Take an Islandwide
tour of the arts this
thej ws ...
Holmes Beach Parks
Committee to dedi-
cate tree. Page 2
Meetings: The gov-
on Bradenton Beach
liquor license pro-
cess. Page 4
Hearing set in Musil-
Buehler death decla-
ration case. Page 13
Center toasts new
season. Page 10
The Florida Department of Transporta-
tion will host a public meeting from 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, to discuss upcoming
A DOT press release said the discus-
sions will include projects funded under the
federal stimulus plan and other construction
projects planned on Anna Maria Island and
DOT and construction company repre-
sentatives, including project managers, will
be at the meeting to provide information on
projects and any impacts to the public.
The projects include roadway resurfac-
ing, bridge painting and maintenance, side-
walk construction and landscaping.
Some of the projects began in October.
The DOT said all construction should be
completed by Spring 2010.
Two previously scheduled DOT public
meetings on the stimulus-funded projects
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Landscaping and sidewalk improvements
are coming soon on Gulf Drive in Braden-
ton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
And Gulf Drive project
set to begin
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach walkers are pounding
new pavement in the city courtesy of the
Florida Department of Transportation and a
result of lobbying by city officials.
A new sidewalk has gone in west of the
bridge along Cortez Road.
Soon more improvements under the direc-
tion of the DOT and with federal stimulus
funding will take place in the city.
"It probably will begin by mid-Novem-
ber," said city project/program manager Lisa
City officials will meet with the DOT and
the project contractor for a pre-construction
PLEASE SEE GULF DRIVE, NEXT PAGE
pare for SandBlast.
Officials pump 'no
Island police reports.
What's going on and
when. Pages 20-21
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School students
meet on Wednesdays
at 8 a.m. at the school
to practice running .|
for the AME Running
Club and the Dol-
phin Dash in Janu-
ary. More, pages 23.
Anna Maria: Most is least in donations, spending
AME: Students get
Sports: Hooke takes
prize in Tampa run.
winds frustrate week-
end fishers. Page 25
s d Biz
By Rick Catlin
The two candidates in the Nov. 3 Anna
Maria election for the three open seats on
the city commission who raised and spent
the most money on their campaigns lost
their bids for seats on the dais.
According to information available at
the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office as of the Oct. 30 reporting date,
David Gryboski, who finished last in the
five-person race, lead
candidates in contribu-
tions and spending with
$8,685 in contributions
and $7,354 in spend-
tine Tollette, who
David Gryboski finished fourth, was
second in both fundraising and spending,
reporting $6,762 in contributions and $6,076
The figures of all the
candidates may increase
in a final report on cam-
paign contributions and
spending which is due
within 90 days of the
John Quam Harry Stoltzfus, who
finished third in the race,
was also third in con-
tributions and spending
as of Oct. 30. Stoltzfus
reported he raised $4,967
by that date and spent
~ The man who led all
Harry Stoltzfus candidates in the voting
also raised and spent the least amount of
Woodland, who won his
fourth consecutive term,
reported $1,390 in cam-
paign contributions and
$981 in spending as of
Quam, who was second
in the voting with 500
votes, reported contribu-
tions of $ 1,702 and
spending of the same
amount as of Oct. 30.
of all candidates also
included some "in-kind"
FDOT-Island meet on current projects
2 E NOV. 11, 2009 U THE ISLANDER
HB parks committee to make tree presentation
By Nick Walter
A longtime Holmes Beach community member
will be honored with a tree dedication, the Holmes
Beach Parks and Beautification Committee announced
at its Nov. 4 meeting.
The Jim Gloth memorial tree presentation will
be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 near the intersection of
57th Street and Marina Drive, adjacent to the Island
Gloth was a past chairman of the committee
and owned the former Island Foods grocery store in
Holmes Beach, currently the location of the Island
Publix Super Market.
Gulf Drive project
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Additionally, a public forum to review the proj-
ect, as well as transportation-related improvements in
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key, will
take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Bradenton Beach's $800,000 stimulus project
primarily involves adding new sidewalks to create
a contiguous walking path on the west side of Gulf
Drive from Cortez Road to Fifth Street South, as well
as landscaping along the road and at some of the
entrances to the beach.
The project also involves some ramp improve-
ments for compliance with the federal Americans
with Disabilities Act, as well as added benches and
a concrete pad for a bike rack.
The DOT selected plants for the project from the
list of native species recommended by ScenicWAVES
and adopted by the city commission early this year.
"Lane closures," Phillips said, "will be minimal
Gloth funded the planting of many palm trees
along Gulf Drive and was instrumental in Adopt-A-
Spots, a program to promote improving vegetation
and trees, typically in medians or on the sides of
"[Gloth] was a very good
community member," Com-
missioner David Zaccagnino
Gloth died March 26
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at age o6/. e haud move Lto
Seattle with his wife, Kathy,
to be near family about a year
More FOOT work begins
on AMI this week
The Florida Department of Transportation said
it began a project this week in Holmes Beach that
includes sidewalk replacement and sodding along
85th Street from Gulf Drive to Marina Drive; Palm
Drive from 66th Street to 85th Street and on Gulf
Drive from 57th Street to 84th Street.
The DOT said work is under way on a sidewalk
project along Holmes Boulevard from 54th Street to
In Anna Maria, the DOT said it began construc-
tion this week of a new sidewalk from North Bay
Boulevard at North Shore Drive to Hibiscus Street.
A DOT press release said that the project, being
done in conjunction with the Anna Maria public
works department, should be completed by Dec. 9,
and will involve some minor traffic lane disruption.
Motorists are advised to expect daytime delays
and use caution when driving in all construction
"[Gloth's] widow was saying how pleased she
was that we were taking this trouble," committee
chairman John Molyneux said. "She is planning
to attend with her sister and all the members of the
A black olive tree will be planted in Gloth's
In other business, the committee:
Announced that the city will continue seeking
the distinction of "Tree City USA."
The committee announced that Keep Manatee
Beautiful recently received a forestry grant and,
Molyneux said, Holmes Beach likely could be
assisted in its quest to become a Tree City USA for
the first time.
"We've gone out of our way to improve the envi-
ronment with plants and whatever trees have been
available," Molyneux said.
The committee moved to have Zaccagnino
request the approval of Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
for further action, before actively pursuing the status
of Tree City USA.
One of the benefits of the status for the committee
would be long-term funding.
The Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
and the National Association of State Foresters, spon-
sors the Tree City USA program that gives national
recognition for greener communities.
There are 3,310 communities nationwide with
the Tree City USA distinction.
Also, the committee discussed a location for
another passive park on 52nd Street behind Hurri-
cane Hank's, which is located at 5346 Gulf Drive.
"I think it's gonna be a nice, shady, passive park
sometime down the line," Zaccagnino said at the
The next committee meeting is scheduled for
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Anna Maria Sunshine Law meeting set
Anna Maria elected officials, staff, committee meeting is the result of a judge's order following a
nd board members are tentatively scheduled to meet successful claim brought by The Islander against
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Nov. 12, 10 a.m., new officials swearing-in ceremony
and city commission organizational meeting.
Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Nov. 19,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Nov. 16, 1 p.m., swearing-in ceremony.
Nov. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.oi ',.
Nov. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
Nov. 19, 2 p.m., tree planting in memory of Jim
Gloth, 57th Street and Marina Drive.
Nov. 24,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Nov. 19, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, government offices are
Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Florida Department of Trans-
portation forum on local construction projects, St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Consensus reached on liquor license process
By Lisa Neff
A Bradenton Beach city commission meeting that
involved a kiinghlih discussion on liquor sales ended
Nov. 5 with some mumbling about getting a drink.
But not at the Back Alley on Bridge Street. It
will be at least two months before a glass of wine is
served at the boutique that filed the request for the
review of a land-development rule limiting alcohol
sales on Bridge Street.
Earlier this year, Jo Ann Meilner began the pro-
cess of obtaining the required government permission
to sell beer and wine at the Back Alley, an art gallery
and coffee shop.
Meilner's effort was stalled by an old provision in
the city land-development code creating a minimum
separation requirement for "establishments serving
alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and
located within the Bridge Street, First Street North,
Third Street South or Gulf Drive historic old town
The provision states that no establishment in which
alcoholic beverages are served can be closer than 200
feet to another establishment serving alcohol.
The provision caused Meilner, a member of the
city planning and zoning board, some consternation
because she was aware of businesses on Bridge Street
that received permission to sell liquor after the provi-
sion was enacted.
Meilner filed a citizen's request to amend the
LDC text, asking that the provision, enacted in a suc-
cessful attempt to clean up the city's historic district,
be removed since other regulations deal with alcohol
The request went before the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board, which on Oct. 21 recom-
mended a formula intended to ease but not eliminate
restrictions on Bridge Street, as well as address alco-
hol sales elsewhere in the city.
The planning and zoning board recommended to
the city commission that the city:
Strike a provision in the land-development code
Building official Steve Gilbert addresses the Bradenton Beach City Commission during a discussion on a
request to amend a land-development code rule that restricts liquor sales on Bridge Street. Islander Photo:
that requires a minimum of 200 feet between estab-
lishments on Bridge Street that sell alcoholic bever-
Draft, within 30 days, a procedure for Bridge
Street businesses to secure conditional-use permits
to sell alcohol.
Draft, over time, an ordinance that deals city-
wide with alcohol sales and allowable distances from
one licensed establishment to another.
Meeting Nov. 5, the city commission reached
a consensus on several staff recommendations that
would result in amending, not striking, the LDC pro-
"It's never a good idea to repeal an ordinance
... and have an open window," said building official
The commission agreed to pursue an amendment
that would address sales throughout the city, as well
as establish a process for business owners such as
Meilner to secure a conditional-use permit.
Commissioners directed Gilbert and city attorney
Ricinda Perry to work on an ordinance package to be
reviewed by the planning board and then by commis-
Commissioners urged an expedited process.
But Perry said with the notice required for public
hearings, an expedited process would take about two
Meilner, after the meeting, said two months is a
long time to wait for a business owner looking for-
ward to prospects for the winter tourist season.
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matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2009, to the Anna Maria Island
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Coquina Beach set for county improvements
By Lisa Neff
Manatee County is planning to renovate the con-
cession stand at Coquina Beach, as well as update and
improve other features at the public attraction.
"I have good things to report," county parks and
recreation representative Candie Pedersen told mem-
bers of the Bradenton Beach ScenicWAVES commit-
tee Nov. 2. The committee meets monthly to address
issues related to the city's waterfront and Gulf Drive
Coquina Beach is in the city limits and often
policed by Bradenton Beach, but the public beach
facilities are owned and operated by Manatee
This month, the county is installing educational
kiosks along a multi-purpose path that runs the length
of Coquina Beach.
And, in the future, the county will add ADA
improvements to the bus-trolley area, improve land-
scaping, address drainage concerns, update rest rooms by a contractor.
and renovate the concession stand, which is operated "It really is going to be a beautiful focal point,"
Commission OKs massage service
By Lisa Neff
Relax, no tension, no worries, the Bradenton
Beach City Commission agreed to allow a massage
therapy service at the Silver Surf resort.
The commission unanimously voted Nov. 5 to
approve a businesswoman's special exception request
to relocate her massage service from Bridgewalk to
the Silver Surf.
The city planning and zoning board recom-
mended approval in October.
Amanda Escobio of Island Wellness filed the
application, requesting the move from 109 First St.
N. to 1301 Gulf Drive N. She plans to provide health
and wellness services primarily massage therapy
- in a treatment room at the resort, as well on the
resort's private beach property.
The relocation request was put into the special
exception process because Escobio is moving from
a commercial zoning district that allows for mercan-
tile, food and beverage and professional operations
to an R-3 district, which allows for higher-density
residential occupancies and "compatible" activities
in association with a hotel/motel development.
The commission unanimously supported the
.... .. fCoquina
tion of the
Pedersen said of the concession stand.
The renovations, however, are not expected to
occur before the county issues a new round of bids
for a concessionaire.
Currently the county contracts with PS. Beach
Associates Inc. for concessions at Coquina and
Manatee Public beaches.
Earlier this year, as the contract neared expira-
tion, the county board authorized staff to prepare a
request for proposals to collect bids for the conces-
Pedersen said the concessionaire, whether it
remains P.S. Beach Associates Inc. or is a differ-
ent company, would be involved in renovating the
interior of the Coquina Beach concession stand.
In other business, the ScenicWAVES com-
mittee discussed forming a subcommittee to work
on city gateway projects and co-hosting a state in
6 E NOV. 11, 2009 U THE ISLANDER
We take special pride at The Islander in our obser-
vance of Veterans Day and those men and women
who have served our country with great distinction.
We have a great sense of fulfillment in our "Great-
est Generation" column that honors veterans of World
War II, and now including those of the "Forgotten
Generation," the veterans of the Korean conflict.
And we take pleasure in hosting a celebration,
this year the day before the holiday, with the help of
the city of Holmes Beach at the butterfly park and
veterans memorial adjacent to city hall.
Rick Catlin began his veterans column in The Islander
in July 2003, and each and every veteran interviewed by
him has related to us a small measure of pride, possibly
some peace, in telling their story to him.
Rick doesn't just write the column, he embraces
each storyteller, and it's obvious to any who have told
their story to him that he truly cares.
Rick is a military veteran, too, having served in
Vietnam. He has a sense of what the veterans know
about dedicating themselves to serve our country.
And one of his first columns was to honor his
hero: his dad.
N ly dad talked very little about the war. One day
when I was about 10 and we lived in Germany, we vis-
ited the Bastogne Memorial Cemetery in Belgium.
"When I asked him later in life about Bastogne, he
said he just did what he had to do and left it at that.
"When I was around 30,1 I found an old cardboard
box in my parents' house that contained a Bronze
Star given to Capt. Virgil G. Catlin, U.S. Army, for
gallantry in action.
"Even faced with evidence that he must have
done something extraordinary to deserve the award,
my dad just didn't want to talk about it."
"To this day, I do not know exactly what my dad
did during the war. He never even told my mom.
"Just an ordinary man who maybe did extraor-
dinary things as a member of the Greatest Genera-
\ ly dad would never have called himself a hero,
despite the Bronze Star, and I doubt if any of the
veterans I've talked to would ever call themselves
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every one who did, and show our gratitude to those
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As Mother Nature intended
Anna Maria is featured in the annual "Native
Plant & Service Directory" of the Association of
Florida Native Nurseries, which is available at native
nurseries throughout Florida and by direct mail.
The Island Players Theater and the Historical
Park are shown as prototypical examples of creat-
ing a sense of place the appearance a landscape
would have if no one had ever come before it was
fully vegetated and when they did, buildings would
be erected only in natural clearings
I have recently been sharing my discovery of the
sense of place concept and our achievements in Anna
Maria with enthusiasts around the state in speeches
and slide shows at Florida Native Plant Society state-
The gist of the idea is this: Of all the gloriously
beautiful and fascinating exotic plants from around
the world, not one of them would be appropriate to
plant in one of our all-natural, all-native National
Parks that are the most beautiful landscapes in Amer-
ica. The implications of that recognition provoked
me to initiate a movement on our barrier islands to
enroll all owners of properties to quit decorating their
buildings with fancy plants from foreign lands and
to plant local island plants for the sake of this place
they profess to love.
It is in this context that I must say about the
recent death of that poinciana in Anna Maria -its
removal by the Hunts was a laudable contribution to
the pursuit of the real Anna Maria that Mother Nature
Mike Miller, Anna Maria
Kudos to the Anna Maria Island Community
On Nov. 4, AMICC's beautiful facility was the
site of a luncheon, slide-show presentation and two
business meetings for 70 women from Bradenton and
Sarasota, all members of local chapters of the PEO
From welcoming my initial request to use the
space at the Center through helping to carry our
supplies at day's end, the entire staff was extremely
Pierrette Kelly graciously opened the doors of
AMICC for our event. Sandee Pruett oversaw all the
details. Scott Dell provided technical support for my
audio-visual needs and made himself available through-
out the entire event. Everyone worked so hard not only
to meet our expectations, but to exceed them.
I encourage other groups and individuals to con-
sider the Center as a venue for their events.
Carol J. Baker, president, Chapter DS, PEO Sis-
Fun for all
AMI Health and Fitness would like to thank all of
our members and guests for attending and supporting
our member-appreciation evening and Spooktacular
Costume Contest. Grand prize winner was B.J. Love-
Rosche, second place was Charlene Doll, and third
place was Mona Hageman.
Kip LaLosh, Holmes Beach
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By Lisa Neff
A Manatee County judge in December will
hear an argument for dismissing a motion to declare
Sabine Musil-Buehler dead.
Tom Buehler, owner of Haley's Motel in Holmes
Beach, filed a motion earlier this year asking the court
to declare deceased his estranged wife.
The defendant in Buehler's motion, Great Ameri-
can Life Insurance Company, is seeking to have it
Sabine Musil-Buehler was reported missing Nov.
6, 2008, and many relatives, friends and officials
believe she is dead.
State law provides for the issuance of a death
Big Brothers, Sisters
adopt Anna Maria beach
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Sun
Coast have adopted the Anna Maria shoreline
by the Anna Maria City Pier, and will partner
with Keep Manatee Beautiful to keep the shore
clean for the next two years.
The adoption and cleanup will kickoff at 9
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, with staff from Mote
Marine talking to the group about the impor-
tance of keeping the beach and water clean, a
press release from BBBSSC said.
Anyone interested in volunteering to assist
the group or for information on becoming a Big
Brother or Big Sister is asked to call 941-343-
4070, or e-mail nicole.ziemba@fawley-bryant.
certificate for "a person who is absent from the place
of his or her last known domicile for a continuous
period of five years and whose absence is not satis-
factorily explained after diligent search and inquiry
is presumed to be dead."
The law also states, that "evidence showing that
the absent person was exposed to a specific peril of
death may be a sufficient basis for the court determin-
ing at any time after such exposure that he or she died
less than five years after the date on which his or her
Buehler's motion states, "On Nov. 6, 2008,
Sabine Musil-Buehler was exposed to a specific peril
of death in that the evidence would show that on that
date she was abducted and killed."
The complaint continues, "Sabine Musil-Buehler
has not been seen or heard from since Nov. 6, 2008,
and has had no contact with the petitioner, family or
friends and all reasonable inferences would be that
she is deceased."
Court documents indicate that Musil-Buehler
had no will and that Tom Buehler would be her sole
heir and the beneficiary of a $300,000 life insurance
policy obtained in September 2002.
On Oct. 13, Great American Life Insurance Co.
attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the complaint from
Buehler, who is the beneficiary of Musil-Buehler's
life insurance policy.
"Florida law is clear. Where an insured has dis-
appeared or is otherwise missing, a cause of action
against a carrier, based on a life insurance policy,
does not accrue until the expiration of the five-year
period," the motion to dismiss states.
A hearing on the insurance company's request is
scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Manatee County
Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Hearing set in Musil-Buehler
death declaration case
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In the Nov. 10, 1999, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
For the second time in a month, Holmes Beach
city commissioners refused to lower a fine imposed
for remodeling a home beyond the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency 50 percent rule. The
commission upheld a $5,000 fine on Pauline Pasco
of the 200 block of 73rd Street. The commission had
already lowered the fine from $10,000 to $5,000.
Pasco said she did not have the money to pay the
fine and blamed the problem on a disagreement with
the contractor that resulted in a lawsuit.
Anna Maria residents complained to city officials
that work to improve stormwater drainage in the city
was ruining their front and back yards and driveways.
Some residents asked Mayor Chuck Shumard to halt
the project, claiming it wasn't needed and the $500,000
federal grant was a waste of taxpayer money.
The move to merge the Anna Maria and West
Side fire districts into a single entity struck a road-
block when Chuck Stearns suggested the new district
board be split into four wards and one at-large rep-
resentative to prevent any group from taking control
of the board. Stearns spoke at a meeting of board
members from both districts.
TE1lMPS AND) DROPS ON AMI
Date Low High Rainfall
Nov. 1 69 84 0
Nov. 2 66 81 0
Nov. 3 68 '83 0
Nov. 4 66 87 0
Nov. 5 62 83 0
Nov. 6 58 82 0
Nov. 7 63 84 0
Average Gulf water temperature 760
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily
8 E NOV. 11, 2009 U THE ISLANDER
AM: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected
By Rick Catlin
Incumbent Anna Maria City Commissioners Dale
Woodland and John Quam were easily returned to
office in the Nov. 3 city election, while political new-
comer Harry Stoltzfus took the third seat, defeating
incumbent Christine Tollette by 93 votes.
Woodland topped all candidates with 560 votes,
while Quam polled 500. Stoltzfus garnered 472
votes, Tollette 379 and David Gryboski finished
last with 335.
Stoltzfus said he was pleased with the results,
noting he and his campaign staff worked very hard
prior to the election.
"I am glad we won. We worked hard and it paid
off," he said.
Prior to his election, Stoltzfus pledged to sup-
port a viable business district, but said he had some
concerns about recent ordinances passed that impact
the retail-office-residential district.
Woodland, who will serve his fourth term as
commissioner, said it was nice to be the leading vote-
getter and he believed people respected his hard work
and voting record in returning him to office.
"This was the strangest election I've ever been
in," he said.
"But it's been a very rewarding experience. I got
so many compliments while campaigning and it's
nice to be respected."
Campaign workers for all five candidates in Anna
Maria lined Gulf Drive on election day. Pictured
are the relatives of Dale Woodland holding their
campaign signs. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
"I believe people respect the fact that I am my
own candidate and I'm not 'anti' anything."
Efforts to reach Quam after the election were
Quam won a fifth term in office.
Tollette, who had served two terms as commis-
sioner, was gracious in defeat and thanked voters for
her four years as a commissioner.
"I want to thank everyone who worked on my
campaign and voted for me," she said. She pledged
to remain active in city affairs.
Gryboski said he enjoyed the experience of the
campaign and studying the issues.
"This was my first time running for office. I want
to thank all the people who voted and campaigned
for me. I'm going to remain active in city affairs."
Voting was particularly heavy for an off-year
election as 60 percent of the city's 1,349 registered
voters cast a ballot and could vote for up to three
candidates. Included in the 810 total votes cast were
220 absentee ballots.
The undervote (number of ballots that choose
two or fewer candidates) was 184.
The swearing-in of the new commission and an
organizational meeting will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at
the Anna Maria City Hall, 10003 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, with Mayor Fran Barford presiding.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, commis-
sioners will elect a chairman and vice-chairman of
the commission. The chairman also will serve as the
vice mayor of the city.
The first meeting of the newly seated commission
is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
BB voters elect Pierce to second term as mayor
By Lisa Neff
No one emerged from Tingley Memorial Library
Nov. 3 with a newly checked out book, but citizens
emerged with "I voted" stickers and an incumbent
emerged with a two-year job as Bradenton Beach
William "Bill" Shearon took on incumbent
Michael Pierce in the race for mayor. The two also
ran against one another in 2007.
Pierce won with 65 percent of the vote.
He received 191 votes; Shearon received 103
Pierce awaited the count at the library at 7 p.m.
with his wife and a few supporters. He was sunburned
from his day outdoors waving to voters. And he was
pleased with the results, thanking everyone for their
Pierce ran on his past record the past two years,
as well as his work as a city commissioner, urging
voters to support him if they were satisfied with the
Shearon campaigned for a "new direction" on
a platform that included eliminate deficit spending,
review budget line items and eliminate no-bid con-
Shearon thanked his supporters and said, "I guess
the voters don't have the same concerns that I do....
I'll continue to serve on the planning and zoning
board if I'm asked to serve another term."
Michael Harrington, Michael Pierce and Diane
Pierce wave to voters on election day in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
As of Oct. 30, Pierce had raised $3,249.68 in cash
and in-kind contributions and Shearon had raised
$3,520 in cash and in-kind contributions.
About 35 percent of the city's 905 registered
voters cast ballots in the race either at the polling
place or via the absentee process. Last year, with a
presidential contest on the ballot, about 80 percent
of the city's voters participated in the election. In
Taking the oath
Michael Pierce, Gay Breuler and Janie Rob-
ertson will be sworn into office during a cer-
emony at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
2007, for the mayoral election, 37 percent of voters
participated in the election.
Election day began before dawn in Bradenton
While election officials readied for the voters at
Tingley, Pierce set up a couple lawn chairs about a
block away along Gulf Drive.
"I want to make sure I get a good place to watch,"
he said, chuckling.
Later, after polls opened, Pierce, his wife Diane
and supporters waved on voters.
"I'm mostly just w al ing'." Pierce said as he stood
on the roadside holding one of his red and white
signs. "I'm getting 'good luck' and thumbs up."
In his pocket was a smooth stone, given to him
by a supporter who had given him a stone two years
ago. Pierce said the friend told him, "The other one
was good luck, so."
Shearon, the morning of the election, was seen
making his routine walk to the city's northern bound-
His partner, Tjet Martin, stood near the polling
place with a green and white "Elect Bill" sign and
waved at motorists.
Former Commissioner Berneitta Kays voted.
"I always vote," she said after stepping down
the stairs at Tingley. "If you don't vote you can't
"I think it should be a habit for everybody," Kays
HB: Zaccagnino zings commission opponents
By Nick Walter
David Zaccagnino ran away with the Nov. 3
Holmes Beach city commission election, garnering
Filling in the other two commission seats will be
newcomer Al Robinson with 530 votes and incum-
bent Pat Morton with 520.
Ballots were cast at the Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. Commissioners will serve two-year terms.
Pat Geyer, who began running for Holmes Beach
city council in 1977, had 485, while Andy Sheridan,
running for the first time, picked up 458 votes.
The swearing-in will take place Nov. 16 at 10
a.m. at city hall.
The next city commission meeting is Nov. 10.
Zaccagnino, who has lived on the Island for nine
years, was humble about his win over the next highest
vote-getter by 185 votes.
"I hope it means I'm doing a good job and people
are appreciating it," Zaccagnino said. "It's just me
putting the time in and listening to people."
Robinson will serve his first term, and will essen-
tially replace Geyer at the dias.
"I'm humble," he said. "I've heard what the
When I went door to door, they were looking for
fresh blood. They were knowledgable of my resume
and who I was. It was pleasant talking to them. They
made up their mind."
Robinson's campaign platform centered on low-
ering taxes. In fact, a line on his political signs read,
in big block letters, "Lower Taxes."
The question is: Can Robinson lower them?
"I'm only one vote," Robinson said following
the campaign. "But what you do is lower spending.
We've paved over roads that don't need paved over.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. When I get in there,
I'll start looking at numbers. Anna Maria found a way
not to raise taxes. Bradenton Beach found a way not
to raise taxes. But Holmes Beach found a way to raise
"I don't expect miracles," Robinson continued.
"I'd like to think people look at this gray hair and
think the old man does know something. Maybe
people will just think I'm an old, crazy man. But
I convinced voters that I had experience and I had
knowledge that I can share."
Morton, meanwhile, was elected to the commis-
sion for his fourth term.
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HB Elect Zaccagnino
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
"I'd like to thank the Lord and, second, the citi-
zens for coming out to vote me in for another two
years," Morton said. "I want to thank my wife espe-
cially it's been some wild times."
Morton said those wild times came from going
door-to-door to some 350 to 400 Holmes Beach resi-
dences during the past month. He said he spent four
hours a day speaking to residents.
"I don't do it for me," Morton said. "I do it for
the people who put us here."
Sheridan said that although he did not get elected
in his first time running, he will continue to attend
city commission meetings and be involved.
"And I'm going to continue to encourage other
citizens to speak," he added.
Geyer has a long history on the Island. She moved
to the Island in 1961 from Cincinnati. She lost her
first election to what was then called the city council
In 1978, however, she won a seat that she held
until she took over as Holmes Beach mayor from
Since, she has served three terms on the city com-
As far as running again in 2011, "We'll see," she
"Al Robinson was the big one who said he'd
lower taxes," Geyer said. "I want to see how he does
Ballots were cast from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and some
voters traveled long distances to make their opinions
Dave Leasing arrived Nov. 2 on the Island from
Charlotte, N.C., for the election.
"I'm an interested citizen," he said. "I know a
heavy issue is 'Why did the tax rate have to go up?'
And it's obvious that it's because the property values
have gone way down."
Jayne Christenson was working in Miami and
drove across the state to cast her ballot.
\ ly main concern," Christenson said, "is with
children on the Island and having the population
to sustain families. It's such a tourist attraction
that it's pushing families out because they can't
afford to live here. So, I wanted a commissioner
who will support the needs of families who live on
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 11, 2009 0 9
at a glance:
Poll Absentee Total
Anna Maria 590 220 810
Bradenton Beach 251 43 294
Holmes Beach 884 176 1,060
David Gryboski.................. 335
Harry Stoltzfus ...................472
Christine Tollette ...................379
John Quam .......................500
Dale Woodland .................560
Michael Pierce.................. 191
W illiam "Bill" Shearon........... 103
Pat Geyer ...................... 485
Pat Morton ....................... 520
Andy Sheridan ................... 458
David Zaccagnino.............. 715
Source: Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
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Center toasts new season
By Lisa Neff
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
opening the 2009-10 winter season with a series of
events intended to emphasize the "fun" in "fund-
At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a wine tasting.
The event, presented in partnership with PRP Inter-
national, will feature Italian wines and music.
Attendees, who must pre-register for the $5 tast-
ing, can sample and purchase wines and enter a draw-
ing to win a tasting reception for 15 people.
Additional wine tasting are scheduled for Dec.
17, Jan. 14 and Feb. 4, with each offering an oppor-
tunity to experience wines of a certain region, said
Center adult program manager Sandee Pruett.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Center will host
another AMI Clothes Swap featuring formal attire.
Participants who bring clothes to swap make a
$10 donation to the Center and get the opportunity
to exchange clothes item for item.
"People might be looking for something for holi-
day parties," Pruett said. "A lot of these clothes still
have tags on them."
Pruett said clothes should be dropped off for the
swap from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays prior to the
On Saturday, the swap begins at 10 a.m.
Additional swaps are scheduled for Dec. 12, Jan.
16 and Feb. 13.
Pruett suggested that the Nov. 14 swap might
provide opportunity for costume-seekers planning
to attend the Center's Murder Mystery Party.
Sandbar Restaurant general manager Joe Rogers
calls "B4" during a bingo game Nov. 4 at the Sand-
bar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. His
monitor is Chris Sorce. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Sandbar hosts bingo
The Sandbar Restaurant is hosting Bingo for Tur-
keys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for
The first games took place Nov. 4. Bingo also
will be played at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 at the
restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Game sheets, with four games per sheet, will be
offered for $3.
The nightly grand prize will be a turkey, but
prizes will be awarded for each game.
Proceeds from the bingo series will help finance
the children's Christmas party the Sandbar hosts
each year for needy children who receive holiday
outfits, including shoes, and toys, as well as lunch
In addition to raising funds, the Sandbar staff is
organizing volunteers entertainers such as face-
painters are needed for the party, and wrappers are
needed to help ready gifts. The wrap party will take
place the afternoon of Dec. 13 at the restaurant.
For more information, call the restaurant at 941-
WMFR Auxiliary to hold sale
Members of the West Manatee Fire Rescue Aux-
iliary are collecting goods to sell at a yard sale from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the historic fire
station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Items can be dropped off at the fire station or
donors can arrange for pickup by calling 941-720-
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 21, at the Center.
The evening tickets are $25 or $200 for a table
of eight will involve actors mingling with others
to play out a murder at a prom.
Appetizers will be served, but partygoers should
bring their own beverages, Pruett said.
"It will be fun," she said. "We have some people
on the Island actors and actresses and people
won't know they are actors and actresses.
"We're trying to think outside the box, to be more
creative in raising the money we need."
The first major event on the December calendar
at the Center is the Lester-Islander Fun Day which
is not a fundraiser, but a holiday offering to Island
The fun day will take place Dec. 5 and feature
children's games and activities, food and beverages,
raffles and a visit from Santa Claus.
"It's old-fashioned family fun and old-fashioned
prices," Pruett said.
The fun day coincides with the Lester $50,000
Challenge, in which Holmes Beach couple Charles
and JoAnn Lester challenge Islanders to match their
$50,000 to the Center's program scholarship fund
with tax-deductible contributions.
"To have them involved is sensational," Pruett
said, noting lean times for the Center and other non-
profits this year.
Also in December, the Center will host a two-
hour session on social networking with a focus on
helping organizations and businesses develop a pres-
ence on Facebook.
The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Admission is $20-$25.
For more information about events or programs,
call the Center at 941-778-1908.
Privateers to hold market,
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a
Thieves Market and Mullet Smoke from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Coquina Beach in Braden-
The organization is lining up vendors for the
event, as well as other markets on Jan. 9, Feb. 13,
March 13 and April 10.
To reserve a booth, call Jackie "Bandit" Waldron
Proceeds from the market and the mullet sale
benefit the group's scholarship fund.
Ranch hosts Chowdown
Chowdown for Charity 2009 will take place from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Gold Coast
Eagle Hospitality Courtyard, 7051 Wireless Court,
A number of local restaurants will compete for
the Chowdown Champ Trophy.
The event will feature music and food.
Tickets are $40 and proceeds will benefit the Man-
atee Food Bank and the South Florida Museum.
For more information on tickets or event sponsor-
ship call 941-761-7797.
Glenn Compton, director ManaSota-88, addresses
the October meeting of the Anna Maria Island
Democrats. The next meeting of the club will be
at noon Monday, Nov. 16, at the BeachHouse, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The discussion
will be on energy policy. Islander Photo: Nancy
Members of the Boy Scouts Cub Pack 7 work on their SandBlast sculpture on a rainy Saturday
morning in Bradenton Beach during last year's contest. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
for sand blast
By Lisa Neff
Perhaps there will be visions of sugar plums
sculpted on the sand.
And, quite possibly, there will be a mermaid, a
turtle or a manatee sculpted on the shore near the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
SandBlast 2009, a benefit for Keep Manatee
Beautiful, the local chapter of the national anti-litter
organization, is scheduled to take place Nov. 18-21.
Workshops in sandsculpting with Team Sandtas-
tic will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 18-20, providing
amateur sculptors an opportunity to learn tips from
Then, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21,
the novices get an opportunity to apply their knowl-
edge and compete in the annual SandBlast competi-
Each team will be assigned an area on the beach
Roser to serve pancakes
Pancakes will be on the menu and bargains on the
tables Saturday, Nov. 14, at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church and its thrift shop.
Roser will hold a brunch with pancakes, sausage,
fresh orange juice and coffee in the fellowship hall,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Breakfast will be served
from about 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Across the street, the
Roser thrift store will hold a sale.
For more information, call 941-778-0414.
- about 15 feet by 15 feet
along one of three themes -
- to create a sculpture
nautical, holiday or free
Prior to the competition, Team Sandtastic, which
holds a Guinness World Record for the tallest sand-
castle, will create a sculpture of a nautical holiday
theme along Gulf Drive.
The process typically takes several days, draw-
ing a steady crowd of the curious who find Team
Sandtastic's work fantastic.
"I bring the kids out every year to watch," said
Henry Townsend of Bradenton. "It's just amazing
what they do with sand and water. Amazing."
Sponsors, teams sought
To sponsor SandBlast or enter a team, call
Keep Manatee Beautiful at 941-795-8272 or visit
Episcopal Women plan sale
The Episcopal Church Women at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
will host the annual Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday,
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and feature arts and crafts, as well as baked goods
and the ECW's famous pickle crisps.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
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Officials pump 'no drilling' message
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach city commissioners committed
to a countywide campaign to oppose expanding drill-
ing opportunities for oil and natural gas in Florida
The city commission vote Nov. 5 came days after
Manatee County commissioners adopted a resolution
opposing an expansion of drilling opportunities.
The opposition votes are taking place as local
officeholders prepare a 2010 legislative agenda to
state lawmakers who continue to explore proposals to
expand oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist suggested a year ago
that drilling opportunities could be expanded pro-
vided the operations were clean and safe enough to
protect the state's coast.
The state House of Representatives then approved
a bill to allow drilling within three miles of the coast.
However, the measure did not advance in the state
The tussle continues in Tallahassee, where in Octo-
ber, a coalition of environmental groups urged Crist to
carefully consider "the risks posted by nearshore oil
drilling, exploration, transportation and storage."
Bradenton Beach commissioners signed a letter
to the county's legislative delegation that states, "The
beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are
among our community's most valuable resources.
The area's natural beauty is the driving force behind
a tourism industry that hosted more than 446,000
visitors in 2008 resulting in a total economic impact
Hurricane center seeks advisories
By Lisa Neff
America votes for idols and dancers, chefs and
Now the National Hurricane Center wants America
to vote for the top tropical storm advisory format.
Officials at the NHC said they want the storm
reports to be easier to read.
Advisories provide positions of tropical depres-
sions, named storms and hurricanes, as well as include
details about the strength and possible directions of a
The hurricane center recently posted examples
of new advisories for old storms at www.nhc.
noaa.gov/feedback tcp.shtml in order for people to
In the new advisories, the NHC groups watches
and warnings separately from forecast summaries.
"Users have expressed difficulty in finding per-
tinent d, nin,'. storm and impact information in the
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amount of information to convey," the NHC stated.
"NHC proposes changes to the basic format of
the public advisory, including changes to the storm
information summary, adding section headers, and
providing more structure to the watches and warnings
As the hurricane center collected votes on the
formats last week, storm trackers were following Ida,
which hit Nicaragua as a Category 1 hurricane Nov.
5, destroying dozens of homes and forcing the evacu-
ation of hundreds of people.
By Nov. 9, the storm had weakened but still had
the potential to strengthen to a hurricane as it crossed
the Gulf of Mexico and threatened the U.S. coast.
A track from the hurricane center showed the storm
making landfall Nov. 10, prompting hurricane warnings
from Pascagoula, Miss., east to Indian Pass, Fla.
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of over $479 million to Manatee County's economy.
The unknown possibilities of drilling would jeopar-
dize our pristine coast."
County commissioners endorsed the same letter,
which also states, "The potential impacts of drilling
would impact, perhaps the most severely, the people
who call Manatee County home. Beachfront prop-
erty values could plummet. A nearby oil spill has the
potential to ruin the boating, fishing, charters, scuba
diving and parasailing pastimes and related water
industries that are a local way of life."
In other business...
In other business at the Nov. 5 Bradenton Beach
City Commission meeting, commissioners:
Approved a special event request for a series of
Bridge Street Markets through the winter season.
Approved payment of a $5,843 invoice from
M.T. Causley for building department services.
Approved a series of requests to hang banners
near the intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road
to promote local events.
Approved a special exception request for
the operation of a massage service at Silver Surf
Discussed a citizen's request that the city pro-
ceed with amending a provision in the land-develop-
ment code that restricts beer and wine sales on Bridge
There was consensus on the commission to amend
the provision which requires a distance separation
between establishments with liquor licenses rather
than simply repeal the rule. The amendment process
could take about two months.
Authorized staff to proceed with an applica-
tion to the state to pilot an anchoring and mooring
Adopted, with a second reading, a tougher ordi-
nance on solicitation in the city.
The next commission will be at 1 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 19, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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Public memorial held for Musil-Buehler
By Lisa Neff
The sunset Nov. 4 brought a splash of color -
and also tears, hugs, laughs, songs and sparks of
About 25 people gathered on the beach near
Spring Avenue in Anna Maria to remember Sabine
Musil-Buehler on the one-year anniversary of her
"This was Sabine the wind, the sand," said
Debby Hall, a friend of Musil-Buehler's who helped
organize the vigil.
"She was a real breath of fresh air, a great person
to be around," said David Nezelek.
Nezelek's girlfriend, Sage Hall, described Musil-
Buehler as a family friend.
"I'm glad that we have a
S- time that we can all think about
her and talk about her and give
her the goodbye she deserves,"
she said. "I just don't believe it's
been a year."
Musil-Buehler, co-owner of
r Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach,
Musil-Buehler was last seen Nov. 4, 2008, by
her boyfriend, William Cumber,
at the apartment they rented in Anna Maria. He said
she left after an argument.
Musil-Buehler's husband, Tom Buehler, with
whom she was estranged, reported her missing
Nov. 6, 2008, after Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputies arrested a man fleeing from her
car, which contained her blood and some of her
Authorities quickly began investigating the
disappearance as a possible homicide. While bulle-
tins were dispatched with her physical description,
investigators were searching remote areas of Manatee
County for Musil-Buehler's body.
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who is now back in prison serving a 13-year sentence
after violating his probation on the 2006 arson con-
The man arrested fleeing from Musil-Buehler's
car, Robert Corona, also is in prison for grand theft
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"She's dead and we just have to find her body,"
said friend Silvia Zadarosni. "We want to know
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With the sun fading and low on the horizon, Sage
Hall led the gathering in a rendition of "You've Got
Then all sang along to a recording of Frank Sina-
tra's \ ly Way" before joining hands and lifting them
to the sky.
Friends then tossed roses into the Gulf and Bue-
hler threw a wreath into the waves.
"Sabine would have been very happy with it,"
said Zadarosni, a florist who designed the all-natural
wreath to break apart in the water.
"It's environmentally friendly," she said. "She
was, as you know, a great environmentalist."
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and purple blossoms known as Sabin orchids.
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ArtsHOP weekend tour starts Nov. 13
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By Lisa Neff
Citizens of the arts get a passport to Anna Maria
Island's cultural attractions Nov. 13-15.
ArtsHOP weekend, presented by the Cultural
Connections coalition, will take place over three days
at a number of venues and involve many Island arts
groups and businesses.
The journey through AMI arts begins Nov. 13
with the third annual gallery walk, taking place from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and involving Island galleries, busi-
nesses and restaurants.
Participants will include the Studio at Gulf and
Pine and Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA in
Anna Maria; the Guild Gallery, the Anna Maria
Island Art League, Emerson Quillin studio and
shop, Tide and Moon Jewelry and Island Gallery
West in Holmes Beach; and the Back Alley in Bra-
A highlight of the evening will be the opening
of the juried exhibit, "Doors: Passages and Portals
Themed Art Work," at the art league, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. The exhibit will continue
through Nov. 30.
Additionally, ArtsHOP hoppers will see entries
in The Doors, a public art campaign sponsored by
For months, local artists have been taking doors
of various shapes and sizes and creating artwork for
The Doors, which is similar in concept to Gecko Fest
Artists' doors can be found at gallery walk stops,
as well as other locations on the Island that will be
identified on a map at www.islandartshop.com.
"Most are indoors due to concerns about wind
and sturdy stands for outdoor display," said Joyce
Karp of the art league. "We are closing in on about
two dozen painted doors."
A walker can pick up a "passport" at any gallery
For more information about ArtsHOP week-
end, scheduled for Nov. 13-15 on Anna Maria
Island, visit www.islandartshop.com.
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Richardson, mixed-media artist, are the featured
artists for November at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A reception will be
held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in conjunction with
artsHOP, the annual Island-wide gallery walk. For
more information, call 941-778-6648 or visit www.
and begin a tour, getting a stamp on the passport at
each stop. Walkers who collect six stamps will earn
discount coupons to a Chiles Group restaurant. Walk-
ers also can drop off passports at the Studio and art
league to enter a drawing for a gift basket from Kee-
ton's Office Supply of Bradenton.
Also, at 8 p.m., Nov. 13, the Island Players theater
hosts the first of two performances of the one-woman
show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the
Universe." The show performed on Broadway by
Lily Tomlin and written by Jane Wagner will fea-
ture the Island Players frequent director Kelly Wynn
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From 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14, the Anna Maria
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a reception and auction of The Doors entries.
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Knock. Knock. The Doors exhibit is here.
The public art exhibit, which concludes through
Nov. 15 with an auction, involved local artists recy-
cling doors into art for display at galleries and other
locations on the Island.
The Cultural Connections coalition of local arts
group is sponsoring the exhibit, working through the
summer and fall to coordinate the effort to coincide
with ArtsHOP, a weekend of activities taking place
Several doors were displayed in mid-October at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bay-
Doors also are displayed at the Island Players
theater, Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, J &
J Graphics and the Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna
Maria; the BeachHouse Restaurant, the Sun House
Restaurant and on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach;
and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
Anna Maria Island Art League, the Color of Coco-
nut, Tide and Moon Jewelry and the Guild Gallery
in Holmes Beach.
A map identifying locations of doors was to be
posted this week on the Web at www.islandartshop.
The exhibit features artists of varied backgrounds
and experiences and work of varied styles.
Ringling College of Art and Design graduate Erin
Johnson created "Angels and Demons," which is on
display at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
"The door as a portal, closed, represents the
unknown, and, in this regard, can represent the
extremes of low, high, night, day," Johnson said.
"Thus, I choose to illustrate demons on one side in
blue, and angels on the other in orange."
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Mary Ryan, whose door is at Ginny's and Jane
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Paul Arnold also painted Florida scenes on his
door displayed at J&J Graphics in Anna Maria.
The art league, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
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The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, is displaying Sarah Bengtson's
door detailed above. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
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by her study of Native American designs and by lis-
tening to The Doors.
"It seemed only appropriate," she said.
Emerson Quillin's door, on display at the art
league, evokes the cartoonist's humor and depicts a
dog at the door waiting for a walk.
Artist Rita Payne found a door at a yard sale and
painted an Island scene. "I am just transitioning from
an Aspen tree painter to Palm tree painter," she said
on the ArtsHop Web site.
Tide and Moon Jewelry features a door -
"Mosaic Turtles" by artist Laura Shely, who also
creates jewelry sold at the shop, 5337 Gulf Drive
Paula Scheonwether's "Cupboard Door" at the
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
is a photo collage celebrating local wildlife.
Other participating artists include Cathy Stoltz-
fus, Joneen Nielsen, Carl Voyles, Ted Baird, Betsy
Smith, Mary Zion, Linda Underwood, Marsha Bard
and Joan Voyles, whose "The Bass Player" is on
display at the Riverfront Theater in downtown Bra-
"Painting on a door required me to move away
from my comfort level of using transparent water-
color paints," she said. "This change in media took
time and experimentation to remember processes
such as how to mix paint to the right consistency
for fluid brush line work. I had forgotten how much
fun it is to use paint that can cover up changes."
The doors will be auctioned during a reception
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the art league.
Bidders can participate in the silent auction at
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Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Island-
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Bradenton Beach moves to pilot program
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners gave the all-
clear to city staff to send a letter indicating the city's
interest in piloting a state anchoring and mooring
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection are exploring options for regulating
the anchoring or mooring of non-liveaboard vessels
outside legally permitted mooring fields.
FWC, as part of the pilot effort, is seeking to
establish pilot programs in two east coast locations,
two Gulf coast locations and one Monroe County
location. Sites would be selected by July 1, 2011.
The pilot program would target an environmen-
tally sensitive area near Leffis Key and south toward
Longboat Pass, according to city project/program
manager Lisa Marie Phillips.
Phillips, addressing the city commission Nov.
5, said she wanted permission to indicate the city's
interest in the program and stressed that the city, at
this time, is not committing to the project.
Earlier in the day, the city pier team, which con-
Bradenton Beach city commissioners Nov. 4
authorized staff to send the state a letter indicating
the city's interest in a pilot mooring program that
involves regulating the anchoring or mooring of
non-liveaboard vessels outside legally permitted
mooring fields. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
sists of city staff with various interests in the Historic
Bridge Street Pier and area waters, briefly discussed
the pilot program.
"Cool, great," Police Chief Sam Speciale said of
the city application.
At the commission meeting, Speciale noted the
state invited the city to participate because it is in the
process of establishing an official mooring field south
of the pier.
"The state really doesn't have anywhere else to
see how this project works," he said.
City attorney Ricinda Perry raised two con-
Serving as a pilot community would require the
city to draft an ordinance, which will cost money.
Might the city be seeking to draft an ordinance
that involves restrictions in water under county juris-
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie,
attending the city meeting, said he hoped the county
would assist the city if it becomes a pilot site.
"This hasn't been brought before the board of
county commissioners yet," Chappie said. "It's going
to be.... We are all in the same boat."
Phillips added, "It doesn't cost anything to
Resident Joe Garbus, a member of the city planning
and zoning board, objected to the city's participation.
"It's a loss, loss for boaters," he said.
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Swiftmud eases water restrictions
The Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Governing Board voted recently to ease water
restrictions for Manatee County.
The drought, however, is not over.
"October is the first month of our eight month dry
season, and has been even drier than normal," said
Granville Kinsman, the Swiftmud hydrologic data
manager. "The effects of our four-year drought can
still be seen in our lakes, streams and groundwater.
Shirley Bi 1w in1.'_ 83, of Lakeland and formerly
of Bradenton, died Nov. 4.
Mrs. Browning was a bridgetender at Longboat
Pass Bridge from 1998 to 2004.
A private service is planned. Donations may be
made to Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland online
at www. goodshepherdhospice.org.
Mrs. Browning's survivors include three sons,
Shannon of Winter Haven, Tim and Chris, both of
Lakeland; daughter Joy of Palmetto, 14 grandchil-
dren, 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great
Ken Schadt, 91, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct.
Born in Watertown, Wis., he moved to Anna
Maria in 1960 from Janesville, Wis.
Mr. Schadt served in the U.S. Army during World
War II and was a recipient of the Victory Ribbon. He
was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 27, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may
Unless we receive above-normal rainfall this winter,
further declines are expected through May."
The county is now following what Swiftmud
calls "Phase II restrictions."
The restrictions mean:
Lawn watering is limited to a once-per-week
schedule before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. for properties
less than two acres.
Watering days are:
be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Arrangements are
by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Kutz and
Sharon and husband Alan Flitcraft; son-in-law Gary
Garlock; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
Anita Schultz, 87, of Bradenton, died Aug. 22 at
She was born in Brazil and was raised in Irving-
ton, N.J., moved to Florida in the 1960s. She lived
on Longboat Key and in Bradenton.
Ms. Schultz was a faithful member of the St.
Bernard Catholic Church and Council of Catholic
Women Guild for many years. She was known to
her friends as the "Jewelry Lady" and managed the
jewelry table at the church rummage sales.
A memorial Mass was celebrated Oct. 6 by the
Guild, followed by a luncheon in the activity center.
The Mass was officiated by the Rev. Robb Mongi-
She is survived by brother Karl Reinfandt and
wife Heiki, niece Lori Filicetti and seven grand- and
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Tuesday, for addresses ending in 2 or 3.
Wednesday, for addresses ending in 4 or 5.
Thursday, for addresses ending in 6 or 7.
Friday, for addresses ending in 8 or 9.
Hand-watering of isolated hot spots is allowed
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Large fountains can be operated 8 hours per day.
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Watering of new plants can take place any day
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Pressure-cleaning of buildings is allowed for
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Car washing is restricted to one day per week,
with residents of even addresses washing on Tuesday
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Fines for violating restrictions range from $100
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Wednesday, Nov. 11
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the
Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information:
11 a.m. Einstein Circle group discussion about terrorism at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
6 p.m. Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas
Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.
Thursday, Nov. 12
10 a.m. Florida Maritime Museum launches "Elizabeth Ring," a
Bat-Fogarty-style skiff, at the north boat launch in Coquina Beach, Bra-
denton Beach. Information: 941-708-4935.
1 to 2:30 p.m. Silk painting demonstration by artist Kathleen
Masur at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wine tasting at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Friday, Nov. 13
5p.m. Reception for artists Susan Oberender and Cecy Richard-
son at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Informa-
5 to 9 p.m. Reception for photographer Patsy Hall at the Artists
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information; 941-778-
8 p.m. "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
one-woman show starring Kelly Wynn Woodland at the Island Players,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Proceeds benefit the Island Play-
Saturday, Nov. 14
8 to 11 a.m. Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Fee
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Privateers Thieves Market and Mullet Smoke at
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.
8:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Power Squadron boating education
course at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holly Berry Bazaar at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
10 a.m. to noon Palm-frond weaving demonstration at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
10 a.m. to 5p.m. -Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.
5 to 7 p.m. Jail House Rock Sock Hop at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
8 p.m. "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
one-woman show starring Kelly Wynn Woodland at the Island Players,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Proceeds benefit the Manatee
Players Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, Nov. 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra
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Black time points: A.M. (before noon).
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performs at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies.
Monday, Nov. 16
Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club discusses "Energy
Policy and the Politics of Cap and Trade" with Frank Alcock at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Noon -Anna Maria Island Rotary Club assembles with Judy Rup,
club president, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-794-3489.
4 to 5:30 p.m. Inquiring Minds meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. "The Art of Cello" with Jack Winberg at the Studio at Gulf
and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
Noon -Anna Maria Island Garden Club presentation about bees at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.
6 p.m. Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas
Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria
at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island
Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.
Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at
Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Artists Guild Gallery Holiday Boutique at the Sun House Restau-
rant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 24. Information:
OFF ISLAND EVENTS:
Wednesday, Nov. 11
9:30 a.m. Veterans Day parade departs from Rossi Park, between
Ninth and 10th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-749-3030.
11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Monument Park
Eric von Hahmann will perform at the Cortez Folk
Festival Nov. 21. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
behind Manatee Memorial Hospital. Information: 941-749-3030.
Thursday, Nov. 12
5 to 8 p.m. "Chowdown for Charity 2009" a culinary throw-down
between area restaurants, including the BeachHouse and Sun House, at
the Gold Coast Eagle Hospitality Courtyard, 7051 Wireless Court, Lake-
wood Ranch. Information: 941-778-8705. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. Concert in the Grove featuring the Billy Rice Band at
Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-
5829. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium,
third floor Buchanan Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Infor-
Friday, Nov. 13
7 p.m. "The Story of Juanito Citruseed" children's program at
State College of Florida Studio 84, building 11, 5840 26th St. W., Bra-
denton. Information; 941-752-5252. Fee applies.
Saturday, Nov. 14
9 to 11 a.m. Master garden tour of DeSoto National Memorial
and Riverview Pointe Preserve, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats leav-
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ing from Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg. Information: www.egmontkey.
info. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. International Festival featuring children's pro-
grams, food and entertainment at 1812 27th St. E., Bradenton. Informa-
Noon to 2 p.m. St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon to benefit St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital in the Temple Beth Israel Parking Area,
567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee
2 to 4 p.m. Wild Kids Weekend: Fabulous Fall Colors at Robinson
Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-378-9920.
Ages 6 and older.
Sunday, Nov. 15
9 to 11 a.m. Master garden tour at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats leav-
ing from Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg. Information: www.egmontkey.
info. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
6 to 9:30 p.m. The Cinema Experience: Films of the 1950s featur-
ing "Pillow Talk" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Orchestra and wind ensemble concert at State College
of Florida Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
7:30 to 9p.m. "Love of Rumi" poetry reading at the Longboat Key
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
941-383-8811. Fee applies.
Nov. 19, Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve.
Nov. 19-20, Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Restau-
Nov. 21, Cortez Folk Festival at the Florida Maritime Museum.
Nov. 21, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast Competition.
Nov. 21, Bridge Street Market.
Nov. 21, Breakfast with Santa at Mixon Fruit Farms.
Nov. 21, Fun with Citrus cooking competition at Mixon Fruit
Nov. 21, Bishop Animal Shelter Canine Christmas Festival.
Save the date:
Nov. 26, Thanksgiving service at Roser Memorial Community
Dec. 5, Bazaar at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Dec. 5, Sweet Adelines Christmas Show.
Dec. 5-6, Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes.
Dec. 12, Bethlehem Walk.
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Each year Americans observe Veterans Day Nov.
11. Students and many adults across the nation receive
a day off of school or work, but do they understand
what Veterans Day is about?
On Nov. 6, fifth-graders from Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School got to know some of America's mili-
Fifth-graders walked into the auditorium as
patriotic music filled the room. Larry Fowler of the
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Honor Guard
"Why do we have Veterans Day?" Fowler
As soon as he asked, about half of the students' hands
went up. The first student to speak answered the ques-
tion correctly: "Because they gave their lives for our
Fowler continued with the program, teaching
students about the flags America has used through
"We use the flags to teach students how America grew.
We want them to know it just wasn't all of a sudden.
By seeing the flags, students see first-hand the sacrifices
soldiers gave for their country," he said.
After Fowler's program students met one-on-one
with three veterans from different branches of the
Jim Dunne represented the Navy.
"Who wants to see the world?" asked Dunne. Stu-
dents gathered around him to him recount his naval
tales. Dunne served aboard the U.S.S. Sullivans from
1952-1955. He started out serving as a naval ensign
and retired from the reserves 33 years later as an 0-6
or four-star captain.
Dunne sailed around the world and anchored his
naval boat in the Hudson River.
As students listened, they thought of many ques-
"We learned early on to appreciated and have fear of
the ocean.... I also carried soda crackers in my pocket
just in case," Dunne said.
Representing the Army was Richard Herman. "I
signed up voluntarily 68 years ago. I went into the
Army during a time of peace and then, 11 months
later, Pearl Harbor was attacked," Herman said.
Students paid attention as Herman told stories
of serving for five and a half years in the 3rd Army
under U.S. Gen. George S. Patton. While serving in
the European theater, Herman was sent to France,
Belgium and Germany.
Monday, Nov. 16
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick,
Super Donut, Cereal. Toast.
Lunch: Maxx Slick with Marinara, Yogurt1,
Cheese and Muffin Plale, Steamed Broccoli,
Mandarin Oranges and Pineapple.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks,
Bagel, Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Thanksgiving Feast of Sliced Turkey
with Glaze, Sliced Ham with Glaze, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans.
Sluffing. Warm Roll. Dessert.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Breakfasl: Choice of "Jump Slart" selection,
Super Donul, Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Hashbrown Sticks,
Assoired Sandwiches, and Salads.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Breakfasl: Chicken Pally Biscuit,
Yogur1, Cereal. Toast.
Lunch: Hard or Soft Tacos. Burrito, Lettluce
and Tomato Cup, Mixed Fruil Cocklail.
Happy Bidrhday Cupcakes.
Friday, Nov. 20
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrilo,
Grits, Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Shrimp
Poppers, Corn, Fresh Fruit Cup.
Juice and millk ae served with every meal.
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about was the U.S. Marines. Students listened to have here in America. Many
Ralph Bassett. "At the end of 1945, the military freedom didn't come free. Thi
needed Marines to join. I joined at the end of WWII. free and always had everythi
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Prevention first: AME vaccine clinic
Ready, set, go:
AME runs for fun
By Kimberly Kuizon
Since this year's first week of school, an elite -
and large group of Anna Maria Elementary School
students have risen early Wednesdays to get together
before class and run.
More than 100 students are involved in the AME
This is the fourth year for the running group,
which meets Wednesday mornings to run laps, race
and practice relay-type events.
One of the main goals for students is to earn Dol-
phin Dash shoelaces. In order to receive their laces, a
tradition that proceeds the Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion's annual Dolphin Dash race, students must walk
or run 12 miles within the year.
Students also are asked to design a Dolphin Dash
race shirt, with entries due by Thursday, Nov 12.
The Dolphin Dash race, a 5k and 1-mile fun run,
will be held Saturday, Jan 16, and is sanctioned by
the Bradenton Running Club. Race registration forms
are available now at the office of AME.
For more information or to learn about sponsor-
ing the Dolphin Dash, contact Becky Walter at 941-
Levengood was just one of the many who
recieved an H1N1 injection. While some students
winced or cried from getting the treatment, Leven-
good did not. "It's just like any flu shot I've gotten
every year," Levengood remarked.
By: Kimberly Kuizon
Anna Maria Elementary School staff, students
and family members lined up outside the school caf-
eteria Nov. 6 awaiting their swine flu vaccination.
Half an hour after the doors opened to the first
swine flu clinic in Manatee County AME principal
Tom Levengood said more than one-third of AME
students and half of AME's staff had been vaccinated
with the H1N1 vaccine.
"It was slow at first until they got the rhythm
going," Levengood said. At 4 p.m. the line was still
out the door, but starting to diminish.
The Manatee County Health Department brought
200 nasal and 100 injections for students and staff to
While the health department originally intended
for only students and staff to be vaccinated, enough
vaccines were brought for siblings of students to be
Nov. 11, no school.
Nov. 16, Playmaker's tour.
Nov. 12, Domino's pizza day.
Nov. 13, PTO meeting.
Nov. 17, PTO dinner sponsored by A Moveable
Feast and second-grade performance.
Nov. 24, Grandparent's program.
Nov. 25-27, no school.
For more information, call the school office at
941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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Soccer league playoffs get started this week
By Kevin Cassidy
The regular season of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's recreational soccer league is
officially over, which makes it win or go home time.
It doesn't matter if one team has owned another team
in the regular season because both are one loss from
watching the rest of the playoffs from the sidelines.
The Premier Division favorite has to be Harcon
Corps., but Mike Norman Realty has defeated them
twice this season, and it wouldn't be a monumental
upset if they were to do it again.
Division I favorite is Ross Built, but Autoway
Ford has defeated Ross Built once this season, so
ani\ thing can happen there, too. That's not even men-
tioning the much-improved Wash Family Construc-
tion team that earned consecutive victories over both
Ross and Autoway late in the season.
Sandbar ruled the Division II roost and, as such,
is the favorite, but Panoramic is a dangerous team
and could give them trouble.
Last, but not least is the Division III double-elim-
ination tournament where the Center's young soccer
players get their first taste of having the games count
and scores reported.
All of the playoff action gets started Nov. 12 at
the Center. Don't miss it.
In the last week of action, Ross Built edged Mr.
Bones BBQ 2-1 Nov. 4, getting one goal apiece from
twins Jake and Andrew Ross. Neil Carper notched the
lone goal for Mr. Bones in the loss.
Ross Built held onto the top seed in Division I
with a 7-2 thumping of Autoway Ford Nov. 3 behind
three goals from Andrew Ross and two goals apiece
from Jake Ross and Lauren Sapienza. Michael
Latimer led Autoway Ford with two goals in the
Mr. Bones BBQ smoked Wash Family Construc-
tion 5-2 Nov. 3 behind a hat trick from Ben Connors
and two goals from Neil Carper. Tyler Yavalar and
Jacob Talucci each added single goals for Wash in
Mr. Bones BBQ defeated Autoway Ford 2-1 Nov.
2 as Neil Carper notched a pair of goals to lead the
way. Nico Calleja scored the only goal for Autoway
Ford in the loss.
There were no such upsets in Division II, where
Panoramic and Sandbar earned victories in their last
regular season games Nov. 4. Sandbar shutout West
Coast Surf Shop 2-0 behind single goals from Jason
Partridge and Joe Joe Rodgers. Panoramic earned a
3-0 victory over Sparks Steel Art behind single goals
from Morgan Burns, Dylan Joseph and Joey Thiel.
The Premier Division's regular season ended Nov.
2 with Haron Corp. defeating Wash Family Construc-
tion 4-1 behind three goals from Trevor Bystrom and
one goal from Julian Botero. Austin Wash notched the
lone goal for Wash Family Construction in the loss.
Hooke tops in Tampa run
Galati Yacht Sales staff member Mickey Hooke,
a former Islander, was the top runner in the masters
division of the 15th annual Tampa Police Memorial
5K run Oct. 10. Hooke, who is the current masters
course record-holder with a time of 16:42, overcame
84 degree heat and 95 percent humidity to run a 17:38
and finish sixth overall.
The event, which is held on the streets of down-
town Tampa, included speakers Tampa Mayor Pam
lorio and Cindy Roberts, widow of Tampa Police Cpl.
Mike Roberts, who was killed in the line of duty Aug.
Mickey Hooke stops for a picture with lampa
Mayor Pam Iorio after winning the masters divi-
sion in the 15th annual Tampa Police Memorial 5K
run Oct. 10.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net game Nov. 3. Flight AA winner
was Joy Phelan with a 2-under-par 30 to edge Penny
Williams by one stroke. Third place went to Cindy
Miller, who finished at even-par 30.
Joyce Brown, Linda Kelly and Tootie Wagner
each carded a 2-under-par 30 to tie for first place in
Flight B winner was Sue Wheeler with an even-
par 32, five shots ahead of Barbara Mason-Estok,
Joanne Ozdich, Joyce Reith and Jan Turner, who all
tied for second.
Dorothy McKinna's 1-under 31 was good enough
to capture Flight C. She finished two shots ahead of
Lorrain Towne, while Pat Rice was five shots back
in third place.
Nell Bergstrom carded a 2-under-par 30 to win
Flight D by three shots over second place finisher
Erma McMullen with Jane Winegarden one shot back
in third place.
The side game of the day was low putts with
Joanne Ozdich, Sandi Tocco and Lorraine Towne
tying for first with 14 putts on the day.
Five teams emerged from pool play during Nov.
7 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
In the first quarterfinal, Jeff Moore and Tom Skoloda
edged Herb Puryear and Bruce Wagner 21-17. The
second quarterfinal match saw walker John Crawford
take an easy 21-12 win over Fritz and Norm Good.
Moore and Skoloda stayed alive in a close semi-
final match, defeating Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow
23-16 to advance to the finals. Crawford wasn't to
be denied on this day, easily defeating Moore and
Jeff Moore and Jerry Bennett were the only team
to emerge Nov. 4 from pool play undefeated and were
the day's outright champs. Four teams battled it out
for second place honors with Tom Rhodes and Norm
Good advancing to the consolation finals with a 24-12
win over John Nelson and Jay Disbrow. Sam Samuels
and Norm Langeland edged walker Steve Grossman
21-16 to advance to the final match of the day.
In a back-and-forth match, Good and Rhodes
squeezed out a 21-18 victory over the team of Samu-
els and Langeland to take second place.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is
Museum to launch boat
The Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez will
launch the Elizabeth Ring, a Bat Fogarty-style boat,
at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the North Bay Boat
Launch at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The boat was built at the museum's FISH Boat
Works by Bob Pitt and his volunteer crew.
The boat is an 18-foot skiff and recently won
a first-place award at the Mid Atlantic Small Craft
Festival in St. Michaels, Md.
For more information, call Pitt at 941-708-
Mary Jo and Ron Bopp
attend the Octoberfest
celebration at Holmes
Church of the Annun-
ciation Oct. 24. The
event featured Ger-
man-style food on the
menu and Ron Bopp
on the organ. Islander
Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Captain Mark Howard
Snook Trout Redfish
Tarpon Grouper Shark
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 11, 2009 0 25
Heavy winds frustrate weekend fishers
By Nick Walter
A tropical disturbance to the south of Tampa Bay
and a low pressure area to the north have kicked up
the winds here, which, depending on the day, has led
to poor fishing. In the bays, snook and redfish are
coming up small and can be slow to bite. Anglers
cannot get far offshore, although some have had good
action on the lee side of beaches with kingfish. Some
of the better bites have come from trout and flounder,
which are more tolerable to these conditions. Trout
and flounder also have come in as close as the local
Island piers and are lying off deeper grass beds.
Rocky Corby from the Anna Maria City Pier
said anglers are catching a lot of Spanish mackerel,
shark and an occasional snook. Flounder has been a
welcome catch the last couple of weeks, he said, as
good-size doormat fish have been hitting shiners on
the bottom, just off the walkway.
James Followell from the Sunshine Skyway
south fishing pier said anglers have had good suc-
cess with king mackerel, and he saw one of about 42
inches Nov. 6 that was being cleaned. Also, grouper
and Spanish mackerel are good options.
Bob Kilb from the Rod & Reel Pier said there
have been quite a lot of black drum, as well as small
redfish, hooked there. He said snook are all around
and under the pier but haven't been biting any bait.
The Spanish mackerel action has been spotty, and a
few sheepshead have been caught. "There's ladyfish
by the billions out here," he added. "You can't throw
got a trio of
grouper from ,
The largest catch
of flounder last
on the right, for
Rick and son Matt
Fuchs of Cinncin-
nati, was 25 inches
and fat. The pair
reeled in the flat-
ties while fishing
with Capt. Zach
Dee Jay II.
nothing in here without getting a ladyfish."
The snook have "really turned on in the back
country," according to Capt. Mark Howard of
SumoTime Fishing Charters. "Redfish are hitting
around docks and flats edges. Kingfish, bonita, mack-
erel and big sharks are off the beach. Shiners are
working on all the above species. When the weather
calms down, the inshore grouper bite will again be
strong. The transition from fall to winter is about to
Capt. Tom Chaya of Anna Maria Fishing
Charters said because of the wind he's been limited
to fishing 1-5 miles off the beaches. While follow-
ing bait schools, he reported catching kingfish to 30
pounds, blacktip sharks in the 100-pound range, and
some big Spanish mackerel. He said action in the bay
has been below average with small redfish and snook
that are skittish to bite. "Especially snook fishing, I
don't know what's going on there," he said. That said,
Chaya found the flounder action has picked up.
Capt. Ray Markham of Backwater Promo-
tions out of Terra Ceia said he's been hiding out of
the wind and has been getting some nice redfish and
snook, and trout to about 3 pounds on the deep grass
flats off Rattlesnake Key and inside Terra Ceia Bay.
He's also caught some grouper that aren't quite keep-
ers over hard bottom spots of lower Tampa Bay. He
added that these areas also have held flounder to 18
inches, black seabass, mangrove snapper, bluefish
and Spanish mackerel. He's been ihi<, ing MirrOlure
MirrOdines and DOA shrimp for snook, and for the
other species, he's had good action with DOA deadly
combos and a new MirrOprop lure.
Capt. Larry McGuire of "Show Me the Fish"
Charters reported that gag grouper are grouping up
and moving closer to the beaches, between 40 feet
and 125 feet of water. Live bait has been working
best. He also reported catches of scamp, amberjack,
kingfish, cobia, sharks and barracudas. He said once
the weather calms, fish will feed ferociously as grou-
per and snapper are pushed into ledges, reefs and rock
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the "DEE JAY II" in
Parrot Cove Marina has had good action with trout,
including one at 26 inches. "Chug Bug" top-water
lures and white bait have produced well for trout and
Spanish mackerel on his trips. Also, snook and redfish
were in potholes and close to the mangrove shoreline
at the top of the tide. He also reported a day right
after the last cold front, catching mangrove snapper,
small barracuda and a slew of red and gag grouper
off a wreck in north Sarasota Bay. Finally, Zacharias
said he is surprised by the number and size of red
grouper nailed by his charters close to the beach and
in the bays.
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Carissa Payne of Brandon shows the barracuda
she caught with a live blue runner in 40 feet of
water offshore of Anna Maria Island with Capt.
Larry McGuire of '/1. .'i Me the Fish charters.
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sla d Biz
By Rick Catlin
Islanders can get fresh, local seafood
without having to drive too far to make
Maggie and Gary Balch of Maggie's
Seafood are offering their "catch" at Island
Flea on Thursdays and Fridays.
Included in the catch are fresh
shrimp and stone crabs in season, along
with live Maine lobster on Friday.
Maggie's also has gourmet cook's
favorites, such as grouper, red snapper,
salmon, sea scallops, mahi-mahi, trout
Island Flea is at 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. To reach Maggie or
Gary, call 866-908-0002.
Anna Maria Chiropractic and
owner Dr. Sandra Ashbrook recently
at Island Flea
Brad Smith and Kes- 4'
andra Quinn, owner of
Bridge Street Jewelers -
in Bradenton Beach,
opened a branch of
their business at Island
Flea, at 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information,
Islander Photo: Toni
moved from Gulf Drive in Anna Maria
to 5374 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
adjacent to Dr. John Norman, DDS, and
The telephone number remains
For more information, call 941-962-
Zagat, publisher of restaurant sur-
veys and guides, recently released its list
of "America's Top Restaurants," and,
once again, the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, was included in
Zagat ranked the Beach Bistro as the
top restaurant on Florida's west coast for
food and the Beach Bistro led the Zagat
rankings for best food in Florida. Segl
Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy Bill W
said it is "gratifying to be recognized as Davis
not only one of the top restaurants on Bamb
the Gulf Coast and the state, but also as
one of the top restaurants for food and
service in the entire country. It is a testa-
ment to the skill and commitment of the
Beach Bistro team the best chef and
service team I have ever encountered."
For more information, call 941-778-
way to Club Bamboo
Visotzke, Craig Luloff owner Becky Kramer, Casey Hoffman and Mark
cut the ribbon for the new location of Zegway By the Bay at Club
oo, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Toni Lyon
A L1.i, -,i.. and Gary
Balch of., , .'s
Seafood are now
at Island Flea,
Beach, on Thurs-
days and Fridays,
offering the best
in local seafood to
LISLA 'N D ER CLA SSIFIED
PRIDE JET 3 Ultra power chair. Used one week. Cost,
$3,500. Priced at $2,000.941-778-0807.
SECTIONAL SOFA, NEUTRAL, muted print, $50.
Desk and chair, oak, seven drawer, 50x22, $40.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: OAK. Will hold up to
27-inch TV. 56x32x20, $50. 941-795-8395.
BAR: ANTIQUE BAR stand with ice cavity, on roll-
ers. $50. 941-725-2290
LAMP: BAMBOO FLOOR lamp with shade $75.
Plant stand, wicker and wrought iron, $25. 941-
TEN WHITE ALUMINUM posts: 3x3x12-feet long
.050 gauge. New. $100. 941-778-0029.
BACKPACK VACUUM CLEANER: $50. Artificial
palm tree, $25. Call 410-808-5958.
KRAFTMAID FOUR-PIECE entertainment center.
Light color, excellent condition, $250 or best offer.
Toshiba 36-inch TV, $150 or best offer. 941-538-
FICUS TREE: SEVEN feet tall, beautiful plant,
HUTCH FOR 36-inch desk, formica, dove gray,
CONTEMPORARY GLASS HEADBOARD with
attached night stands. Queen 52-inch, fabulous.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
NEW! "ANNA MARIA Island" Tervis Tumbler,
SweetPeas/Samplings, Holmes Beach. Great
tasting Florida wines! Plus, design your own
unique label. 941-778-8300. www.Sweet-
OLD COSTUME CLUTTER? No problem, donate
clean, old costumes to ship to Haiti for Mardis
Gras. Please, bag and drop at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market,
market connections. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS, exclusively for boat-
ers available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Free
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
PERFECT HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE: Purchase
a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island But-
terfly Park. Two lines, $50. Three lines, $60. Forms
at The Islander, or call 941-518-4431 for more
LOOKING FOR A JOB? Islanders seeking
employment can market their skills with a FREE
classified ad for up to three weeks in The Islander.
Submit 15 words or less including a resume link,
if desired, by e-mail to email@example.com
or deliver in person to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. The Islander will encourage employers
to review the "employment wanted" ads in The
Islander when seeking employees. And good luck
finding the right job!
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP yard sale. 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday, Nov. 14.511 Pine Ave, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
14. Furniture, dishes, kids toys, desk, lamps,
books, art and much more. 132 49th St., Holmes
GIANT GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.
Runaway Bay clubhouse. 1801 Gulf Drive N.,
HUGE MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Satur-
day Nov. 14. Great deals. 2907 Ave. B, Holmes
ESTATE SALE: 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 14.
Art, antiques, dolls, fine and vintage jewelry, por-
celains, crystal, 1950s-era items at garage sale
prices, 4903 Coral Blvd. (92nd Street and Cortez
A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous
office supplies, T-shirts, home treasures, mir-
rors and framed art.
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, at beach
near 66th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-567-
LOST: HEARING AID, Sunday, Oct. 25, near
Roser Church, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. 941-
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES at Anna
Maria Bayfest booth, Oct. 17. 863-444-0608.
FOUND: PUPPY, WHITE, pit-mix, Bean Point,
Nov. 3. Call Monica, 941-778-6504.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All appli-
cants screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.
AMI TAXI ON call: Airport services, Tampa, $80,
Sarasota, $30, Clearwater, $70.1-800-301-4816.
2007 MONACO KNIGHT motorhome. 40 feet.
Three slide outs. Luxurious, loaded with options!
Mint condition! 330 Cummins. Only 15,000 miles!
Motivated private seller. In Palmetto. $164,900.
248-909-6192. firstname.lastname@example.org. No
NEED HELP WITH odd jobs. Wanted after-
school student with own transportation. 941-
EXECUTIVE CHEF, RESTAURANT consultant,
cookbook author, 40 years experience, private
parties, etc. Call Chef Vincenzo Esposito, 973-
I CAN BE of assistance: Art gallery assistant,
wedding production, elder advocate, transition
facilitator. References upon request. 941-567-
CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-
jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysit-
ISLAND TEEN EXPERIENCED, and certified
child care with Safe Sitter, CPR and Red Cross
training, seven days a week. Maggie, 941-447-
4632 or 941-778-8405.
CALL GUSSIE AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting.
I have experience with kids of all ages.
NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Call Ken-
dall! First-aid certified, great with kids and ani-
mals! Best on the Island! 941-779-9783.
NEED A BABYSITTER, pet sitter, house sitter or
dog walker? Experienced. Red Cross certified in
CPR for all ages. Call the twins, Kayla and Ariel
TEEN WITH CHILD daycare experience and
Red Cross certified in babysitting. Loves chil-
dren. Call Katie, 941-778-1491 or 941-447-
TRISH AND KIM babysitting service, house
cleaning and pet sitting. Certified. Experienced.
Call 941-538-8922 or 941-538-2081.
LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs
any day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after
11 a.m. weekends. 941-447-7092.
CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything
you need done after school and Saturdays. 941 -
RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at
your pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-
CASSIE'S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I
can walk your dog anytime. 941-962-3373.
11 -YEAR OLD girl can watch your 4-year old or
younger child. CPR-certified, references, expe-
rienced. Brianna, 941-448-9036.
HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK? Manatee High
School junior will tutor math, science, basic com-
puting skills. Patrick, 941-524-5686.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
RESTAURANT: ISLAND BREAKFAST/lunch
eatery. Profitable, charming, easy to run.
Confidentiality agreement required. $95,000.
Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
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778-1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Fu-- l; Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
Residential & Condo Renovations
SKitchens Bath Design Service
V Carpentry Flooring Painting
SCommercial & Residential
' References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
otz Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
HONEY DO HOME REPAIR 'i
941.807.5256-cell 941.896.5256-office & fax
Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
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birthdays, cocktail parties, barbeques or plat-
ters. Fresh homemade cuisine with our personal
touch. All events customized. Melinda's Cafe &
Catering, 941-778-0411. www.melindascafe.com.
NURSES NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic.
Weekend five-hour morning shifts and weekend
sleepover shifts are available, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m.
Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away
mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, storm catcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving in-home care for
your pets. Longtime Island resident, background
check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-
2830 or 941-730-5693.
GRACE'S CLEANING SERVICE: Licensed and
bonded. Reasonable rates. Call for estimate. 941 -
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
HEADLIGHTS CLOUDY, MILKY, dirty? Cleaned
and clear again. We come to your home or work.
Call 941-257-4789 for appointment. See clearly
at night again, be safe! Only $49.95! www.glass-
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike: 941-567-6634.
PETSITTING/HOUSESITTING: Quality in-home
care for your beloved pets, plants and home.
COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34
years of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-
Watch, Storm-Check, windows, etc. Rentals our
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Stu-
dios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
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-
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, .' IY
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015 *j!
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TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. Monday-Friday. 941-539-6891.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings,
941-758-0395. 315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn maintenance,
mulching, plantings, shell and more. Great mainte-
nance rates. Fully insured and references. Please
call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscap-
ing and property management. 15 years Island
experience. Licensed and insured plus unbeatable
prices. Call Allen anytime. Cell 941-224-8569.
LANDSCAPE BOULDERS CHEAP! Various
sizes, $5-$95. Delivery and placement available.
Autumn special, fall, four for the price of three or
20 percent off. Also, we are a complete tree ser-
vice offering trimming, removals and stump grind-
ing. Brad Frederick's LLC, northwest Bradenton.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.
EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
GABBARD MASONRY INC.: Custom stone and brick.
Fireplaces, pools, Jacuzzis, fire pits, grills, landscape,
patios. Paver brick, stone, glass block. Licensed and
insured, free estimates. 941-792-5206.
RIDDLE CONTRACTING: 40 years experience.
Free estimates, insurance restoration, room addi-
tions, remodeling and outdoor kitchens. Cecil
Riddle, 941-301-6197. CGC 1512384.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
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SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Available Nov.1. 2BR/1 BA,
furnished, bay water-view, walk to beaches, car-
port, No smoking/pets. $675/month. 941-545-
3BR/2BA SEASONAL: Heart of Anna Maria.
Weekly, monthly, steps to beach, coffee shop,
theater, shops, restaurants. 941-737-9662.
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 625
sf, $500/month. Also 1,800 sf. 8799 Cortez Road.
ROOMMATE: $125/week, includes utilities. Pool,
washer and dryer. Background check required.
Holmes Beach. 941-778-5080.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. Off-season rates, $125/
night, $775/week. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA close to
beach, room to store kayak and bike. On Anna
Maria Island. Call Dan, 941-705-5561.
Now Accepting Bids on this
Private Bayfront Estate in Paradise!
End date Dec. 3rd 2009. Highest bid submitted will be
considered. Big home. Big view. Big boating. Complete with
pool, dock and boatlift. Great rental history. Owner has over
$1,600,000 invested! This home is a must see! Not a drive by.
When you enter the home expect to see soaring ceilings, hard
wood floors, granite counter tops. 700 SF master bedroom
all done in travertine and marble and a master bath that you
will love. Big water views from every room. Short walk to
the beach, 5000 SF deck. Free fish from your dock, you just
have to cook it.
417 28"th St. Holmes Beach 941.580.0626 or 941.773.3415
MARTINIQUE BEACHFRONT CONDO: Fully fur-
nished 2BR/2BA. Lanai, garage, tennis, heated
pool, laundry, ocean view. Jan. 1 through April
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, air condition-
ing, washer/dryer, steps to beach. Seasonal,
monthly or weekly. 941-778-7167.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/2BA, Anna Maria
Island. Winter season available at $1,995 plus
tax/monthly. 941-778-1098. www.gulfdriveapart-
APARTMENTS FOR RENT just off Cortez Road,
two minutes from beach! One, two and three bed-
rooms, sitting just off bay. Call Jack Frost for cool
ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach. Washer and dryer, no pets, smoking, pri-
vate patio. Parking, five minute walk to beach. $900/
month. First, last, security deposit. 941-755-4445.
SEASONAL FURNISHED NEW home in Anna
Maria. 2BR/2BA. Available January and April.
Block to beach. 813-251-9201.
Large duplex-zoned lot more than 11,000 sq. ft. in
Holmes Beach's Bay Palms area. Remove structure
and build two attached townhouses PLUS room for
a pool. Was $429,000 NOW $395,000.
Large canal lot nestled in Coconut Bayou ready for
construction. Close to the beach and surrounded
by lovely homes and neighbors in a quiet setting.
Asking $499,000 and possible terms.
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MarieFranklin,Li Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage on
canal with pool, boat lift. New appliances. Land-
scaping, pool maintenance included. $1,500/
PALMA SOLA: WALK to beach on bay. Pool,
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, 10x40-foot lanai, new
kitchen. Annual, seasonal. Furnished or unfur-
nished. $1,675/month. 941-778-3051.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR apartment. Walk to
beach. Quiet neighborhood. $650/month plus
WALK TO BEACH: 55-plus 2BR/1BA, Jacuzzi,
view of bay, furnished or unfurnished. Annual
$850, seasonal $1,700. 941-778-3051.
WINTER SPECIAL: 2BR/2BA luxury condo, steps
to the beach. Tennis, sauna, pool. $750/week plus
tax and clean up. 2BR/2BA double-wide mobile
home in gated 55-plus park. 15 minutes from
beach, hot tub, big pool. $1,000/month. Sell for
$49,500, terms. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833.
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HERONS WATCH 8 min. to beaches. Lakeview, 3BR/2BA, Stone Fireplace,
Corian & other upgrades. $329,000.
RIVER OAKS WATERFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, downstairs
end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $129,000.
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, pool, boatdock,
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, vacations, weddings, reunions, seasonal.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
HERON HARBOR CONDO just 5 minutes to beach. 2
BR/2BT 4th floor corner unit, elevator, heated pool, club
house, tennis & lushly lanscaped grounds. $120,000
L24 I-EETi UON 1 It H BAY! Exceptionally great views ot
Anna Maria Sound, Palma Sola Bay & Sarasota Bay. Totally
renovated with culinary kitchen, 4BR/3BA heated pool, boat
davits & more.
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ENJOY SPECTACULAR WATER view from huge
living, dining area. Plate glass windows, doors,
30x12-foot screened deck fronting bay, beach and
park with Gulf beach an easy walk. 3BR, washer
and dryer, unfurnished in north Anna Maria. A
must see! 941-748-5334.
ANNUAL: UNFURNISHED LARGE 2BR/1BA
upstairs with 48 feet of unobstructed view of the
bay and Gulf. The best view on Anna Maria. Pool
and laundry. $1,200/month. Reggie, 786-375-
9633. Susanne, 941-330-5388.
LARGE DUPLEX: 2,000 sf with garage. Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to beaches. Available now.
WANTED: GARAGE TO rent. Four months,
December 2009 through March 2010. Must be
10x20 for a car, enclosed and dry. Prefer Anna
Maria area. 269-330-5884 or jack a smith@sbc-
SEASONAL: OPEN DECEMBER. 2BR/1 BA west
of Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. 941-778-4499.
HOLMES BEACH: 1 BR/1 BA apartment. 100 feet
from bay. Includes water and trash. $795/month.
Mirror Lake, IMG 2BR/2BA apartment, washer
and dryer. Pool, spa, tennis. # 845. 949-813-
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH duplex. Luxury
2BR/2BA apartment, November, December 2009.
Weekly, $650-$750. Steps to beach. 941-778-
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR with garage. $950/
month plus utilities. Pets welcome. 2BR/2BA
condo, $795/month. 941-962-2488.
GULFFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, heated pool,
tennis, Jacuzzi. Available January-April, two-week
S| uCfBay aCtty ofAnna Maria Inc.
Jesse Brisson BrokerAssociate, gJ
BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
condo with den. This
like-new condo has
peeks of the Gulf and
a great rental history.
deeded beach access,
furnished. A supreme
value in today's market.This property will not last long.
Owner will pay 1 year of condo dues! $379,000.
Call Jesse Brisson
ANNUAL RENTALS: HOUSE, 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, washer, dryer, beachside, $1,000/month.
2BR/2BA duplex, stackable washer and dryer,
$750/month. 1BR/1BA duplex, close to beach,
$700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS weeks:
2BR/2BA townhouse. Pool, boat dock. $500/week
plus others. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
MOBILE HOME: 1 BR/1 BA. One mile from Anna
Maria Island. You own the land. Not a co-op. No
monthly fees. Steps to water. Great condition.
Free boat ramp access. $74,900. 513-470-3851.
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ANNA MARIA LOT for sale. 50x110 feet. Zoned
R2, no streets to cross to the ocean! $325,000.
117 Willow Ave. 813-335-3680.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Large living room, pool, storm shutters, garage,
storage. $399,000, 941-722-0640.
SPACIOUS VILLA: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
over 2,200 sf. $159,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
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PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
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farm. Possible subdivide. Excellent financing. Call
owner now, 912-674-0320. www.GAforest.com.
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