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Skimming
the news ...


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Astheworld Terns
look for green.


Page 6





AM pier project
pushed back. Page 4


,. .1i:fi, seeks court
review. Page 5

Bradenton Beach
revises settlement in
land dispute. Page 9
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Community events,
announcements.
Pages 10-14

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What to do, where to
go. Page 12





Get in the game:
Islander football
contest. Page 20

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Page 2B.


The Island police
blotter. Page 4B

Turtle hatching
season nears end.
Page 5B


Athletic roundup.
Page 6B


Fishing: Manalis
reel up world record.
Page 7B


Going for

BP Bucks.

Page 8


Bayfest
to begin.

Page 15


18. NO. 48


Geyer hoi
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission on
Oct. 5 named and dedicated the city cham-
bers in honor of Patricia A. Geyer.
There was a meet-and-greet followed
by a dedication at Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive.
Geyer, who served 18 years on the city
commission and was elected mayor from
1990-94, died May 1 at 80.
She also was the longtime owner and
proprietress of Duffy's Tavern, the Holmes
Beach institution known for "the best ham-
burgers and the coldest beers this side of
heaven." Many Islanders knew and remem-
ber Geyer as \ 1, Duffy."
In attendance were Geyer's daughters,
Polli Stroup and Peggi Davenport; Polli's
daughter; elected officials, including Anna
Maria Mayor Fran Barford of Anna Maria;
Sarah Maloney, wife of the late Holmes
Beach Commissioner Don Maloney, who
often campaigned with Geyer; city staff;
and many admirers of Ms. Duffy.
Manatee County Commissioner Carol
Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor
and commissioner, told Geyer's family, "I
want to thank you for letting us share your
mom.
Said Marguerite Carrick of Holmes
Beach, Ms. Duffy "was so dependable to
do the right thing for Holmes Beach. You
never had to worry about your vote."


Vote 2010

preview.

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16-19


OCT. 13. 2010


aored with dedication


County to refund chamber for trolley ads


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County is refunding to the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
the advertising money the chamber raised to
keep the Island trolleys running fare-free.
The county board of commissioners
Oct. 7 voted 5-1 to reimburse the chamber
$40,200 for the ads on the trolleys, which,
according to county administrator Ed Hun-
zeker, have not had the greatest visibility due
to mechanical problems with the vehicles.
The county was relying on annual adver-
tising income from the chamber to help fund
the fare-free trolley service, but Hunzeker
recommended reallocating $60,000 from the
county beach concession to help pay for the
trolleys in 2010-11.
The ad campaign could be revived when
new vehicles arrive next fall, Hunzeker
said.
The total refund to the chamber -
which amounts to two payments toward its
$60,000 a year commitment to the county
- will be returned to the businesses that
purchased ads.


Late last month, county commissioners
authorized the purchase of five new vehicles
for the trolley route they will be buses
styled as trolleys rather than the vehicles now
on the road.
The trolley program debuted in 2002,
when the county put five custom "trolleys" on
the road that featured the open-back design.
In 2006, four more custom vehicles were
purchased and then three of the oldest trolleys
were transferred to Sarasota County for use on
Longboat Key.
"They've been saying for a while that this
second batch that they bought were junk,"
Bob Herrington of the Sarasota/Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization recently told
a citizens group meeting at Bradenton Beach
City Hall.
For the Oct. 7 county commission meet-
ing, county staff prepared a report that noted
the popularity of the Island service, but empha-
sized that "since the beginning of the program,
vehicle reliability has been very poor due to
the fact that the vehicles are custom made to
provide for the open-back style and create
high maintenance costs and down time."


The trolley service requires three vehicles
on the road 365 days a year, generally from 6
a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with each trolley traveling
292 miles per day. About 36,162 passengers
ride the trolley each month, and each trolley
goes about 8,700 miles a month or 105,000
miles a year, 37 percent more miles than the
average MCAT bus.
"The story here is they are laboring very
hard in some very cruel environs," MCAT
manager Ralf Heseler said of the trolleys and
Island conditions salt air, sand, water and
dust.
An MCAT report estimated that the repair
and maintenance cost for a county bus is about
41.5 cents compared to 68.9 cents for a trol-
ley.
Details of mechanical failures on just one
trolley this past year include 75 repair jobs,
including 15 repairs for problems with the
door and 17 repairs to electrical wiring.
"We've got a pickup out there doing the
job of a dump truck," said MCAT fleet man-
ager Mike Brennan.
County officials said the new vehicles due
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Commission stands by fare-free trolley service


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Commission Chair Donna
Hayes took an opportunity Oct. 7 to repeat her call
for ending the free ride for passengers on the Island
trolley.
But Hayes lacked support on the board, with
the other commissioners defending the need for the
popular service during a discussion about mechanical
problems with the existing vehicles.
The commission, during a regular board meeting
in Bradenton, was considering a motion to refund
about $40,200 in money that the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce raised with the sale of ads on
the trolleys.
"All of the ads are sitting on the trolleys that
are sitting behind the vehicle services building," said
Manatee County Area Transit manager Ralf Heseler.
County staff recommended giving the ad dollars back
until replacement vehicles arrive in about a year.

TROLLEY REFUND FROM PAGE 1
to arrive next August will be reliable and built for the
"heavy duty" work required on the Island. Instead
of using a motor-home chassis, which is what's on
the current trolleys, the replacement vehicles will be
buses.
The new vehicles, being purchased under a fed-
eral grant for $2.3 million, will feature a "trolley
style," including wooden benches, but not an open
back.
"It's a beautiful vehicle," Heseler said.
He added, "We can get any color schemes and
patterns that we like," including the two-tone sea
green on the current vehicles.
Manatee County Commission Chair Donna Hayes
said she supported refunding the advertising money
to the chamber, but because she opposes a fare-free
service on the Island, she voted against the motion.


Overlooking Tampa Bay and The Gulf of Mexico


While discussing that issue, Hayes, who repre-
sents an eastern block of Manatee County, stressed
that the trolley is the only fare-free system operated
by MCAT. Plus, she said, some areas in the county
remain unserviced by MCAT.
Hayes recommended terminating the free ser-
vice.
"We have citizens in this county, they have
spoken to me, and they're having a hard time get-
ting to work," Hayes said. Off the Island, she said,
MCAT passengers "have to pay for their way to get
to their jobs."
She added that she doesn't believe a tourist on
Anna Maria Island lacks a dollar for a trolley fare.
Commissioner Larry Bustle responded, "Let me
remind you that part of the economic engine that
runs the county ... is the hosting of people on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key during tourist season.
I think your comments are quite out of line."
Hayes replied that the emphasis should be on


"part" of the economic engine.
Then Commissioner Carol Whitmore spoke out.
"I'm insulted," she said. "We are trying to get transit
in East County."
Whitmore said tourism was up in Manatee County
last year but down elsewhere. She suggested that the
trolley was a positive factor.
Hayes answered, "The world does not stop and
end at the beach. There is other business in this
county.... I am only talking about them getting
a free ride on the transit. I don't think anybody
goes on vacation worrying about dropping a buck
on the transit.... I just think it's totally unfair and
discriminatory to give it to one area and not the
other."
Before the board voted 5-1 to refund the ad
dollars, Whitmore defended the trolley as a popu-
lar service that 400,000 passengers rode last year,
but Hayes observed that that's $400,000 in fares the
county lost.


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County promotes TIFF campaign


Manatee County and other Florida govern-
ments observed Emergency Contact Information
Week Oct. 3-9.
The observance recognized the work of a local
activist, Christine Olson, who campaigned for a
state program allowing Florida motorists to register
their emergency contact information with driver
licenses or identification cards.
In an emergency, law enforcement officers can
access and quickly contact relatives.
The notification system would not have been
implemented without Olson, whose daughter, Tif-
fiany, 22, died on Dec. 7, 2005, of injuries sustained
in a highway accident.
Hours passed before Olson learned of the acci-


Blessed pet
Alice Moerk
of Anna Maria
Island holds
Riemie while
the Rev. Rose-
mary Backer
blesses the dog
during a cele-
bration Oct. 10
at the Holmes
Beach church.
Many churches
hosted blessing
of the animals
celebrations
last week.
Islander Photo:
Edna Tiemann


dent because emergency officials did not know
how to contact her. By the time Olson reached the
hospital after a telephone call from her son, her
daughter had died.
Olson, in the months after losing Tiffiany,
vowed to campaign for a "next-of-kin" notifica-
tion system in Florida so others would not lose
time when lives were at stake.
The campaign became To Inform Families
First or TIFF's Initiative.
Floridians with a driver's license or state iden-
tification card can voluntarily provide emergency
contact information using the state Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website at
www.flhsmv.gov.


THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 13, 2010 0 3-A


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Oct. 14, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m., CIAC meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 14, 2 p.m., joint planning and commission
meeting on telecommunications.
Oct. 20, 1 p.m., CRA meeting.
Oct. 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Oct. 21, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
Oct. 18, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Manatee Convention and
Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall. CANCELED.
Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Popcorn and Politics elec-
tion forum, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.





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Contribution leads to AM beach access repair


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With an anonymous contribution, construction of
a new walkway at the beach access between 787 N.
Shore Drive and 789 N. Shore Drive in Anna Maria
should begin sometime this month.
Public works director George McKay said the
labor and materials were donated for the project by
someone who asked to remain anonymous.
"Perhaps in the future, he will allow us to men-
tion his name. The cost of construction is consider-
able," McKay said.
The walkway was recently closed because of an
encroachment issue between the city and an owner
on one side of the path, but Mayor Fran Barford said
that problem was resolved.
She said the beach path ended at a privately
owned seawall and people accessing the beach had
to jump from a dropoff at the seawall to reach the
beach below.
"It was an unsafe condition and I walk that beach
every morning," she said.
"It's going to be a nice and beautiful path with
new stairs and it's 6 inches from the private property


1 e walKway to mte Deac7n between /a/ Iv. /,. *I..-
Drive and 789 N. '/. -r ... Drive is undergoing
repairs. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

line," the mayor added.
Closure of the beach access created some tension
between beachgoers and a resident adjacent to the
path, according to a letter written to the city by Betty


Smith of Rose Street.
Smith said she's been using the path since moving
to Anna Maria in 1971 and, at 81 years of age, she
found it difficult to walk two extra blocks to reach
another access point.
One of the residents adjacent to the beach path
was rude to her when she attempted to reach the
beach or clear the path, she said, telling her to "get
off my property."
Smith also claimed someone put tree-cuttings and
trimmings on the path to make it impassable.
She said she, her husband, and her son and Com-
mission Chair John Quam have done all the work -
trimming, raking and weeding in the past to keep
the path attractive.
Barford said she sent Smith a letter to let her
know about the planned construction, and McKay
has discussed the upcoming project with Smith.
Cost of the new path and stairs was put at about
$6,000, McKay said.
With encroachment issues resolved and a donor
for labor and materials, the beach-going public will
soon have a clear and convenient North Shore Drive
beach-access, the mayor said.


Pier boardwalk construction pushed to mid-May


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Plans for construction of a 450-foot boardwalk
and accompanying amenities at the Anna Maria City
Pier have been postponed. The project will not begin
before the city's planned May 2011 pier centennial
celebration.
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who chairs the
transportation enhancement grant committee, told mem-
bers at the Oct. 6 meeting that delays by the Florida
Department of Transportation in getting the request for
proposals and the permitting pushed the start date back
from November, as originally planned.
Rather than interfere with the winter season or the
centennial celebration, Mattick said the DOT, which
is overseeing the federally funded project, agreed to
wait to begin construction.
"We did not want to be half-way through a proj-
ect by the time the celebration began," she said.
Mattick said she was "disappointed" that those
attending the celebration would not see the new
boardwalk.
At the same time, however, this is an opportunity
for the city to hold two celebrations, she said.
"We are having a centennial celebration, then


CalleVerde Inc. presented this design of a possible
sign for the Anna Maria City Pier during a trans-
portation enhancement grant committeemeeting.
The design is just one of several the committee
examined and discussed Oct. 6.

three months later, another opportunity for a cele-
bration when the boardwalk is completed," Mattick
said.


BB commission changes CRA membership


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 4-1 for
a do-over Oct. 7, deciding to return to a community
redevelopment agency that consists of the elected
commission and mayor.
The vote, with outgoing Commissioner Bob Con-
nors as a "nay," was for a resolution to rescind a prior
decision expanding the CRA to include one business
representative and one resident of the special dis-
trict.
The district, which consists of the downtown
area from Cortez Road south to Fifth Street South,
was in January 1992 to revitalize what was deemed a
blighted area of the city. The CRA is a tool to dedicate
certain property tax dollars for revitalization within
the district.
In 2009, at the request of district business people
and the ScenicWAVES advisory committee, the com-
mission adopted a measure creating an alternative
CRA that included a commission-appointed resident
and business owner, as well as the commission and
mayor.
Last week, the commission reconsidered that
vote.
The resolution adopted last week stated, "The
city commission has determined that the establish-
ment of an alternative community redevelopment


agency is no longer in the best interest of the city
and the citizens and businesses of the city."
The resolution further stated that the alternative
CRA was annulled, that the commission and mayor
are the CRA and the terms of the board members
appointed last January are rescinded.
Those board members were Ed Chiles, owner of
the BeachHouse Restaurant, and Connie Drescher, a
former mayor who lives in the district. Drescher was
bumped from the CRA earlier this year for failure to
take a Sunshine Law course.
Mayor Bob Bartelt and city attorney Ricinda
Perry brought the resolution to the commission.
"I believe it is practical to have those who are
elected and have sworn an oath to be the responsible
agents for committing the city's treasures," Bartelt
said.
Commissioner Janie Robertson was first to
endorse the resolution, saying she was contacted by
taxpayers and former commissioners who felt "only
elected officials should be making these funding deci-
sions."
"I think it should be the commission and the
mayor making the decisions," she said.
Commissioners Gay Breuler and Janet Vosburgh
also supported the resolution, but Connors said, "I
do think it's good to have as many members as pos-
sible."


Matt Anderson of Woodruff and Sons Construc-
tion, the contractor selected by the DOT, told TEG
members the project would take about three months
to complete.
DOT representatives Manon Lavoie and Barry
Williams also attended the meeting to update the
committee on progress of the project.
Committee members had a number of questions
about the aesthetics of the boardwalk.
Cindy Mansour questioned the design and loca-
tion of the new city pier sign, while SueLynn said she
was opposed to any landscaping along the shore line
that would restrict the view of the water.
Some members were opposed to changing the
sign, but eventually agreed to a suggestion by Ander-
son that his staff present three new sign concepts for
discussion.
"We don't want to change it much," Mattick said.
"But we do need a new sign."
Betty Yanger agreed.
"Someone driving down Pine Avenue needs to
know something has been done at the pier, but they
don't know what," she said.
Mattick added that whatever is done should not
have a "gingerbread" look.
Landscaping also was an issue.
Plans call for native landscaping and 100 palm
trees along the boardwalk, but SueLynn objected.
She preferred an unobstructed view of the water
all along the boardwalk.
Mike Miller, who is handling the landscaping
portion of the project, said native vegetation and palm
trees planted in a "non-geometric" pattern would
enhance the ambiance of the boardwalk and pier.
After discussion on both sides of the issue, a
compromise was reached.
Palm trees would be planted in clusters at each
end of the boardwalk and around the Dumpster at the
north end. Other palms would be planted by the two
pavilions planned at the pier entrance. Those would
provide shade to walkers, Miller noted.
Committee members also expressed concern
about the type and location of the furniture on the
boardwalk and the planned bollard lighting.
Anderson said that within 20 days of the contract
signing, he would provide Mattick with concept draw-
ings for the sign, a preliminary design of the compro-
mise landscaping proposal and some options on furni-
ture locations for the committee's consideration.
Williams said that when the DOT has 90 percent
of the plan finalized, he would make a presentation
to commissioners and the public.
Mattick said she would schedule another TEG
meeting after receiving more information from
Anderson. She'll invite commissioners to that meet-
ing to get them familiar with the boardwalk plan.


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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 13, 2010 U 5-A


Stoltzfus continues to seek appeal court review


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltz-
fus last week asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal
to hear his argument that the recall petition that lead
to his removal from office will be ruled insufficient
and he should be restored to the city commission.
In ordering the election bal-
lots counted and lifting the stay on
certification for the recall vote,
the court also ordered Stoltzfus
to respond as to why his appeal
should not be dismissed as moot.
Stoltzfus attorney Richard
7. '..:f Harrison said the fact that the
recall election was held and the
results certified "does not render moot the issues
involving the legal sufficiency of the recall petition
and the constitutionality of the recall statute."
Stoltzfus was recalled 362-331 Sept. 7, and, on
the same ballot, Gene Aubry was elected 363-333 to
serve the remaining 14 months of Stoltzfus' term.
Aubry's win was certified by the city's canvassing
board Sept. 20 and he sworn in Sept. 22 as a com-
missioner.
Although the results were announced Sept. 10,
certification was withheld due to a 12th Circuit Court
Judicial order that stayed certification until Sept.
24.
But attorney Andrea Flynn Mogensen of Citizens
for Sunshine Inc. filed a brief with the DCA Sept.
14, noting that the Florida election statute required
certification of the election before 5 p.m. by the 12th
day after the election. Otherwise, the results would
become moot, she pointed out to the court.
The court agreed and lifted its stay order Sept.
15. However, it gave Stoltzfus 20 days from Sept. 16
to file a response.
Harrison cited a number of cases to support his


argument that Stoltzfus was denied due process. He
also noted that the case is unique.
A public official facing a recall effort should
be afforded "fair notice of the charges against him
and a meaningful opportunity to respond on his own
behalf," Harrison wrote, citing a 2008 Florida case.
But the state's recall statute only allows the
public official a 200-word defense that accompanies
the second recall petition. Harrison argued this also
denied his client due process.
Further, wrote Harrison, "a public official is
entitled to judicial relief." The Florida recall statute
does not provide any immediate judicial relief for
the official being recalled, he said, yet local election
laws often require immediate certification of those
results.
Harrison said Stoltzfus sought quick judicial
review by requesting an injunction against the recall
from the circuit court on May 24, three days after the
first recall petition was certified.
Stoltzfus also filed a motion for an accelerated
hearing for an "immediate review of the legal suf-
ficiency" of the recall petition, but the state recall
statute gave him only five days to prepare his 200-
word defense.
On Aug. 24, the trial court dismissed Stoltzfus'
claim that the recall was legally insufficient. Stoltz-
fus immediately appealed to the DCA, but the DCA
returned the appeal, noting it was not a final order
from the trial court.
The trial court's Sept. 3 order provided that the
recall election should proceed on Sept. 7 as ordered
by the chief judge of the 12th Circuit Court, but the
ballots would be sealed and certification stayed until
Sept. 24.
The trial court said the harm done to Stoltzfus
if he were "removed from office and replaced by a
commissioner" and trial court's Aug. 24 order is later
reversed would be "irreparable."


But Mogensen pointed out to the DCA that the
city was required by its charter to certify the election
immediately, and the state statute required election
certification on or before the 12th day following the
election. Otherwise, the election would become moot,
according to state law, she told the DCA.
Harrison argued that allowing the results to
be certified because of the city election ordinance
resulted in Stoltzfus' removal from office before the
DCA could review the proceedings. That did not give
his client due process.
He claimed the Florida recall statute does not
provide "meaningful appellate review" and the situa-
tion will happen again to other elected officials facing
a recall unless there is immediate "judicial interven-
tion" in such recall cases.
"Commissioner Stoltzfus submits that the (court)
should retain and exercise jurisdiction over this matter
and decide important constitutional and other issues
presented by this case," Harrison wrote.


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zOpinion

Another fine mess
According to the online resource Wikipedia, the
Stan Laurel-Oliver Hardy comedy team of the 1930s
is often misquoted as saying "another fine mess."
The catchphrase most used was "Well, that's
another nice mess you've gotten me into!" first
quoted in the Laurel-Hardy Murder Case of 1930,
but the title of a short film, "Another Fine Mess," is
often shuffled into the misquote mix.
It's easy to imagine many readers won't recog-
nize the phrase or the comedy team, but early TV
aficionados will recall them.
For us, there's another fine mess: the trolley.
It seems all the good intentions last year of a trol-
ley advertising campaign to help pay for the county
shortfall in the budget and alleviate the threats to
charge a fare to ride the Island's transit system were
for naught.
The Real Florida festival was a "dud," and with no
talk about a repeat the event may go by the wayside -
sidelined with the advertising campaign that launched
along with it and chamber members endorsed with
dollars for signage inside and out on the trolleys.
In fact, the trolleys themselves may be sidetracked
to the maintenance garage. Apparently the vehicles just
aren't holding up to the salt spray and sandy paths on
the Island and the long hours of service.
Liken it to a golf cart doing the work of a front-
end loader or so it appears. Sure seems to us that
those big trolley engines ought to be more durable,
able to go as far and long as any transit bus. Maybe
we got duds. However you look at it, though, it's
another fine (government) mess.
Clang, clang, clunk.
Meanwhile, the county is planning to reimburse
advertisers and buy new trolleys.
And with that news, folks are already asking if
the money would be better spent on greener vehicles
- something quieter and more friendly to the envi-
ronment. Hybrid electrics are already on the road in
other communities, why couldn't next-generation
vehicles be made up to look like a trolley?
The carriage, wooden seats and decorative
appointments are just window dressing to the sub-
stance, the engine, that presently roars, spews emis-
sions and frequently doesn't run at all.
We should demand better. We should expect
better.
But will the county hear us this time? Maybe we
should ring the bell.
Clang, clang, think green for the Island.

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I stand by my filed statements and the investiga-
tion I called for concerning the Sunshine Law and
Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore
and John Chappie. I filed through proper and appro-
priate agencies. I gave no comment to any press, and
did not slander, exaggerate or make innuendo.
Citizens of Anna Maria Island are acutely aware
of and amazed by the far-reaching and uncompromis-
ing tentacles of the Sunshine Law. A Sept. 22 editorial
in a local paper congratulated those who helped with
the recall process and demanded from our public offi-
cials our "right to know, (our) right to transparency
in government, open meetings and open records."
So, seven days after the meeting I witnessed, I felt
obligated to file a complaint.
On Sept. 15, my husband and I were at the Beach
Bistro bar. Two or three other customers were at the
other end of the bar. We moved to accommodate
Whitmore's group when it entered. There were no
other diners. It was very quiet.
Were I interested in pursuing a political vendetta,
I was't very bright. I identified myself as a Save Anna
Maria member and asked about a possible Sunshine
issue. I should have employed more covert action had
I intentions of spying or pursuing a complaint.
Teachers frequently deal with bullies who use
power or influence to tease, torment or inflict harm.
Bystanders are thankful that bullies direct action
toward someone else and may watch or even take
part. In this case, the bullying is to discredit, ridicule
and deflect attention from the real issue.
At stake here is not an investigation of a possible
Sunshine Law violation, but the right and responsibil-
ity of a private citizen free from intimidation to
hold elected officials accountable to the public trust
they have chosen to accept, including criticism and,
yes, public scrutiny.
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Online stories draw
online comments
There were four online responses to the Oct. 6 edi-
tion story "County board OKs trolley purchases:"
William Hahn says: A few years back the resort
tax was increased by 20 percent. Use those $'s to pay
for trolleys.
W.H. Murrell says: If we haven't already, we need
to run a rider study/poll to determine how many people
we inconvenience by cutting back on the schedule. For
example, changing from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. to 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
saves 14 hours/bus/week or about 3,640 bus hours a
year. That's significant from the standpoint of employee
cost, fuel, oil maintenance, etc.
M. Stringer says: Rather than going with diesel
ones isn't there a better alternative like natural gas or
electric? A significant number of vehicles at all major
events like the Olympics are run on electricity and
are easily as reliable and far more sustainable.
Chris Knowles says: A greener, quieter alterna-
tive to the current diesel engines that wakes us in the
morning at 6:30 a.m. would get my vote!
And in response to Tom Turner being named the
city of Anna Maria's top citizen for 2010:
John Michaels says: Tom has been deserving of
this award for years. So I am glad to see him finally
receive it. He always puts the city first and has tack-
led a number of major tasks that no one else wanted
to do. Congratulations to him and to the recognition
committee for selecting him.

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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 13, 2010 0 7-A

MPO to take over trail program TIp Islander


By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
The Federal Highway Administration last month
directed the N Linait Sarasota Metropolitan Planning
Organization to form a bi-county bicycle/pedestrian/
trail program.
The goal of the program is to create a safe, inter-
connected, and multi-modal system.
At the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion's Sept. 20 meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall,
MPO director Michael Howe said presently separate
programs are being run by each county in the state.
"Quite honestly, they suffered from a lack of
attention and a lack of staffing," Howe said, refer-
ring to the county-run program.
To help solve those problems, the MPO must
first form a bi-county committee comprised of a staff
representative from each jurisdiction in Sarasota and
Manatee counties, in addition to citizen advocates
from each county and city.
MPO planning manager Bob Herrington said the


MPO told commissioners from both counties in the
early 1990s it would handle the program.
"But they decided they wanted to continue their
own program," Herrington said. "So at the time we
passed through funding to help support their pro-
grams."
Manatee and Sarasota counties may continue
their own programs, Herrington said, but it makes
better sense to have the MPO handle the program
in-house.
"We basically want to make sure we have a com-
prehensive bicycle plan for the urbanized areas of
Sarasota and Manatee counties," Herrington said.
An ITPO meeting was to be at 2:30 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 18, after deadline for The Islander at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The MPO was scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 25 at New College in Sarasota.


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Eckerd store, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, appar-
ently between the time the store opened for business
at 8 a.m. and the pharmacy opened at 10 a.m. The
store manager discovered a number of empty bottles
of narcotics on the floor outside the pharmacy. Police
believe someone gained entry to the pharmacy by
sliding under the security gate.
Officials at Anna Maria Elementary School
received a kidnapping threat and immediately phoned
police. The caller identified himself as the principal
of a fictitious school and described how he would
kidnap a student that day. The staff reacted quickly
to ensure all students were safe, police said. A similar
call was placed to another school that day.
Bradenton Beach police arrested a man for pos-
session of heroin after responding to a complaint of
prostitution at the city pier. Police Chief Sam Speciale
said Officer Bill Knight was on duty at 2 a.m. Oct. 3,
when he got a call reporting suspicious circumstances
at the women's rest room at the pier. Upon investiga-
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8-A U OCT. 13, 2010 U THE ISLANDER


Attorneys urge Islanders to seek BP bucks


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
High-powered attorneys last week encouraged
Island business owners to seek damages for injuries
caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.
Just how severe the injuries might be and the com-
pensation Islanders might be owed is an unknown,
said Robert J. Gordon of Weitz and Luxenberg in
New York City.
The Deepwater disaster can be likened to an auto
accident happening in slow motion, Gordon said.
"You're still ... in the middle of the injury," he
told about 30 local business owners and government
officials gathered Oct. 5 at Holmes Beach City Hall
to discuss compensation from BP
Holmes Beach Commissioner and Columbia
Restaurant manager John Monetti was instrumental
in making the meeting happen. Monetti is a board
member of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Asso-
ciation, which has hired three firms to help its mem-
bers and other business owners in the state secure
compensation from BP
In addition to the Holmes Beach forum, the attor-
neys met with business owners in more than a dozen
other locations last week.
Teams of lawyers have been traveling the Gulf
of Mexico coast since late April seeking clients dam-
aged by the Deepwater spill that began with the sink-
ing of a deepwater well off the coast of Louisiana
April 20. In late May, attorneys met in Cortez with
fishers and others who work in the seafood industry
to talk about representing them.
The lawyers at the city hall forum focused on
compensation for both current and future damages
caused by the spill an estimated 400 million gal-
lons of oil spewed from the well before the leak was
contained in mid-July.
Their conversation with business owners was
timed well. The day before, BP claims czar Kenneth
Feinberg issued a statement clarifying that compensa-
tion may be available from the BP fund in areas not
polluted by Deepwater oil.
Feinberg, appointed by the president to admin-
ister the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, is overseeing
payments from a $20 billion fund that BP pledged
for restoration and compensation.
After hearing from Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and
other elected officials, the administrator agreed that
"there has been economic impact beyond the areas
closest to the spill."
Further, Feinberg said, "after listening to these
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to the oil spill is unwarranted."
In the past two months, about $1 billion in claims
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Feinberg said claims are reviewed on a case-by-
case basis and that claimants must prove damages
resulting from the spill itself and not other causes,
such as the ailing economy or the severe cold snap
earlier in the year.
The GCCF is currently reviewing emergency
claims.
"An emergency claim is really for if you've got
one foot in bankruptcy court and the other is on a
banana peel," said Gordon, the Weitz and Luxenberg
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it's a fairly simple process," he said.
However, Barr urged people to consider hiring
an attorney for future claims against BP, which he
described as a "corporate criminal" that will try to
avoid as many payouts as possible.
Additionally, Barr said, it makes sense to work
with his firm or Weitz or Cooney and Conway of
Chicago because together they are amassing clients to
share resources and minimize costs for future claims
or, later, litigation under the U.S. Oil Pollution Act
and Florida common law.
"There is power in numbers," Gordon said,
though he emphasized the firms are not working on
a class-action case.
The attorneys, already representing more than
1,000 clients on BP claims, are working on contin-
gency they said they don't require any upfront
costs but will earn 15 percent of an emergency claim,
20 percent of a negotiated claim and 25 percent of a
court settlement.
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money or to prepare for future litigation.
The checklist includes: identification details
such as Social Security and driver's license
numbers; a business plan or business forecast;
management planning documents; a personnel
list; business licenses; federal income tax returns
from 2007, 2008 and 2009; monthly sales tax
returns for the past three years; monthly finan-
cial statements for the past three years; yearly
profit and loss statements for the past three
years; any claim for damages to an insurance
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 13, 2010 U 9-A

BB revises settlement in land dispute


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners last week
revised a move to resolve a longstanding legal dis-
pute with Island Inc./Beach Development Inc., the
owners of a half-acre of beachfront property that the
city has deemed preservation.
The commission first rescinded an Aug. 31 deci-
sion authorizing special city attorney Greg Hootman

ATTORNEYS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
Assisting the attorneys are Mark A. Bonn, Julie
Harrington and Adam Sacks, who were hired to pre-
pare models that can be used to calculate current and
future damages from the spill.
"People have a different perspective of coming
to Florida than they did prior to April 20," Barr said.
"Fear, that's what we're dealing with."
The modeling will take into account weather sta-
tistics, economic data and tourism trends; examine
how other businesses were impacted by other disas-
ters; and apply other factors difficult to quantify, such
as how fear about polluted beaches might impact
future travel to the Gulf Coast.
"This will give forensic accountants assumptions
they can use," Barr said. "It's really a neat kind of
thing. It's very expensive to do, but I've been very
impressed with it."
Most of the forum attendees represented local
restaurants or accommodations businesses, but the
audience also included several retailers, Jet-Ski rent-
ers, a newspaper owner and a homeowner.
A half dozen of the attendees had already filed
claims for BP compensation, but had been waiting
weeks or months for a review.
Monetti thanked both the attorneys and the audi-
ence for attending the forum.
He said if Island business owners do nothing to
seek compensation they'll get "nothing."


to work out a settlement agreement with the develop-
ers that involved the city paying out $375,000 for the
west side Gulf Drive property.
The commission then voted to authorize Hoot-
man to work on a settlement agreement, which would
require the approval of the commission, that didn't
cost the city more than $350,000.
The votes Oct. 7 followed a discussion about a
scribner's error presented at the August meeting that
could have cost the city an extra $25,000 to settle the
case.
The case dates back to the 1990s, when the devel-
opers acquired 2.6 acres of property, most on the bay-
side, some on the Gulfside, with Gulf Drive bisecting
the land.
The developers knew when they purchased the
property that a portion of it was identified for pres-
ervation in the city's future land-use map and com-
prehensive plan.
However, Hootman has said, the developers also
were aware when they purchased the land that the city
had committed to allow for a higher density in the
bayside project because it had deemed the Gulfside
property undevelopable. The city, Hootman said, had
made the concession because it did not want to "take"
property.
But as the project moved forward, developers
encountered a hitch. Other city regulations, specifi-
cally height restrictions, got in the way of a denser
development by the bay.
An effort to build a smaller project on the Gulf-
side also hit a roadblock.
A legal battle escalated, with the parties focused
on a half-acre of preservation land on the Gulfside
and what should or could happen with 10 unbuilt
units provided for in city planning documents.
The dispute has involved the developers, the city,
state agencies, a number of attorneys and a judge who
nudged the parties into mediation and encouraged a


settlement.
In the last couple of years, several settlement
offers have been considered. In August, Hootman told
commissioners that Island Inc./Beach Development
wanted to reach a settlement the city buy the land
for $375,000 and close the case.
But city officials later learned that Hootman car-
ried forward a scribner's error the settlement offer
was for $350,000.
So last week, the commission rescinded its prior
motion and adopted a new motion, indicating its
good-faith interest in settling for $350,000.
Commissioners and the mayor also said they
wanted Hootman to negotiate a 20-year financing
agreement with the developers that includes a low
interest rate less than 6 percent.
That option was favored over using city
reserves.
"I'm going to be very very reluctant to allow us
to go into our reserves," Bartelt said, adding that the
economic outlook for the next couple of fiscal years
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settlement to purchase beachfront property it deemed
preservation from Island Inc./Beach Development Inc.
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The "Here and New" exhibit opened Oct. 8 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, with a reception for
the featured artists, who are instructors at the league. Pictured are AMIAL artists Marie Garafano, Pam
McMillen, Alexandra Lillis and Christine Galanopoulos. The exhibit continues through Nov. 7 at AMIAL,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


Botanical park to hold sale
The Palma Sola Botanical Park will hold its
annual plant and antiques sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16.
The event will feature vendors selling plants, gar-
dening items, antiques, crafts, as well as food and
drink.
The park is adjacent to the Robinson Preserve at
9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-761-2866.
CrossPointe to host cancer
outreach program
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a two-part training program
for people patients, relatives, caretakers dealing
with cancer.
The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 21.
The fee will be $10.
For more information or reservations, call 941-
778-0719.
Manalis celebrate 63rd
wedding anniversary
Childhood \ ili th.ain it Carmen and Tony Manali
will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Oct.
12.
The two have known each other since they were
11 years old.
Residents of Anna Maria since 1964, the couple
married in Tampa in 1947 on Columbus Day at Our
Lady of Perpetual Health Catholic Church.
Today, the Manalis have three children Angela
Collabro, who lives in New York; Nancy Manali, who
lives in Hawaii; and Anthony Manlai Jr., who lives
in Anna Maria.
They also have seven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.


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Library offers college resources
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will
sponsor a program for teens featuring certified col-
lege resource specialist Debra Landesberg.
The event will be held at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Seating is free and will be
available on a first come, first serve basis.
Landesberg's program for the college-bound will
provide tips on how to design a resume, create a great
college essay, find financial aid and scholarships and
choose the right college.
Landesberg founded the College Career Resource
Center for the Manatee County School District. She
has guided more than 2,000 students through the
search, preparation, application, and financial-aid
processes for colleges and universities throughout
the state and around the country. Her website is www.
mycollegeresource. net.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341.
Rotary, AMICCO benefit
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island and the
Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra are
partnering on a holiday-timed fundraiser.
The two local groups are coordinating the first
Decorator Showhouse, staged by the White Egret,
and the third annual Taste of Music Champagne Gala
at the featured home, the Holmes Beach residence of
Debbie and Michael Hynds of MartiniVille.
The showhouse will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 4-5. The gala will take place
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 4.
Showhouse tickets will sell for $10 and gala tick-
ets for $50.
For more information, call Dantia Gould at 941-
778-1880.
Luncheon benefits food bank
The Food Bank of Manatee will host the annual
Empty Bowls luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct.
21, at Renaissance on Ninth, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bra-
denton.
A second luncheon will take place in Lakewood
Ranch on Friday, Oct. 22.
Participants select a bowl crafted by a local potter
and then dine on soups prepared by local restaurants,
including the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach and Harry's Continental Kitchens and Euphe-
mia Haye on Longboat Key.
Tickets are $18 in advance and will be $20 at the
door.
For more information, call 941-749-0100 or visit
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Holmes Beach resident and cancer activist Nancy Ambrose represents the 13th Congressional District
during an American Cancer Society campaign in Washington, D.C. Ambrose, fourth from left, is pictured
with other activists and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida.


Sandbar to host turkey bingo
The Sandbar Restaurant will host Bingo for
Turkeys in November to benefit the Lawton Chiles
Christmas Party for Kids.
The first game will take place Monday, Nov. 1.
Bingo also will be played at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and Nov.
15 at the restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
The nightly grand prize will be a turkey, but
prizes will be awarded for each game.
Proceeds from the bingo series will help finance
the children's Christmas party the Sandbar hosts each
year in December.
The party, at which participating children receive
holiday outfits, including shoes, and toys, as well as
lunch and prizes, costs about $5,000-$6,000.
In addition to raising funds, the Sandbar staff is
organizing volunteers entertainers such as face-
painters are needed for the party, and wrappers are
needed to help ready gifts.
For more information, call the restaurant at 941-
778-0444.


Brown, Baird wed
Amanda Marie Brown and John Bingham Baird
married July 17 at the Price Estate of Sarasota.
Many were in attendance, including Cheryl Brown,
mother of the bride, and Alice Baird, mother of
the groom. The couple plans to live in Tampa and
continue their advanced education. Islander Photo:
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LBK historical society
plans fish fry
The Longboat Key Historical Society will hold a
fish fry 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Mar
Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway
St. N., Longboat Key.
The menu for the fundraiser includes fried mullet
and grouper, fried green tomatoes, cheese grits and
wine and beer.
The entertainment will include the Blues Pig
band.
Tickets will sell for $25.
For more information, call 931-383-2391.
Thieves markets
resume Nov. 13
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold
Thieves Markets at Coquina Beach Saturday, Nov.
13, and on Saturdays in 2011 on Jan. 8, Feb. 12,
March 12 and April 9.
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Kiwanis to meet
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will host a
Manatee County Area Transit representative during
its meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
MCAT's Mark Betty will address the club about
the county's Handi Bus system, as well as show off
a hybrid bus.


Bustle on ballot questions
Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle talks
Oct. 2 with members of the Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis Club about ballot questions that voters
will decide in the Nov. 2 election. Islander Photo:
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Wednesday, Oct. 13
11 a.m. Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Anna Maria Island Players
luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 15
5 to 10 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest
kickoff party on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: 941-761-4766.

Saturday, Oct. 16
8:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Bayfest on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: 941-761-4766.

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Noon Barry Gould will speak to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria
Island at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
6:30 p.m. Cancer outreach program for patients, relatives and
caretakers at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-0719. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
11 a.m. "Marie Curie the Matriarch of a Nobel Family" with
James Vartuli at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
Noon Anna Maria Garden Club presents "Water Conservation"
with guest Jack Tichenor from Manatee County Extension Service at
Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.
5:30 p.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library present an evening
with certified college resource specialist Debra Landesberg for college
bound teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:
"The Ladies of the Camellias" at the Island Players theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 17. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee
applies.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee


applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational study
group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
Friday, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS
Wednesday, Oct. 13
7 to 9 p.m. Exploring the Future of Energy: "The Electric Sunshine
State" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 941-746-4131.

Thursday, Oct. 14
5 to 8:30 p.m. Old Florida storytelling at the Manatee Village
Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-
4075.
6 p.m. World Music Film Series presents "Buena Vista Social
Club" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 15
6 p.m. Village of the Arts "ArtsWalk" open galleries in the village,
926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-2487.
6 to 10p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society hosts a fish fry fea-
turing music by the Blues Pig band at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant
and Pub, 760 Broadway St. N., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2391.
Fee applies.
6 to 10 p.m. "World Party" featuring live music, food and dancing
from around the world at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Sunset- Reels at Rossi Park presents "Coraline" at Rossi Water-
front Park on Third Avenue West between Ninth Street West and U.S.
301. Information: 941-704-4366.

Saturday, Oct. 16
8 a.m. Boating class at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
located in G. T. Bray Park, 5801 33 rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Informa-


tion: 941-758-5500. Fee applies.
8 a.m. to 4p.m. Plant and antiques sale at Palma Sola Botanical
Park adjacent to Robinson Preserve, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-761-2866.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. "ArtSlam" an outdoor public art event featur-
ing 17 teams creating art pieces for audience votes in various downtown
Bradenton locations. Information: 941-744-7484.
5:30 p.m. to midnight- "Casino Lights" auction gala at St. Joseph
Catholic Church Parish Center, 2990 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-755-2611. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 17
Noon to 4 p.m. Ringling International Arts Festival Soiree featur-
ing live performances in the courtyard at the John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 941-359-
5700. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest performances
by Kristen Kemp, Greg Trupiano and members of the Apprentice Art-
ists Program at IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350
El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton. Information: 941-776-2850. Fee
applies.

Coming Up:
Oct. 21, Empty Bowls luncheon for the Manatee Food Bank.
Oct. 21, World Music Film Series: "Genghis Blues," South Florida
Museum.
Oct. 22, Full moon celebration, Back Alley.
Oct. 22, Goblin Gathering, G.T. Bray Park.
Oct. 22, Opera singer Julie Maykowski, Christ Episcopal Church,
Bradenton.
Oct. 23, Causeway 4 the Cause cancer walk.
Oct. 23, Bradenton Woman's Club membership tea.
Oct. 23, Sarasota Chalk Festival.

Save the Date:
Oct. 28, Red Ribbon Breakfast, Pirate City Complex.
Oct. 29, Trail of Treats and Canine Costume Contest.
Oct. 30, Fall Festival, CrossPointe Fellowship.
Nov. 6, Snooty's Gala.
Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.
Nov. 19-21, Save the Gulf concert, Holmes Beach City Hall
Field.
Nov. 20, Canine Christmas Festival, Bishop Animal Shelter.
SDec. 11-12, Winterfest.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
contact via e-mail and phone.


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Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 29!

Thel slander newspaper will host a critter corral in front of the
newspaper office from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Prizes will be
offered for pets in the scariest, most original and silliest costumes,
as well as pet-owner look-alikes. Contestants will gather in a corral
outside the office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registra-
tion beginning at 5 p.m. and judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 13, 2010 0 13-A


Gullett mullet tourney on the plate


By Mark J. Cook
Special to The Islander
When Ben Gullett died in 2008, his son Ricky
Gullett thought long and hard about a way to honor
his father. The elder Gullett had been a loved and
respected fisherman, and was one of the area's best at
throwing handmade cast nets over schools of mullet.
Many church and civic groups counted on Ben Gul-
lett to supply their fish for get-togethers however
large or small.
After tossing it around, Ricky Gullett decided
there was no better way to keep his father's name
alive than by putting together a mullet tournament.
On Oct. 15, numerous two-person teams will
gather for a captain's meeting at the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bra-
denton, to start a 24-hour hunt in hopes of winning
the third annual Ben Gullett Mullet Invitational.
"I knew whatever we did it had to be on the
water, and with my dad being involved so heavily in
the mullet business and all the friends that also mullet
fished, it seemed like a good idea," Ricky Gullett
said.
"While most folks are familiar with other types
of hook-and-line and hook-and-release fishing tour-
naments, the mullet contest is a whole different con-
cept.
"We've had a lot fun running it the last two years
and have gotten good feedback," Gullett said. "The
idea of making it a mullet tournament and being only
able to use cast nets makes it pretty unique. The tour-
nament waters are from Tampa to Venice and we take


only the six biggest fish. That's pretty much it.
"Of course, unlike other fishing tournaments, we
clean and cook the catch brought in. We don't want
to waste anything."
The tournament has two divisions: an adult group
and a youth division. Entry fees for an adult team is
$150, while the youth teams compete for $75. The
entry fee includes a captain's bucket with two T-shirts
and two dinner tickets.
The two-person teams will net and bring their six
largest mullet iced down and ready to clean to
the dock to be weighed.
The mandatory captains meeting is from 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and the weigh-in
takes place 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and it's
followed by a mullet banquet. And the Gulletts do
the cooking.

Casting for mullet
What: Third annual Ben Gullet Mullet Invi-
tational to benefit youth outdoor activities.
When: Oct. 15-16.
Mandatory captain's meeting 6:30 p.m.
Friday Oct. 15.
Weigh-in 4-5 p.m.Saturday Oct. 16.
Mullet dinner 4-7 p.m. $10 (for those who
do not enter the tournament) includes choice of
smoked or fried mullet, grits, slaw, dessert and
tea. Everyone is welcome.
Where: Anna Maria Power Squadron, 1200
71st St. N.W., Bradenton.


Last year's and the 2008 winners were Dwight
Andress and Rod Griffin, and in the youth division
last year, Joey Gullett and Dillon Hartman.
The first two tournaments were held at Star Fish
Co. in Cortez, but due to scheduling conflicts the
location was moved to the AMI Power Squadron this
year. Gullett isn't sure where next year's location
will be, but said Karen Bell, owner of Star Fish Co.,
expressed a desire to have the tournament return to
Cortez in 2011.
All the entry fee money is paid out in prizes and
money earned from the sale of the dinner to folks
who don't fish, but come to take part in the end-
of-tournament feast, is given to nonprofits. One of
this year's recipients is the Jerry Hill Memorial Kids
Tournament.
"It's important to give back to the young people
in the community and Jerry's tournament is well run
and respected," Gullett said. "A lot of kids over the
years have been introduced to fishing by the tourna-
ment and my dad would be proud that in some way
his name has helped that a little bit."
"Hopefully we will have a big turnout and even
if you or someone you know isn't fishing, come pur-
chase dinner and help us raise money to give to the
area youth programs."
To sign up or get more information call Chick
Parker at 941-792-8314, or Ricky Gullett at 941-462-
5567.
Mark J. Cook is an outdoor writer for the Tampa
Tribune and columnist for In the Field magazine. He
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Library offers college resources
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will
sponsor a program for teens featuring certified col-
lege resource specialist Debra Landesberg.
The event will be held at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Seating is free and will be
available on a first come, first serve basis.
Landesberg's program for the college-bound will
provide tips on how to design a resume, create a great
college essay, find financial aid and scholarships and
choose the right college.
Landesberg founded the College Career Resource
Center for the Manatee County School District. She
has guided more than 2,000 students through the
search, preparation, application, and financial-aid
processes for colleges and universities throughout
the state and around the country. Her website is www.
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For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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and then dine on soups prepared by local restaurants,
including the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton
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Tickets are $18 in advance and will be $20 at the
door.
For more information, call 941-749-0100 or visit
www.foodbankofmanatee.org.
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The speaker will be member Barry Gould, also
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For more information, e-mail Dantia Gould at .
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Bayfest turns 10, fun begins Oct. 15


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
October breezes bring Bayfest to Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria this weekend.
The free-admission celebration marking Bay-
fest's 10th anniversary begins with a kick-off party
Friday, Oct. 15, and then a full day of action on Pine
Avenue Saturday, Oct. 16.
The launch party, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., will take place at
Pine and Bay Boulevard and feature food vendors and
some arts and crafts vendors. Entertainers will include
Mike Sales, the Dr. Dave Band and Bootleg.
Saturday's action, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., will
include more music, a classic car show, a market-
place, food and beverage sales and children's games
and a fishing contest.
Scheduled entertainers include DJ Chris Grum-
ley, the Garbage Men, the Island Rockers, FOGT's
Jr. All-Star Band, Firedoor, Hammers and Adams, the
Human Condition, Koko Ray and the Soul Providers
and the Billy Rice Band.
The celebration is sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce.
The Islander, last week, interviewed Bayfest
coordinator and chamber board chair Cindy Thomp-
son about turning 10 and kicking off the season with
a party on Pine Avenue.
The Islander: Ten years ofBayfest. This is a mile-
stone year?
Cindy Thompson: Yes, it is a milestone year.
However, every year has its own special magic. The
chamber is proud to work with our sponsors to pro-
duce this event, as it has evolved into a true com-
munity festival we can all look forward to.
The Islander: What's different about this year?
What's the same?
CT: Well, what you can always count on at Bay-
fest is the music, the delicious food court, the cars,
the children's area and the unique vendors who come
from all over the country to participate.
A new addition is organized by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, and it includes a children's
fishing tournament on the pier Saturday morning.
In addition, we have partnered again with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society and Roser
Memorial Community Church. They have great
things planned for their areas as well.
Finally, Bill Mergans has confirmed 105 cars this
year for our car show.
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Billy Rice Band.
We have Mike Sales to emcee Friday night and
Chris Grumley to DJ and provide music between sets
all day on Saturday.
BOC Productions will be providing our sound.
The Islander: And, are you planning a taste for
every palate?
CT: Yes, it is a good mix of festival food, as well
as unique dishes served in our area restaurants. We
will have a huge variety, including hot dogs, sausage
and peppers, chili, fish tacos, empanadas, carnitas,
fish and chips, pizza, stromboli, jerk chicken wings,
barbecue, ribs and chicken, Philly cheesesteaks,
conch fritters, crab poppers, shrimp skewers, maca-
roni and cheese, ice cream, Italian ice, kettle corn,
beef jerky, roasted nuts and more.
The Islander: One of the busiest festival areas
is the Roser church parking lot, where the kids play.
What will kids find there this year?
CT: Kevin Bergquist of Island Dojo has orga-
nized a variety of things, with all money raised to go
to abused and neglected children. He has a bounce
house, slide, pony rides, a visit from tiger cubs, mar-
tial arts demos and games and activities as well.
The Islander: There are multiple reasons for
the festival. Fun times. %1,. -in ..-.. Island businesses
and amenities, but also fundraising. How much does
the fest raise? And how does the chamber use the
money?
CT: I know it's hard to fathom for a lot of people,
but Bayfest was never organized to be a fundraiser.
It's free, so we collect no money on admission. The
food vendors get 100 percent of their proceeds as we
do not "split" tickets like some festivals. Our non-
profits organize their own booth and collect their own
money. So there is really no way to track all that
Bayfest raises.
The chamber makes enough to cover our costs to
host the event with vendor fees and beverage sales.
Any proceeds over and above that go in our
scholarship fund. This year we hope to award three
local students seeking a degree in business a scholar-
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Mattick seeks to

calm Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria mayoral candidate Sandy Mattick is
seeking the office because she believes she has the
experience and knowledge to run the city effectively
and bring a calming influence to city hall.
Her experience, knowledge and calm nature will
help end the divisiveness in the city generated the
past year, she said.
"The mayor's position is an administrator and
providing service to the people," Mattick said. "The
mayor sees that the city runs smoothly.
"I have no pre-set agenda. I
do value a viable business district
for Anna Maria and the rights of
all people, but I will always put all
the residents of Anna Maria first
and protect everyone's property
rights."
Mattick A city resident since 2004,
Mattick has two daughters who
attend Manatee High School.
She formerly owned two businesses in Anna
Maria and worked in government positions for 16
years before moving to Bradenton in 2003.
Mattick currently serves on the planning and
zoning board and was a member of the citizen's rec-
ognition committee this year. She also volunteers at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Seeking an elected position was not difficult for
Mattick. Her parents encouraged community involve-
ment among their seven children and she believes
service "makes a difference."
As mayor, she pledged to ensure the city runs
smoothly and the rules and regulations are fol-
lowed.
"The commission sets policy, not the mayor," she
said. "The mayor implements commission policy and
can bring issues to the commission for discussion,
but can't change the policy or the ordinances. The
mayor's job is to run the city."
Interpretation of the comp plan during recent site-
plan hearings is an example of how the city became
divided over unclear policy.
\ ly goal would be to ensure commission poli-
cies are clear to everyone and put an end to all these
lawsuits that are going to bankrupt the city."
If elected, she would work with commissioners,
property owners, residents and developers to halt the
proliferation of "unnecessary litigation" against the
city. The key is to solve the problem before anyone
rushes to file a lawsuit.
She believes she has the background to be a
good mayor. During her government service, she
prepared major budgets that were audited twice a


Early voting

begins Oct. 18
Early voting for the mid-term general elec-
tions begins Oct. 18 in Manatee County.
Early voting will take place from Monday,
Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Blvd.
W., Suite 118, Bradenton.
The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week-
days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4
p.m. Sunday.
Voters must present both picture and signature
identification.
The supervisor's office also is taking applica-
tions for absentee ballots at www.votemanatee.
com.
The general election takes place Nov. 2.
For more information about voting, call the
supervisor's office at 941-741-3823.

year by the U.S. General Accounting Office and
that experience is helpful for a mayor preparing a
budget.
Additionally, she attended most of the ad-hoc
comp-plan committee meetings from 2004 to 2007,
and many commission meetings since 2004 to observe
how the city works and how and why the comp plan
was put together in its present form.
She understands that some people will take
exception to her mother Jo Ann Mattick being
a commissioner if she's elected mayor.
"It's not been a problem as long as I've been
on the P&Z board, where I have a vote that goes to
the commission. We don't agree on e \ c li nthi. and
I often express a contrary opinion."
Because the mayor does not vote on the commis-
sion, one-on-one meetings with a commissioner and
the mayor are permitted under Florida's Sunshine
Law.
If a commissioner or member of the public has a
concern, particularly about city staff and city opera-
tions, Mattick said she would want to know. But she
sees no problems with the present city staff.
"I am very confident in the current city staff and
they are all exceptional," she said.
A full-time resident, Mattick said she would not
have an issue attending all meetings and fulfilling all
duties of the office.
Her experience as a former business owner in
the city can help close the gap between the concerns
of business owners and residents about Pine Avenue,
she said.
"I believe I'm a good facilitator," she said, and as
mayor would get those with differing views on issues
to meet in an informal setting to find some common
positions or present new proposals.
"We all want the same thing: To live in a beauti-
ful, peaceful Anna Maria. We just have to figure out
how to get there."
Does all this mean she believes the city is on the
right track?
"It's on the right track," Mattick said, but parking
remains a stumbling block.
Commissioners need to find a workable, compro-
mise solution for Pine Avenue parking.
She is concerned that parking is such a campaign
issue that some voters might forget there are other
city problems, such as drainage, road resurfacing,
preservation of natural resources, shoreline renour-
ishment and preserving the city's older homes and
cottages.
Mattick wants to find residents with expertise
who will volunteer their time to help the city in a


Selby wants 2010

put behind Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The biggest issue facing the city and residents is
"putting 2010 behind us and looking to the future,"
not Pine Avenue parking, said Anna Maria mayoral
candidate Mike Selby.
Selby made the comment in an e-mail to The
Islander after declining an in-person interview
request.
"I think (an e-mail) gives all parties a more com-
prehensive picture anyway as I can give well thought
out answers to all of your questions so the voters
don't get just a sound bite or a snippet of an answer,"
he wrote.
Selby subsequently
l addressed the parking issue via
e-mail to the newspaper. He wrote
that "some very 'good' people on
-both sides of the Pine Avenue
issues said and did some things
that I know they would like to take
Selbyback. That includes me."
Selby said he prefers not to dwell on any
city division caused by the Pine Avenue parking
issue. Instead, he would promote civil dialogue and
"work hard" on the issue with other "well-intentioned
people" to reach a parking compromise that is "best
for Anna Maria."
He has no prior political experience, but Selby
served two years as an alternate member of the code
enforcement board and was the chair of the Roser
Memorial Community Church stewardship and
finance committee in 2009. He was president of the
Key Royale Club that same year.
The years Selby spent running his own successful
business gave him "a lot of what I need to do the job
and do it well," he stated.
Selby said he supports the mixed-use, retail-
office-residential district policy stated in the com-
prehensive plan. He believes, however, that some
land-development regulations need to be consistent
with the comp plan.
As mayor, Selby would be in charge of the city
staff, but it would be "unfair" of him before election
to discuss city staff performance.
But, if elected, he would evaluate the perfor-
mance of each staff member and "make my findings
known to the commission, then take whatever action
is deemed appropriate," he wrote.
Selby affirmed that the commission makes policy,
while the mayor is the administrator. He would sup-
port enforcement of commission policy, "whether I
like it or not. The mayor works for the commission-
ers.
He acknowledged concern that he and his wife
would spend summers in North Carolina.
Selby said several of his children and all his
grandchildren live there, and he and his wife own a
mountain home that is for sale.
He said he considered the time necessary to be
mayor before deciding to seek the office and said he
would be a "hands-on" mayor "as necessary to run
the city."


number of areas.
She said she is committed to listening to differing
opinions and seeking compromise on issues.
Everyone, including herself, "can't be right all
the time and we should not be insensitive to our oppo-
nents and their thoughts." Listening and compromis-
ing will "make us a better, stronger community," she
said.
"If voters look at my record and commitment to
compromise and calmness, they'll have good reasons
to vote for me," she said.
"I will always put the health, safety and welfare
of the residents of Anna Maria first, and protect their
rights," she pledged.





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Harrington emphatic

about interest
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Michael Harrington's candidate brochures con-
tain multiple exclamation points.
That's because the Bradenton Beach resident
seeking his first elected office that of Ward 4
city commissioner is emphatic "!!!" about
his interest in service and his qualifications for
office.
Harrington, 73, lives in
a quiet mobile home park near
downtown Bradenton Beach
where residents gather for coffee
on Saturday mornings. He and
his wife spend time on home
improvements, "doing those kinds
Harrington of things that keep you busy."
Nearby, there's a family pontoon
boat that the couple takes out on Sundays.
"We're glad we made the move out here," Har-
rington says. "We have a lot of friends in the park
that we socialize with."
From home, it's a short walk to city hall, where
Harrington has been headed quite often since quali-
fying to run for office in July. He attends most city
commission meetings, as well as other board and
committee meetings.
"Even being retired, I just find that I want to stay
busy doing something," Harrington says.
What he wants to do now is serve on the city
commission, which is why he's going door to door
every day to talk with voters.
"I'm running because I feel I am more quali-
fied than the person that was appointed," Harrington
says, referring to Janet Vosburgh, his opponent, who
in June was tapped to fill the commission vacancy
created by Bob Bartelt's move from commissioner
to mayor by appointment.
The nonpartisan Nov. 2 race is a genteel contest.
"Jan's a very nice woman," Harrington says. "It's a
friendly race."
Harrington is conversing with about 10-20 voters
a day about taxes, the city budget, the mooring/
anchorage field concept and downtown parking.
He's also hearing from voters that they want their
commission to protect "the great ambiance of Bra-
denton Beach."
Harrington says that's a top goal. "We'd be very
disappointed, my wife and I, if they started allowing
high rises and changed the area to a commercialized
beach."
Keeping the budget tight also is a goal, says Har-
rington, who, before retiring, managed property and
amenities for multiple homeowner and condominium
associations.
"I'd bring professionalism to the commission," he
says as he sips an iced tea recently at Rotten Ralph's
on the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
Harrington is running a low-budget campaign on
his own money. He says he doesn't mind asking for
votes, but "if you take donations, you owe a favor.
.. I don't want to get into that."
Harrington moved to the area in 1984, after retir-
ing from the sheriff's department in Lansing, Mich.,
where he worked on patrol and in undercover narcot-
ics.
He and his wife own a home in Sarasota, but
they opted to rent it out so they can live on the
Island.
When city hall issued a call for citizens to serve
on committees about two years ago, Harrington
responded. He is an initial member of the mooring/
anchorage committee, which has been tasked with
examining how best to operate the anchorage area
south of the pier.
"It's important work," says Harrington, who
hopes that next month he'll be involved as a commis-
sion liaison to the committee rather than a committee
member.


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Vosburgh hustles to Nov. 2
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Janet Vosburgh is up and out while the harvest
moon is still shining on the Gulf of Mexico.
With dawn every morning, Vosburgh is on the
path at Coquina Beach. With her iPod Nano playing II
Divo and her New Balance athletic shoes laced tight,
she walks the length of the path and circles back.
Along the way, she says hello to Manatee County
parks employees most seem to know her name
- and other walkers and joggers.
"I'm an exercise freak,"
says the energetic Vosburgh, who
is running for Ward 4 commis-
sioner in Bradenton Beach Nov.
2. "And I talk to everybody. I'm
very friendly."
Earlier this year, Vosburgh
Vosburgh was appointed to the commission
when Bob Bartelt vacated the seat
to serve as mayor following the abrupt resignation of
Michael Pierce. So Vosburgh has some advantages
of incumbency, including, as commission liaison,
friendly relationships with Bridge Street merchants.
"People already know that I am a commissioner
who responds immediately, who takes care of prob-
lems," she says as she walks the path.
But Vosburgh is excited about running for office
and facing an opponent, mooring committee member
Michael Harrington.
"I'm glad that I have to campaign because now, if


I get in, I'll feel like I'm really legit," she says. "I'm
very glad that there is competition."
In addition to serving on the commission,
Vosburgh has an accommodations rental business
on the Island. She's busy, and when she was asked
to step in as commissioner, she said she'd have to
consider the job.
"I tend to be impulsive," she says. "I get real
excited. So my new philosophy is 'I'll sleep on it.'"
But Vosburgh didn't have to sleep long. She
accepted the appointment and almost immediately
decided to run for the office.
"I'm a very informed voter," she says. "And
I'm very much into politics. I'm patriotic. I love
this country. And I feel like because I am such an
informed voter that I have to do my share."
Vosburgh describes herself as a conservative. She
grew up in a nice but poor family and, learning she had
to "make things happen" for herself, built a business.
Vosburgh has ties to Milwaukee, where she
worked for General Electric, and to Boston, where
she also worked for GE. And she lived for years in
Utah, where she owned and operated a furniture and
appliance store for 28 years, taught a business course
at a community college and became involved in civic
and political activities.
"I'm very good with money because I never
had any," she says. "I ran a business on an absolute
shoestring and made a great success of it.... I also
have a lot of integrity, and I'm very honest."
Vosburgh says her top priority is "to keep the
taxes down" and she says she's qualified for that
work.
Another priority is providing Bradenton Beach
businesses with the support needed to add jobs and
strengthen the tax base.
"I'm very pro-business," Vosburgh pledges.
As she reaches the southern end of the path,
Vosburgh stops to say hello to a bicyclist and then
to look at the sun coming up beyond the Cortez
Bridge.
"I really and truly believe I live in paradise,"
she says, which leads her to another priority the
conservative quest to make sure paradise remains
paradise.


BB voters to decide charter questions
By Lisa Neff the ward where the vacancy occurred.
Islander Reporter Amending term-limits provision.
Bradenton Beach voters will face a series of Voters will decide whether to amend the charter
proposed changes to the city charter on the Nov. 2 to state that no person may hold the same elected or
ballot. appointed office for more than three full consecutive
A commission-appointed charter review commit- terns. The charter already limits people to three terms,
tee recommended the changes to the document earlier but it is unclear whether that includes partial terms.
this year and the commission OK'd the changes for Amending the provision on ordinances.
voter consideration in August. The charter requires the commission to adopt an
Passage of the ordinance allows the Manatee ordinance to lease, acquire, dispose of or change the
County Supervisor of Elections to place the propos- use of any city property.
als on the general election ballot, which also will Voters will decide whether to change that section
contain a contest for Ward 4, where appointed Com- to refer to "real" property.
missioner Janet Vosburgh is running against Michael Amending the provision on a voter-initiated
Harrington. repeal of an ordinance.
Each proposed amendment there are eight Voters will decide whether to remove the current
will be abbreviated on the ballot to contain a title, provision that a vote on a repeal must occur within
question and explanation. 120 days of the filing of referendum papers, but retain
The proposals, drafted from the committee the requirement to place the referendum on a general
recommendations by city attorney Ricinda Perry, or special election ballot.
include: Amending the provision on maximum building
Amending the duties of the mayor to require an height.
annual state of the city report. The proposal is not meant to change the allow-
Amending the provision on forfeiture of able height 29 feet but to clarify that the provi-
office. sion includes commercial as well as residential build-
The charter is silent on whether a legal proceed- ings.
ing should be initiated or concluded before a forfei- Authorizing the city to make technical changes
ture of office hearing takes place. Voters will be asked to the charter.
whether to change the charter to allow for a forfeiture The last ballot question related to the charter asks
of office hearing notwithstanding any legal proceed- voters to authorize city officials to correct capital-
ings. ization, spelling and other such errors in the docu-
Amending vacancy requirements. ment.
The charter does not require that a nominee for To pass, a charter amendment needs a "yes" from
a public office vacancy live in the ward where the a majority of voters.
vacancy occurred. Voters will be asked to change the The amendments would become effective Jan. 1,
charter to require a nominee for a vacancy to live in 2011.





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Haas-Martens' connection

to citizens runs deep
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Sandy Haas-Martens, 63, has been a retired
banker for 15 years.
"But I'm too young to sit at home and watch soap
operas and eat bonbons," she said.
And Haas-Martens is so connected to her com-
munity it only makes sense she's running for a sixth
consecutive term on Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion.
She's held elected office on
the Island since 1992 and has run
many other campaigns,
Haas-Martens spent 28
years as a bank manager and offi-
cer, 26 of which were on Holmes
Beach.
Haas-Martens In 1969, at 22 years old, she
came to the Island to work as the
main teller at Island Bank, now a Wachovia, and First
Federal Savings Loan in Manatee County.
"The Island people always have been good to
me," Haas-Martens said. "I was their banker and I
try to give back because if the Island people didn't
like me, when I was a banker, I wouldn't have been
there as long as I had. And so I went from one bank
to another."
Haas-Martens said her banking background and
involvement with citizens has made her deeply aware
of issues Island citizens may be facing. And she also
is experienced at dealing with budgets.
Haas-Martens remains involved in the com-
munity. She has been involved with the Manatee
County 4-H Foundation board since 1999, the board
of intergovernmental relations committee for the
Florida League of Cities, Take Stock in Children,
Manatee School District programs, Kiwanis Club
of Anna Maria Island, Manatee County Tourist
Development Council. She also is the Island liai-
son to the county's emergency operation center.
Haas-Martens said each citizen may have some
sort of complaint about how the city is run.
"They want to have better traffic in the winter,
but it's tourist season so what are you going to do?"
she said.
Haas-Martens said she thinks citizens are happy
with how the budget has been handled. For this fiscal
year, the budget included no tax increase.
"Unfortunately, there's only so much we can do
about the economy," she said. "We're at the low end
of the totem pole."
Besides her work in multiple local and state pro-
grams, Haas-Martens enjoys reading, embroidery and
making blankets.
"I still wake up and walk for 30 minutes, or
mow and do yard work," she said. "Or take care of
other people's lawns. I go home after a walk and
have breakfast and read the paper. If I don't have
to be at a meeting, sometimes early, before I get
going, I get a crossword done in the morning. Or
a jumble."
Then, she goes to work on the Holmes Beach
improvements she's so proud of, such as canal dredg-
ing, street paving and drainage.
"I enjoy what I do," she said. "I enjoy working
with the staff and working with the citizens and being
involved."


2 Holmes Beach

city commission

incumbents in

three-way race

to keep seats.


Candidate meet-and-greet

coming up Oct. 20
The Islander will host Popcorn and Politics
at the newspaper office Wednesday, Oct. 20, pro-
viding an opportunity for voters to meet candi-
dates for office in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at The
Islander storefront in the Island Shopping Center,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Voters are encouraged to attend, discuss
issues and participate in straw polls in the three
races that officially will be decided Nov. 2.
For more information about the Popcorn and
Politics forum, call the newspaper at 941-778-
7978.

Monetti hopes to

continue giving
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Ten years ago, John Monetti came to Holmes
Beach City Hall for the first time. He was following
a value his parents had instilled in him give back
to the community.
Monetti said he wanted to
volunteer and ended up helping
the city with stormwater preven-
tion planning. A year later, the city
commission asked Monetti if he
would volunteer for the planning
Monetti commission. "I said, 'OK,'" Mon-
etti said. "If that's what I can do
for you."
After four years as a planning commissioner,
Monetti ran for elected office and won his first term
as a city commissioner.
He has served on the commission for four years
and Nov. 2 will be seeking another two-year term.
Monetti, 49, a Holmes Beach resident for 15 years
and general manager at the Columbia Restaurant in
Sarasota for 10 years, said he'll continue to apply
what he claims is one of his main assets common
sense.
His campaign slogan is, "To provide a common-
sense approach to maintain the beauty and balance of
our community."
"That's why I do this, because I think I can pro-
vide that," Monetti said.
As far as common sense goes, Monetti said, "I
try not to get too wrapped up in too many details of a
particular issue. I try to look at the broader perspec-
tive, and then wrap it all together and say, 'I think
we've got to go in this direction.'"
Monetti, a graduate of the University of Notre
Dame with a bachelor's degree in management, Mon-
etti said he believes that for Holmes Beach to remain
a vibrant community, it must retain a balance of resi-
dential and commercial units.
But, he said, evolution is inevitable.
L\ cything evolves," Monetti said. "There is
change. But in my view, I'd rather it be more subtle
than drastic. We have something very special on this
Island. The biggest thing we have is our respect for
density. A high-rise condo defines a community and
we are not that. We are more laid back. We are the
type of place where if I walk to the beach, I do it bare-
foot, and nobody looks at me funny. I like that."
Monetti moved from Sarasota to Holmes Beach
because he wanted his 3-year-old daughter to have a
quality education. He said he heard great things about
Anna Maria Elementary School.


Peelen dreamed of

political position
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
She's been a civil rights attorney for the federal
government, novelist, investigative consultant and
even finalist to be on the TV show "Survivor."
But Jean Peelen, 59, has never held an elected
political position.
S"I was never allowed
because of my position with the
federal government," she said. "It
a91. had been a dream of mine to run
S* and hold a position in the city I
live in as another way of giving
yM I1 back."
Peelen Peelen has lived on Anna
Maria Island for 3 years one
in Bradenton Beach and more recently in Holmes
Beach.
As a civil rights attorney, she specialized in the
rights of children with disabilities.
She also became chief of staff of the International
Broadcasting Bureau, which oversees all U.S. inter-
national broadcasting. She managed a $20 million
budget.
About five months ago, Peelen founded the Anna
Maria Island chapter of Dining for Women, a wom-
en's giving circle in which women bring dishes for
a pot-luck dinner and donate the amount of money
they might have spent had they eaten at a restaurant.
That money, along with money from the other 155
chapters around the country, is given to benefit causes
for women and children.
Peelen said in her spare time, she is a foster
mother for Underdog Rescue, caring for dogs until
they can be adopted. She also is a member of the
Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board.
Peelen sees a few areas that could improve the
quality of life for Holmes Beach residents. For one,
she said the city is not having enough say in what
goes on at Manatee Public Beach, citing the county's
decision to award operations of the concessions and
gift shop at the beach to United Park Services of
Tampa.
"If I'm to find a fault at all about the Holmes
Beach city commissioners coming up for election, it's
that they aren't reaching out to Manatee County. They
aren't attending the meetings in Manatee County and
getting to know the county commissioners and county
administrator," Peelen said.
Peelen also would like to see an improved busi-
ness district on Marina Drive.
Finally, she said she also thinks the city should
work more with Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
to get federal grants.
"Right now we have three cities working inde-
pendently," she said. "That makes no sense. We are 3
percent of Manatee County and represent 17 percent
of income to Manatee County. We as an Island are
supposed to be speaking with one voice on every
issue we possibly can and I don't see that happening
now."

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Now entrenched in the community with his wife
and children, Monetti said he will continue to give
back, just as his parents taught him.
"Basically what I'm hearing is that people
want me to continue to provide my common-sense
approach to guiding the city, and that's all it is," Mon-
etti said. "I don't have a business on the Island, so it
isn't ,an thing I could benefit from financially for my
family, or anything like that. I just believe you should
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Carleton: Change is crucial
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Michael Carleton wants a chance to inform the
public about what he calls an unbelievable amount of
wasteful spending by the West Manatee Fire Rescue
district.
He said he wants to turn around a problem with
public safety that has "become a huge and expensive
disease that needs to be corrected."
Carleton, a 49-year-old Holmes Beach resident
and businessman, wants to consolidate government.
His motto is, "Lowering tax burdens, but not lower-
ing quality of service."
Carleton said he would like to consolidate Mana-
tee County fire departments and implement a spend-
ing freeze.
"When we're in this economic downturn and you
see what these (WMFR employees) are making, it's
an unbelievable amount of money," he said.
Carleton said he would like to see more volunteer
firefighters. "Ten years ago we had that," he said.
"And what was wrong with that?"
Carleton said it is crucial for voters to make a
change at WMFR.
"It might take 5-10 years to turn this around,"
Carleton said, but "we're we're going to turn it
around."

Mulyck relies on background
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Mike Mulyck believes his background in the
telecommunications industry, including 15 years as a
safety and risk manager and as a volunteer firefighter
in St. Paul, Minn., make him a strong candidate for
West Manatee Fire Rescue.
"I just think my background is helpful and I look
at it as volunteering my services to the city I live in,"
Mulyck said.
Mulyck retired and moved
from St. Paul to Anna Maria in
1998.
In 1999, he was appointed
to the board of commissioners of
the Anna Maria Fire District. With
Mulyck the merging of the Anna Maria and
Westside districts in 2000, his seat
was eliminated and he was appointed to the pension
board.
In November 2000, Mulyck was appointed to fill
a West Manatee Fire Rescue Board of Commissioners
vacancy and then was elected in 2002 and 2006.
Mulyck said he has been instrumental in the
development of the district's safety program. He
serves as the board representative to the safety com-
mittee and participated in development of a long-term
strategic plan. He also has attended various educa-
tional seminars relating to fire service.
Finally, Mulyck was chairman of the board from
2006 to 2008.
Mulyck does not believe there is a problem with
spending in the district.
"We are well within the limits set by the state,"
Mulyck said. "We are well below the allowable rate.
We just are going to have challenges like anticipating
a two-fold increase in health care costs."
Mulyck anticipates other difficulties.
"When your budgets are diminishing and your
costs are going up," he said, "it's difficult."

Ricci backed by

business experience
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
It's his businesses sense, including knowledge of


how to stretch a dollar, that Scott Ricci says makes
him a good candidate for the West Manatee Fire
Rescue commission.
Ricci, 66, has lived in Holmes Beach 16 years.
But it's the experience he gained from two businesses
away from the Island that he says would help him
make the district an efficient one if he were elected
Nov. 2.
Ricci said his last career before retirement was at
Woodlands Golf Course in Ellenton, which he designed
and owned for seven years, until selling the property in
2005.
Ricci said he really learned how to get the
most out of a dollar in Chesterfield, N.H., where he
founded Chesterfield Cable Vision in 1972. He sold
it in 1988.
"It was never going to be much more than a
reception service in that small town," Ricci said.
"Then along came HBO and ESPN and Ted Turner
and changed cable TV from a reception service to
something that made a lot more sense."
At the Spofford Fire Department in New Hamp-
shire, Ricci said he was a volunteer firefighter for 13
years and a Spofford Fire Department commissioner
for six years.
"But that experience doesn't really translate
into what I'd be doing (at WMFR)," Ricci said. "We
had a $50,000 budget, and they have a $5.5 million
budget."
What Ricci said would translate into making him
an effective WMFR commissioner is the experience
from his two businesses.
"In both cases, I was, by most standards, under-
capitalized," Ricci said. "So it was about finding ways
to stretch a dollar and work within a tight budget. And
I made both businesses successful. I think that's a
useful attribute even to something that has taxing
authority."
But Ricci said he has not yet determined if any
changes are needed in the WMFR district.
"I'm on the outside looking in," Ricci said. "I'm
sure there are improvements that could be made. I'm
real fiscally conservative. I'm sure there's a way tax
dollars could be saved, but without being involved in
the operation, I really would be hesitate to pinpoint
everything."

Rigney wants to

keep WMFR rolling
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
John Rigney says he's certified in just about
everything related to fire rescue, which is one of the
reasons he said he should be elected to his fourth
terms at West Manatee Fire Rescue.
Rigney, 52, is a fire inspector at North River
Fire District in Palmetto. He worked as a firefighter
at the Longboat Key Fire Department for 24 years
and served almost four years for the Bradenton Fire
Department.
Rigney, who is looking for
his seventh and eight years as a
WMFR commissioner, wants to
keep doing what he says is his
expertise all things related to
fire service.
"I enjoy working with the
Rigney department," Rigney said. "I've
been in the fire service since 1980
and I feel comfortable in knowing all the aspects of
fire service."
Rigney said he is certified as a firefighter EMT,
fire inspector, fire officer, pump operator, fire instruc-
tor and has a fire science degree.
He also has owned Rigney Plumbing for 27


years.
Rigney said being open minded is just one of the
aspects that makes for an effective fire department.
"You have to have a vision of the future, but you
also have to make sure you're not outspending your
budgets and make sure you just keep up on the latest
statutes out there."
Rigney said he does not think much change is
necessary at WMFR.
"Mainly I want to make sure things keep moving
forward," Rigney said. "We've accomplished a lot
the last six years. We're working on making sure to
stay with the public education program, and training
programs, so they're not getting cut. That way guys
can still go out there and do the right thing with the
public."
Rigney said it all comes down to protecting the
public.


Tyler calls for consolidation
By Nick Walter
Islander Reporter
Larry Tyler has 13 years of experience on the
West Manatee Fire Rescue District board of com-
missioners and 10 years of fire experience in Beloit,
Wis.
He believes experience matters and makes him
an ideal candidate for another term as a WMFR com-
missioner.
"I love the fire service," said Tyler, a 74-year-old
resident of Cortez, where he has lived for 26 years.
He started Tyler's ice cream
shop in Cortez in 1984 and sold
the business in 1996.
Tyler believes in county-
wide fire and EMS consolidation.
He said he would like a situa-
tion where a paramedic could be
Tyler on a fire truck instead of having
ambulances run along with a fire
truck on each emergency call. "If you tied the two
together," Tyler said, "you could have more people
as firefighters."
Tyler said that's what the Beloit fire department
did. "We eventually merged them and to this day
they run an ambulance or carriage, but at least they
are firefighter paramedics. So they're firefighters as
well," he said.
Tyler said such a merger would allow four people
to be on an engine. "I also think that would help the
paramedic because if they are at the station or in the
area, they can be off in another area and still operate
as a firefighter," he said.
Tyler believes there may be a misconception that
firefighting isn't dangerous.
"These people do put their lives on the line," he
said. "You never know what's going to happen. It's
not like New York City, but today you've got more
flammable products in the building. More toxins
come off the material than it used to, so it's more
dangerous to contain a fire."
Tyler is the past president of Manatee County
Fire Commissioners Association, Manatee PC Users
Group and the Florida Association of Computer User
Groups.
He also was a past director and treasurer of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
His campaign motto is: "Provide the best service
for the most reasonable dollar."

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Site-plan issues remain for private school


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Final site-plan approval of an upscale private pre-
school on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria was placed
on hold Oct. 5, when the planning and zoning board
decided it needed more information.
The board first held a public hearing in October
2009 on the site plan for Becky and Terry Rozhon
of Massachusetts submitted for 305 Pine Ave. Board
members continued that hearing until the applicants
could provide more information on the preparation
and service of food to students, parking and play-
ground details.
The Rozhons, who have operated a similar school
in Massachusetts for eight years, were not present at
the October 2009 hearing.
At the Oct. 5 hearing, city planner Alan Garrett
said the board was hearing the application for site-
plan approval because it had held the first public hear-
ing on the project.
Although the commission changed the site-plan
review procedures in February 2010 to have all major
site-plan projects brought to the commission for
approval or denial, Garrett said legal counsel advised
him that because the public hearing began with the
board, it should complete the process.
"This is the only site plan exception to the new


rules," he said.
Dan Gagne of Gagne Construction in Anna Maria
represented the Rozhons, and said food will be from
an Island grocery and not prepared at the school.
The "Kinderhof" school will have 8-15 students
and the play area will be located on the north side
of the building, not the rear area where noise could
bother adjacent neighbors, he said. The play area will
be fenced according to city code, Gagne said.
Classes would be from Monday through Thurs-
day, with parent-teacher meetings on Friday morn-
ings.
Gagne said meetings would be scheduled
between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and parents can use
public parking or the two parking spaces reserved for
the Rozhons at the school. No more than three sets
of parents would be at the school for any particular
meeting, he said.
The Rozhons plan a retail-office-residential
structure. The school would occupy the first floor,
while the Rozhons would live on the second floor.
No expansion is planned for the project, Gagne indi-
cated.
Garrett said the Rozhon plan is a "true owner-
operator plan because the owners will live at the
property."
By providing their two allocated parking spaces
for parents, they can meet the city's parking require-
ments, he said.
Board member Tom Turner, however, wanted the
site plan forwarded to the city commission for review
and approval, but other board members and Garrett


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disagreed.
Turner said he needed to read the minutes of the
Oct. 20, 2009, public hearing before he could make
a decision. Turner was not a board member at that
time and said he had several questions related to that
hearing.
Member Mike Piscitelli said the drawings need
updating because they still show the owner to be
Ed Rost. The Rozhons purchased the property from
Rost.
Additionally, building official Bob Welch noted
that approval letters from West Manatee Fire Rescue
and other government agencies were not submitted
with the plan.
Without those letters and an updated design draw-
ing, board member Bob Barlow indicated it would be
difficult to vote for approval. He moved to continue
the hearing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The motion passed
unanimously.
Gagne said the Rozhons would not be able to
attend, but he would provide the requested informa-
tion.
"They are still in Massachusetts operating their
school," Gagne said.
In other business, board members declined a sug-
gestion by Garrett to consider holding a public meet-
ing to get a better idea of what types of businesses
residents would like to see established in the ROR.
Turner said the ROR on Pine Avenue is "doing
just fine" and he saw no reason for a meeting. Other
members agreed and expressed no interest in such a
meeting.


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After school Oct. 14, Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion meeting.
Oct. 14, picture retake.
Oct. 15, no school.
5-7 p.m, Oct. 19, Parent Teacher Organization
dinner followed by third-grade play.
6 p.m, Oct. 21, science information night.
Oct. 25, no school.
Oct. 28 Parent-teacher conference night.
10:30 a.m, Oct. 30, Fall Festival parade; 11 a.m.
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Diva show
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reviewer
Think of the Island Players first production of
the season as the community theater version of VH 1
Divas "IP Divas," with two of the players' stron-
gest actresses on stage, trying to out-command, out-
shine, out-dramatize in the roles of the world's first
celebrity actresses, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonara
Duse.
But know, going into the little Anna Maria the-
ater, that the diva drama is more spotlight (Aretha
Franklin vs. Celine Dion in "VH1 Divas 1998") than
smackdown (Tina Turner vs. Elton John in "VH1
Divas 1999").
"The Ladies of the Camellias" opened Oct. 7 and
continues through Oct. 17 at the playhouse, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performance times are Tues-
days through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2
p.m.



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case at Island playhouse
bring bad luck. You won't need to listen too hard.
Gibbs gleefully directs the "MacB..." moments as
slapstick.


David Ohlson and Mary Jo Johnson in "The
Ladies of the Camellias." Islander Photos: Lisa

Keeping with tradition, guest director Gareth
Gibbs opened the season's first play, which features
Barbara Fleming, Robin Rhodes, Mark Woodland,
James Thaggard, David Ohlson, Peter Ruscoe, Mary
Jo Johnson, Vinnie Conte and Heiko Knipfelberg.
American playwright Lillian Groag wrote the
farce, which, set in Paris in 1897, focuses on the two
real-life actresses of renown -Bernhardt and Duse
- in a fictional situation. Both Bernhardt and Duse
are performing back-to-back productions of Alexan-
der Dumas' "The Lady of the Camellias." In America
the play became known as "Camille." The situation
has the cast and crew on edge, fretting over how the
prima donnas will react when they see one another.
The situation also brings an anarchist with a bomb
- to the theater to make a demand for the release of
imprisoned comrades.
Before the lights come up on stage, Gibbs
addresses the audience and teases, "When two leg-
ends meet collide anything can happen."
He also suggests the audience listen for the actors
to speak the unspeakable in the theater, the name of


a certain Shakespeare play


"MacB..." said to


Groag's play is witty, and masterfully builds up
the rivalry between Bernhardt and Duse before their
characters even reach the stage.
Still, the arrivals of Bernhardt, portrayed by
Fleming, and Duse, played by Rhodes, are the high-
lights of "Ladies."
Fleming's Bernhardt is deliciously larger than life
and Rhodes' Duse is wonderfully more dramatic than
life. You might find yourself thinking about getting
autographs but you're not sure if you want playbill
signatures from Rhodes and Flemings or Bernhardt
and Duse.
For two divas to shine, the support has to be solid.
And such is the case in "Ladies," especially with the
work of Conte as Duse's leading man Flavio Ando
and Knipfelberg as Bernhardt's leading man Worms.
They might have the best lines and they definitely get
the laughs as they confide about their burdensome
former lovers and lead actresses. Bernhardt "only
coughs on my lines," says Worms, explaining the
actress' penchant for prolonged death scenes.
Gibbs cleverly designed the stage as a stage. The
production and artistic staff also includes Brad Pat-
tison as light designer, Bob Grant as sound designer,
Don Bailey as costume designer and Bobbie Berger
and Ruth Stevens as co-stage managers.
The costumes for "Ladies" are more fanciful than
those in most Island Players productions. The lighting
works well to highlight those key diva moments. And
sound is smartly used to build character and drama
- how else could the audience learn that there's an
alcoholic cheetah in Bernhardt's off-stage dressing
room?
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Oct. 6, 100 block of Park Avenue, information.
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Oct. 7, 100 block of Hammock Ave., grand theft.
The complainant reported he left over $10,000 worth
of jewelry on a front table in the home and woke up
to find all the jewelry missing.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
Oct. 5, 300 block of 55th Street, suspicious
incident. A Holmes Beach police officer checked a
residence after finding a glass door open. Nothing
appeared to have been disturbed.
Oct. 5, 500 block of 70th Street, suspicious cir-
cumstance. An officer took a report at the HBPD from
a complainant who said she placed her bicycle in the
back yard and the next day noticed both tired were
flat and appeared to have been slashed.
Oct. 5, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, open
door. An officer arrived at an abandoned residence
where there was an open door.
Oct. 6, 500 block of 67th Street, noise. An HBPD
officer was dispatched in reference to a noise com-
plaint. The officer arrived and several people were in
a pool speaking loudly. The officer told the people to
be quiet or go inside.
Oct. 6, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, house
check. An officer showed up to a residence due to
the house being on a house check list. While check-
ing the house, the officer found a door open and
the side garage window broken. Nothing appeared
to have been missing. The owner was contacted
and said he would have someone come secure the
house.
Oct. 6, 200 block of 69th Street, assistance. An
officer assisted a Longboat Key officer to check a
residence, where two men had been detained due
to a possible criminal violation. The HBPD officer
located the men, who were released on a burglary
charge to a residence in Longboat Key.
Oct. 7, 3300 block of E. Bay Drive, theft. An
officer was dispatched to West Marine in reference
to the theft of two rod -and-reel combinations. The
manager of the store said he was showing someone
a fishing pole when another customer left the store,
last seen heading northbound on East Bay Drive. The
owner noticed he had two empty slots where the fish-
ing poles were. He suspected the customer who left
the store.


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Obiuaries

Grace F. Burgin
Grace F. Boswell Burgin, 89, of Bradenton,
formerly of Clearwater and Pennsauken, N.J., died
Oct. 2.
Ms. Burgin was a life member of the Delaware
Gardens Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary
in Pennsauken and attended Calvary Community
Baptist Church in Pennsauken.
Services will be private. Memorial donations may
be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Survivors include sister Dorothy of Braden-
ton; daughter Sandra Tocco of Holmes Beach; sons
Charles and wife Sue of Shamong, N.J., and Jeffrey
and wife Donna of Pennsauken; seven grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
Larry Lee Cory
Larry Lee Cory, 73, of Sarasota, formerly of New
Castle, Ind., Dayton, Ohio, and Port Charlotte, died
Oct. 1, 2010.
Mr. Cory attended Ohio State University where
he was the marching band drum major in 1957-58 and
graduated from Wright State University. Military ser-
vice included eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
He married Jayne Engel in 1960 in Columbus.
They lived in Dayton until moving to Port Charlotte
in 1969 and eventually moved to Sarasota in 1995.
He was in condominium property management
for 22 years in Fort Myers Beach and Sarasota. He
was a JCI senator, a member of First United Method-
ist Church, and was active in Sarasota-Manatee OSU
Alumni Club and Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club.
Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Island, marked "for the founda-
tion," P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218, or
Sarasota-Manatee OSU Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box
2368, Oneco FL 34264 or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial celebration of life was held Oct. 8 at
First United Methodist Church in Sarasota.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary
Jayne; sisters Linda Slack of New Castle, Del., and
Teri Tubbs of Port Charlotte; sister-in-law Jeanne
Hardman; and many nieces and nephews.
Edwin H. Hunter
Edwin H. Hunter, 90, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.,
died Sept. 30.
Mr. Hunter was born in Petersburg, Va. He mar-
ried Anne Seay in 1947 and they lived in Petersburg
while Mr. Hunter worked in sales. In 1956, the family
moved to the College Park area of Orlando, and in 1968
his family moved to Anna Maria Island. Mr. Hunter
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Turtle hatching season
By Lisa Neff The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
Islander Reporter mission reported that the "news is especially good
The state is reporting a strong sea turtle nesting for loggerhead sea turtles, which have experienced
season, with nest counts above average for the previ- declines in nesting in recent years." L, ',.llc.iLd., the
ous 10 years. species that most commonly nests in Florida, had nest
On Anna Maria Island, where Anna Maria Island counts that were 30 percent higher than the 10-year
Turtle Watch monitors the nesting of mostly logger- average.
head sea turtles, the season hasn't yet concluded. "We're encouraged by the high count, especially
A nest hatched as recently as Oct. 7 and the considering the oil spill and the extreme cold weather
logbooks for 2010 remain open, though the nesting earlier in the year," said Dr. Blair \Wilthll ingtLii, an
season here has ended. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist.
AMITW is planning a wrap party for Oct. 17. "However, one good year can't reverse a declining
The state, meanwhile, has issued its preliminary trend. It will take many years of data to determine if
report on a season that began late, in part because this is a new nesting trend obviously one that we
of the extreme cold winter in Florida, and was cau- would like to see continue in the future."
tiously monitored as oil spilled into the northern Gulf Nest numbers for leatherback and green sea
of Mexico. turtles also continued to increase, with nests in 2010
totaling the second-highest since standardized counts
HUNTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26began in 1989
worked as billing manager with Tropicana. He eventu- Nest counts are performed each year through
ally became a real estate broker with Holmes Beach Florida's Index Nesting Beach Survey, which was
Realty. He moved in 2000 to Femandina Beach. He was created to measure seasonal sea turtle nesting, and to


a former member of the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation Church in Holmes Beach and St. Michael's First
Episcopal Church in Orlando. Mr. Hunter served in the
U.S. Army as a first lieutenant.
Memorial contributions may be made to feed chil-
dren throughout the world to the Reliv Kalogris Foun-
dation in care of Virginia McCabe, 304 Village Place,
Wexford, PA 15090. Please note "Kalogris Foundation"
on the check. Mr. Hunter will be laid to rest beside his
wife at Church of the Annunciation. Condolences are
welcome at www.oxleyheard.com. Arrangements were
by Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Mr. Hunter is survived by his children, Ed Jr.
of Deer, Ariz., Arthur S. "Bo" Hunter of Bradenton,
Andrew Meade Hunter of Palatka, Fla., and Virginia
(Missy) and husband Scott McCabe of Wexford, Pa.;
10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


nears end
allow for accurate comparisons among beaches and
years. The standardized index counts take place on
248 miles of selected beaches along both the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts, including Anna Maria Island.
In one of the largest wildlife counts in the nation,
hundreds of INB partners survey throughout the
summer sea turtle nesting season.
"It's a big job that requires a dedicated group of
nest-counting experts," Witherington said. "It's espe-
cially rewarding for those involved when the turtles
make a good showing."

Nesting by the numbers
As of Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch reported:
Number of turtle nests: 138
Number of false crawls: 135
Number of disorientations: 19
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 5,496
Note: A late nest hatched Oct. 7, but the
hatchling total was not yet available.


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AMICC soccer division standings tighten


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
It was another exciting week of soccer at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Aside from Divi-
sion III where undefeated Fran Maxon Real Estate
holds a 9-point lead in the standings, each of the other
divisions are too close to call. The Premier Division
is really tight as all three teams are tied with 2-2
records, while Division I has Mike Norman Realty
and Autoway Ford tied for first with 3-1 records.
Division III also has a good battle for the top spot
in the standings going with Sparks Steel Art holding
a 1-point lead over Southern Greens in the standings.
Three points back in third place is Wash Family Con-
struction and, while Mr. Bones is technically in last
place, it is only 5 points back. And Bones defeated
first place Sparks Steel Art 4-3 Oct. 6.
Sparks bounced back with a 4-1 victory over
Wash Oct. 8 that was a lot closer than the score
sounds.
After a nice weaving run through the defense,
Dylan Joseph beat WFC goalie Joe Rogers to give
Sparks a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.
WFC came back to put some pressure on the Sparks
defense, but Brooke Capperalli, Maya Sapienza, Dan-
ielle Capperalli, Olivia Glavan and Sullivan Ferreira
were up to the task.
WFC's best chance to score in the half came when
Nico Calleja found some space up the left side and toe-
poked a rocket that Sparks goalie Cameron Pasco man-
aged to block, but then couldn't hold. The ball rolled
right back to Calleja, who shot again, this time beating
Pasco, but Ferreira came across and cleared the ball off
the goal line to preserve Sparks' 1-0 lead.
Sparks Steel Art spent the remainder of the half
on offense and peppered WFC goalie Joe Rogers with
shots, but he made several quality saves to keep WFC
within a goal as the half came to a close.
The second half was a different story as Joseph
notched another goal and Tyler Yavalar scored twice to
break the game open on the way to a 4-1 victory. Gavin
Sentman notched the lone goal for WFC in the loss.
In other Division II action, Southern Greens was
able to pace Sparks thanks to a 2-1 victory over Mr.
Bones Oct. 8. Michael Latimer and Aiden Grumley each


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Brianna Connelly gives chase during Division II
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Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

scored a goal for Southern Greens in the victory. Ben
Connors scored the lone goal for Bones in the loss.
Mr. Bones scored a huge victory over first-place
Sparks 4-3 Oct. 6 behind a hat trick from Leo Rose. Ben
Connors added a single goal for Bones in the victory.
Joseph also had a hat trick in the loss for Sparks.
The first Division II match of the week saw the
age 10-11 Wash team roll past Southern Greens by a
4-1 score Oct. 4. Sentman and Calleja scored two goals
apiece to lead WFC in the victory. Reese Helvey scored
the lone goal for Southern Greens in the loss.
Fran Maxon Realty stayed unbeaten in Division III
with a pair of victories last week. On Oct. 8, they shut
out Connie's Landscaping 4-0 behind three goals from
Josh Class and one goal from Sean Quattromani.
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by a 6-1 score as Taro de Haan and Josh Class scored
two goals apiece. Also scoring for Maxon were Allie
Connelly and Quattromani. William Bernet notched
the lone goal for Jessie's in the loss.
Mike Norman Realty and Autoway Ford kept
pace with each other in Division I with victories over
The Gathering Place. Autoway Ford rolled to a 3-0
win Oct. 6 behind a pair of goals from Neil Carper
and one goal from Sydney Cornell.
Mike Norman defeated The Gathering Place 3-1 on
Oct. 5 behind a pair of goals from Morgan Greig and
one goal from Michael Duffman. The Gathering Place
was led by Kieran Grumley's single goal in the loss.
West Coast Surf Shop made a huge move in the
Premier Division, up from last place to a tie for first
with a pair of wins that saw them tally 19 goals.
On Oct. 5, the Surf Shop lambasted Wash Family
Construction 10-2 behind five goals from Chandler
Hardy. Helio Gomez added four goals, while JT
Goode finished with one goal in the victory. Austin
Wash scored two goals to lead WFC in the loss.
The Surf Shop won a 9-8 shootout over Beach
Bistro Oct. 4 behind six goals from Gomez. Hardy
added two goals and Goode notched one goal in the
victory. The Bistro received four goals apiece from
Julius Gomes and Phillip Biddulph in the loss.
The adult division competition is under way it
was reported that Greg Ross split the uprights on a
penalty kick during Oct. 7 action.
Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital (SVEH)
remained undefeated and on top of the standings
thanks to a 4-2 victory over The Fish Hole. Paul
Hayward led the way with two goals, while Danielle
Moore and Kris Yavalar each notched one goal in the
victory. Ryan Moss and Josh Sato led The Fish Hole
with a goal apiece in the loss.
Back Alley edged Ross Built 2-1 in the second
game of the evening. Eri Vogel and Justin Noyes
scored goals for Back Alley, while Teddy Louloudes
notched the lone goal for Ross Built in the loss.
Beach to Bay Consruction fell 4-2 to the Sun behind
a pair of goals form Damir Glavan and single goals
from Zoran Kolega and Ryan Hogan. Enrico Beissert
led Beach to Bay with two goals in the loss.
Center scores and schedules are online at www.
islander.org.

Horseshoe news
Only two teams emerged from pool play during
Oct. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits and were left to battle for the title. Jeff Moore and
Sam Samuels outlasted Hank Huyghe and Debbie
Rhodes 21-19 in a barn burner.
Only two teams came out of pool play Oct. 6,
pitting Hank Huyghe and Barb Dudlet against Jerry
Martinek and Ron Pepka. Martinek broke open a
close match with a six-pack, double ringer on the
way to 22-11 victory.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Key Royale Club news
The men and women of the Key Royale Club got
together Oct. 8 for a nine-hole, throw-out-the-two-
worst-holes golf game. The team of Terry Westby,
Fred Meyer, Ron Robinson and Chet Hutton com-
bined to card a 93 to take first place. One shot back
in second place was the team of Jane Winegarden,
Pam Alvord, Earl Huntzinger and Matt Behan.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net
game Oct. 6. Jim Thorton carded a 2-under-par 62 to
edge a trio of golfers in second place, Dennis Schavey,
Jim McVicar and Vince Mercadante, all at 63.
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32-A 0 OCT. 13, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER


Fishing Manalis reel up another IGFA record


JoAnn Manali and husband Anthony Manali Jr.
call their boat the Legmakr, but they're newsmakers
this week.
JoAnn Manali caught a world-record mangrove
snapper that tipped the scale at 8 pounds 4 ounces to
better the previous International Game Fishing Asso-
ciation record of 4 pounds more than double the
size.
The catch was to be recorded in the IGFA records
Oct. 11 and JoAnn will receive a certificate acknowl-
edging her accomplishment. The snapper was caught
on live threadfin in 100 feet of water on a trip about
23 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
For JoAnn Manali, who caught the fish on her
birthday Aug. 4 with husband and captain Anthony
Jr., it was a fourth record fish and a whopper, and it's
just what Anthony promised her would happen for
her birthday.
"Honest," she said, "he told me 'we're going
fishing for your birthday and you're going to catch a
world-record fish' and I did."
Around the area this week, water temperatures
dropped to about 73 degrees off the beaches, and the
drop makes the area prime for fishing off the beaches
for a variety of fast, toothy species.
Remember that after Oct. 1, red snapper season
opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jonny Keyes from Island Discount Tackle said
the beach action seems to have improved for shore-
line anglers, as compared to the bay side. Anglers will
find ladyfish and jack crevalle, which can be caught
with spoons and shiners. Redfish might be cruising
through as well, in which case anglers should use cut
ladyfish or gold spoons. In the bay, anglers will see
trout, Spanish mackerel and a few redfish.
Boaters going offshore have a good shot at mack-
erel, Keyes said, as well as a lot of nice blacktip and
spinner sharks, and even some hammerheads. Anglers
might see some tarpon mixed in with the shark. For
tarpon and sharks, try cut mackerel, mullet or live
threadfins. "People have been reporting tarpon every
day," he said. "A little hard to get them mixed in with
the other species, but using heavy mono and a big
circle hook, you might get lucky."
Kingfish should be around a few miles offshore
thanks to cooler water temperatures. "People will
want to stock up on wire, treble hooks, lure, trolling
lures and trolling spoons," Keyes.
On the bay side, from a boating standpoint, Keyes
heard of a big school of redfish in north Sarasota Bay.
"They're just waiting to move offshore," he said.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said before the high winds, he had some
excellent days fishing on the waters of Tampa Bay
and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
He said the speckled trout bite has continued to be
strong where the seagrass beds are over the 2-8 foot
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fine-eating fish," Howard said. "A new method I've
employed for catching the speckled trout has been to
nose-hook the shiner and make a long cast through
the chummed up fish and work the shiner back to
the boat like a top-water lure. This method seems
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shiner. It also has worked on other apex predators."
He said the inshore and beach fishing has really
turned on with the dip in the water temperatures and
the cold front passing through this past week. Spanish
mackerel, bonito, sharks, tarpon and a few kingfish
have been feeding off the Anna Maria beaches in the
early morning.
"Look for the diving birds and chum with shiners
to get the fish behind your boat," he said. "Last Sunday
on a birthday charter for Robby Friday of Kissimmee,
fishing with his father Matt and friend David, we had
a banner day on the nearshore waters, catching a lot
of 3-5 pound Spanish mackerel and putting seven
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increasing tides for the weekend, which means stron-
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efforts on the potholes and drop-offs of the Intracostal
Waterway, and along the edges of flats. The nearshore
and offshore bites will only get better as the water
temperature drops and the grouper and snapper make
their move into shallow water, he said.
"October is one of my favorite months to fish
because of the variety, abundance and willingness
of the fish to chew," Howard said.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of the Cortez Fishing Center said his
clients encountered great pelagic action this week in
about 40 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island.
"I anchored up on a reef and started catching grouper
and snapper," McGuire said.
Flat-lining sardines as bait, his clients caught
cobia, blacktip and reef sharks, Spanish mackerel,
barracuda and kingfish.
"The weather forecast looks perfect and I plan on
heading deep, out past 100 feet for monster grouper,
snapper and amberjack. But this time of year, if the
seas are rough, you can fish closer in and catch lots
of keeper gag grouper and all those pelagics. That's
a beautiful thing."
Capt. Rick Gross of the charter boat Fishy Busi-
ness out of Catchers Marina said there have been
lot of Spanish mackerel off the beaches, where water
temperatures dropped to as low as 73 degrees with
prolonged northwest winds. "That usually turns them
off to begin with, but when it moderates, the fish start
biting again," Gross said.
Gross said the beach waters also held a few king-
fish, sharks and tons of tarpon from 40-150 pounds.
Gross said he flat-lined half a mackerel on a wire
leaders with a 2/0 or 3/0 hooks for tarpon or sharks.
Gross also said he went 3 miles off the beaches
and saw about an acre of threadfins showering as
though gamefish were running through. "I've never
seen that many threadfins," Gross said. "But all I kept
catching was mackerel."
The kingfish should come through in better num-
bers soon, Gross said.
Finally, Gross said it has been the best trout-
fishing season he's seen in a long time.
Capt. Scott Moore said he's been fishing mostly
off the beaches for big kingfish, barracudas, sharks
and Spanish mackerel out to 3 miles. Moore heard a
report from Capt. Jack in Cortez that there was a huge
school of redfish about 5 miles offshore. "There also
are a lot of lemon sharks," Moore said. "Those are
the ones that were protected, so now there are tons
of them everywhere."
Moore reported catching six kingfish to 30
pounds off the Anna Maria beaches Oct. 9. He said
the larger ones have been scattered.
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By Rick Catlin





New feast, same
great food
Chris and Joey Dale of The Feast
Restaurant, formerly A Moveable
Feast, in the Island Shopping Center,
5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, are
celebrating a first anniversary in their
new location with a new fall menu,
along with the new name.
"We are going to revise our lunch
and dinner menu for the fall season,"
Chris said. "And we'll also introduce a
new wine list that includes domestic and
imported wines."
The Dales operated Moveable Feast
on Longboat Key until moving the res-
taurant to Holmes Beach in October
2009.
Even with a new name, Joey and
Chris will still be cooking some favor-
ites of American continental cuisine,
including fresh scallops and snapper and
margarita pizza.
"And we still have delivery service,"
Chris added.
The Dale family has lived on Anna
Maria Island for the past 28 years, said
Bob Dale, father of Chris and Joey and
a builder, and they wouldn't want to live
or work anywhere else.
"This is great," Chris said. "We get
to work and live in a paradise."
The Feast is open from 11:30 a.m.
to 9 p.m. every day, and delivery hours


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are 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 941-778-
5092.

Sprinkled with advice
Tom Rhodes of Cortez Pump and
Sprinkler Supply, 8700 Cortez Road
W., Bradenton, has been in the pump and
sprinkler business for nearly 40 years.
He and wife Deb recently celebrated
the second anniversary of their store,
and Tom is always ready with advice
for homeowners, contractors and lawn
service companies that do business with
the company.
"I really enjoy talking to the new
home owners, or the home owner who
is not going to be here in the summer,"
Tom said.
"Many people don't understand how
they should set up their sprinkler system
when they are going to be away, and I


think with 40 years in the business, I
know a bit about pumps and sprinkler
systems," he said laughing.
He also advises contractors building
a new home how to install a system and
what system is right for a particular type
of grass and lawn design.
About 70 contractors and a like
number of lawn service companies use
his products and advice, he said.
"In Florida, you're going to need a
good sprinkler system for your lawn if
you want to keep it looking good," he
said.
Deb and Tom sell only top-of-the-
line products, but the advice is always
free.
Cortez Pump and Sprinkler Supply
is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday.
For more information, call 941-792-
9304.


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Bridge Street
Interiors is nine
Deb and Matt Myers knew they
had found the perfect barrier island when
they opened Bridge Street Interiors,
100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
That was nine years ago and the
couple is celebrating the store's anni-
versary this week.
"Little did we realize how we'd
come to love the Island and the people
who come here," said Deb.
"Now this is home and our custom-
ers are our friends," she added.
Deb is an award winning designer
originally from Toledo, but she now
specializes in what she describes as "old
Florida" interiors.
"We also custom design to all
tastes," she said.
That includes furniture, window
coverings, walls and wallpaper, blinds,


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Bob Dale, center,
along with sons Joey,
left, and Chris, cel-
ebrate the first anni-
versary of The Feast
Restaurant that chef
Chris and Joey oper-
ate in the Island Shop-
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bathrooms and kitchens.
Matt and Deb also have a wide array
of antiques on display in the store.
Bridge Street Interiors is open from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday.
For more information, call 941-782-
1130.

Harry's back,
tasting too
Harry's Continental Kitchens, fine
dining, deli, take-out and catering, 525
St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key, will begin
its wine-tasting fundraising season at 5
p.m. Oct. 20 to benefit the Longboat Key
Garden Club.
Owner Harry Christensen said the
wine tasting events this year would be
held at Harry's Gourmet Deli adjacent
to the restaurant.
Light appetizers will be served along
with a sampling of wines from around
the world.
Entertainment will be provided at
some of the events this season, Harry
said.
A portion of the proceeds from each


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Tom and Deb
Rhodes, owners
of Cortez Pump
and Sprinkler
Supply at 8700
Cortez Road
W., Bradenton,
recently cel-
ebrated their
second anniver-
sary in business
and are busy
preparing for
winter season.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

wine tasting is donated to a featured local
charity or non-profit organization.
All wines sold at Harry's Gourmet
Deli on wine-tasting days or on a Thurs-
day are discounted 20 percent, Harry
said.
Admission to a wine tasting event is
$10.
For more information, call 941-383-
0777.

Harvest time
Mixon Fruit Farms at 2712 26th
Ave. E., Bradenton, is gearing up for the
fall season beginning Nov. 11, Veterans
Day.
Co-owner Janet Mixon, an Anna
Maria Island resident, said the farm is
offering a 20 percent discount that day
on all items to active and retired military
with a current ID. Other Veterans Day
activities include concerts and a "Movie
in the Grove."
From Nov. 11 through Nov. 21, the
farm will present a variety of activi-
ties for adults and children, including a
cooking contest, a health and business
fair, a rock-climbing experience, and
Florida AgVentures will have an exhibit


of bears, big cats (lions and tigers) and a
Lippizan stallion, Mixon said.
For more information on Mixon
Fruit Farms, call 941-748-5829.

Chamber hosts lunch
with DOT secretary
The Manatee County Chamber of
Commerce will host a luncheon with
regional Florida Department of Trans-
portation Secretary Stan Cann.
The program will take place at 11:30
a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Lake Club
Grande Clubhouse, 15804 Clearlake
Ave., Lakewood Ranch, about 4 miles
east of Interstate 75.
Cann will discuss transportation
bottlenecks with chamber diners.
The cost is $20 for chamber mem-


bers; $40 for non-members.
For more information and required
reservations, call the chamber at 941-
748-4842.

Got a new business going up in Anna Maria
Island, Cortez, Palma Sola, west Bradenton
or Longboat Key? How about a new product
or service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an
award-winning staff member? Call Island
Biz at 941-778-7978, fax your news to 866-
362-9821, or e-mail us at news@islander.
org.

Real estate sales
Island real estate transactions will
return next week. Reporter/real
estate broker Jesse Brisson is on
vacation.


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Site-plan issues remain for private school


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Final site-plan approval of an upscale private pre-
school on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria was placed
on hold Oct. 5, when the planning and zoning board
decided it needed more information.
The board first held a public hearing in October
2009 on the site plan for Becky and Terry Rozhon
of Massachusetts submitted for 305 Pine Ave. But
it was continued until the applicants could provide
more information on the preparation and service of
food to students, parking and playground details.
The Rozhons, who have operated a similar school
in Massachusetts for eight years, were not present at
the for either the 2009 or the October 2010 hearing.
At last week's hearing, city planner Alan Gar-
rett said the board was hearing the application for
approval because it had already held the first public
hearing on the project.
Although the commission changed the site-plan
review procedures in February to have all major site-
plan projects brought to the commission for approval
or denial, Garrett said legal counsel advised him that
because the public hearing began with the board, it
should complete the process.
"This is the only site plan exception to the new
rules," he said.
Dan Gagne of Gagne Construction in Anna Maria
represented the Rozhons, and said food will be from
an Island grocery and not prepared at the school.
The "Kinderhof" school will have 8-15 students
and the play area will be located on the north side
of the building, not the rear area where noise could
bother adjacent neighbors, he said. The play area will
be fenced according to city code, Gagne said.
Classes would be from Monday through Thurs-
day.
Gagne said meetings would be scheduled
between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and parents can use
public parking or the two parking spaces reserved for
the Rozhons at the school. No more than three sets
of parents would be at the school for any particular
meeting, he said.
The Rozhons plan a retail-office-residential
structure. The school would occupy the first floor,
while the Rozhons would live on the second floor.
No expansion is planned for the project, Gagne indi-
cated.
Garrett said the Rozhon plan is a "true owner-
operator plan because the owners will live at the
property."
By providing their two allocated parking spaces
for parents, they can meet the city's parking require-
ments, he said.




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This two-story structure, 305 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, would be renovated and turned into a pre-
school with a residence if the planning and zoning
board approves the site plan. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin

Board member Tom Turner, however, wanted the
site plan forwarded to the city commission for review
and approval, but other board members and Garrett
disagreed.
Turner said he needed to read the minutes of the
Oct. 20, 2009, public hearing before he could make
a decision. Turner was not a board member at that


time and said he had several questions related to that
hearing.
Member Mike Piscitelli said the drawings need
updating because they still show the owner to be
Ed Rost. The Rozhons purchased the property from
Rost.
Additionally, building official Bob Welch noted
that approval letters from West Manatee Fire Rescue
and other government agencies were not submitted
with the plan.
Without those letters and an updated design draw-
ing, board member Bob Barlow indicated it would be
difficult to vote for approval. He moved to continue
the hearing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The motion passed
unanimously.
Gagne said the Rozhons would not be able to attend,
but he would provide the requested information.
"They are still in Massachusetts operating their
school," Gagne said.
In other business, board members declined a sug-
gestion by Garrett to consider holding a public meet-
ing to get a better idea of what types of businesses
residents would like to see established in the ROR.
Turner said the ROR on Pine Avenue is "doing
just fine" and he saw no reason for a meeting. Other
members agreed and expressed no interest in such a
meeting.


Fellowship fair
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, celebratesfall Oct. 2 with a kids fair that fea-
tured music, talks with local police and firefighters, a peek at an alligator and games, including a bean bag
toss that caught the attention of Dylan Joseph, 9. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


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for the Whole Family



Entertainment
TUES WED THUR FRI SAT
Mike Will Noel Larry Larry
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AME calendar
After school Oct. 14, Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion meeting.
Oct. 14, picture retake.
Oct. 15, no school.
5-7 p.m, Oct. 19, Parent Teacher Organization
dinner followed by third-grade play.
6 p.m, Oct. 21, science information night.
Oct. 25, no school.
Oct. 28 Parent-teacher conference night.
10:30 a.m, Oct. 30, Fall Festival parade; 11 a.m.
Fall Festival.
For more information, call the school office at
941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.





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Diva show
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reviewer
Think of the Island Players first production of
the season as the community theater version of VH 1
Divas "IP Divas," with two of the players' stron-
gest actresses on stage, trying to out-command, out-
shine, out-dramatize in the roles of the world's first
celebrity actresses, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonara
Duse.
But know, going into the little Anna Maria the-
ater, that the diva drama is more spotlight (Aretha
Franklin vs. Celine Dion in "VH1 Divas 1998") than
smackdown (Tina Turner vs. Elton John in "VH1
Divas 1999").
"The Ladies of the Camellias" opened Oct. 7 and
continues through Oct. 17 at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Performance times are Tuesdays
through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Keeping with tradition, guest director Gareth



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bring bad luck. You won't need to listen too hard.
Gibbs gleefully directs the "MacB..." moments as
slapstick.


David Ohlson and Mary Jo Johnson in "The Ladies
of the Camellias." Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Gibbs opened the season's first play, which features
Barbara Fleming, Robin Rhodes, Mark Woodland,
James Thaggard, David Ohlson, Peter Ruscoe, Mary
Jo Johnson, Vinnie Conte and Heiko Knipfelberg.
American playwright Lillian Groag wrote the
farce, which, set in Paris in 1897, focuses on the two
real-life actresses of renown -Bernhardt and Duse
- in a fictional situation. Both Bernhardt and Duse
are performing back-to-back productions of Alexan-
der Dumas' "The Lady of the Camellias." In America
the play became known as "Camille." The situation
has the cast and crew on edge, fretting over how the
prima donnas will react when they see one another.
The situation also brings an anarchist with a bomb
- to the theater to make a demand for the release of
imprisoned comrades.
Before the lights come up on stage, Gibbs
addresses the audience and teases, "When two leg-
ends meet collide anything can happen."
He also suggests the audience listen for the actors
to speak the unspeakable in the theater, the name of
a certain Shakespeare play "MacB..." said to


Groag's play is witty, and masterfully builds up
the rivalry between Bernhardt and Duse before their
characters even reach the stage.
Still, the arrivals of Bernhardt, portrayed by
Fleming, and Duse, played by Rhodes, are the high-
lights of "Ladies."
Fleming's Bernhardt is deliciously larger than life
and Rhodes' Duse is wonderfully more dramatic than
life. You might find yourself thinking about getting
autographs but you're not sure if you want playbill
signatures from Rhodes and Fleming or Bernhardt
and Duse.
For two divas to shine, the support has to be solid.
And such is the case in "Ladies," especially with the
work of Conte as Duse's leading man Flavio Ando
and Knipfelberg as Bernhardt's leading man Worms.
They might have the best lines and they definitely get
the laughs as they confide about their burdensome
former lovers and lead actresses. Bernhardt "only
coughs on my lines," says Worms, explaining the
actress' penchant for prolonged death scenes.
Gibbs cleverly designed the stage as a stage. The
production and artistic staff also includes Brad Pat-
tison as light designer, Bob Grant as sound designer,
Don Bailey as costume designer and Bobbie Berger
and Ruth Stevens as co-stage managers.
The costumes for "Ladies" are more fanciful than
those in most Island Players productions. The lighting
works well to highlight those key diva moments. And
sound is smartly used to build character and drama
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alcoholic cheetah in Bernhardt's off-stage dressing
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burglary suspects
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ues to investigate a Sept. 12 burglary at Sand-n-Sudz
Laundry on Holmes Boulevard.
Last week, the HBPD released two images from
video surveliance of the laundry and asked for the
public's help in identifying the men in the photo-
graphs.
Police reported that about $360 was stolen, along
with a set of keys. Additionally, the office door was
broken, sometime between 11:30 p.m. and midnight
Sept. 12.
People with information on this burglary should
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Anna Maria
Oct. 6, 100 block of Park Avenue, information.
Complainant reported someone removed an air com-
pressor for the outside of a residence.
Oct. 7, 100 block of Hammock Ave., grand theft.
The complainant reported he left more than $10,000
in jewelry on a front table in the home and woke up
to find all the jewelry missing.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Holmes Beach
Oct. 5, 300 block of 55th Street, suspicious
incident. A Holmes Beach police officer checked a
residence after finding a glass door open. Nothing
appeared disturbed.
Oct. 5, 500 block of 70th Street, suspicious cir-
cumstance. An officer took a report at the HBPD from
a complainant who said she placed her bicycle in the
back yard and the next day noticed both tires were
flat and appeared to have been slashed.
Oct. 5, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, open
door. An officer arrived at an abandoned residence
where there was an open door.
Oct. 6, 500 block of 67th Street, noise. An HBPD
officer was dispatched in reference to a noise com-
plaint. The officer arrived and several people were in
a pool speaking loudly. The officer told the people to
be quiet or go inside.
Oct. 6, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, house
check. An officer showed up to a residence due to
the house being on a house check list. While check-
ing the house, the officer found a door open and
the side garage window broken. Nothing appeared
missing. The owner was contacted and said he
would have someone come secure the house.
Oct. 6, 200 block of 69th Street, assistance. An
officer assisted a Longboat Key officer to check a
residence, where two men were detained due to a pos-
sible criminal violation. The HBPD officer located
the men, who were released on a burglary to a resi-
dence charge on Longboat Key.
Oct. 7, 3300 block of E. Bay Drive, theft. An
officer was dispatched to West Marine in reference
to the theft of two rod -and-reel combinations. The
manager of the store said he was showing someone
a fishing pole when another customer left the store,
last seen heading north bound on East Bay Drive.
The owner noticed he had two empty slots where the
fishing poles were. He suspected the customer who
left the store.


Obituries

Grace F. Burgin
Grace F. Boswell Burgin, 89, of Bradenton,
formerly of Clearwater and Pennsauken, N.J., died
Oct. 2.
Ms. Burgin was a life member of the Delaware
Gardens Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary
in Pennsauken and attended Calvary Community
Baptist Church in Pennsauken.
Services will be private. Memorial donations may
be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Survivors include sister Dorothy of Braden-
ton; daughter Sandra Tocco of Holmes Beach; sons
Charles and wife Sue of Shamong, N.J., and Jeffrey
and wife Donna of Pennsauken; seven grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.

Larry Lee Cory
Larry Lee Cory, 73, of Sarasota, formerly of New
Castle, Ind., Dayton, Ohio, and Port Charlotte, died
Oct. 1, 2010.
Mr. Cory attended Ohio State University where
he was the marching band drum major in 1957-58 and
graduated from Wright State University. Military ser-
vice included eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
He married Jayne Engel in 1960 in Columbus.
They lived in Dayton until moving to Port Charlotte
in 1969 and eventually moved to Sarasota in 1995.
He was in condominium property management
for 22 years in Fort Myers Beach and Sarasota. He
was a JCI senator, a member of First United Method-
ist Church, and was active in Sarasota-Manatee OSU
Alumni Club and Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club.
Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Island, marked "for the founda-
tion," P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218, or
Sarasota-Manatee OSU Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box
2368, Oneco FL 34264 or a charity of one's choice.
A memorial celebration of life was held Oct. 8 at
First United Methodist Church in Sarasota.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary
Jayne; sisters Linda Slack of New Castle, Del., and
Teri Tubbs of Port Charlotte; sister-in-law Jeanne
Hardman; and many nieces and nephews.

Edwin H. Hunter
Edwin H. Hunter, 90, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.,
died Sept. 30.
Mr. Hunter was born in Petersburg, Va. He mar-
ried Anne Seay in 1947 and they lived in Petersburg
while Mr. Hunter worked in sales. In 1956, the family
moved to the College Park area of Orlando, and in 1968
his family moved to Anna Maria Island. Mr. Hunter
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Turtle hatching season
By Lisa Neff mission reported that the "news is especially good
Islander Reporter for loggerhead sea turtles, which have experienced
The state is reporting a strong sea turtle nesting declines in nesting in recent years." L '.-llcL. d.id, the
season, with nest counts above average for the previ- species that most commonly nests in Florida, had nest
ous 10 years. counts that were 30 percent higher than the 10-year
On Anna Maria Island, where Anna Maria Island average.
Turtle Watch monitors the nesting of mostly logger- "We're encouraged by the high count, especially
head sea turtles, the season hasn't yet concluded, considering the oil spill and the extreme cold weather
A nest hatched as recently as Oct. 7 and the log- earlier in the year," said Dr. Blair \Wilth. i lngltL, an
books for 2010 remain open. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist.
AMITW is planning a wrap party for Oct. 17. "However, one good year can't reverse a declining
The state, meanwhile, has issued its preliminary trend. It will take many years of data to determine if
report on a season that began late, in part because this is a new nesting trend obviously one that we
of the extreme cold winter in Florida, and was cau- would like to see continue in the future," he added.
tiously monitored as oil spilled into the northern Gulf Nest numbers for leatherback and green sea
of Mexico. turtles also continued to increase, with nests in 2010
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com- totaling the second-highest since standardized counts
began in 1989.
HUNTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 began in 1989.
HUNTER CONTINUED FROM PNest counts are performed each year through
worked as billing manager with Tropicana. He eventu- Florida's Index Nesting Beach Survey, which was


ally became a real estate broker with Holmes Beach
Realty. He moved in 2000 to Femandina Beach. He was
a former member of the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation Church in Holmes Beach and St. Michael's First
Episcopal Church in Orlando. Mr. Hunter served in the
U.S. Army as a first lieutenant.
Memorial contributions may be made to feed chil-
dren throughout the world to the Reliv Kalogris Foun-
dation in care of Virginia McCabe, 304 Village Place,
Wexford, PA 15090. Please note "Kalogris Foundation"
on the check. Mr. Hunter will be laid to rest beside his
wife at Church of the Annunciation. Condolences are
welcome at www.oxleyheard.com. Arrangements were
by Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Mr. Hunter is survived by his children, Ed Jr.
of Deer, Ariz., Arthur S. "Bo" Hunter of Bradenton,
Andrew Meade Hunter of Palatka, Fla., and Virginia
(Missy) and husband Scott McCabe of Wexford, Pa.;
10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


created to measure seasonal sea turtle nesting, and to
allow for accurate comparisons among beaches and


Casting for
stone crab bait
Trek Hackney of
Holmes Beach casts
his net for finger
mullet to bait his
stone crab traps.
The traps went out
last week, and the
first pull will take
place Oct. 15, the
season's opening
day. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 13, 2010 0 5-B


nears end
years. The standardized index counts take place on
248 miles of selected beaches along both the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts, including Anna Maria Island.
In one of the largest wildlife counts in the nation,
hundreds of INB partners survey throughout the
summer sea turtle nesting season.
"It's a big job that requires a dedicated group of
nest-counting experts," Witherington said. "It's espe-
cially rewarding for those involved when the turtles
make a good showing."


Nesting by the numbers
As of Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch reported:
Number of turtle nests: 138
Number of false crawls: 135
Number of disorientations: 19
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 5,496
Note: A late nest hatched Oct. 7, but the
hatchling total was not yet available.


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AMICC soccer division standings tighten


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
It was another exciting week of soccer at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Aside from Divi-
sion III where undefeated Fran Maxon Real Estate
holds a 9-point lead in the standings, each of the other
divisions are too close to call. The Premier Division
is really tight as all three teams are tied with 2-2
records, while Division I has Mike Norman Realty
and Autoway Ford tied for first with 3-1 records.
Division III also has a good battle for the top spot
in the standings going with Sparks Steel Art holding
a 1-point lead over Southern Greens in the standings.
Three points back in third place is Wash Family Con-
struction and, while Mr. Bones is technically in last
place, it is only 5 points back. And Bones defeated
first place Sparks Steel Art 4-3 Oct. 6.
Sparks bounced back with a 4-1 victory over
Wash Oct. 8 that was a lot closer than the score
sounds.
In that game, Sparks' Dylan Joseph beat WFC
goalie Joe Rogers after a nice weaving run through
the defense, to give Sparks a 1-0 lead midway through
the first half. WFC came back to put some pressure
on the Sparks defense, but Brooke Capperalli, Maya
Sapienza, Danielle Capperalli, Olivia Glavan and
Sullivan Ferreira were up to the task.
WFC's best chance to score in the half came when
Nico Calleja found some space up the left side and toe-
poked a rocket that Sparks goalie Cameron Pasco man-
aged to block, but then couldn't hold. The ball rolled
back to Calleja, who shot again, this time beating Pasco,
but Ferreira came across and cleared the ball off the goal
line to preserve Sparks' 1-0 lead.
Sparks Steel Art spent the remainder of the half on
offense and peppered WFC goalie Rogers with shots,
but he made several quality saves to keep WFC within
a goal as the half came to a close.
The second half was a different story as Joseph
notched another goal and Tyler Yavalar scored twice to
break the game open on the way to a 4-1 victory. Gavin
Sentman notched the lone goal for WFC.
In other Division II action, Southern Greens was
able to pace Sparks thanks to a 2-1 victory over Mr.
Bones Oct. 8. Michael Latimer and Aiden Grumley each


Sparks Steel Art forward Tyler Yavalar carries the
ball upfield as Wash Family Construction defender
Brianna Connelly gives chase during Division II
soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

scored a goal for Southern Greens in the victory. Ben
Connors scored the lone goal for Bones in the loss.
Mr. Bones scored a huge victory over first-place
Sparks 4-3 Oct. 6 behind a hat trick from Leo Rose. Ben
Connors added a single goal for Bones in the victory.
Joseph also had a hat trick in the loss for Sparks.
The first Division II match of the week saw the
ages 10-11 Wash team roll past Southern Greens by a
4-1 score Oct. 4. Sentman and Calleja scored two goals
apiece to lead WFC in the victory. Reese Helvey scored
the lone goal for Southern Greens in the loss.
Fran Maxon Realty stayed unbeaten in Division III
with a pair of victories last week. On Oct. 8, they shut
out Connie's Landscaping 4-0 behind three goals from
Josh Class and one goal from Sean Quattromani.
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by a 6-1 score as Taro de Haan and Josh Class scored
two goals apiece. Also scoring for Maxon were Allie
Connelly and Quattromani. William Bernet notched
the lone goal for Jessie's in the loss.
Mike Norman Realty and Autoway Ford kept
pace with each other in Division I with victories over
The Gathering Place. Autoway Ford rolled to a 3-0
win Oct. 6 behind a pair of goals from Neil Carper
and one goal from Sydney Cornell.
Mike Norman defeated The Gathering Place 3-1 on
Oct. 5 behind a pair of goals from Morgan Greig and
one goal from Michael Duffman. The Gathering Place
was led by Kieran Grumley's single goal in the loss.
West Coast Surf Shop made a huge move in the
Premier Division, up from last place to a tie for first
with a pair of wins that saw them tally 19 goals.
On Oct. 5, the Surf Shop lambasted Wash Family
Construction 10-2 behind five goals from Chandler
Hardy. Helio Gomez added four goals, while JT
Goode finished with one goal in the victory. Austin
Wash scored two goals to lead WFC in the loss.
The Surf Shop won a 9-8 shootout over Beach
Bistro Oct. 4 behind six goals from Gomez. Hardy
added two goals and Goode notched one goal in the
victory. The Bistro received four goals apiece from
Julius Gomes and Phillip Biddulph in the loss.
The adult division competition is under way it
was reported that Greg Ross split the uprights on a
penalty kick during Oct. 7 action.
Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital (SVEH)
remained undefeated and on top of the standings
thanks to a 4-2 victory over The Fish Hole. Paul
Hayward led the way with two goals, while Danielle
Moore and Kris Yavalar each notched one goal in the
victory. Ryan Moss and Josh Sato led The Fish Hole
with a goal apiece in the loss.
Back Alley edged Ross Built 2-1 in the second
game of the evening. Eri Vogel and Justin Noyes
scored goals for Back Alley, while Teddy Louloudes
notched the lone goal for Ross Built in the loss.
Beach to Bay Construction fell 4-2 to the Sun
behind a pair of goals from Damir Glavan and single
goals from Zoran Kolega and Ryan Hogan. Enrico Beis-
sert led Beach to Bay with two goals in the loss.
Center scores and schedules are online at www.
islander.org.

Horseshoe news
Only two teams emerged from pool play during
Oct. 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
pits and were left to battle for the title. Jeff Moore and
Sam Samuels outlasted Hank Huyghe and Debbie
Rhodes 21-19 in a barn burner.
Only two teams came out of pool play Oct. 6,
pitting Hank Huyghe and Barb Dudlet against Jerry
Martinek and Ron Pepka. Martinek broke open a
close match with a six-pack, double ringer on the
way to 22-11 victory.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Key Royale Club news
The men and women of the Key Royale Club got
together Oct. 8 for a nine-hole, throw-out-the-two-
worst-holes golf game. The team of Terry Westby,
Fred Meyer, Ron Robinson and Chet Hutton com-
bined to card a 93 to take first place. One shot back
in second place was the team of Jane Winegarden,
Pam Alvord, Earl Huntzinger and Matt Behan.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net
game Oct. 6. Jim Thorton carded a 2-under-par 62 to
edge a trio of golfers in second place, Dennis Schavey,
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Manalis reel up another IGFA world record


JoAnn Manali and husband Anthony Manali Jr.
call their boat the Legmakr, but they're newsmakers
this week.
JoAnn Manali caught a world-record mangrove
snapper that tipped the scale at 8 pounds 4 ounces to
better the previous International Game Fishing Asso-
ciation record of 4 pounds more than double the
size.
The catch was to be recorded in the IGFA records
Oct. 11 and JoAnn will receive a certificate acknowl-
edging her accomplishment. The snapper was caught
on live threadfin in 100 feet of water on a trip about
23 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
For JoAnn Manali, who caught the fish on her
birthday Aug. 4 with husband and captain Anthony
Jr., it was a fourth record fish and a whopper, and it's
just what Anthony promised her would happen for
her birthday.
"Honest," she said, "he told me, 'We're going
fishing for your birthday and you're going to catch a
world-record fish,' and I did."
Around the area this week, water temperatures
dropped to about 73 degrees off the beaches, and the
drop makes the area prime for fishing off the beaches
for a variety of fast, toothy species.
Remember red snapper season is open on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Jonny Keyes from Island Discount Tackle said
the beach action seems to have improved for shore-
line anglers, as compared to the bay side. Anglers will
find ladyfish and jack crevalle, which can be caught
with spoons and shiners. Redfish might be cruising
through as well, in which case anglers should use cut
ladyfish or gold spoons. In the bay, anglers will see
trout, Spanish mackerel and a few redfish.
Boaters going offshore have a good shot at mack-
erel, Keyes said, as well as a lot of nice blacktip and
spinner sharks, and even some hammerheads. Anglers
might see some tarpon mixed in with the shark. For
tarpon and sharks, try cut mackerel, mullet or live
threadfins. "People have been reporting tarpon every
day," he said. "A little hard to get them mixed in with
the other species, but using heavy mono and a big
circle hook, you might get lucky."
Kingfish should be around a few miles offshore
thanks to cooler water temperatures. "People will
want to stock up on wire, treble hooks, lure, trolling
lures and trolling spoons," Keyes said.
On the bay side, from a boating standpoint, Keyes
heard of a big school of redfish in north Sarasota Bay.
"They're just waiting to move offshore," he said.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said before the high winds, he had some
excellent days fishing on the waters of Tampa Bay
and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
He said the speckled trout bite has continued to be
strong where the seagrass beds are over the 2-8 foot
depths.
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fine-eating fish," Howard said. "A new method I've
employed for catching the speckled trout has been to
nose-hook the shiner and make a long cast through
the chummed up fish and work the shiner back to
the boat like a top-water lure. This method seems
to enrage the big trout and gets them to attack the
shiner. It also has worked on other apex predators."
He said the inshore and beach fishing has really
turned on with the dip in the water temperatures and
the cold front passing through this past week. Spanish
mackerel, bonito, sharks, tarpon and a few kingfish
have been feeding off the Anna Maria beaches in the
early morning.
"Look for the diving birds and chum with shin-
ers to get the fish behind your boat," he said. "Last
Sunday, on a birthday charter for Robby Friday of
Kissimmee fishing with his father Matt and friend
David, we had a banner day on the nearshore
waters, catching a lot of 3-5 pound Spanish mackerel
and putting seven big spinner sharks in the air. We
only got one to the boat for a leader release, but the
6-foot spinner shark flying out of the water gave the
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ger moving water. Howard will be concentrating his
efforts on the potholes and drop-offs of the Intracostal
Waterway, and along the edges of flats. The nearshore
and offshore bites will only get better as the water
temperature drops and the grouper and snapper make
their move into shallow water, he said.
"October is one of my favorite months to fish
because of the variety, abundance and willingness
of the fish to chew," Howard said.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of the Cortez Fishing Center said his
clients encountered great pelagic action this week in
about 40 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island.
"I anchored up on a reef and started catching grouper
and snapper," McGuire said.
Flat-lining sardines as bait, his clients caught
cobia, blacktip and reef sharks, Spanish mackerel,
barracuda and kingfish.
"The weather forecast looks perfect and I plan on
heading deep, out past 100 feet for monster grouper,
snapper and amberjack. But this time of year, if the
seas are rough, you can fish closer in and catch lots
of keeper gag grouper and all those pelagics. That's
a beautiful thing," McGuire said.
Capt. Rick Gross of the charter boat Fishy Busi-
ness out of Catchers Marina said there have been
lot of Spanish mackerel off the beaches, where water
temperatures dropped to as low as 73 degrees with
prolonged northwest winds. "That usually turns them
off to begin with, but when it moderates, the fish start
biting again," Gross said.
Gross said the beach waters also held a few king-
fish, sharks and tons of tarpon from 40-150 pounds.
Gross said he flat-lined half a mackerel on a wire
leaders with a 2/0 or 3/0 hooks for tarpon or sharks.
Gross also said he went 3 miles off the beaches
and saw about an acre of threadfins showering as
though gamefish were running through. "I've never
seen that many threadfins," Gross said. "But all I kept
catching was mackerel."
The kingfish should come through in better num-
bers soon, Gross said.
Finally, Gross said it has been the best trout-
fishing season he's seen in a long time.
Capt. Scott Moore said he's been fishing mostly
off the beaches for big kingfish, barracudas, sharks
and Spanish mackerel out to 3 miles. Moore heard a
report from another charter captain that there was a
huge school of redfish about 5 miles offshore. "There
also are a lot of lemon sharks," Moore said. "Those
are the ones that were protected, so now there are tons
of them everywhere."
Moore reported catching six kingfish to 30
pounds off the Anna Maria Island beaches Oct. 9.
He said the larger ones have been scattered.
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New feast, same
great food
Chris and Joey Dale of The Feast
Restaurant, formerly A Moveable
Feast, in the Island Shopping Center,
5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, are
celebrating a first anniversary in their
new location with a new fall menu,
along with the new name.
"We are going to revise our lunch
and dinner menu for the fall season,"
Chris said. "And we'll also introduce a
new wine list that includes domestic and
imported wines."
The Dales operated Moveable Feast
on Longboat Key until moving the res-
taurant to Holmes Beach in October
2009.
Under the new name, Joey and Chris
will still be cooking some favorites of
American continental cuisine, including
fresh scallops and snapper and margarita
pizza.
"And we still have delivery service,"
Chris added.
The Dale family has lived on Anna
Maria Island for the past 28 years, said
Bob Dale, father of Chris and Joey and
a builder, and they wouldn't want to live
or work anywhere else.
"This is great," Chris said. "We get
to work and live in a paradise."
The Feast is open from 11:30 a.m.
to 9 p.m. every day, and delivery hours


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For more information, call 941-778-
5092.

Sprinkled with advice
Tom Rhodes of Cortez Pump and
Sprinkler Supply, 8700 Cortez Road
W., Bradenton, has been in the pump and
sprinkler business for nearly 40 years.
He and wife Deb recently celebrated
the second anniversary of their store,
and Tom is always ready with advice
for homeowners, contractors and lawn
service companies that do business with
the company.
"I really enjoy talking to the new
home owners, or the home owner who
is not going to be here in the summer,"
Tom said.
"Many people don't understand how
they should set up their sprinkler system
when they are going to be away, and I


think with 40 years in the business, I
know a bit about pumps and sprinkler
systems," he said laughing.
He also advises contractors building
a new home how to install a system and
what system is right for a particular type
of grass and lawn design.
About 70 contractors and a like
number of lawn service companies use
his products and advice, he said.
"In Florida, you're going to need a
good sprinkler system for your lawn if
you want to keep it looking good," he
said.
Deb and Tom sell only top-of-the-
line products, but the advice is always
free.
Cortez Pump and Sprinkler Supply
is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday.
For more information, call 941-792-
9304.


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Bridge Street
Interiors is nine
Deb and Matt Myers knew they
had found the perfect barrier island when
they opened Bridge Street Interiors,
100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
That was nine years ago and the
couple is celebrating the store's anni-
versary this week.
"Little did we realize how we'd
come to love the Island and the people
who come here," said Deb.
"Now this is home and our custom-
ers are our friends," she added.
Deb is an award winning designer
originally from Toledo, but she now
specializes in what she describes as "old
Florida" interiors.
"We also custom design to all
tastes," she said.
That includes furniture, window
coverings, walls and wallpaper, blinds,


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bathrooms and kitchens.
Matt and Deb also have a wide array
of antiques on display in the store.
Bridge Street Interiors is open from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday.
For more information, call 941-782-
1130.

Harry's back,
tasting too
Harry's Continental Kitchens, fine
dining, deli, take-out and catering, 525
St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key, will begin
its wine-tasting fundraising season at 5
p.m. Oct. 20 to benefit the Longboat Key
Garden Club.
Owner Harry Christensen said the
wine tasting events this year would be
held at Harry's Gourmet Deli adjacent
to the restaurant.
Light appetizers will be served along
with a sampling of wines from around
the world.
Entertainment will be provided at
some of the events this season, Harry
said.
A portion of the proceeds from each


Tom and Deb
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second anniver-
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and are busy
preparing for the
winter season.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

wine tasting is donated to a featured local
charity or non-profit organization.
All wines sold at Harry's Gourmet
Deli on wine-tasting days or on a Thurs-
day are discounted 20 percent, Harry
said.
Admission to a wine tasting event is
$10.
For more information, call 941-383-
0777.

Harvest time
Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th
Ave. E., Bradenton, is gearing up for the
fall season beginning Nov. 11, Veterans
Day.
Co-owner Janet Mixon, an Anna
Maria Island resident, said the farm is
offering a 20 percent discount that day
on all items to active and retired military
with a current ID. Other Veterans Day
activities include concerts and a "Movie
in the Grove."
Nov. 11-21, the farm will present
a variety of activities for adults and
children, including a cooking contest, a
health and business fair, a rock-climbing
experience. Also Florida AgVentures
will have an exhibit of bears, big cats


Three generations offamily members gather at Bridge Street Interiors, 100 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, earlier this year for the ninth anniversary of the store. Daugh-
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Interiors and Deb's mom Barb Siwa. Islander Photo: Toni Lyon


(lions and tigers) and a Lippizan stallion,
Mixon said.
For more information on Mixon
Fruit Farms, call 941-748-5829.

Chamber hosts lunch
with DOT secretary
The Manatee County Chamber of
Commerce will host a luncheon with
regional Florida Department of Trans-
portation Secretary Stan Cann.
The program will take place at 11:30
a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Lake Club
Grande Clubhouse, 15804 Clearlake
Ave., Lakewood Ranch, about 4 miles
east of Interstate 75.
Cann will discuss transportation
bottlenecks with chamber diners.
The cost is $20 for chamber mem-


bers; $40 for non-members.
For more information and required
reservations, call the chamber at 941-
748-4842.

Got a new business going up in Anna
Maria Island, Cortez, Palma Sola, west
Bradenton or Longboat Key? How about
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ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-
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BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer
opportunities to benefit the community locally and
worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call
Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bra-
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CORPORATE AND GOLF entertainment. Private
parties and fundraisers. Florida: October through
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FESTIVAL VENDORS WANTED: Arts, crafts,
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ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
763 Jacaranda Ave., Anna Maria. Rattan glass-top
dinette, sofa bed, swivel rocker, coffee and end
tables. Roll-top desk, TV stand, Legacy organ,
foldaway bed, chest, double bed, prints, kitch-
enware and decorative accessories. Also 2000
Oldsmobile Alero, approximately 38,000 miles.
Sale conducted by Palma Sola Appraisals and
Sales. Numbers given at 8 a.m.


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Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday.
Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
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LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all ages,
call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-2301.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale! Buy, sell,
broker, referral. E2/EB5 Visa. Call James Adkins,
941-713-0635. www.AdkinsFloridaGroup.com.
HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory,
all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey,
business growing monthly, owners moving, great
opportunity for mom and pop. $189,000. Call Jim,
941-580-0626.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: Nine beds, 100
percent occupancy, includes real estate. Two
homes, one for owner's quarters, office. Grosses
$28,000/monthly. Great opportunity for health
care person to own business. $499,000. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.


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

-PROESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Cmpletecn-
puter solutions for business and home. Installa-
tion, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services,
wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engi-
neer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. 2BR/2BA house, $50. 941-539-6891.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373,
or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.


I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL/Relocation: Problem solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, West-
coast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch,
storm-check. Rentals a specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Call William Eller, 941-795-
7411. CAC184228.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house@verizon.net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
941-778-8323.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
778-2581.


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Your Island Insurance Specialist
Working to save you money
941-778-8303

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MARK BOWERS
Electrical, Navigational Audio/Video Systems
Marine and Residential Service & Installs
Insured
PO Box 1064 Cortez, Fla 34215
941.920.1169


CALL THE ISLAND'S FINEST...
MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL
PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!
We provide design plans-You preview 3-D drawings

WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION

941.725.0073
Darrin J. Wash State Lic. CRC 1329024
LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Hollv,:. :L, .:Ii ,.piII Sat.

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available








AN'S RESCREEN INC
C-':L *--,GES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, C.:I:'P
N. : :b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estimae:.
Call Dan, 941-713-3108


KERN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Additions Remodels New Construction
941-778-1115 kernconstructioninc.com
SINCE 1966

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TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium
grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

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


RENTALS RENT fast in The Islander.


CORAL SHORES 5 minutes to the beach. 3 BR/ 2
BA, 1500 SF 2 car garage, screened porch. Great buy.
$139,500.
Mike 800-367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
orman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www. mikenormanrealty.com


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

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

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.

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

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

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

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

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

SANDY POINTE
3607 E. Bay Dr.., #105, Holmes
Beach 2BR/2BA, Preserve views,
tandem garage and heated pool.
$175,000 ML#A3927536

email: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
com.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week.
Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com.
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
Realty, 941-794-1515.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.
tampabaybeachhouse.com.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA
condo. Beachfront with pool in Holmes Beach.
beachcondo25 @yahoo.com.
CHARMING MONTHLY/SEASONAL condo. Cross
street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer.
Two screened-in decks, heated pool. $2,400/
month. 813-634-3790.
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious
3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai,
completely furnished. One house from beach. Gulf
view. No pets or smoking. Two-month minimum.
813-689-0925 or HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier. 2BR/1 BA ground level, washer, dryer,
refrigerator, unfurnished, newly remodeled, no
pets or smokers. $900/month plus utilities, avail-
able now, 941-387-8610.








SALES & RENTALS

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





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


Sr.f 'I Luxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000


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Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/f from $125,000
533 s/f from $150,000


Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
David@AnnaMaria-RealEstate.com

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SEASONAL/VACATION RENTAL: 1.5 blocks from
Gulf. 2BR/1 BA Furnished, washer and dryer, car-
port. Call Ed, 303-710-2996.

DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home,
3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished.
$3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.
ON THE BEACH! 2BR/1BA, ground-level, water-
front, attached garage, patio. Seasonal, monthly,
weekly rates. October discount. 941-348-9448.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Seasonal or annual, two-
month minimum. Furnished or unfurnished, water
view, gated, tennis, carport, washer and dryer,
remodeled. 24-hour security. 941-545-4033.
SKIERS: WOULD YOU like to house trade for 1-6
months this winter? Country home 25 minutes
from Steamboat, Colo. One hour and 15 minutes
from Vail. Or rent this beautiful furnished 2BR/2BA
home, $2,000/month. attnsue@q.com or 970-
736-8293.
VACATION RENTALS NOW: 2BR/2BA town-
house, pool, boat slip. Weekend, $350. Week,
$550. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.


For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
Marianne Norman-Ellis
at Mike Norman Realty,
778-6696.
Mike
Norman
Realty


MINUTES TO BEACHES! Large 3BR/2BA garage
duplex. Range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer,
dryer, disposal, huge Florida room, large screened
lanai, big storage shed, fenced yard, ceiling fans,
carpet, ceramic tile, wood laminate flooring, $895/
month. Annual. 941-740-0793.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.


HAVING MORTGAGE TROUBLE? Want to buy
distressed properties? Call James Adkins, 941-
713-0635. www.MyDistressedHome.com.
BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture,
breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under
roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. $3,500,000. Contact owner, broker,
941-920-1699.


(,1 EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
SW-REALTOR. RESULTS
36 Years of Professional Service
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
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Lookin for the per-
fedt orting?
Look no fUrther ...
The Islander


OPEN SUNDAY: 1-3 p.m. Waterfront home with
panoramic views! Now $825,000. 865 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. Lynn Parker, RoseBay Real
Estate, 941-321-2736.
2BR MOBILE HOME for sale: Fully furnished,
$4,500.53rd Avenue and US 41, Bradenton. 941-
580-7774.
AFFORDABLE CONDOS: FORTY-Three West
villa. Caged courtyards, pet friendly, $129,500.
Spacious Village Green 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
2,100 sf, $139,500. Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage villa. Pet friendly, $229,900. Real-
tor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
FIXER-UPPER HOME: 2BR/1BA. college area,
$40,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 00941-730-2606.


NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN Land: Mountain-
top tract, 2.6 acres, private, large public lake five
minutes away. Owner must sell, only $25,500. Call
866-275-0442.


Guf (ay alty of Anna Maria Inc.
Fesse (Bsson olyjrAssociat gqI
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

Deep Water Canal
This home sits on a lot & a half. Private dock
with no bridges to the bay! This home has a large
pool and plenty of space. $599,999

Luxury Condo
This community has tons to offer, beach access,
elevator, heated pools, spa, lanai, tons of storage,
bay dock and kayak launch. Peeks of the Gulf
from the bonus room! $369,000
Call Jesse Brisson
941-713-4755.


IDEALLY LOCATED
IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED
3 BR/2 BA
STEPS TO BEACH $699,000
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES


... a family favorite since 1967. Extensive
renovations completed in 2010 include
complete exterior-interior remodel and the
addition of a new heated pool.
Kick Back-Relax-~Enjoy!
Visit us online castnetterbeachresort.com

SLocated directly across
the street from the
SManatee Public Beach
SGulf Drive at 41st Street
Holmes Beach
941-201-5792


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COMPaNY FiRST...
TO FiND THe PeRFeCT VaCaTiON ReNTaL!
L f l More than 200 beautiful
hand-selected properties
to choose from.

Stop by our offices or visit
our web-site to book your
next vacation in paradise!
Anwa Maria Islar,



315 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
5604-B Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941-779-0733
www.annamariaparadise.com




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Call Shawn Kaleta at 941-778-8660 for
your next custom home, remodel
or investment property.


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LIKE NEW KEY WEST-STYLE HOME ON A WIDE CANAL END WITH
VIEWS OF BIMINI BAY. THIS HOME FEATURES 5 BED/2.5 BATH, AND
TROPICAL POOL AREA
WITH SPA AND TIKI BAR.


BEAUTIFUL CANAL HOME,
3BED/2BATH, ON DEEP-WATER
CANAL. LARGE PRIVATE DOCK
AND BOAT LIFT. DESIGNER
POOL WITH SPA AND
OUTDOOR
I ENTERTAINING AREA.
SKEY WEST-STYLE COTTAGE
JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH,
3BED/2BATH, LARGE
KITCHEN WITH SOLID-
WOOD CABINETS
AND GRANITE.
EXTRA-LARGE POOL.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 PM,
SUNDAY, OCT. 17.
206 73rd ST., Holmes Beach.
AMI BEACHES
REAL ESTATE
941-567-5234.
2501 Gulf Drive
North Bradenton Beach


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The law firm of Najmy Thompson P.L.
is ready to serve all your legal needs at our
offices on Anna Maria Island and in
Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota.
Please, call us or visit our website,
www.najmythompson.com.
Louis Najmy, Attorney at Law
941-748-2216


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community bank for the island.
Commercial real estate lending for owner
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Specializing in residential construction
lending for local and out-of-town investors.
Contact: Ross C. Hodges, 941-776-5040
5100 Cortez Road West, Bradenton FL 34210

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