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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: July 7, 2010
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andlovingit. Crash sends big rig to brink of bridge
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A two-vehicle accident on the Cortez
Bridge at 11:15 a.m. June 29, closed the
bridge to all traffic for several hours, and put
Recall petitions filed. the cab of a tractor-trailer over the guard- .
Page 2 rai and dangerously close to falling into the _
Meetings: The gov- water.
ernment calendar. The Florida Highway Patrol report of :
einment calendar -A- P 9


Page 3
BB commission asks
for ward review.
Page 5
The Islander edito-
rial, readers' letters.
Page 6
Island e3
happeRings
Community news,
events. Pages 10-11


Turtle watch takes
precautions. Page 12





Street map.
Pages 16-17


What to do, where to
go. Page 22


Island police blotter.
Page 23


me incident said mat a Cal-Maine Foods
Inc. tractor-trailer driven by George Gon-
zalez, 32, of Brandon, was traveling west
about 11:15 a.m. when the trailer crossed
the yellow dividing line a few yards past the
draw.
The tractor-trailer struck the front fender
of an eastbound 2005 Volkswagen driven by
Jonathan Quick, 43, of Bradenton Beach.
The trailer then continued in the eastbound
lane for a few yards until striking the south
concrete curb of the bridge, then the guard-
rail. The cab of the trailer hung over the
bridge railing, but did not disconnect from
the trailer, the FHP reported.
No injuries were reported, and Gonzalez
was able to exit the cab of the trailer safely.
The FHP issued Gonzalez a citation for fail-
ure to drive in a single lane.
Tow trucks were called to the bridge


Adult football heats
up. Page 24

Tarpon fishing turns
on. Page 25
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New developments.
Page 26


Truck-driving nearly became truck-diving June 29, when a tractor-trailer drifted into the
opposite lane, hit a passenger car and then crashed through the concrete railing on the
Cortez Bridge. More photos: Page 3. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


to assist recovery of the tractor-trailer along
with West Manatee Fire Rescue vehicles and
personnel and several ambulances.
Law enforcement officials from Braden-


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ihe second week
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ton Beach were concerned because the fuel
tank of the trailer was resting on the bottom
of the guardrail, which appeared to be the only
support for the cab. In addition to the FHP,
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
assisted with the crash investigation.
One tow truck jacked up the cab of the
semi-trailer to get it back onto the roadway,
while the other towed the disabled cab and
PLEASE SEE CRASH, PAGE 3


AM records

hearing July 14
Another hearing on the public records
request by consultant Michael Barfield of
Sarasota for the e-mails relating to public
business to and from Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus is scheduled for 3:30
p.m., July 14, in courtroom 5E of the Manatee
County Circuit Court.
Judge Edward Nicholas will preside over
the hearing.
Barfield's original request March 10 for
Stoltzfus' records triggered a series of other
public records requests in Anna Maria from a
variety of sources to both public and private
individuals.
City clerk Alice Baird said in early June
that the city had copied more than 40,000
pages of e-mails from the 32 public records
requests it had received at that time.
There have been further public records
requests since then, Baird said last week.
Barfield' s legal counsel is attorney Valerie
Fernandez, who also represents Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC.




2 E JULY 7, 2010 U THE ISLANDER

Second step of Stoltzfus recall completed


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The process to hold a recall election for Anna
Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus continued July
2 when committee chair Robert Carter delivered the
second set of petitions signed by Anna Maria voters
to city clerk Alice Baird.
Carter turned in 261 signed petitions, 57 more
than required by law.
The recall committee was required to complete
two petitions signed by qualified, registered Anna
Maria voters.
The first petition, delivered
May 14, needed the signatures of
10 percent (136) of the city's 1,362
registered, eligible voters as of
the November 2009 election. The
committee submitted 247 signed
petitions.
*.. -7l :,Following acceptance of the
first petition, the recall committee
then had 60 days to obtain the signatures of 15 per-
cent (204) of the city's registered, eligible voters.
The second petition also contained a statement by
Stoltzfus defending his position.
Although the deadline to deliver the second peti-
tion to city hall is not until Aug. 3, Carter said the
committee had obtained signatures from 28 percent of
the city's voters and that was in excess of the required
number.
Baird said that after reviewing and stamping each
petition, all the petitions would be delivered to Mana-
tee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat.
If the second recall petition is certified by the
elections office, it is sent to Manatee County Circuit
Court Judge Edward Nicholas, who would then set a
date for the recall election.
Sweat has said that, to his knowledge, there has
never been a recall election in Manatee County.


Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird examines one
of the 261 signed petitions to recall Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus delivered to her July 2 by Recall
Commissioner Stoltzfus committee chair Robert
Carter. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

And there is no guarantee of such an election.
Stoltzfus has challenged the legality of the first
petition and before any recall election can be held,
the courtroom maneuvering must be resolved.
His lawyer, Richard Harrison of Tampa, filed a


motion May 24 asking the circuit court to declare
the recall petition submitted against his client as "not
legally sufficient." The court suggested it would wait
until the second recall petition was available before
examining the issue.
Harrison asked for an accelerated hearing on the
motion, but that was denied by Nicholas.
That denial was appealed to the Florida Second
District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, along with a
request for an accelerated hearing before the appeals
court, but the appeals court declined to consider the
matter, although that too can be appealed.
No dates have been set to hear Harrison's
motions.
Harrison said that if the second petition is
accepted, he anticipates the court will then pursue the
issue of the legality of the recall petition. His client
will take whatever legal action is deemed necessary
regarding the second petition, Harrison said.

Candidate Chiles fundraiser
planned in Anna Maria
Florida Independent gubernatorial candidate
Lawton "Bud" Chiles III will host a fundraising
dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July
7, at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria.
Bud Chiles is the oldest son of the late Gov.
Lawton Chiles II.
Bud's brother Ed, owner of the Sandbar, will
attend the dinner, and their mother, former first
lady Rhea Chiles, wife of the late governor, also
will attend on behalf of Bud.
The menu includes fresh grouper and other
seafood fare.
Cost of the dinner is $250 per person and
proceeds go to Bud Chiles' election campaign.
For more information on the dinner, call 941-
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Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
observes as the cab of the dangling big rig that
crashed through the Cortez Bridge is hoisted by a
tow truck. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
CRASH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
trailer to a repair facility.
The bridge reopened to vehicular traffic around
2 p.m., after Florida Department of Transportation
and Manatee County engineers inspected the dam-
aged curb and railing and declared the bridge safe
for vehicular traffic.
Holmes Beach Police Department officers and
MCSO deputies assisted in detouring approaching
traffic in both directions to alternate routes.


A Volkswagon sedan side-swiped by a big rig
rests on the Cortez Bridge on the bascule grating
after the crash. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Bob Bartelt


THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 E 3


Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 8, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 14, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
education committee.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
July 12, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES.
July 13, 1 p.m., budget meeting (administration
and planning).
July 13, 3 p.m., planning and zoning. CAN-
CELED
July 14, 1 p.m., budget meeting (public
works).
July 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
July 16, 9 a.m., department heads.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
July 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 14, 1 p.m., city insurance meeting.
July 14, 4 p.m., planning commission.
July 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement. CAN-
CELED
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

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

Of Interest
July 19, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
July 21, Barrier Island Elected Officials. Details
to be determined.
Send notices to lisaneff@islander.org.


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4 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


5 Anna Maria residents seek parking amendment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria seems to be a city that thrives on
petitions, lawsuits, legal actions and code complaints
- at least since November 2009.
Anna Maria residents Anna DeAugustine, Charlie
Daniel, Larry Albert, Judith Chable and Carl Pearman
are no exception.
On July 1, they submitted a petition to the city to
have either the city commission or electorate decide
on an amendment to the city's parking regulation.
The city charter requires five residents be on the
petition committee.
The committee's proposed amendment would
prohibit any city right of way from being used for the
parking needs of a developer, require direct access to
a development to be provided by a driveway, require
all parking in the retail-office-residential zone to be
designed so vehicles can re-enter the street in a for-
ward motion and require all developed lots to have
at least one driveway.
Those amendments would appear to be at odds
with a parking plan promoted by Commission Chair
John Quam. The Quam plan, currently under study
by both the city commission and planning and zoning
board, would eliminate back-out parking for future
developments on Pine Avenue, allow some parallel
parking and some city-owned parking spaces.
Among the board and commission members, only
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus has voted to reject fur-
ther discussion and examination of the Quam plan.


The Quam plan is presently headed to the P&Z
board for review and recommendations to the com-
mission. It has been discussed at three joint work ses-
sions of the commission and board, but no ordinance
or amendment has yet been proposed.
The petition committee will need to obtain the
signatures of 15 percent (204) of the "total number of
qualified voters registered to vote at the last regular
city election," according to the city charter.
The city had 1,362 voters qualified to vote in
November 2009, according to the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections Office.
If the committee obtains the required 15 percent
and the petition is certified, the petition amendment
can then be presented to the city commission for
adoption.
"If the commission fails to repeal or amend an
ordinance so reconsidered," the "qualified voters" of
the city can approve or reject it at a city election,
according to the charter.
If no city election is scheduled between 30 and 60
days after the commission fails to adopt the amend-
ment, the city shall hold a special election on the
amendment between 30 and 60 days following the
commission's action.
The amendments would require "all new devel-
opment parking to be satisfied on-site, not in the city
rights of way."
In the petition summary, the committee wrote
that:
1. \IlIig land development regulations in Anna


Maria require parking needs generated by new devel-
opment to be satisfied on-site.
"The public parking options recently proposed
eliminate the on-site requirement and instead, place
the burden on the city of providing parking.
"We, the undersigned, do not want city taxes,
or the city rights of way used to create parking. We
ask the following be adopted to minimize spillover
parking into residential areas.
"All developed lots shall have at a minimum one
driveway.
"In no case shall public rights of way or city
property be used to accommodate parking needs
generated by private new development or re-devel-
opment.
"Direct access shall be provided by way of a
driveway.
"Parking and driveways in the mixed-use and
commercial zoning districts shall be designed so
vehicles re-enter the street in a forward motion."
The petition amendment appears to favor posi-
tions held by Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus, who
has repeatedly appealed to the commission and P&Z
board that backing out across a sidewalk on Pine
Avenue is a safety hazard.
He has said there is no need to change the city's
parking ordinance because the land-development
code already requires all ROR-development parking
to be on-site. He also has opposed parallel parking on
Pine Avenue and providing any city-owned parking
spaces for the public.


Sandpiper owner proposes comp-plan amendment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Owners of two duplexes in Anna Maria have
asked Commission Chair John Quam for a few min-
utes of agenda time at the July 8 meeting to make a
request for a land-development amendment.
Attorney Scott Rudacille, representing owner
Erik Abrahamson, said his client will pay all legal
fees associated with the amendment.
Rudacille noted that the subject duplexes, with
entrances on both North Bay Boulevard and North
Shore Drive about 100 yards south of the Rod & Reel
Pier, were grandfathered for use when the comp plan
was adopted.
The two duplexes are connected by breezeways
and known as the Sandpiper.
Rudacille said no improvements to the property
or upgrade can be made due to the lot configuration,
although the intent of the comp plan was to allow
owners of duplexes to continue that use and make
improvements.
Rudacille said connecting the existing units on
the same lot, rather than across a center lot line,
would allow the structures to be improved as non-


conforming uses.
The property is in a run-down condition and a land-
use regulation amendment will allow the owner to con-
form to the comp plan and "an opportunity to provide
some meaningful enhancement," Rudacille said.


Recall committee to get fee-free advice


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The committee to recall Anna Maria Com-
missioner Harry Stoltzfus now has an attorney
donating time and resources to assist the com-
mittee's effort and take on legal arguments for
pending court cases.
Committee Chair Robert Carter said attorney
Rebecca O'Dell of St. Petersburg, formerly of
Buckley & Fudge, P.A., has offered free repre-
sentation for any legal actions
that face the recall effort, now
and in the future.
Carter said O'Dell has
begun studying the issues,
including Carter's June 24
letter to Robert Palmer, the
Bob Carter director of the Florida Divi-
sion of Elections.
In that letter, Carter asked Palmer several
questions about a June 15 opinion letter Palmer


sent to state supervisors of
I ^ elections about a recent change
to Florida election laws.
Considering the change
to the laws, Carter asked
Palmer, "Can any individual
who received a copy of the
O'Dell first petition prior to May 27,
2010, post a copy of the signed petitions on the
Internet, therefore making it available for others
to copy?"
He also asked if the subject of the recall,
or his/her attorney, posts a copy of the signed
petitions) on the Web, would there be a cam-
paign violation if an "individual contacts a
member of the recall committee for the purpose
of intimidating, harassing or threatening that
individual because they signed the petition."
A member-restricted blog about Anna Maria
has posted the petition containing the names of
the voters who signed the first petition.


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Drive and Bay
Boulevard in
north Anna
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be improved
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Islander
Photo: Rick
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The site is definitely "in need of an upgrade,"
Rudacille concluded.

Island posts slight

population gain
The latest figures rom the U.S. Census Bureau
indicate slight gains in population for Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
The numbers are the estimates from the bureau
for July 2008 to July 2009 and are not from the mas-
sive nationwide 2010 Census conducted earlier this
year.
The bureau reported:
Anna Maria had an estimated 1,831 residents,
eight more than the year before. The 2000 Census put
Anna Maria's population at 1,814 residents.
Bradenton Beach had an estimated 1,577
residents, 22 more than the year before. The 2000
Census put Bradenton Beach's population at 1,482
residents.
Holmes Beach had an estimated 5,119 residents,
121 more than the year before. The 2000 Census put
the city's population at 4,966.
The new Census numbers showed Bradenton's
population increased by 320 from July 2008 to July
2009, but populations declined on Longboat Key and
in Palmetto.
Manatee County posted a population gain of
2,302 residents to 318,361 as of July 2009.




THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 U 5


BB commission asks for ward districting review


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners are asking the
charter review committee to reconvene to consider
asking voters to change the ward system in the city.
The city currently has four geographic wards
from which voters in each elect a city commissioner
to a two-year term. The mayor is elected at-large to
a two-year term.
Meeting July 1, commissioners and Mayor Bob
Bartelt explored whether to place a proposed change
in the ward system on the election ballot in Novem-
ber. The ballot already will contain other proposed
changes to the city charter, the result of a mandate to
review and update the document every five years.
The idea of revising the ward system has been
raised several times this year, both at meetings of
the commission and the charter review committee,
formed earlier this year to make recommendations
on changes.
Commissioner Janie Robertson, who represents
Ward 3, is a chief proponent of change. Her term
expires next year and, she said, she doesn't know of
anyone interested in running for her seat.
"I do have a strong opinion about this.... I can't
find anybody willing to make the commitment to
run," Robertson said. "So, in one year..."
"... It's hard to find people to step up to the plate,"
added Ward 1 Commissioner Gay Breuler.
"I agree with Janie," she said, adding, "I think
we would best serve our city ... by being elected at
large."
City attorney Ricinda Perry said there were sev-
eral alternatives to the current system that involved
creating four at-large commissioners.
Commissioner Bob Connors, who represents


Ward 2 and is not seeking re-election in November,
suggested another approach: Reshaping the city into
three wards, with an equal number of voters in each
and a commissioner representing each, and then cre-
ating an at-large commission seat.
His suggestion won support from Robertson and
Breuler, but not from newly appointed Commissioner
Janet Vosburgh from Ward 4, who served on the char-
ter committee, and not from Bartelt.
Bartelt, who served as Ward 4 commissioner, said
that community is tight and direct representation is
important.
Vosburgh agreed: "It's much better to have
someone right in your neighborhood" as a rep-


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt appointed
commissioners to new liaison posts July 1, a shuffle
in assignments required by a shuffle of commission
offices.
Last month, Bartelt became mayor following
the abrupt resignation of Michael Pierce, and the
commission named Janet Vosburgh as Ward 4 com-
missioner.
Assuming new duties at city hall, Bartelt had
to reassign liaison posts, which he did during the
July 1 commission meeting.
He appointed Vosburgh as liaison to the His-
toric Bridge Street Merchants Association and the
pier management team.
Commissioner Gay Breuler is liaison for the
ScenicWAVES advisory group, employee relations


resentative.
Commissioners eventually voted 3-2 to have
the charter review committee consider proposing a
change in the ward system from four ward com-
missioners to three ward commissioners and one at-
large commissioner.
The next step is for Perry to present the com-
mission's position to the charter review committee,
which will make a recommendation back to the com-
mission.
If approved by the commission, Perry would draft
language for the November general election, when
Bradenton Beach voters would decide what type of
system they want.


and festivals and events.
Commissioner Janie Robertson is liaison to
festivals and events and the planning and zoning
board.
Commissioner Bob Connors, who is not seek-
ing re-election in November, is liaison to Keep
Manatee Beautiful, Tingley Memorial Library and
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Bartelt will serve as liaison to the emergency
operations center, safety committee, mooring field
committee and Island Transportation and Sarasota/
Manatee Metropolitan planning organizations.
In other business during the meeting, com-
missioners approved the appointment of Michael
Harrington, a candidate for city commission in
November, to the mooring field committee.
The next regular commission meeting will be
at 1 p.m. July 15 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.


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Sunny welcome
You just never know what life and Mother Nature
will dish up for you day to day.
While most folks on Anna Maria Island were
celebrating the Independence Day weekend, Mother
Nature was dousing us with much-needed rain. Hard
to say "go away," as the cloud cover was welcome,
the cool breeze made the temperatures more bearable,
but the rain? Go away.
Most celebrations went on, including the Chiles
Group's three fireworks displays and the Anna Maria
Island Privateers' parade and party.
But we were sadly reminded that our friends at
Cafe on the Beach will be leaving in just a few weeks,
and the staff is nervously waiting to see if the new
operators will keep them onboard.
For the concessionaires, Dee, Gene, Dori, Tommy
and John, life and business must go on, and we hope
to see them operating in new locations soon. They' re
all part of our community, and it would be sad to see
them leave.
Still, we must embrace the newcomers, as they
will be the trustees of our most treasured public asset,
our beach. We should be there to welcome them and
wish them well, as they could soon be friends to us,
just as have the Cafe on the Beach and the Beach
Shop folks.
If we want them to embrace our community,
it's a two-way street. We're a gracious, warm and
forgiving crowd. Let's move forward with the new
Manatee Public Beach ... and hope our friends are
still employed there.
On the nature front, the oil spill is causing prob-
lems for sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico,
where an unprecedented event will take place over
the next few months of turtle-nesting season.
As many as 50,000-70,000 eggs from throughout
the oil-effected areas in the Florida Panhandle and
Alabama shore will be moved to the east coast of
Florida for incubation on Atlantic beaches.
Wow. Seems like the unexpected introduction of
oil in the waters and globs on the beach will result
in major intervention by the watchguards of the U.S
Fish and Wildlife Service.
There's no way to know what the results will
be, but apparently introducing hatchlings into oil-
covered waters is unacceptable, so we must hope the
relocation allows a greater chance for survival.
It's just too bad we can't be the host beach. We' re
still oil free, and planning to remain so. So come on
down ... turtles and sun-worshippers.


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North-end follies
I am an Islander and a property owner in Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach. I am so dismayed, angry,
amazed and totally disgusted with the outrageous
behavior of Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus and his
followers, who are harassing people who signed the
petition to recall the commissioner.
They are harassing people with calls, letters, and
God knows what else. Also, the boycott and harassment
of business people in Anna Maria is beyond belief.
In some cities you can go to jail for harassment.
Now, I read a new lawsuit has been filed by Pine
Avenue Restoration against the commission for deny-
ing a PAR site plan submission.
PAR's project is beautiful, mixed-use, green and
an asset to Anna Maria.
The Chiles family is one of the first families of
Florida and is loved on Anna Maria Island.
Shame on you cowards who don't sign letters and
speak your name on the phone. You will be happy
when Anna Maria government is broke and all busi-
ness people have failed.
What folly.
Let me tell you the only industry Anna Maria
Island has is tourism. Tourists swim in the Gulf, eat
in our restaurants, shop our stores, use our dentists,
doctors, grocery stores, etc. Without these services,
tourists would not come to our beautiful island wand
the services we love would close.
Tax revenues would fall. So would our municipal
services.
You are strangling a beautiful seaside community.
Now I feel what you should be more worried
about is whether a hurricane could bring oil to our
island. This would surely kill all business on the
Island for many years to come. Then your follies can
stop. A silence transcends our beautiful Island.
Jane Grossman, Anna Maria


Tasteful Pine project
It is nothing less than appalling that the efforts
of Pine Avenue Restoration have been subjected to
such calumny.
Ed Chiles has worked tirelessly in our commu-
nity for its betterment, has been an example for how
business can have a positive impact on development,
and brought not inconsiderable tax revenue to Anna
Maria Island in the process.
For a start, compare his tasteful project to that
of the Villa Rosa grotesquerie, and you will stand in
line to thank him.
We were only saved from Villa Rosa by the inept-
itude of the developer.
Let's ensure that Ed Chiles' is regarded in the
positive light that his works reflect, as he turns
a rag-tag of hit-or-miss buildings on our premier
shopping street into attractive, well-ordered and
designed and low-density shops for local mer-
chants.
Edward Van Winkle, Anna Maria


Candid camera
I am very disturbed and concerned for the resi-
dents in Holmes Beach who live near 28th Street.
They should be warned that if they are anywhere
near that street, they will be filmed by a resident who
has upwards of 12 cameras.
One camera is telescoping two stories above his
home with a lens that can film his entire neighbor-
hood.
Granted, he has signs posted to alert everyone,
but nonetheless I am horrified by the idea that chil-
dren can be filmed. Where is the footage going and
who is able to view it?
If this is legal I am appalled.
Marianne Norman-Ellis, Cortez







White says goodbye to BACVB


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
At the age of 75, Larry White decided it was
time to leave his position as executive director of
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
and ride off into one of those beautiful Island sunsets
he often mentioned in his travels around the world
promoting Bradenton and Island tourism.
White was hired more
than 18 years ago to head up the
BACVB and he had been its exec-
utive director from its origin to
June 30, his last day on the job.
Elliott Falcione, who was
the first person White hired at the
White BACVB, took over the job.
While White freely admits
he's had his critics, he takes pride in the fact that
when he came to Bradenton in 1991, there was no
real tourism bureau and what little money was in the
advertising budget was used for billboards in Tampa
to entice visitors to the Bradenton area.
"I think I can say that organizing the BACVB
to what it is today is my greatest accomplishment,"
White said.
"I'm leaving here with a solid organization that
is known around the world, and we started from
scratch. I'm proud of that."
In addition to the growth of tourism, White was
instrumental in getting the Crosley Mansion restored
as a historical and cultural site.
White said the 12 years he spent at the Panama
City Beach Convention and Visitors bureau prior to
taking the Bradenton position were invaluable in get-
ting the BACVB up and operational.
Two years ago, White came to the realization that
when he would go to a tourism conference in Europe
or elsewhere, he found he was old enough to be the
grandfather of many of the attendees.


"That's when I began planning retirement," he
said.
"I've been to Europe maybe 30 to 35 times and
never had a chance to really see the countries I was
in. Now, I'm going back as a tourist."
White is the father of five daughters and will
spend time with them and his grandchildren when
not vacationing, playing golf or fixing up his home.
His efforts on behalf of tourism for Anna Maria
Island will be missed, said Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
"When Larry first came to Bradenton, this Island
was virtually unknown as a tourist destination. Now,
because of the bureau's marketing, we've been featured
in magazines, newspapers, television, the Internet and
other media, and that publicity has benefited our tourism
industry here on the Island," Brockman said.
"I think a large part of our success is due to his
efforts and he will be missed. We're all sorry to see
him go and we wish him all the best."


Privateer scholars presentation
The Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence
Day Party at Cafe on the Beach honored winners of
various scholarships, including Privateer-Bridget
Miller $1,000 scholarship recipient Sydney Clark,
with Max Miller, left, Dennis Miller and John
Swager.


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In the July 5, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved a
site plan by Benderson Development Inc. to build an
Eckerd store at the southwest corner of the Manatee
Avenue-East Bay Drive intersection. The store would
replace an existing Eckerd on Gulf Drive, about a
half-mile north of the proposed location. Commis-
sioner Roger Lutz said he would prefer a 24-hour
Eckerd operation, if possible.
The total just value of all taxable property on
Anna Maria Island passed the $1 billion mark for
the first time in history, according to initial estimates
for the 2000-01 fiscal year provided by the Manatee
County Property Appraiser's Office. Combining all
three Island cities, the appraiser's office put the value
at $1.235 billion. Properties belonging to governments
and non-profit organizations were not included.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he
anticipated building official Phil Chamock would resign
and the city would be looking for a replacement. Deffen-
baugh stripped Chamock of his duties as public works
superintendent after his February election on the heels of
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BB budget
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The 2010-11 budget season begins this week in
Bradenton Beach, with department heads delivering
their preliminary calculations for the upcoming fiscal
year to the city clerk's office.
Preliminary work a sort of spring-training for
the new season concluded last week with the city
commission's review of the 2009-10 budgets for the
police and public works departments. The commis-
sioners already had eyed budgets for the clerk's office
and the planning and building department.
On June 29, commissioners reviewed the police
budget with Chief Sam Speciale.
The next day, commissioners reviewed the public
works budget with director Tom Woodard.
The police department's total budget for 2009-10
is $973,650. As of June 10, the department had spent
about $688,728, leaving 29 percent of funds remain-
ing.
The largest item in the police budget is regu-
lar salaries and wages at $475,365. The second
largest item in the budget is employee insurance at
$140,835.
This year's budget includes more than $75,000 in
federal grant money, used for public safety vehicles,
radios, computers and other equipment.


season begins
"I can't say more about the grants that we've
been getting," Speciale said. "I'm thrilled. We'd have
never been able to do anything like this."
In their discussion with Woodard, commissioners
focused on the possible cost benefits of outsourcing
recycling pickup, while continuing the city-operated
garbage collection service.
"I don't see many downsides to it," Woodard
said, provided the department could reassign the two
employees from recycling detail to other duties. His
department currently is understaffed, he said.
More meetings are planned this month, as city
staff, the mayor and commissioners work on the
2010-11 budget, which would begin Oct. 1.
Mayor Bob Bartelt last week issued a statement
about the budget process as city clerk Nora Idso
issued a call for budget requests from department
heads.
"It's called the mayor's budget," Bartelt said.
"It's prepared by staff at my direction. It's approved
by commission.... Stating it's my budget means I'm
taking ownership of it, and, therefore, responsibility
for it."
Bartelt went on to explain the process, includ-
ing how line items are created at the direction of the
Florida comptroller and in accordance with the Uni-
form Accounting System Manual.


Public works director
Tom Woodard planned
to present a report to
the Bradenton Beach
Community Redevel-
opment Agency on
costs for replacing
.the fishing portion of
the city pier. The CRA
meeting was set for 1
p.m. Wednesday, July
7, at city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff


this week
There had been some questions from commis-
sioners about whether line-item names could be
changed or line items could be moved from one
department to another.


Surprise shindig
Lisa Marie Allen arrives June 30 to a surprise
party in her honor at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The lunch-
hour event took place on Allen's last day as the
project-program manager with the city of Braden-
ton Beach. She is starting up a grant-writing/con-
sulting business. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


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Site work begins for marine-rescue HQ


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Heidi Johnson squinted into the sun flaring
beyond the pillars rising tall at Coquina Beach Bay-
side.
The columns could look almost ancient, she
said, except for the crane and bulldozer operating
nearby.
"I guess they've been waiting a long time for
this," the beachgoer said. "I'm happy for them."
The site work that is under way is for Manatee
County's long-awaited waterfront headquarters for
its marine rescue division.
The county commission authorized the project
last year, after years of planning and setting aside
funding.
Zirkelbach Construction Inc. of Palmetto holds the
$1.1 million contract to build the headquarters, which
will provide work space for marine rescue personnel,
storage for gear and vehicles, a conference room, com-
puter center, training facilities and lockers.
The headquarters also will contain work and stor-
age space for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office's
marine deputy branch.
The headquarters site is strategically located, said
Manatee County project manager Darin Cushing, who
has noted the quick access to the beaches, Sarasota
Bay, Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico.
The MRD currently has offices at the county
public-safety complex in east Bradenton, but the
lifeguards operate primarily out of a cramped stor-
age area adjacent to a public rest room at Coquina
Bayside or from their towers.
The MCSO marine branch currently is stationed
at Regatta Point in Palmetto.
Marine rescue Jay Moyles said construction was
expected to be completed by December or January.
But before major construction begins at the site,
the county must still secure a permit from Bradenton
Beach.


Site work is taking place at Coquina Beach Bayside for the new Manatee County Marine Rescue Head-
quarters. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


The Bradenton Beach City Commission reviewed
and approved plans for the elevated building by the
bay in February, following a review by the city plan-
ning and zoning board.
But a building permit has not been issued because
there remains a question about fees the county
had asked for some relief under the administration of
Michael Pierce, who resigned as mayor last month.
Cushing recently asked Mayor Bob Bartelt for
help in moving forward.
"We are close to moving into the next phase of
our work, and as we are hoping to move pretty rapidly
with the project, the building permit fee issue must be
resolved in order to stay on track," Cushing said.
He said perhaps a permit could be "condition-
ally" released while the county and the city decide the


fee question. The condition would be that construc-
tion could take place, but no certificate of occupancy
would be issued without the fees being either paid by
the county or officially waived by the city.
"At best case, we could settle upon a fee amount,
and have a check within two to three weeks," Cush-
ing said.
Bartelt said last week that he had only just been
made aware of the issue and he needed to discuss the
matter with the building official, followed with a dis-
cussion at a city commission meeting.
"Obviously there is a significant amount of
money at stake," Bartelt said. "Obviously we are
going to gather more information."
The mayor added that there should be a solution
that works for both the city and the county.


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The Rev. Robb Mongiello may be best known
for those moments during the consecration of the
Holy Communion, that sudden switch from preach-
ing to singing that enchanted parishioners.
Soon, however, St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will be
without Mongiello, who will retire July 31 at
age 60.
Mongiello does not like to speak about himself.
Indeed, he declined comment to The Islander, but
that apparent humbleness was just a slice of the
man who has preached at St. Bernard for almost
seven years.
Mongiello wrote in a letter to his parishioners,
"As most of you know, my health is deteriorating.
I have a nerve disease that is affecting my legs as
well as my arms and hands. Complications from
other health issues have led to discussions with my
physicians and our Bishop. I feel it is best for our
parish and myself that I retire."
His final Mass will be at 10 a.m., Sunday, July
25. Cake and coffee will be served after that Mass
and after the 8 a.m. Mass.
Mongiello might even sing some more.
"He has a great singing voice," said Paulette
Kaczor, office manager at St. Bernard. "It's like,
very deep. Very moving and spiritual. You can
see the parishioners' expressions when he sings.
They're in awe."
Mongiello came to St. Bernard from Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, where he
was a pastor for 11 years.
Kaczor said Mongiello is a gourmet cook
who loves New Orleans, Broadway plays in
New York City, children and his Yorkshire ter-
rier Marcus.
Cele Van Winkle, president of the Council of
Catholic Women at St. Bernard, has other impres-
sions of Mongiello. When she became a widow
about seven years ago, she remembers Mongiello
helped her through her angst.
"He was always very generous and hospitable,"


Chamber seeks Bayfest design
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
is holding an open competition for designing 10th
anniversary Bayfest logo and T-shirt.
The event is set for mid-October, but T-shirt
designs must be submitted by Aug. 31.
The chamber asks that digital artwork, measuring
8 1/2 x 11 inches, be sent to info@chamber.org by
the deadline.
Artwork can also be sent to the chamber office,
5313 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach.
The winning design will be announced Sept. 8.

Murphy makes dean's list
Benjamin Murphy, a resident of Holmes Beach
and son of Susan Timmons and Sean Murphy of the
Beach Bistro, has been named to the dean's high
honors list for the 2010 spring semester at Connecti-
cut College.
The list is a recognition for students who have
earned a grade-point average of at least 3.7.

Democratic women to meet
The Democratic Women's Club of Manatee
County will hold its annual Breakfast at the Beach
reunion at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13.
The meeting is open to members and visitors.
For more information, call Francine Slack at 941-
778-3444.


The Rev. Rob Mongiello holds his puppy,
Marcus. He will celebrate his final Mass as
pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church July 25..

she said. N\ iy fair. And he always listened to us
women."
She said although Mongiello is gregarious,
there are other aspects about the man known as
Father Robb, often in physical pain, that some-
times go unnoticed.
"He tried so hard to put on a happy face," Van
Winkle said, "and you know he's in pain."
Mongiello said in his letter he will celebrate
a wedding in Philadelphia and a family reunion,
also in Pennsylvania, in August, before retiring in
Bradenton.
"I will then be entering into two phases of
therapy," he wrote, "one for my heart and one for
my legs. When I am able, the Bishop has asked for
my assistance in celebrating Masses in churches
in the area. So I look forward to seeing you at
Mass."
Alan Szakacs, a maintenance man at the
church, said Mongiello is not afraid to say what
he wants, but he is always fair.
"He was always around when you needed
him," Szakacs said. "We're going to miss him.
That's for sure."


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Other free hot spots on the Island:
Anna Maria
Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive.
Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
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Slim's Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N.,
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
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Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
Island Flea, 5704 Marina Drive.
Melinda's Cafe & Catering, 5315 Gulf Drive.
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12 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


Turtle watch takes precautions against oil, storms


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, at the request
of the state, this week will begin adding extra stakes
at nests.
The move to triangulate nests with the dune
line is precautionary, intended to help the speedy
location of any nest in an emergency situation.
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
also plans to collect additional GPS data about nests
on the Island more than 50 sea turtle nests had
been documented May 1 through June 30.
AMITW already notes the GPS coordinates of
nests, but the state's devices will take closer, more
refined measurements, Fox said.
"They can take the GPS right down to the inch.
The plan is just to be prepared," Fox said, adding
that the state will be supplying AMITW with addi-
tional stakes and other materials. "I knew that we
were going to have to take precautions."
The steps come one month into the 2010 hur-
ricane season, a week after the development of the
season's first hurricane and some 80 days into the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The spill, as of Islander press time, remained
more than 350 miles from Anna Maria Island, but it
has impacted the state of Florida and has taken a toll
on birds, turtles, dolphins and other marine-life in the
northern Gulf.
The list of federally protected species threatened
by the spill includes the West Indian manatee, piping
plover, gulf sturgeon, red knot, whooping crane,
marsh rabbit, American crocodile, beach mice and
five species of sea turtles.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reported
the recovery of 858 injured birds and 1,165 dead
birds, as well as the recovery of 147 injured sea turtles
and 436 dead turtles. There have been unconfirmed
accusations that some sea turtles have perished in
BP's controlled burns in the spill zone.
To protect endangered turtle species, FWS, in
partnership with other federal agencies and wildlife

Nesting by the numbers
As of July 2, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
reported:
Number of turtle nests: 64
Number of false crawls: 79
Number of disorientations: 0
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 0


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nesting season," said FWS national sea turtle coordi-
nator Sandy MacPherson. "Data on the nest location
and the date deposited are being closely tracked. This
allows us certainty in timing the nest collection phase
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Once collected, the nests will be individually
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"As hatchlings emerge they will be released
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Fox said nest relocation has never been attempted
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smaller projects.
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sion. "If they don't relocate the eggs, there will be no
hatchlings saved."
She added, "But we're not going to come to that."
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would be weathered into tar balls.
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clear trash, especially fireworks-related litter that can be ingested by birds
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The Islander Top Notch photo contest will publish enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed
weekly winning photosfl luhts an \I. 4. Six weekly win- And while digital entries are encouraged, you
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and one photo will be a grand prize winner with $100 Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the each photo or CD you submit.
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Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pic- information in the e-mail text and the signature is
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PD consolidation
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zacca-
gnino proposed the idea of a consolidated Anna
Maria Island police force, but Bradenton Beach
Police Chief Sam Speciale has his own thought:
It's not happening.
"Financially it wouldn't be a very good idea,"
Special said. "Each city is different in their philoso-
phies."
Special said there would be financial and legal
issues.
"You' d pretty much have to think about consoli-
dating the whole island into one city before you could
legally do that," Speciale said.
Zaccagnino, at a May 25 city commission meet-
ing, suggested the consolidation of police forces
would be a way to lighten each Island city's budget.
A majority of the Holmes Beach commissioners,
however, said that the cities of Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach would have to approach Holmes
Beach.
Special said BBPD does not have its own dis-
patch center, so it does not carry an added expense
that would possibly make him consider the idea of
a consolidated police force. BBPD and Anna Maria
use the MCSO dispatch network.
Holmes Beach is the only Island city with its own
dispatch center. "If Holmes Beach has budget issues,
it probably would want to do this," Speciale said.
Besides, the BBPD is doing OK financially, Spe-
ciale said.
"I think the city is very responsible with the way
it's handled taxes in the past," Speciale said. He said
no BBPD employees have taken a raise in the past
few years, and the department also has not added
much new equipment.
Special said the company vehicle he drives is
a 2001 Chevy Tahoe that was donated by the city of
Bradenton, and Lt. John Cosby drives a Chevy Tahoe
the department bought used.
"Out cities are different, and I think three separate
police departments is the way it should be," Speciale
said. "Why fix something that isn't broken?"

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Islander Reporter
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Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Preserva-
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The park and vacant lot are city property and any
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Quinn recently sent a memo to Mayor Fran Bar-
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Both Norwood and Quinn pledged to work to find
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Oil-relieved birds released at Egmont

By Lisa Neff M Wah
Islander Reporter
Four birds rescued and cleaned from the Gulf
oil spill recently took flight from the Egmont Key
National Wildlife Refuge near Anna Maria Island. :..... ..... .
The birds four brown pelicans, a northern.. -."..
gannet and a laughing gull were found near Loui- .... ............
siana's coast. They were covered in oil from the BP ... ... .
Deepwater Horizon spill that began April 20. ..- ......... .... -
The birds were treated at a wildlife rehabilitation .. ..... .
center in Fort Jackson, La., and then transported by ..
a U.S. Coast Guard plane to Clearwater. From there,
the birds were transported to Egmont Key for their -
release. of#:-
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported the ................ -
rescue of 858 birds from April 20-June 29, including ...- ..: ;i
hundreds of brown pelicans. In one two-day period, 60 ..
pelicans were rescued from a single Louisiana bay.
The brown pelican is a species that only recently
had rebounded after near extinction by pesticides.. ......
The birds made a come back only following the ban-
ning of the pesticide DDT and a government program .:...::!.W.::::::.:-.
to re-establish colonies. It was just last winter that the . .- ....:. ..'....: ......
bird was removed from the endangered species list. ,
To date, most of the pelicans injured in the oil h,, t\ ,*
spill have been found near Louisiana, where they have I I .1 il.. \
consumed toxic fish or where their wings became so .. .
saturated with oil that they couldn't fly.1 ,, '
In addition to Egmont Key, recovered birds have. i
been released from Merritt Island National Wildlife I. t../ 1
Refuge and Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge. """, .. .. 1. .i,, i,
The American Bird Conservancy maintains that "1' .,./. ,. ,l/. ,.
the numbers of birds injured in the Deepwater spill ,, /. ,,*.
is much higher than government statistics suggest. l ...i ,,..
"Many will likely die unseen far out in the /.i. ,,
Gulf," said ABC president George Fenwick. "In the I
Exxon Valdez spill, it was estimated that assistance
and rescue staff only saw one out of every 10 birds . .
affected." ,,,, '
FWS also has recovered more than 1,100 dead il.. i t..i
birds of various species in Alabama, Florida, Loui- .' -'" /
siana and Mississippi." .


LBK man nets BP attention Local oil risk


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Longboat Key resident Tom Mayers has netted
the interest of some BP representatives with a concept
to filter oil in crucial waterways.
However, in a conflicting message, he also has
received a form letter from the company rejecting his
concept.
Mayers was questioning the idea of using boom
in passes with fast moving currents, when he pitched
his plan to BP.
Like many people seeking to help with contain-
ing the spill, he submitted a proposal to BP's idea
center suggesting that filters absorbent curtains
or nets be hung low on bridges to keep oil from
washing into bays or the Intracoastal Waterway.
Meanwhile, a story in The Islander about Mayers'
idea caught the attention of Island property-owner
Diane Haser, a BP financial analyst with British


Petroleum.
She sent his proposal for consideration on to BP
staff directly involved with the cleanup.
Mayers isn't impressed with the official response
- interest from one sector, rejection from another.
"I have a workable plan," he said.
He has tested his idea by stringing a net with an
oil filter from his dock near Longboat Pass.
"It seems that everything works well," Mayers
said. "I combined a net with an existing oil filter
material and have had it in the water for a week with
good results."
The net is not, however, collecting Deepwater
Horizon oil, which remains hundreds of miles from
Manatee County.
Briefly, Mayers also strung a net under the bridge
from Bradenton Beach to Longboat Key.
"It went really well and took about 10 minutes
to put up and 10 minutes to take down," he said.


Longboat Key
resident and
environmental
'E consultant Tom
.-Mayers recently
placed a net
: .. -" containing an oil
filter on his dock
near Longboat
Pass to test an
oil-collection
idea he proposed
to BP. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
Tom Mayers


seen as low
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A model of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows
little likelihood of any impact to Anna Maria Island.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration used modeling of historical wind and ocean
currents to project the likelihood of surface oil from
the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill growing since
April 20 will impact additional U.S. coastline.
Modeling can help guide the ongoing prepared-
ness, response and cleanup, according to NOAA.
Local tourism officials also say it could help with
their message that the Island beaches are clear of oil
and likely to remain so.
"This NOAA model shows where oil may be
likely to travel, thereby giving coastal states and
communities information about potential threats of
shoreline impacts. This kind of information should
assist in the preparation of adequate preparedness
measures," said Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of
commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA
administrator.
The report released July 2 indicates much of the
west coast of Florida has a low probability 20
percent down to less than 1 percent of oiling.
The report also indicates:
*The Florida Keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale
areas have a greater probability 61 to 80 percent
- of oiling due to the potential influence of the Loop
Current. Any oil reaching this area would have spent
considerable time degrading and dispersing and
would be in the form of scattered tar balls and not a
large surface slick of oil.
The coastlines with the highest probability
for impact 81 to 100 percent extend from the
Mississippi River Delta to the western panhandle of
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 19


Locals join flyover team looking for oil


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach public works director Tom
Woodard joined the team conducting a flyover of the
Gulf of Mexico July 1.
He returned after a long day over the Gulf with
a report for The Islander.
The Islander: You joined a local group on a fly-
over of the Gulf of Mexico July 1. Was the purpose
to verify the all-clear for this part of the coast? Or
to see the impact of the oil on the northern coast?
Tom Woodard: We flew on a routine since the
spill began Coast Guard recon mission to identify
any new, spreading or existing locations of oil out into
the Gulf that could potentially impact our coast line.
The Islander: Where did the trip take you?
TW: We did fly over the leak site, but not to the
northern coast.
The Islander: And what did you see?
TW: Lots and lots of water. Little evidence of oil
along our pre-determined flight plan. It seems that
Alex had pushed spreading slicks toward the north.
The Islander: You were aboard a military plane
or a civilian plane?
TW: A Coast Guard C-130 cargo plane.
The Islander: Who were your co-passengers?

NOAA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
Florida, where there has been and will likely continue
to be oil impacts.
Along U.S. Gulf of Mexico shorelines, the oil is
more likely to move east than west, with much of the
coast of Texas showing a relatively low probability
of oiling ranging from less than 1 percent in south
Texas to up to 40 percent near the Louisiana border.
There is a low probability of shoreline impacts
from eastern central Florida up the Eastern Seaboard -
20 percent diminishing to less than 1 percent. Potential
impacts become increasingly unlikely north of North
Carolina as the Gulf Stream moves away from the con-
tinental U.S. at Cape Hatteras. If oil reaches these areas,
it will be highly weathered oil.
"The threat outlined in the model does not neces-
sarily indicate that oil will come ashore," according to
a statement from NOAA. "Whether or not oil comes
ashore will depend upon wind and ocean currents at
the time."
The Deepwater site is located about 40 miles off
the coast of Louisiana.






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TW: Eight Coast Guard crew, myself, George
McKay of the city of Anna Maria, Juan Florensa of
the town of Long Boat Key and Steve Simpson of
Manatee County Emergency Management.
The Islander: What's the message you came back
to the Island with?
TW: I don't want to downplay the severity of the
whole situation, and we all know things can change


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joined in a
recon patrol
over the Gulf
of Mexico.
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Photo: Tom
Woodard


quickly with storms and currents, but from what we
observed so far our coastline appears to be in good
shape.
Unfortunately, the northern Florida, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas coastlines are not so lucky. The
real victims in this tragedy are the Gulf environment
and sea life. The damage that has already been done
will take years to overcome.


of Anna Maria Island


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20 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


Fishers disgusted by La. oil cleanup


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
It wasn't just the reports of rapes and stab-
bings around the beaches of Grand Isle, La., that
made Cortez commercial crabber Charlotte Huntley
uneasy.
It was the shady characters assigned to her boat,
against her will.
After six weeks of 12-hour days helping clean
oil-drenched waters, Huntley returned to Cortez June
16 exhausted and disgusted.
Not only did she fear for her safety, Huntley did
not receive half the money she thought she would
when she left the Cortez Kitchen docks to participate
in the PP Vessels of Opportunity program.
Besides oil slicks stretching beyond the horizon,
dead marine life and an unknown future for Louisiana
wetlands, stories are playing out on Louisiana's coast
that involve lost money and hundreds of question-
able, unemployed workers whose backgrounds were
not initially checked.
"That definitely wasn't an environment for a
girl," Huntley said.

The arrival
Before leaving Cortez in late April, Huntley thought
she would be participating in the VOO program for
local fishermen who were unemployed, or whose
future careers were in jeopardy, due to the oil spill.
But before she left Louisiana, she felt like just
another oil spill victim.
When Huntley arrived there, BP was no longer
offering the VOO program, which would have paid
captains such as Huntley $1,200 a day.
The program was designed and implemented to
provide local boat operators an opportunity to assist
with response activities, including transporting sup-
plies, assisting wildlife rescue and deploying contain-
ment and sorbent boom.
According to www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.
com, the official site of the Deepwater Horizon Uni-
fied Command, boat operators and crews qualifying
for the program had to meet several key requirements,
including completing four hours of training, passing a
U.S. Coast Guard dockside examination and meeting
crew requirements based on vessel size. Vessels also
were required to be certified as safe, which could
require inspection prior to activation.
Huntley said she immediately noticed the require-
ments were not enforced.
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded
and sank into the Gulf of Mexico April 20, BP has
subcontracted thousands of workers through other
companies. BP also hired hundreds of illegal-immi-
grant convict laborers to clean Gulf beaches instead
of contracting with local fishermen as the company
promised publicly.
Huntley would neither be working for BP nor
receive $1,200 a day as stated on a VOO invoice.
Boats 30 feet in length were to receive a pay rate of
$1,200 per day. That figure increases marginally with
the boat size. A boat between 45-65 feet in length, for
example, was to receive $3,000 per day. In addition,
crew members were to receive $200 for an eight-hour
day and $300 for a 12-hour day.
Instead, the subcontractor Southern Kat offered
Huntley $400 a day to help supply shrimp boats with
booms to absorb oil before it could make its way
through Louisiana passes and into the state's wet-
lands and marshes.
Huntley accepted. "Once you're already there,"
she said, "you take what you can get. "
Huntley said Southern Kat did not offer a contract,
nor did it ask for proof of her captain's license.
"You just had to have a copy of a driver's license
and you got paid," she said.
She said hundreds of workers were bused in from
nearby cities. More than 700 workers were stationed
on Grand Isle, one of the sites Huntley helped clean
up. Huntley estimated at least 500 of the workers
had no boating experience. And, she said, some of
the questionable workers told her they had not taken
hazardous materials classes, which she thought was
required of all workers. Instead, Huntley said, some


workers admitted they were able to obtain take
HazMat certificates, which showed proof of having
taken the class, from a website or through another
party. Not that they needed them.
"They just hired whoever decided to show up,"
Huntley said. "It was all about boats and bodies. BP
doesn't care about the cleanup."
BP spokesperson Brian Ferguson said he couldn't
confirm or deny reports of unemployed or inmate
workers, and would not comment about Huntley's
experience with Southern Kat forcing her to take
unknown workers on her boat. Ferguson said he
would get and provide more information, but at the
time The Islander went to press Monday, he had not
replied.
Other calls to a BP representative and Danos
& Curole Staffing, a contractor for BP, were not
returned.
One BP worker, who would only identify himself
as Jeremy, said he was not aware of any "unemployed"
workers and provided no further comments.
BP officials reportedly are claiming the company
is hiring workers from unemployment rolls to help
with beach cleanup, according to various sources.
The Locust Fork News-Journal in Alabama
reported in a June 6 article that Edward Carroll, a
member of the Orange Beach city council, said the
company man BP sent to coordinate the cleanup
effort, Bob Fryar, a vice president, was not telling
the truth about many workers being unemployed.
"They are from the state prison," Carroll said in
the article.

Strangers on the boat
One night Huntley wandered outside her beach
cabin in Grand Isle, walking along a dike.
A female guardsman, armed with an AK-47,
approached Huntley and said, "I can't legally tell
you to get off the beach, but I would not be out here.
Women have been getting raped."
Huntley was shocked.
She later began to witness numerous disturbances
in a tented compound on Grand Isle where workers
were served three meals a day. "They hired these
labor workers and it was like jail, where someone was


Laurie Feagans of Manatee County Emer-
gency Operations and county natural resources
director Charlie Hunsicker made a presentation
to the Anna Maria City Commission June 24 on
county preparations in the event any oil from
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico reaches county shores.
The county has a contingency plan to get
80 to 100 boats to help clean oil from the top
of the Gulf, has floating booms to help keep oil
from reaching the shore and is seeking volun-


J E' #- yWilliam
Wimpy, left,
S and Charlotte
stb.in Huntley, both
commercial
s fishers, visit
the Cortez
docks on
returning
from weeks
of Deepwater
Horizon oil
spill cleanup
work near
.. Grand Isle,
La. Islander
Photo: Nick
Walter





stabbing someone else for an Oreo cookie," Huntley
said. "Like east side vs. west side gangs."
The Courier, a daily newspaper in Thibodaux,
La., reported June 12 that background checks had
led to arrests of three oil cleanup workers June 10.
The background checks were being done as part
of an agreement between BP and local law-enforce-
ment agencies in which the oil company turned over
personal information of the workers to ensure maxi-
mum safety at cleanup sites.
The arrests, made at the Fourchon Beach cleanup,
were the first such arrests since the rig exploded and
sank, the article said. One man was arrested on a
narcotics theft felony, another on lewd acts with a
child under 16 and two counts of oral sodomy, and
the third on second-degree battery.
Huntley said she then began to worry that she
could have had such a stranger on her boat.
She said Southern Kat required her to have at
least two crew members on board. "I told them I
don' t feel safe alone with Julio Gonzales or someone
I don't know," Huntley said.
For protection, Huntley said she had either her
brother, John Canon, owner of Highliner Charters in
Cortez, or Brian Grimes, as deckhand along with one
unknown labor worker.
Huntley usually picked the skinniest worker.
"One I might be able to beat up," she said.
She recalls one of the workers saying he couldn't
swim.
Another, she said, was constantly on his cell
phone.
"A driver's license is all the companies wanted
to see," Huntley said. "And they were all hired like
a handyman with a hammer."
Back safely in Cortez, Huntley is no longer in
fear of the cleanup convicts.
But the commercial crabber is wary of her finan-
cial future.
"The VOO was just to shut the public up," she
said. "And there's not going to be any stone crabs left
after the oil coats the bottom of the ocean."
Huntley typically works the Gulf and bay waters
around Anna Maria Island, pulling traps for stone
crabs during the annual October-May season.


teers in the event cleanup of the beaches and shore
is needed, Hunsicker said.
Additionally, there are 30 water-monitoring sta-
tions that collect samples to alert the county if oil
starts to appear.
Hunsicker said the county really needs volun-
teers, even now, to help with preparation efforts
and, if necessary, oil cleanup. Anyone interested in
volunteering should visit the county website www.
mymanatee.org, he said. Hunsicker can be reached
at 941-748-4501.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 21


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The Anna Maria Island Community Center and
Island Discount Tackle are hooked on fishing. The
pair have teamed up for fishing classes for children
ages 5-12.
Enrollment i, $15 -'10 m[u inh.'L '1$2' 1l Iin'ii-
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Wednesday, July 7
1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.
5:30 p.m. "DIY T-Shirt Surgery" teen program at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6341.

Thursday, July 8
10:30 a.m. Yo-Yo demonstration for kids at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6321.

Saturday, July 10
9 a.m. to noon Kid's fishing class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
1908. Fee applies.
Noon to 2 p.m. Grand opening of the Intergenerational Com-
munity Garden and potluck lunch at the Annie Silver Community Center,
103 23 rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-7626.

Tuesday, July 13
10 a.m. Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County "Breakfast
at the Beach Reunion" at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3444.

Wednesday, July 14
5:30 p.m. "Lions and Tigers and Bears" teen program at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6341.

Ongoing:
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-0504.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island

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Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

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Thursday, July 8
7 p.m. Life On Earth Film Series presents "Earth" at the South Flor-
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applies.

Wednesday, July 14
7 to 9 p.m. Save Our Seabirds Wildlife Rescue presentation
at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131.

Coming Up:
July 15, Giving Tree Drum program for kids, Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
July 15, Life On Earth Film Series presents "The Unforeseen,"
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July 17, Snooty the Manatee's birthday party, South Florida
Museum.
July 21, Giving Tree Drum teen program, Island Branch Library.

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The incident occurred at 7:40 p.m. June 30. The
bank closed at 5 p.m.
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Anna Maria
June 29, 200 block of Coconut Avenue, burglary
to a vehicle. A suspect entered a vehicle and ran-
sacked the center console. The man was apprehended
and arrested.
June 30, 200 block of Perwinkle, verbal dispute.
A man reported his father was harassing him over
his drug use and other issues. A Manatee County
Sheriff's deputy responded and found there was no
physical altercation.
June 30, 500 block of North Shore Drive, burglary
to a vehicle. A complainant said someone entered an
unlocked vehicle owned by Agnelli Construction and
took about $5 in change and a GPS unit.
Bradenton Beach
June 25, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, domestic
battery. A Bradenton Beach Police Department offi-
cer observed a man punching a woman in the face.
The woman refused to file charges. The man was
arrested.
June 27,300 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal
mischief. Someone cut up a pillow and string to a
hammock at the Linger Longer resort.
June 27, 1300 block of Gulf Drive, domestic bat-
tery. A Bradenton Beach Police officer responded to
a call of domestic battery. A man was arrested for
assaulting a woman.
Holmes Beach
June 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported the theft of her digital camera from the
Manatee Public Beach. The woman said she asked an
elderly woman if she could leave her camera on her
towel while she was swimming. She said the woman,
who the complainant did not know, agreed to watch
her camera, which was valued at $800. When the
complainant returned, the woman and her camera
were gone.
June 26, 500 block of 67th Street, theft. An offi-
cer was dispatched in reference to the theft of a bike.
The complainant said his bike was stolen from his
driveway.
June 27, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks
Tavern, disorderly conduct. A Holmes Beach Police
Department officer responded to the D.Coy Ducks
bar in reference to an intoxicated man trying to
fight other patrons. The man had left the bar when
the officer arrived. Witnesses who knew where the
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pect, who attempted to flee, and threw him to the
ground, but the suspect kept resisting as the officer
hand-cuffed him and placed him in a patrol vehicle,
where the suspect began banging his head against
a cage. The man was bleeding, according to the
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to a bed while receiving medical treatment. The
officer transported the suspect to the jail for pro-
cessing and left the suspect with a trespass warning
from the bar.
June 27, 500 block of 75th Street, burglary to a
vehicle. An HBPD officer was dispatched in refer-
ence to a burglary to a vehicle. The complainant said
he returned from helping move furniture from his
wife's car to find an iPod missing from his vehicle.
The man thinks he left his vehicle unlocked.
June 27, 300 block of 64th Street, burglary to a
vehicle. A complainant came to the HBPD to report a
burglary of a vehicle. The complainant said someone


Obituaries.

MaryAnn Pawlikowski
MaryAnn Pawlikowski, 68, of Anna Maria and
Jersey City, N.J., died May 17. She was born Sept.
11, 1942, and was raised in Jersey City. She lived in
Lake Hopatcong for 30 years and divided her time
for the last 12 years between Anna Maria and Long
Beach Island.
Mrs. Pawlikowski was a teacher at Our Lady of
Victories Grammar School in Jersey City. She also
worked as an administrative assistant for Specialty
Products in Jersey City. Her hobby was collecting
antiques and she operated a booth at Nikki's Island
Treasures in Holmes Beach.
A memorial Mass was held May 22 at 9:15 a.m.
at Corpus Christi Church, Chatham Township, N.J.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave. Suite 103, Cedar Knolls
NJ 07927. Arrangements were by Wm. A. Bradley
& Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pawlikowski is survived by her husband
of more than 50 years, Stanley; daughters Laura and
husband Daniel DePasquale of Chatham and Lynn

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entered his vehicle during the night and removed a
plastic bag containing clothing.
June 27, 300 block of 64th Street, burglary to
a vehicle. A complainant told HBPD officers some-
one entered his vehicle and stole $50 from a console
cup holder. The complaint said he thought he locked
his vehicle. But there were no signs of forced entry,
according to the HBPD report.
June 27, 300 block of 64th Street, burglary
to a vehicle. A man told HBPD officers someone
stole a GPS unit and a charger cord from his vehi-
cle. The complainant said he think his vehicle was
unlocked.
June 27,300 block of 64th Street, A complainant
said someone at night stole five $5 gift certificates to
a Peaches Restaurant from his vehicle.
June 28, 200 block of 81st Street East, burglary
of a residence. A HBPD officer was dispatched in
reference to a burglary. The victim told the officer she
was staying in town with a friend over the weekend
and returned to find her prescribed medicine missing.
cine missing.


and husband Matthew Madsen of Lincoln Park; son
John and wife Donna of Bradenton; grandchildren
Daniel, Alison, David, Cassandra, Natalie, Corey
and Danielle; brother Michael DiBiase of Braden-
ton; sister Louise Doren of Rutherford; and many
loving nieces and nephews.


Nancy P. Anderson
Nancy P. Anderson, 64, of Holmes Beach, died
June 30. She was born in Rahway, N.J., and moved
to Manatee County in 1992 from Tampa.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,
July 9, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite
250, Calabasas Hills CA 91301-5104 or TideWell
Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Robert
Anderson; son Chris R. of Concord, N.C.; daughter
Dr. Meredith Hayes of Rochester, Minn.; and sister
Arlene P. Guellnitz of Colonia, N.J.


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Football heats up; golf, horseshoes round out week


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Bills edged the Broncos 27-26 in an early
AFC matchup, while the Vikings defeated the Giants
in an important NFC matchup of first- and second-
place teams. Meanwhile the Jaguars scored a first
victory over the winless Bucs in a day of adult flag
football action at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center July 1.
The first game of the day saw the Jaguars roll
over the Bucs by a 53-6 score. Four players scored
touchdowns, led by Dustin Swain, who caught
two touchdown passes and earned an extra point,
while also adding an interception return for another
touchdown. Offensively, the Jaguars were led by
quarterback Jason Sato, who completed 12 of 19
passes for 223 yards and six touchdown passes.
Michael Durrance led all receivers with 117 yards
and two touchdowns, while fellow receiver Scott
Rudacille had a pair of touchdowns and 44 receiv-
ing yards.
Sato also contributed two flag pulls and an
interception to help the Jaguar defense, which also
received three flag pulls from Monica Simpson and
an interception from Clay Orr in the victory.
Offensively, the Bucs were led by Billy Malfese,
who passed for 81 yards and one touchdown pass
to Bobby Gibbons, who finished with 56 receiving
yards. Shawn Kaleta added 45 receiving yards and
27 rushing yards, while David Johnston completed
one pass for 38 yards.
Defensively the Bucs received a pair of flag pulls
and an interception from Gibbons and three pulls
from Scott Eason. Malfese added a pair of pulls,
while Heidi Johnston contributed a flag pull and a
QB-sack in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw the Bills
edge the Broncos 27-26 in a battle of unbeaten teams.
Quarterback Scott Dell led the offensive charge, com-
pleting 14 of 26 passes for 212 yards and four touch-
down passes. Three of his TD passes went to Brian
Moorhead, who finished with 98 receiving yards
and 3 extra points. Ryan Hogan completed the scor-
ing with a touchdown reception to go along with 42
receiving yards.
David Bishop, Hogan, George Imes, Chris Jones
and Nate Talucci each finished with a flag pull to lead
the Bills defense to victory.
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Walter, who passed for 201 yards and three touch-
down passes. Brent Moss caught one TD pass,
while adding 28 rushing yards and 51 receiving
yards for the Broncos, which also received a touch-
down reception and 35 receiving yards from John
Pace. Robert Cornell chipped in with 58 receiving
yards and a touchdown, while also completing two
passes for 22 yards and a touchdown pass. Kevin
Austin added the final touchdown, while Shandi
Austin contributed 59 receiving yards and a pair
of extra points.
The Austins combined for three flag pulls and a
pair of QB sacks to lead the Bronco defense, which
also received flag pulls from Cornell, Moss and David
Zaccagnino in the loss.
The last game of the evening saw the Vikings
defeat the Giants 34-20 to take over first place in
the NFC. Quarterback Paul Kurtz completed 11 of
22 passes for 168 yards and four touchdown passes.
Three touchdowns were scored by Viking Jordan Prit-
chard, who finished with 87 rushing yards, 49 receiv-
ing yards and an extra point. Phelps Tracy added 32
receiving yards and a touchdown, while Chris Joseph
finished with 42 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Lance Plowman completed the Viking scoring with
an extra point and finished with 45 receiving yards.
Pritchard led the defense with a pair of flag pulls
and two interceptions, while Tracy added two pulls
and Plowman finished with one flag pull.
The Giants received 45 rushing yards, 127 pass-
ing yards and a pair of touchdown passes from Jeremy
Jackson, two of which were caught by Tyler Bek-
kerus, who finished with 53 receiving yards. Mark
Anderson added 31 receiving yards, while Andy
Jonatzke finished with five yards and an extra point
to complete the Giant scoring in the loss.
Anderson, Bekkerus and Jackson each had inter-
ceptions, while Jimmy Thomas, Ben Stewart and
Emily King each had a flag pull on defense.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole,
team-low-net game June 30. The team of Lou Win-


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combined to card a 280 to edge the team of Don
Ledford, Bob Jorgensen, Peter Proxy and Paul Proxy
by three strokes.
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net match on June 29. Penny Williams
fired an even-par 32 to capture Flight A by three shots
over second-place finisher Mary Selby. Tootie Wagner
was one shot back in third with 4-over par.
Even par was the winning score for Flight B with
Terri Westby and Erma McMullen tying for first.
Second place went to Lorraine Towne with a 2-over-
par 34, while Dorothy McKinna was two shots back
in third place.
The Key Royale men played a partners-low-net
game June 28 with the winners, Bob Dickinson and
Omer Trolard, combining for 1-under-par 63. One
shot back in second place was the team of Ron Rob-
inson-Dennis Schavey, while Carl Voyles and Earl
Huntzinger took third with 4-over 68.
A coed two-best-balls-of-foursome match June
25 was won by the team of Rose Slomba, Fred Meyer,
Dennis Schavey and Jim Finn, carding a 6-under-
par 58. Second place went to the team of Frankie
Smith-Williams, Joyce Brown, Don Ledford and
Jerry Brown with a 59. Jerry Brown had a chipin on
number nine.

Horseshoe news
Two teams earned the required three victories in
pool play and were left to battle for the day's brag-
ging rights June 30 during horseshoe action at the
Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and
Sam Samuels edged John Johnson and Norm Good
in the finals 21-17.

AMICC Summer Indoor Soccer League schedule
Division I (ages 9-12)
July 12 7 p.m. Sparks vs. Oyster Bar
July 12 8 p.m. Action vs. Ross Built


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July 12 6 p.m.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 25


Tarpon still on deck, easy hookups near Skyway


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Some anglers last week were going through silver
king withdrawal as many tarpon left area waters for
their full moon spawn.
The tarpon should be thick again, however, in a
season that many anglers are saying has been the best
in recent memory for the highly sought catch.
Other quality targets this week should be mangrove
snapper around various piers and rock piles, and redfish,
which tend to come on following heavy rains.
Kim Schearer from Annie's Bait & Tackle said
her customers are reporting nice redfish and trout catches
around Tidy Island. The trout are reportedly hiding in
the grass. Some anglers reported bouncing a live shrimp
along the edge of the grass and the trout were pounc-
ing on it and then trying to hide again, similar to how a
grouper might wedge itself in rocks, she said.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Char-
ters said with the summer heat in full swing, fishing early
in the morning or in the afternoon is the key to success.
The speckled trout have been biting in the shallow water
early in the morning and dropping to the deeper grass, in
5-8 feet of water, in the heat of the day.
Howard said on a recent charter, one client
hooked a 100-pound tarpon in 4 feet of water while
trout-fishing.
He added the tarpon are on the beaches and in
the passes. "You should have a variety of baits to
entice the silver king to chew," Howard said. Also,
he reported redfish are moving to the passes getting
ready to spawn. Mangrove snapper fishing is starting
to heat up as well. He suggests using a lot of chum,
25-pound fluorocarbon leaders and 1/0 hooks to help
trick the finicky-eating mangrove snapper.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters has
been fishing 10-20 miles offshore in swells up to 5
feet. The grouper bites have slowed way down, he
said, but Kimball has still managed to land a few gag
and red grouper. Triggerfish are biting along with
blacktip and blacknose sharks. The kingfish are being
finicky, but Kimball said he managed to catch a few
smokers. Also, he has been catching some flounder
in the 4-5 pound range, using live shiners for bait.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Charters has
been fishing Longboat Pass and Sarasota Bay. He


First-time fisher 6-year-old Samuel Nelson of
Baltimore with his Spongebob fishing rod and gear
and his first catch, also caught the most fish while
spending a day off Bean Point with cousin Andrew
Honaker, also of Baltimore, on grandfather David
Myskiewicz's boat.


reported catching a 26 3/4-inch redfish, trout, man-
grove snapper and Spanish mackerel using live shin-
ers and shrimp on a slow-moving tide. He reported
that Richard Talbert, 80, who claimed to have fished
around the world for the past 66 years, caught his first
Spanish mackerel with Johnston.
Capt. Steven Salgado said he's been fishing
within 13 miles of the Anna Maria Island beaches
for gag grouper, tarpon and sharks.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the DEE JAY II out
of the Cortez Fishing Center reported that, as usual,
the full moon in June was a transitional period and
often a tough moon phase on which to fish. "The
Gulf roughed up when we were caught between (Hur-
ricane) Alex to the southwest and a high pressure off
the east coast," he said. "Most anglers will find the
availability of white bait to be on the wane as well.
Plentiful small pinfish are filling the bait void and
work very well during the hot summer months."
He said persistence paid off with catches of grouper,
snapper and mackerel, both in the bay and the Gulf.
Inshore fishing was a little squirrel, he said, but
trout, sharks, bluefish, and ladyfish provided action
over deep grass in the open waters of north Sarasota
Bay and Anna Maria Sound.
He said redfish were a tough nut to crack. "Suc-
cess with the blue tails is an early-morning or late-
evening window of opportunity," he said.
Tarpon are still plentiful and, along with the snook,
he said, probably spawned during the full moon.
"Going into July, the big pre-spawn schools of
tarpon will start breaking up but still will be available
in smaller pods all over the area," he said.
Richard Leitz from the Sunshine Skyway south
fishing pier said anglers have caught mangrove snap-
per up to 16 inches, grouper to 40 inches and Spanish
mackerel, which have been scattered. He said the
mangrove snapper bite has been better in the after-
noons and evenings.
Bob Kilb from the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
have been getting a few mangrove snapper, black drum,
Spanish mackerel and an occasional big redfish.
Rocky Corby from Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers are catching a few Spanish mackerel, a couple
mangrove snapper and a few sharks.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of the Cortez Fishing Center said his
parties are catching black, gag and red grouper, man-
grove and American red snappers, cobia, kingfish,
porgys, amberjacks, barracudas, mahi mahi and a


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variety of large sharks
He said best action started at about 125 feet using
live baits. The larger red grouper are moving in to this
depth and should continually improve as the summer
progresses, he said. On his half-day trips closer in
around 50 feet, his anglers were catching smoker
kingfish, keeper gag grouper and lots of sharks.
Capt. Warren Girle said he had been fishing for
tarpon until the silver kings moved off the beaches
for their full moon spawn. Girle fished off Bean Point
boats where crabs were flowing through early last
week, along with about eight other boats, and didn't
see a tarpon. But the fish should be everywhere now,
from off the beaches to the passes and even down
around the Rod & Reel Pier.
Girle has heard reports of a bunch of redfish
around. He said trout will be on the flats early in the
mornings and in deeper water, around 3-5 feet, around
midday. He suggests targeting mangrove snapper at
the Skyway.
Capt Mike Greig said he's been catching a lot of
trout this week, even reportedly hooking up 50 in one
day in Tampa Bay. He said while fishing for trout he
hooked a 50-pound tarpon on 20-pound PowerPro. "It
took a half hour to get him in," Grieg said. He added
there are a lot of bluefish and Spanish mackerel, as
well as a few keeper grouper, in Tampa Bay.
Capt. Scott Moore said it's a good time to
target mangrove snapper, especially around the local
piers.
He said the influx of rain should only help the
redfish bite. "The rain sweetens the water up," Moore
said. "Redfish don't really like clear water. They're
not crazy about pristine, clean water." And he added
redfish like to sit in shade more than about any spe-
cies. "For some reason they just really like the shade,"
he said.
Capt. Logan Bystrom said tarpon fishing
slowed down last week. He said he's still catch-
ing some nice mangrove snapper and is enjoying
some excellent fishing with sharks, which have
been mostly blacktip and lemons. He said he's also
catching grouper, Spanish mackerel and mangrove
snapper off the beaches. He said trout have been
plentiful on the inshore grass flats and on some of
the rock piles off the beaches.
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Artists sought
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce is asking all artists to par-
ticipate in providing an artistic concept
and depiction for a T-shirt that would
commemorate the 10th Anniversary of
Bayfest, the annual fall celebration of
Island life, culture, art and food.
Each year, the chamber sponsors a
contest for the drawing that is put on all
official Bayfest T-shirts.
Anyone interested in submitting an
entry should put the art on an 8 1/2-inch
x 11-inch poster or canvas and submit
the entry to the chamber by Aug. 21.
The winning entry will be announced
following the Sept. 8 Bayfest committee
meeting.
Artwork may be e-mailed to the
chamber at info@chamber.org with a
subject of Bayfest T-shirt contest.
Entries may also be mailed to the
chamber in care of Cindy Thompson,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, 5313 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach FL, 34217.
For more information, call 941-778-
1541.

Chamber activities
for July
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will host several events
for members and guests during July.
The chamber's business luncheon is
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday,
July 7, at The Gathering Place, 101
Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Reservations are required and the
cost is $15 per person. Members are wel-
come to bring guests to the luncheon.
From 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday,
July 14, the chamber's Sunrise Breakfast will
be at the Paradise Cafe and Bagels, 3220
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cost is $8 per person and res-
ervations are required. Members are
invited to bring guests to the breakfast.
For more information on any cham-
ber event, call 941-778-1541.


Damato joins property for anyone."
STo reach Damato, call 941-778-
,Sarto team


Former Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office Deputy John Damato is
the newest sales agent at Sato Real
Estate, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Damato recently retired from the
MCSO after six years
at the Anna Maria
substation and his
name and friendly
face will be instantly
recognizable to
locals. He also served
Damato for 25 years in law
enforcement in New
Jersey before joining the MCSO.
"After I retired, I realized how much
I missed Anna Maria and the Island. I
just loved it out here and I looked for a
way to get back and be part of the com-
munity," John said.
After acquiring his real estate
license, he contacted Barbara Sato about
working at Sato Real Estate. It was an
easy choice for her.
"John is a welcome addition to the
Sato Real Estate family," Barb said.
"With his knowledge of the Island
and the surrounding area, he'll be able to
find the perfect home, rental or vacation


7200.
Knot says
shuttle best
Shuttle Service AMI Inc. has been
named a 2010 winner of The Knot West
Coast of Florida magazine's "Best of
Florida Weddings" competition.
Brides voted for their best choice in
a number of categories for a wedding
and AMI Shuttle Inc. was the top vote-
getter for shuttle service.
The magazine said a limousine ride
with Shuttle Service AMI Inc. is a "must
have" for a great wedding on Anna Maria
Island or in the Island area.
Brides rated a host of bridal ser-
vices, from flowers and music to food
and gowns for the magazine.
Shuttle Service AMI Inc. owner
Martin Malar said he was "extremely
pleased" to receive the award and read
the comments from brides who have
used the service.
"We would not have received the
award if people didn't find our service
excellent," he said.
The comoanv is celebrating its fifth


Champion class
At Tampa Bay Tournaments' inaugural event, Island Dojo Martial Arts Academy
students won in weapons, forms and fighting divisions. Pictured are Tony Dakel,
left, Macey Reynolds, Master Kevin Bergquist and Andres Vega. For more infor-
mation about the school, call 941-807-1734. Islander Photo: Bobby Reynolds


Alley art,
music for Mote
Kelley Burdette,
Amy Talucci, Jo
Ann Meilner,
owners of the
Back Alley art
gallery and bar,
present $2,450
to Mote Marine
Laboratory's Tris
Wintrigham. Back
Alley on Bridge
Street in Bradenton
Beach held a ben-
efit concert and art
auction May 28 to
benefit the Gulf oil
spill response and
Mote Marine Lab
received the funds.





anniversary.
For more information on Shuttle
Service AMI Inc., call 941-580-5777.



Island real estate
transactions
514 Blue Heron Drive, Anna
Maria, a 3,919 sfla 7,344 sfur
5bed/5bath/2car canalfront pool
home built in 1980 on a 101x158 lot
was sold 06 15 10, Gary to Victor for
$1,200,000; list $1,950,000.
904 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a
2,205 sfla/ 2,921 sfur 4bed 3bath 2car
pool home built in 1990 on a 50x78 lot
was sold 06 16 10, Fairchild to Pashley
for $660,000; list $749,900.
114 31st St., Holmes Beach, a 602
sfla Ibed /Ibath home built in 1946 on
a 30x50 lot was sold 06 16 10, Thore-
son to Schmukler for $154,000; list
$199,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be
reached at Gulf-Bay 941-778-7244. Cur-
rent Island real estate transactions may
also be viewed online at www.islander.
org. Copyright 2010
All bums,
all fun
Diane Havelka
and Lauren
Sato welcome
guests from the
Anna Maria
Island Chanm-
ber of Com-
merce to their
store, Beach
'Bums, 427 Pine
Ave., Anna
SMaria, for a
business-card
\'" b mixerr June 23.

the business
about a year
ago and wanted
to show off
....their expanded
bike-scooter-
golf cart-kayak
rentals and
u nique store.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 27


ISA NECA S IDS


CARPET/RUG: 9x12, 3x7. Good condition,
$50. 941-779-2391.

COMPUTER: 1.7 GHz, Windows XP-PRO,
$75. 941-756-6728.

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 classi-
fieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)




GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are
welcome to come and worship with us!
Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.
gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

SALE: NIKI'S TREASURES. Open seven
days. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All sterling and gold
jewelry, 50-70 percent off. A fine dealer died,
room full of antiques, jewelry. 50 percent off.
Select gifts, art, dolls, cups and saucers,
vintage jewelry, 30-75 percent off. 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.

A MOVEABLE FEAST of Longboat Inc. is
doing business as The Feast at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature
Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.
hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoveranna-
maria.com.


BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First
Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fel-
lowship with like-minded professionals. Club
projects offer opportunities to benefit the
community locally and worldwide. To attend
a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-
1871. More information: www.bradentonro-
tary.org.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of
Presence 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 recy-
cling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission 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 Satur-
day. 50 percent off clothing. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

GARAGE SALE: 7:30 a.m.-noon Friday, July
9. Tools, dishes, linens, fishing gear, etc. 521
77th St., Holmes Beach.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.


STREET SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
July 10. Furniture, tools, miscellaneous
items. Foxworth Lane, Key Royale, Holmes
Beach.




KEYS FOUND AT 30th St., Holmes Beach.
Found June 2 on bench. Dolphin key chain.
Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST KODAK EASY Share camera, June
13. Near Anna Maria Pier or shop on Bridge
Street. Pictures important. Please, call Mary,
860-202-7166.

FOUND: SMALL KEY, tiki with graduation
cap key chain. Found near Holmes Beach
library. Claim at The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: GLASSES. FRIDAY, June 25 on Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 301-524-
5650.

FOUND: GLASSES, BROWN frames, in
water at beach, 56th Street, Holmes Beach.
Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.




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




FOR SALE: 2002 Ford Escort. Automatic,
air conditioning, custom stereo, new trans-
mission. Runs great. A bargain. $1,800. Call
Rick, 941-224-4977.

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


TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE By Michael J. Doran / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Low-lying land
6 "Dirty rat," e.g.
10 Moves quickly
15 Take the edge
off?
19 Tower city
resident
20 Ensure that a G
is actually a G,
say
21 ___ Lane, home
of London's
Theatre Royal
22 Pulitzer-winning
James
23 Irate
25 Universal soul,
in Hinduism
26 Troubadour's
subject
27 Coffin frames
28 Isled
31 Bank
34 Benz of
Mercedes-Benz
fame
36 Ready
37 Lovingly, in
music
39 Macedonian
capital
41 Texas' state tree
45 Talk until you're
blue in the face
46 Part of Q.E.D.
48 Shanghai-born
N.B.A. star
49 Way in the past
51 Tina's role on
"30 Rock"
52 Islander
55 Father's speech:
Abbr.


Answers found
on page 28.


56 Defendant's
testimony,
maybe
58 Elton John and
Paul McCartney
59 Miro Museum
architect Jos6
Luis
60 Word of greed
61 In ___ (unmoved)
63 What most
Mormons do
66 Breaks up
68 Rout
71 Naproxen,
commercially
73 Double-breasted
winter wear
74 Greatly desires
76 Moran and Gray
78 Think, in olden
times
79 Financial aid
factor
80 One taking a
bow?
82 When the tempest
occurs in "The
Tempest"
84 Grandson of
Adam
87 Bit of video gear,
for short
88 Iran
92 When written
three times,
fraternity in
"Revenge of the
Nerds"
93 Lets off
95 Hinduism, e.g.:
Abbr.
96 Dentist's request
97 Swedish toast
98 Actress Hatcher
and others
99 Large planes
have two
101 Attorney
general under
Reagan


103 Like some
investments
106 the
picture!"
108 Rose and rose
and rose
109 iPhone
113 Word with
kilowatt or
business
115 Mix
116 "___ no?"
117 Ibid.
122 Certain Scot
123 Cat-tails
connector
124 Trident feature
125 Bush with the
memoir "Spoken
From the Heart"
126 Title girl on the
first Beatles
album
127 Baja babies
128 Suffix with hip
129 Madrid misses:
Abbr.

Down
1 Lotion letters
2 What to play
Super Mario
Galaxy on
3 Communication
for the deaf:
Abbr.
4 St. Louis airport
5 City near Sherman
Oaks
6 Mix
7 Ukrainian city in
W.W. I fighting
8 College, across
the pond
9 Close again, as a
wine bottle
10 Event depicted in
"Saving Private
Ryan"


11 Drawers in some
college dorm
rooms?
12 Make wrinkly
13 Crumbs, in
"Hansel and
Gretel"
14 Makes match up
15 Private
greetings?
16 Awestruck
17 Actress Campbell
18 A couple of
bucks?
24 Part of Eritrea's
border
29 Christopher of
"Back to the
Future"
30 Recipient of
Jesus' healing
31 Alfalfa's sweetie
32 Google or Yahoo!
service
33 Icon
35 Area in Queens
38 Earth and moon
40 What a dog might
"shake" with
42 Ideal
43 Outline of a sort
44 What the weary
get, in a saying
47 Got off
49 Off the bottom,
as an anchor
50 Words before
go"
52 South American
monkeys
53 Basketry fiber
54 Roadside bomb:
Abbr.
57 Competed in a
velodrome
60 "Heart of
Georgia"
62 Like a mild
earthquake,
maybe


64 Every other
hurricane
65 Fiji competitor
67 Less furnished
68 Surgeon's tool
69 Sherpa's tool
70 Al et al.
72 Pen
75 -A-Fella
Records
77 Pull over
81 Call from home?
83 Therapist's reply


85 Part of many an
action movie
86 In hiding, with
up"
88 English racing
town
89 Suffix with pant
90 Half of an old
comedy duo
91 Becomes
94 Long Island town
where the Wright
Brothers
experimented


97 Ocean dweller
with five points
99 Is a polite host to
100 Marsh sights
102 Fable teachings
104 Silky material
105 "Me, Myself &
2000 Jim
Carrey movie
107 "The of
Fife had a wife":
Shak.
109 "Spartacus"
attire


110 Panache
111 Certain claim
112 Square root of
nueve
114 Open hearing,
in law
118 Drill part
119 Cause of a bump
in the road
120 "... boy ___
girl?"
121 "If I Ruled the
World" rapper


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Laser, Zuma, Precision 15, Windrider 17 and
Trimaran. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experi-
enced 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 animals. Four years experience, high
school student. 941-779-9783.
ISLAND TEEN WILL help with yard work,
mowing, moving furniture, garage cleaning,
window washing, more. 941-518-8841.
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL student available for
babysitting. Infant and toddler CPR-certified,
first aid-certified. Emily, 941-567-9276.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.


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


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports.
Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service.
941-778-5476.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete
computer solutions for business and home.
Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web
services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell,
network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-
509-1945.

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

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Pro-
fessional, friendly cleaning service since
1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Long-
time Island resident, background check, pet
CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson,
941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hur-
ricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro
doors, ODL inserts. TDWSINC@msn.com.
941-730-1399.
ELDERLY CAREGIVER: 28 years experi-
ence, top references, days or nights, personal
care, household duties. 941-545-7114.
GOT STUMPS? CALL an experienced, reli-
able expert. Brad Frederick's LLC Tree Stump
Grinding and surface roots removal. 941-730-
0001.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in
The Islander.


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.
TIRED OF NOT enjoying your own party
with your guests? You can now! Call Cyndi
Marie Brindley at 941-447-1663 or e-mail:
cyndan726@yahoo.com.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. 941-920-3840.
COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus?
Need wireless, network setup? Web site?
Need help? Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
34 years of happy customers. 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 941-
545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. Commercial and residential
service, repair and/or replacement. Serving
Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing
massage in the comfort of your home. Call
today for an appointment, 941-795-0887.
MA#0017550.
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stay close to home. We provide full house
checking services to ensure your house is
secure while you are away. Call 941-928-
8735, or e-mail check.my.house@verizon.
net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in alge-
bra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and
science. Special need students welcome.
Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
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30 years experience. Call for an appointment.
Now offering in-home services. 941-713-
5244.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island
studio open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet,
saxophone, guitar and piano. 941-778-8323,
or evenings, 941-758-0395. 315 58th St.,
Studio I, Holmes Beach.
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and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and
repair. Your complete irrigation repair com-
pany. Call 941-778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom land-
scapes, tree trimming, property maintenance.
Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
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
Mark. 941-301-6067.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

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

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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
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Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 941-729-9381.



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

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

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

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

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light
hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-
6170 or 941-447-2198.

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

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

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Resi-
dential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood,
access control. Contractors you can depend
on. Call 941-748-2700.
HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: $15 per hour. No
job too small. One call does it all. Call Arthur,
941-301-0624. Quality satisfaction guaran-
teed.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder.
New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident.
Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Serving the Island, LBK, Manatee & Sarasota CoLnii-: :in- .. 1' co
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BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
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Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available







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Apartments Condos Homes -
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Free Estimates Affordable Rates
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"Yvour H-rome Trown Moverr"
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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
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AMI TAXI
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holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
airports shops dining

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
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Marine and Residential Service & Installs
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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with
dock. Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and
shops. $150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes
included. 941-794-5980.
RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront
vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-
760-1331. tampabaybeachhouse.com.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in
The Islander.



REDUCED TO $379,000 Duplex lot
w/structure. Remove and reconstruct.
Reasonable offer accepted.

REDUCED TO $699,000 ROR district. 3/2
plenty parking.

REDUCED TO $995,000 Custom 3/2 Key
West Design. 450 ft. to great beach & room
for pool.

CHOICE CANAL LOT is the last in Coconut
Bayou sub division, short distance to beach
and shopping. Asking $499,000 & terms


VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home,
two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool
home, northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool
home, Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals.
Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive
prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-
1515.
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WALK TO GULF beaches. Refurbished,
upgraded Sandpiper 55-plus 2BR/1 BA. Fur-
nished, carport, bay view. No smoking, no
pets. $650/month, $500 deposit. 941-545-
8923.

$350/WEEK: 55-plus, Sandpiper Resort.
1 BR/1 BA sleeps four. Turnkey, walk to beach.
$700/month. 941-778-5152.

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SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
FOR SALE: CANALFRONT LOT, holmes Beach $400,000
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


SPACIOUS BAYFRONT APARTMENT.
2BR/2BA, family room. Wonderful view, quiet
neighborhood. 941-795-1132 or 941-545-
7109.
STEPS TO BEACH: Sandpiper Resort,
55-plus. Three beautiful rental units, weekly,
monthly. 813-458-3875.
LONGBOAT KEY SEASONAL rental:
2BR/2BA condo. Washer and dryer, beau-
tifully decorated, gorgeous bay views, two
pools, beach, tennis court, exercise room,
clubhouse. Available November. $3,500/
month plus electric. Owner, 516-647-9818.
PRIVATE BEACHFRONT GROUND-
level home 2BR/1 BA. Month/week availability
July, August, September. 941-778-8356.
ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/BA: Great view of
city pier, pool, screen porch, nice kitchen,
new bath. Move in now, $1,000/month plus
$1,000 deposit. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
Reggie, 786-375-9633.
BREATHTAKING SUNSETS: SKIP out your
front door onto the beach, pristine, 55-plus
designer turnkey condo. $2,000/month plus
utilities. 941-779-1013


G- ulfBay eafty of-Anna aria Inc.
h9 J esse Brisson BrokerAssociate, GWy
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
Known as the
Clay House this
two bedroom
historic home sits
on a huge 11,308
-sf lot in central
Anna Maria.
Close to the bay and the beaches on quiet Spring
Avenue. This property has unlimited potential.
$359,000

Call Jesse Brisson at 941-713-4755.


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GRAND CANAL IN HOLMES BEACH Ground level,
2 BR/2BA located on double wide canal. Boat lift, dock,
screened porch, 1 car garage & new A/C. $450,000


t-ujtIatL ULL UI locate JUSt oie nIouse I ron ui m e uiy.
Ground level 2 BR/ 1.5 BT seasonal and 1 BR/1 BT annual
rental. $294,000

Mike 800-367-1617
941-778-6696
Norman ` 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www. mikenormanrealty.com


SINCE 1957
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty @ verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com




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CHARMING 2BR/2BA CANAL house: $2,000/
month plus utilities. 941-779-1013.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rent-
als. 1 BR/1 BA or 55-plus 2BR/1 BA with pool.
Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-
778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
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BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free
brochure. Discover how easy it is to build
wealth through short sales and foreclosures.
Adkins Florida Group, Wagner Realty. Free@
AdkinsFloridaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den,
three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security.
Immaculate 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. Con-
tact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.
10 MINUTES TO the beach. 3BR/2BA home,
maintenance-free community, lake view. Built
in 2001. Mid $200,000s. 941-758-2281.


NORTHWEST BRADENTON LOTS: 75x150
feet each, by Robinson Preserve. Secluded
private drive, water, joint venture with builder
available. $95,000 or $180,000, both. 941-
920-4910.
SALE: 2BR/2BA BEACH cottage. New heated
pool, three porches,
large corner lot, duplex deeded. $359,000.
941-920-4910.
VILLAGE GREEN CONDO: 2BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Family room, remodeled kitchen, bath,
flooring, air conditioning. Reduced, $149,300.
Call John, Real Estate Mart, 941-720-7519.
GREAT LOCATION: CHARMING 2BR/2BA
canal house for sale. 509 59th St., Holmes
Beach. $550,000. 941-779-1013.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Light and bright
2BR/2BA and garage. Part of an estate,
needs carpet and paint. $110,000. Make
offer. Denise Langlois, Village Green special-
ist. Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded
lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park
under building. $450,000. Call owner: 941-
730-2606.


COSTA RICA: 2BR/2BA vacation home.
$149,000. Positive cash flow. 941-713-
4515.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Best land
buy! 2.5 acres, spectacular views, gated,
paved road. High altitude. Easily accessi-
ble, secluded. Bryson City. $45,000. Owner
financing. 800-810-1590. www.wildcatknob.
corn.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS closeout
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32 0 JULY 7, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


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Above: The Anna
Maria Island Pri-
vateers Indepen-
dence Day parade
- featuring the
Privateers schol-
arship winners
- motors north
to the city pier
in Anna Maria.
The parade, held
July 3, began at
Coquina Beach
and traveled
through all three
Island cities.


Far left: U.S.
veterans of
two wars take
the patriotic
ride in the
Privateer
parade. Left:
A veteran's
salute.


Lance Valadie, 4, ofHolmes Beach. Kieran Cloutier, 2, of Houston, celebrates the holiday AAMI-style.


i ne poat jor St. Bernara Catnoiic Cnurcn Jeatures two ojf ne cnurcn s
most elderly members as king and queen waving to the crowd on the
parade route on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.


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P lag-waver Jack Love, 4, of Cortez.


Patriotic parade participants in all manner of
vehicles and on hooves were plentiful for the
Privateers' annual event.




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