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City reduces county permit fee
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners last
week shaved $3,000 off a $26,444 building
permit for Manatee County's new marine
The county had asked for some or all of
the fees to be waived, but city officials said
$3,000 was their best offer.
County project manager Darin Cushing
presented the request for a waiver or some
relief during a commission meeting Aug. 5.
"I come to you today representing Man-
atee County with a special request," Cush-
ing said. "So that we may put every avail-
able dollar into the construction of the new
marine rescue headquarters, we are asking
that the building permit fees in the amount
of $26,444 be waived or reduced. Every
dollar spent on the actual construction of
our building is another spent on the public
safety of our citizens and tourists."
Cushing said former Mayor Michael
Pierce had discussed the possibility of
waiving the fee with county officials. Pierce
resigned earlier this summer and Bob Bar-
telt was appointed to fill the vacancy.
"As this issue was discussed with former
Mayor Pierce some time ago, who stated that
we would probably work something out even-
tually, I am certain you can understand our
sense of urgency and apprehension now that
Mayor Pierce has resigned," Cushing wrote
A crew works Aug. 4 at ine sue oj ine new
marine rescue headquarters in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
in a letter to Bartelt and city commissioners.
Cushing appeared before the commission
with three questions: Would the permit fees be
waived? If not, could the fees be reduced? If
in court Thursday
By Rick Catlin
Get to courtroom 5E at the Manatee County Judicial Center
In what some longtime Anna Maria residents claim is the most
divisive issue ever in this quiet little city of about 1,800 residents,
the future composition of the city commission
and government could well be at stake beginning
at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12.
That's when Manatee County Circuit Court
Judge Edward Nicholas is scheduled to hear a
motion by Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus to dis-
miss a recall petition against him.
. ;i. hlf Nicholas apparently anticipates plenty of
testimony as he has scheduled the hearing to take
place until 5 p.m.
H iA large number of Anna Maria residents
are expected to be in the courtroom to hear the
issue that has divided the city into two camps
since the recall effort began to gather steam in
Carter The series of events that has led to the
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so, what dollar amount was the city willing to
Commissioners and Bartelt said they
wanted to be good neighbors.
However, Bartelt said, the city does have
budget constraints and already has accumu-
lated legal and building department expenses
in reviewing the marine rescue project.
"I think the best we could do is a $3,000
reduction," Bartelt said.
The commission then moved to reduce
the fees by $3,000. The vote was unanimous,
with Commissioner Bob Connors absent.
"I'm sorry it isn't more," Commissioner
Gay Breuler told Cushing.
Cushing said the county appreciated the
city's consideration and help.
Zirkelbach Construction Inc. of Palmetto
holds the $1.1 million contract to build the
headquarters, which will provide workspace
for marine rescue personnel, storage space for
gear and vehicles, a conference room, a com-
puter center, training facilities and lockers.
The headquarters also will contain work
and storage space for the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office marine deputy branch.
The county hopes to move the marine
rescue division into the building by the end
of the year, or early 2011.
Last week, the concrete floor was
"It's going to have walls starting this
week," Cushing said of the building.
Former AM commish
calls for recall review
By Rick Catlin
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Tom Aposporos has sent
city attorney Jim Dye and Recall Commissioner Stoltzfus committee
chair Bob Carter a letter offering an independent opinion regarding
the Sept. 7 special election to recall Harry Stoltzfus from office.
Gene Aubry and Stoltzfus both qualified to
be on the ballot fill the remainder of Stoltzfus'
commission term, should the vote to recall Stoltz-
fus be successful. Voting for the commission seat
will be on the same ballot and takes place at the
same time and location as the recall vote.
Dye and attorney Richard Harrison, who
Aposporos represents Stoltzfus, agreed before Stoltzfus filed
to qualify as a candidate that state law calls for a
commission election at the same time as the recall, and that Stoltzfus
could qualify to run on the ballot for the seat he might lose in the
Aposporos said that Dye's decision that the city should hold
an election was based upon the Florida statute on recall elections
involving districts and multiple candidates.
The Anna Maria charter, however, requires city commissioners
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fill a vacancy on the commission and is silent on the
subject of a recall election, Aposporos noted.
As the former chair of the past two Anna Maria
charter review committees, Aposporos said he was
"well aware" that Anna Maria commissioners are
elected at large, not by district.
He's obtained an opinion from N\. Li\\, an Inter-
net source for attorneys, that the city charter should
take precedence over state statute because the charter
provides for an election to replace a single vacant seat
in an at-large district.
The Westlaw opinion states "If only one
member of a governing board is voted to be recalled
from office, then the vacancy created by the recall
is to be filled by the governing body according to
applicable law." Aposporos said he believes this
applies to the recall election as the governing body
is the city.
He asked Dye to reconsider his stance and sent
the opinion to Dye for review. Aposporos also asked
Carter to forward the documents to the committee's
"It's probably not going to change an\ thin_'."
Aposporos said. "I just wanted to get it out there
that this election to vote in a commissioner at the
same time as the recall vote might not be the way it
should be done."
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hearing began March 10, when consultant Michael
Barfield of Sarasota made a public records request
for all of Stoltzfus' e-mails on his home computer
pertaining to city business.
Among the more than 800 e-mails Stoltzfus sub-
mitted were e-mails indicating Stoltzfus would sup-
port and finance a lawsuit against the city, and had
financial backers, but wanted his name kept out of
Other e-mails showed Stoltzfus favored bulldoz-
ing retail-office-residential projects on Pine Avenue
already built by Pine Avenue Restoration LLC, along
with some Pine Avenue residences.
Stoltzfus said in another e-mail that he looked
at one PAR site plan for Pine Avenue and could "tell
in 10 seconds" that it did not comply with the city's
comprehensive plan and land-development regula-
Additionally, Stoltzfus wrote in his e-mails he
wanted to fire city planner Alan Garrett and city
attorney Jim Dye and "kick the ass" of Mayor Fran
Barford, whom he also called a "donkey."
Attorney Valerie Fernandez, representing Bar-
field, is also the legal counsel for PAR.
After the Stoltzfus e-mails were made public,
resident Bob Carter formed the recall committee and
gathered the required signatures for the first recall
Once the first petition was accepted by Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat, Harrison
filed a motion to dismiss the recall petition, claiming
it was "not legally sufficient" to meet the Florida
In its petition, the recall committee, among other
allegations, claimed Stoltzfus had violated Florida's
Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, "made libelous
and inflammatory remarks against city staff, citizens
and professional consultants," violated the require-
ments for a fair and impartial quasi-judicial proceed-
ing, abused his authority, and sought to "bring finan-
cial harm to the city of Anna Maria by encouraging
potentially harmful and expensive legal action against
the city, while hiding his own involvement."
In his motion to dismiss, Harrison said the recall
petition was "so vague and ambiguous that it does
not furnish (Stoltzfus) fair, reasonable and adequate
notice of the charges alleged as grounds for recall."
Stoltzfus is "unable to frame an appropriate defensive
statement" because of the vagueness of the charges,
Harrison also said the charges of misfeasance and
malfeasance were invalid.
Stoltzfus has denied any impropriety and has
claimed he is only doing what he promised when
he was elected to a commission seat in November
Chief Judge Lee Haworth of the 12th Circuit
Court certified the second petition and ordered the
recall election for Sept. 7. He also indicated to Nicho-
las to move promptly on the motion to dismiss.
If Nicholas denies Stoltzfus' motion, the recall
petition will be upheld and voting will proceed as
ordered unless an appeal is filed. Any appeal could
potentially delay the recall election.
Under Florida law, voting for a commissioner
to complete the remainder of the recalled commis-
sioner's term is done at the same time and place as
the recall vote.
Stoltzfus has qualified to run for the possible
remainder of his own commission
term at the same time as voters are
deciding whether or not to remove
him from office. He will share
the balloting with architect Gene
Aubry, the only other candidate to
S qualify for the special election.
Aubry Aubry is running on a
campaign of ending the conflict
and divisiveness in Anna Maria, examining land-
development regulations for necessary changes and
ensuring the comp plan and LDRs do not conflict.
Stoltzfus has said he will not back down from
his opinions on Pine Avenue parking, safety and the
comp plan and LDRs.
If the recall election is held Sept. 7, the ballot
will ask voters:
"Should Harry Stoltzfus be removed from the
office of Anna Maria City Commissioner?"
Voters will fill in the circle next to either "Harry
Stoltzfus should be removed from office," or "Harry
Stoltzfus should not be removed from office."
Underneath the recall question will be the ques-
tion for city commission, and voters will fill in the
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circle next to the name of either Eugene E. Aubry or
Even if the recall election is held, it may not end
political tensions in Anna Maria.
The Nov. 2 general election has two mayoral can-
didates who appear to be fully on opposite sides of
the political fence.
Mayor Fran Barford did not seek re-election.
Mike Selby and Sandy Mattick have qualified to run
for Barford's vacated seat.
No candidates filed to run for the two commis-
sion seats up for election Nov. 2 and incumbents Jo
Ann Mattick (mother of mayoral candidate Sandy
Mattick) and Chuck Webb are automatically returned
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Someone's gonna lose lawsuits at city expense
By Rick Catlin
Regardless of the outcome of Anna Maria's pro-
posed comprehensive plan amendment affecting the
conservation land-use district, somebody is already
Before the city could approve or deny the pro-
posed amendment, parties on both sides of the issue
sued the city.
Dr. Richard Friday, 104 Park St., sued the city
over a proposed development in that part of the con-
servation land-use area between his house and the
Gulf of Mexico.
Not to be outdone, the Walker Family Trust,
owners of the property adjacent to Friday, sued the
city for its refusal to approve a subdivision of two
platted lots that it has owned in the conservation zone
At its Aug. 3 meeting, the planning and zoning
board held a public hearing on the amendment and
heard both sides of the issue.
City attorney Jim Dye said the issue is that the
comp-plan language prohibits development in the
conservation land-use category, but that was not the
intent of the commission when it approved the comp
plan in October 2007. The P&Z board and commis-
sion got some wrong advice, he indicated.
The intent was to "grandfather" existing struc-
tures and platted lots in the zone for future develop-
ment or remodeling, Dye said.
But comp plan policy 1.3.10 calls for "no devel-
opment" in the conservation zone. That language was
approved by the commission based on advice from
facilitator Tony Arrant, who guided the city through
the four-year comp-plan revision.
Arrant told the P&Z at a March 6, 2007, public
hearing that there were no platted lots or existing
structures in the conservation land-use category at
the beach end of Park, Maple and Elm streets and
other nearby lands in the zone.
The board asked him to recheck and if he found
any platted or accepted lots, it would recommend that
those lots be designated residential.
But Arrant reported that he checked with the
Manatee County property appraiser and found none.
"There is not another owner, other than the city,"
Arrant told the board.
The board let the "no development" clause remain
based upon Arrant's findings, and the comprehensive
plan was approved by the commission in October
But Dye's investigation revealed that Arrant had
only looked through the property appraiser's records
of platted lots. "He forgot to look at meets and
bounds, where house descriptions are also located,"
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Therein lies the problem. Dye found about a
dozen houses in the conservation zone that had been
accepted by the city in meets and bounds.
Platted lots exist in the conservation zone that
are unbuildablee," because of the comp plan, Dye
said, but the plan treats those houses and lots differ-
ently than similar properties. And the courts don't
like that idea, he said.
At present, homeowners in the zone cannot
remodel their property, and owners of vacant lots of
record cannot build a single-family residence, Dye
The proposed amendment before the board would
change language in the policy to grandfather exist-
ing lots in the conservation zone that were platted
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and accepted by the city when the comp plan was
"We did not want (the land-use policy) to hurt
lots of record," Dye said.
But it already may have.
The Walker Family Trust wants to build houses
at the beach end of Park Street, based on the former
comp-plan language that allowed construction on
platted lots in the zone.
Friday sued the city regarding Walker's intention
to build and based his suit on the current comp-plan
language that says no development is allowed.
When the commission refused to approve a divi-
sion of two of Walker's platted lots, Walker and his
family trust filed suit against the city.
Dye agreed with P&Z chair Randall Stover that
if the comp-plan amendment passes, it would "no
longer prohibit the Walkers from developing."
Dye's arguments did not impress Friday.
Friday told the board he and his wife bought their
property at the beach end of Park Street after learning
the comp plan prohibited development in seaward of
"This is really upsetting to us. We have a beauti-
ful view, but, if this passes, we will be facing three
mega-mansions," he said.
The Walkers own 10 other lots in the zone that
they could build on, he noted. "I'm not opposed to
development. Let them build on those lots," Friday
Dye told the board someone is going to come
away from the amendment process displeased with
"Whatever happens, one of them is not going
to be happy," the city attorney said. \ ly duty is to
advise the city" and try to "keep the city's ox from
In Dye's opinion, state and federal courts have
already said a property buyer should not count on
zoning adjacent to his or her property remaining the
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter AM01
Manatee County Supervisor of -
Elections Bob Sweat said he expects -
absentee ballots for Anna Maria's -
Sept. 7 recall election of Commis- TOVOTE.c
sioner Harry Stoltzfus to be in the Use o.yal
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mail to voters this week. yourvor.
Sweat said his office had yet to _
inspect the ballots and ensure all the -
language is correct before mailing -
The list of absentee voters is -
available to candidates in the elec-
tion, he said.
Absentee votes will be added to -
the Sept. 7 votes on tallying ballots -
at the special recall election poll- -
ing station, Sweat said. That usually -
takes place several minutes after the -
poll closes at 7 p.m., he indicated. _
At that time, the official results are -
announced by the elections office. -
Voting will be at Roser Memorial -
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave. -
The recall vote on Stoltzfus is -
taking place because a group of citi- The ballot
zens formed a recall committee in
May and obtained the required signatures of reg-
istered voters to have a recall election scheduled.
The recall committee said in its petition that as
a commissioner Stoltzfus has committed misfea-
sance and malfeasance, including an effort to bring
financial harm to the city by supporting a lawsuit
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Harry Stoltzfus should be removed
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Eugene E. Aubry
for the Sept. 7 Anna Maria recall election.
against the city.
Stoltzfus has denied any wrongdoing and has
filed a court action to halt the recall vote.
The date for the hearing on Stoltzfus'
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What do you think?
The oil leak is capped, no more oil is leaking in
the Gulf of Mexico, and the emergency is now in
What do you think? The oil never made it here.
Fishing is good. The beach is good. In fact, snook
are making a comeback from the winter kill. It's like
nothing ever happened.
Can you honestly say tourism is down? Are we
doing enough to dispute the effect of the oil spill?
How about that "drill baby, drill" campaign.
How's that working now? Are we ready to let BP and
the other oil companies go back to business as usual
in the Gulf of Mexico? What will you think if BP taps
another source and starts collecting oil and earning
dollars from a new Deepwater Horizon site?
And don't let's forget that 11 lives were lost
on BP's well platform. Will we allow them to keep
pumping at such a great risk to lives and the vast and
sensitive environment of the Gulf?
What will happen to the lost jobs and businesses
- the lives and families suffering with no income?
What will BP do to help the families of those people
killed on the rig? What will happen in the next big
disaster if the oil company can't sustain the loss?
Will BP continue to make profits at the gas pump
that provide for the necessary environmental and eco-
We liked the answers we heard to John Dicker-
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He asked, "If you had to give BP a final grade on
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What they are not good at and that has not been part
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A vision for AM
In a recent letter, a citizen was wondering if there
had ever been a survey to see what the residents of
Anna Maria really want for their community.
I would like to take the opportunity to remind the
city commissioners and voters that we had at least
two opportunities in recent years to provide input into
how we might like the city of Anna Maria to look.
In September 2002, the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council sent a professional staffer to
Anna Maria offering a visioning program for the
residents as they contemplated plans for the next
comprehensive plan. Later, ad hoc committees
were set up to add further insight into the future
The conclusion was that the city of Anna Maria
reflects the old-Florida style of single-family and
duplexes of varying sizes with tree-lined streets, land-
scaping, bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly areas and
a defined commercial center of small shops and spe-
cialty stores serving the community. Special empha-
sis was given to the idea of building new structures
to conform with the old and to respect an individual's
property rights. I don't know how many times the
phrase "old-Florida style of architecture" was used
in the 38-page report.
I believe both John Quam and Dale Woodland
took part in the visioning program or ad hoc com-
In July 2007, Mike Coleman went before the city
commission with a conceptual plan of what he and
his partners in a company called PAR might like to
suggest for certain lots on Pine Avenue. Using the
concept so highly favored in the visioning project of
retaining the feeling of old Florida, PAR presented
in person, via the media and through several public
viewing sessions, its concept for preserving and
improving Pine Avenue.
The plan seemed to meet the general approval
of all in the community. I do not recall hearing any
negatives to the initial plan.
Later on, PAR presented another idea for six lots
near the North Bay Bridge. It envisioned a small inn
for overnight guests. When this plan did not get the
same enthusiasm, PAR immediately asked city hall
to drop any thoughts of approving it.
I think the two occasions mentioned above gave
the community a great way of speaking out in the
way of a survey of public opinion.
I also think it interesting that according to the
newspaper stories, the city of Holmes Beach is trying
to be more lenient toward parking regulations for the
businesses in the city, and some in Anna Maria are
trying to make it more difficult for a business owner
to make a living there.
Marcia K. Powers, Anna Maria
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I wanted to compliment members of the Holmes
Beach Public Works Department and say thank you to
them and to the city of Holmes Beach for help with
an incident that happened to my vehicle in Holmes
My car was accidentally struck and damaged by
debris kicked out of a mowing machine while a
public works employee was cutting the right of way
along Palm Drive.
The public works staff was most helpful to
me in facilitating the contact with the city's insur-
ance company and having the damage to my car
Each was courteous and professional in their
dealings with me, and I appreciate their help very
much in resolving that unfortunate incident.
You have a good team there in the public works
Richard V Francis, Anna Maria
NOAA: Majority of oil gone
By Lisa Neff
The federal government estimates that the "vast
majority" of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has
either evaporated or been removed from the Gulf of
The estimate came from the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, which reported
that a third of oil released from the now-capped
deepwater well off the Louisiana coast had been
either burned, skimmed or broken up using chemi-
An additional 25 percent of the oil evaporated or
dissolved, according to NOAA, and 16 percent was
dispersed naturally into microscopic droplets.
"Early indications are that the oil is degrading
quickly," NOAA stated in the Aug. 4 report, which
estimated the total oil released from the well since
late April at about 4.9 million barrels.
NOAA's calculation was that about 26 percent
of the oil remains either on or just below the Gulf
surface or has washed ashore.
Oil began leaking from the BP/Transocean Deep-
water Horizon Well April 22 and reached shorelines
in the northern Gulf in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Alabama and Florida. Oil has remained hundreds of
miles from the Tampa Bay area and no projections
show oil reaching local waters.
NOAA stated that the optimistic report does not
address the "long-term impacts of oil on the Gulf.
Fully understanding the damages and impacts of the
spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem is something
that will take time and continued monitoring and
Also, the remaining oil, according to independent
scientists, remains thick along the Louisiana shore-
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ashore or been
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sand and sediments.
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In the Aug. 9, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Venice city manager George Hunt said the
owner of a cruise ship that offered gambling to pas-
sengers while offshore in the Gulf of Mexico was
considering Holmes Beach as its home port. Hunt
said the ship owners told him they were going to
contact the Marina Bay Restaurant about docking
their vessel. City building official Bill Saunders said
there's not enough parking at the marina to accom-
modate the expected throng of passengers.
Holmes Beach city officials asked the Florida
Communities Trust for an extension of an $840,000
grant to buy 37 acres of Grassy Point wetlands while
it negotiated a lower price on a 22-acre parcel. The
grant was scheduled to expire Aug. 23. City treasurer
Rick Ashley said the purpose of the acquisition was
to create a nature park and preservation area.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi
Fox said someone found a turtle nest on the south
end of Coquina Beach and either destroyed about
100 turtle hatchlings, or helped move them to the
water. Fox said it was either vandalism or an unselfish
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Final Holmes Beach dredge project a 'bear'
By Nick Walter
The last of 31 Holmes Beach dredging projects is
a week from completion. And this one, DredgeMon-
ster owner Paul Dimariano said, is a "bear."
DredgeMonster is clearing 3,200-cubic yards of
grass, sand and silt from a canal in the neighborhood
near St. Bernard Catholic Church along South Harbor
Drive. The canal, labeled HB-21, sinks into the open
eastern shoreline of Anna Maria Island like a pool-
table pocket, and so is a mouth for seagrasses, leaves
and muck that enters from the Intracoastal Water-
The canal has proven to be one of the nastiest
of a series of projects that began in 2003 when the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a city permit to
dredge 48,297 cubic yards of material from the city's
"This canal might be one of the shallowest canals
on the Island," Holmes Beach building inspector Bob
Shaffer said. "It needed it bad."
DiMariano said Piedroba Marine Construction
was not able to complete all canals scheduled for
dredging this year, so the city allowed the company
to subcontract the final canal, HB-21, to DredgeMon-
"In my opinion," DiMariano said, "that company
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be a bear."
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said
the completion of the dredging puts the city in good
"Next year we won't have to worry about fund-
ing dredging projects," he said. "So we can get to
something else on our long list of improvements."
Holmes Beach budget reserve soars
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach has proposed $4,401,417 in
reserves and unspent carryovers for the fiscal year of
2010-11, an increase from last year's adopted reserve
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the main reason
that budget item is increasing is because of uncom-
pleted projects that could not be funded. One was a
stormwater project at 37th Street and Gulf Drive that
could not be completed in the 2009-10 fiscal year.
The Florida Department of Transportation project to
build a mast-arm traffic signal did not allow the cit-
ystormwater project to proceed until the DOT project
- now under way could be completed.
At the city's July 27 meeting, Commissioner
Al Robinson said, "By standard accounting practice
methods, we have closer to $5 million. Why is it
like that? Well, the bureaucrats in Tallahassee tell
you how to do your accounting, so they all have an
agenda. It starts in Tallahassee and they force us to
But simply saying the city has around $4.5 mil-
lion in reserve money can be misleading.
Of that figure, $241,000 is from a restricted local-
option gas tax, and $419,000 is for stormwater proj-
One improvement funded by the gas tax will be
repaving of Palm Drive from the intersection of 80th
Street to Marina Drive. The paving will then continue
on Marina Drive to the intersection at Gulf Drive,
and finally south on Gulf Drive to Peacock Lane. The
project is estimated to cost $315,000.
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By Lisa Neff
The Bridge Street Markets will begin again in
November with a new schedule.
The market featuring produce, arts and
crafts, apparel and entertainment will take place
weekly on Sundays from November through April
In the past, the markets took place on Satur-
days, and sometimes occurred every other week.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission, meet-
ing Aug. 5, approved an application from market
coordinator Nancy Ambrose authorizing markets
on Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5. Dec. 12,
Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, Jan. 16. Jan. 23,
Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March
6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April
10, April 17 and April 24.
Market hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the lot at 107 Bridge St.
Additionally, the market organizer the non-
profit Historic Bridge Street Merchants Associa-
tion is planning a Bridge Street fair Nov. 7.
Ambrose said the association members hope
the change of day will help draw more market
Other area markets the farmer's markets
in Ellenton, Bradenton and Sarasota and the Anna
Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Markets, for
example take place on Saturdays during the
fall/winter season. So do many of the church rum-
mage sales, another Island tradition.
"The closest place with a Sunday Market is
Siesta Key," Ambrose said. "We're also hoping
that tourists will be looking for something to do
on Sunday," she added. "Many of the timeshares
and others check in on Saturday, so hopefully we
can reach those folks to come out on Sunday....
We are excited about trying Sunday and hope that
the Island community will embrace it and come
Ambrose said the weekly schedule also should
help the market build loyal customers.
"Doing it every Sunday should make it easier
to know when there is a market and let people get
in a routine of coming every Sunday," she said.
Dining for Women to gather
The Anna Maria Island chapter of Dining for
Women will hold its monthly potluck dinner at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Sandpiper Resort Coop
Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The motto of the international group Dining for
Women, "Changing the world, one dinner at a time,"
reflects the nonprofit's giving policy. Guests bring a
food dish to share and make a contribution to reflect
what they might have spent dining out.
This month's recipient of the donations from 155
chapters is "Beads for Life," a project that helps lift
Ugandan women out of poverty.
For more information or to attend, call Jean
Free play features kids, lessons
April Jonatzke may be well known on Anna
Maria Island to kids and their families as the school
lunchroom supervisor or camp director or after-school
program manager, but now she can wear the title of
Jonatzke wrote a play for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center summer drama camp program
titled, "There's No "I" in Bully," and the campers
are inviting the public to enjoy a free performance of
the play at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the city-owned
Island Players playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Call the Center for more information, 941-778-
Rockin' alley cats
The Island Rockers, an Anna
Maria Island band of musi-
cally talented youngsters, is
working to raise funds to offset
costs of performing at an east
coast surfing contest Labor
Day weekend that benefits the
National Kidney Foundation.
They played at the Back Alley
Aug. 6, and sold koozies and
T-shirts to further their fund-
raising. Entertainer Mike Sales
mixed in his guitar and vocals
for the crowd. Islander Photo:
New pastor named
at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, has a new pastor, the Rev.
Mullen comes to St. Bernard from St. Francis
Xavier parish in Fort Myers, where he was the
priest. He is scheduled to deliver his first Mass
The Rev. Robb Mongiello was the church's
priest for almost seven years. He retired at age 60
Since then, the Rev. Jean Woady Louis, assistant
priest for more than a year, has been serving as the
Paulette Kaczor, office manager at St. Bernard,
said once Mullen arrives, Louis likely will not remain
at St. Bernard. "He is a Haitian priest, and there is
a need for Haitian priests in the diocese, so he'll go
where he's needed," Kaczor said.
Kaczor said little is known about Mullen. "He
apparently is a very quiet and modest priest," Kaczor
said. "And he was born in Ireland."
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at noon Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
The speaker will be Wendy Webb of ServPro
discussing hurricane preparedness.
For more information, e-mail Sandra Ash-
brook at email@example.com or
Wednesday, Aug. 11
7:45 to 9a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise
breakfast at the Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies; reservation required.
Friday, Aug. 13
7 p.m. "There Is No '' in Bully" performance by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Drama Camp participants at the Island Players,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Saturday, Aug. 14
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Island team "Rack Pack" yard-sale fundraiser
for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Cancer Walk, 526 56th St., Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. Children's fishing class at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
9:30 a.m. to noon Family origami at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8 to 11 p.m. Sizzling Summer Dance featuring entertainment by
Mike Sales at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
Sunday, Aug. 15
8 a.m. to noon Blood drive at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 813-903-2600.
Monday, Aug. 16
Noon Teacher-classroom assignments posted at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Noon Wendy Webb discusses hurricane preparedness at the
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-7785.
6 p.m. Opera on the Island DVD viewing and discussion at The
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
First Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria
at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Island team hosts yard sale
The Islanders that call themselves the "Team
Rack Pack," a group planning to participate in the
Susan G. Komen 3-Day Cancer Walk Oct. 29-31 in
Tampa, will host a yard-sale fundraiser from 7:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, to aid their cause.
The sale will be at the home of Rack Packer
Kyra Valadie, 526 56th St., Holmes Beach. Other
members of the team helping will be Kelly Joseph,
Joy Murphy, Barbara Burgess, Debbie Singer, Sandi
Victor and Lynda Hicks.
Valadie said, "Two members of our team are
coming from Columbia, S.C.," to participate in the
walk, "my sister, Sunny Armstrong, and her friend
"We each have to raise $2,300," she said, to meet
their team's goal.
"I got involved when a good friend was diag-
nosed with breast cancer last year," Valadie said. "It's
not a competition, it's about coming together, raising
dollars for breast cancer awareness and research and
doing something for those who have been through
this battle of breast cancer."
For more information, call Valadie at 941-779-
Mark Bryant, manager ofPublix, fills in Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis members at their Saturday morning
meeting about changes at the Holmes Beach Publix
Super Market. Islander Photo: Ralph Bassett
Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
10 a.m. Free Family Film Festival featuring "Arctic Tale" and
"Planet 51" at Oakmont 8, 4801 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information:
Thursday, Aug. 12
7p.m. Life on Earth Film Series: "Aliens of the Deep" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
*Aug. 19, Life On Earth Film Series presents "Microcosmos," South
Aug. 20, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" film, Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Aug. 21, Third annual Sarasota Bay Watch Scallop Search, Mar
Vista Dockside Restaurant.
Aug. 21, Women's Equity Day luncheon, The Polo Grill.
Aug. 25, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, The Studio at Gulf and
Aug. 25, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card
exchange, Whitney Bank.
Save the Date:
Aug. 28, 20th annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge, AMF Bradenton
Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing,
Bradenton Country Club.
Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG
Golf and Country Club.
Oct. 7, "Ladies of the Camellias" season opening, Island Players.
Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
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SAM to take part in Women's
Equity Day event
Save Anna Maria Inc., a grassroots group that
formed in the 1990s to fight a proposed mega-bridge
to Anna Maria Island, plans to display information
about its nonprofit organization at the 90th anniver-
sary of Women's Equity Day Luncheon hosted Aug.
21 by the League of Women Voters.
"We will be promoting past and present ideas
from our 15 years of tenure," said SAM presi-
dent Katie Pierola. SAM's theme at the event
will be: "We all have a stake in preserving the
Island for residents and visitors."
The equity luncheon at the The Polo Grill, 10670
Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, will begin with
registration at 11 a.m. For more information or res-
ervations, contact Vicki Waters at 941-753-9741 or
SAM also recently launched its website at www.
To reach Pierola about SAM, call 941-795-2818,
or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Manatee County celebrates
scouting's 100-year history
The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee Coun-
try Agricultural Museum open the exhibit "A Shining
Light Across Manatee" Friday, Aug. 20.
The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 2, celebrates
100 years of scouting in Manatee County, as well as
the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Featured in the exhibit is Troop 10, the oldest troop
in Manatee County.
A reception and open house will be held from
5:30 to 8 p.m. in the park Friday, Sept. 10. Recep-
tion sponsors include Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant
of Longboat Key. The park is at 515 10th Ave. W.,
Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034
'South Pacific' opens at
As the New York production of "South Pacific"
comes to a close in the Big Apple, Manatee County's
own Manatee Players presents its own production of
the Tony Award-winning musical.
Produced by the Dodt Family Foundation, this
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is set on two
islands during World War II and tells the tale of paral-
lel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice
The musical opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
19, at the Manatee Players theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. The show runs through Sept. 5. Tickets
are available through the theater box office. For more
information, call 941-748-5875.
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at noon Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The club will hold an assembly.
For more information, e-mail Sandra Ashbrook
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-962
Kiwanis to meet
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at
the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The scheduled speaker is Larry Fowler
discussing flag etiquette.
The club meets at the restaurant every
CrossPointe names new pastor
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, named Ed Moss its new pastor.
Moss, 52, a 1976 graduate of Manatee High
School, is returning to live in his hometown of Anna
He began serving as pastor Aug. 1.
"It's a blast (being home)," Moss said. "I'm very
excited about meeting folks and families I grew up
with, and many, of course, have moved away. But I' m
very much looking forward to getting reacquainted
with all the folks I used to know. I've been well
received, and the church is just tremendous."
Moss comes to CrossPointe from Lake Forest
Baptist Church in Miami, where he was pastor for
Moss asked that anyone in the Island community
who has any type of needs call his cell phone at 941-
"We love to meet needs," Moss said. "We want to
serve a need whatever it is, from befriending people
to lawn work, or whatever. We want to continue to
be a community church."
Moss's Island family includes parents Gene and
Elizabeth Moss, brother Jim Moss and sister Beth
Waters. Gene Moss died three years ago.
Services at CrossPointe begin at 10 a.m. each
Sunday. Also, small groups for all ages are at 9 a.m.
Sunday and Wednesday night worship at 7 p.m.
The church also offers home groups.
Gold party benefits chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
is hosting a "Gold Party" Thursday, Aug. 26, at
a member's home, 231 Lakeview Drive, Anna
Guests are invited to bring broken or unwanted
gold jewelry to the party to exchange for cash. For
every item of gold that is exchanged, the chamber
will receive 15 percent of the total amount paid to
the guest. Proceeds come from the jeweler and not
from the proceeds of party attendees.
Guests are asked to bring a food dish to share.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and reservations.
Required by Wednesday, Aug. 25.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-
Bekka and Danny Stasny of Holmes Beach are
proud parents of newborn Isabel Angelina,
weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. 1/..- was born at
5:34 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Bekka is a member of
the Anna Maria Island Privateers and a public
school teacher. Danny is a charter fishing cap-
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Flipper power: Scientists study hatchling crawl
By Lisa Neff
"How do they do it?" a child shouted from the
crowd of more than 100 people gathered on the beach
in Anna Maria to see 15 loggerhead hatchlings race
to the Gulf of Mexico.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch released the sea
turtles Aug. 3, as the sun set and after bird activity on
the beach quieted down.
Most of the hatchlings were recovered from two
nests that had hatched several days earlier, but three
hatchlings had been rescued. After leaving their nests,
they crawled toward disorienting lights and lost their
way to the water.
The crowd formed a "V" on the beach near
Willow Avenue, and AMITW volunteers gently
turned a bucket so that the hatchlings could scramble
out and crawl over the sand and into the water.
Some hatchlings moved with speed, several
others moved slowly.
"It's absolutely a beautiful thing to see," said Katie
Lauritsen of Lansing, Mich. "I had no idea it would
be so moving to see those little babies crawl to the
A new study examines how loggerhead hatch-
lings traverse the beach to reach the water.
The hatchlings must be quick, so they are not
easy prey for wild animals such as raccoons and birds
and domestic animals such as cats and dogs.
And the hatchlings must be able to cross differ-
ent terrain dune grass, loose sand, hard sand. On
Anna Maria Island, loggerhead nests can be found in
hard-packed sand near the seaweed rack line, up the
beach and back in the dunes.
The Georgia Institute ofTc vhn, l ,', working with
the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, has released a study that
answers that question from the crowd "How do they
do it?" and which might help engineers in the field
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locomotor performance, but these turtles are able to
adapt," said Georgia Tech professor Daniel Goldman.
"On hard-packed sand at the water's edge, these tur-
tles push forward by di .,in, I- a claw on their flipper
into the ground so that they don't slip, and loose sand
they advance by pushing off against a solid region of
sand that forms behind their flippers."
The study, published in the journal Biology
Letters, was conducted using hatchlings at Jekyll
Island on Georgia's coast. Grad student Nicole
Mazouchova and research technician Andrei Savu
had a mobile laboratory that featured a three-foot
track for turtle races. Hatchlings crawled over dif-
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On sandpaper, the turtles anchor a claw on
their wrists into the sandpaper and propel them-
selves forward. During the thrusting process, a
hatchling' s shoulder rotates toward the body but
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On loose sand, pressure from the thin edge of a
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penetrates until it is perpendicular to the surface and
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"The turtles dug into the loosely packed sand,
lifted their bellies off the ground, lurched forward,
stopped and did it again," Goldman said.
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Number of false crawls: 129
Number of disorientations: 8
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 1,098
Number of nests hatched: 16.
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A crowd gathers at sunset near Willow Avenue in Anna Maria to watch the release
of hatchling sea turtles.
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the beach in Anna Maria. The hatchlings were found by Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch representatives. Three had crawled from a nest and become
disoriented. The others were found lingering in hatched nests.
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AM parking: Define problem before change
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners were divided at their
Aug. 4 work session on how to proceed with Plan
North, the proposed parking plan for Pine Avenue
presented by Commission Chair John Quam in May
and recommended for approval by the planning and
Quam was concerned that nothing is happening
with the plan and he's tired of having meetings on
the subject that seem to go nowhere.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said the commis-
sion needs to first "define the problem."
Commissioner Chuck Webb said he was "trou-
bled" about losing open, green space.
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick asked what the
city gives up in Plan North.
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus was absent from
Commissioners did not disagree, however, when
Woodland said the "community is kind of divided" on
the Pine Avenue parking issue. "Ray Charles could
see that," he said.
Plan North would allow for an estimated 226
parking spaces on Pine Avenue, provide some angle
parking along the west end of the avenue, allow
developers to meet parking requirements with either
parking on their sites or public parking, and require
property owners to give the city an easement if they
want angle parking and sidewalks between parking
spaces and buildings.
Under the plan, property owners would grant the
city an easement for angle parking and an accompany-
ing sidewalk, while the city would use a portion of the
right of way for common parking.
Although Plan North no longer includes parallel
parking, if parallel parking already exists at a loca-
tion, it will be grandfathered, Quam said.
For Woodland, Plan North is a "major change
in policy," but Quam stressed that the plan is "just a
concept" at this point.
Woodland was concerned the plan might not be
consistent with the comprehensive plan.
Perhaps, said city attorney Jim Dye, everyone
should remember that the comprehensive plan is
merely a guide.
"The comp plan requires the city to implement land-
development regulations that, at a minimum, shall pro-
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"The city commission sets the policy," Dye noted.
The comp plan only says the city has to provide open
space and on-site parking, but it doesn't give details.
That's up to the commission, he said.
Explaining further, Dye said if three of five com-
missioners say a proposed parking plan is "legally
adequate" and approve it, then it is legally adequate,
according to the courts. Dye said he could legally
justify either all parking on site, or off site parking,
because that's the policy. The courts don't like to
interfere in local government policy, he said.
"The commission determines what is adequate"
to meet the comp plan, he concluded.
Woodland said he did not disagree with Dye's
opinion, but wants to start with some simple language
changes to Chapter 90, the city's parking ordinance
in its land-development codes.
That's policy, and that's what the meeting is
about, Dye said.
Quam agreed. "Remember, this is just a draft, a
concept of a parking plan." Nothing has been decided
or agreed upon by the commission.
"The real problem is on-site parking vs. common
parking. Until we settle that, we will continue to sit
here and accomplish nothing. If there's one thing we
agree on, it's the ambiguous language in Chapter 90,"
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Judith Chable, chair of the citizens' initiative
committee on parking, said the group is not opposed
to change, just the proposed changes.
She said her committee "will cooperate" with the
Resident Terry Schafer said he was concerned
about the addition of Chapter 91 to the parking regu-
lation. That chapter gives developers the option of
off-site or on-site parking.
While appreciating the efforts of architect Gene
Aubry to design Plan North, Schaefer said he saw a
lot of conflict in Chapter 91.
"I suggest you give the public the opportunity to
vote it up or down," Schafer said.
Jill Morris of Spring Avenue pointed out that the
discussion is only about the business district, which
is just 7 percent of the city's total area.
"I thought I was moving to a quiet retirement
town," she said. Morris said most main streets in
small towns have common parking.
"This plan is a step in the right direction," she
Commissioners agreed to continue the discussion
and Webb suggested the session be less formal.
Quam agreed and made plans for commissioners
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Old-style concession planned for Coquina
By Lisa Neff
The snack bar at Coquina Beach is going old-
style for a while.
The concession will be run from a trailer at the
beach while Manatee County renovates the pink-
painted concession building.
Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously
approved a temporary use permit for the trailer con-
cession during a meeting Aug. 5. Coquina Beach is
operated by Manatee County, but is within Bradenton
Beach city limits.
"Over the next six months, the Coquina conces-
sion stand will be undergoing some minor renova-
tions," said Darin Cushing, a project manager with
New vendors, United Park Services, took over
the Coquina concession in mid-July, as well as the
restaurant and gift shop at the
Manatee Public Beach.
At the Coquina concession, the county plans to
remodel the interior of the building, as well as install
a new roof and add some height to the walls and the
deck, at a total cost of $60,000.
"During the remodeling process, the vendors
would like to operate their concession from a tem-
porary trailer to be located immediately adjacent to
the existing concession stand," Cushing told com-
Cushing asked that the city authorize the trailer
operation for a year. Although, he said, "construction
Crew cleans up small spill
The Bradenton Beach public works department
assisted a technician with Jones & Sons Pest Control
in cleaning up an insecticide spill near Church and
Second streets Aug. 3.
Witnesses reported concerns that the chemical
that had leaked from a broken hose on the company
truck might reach a storm drain and eventually the
bay, but public works director Tom Woodard said the
spill was small and contained.
Woodard said a city recycling crew was work-
ing nearby and placed some absorbent "oil dry" on
the chemical. A Jones & Company technician also
assisted with the cleanup, said Tom Jones.
"It was just a couple of gallons," Jones said.
"Between the oil dry and the sun, the pesticide
dried and did not go into the storm drain," Woodard
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should take no more than six months."
The menu for the trailer concession will include:
Chicago-style hot dogs, chili dogs, cheese dogs, ham-
burgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches,
nachos, ice cream and snow cones, shaved ice, soft
drinks, lemonade and water.
The trailer will be located east of the concession
building, near an electrical panel.
Commissioner Bob Connors did not attend the
The commission's next meeting will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission took
no action following a "shade meeting" Aug. 3 to
discuss a legal dispute with Island Inc.-Beach
The shade meeting was provided for under
Florida's Sunshine Law, which allows certain
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mission and its attorney to deal with pending litiga-
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City officials annoyed with poop at pier
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach officials expressed disgust last
week at a report that boaters are using city garbage
cans near the pier for human waste disposal.
Public works director Tom Woodard raised the
issue in an e-mail Aug. 3 to Police Chief Sam Spe-
ciale, city clerk Nora Idso and building official Steve
"Just wanted to keep you all informed of
increased health and cleaning issues we are expe-
riencing," Woodard wrote. "Sanitation crews are
picking up at least five bags of human feces a week
from the city garbage cans at the dinghy dock."
The dock is located on the south side of the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier.
Char Patterson, the assistant director for public
works, has resigned.
The announcement follows the city commission's
approval of a restructuring in the public works depart-
ment in 2010-11 that involves creating a field super-
intendent post and eliminating the assistant director
Public works director Tom Woodard proposed
the restructuring, which he said would save the city
money and put more people in the field.
Patterson declined the field superintendent post,
which came with less money, and resigned Aug. 1.
The commission, during its regular meeting last
week, approved a settlement agreement with Patter-
son and a payment of $7,595.47, which is two months
"Char Patterson is in agreement with the settle-
ment. ... I think it's going to prove beneficial for both
her and the city," Mayor Bob Bartelt said.
Additionally, Woodard said, PW staff has had to
clean human feces out of trash cans in the showers
at the pier.
"Not sure what can be done to stop/limit this
behavior, just wanted to make all aware of what we
are dealing with," Woodard wrote.
At the monthly pier team meeting Aug. 5, Woo-
dard discussed the issue with Speciale, Mayor Bob
Bartelt and Commissioners Gay Breuler, Janie Rob-
ertson and Janet Vosburgh, who shared yicks, yucks
and grimaces at the news.
Special said it appears the waste is being bagged
and carried to the garbage from boats anchored south
of the pier.
It was disgusting, the police chief said, but appar-
ently not against the law.
Woodard said he just wanted to make others at
city hall aware of the situation.
Robertson asked whether a sign could be posted,
and Bartelt asked whether the city should consider
locking up the showers and bathrooms on the pier.
Special said the amenities exist for both pier-
goers and boaters and that locking facilities might
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Having a camera along on a beach trip can pro-
duce good family memories, and sometimes a situa-
tion develops that deserves attention.
Jennifer Warren of Holmes Beach was paddling
her kayak Aug. 1 in the Gulf of Mexico near the 77th
Street beach when a great blue heron flew by with
what appeared to be his lunch a baby shark.
Warren rushed ashore, grabbed her camera and
snapped a few shots.
"But," she said, "as I continued to move closer
towards the heron, it became apparent that the baby
shark was actually a squeaker toy. At that time, I had
no choice but to patiently wait for the heron to drop
his catch again, then shoo him away, retrieving the
shark and sparing this heron from what could have
been a bad situation.
"He was not happy about me stealing his lunch,"
Warren said, "and hopefully, he was able to make up
for it later."
Learning at AME goes outdoors
Jerry Kern of Kern Construction, center with sign, is in charge of constructing a new outdoor classroom
on the bayfront at Anna Maria Elementary School. Others helping with the project are Sego Engineer-
ing, Bringman Roofing, Island Lumber and Frank Collangelo Painting all working at or near cost. The
classroom will help bring students closer to nature. Funding started three years ago when the AME-Parent
Teacher Organization designated some of the funds it raised at its annual Spring Fling to build the out-
door learning center and the funding effort has been ongoing. The classroom will be used to teach students
about sea life and the ecosystem of the bay waters. AME is one of only a few schools statewide that benefit
from a waterfront location. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mike Kern
By Kimberly Kuizon
The results of the 2009-10 Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test scores are finally known and Anna
Maria Elementary has received another "A" grade.
"There really weren't many surprises this year.
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Car torched in Holmes Beach
By Nick Walter
Someone allegedly set fire to a 2000 Mercedes-
Benz owned by a Wisconsin resident early July 29
at the 5400 condominium building, 5400 Gulf Drive,
Kurt Lathrop, deputy fire marshal at West Mana-
tee Fire Rescue, responded to a call of a vehicle on
fire at 5:23 a.m. Lathrop said that when he arrived,
the vehicle, parked under a carport, was on fire.
Lathrop ruled the incident arson. A suspect has
not yet been named.
"We're just building a case and getting all the
information we need to start working any leads (the
owner) might be able to put us onto," Lathrop said.
Lathrop said arson typically is a financially moti-
vated crime. For example, someone can have another
person set fire to their vehicle so that the owner can
collect insurance money.
In this latest case with the Mercedes-Benz, the
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Anna Gertrude Callanan
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she was a bookkeeper for 30 years. She came to Anna
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tano of Marshalltown, Iowa; nephews Mike and wife
Cathy Callanan of Clear Lake and Roger and wife
Judie Juhl of Rochester, Minn.; grand-nieces Jenna
DeNoyelles and Sadie and husband Thomas Hope of
Bradenton Beach and brother-in-law Ed Callanan of
Shirley Ann (Sharp) Gardner
Shirley Ann (Sharp) Gardner, born June 21, 1935,
died June 22.
A service was held at Church of the Annuncia-
tion, Holmes Beach.
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storage insurance on the vehicle.
Lathrop said, "We're seeing an influx in arson
cases because of foreclosures and people losing their
"There's no question this gentleman was tar-
geted," Lathrop said. "It wasn't a random case where
somebody was saying, 'Let's drive to Holmes Beach
at 5:23 in the morning,' and they happened to pick
that vehicle under that carport. Somebody has some-
thing against this guy, and we're trying to find what
Island police blotter
No new reports.
No new reports.
July 30, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary to
a vehicle. A Holmes Beach Police Officer responded
to a report of a burglary to a vehicle. The complain-
ant said she came out to her vehicle and found her
belongings scattered in her car. She said the only item
missing was $20.
Aug. 1, 400 block of Clark Drive, petit theft. An
HBPD officer responded to a report of a theft. The
complainant said he was house-sitting and had sev-
eral friends over for a poker game. He said he asked
one of the men to stop selling drugs during the game.
When the complainant woke the next morning, items
including a laptop, X-box 360, and two movies were
Aug. 2, 10 Seaside Court, theft. An officer
responded to the theft of a boat propeller. The pro-
peller was valued at $200.
Aug. 3,5200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. An HBPD
officer was dispatched to the 52nd Street beach access
in reference to a reported theft of a beach bag. The
complainant said she was walking on the beach for
30 minutes, and when she returned to her items on
the beach, her bag was missing. She said the bag
contained a pair of shorts, T-shirt, flip-flops, keys, a
cell phone and a book.
Aug. 4, 600 block of Emerald Lane, theft. A man
called the HBPD to report his boat trailer tag was
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Action cycle holds on top in indoor soccer
By Kevin Cassidy
After last week's indoor soccer action, it's pretty
much game, set and match in the battle for first place in
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's summer
indoor soccer league. Action Kawasaki Yamaha won
two more games in easy fashion, defeating Ross Built
11-2 Aug. 2 and following that up Aug. 4 with a 15-4
thrashing of Sparks Steel Art.
The two blow-out wins give Action a 6-1-1
record and 19 points in the standings. After a pair of
losses, second place Sparks Steel Art is 2-3-3 with
9 points, only 1 point ahead of Anna Maria Oyster
Bar and Ross Built, who are tied with 8 points and a
The action got started Aug. 2 when Anna Maria
Oyster Bar defeated Sparks Steel Art 4-1 behind
single goals from Gillian Cassidy, Seth Katzenberger,
Shelby Morrow and Sydney Morrow. Gavin Sentman
notched the lone goal for Sparks in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Action K-Y
roll past Ross Built with an 11-2 score. Javier Sol-
gado, Nico Colacci and Michael Latimer each scored
three goals, while Dylan Jospeh added two goals in
the victory. Jean-Paul Russo and Sarah Quattromani
each scored one goal for Ross Built in the loss.
Action K-Y rolled past Sparks Steel 15-4 to open
Aug. 4 indoor soccer action. Latimer scored six goals
and Colacci added four to lead the way. Joseph added a
pair of goals for Action, adding to goals from Morgan
Bums, Ben Conners and Solgado in the victory.
Carter Remelin led Sparks with two goals, while
Lane Bowers and Sam Bieker each added one goal
in the loss.
Ross Built edged Anna Maria Oyster Bar 4-3 in
the second game of the evening behind three goals
from Andrew Ross and one goal from Aiden Grumley.
The Oyster Bar received single goals from Brooke
Capparelli, Katzenberger and Morrow in the loss.
Playoffs loom in flag football
The regular season of the adult flag football season
at the Center ended with three games played Aug. 5.
Next up are playoff games Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, which
will be followed by a Super Bowl Aug. 20.
The Bills, having dropped four straight games,
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somehow held onto the top seed in the AFC where all
three teams finished with 4-4 records. The Broncos
will take on the Jaguars in the first playoff game Aug.
12 with the winner set to take on the Bills Aug. 19
for a chance to get to the Super Bowl.
The Giants will play the Bucs in the NFC play-
off Aug. 12 with the winner taking on top-seeded
Vikings Aug. 19.
The action Aug. 5 saw the Bucs overcome a slow
start to defeat the Jaguars 19-6 behind a tremendous
defensive performance by Bobby Gibbons. Gibbons
scored two touchdowns off interceptions for the Bucs,
which also received a pair of interceptions and three
flag pulls from Scott Eason and an interception from
Billy Malfese. Shawn Kaleta added four pulls and
Heidi Johnston chipped in with a quarterback sack.
David Johnston led the Buc offense with 148 pass-
ing yards and one touchdown pass to Kaleta, who
finished with 34 receiving yards. Eason added an
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extra point, while Robbie Bennett and Gibbons both
finished with 44 receiving yards in the victory.
The Jaguars received 162 passing yards from
Jason Sato and 104 receiving yards from Dustin
Swain on offense, but five interceptions helped
keep them off the scoreboard. The Jaguars' only
touchdown came when Clay Orr intercepted a pass
and returned it for a touchdown. Other defensive
standouts for the Jaguars included Sato's eight flag
pulls and a quarterback sack from Monica Simpson
in the loss.
The Broncos evened their record at 4-4 thanks to
a 36-18 victory over the Bills. Robert Cornell com-
pleted four passes for 112 yards and three touchdown
passes to lead the Broncos, which also received touch-
down passes from John Pace and Mike Walter in the
victory. Kevin Austin led all receivers with 94 yards
and two touchdowns, while Brent Moss added 52
receiving yards and a touchdown. Cornell and Pace
both added touchdown receptions for the Broncos,
which also received extra points from Shandi Austin,
Denise Brigg and Pace in the win.
The Bills were led by Scott Dell's 133 passing yards
and one touchdown pass to Ryan Hogan, who finished
with 76 receiving yards. Nate Talucci and David Bishop
both had interception returns for touchdowns, while
George Imes added an interception to go along with a
team-high four flag pulls in the loss.
The Vikings outlasted the Giants 38-26 in the
final game of the evening behind 242 passing yards
and five touchdown passes from quarterback Paul
Kurtz. Phelps Tracy was on the receiving end of four
touchdown passes and finished with 109 receiving
yards. Todd Zawistoski added 98 receiving yards and
two touchdowns in the victory. Jordan Pritchard with
three flag pulls and an interception and Chris Joseph
with three flag pulls led the Viking defense.
The Giants received 198 passing yards and four
touchdown passes from quarterback Tyler Bekkerus.
Former Manatee High School soccer player Emily
King led all receivers with 113 yards, including a pair
of touchdown receptions and an extra point. April
Jonatzke added a touchdown reception and 23 receiv-
ing yards, while Mark Anderson added a touchdown
and an extra point in the loss. Bekkerus and Jeremy
Jackson led the defense with four flag pulls each in
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Only two teams managed 3-0 pool play records
during Aug. 7 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria
City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for
the day's ba''inii' rights. Larry Livrago and Tom
Pechous defeated Jay Disbrow and Hank Huyghe
Two teams came out of pool play with undefeated
records and battled it out for first place during Aug.
4 horseshoe action. Tim Sofran and Larry Livrago
edged Sam Samuels and Hank Huyghe 22-17.
Key Royale golf news
The ladies of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, individual-low-net golf game Aug. 3. Joyce
Brown took home the top score in Flight A with a
3-over-par 35. Four shots back in second place was
Diane Miller, while Penny Williams finished in third
place with a 40.
Frankie Smith-Williams grabbed the top spot
in Flight B with a 1-over-par 33. Jane Winegarden,
Markie Ksiazek, Sue Wheeler and Lois Biel were all
one shot back in a four-way tie for second place.
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Invasive lionfish found in Anna Maria waters
By Nick Walter
Yet another invasive species has invaded the
Tampa Bay area. On Aug. 5, two members of the
University of Florida Sea Grant Extension Advisory
Committee collected a live lionfish in about 40 feet
of water off Anna Maria Island.
The lionfish numbers have reportedly had
expanded along the U.S. coast and in the Caribbean.
Lionfish are native throughout the western Pacific
from southern Japan to Micronesia, Australia and the
"The scary part about the lionfish is that it's a
highly effective predator," Stevely said. "They corral
a juvenile fish and suck it right in. They expand their
stomach and eat prey half their size." A lionfish aver-
ages 18 inches long.
The most notable invasive species to come to
Tampa Bay before the lionfish was the green mussel,
which was first established here more than 10 years ago.
The mussels are abundant on pilings below the surface
of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Stevely said.
But, he said, the green mussels are nowhere near
as threatening to native species as the lionfish.
Stevely asks those who sight or collect a lionfish
to report the incident at the U.S. Geological Survey
website at http://nas.er.usgs.gov/SightingReport.
For fishers heading out on the waters, nearshore
waters are ripe with pods of bait fish that are enticing
a large number of sharks and Spanish mackerel for
anglers to tangle with and land.
Capt. Logan Bystrom said the best action in hot
water temperatures is from sharks, which come closer
to shore when the summertime balls of bait group
together. Bystrom uses chunks of Spanish mackerel
for bait on a 6/0 to 8/0 circle hook and a steel leader.
He brings the shark in close with chum blocks for
some fierce action.
Annamae Lahay from Corky's Live Bait &
Tackle said fishers have reported the early mornings
and early-to-late evenings as the best fishing. She's
heard the grass flats and docks have been great for
redfish, some over 30 inches. Also, she said, spotted
sea trout are plentiful in the grass flats and in deeper
Also, Lahay is hearing Palma Sola Bay and Sara-
sota Bay are giving up mangrove snapper, Spanish
mackerel, bluefish and ladyfish. Sharks have been
plentiful, she said, and rather easy to catch in the
waters of Longboat Pass and at the tip of Anna Maria
Island, mostly in the evening to night hours.
Capt. Mike Greig said he has been catching plenty
of trout and redfish in the local bays on shiners. "They're
starting to school up pretty good," Greig said. "Some
days you find them and some days you don't."
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of the Cortez Fishing Center said he
went out to about 130 feet of water on Aug. 5 for
some keeper red and scamp grouper. "The grouper
are improving on their bite," he said. "Generally late-
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time, they move down deep because it got real cold.
Usually in late August and September the grouper
seem to really do well. We're catching them non-
stop each day. When you go with the larger baits like
pinfish and grunts, you go with the large grouper. But
we got an outrageous amount of smaller ones."
He said his clients are still catching kingfish to
35 pounds, big cobia, mangrove snapper and amber-
jack over deeper wrecks in 125-plus feet of water.
"Just like Discovery Channel, we've caught a lot of
sharks," he said. "It's shark week. We're doing our
part to celebrate it."
Also, McGuire said, he's boated some smaller
fish, such as porgies and triggerfish.
Kyle Dodrill from the Sunshine Skyway Fish-
ing Pier said mangrove snapper have been slow to
bite, but pompano and jack crevalle are everywhere.
He said Spanish mackerel are in the shallow waters,
running up and down the pier. Small tarpon are
around, and the best time to target them has been
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said the fishing around Anna Maria Island is
picking up, with many species starting to school up and
chew. On the artificial reefs, he said, the bite is hot with
mangrove snapper to 3 pounds, and Spanish mackerel
in the mix. "The key is to use chum blocks and a mix of
live and dead shiners to fire up the bite," Howard said.
"Downsize your tackle with 20-pound fluorocarbon
leaders and 1/0 hooks to fool these tasty fish."
He said redfish are starting to school, with some
big pods cruising the flats. He suggests looking for the
nervous water and approaching the fish in a stealthy
"The schools of redfish are showing all over the bay
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ers, which hatched back in June, are finally starting to
grow big enough to use for bait. No more cast nets gilled
with small shiners."
Capt. Warren Girle said late last week he had
snook to 31 inches, redfish to 28 inches, and a bunch
of 16- to 18-inch trout. He said in north Sarasota Bay
there are a bunch of 40-60 pound tarpon mixed in
with bait schools. "We did hook one on a top-water
plug one morning and we had him on for 10 minutes
but busted him off," Girle said.
He also said Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jack
crevalle are tearing up bait pods in north Sarasota
Bay. He said in the bay he was able fish a nice group
of 50-75 redfish, most of them 28-31 inches.
Kim Schearer from Annie's Bait & Tackle
reported that Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters
has been is fishing about 25 miles offshore.
"He says that the fish are either biting like crazy
or not biting at all," Schearer said.
She said Kimball is catching some nice red and
gag grouper up to 15 pounds and an occasional king-
fish one at 18 pounds and some catch-and-
release red snapper in the 8- to 10-pound range. "The
seas have been calm and he's catching these fish on
live shiners and pinfish," Schearer said.
She said Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Charters
is catching his limit on trout, although the trout have
not been very big around Long Bar in Sarasota Bay
and Longboat Pass. He's also catching some baby
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The ABC television show Night-
line has selected the Euphemia Haye
restaurant on Longboat Key and chef/
owner Ray Arpke as a finalist for the
show's annual People's Platelist Award.
The annual contest features chefs
whose cuisine is judged exceptionally
creative and authentic. Arpke is one of
20 finalists chosen from more than 1,000
entries, an ABC news release said, and
Arpke is the lone finalist from Florida.
Winners will be determined by a
vote of viewers from Aug. 26 to Sept.
26 on the show's website, ABCnews.go/
To reach Eupemia Haye, call 941-
Team Euphemia Haye Restaurant,
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, has been named as the leading cor-
porate fund-raising team in the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation's recent
15th Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The team was lead by Euphemia
Haye owners and proprietors D'Arcy
and Raymond Arpke and the walk gen-
erated more than $325,000 for the JDRF.
The team also won first place in the 2008
feature Emerson logos
Gregg Bayer of AMI Beaches
Realty at 2501 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
ton Beach, and Shawn Kaleta of Beach
to Bay Construction, sharing the same
office, also are featuring the drawings of
nationally known artist Emerson Quillin
for signs and logos around Anna Maria
The two businessmen use Emer-
son's easily recognized art to promote
their businesses. The signs with Quil-
lin's designs are so popular, some have
disappeared and Kaleta thinks it's pos-
sible people took them for the artwork.
But, he said, obtaining the license for
Quillin's signature, original sign art, was
one of the best marketing moves he's
made for his business.
For more information call 941-567-
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will hold its monthly
luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Sun House
Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Braden-
Cost of the lunch is $15 for both
members and guests. Reservations are
For more information, call 941-778-
Marianne Norman Ellis of Mike
Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, has been named the top
sales agent for July, while Carla Beddow
won top-listing agent honors.
For more information, call 941-778-
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Minto cautious on Perico project
By Rick Catlin
Motorists driving to and from Anna
Maria Island on Manatee Avenue may
have noticed some recent activity at the
former 7-Shores condominium project
on north Perico Island, now owned by
Minto Properties LLC.
But don't expect construction to
begin in the near future. Minto's Florida
west coast director of operations Mike
Belmont in Tampa said the company is
completing installation of the sewer lines
right now, not preparing for the start of
"This is just infrastructure work,"
Belmont said, adding that it's "prema-
ture" for any major announcement about
the project, including the name.
In fact, Minto's website does not
mention the Perico Island project.
Belmont hopes that will change late
this year or in early 2011.
While Belmont does not know when
construction will begin, he said the com-
pany should have a sales office on the
property by early 2011, with model
drawings and complete pricing avail-
able then. Units will start in the mid-
$300,000 range, he said.
The site plan for a 686-unit con-
dominium project that came to Minto
when it purchased the property from
the St. Joe Co. may have to be altered,
Belmont indicated, but nothing is yet
certain about modifications. Any site-
plan changes will be "dictated by market
conditions," he said.
Minto will use the marina property
it purchased to accompany the residen-
tial complex, but Belmont does not have
exact details on what role the marina will
play at the project.
"At this time, we do not have addi-
tional information since (the project) is
in the planning stages. We will send out
a press release as we resolve some of the
open issues over the coming months," he
Minto purchased 7-Shores and the
adjacent marina property in September
2009 in a cash deal totaling $8 million,
$2 million for the marina and $6 million
for the 7-Shores land and improvements,
according to a Minto press release.
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and in the Fort Lauderdale area. The
company also has a number of residen-
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BABY CRIB: THREE-years old, two beds in
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FRIGIDAIRE DRYER: TWO-years old dryer,
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Island real estate transactions
5 Lakeview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,956 sfla
2,192 sfur 2bed/2'2bath canalfront pool home built
in 1969 on a lllxll10 lot was sold 07/21/10, US
Bank to Kokolis for $550,000; list $470,000.
20472nd St., Holmes Beach, was sold 07/21/10,
Hanson Ventures LLP to Kaleta for $385,000. This
is not believed to be an arm's-length transaction.
3503 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,340 sfla
1,400 sfur 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1972 on
a 45x100 lot was sold 07/19/10, Blackketter to
Taylor for $269,000; list $269,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at Gulf-Bay
941-778-7244. Current Island real estate transac-
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COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES:
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pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves:
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FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals
may advertise up to three items, each priced
$100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one
week. Deliver in person to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail classi-
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WEST MANATEE FIRE Rescue Auxiliary col-
lecting donations for Labor Day sale. Drop off
at 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach or
call Ron, 941-720-0426 for pick up.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are
welcome to come and worship with us!
Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.
gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DRUMMER AND BASS musician wanted for
reggae band. 941-779-5246.
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 fel-
lowship with like-minded professionals. Club
projects offer opportunities to benefit the
community locally and worldwide. To attend
a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-
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Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org,
urgently needed for local representatives to
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
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HUGE YARD SALE: Saturday, Aug. 14. 7:30
a. m. 2 p. m. 526 56th St., Holmes Beach.
Cookies and lemonade stand sponsored by
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Team Rack Pack, walking in the Susan G.
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LCelebrating 25 Years of
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778-1345 and hardscape needs.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
Residential & Condo Renovations
SKitchens Bath Design Service
V Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
otez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
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FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES.
North end of Anna Maria, Sunday, July 18.
Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: MANS GOLD ring. First Watch restau-
rant, 75th Street, Bradenton. Sunday, July 25.
LOST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, near
70th Street, Holmes Beach. Women's, black
rim with rhinestones. E-mail: lesliefreeborn@
TWO ADULT CATS free to good home. Great
personalities, all shots, fixed, have records.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old
enough for adoption. All food and medical
provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experi-
enced real estate licensee for busy Island
office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-
LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter?
Call Kendall, first aid-certified. Great with kids
and animals. Four years experience, high
school student. 941-779-9783.
ISLAND TEEN WILL help with yard work,
mowing, moving furniture, garage cleaning,
window washing, more. 941-518-8841.
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL student available for
babysitting. Infant and toddler CPR-certified,
first aid-certified. Emily, 941-567-9276.
BABYSITTER AND PETSITTER: Trustworthy
and responsible, loves animals. Three years
experience with babysitting. Call Claudia,
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
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, com-
pletely turnkey, business growing monthly,
owners moving, great opportunity 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.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
ence. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying
assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-
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TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hur-
ricane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro
doors, ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handy-
man work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc.
Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job
too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
HOUSE AND PETSITTER: 35 years. Refer-
ences. Bonded. Light housekeeping, garden-
ing. Sheila, 941-448-9521.
ELDERLY CAREGIVER: 28 years experi-
ence. Assist in bathing, appointments, shop-
ping, cooking, housekeeping, etc. Call 941-
GENE'S HOME CLEANING: For dependable
service call Gene, 260-438-7176.
DELICIOUS MEALS PREPARED by Island
chef. Free delivery. 941-448-4294.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus?
Need wireless, network setup? Web site?
Need help? Call JC, 941-487-7487.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
34 years of happy customers. Senior check,
pet-watch, storm-check, tour guide, etc.
Rentals our specialty. 941 -778-3046 or 941 -
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic
needs covered! Web design. Call Jon at 941 -
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat,
refrigeration. Commercial and residential
service, repair and/or replacement. Serving
Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing
massage in the comfort of your home. Call
today for an appointment, 941-795-0887.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we
stay close to home. We provide full house
checking services to ensure your house is
secure while you are away. Call 941-928-
8735, or e-mail check.my.house@verizon.
net for details.
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creates a portrait. I want to be at your wed-
ding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in alge-
bra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and
science. Special need students welcome.
Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island.
30 years experience. Call for an appointment.
Now offering in-home services. 941-713-
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island
studio open now. Instruction in flute, clarinet,
saxophone, guitar and piano. 941-778-8323,
or evenings, 941-758-0395. 315 58th St.,
Studio I, Holmes Beach.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and
repair. Your complete irrigation repair com-
pany. Call 941-778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom land-
scapes, tree trimming, property maintenance.
Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
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.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil
with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-
7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.
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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt.
Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops,
cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed,
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light
hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-
6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Resi-
dential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood,
access control. Contractors you can depend
on. Call 941-748-2700.
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 guaran-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
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WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with
dock. Furnished, walk to beach, eateries and
shops. $150/night, $950/week. Use of bikes
RENTAL WANTED: ISLAND business owner
seeks 3BR/2BA home for two year or longer
lease. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront
vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home,
two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool
home, northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool
home, Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals.
Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive
prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL space:
8803/8799 Cortez Road. 600 sf, $500/month.
1,200 sf (former salon) and 1,300 sf. 1-800-
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.
Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor
5808 Gulf Drive 106N
Holmes Beach. Furnished 1BR/1.5BA
with den used as second bedroom.
Partial Gulf views! $324,000.
HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off "2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor)
Outstanding occupancy histories
All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available
OW /r( '(.' Luxurious 2/2 apts..
S 1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000
Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/f from $125,000
533 s/ffrom $150,000
Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, 200 feet to
Rod & Reel Pier. Ground-level, washer, dryer,
refrigerator, unfurnished, $900/month plus
utilities. No smokers or pets. 941-387-8610.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share duplex in
Holmes Beach. $450/month includes every-
thing. Unfurnished room. Call Stewart, 941-
PERICO BAY CLUB: Seasonal or annual,
two-month minimum. Furnished or unfur-
nished, water view, gated, tennis, carport,
washer and dryer, remodeled. 24-hour secu-
1BR IN HOLMES Beach. $675/month plus
utilities. Weekdays, 941-778-6541. Evenings,
PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY, seasonal
rental. 3BR/3BA secluded, private pool,
furnished, garage. Special rates. 941-795-
TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA FURNISHED, pool
and boat dock. $399/weekend, $599/week,
$950/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA one-car
garage with screened lanai, unfurnished.
$950/month, available now. Realtor, 941-356-
1456. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rent-
als. 1 BR/1 BA or 55-plus 2BR/1 BA with pool.
Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-
778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
SgulfBay aty ofJAnna MarnaInca
J' Jesse(iBnsson BrofrjAssociate, g4J
HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
Known as the
SClay 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.
344 FT. OF WATERFRONT IN KEY ROYALE On over
1/2 acre, 3BR/3BA at the point of two canals. Updated
kitchen & baths, huge 30' X 78' screened lanai, large pool,
wet bar, 20K lb. boatlift. $780,000
Mike 4 800-367-1617
Norman t 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www. mikenormanrealty.com j
BUILD WEALTH through short sales and
Call James at 941-713-0635.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA, den,
three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, secu-
rity. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-
style architecture with breathtaking Gulf
views. 5,146 sf under roof on north Anna
Maria Island, 12106 Gulf Drive. $3,500,000,
furnished. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-
FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale. Get your
E2/EB-5 Visa. Call James Adkins, 941-713-
NEW CANALFRONT BEAUTY: 4BR/4.5BA.
3,350 sf under air, pool. Realistic at
$1,450,000. Viewable through Aug. 19.
215 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Owner Jeff
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.
SINGLE FAMILY HOME with condo ameni-
ties. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, low fees and
low price. $195,000. 941-356-1456, Realtor,
Real Estate Mart.
OVERSIZED VILLAGE GREEN villa:
3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Ten minutes to
Island, no flood zone. Enjoy maintenance-
free living at an affordable price. $159.000.
Call, look, make offer. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded
lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park
under building. $450,000. Call owner: 941-
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GULF FRONT Remove small cottage &
construct your dream home. Best natural beach
on Island & panoramic views. Asking
ACROSS FROM GULF A small cottage
on spacious lot. Only 150' to choice Gulf
beach! Rebuild an elevated home for great
views. Room for pool too! $625,000
"WYe ARE h Island!"
MalIe Fral Lie. Real Estate Broer
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
FOR SALE: CANALFRONT LOT, holmes Beach $400,000
HOLMES BEACH* 941-778-0807
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EAST TENNESSEE LAKE community! Buy
now and save money. No time frame to build.
Dockable, lakeview, lake access. Starting at
just $9,900. Call 866-920-5263. TNwater-
BANK-FORCED BID offer sale! Smoky
Mountain. Lake property, Tennessee. Pick
your lot, then submit your offer! Gated with
amenities. Hurry, register now, first 75 only!
877-644-4647, ext. 302.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Best land
buy! 2.5 acres, spectacular views, gated,
paved road. High altitude. Easily accessi-
ble, secluded. Bryson City. $45,000. Owner
financing, 800-810-1590. www.wildcatknob.
CROSSVILLE: GOLF CAPITAL of Tennes-
see. Great for retirees, low property taxes
and insurance, No state income tax, full
variety of properties at great prices, Save
retirement dollars, mild seasons and great
mountain views, live good. 931-707-0393.
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VIRGINA MOUNTAIN CABIN: Galax area.
Brand new! Price reduced! Great views,
private, fishing in stocked trout stream. Two
acres, $149,500. Call owner, 866-275-0442.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, GEORGIA: 85 acres,
$1,125 per acre. Ulcohatchee Creek, planted
pine, paved road, power. Other tracts avail-
able. stregispaper.com. 478-987-9700. St.
Regis Paper Co.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
UNBELIEVABLE COASTAL BARGAIN! Only
$34,900 with boat slip. Adjoining lot sold for
$99,900! Beautifully wooded building lot in
premier gated waterfront community. Enjoy
direct access to Atlantic. All amenities com-
plete. Paved roads, underground utilities,
clubhouse, pool. Excellent financing. Call
now, 877-888-1415, ext. 2627.
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Mki & ttKi Odventune in Shopping ...
Ontique%, Qnt-Siquet and Chic Oou tque!
YeoJ tH hot And the dog
days of summer truly have arrived. But along with
frequent afternoon rain showers you can duck into
any of these shops for to cool off and enjoy some
The Sea Hagg has all sorts of nauticals,
antiques, curiosities and mermaids. She also has a
huge summer sale going on now!
And if you haven't yet checked out Retro Rosie
Vintage Clothing, you must. Rosie just got back
from a big buying trip. Come see all the new goods
she found for you.
And Cobwebs Antiques, next door, is chilling
the store with plenty of cooled down home decor and
furnishings. Don't forget about the Cobwebs in the
sale room, including reduced winter coats and furs.
She has it all!
On the downtown Bradenton path, we appreciate
Braden River Antiques for its amazing selection
of antique and mid-century art, furniture and home
accessories. Be sure to look for them in their new
location: 426 Ninth St. E.
In Palmetto, the Bag Lady tells us new bags and
purses have been arriving for a cool summer look.
And what lady doesn't need a new bag white bag?
There's big ones, little ones, fancy ones and casual
ones.... There's surely one for you.
The Feed Store Antique Mall features more
than 50 antique dealers and vendors and offers a
No need 10 go slreel
shopping in New York City...
We nave all Ihe famous
AMlention this ad, gel 10% off
412 10th Ave. W. Palmetto 722-9916
Antiques & Treasures
PRE-VACATION SALE! 20% OFF ENTIRE STORE!
TWOB DAYS ONLY!10-, AUG.13 & 1
Located in Whitney Beach Plaza
6828 Gulf of Me\ico Dri'e j j / Sell
Longboat Key 12-4 L Il.- o (CnSi)
(941) 383-1901 H,,h.ine sL "T .'.' 1 "
wide variety of shops and specialties, including vin-
tage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything
antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the area's
largest collections of shops and we always enjoy shop-
ping, shopping and shopping their variety and unique
offerings. Get your exercise and take the full tour.
Beach Style Recycled in Holmes Beach has all
kinds of beach treasures and finds, shabby chic fur-
nishings, collectibles, treasures and jewels of Anna
Susan Thomas of Giving Back, also in Holmes
Beach in the Art League building, is back from vaca-
tion and has all manner of new items collected during
her summer stay in North Carolina.
Sea Hagg on Cortez Road in the village of Cortez
has a collection of nauticals, including this bathy-
sphere from the 1930s.
Antiques. Collectibres. Vintage Wares. Jewelry.
Retro. Trains. Delft. Hummels. Furniture and More!
S Open Tuesday Sunday 10-4^ '
1622 63rd Avenue E., Bradelton
Wyhat a Find?
THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS
Quality clothing, furniture, accessories,
great vintage florida collectibles and
much more. What a find!
COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE ALWAYS BREWING!
5231 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
941.896.8820 Mon-Sat 10-4
ANTIQUE MALL. INC.
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4407 Hwy 301 Open Mon Sat 10-5
Ellenton, FL 34222 Sun 12-5
Exil 224 I mile West of 1-75
S50 Ouality Dealers
Thrift and Consignment Shop
Large selection of
Home Decor, Furniture,
Fine Jewelry, Clothes
for the whole family! Books
Call 792-2253 J
5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Reader's Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store
What a Find! has all kinds of quality cloth-
ing, furniture, accessories and a great line of vintage
Florida collectibles. Check them out and you'll be
saying, wow, what a find!
Vintage Vagabond is a colorful shop that fea-
tures, among other things, vintage clothing, furnish-
ings and art. You name it, they've got it. It's all qual-
ity and variety here. Give them a visit.
Community Thrift Shop is open again and has
lots of new inventory for you to check out. This
store has some serious merchandise, and volume in,
volume out, keeps it interesting.
Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza has a new store-
front, and even more treasures from which to choose,
including original, handmade jewelry, custom pho-
tography and much more.
Steff's Stuff in the Whitney Beach Plaza on
Longboat Key is having a pre-vacation sale, with
e\ .L I thing ill the entire store 20 percent off, two days
only, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14. Stephanie will
close for vacation Aug. 18, re-opening Aug. 25.
Stay cool. Happy shopping!
THE SEA HAGOG
A Nautical Emporium
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Shop the Sea Hagg
for the unusual!
9:30-5:30 Mon.-Fri. and 10-5 Sat.
12304 Cortez Rd. W. W. 941-795-5756
Two blocks east of the Cortez Bridge
Historic East Manatee
shops open Tues-Sat 10-4
Mid-Cenlury Art Antiques Collectibles We Buy
426 9111 St. E. 941-750-0707
Viniage Clolhes for All Or.?asioris
Be.auiliful Weddinri Gowns
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Romaniriiic. Countr. SI-le.
New .-addilionru 'iniige holicda:i
and Chrisinas Departinerni 1--.
817 Manatee Ave E. 941-708-0913
Beach treasures and finds,
shabby chic furnishings,
collectibles, treasures and
jewels of Anna Maria Island.
5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach
10-4 Monday-Saturday ~ 941.504.8303