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AUG. 4. 2010
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Bird's terns put the
mustard on the dog.
Meetings: The gov-
Recall dispute heads
to courtroom. Page 4
Op/ed: The Islander
letters Page 6
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Islander Staff Report
A fisher wading in the shallow waters
along the shoreline of the Intracoastal Water-
way southeast of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge drowned July 27 after possibly being
swept under by a rip current, according to a
Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission Law Enforcement Offi-
cer Terry Noll, who had been patrolling the
area, found the body of Terry Cox, 50, of
Bradenton, in the bay in about 4-foot depth
some 120 yards south of Manatee Avenue.
Around 3:30 p.m., Cox and friend John
Bell were 150 feet apart while wade-fishing
near the bridge in the waterway. Bell saw
Cox's arms flail and thought he had hooked
a fish until he heard Bell yell for help,
according to the report.
Bell said he heard Cox say he needed
help, and he noticed Cox "was a good dis-
tance from the shoreline and in the rip cur-
rent that passes under the bridge," according
to the MCSO report. "Cox appeared to be
dil \\ niln ." Bell reported.
He was panicking, and Bell said he
was yelling for him to swim away from the
current and toward the mangroves to the
west. Bell attempted to swim out to Cox,
but, according to the deputy's synopsis, "the
water was too deep for him to swim and
fight the currents that were present."
When Cox got out of the water to seek
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John Bell and Kelley Grey await the transfer of drowning victim Terry Cox, brought to an
awaiting ambulance by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforce-
ment Officer Terry Noll. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
help, he could no longer see Bell, according
to the report.
Cox's significant other, Kelley Grey, was
at the scene when Cox was brought to shore,
and although she declined to be named, said,
"He was a good man."
Noll brought the body of Cox to the King-
fish Boat Ramp on the north side of Manatee
Avenue for transfer to an ambulance. FWC,
Holmes Beach police officers, Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputies, Emergency
Medical Services and the medical examiner's
office had gathered in response and to review
The boat ramp is Holmes Beach jurisdic-
tion, however, because the drowning occurred
in the waters nearby, the MCSO handled the
report and death investigation.
missing. Page 18
The police blotter.
Youth soccer on the
boards. Page 20
stocked with game-
fish. Page 21
Island Biz: Cafe
CEO looks ahead.
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Top Notch, Week 5: Perfect landing
Penny rick of Bradenton wins the sixth and final week of The Islander's Top Notch
photo contest with this stop-action image of a white pelican landing on the shore near
an awaiting entourage of laughing gulls in Cortez. She wins an Islander T-shirt, which
can be picked up at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. And she
is one of six nominees for the Top Notch grand prize, to be announced Aug. 11. Also
next week, look for an array of honorable mention photos.
Stoltzfus, Aubry to
face off on
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2 qualify for
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria voters will see a mayoral
contest on their Nov. 2 general election ballot,
but no commission contest.
Qualifying for the non-partisan municipal
election closed July 30 at the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections office in Bradenton.
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the news ...
Man drowns while wade-fishing
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By the noon deadline, incumbents Jo Ann Mat-
tick and Chuck Webb had qualified for re-election to
the commission. They are unopposed.
For mayor, the post Fran Barford decided not to
seek again, the candidates are Sandra Mattick and
Michael Selby was the last candidate to qualify
July 30, completing the process at about 11:30 a.m.,
according to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
Selby said he decided to go forward with filing
at about 6 p.m. the night before. It was an "1Ith-hour
decision," he said.
"You've heard of the phrase bridging the gap?
That's what I want to do," Selby said, referring to
the chasm perceived between business and residential
interests in the city.
Selby is a former member of the city's code
enforcement board, but Anna Maria residents might
better know him as a big-time pickleball enthusiast
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Selby and wife Mary moved to Anna Maria
from near San Diego. They purchased property on
the Island in 2003 and became residents in 2005.
The retired real estate developer said he decided
to run because he had reached a crossroads either
leave Anna Maria or get more involved.
"Over the last year or so, I have noticed a change
in our city," Selby said. "There have been a lot of
ugly and disgraceful happenings and a lot of dis-
course over the vision for Anna Maria. This rheto-
ric has pitted friend against friend, neighbor against
neighbor, business against residents and visa versa.
And I admit I was part of the rhetoric."
Selby said "it is time to change the tone and to
bring our city back to the way it was."
Sandra Mattick is a longtime member of the plan-
ning and zoning board and the daughter of the com-
missioner, as well as the former owner of the general
store on Pine Avenue. She also has been active in the
petition drive to recall Harry Stoltzfus.
Mattick said she thought about running for office
for some time, and decided to enter the race when
Barford chose not to run.
"I think I can bring a lot to the office," said Mat-
tick, whose experience includes federal government
work in Washington, D.C.
The Cincinnati native has worked for an inter-
national law firm, the IRS, the FBI and two indepen-
dent counsel offices Dan Pearson's investigation
of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and Ken Starr's
investigation of President Bill Clinton. The govern-
ment work involved project management and budget-
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ary oversight, said Mattick.
When the Starr operation ended, Mattick left the
District of Columbia for Anna Maria Island, where
she quickly became involved in civic affairs.
"I am a candidate for mayor because I want to
listen to all the people of our city and move our city
away from hostility and lawsuits," Mattick said last
The candidate said she would strive to balance
business and residential needs, and that she believes
"Anna Maria is, and should always be, a largely sin-
gle-family, residential community."
She also said voters should not be concerned that
her mother is a commissioner.
"Some will say there is a conflict," Mattick said. "In
fact, I have served on the planning and zoning board for
all the years my mom has been a commissioner. There
have been times when we have strongly disagreed on
issues. We voice our opinions. And when we both know
we are right, we agree to disagree."
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Jo Ann Mattick also stressed the administrative
role the mayor plays and the legislative role the com-
missioner plays in the city.
The commissioner, who will be serving a third-
term, said she felt an obligation to seek re-election. "It's
important to have stability on the commission."
Parking and budgeting are two top concerns. "We
have such limited funds, I think it is unfortunate that
we keep getting these kinds of lawsuits that really tax
the taxpayer," Mattick said.
Looking ahead, the commissioner said she's
excited about the 100th anniversary of the city pier,
: as well as the planned improve-
ments she helped make possible
S at the pier park.
Mattick is from Cincin-
2 nati. She retired from the medical
4 accounting field in 2001, about the
time she moved to Anna Maria.
Jo Ann Mattick "We came to visit a couple
of times," Mattick said. "We fell in
love with it. We didn't even know
this little tiny island was here."
Chuck Webb also will be
serving a third term as commis-
Webb is a local attorney and
Webb a retired U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
officer. He previously was an assis-
tant attorney for Broward and Charlotte counties.
As commissioner, Webb said he's done his best
"to ensure that development in the city is consistent
with the visioning statement, comp plan and the land-
development ordinances to ensure that the character
of Anna Maria is preserved."
Looking ahead, Webb said the city's top issues
are "land development and regulation thereof, balanc-
ing reduced revenue with the need to have as little tax
impact on property owners as possible and preserving
the historical character of Anna Maria."
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Anna Maria City
Aug. 4, 6 p.m., commission workshop, Pine
Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m., budget work session.
Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
Aug. 12, 6 p.m., city commission workshop.
Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m., budget work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
Aug. 5, 1 p.m., pier team.
Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m., website team.
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 9, 1 p.m., ScenicWAVES.
Aug. 18, 12:30 p.m., CRA.
Aug. 19, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Aug. 19, 6 p.m., WMFR commission.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.
Aug. 11, 3 p.m., Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau industry meeting, Holmes Beach
Sept. 6 is Labor Day.
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Stoltzfus, Aubry to face off in recall race
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria City Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus
need not worry about name recognition in the city's
upcoming special election.
On the Sept. 7 ballot, voters will be asked whether
they want to recall Stoltzfus from the seat he was
elected to last November.
Additionally, voters will be asked whether they
want to elect Stoltzfus to fill the vacancy that would
be created if the recall campaign against him suc-
ceeds. Stoltzfus filed qualifying
then returned shortly before noon
to complete the process.
"I chose to become a can-
didate in my own recall election
even though I doubt that election
Aubry will take place," Stoltzfus stated.
"I'm no attorney, but I've reviewed
the case law my attorney Richard
Harrison cites in his petition, and
it's pretty clear to me, this recall
attempt is illegitimate. I can't
imagine it won't be tossed."
The other candidate for the
SI. f seat is architect Gene Aubry, who
announced in mid-July his inten-
tion to run in the special election.
In the days prior to the qualifying deadline, attor-
neys involved in the recall matter reviewed statutes,
ordinances and case law to determine whether Stoltzfus
could run for the office he might be removed from.
Stoltzfus attorney Richard Harrison said there are
no prohibitions on Stoltzfus "qualifying as a candi-
date to 'replace' himself in the event the recall elec-
tion is a success."
Nor could city attorney Jim Dye state a reason
that Stoltzfus could not run for an open seat following
a recall. There is nothing in the city's election code
prohibiting such a bid, Dye said.
Spokespeople from the Florida Attorney Gener-
al's Office and the Florida Secretary of State's Office
division of elections confirmed, upon initial review,
there is no obstacle to Stoltzfus seeking the seat.
An attorney general opinion on a recall matter in
1975 states, "In this state, a member of the governing
body of a municipality who is the subject of recall
proceedings is eligible to qualify and run as a candi-
date to succeed himself in the event of his removal
at the recall election."
The opinion cites a 1974 Florida Supreme Court
ruling that "absent an express constitutional or legis-
lative disqualification, a municipal officer subject to
recall is eligible to qualify and run as a candidate to
succeed himself if recalled."
Harrison said, "There is no legal impediment to
him qualifying for the recall election."
Stoltzfus won a commission seat last November
after one of the more raucous and riveting elections
on the Island in years.
Since taking his oath of office, the commis-
sioner has taken on developments specifically
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ber after his election to the Anna Maria City
Commission. ,t. '-li:tf is now the target of a recall
campaign, as well as a candidate to replace himself
if the recall succeeds. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
Pine Avenue Restoration projects in the ROR -
that he maintains do not comply with the city's
comprehensive plan, and citizens have taken on
Stoltzfus for actions they maintain violated open-
government laws and city policy and posed finan-
cial harm to the city.
The recall campaign began in April, following
the release and publication of a series of e-mails to
and from Stoltzfus. Neither the chair of the Recall
Stoltzfus Committee nor the committee's attorney
returned calls by The Islander's deadline.
Aubry, long active in Anna Maria's civic sphere,
said friends suggested he consider running for com-
mission. He said he gave it some thought, picked up
a qualifying packet and followed the process.
"Stuff has boiled up, and it's time to calm down,
look at the facts and make good decisions," he said.
Aubry said he offers open mindedness; experi-
ence with construction, finance and management;
an interest in Island living and preservation and an
enthusiasm for teamwork.
Additionally, Aubry said he offers "an assurance
that all development in the ROR district is done in
strict accordance with the comp plan and continues
to be less dense than what is allowed."
Aubry has designed numerous plans for the dis-
trict, including for Pine Avenue Restoration and the
newly approved Thrasher development on Pine.
Regarding residential neighborhoods, he said he
is committed to maintaining "the residential areas
of the city as they are and to support and respect the
property rights of all, whether single-family, duplex
owners or existing vacation rental properties."
When he ran for office last fall, Stoltzfus focused
on concerns with parking and development in the
ROR, and the need for stronger representation of
residential interests on the commission.
The day after he entered the recall race, Stoltzfus
said he's committed to preserving "the character and
the charm of one of the few unexploited places left
in the state of Florida."
He also said he won't be intimidated.
"Not by lawsuits from PAR, not by slander from
PAR's cronies, not by baseless ethics charges by
friends of PAR's principals, not by an illegitimate
recall effort, and not by false criminal charges filed
against me by Micheal Coleman, the managing part-
ner of PAR," Stoltzfus said, referring to Pine Avenue
Restoration and one of its principals.
"I believe most of the people of Anna Maria are
seeing through this assault PAR, and especially Cole-
man, has waged on me and are discerning enough to
realize: I haven't targeted Coleman or PAR, they have
Coleman had this to state: "There is a written
record, in Stoltzfus' own words, showing he intended
to both harm and deceive taxpayers with now
proven baseless lawsuits which he offered to
finance while hiding his role. Calling PAR princi-
pals' seriously greedy bastards' and typing' bulldoze
those buildings,' he harassed people simply because
of their relationship to PAR. This makes his assertion
'I have not targeted PAR' laughable. Given this, why
would anyone believe what Stoltzfus has to say?
"His obsession with stopping PAR has had an
extremely divisive and destructive effect on our
town. PAR has yet to take any action which may
be justified by what Stoltzfus has said and done in
violation of our rights. His own words and deeds
have 'targeted' him."
Balloting will take place at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., unless Stoltzfus'
legal challenge to the recall prevents or delays the
election. A hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug.
12 at the judicial center in Bradenton.
"The hearing will occur in August, and we're still
confident in our legal position," Harrison said. "And
if the judge agrees with us, there won't be an election
commissioner made threat
Anna Maria developer and resident Mike Cole-
man has filed an affidavit with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office alleging that Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus verbally threatened him.
A report from the MCSO was not available as
of July 30, according to a deputy at the Anna Maria
substation. Coleman could not provide a copy of the
Coleman said the incident occurred at Slim's
Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, July 21.
He told The Islander that when he entered the
restaurant, he heard Stoltzfus tell his companions,
"feel free to shoot him anytime you want. I'll pay for
Stoltzfus' attorney, Richard Harrison, said,
"Based on the information I have received, there
was no incident and, in fact, there was not even any
interaction, verbal or otherwise, between Coleman
Harrison asked whether Coleman called 911 to
request law enforcement. "If not," he said, "I think
you know what this is all about."
Coleman and Stoltzfus have reputations as adver-
saries. Stoltzfus has opposed Pine Avenue develop-
ment projects in which Coleman is involved.
Recall election dispute heads to courtroom
By Lisa Neff
A local judge will hear arguments Aug. 12 on
whether a campaign to recall Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Harry Stoltzfus can go forward.
Votes on a recall and possible replacement com-
missioner are set for Sept. 7, with ballots to be cast at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
But the balloting depends on the outcome of the
legal dispute before Manatee County Circuit Court
Judge Edward Nicholas, who will hear the merits of
Stoltzfus' case against the recall push at 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 12 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The hearing is set for
courtroom 5E over the course of about three hours.
Stoltzfus was elected last November after a bruis-
ing battle for city commissioner, a two-year post.
The recall campaign against him began in late
April. The petition calling for a recall alleges mal-
feasance and misfeasance on Stoltzfus' part, claiming
the commissioner violated the Government-in-the-
Sunshine Law by holding electronic meetings and
using liaisons to discuss public business that had not
been advertised to the public.
Further, the recall petition alleges Stoltzfus'
e-mail communications contained libelous and
inflammatory remarks about city staff, citizens and
city consultants in violation of a city policy against
Recall advocates also allege Stoltzfus made state-
ments in violation the requirement for a fair hearing,
used "evasive devices" to circumvent statutes and
conspired with others to deceive citizens and finan-
cially harm the city.
Stoltzfus, represented by Tampa attorney Rich-
ard Harrison, has filed for an injunction to halt the
The defendants in his suit are recall committee
chair Bob Carter, who initiated the recall petition drive;
Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird, who accepted the
petitions and notified Stoltzfus; and Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat, whose office certi-
fied the signatures on the petitions.
The goal of the Aug. 12 hearing "is obviously to
have the judge evaluate the recall petition, determine
that it is legally invalid and put a halt to the recall
process, including the Sept. 7 election," Stoltzfus said
in a statement provided by his attorney.
Multiple arguments are presented in the Stoltzfus
complaint seeking an injunction, but at the crux of
the case is the argument that the statute is specific on
grounds for a recall, and the Recall Stoltzfus petition
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Holmes Beach chief seeks sign thief
To say the Holmes Beach police chief is miffed
in the wake of the theft of the Holmes Beach skate
park sign would be an understatement.
The sign depicts a portrait of HBPD Officer
Pete Lannon, and honored his service to the city
as its community officer and liaison to the Anna
Maria Elementary School, prior to his death in
The sign was found in good condition and recov-
ered from the rear yard of a vacant Key Royale
home July 31 after it was sighted and reported by a
The city learned of the sign theft July 27, when
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doesn't pass the test.
Harrison wrote in an amended complaint filed
with the court in mid-July, "The charges in the peti-
tion, collectively, are vague and ambiguous, misstate
applicable law, are internally inconsistent and fail to
provide Stoltzfus fair, reasonable and adequate notice
as to whether any charge is alleged to be malfeasance
Harrison continued, "The grounds for recall as
stated in the petition do not distinguish between mal-
feasance and misfeasance, do not indicate which act
or acts are alleged as malfeasance or misfeasance,
and lump together all of the alleged grounds for recall
as 'malfeasance and misfeasance,' which is a legal
The attorney said the charge that Stoltzfus vio-
lated the Sunshine Law also is vague and that the peti-
tion signers misconstrued the Sunshine Law, which,
Harrison wrote, "does not preclude two commission-
ers from discussing 'public business' as charged in
the petition. Rather, it only precludes Stoltzfus from
discussing with another commissioner some matter
on which foreseeable action will be taken by the city
Harrison said last week that the hearing likely
will be limited to attorney arguments and not involve
Carter, as of press time, had not responded to The
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Surveillance video was reviewed, and police
determined the theft occurred July 11.
"The individuals walked up to the sign and pulled
it out of the ground and walked away with it" some-
time between 2:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., Chief Jay Romine
Romine said the department is in the process of
Anna Maria seeks to
Anna Maria citizen-of-the-year selection com-
mittee members met last week to establish ground-
work for the committee's annual task.
The 2010 Citizens Recognition Comminttee
includes Chair Carolyne Norwood, Chris Collins,
Judy Chable, Jane Coleman and Betty Yanger. Sandy
Mattick was absent. They met July 26 at city hall and
decided on a both a newspaper advertisement and
nomination form, the latter to be distributed to Anna
Maria businesses through the membership of the
North End Merchants Organization, at city hall and
on the city's website, www.cityofannamaria.com.
Residents are encouraged to make nominations
that for consideration by the committee. The com-
further enhancing its video for identification, and that
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger announced a reward of up
to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the thieves.
"We hope someone needs the money and turns
them in first," before police get the enhancement, he
said. The cost of the sign in 2008 was $1,200.
To report information on this crime to the HBPD,
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tion in 2008.
mittee's selection is to be announced at the Oct. 28
commission meeting. Applications are due by Sept.
17. The committee will next meet Sept. 27 at city
hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Nominees may be individuals residing in the
city of Anna Maria for at least two years, or a firm,
corporation, organization, or civic group that has
existed in the city of Anna Maria for at least two
Coleman said, "We sincerely want nominations
of all who do things great or simple to serve and bring
joy and pleasure to the people of Anna Maria."
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Who turned the heat up?
One of our Holmes Beach neighbors just returned
from a visit to New York City and reports New York-
ers are being warned to stay indoors. It's too hot.
This family made the most of their time in the "Big
Apple" touring on the double-decker bus during the
day too hot, jump off the bus to visit an indoor
attraction and a midnight ride on the Staten Island
ferry that included a pass by Ellis Island.
It almost seems comedic to us, that New York
is too hot for Floridians. Not possible. But big, fast,
crowded, exciting and an adrenalin rush? You bet.
Back here on AMI, a ride on the trolley with ice
cream stops is a great way to cool off, find shop-
ping destinations, pick up some specialty groceries,
or just enjoy the "cool" trolley. And, hey, what about
a double-decker trolley for the Island?
But no amount of sundaes or air conditioning,
dips in the Gulf or trolley trips are going to cool
off the heated election that's building up in Anna
There's not enough mustard for the hot dogs on
the grill in the northern-most city.
The nature of the contest has folks taking sides
on any manner of arguments, but mostly the divi-
sive issue that once was a collection of disagreements
about parking and business, has come to be about just
one thing, er person, Harry Stoltzfus.
Real or imagined, pumped up or driven by con-
stituents, it's all about Harry.
It seems Harry's opponent on the Sept. 7 recall
ballot, Gene Aubry, wants to run an honest campaign
based on his merits for the job and he has many
merits. But that's not the race he's in. This race will
be about voter confidence in Harry.
The general election is not until November, but
certainly the battle lines are drawn in that race as
well. Sadly, it's come down to anti-Harry vs. pro-
Harry between Sandy Mattick and Mike Selby in the
race for the mayor's seat for the important job of
administering the city.
So the voters will line up in Anna Maria, possibly
as soon as Sept. 7 for the recall election, and we're
willing to bet the lines will be long.
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If I were a new renter or a prospective property
buyer arriving on Anna Maria Island on any given
weekend, and I was faced with the overflowing gar-
bage cans, overflowing recycling containers and
white garbage bags picked over by crows and crit-
ters, I'm not sure this would be a place I would want
The stench in the summer can be quite over-
I just can't understand why property owners/rent-
ers don't have at least two green garbage containers
Is the cost of two containers an issue?
Recycling containers are available free at city
What's the problem?
Garbage, which sits outside from Saturday morn-
ing until later on Tuesday, gets very ripe. Let's please
try to eliminate this problem and make Holmes Beach
a more inviting place with a clean smell of salt air
instead of rotting garbage.
Thomas Sabow, Holmes Beach
It's a shame that the Manatee County Sheriff
Office budget is facing a shortfall. However, our
county commissioners should not surtax the incor-
porated Island cities.
For instance, Holmes Beach residents already
fund their own police department, which addition-
ally patrols the county's beach, beach concession and
Historically, the MCSO reimbursed Holmes
Beach for some of these expenses ($10,000 a year),
but has indicated it will not do this going forward.
A portion of our county taxes already support
unique sheriff services, such as K9, bomb squad,
helicopter and jail, but I am sure the Island cities
experience a proportionately lower utilization of
these exceptional services.
In the city of Holmes Beach, the mayor, treasurer
and commissioners should be commended for com-
mitting to lowering the millage rate for the upcoming
budget year. This is not the time to raise taxes.
Andy "/.i. i ,...,,1, Holmes Beach
As new, full-time residents of Holmes Beach, my
husband and I were interested in attending last week's
city commission meeting.
I have to admit, after reading some of the articles
in last week's local papers regarding how the local
city commissions have been conducting themselves,
we were a little concerned as to what we were in store
We were pleasantly surprised and extremely
impressed with how this commission conducted
the meeting. The commission was professional and
courteous. The commissioners displayed a wealth of
knowledge, experience and compassion for the com-
munity they serve.
We left feeling confident Holmes Beach is in
More importantly, we feel if we ever need to
address the city commission they will make us feel
comfortable and welcome.
Another great reason to live here.
Claudia Wiseman, Holmes Beach
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AM committee embraces centennial plans
By Bonner Joy
The Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Commit-
tee has switched gears from long-term planning to
active event coordinating for the two-day celebration
planned for May 13-14, 2011.
Committee chair Sissy Quinn said that after a
year of meetings, the committee is getting into event
mode. Anyone who wants to plan events focusing
around the pier centennial should come forward.
"We' re saying, bring us a plan, and we' re likely
to say we're going for it," she said.
At the July 26 meeting, Terry "Whistler" Gritz-
macher of the Anna Maria Island Privateers discussed
plans for a Friday afternoon parade organized and led
by the Privateers from Crossponte Fellowship to the
The centennial committee plans to host a booth at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bay-
fest event, a street fair on Pine Avenue Oct. 15-16,
to share information about the pier centennial, and
offer souvenirs for sale.
Susan Anderson shared a photo of a quilt by
Albertine Veenstra that will be raffled by the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society in conjunction with
other pier centennial events planned by the historical
Anna Maria City Pier centennial
committee members look over
medallions created by jeweler
Wendy Thurlow, second from left,
at the July 26 meeting. Islander
Photos: Bonner Joy
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar Restaurant in
Anna Maria, received a go-ahead for his offer to orga-
nize and execute an upscale street fair and "Taste
of Anna Maria" for the centennial, including local
entertainment, crafts, food and wine booths in the
manner of the St. Jude fundraiser held annually on
The committee and guests also had an opportunity
to preview the work of silversmith Wendy Thurlow
and the medallion commissioned for the centennial.
Amid oohs and aahs, excitement and approval
for the nearly finished medallions, the committee dis-
cussed the ultimate sale of the limited-edition item,
from which profits will fund celebration expenses.
Thurlow will be creating 100 medallions. Jane
Coleman suggested a price of $100 in keeping with
the centennial theme.
The committee discussed a silent auction of the
medallions, with bidding at centennial events as well
as at Bayfest with the winners to be announced
during the centennial. They also discussed the pur-
chase and sale of larger quantities of less expensive
medallions that would be more readily available to
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"Gambling boat proposed for Holmes Beach."
The Holmes Beach city attorney was asked for his opin-
ion on whether a dinner-cruise and gaming boat could
dock at the Marina Bay restaurant at 5325 Marina Drive.
The plan was to have the boat go out to international
waters before the gambling would begin.
"Bradenton Beach pigeons pooh-poohed."
A longtime resident of Bradenton Beach appeared
before the city code enforcement board after neigh-
bors complained of hundreds of pigeons hanging
around her home in the 2300 block of Avenue C.
The resident, Josephine Hodge, told the board she had
stopped feeding the birds. Her attorney also pointed
out that the city did not have a code prohibiting
Hodge from feeding pigeons.
"Grants rain on Cortez." Cortez's community
development program received a series of grants to
promote its Waterfronts Cortez program, to honor fish-
ers lost at sea, to rebuild a historic dock and to work on
design standards for new construction in the old fishing
village. A pending grant was to fund a public service
announcement promoting commercial fishing.
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'Plan North' design heads to AM commission
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board reviewed
Commission Chair John Quam's Pine Avenue park-
ing plan now called "Plan North" at its July 20
meeting and voted 5-2 to recommend the plan to the
The plan, designed by architect Gene Aubry, pro-
poses 262 parking spaces on the Pine Avenue cor-
ridor, including existing parking spaces and future
parallel and angle parking.
Long-range plans call for trees and native vegeta-
tion along the corridor, in addition to lighted intersec-
tions and designated crosswalks.
The board also agreed to add another section
to the parking ordinance that would allow property
owners to develop according to the standards pro-
vided in Chapter 90, the current code, or Chapter 91,
the proposed code.
Chapter 91 would allow new developments to use
street parking to meet the parking standards, although
restaurants would still have to conform to Chapter 90
Board member Tom Turner, however, disagreed
with portions of Plan North, saying it needed more
detail, including street addresses and lot numbers. He
also said there were too many parking spaces in the
He suggested the plan go "back to the drawing
board" and be returned with detail, rather than just
The proposed pedestrian/parking plan for Pine
Avenue will get additional workshop treatment at 6
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, announced Anna Maria Com-
mission Chair John Quam.
Quam sought the plan to address concerns
about safety and accessibility on the main east-west
The proposal, which has undergone extensive
review by the city planning and zoning board,
would provide for 262 parking spaces a mixture
of existing parking, as well as parallel and angle
parking in the Pine Avenue corridor.
The proposal, in the long-range, also would
provide for more trees and other plantings, lighted
intersections and designated crosswalks.
Parking in the area a retail-office-residential
zone has been a contentious issue this past year,
prompting the formation of a parking safety task
force to study the matter, the drafting of Plan North
and a series of joint P&Z and commission work-
Aug. 4, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
That brought objections from board member
Mike Piscetelli and Sandy Mattick, who both noted
Aubry is a nationally recognized architect who did
the plan free of charge at the request of Quam.
topic of a work session set for 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Plan North does not include the six vacant lots on
the northwest corner of the Pine Avenue-North Bay
Boulevard intersection, Garrett said, because the lots
do not front Pine and are not part of the corridor.
The board voted 5-2 to recommend Plan North
and Chapter 91 to the commission.
Turner and Margaret Jenkins voted against the
plan, while Bob Barlow, Nancy Yetter, Stover, Pis-
cetelli and Mattick affirmed the plan.
Stover asked board members to look into the Cor-
ridor Redevelopment Area Act passed by Congress in
1969 that allows a city and county to work together
to get a particular zone of the city declared a rede-
velopment district. Then, tax dollars collected can be
given back to the community to fund projects in the
Bradenton Beach has a CRA and accompanying
committee that has funded several projects on Gulf
Drive and Bridge Street.
AM commissioner signs, supports parking initiative
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland said
he is "100 percent supportive" of the efforts by a
committee of residents to circulate a petition on park-
ing so he signed the petition.
The committee wants to have the commission
add language to the parking ordinance that would
spell out exactly what is required for parking on Pine
Avenue. Parking has been the subject of considerable
debate in the city for a number of years.
"By supportive, I mean that what the committee
is doing is great. I really would like to see parking
regulations clarified. There are too many ambiguous
ordinances in the city," Woodland explained.
The commissioner said he suggested on several
occasions that parking ordinances are unclear and
he's been concerned about the interpretation of ordi-
"I am concerned that we are not enforcing our
codes as we should. There are too many ordinances
that are open to interpretation," he said. "Let's get
them clarified with clear language."
Woodland said he thinks the petition initiative
that restricts the city from using public rights of way
or city property for parking for private development,
should come before the commission.
He said he found no conflict between his endorse-
ment of the initiative and his vote to have the plan-
ning and zoning board review Plan North, a parking
plan for the Pine Avenue corridor.
\ ly vote was to move it forward for discussion.
I never said I agreed with everything in it," he said.
The P&Z board has made its recommendations
and Plan North is going to the commission this week,
Aug. 4, for a work session and then a possible public
If the parking committee obtains 204 verified
signatures of Anna Maria voters, the petition goes to
the commission for adoption. Should the commission
reject the initiative, the city would hold an election
on its proposals.
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Bradenton Beach to go pro-active on parking limits
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
vowed that his officers "will be pro-active" in enforc-
ing time limits for Bridge Street public parking.
"Parking," the chief said, "is a premium."
With the start of the fall-winter tourist season,
Special plans to distribute a letter reminding busi-
ness owners in the downtown area of the current two-
hour limit on Bridge Street.
"The two big violators are the owners and the
employees," Speciale said.
For the PD, city commission and the Historic
Bridge Street Merchants Association members, dis-
cussions about public parking in the commercial dis-
trict come and go like the Island tourist seasons.
Several weeks ago, the city was faced with a
proposal to purchase two properties on First Street
North that could be converted into public parking and
connect with city hall parking.
The Community Redevelopment Agency com-
mittee voted against the proposal, which was brought
forward by committee member and restaurant-owner
The CRA committee is working on a plan to
expand public parking opportunities near the public
works garage and police department. A redesigned lot
Bradenton Beach to
hold shade meeting
The Bradenton Beach City Commission will hold
a "shade meeting" at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The shade meeting Florida's Sunshine Law
provides certain parameters for closed meetings
between the commission and its attorney to deal
with pending litigation is on a longstanding legal
case with Island Inc.-Beach Development. The case
involves the proposed private development of what
the city has designated as protected preservation land
in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive.
The developer had sought to build residences on
property that the city deemed preservation land. The
dispute cycled through city and state reviews, and
also went to court, where the city won the first round
but the developers won a second round. A judge
eventually pushed both sides into mediation, which
resulted in the developer's offer to sell the property
to the city for $600,000.
The city commission rejected that offer in Febru-
That decision triggered the state's ongoing review
of the developer's large-scale plan amendment.
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between Church and Highland avenues could result
in the addition of 30 parking spaces.
But Speciale said the city also is focusing on
turnover for current spaces.
"We want to try to get everybody m'\ in%, ."
he said. "We want Bridge Street to be constantly
moving.... That's why we put two hours up there"
as a limit.
The chief added that there has been some discussion
among business owners about expanding the time limit
By Lisa Neff
A Manatee County judge will hear this week
from a property owner seeking to intervene in a suit
against Anna Maria over a proposed development.
The hearing on a motion to intervene in Friday
vs. the city of Anna Maria is set for 11:15 a.m. Aug. 5
at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
The case dates to March, when Richard and
Patricia Friday sued the city, seeking declaratory and
injunctive relief over the proposed development of
property in the 100 block of Park Avenue owned by
the Stephen A. Walker Land Trust.
The Fridays, who also own property on Park
Avenue, contend that the development is proposed
on environmentally sensitive land. They want two
basic findings from the court:
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on Bridge Street from two hours to four hours.
Merchants, he said, want turnover, but they also
want visitors to have enough time to eat, shop and
stroll the pier.
A proposal may be presented to the city commis-
sion as early as Aug. 19.
"We'll go from there," Speciale said. "We'll get
with our duty officers and go back and do the chalk-
ing thing. We'll do whatever we have to do to enforce
ing on Bridge
Street in down-
nesses and city
that too many
use the public
A declaration that the proposed development
violates the city's comprehensive plan.
An injunction barring the city from issuing a
construction permit and requiring the city to rescind
a letter of "no objection" to development.
Walker, individually and as trustee of the land
trust, filed the motion to intervene that is before Cir-
cuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas.
In court papers, Walker said the Fridays filed the
suit to prevent the city from "granting certain permits
required" for the trust to develop the property.
Citing Florida civil court rules and a state
supreme court interpretation of them, Walker said
he has a right to be a party in the court proceedings.
The trust, Walker's motion stated, "has a sub-
stantial interest in the outcome of this litigation and
stands to lose a great deal if plaintiffs are success-
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arts and culture will take place Nov. 12-14 at various
venues on Anna Maria Island.
Cultural Connections, a coalition of local arts and
culture groups, organizes ArtsHop.
Proposed events include:
A gallery walk.
One-act play performances at the Island Players
theater in Anna Maria.
An Anna Maria Island Chorus and Orchestra
concert performance of Richard Rodgers and Oscar
A book-signing Carolyne Norwood's "A Tale
of Three Cities" at the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society in Anna Maria.
A sock hop at the AMIHS.
An auction of themed-art similar to last year's
The Doors campaign and the Bradenton-based gecko
effort, but with a new subject matter. One idea is for
artists to paint and design sea turtles cut from ply-
ArtsHop organizers continue to plan for the
To get involved, call Joan Voyles at 941-778-
Dance party Aug. 14
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will co-host a dance party from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Center gym.
The Sizzling Summer Dance will include a
cash bar and snacks.
DJ and musician Mike Sales will perform.
Tickets cost $12.
For more information or to purchase a ticket,
call the chamber at 941-778-1541.
Wednesday, Aug. 4
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111,
Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee
applies. RSVP required.
1:15 p.m.- Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Friday, Aug. 6
6:30 p.m. Island Rockers fundraising concert at the Back
Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-
6:30 p.m. "Kung Fu Panda" film screening at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Saturday, Aug. 7
9 a.m. Children's fishing class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Monday, Aug. 9
6:30 to 9 p.m. Skate night at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Noon Crime prevention specialist Brian MacNeel will speak
at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Wednesday, Aug. 11
7:45 to 9 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sunrise breakfast at the Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St., Braden-
ton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies; reservation
KMB expands litter program
Keep Manatee Beautiful is partnering with local
government to expand its cigarette litter prevention
program this month, which is Cigarette Litter Preven-
A year ago, KMB and the Manatee County Parks
and Recreation Department used $4,500 in Keep
America Beautiful grants to install 55 cigarette bins
with educational signs at Coquina Beach, Cortez
Beach, Manatee Public Beach and Bayfront Park on
Anna Maria Island.
More recently, KAB awarded the local chapter
$4,000 to expand its prevention program. The money
will be used to install 74 cigarette bins with educa-
tional signs on Anna Maria Island, the Palma Sola
Causeway and the city of Palmetto's Green Bridge
About half the bins will be installed this week.
Next volunteers will monitor use and cigarette
Then, in October, the remainder of the bins will
Back Alley to host
The Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach,
will host a benefit for the Island Rockers at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 6, with entertainer Mike Sales sharing
the stage to alternate with the band and MC.
The Island-based youth band is raising money
to perform at another benefit a National Kidney
Foundation Surf Festival run by a Rockers' two uncles
in Cocoa Beach over the Labor Day weekend.
Hoping to raise at least $1,000 for expenses, the
Island Rockers also are selling band merchandise,
including T-shirts and koozies, at various Island loca-
tions, including the Back Alley and The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information about the Back Alley ben-
efit, call 941-778-1800.
First Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna
Maria at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
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.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horse-
shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to
various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes
Wednesday, Aug. 4
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manatee Chamber Power Connection
Luncheon at JD's Cafe, 1001 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-748-4842. Fee applies.
Thursday, Aug. 5
7p.m.- Life on Earth Film Series: "Deep Blue" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-
746-4131. Fee applies.
*Aug. 12, Life On Earth Film Series presents "Aliens of the Deep,"
South Florida Museum.
*Aug. 14, Sizzling Summer Dance, Anna Maria Island Com-
*Aug. 15, Blood drive, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
*Aug. 17, Opera on the Island, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
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By Lisa Neff
Gulf coast folk artist RhondaK has an old
notebook and a YouTube video she'd like to share
with Jimmy Buffett.
The notebook contains the Venice artist's
lyrics for "Walk a Mile in My Flip Flops and Bring
Me a Beer," and the YouTube video contains a
slideshow of the artist's paintings along with musi-
cian Mark Sprouse singing the tune.
RhondaK AKA Rhonda Kitchens -
wrote the lyrics about two years ago. Sprouse
provided the melody along with the vocals on
the song, an homage to Florida's most causal
RhondaK's folk art whimsical and bright
paintings can be seen at the Bridge Street
Market and other outdoor art venues during the
fall-winter season, as well as at the Star Fish dock,
restaurant and fish market in Cortez and at the
Back Alley on Bridge Street.
"Walk a Mile" is her first song.
"I began writing it on the dock on Star Fish
when I lived on a boat," RhondaK said. "It is about
Alan 'TikiMan' Keller, who died two years ago
July 18. It is centered around one of my original
signs. I was sitting on the dock of Star Fish and
my flip-flop fell off and floated in the direction of
my boat. I hoped Alan would see it and come pick
The lyrics, she said, became a sort of mish-
mash of all her folk art signs.
"I had always hoped to sell it to Jimmy Buf-
fett, but that wasn't going to happen with it just
written down in an old notebook," the artist said.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' website is get-
ting an overhaul, including a comprehensive listing
of scholarship winners over the years.
Additionally, website crafter John "Capt. Red
Beard" Swager is trying to locate scholarship recipi-
ents for a "where are they now" synopsis.
The nonprofit has awarded about $174,600 in
scholarships since 1992.
To contact Swager, e-mail him at captured
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"I'm going to set 100 pictures of my art and life
to (the song) every month."
So maybe Florida's favorite musical son will
pickup on the song, and buy some signs as well.
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First of Island sea turtle nests hatch
By Lisa Neff
And some trouble.
The first hatchling sea turtles of the 2010 season
on Anna Maria Island made their way to the Gulf
of Mexico last week. Witnesses describe the hatch-
ing of a loggerhead nest as a "boil" and that's what
late-night beach-watchers saw at numerous Island
locations last week hatchlings bubbling up in the
pit of sand from multiple nests.
"Let the wild rumpus begin," Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox said mid-
week, with the first hatchlings of the seasons breaking
out of nests near 27th and 74th streets in Holmes Beach
and near Willow and Park avenues in Anna Maria.
The rapid-fire pace of hatching continued through
the week, with a total of 13 nests hatched by July 31.
For the most part, there was joy among AMITW
walkers, whose season began later than normal.
But there also was some anger and sadness.
AMITW reported disorientations from at least four
nests, incidents in which lights at beachfront property
drew hatchlings in the wrong direction. For hatchlings,
wandering away from the water can be fatal and, in
other areas, has been prosecuted as a criminal offense.
Fox said as many as 300 hatchlings perished.
Three were rescued. Tracks indicated that none from
nests near 28th Avenue in Holmes Beach and 24th
and 11th streets in Bradenton Beach reached the Gulf
of Mexico due to disorientating lights.
"Nobody went to the water that we could see,"
Fox said. "This is huge."
A beach survey was planned to examine lighting
conditions and AMITW contacted officials in both
"This is really an owner problem," Fox said.
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Holmes Beach unveils budget proposal
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach treasurer Rick Ashley released
at a July 27 city commission meeting at city hall a
budget that proposes no tax increase and a 9.64 per-
cent reduction in tax revenue to the city.
The city proposed to forgo the rollback rate of
1.9369. The rollback rate is the millage rate need to
generate the same tax dollars from the fiscal year
Instead, the city decided to establish a tentative
millage for the coming budget year at 1.7500, a 9.64
percent decrease from the current 1.7549 millage
That 9.64-percent reduction equals a $224,621
decrease from last year in local tax dollars to the
If the city levies the proposed 1.75 millage rate,
the local tax on a $350,000 home, without taking any
exemptions into account, would be $612.50. A mill
is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property
less any exemptions.
The city proposes total revenue and spending
limits of $8,413,450, up from $7,865,490 last year.
The first public hearing will be 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 14, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The final
public hearing on the budget will be held during the
city's regular meeting Sept. 28.
The city is increasing its amount of reserves from
$2,564,500 to $3,022,500. The general fund carry-
over emergency reserve, set aside for the aftermath
of disasters, such as a major hurricane, is $2,362,500.
The other $660,000 is restricted to a local option gas
tax and for storm water projects.
One major improvement funded by the local
option gas tax will re-pave Palm Drive from the
intersection of 80th Street to Marina Drive. The
paving will then continue on Marina Drive to the
intersection of Gulf Drive, and finally southeast on
Gulf Drive to Peacock Lane. The project is estimated
A second, major improvement will provide a
steel public works building adjacent to the existing
building. The $304,760 project will incorporate some
of the existing structures from the shop north of city
Also, city employees will not be receive raises
for the second consecutive year.
"I'd like to think that maybe the third year we can
do something a little different," Commissioner John
Monetti said. "While I agree with the wage freeze, I
would not want that to continue another year."
Commissioner Pat Morton agreed.
"If we want to retain these people we need to start
re-thinking what we're going to do for next year," he
said. "If we bring in someone for less money, it would
be catastrophic for the city."
HB commissioner questions police pension
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson at a
July 27 commission meeting said the city commis-
sion should review the police pension plan and "stop
According to Robinson's
estimate, if an officer spends
30 years on the police force,
his retirement check would be
$84,000 a year. "That's a stag-
gering amount," he said. "Let's
say the officer lives 20 years after
Robinson retirement. That's over $2 mil-
But other commissioners and police Chief Jay
Romine disagreed with Robinson's numbers and said
the officers are worth their pensions.
City treasurer Rick Ashley noted that officers con-
tribute 6 percent of their own money to retirement.
Commissioner John Monetti said, "If an officer
passes away a year after he retires, all he's done is con-
tributed for 30 years and has nothing to show for it."
Romine said Robinson's numbers regarding a
retired officer were inaccurate. He also added, "The
bottom line is we didn't write the plan. We're just
members of the plan."
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Commissioner David Zaccagnino said, "You
couldn't pay me enough to shoot a gun or get shot
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the pension plan
was adopted by an ordinance in the early 1980s and
any changes would need to be discussed at a work
session. Even so, the city's budget will be finalized
Sept. 28, which is not enough time to change the
ordinance for the upcoming fiscal year.
Still, Robinson plans on pushing for pension
"I'll work on this," Robinson said. "I'll pledge
my time to work on this for the city."
Romine also issued a statement regarding Zac-
cagnino's suggestion to promote Lt. Dale Stephenson
to the position of captain.
Zaccagnino said at the meeting, "I see (Stephen-
son) on weekends and I see him at the police pension
board, and he basically spends a lot of time and does
an excellent job. I'm hoping maybe we can promote
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employees of rank and grade as may be established
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sary to change the title from lieutenant to captain. He
said if a change were made, it would be necessary to
make appropriate amendments to the salary step plan,
which was instituted in 1994, including the rank of
"In 1998," Romine wrote, "the job descriptions
for the city were upgraded, including the police
department. At that time, the lieutenant position also
was given the title of assistant to the chief of police,
which remains in place today."
The July 21 issue of The Islander reported that
Anna Maria's tentative millage rate of 1.8665 for the
new fiscal budget represents a tax increase. This is
not correct, said city treasurer Diane Percycoe.
"If Anna Maria adopts a 1.8665 millage rate for
2010-11, it will be a 4.20 percent decrease from the
current 1.7882 rate that was first adopted in the 2007-
2008 budget," Percycoe said. "This is a decrease in
taxes. If the assessed values had remained the same,
the roll-back rate of 1.8665 would have indicated the
same taxes at the 1.7882 rate; however because of the
decrease in assessed values, a decrease in taxes by
4.20 percent would be realized."
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Holmes Beach to tweak trash service
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach residents and visitors could soon
see more changes to their trash collection service.
Already, Waste Management's trash collec-
tion schedule in Holmes Beach has been changed.
On Aug. 2, garbage and recycling pick-up service
changed to Mondays, yard waste pickup to Wednes-
days and garbage-only pick-up to Fridays.
Waste Management is asking that trash be placed
at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on the collection
But the city could be making a few amendments
to a trash pick-up ordinance, including an option
where a "stop-service" order can be placed on a unit,
usually for failure of timely payment for service, and
the city can then authorize code-enforcement action
for violation of its solid-waste ordinance.
In addition, Commissioner Pat Morton requested
an amendment that would call for trash to be set at the
curb for collection no sooner than sunset on the eve-
ning prior to pick up, and that trash bins be returned
to a unit by sunset on a waste collection day.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino suggested trash
be placed at the curb no sooner than 5 p.m. of the day
prior to pick up, and bins returned to households by
10 a.m. the day after pick up.
Also, Chair Sandy Haas-Martens requested an
amendment that makes it illegal for people to dump
household trash in city bins.
City attorney Patty Petruff suggested adding to
the ordinance that signs be displayed on city bins that
prohibit dumping of household garbage.
In other business, the city discussed an amend-
ment of an ordinance regarding the removal of
items affecting sea turtle habitat and nesting on the
The amendment states that any item or tempo-
rary structure tagged by a code enforcement officer
that is considered detrimental to sea-turtle habitat and
nesting under the ordinance shall be removed by its
owner within 48 hours of being tagged. Any items not
removed within that time period would be considered
abandoned and can be removed and impounded by
The ordinances will be tweaked and discussed
at the city's next meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 10, at city
hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
NEMO plans community involvement
North End Merchants Organization members p.m. to 8 p.m. Holmes Beach businesses tra
gathered for their final summer meeting July 27 participate in the trail from 4 p.m. to 6 p.E
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. diately following the chamber costume
President Barbara Sato announced the 3:30 p.m.
assignment of committees to include herself
as liaison to the city centennial commit-
tee; membership committee chair Dan
Gagne; event planning co-chairs Sally
Woodward and Julie Quinlivan; and
public relations chair Joan Carter.
The group agreed to redo for Labor Day, Monday,
Sept. 6, its display on Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue
of American flags first displayed on the July 4 holi-
There was a consensus to call on members to
help the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
and the Anna Maria Centennial Committee staff
their booths at Bayfest, to be held Oct. 15-16. Caryn
Hodge agreed to organize a gift basket with dona-
tions from \N\ 10 members and a \NL 10 T-shirt that
would be raffled at Bayfest. The funds would then be
used to help the pier centennial committee purchase
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Mary Ann Brockman, chamber president,
said the group is welcome to participate. The
trail map will be expanded to accommodate
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria along
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Area boater missing, reward offered
By Lisa Neff
Palmetto boater Glenn David Brandt left for Flor-
ida from a Bahamas port in early May in his 44-foot
trawler. He never arrived to his destination.
The charter captain's family
continues to search for the missing
sailor and his boat, Genesis and
hope for the best.
"We all miss him greatly,"
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The experienced sailor left Nassau May 9. He
planned to stop at Marathon in the Florida Keys to
refuel before sailing on to Palmetto.
But Brandt never arrived at Marathon, prompt-
ing his family to report him missing May 19 and
prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to issue an urgent
The Coast Guard did not launch a search because
the area between the Bahamas and the keys is too
In June, Lauren Brandt said, the Coast Guard
"stopped hailing him on the radio."
But the family has not stopped calling out for
information on Brandt, who owns a local roofing
She and her brother, Kevin, also hired a private
investigator, who went to the Bahamas in late May
Tourism staff stresses sunny side
By Lisa Neff
Local tourism officials reviewed their talking
points for Anna Maria Island businesses dealing with
vacationers and reporters wondering about the local
impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The physical impact is zero the oil remains
in the northern Gulf of Mexico, more than 350 miles
from the Tampa Bay area.
"If you got in a car and drove 80 miles an hour,
you wouldn't hit the oil spill for six hours," said
Elliott Falcione, director of the CVB.
During a tourism industry meeting July 28 at
Holmes Beach City Hall, staff with the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau reviewed with
Island business leaders, elected officials and business
owners some of the questions they may be asked and
some of the answers they might offer.
Try to be positive, stressed Falcione.
Other points from the CVB to business people:
Don't speculate about the impact of the spill on
other businesses or areas.
Don't attempt to address details of the Deepwa-
ter Horizon incident that require scientific of techni-
cal knowledge, such as how dispersants might impact
Don't share political opinions or assessments
of the state or federal government response.
'The last thing you want to do is say the wrong
word," Falcione cautioned.
During the meeting, the second tourism industry
get-together at the city hall in the past month, sev-
eral business people shared their thoughts about the
impact of the spill.
Barry Gould of Island Vacation Properties said
that tourism seemed to dip after July 4, but he reported
that his walk-in business has been good.
Mary Ann Brockman, president and CEO of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, reported
the same, noting that her office has assisted a number
of people arriving to the Island without reservations,
including travelers from Europe.
"We're kind of shocked by the walk-ins from
England and Germany," Brockman said.
Falcione recently returned from a trip to Europe
that included meetings to bring German-based Condor
Airlines to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Air-
port, where he promoted the Manatee County area.
The airline is considering running a twice-a-week
flight between Frankfurt, Germany, and Sarasota-
"It went really well," Falcione said of the talks.
"We put the best package together."
An agreement could have a $50 million impact
on the local economy.
The next tourism industry meeting is set for 3
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The meetings began as a way to brief local busi-
ness owners on the Deepwater situation, but Falcione
said he wants to continue to hold them to discuss a
variety of subjects.
Falcione, who has assumed the role that Larry
White held for years, added, "I'm going to do Island
Day once a month, starting in September. We'll have
some fun with it."
Texas coastlines. In the Gulf of Mexico, the plume
is estimated as larger than the state of Kentucky, but it
remains about 350 miles from the Tampa Bay area.
To safeguard turtle nesting season, some nests
on northern Gulf beaches have been relocated to
Florida's east coast and to Texas.
"So far approximately 40 nests have been moved,
both loggerhead and Kemps ridleys," said Robbin
Trindell, who works in the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's imperiled species man-
"Hatchlings have been emerging from these nests
successfully and are being released from the beach
into the Atlantic," Trindell said of the Panhandle nests
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to look for Brandt. A pilot also was hired to search
over the waters between the Bahamas and the Florida
Keys, but he did not find the boat.
"We still have no leads," Lauren Brandt said.
"And nothing has changed in regards to his where-
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Kingfish Boat Ramp, alerts people to be on the
lookout for Glenn David Brandt of Palmetto, who
has been missing since May 9. Islander Photo:
June occupancy rates drop
Vacation occupancy rates for June dropped
from 2009 to 2010.
Statistics from the Bradenton Area Conven-
tion and Visitors Bureau showed occupancy on
Anna Maria Island fell from 68 percent in June
2009 to 65.8 percent this June.
The decline, however, did not an indicator
that tourists stayed away because of oil spilling
from a deepwater well off the coast of Louisi-
The occupancy rate in June also had declined
from June 2008 to June 2009 from 71.1 per-
cent in June 2008 to the 68 percent in June
Occupancy on Longboat Key was down this
year compared to last, but occupancy for the
mainland was up from 42.5 percent in 2009
to 46.5 percent this year.
relocated to Florida's East Coast.
With a well cap currently holding back oil and
a massive clean up under way in the Gulf, Trindell
said there was no local threat to the nesting season.
"Agency staff are monitoring the spread of oil,
at least on the surface, and do not think the hatch-
lings emerging from southwest Florida beaches are
at risk," she said. "Now that the containment cap
is in place, agency staff hopes that the reduction in
fresh oil, weathering of existing oil and continued
cleanup efforts will be sufficient to ensure ... nests
and hatchlings will not be impacted."
Additionally, state biologists said hatchlings from
Anna Maria Island are known to swim into the Loop
Current and travel south, away from the spill.
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Terry E. Cox
Terry E. Cox, 50, of Bradenton, died July 29.
A memorial service was held Aug. 1 at Covell
Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Mr. Cox is survived by his significant other of 13
years, Kelley Grey; mother Louverna Cox; brother
Robert and wife Lois; sisters Carol and husband Rick
Houghton and Beulah Brown, all of Bradenton; and
many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ralph B. Lazzara
Ralph B. Lazzara, 50, of Bradenton, died July
30. He was born July 18, 1960, in Metairie, La.
Mr. Lazzara was a resident of the Tampa Bay
area for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of
the University of Oklahoma. He owned and operated
several independent businesses in computer sales.
Private family services will be held. Memorials
may be made to the Heart Rhythm Institute of the
University of Oklahoma, 1200 Everett Drive, Room
6E-103, Oklahoma City OK 73104.
Condolences may be made online at www. shan-
nonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon
Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Lazzara is survived by his parents, Ralph and
Barbara Lazzara of Anna Maria Island; two sisters,
Melissa J. Lazzara and her son Jerry Mayer of Anna
Maria Island, and Rosalie and husband Pino D'Innella
and their two daughters, Melissa and Samantha of
Milan, Italy; and many extended family members and
Kevin J. Shonkwiler
Kevin J. Shonkwiler, 49, of Holmes Beach, died
July 7. He was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Ashland, Ohio,
and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1994.
Mr. Shonkwiler was an
experienced jeweler and man-
aged Jess Jewelers of Bradenton
for many years, and most recently
worked in sales at Bridge Street
Jewelers in Bradenton Beach.
A gathering in his honor will
i/,.., i,/.ni. r be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
7, at the home he shared with his
partner of 17 years, C.D. Dashiell. For information,
call Dashiell at 941-713-4086.
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Island police blotter
July 22, 200 block of Coconut Avenue, informa-
tion. A parking ticket was issued.
July 24, 9800 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft.
Someone stole an 8-foot advertisement banner from
the front of Dips Ice Cream store.
July 24, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, infor-
mation. The complainant reported a window in the
rear of her house had a crack in it and was worried
someone may have attempted to enter. The Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputy noticed a football on
the ground by the window. The woman recalled some
men playing football nearby, and the deputy said the
damage to the window was consistent to a ball strik-
July 24, 200 block of Spruce Avenue, criminal
mischief. A sheriff's deputy was dispatched in refer-
ence to criminal mischief. Upon arrival, a woman told
the deputy someone had come into her yard, dam-
aged some of her solar lights and removed rocks. The
woman also said she had been making complaints
to Manatee County utilities department for several
months in reference to a dim street light on Tuna
Street. The woman said she does not know who might
have damaged her lights or removed her rocks. The
total damage to the lights was $20.
July 27, 100 Sycamore Avenue, information.
The complainant lost her purse containing a credit
card, and United Kingdom driver's license, a cash
card and some makeup, valued at approximately
No new reports
July 24, 6000 Gulf Drive, driver's license. A
Holmes Beach Police officer noticed a man was driv-
ing across the Gulf Drive median several times. Upon
stopping the driver, the officer found the vehicle tag
to be expired and the driver's license had been sus-
pended. The driver was issued a notice to appear in
court for driving on a suspended license.
July 24, 5600 Marina Drive, driver's license. An
officer was following a motorcycle driving south-
bound on Gulf Drive. The motorcycle had a flat rear
tire, so the officer stopped the driver, who said he
left his driver's license at home. The officer learned
the man's license was suspended, and the driver was
issued a notice to appear in court for driving with a
July 25, 5904 Marina Drive, theft of a vehicle.
An officer was dispatched to the Havana Cabana
restaurant in reference to an attempted theft of a
vehicle. The complainant said he had just returned
from out of town when he noticed his camper
vehicle had been pushed forward from its original
parking space and into a drainage ditch by Marina
Drive. He noticed wires to the ignition switch had
been removed and thought someone had tried to
steal the vehicle.
July 26, 5626 Gulf Drive, bad check. An offi-
cer responded to the Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast in reference to a bad check. Arrange-
ments were made for the suspect to repay the inn
July 26, 200 block of 71st Street, recovered
vehicle. An officer responded to a report of a stolen
vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer saw a vehicle parked
on the side of the road that the Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office indicated was stolen. The vehicle was
recovered for the owner.
July 27, 5353 Gulf Drive, trespassing. An offi-
cer responded to a call of a possible shoplifter. The
store owner said the suspect entered the store and was
trying to buy beer. She said the suspect gave her a
false identification and then walked out of the store
without paying for a bag of ice. The owner said she
tried to confront the man, who then kicked her and
ran away. While an officer was conducting an inves-
tigation, the suspect returned to the store with his
grandmother. The suspect said he did not try to steal
the ice and was going to his truck to get money when
the owner came out and scared him. The suspect said
he panicked. The suspect was issued a trespass warn-
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20 0 AUG. 4, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
Youth soccer: Action K-Y controls division
By Kevin Cassidy
The close scoring that marked last week's indoor
soccer games changed dramatically as three out of the
four games played July 26 and July 28 were blowout
victories, including a 10-3 victory by Action Kawa-
saki Yamaha over previously undefeated Sparks Steel
Art July 26.
Dylan Joseph and Michael Latimer led the way
with three goals apiece, while Nico Colacci and
Javier Solgado each finished with two goals.
Sparks Steel Art was led by two goals from Ryan
Fellowes and one goal from Robbie Fellowes in the
The second game of the evening saw Anna Maria
Oyster Bar shut out Ross Built by a 6-0 score. Shelby
Morrow and Sydney Cornell paced the Oyster Bar
with two goals apiece, while Gillian Cassidy and
Sydney Morrow each notched a goal in the victory.
Action Kawasaki Yamaha and Anna Maria Oyster
Bar were locked in a 3-2 battle on July 28, but six sec-
ond-half goals turned the game into a 9-4 blowout vic-
tory for Action Kawasaki Yamaha. Nico Colacci and
Dylan Joseph scored three goals apiece while Javier
Solgado finished with two goals for Action, who also
received one goal from Zach Stewart in the victory.
Sydney Morrow led Anna Maria Oyster Bar with
two goals, while Shelby Morrow and Gillian Cassidy
each finished with one goal in the loss.
Sparks Steel Art got back on track in the second
game of the e \ nii n. defeating Ross Built 3-2 behind
one goal apiece from Robbie Fellowes, Lane Bowers
and Ryan Fellowes.
Joe Rogers and Aiden Grumley each notched a
goal for Ross Built in the loss.
The standings are really tight in the NFL adult
flag football league at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, which should make for some exciting
playoff action. With one more week remaining in the
regular season, only one game separates first place
from last place.
In the AFC, the Jaguars, who started the season
with two consecutive losses, find themselves on top
of the conference after defeating the quickly fading
Bills 26-22. Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 150
yards and a pair of touchdowns to Scott Rudacille
Gillian Cassidy prepares to pounce on the ball during
indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Island Photo: Kevin Cassidy
to lead the Jaguar attack. Rudacille finished with
96 receiving yards and added a pair of extra points.
Dustin Swain added two touchdowns and finished
with 99 yards on offense.
Scott Dell passed for 209 yards to lead the Bills,
which also received 107 receiving yards and a touch-
down from Brian Moorhead in the loss.
The Bucs won a third straight game, a 30-12 deci-
sion over the Giants behind 205 passing yards and two
touchdowns from quarterback David Johnston. Scott
Eason with 94 receiving yards and Shawn Kaleta with
61 receiving yards led the Bucs on offense. Robbie
Bennett added an interception return for a touchdown
to seal the victory for the Bucs.
Tyler Bekkerus passed for 218 yards and a pair
of touchdowns to lead the Giants. One touchdown
pass went to Jeremy Jackson, who finished with 86
receiving yards, while Emily King added the other
touchdown for the Giants.
Kevin Austin, Robert Cornell and John Pace each
threw one touchdown pass, while Mike Walter added
a pair of touchdown receptions and an extra point to
lead the Broncos past the Vikings 20-12. Brent Moss
chipped in with a touchdown reception, while Shandi
Austin added an extra point and 22 receiving yards
in the victory.
The Vikings were led by Paul Kurtz's 162 passing
yards and a pair of touchdowns. Phelps Tracy was on
the receiving end of one touchdown and finished with
67 receiving yards, while Jordan Pritchard hauled in
the other Viking touchdown in the loss.
Schedules and standings for AMICC sports can
be found online at www.islander.org.
Youth tackle football teams started up practices
in preparation of the upcoming season at the Police
Athletic League or PAL. The PAL Bears JV team is
well represented with Islanders this season, including
Brad Duffman, George Lardas, Keegan Murpy, Jacob
Talucci, Andrew Zink and Seth Walter participating.
The team is practicing four nights a week at Bay-
shore High School under the watchful eyes of their
coaches, adult flag football teammates Kevin Austin,
Rob Cornell and Mike Walter.
Steve Doyle and Jeff Moore were the only team to
emerge from pool play with three victories and were
the day's outright champs during July 31 horseshoe
action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. The
team of Debbie Rhodes and Hank Huyghe edged the
team of Sam Samuels and Bill Nelson 21-17 to take
home second place.
Sam Samuels walking team of one was
the only team to earn three victories during pool play
and was the day's outright champion at the July 27
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is
Andrew Zink tries to elude Bears coach Kevin Austin
during a recent Bears JVpractice session. Islander
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Sharks plentiful, waters ripe with gamefish
By Nick Walter
As is typical in the summer, anglers should con-
centrate on early and late periods of the day because
of scorching summer water temperatures.
There are a number of species in waters closer to
Anna Maria Island than normal that anglers can target
from the beaches, including amberjack and kingfish
past 60 feet, some big cobia and keeper gag grouper
just a ways off the beaches.
The bays are thick with sharks, so anglers can
plan to camp out in open waters of Tampa Bay and
hang their bait butterflied ladyfish or Spanish
mackerel off the boat and wait for the inevitable
crashing shark bite.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of the DEE JAY II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said success out on the water
has been a matter of getting out as early, or as late as
possible, and taking advantage of some screaming
tides coming off the backside of the July moon. He
said getting bait has been a challenge and quite often
takes up most of his daybreak, just when fishing is at
"Time to go with the flow and opt to use fake
offerings when the conditions are optimum," he
said. "Trout and reds have both been willing takers
of small top-water baits worked very early in the
morning with Spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish
and jack crevalle crashing the party as well."
A couple of trips had Zacharias' anglers out on
the nearshore reefs off Anna Maria and Longboat
Key tussling with some overgrown Spanish mackerel,
some leftover "schoolie" kings and sharks. W\\ d
has it that there are some decent pompano catches
being made in the surf," Zacharias said. "Being it is
almost August and the water is as hot as it gets, it is
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unbelievable that those species are still so abundant
in our area."
He said cooling rainfall has really been hit and
miss in the coastal region, but August is usually the
wettest month of the year, and so a little moderation
of the water temperatures should really get things
popping into late summer.
Finally, he said the offshore boats are doing well
with grouper, mangrove snapper, triggerfish and some
late-season kingfish and cobia.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters reported the heat of summer has been a
major factor in the fishing this past week. He said the
speckled trout have been hitting in the 3-8 foot depths,
and chumming with live bait has brought success.
"Try a popping cork with the bait about 2-4 feet
below the cork, and make the cork gurgle by giving
the pole a sharp jerk. The noise the popping cork
makes combined with the flash of the shiner will
draw strikes from the speckled trout. Vary the pop-
ping action of the cork from a little pop to a hard tug.
You can also put on a Berkley Gulp in place of live
bait and use this technique when drifting the flats."
He said the sharks are thick in the bay with black-
tips and bonnethead sharks cruising the speckled trout
haunts. Howard suggests keeping a pole rigged with an
80-pound wire leader to have some exciting action.
Capt. Warren Girle said offshore he had two
keeper grouper and limits of mangrove snapper,
which have begun to move to within 7 miles of the
beaches. He said he's been putting a chum block
out to work the fish off the bottom and free-lining
baits. He said porgies are mixed in, but warned that if
anglers aren't quick to reel in their catch, barracudas
could come and chomp the fish. He said there are tons
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of sharks as well.
Also, inshore, Girle had redfish to 31 inches, includ-
ing two big groups that showed up north Sarasota Bay,
one of 100 fish and another 200. He said there were
some keepers mixed in, but most fish were oversized.
Trout are still in 3-5 feet of water and some are mixed
in the bait balls with bluefish and ladyfish.
Capt. Ryan Rolland of Outriggers Sportfish-
ing Charters said amberjack have moved in close.
"If anglers like pulling in big fish," he said, "use a
live bait on any of the artificial wrecks starting in 65
feet of water and on out. It's been pretty good because
everybody was fishing for red snapper, so grouper
spots were sitting."
Rolland said he has been catching legal grouper
in as shallow as 40 feet of water depth, while fish-
ing live baits on light tackle such as 30-40 pound
test because waters have been so clear. He said he's
working some nearshore ledges for some nice gag
grouper, barracuda and mangrove snapper.
Annamae Lahay from Corky's Live Bait &
Tackle received reports that the waters of Palma Sola
and Sarasota bays have been good for the fishermen
who are after redfish and spotted sea trout, which are
in the grass flats. She said fishers are having the best
luck using live select-size shrimp.
Also inshore, anglers have been catching black
drum, ladyfish, some bluefish, Spanish mackerel,
flounder and mangrove snapper. She said the regu-
lar-size live shrimp and/or frozen shrimp have been
working well for these types of fish.
Lahay added there are some reports that tarpon
are still quite plentiful around the north tip of the
Island and under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
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Beach to Bay Construction and AAMI
Beaches Real Estate, both of which are
visible throughout Anna Maria Island
thanks to sign designs by Emerson
Quillin, opened offices last week in
Island Plaza, 2501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo:
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce will present its annual busi-
ness awards during a program Nov. 8.
The chamber is accepting nomina-
tions for business-of-the-year awards in
three categories small, medium and
Nominations may be submitted
through Sept. 14.
Nominees must be chamber mem-
bers, and nominations will only be
accepted from chamber members.
For more information, call the cham-
ber at 941-778-1541.
The Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau recently hired Debbie
Meihls as an executive manager for sales
Meihls, the former ad director in
the St. Petersburg tourism bureau, will
assume some of the duties formally held
by Jessica Grace, who left the BACVB
to work for a travel association.
Island real estate
105 11th St. S., Bradenton Beach,
a 8bed/6bath/4car duplex with pools
built in 2006 on a 75x100 lot was sold
07/14/10, Gulfside Townhomes LLC to
Cantino LLC for $1,220,000.
213 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a
937 sfla / 1,193 sfur 2bed/lbath home
built in 1915 on a 105x100 lot was
sold 07/15/10, Kirkwood to Houlas for
$605,000; list $640,000.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a
2,023 sfla / 2,716 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car
canalfront pool home built in 1966 on
a 95x 110 lot was sold 07/16/10, Ander-
son-Butts Family Partnership LLLP to
Phinney for $600,000; list $699,000.
504 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,552
sfla / 1,958 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar canal-
front home built in 1965 on a 90x127 lot
was sold 07/14/10, Hohenadel to Balais
for $445,000; list $499,000.
613 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 1,533 sfla / 2,343 sfur 3bed/2bath
canalfront pool home built in 1965 on
a 95x115 lot was sold 07/15/10, Flis to
Snedeker for $428,000.
3206 Sixth Ave., Unit 9, Palm Isle Vil-
lage, Holmes Beach, a 731 sfla 2bed/ Ibath
condo with shared pool built in 1957 was
sold 07/16/10, Starry Beach LLC to SPE
33 LLC for $277,500; list $299,000.
2913 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a
1,048 sfla / 1,318 sfur 2bed/ Ibath home
built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot was sold
07/16/10, HSBC Bank USA to William-
son for $158,000; list $179,900.
3805 East Bay Drive, Unit 201,
Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 917 sfla /
1,018 sfur lbed/lbath condo with shared
pool built in 1979 was sold 07/15/10,
Freeman to Hopkins for $145,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be
reached at Gulf-Bay 941-778-7244.
Chamber CEO looks ahead
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce president and CEO Mary
Ann Brockman is looking ahead,
short-term and long-term.
Short-term, Brockman is looking
ahead to a sunset-splashed 70th birth-
day celebration at the Gulf Drive Cafe
chickee hut Oct. 2.
Longer-term, over the next two
years, Brockman is looking ahead to
cutting back on her work schedule
with the Island-based business orga-
,i\ [la~ to three days a week,"
said Brockman. "And I'll continue to
sell the guidebook.... But that's all a
ways away. The chamber is just so
valuable to me. I can't let go."
Brockman has been involved with
the chamber since 1979 and, in Janu-
ary, will have served as president for
"There is no way she is leav-
ing this chamber now," said Cindy
Thompson, chair of the chamber's
board of directors. "She is so integral
to the chamber."
"But she is putting together an
exit plan for the next several years,"
In the year ahead, the chamber
boss said she'll work on a transi-
tion with administrative assistant
Debbie Wing, who will assume more
As for the birthday celebration,
Brockman said her adult children are
organizing an event with an Island
flavor so a son who works in the
entertainment field in Los Angeles
plans to leave the red carpet behind
"It's going to be wonderful,"
Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce president Mary Ann
Brockman at the chamber's signa-
ture celebration Bayfest on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander File
Photo: Lisa Neff
t' for all
came from far
and wide to wish
operator of Cafe
on the Beach
at the Manatee
Public Beach, a
fond farewell on
his last day of
........ .. .
Thanks for the memories
Left: Manager Darlene Weil gets a hug from cafe owner Tommy Vayias
and Tommy gets a big cake from Darlene and the staff at Cafe on the
Beach in celebration of all the good years together at the beach res-
taurant. Darlene will continue working at the new Anna Maria Beach
Cafe, under the new ownership. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
Pictured top, from left, are Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, entertainers Ricky and Frankie, cafe
owner Tommy Vayias, rear, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and wife Phyllis and Manatee County Com-
missioner John Chappie. The group thanked Tommy and his cafe team for the good memories.
missioner John Chappie. The group thanked Tommy and his cafe team for the good memories.
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POOL TABLE LIGHT: Icehouse, $50. 941-726-
BAKER'S RACK: ORNATE, white, $15. Plate
racks, two bronze, $6 each. 941-778-2901.
BICYCLE AIR PUMP, Bell, like new $5.941-761-
COMPUTER: 1.7 GHz, Windows XP-PRO,
FINCH CAGE WITH stand and all the fixings, $15.
FAX MACHINE: PANASONIC 2.4 GHz with phone
and manual, $20. 941-795-8359.
FORMICA COUNTER AND and drawers, wood
grain, 6 x 3 feet, great workstation, $30. 941-795-
BEACH STUFF: CHAIRS, umbrellas, float mat,
TANK TOP: LADIE'S ink blue, Chicos. Tags
attached, size 3. (16-18) $10. 941-778-0256.
CABINETS: WOODEN. SIX shelves, 6 feet, 3.5
inches high, 2 feet, 6.5 inches wide. $30. 941-
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-
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WEST MANATEE FIRE Rescue Auxiliary collect-
ing donations for Labor Day sale. Drop off at 201
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach or call Ron, 941 -
720-0426 for pick up.
WANTED: USED SURFBOARDS. Any condition,
any age. Please, call 847-877-9652.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
A MOVEABLE FEAST of Longboat Inc. is doing
business as The Feast at 5406 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
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.bra-
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @sothe-
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
Available from Commerc
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
BEACH-STYLE FLEA Market: 8 a.m. til?, Sunday,
Aug. 8. Furniture, art, collectibles, home and
garden accents. 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes
BRONZE 4-FOOT MERMAID fountain stolen July 4.
Cash reward, $200 for safe return. 941-778-7934.
LOST CAT: 77th Street area, Holmes Beach.
Rudolph, very small, black and white with black
spot on chin and has no claws. Rudolph. 863-
FOUND: KEYS AT Coquina Beach, July 11. One
brass and two small silver keys. Call 941-330-
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Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
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Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
SRDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Y Kitchens Bath Design Service
\ Carpentry Flooring Painting
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Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
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Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
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Your Island Insurance Specialist
Working to save you money
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FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. North
end of Anna Maria, Sunday, July 18. Claim at
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LOST: MANS GOLD ring. First Watch restaurant,
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PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? Call
Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids and ani-
mals. Four years experience, high school student.
ISLAND TEEN WILL help with yard work, mowing,
moving furniture, garage cleaning, window wash-
ing, more. 941-518-8841.
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL student available for
babysitting. Infant and toddler CPR-certified, first
aid-certified. Emily, 941-567-9276.
BABYSITTER AND PETSITTER: Trustworthy and
responsible, loves animals. Three years experi-
ence with babysitting. Call Claudia, 941-447-
NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Red Cross
certified. Call Kim at 941-592-1894.
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.
ATTEND, ASSIST, INSPIRE: Live-in muse for hire.
Robin, 941-730-4230. Island only.
HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory, all
equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey, busi-
ness growing monthly, owners moving, great oppor-
tunity for mom and pop. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.
GIFT SHOP FOR sale. Call owner, 941-779-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.
OUTTA SIGHT OUTTA Mind: Carpet, upholstery,
tile, grout cleaning. clean ups. Elsa, 941-312-
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
HOUSE AND PETSITTER: 35 years. References.
Bonded. Light housekeeping, gardening. Sheila,
ELDERLY CAREGIVER: 28 years experience.
Assist in bathing, appointments, shopping, cook-
ing, housekeeping, etc. Call 941-761-1419.
CLEANING FAIRIES: LONG-time resident,
weekly, biweekly, reasonable rates and attention
to detail. Free estimates. 941-778-5717.
GENE'S HOME CLEANING: For dependable ser-
vice call Gene, 260-438-7176.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373,
or e-mail: email@example.com.
DELICIOUS MEALS PREPARED by Island chef.
Free delivery. 941-448-4294.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 34
years of happy customers. Senior check, pet-
watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046 or 941-580-4487.
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
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sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio
open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone,
guitar and piano. 941-778-8323, or evenings,
941-758-0395. 315 58th St., Studio I, Holmes
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium
grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: $15 per hour. No job too
small. One call does it all. Call Arthur, 941-301-
0624. Quality satisfaction guaranteed.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and shops.
$150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes included.
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RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach 3BR/2BA
canal home. Dock, large two-car garage, tile
throughout, very nice kitchen, screened back
porch. Utilities not included. $1,695/month. 863-
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space:
8803/8799 Cortez Road. 600 sf, $500/month.
1,200 sf (former salon) and 1,300 sf. 1-800-952-
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
Spectacular water views from over 60ft of deck. Dock your
boat here! Unusually spacious family home in Anna Maria City
(2500 SF+) Three bedroom includes two full master suites,
plus an office 3 garages and plenty of bonus space downstairs
$689,000. Call Robin Kollar 941-713-4515.
WOULD YOU LIKE to work on the beach? Three
executive offices available 200 steps from beach.
Great visibility on Gulf Drive, perfect for real estate
agent, accountant, anybody working from home.
$300-$500/month, utilities included. Call today,
move in this week. 941-746-8666.
ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria canal home.
2BR/2BA with dock and lift. Unit is largely furnished
with washer and dryer provided. Rate is $1,600/
month plus utilities. 1,600 sf. 813-245-0428.
ANNUAL DUPLEX IN HOLMES Beach. 2BR/2BA
on canal, space for boat. Living room, kitchen,
storage, washer and dryer hook ups. No pets.
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED GROUND-level duplex.
2BR/1 BA, north Holmes Beach. $925/month plus
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT 2BR furnished
condo. Boat dock, years lease. $975/month, first
and last. 941-778-4451.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL: 2BR duplex, ground
level. $750/month. 941-778-6088.
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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, lboatdock, $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
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier. Ground-level, washer, dryer, refrig-
erator, unfurnished, $900/month plus utilities. No
smokers or pets. 941-387-8610.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.
BUILD WEALTH through short sales and foreclo-
sures. www.AdkinsFloridaGroup.com. Call James
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture
with breathtaking Gulf views. 5,146 sf under roof
on north Anna Maria Island, 12106 Gulf Drive.
$3,500,000, furnished. Contact owner, broker,
FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale. Get your E2/
EB-5 Visa. Call James Adkins, 941-713-0635.
NEW CANALFRONT BEAUTY: 4BR/4.5BA. 3,350
sf under air, pool. Realistic at $1,450,000. View-
able through Aug. 19. 215 Chilson Ave., Anna
Maria. Owner Jeff Endean, 941-567-6600.
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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
Known as the
Clay House this
historic home sits
on a huge 11,308
sf lot in central
Close to the bay and the beaches on quiet Spring
Avenue. This property has unlimited potential.
Call Jesse Brisson at 941-713-4755.
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
WEST OF GULF DR. 2 BR condo in west building of
Palm Cay. Upstairs end unit, heated pool, turnkey furnished.
Norman F 1941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
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BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office, recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3BR/2BA Island home.
Short walk to the beach or bay. New roof, kitchen,
windows, deck, brick patio, indoor staircase and
foyer, Hardiplank siding and much more. $489,000.
941-778-0147 or 941-812-3114.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
COSTA RICA: PUERTO Viejo, Codes. Me, Tarzan,
you, Jane. Play in this dollhouse in the jungle.
Minutes walk to beaches, stores, restaurants.
2BR/2BA, new construction, positive cash flow
as vacation rental. $165,000. 941-713-4515.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Best land buy!
2.5 acres, spectacular views, gated, paved road.
High altitude. Easily accessible, secluded. Bryson
City. $45,000. Owner financing. 800-810-1590.
EAST TENNESSEE LAKE community!! Buy
now and save money, no time frame to build
dockable, lake-view, lake access. Starting at
just $9,900. Call 866-920-5263. TNwaterfront.
BANK FORCED BID, offer sale! Smoky Mountain
lake property, Tennessee. Pick your lot, then summit
your offer! Gated with amenities! Hurry, register now,
first 100 only! 877-644-4647 ext. 302.
ONLY $34,900 WITH free boat slip adjoining lot sold
for $99,900! Spectacular wooded building lot in pre-
mier gated waterfront community with direct access to
Atlantic Ocean! All amenities complete. Paved roads,
underground utilities, clubhouse, pool. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now, 877-888-1415, ext. 2627.
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2BR/2BA WITH BRAND NEW A/C UNIT
AND TILED FLOORS REDUCED TO $99,000
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