VOLUME 18, NO. 25
Lee Greenwood adds
patriotic note to
the news ...
Pr ,- -w.
Turtle season to
begin. Page 8
ing held on records
request. Page 4
\i. .li:fJn recall gains
stiffens. Page 5
ers discuss permit
delays. Page 14
AME book, science
fair held. Page 18
Island police blotter.
What to do and
where. Page 22
Robinson to open
flock to the beach.
Fishing: Tarpon to
invade. Page 25
saries and transac-
tions. Page 26
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commission Chair John
Quam may have kept the city out of trouble
- and helped avoid a lawsuit and an unnec-
When discussion of a proposed mora-
torium on building permits and site plans
in the retail-office-residential district came
up at the commission's April 22 meeting,
Quam acted quickly to introduce a counter-
The issue has
been about "back-
ing out across a side-
walk," which is illegal
in Manatee County, he
Instead of a mora-
torium, just amend the
Tourism on Anna Maria Island showed a
5 percent gain in March compared with the
same month last year, according to figures
just released by the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau.
Occupancy of surveyed Island accommo-
dation units was 86.9 percent in March 2010,
up from 82.7 percent for March 2009.
The figures for March this year were
slightly behind the 88.9 percent occupancy
reported in March 2008, but ahead of the
84.7 percent for March 2007.
But the Island's tourist season may have
been even better than the figures show.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce president Mary Ann Brockman said
the BACVB only reports on 28 percent of
Island accommodation units and does not
track vacation-rental homes.
Property managers on the Island sur-
veyed in February and March reported near
100 percent occupancy for their units, and
city's parking ordinance Chapter 90 -
with specific language to eliminate back-out
parking across the sidewalk onto the road
in the ROR, he suggested. The commission
would then proceed with the planning board
to get a "workable parking plan" in the ROR,
The idea caught on with his colleagues,
including Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, who
had long argued for a moratorium.
"It's no secret I've been trying to get Chap-
ter 90 changed. If we can achieve that without
a moratorium, I'm for it," Stoltzfus said.
Stoltzfus said the amendment should
City attorney Jim Dye said it could if the
commission adopts a specific effective date.
The amendment could be back-dated to when
the commission began discussing parking
safety on Pine Avenue.
Accommodation units do pay the tour-
ism tax, and the $847,600 collected by the
BACVB through March 2010 was 8.5 percent
ahead of the $780,685 collected for the same
reporting period at this time last year.
At the same time, Island accommodation
owners and managers were giving visitors
"value for dollar," said David Teitelbaum of
the Tradewinds, Tortuga Club and SeaSide
The average daily rate on Anna Maria
Island for March 2010 was $177.96, down
2.9 percent from the $183.38 average in
March 2009. March is the most active month
for Island tourism and the highest daily-rate
average of any month occurs in March.
According to the BACVB, the Braden-
ton area had 152,100 visitors between January
and March 2010, a 3.8 percent increase from
the same three months in 2009, when 146,500
visitors were recorded.
Projects that were submitted after the
effective date could be considered "in flux,"
Quam's suggestion was good enough for
the other commissioners.
Because the ROR moratorium was an
agenda item and not a proposed ordinance, it
died quietly when the commission voted 5-0
to amend Chapter 90 and begin preparing a
new parking plan for Pine Avenue.
Quam's plan was appealing to Mike Cole-
man of Pine Avenue Restoration LLC. The
company's Pine Avenue projects have been
the subject of many commission debates and
some current city legal issues.
"We are interested in the best long-term
outcome for Pine Avenue and our city," Cole-
If the commission can produce a rational
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Tourism posts March gain Commissioner
By Rick Catlin many tourism-based businesses said March s leaksout on
Islander Reporter of this year was the best season in the past UpeakO UoU U
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robin-
son called the project "asinine."
But Robinson, speaking at the April 19
Island Transportation Planning Organization
meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall, was not
concerned with the 209 foxtail trees planned
for the intersection of East Bay Drive and
Manatee Avenue. He was
Concerned the $697,000
Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger agreed, calling the
SHowever, the project
Robinson includes new signal arms
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arrive to the
No. 2188 in
to clean up the
nearby Gulf of
Quam kills ROR moratorium in Anna Maria
APRIL 28, 2010
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parking plan that is "consistent with the comp plan
objectives to encourage mixed-use, that does not
diminish property rights, we will endorse that plan,
both for our existing and future developments," he
"Chairman Quam took an encouraging first step
in leading the city toward unity on this issue."
Moratorium for Walker estate
A moratorium in Anna Maria is not a completely
Commissioners agreed to a suggestion from Dye
to begin a moratorium process to halt construction
in the conservation land-use category beachfront
from the southern city limit northward to Bean Point
- in the comprehensive plan while the city examines
language and decides on the intent. The comp plan
prohibits development in that land-use category, he
The issue came up when Richard Friday sued the
city to stop construction of the Banyan Tree Estate
project on the Walker property on Park Street, Dye
said. The Walker property is in the conservation land-
use area and the city has approved a site-plan for
Banyan Tree Estates.
Dye said the moratorium gives the city a "time-
out" while it sorts out the issues. He also said that
the situation already has resulted in one lawsuit, but
if the city acts to resolve the conflicting land use, the
other party is likely to sue the city for its development
City hall closing
In other business, Mayor Fran Barford said the
staff is "overwhelmed" with more 32 public records
requests since March 10. As a result, some city busi-
ness has fallen behind.
"We need to get our business done," she said.
To catch up on all the records requests and other
city business, the mayor said the clerk's office will
close to the public on Friday, April 30, as well as May
S Anna Maria city
..clerk Alice Baird
i 10 years service
to the city. Mayor
Fran Barford pre-
sented Baird and
deputy clerk Diane
4 a proclamation,
r. recognizing them
City Clerks Week
7 and May 14.
City staff will be working and the building depart-
ment will be open to the public for its normal hours,
Barford also noted the rising cost and increase
in the number of meetings the past three months for
which consultants were required to attend.
City treasurer Diane Percycoe said the city is
already over its budget for consultant fees for the
2009-10 fiscal year.
New permit fees
The commission adopted new permit fees, includ-
ing a building permit fee that will be based on valuation
and not a flat rate, building official Bob Welch said.
Stoltzfus noted that the $900 fee plus $20 for
every $1,000 of valuation for a building permit works
out to 2 percent.
In other business, the commission agreed to
further discussions about moving the start date for
qualifying for a city office from Sept. 15 to June 9 to
save between $4,000 and $5,000 during state primary
Manatee County wants the June date to put Anna
Maria candidates on its ballot, which is printed the
day after the primary election. The city can opt out
of the June deadline if it pays for its own ballot, Per-
cycoe said, but that cost is $4,000-$5,000.
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and traffic lights at the intersection in addition to land-
scaping. After the Manatee-Sarasota Metropolitan
Planning Organization released its five-year program
in December, Holmes Beach benefitted from funding
for beautification associated with the project: Plants
and trees added from the intersection south on East
Bay Drive to 31st Street, including 42 palms, a crape
myrtle, 96 beach sunflowers and a mulch tree.
City commissioners must agree to reject the fund-
ing for the project. If funds are rejected, they would
be passed on to other statewide transportation or
"I don't think it's even possible to do all the
planting they're talking about," Bohnenberger said.
In April 2009, Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine announced to the city commission that the
DOT had agreed to install stronger mast arms and
heavier signal equipment at the intersection.
The new mast arms, however, were not scheduled
for installation until 2010, when other improvements
were scheduled to take place on East Bay and Gulf
drives in the city. The beautification is part of those
The city's parks and beautification committee
already expressed its displeasure with the price and
quantity of trees. At the committee's Jan. 6 meeting,
member Melissa Snyder said, "Basically, it's a beau-
tification plan and, in that plan, there's no beautifica-
tion. Just one kind of tree for miles."
In other business, MPO executive director
Michael Howe said there are no other Island projects
represented on the MPO's 17-project waiting list.
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Old Salt fish tourney
poses 'significant impact'
By Rick Catlin
Sgt. Dave Turner of the Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office Anna Maria substation wrote Mayor Fran
Barford a memo last week indicating that the fish-
ing tournament at Galati Marine planned May 27-30
will "have a significant impact" on city roads and on
residents' "way of life."
Turner made his comments to the mayor outlin-
ing his plans and suggestions if the city commission
approves a permit for the event.
"With a little patience and understanding, we
can make this a good celebration for everyone," he
MCSO Deputy Steve Stewart presented Turner's
plans and recommendations to the commission at its
April 22 meeting. The commission approved the tour-
nament and Turner's plan.
The event may draw more than 1,000 participants
and bring a great deal of business and notoriety to Anna
Maria, Turner said. Proceeds from the tournament will
go to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
In his review of the tournament proposal, Turner
found that the Old Salt Fishing Foundation has held
similar fishing tournaments and expositions in Pinel-
las County, particularly in Madeira Beach.
"Most of their tournaments through the city of
Madeira Beach and with the Pinellas County Sheriff's
Office go well run and smoothly," Turner said.
But the event will "have an impact" on Anna
Maria, "its way of life, traffic, infrastructure and
nearby residents," he added.
Turner said he and his deputies will do everything
possible to minimize impacts of the event by taking
a "common sense" approach to the site venue, orga-
nization and administration.
The Loop All Release Billfishing Tournament will
be May 27-31 at Galati Yacht Sales ofAnna Maria
and will feature parties, fishing and awards.
On the plus side, Turner said holding the event at
the end of a dead-end street South Bay Boulevard
- makes traffic enforcement, relocation and flow
Turner said he will use only deputies assigned to
the city because they are familiar with residents along
South Bay Boulevard and adjacent streets.
The city's curbside drinking ordinance will be
strictly enforced, he said, and Galati will be required
to provide a specific serving and consumption area
on its property.
Turner suggested the city issue placards to resi-
dents before the tournament to help deputies identify
residents and spectators.
Turner said a "normal event fee" should be
charged because of the event's impact.
Traffic assistants will be provided by Galati and
Old Salt to assist deputies, and any music should cease
at 10 p.m. to comply with the city's noise ordinance.
Any additional cost for MCSO deputies will be
covered by Old Salt, Turner said.
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SApril 29,6 p.m.,joint city commission-planning
and zoning board.
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May 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
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May 6, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 13, 1 p.m., city commission.
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May 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement board.
May 25, 7 p.m., city commission.
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pal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
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Emergency hearing for AM records brief, direct
By Rick Catlin
Both sides could claim victory in an emer-
gency hearing in the Manatee Circuit Court April 21
requested by attorney Valerie Fernandez in a public
records request against Anna Maria Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus and planning
and zoning board member Jim
Conoly was excused from
the case. Stoltzfus did not have
to surrender his computer. Fer-
nandez obtained a court order
th-"' ~ Fernandez, on behalf of
public records consultant Michael Barfield both
retained by Pine Avenue Restoration LLC sought
the emergency hearing to ask Judge Stephen Dakan
to seize Stoltzfus' computer to ensure that any e-mails
relating to public business that might still be on the
computer are not deleted.
After nearly 90 minutes of testimony and legal
Nw iandllin'. Dakan said he didn't have enough time
that day to hear both sides and grant Fernandez what
His authority over the case was only for that day,
Instead of seizing the computer, Dakan issued an
order directing Stoltzfus not to "transfer custody of
the computer" or "alter or delete or dispose" of any
information on the computer until directed by the
Fernandez was prepared to introduce a computer
expert to testify how e-mails could inadvertently be
deleted by continued use of a computer. But Dakan
said that if Fernandez proceeded, he would have to
allow attorney Richard Harrison, representing Stoltz-
fus, time to gather his own expert witness, and that
wasn't going to happen that day.
Dakan said his understanding was that this was a
case of preserving records, not seizing a computer.
"This is serious business," the judge said, and the
"facts are in dispute."
Fernandez said she wanted the computer seized
because Stoltzfus has a history of deleting e-mails.
Also, on several occasions, Stoltzfus delivered
requested e-mails to Anna Maria city clerk Alice
Baird and told her that "this should do it," only to
come back another day with more e-mails, she said.
What is facing us is not a conflict among the
residents of Anna Maria. The issue involves citi-
zens against a machine with the sole goal of profit-
ing from indiscriminate growth.
I don't want to call that machine PAR. It's more
than that. So I'll call it the machine "Profiteers."
Michael Barfield didn't show up by chance,
nor did he come with a noble agenda. His goal is
money, and he came to serve the Profiteers.
One of our Island newspapers is a willing par-
ticipant. Should they run true to form, the next
edition will probably claim Harry Stoltzfus was
seen buying a bulldozer.
Stoltzfus is a good man. He did not become a
commissioner to make money, and certainly not to
destroy any buildings.
It was recently announced that Bob Carter
had sponsored a recall petition against Stoltzfus.
I understand he is intelligent and financially suc-
cessful. No intelligent person could make the
decision that Stoltzfus should be recalled based
on the comments that have been offered in the
local paper, Barfield's accusations and actually
little more. That tells me that Carter is another
ally of the Profiteers.
A question for residents: The "R" in PAR
stands for restoration. When you drive along Pine
On March 10, Barfield had sent a public records
request to Stoltzfus and Conoly requesting copies of
the e-mails on their private computers that pertained
to city business.
Fernandez said Stoltzfus did not deliver his
e-mails in a timely manner and Barfield had to
make several subsequent records requests to Stoltz-
fus after March 10. Fernandez told Dakan she also
was concerned that continued
use of Stoltzfus' personal com-
puter could result in deletion
of relevant e-mails contained
on the hard drive that have not
yet been submitted as public
Harrison argued that his
Fernandez client submitted e-mails about
public business to Baird in a timely manner and
that the city has no policy or definition of "a timely
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board
member Jim Conoly was excused from the April
21 hearing in the ongoing public records dispute
that began with a request for his e-mails March
10. He signed an agreement prepared by attorney
Valerie Fernandez, representing Michael Barfield
and Pine Avenue Restoration LLC.
Fernandez had filed for an emergency hear-
ing to ask the court to seize
the computers of both
Conoly and Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus because it
was believed the production
of records was insufficient,
and Conoly had waivered
on how he disposed of his
Conoly hard drive.
Fernandez said the
agreement calls for Conoly to allow a forensic
examination of his computer and any e-mail
records stored on the server of his online e-mail
host. When that process is completed, any pos-
sible complaint against him by her clients will
and see those buildings, do they speak "restoration"
William Chable, Anna Maria
Florida Statute 100.361 gives the electors of a
municipality the right to sign a recall petition and the
right to vote in a recall election. These are the same
electors who voted Harry Stoltzfus into office. The
will of the people rules.
This is democracy at its finest.
Despite Mr. Stoltzfus' and his collaborators'
attempts to change the subject, this is about right and
wrong and the actions of an elected official while in
office. He has not once addressed the issue of his
participation in lawsuits against our city while at the
same time conspiring to hide his role from the voters
who elected him. The people have the right to know
why he tried to deceive them and we hope he will
address that issue in his defensive statement as part
of the recall process.
Now, in an apparent attempt to mislead voters,
comes the outrageous threat that electors who sign
the petition and become a member of the recall
committee (which every signer is), will be sub-
ject to public records requests. One phone call to
the Florida Attorney General's office confirms this
is false. This pattern of stating falsehoods as if
they were true has been employed in an attempt
to intimidate voters.
Mr. Stoltzfus called his own election a "water-
shed" event. He and his supporters continue to remind
us "the voters have spoken." His actions and words
He further claimed Barfield had not shown up
April 21 when requested to appear for a deposition
and that Fernandez was stall-
ing for time. Harrison also dis-
puted the need for an emergency
hearing to preserve any public
Dakan had to leave the hear-
ing in mid-session to hear a jury
i verdict in another courtroom.
d The 30-minute break put
the hearing behind schedule, and Dakan said he was
not going to be able to issue a full ruling in the time
remaining, and he had authority over the case only
for that day.
"You have done nothing w i, 'n. and I apologize,"
Dakan told Fernandez.
Harrison said his client would accept a ruling
that Stoltzfus had to adhere to the requirements of the
Florida statute on preserving public records. Stoltzfus
planned to do that anyway, Harrison indicated.
"We want to preserve the records," Harrison
Fernandez reluctantly agreed, and Dakan said he
would make it a signed order.
Dakan said that if Stoltzfus violated any part of
the court order, he could be charged with contempt.
After the hearing, Barfield said he considered the
ruling a victory. "The court put Stoltzfus on notice
not to delete any further e-mails or face a contempt
charge," he said.
Fernandez said she had no plans to seek another
emergency hearing but she and her client are consid-
ering other options.
Harrison said the decision was a win for his
client. "Any time the other side doesn't get what they
want, it's a victory," he said.
"We have no problems" with the court's order,
he added. "We were going to do that anyway. What
they were asking for was extreme."
Hearing on unknown topic
Attorney Ricinda Perry, representing Pine
Avenue Restoration LLC, said she has hearing
time scheduled for 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday,
May 7, in the Manatee County Circuit Court but
the subject has not yet been announced.
since then could mean everything he has ever
voted on can be invalidated. Every vote he makes
puts our city in possible financial jeopardy.
Mr. Stoltzfus, even a great leader knows
when it's time to step down for the greater good.
In the meantime, the voters are speaking again
and attempts at intimidation and misinformation
should stop in honor of that sacred process.
Bob Carter, recall committee chair, Anna
24-hour notice, please
To Commissioner Harry Stolzfus: Like so
many other people here on the Island, I have been
reading your e-mails as published in the local
I can honestly say that my heart goes out to
you, as I can't imagine the anguish you must be
experiencing at this time.
If you do follow through on your idea of block-
ading all of the parking spaces on Pine Avenue, I
must respectfully request that you give the resi-
dents and business owners at least 24 hours notice
of this blockade. Many of my patients come to the
office using canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs
and other assistive devices.
Also, should you decide to go ahead and bull-
doze our buildings, I would probably need more
than 24 hours notice to remove all medical records,
equipment and supplies from our office.
Thank you for your consideration of this matter
and your dedicated service to our community.
Clare Starrett, Island Podiatry, Anna Maria
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Stoltzlus recall gains support, opposition stiffens
By Rick Catlin
The first day members of the Recall Commis-
sioner Stoltzfus committee began taking signatures
in Anna Maria, committee members quickly learned
two things: People want to talk about Stoltzfus and
people are unhappy about what is happening in the
Committee member Carol Carter, whose husband
Bob Carter is the recall commit-
tee chair, said she got some sig-
natures early April 22, the first
day the petition began circulat-
"Most of our work will be in
the evening and on weekends. A
lot of people aren't home during
the day," Carter said.
Janet Aubry went to several houses on the north
end of Anna Maria during the day and found that, of
the people who were home, "everybody wanted to
talk about it," she said.
She obtained 10 signatures and spoke with two
people who supported Stoltzfus in the November
2009 election who now say they are "disappointed"
with the commissioner.
"They told me to come back and that they were
going to think about signing," Aubry said.
Another person signed quickly, Aubry said, and
asked what she could do to help the committee.
"I told her to help us circulate the petition and she's
going to help. I think as we find more and more people
to sign, we'll get more and more volunteers."
Aubry said everybody wants to talk about the
issue, the lawsuit, the e-mail messages and about
what's going to happen to Anna Maria.
Sandy Mattick said she had 31 signatures by
Thursday evening and found a lot of support for the
"People are very concerned, including some sup-
porters who feel they were misled
and lied to during (Stoltzfus')
campaign. They are worried that
people will see their names, but
they signed anyway. And a lot
of people are worried about the
future of the city," she said.
Some people are concerned
Bob Carter about retaliation if their name
appears on the petition, Mattick said.
"I've talked to a few people who were actually
afraid to sign, but their reaction to the petition was
positive," she said.
By Sunday e \ ni n. April 25, the recall commit-
tee had obtained 124 signatures.
But not everyone in Anna Maria is pleased with
Supporters of Stoltzfus have begun displaying
placards on their vehicles and in their home windows
proclaiming "Stoltzfus Supporter."
If the petition is successful and the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections schedules a recall
election, more legal action may be ahead for Anna
Maria and its residents.
Attorney Richard Harrison of Tampa, represent-
ing Stoltzfus, notified the city April 26 that Stoltzfus
"will seek reimbursement from the city of all attor-
neys fees, costs and legal expenses incurred by him
in defense of this recall effort."
Other Stoltzfus supporters have written letters of
support, including one from resident Terry Schaefer
to The Islander.
Schaefer said the recall committee was an
"attempt to usurp the judicial process," calling it
"renegade, vigilante justice."
He called upon committee members to identify
themselves and said they are subject to the Florida
Sunshine Law and public records laws.
However, according to attorney Alexis Lambert
with the Florida Attorney General's office, recall peti-
tion committee members are not considered "public
officials," because they do not transact official public
business and, therefore, are "not subject to the Sun-
Once the signatures of those who signed the peti-
tion are verified as registered voters and the petition
is accepted by the elections office, the petition itself
becomes a public document, Lambert said.
Even after the petition becomes a public docu-
ment, people who signed are not subject to the Sun-
shine Law because they were not appointed to a com-
mittee conducting official public business, she said.
All those who sign the petition are considered
members of the recall committee.
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One thing that really raises the blood pressure
around The Islander office is a limit put by one person
or entity on another's freedoms. We're not lawyers,
and we're not even experts, but we're certainly sensi-
tive to the topic.
This past week brought just one of those sensitivi-
ties to the forefront when we learned the owners/opera-
tors of Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach
were reprimanded for a petition that's circulating and
available at our office asking county commissioners
to keep Cafe on the beach operating.
Apparently, a purchasing official believes the
petition violates a lobbying prohibition found in the
Manatee County request-for-proposal procedures that
bidders must abide.
A letter to PS. Beach Associates and owner Dee
Schaefer from Rob Cuthbert states that from issu-
ance of the RFP through the final contract, the code
"prohibits offerors, or their agents, representatives
or persons acting at the request of same, from com-
municating with or discussing any matter relating
to the solicitation, with any county officer, agent or
employee other than the purchasing officer."
We can't really speak for Dee and Gene Schaefer
or their partners and attorneys, but we know a citizen
working to retain them as beach concessionaires initi-
ated the petition.
The petitioners were allowed to post signs and
solicit names at the beach. But they are neither Dee
and Gene, nor their agents.
We've had people come to our office to sign the
petition to keep the concession, and we have seen a
large number of letters and online comments posted
on behalf of the cafe.
And aren't we fully within our rights to do this?
Have we solicited our opinions to county elected
officials or staff?
There was a chance encounter with county
administrator Ed Hunzeker by publisher Bonner Joy
at a local restaurant, where she told Hunzeker she
favored renewing the cafe contract.
He sharply replied with a diatribe concerning the
Schaefers having sold the restaurant contract, claim-
ing they profited on the "backs of the public."
Ah, but the county gave them permission to con-
tract that portion of their operation. And no one said they
shouldn't profit from what they built up over the years.
So what sort of influence did he have over the
three committee members who decided two weeks
ago to negotiate with another bidder?
Maybe if the muzzle fits ...
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'LOOKS LIKE THE FOCUS THIS WEEK IS ON THE CAFE.'
Changes ahead, changes behind
I'm writing to the responses people are writing
regarding the decision made about Cafe on the Beach.
Yes, they have been there a long time and do a good
job at what they do. But there is a saying, "Things
change. Nothing ever stays the same."
I have been coming here on the Island for more
than 20 years and have seen many changes. The laid-
back aura of this Island has changed over the years.
All these people concerned about the laidback
aura of this Island due to the possible departure of
Cafe on the Beach I hope they also speak up about
what is going on on Pine Avenue.
It appears several people want to make this Island
into a super center.
Well, everyone sit back and it will come true.
The laidback aura will just be a memory.
Jean Cross, who wrote a letter in The Islander
April 21, couldn't have said it better, "I surrendered.
I just couldn't face the changes, politics and loss of
permanent residents.... Last one out, please run up
the white flag."
I believe she see's what is happening here.
Some people want people like her to leave so
they can make this Island into a Key West, Marco
Island-type of place.
Dennis Stefanick, Holmes Beach and Silver
Continuing the cafe
When I heard that Cafe on the Beach might
change hands, I couldn't believe the inequity of it.
If you recall, a few years back, Cafe on the Beach
closed so that it might be renovated. We had no won-
derful, fun place to go. And Dee and Gene Schaefer
took it all in stride and did not grouse to the public.
Now they might lose all they have worked so
hard to establish over the years a happy place for
natives and visitors to eat great food.
Personally, I love the fish and chips and the coco-
I do not understand the preference of the three-
person selection panel, which seemed to prefer to
undo our Cafe on the Beach rather than add this new
proposed venue to Coquina Beach. There appears to
be unlimited parking at Coquina and enough room for
the added toys that are planned by the new vendors.
Marsha Bloom, Bradenton Beach
When Dee and Gene Schaefer took over Cafe on
the Beach 21 years ago there was no business. We can
remember walking down the beach to the cafe in the
morning and there would be a handful of customers
having coffee and reading the paper.
There was no gift shop. It was not a fun place to
go. We never took visitors there. E1\ ith.\ iing was so
different. Several owners had tried but their small
successes didn't last.
Through hard work, imagination and excellent
business practices, Dee and Gene have built up the
business. They have excellent employees and treat
their employees well. They still have many employees
who have stayed with them over these last 21 years.
No wonder so many people want to get on the
bandwagon and share in the success this couple has
Cafe on the Beach is well run, has excellent food,
a friendly staff, great music in the evening and, in
short, is perfect for our Holmes Beach setting and
for the good folks of Manatee County. Just count the
cars in the parking lot now. It is full to overflowing.
We don't want Key West.
I implore the county commissioners who want
to stay in office to take a good look at what they're
It's not broke. It's special. It doesn't need fixing.
Leave it be.
D. Irene Flinn and Edward McIntyre, Holmes
I have been coming to Anna Maria Island since
my kids were young.
We bought a property nine years ago, but are
still far away from retiring on the island. We only
get down once or twice a year because we own a
Mexican restaurant in Wisconsin.
The people at Cafe on the Beach are the best.
I have dined there every chance I get and send
my family, friends and guests to dine there as well.
Everyone loves it.
Please compare apples to apples, and also give
the current operation some extra credit for keeping
it alive in these difficult economic times.
United Park Service is a corporation out of St.
Petersburg, I prefer independent operators.
The cafe doesn't use "smoke and mirrors" to
make things look better than they will be. If it isn't
broke don't fix it.
Yahoo! I get my week on the Island in two days.
Mary Hinners, Wauwatosa, Wis.
The last spring break of my employment we spent
rainy days and evenings house-hunting. Finally we
settled on Perico Island. It answered all the dreams I
had of living by the world's best beach.
We've spent the winters here for 12 years, paying
taxes in Manatee County and enjoying the privilege
of living here. I went to the beach every day. I bought
tea every day at Cafe on the Beach, ate lunch there
at least two times a week, often ate dinner there with
my husband, and always took my guests there for
Now a county committee has decided to fully
destroy the Holmes Beach that we love. They voted
to make a Key West-style beach there.
Who wants a tiki hut?
Is this all in the name of business on Anna Maria
Island for a greedy few?
And who will pay the bill for all the increased law
enforcement, safety officers and equipment needed
for this upkeep?
Looks like to me it'll be Manatee County taxpay-
ers, who want none of this in the first place. The older
people who reside here for peace and tranquility and
who pay the county taxes will not be able to go near
the beach for fear of their own safety.
Carolyn Kinzer, Bradenton
Sign the cafe petition
Dee Schaefer has operated a very successful shop
and restaurant on Anna Maria Island in Florida for
more than two decades. She and husband Gene took
a dumpy snack bar and storage building and turned
them into something rare in coastal Florida peace-
ful, family-friendly, clean beaches with good, reason-
ably priced food and unique beach shopping. People
come from all over the country to Anna Maria, and
Dee is a local legend.
Soon the Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers will vote on whether or not to renew the Schaefers'
lease. Signs point to the county not renewing the lease,
and instead going with a company outside of the com-
munity, potentially destroying the old Florida feel of
Anna Maria and ruining the livelihood of the Schaefers
and their partner in the restaurant, Tommy Vayias.
These local business people have treated beach-
goers for decades, and have continued to thrive even
through the present economic downturn. The com-
mission's business decisions will hurt the area in
numerous ways. "We're not looking for a handout,
just a fair assessment; we want to continue to run
what we built from nothing," Dee says.
You can make your voice heard by contacting
county commission members and by participating
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The Islander, headlines announced:
The Bradenton Planning Commission unani-
mously approved a plan by Arvida Corp. to build an
868-unit condominium project and 30 single-family
homes on north Perico Island, despite more than two
hours of testimony from opponents. Arvida officials
argued the level of service that Palma Sola Causeway
provides would not decrease, despite the increase in
residents. Bradenton annexed the property in 1999.
The Galati family of Anna Maria sold its Galati
Perico Harbor Marina at the east end of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge for $4 million to trucking mag-
nate Bob Minor. Minor said he hoped to cash in on
Arvida's planned housing project on land adjacent to
the marina. Minor also changed the name to Perico
Bradenton Beach police moved quickly at
Coquina Beach on an Easter Sunday, confiscating about
12 cases of beer during an early morning patrol. The
beach became so crowded in the afternoon that police
closed off one parking lot, but there were no incidents
of rowdy behavior and no arrests for drinking on the
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All set for May morning turtle patrols
By Lisa Neff
Cell phone? Check.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch walkers begin
patrolling the beach May 1, the official start of the
sea turtle nesting season in Florida.
Walkers, at the start of the season, will be looking
for signs that a female sea turtle crawled ashore to
nest or attempted to nest.
Later, walkers also will look for signs that hatch-
lings emerged from nests and crawled to the Gulf of
Mexico, or, on a small section on the northeast side
of the Island, to the bay.
The walkers assembled with their section coor-
dinators and AMITW executive director Suzi Fox
for a 2010 nesting season orientation meeting April
22 Earth Day at Holmes Beach City Hall.
With most of the attendees veteran walkers and
coordinators, the meeting took less than an hour
- about 40 minutes for Fox to discuss AMITW's
mission and the rules set forth in federal and state
guidelines and another 15 minutes for walkers to
check in with their section coordinators and collect
Walkers left with the flags they will use to mark
turtle nests, as well as a recommendation from Fox
., - -
This rare scene, a daylight nesting by a loggerhead
on the shore near White Sands Resort in Holmes
Beach, helps demonstrate the need for removal of
beach furniture in nesting season. Islander File
Photo: Bonner Joy
to be prepared on their designated patrol days with
sunscreen, a cell phone and a notebook.
"We've always thought this was neat," said vet-
eran walker Howard Rosenbecker of Bradenton, who
shares his Saturday morning patrol duty with wife
Coordinators, who supervise volunteers and over-
see data collection for nine sections on the Island,
also left with supplies notebooks with blank data
sheets, tape measures, gloves and buckets decorated
by fourth- and fifth-grade students at Orange Ridge-
Bullock Elementary School, where AMITW walker
Marie Masferrer is a library media specialist.
"Suzi got me hooked," said Masferrer, who has
shared her enthusiasm for turtle watch and nesting
sea turtles with Orange Ridge students.
In addition to decorating the coordinator buck-
ets, which are used to carry supplies but also, in an
emergency, to collect disoriented hatchling turtles,
the students, working with Masferrer and an Orange
Ridge art teacher, will create educational AMITW
signs to be posted at beach accesses and other loca-
tions on the Island.
Nesting season, the Orange Ridge students are
learning and walkers are well aware, runs from May
1 through October on Florida beaches.
The turtles most common to Anna Maria Island
are loggerheads. The female loggerhead crawls
ashore two or more times a season to lay 100-150
white, golf ball-sized eggs in a deep cavity she digs
in the sand with her flippers. After filling the nest she
In the classroom
Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School students T'aira Johnson, Jordyn Walker, Devin Logan and
Mayra Catalan decorated buckets for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch's 2010 nesting season. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Marie Masferrer
' supplies to
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crawls back to the sea.
The eggs incubate for about eight weeks, when
the hatchlings emerge and scamper toward the ocean,
facing a horde of predators. Few survive their first
AMITW collects data on nesting, as do a number
of other groups around the state, which is used by
government agencies to set policy and decide proj-
Fox, last week, reminded walkers of their official
But she also encouraged them to "have a good
time out there."
"When we are on that beach in the morning, it's
a gift," she said.
By Lisa Neff
Volunteers for turtle nesting patrol got their
working papers last week.
This week, and over the next month, residents
in the three Island cities will get their guides for
turtle nesting season, which begins May 1 and
continues through Oct. 31.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive
director Suzi Fox said she plans to make some
door-to-door calls especially to beach resorts
to distribute nesting season pamphlets and
Code enforcement officers on the Island also
are readying for the nesting season, as are state
The turtle protectors and monitors offer a do
and don't list for everyone to follow:
Remain quiet and observe from a distance if
you encounter a nesting turtle or emerging nest.
Shield or turn off outdoor lights visible on
the beach from May through October.
Close drapes after dark and put beach fur-
niture far back from the water.
Fill in holes on the beach that may entrap
hatchlings on their way to the water and tide
Place trash in its proper place.
Approach nesting turtles or hatchlings leav-
ing nests, make noise or shine light at turtles.
Encourage a turtle to move while nesting
or pick up hatchlings that have emerged.
Use fireworks or leave trash on the beach.
THE ISLANDER U APRIL 28, 2010 E 9
PAR preliminary site-plan approved
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria planning and zoning board
voted 5-1 at its April 20 meeting to grant preliminary
approval to a Pine Avenue Restoration LLC site plan
for a retail-office-residential complex at 308 Pine
The city commission will make the final decision
on approving the site plan.
Mike Coleman of PAR said the old Sears kit
house currently on the site would be moved across
Pine Avenue and two new ROR structures, each two
stories high, would be built on the two lots at the
308 site. The ground level will be businesses and a
residence will be on the top floor of each building,
Coleman said the project would have "maximum
c Inc. i ,. efficiency," through the use of "green" e In., i ,
including water cisterns.
Parking would meet all city requirements, he
said, but many details of the plan will have to be
adjusted before final site-plan approval.
The parking plan is consistent with those for
other PAR projects, the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, the city pier and the proposal for 303
Pine Ave., a proposed ROR project by Robert and
"We have used the same set of codes and ordi-
nances as we've used before" to build ROR projects,
He had some concern regarding his March 10
project drawing as opposed to his Feb. 8 drawing.
The Feb. 8 drawing was in the file, not the March
10 dili\ inig. city planner Alan Garrett said.
Coleman said that earlier on the day of the meet-
ing, he observed two residents with the site-plan file
in the commission chamber going through all the
documents. He suggested that, instead of giving the
public the original file, the public be allowed to view
Board member Bob Barlow asked Garrett and
city attorney Jim Dye if they "feel this site plan meets
with the comprehensive plan, the land-development
regulations and the vision process" as currently
Garret said yes, while Dye said he does not
review site plans.
P&Z chair Randall Stover said the city codes
often give different answers and that's what has
prompted the current division in the city.
"The (codes) need solving quickly," Stover said,
and he asked that "each side come together."
Board member Frank Pytel argued against the
plan and suggested that PAR build just one ROR
structure because the two lots were both 52 by 104
The comprehensive plan specifies six units per
acre, he said.
Engineer Lynn Townsend responded that, if the
city's interpretation of density is six units per acre,
then 40 percent of the lots in the city are illegal for
"That would create a 'taking' from the owners,"
"We are in a dilemma with 5,000-square-foot
lots," Pytel agreed. "It's a balancing act" for the city
to keep those lots conforming, he added.
Coleman said there are 658 lots in the city that
are 5,000 square feet or less for which the owner
could not build or develop if density were calculated
throughout the city at six units per acre.
The density issue is now being decided by the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, noted
attorney Jeremy Anderson at the meeting. He is rep-
resenting Robert and Nicky Hunt, developers of 303
Pine Ave., in the DCA challenge. He objected to the
site plan, saying it does not comply with the comp
Anderson also represents William and Barbara
Nally of Spring Avenue in a lawsuit concerning a
PAR site plan.
Coleman agreed to a stipulation that if the city's
parking plan on Pine Avenue is modified, he would
comply with its requirements.
Pytel voted against the site plan, while Barlow,
Stover, Mike Yetter, Sandy Mattick and Jim Conoly
voted to grant preliminary approval.
AM bridge repairs shift
Completion of the Crescent Drive humpback
bridge repair project in Anna Maria is expected
this week and the bridge has reopened to traffic,
a Florida Department of Transportation press
The DOT said work crews would begin
repairs to the North Bay Boulevard humpback
bridge April 26. It then will then be closed to
traffic beginning May 5 and motorists will be
detoured to Crescent Drive and Pine Avenue.
Work crews will be on the site from 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and no night work is anticipated, the
The DOT is supervising the repair of the
humpback bridges under the terms of federal
stimulus money awarded the city.
Completion of the North Bay Boulevard
bridge repairs is expected in five weeks, the DOT
Cities, KMB celebrate Arbor Day
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria officials will join
Keep Manatee Beautiful representatives in celebrat-
ing National Arbor Day Friday, April 30.
Tree plantings will take place in both cities.
The planting in Holmes Beach will take place at
10 a.m. at the Spring Lakes Community Park, 6807
Holmes Blvd., where a Jamaican dogwood will be
The planting in Anna Maria will take place in
Bayfront Park on Bay Boulevard just north of Cres-
cent Drive at 11 a.m. There, three green buttonwoods 2. -
donated by Keep Manatee Beautiful in partnership. .,
with Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart .
ment will be planted.
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Outdoor Market on Historic Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach
May 1, 8,15,22 & 29
107 Bridge Street Lot
Sponsored by the Bridge Street Merchants
Islander honored as
Anna Maria resident Peggy Nash is being hon-
ored with the Church Women United's Valiant Woman
Nash will be honored during the group's Friend-
ship Day, which will take place at 10 a.m. Friday,
May 7, at Trinity Methodist Fellowship Hall, 3200
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
A luncheon will follow the program.
Nash, according to a news release from CWU "is
a most deserving woman who has gl .illl contributed
her time and talents to her church, Church Women
United and her community."
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tion will continue to host the Bridge Street Market in
May, offering shoppers fresh produce, arts and crafts,
clothing and accessories and other goods.
The market will take place on Saturdays in May
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 107 Bridge St.
Organizations encourage shoppers to walk or ride
the trolley to the market and to bring their reusable
For more information, call 941-518-4431.
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Lisa Marie Phillips of Bradenton Beach and
Roger Allen of Cortez announced their engagement,
with nuptials planned for June 12.
Phillips is the director of project/program man-
agement for the city of Bradenton Beach, and Allen is
the heritage site manager for Cortez, via the Manatee
County Clerk of Courts.
Phillips and Allen are both program managers for
Waterfronts Florida in their respective communities.
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the event. Mixon is an
Islander, and Olson is
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 28, 2010 0 11
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The 2009 Island Relay for life gets under way at Coquina Beach. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
By Lisa Neff
American Cancer Society advocates are shaking
out tents, packing snacks, collecting beach chairs and
stowing away the sunscreen as they prepare for two
days on the beach.
The Island Relay for Life is May 1-2 at Coquina
Beach, where a couple hundred people will circle a
makeshift relay track at the beach to raise money for
the ACS's research, prevention and education work,
to celebrate survival and to remember those who've
"We all make a commitment to save lives by
walking the laps at relay," said cancer survivor Nancy
"Most people think of Relay for Life as a fund-
raiser it is that and so much more," said Ambrose,
of Holmes Beach. "It is ... a time to celebrate the
lives of those who have battled cancers and their
strength inspires others to continue the fight. It is
a time to remember loved ones lost to the disease,
to raise awareness of the disease, to reach out to
the community and let them know about advocacy
opportunities and needs and to fight back to put an
end to this disease."
The Relay for Life is the American Cancer Soci-
ety's signature event, taking place in locations across
the country sometimes down main streets, some-
times on field house tracks, sometimes in parks and
occasionally on a beach.
The Island event will begin at 3 p.m. May 1, with
an opening ceremony, followed by laps for survivors
"Because cancer never sleeps, relay events go
overnight," Ambrose said.
"And because the light and darkness of the day
and night parallel the physical effects, emotions and
mental state of a cancer patient while undergoing
treatment," said Ursula Duncan, the team develop-
ment chair for the event.
So throughout the e \ c ni ni. relay participants will
walk the track. The night also features a dinner for
cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as the light-
ing of luminaria after dark, about 8:30 p.m. May 1.
"To me the highlight is always the survivor lap
and the luminaria ceremony," said Ambrose, who
became involved with Relay for Life as a chair in its
"The luminaria is one of the most touching parts
of relay," said Duncan. "It's during this time we
honor people who have been touched by cancer and
remember loved ones lost to the disease."
The event concludes at about 9 a.m. May 2.
"As a participant, you will feel the brightness
of the morning and know that the end of the relay is
close at hand," Duncan said. "When you leave the
relay, think of the cancer patient leaving their last
Organizers hope to raise about $42,000 with the
"Funds raised through Relay for Life will pro-
vide support for our community's cancer patients
and fund local education programs," said Duncan.
"Many people are not aware of the free services and
programs that are available to Manatee County resi-
dents from transportation to and from treatments,
to wigs, bras and prosthesis, to counseling services
and support groups. The American Cancer Society
also provides summer camp experiences to children
at Camp ROCK."
About 20 teams are set to participate in the event,
many of the teams involving Islanders, but also draw-
ing from greater Manatee and Sarasota counties.
"So far we have 20 people from A Paradise and
Beall's corporate office," Jon Kent of A Paradise
Realty said of his relay team, Pretty in Pink.
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At the Great Wall
Islander Susan Anderson, right, and Sue Price
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of Lee Greenwood, as the Anna
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With the winter tourist season winding down, St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, hosts a rummage sale April 17.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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BB commissioners discuss permit delays
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach city commissioners explored
ideas to possibly speed up the permitting process for
One such option is for the city to contract with a
planner for work beyond updates to such documents
as the land-development regulations and comprehen-
Currently building official Steve Gilbert handles
planning and building duties in the department. Three
people work in the city hall office with Gilbert plan-
ning and development tech Judy Pruitt and code enforce-
Wildlife Inc. volunteer Damen Hurd prepares to
release a female eagle. Rescuers with the Braden-
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reasons for delays in permitting and possible solu-
tions for such delays.
"I cannot tell you the number of people who com-
plain about building permits," said Commissioner
Gay Breuler, who requested the meeting.
Gilbert acknowledged that the process can be
lengthy and costly.
"Welcome to the joy of living on the beach," he
said, emphasizing that building on a barrier island is
different from building in Bradenton, and building in
Florida is different from building up north.
Breuler agreed. "People say, 'Back home I just
go in. There's nothing.'"
Building permits must be obtained in Bradenton
Beach for new construction, fire damage, additions
and accessory, demolition; signs, fence, sprinkler and
alarm installation, plumbing, mechanical and electri-
cal work, dock and seawall work, roofing and alumi-
num and vinyl siding placement.
One cause for delay is that the one-page permit
application is sometimes incomplete when filed. Just
minutes before the April 21 meeting, a contractor sub-
mitted an application for a building permit for con-
crete work with at least 22 questions not answered,
including the name of the property owner.
Information on applications must also be verified
and reviewed, said Pruitt.
"Numerous things have to be checked," she said,
adding that a search for an updated warranty deed can
sometimes take time.
Breuler said perhaps a chart could be posted in
the department to indicate how long the review pro-
cess takes for different projects.
Commissioners discussed whether contracting
with a planner might help free Gilbert to spend more
time with building matters.
Gilbert said Anna Maria contracts with a planner
and, "some of that is paid with tax dollars. Some is
billed. The city passes that on."
Commissioners did not vote during the work
meeting last week, but agreed to further discuss per-
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The Jewfish Key Preservation Association
has proposed extending its dock to 226 feet to
accommodate property owners on the key, which
can be accessed only by boat.
The common dock currently is 50 feet long.
A hearing on the request will take place at 7
p.m. May 3 at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Jewfish Key is the northernmost island in
Sarasota Bay, opposite Longboat Pass.
The homeowner association's website
describes the key as "an unspoiled environment"
where "nature, history and a unique island culture
intertwine to make ... an unspoiled jewel by the
"The island is a neighbor to several nature
preserves. Accessible only by boat, Jewfish Key
is known for its abundant wildlife and private,
The name, according to the association his-
tory, "comes from a natural hole 20 feet deep at
the south end of the island which held many large
jewfish in past years."
On the west side of the key, a large sandbar
sand from Longboat Pass and makes it impossible
for Jewfish owners to construct private docks.
So, the common dock is used by key property
owners and their guests, as well as businesses that
service the key.
In 2004, some key property owners had the
dock altered without a permit. Illegal prop dredg-
ing also took place in the access channel, damag-
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Protection has said that a requirement for a dock
extension would be the removal of the illegal
The DEP also has ordered repair to the dam-
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City to access CRA money for beach access
By Lisa Neff
Routinely feet tread on the dune at the Gulf
of Mexico beach access at the west end of Bridge
So the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelop-
ment Agency agreed last week to step up its plan to
improve the access, possibly by constructing a walk-
over that puts treads on wood, not on the dune.
The CRA, meeting April 20 at city hall, voted
to have the city's capital improvements committee
revived to review concepts and costs for Bridge Street
beach access improvements, as well as beach access
improvements at Third Street South.
The CIP committee, which consists of city
department heads, could meet as early as this week
to review past beach access plans and prepare a rec-
ommendation to the CRA.
The CRA district was established about 18 years
ago to revitalize what was deemed a blighted area of
the city. It is bounded by Sarasota Bay, Cortez Road,
the Gulf of Mexico and Fifth Street South.
Dedicated property tax dollars are committed to
the CRA to bring people to Bridge Street, attract new
investment in commerce, promote historical and rec-
reational programs and improve and increase public
Earlier this year, the CRA board which con-
sists of the city commission, the mayor and business
representative Ed Chiles identified improving
beach accesses as a priority.
At last week's meeting, which Chiles and Mayor
Michael Pierce did not attend, the CRA agreed that the
CIP committee could get the access project going.
"Let's have them move forward with that," said
Commissioner Janie Robertson.
She added, "The dune is doing its job. It's grow-
ing.... Perhaps we can get some kind of (walkover)
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design that grows with the dune."
In addition to the Third and Bridge street accesses,
the CRA discussed improving the First Street access,
but agreed that that project could be coordinated with
a beach nourishment project scheduled for 2014.
The committee also agreed to hold a CRA meet-
ing May 6 to review conditions at the public parking
lot on Monroe Street.
Specifically, the CRA will look at lighting.
"If it's dark, it's dangerous," Robertson said.
The committee also will take up resident-resort
owner Tjet Martin's recommendation that public
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The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning
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day, April 29, at the Bradenton Municipal Audito-
rium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
The MPO is working on its 25-year strategic plan
on local land use, economic objectives and regional
The workshops, according to a news release, will
provide an introduction and overview of the plan.
Also, attendees will participate in a number of
activities, including a mapping exercise, prioritizing
transportation investments and reviewing goals.
The MPO's target date for completing the plan
is late 2010.
Neighbors advise on
Jamrocks Jamaican Grill has vacated the property
at Gulf Drive and 17th Street in Bradenton Beach.
And with the restaurant's departure came recom-
mendations from neighbors to the city about how
future businesses might fare better at the location.
A letter from neighbors noted that Jamrocks was
the third restaurant to leave the site in the past five
Part of the problem, the letter indicated, is inad-
equate parking. There should be more off-street park-
ing, read the letter, said to represent the views of 47
households in the area.
Neighbors also asked that if the city reviews
future plans for the commercial property, it consider
prohibiting outdoor music.
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Busy night f(
The hallways of Anna Maria Elementary were
filled April 21 with students, families and school staff
for a science and book fair.
The AME science fair showcased what AME
students are learning with fourth- and fifth-graders
individual and class projects in the auditorium.
There were no winning ribbons on the projects.
L\ cly student gets a certificate. We want to encour-
age them to become scientists and to continue using
the scientific method." said AME principal Tom Lev-
Throughout the school, various stations were set
up to feature a host of community outreach programs
that teach students about science and the environ-
AME book, science fair
A short walk upstairs to the AME media center
and parents and teachers were transported from 2010
to the 1950s. AME parent Kay Kay Hardy, who chairs
the annual book fair, set up a 1950s diner minus the
soda and burgers, but featuring a menu of book for
"We wanted to make a family event out of our
science and book fair night. This way you come out
as a family and you learn something and have fun
together. Every year, kids and parents always talk
about it and are excited." said Levengood.
AME fourth- and fifth-grade student science proj-
ects line the AME auditorium.
Learning what lives in the water
Sam Howells drops a hermit crab back into a touch
tank at AME. As a part of the science fair, several
booths featured up-close science projects.
Learning to grow
AME nurse Vicki Dunning plants seeds with
kindergartener Marco Figuerola and dad Alvard
Figuerola. Each year at science night, parents and
students receive information on how to grow their
own plants at home.
By Kimberly Kuizon
AME track stars
Students from the
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School track
team competed last
week against the best
runners from other
schools. Here Sydney
Cornell wins her
heat for the 400 race.
Cornell and Olivia
Glavan took home
eighth place in their
division for the 400
race. Islander Photo:
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Kay Kay Hardy
rings up books
at the book sale.
the AME media
center into a
1950s diner, and
Anna Maria Elementary School
Parent Teacher Organization
member Kyra Valadie shows off
baskets to be sold at the Spring
Fling May 1 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. All
items used to create the baskets
were donated by Island busi-
nesses and families. Spring Fling
event tickets are available at the
school office for purchase.
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Joselin Presswood, 12, participates in "Take
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April 22 at The Islander where she learned
to process photos in Photoshop from her
grandmother, Bonner Joy. /,..l also answered
phones and helped sort files, and she said, "I
love this job!" Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Kiwanis raises $500 for AME
Sandy Haas-Martens, president of the Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club, presents a $500 check to
Anna Maria Elementary School counselor Cindi
Harrison for learning supplies for the lower ele-
mentary grades. Harrison met with club members
April 17 at Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Ralph Bassett
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Island Police Blotter
April 17, 300 block of Gulf Boulevard, informa-
tion. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy was
advised of a lost child and met with the mother, who
was too upset to speak with the deputy. The deputy
spoke with the girl's father and obtained information
on the missing girl. The deputy notified the Sandbar
Restaurant to have staff look for the missing girl. The
deputy saw the mother run up to some people near
the restaurant and hug a child, who was determined
to be the missing girl. The girl was not harmed.
April 18, 700 block of North Bay Boulevard,
information. A woman advised a deputy that her
neighbors called and told her someone was in her
house April 18. She said two cans of beer were miss-
April 23, 100 block of Cedar Avenue, domestic
disturbance. The complainant told the deputy that she
and her husband were intoxicated and they went to
bed. She said they began to argue and her husband
grabbed her arm. The wife called 911 and then agreed
to spend the night at her son's home.
No new reports.
April 21,300 block of Avenue C, theft. An officer
reported that between April 1-7 someone stole his
garbage can valued at $60.
HBPD arrests man for burglary
The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested
Aaron Lowman, 24, in Bradenton Beach for allegedly
stealing fishing gear from a residence in the 500 block
of Bayview Drive in Holmes Beach.
According to an April 16 HBPD police report,
five fishing rods and reels valued at $2,100 were
stolen. Lowman sold two rods and took three to a
friend's house, according to the report.
Lowman allegedly told the victim he would
return the gear, but only returned three of the rods.
Officer Brian Hall contacted Lowman at his resi-
dence and Lowman allegedly told Hall he took the gear
because the victim owed him money.
Lowman faces charges of grand theft and bur-
glary. He was transported to the Manatee County jail
where he was released on $8,500 bond.
Mike Quinn, publisher of www.newsmanatee.
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Man jailed for alleged probation
violation in 1994 killing
An Orlando man was brought to the Manatee
County jail April 22 for allegedly violating probation
on his 1994 conviction for killing a Holmes Beach
Joseph Wharren, 41, is on probation for the kill-
ing of 51-year-old Thomas Fortuner. Wharren was
sentenced to 22 years in prison for manslaughter. He
and a co-worker had been cleaning windows on the
Island for a company out of Orlando, and stopped
on the Palma Sola Causeway when a fight between
them escalated and Wharren threw a ladder at his
The ladder missed its target and struck and killed
Fortuner, who was riding past the fight on his motor-
cycle on the causeway.
Evelyn B. Fiske
Evelyn B. Fiske of Anna Maria died April 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ameri-
can Heart Association, PO. Box 840692, Dallas TX
Private burial will be at Manasota Memorial Park.
Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fiske is survived by son Jack R. of Anna
Maria and granddaughter Jill Fiske.
William J. Holmes Jr.
William J. Holmes Jr., 88, of Holmes Beach died
Mr. Holmes was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Plain-
He was a U.S. Marine fighter pilot for three years
in the Pacific during World War II.
He attended school in Plainfield, Bob Jones Col-
lege and Texas University.
After the war, he became vice president of Libby
Foods in Kansas City, Mo. He also worked as a con-
sultant for the Washington State Food Commission.
In 1967, Mr. Holmes and wife Dana opened a travel
agency in Moorestown, N.J., which they operated for
They lived in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and
in Holmes Beach.
Mr. Holmes is survived by wife Dana; step-
daughter Kim Gargiule and husband Richard; son
Chris Viviano and wife Terri; step-daughter Susan
Van Meter and husband Ron; and five grandchildren,
Jason, Dana, Emily, Mark and Chris.
John B. Molyneux
John B. Molyneux of Holmes Beach died April
Mr. Molyneux was chair of the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee and, along with
committee members, planned and planted many trees
and created several "green" pocket parks.
Molyneaux and wife Caroline Molyneaux have
been permanent residents in Holmes Beach for three
years, and were part-time residents from Ridgefield,
Conn. for 16 years.
"I think he liked the whole atmosphere here," she
said. "How laid back it was. How it wasn't glamorous.
He was involved in planting trees and trying to preserve
some open space and trying to keep the Island the way
it is because we liked the Island as it was 16 years ago
without too much building going on."
He came to the United States in 1964 on a two-
year contract with Guinness Brewery and stayed,
becoming a U.S. citizen. He brought Altoids to the
States market as president of Callard & Bowser Inc.,
a candy company, and worked for Kraft Foods Inc.
He loved Anna Maria Island. Donations in his
OBITUARIES CONTINUED ON PAGE 21
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Volunteers join Great American campaign
By Lisa Neff
Local volunteers became a green machine April
17, joining in the Great American Cleanup to remove
litter and debris from roadsides and shorelines.
"It's what we do," said Arnie Vance, president
of the local Notre Dame University Club, which dis-
patched volunteers to Coquina Beach for the cam-
Volunteers participating in the event, coordinated
nationally by Keep America Beautiful and locally by
Keep Manatee Beautiful, reported for cleanup duties
at city hall in Anna Maria, the Kingfish Boat Ramp
on the Holmes Beach border and Coquina Beach in
Volunteers also turned out to help clean up along
the Palma Sola Causeway leading to the Island,
neighboring Cortez village and its FISH Preserve,
as well as other locations in Manatee County.
Numerous service organizations and schools
helped direct volunteers to the event, including a
surfing organization whose members cleaned up
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memory can be sent to city of Holmes Beach, 5601
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, in care of
John Molyneux Memorial Tree Fund.
A memorial service was held April 23 at the
chapel of Roser Memorial Community Church in
Mr. Molyneux is survived by wife Caroline;
children Louise, Katie, William and Sarah; and
grandchildren Chandler, Lindsay, Holly, Cole, Nick,
Emma, Sophia, Isabelle and Justin.
Eric Scott Manning
Eric Scott Mlnnini_'. 41, of Holmes Beach, died
Good Earth Crematory is in charge of arrange-
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Survivors include sister Candace and husband
Richard Fletcher; brothers Johnathan Manning and
Nathan and wife Michelle 1 lnninc.' mother Christine
N 1,nniing'. and grandmother Marjorie Manning.
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Wednesday, April 28
11 a.m. Einstein Circle discussion about U.S. for-
eign policy at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
5p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
business card exchange at the Anna Maria Historical
Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1541. Fee applies.
Friday, April 30
6 p.m. Family night film screening of "Relating
with Money" at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
Saturday, May 1
3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Relay for Life begins at
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-
Sunday, May 2
7 a.m. Children's Academy of Southwest Florida
Inc. annual Island Run 5k begins at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria. Information: 941-798-8862.
Monday, May 3
6:30p.m. -Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
Tuesday, May 4
Noon The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing with guest Ava Ehde, Island Library Supervisor, at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Wednesday, May 5
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce business luncheon at the Sun House Res-
taurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-778-1541. Fee applies.
1:15p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild
of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the
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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church Art Gal-
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work from May 1 through June 30. A reception will
take place at 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the gallery, 563
Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. For more informa-
tion, call 941-383-8161.
*Tuesdays, 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-denomina-
tional group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April. Information:
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 instruction 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
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Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch
horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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:
Thursday, April 29
7p.m. Visions of the Future Film Series: "Fahren-
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denton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 27. Fee applies.
7p.m. Outdoor Spring Fling concert at State Col-
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6:30 p.m. Cuban trade program at the South Flor-
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ton. Information: 941-746-4131. Proceeds benefit school
visual arts programs.
May 6, Visions of the Future Film Series: "Planet of
the Apes," South Florida Museum.
May 8, Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys clean-up.
May 8, Kids fishing contest, Green Bridge fishing
May 12, Art reception, All Angels by the Sea Epis-
copal Church Art Gallery, Longboat Key.
Save the Date:
May 13, St. Bernard Catholic Church and Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation women's luncheon.
May 15, Crosspointe Fellowship women's group
May 15, Privateers-Snooks Adams Kids Day.
May 21, Bootleg concert, State Theatre.
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Preserve visitor center to open May 1
By Nick Walter
The blue-and-white-trimmed Victorian-style
house at Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton
will have its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday, May
County construction workers have finished the
work that began in 2008.
\ ly crews put a lot of work into this," said Jay
Fortney, superintendent of Manatee County's con-
struction division. "We've got a lot of blood and
sweat in this project."
The structure formerly housed the Valentine
family in Palmetto. Fortney said the home was built
in the late 1800s.
"The original owner loved it, of course," Fortney
Those owners, along with the Manatee County
Board of County Commissioners, will be on hand for
the grand opening, and the public is encouraged to
Fortney said the house would have been demol-
ished and preserved for its historical value. Because
of its old age, it was sold to the county for $1. In
September 2007, it was moved from Terra Ceia by
barge on the Manatee River to Robinson Preserve.
A Manatee County worker drills boards April 14
for the wagon-trail ramp at Robinson Preserve.
Fortney added that the house has been restored as
close as possible to its original construction.
Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County director of
the natural resources, said the center includes bath-
rooms, a history room, a discovery room with an
aquarium, exhibits and photographs. The center also
will be host to daytime and nighttime events, such as
County workers also are finishing a ramp that
will be a queue for people awaiting a wagon-trail ride
through the preserve.
Preserve volunteers had been using a portable
ramp for one year. "That got to be quite a bind,"
Melissa Nell, the natural resource department's
manager of education and volunteer division, said
the one-hour wagon rides are offered two days a
month. Prices are $3 for adults and $2 for children.
The wagon that holds 20-25 people winds through a
portion of the preserve. Wagons also are available for
rent for private tours for about $100.
Hunsicker said the department still plans on
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Volleyball players flock to the beach
By Kevin Cassidy
With the school and the indoor volleyball season
winding down and the arrival of warmweather, people
are flocking to the beach in droves and some are
there to play volleyball in the sand.
A lot of play is the traditional 4-6 person vol-
leyball, but many are there to play beach doubles,
and it's a great way to improve their skills for the
Beach doubles date back to the 1930s in Santa
Monica, Calif., and is a more athletically demanding
sport than its indoor counterpart. For starters, there's
a lot more ground to cover with only two players, and
movement in the sand is more difficult. A player can
really improve his or movement and jumping ability
in this game.
A recent Saturday over spring break at the Mana-
tee Public Beach in Holmes Beach saw at least 60
people waiting their turn to play. With only two nets
at the "PB" compared to 10 courts at Siesta Key
beach players need to arrive early and win the
court. Lose and you could be waiting a long time to
come up for another contest.
Serious players can also look forward to compet-
ing in the Dig the Beach Tournament for player levels
from professional down to juniors.
Though the tournament season got started in
early March, there are a few tournaments coming
up, starting May 22-23 on Siesta Key when the Dig
the Beach series comes to town. The tournaments
follow a format for professionals on down to B-level
players on Saturdays, while Sundays are reserved for
coed teams and junior divisions.
Other dates for the Dig the Beach Series include
June 5-6 in Fort Myers, June 26-27 at Clearwater
Beach and July 10-11 with a return to Siesta Key. For
more information on the Dig the Beach, go to www.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club held its 42nd golf awards
presentation on April 17. The honorees and their
guests enjoyed the pep rally-themed party as golf
committee chairman Craig Humphreys and club vice
president Quentin Talbert presented awards.
Club champion Mark Mixon was recognized
along with runner-up Web Cutting. Also recognized
were women's club champion Joy Kaiser and runner-
up Jean Holmes.
Larry Pipple was the 18-hole handicap tourna-
ment champ, while Merritt Fineout took second place.
Judy Crowe was the nine-hole, women's handicap
tourney champ with Judy Christensen runner up.
Clare Talbert and Merritt Fineout were recog-
nized as the mixed-couple champs along with Joyce
Reith and Cutting in second.
Bob Lang captured the men's President Cup with
Ernie Hauser taking second, and Tootie Wagner won
the women's President's Cup over Mary Miller.
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Steffler during a recent Saturday of volleyball at
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Last, but not least, Chuck Montgomery was rec-
ognized for his Dec. 7 hole-in-one made on number
seven. Congratulations to all.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a
nine-hole, individual-low-net game April 20. Penny
Williams captured Flight AA with a 2-underpar 30
that gave her a two-shot advantage over second place
finisher Sandy Tocco. One shot back in a tie for third
were Sue Hookem and Cindy Miller at 33.
Joyce Brown and Mary Selby both carded even-
par 32 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight A.
Second place also produced a tie between Sara Falk
and Patty Townsend with matching 33s.
Sue Christensen burned up the Key Royale track
with a 6-underpar 26 to win Flight B by four shots
over second-place finisher Jan Turner, who carded a
2-under 30. Denise Burkhardt and Dorothy McKinna
tied for third place at 1-over 33.
Barb Harrold and Joanne Ozdych carded match-
ing, 3-under-par 29s to tie for first place in Flight C.
Liz Lang was one shot back in second place, while
Terry Westby was alone in third with an even-par 32.
Joanne Brougher fired a 2-under-par 30 to win
Flight D by one shot over Judy Huason in second
place. Nell Bergstrom and Jane Winegarden tied for
third with 33s.
Four teams emerged from pool play to battle it
out in the elimination round during horseshoe action
on April 24 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. Walker Norm Good advanced to the finals with
an easy 22-14 victory over Rod Bussey and Steve
Doyle. The other semifinal saw Herb Puryear and
Jerry Disbrow slip past Dave Lansaw and John Craw-
ford 21-20. In the finals, which saw several six-packs
from both teams, Disbrow-Puryear prevailed over
The April 21 games saw three teams qualify for
the knockout round, with Fritz Erdich and Herb Pur-
year earning a bye into the finals. Jerry Disbrow and
Rod Bussey rolled past Karl Thomas and Marvin
Gangemy 23-5. They followed up on that victory
with a 21-2 drubbing of Erdich-Puryear to claim the
day's bi.r.''i rights.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is
For more on sports, including Anna Maria Island
Community Center baseball and basketball league
schedules, visit www.islander.org.
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Tarpon on the verge of invading beach waters
By Nick Walter
Tarpon fishers are frothing at the mouth at word
that the silver kings are loaded up in Charlotte Harbor
and the Everglades. That means in a week or so,
the bruisers will be rolling off Anna Maria Island
beaches. Water temperatures in the nearshore Gulf
last week were at 71 degrees. Once that tempera-
ture reaches about 73 degrees, look for the probable
arrival of tarpon.
Bait is loaded up offshore and anglers are enjoy-
ing fast action on nearshore reefs and wrecks with
cobia, kingfish and other fish. It has been an unusu-
ally good cobia season, with numerous reports of
50-90 pound cobia.
Capt. Warren Girle said he's still fishing the same
five redfish in north Sarasota Bay. He said most of the
schooling fish are over the slot. There also were some
big groups of redfish on the east shoreline. "I think a
lot of the legal fish have been taken home," Girle said.
He added that there are still a lot of trout and Spanish
mackerel in the bays, but no pompano in the areas he's
fished. "We didn't skip any this week," Girle said. "I
would think that New Pass, Big Pass and the Middle-
grounds (in Sarasota Bay) has pompano."
Offshore, Girle reported cobia on the 3- and
7-mile reefs, as well as keeper grouper, mangrove
snapper, Key West grunts and porgies in 40-50 feet
of water. He said kingfish have been skyrocketing
through baitfish. "In the middle of Sarasota Bay and
on the west shoreline, there were a ton of nice-size
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James Followell from the Sunshine Skyway
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mackerel, pompano, grouper and a few kingfish.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the DEE JAY II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said angling action has busted
loose, and the hardest decision to make each morning
is what species to target. He said bait is plentiful most
days, and there is a good range of sizes and species.
He said the wind relaxed most of the week and
his clients enjoyed action with kingfish, Spanish
mackerel, cobia and pompano, along with a variety
of hard-bottom critters.
Inshore, he reported excellent results with spotted
sea trout, flounder, mackerel and pompano. Redfish
have been plentiful in the area and are beginning
to show signs of settling and feeding. A handful of
snook have been boated and released. "They are start-
ing to show up on the flats more and more, but their
pattern is still well behind what it should be at this
date," Zacharias said. "I feel the FWC made the right
decision to close down spring snooking this year and
I encourage anglers to leave them be as much as pos-
sible during the spawn."
Bob Kilb from Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
have been catching a lot of Spanish mackerel, few
pompano and an occasional black drum. "There's so
much trash fish around the pier that you can't fish
hardly," Kilb said. "The pinfish are terrible."
Capt. Logan Bystrom said now that the bait is
in the area and the winds have been kicking up, he's
been kite-fishing and live-bait fishing the nearshore
reefs and wrecks for kingfish, Spanish mackerel,
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water, and kingfish are off our coast anywhere from
near shore to 8 miles out. "Look for the diving birds to
give away their location," Howard said. "Shark fish-
ing is coming on strong with blacktips, spinners and
lemons cruising the bay and passes. Speckled trout
have been chewing ferociously when the tide has been
moving. Their sizes have varied from 14-26 inches."
Send fishing news and photos to fish@islander.
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Chamber, flower designers cut ribbon
The Anna Maria Island C i,..,,.. i of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 20for Flower Girls
of Sarasota, 1269 First St., Sarasota. Owners Debra Lemieux (center, left) and Annie Scheufler (center,
right) cut the ribbon. Guests toured the floral design facility and enjoyed refreshments. Islander Photo:
Grandma Skinny turns 91
Janice "Grandma \,.-,,,riy" Freeman of oi,,iiy's
Place in Holmes Beach will soon celebrate her
93rd birthday. 1/,.. first came to Anna Maria Island
in 1936 on her honeymoon and in 1952 she and
her husband opened the restaurant, then named
Mid-Island Drive Inn. .-,,,iirio's will celebrate her
birthday this weekend. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Harry's tasting for Red Cross
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Jude Drive,
Longboat Key, will hold a wine tasting event from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 to benefit the
Manatee Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Owner/chef Harry Christensen will present a buffet
of his specially made appetizers and culinary delights.
A $10 per-person donation is requested and this
includes the opportunity to sample a large selection of
international wines from Harry's Deli and wine cellar.
All wines purchased at the deli during the event will
be discounted 20 percent.
For more information, call 941-383-0777, send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or look online
Chamber events in May
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its May business luncheon from 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the Sun House
to the rescue
the Publix grocery
store on Long-
boat Key recently
and clean up at the
Save Our Searbirds
sanctuary in Sara-
sota. The sanctu-
ary is located east
of Mote Marine
Aquarium on the
site of the former
Pelican Man's Bird
Courtesy AMI Chamber
Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The cost is $15 per person and reservations are
On Wednesday, May 12, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
the chamber will hold its Sunrise Breakfast at The
Gathering Place Family Restaurant, 101 Seventh St.
N., Bradenton Beach.
The cost is $8 per person and reservations are
The chamber's monthly business card exchange
will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, and
is hosted by the Historic Bridge Street Merchants
Association, 117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
The cost is $5 per person and members may bring
For more information on all chamber events, call
Paint job for general store
The Anna Maria General Store, 407 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, has new owners, a new sign and
signature colors to make the store recognizable.
Owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher also have
remodeled the interior and have other plans for the
city's only general store. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Save Our Sea irds,
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Antiques, art celebrated at
Whitney Beach fair
The Whitney Plaza, 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, will hold an antique and art fair from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2.
Local artists will be featured, along with organic
produce, exotic orchids and antiques, event organizer
Stephanie Claussen of Steff's Stuff said.
Parking is free and there is no charge for admis-
For more information, call Stephanie at 941-383-
Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
Cortez, Palma Sola, west Bradenton or Longboat Key?
How about a new product or service, an anniversary,
a new hire, or an award-winning staff member? Call
Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax your news to 866-362-
9821, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Island real estate
1909 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 3,092 sfla
S4,592 sfur 411.d 2' : lh '2car bayfront pool home
built in 2007 on a 99x100 lot was sold 04/09/10,
McKee to Ball for $1,350,000; list $1,599,000.
529 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,197 sfla / 4,548
sfur 4bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in
1958 on a 140x150 lot was sold 04/07/10, Harper to
Tenhaaf for $400,000.
217 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,039 sfla / 2,529
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1953 on a 90x90 lot was
sold 04/05/10, Hueber to Deschak for $400,000.
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 107, Westbay Cove,
Holmes Beach, a 1,222 sfla / 1,578 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold
04/07/10, Maynard to Uhlman for $400,000.
704 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 932 sfla
1,360 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a
50x150 lot was sold 04/09/10, Kosfeld to Hullinger
for $365,000; list $399,900.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 138, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold
04/05/10, Finelli to Waterman for $244,000.
2811 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 973 sfla / 2,404
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 04/07/10, Sheffield to Twigg for $230,000;
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 107, Sandy Point, Holmes
Beach, a 980 sfla / 1,040 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1996 was sold 04/05/10, Kryszc-
zuk to Morel for $139,900; list $155,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay
941-778-7244. Current Island real estate transac-
tions may also be viewed online at www.islander.org.
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COSCO CAR SEAT: New, good quality. Paid $90,
sell, $35. 941-778-1264.
SUMP PUMP: NEW never used. Dry out base-
ments, etc. $15. 941-778-4783.
EXTRA LARGE CARRIER attaches to SUV, truck,
car hitch. Carry luggage, coolers, etc. Attachment
to carry two bikes, $20. 941-778-4783.
SMALL 14-INCH Magnovox TV with remote.
Rarely used, like new. $30, firm. Call 941-778-
BIRD CAGE: 18x18x24 on a 26-inch stand with
wheels. $50. 941-778-1127.
PAIR OF FLOOR lamps, $15 each, two for $25.
Round, glass-top coffee table, $75. 941-792-
DRESSER: WHITE, SIX-drawers, $20. 941-778-
HOTPOINT REFRIGERATOR: WHITE, 18 cubic
feet, 28-inches wide, excellent condition, works
great. $90. Call 941-962-8220.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER/DRYER: Stackable,
white, 24-inches wide, compact and perfect for
small area. Excellent condition. $100. Call 941-
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
Guf Ifay faty of-unnma Maria Inc.
iJesse risson Kro rAjsociate, GJ
101x107 Lot zoned B2 in Holmes Beach $369,000
Large lot in city of Anna Maria $399,000
Newer Condo with Gulf Views $369,000
Canalfront pool home in Anna Maria $790,000
2BD/2BA pool home with boat slip $625,000
Gulfview condo in 55+ Community $289,000
Call Jesse Brisson
CHOICE OF LOTS!
Remove small structure at 7002 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, and create two lovely attached units on
11,000sqft. Plus lot zoned duplex. Included is vacant
land on south end of property, and room for a pool,
LAST LOT IN COCONUT BAYOU SUB. In Anna
Maria. Spacious natural canal lot in area of very nice
homes and close to beach, shopping & trolley stop.
Asking $499,000 & available terms.
"TWe ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
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.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry hayes @ sothe-
SPrudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Reaior
63 TIDY ISLAND BLVD, BAY VIEWS
BAY VIEWSI 3BRi2 5BA townhouse,
3,218 sf, den, fireplace, wet bar, Ital
ian Lube kitchen, 24-hr guard
gale $625,000. ML#A375310
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.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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,
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.
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.
SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May
1-2. Furniture, collectibles, dishes. 502 72nd St.,
;-0~t REALTOR. 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. Room for a pool. $299,900.
3 MIN. TO BEACH. Perico Island 2BR/2BA, large greatroom with cathedral
ceilings, private courtyard and enclosed lanai, Jacuzzi tub & more. $259,500.
CANAL-FRONT LOT. Holmes Beach. $400,000.
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
LISTED AND SOLD IN TWO WEEKS
624 Dundee Lane
Located In dhe deslrabe Key Royale
community 3 bedroom 2 ha canal frno:
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SLa n Celebrating 25 Years of
Lwric \ Quality & Dependable Service.
service Call us for your landscape
7781345 and hardscape needs.
I Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
SReplacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
A References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
tez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
HONEY DO HOME REPAIR jk
941.807.5256-cell 941.896.5256-office & fax
Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
DAY ASSIST BY (Day Planners
HOME & SPECIALTY WATCH SERVICES
PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL CONCIERGE
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Additions Remodels New Construction
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WHITNEY PLAZA ANTIQUE and art fair. Satur-
day and Sunday, May 1-2. Treasures, local artist,
organic produce, exotic orchids and more. Classic
car show. 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information, 941-383-1901.
GARAGE/MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, May 8-9. Salesman's samples: rods
and reels, tackle, canoe, 16-foot aluminum Jon
boat with 6-hp Johnson outboard, trolling motors,
furnishings, printer and lots more. 101 Sunset (off
Beach Avenue), Anna Maria.
SALE; NIKI'S TREASURES. ALL sterling and gold
jewelry, 50-70 percent off. Select gifts, beach art,
antiques, glassware, vintage jewelry, more, 30-80
percent off. Patio sets. Open seven days, 9:30
a.m.-5 p.m. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
SALE: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 1. China, crys-
tal, furniture, sewing, jewelry, Baptist pastor's books,
refrigerator, wicker, vintage baby clothes, stained glass,
plants, nice clothes, coins, beds. 10015 Spoonbill,
Road E., Bradenton, Flamingo Cay.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
LOST: COCKATIEL. White headed. Named
Donald. 770 North Shore area, Anna Maria. Flew
out door as we came inside. 941-201-6733. jllol-
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. Red rims,
lost on Coquina beach, Friday, April 9. Reward.
FOUND: MALE TABBY cat with white paws. Found
near Holmes Beach Laundromat. Very affection-
ate. Call Sally at 941-737-9173. Will give away if
MENS RING: FOUND, Coquina Beach, April 23.
Had spoken to retired police officer that lost a ring.
Call after seven, 912-258-1935.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
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
Pebble Springs Plaza on Manatee Avenue at the
new JamRocks restaurant. Call 941-932-2688 or
PERFECT ISLAND CAR. Lexus 2000 ES 300,
74,000 miles, new paint, service, loaded. $8,200.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Zuma and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-
2005 21-FOOT Sea Fox. 150 Mercury with trailer.
Moving, must sell. 941-526-3445.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? Call
Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids and ani-
mals. Four years experience, high school student.
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.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
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-
GIFT SHOP FOR sale. Call owner, 941-779-
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-
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, wash away
mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-
PROFESSIONAL I.T SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
Corky's live Bait and Tackle
Rod and Reel Repair
941-504-4772 7834 Cortez Rd U Bradenton, Fl
Corky's Thrift GARAERESALESHOP
Benefiting It Saunders
941-504-4772 7834 Cortez Rd. W Bradenton, Fl
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Marine and Residential Service & Installs
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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.
ANNE'S TROPICAL BREEZE cleaning, errands
and gardening. Reasonable rates, Local ref-
erences, bonded. Please call Anne, 941-465-
FREE HOUSESITTING/PETSITTING: Retired
Christian couple to be near beach, available
anytime. References. 770-832-7319. ewingwt@
CONCIERGE SERVICES: SHOPPING, house sit-
ting, check, party planning, home organization,
management ... so much more. 407-913-6136.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. DEPENDABLE,
honest with local Island references. Call Nancie,
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurricane
covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL
inserts. TDWSINC @msn.com. 941-730-1399.
ALTERATIONS AND CUSTOM home decor. (Pil-
lows, cushions). Experience, dependable. Call
Diane, 941-778-6373 or cell, 941-724-6831
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
NEED A LITTLE assistance with daily life? Allow
me, local artist, Island resident. Live-in, live-out.
941-778-6547, ask for Robin.
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
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-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
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.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15.12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
GARY WOOD LAWN Service: Tree trimming and
landscaping. Fully insured, monthly specials. 941-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
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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
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
PROFESSIONAL MANGROVE trimmer: ISA cer-
tified arborist. Fast, friendly service. Free consults.
Call Jim at 941-799-0840.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -
EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
PAINT AVERAGE ROOM: $75. Customer sup-
plies paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing.
Free estimates. New phone number! 941-721-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space.
8803/8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 600 sf, $500/
month. 1,200 sf, former salon and 1,300 sf. Call
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops.
$150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included.
RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
RENTAL: 3BR/2BA ON canal. Furnished. Monthly,
$1,800. Call for weekly rate. All utilities, cable paid,
internet provided. Washer and dryer. 70th Street,
Holmes Beach. Available May through December.
Call Dave, 407-927-1304. Dvanworm @earthlink.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. tampabay-
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
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with
boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio,
cable, washer and dryer. Lease six-month plus,
$950/month unfurnished. $1,025/month furnished.
No dogs. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.
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-
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.
NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/2A rental. Holmes
Beach. Boat dock, walk to beach. Available Janu-
ary, 2011. Call 941-580-3385.
PARTIALLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA bayfront
apartment with wonderful view. Available May 1.
$850/month, plus some utilities. 941-545-7109 or
MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA beautifully reno-
vated. Canalfront, minutes to beaches. 55-plus
active community. $1,250/month includes water,
sewer, cable. Owner, 941-685-5674.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. 750-sf apartment,
close to bay. $695/month. First, last, security
deposit. Available April 20. 941-587-1456.
WATERFRONT ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA Coral Shores.
Dock and boat lift, kitchen with granite, stainless-
steel appliances. Screened lanai. No smoking or
pets. Responsible person to maintain yard. $1,295/
month. $900 deposit. Gina, 941-524-6773.
WANTED BY AUTHOR: 2BR ground-level house
with fenced back yard. Preferably Holmes Beach
for June 1. Own small pets. Excellent references.
No potential foreclosure property. Possible long-
term lease. 941-778-0504 or cell, 807-2198.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo.
Fully furnished with views, pools, tennis. Avail-
able seasonal or ? Call 818-620-3543.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
BEACH FRONT Ground level duplex with 2BR/1BA each
side. Turnkey furnished, each with washer & dryer.Two open
patios. Good 15 year rental history. $799,000.
VACANT LOT Corner lot on a quiet residential street at
north end of the island. Just two blocks to the Rod-N-
Reel Pier & a short walk to beach. $259,000
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ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED: 2-3BR/2BA fur-
Dog-friendly. Anna Maria area. Will do lawn care,
repairs. Call 941-456-8310.
GULFFRONT VIEWS FROM newly remodeled
1 BR/1 BA duplex. New appliances, tile, bathroom,
paint inside and out. Beach across street. $950/
month, first, last, $500 deposit, includes water
and sanitation. Non-smoking, no pets. 941-320-
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED Homes Beach
duplex. Covered parking, washer and dryer, stor-
age, deck, screened porch, near beach. Some
furnishings possible. $1,100/month. Call 828-246-
3035 or e-mail: JPKenrick@aol.com.
ANNUAL CONDO RENTAL: 55-plus commu-
nity. 2BR/1.5BA, furnished, ground level, heated
pools, beautiful beach. $1,000/month plus utilities.
Will rent six months for $2,000/month. 5400 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-3458.
PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA: 10x40-foot screened
lanai, pool, one block from bay, marina. Fur-
nished, unfurnished, good schools. $1,595/month
annual, $2,200/month seasonal. 941-778-3051 or
ON BAY: STEPS to beach, furnished 2BR,
screened lanai, Annual, $775/month. Seasonal,
$1,700/month. 1BR, May through October, patio,
shed, $625/month. Sandpiper Resort. 55-plus.
941-778-3051 or 941-567-9492.
VACATION: MONTH-TO-month. Furnished rental.
3BR/2BA northwest Bradenton. Five minutes to
beach. $950/month. 941-356-1456.
ANNUAL: 55-PLUS 2BR/2BA spacious manu-
factured home. Gated park, island kitchen and
double carport. $875/month. 941-356-1456.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
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-
BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free bro-
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through short sales and foreclosures. Adkins
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DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture
with breathtaking Gulf views. 5,146 sf under roof
on north Anna Maria Island, 12106 Gulf Drive.
$3,500,000, furnished. Contact owner, broker,
ADORABLE CONDO FOR sale by owner:
1BR/1 BA, quiet neighborhood, cathedral ceilings,
skylights, tile throughout, enclosed lanai. $69,900.
Bradenton. Must see! 941-773-6448.
"CASA AZUL" NEW canalfront 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.
DISCOVER THE OTHER Island! Tidy Island in
Sarasota Bay. Waterfront, renovated 2BR/2BA
two-car garage condo. Guards, nature and
so much more. Pet friendly! Owner financing,
$239,900. Realtor/owner, Katharine Pepper,
RoseBay Real Estate, 941-792-9459.
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ESTATE TO SETTLE: 2BR/2BA villa, just remod-
eled, new kitchen and more. $74,500 or best offer.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
WATERFRONT: KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home.
Updated. Pool, spa, boat dock, Xeriscape. $430,000.
By owner, Realtor. 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
UPSTATE NEW YORK: Finger Lakes sacrifice!
Six acres, $24,900. 10 minutes to Ithaca and
Cayuga Lake! Great views. $2,000 discount for
first time buyers! 888-745-3390. www.NewYork-
CENTRAL GEORGIA: 49 acres, $1,325 per acre.
Gently rolling, abundant wildlife, mature pine, near
Flint River. 478-987-9700 stregispaper.com. St.
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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. 2456. TN Land/Lakes, LLC.
JEWELS OF NORTHWEST Wisconsin: HalfMoon
Lake Estates, Iron River, WI. Investment grade, large
pine-covered lots, private, utilities included. Ten per-
cent down, four percent LC. $19,000-$39,000. half-
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Brand-new.
$50,000 mountaintop tract reduced to $19,500!
Private, near Boone area, bank financing, owner
must sell, 866-275-0442.
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