in construction
ologically sig- A third stage of the project will involve the plant-
emoved using ing of native species and efforts to improve tidal
ly significant, flow.
The county invested $150,000 to acquire the
38-acre property in 2008. The property consists
of 29 acres of mangrove swamp and nine acres of
seeks grant for
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria has submitted an application for
$25,100 to the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program
that, if approved, would provide for installation of
turtle-friendly lights at the city pier.
The lights would replace existing fixtures and
would be installed on a new boardwalk, the applica-
The city also would construct a kiosk on the
boardwalk to provide visitors with brochures about
sea turtles and lighting.
The informational display would detail ways
individuals can promote protection of the marine
habitat, the impact of beachfront lights on nesting
beaches and the importance of minimizing human
contact with sea turtles, their eggs and nests.
"Particular attention will be paid to providing dis-
plays that will appeal to young people, as we believe
it is crucial to get our children involved in under-
standing the importance of protecting the threatened
loggerhead turtles which nest in large number of our
beaches," the application said.
Public works director George McKay said he did
not know when a decision would be made on the
Funding for the boardwalk project will come
from the $358,000 transportation enhancement grant
awarded the city by the federal government through
the Florida Department of Transportation in its 2010-
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HB commissioners oppose offshore drilling
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach city commissioners Nov. 10 took
a stand to oppose the expansion of offshore drilling
in the Gulf of Mexico.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino's campaign
platform for the Nov. 3 election, which he won
resoundingly, was that he would oppose offshore
On Nov. 5, he attended a town hall meeting on the
subject in Gulfport, a small city in Pinellas County.
What interested Zaccagnino from the Gulfport
meeting was that, from his interpretation of the pre-
sentations, the desired oil deposits are 125 miles off-
shore. He believed reports indicated that drillers want
to target areas between 3-10 miles offshore, where
oil rigs could be seen from beaches.
"In my opinion," Zaccagnino said, "I doubt we'll
ever really see (drilling) in 3-10 miles. There's noth-
ing there to drill for. I think that's being used as a
pawn for what they're really after."
Zaccagnino said that if drilling between 3-10
miles is accepted, than drillers might claim that if they
could drill between 3-10 miles, then there wouldn't
be a difference in drilling 125 miles offshore.
Also from the meeting, Zaccagnino said there
seems to be two sides to the oil-drilling debate -
state representatives from the north, middle and east,
against those from the west. "I' m not sure what we' re
gonna do," he said.
"An interesting fact though," Zaccagnino said
at the city commission meeting Nov. 10, "was a guy
with a worthwhile presentation.... He had the best
slides. He's doing a lot of the current and wind mod-
eling for the Gulf of Mexico, sending tracers to 150
miles offshore where ships are doing sonar looking
Zaccagnino said the man's presentation showed
that if an oil spill occurred 150 miles offshore, the
oil would not come to Anna Maria Island. Instead, it
would go south around the Keys, and up around the
Eastern Seaboard, very close to the East Coast, within
"So if something happened," Zaccagnino said,
"we more than likely wouldn't be affected. It would
be the East Coast that would be affected, which are
the people who would be in favor of this."
In other business:
Outgoing Commissioner Pat Geyer praised the
Holmes Beach police efforts from the last month.
"Our police department is one of the finest in the state
of Florida," Geyer said. "The job they've done in the
last month or so with the problems we've had, they' ve
just done a great job and I'm proud of them."
Commissioner Pat Morton clarified that only
Holmes Beach residents wanting to recycle their old
phone books should drop them off to the blue bins
provided at Holmes Beach City Hall. Morton said
local newspapers errored in reporting that anyone
on the Island could take advantage of recycling
in the public bins provided by the Holmes Beach
Commissioners approved mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger' s appointment of Fred Heger of the city's parks
and beautification committee to the board of directors
of Keep Manatee Beautiful. Keep Manatee Beautiful
directors are appointed to three-year terms.
"I think (Hagar) has done an excellent job," Zac-
Commissioners also reappointed Mike Snyder to
the city planning commission.
/,. 7y- browse the open-air Bridge Street Market Nov. 7. Another market will take place from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Nov. 21 at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Market-goers find goods from fresh produce to antiques,
as well as food and beverages. For more information, call 941-518-4431.
BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNERS
2009 MANATEE COUNTY
TAX COLLECTION NOTICE
The 2009 Manatee County Tax Roll has been delivered to the Tax Collector by
the Property Appraiser for collection beginning November 16, 2009. Taxes to be
collected are Real Estate, Special Assessments and Tangible Personal Property.
The 2009 Tax Bills will be mailed on or about November 17, 2009. If you have not
received a tax bill by November 23rd, you can pay your taxes, print a duplicate bill
and a receipt from www.taxcollector.com. All City and County taxes, assessed on the
Manatee County Tax Roll, are entitled to discount for early payment as follows:
November 16 thru December 17 ------------------------------------ 4%
December 18 thru December 31 --------------------------------- 3%
January 1 thru January 31 ---------------------------------------- 2%
February 1 thru February 28 ---------------------------------------- 1%
Payable without discount in March
On April 1st, unpaid taxes are delinquent and subject to interest and advertising.
Payments received after March 31st must be in the form of certified funds.
PAY TAXES AND PRINT RECEIPTS ONLINE
BY MAIL: PO. Box 25300, Bradenton, Florida 34206-5300
OR AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TAX COLLECTOR LOCATIONS,
Monday through Friday (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM):
1. DESOTO OFFICE, 819 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton
2. LAKEWOOD RANCH OFFICE, 6007 111th St. E. (off SR 70), Bradenton
3. PALMA SOLA OFFICE, 7411 Manatee Av. W., Suite 200, Bradenton
4. PALMETTO OFFICE, 1341 10th St. E. (Hwy. 301 E.), Palmetto
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RECEIPT UNLESS YOU:
INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE, PAY ONLINE OR IN OUR OFFICE
2010 QUARTERLY INSTALLMENT PLAN Apply @ www.taxcollector.com
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes for the 2010 Tax Year may be paid in 4
installments if an application is filed with the Tax Collector by April 30th.
THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO 2009 TAXES
If you are presently paying by installment, your account will be automatically renewed
for 2010, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to remove your name.
NEW Driver License f ID Requirements for all residents Jan. 1, 2010!
Applies to first time issuance, renewal, replacement and/or address change.
Obtain more details and print a personal checklist of documents needed at
www.gathergoget.com, or call 850.617.3995.
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Koko Ray and the Soul Providers first made
their mark on the Suncoast music scene 10 years
ago with a steady gig at Sports Lounge in Bra-
The band performed their R&B-based grooves
of cover hits and original songs on Bridge Street
on Saturday nights from 1999 to 2007.
Although, Sports Lounge discontinued live
music, the band played on through a handful of
personnel changes and a growing list of venues
spanning from Lakeland to Port Charlotte.
To honor the musicians and fans who have
kept the band going over the past decade, Hansen
and the current band members are throwing a
Studio to host
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, will offer introductory lessons in "Stan-
dard American Bidding 5 card major system."
For the true beginner, the lessons in "Standard
American Bidding 5 card major system" are in
Judy Ward will be the instructor and is offering
her first session free to players at 9:30 a.m. Thursday,
"We will go over basics and then play some
preset hands," Ward said.
There will be a fee for additional lessons, sched-
uled for Nov. 25, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at 9:30
a.m. at the Studio.
"I think this will be a lot of fun," said Studio
owner Rhea Chiles, adding that if interest is high,
the bridge sessions may resume in April.
For more information, call 941-778-1906.
celebration from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 21, at the place where it all started
- Sports Lounge, 116 Bridge St., Bradenton
Band members Hansen, Purcell, Scott
Hadsell and Vincent Vingelli will be joined
by former band members Greg Slusher, bass
player; Dave Anson, keyboard player; and many
Fans are invited to enjoy some of Koko
Ray's home cooking and what promises to be a
rocking good time.
For information on the band and its perfor-
mances, call Hansen at 941-778-8323.
Chamber to network
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold a business-card exchange at 5 p.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 18, at the Beach Fitness Club, 9908 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
December's business-card exchange will be at 5
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at LaPensee Plumbing, 401
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-
SAM to meet at library
A meeting of Save Anna Maria Inc. will take
place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Maria Drive, Holmes Beach.
A roundtable discussion on seagrasses and scal-
lop habitat is planned with Jay Leverone, a scientist
with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
For more information, call Nancy Deal at 941-
3612 EAST BAY DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH
(NEXT TO OCEAN STAR SUSHI) 941.778.0400
Center offers seniors free flu shots
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 The shots are free for seniors with Medicare (Part
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is offering traditional B) and $25 to others.
flu shots 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 19. For more information, call 941-778-1908.
Gina Johnson, left,
joins her mother,
Marie Landon, who
celebrates her 100th
.... birthday with mem-
bers of the St. Bernard
Council of Catholic
Women. The group
held a birthday party
for Landon Nov. 12
in the church activity
hall, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers band. Islander Photo: Courtesy Fran Feldman
Koko Ray hosts 10-year bash
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 18, 2009 0 11
Center gets 'The Beat'
By Lisa Neff
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
is drumming up fitness enthusiasts for its newest
The Beat Goes On, taught by trainer Sherry
Fideler, is a dance and rhythm program that combines
traditional aerobics with drumming.
Center adult programs manager Sandee Pruett
said The Beat Goes On is similar to the trademarked
Drums Alive program.
"It's a lot of upper-body work. It's really good for
the core," Pruett said. "And there is something tribal
Classes meet Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15
a.m. at the Center. The cost per class is $5 for mem-
bers, $12 for non-members.
The Center also is offering yoga classes with
instructor Dolce Little from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Monday through Fridays and cardio fitness with
instructor Reba Moeller Mondays from 9 a.m. to 10
Zumba classes with instructor Esther Forestandi
also are taking place Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow
moves and, this past year, has zoomed to the top of
the exercise charts.
"People say, 'That was so much fun I can't
believe it's exercise," Pruett said.
Other adult activities under way at the Center
include pickleball, dance classes, Pilates, tai chi and
Later, the Center will offer bridge lessons and
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-
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Churches plan Thanksgiving events
Anna Maria Island churches will observe Thanks-
giving with an All Island Denominations service at 7
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
The AID service will take place at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and feature a joint church choir and worship leaders
from each congregation.
The Rev. Harry Parsell of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation will deliver the sermon.
Gloria Dei also will hold a service at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26.
Roser Memorial Community Church will host a
service of thanksgiving in the chapel, 512 Pine Ave.,
Garden club to meet
The Island Garden Club of Anna Maria will hold
a monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
The event will include a social hour, as well as a
potluck dinner and a talk by Janet Mixon of Mixon
For more information, call Veronica Callahan at
Shelter to hold festival
Bishop Animal Shelter and Animal Network will
host the Canine Christmas Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 21 on the shelter grounds, 5718 21st Ave. W.,
The event will feature a talent show, pet adop-
tions, a dog parade and a fashion show, a spay/neuter
clinic, as well as prize drawings and a silent auc-
For more information, visit www.caninechrist-
mas.com and www.bishop-spca.org.
Anna Maria at 10 a.m. Nov. 26.
Then, at 2 p.m., Roser will host its seventh annual
Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the church hall.
Seating is limited for the dinner, and reservations are
requested by Nov. 22 at 941-778-0414.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a morn-
ing prayer at 8 a.m. Nov. 26 and a worship service at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, also will hold a Thanksgiv-
Additionally, members of the Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach,
will host the fourth annual Thanksgiving Potluck at
Diners are asked to bring a dish to share. The
center will provide turkey, ham and the traditional
For more information about the dinner, call Lisa
Marie Phillips at 941-778-1323.
The REAL Women's Ministry of Crosspointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will
host a Christmas Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.
The program will feature author Karen Davis on
the topic of "The Special Gifts of Christmas."
Also, the Manatee High School girls choral group
For more information or reservations, contact
Kaye B. McConnell at email@example.com
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Cortez to host folk music, art festival
By Lisa Neff
Unfold a chair. Sit for a spell: That's an invite
from the organizers of the upcoming annual Cortez
Village Folk Arts Festival.
The one-day festival will take place from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Florida Maritime
Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Organizers of the festival have netted musicians,
food vendors, beverage vendors, artists and retailers
for the event.
The entertainment catch includes:
10 a.m., Main Hatch Motley's, sea chanties.
11 a.m., Myakka, folk and bluegrass.
Noon, Richard Culbreath, Glen Hines, Tony
Polidori, Heather Doig.
1 p.m., Something Special featuring Carl Wade
and Barbara Shaffer, folk.
1:30 p.m., Eric Von Hahmann, country.
2 p.m., Maple Mountain Music, folk.
3 p.m., Cortez String Band, folk and country.
Additionally, the museum will display some of its
wood boats, as well as host an exhibit of photographs
by Tim Lawn.
The festival features "a sampling of some of the
great talent of the area, excellent seafood, loads of
arts and crafts ... plus exhibits," Culbreath said.
The musician said folk music is part of Cortez's
culture. Some of the early families were musical,
including the Mora and Culbreath families.
Artists and artisans
are expected this
year at the Cortez '
Folk Arts Festival
on the grounds of
the Florida Mari-
time Museum to
display and sell
their crafts as well
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Folks came from all over the area to enjoy the Cortez Fc
on the unfinished veranda of the Burton Store.
The late Julian "Goose" Culbreath won a Florida
Folk Heritage award in 1992 and family members
have performed at the Florida Folk Festival for about
Arts Festival last year, where music was staged
"I learned to play music in Cortez, from my uncle
and my father," Richard Culbreath said.
There will be no charge for admission, but dona-
tions will be accepted, according to organizers.
Also, funds will be raised with the sale of raffle
tickets. The prize is a Com-Pac 19-foot sailboat.
For more information, call 941-708-6120 or go
Save the date
The 28th annual Cortez Commercial Fish-
ing Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Feb. 20-21 on the waterfront in Cortez.
The festival will feature seafood, music,
dancing, educational programs, children's
activities, marine life displays and dozens of
artists and craftspeople.
Admission will be $2, with proceeds
going to the FISH Preserve.
For more information, go to cortez-fish.
Bridge street Market
f Open-Air Market on Historic Bridge Street
.t 9am-2pm Saturday Nov 21
Fresh produce, jewelry, shell items, arts and crafts, purses,
Unique apparel, local artwork, massage, music, food and more!
Sponsored by the Historic Bridge Street Merchants
'- 107 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
Open letter to Holmes Beach voters:
From: AL ROBINSON
Holmes Beach Commissioner Elect
Nov. 3, 2009
Thank you for your support.Two weeks of walking our
streets and knocking on doors was an eye opener. Thank
you for being open and telling me what you think.
Now Moving Forward: I will keep my communication
lines open. Call me at 941-778-4523, or e-mail me at
You can help by reading our local papers and
attending as many meetings as you can.
Your $$$ are now my job!
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Folk festival to benefit Burton Store
By Nick Walter
Roger Allen described it as the classic scene of
a community protecting its most historic site, with
women tying themselves to the building and others
lying in the nearby street to block demolition vehi-
Allen, historic sites manager at the Florida Mari-
time Museum in Cortez, said the Burton Store was
built around 1890 and is the oldest commercial build-
ing in Cortez.
To help preserve the Burton Store and rehabilitate
the building, the museum will again host the Cortez
Village Folk Arts Festival Saturday, Nov. 21.
After the Burton Store was built by Jesse Burton
as an inn, general store and post office around 1880,
the building was almost destroyed by a hurricane.
Later, in the 1970s, the U.S. Coast Guard Station
Cortez needed room for a maintenance facility and
determined there wasn't enough room for the inn and
The store was moved across 124th Street West
and onto property owned by Calvin Bell, Allen
The building sat on blocks and deteriorated fur-
ther, but in 2006, with a Selby Foundation Grant, it
was placed on a mover's trailer and transported to
land behind the former schoolhouse, now a museum,
with plans to embark on its renovation.
Allen said improvements are expected to keep the
building as close to its original condition as possible
with the same types of boards and structure, and yet,
make it a state-of-the-art platinum green technologies
building that will operate with cistern water, solar
ne I.c and wind generators. It will not rely on the
county's power grid.
In addition, Allen said the building can withstand
"The object is to not negatively impact the his-
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torical aspect of the structure," Allen said, "but have
21st century technologies."
Once rehabilitated, the building will facilitate
field trips. Students can learn about the 100 acres
of Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage property
that is behind the museum. With local fisherman as
instructors, the students will learn how seafood comes
from a healthy habitat.
Allen said he hopes the building's restoration is
completed within two years.
The Burton Store shortly after it was relocated to
the Florida Maritime Museum grounds in 2006.
Islander File Photo
For more information on the festival, call 708-
on the Burton
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Island venues see artsHOP success
By Lisa Neff
"Hippity, hop," Bradenton resident Jo Ann Ryan
said as she wandered down the Anna Maria Island art
trail Nov. 13, the first night of artsHOP weekend.
"Well, I'm just having a blast," she said out-
side the Artists Guild Gallery on Marina Drive. "A
little wine. Some art. Some music. Some wonderful
ArtsHOP weekend, presented by the Cultural
Connections coalition, took place Nov. 13-15 at loca-
tions in each of the Island cities.
The weekend began with the third annual gallery
walk, during which walkers such as Ryan visited a
series of galleries, businesses and restaurants to see
local works, sample local goodies and take a chance
at winning some prizes.
Gallery walk participants included the Studio
at Gulf and Pine and Ginny's and Jane E's at the
Old IGA in Anna Maria; the Guild Gallery, the Anna
Maria Island Art League, Emerson Quillin studio and
shop, Tide and Moon Jewelry, Restless Natives and
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach; and the Back
Alley in Bradenton Beach.
In addition to stopping into galleries for artist recep-
tions, artsHoppers viewed entries in The Doors, a public
art campaign sponsored by Cultural Connections similar
in concept to Gecko Fest in Bradenton.
At the Guild Gallery, for a $1 donation, gallery-
walkers could paint a section of a door designed by
"I like all the activity," said Amy Masterson of
Bradenton. "It's a lively event. Lots to see, but also
lots to hear and do."
Several venues hosted bands, artists receptions
"This is quite a show for this tiny little island,"
said Joe Shapiro of Naples. "I came up because I col-
lect, and I thought this would be a good way to meet
the artists of Anna Maria Island. It is."
ArtsHOP weekend also featured:
Two performances of "The Search for Signs of
Intelligent Life in the Universe" at the Island Players
theater in Anna Maria.
Palm-frond weaving demonstrations and a sock
hop Nov. 14 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety in Anna Maria.
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and
Orchestra's first concert of the 2009-10 season Nov.
15 at Crosspointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach.
An arts and crafts festival in Holmes Beach to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
An auction silent and online of entries in
The Doors exhibit Nov. 15 at the art league.
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Ginny's and Jane
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Islander honors veterans
The Islander newspaper held its
fourth annual veterans celebration Nov.
10 at the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park and Veterans Memorial at Holmes
Beach City Hall.
An estimated 125 veterans attended
the ceremony, where an honor guard
from the American Legion Kirby Stew-
art Post 24 in west Bradenton presented
The ceremony honored veterans
of the armed services and, in particu-
lar, those veterans whose stories have
appeared in The Islander's "Greatest
Generation" and "Forgotten Genera-
Islander publisher Bonner Joy was
the master of ceremonies and introduced
Vietnam War veteran and Holmes Beach
City Commissioner Pat Morton, U.S.
Marine Corps and World War II veteran
Ralph Bassett and Islander reporter
Rick Catlin, a Vietnam War veteran who
writes the columns.
Morton read a proclamation signed
by Mayor Rich Bohnenberger honoring
World War II veteran Jim Anderson shares a quiet moment during the veterans
honor program Nov. 10 outside Holmes Beach City Hall. The Islander spon-
sored the event. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
the veterans for their service and pro-
claiming veterans recognition on Nov.
10 and Nov. 11 by the city.
Bassett spoke of the price of free-
dom and encouraged veterans to visit the
WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.
He also provided information on how
veterans could obtain the airfare for the
visit at no cost.
Catlin spoke of his interviews with
veterans, noting that no veteran ever
claimed to have been a hero. Rather,
said Catlin, "The heroes are still over
He thanked veterans for their service
and contribution to the columns.
The Islander won a 2007 Florida
Press Association award for the stories,
which are printed bi-weekly in the news-
Veterans and guests sang God
Bless America and the rifle team fired a
21-shot salute, which was followed by
taps to conclude the ceremony.
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colors during the annual veterans program in Holmes Beach.
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and a Vietnam veteran, displays the Bronze Star awarded his father.
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Tom Miller performs taps.
A special thanks goes to the city of Holmes Beach, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger,
the city public works crew, Nancy Ambrose and the butterfly garden volunteers,
Cafe on the Beach for coffee service, the men and women of the American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, and to all the veterans and friends who were in
attendance. The Islander
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working smoke alarms in the home. Soleau also emphasized
practicing other fire-safety techniques at home. "You have fire
drills at school don't you? he asked third-graders at Anna
Maria Elementary Oct. 15. Why not afire drill at home?
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Levengood on short time at AME
By Kimberly Kuizon
Anna Maria Elementary School principal Tom Lev-
engood didn't realize three years ago when he signed
up for the Florida Deferred Retirement Option Program
how much he would enjoy his work at AME.
Or that the time would pass so quickly, but he
now has two and a half years to go before retire-
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ing 30 years of employment, or once they turn 62.
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they cannot reach into their retirement account until
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"When I reached the end of my 30 years my
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I would have retired," Levengood said.
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"I have plenty I can do, just the end of 35 years
have come quickly," Levengood said. "I want to get
the kids as far as I can get them before I leave."
Levengood's retirement his DROP is set
for summer 2011.
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Island police blotter
Nov. 7, 100 South Bay Blvd., arrest, drugs and
paraphernalia. An officer reported a man driving
without his seat belt and no tag light on the vehicle.
On conducting a traffic stop, the officer smelled mari-
juana and, after a search of the vehicle, discovered
4.8 grams of marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe in
the glove box. The officer also found a wood mari-
juana pipe in the driver's area.
Nov. 10, 875 North Shore Drive, the complain-
ant said it was his birthday and decided to spend the
night at Rod & Reel Pier. He took some short naps
and discovered his "shark pole" missing. The rod
and reel was described as an orange Ugly Stik. The
complainant estimated the value of the reel at $100.
He said he would provide the serial number of the
registered reel after he located it.
Nov. 12, 850 North Shore Drive, victim reported
fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim said he
has no idea who got his credit information and made
charges of $280.95.
Nov. 12,5600 Marina Drive, officer was dispatched
to the Domino's Pizza store in reference to a drunk man
inside the store. The man said he had drank three "fifths"
of vodka and threatened to commit suicide because "he
had lost his family." The man was taken to Manatee
Memorial Hospital for Baker Act evaluation.
Nov. 2, 100 block of 12th Street, officers were
dispatched in reference to two stolen personal water-
crafts and a trailer. The officers searched the immedi-
ate area for the missing crafts and the trailer, but did
not find them. An officer obtained three signed motor
vehicle theft affidavits.
Nov. 7, 116 Bridge St., officer observed a man
and a woman in a parking lot standing next to a blue
truck with both sets of doors open as if they were
trying to conceal themselves. The officer approached
the truck and saw a clear plastic bag that contained
white powder on a jacket on the floor of the truck.
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Both were transported to jail.
Nov. 7, 500 block of 68th Street, an officer was
dispatched in reference to a burglary. The victim
stated he was last at the residence one week prior,
and returned to find his residence had been broken
into. Missing was a table valued at $425 and a back-
saver chair valued at $1,600.
Nov. 8, 100 block of 77th Street, officers were
dispatched to the parking lot of the beach access of
77th Street in reference to a vehicle burglary. The
victims said their purses were stolen from the vehicle.
The victims stated they arrived at the beach at 1 p.m.
and returned at 3 p.m. to find the rear window broken
in the vehicle. One of the victim's credit cards had
been used at a Target store to purchase around $170
in merchandise. An officer telephoned the Target on
U.S. 41 and spoke to the manager and asked to get a
video tape of the transaction.
Nov. 8,3900 block of East Bay Drive, Walgreens.
Officers were dispatched in reference to a shop-lifting
call. A store associate said a woman was observed
taking items from the makeup section of the store.
The defendant was later stopped and claimed she
didn't know about any missing makeup. The defen-
dant was asked to come back in the store and was
brought into a room where she was questioned until
she admitted to stealing makeup. That's when a store
product was located in her back pocket. According to
the assistant store manager, items taken were Oil of
Olay products one a cream valued at $24.99 and
an anti-spot treatment valued at $23.99. The defen-
dant was transferred to a Manatee County Sheriff
Office deputy, who transported her to jail.
Nov. 10, 6900 block of Holmes Boulevard, Offi-
cers responded to a report of a theft. The complainant
said he was gone from his residence from Nov. 4 to
Nov. 8. He said a group of his son's friends broke
into the house. The complainant said he found empty
beer bottles and cans throughout the house. He said
couch pillows were thrown all over the living room
and there appeared to have been firecrackers ignited
indoors. Property taken was a Seiko watch, a Tag
Heuer watch, $350 in cash and three rod-and-reel
outfits. The case is pending further investigation.
Judge sets new bail in burglary case
By Lisa Neff
A man arrested in a series of burglaries to Island
businesses was recently released from jail after his
re-arrest on an unrelated charge.
Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Gilbert
Smith had set bond for Patrick S. Banker at $100 for
each of 10 burglary-related charges against him.
Banker was re-arrested earlier this fall in connec-
tion to a two-year-old burglary of a business in the
2200 block of 60th Drive East, Bradenton.
Banker first was arrested May 19 while fleeing
from the Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria, which
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according to authorities, then confessed to a series of
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also faces related charges of burglary and is sched-
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Banker is scheduled for trial the week of Dec.
14, though dates often get pushed back to allow more
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In addition to charges that he burglarized the
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Rusty Crickett's, 615 15th St. W., Bradenton, is
holding its annual holiday open house from 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
Wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres will be served
and women of Entre Nous will be dishing out goodies
Trial date set
in sex case
A Bradenton Beach man is scheduled to go
to trial in mid-February for allegedly engaging
in sexual activities with a minor.
Joseph Edmund Chiquet, 34, of the 500
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she and Chiquet had a sexual relationship, and
that he took sexual photographs of her in his
apartment that were downloaded on his com-
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two charges of lewd and lascivious battery on
a minor. He also is accused of producing and
possessing obscene material.
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For more information, call 941-745-3131.
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Holmes Beach residents Claire and Karl Hand-
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saving services to Islanders and all residents.
ESC specializes in "Green Home" certification
and the couple gained their experience through 10
years of operation in Europe.
Home e I. i _.'\ reports and certifications are used to
determine the annual cost to sustain a particular home
and methods to lower those expenses. The reports
include a host of tips for the homeowner to lower
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The reports also are used in real estate sales and
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In addition to providing a "low-carbon building
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Jewelers 'Live Love Hope'
Deb and Matt Myers, owners of Bridge Street
Interiors in Bradenton Beach, are selling "Live
Love Hope" bracelets to raise money for cancer
research and treatment. The couple is pictured with
cancer activist Nancy Ambrose, center, whose Anna
Maria Island Relay for Life will benefit from the
sales. For more information, call the store at 941-
782-1130 or Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.
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Wednesday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. "The Art of Cello" with Jack Winberg at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-
Noon-Anna Maria Island Garden Club presentation about bees
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-
6p.m. Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christ-
mas Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.
Thursday, Nov. 19
9 a.m. to noon Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Free for seniors with Medicare-Part B.
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-
6 p.m. Island Garden Club of Anna Maria presents "Citrus
and Florida Gardens" with guest speaker Janet Mixon at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-5063. Potluck dinner.
Friday, Nov. 20
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-
Saturday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. to p.m. Christmas Bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea,
Stella Maris Hall, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
9 a.m. to 2p.m. -Open-air Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast Compe-
tition at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cortez Village Folk Arts Festival on the
grounds of the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Information: 941-708-6121. Donations accepted.
10:30 a.m. -SaveAnna Maria Inc. meeting at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Koko Ray & the Soul Providers 10-year
Anniversary Bash at Sports Lounge, 116 Bridge St., Bradenton. Infor-
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club assembly with guest
Jim Henry discussing playground and sun cover at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-794-
4 to 5:30 p.m. Inquiring Minds at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
Beer and Wine Bar
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. GPS Boating Seminar at the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st. St. N.W., Bradenton. Information:
941-795-0482. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
7p.m. -All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Eve community
worship service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6083. Canned food donations
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna
Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American
Mixon Fruit Farms, owned by Islanders and
located in east Bradenton, celebrates the winter
holidays Nov. 21. Families can breakfast with
Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Mixon deli.
The cost is $12 per plate. Also, from noon to 3
p.m., shoppers will sample the food cooked up in
the Southeast High School Culinary Arts School
second annual Fun With Citrus cooking competi-
tion. Mixon is at 2712 26th Ave. E. in Bradenton.
For more information, go to www.mixon.com or
Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the
public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.
*Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria
Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.
Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets
at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
*Artists Guild Gallery Holiday Boutique at the Sun House Res-
taurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 24. Infor-
OFF ISLAND EVENTS
Wednesday, Nov. 18
7:30 to 9 p.m. "Love of Rumi" poetry reading at the Longboat
Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.
Thursday, Nov. 19
9 and 10:30 a.m. Wagon Tours at Robinson Preserve, 1704
99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. Fee applies.
Saturday, Nov. 21
9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa at Mixon Fruit Farm, 2712
26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Reservations: 941-748-5829. Fee.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canine Christmas Festival at the Bishop
SPCA Animal Shelter, 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
www.caninechristmas.com. Donation applies.
Noon to 3 p.m. -"Fun with Citrus" cooking competition featuring
cuisine by students from Southeast High School's Culinary Arts School
at Mixon Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-
Nov. 26, Thanksgiving service at Roser Memorial Community
Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Annie Silver Com-
Nov. 28, Al Petteway and Amy White outdoor concert at DeSoto
Save the date:
Dec. 4, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House.
Dec. 5, Bazaar at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Dec. 5, Sweet Adelines Christmas Show.
Dec. 5-6, Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes, 941-748-8579.
Dec. 12, Bethlehem Walk.
Jan. 14-24, Manatee County Fair.
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Island soccer tourney playoffs
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
Soccer League Division III tournament for players
ages 5-6 took "center stage" on the outdoor fields
Nov. 14 at the Center.
It was the first chance for young soccer players
to play games with a scorekeeper they play to
learn and the results counted. Beach Bistro, Island
Pest Control, Lapensee Plumbing, West Coast Air
Conditioning and Jessie's Island Store participated in
what was billed as a "winner-take-all" competition.
WCAC swept through the winner's bracket to
earn a spot in the finals, while Jessie's team fought
its way through the loser's bracket for the second spot
in the championship game.
The game was an epic battle of two halves. West
Coast Air Conditioning jumped out to an early 1-0
lead when Jaclyn Schlossberg stole the ball at mid-
field, dribbled in and scored.
N lidi" a\ thiro 'ugh the first half, Jessie's was threat-
ening the WCAC goal. Daniel Fritz carried the ball
up the left side before cutting inside and ripping a
rocket, but WCAC goalie Ashton Pennell came up
with an incredible save to deny Fritz and his mates.
Pennell then threw the ball out to teammate
Schlossberg, who dribbled right through the middle
of Jessie's defense to score, giving WCAC a 2-0
Jessie's came out in the second half with a charge
in their step and began putting serious pressure on the
WCAC defense. That pressure paid off five minutes
in when Fritz got loose up the left side. He crossed
the ball to Elizabeth Laviolette, who finished far post
to halve the score.
WCAC came close to extending its lead when
Schlossberg got loose on the right side, but Jessie's
goalie, Ethan Matta, came off his line to smother the
ball and deny West Coast.
With five minutes left in the game, Fritz took a
goal kick and launched it forward to teammate Tuna
McCracken. McCracken won a 50-50 battle with a
WCAC player and deposited the ball into the net to
tie the score and send the crowd of spirited fans into
WCAC came right back and forced a comer kick,
but Emilie Bell, who was strong on defense through-
Ryan Joseph is all smiles on receiving his trophy at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer
league awards ceremony. Islander Photo: Courtesy
out the game, cleared the ball away to keep the game
tied at 2-2.
Thirty seconds later, Jessie's McCracken found
some space up the left side where he passed the ball
inside to Fritz. Fritz beat one defender before notch-
ing the go-ahead goal with a little more than three
minutes left to play.
Jessie's held on for the final minutes to win the
game, but due to the double-elimination format, both
teams were headed into another game to determine
But instead, a quick pow-wow resulted in and
agreement by both coaches to share the title and forgo
Jessie's Island Store had advanced to the finals
in dramatic fashion, battling to a 2-2 finish in the
loser's bracket finals with Lapensee Plumbing before
emerging on top 2-1 in a penalty-kick shoot out.
Jessie's Island Store defender Emilie Bell moves in on West Coast Air Conditioning for-
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Photo: Kevin Cassidy
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Elizabeth Laviolette and Tuna McCracken each
had a regulation goal and a penalty kick goal in the
victory. Lapensee was led by Jared Elbert, who scored
two goals in regulation while Ana Gonzalez scored a
shoot-out goal in the loss.
Lapensee reached the loser's bracket finals by
defeating Island Pest Control 5-1. Taro De Hann
notched three goals in that match, while teammate
Jack Barnes scored two.
West Coast Air Conditioning got to the finals on
a 2-0 win over Jessie's Island Store in the winner's
bracket finals. Jaclyn Schlossberg and Sean Brian Jr.
notched goals for WCAC in the victory.
WCAC opened the tourney with a 4-0 victory
over Lapensee Nov. 12. Jaclyn Schlossberg scored a
pair of goals in that match, while Sean Brian Jr. and
Angelina Sculco each scored one.
Jessie's Island Store opened tournament play
Nov. 12 with a 3-0 win over Beach Bistro. Emilie
Bell, Daniel Fritz and Ethan Mata each scored a goal
in that victory.
The Division I championship game on Nov. 14
saw Ross Built ride a balanced scoring attack that had
four different players score in the 4-2 victory over
Autoway Ford. Gavin Sentman, Jake Ross, Andrew
Ross and Emma Peery each scored goals for Ross in
the victory. Other members of Division I champion
Ross Built include Sydney Cornell, Kieran Grumley,
Quinn Peery, Lauren Sapienza and Jack Walter.
Michael Latimer scored both goals for Autoway
Ford in the loss.
Ross Built opened the playoffs with a 5-0 win
over Mr. Bones BBQ Nov. 13. Gavin Sentman
notched a pair of goals while Emma Peery, Andrew
Ross and Jake Ross each scored one.
Autoway Ford defeated Wash Family Construc-
tion 5-0. Michael Latimer scored the goals for Auto-
Mike Norman Realty dominated No. 1 seed
Harcon Corps. 9-3 in the Premier Division champion-
ship game Nov. 14 to win the division title. Chandler
Hardy scored eight goals to lead MNR and Hunter
Parrish added a goal for the champs. Other members
of the team include Harrison Franke, Dina Gomez,
Helio Gomez, Samantha Latimer, Jerry Meyer, Zoe
Piccirillo and Logan Reiber.
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Cooler weather, water push snook into canals
By Nick Walter
The named storm that whipped through the Gulf
of Mexico last week and brought a slew of wind,
occasional rain and cool morning temperatures, which
pushed more snook into the canals and that's good
news for dock fishers.
Look for most of the snook to be within the first
100 feet of the canals until winter weather shows up
A typical afternoon water temperature in the bays
last weekend was 75-76 degrees perfect for snook.
The days remaining in the open snook season are
dwindling, while anglers on the west coast have until
Dec. 1 to keep one snook per day, between 28 and 33
Also, look for kingfish and Spanish mackerel
action off the beaches to pick up. Reportedly, the best
white bait had been at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,
around the bulkhead off the mouth of the Manatee
River, and around Key Royale.
James Followell from the Sunshine Skyway
Fishing Pier said there have been a few mackerel
and some small grouper caught there recently. He
said not many anglers were out during the windy part
of last week.
Capt. Tom Chaya of Anna Maria Fishing
Charters out of Catchers Marina plans on catch-
ing some kingfish this weekend off the beaches. He
also has been targeting snook in canals and small
redfish around oyster bars. Chaya suggests working
the edges on low tides around Phillippi Creek. He's
also looking forward to a strong pompano run around
Capt. Ray Markham of Backwater Promo-
tions on Terra Ceia Island said snook are piling up in
canals, and he's had good success with some larger-
than-average flounder of lengths between 15-20
inches. He has been hitting trout in deeper water.
The trout had been bunched up in Miguel Bay and
were 18-20 inches in length.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Fishing Char-
ters out of Annie's Bait & Tackle said there's been
an amazing number of keeper gag grouper around
rock piles and artificial reefs in Tampa Bay. Johnston
said he has caught them to 27 inches in length. In the
same areas, he's hooked into occasional mangrove
snapper, ladyfish and trout. With calmer winds, king-
fish and Spanish mackerel are good targets off the
beaches, from 200 yards out to all the artificial reefs
systems. Johnston expects snapper and grouper fish-
ing to be excellent offshore.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers have been doing very well with flounder, an
occasional snook and even a keeper gag grouper.
Spanish mackerel action has been sporadic. "There's
not a heck of a lot out there," said Sork. "The fish are
probably scattered as the winds blow through."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier reported a few
Spanish mackerel, occasional snook, a few flounder,
and a lot of trash fish, such as snake fish and jack
crevalle. He said maybe one in five flounder had been
a keeper. "Anglers had just been trying to find a shel-
tered spot," Kilb said of last week.
Capt. Hank Williams of Wet Willy Charters
in Palmetto said the best bet is grouper in as close as
20 miles offshore that are hitting live bait, especially
pinfish. "They're hitting that bait hard," Williams
said, "as fast as you can drop it."
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said that with the rough weather last week,
"it was time for fixing and cleaning equipment. The
week ahead looks to be an excellent one with the fall
pattern at its apex." And Howard predicted "as long
as the shiners are here, fishing for snook, redfish,
kingfish, mackerel and many other species should
be excellent." He said sharks are showing up thick
approximately 1 mile off the beach in 25 feet of water
and near the passes.
Finally, Capt. "Zach"' Zacharias of the DeeJay
II at Parrot Cove Marina in Sunny Shores, Cortez,
reports "the past week has been a tough nut to
He says the late-season tropical system that
became Hurricane Ida "threw a wrench in the works
with its far-ranging, long-term effects. Action in the
Gulf was really heating up, but the strong northeast
winds early in the week kept most of us fishing close
to the beaches in the lee and then the wind went hard
to the west and northwest, putting the Gulf off limits
"Before the blows, we had been doing reasonably
well along the beaches with kings, Spanish mack-
erel, bonito, shark, grouper, snapper and exceptional
flounder catches. When the winds forced me to ply
the bays for several days, the action was kind of
lackluster, but persistence paid off with some scat-
tered redfish, snook, flounder and grouper."
Zacharias was unsure about the future catch. "I
feel as if the kingfish run is over, but there may be
some stragglers taken well offshore where the water
is still fairly clear and warmer. The best thing that
could happen for inshore action at this point is for a
good hard cold front to roll in and establish a solid
winter pattern for reds, snook and especially sheep-
shead, and some out-of-season trout. White bait has
been easy to get, but that could change any day and
shrimp may be the way to go real soon. White bait
is not an issue when targeting sheepshead, pompano
and black drum all crustacean critters."
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Julia Rodriguez ofBradenton Beach shows off
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Harcon was led by Michael Duffman's two goals
and one goal from Trevor Bystrom.
Mike Norman Realty then opened the Premier
Division playoffs Nov. 12 with an 8-3 victory over
Wash Family Construction. Chandler Hardy scored
six goals to lead the MNR attack that also received
single goals from Morgan Greig and Harrison Franke.
Austin Wash scored twice while Olivia Roemer
notched one goal to lead Wash in the loss.
The Sandbar Restaurant team ran the table in
Division II, defeating Panoramic by a 3-1 score Nov.
14 to complete an undefeated season. Jason Partridge
led the way with a hat trick as Sandbar took home
the Division II title. Other members of the team
include Nicklas Bl \\l in'. Christian Daniels, Olivia
Glavan, Katie Krokrokskia, Hannah McCracken, Joe
Joe Rogers, Jean-Paul Russo, Leo Tilleli and Rory
Division II champion Sandbar got a test in its
opening tourney game Nov. 13 against Sparks Steel
Art. Sparks received an early goal from Emma
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Jason Partridge lifted Sandbar into the next round.
The second Division II match of the night saw
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a hat trick from Dylan Joseph and one goal from Joey
Altuchoff. West Coast received one goal from Aiden
Grumley in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net golf game on Nov. 10. Marlyn
Thorton and Joy Phelan tied for first place in Flight
AA with matching 1-under-par 31s. Flight A saw
Mary Selby on top after she carded a 2-under-par 30
that was one shot better than Joyce Brown, Tootie
Wagner and Meredith Slavin, all tied for second.
Flight B produced a tie for first as Joyce Reith
and Sue Christenson both carded 1-under-par 31s,
four shots ahead of second-place finisher Phyllis
Terry Westby took home first place in Flight C
with a 1-over-par 33, which was three shots better
than second-place finisher Pat Rice. Flight D winner
was Erma McMullen, who carded a 2-under-par 30
to finish nine shots ahead of Jane Winegarden and
Sally York, who tied for second place.
The side game of the day was team low net,
which was won by Cindi Mansour, Cindy Miller,
Mary Selby and Paulette Proxy with a combined
score of 127. Judy Crowe, Bobbie Lindstrom, Joyce
Reith and Judy Squire each had birdies on the day.
West Coast Air Conditioning and Jessie's Island Store pose for a picture following a decision to share the
Division III tournament title. WCAC members are Jaclyn Schlossberg, Maddie Kagin, Andrew Burgess,
Sean Brian, Angelina Sculco, Kyran Law, Jack Graves, Ashton Pennell and Ava Zink. Members of Jessie's
Island Store include Madelyn Rogers, Daniel Fritz, Mary Grace Cucci, Emilie Bell, Charlotte Pardue,
Tuna McCracken, Ethan Matta, Lilah Bowers and Elizabeth Laviolette. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
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Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
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chase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $50. Three lines,
$60. Forms at The Islander, or call 941-518-4431
for more information.
LOOKING FOR A JOB? Islanders seeking
employment can market their skills with a
FREE classified ad for up to three weeks in
The Islander. Submit 15 words or less includ-
ing a resume link, if desired, by e-mail to
email@example.com or deliver in person
to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The
Islander will encourage employers to review
the "employment wanted" ads in The Islander
when seeking employees. And good luck find-
ing the right job!
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
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GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 20-21. Pedestal dining room
tables, end tales, lamps other miscellaneous
furniture, many decorator items. 619 Foxworth
Lane, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.
Dishes, crystal, games, clothing and cabinets.
2415 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
21. Furniture, antiques, tools, gardening stuff,
something for everyone. 2906 Ave. C, Holmes
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES and Treasures:
Jewelry, crystal, colored glass. Vintage cloth-
ing and accessories, chandeliers, lamps, vin-
tage Florida items. 941-383-1901. 6828 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
MOVING SALE: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
21. Furniture, tools, furnishings, etc. 210 65th
St., Holmes Beach.
SALE: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Tile saw,
Christmas decor, old trunk. 115 30th St., Holmes
A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous
office supplies, T-shirts, home treasures, mir-
rors and framed art.
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, at beach
near 66th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-567-
LOST: HEARING AID, Sunday, Oct. 25, near
Roser Church, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. 941-
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES at Anna
Maria Bayfest booth, Oct. 17. 863-444-0608.
FOUND: GARAGE DOOR opener. Found on
South Bay Boulevard, between pier and Galati
Marine. Anna Maria.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All appli-
cants screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.
AMI TAXI ON call: Airport services, Tampa, $80,
Sarasota, $30, Clearwater, $70.1-800-301-4816.
Amitaxi4u @gmail.com. www.amitaxi.com.
SHORT SALE: 2007 MONACO KNIGHT moto-
rhome. 40 feet. Three slide outs. Luxurious,
loaded with options! Mint condition! 330 Cum-
mins. Only 15,000 miles! Motivated private seller.
In Palmetto. $152,900. 248-909-6192. Photos.
firstname.lastname@example.org. No solicitors.
PART-TIME COOK, servers: Experienced, pro-
fessional, proficient with digital dining. Refer-
ences required. Drug-free workplace. 941-504-
0030, leave message.
I CAN BE of assistance: Art gallery assistant,
wedding production, elder advocate, transition
facilitator. References upon request. 941-567-
RETIRED ISLAND RESIDENT experienced
in accounts payable and accounts receivable,
bank, reception, office duties, customer service,
wants part-time. 941-778-0275.
CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-
jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysit-
ISLAND TEEN EXPERIENCED, and certified
child care with Safe Sitter, CPR and Red Cross
training, seven days a week. Maggie, 941-447-
4632 or 941-778-8405.
CALL GUSSIE AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting.
I have experience with kids of all ages.
NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Call Ken-
dall! First-aid certified, great with kids and ani-
mals! Best on the Island! 941-779-9783.
NEED A BABYSITTER, pet sitter, house sitter or
dog walker? Experienced. Red Cross certified. Call
the twins, Kayla and Ariel Jennis, 941-778-1746.
TEEN WITH CHILD care experience, Red Cross
certified in babysitting. Loves children. Call Katie,
941-778-1491 or 941-447-4057.
TRISH AND KIM babysitting service, house
cleaning and pet sitting. Certified. Experienced.
Call 941-538-8922 or 941-538-2081.
LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs
any day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after
11 a.m. weekends. 941-447-7092.
CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything
you need done after school and Saturdays. 941-
RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at
your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-
CASSIE'S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I
can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.
11-YEAR OLD girl can watch 4-year old or
younger child. CPR-certified, references, expe-
rienced. Brianna, 941-448-9036.
HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK? Manatee High
School junior will tutor math, science, basic com-
puting skills. Patrick, 941-524-5686.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
RESTAURANT: ISLAND BREAKFAST/lunch
eatery. Profitable, charming, easy to run.
Confidentiality agreement required. $95,000.
Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
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778*1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
SKitchens Bath Design Service
S, Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
tez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
HONEY DO HOME REPAIR iY
941.807.5256-cell 941.896.5256-office & fax
Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
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AIRPORTS THEME PARKS CRUISE TERMINALS
ALL APPOINTMENTS WE GO ANYWHERE
CALL PHIL 941.778.5407
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CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE for weddings,
birthdays, cocktail parties, barbeques or plat-
ters. Fresh homemade cuisine with our personal
touch. All events customized. Melinda's Cafe &
Catering, 941-778-0411. www.melindascafe.
NURSES NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic.
Weekend five-hour morning shifts and weekend
sleepover shifts are available, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m.
Travel opportunity 941-383-6953.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away
mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, storm catcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving in-home care for
your pets. Longtime Island resident, background
check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-
2830 or 941-730-5693.
GRACE'S CLEANING SERVICE: Licensed and
bonded. Reasonable rates. Call for estimate. 941 -
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
HEADLIGHTS CLOUDY, MILKY, dirty? Cleaned
and clear again. We come to your home or work.
Call 941-257-4789 for appointment. See clearly
at night again, be safe! Only $49.95! www.glass-
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
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I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.
PETSITTING/HOUSESITTING: Quality in-home
care for your beloved pets, plants and home.
COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34
years of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-
Watch, Storm-Check, windows, etc. Rentals our
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Stu-
dios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Gift boutique, nail products, hand-
bags, jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Call for an appointment. 941-713-5244.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings, 941-
758-0395.315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
& Property Services Inc.
761-751 1 SW ps
Quality Pet Sitting Bonded Insured
Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. .
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015 *h
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TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn maintenance,
mulching, plantings, shell and more. Great mainte-
nance rates. Fully insured and references. Please
call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscap-
ing and property management. 15 years Island
experience. Licensed and insured plus unbeatable
prices. Call Allen anytime. Cell 941-224-8569.
LANDSCAPE BOULDERS CHEAP! Various
sizes, $5-$95. Delivery and placement available.
Autumn special, fall, four for the price of three or
20 percent off. Also, we are a complete tree ser-
vice offering trimming, removals and stump grind-
ing. Brad Frederick's LLC, northwest Bradenton.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.
EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
PAINT: AVERAGE ROOM, $75. Customer sup-
plies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing.
Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
GABBARD MASONRY INC.: Custom stone and
brick. Fireplaces, pools, Jacuzzis, fire pits, grills,
landscape, patios. Paver brick, stone, glass block.
Licensed and insured, free estimates. 941-792-
RIDDLE CONTRACTING: 40 years experience.
Free estimates, insurance restoration, room addi-
tions, remodeling and outdoor kitchens. Cecil
Riddle, 941-301-6197. CGC 1512384.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 625
sf, $500/month. Also 1,800 sf. 8799 Cortez Road.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. Off-season rates, $125/
night, $775/week. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA close to
beach, room to store kayak and bike. On Anna
Maria Island. Call Dan, 941-705-5561.
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941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
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ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
seasonal $2,000/month, monthly or weekly. Close
to beach, trolley and restaurants. 941-778-7167.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/2BA, Anna Maria
Island. Winter season available at $1,995 plus
tax/monthly. 941-778-1098. www.gulfdriveapart-
ments.com, annamariaisland @gmail.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach. Washer and dryer, no pets, smoking. Park-
ing, five minute walk to beach. $800/month. First,
last, security deposit. 941-778-7214.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage on
canal with pool, boat lift. New appliances. Land-
scaping, pool maintenance included. $1,500/
PALMA SOLA: WALK to beach on bay. Pool,
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 10x40-foot lanai, new
kitchen. Annual, seasonal. Furnished or unfur-
nished. $1,675/month. 941-778-3051.
SEASONAL FURNISHED NEW home in Anna
Maria. 2BR/2BA. Available January and April.
Block to beach. 813-251-9201.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR apartment. Walk to
beach. Quiet neighborhood. $650/month plus
WALK TO BEACH: 55-plus 2BR/1BA, Jacuzzi,
view of bay, furnished or unfurnished. Annual
$850, seasonal $1,700.941-778-3051.
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short walk down the street to the beach $329,000.
ROOM WITH A VIEW! 2BR 2BA both with views of the
Gulf! Nice and spacious livingroom with sliders to a screened
balcony and the blue-water view, sounds of the surf and beach
galore. Martinique. $499,000.
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE 3 BR/ 2 BT located on quiet steet
with beach access just steps from your door. $599,000.
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
WINTER SPECIAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, steps
to the beach. Tennis, sauna, pool. $750/week plus
tax and clean up. 2BR/2BA double-wide mobile
home in gated 55-plus park. 15 minutes from
beach, hot tub, big pool. $1,000/month. Sell for
$49,500, terms. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833.
ENJOY SPECTACULAR WATER view from huge
living, dining area. Plate glass windows, doors,
30x12-foot screened deck fronting bay, beach and
park with Gulf beach an easy walk. 3BR, washer
and dryer, unfurnished in north Anna Maria. A
must see! 941-748-5334.
LARGE DUPLEX: 2,000 sf with garage. Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to beaches. Available now.
WANTED: GARAGE TO rent. Four months,
December 2009 through March 2010. Must be
10x20 for a car, enclosed and dry. Prefer Anna
Maria area. 269-330-5884 or jack a smith@sbc-
SEASONAL: OPEN DECEMBER. 2BR/1 BA west
of Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. 941-778-4499.
HOLMES BEACH: 1 BR/1 BA apartment. 100 feet
from bay. Includes water and trash. $795/month.
Mirror Lake, IMG 2BR/2BA apartment, washer
and dryer. Pool, spa, tennis. $845/month. 949-
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608 DUNDEE LANE,
Bank Owned canal home! 3BR/2BA,
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SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH duplex. Luxury
2BR/2BA apartment, November, December 2009.
Weekly, $650-$750. Steps to beach. 941-778-
ANNUAL RENTALS: HOUSE, 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, washer, dryer, beachside, $1,000/month.
2BR/2BA duplex, stackable washer and dryer,
$750/month. 1BR/1BA duplex, close to beach,
$700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
2/BR CONDO: 10 minutes to Island. Fitness
center, pools, spa, lake, tennis courts. $745/
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.
SEASONAL RENTAL, SUNNY Shores mobile
home, 1 BR/BA, near beach, clubhouse, very nice.
$1,200/month, available now. 941-730-4078.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental 2BR/1BA,
steps to beach, tile, patio, washer and dryer hook-
ups, carport. $925/month. 813-244-4944.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA, nicely furnished,
washer and dryer, large back deck, steps to
beach. $2,500/month. 813-244-4944.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA, WASHER and dryer,
ground level. 410 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-
CLOSE TO PIERS and shops. 2BR/1BA annual
rental. $950/month. No smoking, no pets. 941-
WANTED TO RENT: 1.5 or two-car garage.
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Call Hal, 989-330-
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HERONS WATCH 8 min. to beaches. Lakeview, 3BR/2BA,
Stone Fireplace, Corian & other upgrades. $329,000.
RIVER OAKS WATERFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, downstairs
end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $129,000.
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, ool, boatdock,
$2,900/mo. Season .
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, vacations, weddings, reunions, seasonal.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
Large duplex-zoned lot more than 11,000 sq. ft. in
Holmes Beach's Bay Palms area. Remove structure
and build two attached townhouses PLUS room for
a pool. Was $429,000 NOW $395,000.
Large canal lot nestled in Coconut Bayou ready for
construction. Close to the beach and surrounded
by lovely homes and neighbors in a quiet setting.
Asking $499,000 and possible terms.
-"Te ARE the Island!"
Maie Fralin, Li Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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SEASONAL RENTAL: PRIVATE home on Anna
Maria Island. Furnished 2BR/2BA, garage, large
yard, three blocks from Gulf. Available Septem-
ber-May $1,900/month plus tax. Call Jo Ann, 828-
SEASONAL: NEAR CORTEZ. Sunny Shores
mobile home. Turnkey 1BR/1BA, near beach,
clubhouse, newly renovated. $1,200/month. Avail-
able now. 941-730-4078
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment. $650/
month plus utilities. First and last. 203 Peacock
Lane, Holmes Beach. 810-614-6962.
FOR RENT: LARGE 4BR/4BA house in northwest
Bradenton. Minutes from beach, two blocks from
boat ramp. $1,300/month. Call 803-741-4158.
HOLMES BEACHFRONT 2BR/1BA furnished,
washer, dryer. Walking distance to trolley and
stores. Available April-December $550/week or
$2,000/month, January-March $2,200/month.
Yearly lease, $1,500/month. 813 728-2590 or
WEST BRADENTON TOWNHOUSE: 3BR/2.5BA,
pool, large garage. No pets, no smoking. $1,250/
month. 941-778-9710 or 847-530-8844.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, large utility room
with washer and dryer. 941-779-2265.
SEASONAL RENTAL: EL CONQUISTADOR
Country Club. 2BR condo with garage in excel-
lent condition and neighborhood. For picture and
information, call 941-545-3097.
Suqgfay ftalty o-fJmza Maia Inc=
Jesse Brisson Brorssciat, jI
BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
condo with den. This
like-new condo has
peeks of the Gulf and
a great rental history.
deeded beach access,
furnished. A supreme
value in today's marketThis propertywill not last long.
Owner will pay 1 year of condo duesl $379,000.
Call Jesse Brisson
SEASONAL VACATION RENTAL: Townhouse,
2BR/2BA, pool, dock, $600/week, December.
$2,500/month January, February, March. Private
home, 2BR/2BA. $1,000, December. February
and March, $2,000/month and others. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
MOBILE HOME: 1BR/1BA. One mile from Anna
Maria Island. You own the land. Not a co-op. No
monthly fees. Steps to water. Great condition.
Free boat ramp access. $74,900. 513-470-3851.
BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free bro-
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through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins
Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@AdkinsFlor-
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Large living room, pool, storm shutters, garage,
storage. $399,000, 941-722-0640.
LARGE WATERFRONT LOT for sale by owner. Boat
lift and dock. Easy access to Tampa Bay and Gulf.
Ready to build. $529,000. 527 74th St., Holmes
Beach. Call 941-779-0201 or 863-860-6085.
VILLAGE GREEN: 3BR/2BA, garage, $159,000.
Forty Three West. 2BR/2BA, garage, $149,000
with amenities. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
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FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION: 300-plus Flor-
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