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VOLUME 18. NO. 15


To have and hold:
Promise Day cel-
ebrated. Page 32




Skimming

the news ...

More study needed
on Anna Maria park-
ing. Page 4

The Islander and
Jack Egan's opinion.
Page 6





C /I..",,.. proposed to
Anna Maria board-
walk plan. Page 8

Island' |9
happenings
Events, community
announcements.
Pages 10-12

Hunts file for hear-
ing on Anna Maria
density. Page 14


Nest downed, most
birds rescued. Page 18

& tliee e
The Island police
blotter. Page 20

OPage 23
POa 2003
Page 23


Sports: Falcons fall
in regional semifi-
nals. Page 24


Fishing: Cold
weather dogs fish.
Page 25
Island Biz


Business develop-
ments and real estate
news. Page 26


FEB. 17. 2010


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Protesters join hands against drilling


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
More than 200 protesters stood hand-
in-hand Feb. 13 on Manatee Public Beach
to create a 100-yard-long human line in the
sand against drilling for oil or gas in state
waters.
Several of the protesters stepped from
the line to write their message in the sand:
"No oil."
The Holmes Beach protest was part of
a statewide demonstration called Hands
Across the Sand, which organizers hoped
would be the largest single-day demonstra-
tion in the state's history. Demonstrations
took place at about 80 beaches from the
Panhandle to the Keys.
The Manatee Public Beach protest
took place without a permit or payment of
a permit fee, which county officials had said
was required.
The county had said protest organizers
needed a permit priced $50 to $1,000
- depending on the number of people who
turned out.
So the lead organizer in Manatee
County, the Sierra Conservation Commit-
tee, decided not to seek a permit.
The protest, however, went on.
"I'm not chasing them off," said Jay
Moyles, chief of the county's marine rescue
division. He praised the demonstrators' ded-
ication to the cause, but criticized organiz-
ers' failure to obey county law.
"It's peaceful," he said. "But they went
about it the wrong way."
Protesters began arriving shortly after
noon and assembled near the water in front
of the lifeguard station. Most of the dem-
onstrators wore black the color of crude
oil. And most wore cold-weather clothing
- parkas, knitted caps, gloves and mittens,
boots and scarves. Temperatures that after-
noon were in the low 50s and winds were
estimated at 17-22 mph.
"The pictures will look like we're pro-
testing drilling in the Arctic," said protester
Samantha Tyler of Bradenton.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m., a protester
asked people to hold hands. The demonstra-
tion was timed to simultaneously take place
on beaches throughout the state.
At Manatee beach, protesters occa-
sionally shouted, "No drilling," "Save our
beaches" and "Clean water yes; big oil no."
"I just don't want to see Florida


Demonstrators hold hands during Hands
Across the Sand, a protest against drilling
off Florida's coast.


Kenny Aitchison makes a statement during the Hands Across the Sand protest at Manatee
Public Beach. More than 200 people turned out for the local demonstration against drilling
for oil or gas off Florida's coast. Protests took place in about 80 other locations Feb. 13.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


destroyed by oil," said Holmes Beach resi-
dent and demonstrator Ellen Jones. "We know
people who live in Texas, and they don't have
a pretty story to tell."
"I'm here to protect our shores from drill-
ing," said Cat Hex of Bradenton. "I just had
to come out."
"I don't want to see our Gulf coast become
the gunk coast," said Peter Allen, a seasonal res-
ident of Holmes Beach. "I' m not naive enough
to think we have no pollution here now, but I
know what industry can do and I don't want to
see it destroy this place."
Allen said he has participated in a variety


of demonstrations during his 60-plus years,
including anti-war and no-nukes protests.
But one Hands Across the Sand demon-
strator who held a sign "No oil on beach"
- was a 67-year-old rookie.
In December, Scotland native Kenny
Aitchison took his first plane trip, traveling
to Florida. He is spending three months on
Anna Maria Island.
On Feb. 13, Aitchison participated in his
first protest action.
"I' ve never done this in my life," he said.
"But I like Holmes Beach.... And I'm coming
back again next winter."


MCSO ends search on beach


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The Manatee County I,.. i iff's Office digs on the beach in Anna Maria in its search
for evidence in the disappearance of Sabine Musil-Buehler. See story next page.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


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2 0 FEB. 17, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


Investigation continues, beach search ends


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office concluded
its beach excavation work last week without finding
evidence in Sabine Musil-Buehler's disappearance.
"We're done for now," MCSO spokesman Dave
Bristow said Feb. 12, the day after the MCSO team
of homicide detectives, forensics experts and equip-
ment operators concluded its work on the beach near
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria.
Bristow said the MCSO had additional leads to
follow, but probably would not return to that beach.
The excavation work, which employed two front-
end loaders from the county jail compound, began
Feb. 2 and continued weekdays to Feb. 11.
The activity, occurring mostly on chilly or over-
cast days, drew a number of spectators, who watched
as the tractors dug and dumped sand, exposing a
trench that forensics experts studied for any unusual
changes in layers.
MCSO officials said the work had to be done.
"We would be remiss if we didn't do it," Bristow
said, describing the dig as the most thorough search
of the beach possible. "It gives us a sense that, OK,
you can cross one more spot off."
Musil-Buehler, who co-operated Haley's Motel
in Holmes Beach with estranged husband Tom Bue-
hler, was reported missing Nov. 6, 2008.
Boyfriend William Cumber provided authorities
with her last known whereabouts. The two were at
their apartment on Magnolia Avenue about three
blocks from where MCSO recently searched -
watching election returns Nov. 4, 2008.
Cumber said they argued about his smoking ciga-
rettes and Musil-Buehler left in her car.
That car was recovered Nov. 6, 2008, after a
chase involving MCSO deputies and Robert Corona,
who was later sent to prison for stealing the vehicle,
but not charged in connection with Musil-Buehler's


Tom Buehler, left, and attorney William Meeks in a Bradenton courtroom Feb. 12.


disappearance.
MCSO is investigating the disappearance as a homi-
cide and detectives have identified Cumber, now in prison
on an unrelated charge, as a person of interest.
While the MCSO investigation continues, Tom
Buehler went to court Feb. 12 to gain the authority
needed to continue operating Haley's Motel, as well
as rebuild a structure destroyed by an arson fire two
weeks after Musil-Buehler disappeared.
Buehler and attorney William Meeks of Bra-
denton appeared before Circuit Court Judge Edward
Nicholas in a hearing that lasted about 45 minutes.
Buehler told the judge that together he and his
wife operated Haley's until her disappearance.
However, through an oversight in forming the
corporation, Buehler said he was not named as an


officer. His wife was named president and he was a
registered agent.
L\ iything we did was 50/50," Buehler said.
"We both thought we were equal owners in the cor-
poration at that point."
The partners learned that Buehler needed to be
named as vice president in September 2008, when
they began the process to refinance Haley's.
Buehler provided a document naming him vice
president, but said the original was lost in the fire.
"Ninety-nine percent of all the paperwork of Haley's
was in that building," Buehler said, referring to the two-
story structure that burned in November 2008.
Buehler told Nicholas that it became even more
urgent that he become a legal officer of the corpora-
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Tom and Sabine Musil-Buehler at Haley's Motel
with their dog before her disappearance in Novem-
ber 2008. Islander File Photo

BUEHLER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tion after his wife's disappearance.
When the matter reached the Small Business
Administration, Buehler said, the SBA would not
accept the application.
Nicholas took little time in ruling in favor of Bue-
hler and instructed Meeks to draft an order finding
that Buehler is an officer of the corporation, with all
the authority needed to run Haley's Motel.
Buehler's initial filing in civil court had requested
that the judge declare his wife deceased, but Meeks
said that request was put on hold.


Motorist alerts on

AMI this week
The Florida Department of Transportation
has advised motorists of the following con-
struction projects on Anna Maria Island and
nearby areas starting Feb. 15 that may affect
driving.
Bradenton Beach: State Road 789 from
Fifth Street South to Cortez Road. Construc-
tion project that consists of sidewalk and land-
scaping on Gulf Drive. There are no planned
lane closures, but motorists are advised to
expect daytime delays. The DOT said the
completion date is some time in February.
State Road 789 (Longboat Key Draw-
bridge) south of State Road 684. The DOT is
undertaking a bridge maintenance project that
will require intermittent north and southbound
lane closures from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24 between
8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Palma Sola, State Road 64 (Manatee
Avenue West at the east end of the Palma
Sola Causeway Bridge). A maintenance
permit project by Florida Power & Light will
cause the westbound lane of State Road 64 at
the east end of the Palma Sola Causeway to be
closed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 24.



Correction
The single-family residence on Beach Avenue,
Anna Maria, mentioned in a Feb. 10 story in the The
Islander about Banyan Tree Estates is not part of the
development as the story indicated.
No property in Banyan Tree Estates has been
developed and no building permit has been issued
by the city for any construction there.


THE ISLANDER U FEB. 17, 2010 E 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 18, 6 p.m., special meeting and public
hearing.
Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board
meeting.
Feb. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.
Bradenton Beach
Feb. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Feb. 18, 3 p.m., city commission meeting to
discuss Island Inc. proposed land sale.
March 1, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES committee
meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.
Holmes Beach
Feb. 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
CANCELED
Feb. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
March 3, 5 p.m., parks and beautification com-
mittee meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Feb. 18, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.
Of Interest
Feb. 22 is Washington's Birthday.
Feb. 22,9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Powel Crosley Estate, 8374
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Feb. 23, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners meeting, County Administration Building,
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
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AM ROR parking issue: More study needed


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After hearing options from the Anna Maria Park-
ing Safety Committee, commissioners and planning
and zoning board members in a joint work session
Feb. 11 agreed that scale drawings are needed to
determine if requiring all future parking in the retail-
office-residential should be on-site.
Safety committee chairman Larry Albert pre-
sented several parking options and designs, but some
city commissioners were concerned that the drawings
were not to scale, and they could not make a decision
without precise calculations.

Stoltzfus and ROR safety
The safety committee was formed after Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus made parking safety on Pine
Avenue a campaign issue in November. He said autos
backed out across the sidewalk in front of pedestrians
and cyclists on Pine Avenue.
Stoltzfus also has said the city is approving Pine
Avenue ROR developments with back-out parking
in violation of the city's comp plan and code.
Albert said the committee rejected the option to
do nothing, and agreed there is a safety issue associ-
ated with back-out parking on Pine Avenue.
However, Albert said the committee did not agree
on any particular design. It presented drawings by
architect/committee member Gene Aubry for angle
parking with a sidewalk between vehicles and the
structure.
The safety committee also viewed designs by
Albert and committee member Terry Schaefer for
on-site parking. Robert Hunt, who is developing an
ROR project at 303 Pine Ave, assisted Schaefer. Their
designs require driveways and curb cuts for vehicles
to enter and exit a property.
The committee reviewed a number of scenarios
for on-site parking configurations, including those for
a corner lot, interior lot and double lot, and agreed
there were many other possibilities and combinations
for on-site parking.

Scale drawings needed
The joint meeting eventually decided to have city
planner Alan Garrett acquire scale drawings that will
show if on-site parking for a variety of lot sizes and
types will be consistent with city codes. Garrett is
to design parking within a corner lot, an interior lot,
a small (50-by-100) and a double lot, among other
scenarios.
Commission Chairman John Quam asked if the
city could have different regulations for different
type lots on Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue. Stoltzfus
rejected that idea.
Garrett agreed with Stoltzfus that one of the
on-site parking designs submitted by the commit-
tee would comply with city code, but Commissioner
Chuck Webb was concerned that the drawing was not
to scale and Garrett's review was cursory.
Stoltzfus said the city code requires parking to
be on-site, so there's nothing new to be discussed.
He wanted the joint session to agree there is a
parking safety issue in the ROR, but Webb and Com-
missioner Dale Woodland declined the suggestion.
"Nothing is off the table," said Webb.
Garrett suggested a corridor study of Pine Avenue
using a federal grant for funding, but Stoltzfus said
he is concerned that would take too long. "If we go
another six months," the city will have more ROR
site plans submitted and approved.
"It's too little, too late. There will be enough site
plans processed that the study becomes moot," he
said.
Quam agreed that a study would take too long
and site plans would be approved during the study
period.

City is legal
But city attorney Jim Dye opined that what the
city is approving now is acceptable and consistent to
the comp plan and city code.


Anna Maria city commissioners and planning and zoning board members meet Feb. 11 in a joint work ses
sion to hear recommendations from the parking safety committee on how to solve parking problems in the
retail-office-residential district. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


"You may have differences of opinion on how
the regulations are interpreted, but I don't see any
conflict with the code," he said.
The result of those approvals, however, may
"not be in keeping with the vision of our city," Dye
added.
"Is the code and the comp plan really the way you
want it?" he asked. "This is a question of policy."
Dye said the LDR language may not be precise
in some cases, but the city should decide that "what's
legal is just the starting point."
He said the city should not consider its job done,
just because a code or policy is legal.

Small ROR lots
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick noted that many
lots on Pine Avenue are only 50-by-100 feet and
requiring on-site parking for those lots might make
them unbuildable.
Webb said that was a concern to him as well.
He said it could result in a "taking" of property,
which might create a legal issue. According to
his quick calculations, requiring on-site parking
on some small lots would reduce the amount of
available coverage from 40 percent to about 22-24
percent.
Stoltzfus argued that there were too many vari-
able scenarios for the design of on-site parking on
the various types of lots in the ROR.
He said he keeps looking at the design that shows
that even in the worst-case scenario, on-site parking
would fit. The city would learn nothing from more
designs, he said.
"We have the code in place and that fits," he
said.
But Woodland and Webb opted for drawings.
"I can't tell what's going to happen" without
those drawings, Webb said.

Battling attorneys
During public comment, attorney Jeremy
Anderson, representing the Nallys on Spring
Avenue, said he wanted to "applaud Commissioner
Stoltzfus for pointing out the serious issue" before
the session.
He also rejected an argument by attorney Ricinda
Perry on behalf of Pine Avenue Restoration LLC,
developers of several Pine Avenue projects, that PAR
seeks cooperation with the city.
Attorney Valerie Fernandez, a co-counsel with
Perry, defended her client, saying PAR wants to coop-


rate and is not threatening or intimidating the city.
Dye, however, pointed out that the joint ses-
sion is only "talking about changes" and nobody has
changed anything.
"I wouldn't want to get involved in saber-rat-
tling" at this time, he said.

Public comment
Resident Robin Wall, who has consistently
claimed the city is approving ROR site plans that
violate the comp plan, said she was "frustrated" with
the meeting because nothing has changed.
Schaefer also was frustrated. He said enough
review of the issue has already been done. The city
has already said the drawings for on-site parking
would work.
Resident Janet Aubry, however, didn't share
those opinions.
"This has been a refreshing, open-minded meet-
ing for a change," she said.
Mike Coleman, a Pine Avenue resident and PAR
principal, said the reason people were meeting that
night was because the city commission that passed
the 1989 comp plan never adjusted the land-devel-
opment regulations.
"Why do we need to be in a hurry?" he said.
Coleman added that the meeting was positive, as
were the comments and suggestions. He said he was
pleased with the direction of the joint session.
Quam agreed that scale drawings would be a
good idea.
"Before we change code language, we need
something to look at and I think we are on the right
approach," he said.

Stoltzfus agrees
When Garrett said he could have scale draw-
ings of on-site parking presented within two weeks,
Stoltzfus withdrew his objections and agreed with the
other joint session members to review those draw-
ings.
Garrett said he would select several different
types and sizes of lots currently on Pine Avenue and/
or Gulf Drive for his drawings.
Quam set 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, for the next
joint session.
Quam also thanked the committee members
for their work, noting that the committee met four
times in just a few weeks and Aubry, Schaefer and
others voluntarily submitted design drawings for
review.





THE ISLANDER U FEB. 17, 2010 5 5


AM safety committee settles on disbanding


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Parking Safety Committee met
in the city chambers Feb. 11 to debate parking solu-
tions and ended with approval to disband the com-
mittee.
But before the committee's final meeting to dis-
cuss and recommend possible parking solutions for
future development in the city's retail-office-residen-
tial district, a motion was made.
All three sets of drawings provided by members
to help ease the concern with cars pulling across
sidewalks to park would be sent to the planning and
zoning board and the city commission.
Former Commissioner Tom Aposporos read the
approved motion: "Be it resolved that in addition to
the ROR concept drawings submitted by Mr. Aubry,
proposing the concept of placing sidewalks in front of
cars, the concept drawings proposed by Mr. Schaefer/
Hunt, Mr. Garrett and Mr. Albert should be before
the planning and zoning board and city commission.
Be it further resolved that the planning and zoning
board and city commission should consider practical
and legal impacts of the imposition on all applicable
codes and ordinances of the city of Anna Maria of
any concept advanced for their consideration."
Aposporos emphasized "practical and legal
impacts," regarding, in part, the drawings being prac-
tical enough to avoid cars pulling out over sidewalks,
and legal in order to conform to the city's compre-
hensive plan.
Member Mike Coleman gave his opinion that
not only did the new diagram submitted Feb. 11 by
Terry Schaefer show that cars could still back over
sidewalks, the plan violates the city's original 1989
comprehensive plan for mixed-use development in
the ROR district.
In particular, the diagrams use roughly 10,000


square feet of property for mixed use.
Coleman did not think Schaefer's drawing echoed
the policy comprehensive plan, which states, in part that
the ROR category "shall be used as a means of encour-
aging mixed-use development and/or redevelopment in
keeping with the... residential character...."
Coleman went on to say businesses may be dis-
inclined to invest property in the ROR district based
on the plans proposed in the drawings.
"The objective seems to stop businesses from
coming into Pine Avenue," Coleman said. "I can't
imagine a person taking any investment into a busi-
ness strategy in a box that looks like this."
Building official Bob Welch said that the other
two drawings were similar to lots from Main Street
in Sarasota, with diagonal parking. "Most major met-
ropolitan areas have that Midwest, downtown feel,"
Welch said.
In those drawings, the sidewalks were brought up
onto the property and a portion of the right of way
was used for parking.

AID thanks
The Rev. Rosemary
Backer, All Island
Denominations
president, and Cor-
nelia Zanetti, AID
treasurer, present the
Rev. John Bonser
with a certificate
of appreciation for
all he has done for
AID. Bonser is the
group's past presi-
dent. Islander Photo:
Nancy Ambrose


Since the committee formed in December 2009,
there were disagreements about interpretations of the
drawings. Such a disagreement eventually prompted
Coleman to request an aip o1 ,.'\ from Schaefer for, as
Coleman said, "questioning my objectives and moti-
vations."
Schaefer replied, "I'm not apologizing for my
comments."
Coleman also said that the committee did not
give a specific suggestion on what action to take, the
committee was essentially not doing the job the city
had requested.
Other members said the committee was not
charged with choosing which drawing should be
selected for future development.
Welch said the committee's plans meet code
requirements.
"I feel it is right to send all sets to the planning
and zoning committee and let them, along with the
commission, decide how exactly these drawings fit
into the original vision for the city," Welch said.


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opinion


Good protest, good times
As protests go, Saturday's Hands Across the Sand
was peaceful and poignant.
Some 200 people went to the Manatee Public Beach
to show their opposition to oil and gas drilling in the
near waters of the Gulf of Mexico by joining hands in
the spirit of shoreline solidarity.
The message echoed across the state from beach
to beach, and possibly will enter record books as the
largest public gathering in the state.
But the message, whether from an organized protest
or one voice, is an important one for the Anna Maria
Island economy as much as it is for the state.
It's not a new message. It's a battle fought and won
some 30 years ago. Just take a look at Jack Egan's cartoon
character, Slick the oily bird, bom from a fight against an
offshore drilling proposal in the 1970s.
As protests go, Hands Across the Sand was more
of a love-in, with people dancing, hlu._'i nI' and making
introductions.
The good news is that these protesters are united in
to stop drilling offshore of Florida, and their message
should carry weight beyond the footprints in the sand.
Tourism is too important an industry to risk gobs of
gunk on the shore and oily birds. As one protestor said:
We don't want to be known as the "gunk coast."
NO drilling.

Speaking of love-ins
There was yet another love-in on the Manatee Public
Beach on Valentine's Day.
It was "Promise Day," a celebration for couples to
renew wedding vows, commitments of love, and prom-
ise anew to love and cherish one another forever at Cafe
on the Beach.
It was put together by The Islander as a prelude to
the upcoming Wedding Festival, and it was, well, quite
lovely.
More than 30 couples, some with family members
and friends looking on, met on the beach with the Rev.
Charlie Shook, and their vows were once again sealed
with a kiss.
One couple was married 56 years. One couple mar-
ried on Valentine's Day 40 years ago. They all came to
re-take that leap of faith. All were clearly near and dear
to one another, as they said "I do" once more with their
toes in the sand on the beach.
Back at the cafe patio, the couples received com-
memorative certificates, shared a champagne toast, and
danced and dined.
It was a beautiful time, and as we toasted the lucky
couples, we couldn't help but think, "Same time next
year.


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Careful with wishes
I live in a small town in Ohio where the
Grand American Trapshooters Association event
was held each year. It had been at this location 70
years. Twice a year in July and August, during the
event, the traffic was heavier, the stores were more
crowded, the restaurants were busy, there was a
little wait time. People made the comment: I wish
they were not here.
Then one day negotiations broke down and the trap
shooters group decided to move two states away. It built
a new trap range, with all the bells and whistles.
The trap shooters brought into the community
$10 million to $12 million a year in revenue. Every-
thing was busy. We had a little store also with a deli,
meat department and produce. It was close to the
house and convenient.
The after-effect of the big decision was not good.
The tax base suffered because of the move, the little
store shut down. There were a lot of jobs lost, sur-
rounding businesses lost business. It had a trickle-
down effect, nobody won. The land is just sitting
there empty now. The airport claims it is going to use
it in the future, but no real plans are on paper.
So the point of my comments: Be careful what
you wish for. The renters are the Island economy.
Without the money that is spent here during the
season, there would be detrimental impact to your
safety, such as fire, rescue and police funding. It
would also lower the value of property if it were
vacant and not maintained.
So without the renters, this little Island could and
would be a different place.
At least when the rental houses are being used,
it forces the owners to keep them maintained and in
good shape.
So be careful what you wish for, it might just
happen.
Greg Gross, Vandalia, Ohio


Rubbish and rentals
We have lived here in Holmes Beach for 10
years.
My street has slowly become for seasonal rentals
and I think there's a growing problem with rubbish
collection. When renters leave, they put their green
and blue rubbish cans to the street no matter what
day they leave, even though the rubbish may not be
picked up for days.
Last week, renters left their piles of rubbish along
the street about five days before collection, needless
to say, papers and cans and all sorts of things were
blown up and down the street.
This weekend, four or five men rented the house
across the street for the weekend, they are gone, but
the cans are by the street.
The big question here is who is supposed to put
the rubbish cans away after renters leave?
Most of these owners are from other countries. I
was told by an authority that if I was a good neighbor
I'd put them away.
Well, if I did that I'd have to make it my part-time
job. I was once told that that would be trespassing on
another's property.
Plus we're in our 70s, and I can't see us running
up and down the street collecting rubbish. That' not
quite what we wanted to do after retirement.
Nancy Richard, Holmes Beach

Thank you...
On Feb. 1, I made several stops as I was on my
way out of town for a few days. Not for several hours
did I realize that my watch was no longer on my
wrist.
A few days later, upon returning home, I retraced
my steps, thinking how foolish of me, because I was
not going to find my watch.
When I stopped at the post office in Bradenton
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Beach, a clerk asked me what kind of watch was
lost. I told her. A smile appeared on her face as she
opened a drawer and took out my watch. Someone
had picked it up from the floor and turned it in.
I can't thank that person enough. Just saying
"thank you" doesn't seem enough, but I guess that is
all I can say.
Janet Stokes, Holmes Beach

Visit Rotary at Fest
One of the reasons I am proud to be a Rotarian
is ShelterBox. ShelterBox was started in 2000 by the
Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England.
Since then, nearly a million ShelterBoxes have been
shipped to every major disaster area in the world.
Nearly 8,000 boxes have been set to Haiti.
A ShelterBox contains a tent for 10 people
along with sleeping mats and blankets, water purifi-
cation kits and containers, collapsible shovel, rope,
repellent-treated mosquito netting, 10 PVC ponchos
and heavy duty plastic bags. Also included is a tool
kit in canvas bag: hatchet, jack-knife, screwdriver,
hammer, hoe head, multi-fueled cook stove, eating
utensils: plates and cups, and children's activity kit-
simple school supplies, stickers and coloring book.
Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, local residents and visitors
will have an opportunity to see a ShelterBox set up in
the area of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is a long-
time supporter of ShelterBox, contributing money
over the years to help in the effort to get these boxes
get to countries in desperate need.
Right now, the need is great in Haiti. Rotary
Club members will be demonstrating a ShelterBox
and talking about the good it accomplishes. We will
be asking for donations that will go toward buying
another ShelterBox for Haiti. The goal is the collect
$1,000. which is the cost of one ShelterBox including
shipping.
ShelterBox USA, based in Lakewood Ranch uses


a saying in its materials: "The need exists, the need
persists." At this time, we all have an opportunity to
help a devastated country that is not that far from our
own shores. We encourage you to stop by and see the
ShelterBox at the festival. To learn more visit www.
annamariarotary.org or www.shelterboxusa.com
Barry Gould, Rotary Club of Anna Maria
Island

Thanks for the support
On behalf of the Manatee County Branch-Ameri-
can Association of University Women, I want to thank
the following Anna Maria Island businesses that
donated gift certificates and auction items to support
our awarding of academic scholarships: Anna Maria
Island Community Center, BeachHouse, Sandbar
and Mar Vista restaurants, Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast, Island Kayak Tours, Mister Roberts Resort
Wear, Restless Natives, Sign of the Mermaid, Snips
Hair Design, Sweet Pea's and Color of Coconut.
Sylvia C. Price, president, Manatee County
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New arrival
Bob and Debbie McLoughlin celebrated the birth
of their son Kevin Joseph McLoughlin, who was
born Jan. 31 at 12:57 a.m. The family lives in
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In the Feb. 16, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Bradenton Beach resident Josephine Hodge, 80,
a 33-year resident of the city, said she planned to move
after neighbors complained to the city she was feeding
a flock of pigeons. "Some people in this city are stupid,"
said Hodge after the complaints were filed.
Holmes Beach city commissioners halted dis-
cussion of a request by Reed Mapes and Ian Perry-
man to develop unimproved streets in the Casanas
subdivision near the Manatee Public Beach until they
had a chance to observe traffic patterns in the area.
The streets were platted in 1905, but never developed.
Adjacent neighbors complained, but then Mayor
Carol Whitmore pointed out that the city cannot deny
development if the streets have been platted.
Key Royale residents asked the Holmes Beach
City Commission to pass an ordinance allowing golf
carts on city streets after a recent state law made it
illegal to use golf carts on city streets unless the city
designates them as safe to operate. Resident Luke
Courtney asked the commission to also consider
allowing golf carts as an alternative means of trans-
portation. Police Chief Jay Romine said he had no
objection to golf carts on Key Royale.

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AM environmental committee attacks trash, butts


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Environmental Enhancement Edu-
cation Committee at its Feb. 10 meeting discussed
the addition of recycling containers, cigarette-butt
collectors and a community education project.
Chair Amy Bayard said city hall, in conjunction
with Waste Management, will put in 10 recycling bins
alongside beach paths as a trial project.
The problem, she said, may be in getting people to
use the bins for recycling. "If we're treating this as a trial
run, then I think we're setting it up for failure, because
people are just treating it as a trash can," Bayard said.
"And we don't want to see the trial run fail."
The committee considered signs to put on the col-
lection bins to indicate what type of recycling items
should be deposited, as well as a cross-city meeting
with Holmes Beach to discuss an Island recycling


vision. "For Waste Management, it's not worth their
time and money for just Anna Maria," Bayard said.
"If it's Islandwide, maybe we can get something more
effective."
Bayard also spoke to Keep Manatee Beautiful,
which implemented in 2009 a Cigarette Prevention
Program that won a $2,000 award at the Keep Amer-
ica Beautiful National Conference.
Bayard said KMB wants to send a portion of the
money to Anna Maria for cigarette-butt collectors.
The collectors will remain as long as the city installs
and maintains them.
The commission also discussed a community
education project in which booths would be prepared
for events such as art festivals, Bayfest, and National
Arbor Day. The booths would include native landscap-
ing information and other educational pamphlets.
Mike Miller, a guest at the meeting, offered to


give a low down on native trees and plants.
Finally, Bayard said the city has finalized an
adopt-a-beach maintenance program, but the city
needs volunteers to maintain it. Bayard said vol-
unteers would do simple tasks involved in keeping
beach p 1lh a\ clean.
The committee also is seeking another commit-
tee member. Those interested can contact city hall at
941-708-6130.


Changes proposed to Anna

Maria boardwalk plan


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a hastily called meeting Feb. 9, members
of the Anna Maria Transportation Enhancement
Grant Committee agreed to several changes in
the design of the boardwalk proposed for the city
pier.
City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who
chairs the TEG, said the committee agreed to
reduce the width of the southerly portion of the
boardwalk from 12 feet to 8 feet to eliminate the
need to move parking closer to Bay Boulevard.
The committee also agreed to eliminate picnic
areas on the south portion of the boardwalk.


Instead, a picnic area will be built by the trolley
stops near the main entrance to the pier.
Mattick said she has been working with the
Florida Department of Transportation the past
few weeks to get a design drawing done by the
Feb. 16 meeting with the DOT.
City commissioners are expected to attend
that meeting to view the design and voice their
opinions and concerns about the project.
The proposed boardwalk will be about 450 feet
long, Mattick said, and allow a pedestrian to walk
from the humpback bridge on North Bay Boulevard
to the south end of the pier parking area without
confronting any traffic backing in or out.


Treasures and trinkets
Appraiser Julie McClure provides an estimate
on an item brought to the Anna Maria Garden
Club's Antique Appraisal Affair Feb. 10 at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. McClure offered on-the-spot
appraisals of household treasures and trinkets.
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BB begins planning 2010-11 spending


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach officials gathered Feb. 9 to
begin the process for assembling a 2010-11 spend-
ing plan.
The city commission held a workshop at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., to provide an opportunity
for newer elected officials and city staff to discuss
the budget process.
Much of the process is dictated by state law and
regulations, said city clerk Nora Idso, who for years
has taken the lead in drafting and overseeing the
city's spending plan.
"We're starting earlier this year," Idso said. "It
needs to be done in these economic times."
Idso reviewed with commissioners an old state-
ment of revenue and expenditures, as well as the
budget calendar and Truth In Millage or TRIM.
TRIM, said Idso, establishes the statutory require-
ments that taxing authorities levying a millage must
follow.
Three years ago, the requirements were changed
to provide maximum millage rates for non-voted
levies of counties and municipalities. State law sets
the method for calculating those rates.
And, added Idso, failure to adhere to the TRIM
requirements means the loss of revenue sharing from
the state.
City officials plan to hold one or two additional
workshops before budget season arrives in the
summer.
Key dates in the budget process are:
July 1, when the property appraiser certifies the
taxable value for taxing districts.
July 15, when the county budget officer sends
a tentative budget to the county board.
Aug. 4, when each taxing district provides the
county property appraiser with its prior year's mill-
age rate, current year proposed millage rate, current


Braden-
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budget
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workshop
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city hall.
Islander
Photo:
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year rolled-back rate and the time, date and location
of budget hearings.
Aug. 24, when the property appraiser must send
property owners TRIM notices.
Sept. 3-18, the period during which a public
hearing must take place to review and adopt a tenta-
tive budget and proposed millage rate.
Sept. 18-Oct. 3, the period for adopting a final
budget for the new fiscal year, as well as a millage
rate.
The crunch period is in July, the few weeks
between when the property appraiser issues its notice
of taxable value in a district and when the city must
notify the property appraiser of its proposed millage
rate, Idso said.
Commissioners asked a range of questions about


benefits, retirement and line items in the budget, as
well as tax rates in recent years.
"How have we done millage-wise?" asked Com-
missioner Gay Breuler.
"We've either kept it the same or lowered it,"
replied Idso. She added, "In the last two years,
we're the only city that has kept the millage the
same.
"And we haven't limited services or cut staff,"
said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Commissioner Janie Robertson said she won-
dered whether that would be the case in 2010-11.
"That's why I really wanted these meetings," she
said. "We've got to do something."
The next workshop meeting had not been sched-
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The Relay for Life event, which raises money
for the local American Cancer Society's work, will
take place May 1-2 at Coquina Beach.
Organizers currently are lining up sponsors
and teams to participate in the event.
Additionally, organizers have issued a call for
cancer survivors to register to join in a celebratory
lap at the start of the relay.
"Being a survivor is not about how many
or what type of treatments you had or what type
of the more than 100 types of cancer you had,"
said cancer survivor and Relay organizer Nancy
Ambrose of Holmes Beach.
"It's not about our bodies, it is about how big

Art league hosts
demo, sales event
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host the
Demo/Sale-A-Bration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednes-
day, Feb. 17, at the gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
The event will feature Nancy Law, Cheryl Jor-
gensen and Marie Garafano demonstrating their art
techniques.
Also, representatives from Keeton's Office & Art
Supply in Bradenton will conduct additional demon-
strations, offer products for sale and provide a basket
of art supplies for a raffle prize.
For more information, call 941-778-2099.

Chamber to host music fest
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host Koko Ray and the Soul Providers in the
winter's first Friday Fest.
The rain-or-shine event will take place on the
corner lot at North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue
from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
The chamber is seeking the participation of arts
and crafts vendors, who must pay a $50 entry fee,
and food vendors, who must pay a $100 entry fee.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-
778-1541.

Safe-driver course offered
For Islanders needing a refresher in driving skills
- or a reduction in insurance premiums AARP
volunteer Stretch Fretwell will conduct a three-hour
Safe Driver Course at the Island Branch Library.
The six-hour course, which costs $12 for AARP
members and $14 for others to enroll, will take place
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24-25.
For more information, call 941-776-1158.


our spirits, it's about grace and dignity and cour-
age and heart."
Ambrose encouraged survivors to join her in
the survivors' lap.
"Be proud of who and what and where you
are today," she said. "Be proud of being a cancer
survivor."
Entry forms will be distributed at the Bridge
Street Market, held on Saturdays on Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach throughout Febru-
ary and March.
For more information about the relay, call
Ambrose at 941-518-4431 or e-mail nancy
islandsandbeaches.com.

Longboat Key center holds
fundraiser
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will hold
its annual En Plein Air Affair at 6 p.m. Thursday,
March 4.
The event, featuring local watercolorists Bill
Buchman, Sue Cotton, Graciela Giles, Jack Nolan
and Herbie Rose, will take place under a tent at the
Longboat Key Club Harbourside.
Tickets, on sale now, cost $175.
For details, call the center at 941-383-2345.


Connecting to the social network
Susie Bowie of the Sarasota Community Founda-
tion leads a seminar on using Facebook to promote
nonprofit work. The seminar took place at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


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Relay for Life seeks survivors,

teams, sponsors


The Anna Maria Island Relay for Life holds a kickoff party Jan. 25 at Star Fish Co. Res-
taurant in Cortez. Pictured are team captains Karen Bell of Star Fish, Eileen Erwin and
Brandan Bunker of Walgreens and Nancy Ambrose of The Islander and Bridge Street
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The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
its March 1 general meeting at 1 p.m. at the Studio
at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Island.
Local artist Rolf Bertram will present a motion
slideshow of colorful abstracts along with synthe-
sized sounds.
Bertram grew up in the village of Himmelsthtir
in northern Germany and moved to Florida in 1996.
In 2004, he began doing panoramic photography of
landmarks on Anna Maria Island.
He describes his audiovisual abstracts as not
unlike the age-old meditation artwork of mandalas
and gongs, but using modern tc. hm11ln1, ,\.'.
Also, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, March
5, AGAMI hosts a reception for artist of the month
Paula Schoenwether at the Artists Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Schoenwether is a local nature photographer. She
also paints primitive folk art of the local area.
For more information, call 941-778-6694.


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Garden club to meet
The Island Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The group will discuss cacti culture and care with
Wilda Meir.
Also, a potluck supper will be shared.
For more information, call Maguerite Carrick at
941-778-0256.

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St. Bernard Catholic Church Holy Name Society
volunteers will welcome diners to a pancake break-
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Serving begins about 8 a.m. in the church activity
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Crosspointe hosts coffee, talk
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8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Looks like snow. Feels super cold. Packs up nicely
for snowman. But it's a winter playland on the
beach for Destin Gollamudi, 6, and sister ',.... ,,..,
3, of Holmes Beach. The siblings insisted on play-
ing in the cold, and had fun making a sandman.
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AGAMI will celebrate the photography of
Paula Schoenwether in March.

AID presents exhibit
All Island Denominations will sponsor the Reli-
gious Art and Artifact Exhibit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Organizers are inviting people to participate in
a show-and-tell, calling on people to share their reli-
gious art, artifacts, memorabilia, symbols and jew-
elry.
Exhibitors will set up at 4 p.m.
For more information or to reserve exhibit space,
call 941-778-6083 or 941 580-9534.

Correction to garden club date
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The date was incorrect in the Feb. 10 issue. During
the program, Ginger Wyss will lead a workshop in
arranging flowers. For more information, call Bar-
bara Callaghan at 941-778-2809.


Garden club growing stock for pantry
Members of the Anna Maria Garden Club will
collect canned goods for the food bank at Roser
Memorial Community Church during the group's
meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the
church. Pictured are Nike Schlesinger and Barbara
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Fishing fest plans to lure crowd


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Many days a white boot brigade shoves off from
the waterfront in Cortez in search for the big catch,
the fresh haul.
On Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, Cortez will celebrate the
fisher's way of life and the village's history with the
one-of-a-kind Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
The theme of this year's festival is "White Boots
Ready." Those who don't get the meaning can gain
understanding by visiting Cortez on a workday: When
fishers step off their boats at the end of the day, many


In the lineup
Organizers of the 28th annual Cortez Com-
mercial Fishing Festival recently announced the
entertainment lined up for the two-day celebra-
tion Feb. 20-21.
The talent includes:
Feb. 20 10 a.m., Richard Culbreath
Group; 10:45 a.m., Sunshine Express Cl1c'i. .
11 a.m.,The Crackerbillys; 11:45 a.m., Sunshine
Express C1 ',_. ci. 12:30 p.m., Richard Culbreath
Group; 12:45 p.m., Sunshine Express C1l '_c i ,.
1 p.m., The Crackerbillys; 1:45 p.m., Sunshine
Express Cloggers; 2 p.m., Soul R Coaster;
2:45 p.m., Sunshine Express CIl,__.-. 3 p.m.,
Richard Culbreath Group; 3:45 p.m., Sunshine
Express C1 ,.i -.4 4 p.m., Soul R Coaster; 4:45
p.m., Sunshine Express C1~<,c,. 5 p.m., Rich-
ard Culbreath Group and 5:45 p.m., Sunshine
Express Cloggers.
Feb. 21 10 a.m., Triad Folk Band; 11 a.m.,
Manatee River Bluegrass Band; 11:45 a.m., Sun-
shine Express C1 ',, ,c i ,, noon, Richard Culbreath
Group; 12:45 p.m., Sunshine Express Cl '-. i,.
1 p.m., Manatee River Bluegrass Band; 1:45
p.m., Sunshine Express CI<1,.,. 2 p.m., The
Wheedles; 2:45 p.m., Sunshine Express Clog-
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p.m., Sunshine Express CI<1,_.,. 4 p.m., The
Wheedles; 4:45 p.m., Sunshine Express Clog-
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p.m., Sunshine Express Cloggers.


are wearing white rubber boots that don't quite reach
the knee.
Those in the industry say that white boots are
one commonality among a Croatian oysterman, a
Vietnamese shrimper and a Cortezian crabber.
The festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
both days, honors the fisher, showcases Cortez's his-
tory and features locally caught and prepared seafood
and locally grown artists, craftspeople and musi-
cians.
The festival schedule includes two full days of
music. Also, at noon Feb. 20, organizers will hold
the blessing of the fleet ceremony on the waterfront.
Later in the day, The Islander will sponsor a cook-
ing contest, with the winners announced at center
stage.


The first fishing festival took place in 1981, draw-
ing about 500 people to the waterfront. Over the years
the festival has grown to encompass much of the vil-
lage, from one day to two days and to attract a crowd
of more than 20,000 people.
Admission to this year's festival is $2 for adults
and children 12 and over, with proceeds benefiting
the nonprofit Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
Preserve more than 100 acres of environmentally
sensitive land on the east side of Cortez.
With limited parking in the village, organizers
encourage use of the park-and-ride shuttle service.
Shuttles will be operating from the parking lot at
Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island as well as from
Cortez Commons, 5584 Cortez Road, Bradenton.
A round-trip on the shuttle will cost $2.


Mmmm, mullet
Mullet, the fish that made Cortez, is the primary ingredient in this year's Cortez Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival Cook-off sponsored by The Islander. Entries must be delivered by 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Cortez Com-
munity Center, 4523 123rd St. Court W. Winners will be announced at about 3 p.m. Entry forms and details
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Local Wisconsinites celebrate heritage


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
They wore their colors: green and gold for the
Packers, blue and gold for Marquette, but mostly car-
dinal red and white for the University of Wisconsin-
Madison.
They danced polkas.
They dined on bratwurst, sauerkraut, cheddar
soup and a variety of home-cooked dishes, most of
them served from crock pots.
And they sang their state song: "On, Wisconsin!
On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state!"
Many of the dozens who attended Wisconsin Day
Feb. 10 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach live either full-time or part-time on the Island
or in the Bradenton-Sarasota area.
But while they may be Sunshine State residents,
they are Wisconsinites at heart.
"It's something you are kind of born into," said
Mike Hodgis, who played trumpet in the three-man
polka band that performed at the 53rd Wisconsin
Day.
Hodgis and bandmates Vern Reigel and Ray
Schield performed together back in Wisconsin as
early as the 1960s.
"We played clubs," Hodgis said.
Now all three stay in the area for the winter.
And they play Wisconsin Day.
"This is a Wisconsin party so we're going to be
playing polkas," Hodgis said.
From the stage in the activity hall at St. Bernard,
Hodgis looked out on rows of cafeteria tables deco-
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and signs with the names of Wisconsin cities and
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Hunts file for hearing on Anna Maria density


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
True to their word, Robert and Nicki Hunt of
Anna Maria have petitioned the Florida Department
of Community Affairs for a hearing, claiming a 2009
city ordinance that calculates density in the retail-
office-residential district violates the 2007 compre-
hensive plan.
Sarasota attorney Jeremy Anderson of Lobeck
and Hanson, PA., representing the Hunts, Robert and
Coleen Muzzy and Pineapple Corner LLC, develop-
ers of an ROR project at 303 Pine Ave., filed a peti-
tion with the DCA Feb. 11, demanding an administra-
tive hearing.
The petitioners demand that the city amend the
section of the code that computes density in the
ROR.
In a Dec. 23 letter to the city, Lobeck had
demanded that the city change its policy and code
on density or face a DCA administrative hearing.
The legal action came after the city commission
and city attorney Jim Dye rejected Lobeck's Dec. 23
demand. The commission determined the city was not
violating its comp plan or land-development regula-
tion by computing density based on the entire dis-
trict. Anderson has calculated density on a lot-by-lot
basis.
Only Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus disagreed,
siding with the Hunts.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 17, 2010 0 15


Proposed BB liquor law gets refined


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A proposed liquor law for Bradenton Beach went
back into the distillery Feb. 9.
During a lengthy meeting at city hall, some ele-
ments of the proposed measure were removed and
some ingredients added to create an ordinance more
palatable to city commissioners, staff and planning
and zoning board members.
The drafting of the ordinance began last year, a
response to a concern from Back Alley owner Jo Ann
Meilner, who wants to sell beer and wine from her
Bridge Street gallery and coffee shop.
Meilner, in preparing to seek a state liquor license,
learned of an old provision in the city's land-devel-
opment code that established a distance requirement
for liquor sales on Bridge Street.
She requested that the city strike the provision
that she said had not been adhered to and was no
longer needed. The measure had been adopted to
clean up a wilder, rowdier Bridge Street.
City officials responded, but the ordinance
drafted for city commission's consideration proved
too complicated and too costly.
Two weeks ago, the commission delayed a second
and final reading until it could hold a workshop to
resolve concerns, including some raised by Meilner
and Commissioner Janie Robertson.
"When we first started this, my feeling was to
strike the ordinance," Robertson said, referring to the
LDC provision that calls for a 200-foot "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
overlay districts."
Meeting for the workshop Feb. 9, the commission
spent about 90 minutes discussing how to protect the
city interests and promote business.
At the start of the meeting, city building official
Steve Gilbert explained the reasons for the nine-page
ordinance presented to city commission last month.
The proposed ordinance would eliminate the distance
requirement and establish a new conditional-use
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Meilner's complaint went to the complexity of
the ordinance and proposed application review, which
would cost an applicant $750, about twice as much
as it would cost for a state beer and wine license.
She described a "mountain of regulations and
checks and balances that perhaps we don't need."
The city, Meilner said, has "over-legislated" to
the point where it is easier to build a house than to
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Meilner, other planning and zoning board mem-
bers Rick Bisio and William Shearon, business owner
Tjet Martin and commissioners offered a number of
suggestions to simplify the proposed ordinance, as
did Gilbert.
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An application for a conditional-use permit to
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A staff review would be less costly because it
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Heron nest destroyed, 1 chick dead


Citizens, city and county officials, law enforcement officers and wildlife
rescuers responded to Kingfish Boat Ramp off Manatee Avenue Feb. 14 to
rescue a nest of juvenile great blue herons. One chick died and the mother
stayed on watch near the nest, which was destroyed, apparently by a crew
subcontracted to remove two Australian pines at the boat ramp part
of a seawall project at the county-operated site. Holmes Beach Police
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County preparing to replace groins


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County officials are planning for the
replacement of at least one of three groins that may
be removed from Cortez Beach in advance of a 2014
beach renourishment project.
The possible removal of the groins, two of which
are known as the "Twin Piers," has generated some
concern from surfers who say the structures help
create good surf conditions.
The groins are within the area proposed for renour-
ishment in 2014 in a federal Army Corps of Engineers
project and immediately north of the area proposed for
renourishment in 2012-13 in a Manatee County/Florida
Department of Environmental Protection project.
Currently there is no official plan for the removal
of the structures, which already are closed.


But, according to the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, state regulations could neces-
sitate the removal of the groins for the 2014 project,
which involves an Islandwide renourishment.
A Florida coastal construction statute states,
"Any coastal construction, or any structure includ-
ing groins ... which serves no public purpose, which
is dangerous to or in any way endangers human life,
health or welfare, or which proves to be undesirable
... shall be adjusted, altered or removed."
In reviewing an initial renourishment application,
the DEP indicated that the usefulness of the three
groins may be evaluated.
In addition to surfers sharing concerns about
the removal of the structures, county officials have
weighed in, most publicly Charlie Hunsicker, director
of the natural resources department.


Hunsicker said he attended a recent beach tech-
nolo, v.' conference that provided a wealth of infor-
mation about coastal groins, breakwaters and other
structures intended to stabilize shorelines.
"We will be pursuing an effort to save one or
more of the three groins presently at Cortez Beach
with structures of size and length very similar to what
was there originally," he said.
Hunsicker said the replacement structure or struc-
tures would be low profile, similar to a structure at the
Colony Beach and Tennis Club on Longboat Key.
"If we are successful in obtaining permits for this
type of replacement structure, it will feature a low-beach
profile, sidewalk-like top that you can walk on."
Hunsicker said the replacement structure or struc-
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Holmes Beach resident

arrested for burglary
Holmes Beach resident Derek Lauterbach, 27,
was arrested Feb. 12 for attempting to steal nitrous
oxide from a business complex housing dentists at
4600 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
According to a Manatee Sheriff's office police
report, a Manatee County deputy responded to an
alarm at the business. When the deputy arrived, he
followed a noise commotion and saw Lauterbach
jump a fence outside the busi-
ness.
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erbach and had a K-9 unit dis-
patched. The deputy eventu-
ally spotted him sitting on the
ground, sweating and bleeding
in the 300 block of 50th Avenue
Lauterbach West.
Lauterbach, who had stolen four bottles of nitrous
oxide, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied
structure, felony criminal mischief, grand theft, and
resisting arrest without violence. He was transported
to the Manatee County jail.
Mike Quinn, publisher of www.newsmanatee.
corn, contributed to this report.



Streetlife

Island police blotter

Anna Maria:
Feb. 7, 214 Gladiolus St., disturbance. Complainants
called police because they were afraid a man would become
angry after his son came home late from a friend's house. The
parents were intoxicated, according to the report. There were
no signs of violence.
Feb. 7, 600 N. Shore Drive, warrant arrest. A com-
plainant called 911 and hung up. An officer responded to
the address where a woman said a disturbance was from


Obituaries.

Betty Robbins Dietrich
Betty Robbins Dietrich, 82, of Anna Maria, died Feb.
12.
Mrs. Dietrich was born in Red Level, Ala., and moved
to Willow, Fla., as a young child with her family, who
then operated McGowan Foushee Lumber and now operate
Robbins Manufacturing in Tampa.
She graduated from Bradenton High School and
Florida State College for Women, now Florida State Uni-
versity.
She retired from the Manatee County schools after teach-
ing 34 years at Manatee and Palma Sola elementary schools.
She was a longtime member of Island Baptist Church, where
she taught Sunday school.


the past and the officer found no evidence of domestic
battery. However, the male at the house had a warrant for
violation of probation and was arrested.
Feb. 8, 117 Palmetto Ave., found property. The complain-
ant said he was contracted to do plumbing and while walking
around the house he found a syringe and needle. An officer
found a syringe at the scene.
Bradenton Beach: No new reports.

Holmes Beach:
Feb. 5, 126 51st St., theft. An officer was dispatched in
reference to a theft. The caller said he had a civil problem
with an acquaintance. He said he was able to recover most
of his property from the acquaintance, but claimed a gun
was stolen.
Feb. 5, 104 74th St., theft of a vehicle. An officer was
dispatched in reference to a stolen vehicle. The SUV was
parked in front of a condominium on the night of Feb.
4 and was missing by 6 a.m. Feb. 5. The victim said the
vehicle was probably left unlocked.
Feb. 10, 121 46th St., burglary of a residence. An
officer responded to a burglary. The caller said he returned
after a day away and discovered a 20-inch television miss-
ing. The caller said multiple workers had been behind the
tiki hut at his home and that the gate at his residence had
been opened.


The Dietrichs were longtime Islanders, and husband
Jack was principal at Anna Maria Elementary School. Her
late daughter-in-law, Jane Carolan Dietrich, was a veteri-
narian at Island Animal Hospital.
A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 20, at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street
Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Donations may be
made to Tidewell Hospice Palliative Care, 2504 34t Ave.
W., Bradenton FL 34205.
Mrs. Dietrich is survived by husband Jack R. Dietrich,
sister Joan Robbins Mosco and son-in-law Col. Richard
A. Mosco of Phoenix; daughters Beth Conner and Jan
Dietrich; son Greg; grandchildren Mary Elizabeth and Jes-
sica Williams, Adam and Amy Smith and Sarah Dietrich;
son-in-law Art Conner; cousin Tommy Howze and wife
Sharon of Bradenton; and three nieces.

Ziver Huner
Dr. Ziver Huner, 84, of Holmes Beach and formerly
Syracuse, N.Y., died Feb. 6.
Dr. Huner was raised in Istanbul. He graduated from
the University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and com-
pleted his surgical and gynecology-obstetric residencies at
Admiral Bristol American Hospital in Istanbul. In 1958, he
fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams when he immigrated to
the United States.
Dr. Huner was a successful gynecologist and obstetri-
cian who practiced from 1966 to 1998 in the Syracuse area
at Community General Hospital.
He was affectionately known by his patients and col-
leagues as Dr. Z and the Bowtie Doctor. He was recognized
as a strong patient's advocate, experienced surgeon and
practitioner whose professional career was highlighted by
bringing thousands of children into the world, including at
least one set of triplets.
After his retirement to Florida, he later un-retired and
worked for several years as a gynecologic-colposcopist in
Bradenton and Sarasota.
He enjoyed travel, arts, skiing, soccer, the ocean,
meteorology, and political debate.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street
PLEASE SEE HUNER, NEXT PAGE


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The Islander & Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Mullet Cookoff Entry Form
s Entry form is required, either in advance or with the recipe at the judging Feb. 20.
Choose from two categories: individual (free) or restaurant/commercial ($25 entry fee).
Individuals may submit up to three entries, one each from choice of appetizer, salad or entree.
Restaurants may submit only for "best mullet recipe."
Entries must be provided "ready to eat" on plain, white disposable tableware or plastic containers.
The entry and recipe, including entry form if not submitted in advance, must be delivered to the
SCortez Community Center (former firehouse), 4523 123rd St. Court W., Cortez, by 1 p.m. Saturday,
V Feb. 20. You must pay to enter the festival gate to present your entry.
4 Winners will be announced and prizes awarded following the judging at approximately 3 p.m. at
the main festival stage.
Judging for individuals will be for a first prize/best entry of $100. Runner-up will receive $25. "Most
Original Recipe" earns dinner for two at the Star Fish Company Restaurant.
Restaurants must pay a $25 entry fee and the winner will receive "best mullet" bragging rights for a
year and a framed certificate.
i All winners will be honored in The Islander newspaper and "centerstage" at the festival.
Judges' decision is final. Entrants agree to allow publication of their recipe, and to participate in
promotion and publicity by the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival and The Islander newspaper.

Don't forget to include your recipe!

Submit entry form(s) by e-mail to news@islander.org; by fax (toll free) at 1-866-362-9821; or in
person at the Cortez Community Center. Restaurants: mail advance entry/check to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Proceeds to benefit the Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival. Thanks for entering!

Info: The Islander: 941-778-7978
If you have a favorite recipe featuring mullet, you could be our cooking Maritime Museum: Roger Allen, 941-708-6121 or 941-704 8598.
contest winner. And you could hold a year's worth of bragging rights to best
mullet cook in the Anna Maria Island area. The Islander newspaper with the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is sponsoring a MULLET COOKOFF for
individuals and restaurants. Individuals may enter salad, appetizer or entree,
Entry title
while restaurants will compete for "best mullet recipe." Prepared entries will
be judged at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Cortez Community Center during the Address Phone
festival, where awards will be announced. Go to www.islander.org for more
information and an entry form, or visit the newspaper office in the Island
Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Restaurant / Contact Person

CORTEZ MULLET COOKOFF and/or chef name:

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Chapel, Bradenton, served the family. Online condolences
made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Dr. Huner is survived by his wife, Jane Elizabeth; sons
Tony, Eric and Rex, and their respective wives, Serena,
Nanci and Alexandra; brothers Nurhan and wife Guniz
and Vasfi of Istanbul, as well as their sons and families;
grandchildren Jack, Alec, Dylan, Asher, Ardith, Jennifer,
Melissa and Jason and their children.

Eric Rushnell
Eric Rushnell, 51, of New Market, Tenn., and formerly
of Manatee County, died Feb. 9 at the UT Medical Center
in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born in Watertown, N.Y., and
lived most of his life in Adams Center, N.Y. He graduated
from South Jefferson High School in 1977. He worked as
a meat-cutter in Adams Center until moving to Florida in
1982. He then began a career as a custom cabinetmaker
and remained at this craft.
Mr. Rushnell was active in the
Anna Maria Island Privateers and
the Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club,
as well as other Parrot Head Clubs


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in Alabama, Florida and Tennes-
see. He enjoyed participating in the
annual Desoto Parade in Bradenton,
and the Gasparilla Celebration in
Tampa.


Memorial donations may be
made to the Charitable Foundation of the Sarasota Bay
Parrot Head Club, the Alzheimer's Association or the
Humane Society.
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, N.Y., is in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his companion, Renee Collins of
Palmetto; daughter Melissa Rushnell of Tampa; broth-
ers Squire and wife Louise DuArt of Martha's Vineyard,
Mass., and King and wife Joy of Clarkesville, Ga.; sister-
in-law Delta Rushnell of Bradenton; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Joy S. Tuttle
Joy S. Tuttle, 96, of Bradenton and Holmes Beach,
died Feb. 3. Mrs. Tuttle grew up in Hamilton, N.Y., and
earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Syracuse
University and her teaching degree from Teachers College
in New York City. She enjoyed rug hooking and china
painting.
Mrs. Tuttle is survived by her children, David, Susan


and Elisabeth.


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Noon to 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer
recognition lunch at the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-779-9108. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Garden Club meeting and canned
food drive at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
1 to 4p.m. -Anna Maria IslandArt League "Demo/Sale-a-Bration" atthe
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

Thursday, Feb. 18
1 p.m. Polymer clay and bookmaking demonstration by Karen
Cunningham at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
6 p.m. Island Garden Club discussion on cacti culture and care
with Wilda Meir at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-0256.

Friday, Feb. 19
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Fest featuring Koko Ray and the Soul
Survivors on the corner lot at North Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

Saturday, Feb. 20
8 a.m. to noon Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and
a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club hosts guest speaker Ed Hunzeker at Cafe
on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
9:30 a.m. REAL Women's Ministry of CrossPointe Fellowship
host Katrina Cati, expert on Islam, at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-0719.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. -Cortez Fishing Festival with shuttles traveling
between Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach and Cortez Commons, 5584
Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6121. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 21
8 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. -Cortez Fishing Festival with shuttles traveling
between Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach and Cortez Commons, 5584
Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6121. Fee applies.
ONGOING:
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
Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruc-
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Abby Bennett, 8, of Bradenton, dines at the Roser
Memorial Community Church pancake breakfast in
November. Another breakwast will be held Satur-
day, Feb. 20, and all are welcome. Islander Photo:
Lisa Neff
Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island
Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in


the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
Thursday, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on
the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
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
Beach.
* Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Braden-
ton Beach, through mid-April. Information: 941-518-4431.
Through Feb. 28, American Watercolor Society 142nd Annual
Traveling Exhibition at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.
OFF-ISLAND EVENTS:
Wednesday, Feb. 17
6:30 p.m. GPS boating seminar at the Anna Maria Island Sail
and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-
795-0482.

Thursday, Feb. 18
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Getting the Best Cancer Care at Age 55 and
Over" wellness workshop at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
7 p.m. Extraordinarily Human Film Series: King of Kong at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-
746-9161. Fee applies.
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Friday, Feb. 19
6 to 9 p.m. Chinese New Year celebration at the South Florida
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Art league hosts watercolor workshop
Watercolorist Joye Moon will conduct a two-day workshop, Exploring Textures in Watercolor, at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19-Thursday, Feb. 20. The cost will be $160 for non-members and $138 for
members. For more information or to register, call the Anna Maria Island Art League at 941-778-2099.


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7p.m. Reels at Rossi Park presents the Film "Groundhog Day"
in the park on Third Avenue West between Ninth Street West and U.S.
301, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366.

Saturday, Feb. 20
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. MainlyArt fair along Old Main Street, Bradenton.
Information: 941-704-4366.
3 and 4:30 p.m. Wagon tours of Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757 ext. 4. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 22
Noon Senior Singles tour the Cortez Maritime Museum after lunch
at the Starfish Co. Restaurant, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information:
941-778-1908.

Tuesday, Feb.23
8p.m. "The Peaceable Kingdom" choral concert at State College
of Florida Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Coming Up:
Feb. 24-25, Safe Drive course, Island Branch Library.
Feb. 25, Wagon tours of Robinson Preserve.
Feb. 25, Sunset and Stars Shutter Stroll, Robinson Preserve.
Feb. 25, Extraordinarily Human Film Series: US vs. John Lennon,

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South Florida Museum.
Feb. 27, United Way fitness event, Robinson Preserve.
Feb. 27, Pines Trailer Park Street Sale.
Feb. 28, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival.
March 1, Artists Guild meets, Studio and Gulf and Pine.

SAVE THE DATE:
March 3, Tingley Book Club meets.
March 4, "En Plein Air Affair," Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
March 6, Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour.
March 6, Whitney Horton Memorial Golf Tournament, River Run
Golf Links.
March 12, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club "An Evening at Casino
Royale."
March 17, St. Patrick's Day dinner, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
March 20, Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes.
March 27, Island's Got Talent Show.

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8 a.m. Feb. 19, Parent Teacher Organization
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Feb. 19, Jump Rope for Heart.
8 p.m. Feb. 23, PTO dinner by Lee Roy Sel-
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Falcons fall in regional soccer semifinals


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Martine Miller and her St. Stephen's high school
girls soccer team had their season come to an end at
the hands of Tampa Prep on Feb. 2 in Tampa. The
Falcons fell 3-1 to finish 18-4 in what is probably
one of the best seasons ever for the Falcons girls team
-and Miller is one its key players.
The Falcons won the Class 2A, District 10 title
by defeating St. Petersburg Shorecrest 3-1 on Jan.
22. The Falcons fell behind 1-0, but tied it up when
Miller assisted on Amy Ivins' goal on the way to the
school's third consecutive district title.
The Falcons then rolled past Indian Rocks Chris-
tian by a 5-1 score Jan. 28 before ending its season
at Tampa Prep.
Miller, who has started for the Falcons since
eighth-grade, was the team's second-leading scorer
with 19 goals and 11 assists. Only a sophomore, she
has two more seasons to help her team and improve
her college prospects.
Miller now turns her attention to her club team,
the U17 Braden River Rage, which will be compet-
ing in the state cup competition in the near future.
Miller also is playing lacrosse for the first time since
St. Stephens started a club team this year.
Congratulations Martine, and good luck.

Olympian has Island roots
Mark Ladwig, who along with partner Amanda
Evora captured a silver medal in the pairs competition
at the U.S. National Figure Skating championships
in January, is skating in the 2010 Winter Olympic
Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Both skaters train at the Ellenton Ice & Sports
Complex in Ellenton, but Ladwig has some Island
connections.
Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy spent a lot
of time at what was then known as J.P Igloo skat-
ing arena with son Ben, a budding hockey standout.
Someone there asked Murphy if he had any openings,
because Ladwig needed a job. Murphy gave him a
job as a busboy and the skater quickly moved up to
the wait staff.
Ladwig worked at the Bistro for more than eight
years and was well liked by everyone. "Mark is a
great guy and worked like a dog," stated Murphy.
"He worked four or five shifts a week for us, while
mixing in training, driving the Zamboni at the rink
and also giving skating lessons."
It's safe to say that Ladwig, or "Fargo" as he is
known at the Bistro thanks to his origins in North
Dakota, will have some folks from Holmes Beach
rooting for him and Evora in their quest for the gold
medal in Vancouver.
Good luck to Mark and Amanda from The
Islander.

Horseshoe news
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to battle for horseshoe supremacy at the Anna Maria
City Hall pits Feb. 13. The team of Leo Hutton and
Debbie Rhodes earned the bye to the finals and got
to watch as Norm Good and Fritz Fredrich edged
Gene Bobeldyke and Sam Samuels 22-20. The finals
was a battle as well with Good-Fredrich outlasting
Hutton-Rhodes 21-19.
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.

Roundball around the corner
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
accepting registrations for its 2010 youth basketball
season for players ages 5-17. Cost per player is $55
for members and $70 for non-members. Each player
receives a team jersey.
Games will be played Monday through Friday
starting at 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Center will host a basketball camp to gear
up for the season Saturday, March 13. The camp runs
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for players 8-13, while the 5-7
age group camp runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camp
costs $20 for members and $30 for non-members.
But the Center will combine the costs for some
savings: Season/camp for members is $70 while non-
member pay $95.
Though every player makes a team, there are
mandatory tryouts to ensure league parity.



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Tryout dates and times are:
Ages 14-17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 8.
Ages 12-13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 9.
Ages 10-11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 10.
Ages 8-9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 11.
Ages 5-7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 12.
For more information, contact Andy Jonatzke
or Tyler Bekkerus at the Center, 941-778-1908, ext.
9205.

AMICC baseball ready to bat
The Anna Maria Island Community Center also is
registering players age 5-11 for its recreational baseball
league. The last day to register will be March 15.
The Island program will not be part of Little
League this year, but will include teams that play
instructional and competitive ball at the Center base-
ball field.
Cost is $65 for members and $80 for non-mem-
bers for the pitching machine division, geared for
players in the 7-11 age group. T-ball is $55 for Center
members and $70 for non-members. The player uni-
form package includes shirt, hat and socks.
The league is in need of volunteer coaches, and,
if approved as a coach, the coach's child plays for
free.
For more information, contact the Center.


Flag football action online
The NFL Flag Football regular season is winding
down at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and teams are jockeying for playoff seed positions.
For flag football news, schedules and standings,
visit www.islander.org.


Reaching home
When Matt White settled permanently on Anna
Maria Island, where he spent summers playing
baseball and golf he brought back an Island col-
lectible a baseball signed by the 1964 Cleveland
Indians. The late George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts,
who lived on the Island and played Major League
ball, gave the baseball to White in 1979. Islander
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Cold weather: Fish get no chance to rebound


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Fishing continues to be slow as another cold front
blew through Florida. Some captains are claiming
this winter is one of the worst they've endured.
There are some glass minnow schools on the
flats, so anglers can find the bait pods and expect
possible action with redfish and trout. The best action
likely will be up the river in creeks and canals, or in
deep-dock canals of areas such as Key Royale.
Winds are expected to come from the east later
this week, which could allow anglers to head offshore
and fish the artificial reefs that before the gusts had
been holding some big sheepshead, as well as man-
grove snapper and a bunch of porgies.
Capt. Warren Girle said he has been working hard
for fish in water temperatures that have averaged about
52 degrees on the flats. He said his anglers have been
catching a bunch of trout, but they've all been on the
skinny side. He said there have been some big ladyfish
around, as well as some big glass minnow schools.
But the fish are still lazy to bite. "The fish just
aren't getting a chance to rebound with the weather,"
Girle said.
Girle said his fish-finder has shown there are more
fish in canals than on the flats. He said that's because
of the muddy bottoms in the canals that warm the
water. Plus, the canals are out of the wind. "So my
plan is to go dock fishing again," Girle said.
Girle said he's had to go almost to Sarasota Bay
to find any clean water.
Finally, He thinks most of the redfish are hun-
kered down in deep holes.
Capt. Mark Howard of Sumotime Fishing
Charters said he's been landing mostly trout, red-
fish and sheepshead. He's been fishing redfish around
docks, using live shrimp to induce bites. "What I'll
do is pinch the tail off for some scent," Howard said.
"And I'll spring for some select shrimp."
Howard has found trout in 6 feet of water by fish-
ing pot holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. He'll
toss out a split shot and live shrimp and drag the rig
along the bottom.
Capt. Mike Greig said he has caught some trout,
flounder and sheepshead, but the fishing has been
slow. This week, Greig suggests fishing sheepshead
around docks and trout fishing. "I haven't seen any
pompano yet," he said.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the DEE JAY II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said sheepshead come on real
strong with the average size increasing substantially.
Most of the tasty convict fish have been found in the
bays around deep docks and taken with regular-sized
live shrimp.
He said the last trip before the routine weekend
front was windy and cold, but a decent incoming tide
got the sheepies on a tear with some slot-sized redfish
in the mix. Speckled trout have also been cooperative,
he said, with specks ranging from 10-20 inches. He
said they have been taken with live shrimp, Cotee jigs
and CAL jigs. "With the changing weather patterns,
the trout have been moving around quite a bit and
may not be found in the same place one day to the
next," he said.
In addition, Zacharias reported a few flounder,
hefty ladyfish, black drum and bluefish. "The weather
report is calling for at least another week of low tem-
peratures in the 40s and highs around 60," he said.
"The abnormally low water temperature just does not
have a chance of rebounding under those conditions.
The frequency of the cold fronts has not allowed the
water off the beaches to settle and clear as well. The
winter pattern action we have been enjoying should


First mate Larry Bethke, left, and Denny Miller hold a lemon shark caught in 120feet of water with a live
pinfish while on a charter with Capt. Larry McGuire.


continue on, but don't look for spring to be busting
out anytime soon."
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters said amberjack are feeding extremely well
and don't mind the cold weather. He said his clients
are also catching mangrove snapper, yellowtail snap-
per, porgies, triggerfish, sharks and catch-and-release
grouper. "We are not even trying to catch grouper, but
still catching a few," he said. "A variety of big live
baits and especially live pinfish are working great."
McGuire said the best action is in 120 feet of
depth, and deeper is better. He said this year has had
some rough weather but there are usually a few nice
days between each cold front.
Richard McGrath from the Sunshine Skyway
south fishing pier said there have been almost no
anglers on the pier lately, but he's heard fishers were
catching trout and black seabass.
Bob Kilb from the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
have caught a few sheepshead and an occasional bon-


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fish caught
with Capt.
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spots on the
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nethead shark.
Dave Sork from Anna Maria City Pier said he
has seen a few sheepshead around. Best baits are tube
worms, or send fleas, which anglers can get from the
beach.
Capt. T.J. Stewart of Cast Away Charters said
this week will probably be too windy to get offshore,
unless winds shift and come from the east, as some
weather forecasters are predicting. Until then, Stew-
art recommends anglers fish far up the Manatee River
late in the day as the water warms. The darker bot-
toms in the river heat up quicker, and there are many
creeks and canals that anglers can get into and hide
from the wind.
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By Rick Catlin


Euphemia Haye

walks for diabetes


Euphemia Haye restaurant owners D'Arcy and
Ray Arpke, along with Katie and Rob Houle, will
participate as Team Euphemia Haye in the March
20 walk on Siesta Key to raise funds for a cure of
juvenile diabetes.
Participating teams are in competition to deter-
mine which one can raise the most money for the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Team
Euphemia Haye is looking to take the trophy.
Anyone interested in contributing to Team Euphe-
mia Haye can visit or mail a check to the restaurant
at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL
34228, with a memo that it's for Team Euphemia
Haye.
Checks should be made out to the JDRF
For more information about Euphemia Haye, call
941-383-3633.


Pine store makes plans
Liz and Mike Thrasher recently purchased the
Pine Avenue Store, 307 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Liz
Thrasher said she and her husband do have some
plans to improve the store, but she's not yet ready to
present them to the public.
She promised that \ i. Thing new will be appeal-
ing and conform to the ambiance of Pine Avenue and
Anna Maria.
"Nothing bad, only good," pledged Thrasher.
For more information on the Pine Avenue Store,
call 941-779-9200.


Planet Stone now open
Planet Stone Marble & Granite at 8700 Cortez
Road W., recently opened its doors for business.
The store specializes in evaluating, selecting and
installing stone quarried from around the world for a
high-end look to kitchens and bathrooms.
Planet Stone also provides stone for mini-kitchen
countertops and has provided the marble and stone
for several multi-level condominium projects.
Store hours are from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
For more information, call 941-580-9236.

Chamber activities
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will hold its Friday Fest/Island Musical
Festival from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The event is free and is open to the public.
The chamber will hold its February business
card exchange from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 24, at A.J.'s Island Network@The Loft, 9801
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Reservations are requested and the event is open
to members and guests. The cost is $5 per person.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.

New to the chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce welcomed the following new members in
December and January:
Old Hamburg Restaurant, 3246 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, Wolfgang Jahn, 941-778-1320.
Salon Salon, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach,
Annie Pettitt, 941-778-0400.
Signature Sotheby's International Realty, 50
Central Ave., No. 110, Sarasota, Terry Hayes, 941-
302-3100.
AMI Taxi, 509 58th St., Holmes Beach, Jake
Gallo, 941-447-8372.
Arbonne-Independent Consultant Island Wide,
Bradenton & Sarasota, Holmes Beach, Shirley
Weaver, 607-329-8649.


Wagner Realty/Jean Furneaux, 2217 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach, Jean Fumeaux, 941-209-8789.
StarFruit Productions, 2910 N. Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, Sage Hall, 941-527-9522.
Anna Maria Island Luxury Condos, 5626 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, Judy Karkhoff, 941-201-
2182.


Realty raves
Wagner Realty, with offices in Bradenton Beach
and on Longboat Key, recently named Debbie
Thrasher as the top producer in January for the Anna
Maria Island office, while Dorothy Cook took the
same honor at the Longboat Key office.
Carol Codella was the top selling agent on Anna
Maria Island for January, while Cook garnered the
award at the Longboat Key office.
For more information on Wagner Realty, call
941-727-2800.


Island real estate
transactions
121 46th St., Unit A, Dos Pinas Coladas, Holmes
Beach, a 2,536 sfla /3,700 sfur 6bed/4/2bath/2car pool
land condo built in 2009 was sold 01/27/10, Beach
to Bay Investments Inc. to AMK Anna Maria Invest-
ments LLC for $800,000; list $895,000.
311 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,329 sfla / 2,352
sfur 3bed/3bath/ Icar home built in 1963 on a 92x105
lot was sold 01/26/10, Roten to Howard for $365,000;
list $395,000.
Correction to the Feb. 10 reported sale at 203
Spruce Ave., which should have read: 203 Spruce
Ave., Anna Maria, a 696 sfla / 832 sfur 2bed/lbath
Gulffront home built in 1952 on a 63x157 lot was
sold 01/22/10, Spahn to Brown for $1,475,000; list
$1,700,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay
941-778-7244. Current Island real estate transac-
tions may also be viewed online at www.islander.org.
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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome
to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-
1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for
worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

THEY'RE BACK! EVERY Monday night all-you-
can-eat fish fry. $10. Live entertainment. Tiki bar
open. Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W.,
Cortez, end of road.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
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needed for local representatives to aid 86 home-
less children whose orphanage/school were
demolished. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

WANTED: BUCKETS. DONATE clean five-gallon
buckets with lid to ship to Haiti. Please drop at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry hayes @ sothe-
bysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

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,
Holmes Beach.

For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
Fr, Marianne Norman-Ellis
at Mike Norman Realty,
778-6696.

Mike
Norman
Realty


EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
Rron. RESULTS
36 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
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. $119,000.
PERIO ISLAND PATIO HOME, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, Large Greatroom, $275,000.
RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
MARTINIQUE Luxury 2/2/Garage. Direct Gulf view.
HOLMES BEACH* 941-778-0807
yrealty3@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


WANTED: FISHING GEAR: Anna Maria Priva-
teers are collecting new or used, repairable fish-
ing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to
give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

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 REMEMBRANCE: Purchase a per-
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butter-
fly Park. Two lines, $50. Three lines, $60. Forms
at The Islander, or call 941-518-4431 for more
information.


ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.
215 Elm Ave. North end of Anna Maria Island. All
like-new with invoices: FL king bed set, two cara-
mel leather sofas, tan leather chair, china, rattan
tables and chairs, pine armoire, micro-fiber queen
sofabed, two TVs, queen pillow-top bed, light pine
table and chairs, white desk and cupboard, wicker
mirror and end tables, two queen-bed linen sets,
two bikes, lamps, bookcase, HP printer, teddy
bears, ladies clothes, dresser, patio and porch
furniture, books, linens, kitchenware and nice
accessories. Pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz. Sale
by Julie McClure.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP yard sale. 8:30 a.m.-noon
Saturday, Feb. 20. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
941-779-2733.

VILLAGE GREEN: SECTION 12 community yard
sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Furniture,
clothing, white elephant, lunch available. 12th
Avenue West, off 68th Street west, Bradenton.

LARGE FUNDRAISING yard sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 20.691 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach.

YARD SALE: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day, Feb. 19-20. Lots of really great stuff. 531 69th
St., Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILYSALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
20. Housewares, kitchen, clothing, miscellaneous.
403 72nd St., Holmes Beach.




IHADOLD (SMALL REALTOR
Office: (941) 778-2246. (941) 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com



WAGNER REALTY
Brfingg PeoplH uSine 1939
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL


GulfSay fafty ofJnna 9aria Inc.
S Jesse (isson Broker-Associate, Gf
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
Immaculate 2BR/2BA
condo with den. This
like-new condo has
peeks of the Gulf and
a great rental history.
Covered parking,
deeded beach access,
storage. Turnkey
furnished. A supreme
value in today's market. This property will not last
long. $369,000.

Call Jesse Brisson
941-713-4755.


A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies,
T-shirts, home treasures, mirrors and framed art.


FOUND: CHRYSLER KEYS. Skull key chain.
Near Beachhouse Restaurant, Bradenton Beach.
941-778-3004.

LOST: SMALL BLACK toolbox with yellow handle
At Marina Drive and 63rd Street. Holmes Beach.
941-704-5171.

LOST, HP BLACK and silver camera, black case,
approximately Jan. 13. Bradenton Beach, Cortez
Beach, Island Publix or Holmes Beach. Reward.
909-725-1045.

LOST CAT: WHITE and gray tiger, no tail. Area
of 23rd Street and Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
$25 reward. 941-778-2374.

FOUND: KEYS ON blue lanyard, in HAITI dona-
tions at The Islander newspaper. 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.


GOOFY SEEKS FAMILY: 1-year-old pomeranian,
mixed gray, white, gold. Needs a good family.
Chihuahua pups, too. All shots. $100. 941-400-
2815.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants
screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.


2007 VESPA: G.TS. 250 ie, limited edition.Yellow,
showroom condition, $4,800. Many extras. 941-
751-3203.

2001 MERCEDES E320: Black with tan leather.
Good condition, loaded, very clean. 119,000
miles. $6,900.941-778-2599.

1998 CHEVY CAVALIER. Runs good. Automatic,
air conditioning. $1,500. Rick, 941-224-4977.



Charming 2/2 old Florida solid masonary constructed home on
Clark Spring Lake in Holmes Beach. Upgraded kitchen, spacious
living room with
vaulted ceilings,
birch wood
paneling, new AC/
heat all on duplex
lot. 85-ft on lake -
where you may
enjoy kayaking,
canoeing and
fishing. ONLY two
VERY short blocks
to beach. Asking $499,000.
REDUCED $995,000.
Quality custom 3/2 Key West
design with separate heat/cool
units each level. All living area,
open-design kitchen, master
BR and den on third level PLUS
spacious covered deck. Guest
BR on second level, plus bath
for privacy. Elevator, intercom,
security system and cental
vacuum. Outside shower, room
for pool and only 450 ft to beach.
Choice waterfront building lot: Coconut Bayou subdivision, Anna
Maria. Short distance to beach. Only $499,000. Possible Terms.




"T-e ARE the Island!"
SINCE 1957
Maie Fralin, L Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com





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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
andys Established in 1983
awn Celebrating 25 Years of
wr ni Quality & Dependable Service.
Service Call us for your landscape
778*1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


Windows & Doors

941-730-5045

RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
S, Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
' References available 941-720-7519


PLANET STONE
Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ez 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"
www.honeydohomerepairinc.com


Bed: A .bargain!
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ADMIRAL TOWNCAR
PROFESSIONAL CHAUFFEUR AT TAXI PRICES
AIRPORTS THEME PARKS CRUISE TERMINALS
ALL APPOIN-tNTS IWE OG .Y WHERE
CA AJR HIL 941. 77 p7
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Marianne CorrellREATOR
The Big Picture...It's all about Real Estate.
It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

S ISLAND
'\4 REAL ESTATE
-- OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
941-725-7799 941-778-6066 mariannebc@aol.com

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A Portrait by
the Sea done
by the Island's
leading
photographer
is a lasting
reminder of
A the Special
times you've
spent...

315 58th St.
ELKA.com Holmes Beach, FL 34217
PHOTOGRAPHY 941-778-2711


2005 LANDROVER/FREELANDER: silver with
black leather. One owner, 46,000 miles, priced
$3,000 under retail at $8,000. 941-730-2606.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day.Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Zuma
and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
LOOKING TO BUY a boat slip in Holmes Beach
or Anna Maria for a 16-foot boat. Email rickclout-
ier@live.com. 713-503-6382.
BOAT SLIP FOR sale: Deeded boat slip with dock
on Marina Drive. Direct access to Bimini Bay and
Gulf. Reduced. Call Matt. 941-730-2995.
CATALINA 25 SAILBOAT: 9 hp, fin keel. Slip avail-
able in Bimini Bay. $5,700.262-745-0339 or 608-
359-9116.


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
HELP WANTED: EVENT co-coordinator for a very
busy not-for-profit organization. Send resume to:
5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
PART-TIME SERVER: Part-time bus person, dish-
washer. Light maintenance involved. Both experi-
enced. Drug-free workplace. 941-504-0030.


SECRETARIAL: (law, real estate, professional)
work wanted. Complete home office. Extensive
experience. Call 941-778-0042.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND executive chef imported
from Italy! Private parties, cooking lessons, wedding,
event planning, consultant. Call 973-900-2549.


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. Confi-
dentiality agreement required. $95,000. Longview
Realty, 941-383-6112.


MASSAGE THERAPY: In-home visits by appoint-
ment. Patricia Emslie, LMT. 941-504-2030. Gift
certificates, too! Lic. # MA0023639.
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-
778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
advice. 941-545-7508.

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

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.


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 hurricane
covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL
inserts. TDWSINC @msn.com. 941-730-1399.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
or 941-730-5693.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.
LISA'S SUNSHINE CLEANING: Dependable,
deep, quality cleaning. References. 20 years
experience. Call 941-758-8680.
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.
AMI CARWASH-2-U, boats, too. We come to your
driveway, same prices as mainland machine wash.
Full detail services, $9.99 exterior-only special.
Call for an appointment. 941-567-5116.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES UNLIMITED: Paint,
flooring, pressure wash, trim work, paver seal-
ing, appliance repair, ceiling fans, windows and
doors, home watch. Can do it all so give us a call.
941-650-5058.

Pawsitively Pets
& Property Services Inc.
761-751 1 'f* t
Quality Pet Sitting Since 2001

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. >'"
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. '
Call Junior, 807-1015 -"

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We Come To You Full Warranty
Antennas *Mirrors f- I
*Power *Locks
Trunks Door Handles 941-780-1735
POWERUPAUTO.COM SINCE 1995 FREE ESTIMATES FLMV-46219

r NO JOB TOO SMALL!
| 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
ISLAND RESIDENT FULLY INSURED REFERENCES
Call Tim 231.218.6600


MARK BOWERS
Electrical, Navigational Audio/Video Systems
Marine and Residential Service & Installs
Insured
PO Box 1064 Cortez, Fla 34215
941.920.1169








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TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

DREDGING: RESIDENTIAL DOCKS, boatlifts,
slips, marinas. Per city of Holmes Beach autho-
rization. Contact Paul DeMariano. C&M Dredge-
Monster, 941-751-6999.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Including small busi-
nesses and all states. Member of NSTP Call Pat
at 941-761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.
CAREGIVING BY ALEDDA: Companion care,
transportation, meal preparation, light housekeep-
ing. Experience, references. 941-462-5567.
COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34
years of happy customers. Senior check, pet-
watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house @verizon.netfor details.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Gift boutique, nail products, hand-
bags, jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Call for an appointment. Now offering
in-home pedicure services. 941-713-5244.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings, 941-
758-0395.315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15.12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming and
landscaping. Fully insured, monthly specials. 941-
812-7273.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $30-$40 per
yard. Gravel, other rock and bobcat services.
Please, call Cory with MaCline Construction at
941-812-4178 for a free estimate.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.boat

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Serving the Island, LBK, Manatee & Sarasota Coiilnii-: :in 1' co
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service (
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Hol-rr-:, li',.:0* 1p i Sat.

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

Your Shuttle Service on Anna Maria Island
.^^^ *7Hm, _In Permitted/Licensed/Insured
.ShruttlSearice r ixffl, Inc.
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941-580-5777 Transportation
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;> MANATEE MOVING
Pickup & Delivery Services
Apartments Condos o Homes -
1 item or Household
Free Estimates Affordable Rates
call Mike 739-8254
"Your Hlome Townr Mover'"
Licensed. Insured FL Msover Reg. # IM501

IN'S RESCREEN IN
C"C:-L *:-.GES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, C.: :*P
rj: I:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima: .
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CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-779-2294.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.

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


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

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michi-
gan carpenter, cabinet maker. All phases of con-
struction. 30 years experience. No job too big or
too small. Quality work guaranteed at affordable
prices. Call Mike, 877-822-4326. kroon@triton.
net.

HERB'S LOW PRESSURE Washing and Paint-
ing: Environmentally friendly. Free estimates.
Licensed, insured. Senior discounts. 941-750-
9743.


GAIL TUTEWILER, P.A. .,
941-705-0227
ISLAND
:*: RE L ESTATE

SABAL PALMS 2/2, ground floor, updated kitchen & baths. $85,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2/1, gulf views, Clubhouse, pool, pier. $179,900
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #70, 3/ 2 2, pool, view, Updated. $399,500
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #36, 2 master suites, 2 car. $384,900
SUMMER SANDS, Direct Gulf View, 2 BR plus office. $419,000
MARTINIQUE SOUTH- Two direct gulf front condos Ea. $610,000
MARTINIQUE NORTH 1st Floor, Gorgeous, larger lanai. $648,000

GailTuteRE@aol.com www.IslandGail.com
6101 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach


CUSTOM OUTDOOR KITCHENS: Tiki huts and
Tiki bars. Free estimates. Call Trevor at 941-799-
9345.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.



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


OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space. 625
sf, $500/month. Also 1,800 sf. 8799 Cortez Road.
1-800-952-1206.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops.
$150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included.
941-794-5980.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
seasonal $1,800/month, monthly or weekly rates
available. Close to beach, trolley and restaurants.
941-778-7167.

VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

PLAYA ENCANTADA: Sun-drenched balcony,
warm pool and hot spa. 2BR/2BA units available
for March and April 2010. Two-week minimum.
Call Clark at Superior Island Services, 941-730-
1077.


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AFFORDABLE ANNUAL: Sandpiper Mobile,
across from Gulf. 55-plus. Low utilities. 1 BR/1 BA,
open floor plan. $800/month. 941-778-0137.

PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA
ground level, spectacular views. Available March,
April, May. 941-792-4991.

LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT penthouse:
3BR/3.5BA, seven rooms, furnished, roof top
courtyard, four Har-Tru tennis courts, parking
garage. Available April, three-month minimum.
Summer, $3,000/month, 2011 season, $7,500/
month. Call 941-400-8547.

ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, stackable washer
and dryer, $750/month. 1 BR/1 BA, close to beach,
$700/month. 3BR/2BA, washer and dryer hook-
ups, tile floors. $900/month. No pets. Dolores M.
Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Tile through-
out. Washer and dryer hookups, double carport,
large storage room. Steps to Gulf with view. First,
last and security, 941-778-3427.

PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA
ground level, spectacular views. Available March,
April, May. 941-792-4991.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA elevated furnished
duplex in Holmes Beach. West side of Gulf Drive,
one block to beach. Washer, dryer, large storage
room. No pets. $1,000/month. 860-798-8982.

RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.

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us out! www.shoreacresmaine.com. Say you saw
in Islander.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA Key Royale
home. Caged pool, garage, nice kitchen, tile
throughout. $1,950/month. 863-660-8366.


WEST OF GULF DR. Large older duplex in outstanding
condition on lot and a half. 2BR/2BA, each side with huge
Florida rooms. Furnished beachy chic, steps from the beach
on Manorove Ave.. Anna Maria. $785.000


WEST OF GULF DR. 2 BR condo in west building of
Palm Cay. Upstairs end unit, heated pool, turnkey furnished.
$259,000


VINTAGE COTTAGE located at north end of Island. 100' x
105' lot. Hardwood floors & fireplace. 213 Spruce Avenue,
Anna Maria. $699,000.

Mike t 800-367-1617
Norman F 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
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CANALFRONT: FURNISHED 2BR/1.5BA home.
Carport, utility room, boat dock, summer kitchen
on large patio. Walking distance to beach, public
boat ramp, tennis courts, end of street. $1,500/
month plus deposit. Rent includes utilities, FIOS.
Long-term rental, available April 2010. Call Claire,
813-363-7250.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February,
March 2011. 2BR/2BA, HDTVs. Call 813-781-
7562. Dharveyel@aol.com.
ANNUAL: 3BR/2.5BA West Bradenton townhouse.
Large two-car garage, cable, washer and dryer,
pool. No pets, no smoking. $950/month. 941-778-
9710 or 847-530-8833.
VACATION HOME WITH large balcony and beau-
tiful bay view! 4BR/2BA, two blocks to beach.
Dates still open in April and summer. Book 2011
season now! 941-794-2945 or vzeppi@verizon.
net.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes
Beach for rent. Park under building. Three blocks
to beach. $1,000/month. 941-730-2606.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
2spinnakers.com.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Large living room, pool, storm shutters, garage,
storage. $399,000, 941-722-0640.
ANNA MARIA CANAL home: 2BR/2BA for sale.
Walk to beach, boat lift and dock, washer, dryer,
recently renovated. $550,000. Possible owner
finance 813-245-0428.
LARGE WATERFRONT LOT for sale by owner.
Boat lift and dock. Easy access to Tampa Bay
and Gulf. Ready to build. $479,000.527 74th St.,
Holmes Beach. Call 941-779-0201 or 863-860-
6085.
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3BR/2BA Island home.
Short walk to the beach. New roof, kitchen, win-
dows, deck, brick patio, indoor staircase and
foyer, air conditioning ducts, Hardiplank siding.
$499,000. 941-778-0147.
VILLAGE GREEN: FROM $115,000 and up.
2BR/2BA with garage. Denise Langlois, your Vil-
lage Green specialist. 941-725-4425

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: RIVERVIEW Bou-
levard home. 2,000 sf, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
huge family room and secluded pool, lanai, tropi-
cal garden areas. Updated and well maintained.
$250,000. Don, 941-730-0100.


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REDUCED: OWNER'S LOSS is your gain! Bay,
canal, preserve-front home with wide-open
views. $1,149,000. Private showing, call Carmen
Pedota, 941-284-2598, Lori Guerin, 941-773-
3415. Duncan Real Estate.
BRADENTON BEACH DIRECT Gulffront studio
condo. Newly updated. Turnkey furnished. Estab-
lished rental Income. Great investment. $279,000
By owner. 942-962-8220.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Sandpiper Resort co-op.
Completely renovated. Vacation unit or invest-
ment. Call for details. $129,900 with share. 304-
768-3333.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.


NEW LOG CABIN and 20-plus acres only
$129,900. Sale Saturday, Feb. 20 only. New 1,800
sf log cabin package on 20 acres near Florida,
Georgia border. Excellent financing. Call now,
800-898-4409, ext.1513. Log kit only.
LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS wanted. We buy or
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FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION: 450-plus
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MOBILE HOME: SUNNY Shores Waterfront
Park. 1BR/1BA. You own the land. Not a co-op.
No monthly fees. Great condition. Free boat ramp
access. Reduced! Priced to sell! $69,900. 513-
470-3851.


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Broker Associate Broker Sales Associate
Property Manager Property Manager
19 Years 32 Years 12 Years
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Mike -800.367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
Norman l I3101 GULF DR
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