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VOLUME 17, NO. 33






Bradenton Beach
cell tower plan
under review. Page 3


JUNE 17, 2009 I


Skimming
the news ...
Meetings: The gov-
ernment calendar.
Page 3

U.S. reps seek pipe-
line peace. Page 4

Op/ed: The Island-
er's opinion. Your
opinion. Page 6


County works to build marine rescue
By Lisa Neff M anatee County Marine Resc
Islander Reporter MAoyles points to where the co
Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief build a new division headqua
Jay Moyles bent down to diagram a dream iffsubstation on the east side
in the sand. Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa N
The dream is of a marine rescue head-
quarters, which is now closer than ever to for the marine rescue lifeguard
reality. for all gear and vehicles, a con
The county is reviewing bids for the ture room, training facilities
building, which will be located south of lockers, computer facilities, w
Leffis Key at Coquina Beach Bayside in operation of the Manatee County Sheriff's space for the MCSO and a do
Bradenton Beach. Office. "I'm excited for my staff. This will A completion date or e
"I can see it," Moyles said of his vision give them a place where they can say, 'This tion start date was not
of the headquarters, which will house the is our home.'" county officials anticipating
marine rescue division, as well as the marine The headquarters will contain work space PLEASE SEE RESCUI


HQ
cue Chief Jay
county plans to
rters and sher-
of Coquina
Neff

Is, storage space
ference and lec-
for lifeguards,
vork and storage
ck.
:ven a construc-
available, with
a rigorous per-
E, NEXT PAGE


Blood drive boosts
supplies, cash.
Page 8


Turtle nests relo-
cated. Page 11


Animal control ordi-
nance passes first
read. Page 12

Invasive plant
removal taking place
in Grassy Point.
Page 14

Island Biz


Local business news.
Page 16




What to do and
when. Page 17




IqfDAD
To dad, with love, on
Father's Day. Pages
18-19

The fishing report:
tarpon, trout and
snook. Page 21

Sports: Summer
games. Page 22


Scouts donate cookie cash to animal shelter
Girl Scouts Sarah Quattromani, Amanda Bosch-Nyberg, Julia Ware and Rebecca Victor-
Hinds, who donated the money they raised with cookie sales to a Bradenton animal shel-
ter. For more on the benefit, see inside. Islander Photo: Joyce Ware



Grant to ease Bradenton


Beach's high water problems


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District has proposed about $295,400
in funding for five Bradenton Beach storm-
water projects.
The funding would be awarded over a
three-year period and is contingent upon
approval from the Manasota Basin Board
and Swiftmud's governing board, according
to Robyn Felix, Swiftmud spokesperson.
"The projects will help reduce flooding,
improve water quality in Sarasota Bay, pro-
vide shoreline stabilization and enhance the
shoreline," Felix said.
The five locations for possible improve-
ments include:
Avenue A between 24th and 25th
streets, comprising 17.5 acres.
Gulf Drive Basin at Runaway Bay and
Avenue B, comprising 24.2 acres.


Bay Drive South from Third Street South
to Fifth Street South, draining 11.09 acres.
First Street North to Bridge Street, com-
prising 11.11 acres.
Bay Drive North between 12th Street
North and 10th Street North, comprising 6.5
acres.
The city is working with Lynn Townsend
& Associates of Bradenton on designing
improvements.
Last week, Townsend and city public
works director Tom Woodard briefed city
commissioners and Mayor Michael Pierce on
the plans.
Woodard said the total cost to complete
the five projects was estimated at $3 million,
which means the projects must be tackled in
phases.
"We need to be out of the box, find ways to
make that money spread," Townsend added.
PLEASE SEE STORMWATER, PAGE 3


Gulf Drive project

scaled back
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation
removed a number of elements in a federally
funded Gulf Drive project to eliminate poten-
tial delays.
The downsizing of the project scope, but
not the estimated $800,000 cost, led the Sce-
nicWAVES advisory committee, which met
June 8, to object.
Earlier this year, when cities scrambled
to propose shovel-ready projects for federal
stimulus funds for transportation enhance-
ments, Bradenton Beach pitched a Gulf Drive/
State Road 789 project that had been shelved
for years for lack of money. The project, pro-
posed at about $700,000, went to the top of a
priorities list for the area.
The project then involved improvements
along Gulf Drive in the business corridor that
stretches from the north end of Cortez Beach to
Cortez Road. Plans sent to the DOT showed new
sidewalks and added crosswalks on Gulf Drive
and across side streets, new and relocated land-
scaping, improved and decorative street lights
and improved beach access points.
City project/program manager Lisa Marie
Phillips informed the ScenicWAVES group,
"Basically what we are getting is some side-
walks and plants.... And it is going to cost
$830,000 to do."
"They took out the lighting, improvements
PLEASE SEE GULF DRIVE, NEXT PAGE


rmneupuiuzua
Tom Tollette ofAnna Maria shares his vanilla
ice cream with grandson Tom Ford, 2, of
Tampa, during the Island Music Festival June
12 at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard in Anna
Maria. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff





2 E JUNE 17, 2009 U THE ISLANDER

Rescue facility planned
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


emitting process ahead.
The project, from architectural fees to permitting
to construction, is budgeted not to exceed $1 mil-
lion.
For now, the marine rescue division operates out
of the public-safety complex in east Bradenton and
a storage room adjacent to a rest room at Coquina
Beach Bayside.
The lifeguards used to operate out of a storage
room at a bathroom on the north end of Coquina
Beach. "That storage area was a little nicer," Moyles
said.
He unlocked a padlocked gate behind the bayside
rest room and stepped into a small, sandy pen with
space for a truck, ATVs, personal watercraft, traffic
cones and barricades.
The yard was scented not with salt air or "the
beach" but with the odor associated with a sewage
lift station.
Moyles unlocked a padlock on double doors at
the back of the rest room to open what his lifeguards
call "the pipe organ room."
Pipes ran in various directions in the small storage
space that also contained all the gear the lifeguards
need to haul to their watch towers each shift.
The room, measuring about 200 square feet, was
crowded with medical kits, rescue boards, dive gear,
tools, water coolers, an ice machine, and, at the back,
unclosed, a toilet and shower.
"We've got to make room for everything,"
Moyles said.
Beside the toilet was a rat trap.
And beside the trap were rat droppings.
Nearby the shower were more rat droppings.
Moyles pointed to a couple holes in the wall, and
spoke, but his words were lost in the loud gush of
water through the pipes. Someone on the other side
of the wall had flushed the public toilet.
"We've been bayside for well into 15 years,"


The util-
ity room
that
serves
as the
Marine
e rescue
depart-
ment's
Island
head-
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Islander
Photo:
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Moyles said. "You can see what we're working with."
The new headquarters will provide a cleaner
working environment, but more importantly it will
reinforce his team's professionalism, he said.
"We're a professional organization that's been
trying to get a professional headquarters," Moyles
said. "The county and Bradenton Beach recognize
that this is a professional job, a professional job that
makes a difference."
The division employs 13 lifeguardswho face dif-
ferent eligibility and training than the pool guards,
who work under the parks and recreation depart-
ment.
Currently, the marine rescue guards conduct
simple training exercises in the watch towers and,
for more extensive training, regroup in Bradenton at
the public-safety complex.
"We're excited about having training space,"
Moyles said. "It is essential for what we do."


Gulf Drive project scaled back
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

at Third Street, where we had a shower. They took out
anything that seemed to snag permitting. They took
a lot of it out," Phillips said.
She said the project, as it currently is proposed,
could be completed for $400,000.
"We can't just waste money," replied committee
member and restaurant owner Ed Chiles.
He motioned that the committee remove its endorse-
ment of the project until it gets clarification from the
DOT on the scope of the work and the actual cost.
"Do we want to stand up on our hind legs here
and say, as the ScenicWAVES, we have a real objec-
tion to the way this stimulus money is being spent?"
Chiles asked.
The committee unanimously supported his
motion.
In other business, ScenicWAVES members dis-
cussed an audit of the city's historic properties, which
is being conducted by resident-businessperson Tjet
Martin and Sissy Quinn, a member of the committee
and the president of the Anna Maria Island Preserva-
tion Trust.
"On Bridge Street alone you have 11 properties
that qualify to be on the Florida Master Site File,"
Quinn said. Properties older than 50 years can be
listed in the file.
The trust is selling plaques, as is the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society, for placement on historic
Island structures.
Phillips suggested ScenicWAVES consider
sponsoring the purchase of trust plaques, espe-
cially for properties along the scenic highway
corridor. Such an effort, as well as the creation
of a historic walking-tour brochure, might be
funded with grant money.
Also during the meeting, Chiles said a plan to
create a shuttle to bring employees from parking at
Coquina Beach to the city's commercial district is
moving forward.


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Bradenton Beach cell tower plan under review


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Members of a Bradenton Beach advisory game
played a short game June 8: Spot the cell tower.
ScenicWAVES committee members studied
photographs of the city's central district, taken from
different locations and altered to show a cell tower
imposed near the Bradenton Beach police station.
In a photo taken from the east end of the Cortez
Bridge, the tower a white unipole appears as a
tall mast just to the southwest of the bridge.
"There it is," said a committee member.
In a photograph taken at Cortez Road and Gulf
Drive, the tower stands out, appearing as a slim white
rod shooting toward the sky.
"There," said another committee member.
In a photograph from Gulf Drive North and Ninth
Street, the tower appears to blend in with the mix of
utility poles.
"Is it there?" a committee asked.
"No, oh, there," said another.
Ridan Industries' point in submitting the photo-
graphs?
The company maintains the cell tower it is pro-
posing, which may generate about $24,000 a year in
revenue for the city and should improve communica-
tions, is not imposing.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
reviewed the aesthetic elements of the project with
ScenicWAVES. A more detailed review, as well as
presentations for other possible systems, was sched-
uled to take place with city commissioners on June
15, after The Islander's press deadline.
Special told ScenicWAVES that Bradenton
Beach probably will get a cell tower regardless of
whether the city leases land for one near the police
station.
"The county is putting up the safety complex at
the beach," the chief said, referring to the marine
rescue headquarters planned for Coquina Beach
Bayside. "They are planning on putting up a cell
tower."
"The city is going to have a cell tower here,"
Special continued. "If we don't do it, and we don't
dictate how we want it done, the county is going to
do it."
Ridan did not bid to construct a tower at the
marine rescue headquarters and instead asked city


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners want the city
planning commission to re-start its engine.
The planning commission meets on an as-needed
basis, and the city commission recently reviewed a
series of proposed changes to parking restrictions.
The city commission, in several work meet-
ings with planning consultant Bill Brisson of LaRue
Planning and Management Services, discussed three
parking issues: off-site and supplemental commercial
parking, overnight parking of commercial vehicles in
residential districts and parking of boats, RVs, trailers
in residential districts.

Stormwater woes addressed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
She said she hopes to use the Swiftmud grant and
the city's stormwater improvements fund generated
by city fees to leverage additional grants.
City building official Steve Gilbert said the
stormwater improvements should help the city's
score in the federal flood prevention program.
"A number of these projects are adjacent to repet-
itive-loss properties," he said.
City officials said they planned to hold a public
forum to discuss stormwater improvements.
"I'm glad we're moving on this," said Commis-
sioner Janie Robertson.


officials to consider leasing city property at 403 High-
land Ave. for a tower, which would be about 150 feet
tall. Ridan is a third-party owner and operator of cell
towers, which means that the company builds and
maintains the towers, but leases space on the struc-
tures to communications companies such as Verizon
and T-Mobile.
City building official Steve Gilbert has said
zoning at the site would allow for a tower, but it still
would be a major development that required a com-
prehensive review by the city planning and zoning
board, as well as the commission.
Special reviewed photographs of the proposed
tower a unipole rather than a monopole, which is
the type of tower in Holmes Beach.
"That's the one we don't want," Speciale said,
referring to the monopole. There are a number of dif-
ferences between the two, but the most obvious is the
antennas are placed inside the unipole, not anchored
on the exterior.
Special has endorsed the tower for two primary
reasons improved communications, including for
the police department, and city revenue.
"The computers in our cars have aircards. On the
north end, they don't work at all," he said.


Commissioners talked with Brisson about rules
for off-site parking to support existing and new com-
mercial enterprises that are unable to accommodate
the required parking on site.
For businesses lacking enough parking under the
city's code and in a commercial zoning, Brisson pro-
posed allowing them to buy or lease offsite parking
within 500 feet of the business.
He also recommended similar changes in regards
to supplemental parking.
Commissioners also raised concerns in the past
year about commercial vehicles, specifically box
trucks, parked overnight in residential districts.
Brisson researched the issue and found that the
city's LDC prohibits the overnight parking of com-
mercial vehicles in residential districts if the vehicle
weight is more than a ton.
The code, he said, has a loophole: some box
trucks weigh less than a ton and, thus, currently
comply with the LDC. Brisson suggested that using
weight is no longer appropriate and that vehicle class
should be a focus.
Under the proposed change in the code, minivans,
full-size pickup trucks and multi-purpose vehicles
and trucks that do not exceed 20 feet in length, from
bumper to bumper, would not be considered com-
mercial vehicles.
Trucks exceeding 20 feet in length with racks
PLEASE SEE PARKING, NEXT PAGE


A mockup
of what a
proposed
unipole
near the
Bra-
denton
Beach
Police
Depart-
ment
might
look
like to
someone
standing
at Bridge
Street
and
Church
Avenue.


ScenicWAVES committee member Connie
Drescher asked about the health impact of a tower.
"You'd have to hug the tower for a while at
the top," Speciale said.
After Speciale addressed the committee, Long-
boat Key Commissioner Gene Jaleski made a pre-
sentation, questioning the need for a tower and pro-
moting a DAS system that requires the placement
of small antennas on utility poles about every 2.8
miles.
"You don't have to have a cell tower if you don't
want to," Jaleski said. "Why have a cell tower at all if
you don't have to?... You do have, under Florida law,
the right to say we don't want cell towers at all."
The nearest towers to Bradenton Beach are on
Marina Drive in Holmes Beach and Cortez Road in
Bradenton.


Meetings
Anna Maria City
June 17, 2 p.m., open house for retiring
MCSO Sgt. John Kenney.
June 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
June 17, 9 a.m., special master session.
June 18, 11 a.m., city commission work meet-
ing on comp plan amendments.
June 18, 1 p.m., city commission regular
meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
June 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
CANCELED
June 25, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
TENTATIVE
June 23, 7 p.m., city commission regular
meeting. CANCELED
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
June 18, 6 p.m., district commission monthly
meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
Father's Day is June 21, which also is the first
day of summer.
Independence Day is July 4, when govern-
ment offices are closed, as well as many businesses,
including The Islander. Government offices also
will be closed July 3.
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.
org.


Commission punts parking



ideas to planning board





4 0 JUNE 17, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER

Parking issue punted to planners
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
in use for business are considered commercial vehi-
cles, as are Class 2-8 vehicles, such as step vans,
box trucks and walk-in vans, buses, refuse trucks and
heavy equipment.
To assist with identifying commercial vehicles,
the proposed ordinance would contain graphics of the
types of vehicles prohibited from parking overnight
in residential neighborhoods.
The proposed tightening of restrictions drew an
objection from Mike LaPensee of LaPensee Plumb-
ing during a commission meeting June 9.
"You just don't want business on the Island,"
said LaPensee, adding that his employees take home
trucks because they "are on call 24 hours a day."
Commission Chair Sandy Haas-Martens said, "It
has always been, to my knowledge, that actual com-
mercial vehicles were not supposed to be in residential
areas unless they went into garages, with a door shut."
"Nobody used to say anything either," said LaP-
ensee.
Brisson suggested that if LaPensee's drivers live
in Holmes Beach, they should be close enough to the
plumbing office on Manatee Avenue to pickup a truck
for a night call.
Commissioner Pat Morton, after listening to the
discussion, asked whether other cities with similar
rules encountered any lawsuits.
"These are not uncommon rules," Brisson said.
"Most are not as flexible as this.... This is not going
too far."
City attorney Patricia Petruff added, "Under your
police power, you have the right to regulate as long
as you do not regulate in a discriminatory manner....
You are trying to protect your residential districts."
Commissioners also have raised concerns over
possible ambiguities in the city's codes regarding
the parking of boats, trailers and RVs in residential
yards.
The LDC generally prohibits parking recreational
vehicles in front yards and driveways, but allows for
one vehicle in the drive if the side yards are not con-
figured to accommodate the vehicle.
A proposed change would allow an RV, boat or
trailer in a front yard or front portion of a side yard.
Another change would eliminate a requirement for a


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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives
wants the U.S. Department of Transportation to
seek a compromise solution to a controversial gas
pipeline in Tampa Bay.
Members of the Florida congressional delega-
tion that signed a letter to the DOT include U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Bill
Young, Gus Bilirakis and Vern Buchanan, whose
office drafted the statement.
The letter asks the DOT to approve an appli-
cation for a deepwater port from Port Dolphin
Enci .- provided the company relocates its pro-
posed pipeline away from any white sand sources
needed for future beach renourishment projects.
Port Dolphin's project involves a natural gas,
deepwater port in the Gulf of Mexico about 28
miles off the shore of Anna Maria Island.
A pipeline to carry natural gas would run from the
deepwater port along the bottom of the Gulf into Tampa
Bay and arrive on the mainland at Port Manatee.
Last December, facing concerns from local offi-
cials about the pipeline path making beach-quality
sand off-limits for renourishment projects, Port Dol-
phin changed the alignment of the pipeline.
However, the new route did not satisfy Long-


3-foot setback to park a trailer, boat or RV in a side
yard.
Brisson will next take his proposals to the plan-
ning commission, which will review them and make
a recommendation back to the commission.
A meeting date had not been set as of Islander
press time.
In other business, commissioners:
Approved the first reading of an ordinance
adopting Manatee County's animal control ordi-


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boat Key officials, who maintain that the realigned
pipeline will interfere with their renourishment
projects in the future.
The congressional letter addressed that con-
cern.
"This compromise solution would allow the
deepwater port to go forward without harming the
local communities," the letter reads, referring to
using an alternative route to the north of the cur-
rent proposed route.
The letter states that Florida's west coast
beaches must be replenished about every 10 years,
more frequently in the event of a severe storm.
The letter also emphasized that state law
requires that the beaches be replenished with
regionally-limited, beach-compatible sand.
"Consistent replenishment and preservation of
the natural white sand beaches is necessary to prevent
erosion and flooding, protect the public safety, sustain
the regions economy and provide for the well being of
residents and visitors alike," the letter stated.
Earlier this month, Manatee County commis-
sioners urged a meeting involving local officials,
including from Longboat Key, Port Dolphin rep-
resentatives, county staff and Florida Department
of Environmental Protection personnel to reach an
agreement on a pipeline route.


nance.
Reappointed Barbara Hines to the code enforce-
ment board.
Reappointed Gary Hickerson to the planning
commission.
Observed a moment of silence in honor of Ed
Geyer, husband of Commissioner Pat Geyer, and in
support of the family.
The next commission meeting will be at 7 p.m.
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Senate committee backs Gulf drilling


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A Senate subcommittee voted last week to amend
its overall c neii. 'v bill to allow for drilling off Flori-
da's Gulf coast.
The vote met with objection from U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson, D-Fla., who threatened a filibuster if the pro-
vision reached the Senate floor.
The Senate Eini. i '\ and Natural Resources Com-
mittee took the vote June 9 on an amendment spon-
sored by Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.
Dorgan's amendment calls for opening the east-
ern Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. Specifi-
cally, the amendment would allow for drilling within
45 miles of the state's west coast. In the Panhandle,
drilling could take place within 10 miles of the coast,
if the measure becomes law.
A 2006 compromise measure sponsored by
Nelson and U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., banned
drilling within 230 miles of Tampa Bay and 100 miles
of the Panhandle through 2022.
The amendment approved last week would repeal
the 2006 compromise.
But the proposal is far from law.
The amendment faced further consideration in
the Senate and has had no review in the House.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat, said
in a statement that he supported drilling in the
Arctic National Wildlife, but not his state's west
coast.
"I support environmentally safe domestic drill-
ing as part of a balanced policy to meet our c Ii.i I'.
needs.," Buchanan stated. "We should be drilling now
in places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
which holds the single largest deposit of oil in the
entire United States.
"But I don't support expanded drilling off the
eastern Gulf of Mexico because it would threaten our


natural resources and jeopardize our tourism-based drilling, but rather wanted expanded development of
economy." alternative fuel sources.
Many Islanders, randomly polled on the issue last "Drill baby, drill?" said Sandy Roberts of Holmes
week, said they didn't support any U.S. expansion of Beach. "Didn't that campaign lose?"


Pump*out funds pumped to states


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pumping
$14.6 million into the states for the construction of
sewage pump-out stations.
Bradenton Beach officials hope to get a share of
the $1.8 million awarded to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
The city is working on its master recreational
boating plan, which involves establishing a formal
mooring field south of the Historic Bridge Street
Pier.
A goal is to provide sewage pump-out facilities
for the boaters in the field, according to city project/
program manager Lisa Marie Phillips.
Phillips said she hoped to fund the pump-out
facilities with a grant under the Clean Vessel Act pro-
gram and has submitted a pre-proposal to the state.


"Clean Vessel Act funds support construction of
facilities in communities that depend on recreational
boating for their economy and depend on clean water
for their health," U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
said in a news release last week.
"These grants provide immediate funding for
construction of infrastructure that will provide last-
ing value for recreational boaters and everyone who
relies on clean waters."
The Clean Vessel Act program dates back to the
early 1990s. FWS has awarded more than $163 mil-
lion to states to install thousands of pump-out sta-
tions.
Among the 2009 awards, Florida's is the second
largest at $1.8 million for about 30 pump-out stations
on inland and coastal waters.
California's award is $3.1 million and includes
10 floating rest rooms.
Ramping up
A crew with Piedroba Marine Construc-
tion of Coral Gables works on a dredge
project near the Holmes Beach boat
ramp June 12. Working from a push
boat, the crew adds a length of pipe to
a dredge line. Later, the crew revved
up the dredge and resumed pumping
to a nearby tank that separated water
to return to the basin and spoil to be
packed in sandbags. Islander Photo:
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Here's one of those little lessons that only life
can teach you.
Pets should not go out alone, and pets that escape
their homes often face dire circumstances.
Last week, in a tragic turn of events, with visi-
tors preparing for a boat ride and the ensuing confu-
sion of loading and unloading cars and kids, a small,
frail, mostly deaf and blind, 16-year-old schnauzer
named Samantha somehow managed to remain out-
side undetected. How? No one is certain.
This little dog, all 15 or so pounds of her, was
thought by its Holmes Beach family to be inside the
home with her three canine companions. After all,
she'd never been out alone and, more often than not,
she chose to curl up far from any commotion.
Shortly after the family left home, a neighbor
saw the dog walk through his yard. An hour later, a
boater saw Samantha swimming in a canal. He said
he observed the dog as it got out of the water, and
thought it was "heading home." A third person saw
the lost dog walking on the street. But no one was
alarmed, no one was alerted, and no one knew she
was missing for just short of two hours.
Now Samantha's owners are grieving for their
"best friend," found 48 hours after she disappeared,
after an exhaustive two-day search, dead among the
shoreline mangrove roots just three doors over and a
short wak across the street from her home.
A best friend, lost forever.
And yet, Anna Maria Island is a place where we
value and protect endangered sea turtles and shore
birds, wildlife and marinelife. Can we not do the
same for our canine friends?
These four-legged friends can't fend for them-
selves.
If you see a dog alone on the street, please, con-
sider that this is not a deliberate act someone has
lost their pet, a dear companion.
Take steps to safeguard the dog, or call someone
else. Immediately call the police department, the vet-
erinarian's office or someone who can help. You could
save a pet's life, and spare its owner from grief.
If only Samantha had met a Samaritan on her
journey.
And while life is good on Anna Maria Island,
sometimes bad things happen. If there's room for
improvement in paradise, let it be to show we care
for domestic animals as well as wildlife.
My family of terriers will appreciate it. Bonner


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Tip your driver
Having a free trolley on our island paradise is a
unique benefit to residents and guests alike.
Remember, we're not the only tourist destination.
This proposal reminds me of our current administra-
tion's fiscal sense ... spend trillions and cut a few
billion from federal budgets.
The problem is big government.
If our local elected officials really wanted to
cut expenses and raise revenue they would move to
consolidate the three governments Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach on our 7-mile
long island.
Think about it: three city halls, three sets of
commissioners, mayors, law enforcement, building
departments. The list goes on.
Remember George Washington? He served our
nation and went back to farming when his job was
done selfless grassroots politics at work.
The days of wasteful spending need to end.
I'm reading where beach renourishment dollars
are at risk due to state and federal cuts. So if we keep
this moronic process up, we won't have an island to
drive trolleys on.
As for the trolleys, I say put a tip jar on them
- and that may already be in place and have the
drivers talk about the history and uniqueness of Anna
Maria Island.
Maybe the drivers would make more money.
Heck, they could even split the proceeds with the
black hole of government.
Mike Southwick, Bradenton Beach

Pay the way
I lived on Anna Maria Island, both in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, for more than six years.
At that time, there was no free trolley. I road a bicycle
to work.
A $1 dollar charge for the whole day is cheap.


Go up to Pinellas County and their trolley fare along
the beach communities is $4 for the day.
I now live in town and I don't get a free ride,
so why should my tax dollars pay for someone else
to get a free ride? I do agree that if someone rides
every day, then offer a monthly discount pass, but
they should still pay something, as all grants have
run out.
Sandy Tudor, Bradenton

Tax tradeoff for trolley
There are a lot of reasons why a free trolley is impor-
tant onAnna Maria Island moving people without addi-
tional traffic and pollution is primary. We already have a lot
of congestion, and we should not be adding to it Also, the
convenience factor to the young and the elderly is impor-
tant and should not be overlooked. They also are the least
likely to be able to afford the fare and the most likely to
need the trolley. Finally, from a community-friendly aspect,
as a place economically dependent on tourism, the trolley
is a tremendous asset.
The county takes a disproportionately large
amount of Island tax revenue and spreads it around
the rest of the county. I feel since we pay the big
taxes, county money should be made available to
allow us to continue to offer those little amenities
that make us an important vacation destination and,
thus, able to continue to add to the county coffers.
I am confident our government officials, both city
and county, and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce will work this out and continue to offer
free trolley service.
Janet Aubry, Anna Maria

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SAM says
Bill Shearon just wants to clear things up and let
Save Anna Maria Inc. know that he had no ulterior
motive when he recently applied to the group for
membership.
"I just want to clear this up," the former Bra-
denton Beach commissioner said Saturday, when he
called The Islander newspaper with news that he had
just received a certified letter from SAM denying his
recent membership application.
Shearon said he suggested he might like to join
SAM to Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens, who e-mailed him a membership applica-
tion, which he then submitted.
His interest came to a halt when he received the
board's letter. Shearon said he'd never been denied
joining any organization in the past, adding "I'm a
little offended."
Shearon's application, unbeknownst to him, was
made on the heels of a controversy at SAM's April
meeting that resulted from the attendance of Manatee
County Commissioner Carol Whitmore and some of
her political supporters, including Haas-Martens.
Shearon pointed out that he did not attend that
meeting, or any other SAM meeting.
But at that meeting, Whitmore took the floor to
announce her intent to join SAM, saying she had
been a member previously, and that she had sup-
ported SAM's fight against a 1990s plan to replace
the Cortez Bridge.
SAM member Katie Pierola, former mayor of
Bradenton Beach, said SAM has no record of Whit-
more ever being a member. And she does not recall
Whitmore standing out among the opposition to a
high-bridge replacement on Cortez Road, a fight that
spawned SAM to organize and to later fight the
high-bridge proposal for Manatee Avenue.
The two, Pierola and Whitmore, have recently
engaged in a letter-writing campaign on that subject
in The Islander opinion pages.
Speaking to The Islander Sunday, SAM presi-


'no thanks'
dent Ursula Stemm said she believes that Shearon's
application may have been lumped with a batch from
Whitmore and her political "cronies" and that her
board believes Whitmore applied for the purpose of
disrupting the organization.
"These were the only applications received by us
since tourist season ended," Stemm said.
Referring to the group's April 13 meeting, Stemm
said Whitmore and her group argued from the audi-
ence with the board.
"It turned into a battle of words between some
board members and Carol and the attendees, and it
was embarrassing," Stemm said.
Whitmore assumed "all the characteristics of a
bully," Stemm said. "She was outlandish, out of line
and inappropriate. She attempted to take over the
meeting, and if allowed to continue, it might affect
the dynamics of our organization.
"We have a precise goal, and I felt she was
attempting to compromise that. She is on record for
a high bridge, which is against the purpose of SAM,
and what was her intention?" Stemm asked.
SAM received a batch of 13 applications, includ-
ing from Whitmore, at or near the same time and
the board decided to "get rid of the whole lot, and
if they want to appeal it, we'll take e \ tl dling into
consideration."
But Shearon said Whitmore did not motivate him
to apply for SAM membership, and he has been cast
unfairly as supporting her effort.
SAM's letter to Shearon states, "Thank you for
attending our SAM meeting on April 18.... SAM
respectfully declines to accept your application for
membership."
The SAM letter further states that the executive
board polled its sustaining members and came to a
unanimous decision to deny membership in accor-
dance with its bylaws, for the "orderly function of
the organization."
Billie Martini, a founding member of SAM and


In the June 16, 1999, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Eric Geraldson of Geraldson's vegetable stand
on the Palma Sola Causeway said he had been given
until the end of the month by property owner Whit-
ing Preston of Manatee Ftuit Company. The eviction
order came after the property was incorporated into
the city of Bradenton.
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to
accept a $10,000 settlement offer by the contractor that
mismatched the roof panels on the new city hall roof.
The demolition of the old Holmes Beach city
hall was scheduled to begin June 21 after efforts
failed that would have allowed the Anna Maria Island
Community Center to use the buildings and property
for a teen center and equipment storage.

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former Holmes Beach commissioner, said that if
Shearon contacts her, and can tell her that he opposes
a high bridge to Anna Maria Island, she would gladly
support his membership.
But Shearon first wants to hear why he was
denied membership in SAM.


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Blood drive boosts

supplies, cash
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Florida Blood Services team rolled up to St.
Bernard Catholic Church in trucks to set up a battery-
powered lab.
Island charities rolled up to the Holmes Beach
church in varied vehicles, including a vintage fire
truck, to rally for their causes.
And Islanders by the dozens, hour after hour
through the weekend, rolled up their sleeves to donate
blood to save lives and to raise cash for charity.
The annual Island Blood Drive took place June
13-14 at St. Bernard. As of Islander press time, FBS
still was calculating the amount of blood collected,
which in turn would help determine the amount of
cash raised for five Island nonprofit organizations.
Last year's drive raised more than $22,000 for the
organizations and resulted in the collection of 242
good units of blood for FBS.
For each unit of good blood contributed in the
Island drive, an anonymous donor foundation contrib-
utes $100 to charity. Blood donors decided whether
the $100 pledge for their part went to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, the Anna Maria Island
Privateers, the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club, the
West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary or Wildlife Inc.
Rehabilitation and Education Center.
Some blood donors doubled cash donations to
charities by opting to contribute two red blood cell
units rather than a unit of whole blood. The process
took a little longer and the eligibility requirements
were higher.
Volunteers with each of the organizations turned
out for the drive to donate and to talk about how the
money will be used.
Rotary members hoped to collect at least $2,000


Milda Tribulan with the Florida Blood Services removes a needle from a line of recently donated blood
during the Island Blood Drive June 13 in Holmes Beach. The blood donations were packed in coolers and,
periodically through the weekend, trucked to FBS's lab on Manatee Avenue. Delays in processing the blood
can cause the loss of valuable components, Tribulan said. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


to support programs, including the club's work at
Anna Maria Elementary School, the Anna Maria
Island Art League, the Island Players and interna-
tional Rotary efforts.
The privateers hoped to raise at least $7,000 -
$2,000 more than last year to put toward the orga-
nization's 2010 scholarship awards.
The WMFR Auxiliary volunteers hoped to raise
money to contribute to fire prevention programs, as
well as continue to maintain the old firehouse in Bra-
denton Beach and the vintage fire truck.
"Our goal is to preserve history and support the
future," said Rhoda D'Ambra.
The Center hoped to draw at least 100 donations
over the weekend to provide more scholarships for


children to attend summer camp.
"We've called everyone we know," said Center
executive director Pierrette Kelly. "It's a way to save
two lives and send kids to camp."
Donations raised for Wildlife Inc. will help Ed
and Gail Straight and their volunteers continue to
operate the rehab center in Bradenton Beach.
Ed Straight said his goal was to raise at least
$12,000, the amount donated to Wildlife Inc. last year
in the blood drive.
Charles Kramer of Palmetto did his part to push Wild-
life toward its goal by donating blood on Saturday
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The myths, the fact of hurricane season
The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 with 8 -- ..


the experts predicting nine to 14 named storms.
In its initial outlook for the 2009 season, which
runs from June through November, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for a
50 percent probability of a near-normal season, a 25
percent probability of an above-normal season and a
25 percent probability of a below-normal season.
Global weather patterns are imposing a greater
uncertainty in the 2009 hurricane season outlook than
in recent years, according to NOAA.
Forecasters say there is a 70 percent chance of
having nine to 14 named storms, of which four to
seven could become hurricanes, including one to
three major hurricanes.
Some myths that get recycled each storm
season.
Myth No. 1: Taping windows protects the
glass.
Taping windows will do little or nothing to pre-
vent breakage. It is a waste of effort, time and tape.
The tape provides little additional strength to the
glass and no protection against flying debris. Once a
hurricane warning has been issued, spend your time
closing up shutters or putting plywood over your win-
dows and doors.
N 1\ ll No. 2: Open the house windows on the lee
side of the storm to balance air pressure or the house
will explode.

Storm Avengers section
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Avenger hurricane preparedness supplement can
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The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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The difference in air pressure between the inside
of your house and outside in the storm does not cause
the house to blow up, since no house is built airtight.
Hurricane winds are intense and variable, and open
windows even on the lee side can allow flying debris
to enter. Once a window or door is shattered, intense
winds can enter and rip the house apart trying to get
out.
S 1\ lth No. 3: Any emergency shelter will do if an
evacuation is ordered.
Storm shelters will open depending on the sever-
ity of the storm. Not all shelters may open. Check the
radio or television for shelters that are open. Remem-
ber that shelter space is not adequate for the popula-
tion, and conditions are somewhat primitive, so the
best course of action is to stay with friends who live
away from the coast and low-lying areas.
Myth No. 4: The government will take care of
people after the storm.
In Hurricane Andrew's aftermath in 1992, lines
for water, ice and food were often 5,000 people long.
It also takes the government several days to mobilize


its forces to care for people. Although many lessons
on post-disaster recovery were learned after Andrew,
it is still strongly recommended that you be able to
provide for your family for at least three days -
food, water, medical supplies and the like. Prescrip-
tions for two weeks are advised.

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By Bonner Joy
Anna Maria city commissioners at their June
11 work shop agreed to disagree on most agenda
items, asking for a re-write on an ordinance already
approved on first reading, among other matters.
But all was not for naught.
The ordinance that passed on first reading to
allow existing duplexes in the single-family residen-
tial district to be conforming uses was hashed over,
and there was no agreement to be reached by the four
commissioners present. Commissioner Christine Toi-
lette was absent.
Commissioner Dale Woodland started the discus-
sion by saying he wanted to re-address the ordinance
regarding the existing duplexes in R1 zone. He asked
city attorney Jim Dye, "Are they now permitted uses?
What is the limit for expansion of those duplexes
today?"
Dye said that if the intent is to allow duplex
owners in R1 to add on, "if they' re permitted uses,
they're permitted structures." If the intent is to treat
them as non-conforming and allow them to stand, but
not to do all the things you can do with conforming,
they need to remain non-conforming.
Dye asked, "Do you want them to expand and
repair, even if they' re duplexes?"
"It's bad government" to have so many non-
conforming structures, Commissioner Chuck Webb
said. "It's not good planning."
Dye said, "If you're OK with two-family dwell-
ings to have the same rights to expand as one-family
dwellings, you' re OK. If you want to limit expansion
of habitable space, you need to add some restrictions"
to the existing ordinance.
Webb said he was leaning toward allowing
duplex expansion up to the FEMA code, amounting
to 50 percent of the structure value.
Woodland responded, "I'm strongly opposed."
Woodland added that the city's vision is to pre-
serve the residential character of the city.
Dye responded that duplexes are residential.
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick suggested allow-
ing reasonable expansion: "Allow duplexes to expand
habitable space amounting to 50 percent of the struc-
ture value one time."
Woodland again voiced disagreement.
Chairperson John Quam said, "If this will pre-
vent tearing down duplexes and putting in three-story
homes, I'm for it."
The commission directed staff to re-work the
ordinance to limit duplexes in the R1 zone to expand
habitable space up to 50 percent of the structure value,
but only one time. Repairs, remodeling and additions
of non-habitable space also would be allowed.
The commission next addressed an ordinance
amending the requirements for public notices of
planning and zoning board matters. The post office
certification process was discussed in December 2008
by the commission, Quam reminded commissioners,
and P&Z was to hear the matter Tuesday, June 16.
Commissioners then turned their attention to
regulating their absences from meetings. Mattick
suggested that based on some past abuses, the pres-
ent allowances for absence from city meetings should
be non-subjective.
"If you miss four meetings in a year, that's a seri-
ous problem, and it's been a problem in the past," she
said.
Woodland said, "I think we just have to follow
what's written" and adhere to the requirements for
excused absences. Quam and Webb agreed.
Next Webb broached the subject of writing an
ordinance to limit sexual predators and offenders
from coming within 250 feet of children. "It would
give law enforcement a tool to work with," he said.
Detective Carol Montague of the Manatee County
Sheriff' s Office sex offender unit spoke to commission-
ers about the MCSO's efforts to enforce state and fed-
eral laws, and cautioned the commission not to pass an
ordinance that is too strict and can cause problems.
She agreed that prohibiting offenders where
children congregate, schools and bus stops, the com-
munity center, would be a good step. "The [state's]


1,000-foot rule applies only to people under super-
vision of probation. Off probation, the rule does not
apply," she said.
Webb offered to script an ordinance based on
offenders and predators living, working and traveling
within the city and present his draft at a future work
shop.
He then looked to the other commissioners to
provide support for a community pool in the future.
He said that due to the large shark population in the
Gulf of Mexico and the bay waters, that's not the
safest place to swim for fitness.
He said he would speak to representatives with
the other two cities and the school board to seek a
location, funding and support for such a project.
But Mattick, Woodland and Quam had concerns
over parking, noise, ongoing expenses and mainte-
nance and declined any support.
Webb said that regardless, he planned to pursue
the matter further.
The city tentatively agreed to a "shade" meet-
ing to discuss a matter involving litigation for the
former Villa Rosa development, but did not deter-
mine a date.


Child protection
Detective Carol Montague of the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office sex offender unit
addressed Anna Maria city commissioners last
week about the MCSO's efforts to enforce state
and federal laws to protect children from sex
offenders and predators.
She said, "Thanks in part to the Adam Walsh
Child Protection and Safety Act, we do have the teeth,
because the state and federal laws are specific."
The MCSO has a dedicated unit to enforce-
ment of child protection laws, and that just two
detectives from the unite have arrested one-third
of the offenders in Manatee County.
"We' re very aggressive, and we have zero
tolerance based on the state laws," she added.
"I agree with [Commissioner Chuck] Webb
on prohibiting offenders from where children
congregate."
The state rule prohibits offenders from
coming within 1,000 feet of locations where chil-
dren are known to gather, but the rule applies
only to people under supervision, she said. "Off
probation, the rule does not apply."
Montague said studies indicate an ordinance
such as the city is proposing does not prevent
an offender from coming into a community and
offending a child.
"The majority of offenders are family mem-
bers. Predators, however, target a child, snatch,
rape and murder. The majority, although not less
severe or less of a threat, are perping on family
members and known people.
"I'd rather see 'We educate, we are
aware.
Strict restrictions can cause problems. She
cautioned the commission not to pass an ordi-
nance that is too strict and can cause future prob-
lems and challenges.

AME reunion planned
Two Island moms and their student sons are
organizing a reunion of the Anna Maria Elementary
School's graduating class of 2002.
Lori Guerin and Debbie Burger are working on
the event with their sons, Ryan Guerin and Lance
Burger.
The reunion will take place at the Manatee Public
Beach from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, with students
either bringing their own eats or going to nearby Cafe
on the Beach for refreshments.
Lori Guerin said the event will provide an oppor-
tunity for old friends to meet up before heading off
to college.
For more information, call Guerin at 941-773-
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Nests relocated as precaution


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Two loggerhead turtles stopped short in their
nesting quests June 12, depositing their eggs too close
to the Gulf for the comfort of Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch members.
Those nests were relocated near White Avenue
in Holmes Beach and near 11th Street North in Bra-
denton Beach early Friday morning.
AMITW walker Ed Heckman came across the
White Avenue nest, marked the spot where the turtle
dropped its eggs and called AMITW supervisors, who
documented the nest and agreed to its relocation.
The nest, said AMITW executive director Suzi
Fox, was in a swale-like dip on the beach and too
close to the tide line. Nests that get soaked, or lie
under water, can be damaged because the eggs are
water-soluble.
Fox's big fear was less what might happen to the
nest tomorrow than in August, when the eggs are due
to hatch and when wave activity typically increases
with seasonal storms.
Last year, in late summer, high water and big
waves associated with Hurricane Gustav washed over
dozens of nests on the Gulf side of the Island. Other
storm activity also damaged or destroyed nests last
season.
"That was murder last August, to watch all those
nests wash away," Heckman said as he watched Pete
and Emily Gross delicately remove turtle eggs from
the White Avenue nest to be deposited in a hole he
had dug near the dunes.
The adult turtle, based on the trucks, had actually
started to nest even closer to the water's edge, but
then crawled on about 20 feet.
"That," said Emily Gross, pointing to a wide dip
in the sand, "is an abandoned body pit."
Fox said the nests on the Gulf beaches some-
times are more vulnerable than nests on the Atlantic
coast.
"On the East Coast, the dune level is huge," she

Nesting by the numbers
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported 54
loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach as of June
12.
AMITW also reported 31 false crawls.
Nesting season continues through Oct. 31,
with the first hatchlings due about July 1.


said. "If a nest were 10 feet from the water it would
be OK in some areas."
To relocate the White Avenue nest, Pete Gross
removed the eggs round and soft and about the
size of a ping-pong ball to a white bucket, while
Emily Gross collected data.
Heckman dug a new hole near the dunes, measur-
ing so the relocated nest would be as deep and wide
as the turtle's nest. His goal was to shape the nest like
an upside down light bulb wider at the bottom than
the top.
At the new nest, as Gross buried the eggs, a
crowd of beach-walkers gathered to ask about sea
turtles, nesting, and AMITW.
"I think we should probably come back in
August," Samantha Pate, 10, a vacationer from Car-
bondale, Ill., told her mother. "We should see the
turtles born, too."


Pete Gross ofAnna Maria Island Turtle Watch
relocates a nest at White Avenue beach.


Four turtle nests poached in Sarasota County


Poachers took four clutches of sea turtle eggs
between June 6-12 from Sarasota County beaches,
leaving empty nest cavities that were discovered by
Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Patrol volun-
teers.
"Poaching has been almost completely unknown
in Sarasota County," said biologist Ryan Welsh of
Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Pro-
gram. "We've had some suspected cases before but
they weren't as clear-cut as these recent ones."
Local authorities don't know who took the eggs,
which were laid by three turtles on Venice beaches
and one turtle on Casey Key. All four clutches were
laid by loggerhead sea turtles, a threatened species
protected by federal and state laws, as well as county
ordinances.
People steal sea turtle eggs to eat or sell on the

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Hoffinan also is the
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black market. Possessing sea turtle eggs without a
permit carries penalties of up to one year in prison
and federal fines up to $100,000, along with state
fines up to $500 plus $100 for every egg taken.
Sarasota County beaches host the highest density
of nesting loggerheads in the Gulf of Mexico. Sea
turtles already face several human threats, including
entanglement in fishing gear, entrapment in beach
furniture left out overnight, disorientation caused by
beach lighting, pollution and boat strikes. Poaching
now poses another threat.
Mote volunteers patrolling the beach found the
nests disturbed and empty. Mote staff examined the
nests, confirmed the eggs had likely been stolen and
then notified local and state authorities. Mote staff,
interns and volunteers monitor nesting activity every
day on 35 miles of Sarasota County beaches May
through October. They mark nests, deter predators
and occasionally move nests in danger of washing
away.
"Females lay about 100 eggs in a nest and only
one out of 1000 will reach adulthood," Welsh said.
Poaching of nests leaves fewer hatchling turtles to
struggle against these odds fewer chances that one
will survive to lay eggs of its own.
On Anna Maria Island, the beaches are monitored
by the volunteer-based Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, which has reported no incidents of poach-
ing.
But AMITW volunteers are on the watch, as well
as local law enforcement officers.


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Animal control ordinance passes first read


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners approved June 9
the first reading of an ordinance to adopt Manatee
County's animal control rules.
A final reading of the ordinance is scheduled for
the next commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July
14, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The commission, with John Monetti absent,
approved the ordinance 4-0, after discussion on two
issues controlling aggressive animals and the pres-
ence of dogs in outdoor dining areas.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, prior to consideration
of the ordinance, had asked city attorney Patricia
Petruff about dealing with aggressive animals.
She said under the ordinance, aggressive animals
would be handled by the Manatee County Animal
Control Services, not Holmes Beach's code enforce-
ment officers or police officers.
A call about an aggressive animal, Petruff said,
might go to the dispatcher at the police department,
who would notify the county department.
"Enforcement of this ordinance will be by animal
control, not the city," she said.
The ordinance before the commission also clar-
ifies that, by adopting the county's animal control
rules, the city is not authorizing pets, other than ser-
vice animals, in restaurants.
The ordinance states, "No animal shall be per-
mitted to accompany its owner at either an indoor or
outdoor dining facility. No provision of the Manatee
County Animal Ordinance, as it is applies in the city
of Holmes Beach, shall be interpreted to permit any
animal to accompany its owner at indoor or outdoor
dining facilities. This section shall not apply to ser-
vice animals."
After discussing the issue, commissioners sug-
gested a change to the language in the event the city
wants to open the door to outdoor doggie dining,
which has never been permitted.
The county allows restaurants to apply for doggie
dining permits under an ordinance separate from
the animal control measure, and Commissioner Pat
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Petruff recommended amending the city's pro-
posed ordinance to state "unless otherwise provided
in a separate ordinance."
"I think a lot of people on this Island are attached
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Commissioners also agreed that if the city opened
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long list of health code rules to abide by, as well as
some fees to pay.
'There's a lot they have to do," Morton said. "It


isn't easy."
In unincorporated Manatee County, for example,
dogs are allowed in restaurants that have an outdoor
doggie dining permit, which costs $100.
To obtain the permit, a restaurant must provide a
plan that shows designated areas for dogs and abide
by 19 health regulations, including: prohibiting
employees from touching any dog while serving or
carrying food; placing hand sanitizer at all tables in
the doggie dining area; requiring dogs to be leashed at
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with tableware and furnishings; requiring employ-
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Trio of fireworks shows to mark Fourth


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Boom.
Boom.
Boom.
The Chiles Restaurant Group will celebrate Inde-
pendence Day with a trio of fireworks shows.
Last year, the July 4 celebration was scaled back
to one show from two to help law enforcement per-
sonnel bring illegal fireworks use under control.
This year three permitted shows for the public
will take place.
The first will occur on July 3 with an Indepen-


dence Eve celebration at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The fireworks will begin at about 9:15 p.m. on
the eve of the holiday and will be fired from a barge
in the Gulf of Mexico in full view of the crowds on
the beach.
The other two fireworks displays will take place
on July 4, one at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria and the other at the MarVista Res-
taurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key.
The Sandbar display will begin at about 9:15 p.m.
with the fireworks sent up from the beach.
The restaurant, in its special event application to


the city, estimated about 1,500-2,499 people would
attend.
The MarVista display also will take place shortly
after dark. The fireworks there will be fired from a
barge.
The local July 4 holiday celebration also will
feature the traditional Anna Maria Island Privateers
parade, which will run the length of the Island, from
Coquina Beach to the Anna Maria City Pier, starting
at 10 a.m.
After the parade, AMIP will hold a celebration
for its scholarship recipients at Cafe on the Beach at
Manatee Public Beach.


Historical Society to recognize Moss homestead


The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will pres-
ent a preservation recognition plaque to Island resident
Elizabeth Moss at 9 a.m. June 18 at the Moss homestead
located at 101 Willow Ave., Anna Maria.
This is the sixth plaque awarded by AMIHS to a
growing series of buildings located in all three Island
cities. However, this is the first plaque to be presented
by the group for a private residence.
Built in 1924, the homestead was purchased by
Moss' parents in 1944 from Thelma Acton when they
moved to the Island from Bartow. The family had
been summering on the Island since 1921, where they
stayed at the end of Beech Avenue.
From the 1950s, the Moss homestead has been a
meeting place for many Island-based groups, includ-
ing the Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts church
gatherings. More recently, the grounds served as an
Island backdrop for Moss' grandson's wedding.
AMIHS members, concerned about the loss of the
historic structures to development, are recognizing them
by presenting plaques to their owners. To have your


structure recognized, apply in person to the Island His-
torical Museum and provide proof of the structure's age.
Buildings must be at least 50 years old.
The plaques cost $125.
For more details, call AMIHS plaque chair
Melissa Williams at the museum, 941-778-0492.

AID offers aid
All Island Denominations continues to offer assistance
to Islanders in need of assistance in paying rent or utilities,
stocking their pantry or buying their medicine.
AID is an organization of the Island churches,
with volunteers working to provide area assistance.
L\ c.l economic downturn imposes more hardship
on some than on others," said the Rev. Gary Batey, pastor
of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. "Most who live, work or worship on Anna
Maria Island feel the effect of the current economy, but for
some of our neighbors the impact is devastating."
For more information about AID and its assis-
tance program, call 941-725-2433.

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The Holmes Beach-based band Bootleg will
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Crew returning to remove non-native plants


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
For Holmes Beach's Grassy Point nature pre-
serve, recent rain "was a godsend," said public works
superintendent Joe Duennes.
Still, a handful of plants placed last July have
died and will need to be replaced.
Meanwhile, other plants need to come out of the
preserve, a 32-acre park protected through a partner-
ship between the city of Holmes Beach, the state of
Florida and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. The
area, consisting of uplands, wetlands and submerged
land, is bordered on the west by East Bay Drive, the


SAM to tour Grassy Point
Save Anna Maria Inc. will meet at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The organization will hold a general meeting
that will include a discussion with Joe Duennes,
superintendent of Holmes Beach public works
department.
Following the discussion, SAM will tour
Grassy Point, the city preserve to the east of
East Bay Drive.
For more information, call SAM's Nancy
Deal at 941-778-4255.


east by Anna Maria Sound, the north by Sunbow Bay
condominiums and the south by 31st Street.
Under the supervision of the SBEP, exotic, inva-
sive species that were crowding out native plants
were removed about a year ago.
"We're seeing some sprouts," Duennes said of
returning exotics. "Some are well-rooted."
He said a city public works crew will begin
removing the exotic plants, mostly Brazilian peppers
and some Australian pines, this week.
He also said SBEP possibly will provide some
money to compensate the city for the work, which
could cost a couple thousand dollars.
"We could support exotic plant management/
removal on the site," said SBEP senior scientist Jay
Leverone, adding, "We figure that would need to be
done once a year."
SBEP, which has taken the lead on the project,
also will be searching for money for other long-
planned improvements to Grassy Point, which
largely remains in development and unopened to the
public.
Paddlers can enter from the waterfront and travel
through portions of Grassy Point in kayaks and canoes
- a sign prohibits propeller-driven watercraft but
a gate at the entrance is intended to keep out people
on foot.
"SBEP is looking for some other money to do
bigger things," Duennes said, adding that the city's


plan for Grassy Point includes a boardwalk over some
wetlands and an observation tower.
"That's a rather expensive project," Duennes
said.
"We need to look at moving forward with the
walks, boardwalks and other path improvements,"
Leverone said. "I'd like to think that, if we have res-
toration monies available, that we could start some
of this work in 2009. I'll have to look at the numbers
and review the permits and plans before being able
to make a decision."
The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed to
pursue the acquisition of the land for Grassy Point
in 1997 to guard against development and "restore a
coastal hammock community and thereby provide a
rare habitat form for the education and enjoyment of
future generations," according to city records.
The Florida Communities Trust approved a grant
to acquire the Grassy Point acres provided that the
city removed non-native plants within 10 years.
Soon after the purchase of the land, the city
invested about $7,500 for a survey, signs and limited
access.
In 2005, the city and SBEP entered an agreement
to develop a restoration plan that led to the removal
of exotic plants this spring, to be followed by the
plantings and creation of a nature trail this summer.
Of the $40,000 the city committed to the first
phase of Grassy Point, a resident donated $25,000.


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wares to collectible trains and Elvis memorabillia.
Steff's Stuff on Longboat Key is in the midst of a
yellow-tag 50 percent off sale. Steff has great bargains
on jewelry, crystal, china, vintage clothes, home decor
and much more, but don't delay. These bargains will
move fast.
The Sea Hagg has lots of great stuff for Dads on
Father's Day, from antique fishing tackle and lures to
mermaid art. You'll be sure to find something unique
for your one-of-a-kind dad.
The Feed Store is definitely worth the drive to
Ellenton. This huge antique mall features goods from
more than 50 dealers. If you're a collector, this is a
must-stop place. IhcadUllc k'iLh plenty of something
for everyone.
The East BiaidcLntn .\ntlIqtk District is home to
Braden River. inliques. Relro Rosie Vintage Cloth-
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Retro Rosie and Cobwebs have instituted a hot new
Frequent Shopper Discount Program. We know, like
they do, that once you see these lovely stores, you'll


return again and again.
Community Thrift Shop is on summer vacation
and will re-open Aug. 10. We wish Martha and the
staff a great summer and look forward to seeing them
soon.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 17, 2009 0 15


Trash contains Musil-Buehler possessions


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach police investigated curbside trash
on 61st Street after learning that the discarded items
included photographs of missing motel-owner Sabine
Musil-Buehler.
The investigation took place at about 8 p.m. June
8 in the 300 block of 61st St., according to a Holmes
Beach Police Department incident report.
John Yates, 56, who lives on 56th Street in
Holmes Beach, had collected from the 61st Street
curb a red suitcase because, he told police, it was in
good shape.
Yates took the suitcase to a friend's home and
looked inside.
He "found some suspicious items. There were numer-
ous photos, business cards and other miscellaneous items
belonging to Sabine Buehler," the police report stated.
Yates, familiar with Musil-Buehler's disappear-
ance last fall, notified the police department and Offi-
cer Robert Velardi went to investigate, along with
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies working
on the Musil-Buehler case.
Velardi found a garbage can containing German-
language books. Musil-Buehler came to the United
States from Germany, where family remains.
Velardi next talked with the man who lived at
the residence, Joerg Intveen, 38, who said he put the
books and the suitcase containing the photographs in


the garbage.
Intveen said he is a friend of Musil-Buehler and
that her husband, Tom Buehler, gave him the items
"to go through them and keep what he wants." At
the time of her disappearance Nov. 4, Musil-Buehler
and her husband were separated, but were partners in
Haley's Motel.
Intveen said he did not want the items, so he
threw them away.
MSCO investigators collected the items for "evi-
dence purposes," according to the report.
HBPD and the MCSO are working together on
the multi-jurisdictional investigation.
Musil-Buehler was reported missing Nov. 6,
2008, after deputies arrested a man driving her stolen
car, which contained small amounts of blood.
Her last known whereabouts were about 10 p.m.
Nov. 4, 2008, when she argued with her boyfriend,
William J. Cumber, and, according to him, left the
Anna Maria home they had rented. Cumber is cur-
rently serving a 13.5-year prison sentence for violat-
ing his probation on a 2005 arson charge.
On Nov. 16, 2008, an arson fire destroyed a build-
ing at the Haley's Motel complex.
Authorities have made no arrests in the arson case
or in the disappearance of Musil-Buehler, which the
MCSO months ago classified as a possible homicide.
In the months after Musil-Buehler's disappear-
ance, investigators searched various sections of the


county, including digging on the beach in Anna
Maria near Magnolia Avenue, but did not find clues
to Musil-Buehler's whereabouts.
Investigators also followed reported sightings
of Musil-Buehler, including one said to occur at the
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, but the
MCSO reviewed surveillance tape and detectives do
not believe Musil-Buehler was at the airport, nor had
her name appeared on any flight manifests.
The Manatee County Crime Stoppers is asking
for tips in the case and has posted details of Musil-
Buehler's disappearance on its Web site at www.
manateecrimestoppers.com.

Center offers accounting
instruction
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
offering a course in using the financial management
software, Quicken.
Instructor Clarence Jones will show students how to
get started in the program, download financial transac-
tions, track what's available in checking and securities
accounts, automatically enter repeating deposits and
bills and produce reports to track expenses.
The class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June
22, and Tuesday, June 23.
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-
1908.


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a mom-to-be, this is where you'll want to register for
baby stuff. If you're a friend of a mom-to-be, this is
where you'll want to purchase baby gifts.
We always appreciate quality handbags at an


affordable price and The Bag Lady is where you'll
find a great selection from fancy little cocktail
clutches to designer totes.
Furnitur-ique...it's our new word for a store that
specializes in unique furniture and home accessories.
The Whitfield Exchange is one such store and should
be on your list of places to shop for that one-of-a-kind
home furnishings. And plan to go often there are
always new arrivals.
Bradenton Bargain Center specializes in qual-


Todd and Rosemary Fleck, owners of Essence of
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10015 Cortez Road W. "We think our customers
will really appreciate this new store," says Todd.
"It's light and bright and spacious, and filled
with lots of great, unique items. "We love our new
space," adds Rosemary. "We're just a minute from
the Island on Cortez Road, across the street from
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Acupuncture now
accepting insurance
Island Acupuncture at 9805 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria is now accepting
most insurance plans for treatment.
Owner and doctor of acupuncture
Tricia Graziano said that with the
ability to accept insurance, she is able
to treat and help many more people.
Although Island Acupuncture spe-
cializes in the treatment of pain, Tricia
said she also offers non-needle tech-
niques as well as variety of wellness
services such as acupressure massage,
nutrition counseling and herbal ther-
apy.
Island Acupuncture is located
upstairs from Ginny's and Jane E's
at the Old IGA with Body and Sol in
Anna Maria.
For more information, call 941-
773-6134.

Seabreeze offers
free wind seminar
Islander Laurie Higgins will offer
a free seminar on wind mitigation and
possible ways to lower home insurance
costs at 9 a.m. June 24 at the Anna


Maria Island Community Center.
Higgins of Seabreeze Insurance
of Holmes Beach said a number of
wind mitigation inspectors and insur-
ance adjusters will be on hand to dis-
cuss the new insurance mitigation
programs available for homeowners
that will reduce wind insurance pre-
miums.
Higgins and other agents also will
discuss the various types of policies
available that provide coverage against
wind and how to determine if a home
is possibly over- or under-insured.
"Unfortunately, many homeown-
ers are not getting this information
because it's easier to simply renew a
policy rather than review a policy for
potential premium deductions," said
Laurie.
For more information on the semi-
nar, call 941-518-8928.

Wine-tasting to
benefit United Way
Harry's Continental Kitchens
wine tasting on Thursday, June 18, will
be a fundraiser for United Way Climb-
ing for Dollars.
The restaurant donates half of the
$10 admission fee to United Way and
patrons receive a $5 coupon toward a
purchase at Harry's. And Harry's offers
20 percent off all wine purchases every
Thursday in the Deli.
Owners Harry and Lynn Chris-
tiansen offer a variety of wines from
around the world at the tasting, as well
as live music and a buffet selection of
Harry's cuisine.


Olympic flame
Mindy O'Neill serves up a saganaki
flambe to an impressed diner at
Olympic Cafd, 6408 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. In their effort to stim-
ulate the economy, Olympic Cafe is
offering a variety of dinner specials
for $8.95, including soup or salad,
potato, vegetable and rice pudding.
Olympic Cafe offers take-out andfea-
tures a drive-thru window. They can
be reached at 941-795-1699. Islander
Photo: Rebecca Barnett

"Come to the key, relax with
friends and support a worthy cause,"
said Harry.
The event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
outdoors at Harry's Take-out Deli, 525
St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. For
more information, call 941-383-0777
or visit online at www.harryskitchen.

Feeling Swell to
host chamber
Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, will host Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce mem-
bers and prospective members for a
networking meeting at 5 p.m. Wednes-
day June 24.


Mike and Susan Brinson, owners
of Anna Maria Island Accommoda-
tions, and staff gather in front of
their new location at 315 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria their second office
on the Island at the Pine Avenue
Restoration project. "We're delighted
to be a part of this exciting transfor-
mation ofAnna Maria, Mike said.
AMI Accommodations was the first to
open at PAR. Pictured are, from left,
Mike Brinson, Sonny Hogue, Julie
DeSear, Trish Knoedl, Gina Hogue,
Billi Stuckert and Susan Brinson.
Islander Photo: Rebecca Barnett
The chamber calendar also includes
at 60th anniversary celebration luau at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the
chamber at 941-778-1541.

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Wednesday, June 17
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:20 to 6:30 p.m. Young organists com-
petition at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-747-3709.
7 to 9p.m.- Science Cafe with Craig Watson's presentation "Green
spotted pufferfish" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bra-
denton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Thursday, June 18
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save Our Sea Birds hosts a "baby bird
shower" and luncheon at Longboat Key Wines and Spirits, 6810 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Reservations: 941-383-4888. Fee applies.

Friday, June 19
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Home and Garden Show featuring antique
appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.
Sunset Movie in the park feature "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
at Rossi Park downtown between Ninth Street West and U.S. 301 at 808
Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

Saturday, June 20
6 to 9 a.m. Summer Solstice paddle trip with naturalist Sandy
Koi at Robinson Preserve canoe/kayak launch, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bra-
denton. Information: 941-748-4501.
9a.m. to 2p.m. Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
10a.m. to 6p.m. -GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo
at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th
St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Home and Garden Show featuring antique
appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Save Anna Maria Inc. hosts a roundtable discussion
on Grassy Point with Holmes Beach superintendent of public works Joe
Duennes at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-4255.
6p.m. Hawaiian Luau on the river featuring a traditional pig roast,
live music and limbo competition at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-8087. Fee applies.

Sunday, June 21
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Home and Garden Show featuring antique
appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 23
Noon -Anna Maria Island Rotary Club presents "Self Healing"
with guest Joe Savage, Founder of the Energy Enhancement Center,
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies.

Wednesday, June 24
5 p.m. Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members


reports


Anna Maria City
June 2, 800 block South Bay Boulevard, theft.
The complainant said someone took a bicycle, valued
at $250, from her carport.

Bradenton Beach
June 6, 1000 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, bur-
glary. The complainant said someone broke into her
vehicle. No other information was available.
June 6, 1600 block Gulf Drive, drugs. Brandon
Scott Carpenter, 28, of Bradenton, was charged with
possession of controlled substance and violation of
probation. No other information was available.
June 6, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, shoplifting.
No other information was available.
June 9, 1600 block Gulf Drive, burglary. No other
information was available.

Holmes Beach
June 4, 4200 block Gulf Drive, theft. The com-
plainant said someone slashed the convertible top of
her car and attempted to take the CD player. Damage
to the vehicle was estimated at $1,500.
June 4,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. The complainant said while he was swimming


for a networking meeting.

Ongoing:
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee.
Information: 941-794-3489.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.

Coming up:
June 25, AME class of 2002 reunion at Manatee Public Beach,
Holmes Beach.
June 26, Bootleg opens for national reggae artist Yellowman at
State Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Save the date:
July 18, Snooty, the Manatee's 61st birthday party at the South
Florida Museum Parker Manatee Aquarium.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
contact via e-mail and phone.


THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 17, 2009 0 17


Obituary

Franklin Guildner
Franklin Guildner Sr., 89, of Holmes Beach,
died June 5.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Guildner was a
past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the
Knights of Columbus in Connecticut.
A Memorial Mass was June 12 at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Condo-
lences may be made online at www.shannonfu-
neralhomes.com.
He is survived by sons Franklin, George,
Howard and William Nucomb; daughter Jean-
nie Nucomb; daughters-in-law Diane and Marta;
four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

someone took his car keys and clothes from a bag he
left on the beach.
June 5, 3000 block Avenue F, burglary. The com-
plainant said someone smashed the front window of
his vehicle and took his briefcase, containing cell
phones valued at $500.
June 5, 3000 block Avenue F, burglary. The com-
plainant said someone took a laptop computer and
GPS from her rental car. Total value of the missing
electronics was $1,350.
June 6, 4100 block Gulf Drive, battery. Officers
responded to a domestic argument. The wife said her
husband flipped the coffee table over, striking her leg.
He was arrested.
June 7, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop,
theft. The complainant said two juveniles attempted
to take a T-shirt from the store without paying for it.
Both were issued trespass warnings and the youth
who attempted to take the shirt will be prosecuted.
June 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
battery. The complainant said a man he knew struck him
in the face, an injury that required six stitches. Charges
were forwarded to the state attorney's office.
June 9, 100 block 73rd Street, theft. The com-
plainant said someone took her son's fishing poles
and tackle box. The gear was valued at $270.
June 10, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66, theft. The
complainant said that while she was at the pool some-
one took $20 from her wallet.
June 10, 611 Manatee Ave., CVS, theft. The com-
plainant said two people in a red pickup truck took a
case of beer from his Gold Coast Eagle Distributor
truck. The beer was valued at $13.


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The Islander invited readers to enter a Father's
Day essay contest to pay tribute to dear old dad.
The holiday is June 21, also the first official day
of summer.
Contest winner Ellen Jaffe Jones of Holmes
Beach honored father Erwin Jaffe:
My father died this year on New Year's Day at
93. So your headline called to me, silly as it must
seem, for a former reporter to enter such a contest.
But Dad was cool. Really cool. And I have this
equally silly sense that he is watching from time to
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He was the master practical joker, living every
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"Life is short," he'd remind me when I'd cry
about life's lemons.
One favorite memory was when I was in a high
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killed on the narrow streets. Every night of that vaca-
tion, we sat on a veranda overlooking the ocean and
stars. He'd hold my mom's hand, talking, listening,
being.
Mom and Dad traveled 64 years together before
she died. They were not afraid to show affection and
role model a romantic relationship, sustained over
time. He never missed an opportunity to pause at a
sunset or breathtaking view to make sure his children
saw it.
Dad, not a day goes by that I don't think about
you. Thanks for your many gifts of love! Love, El
***
Contest winner Nancy R. Hatch of Perico Island
composed her tribute to father Robert W. Hatch as a
poem:
Father's Day Tribute
In 1928, on a cold February morn,
at the home of a Vermont neighbor
Mary Helen Hatch was about to give birth
she had definitely gone into labor

Instead of arriving the "usual" way,
in a hospital room filled with flowers
Richard arrived, on Valentine's Day,
at the home of a Mrs. Bowers

Of his early years, he recalls very little,
his memories are far between and few
He did watch rebuilding of Lull Brook Bridge
through the window when he was just two

One Christmas, he looked under the tree
hoping to see something he would like
There it was, what he wanted most ...
a brand new-to-him children's bike!

Even though it was snowy that winter
and the yard was filled with ice
He went outside and learned to ride -
after the bike dumped him off once or twice

For allowing his father to lance an infection
Richard was promised a treat at the store
When offered candy, he shook his head,
thinking he deserved just a little bit more

Instead of candy, he wanted something special


something to reward him for his brave role
Amused by the negotiations, his father agreed
Richard came home with a new fishing pole!

Richard wanted to help our nation
after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
He volunteered and trained to become
an air recognition officer

After a night shift at the observation post
while riding home in the dark on his bike
He reached down to pet a dog running by
and just missed that porcupine's spike!

During the war, when the government
rationed supplies such as gas, rubber and meat
In the cellar, he raised a calf and 200 roosters
so his family had plenty to eat

Determined to study engineering,
Richard left for Northeastern University
Where he made arrangements to stay
at Phi Gamma Pi Fraternity

As a pledge of the frat, Phi Gamma Pi,
he and others endured Hell Week
Members shaved his head, and beat his butt red
Giving him a tub of ice for relief

During the same week, Richard got notice
to have an Army physical for the draft
The psychiatrist there, took one look at his hair,
and decided Richard must be quite daft

For circled around, the top of his crown
was a band of scalp, defying explanation
When Richard said what the frat did to his head
He received his 1A classification

Assigned to Espionage and Sabotage
Richard enjoyed being a Special Agent
Before discharge, he received four promotions
from Corporal up through Technical Sergeant

As you can see, I could go on
about Richard's life and all he has done
But I'11 take a break here
and resume next year
When the old man turns eighty-one!

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AM: Citizen crime

prevention
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Deputies from the crime prevention section
of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office made
a presentation twice in one day for concerned
Anna Maria residents last week following several
burglaries and thefts to retail stores in the city in
April and May.
MCSO Deputy Don Stroup offered tips on
crime prevention and how to organize a neigh-
borhood watch program.
While acknowledging that residential bur-
glaries are not a major problem in Anna Maria,
Stroup said that residents paying attention to
unusual activity in their neighborhood or any
neighborhood or in the city retail district is an
effective crime prevention technique.
He suggested that when someone goes away
for a weekend or extended vacation, they should
notify a neighbor to keep watch of their home, col-
lect mail and keep newspapers from collecting in
the driveway.
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford organized the
seminars following the recent rash of burglaries.
In some instances, two or three people
would enter a retail shop with only one clerk
present. While one shopper distracted the clerk
with numerous questions about merchandise and
prices, the other scouted the store to determine if
any purses were in easy reach and if the cash reg-
ister or cash box could be opened and riffled.
In other instances, thieves entered busi-
nesses and either stole cash or the business safe.
Deputies recently arrested two suspects in those
crimes.
Barford said the crime prevention seminars
were to keep residents informed and aware of
what could happen, even if Anna Maria does not
have a lot of residential thefts and burglaries.
"I just wanted everyone to be informed. We
often think it can't happen here, but it does on
occasion," the mayor said.
Crime prevention pamphlets are available at
city hall. For more information on the MCSO
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Things that go 'bloom,' or boom in the night


Be it a pod-people invasion or something found
on late night television maybe "Attach of the
Night-Blooming Cereus" there has been some
definite ornamental plant weirdness afoot of late, late
at night.
Night-blooming cereus are a spindly cactus that
is more a vine than a traditional arid species of plant.
The vines grope their way up trees, along fences or
across lattice. It doesn't look like much of an\ thinn*.
most of the time.
But when the spring and summer months come,
the plants start to have these fuzzy white cotton balls
that slowly grow into flower buds that evolve into a
spectacular flower. The event is only at night, and the
flower only blossoms for one night.
We're not talking little flowers, either. The blos-
soms are huge, maybe the size of a human head, bril-
liant white in color.
Night-blooming cereus is usually found in the
deserts of the Southwestern United States. That spe-
cies has what is reported in literature as having a
spectacular fragrance that has even spawned a line
of perfume.
Here, the flowers are larger and have no dis-
cernable odor. They seem to be a Caribbean species,
according to literature, which is pretty sparse on
information.
Another common name for this plant is "Queen
of the Night."
And it was quite a queen, with something like 80
blossoms on two trees glowing last full moon. For
one night only, though.

More nighttime weirdness
Speaking of full-moon madness, there's appar-
ently a gaggle of late-night poachers that have har-
vested four loggerhead sea turtle nests in southern
Sarasota County last full moon.
Something like 300-plus eggs were dug out of
four nests on Casey Key and near Venice Beach last
week.
Sea turtle egg poaching is not that rare on Flor-
ida's east coast. Many of our new citizens from the
Caribbean believe the eggs enhance male virility and
are prized in some cultures. Turtle nests are allowed
to be relocated in that part of Florida due to the
poaching problem.
According to Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea
Turtle Patrol volunteers, the eggs were stolen for food
or to sell on the black market.
"Poaching has been almost completely unknown
in Sarasota County," said biologist Ryan Welsh of
Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Pro-
gram. "We've had some suspected cases before but
they weren't as clear-cut as these recent ones."
Loggerhead sea turtles are endangered and
threatened by entanglement in fishing gear, entrap-
ment in beach furniture left out overnight, disorien-
tation caused by beach lighting, pollution and boat
strikes.


Now there's poaching.
Here's the drill for sea turtles.
Mama turtle returns to the general area of where
she was hatched to lay a clutch of 100-or-so eggs.
She lumbers up the shore, digs a hole in the sand,
drops in her eggs, then struggles back to the water.
It's the only time she leaves the water except at her


own birth.
About 60 days later, the little hatchlings scamper
out of the sand and struggle to the surf. They paddle
like crazy for about three days to reach the floating
sargasso weed line offshore, where they hunker down
in relative safety, start to eat and grow.
Scientists figure that about one egg out of 1,000
will live to become a breeding turtle.
Possessing sea turtle eggs without a permit car-
ries penalties of as much as one year in prison and
federal fines up to $100,000, along with state fines
up to $500 plus $100 for every egg taken, according
to Mote officials.
The egg robbers can only be caught if spotted in
the dead of night, of course.

Sandscript factoid
Speaking of things that go "boom" in the night,
any nighttime fishers or boaters spotted the water
turning blue-green of late?
We're getting into the time of year when the bays
and Gulf of Mexico start to glow at night. It's little
critters telling us they exist, even though we can't
usually see them.
According to some weird Web sites, the phos-
phorescent critters are dinoflagellates. Yes, red tide
is a dinoflagellate, but bioluminescent little guys are
benign and emit a funny light in a boat's wake or
splash of a swimmer at night. Think glow stick.
We observed a patch of the little glowers that
stayed around in our waters for awhile, mostly around
Palma Sola Bay, a few years ago. If anybody spots
them, shoot me a message at paul@islander.com.


Night-blooming cereus are blooming ...


... and the blossoms are huge. Islander Photos:
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Tarpon, trout, catch-and-release snook: Fishing is great


By Paul Roat
Suggestion to all fishers: Bring a big stick to
smack the fish that jump into your boat or onto your
dock. Fishing is that good.
Reports are still great both inshore and out in
the Gulf of Mexico for almost anything you want to
catch.
Mackerel have invaded the passes and are migrat-
ing into the shallows of the bays. Trout fishing is
superb right now as well, with the best action coming
at either incoming or outgoing tides near the deeper
seagrass flats.
Catch-and-release snook are lined up along the
beaches everywhere. "If your feet are wet, you're out
too far," seems to be the axiom for the best linesider
action, as the fish are that close to shore.
Tarpon are everywhere.
And red and mangrove snapper are a good bet
offshore, as well as sharks.
Capt. Thorn Smith said he went out last week
with buddy Capt. Art Weaver, intending to target
mackerel and cobia, and only found blacktip sharks.
His trip was near Egmont Key in Tampa Bay.
Capt. Mark Johnston out of Annie's Bait &
Tackle in Cortez said he's finding fishing to be "fan-
tastic. We're catching 28-inch trout in Sarasota Bay
and Longboat Pass, and tarpon are everywhere. Catch
a tarpon in the morning and monster trout in the after-
noon.
Capt. Sam Kimball, also out of Annies, said
he took Dick and Hilda Talbert of Texas out for five
days last week and put them on limit catches of pretty
much everything the Gulf of Mexico has to offer.
Dick caught an 18-inch red grouper, which Hilda
bested with her 23-inch mahi-mahi. They also caught
lots of red snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said Spanish
mackerel are a big-time catch right now, pretty
much everywhere. "They're off the north end


Offshore bounty
A day on the water produced a full cooler offish for these happy fishers. Pictured are Jairo Yepes and
son Arnoldo of Sarasota and Tim Smith ofBradenton with JoAnn Manali and Capt. Anthony Manali. Tim
caught the 90-pound blacktip shark, which put up an awesome fight and "was fun as heck to get into the


boat," JoAnn said.
of the Island by the piers," he said, "but they're
also on the deeper seagrass flats in the bays."
Bill advised that anybody should be able to catch
a huge trout on the same flats near the Intrac-
oastal Waterway, with the trick being to work
any moving tide and use some form of shiny
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Anna \l,. ... i 8, caught this whopper kingfish while fishing with Capt. Sam Kimball. The fish stretched to
30 inches, and she's reportedly still grinning from ear to ear.


lure or sardine. Catch-and-release snook on the
beaches "are beyond belief. I can't remember
snook fishing every being so good. I believe
it's because of the closed season stretching to
May, which is keeping the armada of boats away,
allowing the snook to can get back to the beach.
The fish are right by the beach if your feet are
wet, you're out too far to catch snook." Tarpon
season is in full swing, he said, adding that this
part of Florida is about as good as it gets for the
silver kings. Look for them pretty much every-
where: just off the beaches, north or south of
Egmont Key, near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
or around Longboat Pass and Whitney Beach.
Red snapper plus mangrove snapper are back in
season offshore, and the bite is good.
Bob Kilb the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said the catch of the week was by a British visitor
who caught a 250-pound hammerhead shark from
the pier. Other action there includes lots of mackerel,
snapper and drum.
Rocky Corby at the Anna Maria City Pier said
all the kids at the pier were having a great time catch-
ing blue runners and jacks. The elder fishers were
more serious in their catch of snapper and mackerel,
plus some sharks.
Capt. Logan Bystrom said tarpon fishing has been
great off the beach in the mornings and evenings. He
took Dr. Lee Parisi, the new veterinarian at dad Bill's
Island Animal Clinic, out last week, and on Thursday
her fiance caught his first tarpon. Michael Brusso of
Holmes Beach caught his first tarpon Friday, and we've
also been catching nice-size catch-and-release snook off
the beach using shiners as bait.
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Summer is here, what's there to do?


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
With temperatures in the low to mid 90s, there's
no doubt that summer weather is here, so what's there
to do? Island youths undoubtedly will be participating
in a variety of water sports, such as skim boarding,
surfing, wake boarding and fishing throughout the
summer. Some will enter contests and perhaps have
good showings in some of these activities. Others are
probably making plans to attend summer camp in the
sport or activity of their choice.
Some camps that we know of include the AMICC
offerings, a weekly tennis camp for boys and girls
ages 5-14. Tennis camp is weekly from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday, June 8 through Aug. 13.
Each weekly session will focus on skill development,
sportsmanship and game knowledge through drills,
games and matches at the AMICC tennis courts. Cost
is $99 per week.
Rich Bell and his Youth Sports Training group that
brought the very popular beach soccer tournament to
Coquina Beach are now offering a soccer camp for
players ages 4-16 at the AMICC soccer fields. It will
start June 29 and continue through July 10, focusing on
age-appropriate skill development through games and a
variety of competitions that Bell guarantees will bring
out the best in each individual player.
Bell has a coaching staff in place, including
myself, Manatee High School girls varsity soccer
coach, and some of the team players. In addition,
Bell has goal-keeping coach Lance Bieker to lend
expertise.
The 4-6 age group will work out from 9-11 a.m.,
while the 7-16 age group will take the field from 9
a.m. to noon. Cost for the camp is $80 per week with
registration taking place now until June 19.
Last, but not least, British Soccer Camps will be
back Aug. 3-7 at the AMICC soccer fields. Registra-
tion is taking place now until Aug. 1. You can register
online at www.challengersports.com before June 19
to receive a free jersey.
Cost for a two-hour mini camp, 9-11 a.m., for
ages 4-5 is $99, while the half-day mini camp from
9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-9 is $104. The camp for
players ages 8-16 takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
and the cost is $104.
Help a sports-starved reporter out. E-mail me at
kevin@islander.org with an update on your camp, or
to let me know of upcoming events. With advance
notice, I may be able attend and report on your event
or activity.

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By Sandra Victor
Special to The Islander
Humane Society of Manatee County volunteers
were surprised when members of the Island-based
Girl Scout Troop 590 walked into the shelter and
donated $410.
The scouts earned the money selling cookies.
They had originally earmarked the cash for a trip to
SeaWorld but, after hearing so many animals were
going to shelters because of the economy, the girls
took a different course.
Outside the Bradenton animal shelter on a recent
Saturday, the scouts were asked if they wanted to set
aside some money for themselves, but the four Anna
Maria Island fifth-grade students were adamant -
they wanted the money to go to the shelter.
Sarah Quatromani was the first to say so. She
knew how much the animals needed the help after
her older brother showed up with a dog that he had
adopted.
Rebecca Victor-Hinds said, "SeaWorld will
always be there, the animals might not be."
Scouts Julia Ware and Amanda Bosch-Nyberg
agreed.
"We just went to Busch Gardens as a group for
the fifth-grade farewell party," Julia said. "I think
going to another amusement park with friends isn't
that important."
Amanda said, "I'd rather give it away to some-
one or something that really needs it. I can go to
SeaWorld another time."
After making their donation to the shelter, the
scouts played with kittens, toured a dog kennel and
visited the hospital ward, where they were introduced
to Isabella, a Chihuahua found wandering the streets
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during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits. Walker Tom Skoloda broke a 16-16 tie and won
the match with a double ringer and 22-16 score to defeat
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The June 10 games saw only one team advance
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were invited to check on Isabella's progress.
They planned to do just that.


Monkey tales
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book, "Tanya's Monkey Tales: Tanya Comes Home,"
to second-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School.
The book is the first in her series about her mischie-
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TWO LARGE PLANTERS: plastic, beige. 20x23
inches. $20. 941-778-0256.
RESTAURANT TABLES, CHAIRS: 8 30-inch
square tables, 20 black wrought-iron high-back
chairs with padded seats. Miscellaneous goods.
Call 941-487-7487.
HUGE, DECORATIVE FRAMED mirrors: Several
styles to choose from, sizes from 4 by 6 feet, to
5 by 8. $250-$400. 941-730-2606.
ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Mahogany buffet, $350.
Small antique burl-wood rocker, $200. 941-778-
1102.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.


BRADENTON BEACH GETAWAY! Beautiful Gulf-
front studio suite condo. Ground-floor end unit
right on the beach. Summer vacation getaway
two-night special, $249. Reserve now, 941-779-
0101.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market,
market connections. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@
sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: FISHING GEAR: Anna Maria Priva-
teers are collecting new or used, repairable fish-
ing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to
give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
KOKO RAY AND Scott Achor, Island Rock School
at Edison Academy will be hosting summer ses-
sions. For more information, call 941-758-0395.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the
Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission and Holmes Beach Police
Department. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't
be sorry, be safe.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a per-
sonalized 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 infor-
mation.


B Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor
941-809-3714
www.michellemusto.om
F U-.it Y.. 63 TIDY ISLAND BLVD, BRADENTON
3BR/2.5BA townhouse, 3,218 sf,
I den fireplace, wet bar, Italian Lube
kitchen and 24-hr guard gate.
$lS699,000. ML#375310
email: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com


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.
A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office sup-
plies, t-shirts, treasures.


ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday June 19.
6911 Riverview Blvd. West, Bradenton. (Located
off 75th Street West) Sofa, two coffee and end
tables, brass king and twin beds, computer desk,
wine cooler, curio, nice dining room table, chairs
and china cabinet. Depression glass, books, Chi-
nese rugs, set of "Westwood" Lenox china, sofa
and loveseat, buffet, prints, queen-bed set, sofa
table, globes, treadmill, rattan table and chairs,
occasional tables and chairs, nice patio furniture.
A nice sale. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales.
Numbers given out at 8 a.m.
ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June
20. 2712 48th St. W., Bradenton. (Located off
26th Avenue W.) Teak: pair of vanities, buffet, two
chests and king-size bed. Sofa, double bed, two
carved tables, china cabinet, bone china, Spode,
stereo, benches, cloisonne, brass, Orientalia, nice
china, glass and bric-a-brac, freezer, washer and
dryer. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Num-
bers given out at 8 a.m.


LOST: MAN'S GOLD bracelet, initials GES, sen-
timental value. Contact The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOUND: CONTACT CASE AND contacts Satur-
day, May 23, on Bean Point. Claim at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


i Gulf-Bay Realty
941-778-7244
Toll-Free 1-800-771-6043
Perico Bay Club 3BR/2BA bright end unit. Corian counter
tops, tile floors. Priced lower than smaller 2BR condos.
Updated kitchen and baths. $328,000. Lease option.
Spacious building lot with Gulf views, 204 66th St.
$425,000. Owner financing.
Shorewalk Condo end unit 2BR/2BA, off Cortez
Road. Overlooks lake, short-term rentals okay.
$162,900.
Call Robert St. Jean at 941-730-1291
Call me for a full list of foreclosures on the Island.
robert@gulfbayrealty.com


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3 full baths and two half-baths, two fireplaces, elevator, heated
pool, new dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home!
$1,675,000.


BAYFRONT. Older 2BR/1BA cottage with fabulous setting
and beautiful view. Asking $700,000.

Mike Norman RealtyIN
800-367-1617 941-778-6696 t
3101 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH
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andy's Established in 1983
awn Celebrating 25 Years of
wr ni Quality & Dependable Service.
Service Call us for your landscape
778*1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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Pool Deck, Patio & Driveway Renovations
Craig C. Fideler & Assoc, LLC
(941) 794-6504 cfideler@paverbrickstore.com


Nature's Design Landscaping
Tropical Landscape Specialist
941-729-9381 Design & Irl..311
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4 l Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
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Commercial & Residential
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The Big Picture...It's all about Real Estate.
It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

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Individuals may advertise up to three items,
each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less
total, and the ad is FREE. Deliver in person to:
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FOUND: GOLD RING with red and white stones,
flower shaped. Found on beach, near Spring
Avenue, Anna Maria. Claim at The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: ONE-YEAR old female black cat. Spayed,
snipped left ear. Name is "Baby Kitty." Sadly
missed. Please, call if seen. 941-778-1201 or
941-720-0266.


PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants
screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-
1400.


FOR HIRE: PART-time housekeeper for local
motel. 941-778-2780.
SMALL ANNA MARIA resort seeking local area
resident for part-time property management posi-
tion. E-mail your resume to: mail@annamaria-
beachcottages.com or fax to 941-778-1645.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in
Bradenton Beach. Information, 941-779-1208.


RESTAURANT: PROFITABLE, BEAUTIFUL, long his-
tory in resort area. Beer/wine. Any good cuisine would
work. Confidentiality agreement required. $160,000
plus inventory. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.


ISLAND TUTORING. Manatee High School soph-
omore Chris Perez tutors elementary or middle
school children. Call 941-778-2979.
CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-
jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysit-
ting. 941-778-5352
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 Kendall!
First-aid certified, great with kids and animals!
Best on the Island! 941-779-9783.
NEED A BABYSITTER, pet sitter, house sitter or
dog walker? Experienced. Red Cross certified in
CPR for all ages. Call the twins, Kayla and Ariel
Jennis, 941-778-1746.


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TEEN WITH CHILD daycare experience and 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-
524-4143.
RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at
your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-
795-4722.
CASSIE'S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I
can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
advice. 941-545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away
mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.

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.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, 941-778-
3455, or cell 941-720-4152.


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TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

PAINTING: INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, quality work,
free estimates, 15 years experience. Call Dave,
941-812-6213.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: Island
resident, excellent references. Call Becky at 941 -
778-7828. Cell, 941-726-5252.

PEST CONTROL: LOCALLY owned. Call for a free
home pest inspection. The company that keeps
your lawn healthy can also keep the bugs out of
your home. Southern Greens, 941-747-6677.

AN HONEST AND dependable woman would like
the opportunity to clean your home. Call 941-746-
3535.

PIANO, ORGAN, VOICE lessons: Children's
classes. Music exercises the brain and keeps
thinking skills sharp. In children, music lessons
help develop the brain and increase math and
science skills and music lessons are fun! Call
Marilyn today, 941-773-6301.

FREE HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER, etc. Retired
Christian couple available anytime. Excellent local,
repeat references. 770-832-7319, ewingwt@
earthlink.net.

BEACH TEACH: CERTIFIED teacher providing
weekday home childcare with enrichment activi-
ties. Tutoring available. Brittany, 330-805-7399.

SEWING: HEMMING, BUTTONS, minor altera-
tions, cushion covers, ironing. Call Terry, 941-778-
3125.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.

SUPER CLEAN YOUR home: 100 percent reliable
Island resident. I love to clean and will make your
home sparkle! Free estimates. VIP references.
Call "Pa." 941-778-3086.

SUMMER HANDYMAN SPECIAL: College stu-
dent looking for any odd jobs. Zach's back on
Anna Maria Island. 941-224-5854.

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-
1399.


HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE to stay in your home,
take care of pets, lawn, garden and plants. Local
references available. 941-448-9233.

COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Oldest
and best on Anna Maria! 34 years of happy cus-
tomers. Mom-Watch, Pet-Watch, Storm-Check,
windows, etc. Rentals our specialty. pinesolpatty@
juno.com. 941-792-1000.

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Logos, brochures, brand identity. Web
design: Flash, HTML and 3D. Call Jon at Smash-
cat Studios, 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-
795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services when and what you need to ensure
your house is secure and cared for while you
are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house@verizon.net for details.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Gift boutique, nail products,
handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home pedicure services. 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 loca-
tion, flexible, rolling enrollment. For June special
call, 941-758-0395.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Serving the Island, LBK, Manatee & Sarasota Coiilnii-: :In 1' co
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Hol-rr :, l-,.:Ii I:.Ipi- Sat.

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

Your Shuttle Service on Anna Maria Island
.shtr tI s -,i_ rmi r", In Permitted/Licensed/Insured
Airport Shuttle
Door-to-Door Shuttle
941-580-5777 Special Events
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Lawn care PLUS native plants, .-,P'
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup,
Call Junior, 807-1015 -







MANATEE MOVING
Pickup & Delivery Services
Apartments Condos Homes *
1 item or Household
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Call Mike 7539-8254
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
778-2581.

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.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
807-1015.



STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $48/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.

THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscap-
ing and property management. 15 years Island
experience. Licensed and insured. Call Allen any-
time. Cell 941-224-8569.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. Cell, 941-448-3857 or 941-779-0851.

LARRY'S BACK! SHELL delivered and spread.
$45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top
soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-
7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.



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
Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-779-2294.

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.

PAINTING, WALL REPAIRS, carpentry and more.
Island resident, very meticulous and reliable. I
take pride in my work. For a free estimate, call
Colin at 941-779-0120 or 941-376-0541.


SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.


EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
941-795-1947. Lic.#RR0066450.

PAINT: AVERAGE ROOM, $75. Customer sup-
plies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing.
Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-
7521.

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.



RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or
800-749-6665. www.wedebrockrentals.com.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
com.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA, lovely, private
pool home near Palma Sola Causeway. $1,000/
weekly. Discounts for longer stays. 3BR/3BA gor-
geous pool home, near Intracoastal Waterway,
west Bradenton. $1,050 weekly. www.coastal-
propertiesrealty.com, or 941-794-1515.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA, clean, bright end
condo. $1,300/month, lease option available. Call
Jesse, 941-778-7244.

ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA Anna Maria City.
Ground-level. $850/month, water, trash included.
Available now. 941-778-7003.


ANNUAL: GULFFRONT: 1BR/1BA. $750/month
includes water and sewer. 503 Gulf Drive S., Bra-
denton Beach. Michael, 1-813-244-6032.

LONGBOAT KEY ANNUAL: Available immediately.
Charming 1 BR/1BA bungalow on canal, 30-foot
private dock. Screened lanai, canalside patio,
Durante Park. Air conditioned, heated, comfort-
able living room, kitchen, dining area. $995/month
includes water, trash. Tracy, 941-894-0988.

BAYFRONT RENTALS: FULLY furnished
2BR/2BA, close to beach with great fishing dock.
Monthly rent starts at $750. Call for information.
941-779-4713.

WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY home: 3BR/2BA
with 10,000 pound lift. Updated home, steps to
Durante Park and beach. Great area, plenty of
families. Dogs OK. $1,650/month, annual. 762 St.
Judes Drive. 941-794-2254.

HOLMES BEACH SUNSET: 2BR/1BA furnished,
washer and dryer. Available April-December, 2009,
$550/week, $2,000/month or $1,500/month with
year lease. Call 813-728-2590 or 813-294-3014.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA. Newly renovated
in quiet Bradenton Beach neighborhood close to
beach and trolley stop. Furnished or unfurnished.
Available immediately. Call Liz, 941-778-2173 or
941-962-8844.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA canal home on Key
Royale. Large caged pool, garage. New kitchen
and tile installed one year ago. $1,950/month.
863-660-8366.

ANNUAL: ANNA MARIA 1BR/1BA, $790/month
plus utilities. 2BR/1BA, $950/month plus utilities.
Garage, pets welcome. 239-340-9156.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA with carport, new kitchen
cabinets, ceramic tile, on quiet street. Background
check. $850/month. 941-795-7089.

WATERFRONT: BIMINI BAY, Anna Maria. Annual
1BR/1BA, boat moorage, $950/month. Avail-
able Aug. 1. http://goff-club.com/510B. 941-795-
0504.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA: Short-term lease, flex-
ible. Furnished. Rent will include all utilities. Close
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-737-9662.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
2spinnakers.com.





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REVERSE HOME MORTGAGES: Call us for fax
and free brochures. Richard and Alison Estrin,
licensed mortgage brokers, Blondin Mortgage
Company. 941-383-6112.

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. $79,000. 513-470-3851.

GORGEOUS 5BR/3BA TOWNHOUSE for sale
on Anna Maria Island. Fantastic location opposite
Publix and five minute walk to beach. Beautifully
decorated with superb rental history. Tennis courts
and two pools. Offers in excess of $310,000! Will
be sold to highest bidder. Telephone 01144 20
8508 0332, or e-mail: Sandypflorida@aol.com.

BRADENTON BEACH OCEAN-VIEW home
for sale. Beach access. 3BR/2BA or 2BR/1BA,
1BR/1BA duplex, $329,000 ($100,000 less than
purchase). Double lot for two homes! 2204 Ave.
C. 216-469-2857.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.


gucf Bay Ral ty of1Anna Maria Inc.
4 Jesse B Bisson Brokr Assom ciate, gOU
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
Immaculate 2bed/2bath
condo with den. Built
in 2005 this like new
condo has peeks of the
7; gulf and a great rental
history. Being offered at
$389,000 and coming turnkey furnished,
it's a supreme value in today's market. This
property will not last long. $389,000
Call Jesse Brisson
941-713-4755. \
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NORRIS LAKEFRONT LIVING: East Tennessee.
Visit NorrisLakeFrontProperties.com or call 865-
278-3900. Vicki, 423-626-6353, Realty group.
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION: Florida state-
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4BR/3.5BA SINGLE-FAMILY, 3,634-sf home
situated on seven acres in Thomas County, Ga.
Double garage, fence, deck, screened porch.
$359,900. Norris Bishop Realty, 229-890-1186.
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Well maintained. $199,000.
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end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $129,000.
RENTALS:
GULFFRONT 1 & 2 BR, Available now. Weekly, monthly.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Annual or seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, ool, boatdock,
$2,90 /mo. Season l
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, vacations, weddings, reunions, seasonal.
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28 0 JUNE 17, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER


'Top Notch' photo contest under way June 24


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander Top Notch photo contest will begin pub-
lishing weekly winning photos on June 24. Six weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander
and one photo will be a grand prize winner with $100 cash
prize from The Islander and other prizes and gift certifi-
cates from local merchants. Weekly winners will receive
a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the first deadline June 19.
Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pic-
tures that may include family, landscapes and scenics,
candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid
pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal
triumph.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format via e-mail to topnotch@islander.
org or on a disc.


Top notch past winner
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Kim Klement ofBradenton won the weekly contest in
2006 with this hermit.


Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching,
enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed on
digital or print photos.
And while digital entries are encouraged, you
may send or deliver your favorite prints weekly to Top
Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants are required to submit the label
information in the e-mail text and the signature is
waived, one photo attachment per e-mail. There is no
limit to the number of weekly entries. Entries need not
be repeated weekly, as any photos preferred by the
judges but not selected are moved forward each week
of the contest.
Photos without entry forms will be disqualified.
Additional labels are available at the newspaper office
or they may be copied.


Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest
is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers
are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from
photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after
Jan. 1, 2008, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any
format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition
are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-


NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:

I have read the contest rules and affirm that this
entry is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE:
(signature not required for e-mail entries)


ted of negatives, prints or electronic photos; no composite pictures
or multiple print images will be accepted. Digital photos must be
submitted in their original JPG file format (via e-mail or CD). Prints
from digital or film are accepted. Slide (transparency) photos are
not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be writ-
ten clearly on the contest label and affixed to the back of each print
submitted, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. E-mail
digital entries to topnotch@islander.org. Mail print entries to The
IslanderTop Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.


NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:

I have read the contest rules and affirm that this
entry is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE:
(signature not required for e-mail entries)


5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may
publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to
furnish the original negative or original digital image if requested
by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of
The Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibility for submitted negatives,
CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know and submit the name and address
of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture. Names
must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest.


NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:

I have read the contest rules and affirm that this
entry is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE:
(signature not required for e-mail entries)


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