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VOLUME 18. NO. 22


Island rejoices with
holiday. Page 14





Skimming
the news ...






Duffy's Tavern bur-
glarized. Page 3
Meetings: The gov-
ernment calendar.
Page 3
Anna Maria to reduce
permit fees. Page 4

Op/Ed: The Islander
editorial, readers'
letters. page 6

Bradenton Beach
charter review con-
cluded. Page 7

Island S9
happngs
Pages 10-13




Perico vet found
freedom in Korea.
Page 16

8000QCgo
OQO30 Q;
What to do, plus
when and where.
Page 18

AME: Calendar,
events. Pages 20-21


The Island police
blotter. Page 22
islad Biz


Openings, honors,
sales. Page 23





Sports: Islander
walks on at FSU.
Page 24

Fishing: Getting
better and better.
Page 25


APRIL 7, 2010


Barfield to seek more of Stoltzfus in suit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Attorney Valerie Fernandez, represent-
ing government watchdog/legal consultant
Michael Barfield of Sarasota, said this week
she plans to file a writ of mandamus in Mana-
tee County Circuit Court against Anna Maria
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.
A mandamus filing is generally acted
on promptly by the courts and it compels
someone to execute a duty that he or she is
legally required to fulfill.


'Shadow

government'

records


requested
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If Anna Maria needed more controversy
over public records, e-mails and Florida's
Sunshine Law, it came last week when gov-
ernment watchdog Michael Barfield of Sara-
sota requested additional e-mails pertaining
to city business.
Barfield created a stir in Anna Maria
with his public records requests for the
e-mails of Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus.
He now has requested e-mails from
four people who routinely communicated
city business with the commissioner wife
Cathy Stoltzfus, Robin Wall, Nicky Hunt
and former Commissioner Duke Miller.
Barfield says the four people named
in the request are involved in a "shadow
government" with Harry Stoltzfus. He said
Florida laws allows him to request their
e-mails.
"I believe the law does allow the request.
The e-mails will demonstrate to a judge that


Fernandez said the writ will ask the judge
to compel Stoltzfus as a public official to turn
over all his public records and, in this case,
the hard-drive of his computer.
Stoltzfus has turned over four groups of
e-mails relating to public business that Bar-
field first requested March 10. The first was
97 records March 11, and the most recent was
1,900-plus pages March 31.
But Fernandez said it appears some e-mails
related to public business are missing.
"We believe there are missing records,"


said Fernandez.
She said the only way to determine if all
public records held by Stoltzfus have been
delivered under the public records request is
to obtain the commissioner's computer hard
drive.
"We will ask for an emergency hearing on
the hard-drive issue," Fernandez said.
Even if a court does not set an emer-
gency hearing, the court will issue a "show
cause" order to Stoltzfus that will require his
response, she said.


Easter brings worshippers to beach
Susan Kruse, manager of the Island branch of Regions Bank and the Kiwanis Easter sun-
rise service co-chair, entertains worshippers after the sermon with a hymm. The collection
plate is shared by the Island's churches. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


they have worked as a conduit with Commis-
sioner Stoltzfus to carry out governmental
business off the radar," Barfield said.
Barfield said he had to make four requests
to Stoltzfus for his e-mails pertaining to public
business, and a pattern of governmental activ-
ity has emerged as a result.


Stoltzfus and others attended a public
records and Florida Sunshine Law workshop
in November held by city attorney Jim Dye
in which Dye cautioned against this type of
activity, Barfield indicated.
Efforts to reach Wall, Hunt, Miller and
Cathy Stoltzfus were unsuccessful.


County funds EDC, business tax on hold


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Manatee Economic Development
Council last week secured $400,000 in one-
time funding for its outreach work from a
Manatee County government reserve fund.
The budget allocation allowed the Man-
atee County Board of Commissioners to put
a hold on an EDC request for an annual $35
tax on county businesses.
Commissioners, with Joe McClash
absent, took up economic development
during a meeting March 30 at the county
administration building in Bradenton.
The board had approved in its annual
budget an allocation of $196,000 from the
county general fund for the EDC, an arm of
the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Last week, the board approved an addi-
tional $400,000 to be used solely to expand
county economic development efforts.


The EDC had recommended the money
be raised with a business tax similar to
the fees collected in many municipalities and
other Florida counties and formally known as
occupational licenses.
The idea had the support of business
groups, including the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, but had generated
criticism and questions from some small-
business owners.
Additionally, some elected officials,
including several Holmes Beach commission-
ers, said such an assessment would amount to
a double tax in the city, which already collects
a business tax.
Several weeks ago, county commissioners
agreed to proceed with developing an ordi-
nance that would provide for the collection of
a business tax, but they also agreed to work-
shop the idea.
Last week, however, the commission


decided to slow that process and voted to pro-
vide the EDC with its first-year money from
county reserves, an idea proposed by Com-
missioner Gwen Brown in a motion.
"We still have a very high unemployment
rate that we cannot be blind to," Brown said.
Commissioner John Chappie seconded
Brown's motion.
"We have to be competitive," said Chap-
pie, whose district includes Anna Maria
Island. "This is the time. The time is now. ...
It's about jobs. It's about jobs now.... If we
don't get on board, we're going to miss the
train folks. People out there are desperate for
work, desperate for jobs, desperate to keep
their businesses alive."
Commissioners stressed that they still need
details from the EDC on how the $400,000
will be used, and much more detailed infor-
mation on how a business tax would be col-
PLEASE SEE TAX, NEXT PAGE


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2 E APRIL 7, 2010 U THE ISLANDER


Stoltzfus sought lawsuit against city


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In early March, Anna Maria Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus suggested that one of his supporters should
file a lawsuit against the city, adding that he knew
people who would fund such an action.
Stoltzfus' promotion of litigation came to light
in the latest group of e-mails submitted to the city
last week in compliance with a public records
request from legal consultant Michael Barfield of
Sarasota.
Stoltzfus told Nicky Hunt in a March 10 e-mail
titled "Your next lawsuit," that BY (sic) has learned
that the city insurance policies "do not cover this sort
of thing."
The e-mail subject implies "this sort of thing" is
a lawsuit, but does not express what lawsuit.
But Stoltzfus then told Hunt that Robin Wall
should file the lawsuit.
"Robin is most qualified to undertake the lawsuit,
because she has standing, i.e., she's spoken at sev-
eral meetings regarding the off-street parking viola-
tions.
"You, on the other hand, are more directly
affected by the violations, so you should have stand-
ing as well."
Stoltzfus advised Hunt not to worry about the
cost of any lawsuit.
"I've got financial backers, I think, so it shouldn't
cost you anything," he wrote.
The commissioner then took aim at Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC, the developer of several retail-
office-residential projects on Pine Avenue.
"I'd like to set these boys back on their heels
a bit by floating the specter of a bulldozer visiting
315/317,403/405, and maybe even certain residences
along Pine," Stoltzfus wrote to Hunt.
Stoltzfus has publicly denied he targeted PAR.
He demanded an ,pi 1I ,'y from Mayor Fran Barford


for suggesting in a March 24 Islander story that he
targeted PAR following his election, but the mayor
has declined to apologize.
And Stoltzfus apparently had obtained some legal
advice on filing a lawsuit against the city, according
to his March 10 e-mail to Hunt.
"Here's how it works: if we can prove the city
is willfully, knowingly ignoring our comp plan, all
hell will break loose. Prior to 216's approval, I'm not
sure we can prove that. But the approval of 216, after
a public discussion of several weeks regarding the
maneuvering in the right-of-way prohibition as stated
in our LDR's, and the verbiage in the comp plan that
says the city must enforce the parking regulations in
the LDR's, provides some foundation for a case."
Stoltzfus tells Hunt not to worry about finding
the right people to handle a lawsuit.
"Let me know if you're interested in pursuing
this. I'll make the connections for you and get the
financing.
"I've attached the latest draft of my submittal to
an attorney, if we pursue it. Terry Shaefer has recom-
mended Caleb Grimes of Bradenton."
Stoltzfus then advised Hunt to hold off construc-
tion of the ROR project at 303 Pine Ave. planned by
herself and her husband, Robert, even though she had
said in an earlier e-mail that their plan "contravenes
these rules" for parking and development.
Not to worry, implied Stoltzfus.
"Your site plan was approved prior to these rules
being brought to the attention of the city. I'm going
to suggest you delay building anything until these
issues get hashed out."
The e-mails were exchanged prior to a lawsuit
filed against the city by William and Barbara Nally of
Spring Avenue over the planning and zoning board's
approval of the PAR site-plan for 216 Pine Ave.
Efforts to reach Stoltzfus for comment were
unsuccessful.


TAX CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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"I don't want this coming to us as muddied as it
is," Commissioner Carol Whitmore said. She asked
that the tax proposal be tabled for more work.
Commissioner Donna Hayes voted against
the one-time funding, emphasizing that the county
adopted its 2009-10 budget in October.
In a joint statement to Manatee Chamber of Com-
merce members after the county meeting, chamber
president Bob Bartz and EDC executive director Eric
Basinger, said, "This additional funding is a one-time
investment to jump-start implementation of the busi-
ness recruitment strategy that the EDC developed
with the community in 2009.
"The strategy calls for an aggressive, targeted
push to communicate Manatee County's business cli-
mate and location advantages to business nationally
and internationally in carefully identified industry
sectors."
Bartz and Basinger said the EDC would work
with the county to modify the contract for the public-
private partnership.
Additionally, Bartz and Basinger said, "We want
to emphasize that the additional investment this year
by the county will be used to implement the strategy,
and not cover administrative overhead for the EDC
or its parent organization, the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce."


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By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Sometime on the morning of March 26, Duffy's
Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, was bur-
glarized.
The Holmes Beach Police Department would not
release details because the case is under investiga-
tion.
Peggy Davenport, daughter of owner Pat Geyer,
former Holmes Beach mayor and commissioner, said
burglars entered through a window by the fireplace
and left with two donation buckets.
"I don't think they spent a lot of time in here,"
Davenport said.
Davenport noticed a trail of coins that ran from
the bar to the window. "I think it was some kids," she
said. "Also because they didn't take any beer. Why


wouldn't you take a six-pack and when you're back
home sit down and have a drink?"
"We're getting alarms," Davenport said.
Davenport said the buckets were emptied often.
One was for donations for breast cancer research,
and another was to support Wes Jackson, a Braden-
ton resident who two years ago fell and sustained a
traumatic head injury.
Davenport said Duffy's has not been burglarized
in the seven years it's been at its current location. For
the previous 41 years, Duffy's was located on the
corner of Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue. Davenport
added that Duffy's was burglarized once, between
20-25 years ago.
"They broke in the same way," Davenport said.
"They took a 12-pack of beer and we were missing
a pack of cigarettes. They were kids, too."

Peggy
Davenport
of Duffys
Tavern says
the family
has been
D ,in business
in Holmes
Beach for
48 year,
including
seven years
at its pres-
ent location
on Marina
Drive.
Islander
Photo:
Nick
Walter


Duffy's Tavern burglarized


in America "Best in Florida"


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 7, 2010 3 3


Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 8,7 p.m., city commission work session.
April 13, CIAC.
April 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 13, 4 p.m., charter review committee.
April 15, noon, emergency management work
session.
April 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
April 20, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
agency.
April 20, 4 p.m., charter review committee.
CANCELED
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
April 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
April 22, 9 a.m., board of adjustment.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
April 15, 6 p.m., district commission.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
April 19, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 19, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Offi-
cials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.
org.





4 0 APRIL 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


HB skateboard competition returns


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident Bobby Anderson is at the
Pete Lannon Skate Park almost every day, perfecting
his skills, particularly an ollie, the first trick many
skateboarders learn.
Anderson, 15, said he is one of the only skate-
boarders on the Island who practices with consis-
tency, but he's hoping the skateboard competition
Saturday, April 17, at the Holmes Beach park will
boost the sport's popularity.
Sponsored by the city of Holmes Beach, Six
Third Productions and West Coast Surf Shop, in con-
junction with the Real Florida Festival and Holmes
Beach Founders Day, the competition will be from
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Registration forms can be picked up at the surf


shop or downloaded from www.realfloridafestival.
com.
"There are only like 10 on the Island who are
actually good," Anderson said. "There's only a couple
who actually come here on a daily basis to skate."
The last skateboard competition at the park, 5801
Marina Drive, was in 2002 when Manatee County
Commissioner Carol Whitmore was Holmes Beach
mayor. Whitmore helped coordinate two competi-
tions during her span as mayor from 1998-2006. Now
she is helping bring the event back.


"It's about time," Anderson said.
The competition will feature five heats for ages
5-18. Trophies for first- through third-place finishers
will be awarded and Tropicana has donated refresh-
ments.
Skater Mark Boltwood of Six Third Productions
will help judge the event and hold demonstrations
throughout the day.
"When I was 15, I used to skate here," said Bolt-
wood of the skate park. "It was the place I could go
without getting in trouble."

Holmes
Beach Com-
missioner
Pat Morton,
left, Mana-
tee County
Commis-
sioner Carol
Whitmore
and skate-
boarder
Mark
Boltwood
meet to
coordinate
the April
17 Found-
ers Day
skateboard
competition.
Islander
Photos:
Nick Walter


Left: Bobby Anderson, 15, of Holmes Beach, attempts an ollie at the Pete Lannon
SI.. iI, Park in Holmes Beach.


Anna Maria responds to DCA inquiry


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city officials last week sent the
Florida Department of Community Affairs answers
to a number of questions the DCA needed as part of
its investigation into a complaint filed by develop-
ers Robert and Nicky Hunt and Robert and Coleen
Muzzy.
The Hunts and Muzzys claimed in their Feb. 11
petition to the DCA that the city has wrongly com-
puted density in the retail-office-residential district in
violation of the city's comprehensive plan and land-
development regulations.
The city uses gross acreage to calculate density,
while the Hunts and Muzzys contend it should apply
density to each acre.
Among other questions, the DCA asked the city
for an explanation of how it calculates residential
density in the ROR and any provisions of the comp


plan that support its method.
City planner Alan Garrett, in consultation with
city attorney Jim Dye, responded that if the city cal-
culated density on each acre, a number of vacant lots
throughout the city would be unbuildable because
they are 5,000 square feet. That would halt residential
construction in the city, Garrett indicated.
"It is not the city's intent to take existing legal
rights from persons through revisions of its codes and
ordinances," he wrote.
The city grandfathered existing lots on Feb. 15,
2009, but "requires all new lots to comply with the
density requirements in the comprehensive plan,"
wrote Garrett.
If the petitioners are correct, wrote Garrett, "all
residential construction in the city would become
illegal because the residential density is the same
in the residential FLUC as it is in the ROR FLUC.
Shutting down residential uses on existing platted


lots was not the city's intent when it enacted its
comprehensive plan."
Garrett said that in the ROR, there are nine vacant
lots, nine residentially built lots, 10 ROR develop-
ment lots and two daycare lots. He also noted the
ROR comprises 14.21 acres and density is six units
per acre.
"The city is 90 percent residential. It is not
intended that existing lots are no longer buildable
because they are 5,000 square feet.
"The city has too many 5,000 square-foot lots for
this to have been the intent" of the comprehensive
plan, Garrett concluded.
The Hunts and Muzzys are developing an ROR
project at 303 Pine Ave. that was approved in 2005,
prior to the comprehensive plan approval in 2007.
The density issue surfaced with development of
several ROR projects on Pine Avenue by Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC that used 5,000 square-foot lots.


Anna Maria to reduce permit fees


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In fulfilling last year's campaign pledge, Anna
Maria City Commissioner Dale Woodland spoke
at a special commission meeting March 24 about
lowering fees for contractors and simplifying the
process to determine the permit costs for build-
ing.
The commission agreed with Mayor Fran Barford
and building official Bob Welch that some restructur-
ing was in order.
Barford noted that when the commission increased
the fee schedule about two years ago, staff pledged
to examine the fees every six months to determine
if fees needed to be raised or lowered, or if any new
fees should be added.
"We've been doing that," said Barford, "and
we've made some adjustments."
Welch reported fee revenues are exceeding the


budgeted amounts.
"Right now, we are above budget and permit fees
seem to be wo ikin.." Welch said. Any lowering of
fees "won't take a giant amount" from revenues, he
said.
Commissioners agreed that Welch should look
at what fees could be lowered and report back in
April.
Welch also will devise a simpler method for a
contractor to determine a project's costs, including
what sub-contractor permits would cost.
Welch agreed with Woodland that the current
system makes it difficult for a contractor to easily
determine fee costs.
Commissioners also agreed that Welch should
address the cost of fence permits. The city charges
$75 per fence application plus $1 per linear foot,
and Welch suggested that might be high compared
to other Island cities.


"We' re trying to be fair" with fees, he said.
The city determines fees by the valuation pro-
vided by the contractor for new home construction.
The average Island home costs between $225,000
and $275,000 to build at about $200 a square foot,
said Welch. He said he monitors these valuations
to ensure they are normal for Island construction.
Commissioners agreed also to look at the $500
cost for a special event permit. Webb suggested a
bond might give the city the same protection as the
$500 fee.
Barford, however, said a lot of staff time is
involved in special event permits, including discus-
sions with fire and law enforcement officials. The
fee helps the city recover some of its costs, she indi-
cated.
The commission agreed to discuss that issue
again when Welch brings his recommendations to a
commission work session.


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 7, 2010 5 5


Manatee spring

migration begins
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Warming weather is bringing Florida
manatees back to Anna Maria Island, where
the endangered animals summer in the sun-
niest canals, marina, the bay and the Gulf of
Mexico.
With the start of the manatee migration,
came a caution from the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission, which wants
boaters to heed posted speed zones.
"The greatest danger of boat strikes to
manatees occurs when high concentrations of
these mammals move out of warm-water ref-
uges and head toward feeding areas," said Kipp
Frohlich with FWC's Imperiled Species Man-
agement division. "Boaters should use extreme
care as this pattern develops."
FWC also announced last week that the
winter's record weather resulted in a record
number of manatee deaths this year.
The prior record number of deaths had
been 429, set in 2009.
As of March 19, FWC had documented
431 manatee carcasses in state waters this year
and the cause of death for a majority of the
animals is cold stress.
In Manatee County, FWC recovered four
dead manatees, including one found near shore
on the bayfront in Bradenton Beach.
"The unprecedented rate of mortality this
year is of great concern," stated Gil McRae, the
director of FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute.
In addition to recovering the manatee car-
casses, FWC staff and conservation partners
rescued 48 manatees this past winter.


BB public works director suspended


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor Michael Pierce sus-
pended the city's public works director for 30 days
without pay March 31.
The suspension was Tom Woodard's third,
according to Pierce.
Pierce said Woodard violated city procedures,
including his handling of a personnel matter that
involved another city employee and results of that
employee's drug test.
"It's about procedures," Pierce said, adding that
he discussed the issue at length with city attorney
Ricinda Perry before suspending Woodard.
"I want to do what's right for the city," Pierce said.
"He just didn't follow procedure.... I don't like to dis-
cipline people, but it's in our personnel handbook."
The personnel action prompted a flurry of e-mail
messages at city hall last week, including one from
Woodard, headlined "Out of Office" and notifying


city staff and officials that until April 30 "all cor-
respondence/issues/work requests will go through"
the assistant public works director.
A second e-mail, from city clerk Nora Idso, clari-
fied, "Just to make this clear so there are no misun-
derstandings, Mr. Woodard is not on leave. He is on
30-day suspension for violation of city policy."
In a subsequent e-mail, Idso questioned why an
employee on suspension "is allowed to take home a
city vehicle, city cell phone and laptop computer."
Woodard responded, "No problem, they will be
returned to the public works department today."
Idso, in an e-mail April 1, stated, "Although the
clerk's office is responsible for the city's assets, they
will not be responsible for property in the possession
of a suspended employee who would not turn in said
equipment.
"Neither will the city accept any liability for
charges made on the city credit card during the sus-
pension."


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Rumor prompted Bradenton Beach city clerk
Nora Idso to issue a statement of integrity for her
office and a reprimand for gossips.
Idso's rebuke of those who "live in a perpetual
state of negativity constantly trying to destroy others,"
was read into the record at the city commission meet-
ing April 1.
Idso did not attend the meeting. Instead, deputy
clerk Brenda Mehringer read the statement during
public comment.
"It has been brought to my attention by two
extremely reliable sources that there have been
conversations by citizens regarding concerns that
someone has, quote, their hands in the cookie jar,


unquote," Mehringer read from the statement.
Idso stated that if such were the case, or if any
fiscal improprieties existed at city hall, auditor Ed
Leonard would report them and "there would be a
plethora of men in suits converging on city hall."
The statement continued, "As the financial offi-
cer of the city and having been identified by name
during the conversation, I consider the 'hand in
the cookie jar' statement character assassination
and am currently exploring my legal options with
regard to this. For the last 10-plus years I have
been a loyal and faithful employee of the city, and
to impugn my integrity after this length of time is
unacceptable."
Commissioners did not comment when Meh-
ringer finished reading.


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Moving on
The Easter Sunrise Service at the Manatee Public
Beach was one of the loveliest mornings on the beach
since last year's service. There were clearly more
worshippers than ever before, stretching across the
beach beyond the lifeguard stand, the restaurant,
playground equipment -from stage to shore.
It was a beautiful morning. Well, all but for the
missing signature wooden cross that tumbled early
on, hitting one volunteer on the head. And he's OK.
But we couldn't help but be reminded upon leav-
ing by the message over the door to the shop and cafe,
"Wish you were here."
It was a long-ago slogan of the Florida Restaurant
Association, and a good one.
Soon, Islanders and Island businesses will have
forgotten the weary days and long lines of traffic,
gridlock and sirens, long check-out lanes at Publix,
and longer lines for service at local eateries.
Soon, our winter friends will be cozy in their
northern homes, just like the real snowbirds who come
to perch on our Island branches for the winter.
They' ve already quit calling bingo at Annie Silver
Community Center. Subscribers are paying for their
newspapers by mail as they head northbound on the
roads. Visitors are checking out T-shirts, AMI stickers
and other souvenirs of their vacation in paradise.
The spring break-Easter influx is nearly done, but
there are miles to go for year-round Islanders. There's
plenty to come.
Rental agents are reporting record success with
accommodations, and April will continue to see new
families in and out for shorter stays.
Then comes May, a month when Islanders can
almost call AMI their own, but more than any years
past, we can expect to find many people enjoying
what comes naturally on Anna Maria Island the
beach and all the water-born activities it provides.
Almost? May kicks off sea turtle season, and
walkers will take to the shore in the early mornings
looking for signs of nesting activity.
Shorebirds will be arriving to nest in the warm
sands, fishing will jump-start as the water warms,
kids will finish another year of school, and we'll be
looking soon enough at summer season.
It's not just that we are having a great influx of
visitors and a great tourism season. The beach just
suits the economy now more than ever, and so much
more so than the high-priced theme parks.
So here's to the beach, back in vogue.
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Rubbish rhetoric
I know, I know, enough is enough. It's Sunday
and raining like crazy. The renter next door left yes-
terday morning, there's three blue buckets and the
large green one is filled to overflowing.
Actually rubbish was floating down the street
yesterday and today.
The renters across the street also left yesterday
morning, there are blue buckets and large green one
filled to overflowing.
Today there are new renters in both houses, they
may or may not put the empty rubbish bins away.
When we moved here 10 years ago I was told you
cannot put rubbish out to the street before 4 p.m. the
day before collection.
It seems someone is in violation of a city ordi-
nance.
We all have to keep our lawns mowed and not
have junk all over the place in our yards or we get a
fine.
Isn't rubbish floating around some kind of viola-
tion?
Nancy Richard, Holmes Beach


Taking a stand
On importance of ethics and trust in public
office:
Upon our founding as a nation, public trust was
taken seriously. Our political leaders, by and large,
checked their prejudices, personal platforms and
vendettas at the municipal door. It was a time when
trust drove the bargain and made the system work to
benefit all.
To our dismay, in the Anna Maria we call "para-
dise," we have apparently elected someone with a
blatant disregard for our sacred trust.
There is now evidence of vendetta, prejudice and
bias, collusion involving others who share that public
trust, and a willingness, if not desire, to see that the
municipality he was elected to represent be sued.


How did these traits escape so many of us? Were
we asleep at the wheel? Did he invoke fear to create
an emotional cry against a fantasy monster? As he
stood at our doors, campaigning and asking for our
vote and trust, was he so deceitful that he cackled
inside as we nodded approval?
Our disappointment in Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus is huge. We are repulsed by what he mis-
represents for our democracy. We are ashamed he
was elected. And we hope someone in authority has
the integrity to take appropriate action.
There is much at stake. We stand ready to join.
Robert E. and Carol A. Carter, Anna Maria


No pier looks 'great'
Me, my wife and our two sons live locally.
I have been enjoying your beach for more than
20 years.
It looks great without a pier. If you replace it,
make the new one the same size as the old, please.
Keep what you have a quaint, unique beach.
We don't need another big tourist attraction like
what happened to Clearwater Beach.
I rent a condo for two weeks on Anna Maria
Island every summer, including our relatives from
up north.
Please, keep it the way it has been.
Greg Batson, Sun City Center

Betrayed in Anna Maria
I feel betrayed by Harry Stoltzfus.
His No. 1 campaign promise was "fulfill the
public obligations of my office with transparency
and integrity."
Aside from the issues, his manner of conduct-
ing business is contrary to this promise. How you do
things is as important as what you do. If you rob a
bank to give money to the poor, it is still wrong
We now may be best served with change.
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holiday
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denton Beach
and Perico
Island vaca-
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Isle of Capri
near Sor-
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in November.
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from left, Jim,
Sue, Jim Jr.
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Charter review concluded Tjie Islander


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A committee concluded March 30 its review of
the Bradenton Beach city charter, a process mandated
by the document.
The committee, created in February, will meet at
4 p.m. April 13 to finalize proposed changes, which
will be considered by the city commission and then
by voters on Nov. 2.
The last review session focused on provisions in
the last two articles in the charter, which deal with
enacting ordinances and miscellaneous provisions.
The lengthiest discussion focused on charter lan-
guage on building height, which is found in Article
4, Section 9.
Committee members agreed that the provision
accomplishes the goal of allowing buildings to be
constructed with a 29-foot envelope, but the wording
seems confusing.
The height provision in the charter was intended
to provide for a 29-foot building envelope regardless
of changes in government elevation regulations, such
as those enforced by the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency.
L\ cly year the federal rules changed on us," said
committee member and planning and zoning board
chair Rick Bisio. "So, we went to an envelope that
can float.... Everyone gets a 29-foot envelope."
Committee members proposed several tweaks
to the section, including changing "residences" to
"structures" to include commercial construction,
which Bisio said had been the intent of a prior char-
ter review.
The committee's proposed revision reads, "The
maximum overall building height shall be established
in recognition of the fact that approved building
elevations are subject to change. The intent of this
section is to ensure that all structures in the city be
provided with a 29-foot vertical building envelope.


On the committee
The Bradenton Beach Charter Review Commit-
tee includes John Shaughnessy, Rick Bisio, Pat
Gentry, Joe Garbus and Janet Vosburgh.


This envelope will be measured either from the exist-
ing finished surface of the first habitable floor, or,
for new construction or substantial improvements,
the envelope would be measured from the designated
flood elevation as established by federal, state or local
regulations."
Initially Bisio, in proposing a language change,
suggested that the revision read, "The intent of this
section is to guarantee that all structures in the city
be provided with a 29-foot vertical building enve-
lope."
But city attorney Ricinda Perry cautioned against
using "guarantee."
If there were drastic changes mandated by the
state or federal government that prohibited a 29-foot
envelope, the city might have to financially compen-
sate the property owner because it had guaranteed 29
feet, the attorney warned.
"I think it puts the city on the hook," Perry said.
"Guarantee is an iron-clad promise in my mind."
Committee member Joe Garbus said he thought
the intent was to make such a promise, but eventually
the committee reached a consensus on "ensure."

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Cortez fisherman Daniel Patrick Gilliland was
given a federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to
using illegal fishing equipment in a restricted area, then
trying to destroy the evidence. In addition to 17 months
imprisonment without parole, Gilliland was to serve two
years of supervised release and pay a fine of $2,000 to
the National Maritime Fisheries Service.
Manatee County Commissioner Amy Stein
advised a meeting of 14 representatives of groups
opposed to the Arvida condominium project on north
Perico Island to join forces and hire a lawyer. She
also advised the group to attend meetings Arvida was
to hold with the Bradenton Planning Department to
express opposition to the project. Stein said the com-
bined group would also make their objections known
to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said
bicyclists would have to wait until next year for com-
pletion of the city's bicycle paths after she was unable
to obtain the required grant funding for this year.
Whitmore said that although Anna Maria forfeited
$250,000 in grant money for its bicycle path, Holmes
Beach could only get $204,000 of that amount.

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8 0 APRIL 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


Stoltzfus casts net for new city attorney...


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Embattled Anna Maria Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus said in a March 17 e-mail to land-use attor-
ney Caleb Grimes of Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins
Gladfelter and Galvano in Bradenton that he believes
there will be a new city attorney after the November
election.
Stoltzfus asked Grimes if he wanted the job.
Stoltzfus first asks Grimes for advice on how to
handle a public records request for his e-mails involv-
ing city business. Then he wrote, "Oh, reason number
two. There are a bunch of us in Anna Maria very
dissatisfied with the coziness of our mayor, the city
attorney, and some developers in town.
"There's an election in
November, and I'm betting that
we'll have us a new city attorney
shortly thereafter. Are you ready
to assume the position? (Innu-
endo intended). Cordially, Harry
Stoltzfus"
il.. In a follow-up e-mail March


Among the e-mails Anna Maria Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus has delivered to the city as part of a
public records request from legal consultant Michael
Barfield is one from Feb. 4 indicating how Stoltzfus
feels about Mayor Fran Barford and planning and zoning
board member-former Commissioner Bob Barlow.
In the e-mail to Anna Maria resident and devel-
oper Nicky Hunt, Stoltzfus wrote:
"I'm in 'going through the motions' mode. It's a
farce. It's a charade. It's even a masquerade, in some
sense. But I'm going to go put on my deliberative
Commissioner Face. I'm so ready for November. I
totally wanna kick Barford's and Barlow's asses!"
Stoltzfus had more to say about Barford in a
March 23 e-mail to attorney Caleb Grimes.
Barford alle ed in the March 24 edition of The
Islander that Stoltzfus targeted
PAR since he was elected and
K has violated Florida's Sunshine
Law in the process.
Stoltzfus then wrote: "As
for our mayor, she can make
reckless accusations, and then
Barford claim ignorance or stupidity and


23, Stoltzfus wrote to Grimes:
"We' re in a pretty heated transition period out
here, and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
I thought it was time to start looking for a new city
attorney."
Stoltzfus also asked Grimes for advice on which
e-mails could be withheld under the public records
request made to him, noting:
"I need to know which of those e-mails are privi-
leged. I can't contact our city attorney, Jim Dye, for
obvious reasons. I'm reluctant to show him any of
my personal e-mails that involve city topics because
I'm rendering opinions and providing information
to a group of residents who are considering either a
class-action or a joint litigant suit."
If Grimes responded by e-mail to Stoltzfus, it was
not disclosed in the e-mails produced by Stoltzfus in
compliance with a request from Michael Barfield.
Stoltzfus wrote Grimes in the same March 23
e-mail:
"There is a tricky aspect to this, though, and that
involves communication with an attorney, Jeremy
Anderson, who is presently litigating against the city


win on both counts."
He then directed Grimes to contact Barfield and
"ask him to make a statement regarding his investigation
of my e-mails and Sunshine Laws. I doubt he will state
flatly he found any violations," Stoltzfus said.
Stoltzfus indicated to Grimes that he was consid-
ering a lawsuit against Barford.
"Assuming I am correct," Stoltzfus wrote in the
same e-mail, "I wish you to write a letter to Mayor
Fran Barford, city of Anna Maria, informing her that
any statements suggesting I am targeting Pine Avenue
Restoration or I have violated any Sunshine Laws
will be the basis of a slander suit."
Barford had no comment about the Stoltzfus
e-mail to Grimes, but has said previously she will
not apologize to Stoltzfus for her statements.
The mayor did say she spoke with Stoltzfus on
April 1 and, according to her, Stoltzfus indicated he
was not going to file a suit against her.
There was no disclosure in the records provided
by Stoltzfus from Grimes in response to his inquiries
of the attorney.
Efforts to reach Stoltzfus for comment were
unsuccessful.


of Anna Maria on land-development issues."
Anderson's name came up in a Jan. 21 e-mail to
Stoltzfus from Nicky Hunt.
Hunt wrote: "He (Anderson) will be filing our
petition with the DCA tomorrow. The Nallys are
intending on taking legal action against the city with
regards the 216 site plan. You, I know, will be very
pleased to hear this. He agreed that, as we all fear,
both Garrett and Dye are on the PAR payroll."
Efforts to reach Anderson for comment were
unsuccessful.
Garrett is the Anna Maria city planner. PAR is
Pine Avenue Restoration LLC, a company that has
several retail-office-residential projects on Pine
Avenue, including one at 216 Pine Ave.
Anderson's clients, William and Barbara Nally,
have filed a complaint in Manatee County courts
regarding the planning and zoning board's approval
of the 216 site-plan.
Stoltzfus has objected to PAR's already approved
projects, claiming they are contrary to the city's com-
prehensive plan and land-development regulations.
No petition to recall Stoltzfus has been found in
Anna Maria.
There is a page on Facebook, "Recall Harry
Stoltzfus," that as of April 4 had eight members,
including planning and zoning board member Sandy
Mattick.
A spokesperson at the Manatee County Supervi-
sor of Elections Office said any recall effort would
need an organized committee and chairperson and the
verified signatures of 10 percent of the city's regis-
tered voters.
A recall petition also could not be submitted until
Stoltzfus has completed 25 percent of his term of
office, which occurs May 12. Stoltzfus was sworn in
as a commissioner Nov. 12, 2009.
A recall committee, once it establishes its petition,
would have 30 days to obtain the required number of
signatures.
Anna Maria resident Ken Rickett e-mailed the
city and Stoltzfus two weeks ago, indicating he'd
like to be part of any effort to recall the commissioner
from office.
City clerk Alice Baird said there have been a
few inquiries about recall, including the e-mail from
Rickett.
Rickett said he's waiting to "see how this plays
out."



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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 7, 2010 0 9


Stoltzfus runs e-mail conduit to Quam


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
E-mails sent and received by Anna Maria City
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus show the commis-
sioner went through Nicky Hunt to obtain informa-
tion from Commission Chairman John Quam about
two potential projects on Pine Avenue by Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC.
The e-mails also reveal Stoltzfus' feelings about
Mayor Fran Barford and former commissioner and
present planning and zoning board member Bob
Barlow.
And Stoltzfus gives direction to his supporters on
what they should say or do at city meetings to support
his positions.
On Jan. 18, Hunt e-mailed Stoltzfus about a PAR
project at 503 Pine Ave.
Hunt wrote:
"John Quam left me a voicemail to say that the
head of P&Z would have signed off on 503, not him.
I guess that would have been Doug Copeland. He
said he would have to check tomorrow whether it
had been approved.
"With regards 216, he said he thought it may be
pulled from tomorrow's meeting because the correct
protocol had not been allowed."
Stoltzfus responded:
"Gotcha. Let me know what he says. You can ask


him about the latest on 216 as well."
On Jan. 26, former Commissioner Duke Miller
e-mailed Stoltzfus:
"I told John Quam that if he ever needed any
help from me, I'm there. So, I wasn't surprised to get
a call from him tonight. He has a concern with the
issue of personal attacks in meetings. I said, 'Hey,
have a sit down with Harry. John is very sensitive to
the Sunshine Law."
Directing supporters:
In a Jan. 18 e-mail to Terry Schaefer, Stoltzfus
wrote:
"I think your mission this Friday will be to shoot
down the meandering sidewalk idea, and there's no
way better to do that than keep comparing it to rats
in a maze."
Taking direction:
In a Jan. 16 e-mail to Stoltzfus, Miller wrote:
"Barbara Nally e-mailed that her attorney will
be there, and requested I put out a call for people to
attend. Want to provide me some dialogue?"
On the same day, Hunt e-mailed Stoltzfus:
"If you want pressure to bought (sic) on the city
regarding the above, I know the Nallys are watch-
ing this via Lobeck and Hanson. I could e-mail
Jeremy what is going on and see if Barb wants to
take action."
On background, PAR submitted a site-plan for


216 Pine Ave., a project that was approved in late
February by the planning and zoning board in a con-
troversial 4-3 decision.
Stoltzfus and his supporters claim the approval
was invalid for a number of reasons, including that
the plan violates the city's comprehensive plan and
land-development regulations.
The Hunts are in the process of building a retail-
office-residential complex at 303 Pine Ave. that
received site-plan approval from the city in 2005,
but no construction has yet started.
PAR sold its ROR project at 503 Pine Ave. to
Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher and they have said
they have their own plans for the property.
Barford announced before the November 2009
elections that she would not run for re-election this
year.

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commission approval. The charter also states the
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In last year's spring cleanup, volunteers removed
more than 19,421 pounds of trash and 2,003 pounds
of recyclables from beaches, shorelines and road-
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The cleanup, held annually around Earth Day,
will take place at various locations in the county
beginning at 9 a.m.
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Kingfish Boat Ramp on State Road 64/Manatee
Avenue near the Anna Maria Island Bridge.


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Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers pick
up trash along Marina Drive in Holmes Beach in a
past Great American Cleanup. Islander File Photo:
Lisa Neff

Branch celebrates National
Library Week
The Island Library will celebrate National Library
Week with a performance of "Shaken, not Stirred:
The Lives and Loves of Ian Lancaster Fleming."
The program will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 14, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The event will feature Howard Burnham, who
will pay tribute to Fleming, the man who gave the
world James Bond.
Additional events during the week include:
2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, the library will host
a craft-a-bookmark workshop.
Daily, from Tuesday, April 13, through Satur-
day, April 17, prizes will be awarded for answers to
riddles and puzzles.
For more information, call the branch library at
941-778-6341.

Off Stage group holds luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island
Players will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 14, at the Sun House, Bradenton
Beach.
The program will include an auction of items
donated by local businesses to raise money for the
theater.
For more information, call 941-518-4431.

AGAMI to hold sale
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
a spring-cleaning sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
day, April 10, outside the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AGAMI artists will sell paintings, prints, jewelry,
photography and crafts, as well as "gently used" art
supplies and other items.
For more information, call Midge Pippel at 941-
779-2039.


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Coquina Beach, Gulfside by the concession
stand near Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.
Off the Island, locations include:
FISH Preserve, Florida Maritime Museum,
4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Palma Sola Causeway at the pavilions on the
north side of S.R. 64/Manatee Avenue.
Emerson Point Conservation Preserve, 17th
Street West on Snead Island.
Terra Ceia along U.S. 19 on the northwest
corner of bridge by Crab Trap I.
Palmetto City Hall, 518 8th Ave. W., Pal-
metto.
Historic Wares Creek, Bradenton Woman's
Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Braden River Park, 5201 Natalie Way off State
Road 70 East.
Jiggs' Landing at the intersection of Braden
River road and Linger Lodge roads.
KMB also hosted a cleanup April 3 on the Upper
Manatee River.
For more information, call KMB at 941-795-
8272.

Art league seeks
'Artists Gone Wild'
The Anna Maria Island Art League is seeking par-
ticipants for its annual "Artists Gone Wild" exhibit.
The show will open Friday, April 9, with a recep-
tion at 5:30 p.m. and run through May 2 at AMIAL,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The exhibit is an all media juried show open to
area artists.
Work may be submitted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 6-April 7. League members will pay $10 per
entry; non-members, $15.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778-
2099 or visit www.islandartleague.org.

Arts council to host
Hines exhibit
The Arts Council of Manatee County will feature
the work of Holmes Beach artist Barbara Hines at its
gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton.
The gallery is in the city's Village of the Arts.
Hines works primarily in watercolor, and her
paintings range from the whimsical a musical
band of birds and a wild collection of Island trolley
riders to natural Florida scenes.
Hines retired on Anna Maria Island after a career
as an attorney and judge in Indiana. She remains
active in the law in Florida, and is an activist with
the environmental group Manasota-88.
The arts council will display Hines work through
April 28.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-
746-2223.


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view at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gal-
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Back Alley to host Ruby's return to AMI


Ruby C. Williams is a top dog in the outsider
art world, and she's well known to Island artists and
art collectors.
She will return to Anna Maria Island April 10
for a one-woman show of her highly acclaimed
work at the Back Alley gallery, boutique and coffee
shop, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Islander's will recognize Williams' work from
a show in 2003 at The Islander newspaper com-
plete with fresh produce from her farm. It was a
near sell-out.
The roadside signs at her produce stand on State
Road 60 were a halfway measure. Now there's more
art than produce. Visitors to the fruit stand always
produce a smile on Ruby's worn face.
Her great-grandmother was one of five freed
slaves to found Bealsville, the town she lives in
near Mulberry, and Ruby was born and raised on a
farm there, the third of seven children.
The Back Alley show also will include a recep-
tion and sale of Ruby's produce as well as Ruby's
paintings.
Paintings with alligators, fish and women and
men provide Ruby's messages in recurring themes
of her work.
"I just had this notion all my life to paint,"
Ruby said. "I always thought I could do something
with my hands. I thought folks -my family -
would laugh at me when I paint."
Asked about her influences, Ruby says, "not
other artists. I don't get ideas from them."
The characters in her paintings are hers alone.
'Those are mine. They mine. They only belong to
me." And the ideas, she says, come from "the spirit of
the lord. He reveals to me what do or when to do it."
From simple signs on sheets of plywood to
advertise her strawberries and turnip greens, even-
tually Ruby's characters emerged, the art spilled
over from the produce stand to a small tin-roofed

Wine-tasting to benefit Center
Harry's Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key
will host a wine-tasting benefit for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 14.
The restaurant, 525 St. Judes Drive, will serve
a variety of wines and appetizers, as well as feature
performer Dan Mobley.
Admission will cost $10.
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-
1908.

Robinson to host Earth Day event
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Bay Guard-
ians, Around the Bend Nature Tours and Manatee
County Natural Resources Department will add native
plants in Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton
on April 10.
The Saturday event, which begins at 9 a.m., will
be an early celebration of Earth Day.
The preserve is at 1704 99th St. N.W., Braden-
ton.
For more information, call SBEP at 941-955-
8085.

Skateboard contest
signup deadline April 15
Registration is under way for a skateboard
contest set for Saturday, April 17, during the
Real Florida Festival celebration.
The contest, part of the RFF's Holmes Beach
Founders Day events, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at
the Pete Lannon Skate Park.
The deadline to register for the contest is
April 15.
Skateboarders can register at the sponsoring
West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.


Ruby Williams, left, is shy about her work, but
as her family member and fellow-artist Carrie
Price, right, know, it's "so sweet." Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

gallery, along the fences bordering the dirt drive-
way and the animal pens.
And as folk art grew in popularity and the art
world came to acknowledge outsider art (work by
untrained artists), Ruby got noticed.
Ruby's work was celebrated with a show at
the Anacostia Museum and Center for African
American History and Culture at the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, D.C., in 2005.
Ruby still lives in an old travel trailer near the
produce stand, while her work graces art collections
and museums from Los Angeles to Long Island, and
from Polk County to the Chicago. A shiny new Mer-
cedes sits in the driveway up the road from the pro-
duce stand her concession to fame and success.
The Back Alley show is one day only from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10.
For information, call the Back Alley, 941-778-
1800.

Bottleboat Regatta set
for April 10 on causeway
The annual DeSoto Heritage Festival brings the
Bottleboat Regatta to the Palma Sola Causeway Sat-
urday, April 10.
The races will begin at 10 a.m..
An estimated 3,000 people attend the regatta, in
which community groups, schools and businesses
compete on homemade or hand-made boats of vari-
ous sizes but all incorporating bottles for buoyancy.
Other events include the seafood festival March
26-28 in downtown Bradenton, the children's parade
and party April 2 in Palmetto, the Easter egg hunt in
G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton April 3, the Easter sunrise
service in Bradenton April 4, the grand ball April 23 and
the grand parade and after-party April 24.
The DeSoto Heritage Festival, presented by the
Hernando de Soto Historical Society, is in its 71st
year and is considered the top communitywide cel-
ebration in Manatee County.
For more information about the race or the fes-
tival, go to www.desotohq.com.

Church encourages soccer
balls for Haiti
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach is
encouraging Islanders to ship deflated soccer balls to
Haiti for child's play.
Packages should also include pumps for inflating
the balls.
Packages can be shipped to the Major Gen. Luis
R. Visot, 377th TSC (JLC-H), APO AA 34067.
Visot is commanding general of the Army
Reserve unit headquartered in Belle Chasse, La.
Visot e-mailed a request to friends, asking for
help and recommended shipping 50 balls in U.S.
Postal Service 12x12 flat-rate box. Shipping would
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Young talent tapped for 'real' festival


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The search for two Island Idols one male, one
female will begin April 10 at the Gulf Drive Cafe,
900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Auditions will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
according to Mike Sales, who is coordinating the
event for the Real Florida Festival.
Contestants must be 18 or older.
Contestants who advance in the first round of
auditions will perform again before a panel of judges
on April 11 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Island Idol finals will take place at 8 p.m.
April 16 during the Holmes Beach Founders Day,
part of the RFF activities.
The two winners will each receive $250 and an
opportunity to perform at the RFF Parrothead Dance
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center April
17.
Meanwhile, the winners of the Center's Got
Talent contest, held March 27, will be preparing their
acts for performances in the Real Florida Festival.
Jillian Polk took first place in the vocals category,
with second place honors going to Moriah Haley and
third place to Katie Rose Dell.
The Island Rockers won first place in the musical
category and Syk Lyks won second place.
In the dance category, Chandler McClung and
Marissa Fry won first. Jessica Perez-Maqueda won
second.
The Got Talent showcase will be staged at the
Holmes Beach City Hall Field at 7 p.m. April 16, just
before the Island Idols finals.

Kiwanis to meet
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The calendar includes:
April 10, business meeting.
April 17, Cindi Harrison of the Anna Maria
Elementary School.
April 24, Lori Johnson of the Literacy Council
of Manatee County.
For more information, call Ralph Bassett at 941-
795-8697.


Moriah Haley
performs in the
Got Talent con-
test at the Anna
Maria Island
Community
Center March
27. Islander
Photos: Edna
Tiemann


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The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets
Tuesday at noon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The calendar of programs includes:
April 13, a club assembly.
April 20, Angela Walsh of Manatee Children's
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in the field north of Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive.
The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11.
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the garden, which cost $50-$60, depending on the
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It's all fun about magic
The Friends of the Island Library hosts an April
Fool's Day/spring break celebration with magi-
cian Cesar Domicd at the branch library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Domicd, a member
of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, has
performed throughout the United States and South
America.

Roser guild holds picnic
The Roser Church Guild will meet for a potluck
picnic at noon April 13 at the Anna Maria church's
fellowship hall.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call Peggy Nash at 941-778-6483.

Center to host craft class
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a garden step-
ping-stone class at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,
and 1:30 p.m. Thursday April 15.
The two-day class fee is $66 for Center members
and $72 for non-members.
The Center also will host a session on Facebook-
ing at 9 a.m. Friday, April 9. The fee is $20-25.
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-
1908.


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We scream
for magic
The audience
shouts its
appreciation
for illusion
and the magic
of Cesar
Domicd
April 1 at the
Island Branch
Library.
Islander
Photos:
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Drive, Holmes
Beach, talks with
campers in the
church's spring-
break program
about "getting
to heaven." The
weeklong camp
was offered free,
including movies,
games and
other activities.
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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Easter brought crowds to the beach for a celebra-
tory religious service at sunrise April 4 and joyful
days of play over the holiday weekend.
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosted
its 46th annual nondenominational sunrise service
April 4 at the Manatee Public Beach.
Club member Larry Fowler, co-chair of the event
with Susan Kruse, said the service was the largest
ever number of worshipers gathered for the service
in Holmes Beach.
All Island churches, as members of All Island
Denominations, participated in the service with read-
ings from Scripture and songs.
The Rev. Harry I. Parsell of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach delivered the
invocation.
The Revs. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Robert Allen of Crosspointe Fel-
lowship and Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church read from Scripture.
The Rev. Jean Woady Louis of St. Bernard Cath-
olic Church gave the benediction.
And the Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial
Community Church gave the sermon "When Easter
Dawns."
During the service, Kruse sang as fellow Kiwanis
members collected donations for the participating
churches.
In addition to the Kiwanis service, the Island
churches hosted Easter services and several hosted
egg hunts April 4.
The day before, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100
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of children, who also visited with the Easter Bunny
and had a complimentary breakfast of pastries and
juices, while adults sampled coffee, mimosas and
other breakfast goods.
Afterward, businesses along Pine Avenue in Anna
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Avenue Restoration-sponsored egg roll contests, and
offered refreshments, from sangria to OJ, cupcakes
to Cuban sandwiches.
A children's Easter parade down Pine Avenue
was canceled. Organizers of the celebration said city
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Perico vet found

freedom in Korea


Frank Mayer of Perico Island remembers the
day he realized why he was in the Korean War and
what he was doing in Korea for the United Nations
forces.
It was in the spring of 1953, when he led his U.S.
Army ambulance unit to Freedom Village near Pan-
munjeom to pick up wounded prisoners of war from
the North Koreans in exchange for their wounded
soldiers.
"I remember the looks on the faces of our guys.
How they couldn't believe they were back in free-
dom. It made it all worthwhile, to be able to help
them get back," said Frank. "I knew then why I was
in Korea."
The experience almost moved him to tears, to
know that he was doing a job that meant something
to someone.
Then, he looked at the North Koreans.
"They were all business. They didn't smile, even
the prisoners getting exchanged. I often wondered
what happened to the wounded who were returned
to the North."
Frank's journey to Panmunjeom began in Cincin-
nati in the late 1940s. Too young for World War II,
Frank enrolled at the University of Cincinnati in 1946
and joined the 147th Regimental Medical Corps, part
of the Ohio National Guard, to pay his education.
Then came Korea in 1950.
"We all knew our unit was going to get called
eventually. The government was calling up all the
reserve and guard units. It was just a matter of time,"
recalled Frank.
When the unit was called to active duty in 1952,
Frank had gained his commission as a second lieuten-
ant and was assigned as an ambulance officer.
Prior to going to Korea, Frank trained in Louisi-
ana and Texas for several months in the use of army
ambulances and the rapid transport of wounded. He
also trained as a combat medic.
Frank flew to Japan, then was sent to the 840th
Ambulance Co. attached to a Mobile Army Surgical
Hospital MASH near Hwacheon, Korea, about
80 miles north of Seoul, just south of the 38th parallel
and 5 miles from the front line.
It didn't take Frank long to realize this was real
war. On his first day with the MASH outfit, he walked
into the surgical ward and saw a soldier who had lost
both legs.
"I'll never forget that sight," said Frank. "It was
a life-changing experience. It shook me up, but after
a few days of seeing shocking wounds everywhere,
you get used to it. You don't forget it, you just do
your job."
Frank's job was to get the ambulances to where
they were needed, either a battalion aid station at the
front to pick up wounded, or sending wounded to the
rear to a clearing station for assignment to a general
hospital.
On many occasions, he traveled to the front in
an ambulance and served as a combat medic because
there was a shortage of doctors and medics. It was a
job he had been trained for and did willingly.
But the popular image of a MASH unit generated
on TV is a long way from the reality, Frank said.
"We had nurses and they were real popular with
the wounded soldiers, but everyone was very profes-
sional.
"There probably were some escapades, but I
never saw any. Of course, I had gotten married just
before I shipped over. Most of the doctors and nurses
were married. And, we didn't have an officer's club
or anything to do in our off-duty time. I read a lot and
wrote letters home.
"And, there wasn't a lot of off-duty time," he
recalled.


Sv m Frank Mayer
of Perico
Island spent
the Korean
i aWar with a
MASH unit
near the
front lines.
Islander
Photo: Rick
Catlin




Being five miles behind the lines, however, had
its advantages.
"We never got shelled, but we often saw the
fighter planes directly overhead engaged in a dogfight
with the enemy. And we heard plenty of artillery. You
just got used to the sound."
Although he got used to the sounds of war, aerial
dogfights and the sickening wounds he encountered,
Frank never got comfortable with the smell of Korea,
nor the narrow, primitive roads.
Korean farmers, like others in Asia, used human
waste to fertilize their crops. The daily haul was col-
lected in large pots, then spread over a rice field.
"It's definitely a smell you don't forget," he said
with a laugh.
There were no creature comforts at the MASH
unit and heat was often a problem. Frank slept on a
cot in long johns with as many blankets and sleeping
bags as he could find. And he was still cold.
As the fighting continued, Frank earned a
healthy respect for the MASH doctors and nurses,
and the pilots who flew the choppers to bring in the
wounded.
The pilots were on 24-hour call, but night flights
were for volunteers. There was never a shortage of
volunteers.
Frank also was introduced to international war-
fare.
There was a Colombian infantry unit on one side
of the hospital, while the Turkish Army had an outfit
on the other side. The Turks had quite a reputation for
cutting off the ears of a North Korean or Chinese sol-
dier they had killed to prove the enemy was dead.
Frank and the other officers in his tent had
houseboys who would clean up the tent, shine shoes
and wash clothes, all for a few dollars a month and
meals.
That ended when Frank woke up to find one boy
had stolenjust about c \ .L ii hing he and the other guys
had.
"They called them the slicky boys. They would
steal anything, even the watch off your arm."
For a diversion from the war, there were USO
shows near Seoul, including an appearance by Bob
Hope. And Frank got time off to attend a Billy
Graham show, and his outfit also entertained actress
Debbie Reynolds when she visited the wounded in
the hospital.
The war dragged on through the miserably cold


winter of 1952-53. Back in the United States, World
War II hero Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower was elected
president.
Eisenhower went to Korea that spring and visited
the troops, Frank remembered, but it seemed the war
was no closer to ending than before.
That spring, Frank was promoted to first lieuten-
ant. He became commanding officer of his company
and made the trip to Freedom Village to pick up the
wounded. The exchange of wounded was a sign to
Frank and the others that the war was winding down.
Freedom Village was the highlight of his time
in Korea, but Frank was anxious for the war to end
so he could go home, as was everyone else at the
hospital.
Frank recalled that the camaraderie among the
MASH staff was one thing that helped get everyone
through the war.
"You knew you could count on them, and you
would do anything not to let your buddies down,
not to let the doctors or wounded down. I gained a
healthy respect for those doctors working in those
conditions. They never complained.
"It wasn't like the television show at all. That's
entertainment. This was war."
Then came the day in June 1953 when the armi-
stice was signed. Things moved pretty fast for Frank
after that.
Within a week of the signing, Frank and other
reservists were on their way home.
He was discharged from active duty in July 1953
and returned to Cincinnati and his studies. Following
graduate school, he entered the education field, even-
tually becoming a high school principal and assistant
superintendent of a school district.
He first came to Perico Island in 1989 and pur-
chased a home. He and his wife spend winters here
and return to Ohio in the summer. He still has family
in Ohio and Michigan.
While the Korean War drew little publicity back
in Ohio at that time, Frank remembers that going
off to war was "one of the greatest experiences I've
ever had. It was so valuable from the standpoint of
leadership experience and learning how to get along
and get the job done. I'm very proud of my service
and the men I served with in Korea."
He does watch "MASH" on TV occasionally, but
finds it difficult because the stories about Korea are
so untrue.
"I took a lot of kidding from my friends after they
would watch a 'MASH' show. They thought everyone
was fooling around, getting drunk and having a good
time. I had to tell them that it wasn't like that at all.
But I don't think anyone every believed me.
"But all in all, it was the greatest experience of
my life."
Frank Mayer: a proud member of the Forgotten
Generation.

"The Greatest Generation" and "Forgotten Gen-
eration" columns are for Island-area veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any
allied country during World War II or the Korean
War. We'd like to hear from you. Please call Rick
Catlin at 941-778-7978.


U.S. Army Lt.
Frank Mayer
near Free-
dom Village,
Panmunjeom,
Korea, where
wounded
prisoners of
war on both
sides were
exchanged
just prior
to the 1953
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'No Butts' to expand
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Keep Manatee Beautiful has received a $2,000
grant to expand its No Butts campaign on Anna Maria
Island.
With a grant from its parent organization, Keep
America Beautiful, KMB plans to add 19 bins for
depositing cigarette butts at the county-operated
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
KMB, working with Manatee County's parks and
recreation department and Island cities, launched a
cigarette litter prevention campaign last summer.
With $4,500 in grant money, KMB installed 55
cigarette bins at Coquina, Cortez and Manatee Public
beaches, as well as Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
KMB also worked with a group of volunteers,
including a number of elected officials, to promote
the anti-litter effort.
A survey in September 2009 showed that the bins
and the education campaign helped reduce cigarette
litter on the shores by 75 percent, according to a
March 30 report to the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners.
In past years, cigarette butts made up about 40
percent of the litter collected during annual Coastal
Cleanups in Manatee County and 46 percent state-
wide.
Another coastal cleanup campaign is scheduled
to take place April 17 in Manatee County, including
at several locations on the Island.


Census forms arriving
The U.S. Census Bureau is still mailing
questionnaires to U.S. residences.
Those who have not received questionnaires
either through the mail or by hand-delivery by
April 12 should call the Census assistance center
at 866-872-6868.
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the city's telecommunications ordinance.
Commissioners have been advocating a rework-
ing of the ordinance for more than a year. The push
came after a company last spring indicated an interest
in erecting a cell tower on city property near police
headquarters.
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foot unipole with a radius of 3 feet at the top and a
radius of 5 1/2 feet at the base that would be white,
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in which Ridan would pay the city the greater of
$24,000 a year or 25 percent of gross revenue. Ridan
also would cover the costs associated with building
the tower, estimated at $350,000.
Commissioners discussed the proposal, as well
as pitches from other companies, but decided the city
needed to update its telecommunications ordinance
before it entertained proposals for infrastructure.
So commissioners directed city attorney Ricinda
Perry to draft a request for proposals for a consultant
to assist with rewriting the ordinance.
The commission approved Perry's RFP last
week.
"This makes sense to me," said Commissioner
Gay Breuler.
Commissioner Bob Bartelt recommended two
changes to the document, replacing references to tele-
communications "towers" with telecommunications
infrastructure to broaden the scope.
In other business April 1, the Bradenton Beach
City Commission:
Approved payment of invoices from M.T. Cau-
sley for $5,843 in building department services, from
city attorney Ricinda Perry for $3,527 for legal ser-
vices and from J & H Diesel for $2,773 in repairs to
a garbage truck.
Approved a proclamation that April is Water
Conservation Month.
Approved a funding agreement with the South-
west Florida Water Management District for storm-
water improvements.
Approved project/program manager Lisa Marie
Phillips' attendance and cost of about $680 for an
upcoming hurricane conference in Fort Lauderdale.
Continued a discussion on a request to hold a
Jet Ski-style race at Coquina Beach in November.
The commission will take up the issue at its April 15
meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive S.


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Wednesday, April 7
11 a.m. "The Dirty Horrors of Medical Ethics" lecture at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce network-
ing lunch at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-778-1541.
1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meet for a mini-workshop on editing
with Barbara Goff at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.
Friday, April 9
5:30 p.m. Reception for Karen deLeon Stuart at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2039.
5:30 p.m. "Artists Gone Wild" opening reception at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-2099.
Saturday, April 10
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island business meeting
at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
795-8697.
9 a.m. Earth Day installation of native plants at Robinson Pre-
serve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-955-8085.
10 a.m. Bottleboat Regatta along the Palma Sola Causeway.
Information: www.desotohq.com.
10 a.m. Clay-polishing demonstration by Debra Ridgedill at the
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6648.
10 a.m. to 3p.m. -Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island spring-
cleaning sale on the sidewalk at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2039.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Craft Sale
at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
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3 to 7 p.m. Island Idols talent auditions at Gulf Drive Cafe, 900
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must be 18 or older.
Sunday, April 11
10a.m. to4 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden craft sale at
Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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Tuesday, April 13
Noon The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island club assembly at the
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7:45 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise
breakfast at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-1541.
11 a.m. Einstein Circle group discussion "Immigration: What
should we do?" at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players
luncheon and auction at the Sun House, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
4:30 p.m. Wine-tasting benefit for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center at Harry's Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. "Shaken, not Stirred: The Lives and Loves of lan Lan-
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CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE
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: 941-778-0504.
Tuesday, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds non-denominational group meets
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through
April. Information: 941-778-4579.
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-
tion at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.
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., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach, through May. Information: 941-518-4431.
Through April 10, work of Canadian artist Barry Richman at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1906.
Through April 11, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-
coat" at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information:
941-748-5875. Fee applies.
Through April 23, "Florida Cowboys Collection" at the Manatee
County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information:
941-721-2031.
Through April 28, Holmes Beach artist Barbara Hines exhibit at the
Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-2223.

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Thursday, April 8
7p.m. -Visions of the Future Film Series: Forbidden Planet at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131
ext. 27. Fee applies.

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11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jazzy lunch concert featuring Jazzology Trio
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Saturday, April 10
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jazzy Farmer's Market featuring jazz and Dix-
ieland music by Tom Barrett on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jazzy Brunch and Fashion Show in the
Village of the Arts, 1015 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-302-
1069. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jazz concert at Manatee Village Historical Park,
1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton.

Sunday, April 11
7 p.m. "A Night at the Cotton Club: A Tribute to Duke Ellington"
performed by the Jazz Juvenocracy at Manatee Players Theatre, 102
12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

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6:30 p.m. Boat Charting Seminar at the Anna Maria Island Power
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April 15, Visions of the Future Film Series: Metropolis, South
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SApril 15-18, Manatee Jazz Festival continues.
April 16, Founders Day celebration, Holmes Beach City Hall.
SApril 16-18, Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival, Cortez.
SApril 16-18, Anna Maria Island Real Florida Festival.
SApril 17, Skateboard competition, Pete Lannon Skate Park.
SApril 17, Great American Clean-up, Islandwide.
SApril 17, craft a bookmark workshop, Island Branch Library.
*April 17, Rummage sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
April 20, "A Chopin Celebration," Neel Performing Arts Center.
April 21, "Watson, Crick, Wilkins: The Story of DNA," The Studio
at Gulf and Pine.
SApril 21, GPS boating seminar,Anna Maria Island Power Squadron.
Save the Date:
April 24, An Affaire to Remember.
*April 24, Cortez natives picnic, Florida Maritime Museum.
May 1-2, Anna Maria Island Relay for Life.
May 1, Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction.
May 2, Annual Island Run.

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4 p.m. to 7 p.m, April 8, conference night.
8 a.m. April 16, Parent Teacher Organization meet-
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of a lifetime.
She was chosen to represent
AME and her community as a
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dor.
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Danielle will represent a program Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower founded in 1956. Eisen-
hower's wish was to have a direct interaction between
ordinary citizens around the world to promote cul-
tural understanding and world peace.
To become an ambassador, Danielle had to have
good grades, but she was unaware she was nominated
by members of the community.
"I'm so excited. I've never been out of the coun-
try before, and I'm going to get to represent the Island
when I'm in 'Australia," said Danielle.
For 15 days Danielle will explore the Barrier
Reef, the Outback and meet with Aborigines while
learning about their continent.
To go on the trip, Danielle needs to raise $6,000,
and she started her fundraising with car washes.
On April 10, a 50/50 drawing will be held at
the Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. And
on April 17 the Drift In will host a spaghetti dinner
benefit and chances will be sold for prizes such as
Segway rides, autographed sports gear and a two-
night vacation in Clearwater.
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better known to students as Scientist "A."
The kindergarteners participated in a program
of "Sounds Like Fun," which incorporates activities
such as exploring how sound waves vibrate and travel
through bones, desks, water and other objects.
First-grade students participated in a program
titled "Dig It," which introduced a lesson on sedi-
mentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
High Touch High Tech brings science education
to students by providing field trips to classrooms
across the nation. The visit to AME was made pos-
sible because of grants written by AME teachers. The
grants were approved and funded by the Manatee
Education Foundation.


Anna Maria Elementary first-grade student-
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home the gems they found. Islander Photos:
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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
March 29, 100 South Bay Blvd., injured person.
An officer was dispatched to the Anna Maria City
Pier boardwalk to attend to an injured woman. She
was transported to Black Medical Center.
April 2, 200 block of Elm Avenue, theft. The sub-
ject took the victim's bicycle from the front yard of
their rental home and fled. An officer was dispatched
to the area and did not find the suspect.
April 4, 221 Oak Ave., suspicious person. The
subject stopped at the complainant's home and
offered to give the subject some free DVDs. The
subject thinks the man was picking up scrap items
from the streets.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
March 26, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West,
vehicle burglary. An officer responded to Westbay
Cove to assist another officer with a burglary arrest,
in which the suspect had already been positively iden-
tified by the victim. The complainant saw someone in
the front seat of his vehicle, had his wife call HBPD
and went to the vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle
and the complainant followed. The officer arrived and
the complainant identified the man, who had stolen
some $1 bills from the vehicle. He also admitted to
stealing change from two other cars at Westbay. The
defendant was taken to the Manatee County jail.
March 27, 200 block of 72nd Street, domestic
battery. An officer was dispatched to a residence in
reference to a domestic disturbance. The suspect had
left prior to the officer's arrival. The officer met with
two victims. The victims said they were very intoxi-
cated. One victim said she and her boyfriend had
been in an argument over truck keys, and he pushed
her to the ground. The other victim said she later was
pushed by the suspect. The officer filed a request for
two counts of domestic battery.
March 28, 5900 Marina Drive, dog incident. A
woman went to HBPD to report that while she was at
a ballfield with her dog, another dog jumped on her
and bit her arm. The officer responded to the ballfield
and spoke with the offending dog's owner, and asked
the owner to quarantine the dog for 10 days.
March 29, 3902 Gulf Drive, lost property. A man
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March 30, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. An
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March 31, 3800 block of Gulf Drive, beverage
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charge of possession of alcohol while under age 21.
March 31, 300 block of 66th Street, theft. An
officer responded to a call of a stolen trash can.

Community notices, events
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your events
and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages
you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Please
send press releases and photos with detailed captions
to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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John D. 'Jack' Shofstall
John D. "Jack" Shofstall, 88, of Holmes
Beach, died March 24.
He was a World War II pilot serving in the
Pacific and a career U.S. Air Force pilot. He also
worked in the U.S. Parks and Recreation Service
and was personnel manager for the city of Bra-
denton. Jack was a graduate of Michigan State
majoring in forestry.
A graveside service was held at Sarasota
National Cemetery April 5. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home handled arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rita;
daughters Lynda Guard and Susan Busch; grand-
children Chris Guard, Melissa Putnam, Robert
Busch and Meaghan Busch; and six great-grand-
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By Nick Walter
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Holmes Beach saw an increase in crimes last
week as vacationers clogged the streets and packed
the beaches.
At Westbay Cove condominiums, a man stole cash
from three vehicles before officers made an arrest.
There also were various thefts, including a
stolen money clip and a stolen trash can. Officers
also stopped a 19-year-old driver who allegedly was
driving and drinking beer.
One man at Marina and Gulf drives was rear-
ended by a 16-year-old girl with a learner's permit
but no adult driver in the vehicle.
Holmes Beach Police Dept. Lt. Dale Stephen-
son also said there were a few fights on the beaches
involving minors.
The final week in March means spring break for
many high schoolers, and usually at that time the city
sees a jump in crimes.
"When kids get out of school, we have a little spike
in crimes," Stephenson said. "This kind of stuff happens
during spring break and right after school ends."
Stephenson said it was not easy for police to
patrol gridlocked streets, but he predicts traffic will
decline this week.
"There are still some families down here, but
I think this weekend will be a decline," he said.
"People should still wear their seatbelts, be prudent
how they drive when we have this amount of traffic
and understand it's going to take a little longer to get
wherever you're going. And be patient."
Search ends for diver
A 12-hour search April 3 offshore of Anna Maria
Island by the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies for
a missing diver was suspended shortly after 9:30 p.m.
Watch-standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Peters-
burg received a call that Ron Wunderlich, 35, of
Sarasota, was missing at 9:48 a.m., April 3. It was
reported he had been free-diving 28-miles west of
Anna Maria Island in about 115 feet of water with-
out an emergency breathing apparatus and had not
returned to the surface.
A Coast Guard 41-foot rescue boat crew from
Station Cortez and a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk
rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater
searched a 68-square mile area for Wunderlich.
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Islander Sharon Villars of RE/MAX Alliance
Group, 5316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, was
recently honored by the Manatee Association of
Realtors as a first-time recipient of the Professional
Realtor Institute of Manatee designation.
The award honors Villars for her educational,
political and committee efforts at the national, state
and local levels the past year.
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The Anna Maria Island Dream Inn resort is
open at 2502 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The resort was formerly the north building of
Club Bamboo before unit owners formed their own
entity.
Dream Inn offers one- and two-bedroom rental
units with Gulf or poolside views, and one-night visi-
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Special vacation packages starting in mid-April
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Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit the Web site or call
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Islander walks on for FSU football


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Islander Nick Sato, in his second year at Florida
State University majoring in business with a 3.2
grade-point average, has "walked on" to the varsity
football team.
A "walk on" is a player who was not recruited to
play a sport at a university or college team, but walks
onto the field at the early practice session and trys out
for the team. Being a walk-on is not an easy propo-
sition, as they typically get stuck doing a lot of the
dirty work and are often used as practice fodder for
the scholarship athletes, but don't tell that to Sato.
"It's a dream come true. I would have never
thought I would be playing for FSU and now I am,"
he said. Sato went on to say that although a walk-
on is not treated as well as a scholarship player, he
wouldn't change a\ Lnhi ng
Sato's official position for the Seminoles is weak-
side linebacker, a position he played at Manatee High
School from 2006-08. He is fourth string on the depth
chart, but he said he's getting a lot of reps in practice,
and that it's been an awesome experience.
Sato got his start playing football when he played
quarterback for the Anna Maria Island Dolphins team
that won the PAL Super Bowl in 2003.
Sato and his family are anxiously awaiting the
FSU spring game, which will be played Saturday,
April 10.

AMICC basketball program
starts with tourney
Players, parents and coaches will get a little "dress
rehearsal" for the regular season when the 2010 pre-
season basketball tournament at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center gets started April 7.
The tourney, which will be played in a dou-
ble-elimination format, gives coaches and players


Repeat champion John Heckard, right, accepts
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a chance to experiment with different lineups and
strategies.
The tourney runs through April 14 for teams in
Premier, Division II and Division III. Due to a low
player turnout and fewer teams, Instructional and
Division I teams won't be in the tourney, but will
play a couple of preseason games.
The regular season gets started May 4 and con-
cludes June 12 with championship games in all but
the instructional division.

'Slightly Tarnished' golf news
The season-long battle for the bli glly Tarnished
Cup golf award between Islanders and Towners -
i.e. Bradenton residents concluded March 18 at
Imperial Lakewoods Golf course.
Island resident, Don Wahls challenged former
resident and defending champion John Heckard in
a match-play playoff. In a back-and-forth struggle,
Heckard repeated as champion, defeating Wahls
3-and-2. Heckard commented, "I'm pleased to have
the Cup to display on my trophy shelf."
In the consolation playoff, Dave Kuntz and Jack
Gulden played to a draw after 18 holes. Gulden was
recognized for keeping the handicaps and making tee
times for the group all season long. Russ Feldkamp,
a 15 handicapper was recognized as the "most honest
golfer" after finishing in last place.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole,
low-net-of-partners match March 31. The team of
Paul Keyes and Andy Barber combined to card a
5-under-par 123 to earn the day's bi,,in, rights.
Second place went to Vince Fanton and John Sagert,
who managed a 1-under-par 127, two shots ahead
of third-place finishers Vince Mercadante and Bob
Kral.
Diane Miller fired a 1-under-par 31 to win Flight
AA during March 30 golf action at the Key Royale
Club. Second place went to Penny Williams with a 35,
while Cindy Miller was two shots back in third place.
Flight A winner was Mary Selby with a
2-under-par 30 that was two shots better than sec-
ond-place finisher Barbara Mason-Estok. Grace
Sayles, Patty Townsend and Judy Ward tied for
third place with 34s.
Margrit Layh carded an even-par 32 to take top
honors in Flight B, two shots ahead of second-place
finisher Meredith Slavin and three ahead of Billie
White, who finished at 35.
Sue Wheeler's 1-under-par 31 was good enough
for first place in Flight C with Markie Ksiazek two
shots back in second place. Joy Nelles took third
place with a 2-over 34.
Sally York's 3-under-par 29 was the low-net
round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D.
Mary P Miller and Jane Winegarden tied for second
with even-par 32s, while Jan Jump was one shot back
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spring football practice for the Seminoles.

The game of the day was team low-putts won
by the foursome of Lois Biel, Sally Keyes, Markie
Ksiazek and Paulette Proxy with a total of 62 putts.
The club members teamed up for a best-ball-of-
foursome coed match March 26. The team of Frankie
Smith-Williams, Joyce Brown, Gordon McKinna and
Paul Proxy combined to card a 7-under-par 25 to earn
first place. Second place went to the team of Rose
Slomba, Pam Alvord, Gary Alvord and Jerry Brown
with a score of 6-under 26.

Horseshoe news
Four teams qualified for the knockout round
during April 3 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria
City Hall pits. The first semifinal saw Karl Thomas
and Gene Bobeldyk rolled past Sam Samuels and Jay
Disbrow 21-4. John Crawford and Dave Lansaw fol-
lowed with a 23-19 victory over Debbie Rhodes and
Ron Gagnon. Crawford and Lansaw emerged from
a see-saw battle with Thomas and Bobeldyk on the
good end of a 21-17 victory.
Three teams emerged from pool play with the
prerequisite three victories on March 31 with Gene
Bobeldyk and Bon Brown drawing the bye. Sam
Samuels and Tom Skoloda easily defeated Bob Lee
and Marvin Gangemi 22-6. Bobeldyk and Brown
took advantage of the bye to win the day's bl,,ai.n.
rights by defeating Skoloda and Samuels 21-16.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm ups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
Look online at www.islander.org for the AMICC

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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 7, 2010 0 25


Bait creeps in, fishing just keeps improving


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
White bait is creeping back into the area, and it
could mean the transition from cut bait to live bait
for fishers.
Small pinfish already are invading bays from
offshore where there are reports of clouds of pinfish.
Already there are glass minnows in the bays, so it
shouldn't be long before they're followed by shin-
ers. With the bait will come more Spanish and king
mackerel, as well as bluefish. There are reports of
kingfish being caught from both Sunshine Skyway
Bridge fishing piers and some anglers are reporting
they've been spooled by king smokers.
Calm, warm weather also was timely for grou-
per fishermen, who took advantage of the opening of
grouper season on April 1. Quality catches of grouper
can be had in 60 feet of water, and the fish tend to
favor live bait. April 1 also saw the open harvest of
tarpon and bonefish.
Anglers also may want to hit the nearshore reefs
for a variety of grouper, snapper, porgies, sheepshead,
and possible flounder. Those reefs haven't been
touched much in the past month or two because of
rough weather.
There still are no reports of snook. Snook took
a big hit with the February freeze, as an estimated
500,000-2 million were killed statewide.
The bottom line is a showing of bait is a sign that
fishing is breaking out from its winter doldrums.
Capt. Bill Ware of The Damn Yankee said that
last week as he was fishing at the south end of Sister
Keys in north Sarasota Bay in crystal-clear water in
a foot of depth, where he free-lined a shrimp trying
to get redfish and landing a 29-inch trout. "She was
a big breeder female," Ware said, "and it was full of
roe. I wish someone in the boat had a camera. I just
decided to let this baby go and people are just going
to have to take my word for it. That was the only fish
I caught that day on the full moon."
Ware said later in the week, Spanish mackerel
were hitting well in the bays and well as trout. He
added that a bunch of catfish were caught as well.
"Which is kind of unusual," he said.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of Cortez Fishing Center said he went
on three offshore trips last week and in 125 feet of
depth caught a bunch of big amberjack, gag grouper
and red snapper. Once the grouper season opened
April 1, McGuire fished in 60-70 feet of water for
gag grouper in calm seas. "It's about time, because
we had a rough winter and spring," McGuire said.
McGuire said his anglers were using sardines and
squid, as well as pinfish and grunts. He said dead
bait worked best in the mornings and live bait was
the ticket in the afternoons.
Capt. Warren Girle said he limited out on red-
fish every day in north Sarasota Bay, as has been the
case the past couple weeks. He said there are still
about four or five schools milling around the area, as
well as scattered reds. He said there is a ton of trout


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in 3-4 feet of water, Spanish mackerel all over, and
scattered pompano.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said that with longer days and warmer
weather the spring pattern is taking hold. "Shiners
are still very hard to come by, but should be making
their run into the bay in the next 10 days. Spanish
mackerel has moved into the bay with some keepers
to 4 pounds being landed."
He said speckled trout are steady with some keepers
mixed in with a lot of small ones. "They have been
holding in 4-6 feet of water over seagrass. Pompano
have made a strong show in the bay, and sheephead
fishing has reached its peak with many huge 1-7
pounders being landed."
Howard said live shrimp, sand fleas and fiddler
crabs are the baits of choice. He expects beach fish-
ing to turn hot with the calm winds and warming
temperatures. He said to look for kingfish, bonitos
and cobia to enter our waters any time.
Dave Sork from Anna Maria City Pier said he's
starting to see a lot of white bait around the pier that
have been caught on Sabiki rigs. He said there are
still Spanish mackerel and sheepshead around, but
he's yet to see a snook since the February freeze.
Derek Olson from Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
have been slaying some big sheepshead all around the
pilings with shrimp. Also, some Spanish mackerel
have come through and hit some of the bait that's
been gathering around the pier.
Kyle Dodrill from the Sunshine Skyway south
fishing pier said some big Spanish mackerel to 22
inches have been caught mainly in the mornings and
in the later afternoons. Anglers also have been hook-
ing cobia, pompano and small kingfish. "I saw here
in front of the bait fish an 18-inch kingfish someone
caught," Dodrill said.
Kim Schearer of Annie's Bait & Tackle said


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Pete Opp with
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Minn. The fish
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Howard of
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Spanish mackerel are reportedly being caught around
Spanish mackerel are reported being caught around
the Longboat Pass bridge.
She said Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Char-
ters caught a lot of sheepshead up to 8 pounds, man-
grove snapper and grunts about 3 miles offshore. "He
says that more sheepshead can be caught inshore in
the passes, but the bigger ones are offshore. Five miles
out, he ran into a lot of catch-and-release, keeper-size
red and gag grouper. Hopefully they will still be there
since the season is open."
Schearer said Capt. Mark Johnston, also of
Legend Charters, caught lots of sheepshead up to
5 pounds in Longboat Pass, including 41 of them in
an hour. Johnston also boated trout up to 16 inches
around the edge of the entrance to Palma Sola Bay.
Incoming tides and live shrimp are still the ticket.
"Longboat Pass is being very temperamental since
it is clear one day, then murky the next, but is still
producing a huge amount of sheepshead," Schearer
said.
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USED/ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: A roomful.
Essence of Time. 10015 Cortez Road W., Bra-
denton. 941-792-3545.
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER SOFA and love-
seat, very good condition, soft brown. $650. Multi-
colored tub chair, very good condition, $100. Call
941-224-4315.
DESIGNER TRAVEL BAG for small dog.
15x9-inch. Brand new. $15. 941-201-6799.
RUGS: 9x12 FLOTAKI, $75, 48-inch round nee-
dlepoint, $25. 8x10, black and gold,matching
runner, $50. All like-new. 941-792-3284.
FISHING LANDING NET floating. $8. 941-761-
1415.
REFRACTING TELESCOPE, TRIPOD: Like new.
4/20mm. Bartow tube for Saturn's rings-laser
sight. $20. 941-778-4783.
DELL COMPUTER MONITOR: high resolution,
not flat screen. $15. 941-778-4783.

Island real estate sales
615 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a
vacant 102x153 bayfront lot zoned R1AA was
sold 03/18/10, Cecere to Hicks for $850,000; list
$989,000.
5701 Carissa St., Holmes Beach, a 2,500 sfla
/ 2,566 sfur 5bed/4bath duplex with pool built in
1968 on a 75x117 lot was sold 03/17/10, Benalca-
zar to Flinn for $549,000; list $549,000.
111 Aqua Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,197 sfla
/ 1,626 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1947 on a
58x114 lot was sold 03/18/10, Talbert to Brown
for $500,000; list $589,000.
206 35th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,337 sfla /
1,357 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1968 on a
50x100 lot was sold 03/16/10, Dabaldo to Sandy
Korners LLC for $281,000; list $310,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty ofAnna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay
941-778-7244.


DELL 922 PHOTOSMART printer. All-in-one-
scan-copy quality photos, full ink cartridges.
$20.941-778-4783.
THIRTY PIECES DEPRESSION amber glass.
$20.941-778-4451.
WHIRLPOOL STAINLESS-STEEL five-gallon hot
and cold water cooler, $50. 941-795-8359.
MITSUBISHI 13-INCH TV with remote, $25. 941-
795-8359.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: TWO-piece oak
wall unit, 6x6-foot. Holds 32-inch TV. $50. 941-
795-8359.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice
machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up,
$1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-burner
gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800.941-730-2606.
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, e-mail classifieds@islander.org,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
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.
LOST LAWN CHAIR: we left a small boat motor
for the taking at our curb, and the lawn chair we
used to prop it up disappeared, too. If you have
the chair, we'd like it back. Imperiore Avenue, call
941-778-0436.


HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry. hayes @ sothe-
bysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing 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. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 9.
527 75th St., Holmes Beach. Located off Marina
Drive. Sofa, wing chairs, stereo, rattan sofa and
chairs, round oak and drop-leaf 1970s-style
and chairs. Twin bed set, sets of china including
Castleton, Sunnyvale, Royal Doulton Clairemont,
Franciscan Ivy and Lenox collection of cups, sau-
cers. Vacuum, chests, queen bed, collectibles,
small gate-leg table, kitchenware and linens. Two
dingys with 3.5 Nissan outboard motor, Kenmore
side-by-side refrigerator, also late editions. A nice
sale! Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Num-
bers given at 8 a.m.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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ARTISTS 'SPRING CLEANING' sidewalk sale.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Jewelry, paint-
ings, photography. Island Shopping Center. 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, April
9-10. Antiques, books, furniture, much more. 213
83rd St., Holmes Beach.

NIKI'S SPRING SALE: All sterling and gold jewelry,
50-70 percent off. Select gifts, art, vintage jewelry,
glassware, 30-70 percent off. Much thanks to our
winter friends. Open seven days, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 10.
Interesting, unique items. The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet"
T-shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order online www.islander.
org.


LOST: TIMEX YELLOW gold watch. Sentimen-
tal. Spring Street beach, Anna Maria. 215-582-
6282.

LOST: RED CANON pocket Elph780 digital
camera on Tuesday, March 16, on bike ride near
the sand bar and Bean Point, Anna Maria. Call
507-421-8579.

FOUND ITEM: DID you lose an item from a
moving car in front of the Garden Shop on Marina
Drive? Call 941-778-6207 to claim.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org,
where you can read Wednesday's classified at
noon on Tuesday.


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.


2007 VESPA SCOOTER G.T.S. 250 ie, limited
edition.Yellow, showroom condition, $4,600. Many
extras. 941-751-3203.


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


WAGNER REALTY
Bri27 GULF D E N Tm B Sin 1939
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL


EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
REAiTOR. 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.
3 MIN. TO BEACH. Perico Island 2BR/2BA1
large greatroom; enclosed lanai, Jacuzzi tub & more. $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.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
yrealty3@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


2004 WHITE FORD 16-foot box truck with new
hydraulic-lift gate (Tommy Gate). Low miles, new
tires. $13,500 pays off loan. Can be seen at the
Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 941-932-2688
or 383-1222.

2001 FORD WINDSTAR LX minivan. $3,900 or
best offer. 941-779-0502.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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

2005 21-FOOT Sea Fox. 150 Mercury with trailer.
Moving, must sell. 941-526-3445.

14-FOOT FIBERGLASS fishing boat. 15-hp
Yamaha four-stroke with oars, no trailer. 941-
779-2039.

MINN KOTA RIPTIDE RT trolling motor. 24-volt,
70-pound thrust. Works good, includes tiller
handle extension. $125. 941-778-4081.

PERCEPTION TANDEM KAYAK with paddles,
spray skirt. $450. 208-859-9307.


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED: PART-time, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Apply in person at Haley's Motel.


THE PERFECT SOLUTION to your houseclean-
ing needs. Local resident. Call Kat, 941-580-
2050.

SEEKING PART-TIME temporary work in retail,
office or other field. Call Melissa, 941-350-2892.

I AM A communication consultant, PR consultant,
copywriter, editor, and published author. info@
joanphelps.com.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.







SALES & RENTALS

(941) 778-2291
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
www.betsyhills.com


Sul ufaty aty ofJinna Maria Inc.
1\ ) J7esse (risson BrokerAssociate, (GJf
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.


LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? Call
Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids and ani-
mals. Four years experience, high school student.
941-779-9783.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory,
all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey,
business growing monthly, owners moving, great
opportunity for mom and pop. Call Jim, 941-580-
0626.


ACTIVE LADY WITH spinal injury needs LPNS
and experienced CNAS to assist with personal
care. A Hoyer lift for transfers. Five-hour a.m.
shifts and overnight sleepover shifts are from 9:30
p.m.-7a.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.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.









Key Concierge
Caring for homes while homeowners are away.
Whether you are a part-time resident, seasonal visitor, or absentee
owner, you want the peace of mind that comes with a professional,
award-winning company caring for your property until you can get
back to paradise.
Weekly inspections-Renovations-Concierge services

Key Concierge, LLC
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T.l CUSTOM 3BR/2BA TURNKEY,
Expensively furnished, 450 ft. to
pool REDUCED $995,000



OLD FLORIDA, solid masonry
home on Clark Spring Lake.
Spacious LR & private backyard
with room for a pool. Duplex
zoned. $499,000.





"\Ye ARE the I.hrindl"
SINCE 1957
Marie Franklin, Lic. 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.
Sands Established in 1983
n Celebrating 25 Years of
Lwr i Quality & Dependable Service.
Service Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs.
t 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.
w .'J Residential & Condo Renovations
SKitchens Bath Design Service
S. Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
References available 941-720-7519



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Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236

HONEY DO HOME REPAIR i-
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Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
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359-1904
"Movers Who Care"
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The Big Picture...It's all about Real Estate.
It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

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OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
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Julie @ Royal Rescue, 941-720-1411.
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I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.
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.
CAREGIVING BY ALEDDA: Companion care,
transportation, meal preparation, light housekeep-
ing. Experience, references. 941-462-5569.
ANNE'S TROPICAL BREEZE cleaning, errands
and gardening. Reasonable rates, Local ref-
erences, bonded. Please call Anne, 941-465-
7967.
ISLANDER SENIOR ASSISTANCE: Caring and
dependable. Call for appointment, 941-792-
4601.
FREE HOUSESITTING/PETSITTING: Retired
Christian couple to be near beach, available
anytime. References. 770-832-7319. ewingwt@
earthlink.net.

SASSER'S PRESSURE CLEANING: Houses,
driveways, pool decks, roofs, etc. Licensed,
insured. 10 percent off with ad. 941-812-8212.

DAVE'S CURB APPEAL: Paint landscape, light
repair, remodel, cleanup. Affordable Island work,
$75 per four hours. Island owner, resident, with
tools. Dave, 715-418-3531.
CONCIERGE SERVICES: SHOPPING, house sit-
ting, check, party planning, home organization,
management ... so much more. E-mail: bellagi-
naservices @ gmail.com.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. DEPENDABLE,
honest with local Island references. Call Nancie,
941-755-5948.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
941-920-3840.
PROTECTION PROPERTY WATCH: 'Your eyes
here, while you're away.' Prevent bad, costly things
from happening to your home when you're not
there! Call Jon Kent at 941-920-0832. Visit: Pro-
tectionPropertyWatch.com.
PAINTING, WATERPROOFING: NEW construc-
tion or re-paints. Dozens of Island completions
since 1992. Call Venture Services, 941-809-
8159.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-
1399.
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 or 941-580-4487.
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Stu-
dios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
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.net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.
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.
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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. Premium
grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

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

PROFESSIONAL MANGROVE trimmer: ISA cer-
tified arborist. Fast, friendly service. Free consults.
Call Jim at 941-799-0840.
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Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!


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

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

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

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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -
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.

ALLEN STEINIGGER INC: Painting and handy-
man services. Insured. Hardwood, ceilings, real
wood, kitchen cabinets. 941-822-6636.
PAINT AVERAGE ROOM: $75. Customer sup-
plies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing.
Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-
7521. Lic.#RR0066450.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.


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.
8803/8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 600 sf, $500/
month. 1,200 sf, former salon and 1,300 sf. Call
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.
RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA
ground level, spectacular views. Available April,
May. $3,500/month. 941-778-8356.

RENTAL: 3BR/2BA ON canal. Furnished. Monthly,
$1,800. Call for weekly rate. All utilities, cable paid.
Washer and dryer. 70th Street, Holmes Beach.
Available May through December. Call Dave, 407-
927-1304. Dvanworm@earthlink.net.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA Key Royale
home. Caged pool, garage, nice kitchen, tile
throughout. $1,950/month. 863-660-8366.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. tampabay-
beachhouse.com. 559-760-1331.
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
Realty, 941-794-1515.
PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: 2BR/1BA
ground level, spectacular views. Available April,
May. $3,500/month. 941-792-4991.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2 BR/2BA condo in Braden-
ton Beach. Furnished. Washer, dryer in unit. Very
close to beach. Very nice unit. Rent $1,000/month
plus utilities. Call 813-245-0428.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA CONDO for rent. Mini-
mum, three months, beautiful location, beach
across street, Intrarcoastal Waterway in back,
fishing pier, clubhouse, heated pool. 55 and older
community. Available April 1, 2010. 813-927-1632
or 813-247-3178.


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
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Warehouse/Workshops also available

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FOR RENT: 2BR, Tropical Palm Mobile Home
Park. 15 minutes to beach, available April 1.
$1,000/month. For sale or rent 2BR doublewide.
$1,000/month, sell for $49,000. Will finance. 863-
608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.net.

450-SF OR 850-sf office or retail space available.
Just four miles from the beach on Cortez Road.
Great rates! Highly viable, great location. Call
941-650-4748 for more information.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club. Guard-gated 24/7.
Sunny bright end unit, 2BR/2BA villa with spa-
cious two-car garage and extra-long driveway.
Nicely furnished, new stainless-steel appliances,
TVs in living room, master bedroom and master
bath. Screened porch plus deck overlooking
small lake. Private courtyard entry. Neighborhood
heated pool and spa, plus large community lap
pool. Available May 1. $1,500/month plus utilities.
Call owner, 941-792-4767.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February
2011. 2BR/2BA, adults only, HDTVs. Call 813-
781-7562. Dharveyel@aol.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB annual: 2BR/2BA, pools,
tennis, security, gate, garbage. 941-545-4033.

WEEKLY RENTALS: BEACH, bay. Pool and boat
docks, $750/week. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-
1456.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.


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


JUST THREE HOUSES TO THE BEACH. Great Duplex
located west of Gulf Drive. 2BR/1BA. Selling turnkey fur-
nished. $599,000.


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 Mangrove Ave., Anna Maria. $785,000


TWO BEACH-FRONT HOMES for the price of one.
2BR/2BA each. Large garage & huge patio for entertaining.
Outstanding rental history.

Mike 800-367-1617
Norm an'- 9 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
Lwww. mikenormanrealty.com


GORGEOUS NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/2BA
Anna Maria Island rental. Ground floor, furnished,
all utilities, pool, tennis, DSL. December 2010 thru
May 2011. $2,500/month. Three-month minimum.
www.annamariaislandcondo.web.officelive.com.
931-636-2620.

ANNA MARIA HOUSE for annual rent near city
pier, 3BR/2BA, private, pets OK. $1,000/month.
941-538-9328.

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

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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.

BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free bro-
chure. Discover how easy it is to build wealth
through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins
Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@AdkinsFlor-
idaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.

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DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car
garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate
2005 Italian villa-style construction with breath-
taking Gulf views. 5,146 sf under roof on north
Anna Maria Island, $3,500,000, furnished. Con-
tact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.

WATERFRONT LOT: BREATHTAKING, Sunshine
Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. $550,000. Waterfront home, 3BR/3BA,
same spectacular view. 228 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. $1,100,000. 941-778-0019.

ISLAND PROPERTY WANTED! Home preferred or
condo up to $400,000. Cash buyer can close in 30
days, no Realtor fees! Ready to retire? Call Dennis
or Patricia, 702-533-2907 or 702-219-2055.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Lovely 2BR/2BA with
garage, pets allowed. $105,000. Denise Langlois,
Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.

ADORABLE CONDO FOR sale by owner:
1BR/1BA, quiet neighborhood, cathedral ceilings,
skylights, tile throughout, enclosed lanai. $69,900.
Bradenton. Must see! 941-773-6448.

"CASA AZUL" NEWcanalfront beauty! 4BR/4.5BA,
study, sitting room, large lanai, inground pool, zoned
HVAC. Best of everything! Turnkey, if desired.
$1,450,000 and worth it. 215 Chilson Ave., Anna
Maria. Call Jeffrey. 941-567-6600.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. 4502
Nassau Road, Coral Shores. Boaters take note!
3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage. 2,240 sf. Gorgeous
canal views, new boat dock, new wood floors,
caged pool, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, separate
living and family room, dry bar, big lot. $349,900,
make offer! Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty, 941-
301-4345.


Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor
941-809-3714
www.michellemusto.com

S LACASA COSTIERA Luxury condo
S 7320 Gulf Dr., #10, Holmes Beach:
Exquisite 2-3BR/2.5BA, Gulf views,
tastefully furnished, wet bar, crown
molding, heated pool and spa.
$1,299,000. ML#A3915811.
mail: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com





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ESTATE TO SETTLE: 2BR/2BA villa. Central loca-
tion, $74,500 or best offer. All remodeled. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
KEY ROYALE CANAL home: Pool, dock, nicely
updated. $400,000, by owner, realtor. 941-356-
1456.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4 p.m. Saturday. April 10. Min-
utes to beaches! 2BR/2BA, garage, caged pool.
Don't miss your opportunity to own this wonder-
ful pool home within four miles of the white sand
beaches of Anna Maria. It won't last! 8508 43rd
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Chard Winheim, Hori-
zon Realty, 941-301-4345.
IMG ACADEMIES: 2BR2BA condo, end unit
with garage for rent with option to buy. Nicely fur-
nished. Overlooking tennis courts and country
club. $130,000. Call 941-545-or 941-778-3926.
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 HOME at the lake and five acres,
$69,900 with free boat slips. Gorgeous, ready to
finish, 2,100 sf log home and beautifully wooded.
Five-acre lake-access parcel with free boat slips
on private, recreational lake in Tennessee. Quiet,
gated community. Excellent financing. Call now,
888-792-5253, ext. 2457. TN Land/Lakes, LLC.
CENTRAL GEORGIA: 49 acres, $1,325 per acre.
Gently rolling, planted pine, some hardwood, near
Flint River, great hunting. 478-987-9700. stregis-
paper.com. St. Regis Paper Co.
DEVELOPER SLASHING PRICES! Two acres,
$67,430. Close to theme parks. Was $189,900.
Big, beautiful water view home site in gated com-
munity. City water, sewer, utilities in. Ready to
build when you are! Only one at this price. Excel-
lent financing. Call now, 866-352-2249, ext. 2532.
www.fllanddeal.com.
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION: 600-plus
homes. I Auction: April 17. Open House: April 3,
10, 11. REDC I. View full listings now. www.Auc-
tion.com. RE Brkr CQ1031187.


All real estate advertising herein is subject to
the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal
to advertise any preference, limitation or dis-
crimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or
intention to make any such preference, limita-
tion or discrimination Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation
of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free
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SALES AND VACATION RENTALS

Let me help you navigate the island
to find that perfect home or condo
in PARADISE.


Rare Pelican Cove Bay View Condo, million dollar views of Sarasota Bay and the ICW. 1/2 Block to the Beach,
walking distance to Historic Bridge St. Trolleysstops right in front of thecomplex. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Balconies on
both sides, Pool, Spa, Tennis Courts, Boat Doc, Pets allowed and No rental restrictions. Offered at $379,000


Bayview of Bradenton Beach Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Fireplace with outstanding views of Sarasota Bay,
Sarasota and the ICW. 1/2 Block to the Beach, covered parking, ELEVATOR, Pool, and boat dock. Secured
and Coded entrances. Great Rental Potential. Walking distance to Historic Bridge St and steps to the Trolley
Stops. Offered at $359,000








Palma Sola Harbour Great Condo in a wonderful complex, 1 bedroom, 2 baths, extra room 13x9 can be used
as bonus room, etc has a closet as well. The unit has a dock with unimpeded access to the ICW and the Gulf.
Complex has a community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, exercise room and more! Palma Sola Harbour is off
of Cortez less than 10 minutes to the Beach. Offered at $169,000

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5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 102 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, FL


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Spueo Qnt-iu eo and Chic Boutiques!


springg is here with fun, bright and sunny days. A
perfect time to get out and visit these fun stores. So get
busy, get shopping. Follow us to all the best places to
find unique gifts.
What a Find! has all kinds of quality clothing, fur-
niture, accessories and a great line of vintage Florida
collectibles. Check out the store, and you'll be saying,
\\ ,\\ what a find!"
Whitfield Exchange should be on your go-to list
if you're in need of extra furnishings, kitchenware or
serving dishes to accommodate guests. Owner Lindsay
runs a top-notch consignment shop, and the variety of
changing merchandise is amazing.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has all kinds of
goodies, nicely priced. Best of all, the proceeds sales
go to charity.
Vintage Vagabond is a colorful antique shop that
features, among other items, vintage clothing, furnish-
ings and art. You name it, Vagabond has got it. It's all
quality and variety here. Pay a visit.
Community Thrift Shop is always filled with
clothing, knick-knacks and lots of furniture. The turn-
over of merchandise is staggering, and Community
Thrift always has new items on the floor.
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Antiques, Collectibles. Vintage Wares. Jewelry.
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two doors over in the same AMI Plaza. Better to see the
storefront now, plus even more treasures from which to
choose.
Steff's Stuff in the Whitney Beach Plaza is accepting
consignments, as well as vintage Florida collectibles.
On the downtown Bradenton path, we appreciate
Braden River Antiques for it's amazing selection of
antique and mid-century art, furniture and home acces-
sories. We guarantee there is not another store like it.
The Sea Hagg is having an unbelievable warehouse
sale with 50 percent off many items, including previously
reduced merchandise. Plus, new items are added daily. Go
see what the Hagg has for you.
And if you haven't yet checked out Retro Rosie Vintage
Clothing, you must. We especially love the selection of
hats and vintage bridal gowns. And Cobwebs Antiques is
all warmed up and awaiting you to peruse her collection
of home decor and furnishings.
In Palmetto, the Bag Lady tells us new bags and
purses are stocked for spring. And what woman doesn't
need a new bag every now and then? There are big ones,
little ones, fancy ones and casual ones. Surely there is a
bag for you.



Tide and Moon
jewelry



ANY ONE ITEM
New Location! Just two doors down.
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Beach treasures and finds,
shabby chic furnishings,
collectibles, treasures and
jewels ofAnna Maria Island.

5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach
10-4 Monday-Saturday ~ 941.504.8303


The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than
50 antique dealers, and offers a wide variety of shops
and specialties of vintage toys, furniture, collectible
glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is
one of the area's largest antique places, and we always
enjoy shopping and shopping and shopping this vast
collection of shops.
See you in the shops.
T& K.


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5231 .\.:n.:te A'.e- .' :k ento r
941 8.96 8820 t..I-TH 1~0 )'30 Fri .- 4


Th,8Whitfieldf
`- 'Exchange
Consignment Store
Come see why we're voted Bradenton's
#1 Consignment Store
Over 8,000 sq ft of "gently used, gently priced"
furniture, rugs, artwork, kitchenware,
greenery, linens, collectibles & more!
Stop in to find the usual,
the unusual, & the truly unique!
We're open Monday Saturday 1Oam 5pm
Located on US 41, about 2 miles north of the airport
751-4045


; *Thrift Shop
SBradenton's Original
Thrift and Consignment Shop
Large selection of
Home Decor, Furniture,
A Collectibles,
Fine Jewelry, Clothes
and more!
Accepting quality
consignments.
Ca11792-2253
5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Reader's Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store


Historic East Manatee

Antiques District
shops open Tues-Sat 10-4
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Antiques
Nlid-Century Arl Antques Collectibles We Buy
1002 Manalee Ave E. 941-750-0707



Retro Rsie
RI iVini.age CloIhes for All
SOc.asions anid Be.uliful
l Wedding Gowins aid Accessories

Cobueb's
Antiques and COonR
Vintage. Collage anri
Romanliic CountlriY. Silve.
New t addition! Vinlage holiday, .
and Chrisinas Departmeni kli u
817 Manatee Ave E. 941-708-0913


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