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invite readers to
straw poll. Page 6
Robinson Farms plan
change. Page 2
Meetings: The gov-
Perico plans. Page 4
pursues Island Inc.
settlement. Page 8
Anna Maria sends
land-use change to
DCA. Page 12
What to do, where
and when to go.
AAME: Students study
fire safety. Page 19
Turtle watch coordi-
nators live the life.
The Island police
reports. Page 23
days for fall fishing.
contest. Page 26
Business news and
tions. Page 27
OCT. 20. 2010 ,,
Court affirms Cumber's conviction
By Lisa Neff
Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal
affirmed earlier this month a lower court
ruling that sent William J.
Cumber back to prison.
Islander was returned to
prison in May 2009 for
violating probation on an
the prison sentence, but
even his attorneys dis-
puted his reasons for an
of Anna Maria, was sent
back to prison to serve a
13.5-year sentence for
violating probation on a 2006 arson convic-
Cumber admitted to violating probation,
but said there were mitigating circumstances
that should result in leniency in his sentenc-
The events that drove him to violate
probation to be caught in another county
behind the wheel of a truck without a valid
license are directly linked to the investiga-
tion into missing Haley's Motel-owner Sabine
Musil-Buehler, according to Cumber.
Cumber was Musil-Buehler's boyfriend
in November 2008, when she was reported
missing. He provided authorities with her last
known whereabouts. He said the two of them
were in their rented apartment on Magnolia
Avenue in Anna Maria Nov. 4, 2008, when
they argued and she left.
As authorities investigated her disappear-
September tourism climbs
16 percent on AMI
By Rick Catlin
Although September is supposed to be
Anna Maria Island's slowest month for visi-
tors, the occupancy figures reported by the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau for last month show a 16.5 percent
gain from September 2009.
The increase put occupancy of Island
accommodations at 45.9 percent, up 16.5
percent from the 39.4 percent reported for
September last year. The 45.9 percent is just
3.8 percent below the August 2010 occu-
pancy level of 49.7 percent.
Longboat Key also gained visitors, with
occupancy climbing from 30.8 percent in
September 2009 to 33.7 percent for this Sep-
tember, a 9.4 percent increase.
Overall occupancy of all accommoda-
tions in the BACVB area for September
2010 was 42.5 percent, up 6 percent from
the 40.1 percent reported for the same month
While occupancy of Island accommo-
dations soared compared to last September,
mainland occupancy fell in the comparison
from 46.7 percent to 43.7 percent, a 6.4 per-
At the same time occupancy was
increasing on the Island, the average daily
rate was down, according to the BACVB
The ADR on the Island for September
2010 was $131.15, a decline of 5.9 percent
from the ADR of $139.38 recorded for Sep-
For the entire BACVB area, the ADR
Last September, the ADR for the Bra-
denton area was $119.15, while this Sep-
tember, the ADR was $114.83, the BACVB
The marked increase in Island tourism
for September shows the BACVB marketing
campaign of targeting Florida residents during
the slower months of August, September and
October is wn ikinll. said BACVB marketing
director Deb Meihls.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce president Mary Ann Brockman said
many members were "thrilled" to have busi-
ness during a month that is traditionally the
slowest of the year for Island tourism.
"I think many of us have been pleasantly
surprised," she said.
"I know it's been a boon for a number of
accommodations and retail shops."
Tourism brings crowds to Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach. Islander File Photo
ance as a likely homicide and the arson fire
that destroyed a building at the motel complex
in late 2008, Cumber was repeatedly ques-
tioned and eventually identified as a person
of interest in the cases.
Cumber said he despaired. He lost work,
lost friends, lost his apartment and eventually,
he told the court last year, he felt compelled
to leave the area.
Cumber was arrested Dec. 22, 2008, near
Ocala in Marion County. He was driving a
pickup truck with an expired tag and with-
out a valid license. He served 10 days in the
Marion County jail before being transferred
to the Manatee County jail to face a judge on
a charge that he violated probation by leaving
the county without permission and for being
arrested on a new offense.
Last spring, Cumber admitted to violating
PLEASE SEE CUMBER, PAGE 3
court to dismiss
By Rick Catlin
Ex-Anna Maria Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus filed a motion with the Florida 2nd
District Court of Appeal Oct. 15, requesting
that it dismiss an Oct. 12 filing from Citizens
for Sunshine Inc. pertaining to his appeal of
the recall that removed him from office.
Stoltzfus' attorney, Richard Harrison, said
the reply from Citizens, written by attorney
Andrea Flynn Mogensen, should be dismissed
because "the Intervenor's reply is not autho-
rized by the Florida rules of Appellate Proce-
dure," and Citizens was "neither ordered nor
invited to make any filing in response to the
order to show cause."
A DCA ruling of Sept. 15 lifted the stay
of the recall election and gave Stoltzfus 20
days to state why his appeal should not be
dismissed as moot. Stoltzfus filed his response
Mogensen filed the brief for Citizens, a
Sarasota organization that works for transpar-
ency in government, outlining case law that
refuted Stoltzfus' response to the DCA.
Since the "intervenor" had no authority
to file a rebuttal, Harrison asked the DCA to
"strike the intervenor's reply."
The Recall Commissioner Stoltzfus Com-
mittee, which successfully carried out the
Stoltzfus recall in a Sept. 7 election, already
has filed its response to the court.
As of The Islander's press deadline Oct.
18, the DCA had not issued a ruling in the
2 0 OCT. 20, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
County board splits, approves comp-plan change
By Lisa Neff
Citizens left a Manatee County commission
meeting Oct. 12 certain they'd blocked a proposed
comp-plan change allowing for a major development
near Robinson Preserve.
They were wrong.
The commission first voted 4-3 to deny the
change requested by Neal Communities, citing con-
cerns with hurricane evacuation. Later in the day,
after Commissioner Gwen Brown reconsidered, the
commission voted 4-3 to approve the change for the
Robinson Farms development.
The change allows Neal Communities to build
up to three homes per acre on the largest portion of a
development site bordered by Ninth Avenue North-
west and 17th Avenue Northwest and southeast of
Robinson Preserve, a popular destination for Island-
ers. Neal has proposed 105 residential units on the
site, with 28 acres to contain three homes per acre
and 21 acres to contain one home per acre.
The initial no from the board was largely due
to concerns about promoting development in the
Coastal High Hazard Area. A hurricane evacuation
map revised last year by the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Commission shows all but about five acres
of the Robinson Farms site in the high-hazard zone.
The board also had received a petition signed by
294 residents who opposed the comp-plan change, as
well as a county report that stated staff reservations
and a recommendation the board deny the change.
The staff report cautioned that the amendment
would allow for the construction of 56 more hous-
ing units than should be built in the area when the
county should be trying to limit population in areas
most vulnerable to storm events.
The staff report cited a provision in the comp
plan that reads, "Limit development type, density and
intensity within the Coastal Planning Area and direct
population to areas outside the Coastal High Hazard
Area to mitigate the potential negative impacts of
natural hazards in the area."
However, a consultant for Neal pointed out, the
county hasn't adopted the TBRPC map, so the map
currently in the comp plan shows only 21 of the 49
Robinson Farms acres in the high hazard area. The
map that showed the entire project in the high hazard
area also contained a disclaimer at the bottom that
indicated it was not to be used for land-development
That swayed Brown, but not Commissioners
Carol Whitmore, John Chappie and Joe McClash,
who twice last Tuesday voted against the plan
McClash told Brown she was being misled by
A number of Island residents and former Island-
ers, including Save Anna Maria president Katie
Pierola, urged the board to vote against the change
for various reasons.
They joined northwest Bradenton residents who
argued that the increased density would put too much
traffic on Ninth Avenue Northwest and Manatee
Avenue, especially when a storm is approaching.
Glenn Compton of the environmental group
Manasota-88 also has opposed the change, saying
that evacuation would be an issue.
After the vote, Pierola, a former Bradenton Beach
mayor, commented, "The exact issue is increasing
density in a low area of northwest Bradenton that
is in the CHHA. Residents in northwest Bradenton
depend on our county commissioners to protect us
in cases of development, especially in lower flood
prone areas. Increasing density in these specific areas
Islanders, she added, also could be put at risk.
"In the event of a threatening hurricane and man-
datory evacuation, one of the two main evacuation
routes, State Road 64/Manatee Avenue, is graded as
a 'D' and 'F' (or a failing level of service). This is an
extremely important issue to Islanders.
"Raising or tripling density in the CHHA effects
everyone in the coastal evacuation areas and every-
one who utilizes the hurricane evacuation routes."
But, Pierola said, the Oct. 12 commission vote
was not the final say: "It's never over until it's
WMFR to discuss strategic plan, pension ordinance
The West Manatee Fire District commissioners
at a special meeting Oct. 11, discussed the first draft
of a strategic plan as presented in a first reading of
a pension ordinance.
In the WMFR's stop/restart pension plan pro-
vides money to WMFR from the state through insur-
ance premiums to help fund firefighters' retirements.
But WMFR Chief Andy Price said the district hasn't
been able to use all the money that comes into the
WMFR for its retirement plan.
Under an amendment to that ordinance, how-
ever, WMFR will be able to count all the money
coming in toward its retirement, so firefighters will
not have to contribute as much to their pension,
"Plus it reduces costs for the district," Price
The WMFR will have another workshop to dis-
cuss its strategic plan at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at
WMFR district station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
That will be followed by a 6 p.m. regular meet-
ing in which commissioners will have a second
reading of the pension ordinance.
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probation and was sentenced to 13.5 years in state
Soon after, he appealed the sentencing.
In the spring, Cumber's lawyers public defend-
ers James Marion Moorman and Richard P Albertine
Jr. filed what is known as an Anders brief, which
basically indicated their position that the appeal lacks
Cumber had asked for relief from the court on
the grounds that his conviction was obtained by the
unconstitutional failure of the prosecution to disclose
evidence favorable to him, that the conviction violated
the protection against double jeopardy and that the
court lacked jurisdiction to impose the sentence.
Further, Cumber alleged mental scare tactics,
persuasion, neglect by his probation officer, opin-
24 on a
ionated prosecution, publicity swayed opinion, cruel
and unusual punishment and improper counsel.
Regarding the last allegation, Cumber alleged,
that his "lawyer didn't argue certain argumentative
arguments that would of possibly helped the judge
understand certain over-exaggerated circumstances
presented by the prosecution."
But Cumber's defense attorneys in the case wrote
to the district court, stating, "Despite a thorough read-
ing of the record on appeal and a review of the law
on arguable points, the undersigned appellate coun-
sel can find no meritorious argument to support the
contention that the trial court committed significant
reversible error in this case."
Earlier this month, the district court issued its
finding affirming the circuit court's ruling. The court
did not write an opinion.
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m., CIAC meeting.
Oct. 25,3 p.m., centennial committee meeting.
Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., citizen of the year award.
Oct. 28, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
Oct. 20, 1 p.m., CRA meeting.
Oct. 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 28, 1 p.m., city commission meeting on
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board
Oct. 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Oct. 21, 5 p.m., workshop meeting.
Oct. 21, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.
Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Popcorn and Politics elec-
tion forum, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Nov. 2, general election, various polling loca-
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Minto plan: No high-rise condos on Perico Island
By Rick Catlin
The first phase of Minto Communities Inc.'s
north Perico Island housing project is 48 attached
dwellings in a two-story configuration, not high-rise
condominiums as former owner St. Joe Co. had its
site plan approved in 2004.
Tim Polk of the Bradenton Planning Department
said he did an "administrative review" of the site plan
for Minto and authorized construction of the attached
residences. No public hearing was necessary for the
site-plan modification, he indicated.
The condos will be two-story units with three
residences in each building. The units will range from
1,600 to 2,000 square feet, Minto spokesperson Mike
Belmont of Tampa said.
The units would be marketed and sold as condo-
Minto can build as many as 686 units according
to the site plan that came with its 2009 purchase of
the property from St. Joe.
After Minto purchased the project, then known as
SevenShores, the company held off the start of con-
struction because of poor market conditions, Minto
announced at the time of purchase.
Times apparently have changed.
Belmont said "homes in the first phase of residen-
tial construction within the property" would be adver-
tised for sale in the low- to mid-$300,000 range.
That's about $200,000 below St. Joe's original
price of $550,000 for a small-size condo when it first
offered reservations for units in 2006. Only 19 reser-
vations were received in a two-year span, and St. Joe
closed its sales office in late 2008.
Belmont said a sales and information office
is under construction in the area where the former
Perico Harbor Marina was located. The office should
open in November, with model units available for
inspection by late January or early February 2011.
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buildings. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Phase One will contain only 48 of the 686 units
authorized in the site plan and there are still some
site-plan issues to be revised and approved by Bra-
denton officials for future phases, he said.
Belmont said he didn't know if other phases
would involve high-rise buildings, or if the com-
pany would stay with attached homes throughout the
project. The company has 333 acres for the develop-
The SevenShores name will be dropped, Belmont
said, but a new name has not been announced.
Also in the approved site-plan is construction of
a 119-slip marina, retail space and a restaurant, how-
ever, no start for construction date has been set.
One of the major objections to the project when
St. Joe received site-plan approval was its plan to
build 10-story high-rise condominium buildings on
Numerous environmental and civic groups along
with many Islanders objected that high-rise build-
ings would spoil the natural view of Perico Island
and the shoreline, along with damaging the habitat
of a number of birds and wildlife on Perico Island.
Another concern was the amount of traffic that
would be added to the evacuation route on Manatee
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Anna Maria mayor campaign: Past or future?
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria mayoral candidates Sandy Mat-
tick and Mike Selby have both said their campaigns
should be about their visions and qualifications, not
the events of the past year.
But some voters will likely remember the contro-
versial seven-month effort to recall ex-Commissioner
Harry Stoltzfus and the 362-331 vote Sept. 7 that
recalled him from office.
Mattick said the issues that led to the Stoltzfus
recall can't be ignored in the race, but she prefers
the campaign be about administration and public ser-
"Clearly there is a division in the city. I wish it
wasn't so. As mayor, I would work to bring everyone
back together," Mattick said.
She believes the key to getting neighbors back to
being neighbors is better communication. Mattick would
like informal meetings to discuss differences, views and
compromises. She also wants clear language in the land-
development regulations that is consistent with the 2007
Selby, like Mattick, did not mention any divisive
issues or the recall in his candidate profile statement.
He said the city needs to put 2010 "behind us" and
be "looking to the future."
Selby also said some "very good people on both
sides of the Pine Avenue issues" did things that they
would now like to retract. "That includes me. Every-
one needs to come together and begin civil dialogue
and that is what I, as mayor, would promote."
The Committee to Elect Mike Selby, however,
made the recent past a campaign issue in a mail-
ing to voters that highlighted Selby's platform and
requested a contribution.
In its letter, the committee indicated Selby's
opponent Mattick might try to label him as
anti-business. Selby supported some of Stoltzfus'
positions against several retail-office-residential site
plans for Pine Avenue.
The letter states: "While Mike's opposition may
attempt to position him as anti-business, he is not
opposed or in any way anti-business."
Mattick responded that she has neither said nor
will say Selby is "anti-business," and for the commit-
tee to suggest she would attempt such a tactic is an
example of negative campaigning and a continuation
of the divisiveness she wants to end.
"I want this election to be about administering
the city and staff properly and serving the interests
and needs of the people.... I'm not going to get into
name-calling or speculation about what someone
'might do' in the campaign," she said.
The committee letter continued: "What Mike
does oppose is the manner in which the city has
allowed developers to manipulate our zoning, land-
development regulations and comprehensive plan to
The committee letter indicated that having Selby
as mayor is a way to protect residents from future
One issue that both Mattick and Selby agree upon
is the need for a review of city staff performances.
The committee letter said Selby "will assess and
evaluate" all staff performances, along with appoint-
ments to boards and committees, to "determine" if
the city is being served properly.
Mattick said she believes staff has done a great
job the past year, particularly considering the work-
load from February through September.
However, she said, as mayor, it would be her
duty to examine and evaluate the performance of each
employee or consultant to determine if the policies
of the commission, are being met.
According to the city charter, the mayor hires
city staff and appoints board and committee members
subject to commission approval.
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The committee letter concluded by asking that
contributions be made to "Selby for Mayor," but it
did not include the required election disclaimer.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat said the letter should have included the dis-
However, he added, these were not significant
Selby responded in an e-mail to The Islander that
he approved the message and that the committee was
working on his behalf.
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- the warm, inviting smell of popcorn popping, the
sounds of good old bluegrass and country music and
Yes, it's time for Popcorn & Politics with The
Last year's inaugural event replaced 18 years of
stale forums at which candidates answered all the pat-
ented questions with patented answers. No surprises
But what came as a surprise at the P&P event was
the attraction for the straw poll, a chance at posting
an early opinion in the races for the Island offices up
for election. The poll was popular and, as such,
so was the criticism from both sides of a polarized
race, claiming folks voted more than once. So short
of cutting off the pinkie finger of those who vote,
this year's straw poll will have safeguards against
double-dippers and scoundrels. Only one vote per
person will be allowed, as it should be.
Who could have guessed folks on Anna Maria
Island would cheat to vote, and who would have sup-
posed that anyone would complain?
It's all meant to be fun in the vein of politics
and friendly neighbors and to get people out of their
recliners and out to meet other people, to help them
meet one-on-one those folks who seek to represent their
fellow citizens and serve our governments.
They seek to do so for the best of reasons: a pas-
sion for living here and a desire to do the best they
can for others to preserve this slice of paradise we
know as Anna Maria Island.
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A grand jury in Tallahassee Sept. 29 decided against
investigating how $48 million could have been approved
for constructing a courthouse in the capital that has been
dubbed by some as Florida's Taj Mahal.
The tightening of the belt that our judicial system
throughout the state has had to experience did not
apply to this situation. Granite countertops and big-
screen TVs are a few of the amenities provided for
judges. The grand jury essentially said it was a politi-
cal matter, not a criminal matter.
This is an outrageous example of the way back-
room deals occur and what is wrong with the way
the capital operates and, if we investigate, we' 11 find
such behavior at the federal level.
We, the voters, are the people who put these poli-
ticians in office. And we need to do a better job of
deciding the candidates we are going to elect.
We would never let some of these people have
direct access to our checkbooks or our savings
accounts, but we put them in office and let them take
our money through backroom tactics.
What's it going to take for us to realize that our
political parties do not scrutinize candidates they
allow to run under the party's banner as long as they
can come up with the funds to run a campaign or have
enough outside sources to back them up.
Both major parties have candidates running for
office that most businesses would not trust with man-
aging their finances, yet they have the endorsements
of their parties.
It's up to us to become informed voters since we
don't have a "none of the above" choice on the ballot.
I have always been taught as a good citizen
that it is important to vote, but have felt that being
an informed voter is just as important, if not more
important, than voting.
Fortunately, voters still have time between now
and the November election to become informed.
Louis Gutierrez, Holmes Beach
What is all the fuss about trolley fees. East county
residents feel disadvantaged but they overlook the fact
that Island trolleys were put in action to relieve the
congested one main road on Anna Maria Island and
to make tourists feel welcome along our beaches.
If they could pay a trolley fare has never been a
question. When the subject "money" comes up, it's
astonishing how people react.
Maria Schroeder, Bradenton
Troubled over tear down
I am writing to express my concern and bewil-
derment at the proposed tearing down of perfectly
sound structures in Holmes Beach to make way for
a larger Walgreens. I hope this letter will alert others
to the madness and folly of this plan.
Does Holmes Beach really need a Walgreens
superstore when we already have one smaller Wal-
greens, not to mention that CVS nearby?
Tearing down buildings that are stable and ready
for business is environmentally wasteful.
Why would the powers that be want Anna Maria
Island to look like every freeway turnoff across the
United States, where identical chain stores and res-
taurants rule the landscape?
Keeping the size and architecture down is the
most visually appealing when coming onto any
We just returned from a road trip, where the
most interesting towns and cities we visited were
the ones that kept the corporate chain stores outside
of the downtown areas.
One example would be St. Simons Island, Ga.
The most uninteresting places were the ones who
caved in and let every chain store possible invade
their area. I would think about this long and hard,
and decide if you really want to make Anna Maria
Island a continuation of Manatee Avenue.
Maureen Dahms, Bradenton
So, the legend goes like this: Ghosts haunt local waters. One local man knows these stories well, and, in
the spirit ofHalloween, Native Rentals' Shawn Duytschaver is taking kayakers on a spooky eco-scream
adventure. The tours will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25-30, departing from the Palma Sola
Causeway. Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults. For more information or reservations, go to kayaknow.
org, call 941-527-6355 or visit the shop, 5418 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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In the Oct. 18, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
A consultant hired by the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization to predict growth by
2025 said Manatee County would need a six-lane Cortez
Road to accommodate all the people living in the east
part of the county who want to visit Anna Maria Island
beaches. Robert Longfield said the study showed the
need for wider Island roads, but a planned Island trolley
system would likely eliminate that need.
Cortez Waterfronts manager Janet Hoffman said
she received a $25,000 grant from the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs to construct a memorial
to commercial fishermen in Cortez that would include
plaques honoring those fishermen who died at sea.
Sculptor Bill Miller said he would design the plaques.
Island real estate broker Robin Kollar said she
was disappointed with Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston
when he told a meeting of the Manatee Board of Real-
tors that he had a "positive legacy" on real estate after
his first year in office. Kollar questioned how Poston
supported a high-rise condominium project on Perico
Island by annexing the land into Bradenton. Kollar said
the project would ruin the quality of life on Anna Maria
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Due diligence next in Bradenton Beach settlement
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners last week
agreed to hire a firm to analyze a land survey and
perform other checks before the city signs off on a
$350,000 land purchase that settles an old lawsuit.
The Blalock Walters law firm, per the com-
mission's 4-1 vote Oct. 15, will handle the "due
diligence" work. Commissioner Gay Breuler voted
against the motion after suggesting that the seller
rather than the city should pick up the title-related
costs in the case.
The case involves a dispute between the city
and Island Inc./Beach Development Inc., owners of
2.6 acres of property on both sides of Gulf Drive
In the 1990s, the developers purchased the prop-
erty, including beachfront land the city deemed pres-
ervation unbuildable in its future land-use map
and comprehensive plan. At the time, the developers
had plans to build a higher-density project on the
bayside, something the city was allowing to offset
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the status of the Gulf property.
However, other city restrictions, specifically
height limits, interfered with plans to build a higher-
intensity project on the bay, and the dispute pro-
gressed to court.
In recent years, there have been several attempts
to settle the matter. Most recently, the commission
agreed to a settlement that involves the city purchas-
ing the preservation land for $350,000, with the terms
of the deal to be worked out by attorneys on both
"There are a lot of terms out there," said city
attorney Ricinda Perry.
On Oct. 15, the commission reaffirmed its intent
to settle for the $350,000 purchase price, as well as
made two additional motions.
One, which passed unanimously, directed special
city attorney Greg Hootman to secure a survey and
survey affidavit, as well as any environmental studies
of the land from Island Inc./Beach Development.
The second motion, which passed 4-1, authorized
the hiring of Blalock Walters of Bradenton to use the
survey and other information to make sure there is no
obstacle to the city obtaining a clear title.
Perry recommended hiring a firm, stressing that
it should be independent, with no connection to the
She also said "due diligence" in a real estate
transaction typically is paid for by the buyer.
Breuler noted that in prior discussions the com-
mission indicated that Island Inc./Beach Develop-
ment should pay any costs related to securing a clear
title, which is why she voted "no."
Mayor Bob Bartelt, however, said the cost of due
diligence would be few thousand dollars and, "rather
than bring in all our attorneys again and start duking
it out again, let's try to get through this as sweetly
and gracefully as we can."
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Anna Maria LDR rewrite 'huge and painful' process
By Rick Catlin
Make no mistake, Anna Maria Commissioner
Chuck Webb told commissioners at their Oct. 14
work session, "Rewriting land-development regula-
tions is absolutely a huge, painful process."
Webb should know from experience. He worked
for Charlotte County as an attorney during the LDR
rewrite process there.
"I have done this before and it's a lot of work,"
Webb said when people start arguing about
interpretation of the LDRs, it's a sure sign there are
"glitches" in the regulations.
But it's a process that should have started long
ago in Anna Maria, Commissioner Dale Woodland
Too many LDRs are unclear, too many are open
to different interpretations, and there have been some
problems with a number of ordinances since the
revised comp plan was adopted in 2007, he noted.
Commissioner Gene Aubry agreed.
"We keep chewing on the paper and don't get to
Commissioners, however, were unsure where to
start the process.
Commission Chair John Quam proposed a joint
commission-planning and zoning board meeting to
list all critical areas of the LDRs.
Former P&Z chair Tom Turner said when the
LDRs were written in 1994, an ad hoc committee pre-
pared a list of major areas of concern and presented
that to the commission.
Webb said that's how it was done in Charlotte
County, but noted Anna Maria is a small city and it
could be difficult to get enough volunteers for the
"In Charlotte County, we had a lot of experts
volunteer their time."
Aubry agreed with an ad hoc committee creat-
ing a priority list, but Woodland said commissioners
"know where the hot areas are," such as the park-
ing ordinance and density, and suggested they tackle
Webb agreed. "Take out the hot topics. I think
we can do it more efficiently than an ad hoc commit-
Commissioners eventually agreed to have city
planner Alan Garrett and staff prepare a priority list of
all LDRs needing revision, in conflict with the comp
plan or needing definition, while ajoint commission-
P&Z board meeting can address the "hot areas" that
need immediate attention.
Quam scheduled a joint work session with the
P&Z board for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.
Bradenton Beach answers citizen complaint
By Lisa Neff
A 7-year-old development dispute is reaching a
judicial review at the Manatee County courthouse,
where Bradenton Beach resident and property
owner Ken Lohn has lodged a complaint against
Lohn has been challenging a development
neighboring his bayfront property in Bradenton
Beach for years. Last summer, he took the city to
court over the matter, which involves his allega-
tion that the city wrongfully issued a certificate of
But not until this fall did the court invite the
city to respond to Lohn's complaint.
The city's response, filed about two weeks ago
at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Braden-
ton, consists of 15 pages, plus an appendix, and it
maintains that Lohn's case has no merit.
Lohn lives on Bay Drive South and owns a
nearby duplex. He has long challenged a project
adjacent to his property, including the city building
official's issuance of a certificate of occupancy for
a duplex at 109 Fifth St. S.
In April 2009, the Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment recommended that the city commis-
sion deny Lohn's complaint regarding the now pri-
vately owned Fifth Street property.
In June 2009, the city commission voted against
Lohn's complaint, which essentially is that a drive-
way built on an easement alongside his home is too
close to his property line and too narrow.
So Lohn went to court in July 2009 to seek a
judicial review of the commission's decision.
"This complaint challenges the city of Braden-
ton Beach issuance of a certificate of occupancy for
the multi-family condominium ... despite the fact
the location is in violation of express provisions of
the Bradenton Beach Land Development Code,"
the complaint states.
City attorney Ricinda Perry prepared the city's
response, which stated, "The city determined, based
on competent and substantial evidence, that the
issuance of the CO was proper and consistent with
the applicable zoning and land-use regulations.
Absent an abuse of discretion or a clearly errone-
ous decision by the city commission, the decision
of the city must be upheld."
Perry, in the response, asked the court to issue
an order upholding the city decision and did not ask
for oral arguments, which she said were unneces-
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers set sail on
a 40th anniversary year in August.
"Our calendar of events as of right now has
43 events scheduled January through December
2011," said anniversary chair Tim "Hammer"
Thompson. "And we will have dozens of last
minute requests throughout the year.
"The privateers are going to be a major Force
on Anna Maria Island as we celebrate our 40
So the charitable organization is inviting a
crew of at least 40 to enlist in the celebrations.
AMIP is seeking sponsors at levels from
$2,000 to $100.
Sponsors at the $1,000 level receive a link
on the AMIP website, logo placement on AMIP
banners and tickets to the AMIP Plunder Fest next
Sponsors at the $1,500 level receive the above,
as well as their logo on AMIP memorabilia.
Sponsors at the $2,000 level receive the above,
plus a visit from the AMIP ship and participation
in a capture.
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The Anna Maria Island Art League will host a
display and sale of loggerhead-themed floor cloths
during the annual artsHop celebration in Novem-
AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
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local community-support groups.
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groups to submit wish lists by a Nov. 12 deadline.
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as well as a contact name and number, to reporter
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And, on publishing the special section in
November, The Islander encourages readers to
support these groups that enhance lives and com-
munity on the Island by adding a needed item to
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The wardens and vestry of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach
recently announced the pending arrival of a new
parish priest the Rev. Dee Ann de Montmol-
De Montmollin is rector of St. Francis Episco-
pal Church in Rutherfordton, N.C. She is a gradu-
ate of the Yale Divinity School and Berkeley at
Yale Seminary and was ordained in the Episcopal
Diocese of Southeast Florida.
She previously served as assistant rector at St.
Thomas Episcopal Church in Coral Gables.
While in western North Carolina, de Montmol-
lin was a member of the executive council of the
diocese and a member of the companion diocese
committee. She also served as an advisor to the
diocesan centers for Christian studies.
Over the past year, she has served as the chair
of the commission on health and wellness in her
diocese. She also is a member of the Committee of
Health/AIDS of the Episcopal Church of USA.
In addition to a masters of divinity degree,
de Montmollin holds an undergraduate degree in
behavioral science and a master's in mental health
Prior to entering seminary she was executive
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28, in Robinson Perserve in northwest Bradenton.
"Check out the latest fitness craze" suggests
coordinator Suwanna Blakey. "Hoola-hooping is
back and becoming an art form."
A group will meet at the refurbished Valentine
House on the preserve, 1709 99th St. N.W., and hoop
Robinson also will host wagon tours Saturday,
Oct. 30, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
For reservations, e-mail Melissa Cain Nell at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-748-4501,
Island relay plans kick-off
The Anna Maria Island Relay for Life organizers
will hold a kick-off party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 27, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For details about the event or the relay, which
raises money for the local American Cancer Society
chapter, go to www.relayforlife.org/amifl.
For reservations, call organizer Judy Athari at
941-745-1214 or e-mail email@example.com.
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the milestones in readers' lives. Send notices and pho-
tographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
married for 42 years and have family in Tampa,
Miami and Palm Bay.
The couple plans to move into the rectory the
week of Nov. 22.
De Montmollin's first Sunday service at the
church will be at 8 a.m. Nov. 28.
A reception to welcome de Montmollin will
take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach. Walkers will go east along Manatee
Avenue/State Road 64, hiking across the bridge to
Perico Island and on the Palma Sola Causeway.
Walkers will turn around at either 3-mile or
5-mile marks and return to the beach.
Organizers of the event, which is sponsored by
Beach Bums in Anna Maria, are asking that walkers
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For more information about the walk, call 941-
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The campaign also has a Facebook page, where
people can become participants.
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will be nature photographer.
A reception for the artist will take place from 5
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AM land-use amendment moves to DCA for review
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners at an Oct. 14 public
hearing unanimously approved transmittal of a pro-
posed comprehensive plan land-use amendment to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
It's an amendment that already has stirred con-
troversy, with lawsuits filed against the city on both
sides of the issue.
The amendment proposes to change language
in the conservation land-use element of the comp
plan that currently restricts all construction in that
district. The new language would allow some con-
struction on a limited basis on lots in the zone that
are platted and accepted for use, city attorney Jim
When the revised 2007 comp plan was passed,
commissioners and planning and zoning board mem-
bers did not then realize that 169 lots accepted by the
city were in the zone.
Although many of those lots are unbuildable,
building official Bob Welch said 11 houses exist in
The "no construction" clause does not allow the
building department to issue a permit to remodel,
repair or re-roof an existing home in the zone, Welch
City attorney Jim Dye said the proposed language
says the zone "may be appropriate for development
under limited circumstances."
While the amendment is in transition to the DCA,
the commission should pass ordinances regulating
lot coverage, setbacks and other restrictions for any
proposed development in the zone, city planner Alan
"We would limit the size of development through
the land-development regulations," he said.
Dye agreed and suggested a "fairly tight box for
Transmittal of the amendment to the DCA is just
the first step in a long process that includes several
public hearings before it becomes effective, Dye
It's important to have controls in place before the
amendment receives final approval, Woodland said.
No one objected to the ordinance, although attor-
neys for Dr. Richard Friday and Steve Walker have
both spoken at previous public hearings.
Friday sued the city earlier this year for sending
Walker a letter several years ago that declared no
Elliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau makes a presentation to the
Anna Maria Commission Oct. 14. He outlined the
benefits of a one-stop permit process for
movie production in Manatee County.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
objection to his proposed development in the con-
When Walker asked the commission in June to
subdivide two lots in the zone owned by his family
trust, commissioners rejected the request. Walker
then also filed a lawsuit against the city.
Dye said when the amendment was first proposed
that no matter what the city approved, someone was
going to be unhappy.
Manatee film industry growing
Elliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau made a presentation
to commissioners about a proposed "one-stop"
permit process for movie productions in Manatee
The city has an ordinance requiring filmmakers
to obtain a permit before planning any work, but the
one-stop proposal would allow the county to handle
permitting details, subject to approval by a liaison
appointed by the city.
Falcione said the county has learned that a movie
creates "awareness of a destination" that publicity
can't buy. He noted the movie "Field of Dreams" has
turned an Iowa cornfield into a tourist attraction.
Having a "one-stop" process makes it easier
for the BACVB to attract producers, he said. "We
become 'user friendly' for the movie industry.
"We can bring some pretty nifty films to the
county," he said. Falcione noted how beautiful Anna
Maria Island is for a movie location.
Under the proposed one-stop process, the city
would appoint a liaison most likely the build-
ing official to work with the county on what city
approvals are required to film. Permit fees would be
shared, Falcione said.
Commissioners agreed to have Dye work out the
legal problems with the county and report to the com-
Mayor Fran Barford also liked the idea. Movie
permits are an administrative responsibility, and Bar-
ford said she or her successor could appoint a liaison
after any legal issues are resolved.
Commissioners agreed to move forward with
an ordinance regulating Segway and Go Ped-type
The city currently has no control over someone
operating a Segway, and Sgt. Dave Turner of the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria sub-
station said his deputies could not issue a ticket if a
Segway driver went on the beach.
But some regulation is needed, Turner observed.
The owner of the Segway Company recently was
killed when he accidentally drove a Segway off a
cliff, he said.
Turner presented a draft ordinance that he said is
just "common sense."
The ordinance would prohibit operating a Segway
while under the influence of alcohol, require a horn
on the Segway to alert pedestrians, and require the
operator to give hand signals. Segways would operate
on the sidewalk, where possible.
Violations of the ordinance would be treated as
a municipal code violation that could be paid at city
"We are not regulating the industry," Commis-
sion Chair John Quam said. "This just sets basic
requirements of those who rent Segways."
Quam asked Dye to "fine tune" Turner's draft
ordinance and have it ready for a first reading at the
commission's Oct. 28 meeting.
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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 Conser-
vation" with guest Jack Tichenor from Manatee County Exten-
sion Service, at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
5:30 p.m. "Popcorn and Politics" Q&A with the can-
didates, straw poll, and refreshments at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
5:30 p.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library present
an evening with college resource specialist Debra Landes-
berg for college bound teens at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Thursday, Oct. 21
6p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chapter of Dining for Women
potluck fundraiser at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive
S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Proceeds
benefit women artisans in Guatemala.
6:30 p.m. Cancer outreach program for patients, rela-
tives and caretakers at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 23
8:30 a.m. Causeway 4 the Cause walk benefiting the
Susan G. Komen for the Cure begins at Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-7506.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Noon Judy Rup will lead a Rotary Club of Anna Maria
Island assembly at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Relay for Life kick-off party
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American
Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W, Bradenton, hosts dinners for
the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denomina-
tional study group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
*Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet atthe Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
*Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss sup-
port group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise
Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horse-
shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to
various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets atAnna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
Wednesday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest per-
formances by Kristen Kemp, Greg Trupiano and members of the
Apprentice Artists Program at IMG Academies Country Club at El
Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-776-2850. Fee applies.
Thursday, Oct. 21
11:30 a.m. Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food
Bank of Manatee at Renaissance on Ninth, 1816 Ninth St. W,
Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee includes a bowl
handcrafted by local artists.
6 p.m. World Music Film Series presents "Genghis
Blues" with pre-show music by Koko Ray Hansen atthe South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-
746-4131. Fee applies.
Friday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild host opera singer Julie
Maykowski at the Christ Episcopal Church Community Room,
4030 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-755-7426.
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6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Goblin Gathering costume contest, hay-
rides, bounce houses at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33 rd Ave. Drive W,
Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5974. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 23
1 to 3 p.m. Bradenton Woman's Club membership tea
at 1705 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-727-
Oct. 28, Red Ribbon Breakfast, Pirate City Complex.
Oct. 28, "Hoop Jam," Robinson Preserve.
Oct. 28, "Nunsensations" opening night, Manatee Play-
Oct. 28, World Music Film Series: "Throw Down Your
Heart," South Florida Museum.
Oct. 29, Creepy Crawly Critter Costume Contest, Islander
Oct. 29, Trail of Treats in three Island cities.
Oct. 29-30, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" movie screen-
ing, Manatee Players.
Oct. 30, Fall Festival and Parade, Anna Maria Elemen-
Oct. 30, Fall Festival, CrossPointe Fellowship.
Oct. 30, Wagon tours, Robinson Preserve.
Oct. 30-31, Sarasota Chalk Festival.
Nov. 1, "Galapagos: Nature, History, Darwin" with Jerry
Skalny, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
Nov. 1, Turkey Bingo, Sandbar Restaurant.
Save the Date:
Nov. 6, Snooty's Gala.
Nov. 7, Daylight saving time ends.
Nov. 7, Bridge Street Festival.
Nov. 10, Islander Veteran's Day Remembrance, Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.
Nov. 17-20, Sandblast.
Nov. 19-21, Save Our Gulf festival, Holmes Beach City
Nov. 20, Canine Christmas, Bishop Animal Shelter.
Dec. 11-12, Winterfest.
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voting under way
By Lisa Neff
Early voting for the Nov. 2 midterm election is
under way in Manatee County, as is absentee ballot-
Absentee ballots went out in early October, while
early voting began Oct. 18 at the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W.,
Suite 118, Bradenton. There is no early voting loca-
tion on Anna Maria Island.
The SOE office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4
Voters must present both picture and signature
identification when voting at the elections office.
Voters also must present photo and signature
identification at the polls on election day. Poll hours
are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in Anna Maria will cast
ballots at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave. Voters in Bradenton Beach will cast ballots
at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N. And,
in Holmes Beach, voters, depending on their precinct,
will either cast ballots at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, or St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive.
As of Oct. 13, there were 202,897 registered
voters in Manatee County, including 87,272 regis-
tered as Republicans and 67,490 registered as Demo-
For more information about voting, including
sample ballots, go to www.votemanatee.com.
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Sundae Lynn Knight's "me" time is on her week-
day commute between home in downtown Bradenton
and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
Knight's other waking hours are devoted to her
work as a certified green e I.i ,..' engineer and her first
bid for elected office. She is running as a Democrat
against incumbent Republican Carol Whitmore in the
Nov. 2 race for at-large Manatee
Knight, 39, has long been
involved in the Manatee-Sara-
sota Young Democrats Club, and
responded to the party's call for
candidates in the midterm elec-
Knight tions because of a growing concern
about unemployment and under-
employment in the area.
"It really pains me," she says of people's eco-
nomic hardships. "We need good-paying jobs. We
need manufacturing here. We need green manufac-
turing. That is an up-and-coming industry.... Green
jobs are decent-paying jobs."
The candidate says the county must do more to
encourage economic development and lure business
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tion of biodiesel fuel locally?
"Create a little industry and do something green,"
Knight says. "We have to rethink our ways. We have
to think outside the box and do business that is win,
Knight is a casual campaigner. Waiting for an
appointment on a recent Tuesday evening at a Bra-
denton Starbuck's, she courted a voter, who walked
away with a smile and praise.
Remember the name, Knight encouraged -
"Sundae like the ice cream. Knight like shining
Knight has the kind of ear-catching, eye-catching
name a candidate for any vote elected office or
"American Idol" wants.
"I was born on a Tuesday," she says. Still, her dad
wanted to name her Sunday. Mom didn't agree. So the
parents compromised on "Sundae."
Knight grew up in an Air Force family.
"I'm a military brat," says Knight, an animated
conversationalist who often gestures with her arms
and hands. "I moved a lot. Five grade schools."
She's also an Air Force veteran and refers fre-
quently to her adherence to the service's core values:
"Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence in
All We Do."
Knight completed her higher education on a work-
study plan and since has held a number of engineering-
related jobs, including government posts.
"I've worked in all different facets of public
works," she says.
Knight talks with enthusiasm about her work, espe-
cially the greening of government and the globe.
If she wins Nov. 2, she'll shift her focus to being
a green commissioner. "I already have my speech laid
out for my boss if I win," says Knight, who would
resign to devote herself to county business. "I'll say, 'I
didn't win the Lotto, but I won something better.'"
Despite long hours and what the candidate calls
a "shoestring budget," Knight says she's enjoying the
campaign. "I told my friends, if I can't have fun with
this, it's not worth doing. ... And anything really worth
doing is not going to be easy."
She's getting a lot of help from the Democratic
organization in Manatee, including the Island club.
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Whitmore seeks second
term to serve Islanders
By Lisa Neff
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore' s
past, present and future is on Anna Maria Island.
"I'm never leaving," says Whitmore, who is seek-
ing her second four-year term as at-large county com-
missioner. She served as a mayor
and commissioner in Holmes
Beach before running for the
county office. "This is my home.
I will never leave the Island. My
heart and soul is here."
Whitmore's interview with
Whitmore The Islander takes place over
coffee at the Manatee Public Beach
in Holmes Beach, the site of a recent commission fight
over a change in concessionaires and a potential battle
over the construction of a replacement pier in the Gulf
The beach brings back memories for Whitmore.
She points to a corner of the cafe where she remem-
bers dining with her grandmother. She points to the
KNIGHT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
"I have wonderful support from the Democratic
Party," Knight says, adding a string of names of sup-
porters who have helped organize precinct walks.
That said, Knight expects to pick up some Repub-
lican votes. "I'm a Democrat," she says. "But I'm a
very conservative Democrat. I guess I'd fall into that
... Blue Dog category."
Knight says she doesn't view her green priori-
ties as liberal. "Creating sustainable development
and a sustainable economy and sustainable jobs, to
me sustainable is conservative," she says. "This isn't
New Age tree-lui.,inii' stuff. I know I'm picking up
And she's pretty confident she picked up a vote
during her wait at Starbuck's.
But if not, she says, she also enjoyed their engag-
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her "sitting on a towel, studying for nursing school."
The bathhouse, Whitmore recalls, used to have a stair-
case, where she and girlfriends sat in the sun when
they needed shelter from the Gulf wind. And nearby,
Whitmore notes, is the surf shop where she lived in
an upstairs apartment.
Whitmore was a young teenager when she moved
to the Island from the Detroit area. Many people move
to Anna Maria Island and find paradise. Whitmore had
to work to create paradise. She remembers good times
as a child, but also hard times, with alcoholic, violent
"The first year on the Island we lived in five differ-
ent places," she says. One terrible night, at the age of
15, Whitmore walked out and learned that the Island
community is a helping community.
Colleagues and Island friends say those hard years
inspired Whitmore to succeed and to serve, first as a
nurse and then in politics.
Her foray into politics is a uniquely Island story.
"The Beach Boys were going to come," remem-
bers Whitmore, who decided to help a friend secure
government permission for the concert.
She found she was excited by how well she knew
the people in Island government and was intrigued by
the process and politics.
"I started going to meetings," Whitmore says.
And, after talking with the late Pat Geyer, the
former Holmes Beach mayor and commissioner
known to Whitmore as \ 1 Duffy," Whitmore ran
for the Holmes Beach City Commission in 1990.
She lost, but was later appointed to the commis-
sion. She held Holmes Beach elected offices for 16
years, including eight years as mayor, before deciding
to explore a county commission run.
"I knew I wanted to stay local," Whitmore says.
"But try something else."
She was considering a bid to represent the Island
and west Manatee at the county level, but an at-large
opening developed in 2006. State Sen. Mike Bennett,
R-Bradenton, called Whitmore and asked, "Kid, are
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"I' ve learned so much," Whitmore says of the last
four years. "It' s probably the hardest job I' ve ever had
in my life."
As the at-large county commissioner, Whitmore
has taken an interest in both maintaining a fare-free
Island trolley and expanding the Manatee County
Area Transit service to unserviced eastern portions
of the county. She's promoted the replacement of the
Manatee Avenue drawbridge and the construction of
new recreational facilities, including 20 soccer fields
at Lakewood Ranch.
Whitmore also has focused, over the past four
years, on environmental issues, animal services and
On the campaign trail, she says she's talking with
voters Republicans and Democrats about eco-
nomic development, jobs creation and health care.
To make policies to create jobs or improve access
to health care, Whitmore says encourages cooperation
on the commission.
"I can't afford to have bad relations with my
fellow commissioners because I need four votes to
get things accomplished," she says.
She also stresses her independence and bipartisan
work. "When I'm at the dais, I don't vote along party
lines," says Whitmore, whose campaign signs can be
found at properties owned by some of the Island's most
ardent Democrats. "I represent everybody fairly."
Working 12-hour days, Whitmore says she's
gotten to know greater Manatee County well. She
might spend a morning at meetings in Lakewood
Ranch, her lunch hour at the county administration
center, her afternoon at the Port of Manatee and her
evening at a Palmetto commission meeting before
steering her red VW beetle back over the Anna Maria
Island bridge to the Island.
Back on the Island, Whitmore might attend
another meeting. Or, she says, she may head home to
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Bayfest, festival oers celebrate 10 years
By Lisa Neff
The big bass boom from Bayfest beckoned Gail
and Paul Junger from the beach Oct. 16.
"We were over at the beach, on the Gulf, and
we could hear the music," Paul Junger of Lakewood
Ranch said. "We packed up and came over and found
this big party."
The party turned out to be the second day of Bay-
fest, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
celebration, now in its 10th year, on Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. The party featured a classic car show,
live music, a children's entertainment zone, a Taste
of Island food court, a fishing contest and dozens of
retail and arts and crafts vendors.
The event also drew a number of politicians,
including those seeking votes in the Nov. 2 elec-
At-large Manatee County Commissioner Carol
Whitmore, who is seeking re-election to a four-year
term, turned out, along with Democratic challenger
Sundae Lynn Knight. County commission candidate
Roger Galle, seeking to represent District 4, also
trekked up and down Pine Avenue.
As for Island candidates, Anna Maria mayoral
candidates Sandy Mattick and Mike Selby staffed
booths. So did Michael Harrington, who is running
for commissioner in Bradenton Beach, and Jean
Peelen, who is running for commissioner in Holmes
slows in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
In his second campaign financing report, Anna
Maria candidate for mayor Mike Selby reported con-
tributions of $3,526 for the period ending Sept. 24.
Opponent Sandy Mattick reported $888.54 in
total contributions through Sept. 24, up $500 from
the $388.54 in contributions she
had in her first report.
Mattick reported a $500
loan from herself to her campaign.
She had $88.54 as an in-kind con-
tribution in her first report.
Selby campaign treasurer
Mattick Nicky Hunt reported itemized
S expenditures of $1,003.18 for the
Second reporting period that ended
Sept. 24, including a $958.18 pay-
ment for signs and a refund of $50
to Tom Turner for a cash contribu-
Hunt reported a total of
Selby $2,561.16 has been spent on the
Mattick, who is her own campaign treasurer, had
expenses of $23 to the Bank of America, $209.72
to Staples for supplies and $352 to the U.S. Postal
Service in her second financial report for total expen-
ditures of $588.54.
BB candidates run
By Lisa Neff
Funding remains low in the two-person contest
to represent Bradenton Beach's Ward 4 on the city
On Nov. 2, Michael Harrington, a member of the
city's mooring field committee, faces Janet Vosburgh,
The local Democratic Party organization also
had a presence, a booth where festival-goers could
learn about candidates, pick up signs and sign a peti-
tion against oil drilling and exploration in the Gulf of
"This is a nice way to pick up on politics," said
Bradenton resident Shelby Whitacre, whose purse
current Ward 4 commissioner.
Finance reports filed last
week show Harrington, who lives
on Church Avenue, has put $700
of his own money into his cam-
His expenditures, to date
Vosburgh totaling $570, include costs asso-
ciated with qualifying to run, $52
at Walmart for advertising mate-
rials, $68 at Office Max for sup-
plies, $36 at Bank of America for
services, $288 for yard signs and
S $61 at Office Depot for supplies.
Vosburgh, who lives on 12th
Harrington Street South, has reported $1,628
in campaign contributions, including $453 of her
money, as well as contributions from real estate agent
David Moynihan, developer David Teitelbaum and
restaurant owner Ed Chiles and the BeachHouse.
Vosburgh's expenses include $48 to qualify for
office and $354 for signs.
Bob Bartelt is unopposed and will keep his seat
Ed Straight also is unopposed for Ward 2 com-
Both had only qualifying fees to report.
spend little funds
By Nick Walter
The three candidates in Holmes Beach seeking
two of the three commission seats up for election
Nov. 2 have raised a total of $4,176 for their cam-
paigns. The city has 3,287 registered voters.
According to figures available at the Manatee
County Supervisor Elections Office, the following
were amounts of contributions and expenditures of
Sandy Haas-Martens has $2,725 in contributions,
including a $100 contribution to her campaign, 19
individual contributions, a $100 business contribution
from the Harrington House and a $100 business con-
tribution from Waste Management. Of her $1001.82
in expenditures, $295.52 was spent on political signs,
$100 on election brochures, $60 on an election filing
fee, a $410.50 advertising expense and $132 in post-
Jean Peelen has $1,000 in contributions, includ-
ing a $500 loan to her campaign and seven individual
Sam Howells, 7,
gets some help from
fisher Bob Vita at the
Bayfest fishing tour-
nament at the Anna
Maria City Pier.
was stuffed with papers collected from Bayfest
booths and whose hand held a hot dog dripping with
mustard and ketchup.
"I never miss a Bayfest," said Whitacre.
Neither has 6-year-old Meghan Whitacre.
"I like the ice cream and the music," she said. Her
hand held the string to a helium-filled blue balloon.
"But everything's fun."
contributions. She has spent $' 43.60, including $100
for card designs, $269.60 for palm cards, $244 in
yard signs and a $60 expenditure for the election
John Monetti has $451 in contributions, includ-
ing a $400 contribution to his campaign and a $51
business contribution from Bank of America. He has
$194.58 in expenditures, $83.58 of which was for
campaign signs, another $83.58 in campaign signs,
and $51 in monthly service fees to Bank of Amer-
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is uncontested for
another term in office.
Holmes Beach commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens did not work at the Island Bank or Wachovia
as reported in the Oct. 13 edition of The Islander.
She worked at First Federal Savings and Loan for 15
continue low budgets
So far in the West Manatee Fire Rescue District
election, only one candidate, Scott Ricci, has reported
any spending aside from election filing fees as of
Ricci is one of three candidates challenging
incumbents Larry Tyler, Mike Mulyck and chair John
Rigney in the Nov. 2 election. Monther Kobrosly and
Michael Carleton are the other challengers.
Ricci said he spent $79.60 on Sept. 24 to pur-
chase political business cards and has had one $100
loan to his campaign. "That is the first and probably
only money I'm going to spend," he said. "And it will
be on my report next week."
All candidates reported paying a $25 election
Tyler had said he didn't attempt to collect con-
tributions or spend money because he was waiting to
see what the newcomers would do.
The newcomers, however, have done very
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 20, 2010 0 17
Barry Gould invites festivalgoers to spin the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club
wheel at Bayfest.
Logan Imes, 4, feasts on ice cream at Bayfest, as dad George looks on. The two
day celebration drew thousands to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria for food, music,
arts and activities. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
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with a team to the Good Shepherd School in Port-
au-Prince, Haiti. Each time, she brings the children
Her mom Pidge Taylor, a fourth-grade teacher at
AME, is asking people to donate items for the Haitian
"I love that my students get the opportunity to
help kids that are not as fortunate as themselves. They
are so excited," said Pidge Taylor.
Her students are collecting toys that come with
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teachers and recently sent 20 tents for families who
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AME students learn fire safety
Since the Great Chicago Fire devastated the city
more than a century ago, schools across the country
have dedicated October as National Fire Prevention
At Anna Maria Elementary School one week
in October is set aside to give students a-hands-on
approach on how to remain safe during a fire and how
to prevent fires. "We inspect all commercial places,
but we don't have jurisdiction in homes," said West
Manatee Fire Rescue inspector Jim Davis. "So for
students to learn this lesson and take it home is very
important for us. We have only had two fire fatalities
in our district and neither home had a smoke detector
or our secret tool a fourth or fifth-grader. We have
never had a fatality with a student. We take this as a
measure of our success."
"We try to drive home having a fire escape plan
in every home," said Davis.
Each grade level at AME interacts with WMFR
firefighters, who show off a fire truck and conduct
special activities throughout the week.
"We start out teaching the smaller kids what to do
when a fire breaks out and we move up to the older
kids learning to map out a primary and secondary
escape plan and we teach them how to properly test
out smoke detectors," Davis said.
As students from Pidge Taylor's fourth-grade
class walked around a parked fire truck, their faces
brightened and many raised hands to question the
"It is getting harder and harder for schools to fit
us into their busy schedule, especially with the way
many school day's are set out. We try to teach not
only to the student's level but also higher," Davis
After elementary school, students will not be
exposed to fire safety week during classes. Firefight-
ers strive to pass along knowledge at the grade-school
The results they say, are impressive.
Students learn hands on
Pidge Taylor's fourth-grade class is shown what
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Oct. 25, no school.
Oct. 28, Parent-teacher conference night.
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20 E OCT. 20, 2010 U THE ISLANDER
Coordinators live 'unimaginable' life
By Lisa Neff
Emily and Pete Gross are so in tune they comple-
ment one another's thoughts. And they harmonize
- same thoughts, same words, spoken at the same
Living on Anna Maria Island plays a role in har-
mony for the couple, who together serve as coor-
dinators of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch's sec-
tions four and five, the long stretch of shoreline from
Manatee Public Beach north to the Beach Bistro.
"This was the place we could agree on," Pete
says, referring to retirement on Anna Maria Island
during a recent interview at Ginny's and Jane E's at
the Old IGA in Anna Maria.
"Right away it felt like home," Emily says. "It
was meant to be."
The couple relocated to Anna Maria Island about
four years ago from suburban Washington, D.C., for
their retirement years.
Emily wanted quality medical care, good dining
and comfortable living.
Pete, after years at a computer monitor, wanted
to walk out his door and go fishing.
Neither had imagined what else they'd find in the
back yard of their Island home at the Martinique North
in Holmes Beach manatees, dolphins, fish that seem
to fly out of the water, sea turtles and shorebirds.
"It really was unimaginable," Emily says. "We
didn't imagine a life like this."
"For the first time in 50 years, I'm doing what I
want to do, not what I have to do," says Pete.
What he wants to do, and what Emily wants to
do is commune with nature. As Henry David Tho-
reau wrote, "Shall I not have intelligence with the
earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould
"I knew about turtle watch," Emily says. "I knew
that the turtles nested here."
And she knew that once she and Pete were full-
time Islanders, she'd like to get involved with the
organization, which this month is closing the books
Emily and Pete
nators for Anna
on the 2010 nesting season.
Their first year with AMITW, the Grosses found
a loggerhead nest on their first walk.
Their second year with AMITW, director Suzi
Fox asked the couple to serve as section coordinators.
"We jumped at the chance," Pete says.
Now, this year, as section coordinators, Pete and
Emily say with pride that each of their walkers exca-
vated a nest, getting to dig into the sand to locate
hatched loggerhead eggs, and each found a nest.
"The last nest found in our section was found by
Nesting by the numbers
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported its
tentative 2010 nesting numbers as:
Number of turtle nests: 135
Number of false crawls: 136
Number of eggs: 8,637
Hatch rate: 73 percent
Washouts: 26 nests
our last walker," Emily says.
"To me, that's a successful season," Pete adds.
There was more to the successful year.
The couple saw an adult female nesting. When
they got the call about a turtle on the beach, Emily
says, "you never saw two people fly out of a house
The couple also played a role in the adoption of
a stronger nesting ordinance in Holmes Beach that
requires the overnight removal of beach furniture and
other items that might disorient or disturb turtles.
Pete had petitioned the city commission to adopt
the rule, which already exists for Bradenton Beach
and Anna Maria.
"It was nice," says Emily. "It just took time."
Additionally, the couple was introduced this
season to the wonder of nesting shorebirds.
"Suzi got us into the birds," Pete says, referring
to the colonies of nesting terns and black skimmers
on the north end of the Island over the summer.
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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch celebrates the end
of the 2010 sea turtle nesting season at a potluck
and work party Oct. 17 in Cortez, where AMITW
executive director Suzi Fox provided some pre-
liminary data for the season. Fox reported that
there were 8,637 eggs from 135 nests. However,
she added, the numbers are tentative six nests
remain on the beaches. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
TURTLES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
Regularly, after completing their turtle-related
duties, Pete and Emily walked up the beach to observe
hundreds of nesting birds.
L\ cly day we went to check on our birds," Pete
Emily describes the cycle the terns and the
skimmers nesting, the emergence of the chicks, the
hatchlings learning to fly.
The two now have a new passion, bird- ,iak hini'.
and plan to learn more in a local Audubon Society
class this winter.
Pete and Emily chuckle when they think back
five years, to when they were planning for retirement.
Their son worried that they wouldn't feel fulfilled or
enjoy their days.
But they do.
"We spend two, three hours a day on the beach,"
says Pete. "I have yet to find 30 seconds of bore-
Many of those hours are spent .wilkini'. says
Emily, who notes, \ ly tan stops at my ankles."
Even off the beach, the couple walks or takes the
trolley. In a typical week, they might take the car out
once or twice.
"I grew up in New York," Emily says. "In Man-
hattan, you can, you do, walk everywhere."
The Island, Pete adds, offers all the pluses of a
walkable city "and none of the minuses."
As the couple comes to the conclusion of their
interview, they think about the day ahead.
"We'll probably walk a little bit later," Emily
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Island-county policing agreements OKd
By Lisa Neff
Manatee County commissioners voted Oct. 7
to authorize a series of agreements continuing law
enforcement arrangements on Anna Maria Island.
Manatee County will pay Anna Maria about
$5,820 in the county fiscal year to police Bayfront
Park, which the county leases.
The city, in turn, will pay the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office for law enforcement at the park,
as well as the rest of the city in fiscal 2010-11. The
bill, according to the commission-approved agree-
ment, would be $672,815 for this fiscal year.
The commission had received a request for
Bayfront funding from outgoing Anna Maria
Mayor Fran Barford, who wrote, "On occasions
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By Lisa Neff
Manatee County reported a slight increase in
crime the first six months of the year, but two Island
cities reported substantial decreases.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which
polices the unincorporated county and Anna Maria,
reported a .9 percent increase in the overall number
Bradenton Beach reported a decrease of 72.1
percent, while Holmes Beach reported a decrease
of 31.3 percent.
In Holmes Beach, the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement statistics indicated, for January
through June, 67 arrests, including 63 adults and
The report for Holmes Beach showed three
arrests for robbery, two for aggravated assault,
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of vehicular traffic arrive and leave the parking
area in a quiet residential area with homes directly
across the street and immediately west of the park.
There are times when it has become necessary for
the city to hire and station, solely at the park, an
off-duty deputy for the purpose of maintaining
order and assuring the public's safety.
"The city of Anna Maria is requesting that the
county commission consider, again, providing financial
support in the amount of $5,280 for fiscal year 2010-11,
for law enforcement services at Bayfront Park."
In another agreement, the county commission
authorized its chair to sign an agreement with Bra-
denton Beach for the city's policing of the county-
operated Coquina and Cortez beaches. The county
would pay the city about $92,000 for fiscal 2010-11.
ery, nine for liquor law violations and 23 for other
For Bradenton Beach, the report showed 19
arrests, all of them adults, including one for aggra-
vated assault, three for larceny, three for simple
assault, five for drugs and seven arrests for other
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51 in the first half of 2009 to 61 in the first half of
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because of an increase in property crimes, not
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A county resolution on the agreement stated
that the "beaches are a primary attraction for over
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The commission, the resolution stated, has deter-
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the beaches, reduce vandalism, preserve the county's
primary tourist attraction and otherwise provide a real
and substantial benefit to the entire county."
Commissioners also approved an agreement for
the Holmes Beach Police Department to provide law
enforcement services at the county-operated Kingfish
Boat Ramp and Manatee Public Beach.
The agreement provides for the county to pay the
HBPD $10,000 in fiscal 2010-11.
"Services will include but are not limited to the issu-
ance of parking tickets, and the investigation of property
crimes as well as crimes against persons," HBPD Chief
Jay Romine wrote in a memo to the county.
"In the course of the past year, we have assisted
countless motorists, documented many vehicle
crashes, and investigated countless vehicle bur-
glaries. In addition, we have a boat and an ATV
heavily patrolling these areas."
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without a license.
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closed for allegedly operating as
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Island police blotter
Oct. 7, 113 Hammock Ave., grand theft. A man
reported jewelry left on a table valued at more than
$10,000 stolen from his rental unit overnight.
Oct. 9, 807 Jacaranda Road, animal nuisance. A
woman reported that barking dogs at the neighbor's
residence disturbed her quality of life. The Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputy reported two small
dogs barked intermittently while on scene, but they
quieted down after a few moments. The owners did
not appear to be home and, the deputy reported,
"unfortunately, movement seemed to alarm the ani-
Oct. 8, 243 Gladiolus St., bicycle theft.
Oct. 9, 116 Bridge St., abandoned. A man at the
Sports Lounge bar continuously called 911 until
he was placed under arrest and transported to the
Bradenton Beach Police Department and then to the
Manatee County jail.
Oct. 8, Manatee Avenue bridge, accident. A
Holmes Beach Police Department officer saw some-
one had driven over the curb on the Anna Maria
Island Bridge. The HBPD and West Manatee Fire
Rescue got the car off the bridge and backed it down
to the base of the bridge.
Oct. 9, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, alcohol. An
HBPD officer was patrolling the beach and saw two
men drinking alcohol.
Oct. 12, 5000 block of Marina Drive, fraud. A
woman came to the HBPD to report a possible fraud
case. The woman said her Visa card was used at Jes-
sie's Island Store-BP gas station.
Oct. 12, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A
man approached an HBPD officer in front of China
1 restaurant saying someone stole his sister's iPod
valued at $400 from a table at the restaurant.
Oct. 13, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary.
Homeowners returned to their residence to find items
missing and a safe had been tampered with.
Oct. 13, 200 block of 77th Street, civil dis-
pute. An officer spoke to the complainant who said
the renter in the upstairs unit had been turning off
the power to his unit. Code enforcement was con-
Robert L. Baldwin
Robert L. Baldwin, 85, of Bradenton Beach, died
Oct. 10. He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, in Manawa,
Mr. Baldwin served in the U.S. Army Air Force
as a nose gunner. He flew on a B-24 for 18 missions
during World War II. On April 22, 1950, he married
Claire Ostertag of New Jersey. He worked for Oscar
J. Boldt Construction for 25 years, then retired to
Florida. He loved the Packers, fishing, hunting and
A memorial service was held Oct. 16 at the Amer-
ican Legion Kirby Stewart Post in Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Claire;
children Susan Ritchie of Bradenton Beach, Carol
Baldwin and husband Tony Roman of Tennessee,
Robert Jr. and wife Donna of Indiana, Dorothy and
Steve Van Dinter of Wisconsin; nine grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren, sisters Muriel Blink of Wis-
consin, Marian Kroll of Wisconsin, Ruthie Ross of
Wisconsin and Faye Emnott of Wisconsin.
Oct. 14, 200 block of 77th Street, continued
civil dispute. A man came home to find someone had
removed light bulbs and his A/C unit was unplugged.
He said his television and silverware also were miss-
Oct. 14, 63rd Street boat ramp, boat fire. An offi-
cer responded to a report of a boat fire. Upon arrival,
the officer saw the boat was on fire and assisted in
crowd control while firefighters completed their
Oct. 13, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary.
Homeowners returned to their residence to find items
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Oct. 13, 200 block of 77th Street, civil dispute.
An officer spoke to the complainant who said the
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Ralph M. Fulford, 82, of Cortez, died Oct. 12.
Mr. Fulford was born April 4, 1928, in Cortez and
lived most of his life there. He was a lifelong resident
of Manatee County.
He was the son of Walton and Edith Wilson
Fulford and grandson of Captain
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l who were among the original set-
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He was owner/operator
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Island Fire District commissioner. He was a charter
member and former president of the Cortez Village
Historical Society, member and former elder of the
Cortez Church of Christ.
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tory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Online condo-
lences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Fulford is survived by his wife of 64 years,
Lois (Guthrie) of Bradenton; son Ralph W. "Rusty"
and wife Pat Fulford of Scottsville, Va.; daughters
Hazel and husband Steve Petree of Cortez and Sylvia
and husband Tony Bailey of Bradenton; six grand-
children, Robert Wayne and wife Jessica Fulford,
Christal Fulford of Scottsville, Va., Jordan and Ivan
Petree of Cortez, Troy and wife Joanna Bailey of
Bradenton and Jenee and husband Jason Carrigan of
Kissimmee; and seven great-grandchildren. He also
is survived by four sisters, Mary Green of Cortez,
Belinda Porterfield of Montgomery, Ala., Irene Taylor
of Mt. Arie, N.C., Anna Dean Riddick of Mt. Arie,
N.C.; and two brothers, Wayne Fulford and Gary Ful-
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the wire in all divisions of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer League except Division
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an eight-point lead and is the only team with a win-
Connie's Landscaping and Jessie's Island Store
played Oct. 13 with the winner escaping last place
and moving a step closer to a winning record.
Early on, it appeared that Jessie's was going to
earn its second win of the season as they forged a 2-0
first-half lead. Hannah McCracken got Jessie's on the
scoreboard in the 10th minute when she pounced on a
rebound and knocked it into the goal for a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later, William Bernet dribbled
around and through Connie's defense to give Jes-
sie's a 2-0 lead that they took into the half.
Connie's came out in the second half determined
to get back into the game, and it didn't take long.
Jaclyn Schlossberg found some space up the left side
of Jessie's defense, where she passed inside to Clay-
ton Wilkinson, who knocked the pass into the back
of the net to halve the score.
Jessie's brought the ball right back at Connie's
defense and almost scored when McCracken fired a
shot from the penalty spot, but Corbin Greg made a
Schlossberg again found some space and came
in for an up-close shot, but Daniel Sentman made the
save to deny Schlossberg and keep the score at 2-1.
With time winding down, Adra Dupuis passed
the ball ahead to Schlossberg, who fired a shot that
snuck inside the far post to tie the score.
McCracken gave Jessie's faithful fans hope when
she got loose up the middle, but Greg came through
with a kick to preserve the 2-2 tie.
In other soccer action last week, Sparks Steel Art
showed why they' re the team to beat Oct. 13 when they
edged second place Southern Greens 4-3 and extended
Sparks to a 4-point lead in the standings.
Dylan Joseph led the way with a pair of goals,
including a header off of a corner kick from Tyler
Yavalar that opened the scoring in the game. Brooke
Capparelli and Yavalar also notched a goal for Sparks
in the victory.
Ethan Bertrand scored a pair of goals and Aiden
Grumley scored one goal to lead Southern Greens.
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Mr. Bones and Wash Family Construction battled
to a 3-3 in Division II action Oct. 11. Gavin Sentman,
Brianna Conelly and Nico Calleja scored one goal
apiece to lead WFC. Leo Rose scored a pair of goals
to lead Bones, which also received one goal from
Autoway Ford earned an important victory in
Division I Oct. 13 when they edged Mike Norman
Realty to move into first place. Francesca Parkin led
the way with two goals, while Henrik Brusso, Neil
Carper and Sydney Cornell each scored one goal in
Morgan Greig led Norman with two goals, while
Michael Duffman and Lauren Sapienza each scored
one goal in the loss.
Mike Norman Realty rolled past the Gathering
Place 7-1 Oct. 11 behind four goals from Michael
Duffman. Lauren Sapienza accounted for the rest of
the scoring with a hat trick. Jake Parsons notched the
lone goal for The Gathering Place in the loss.
The battle for first place in the Premier Division
is still close, with only one victory separating first
place from last place. Wash Family Construction
stayed a game ahead of West Coast Surf Shop with
a 7-6 win Oct. 12. Daniel Pimental led the way with
three goals, while Elijah Clay-Chapman and Austin
Wash each notched a pair of goals in the victory.
J.T. Goode and Chandler Hardy led West Coast
Surf Shop with three goals apiece in the loss.
Beach Bistro held onto first place thanks to a 6-3
win over Wash Family Consruction Oct. 11. Phillip
Biddulph scored three goals to lead the Bistro, which
also received two goals from Julius Gomes and one
goal from Hunter Parrish in the win.
Austin Wash had a hat trick to lead WFC in the
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The Fish Hole remained in second place in the
adult division thanks to a 2-1 win over Back Alley
during adult soccer action Oct. 14. Ryan Moss and
Brent Moss each scored one goal to lead the Fish
Hole, while Zach Gilliland notched the lone goal for
The Sun remained undefeated with a 6-4 win over
Ross Built behind four goals from Damir Glavan.
Ryan Hogan and Zoran Kolega each added one goal
in the victory.
Teddy Louloudes had a hat trick to lead Ross
Built, which also received one goal from Rich Bell
in the loss.
Beach to Bay Construction crushed Sarasota Vet-
erinary Emergency Hospital 6-1 for its first win of the
season behind three goals from Enrico Beissert. Josh
Bernet, Charles Colson and Scott Eason each notched
single goals to complete the scoring in the victory. Toby
Wickland scored the lone goal for SVEH in the loss.
Look online at www.islander.org for schedules
and standings in the Center soccer league.
Four teams managed 2-1 pool play records during
Oct. 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall pits. Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels defeated
Debbie Rhodes and Jay Disbrow 21-16 in the first
semifinal, while Al Foigue and Jeff Moore rolled past
Tom Skoloda and Steve Grossman 22-12 in the other.
The finals saw Samuels-Huyghe cruise to a 21-14
victory over Foigue-Moore.
Three teams qualified for the playoffs Oct. 13.
Ron Pepka and Skolada trounced Steve Doyle 21-7 to
advance to the finals. Pepka-Skoloda then rolled past
Norm Good and Tim Sofran 23-12 in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
Key Royale Club news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole,
better-ball-of-partner game Oct. 13. The team of Ron
Robinson and Dennis Schavey combined to card a
13-under-par 51 to take first place for the day. Second
place went to Jim Thorthon and Danny Hayes with
a 8-under 56, while Carl Voyles and Bob Jorgensen
were one shot back in third place.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a
nine-hole, individual-low-net game Oct. 12. Judy
Crowe fired a 3-under-par 29 to win Flight A by
two shots over Pam Alvord. Sue Wheeler torched
the course with a 6-under-par 26 to win Flight B by
two shots over Meredith Slavin. Markie Sue Wheeler,
Markie Ksiazck and Luanne Collins all had chipins
on the day.
The men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome
match Oct. 11. The team of Ron Robinson, Dennis
Schavey, Matt Behan and Danny Hayes took first
with a 46. Second place went to Vince Mercadante,
Carl Voyles and Lance Linderman with a 55.
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Four-tide days rev up fall fishing
By Nick Walter
Bait is getting thicker off the beaches as water
temperatures dip, and that could mean kingfish will
be swarming through the area. But there needs to be
another cold front or two to trigger a healthy
Four-tide days this week will make one of the
best fishing times of the year even better.
Kimberly Shearer from Annie's Bait and
Tackle said she's received reports of two cobias of
46 and 34 inches caught on a 3-mile reef. Also, she
said customers reported a limit catch of trout from
16-19 inches in front of Paradise Bay Trailer Park.
"They were using Storm Rattlin' Top Water Chub
Bugs and catching them early in the morning on an
outgoing tide," Shearer said. "There was also a nice
size Cobia caught near Jewfish Key."
Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Charters is
catching Spanish mackerel up to 3 1/2 pounds, large
barracuda and black-tip sharks on an outgoing tide.
He was using live shiners.
Capt. Warren Girle reported plenty of trout,
scattered redfish, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel.
But the big surprise, he said, has been a thick run of
flounder. On the nearshore trips, he reported catches
of 12 and 14 doormats. He said on one of his offshore
trips he went out 24 miles for more than 100 grouper,
but only four keepers. He said the biggest grouper
was 27 inches. All but two of the grouper were reds.
There also are a lot of kingfish over a swiss-cheese
bottom (sand and rock with holes). "If we get another
one or two cold fronts like last week, everything will
turn on and before you know it the snowbirds will be
here," Girle said.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
colin JarJoot, left, ana Dave ivasn, oJ fortsmoutn,
England, caught these cobia offshore of Anna
Maria Island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Capt. Bert
Brie de Leon, right, and grandfather Peter Jones with a 27-inch snook caught by Brie on a CALjig with a
shad tail while fishing Terra Ceia Bay with Capt. Ray Markham.
Charters said the fall fishing patterns are in full
swing with a multitude of species. Speckled trout
have been feeding heavily all over the Tampa Bay
waters, he said. This past week has produced some
excellent limit catches (4 per person) on some qual-
ity-sized fish. "Keeper fish have averaged 18 inches,
with some 20-inch snaggle tooths coming to dinner,"
he said. "The biggest speckled trout landed on my
charters measured 25 inches and hit on a live frisky
He said nearshore the bite has been excellent with
the keys to success being finding the bait schools
under the diving birds. He said to look for these two
important elements and you will find mackerel,
bonito, shark, cobia and kingfish.
"Speaking of kingfish, they have made a strong
showing off our coast approximately 3 miles offshore
and farther out," he said. "Slow trolling a nice big
bait rigged with small-diameter wire will improve
your chances of catching these exciting and toothy
He reported redfish are roaming all around the
Tampa Bay area. Look for the redfish in potholes on an
outgoing tide and then watch them drop in the hole for
some heavy action. Chum with shiners to get the redfish
excited and into a feeding frenzy. Also, he said tarpon
are in their fall pattern. The silver kings have been feed-
ing heavily on shiners off the beach with two hookups
during a recent beach fishing trip.
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Capt. Mike Greig said he's caught some red-
fish to 12 pounds, plenty of trout, Spanish mackerel,
sharks off the beaches. He said on Oct. 13 he caught
a lot of reds, but only a few the next day.
"You get on them one day and then next day
you don't catch as many. Usually on the new and
full moon they school up," he said. Also, he said the
kingfish aren't as thick as they could be. "And they
may never get too thick," Greig said. "They're either
offshore or south of us."
Kyle Dodrill from the Sunshine Skyway south
fishing pier said there's been pompano, big Spanish
mackerel and kingfish during the mornings off pier
ends. He said the grouper bite is picking up, and there
are still some tarpon, but the silver kings are start-
ing to leave. Finally, he said there also are some big
redfish and jack crevalle running through.
Brett Lance from the Rod & Reel Pier said
anglers there have caught Spanish mackerel, black
drum, and occasional snapper.
Dave Sork from the Anna Maria City Pier said
a good supply of bait has brought Spanish mackerel,
blue runners and jack crevalle to the planks.
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Westminster Manor, 1700 21st
Ave. W., Bradenton, is offering a free
seminar and luncheon for people consid-
ering a move from their current home to
a new community.
The seminar will be from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Westmin-
ster Manor's clubhouse on 21st Avenue
A press release from Westminster
Communities of Florida said the com-
pany has learned from experience how
frustrating and difficult a major reloca-
tion can be, particularly for retirees who
have trouble selling their home before
mI \ in,'. or do not understand the com-
plexities of moving to a new commu-
"Many of our residents have been in
their homes for 20, 30, even 40 years or
longer," the press release said.
"The thought of moving is often
incomprehensible for them" and can be
To alleviate concerns and make
moving easy and stress-free, the com-
pany has organized "Move Manager
Services" for people who want to sell
their home and relocate.
Services include help to make a
home attractive to sell, a professional
home appraisal, yard work, interior
cleanup and redesign, moving company
assistance and design and organizing
assistance to prepare the client's new
home at Westminster.
Reservations for the seminar are
requested by Nov. 1.
For more information on the semi-
nar, call Mary at 941-782-3251.
Acqua Aveda sup-
ports the cure
The Acqua Aveda salon spa, 5311
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is holding a
"Passionately Pink for the Cure" fund-
raiser for breast cancer from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Festivities include entertainment
by the Hammers Adams Band, food by
Martiniville, wine from Timesaver, salon
consultations, hand and foot treatments
and fitness advice.
As Acqua's welcome to Island
Tattoo, a free Henna tattoo is available at
the fundraiser from the shop's artists.
All funds and donations resulting
from the event will be donated to the
Susan G. Komen Foundation.
For information, call 941-778-
Island Yoga offers
free starter classes
Island Yoga Space, 9805 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, is offering free
introductory yoga classes during the first
week in November.
Director Cindy Phillips said the
classes will include chair yoga, tai chi
and Nia Joy of Movement.
For information on the free classes,
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
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of Commerce will hold its monthly
business card exchange from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at St. Ste-
phen's Episcopal Church, 315 41st St.
Reservations are requested but not
required and the cost is $5 per person.
Chamber members are invited to
bring guests and there will be door prizes
at the event.
For more information, call 941-778-
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Bradenton or Longboat Key? How about
a new product or service, an anniver-
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Counter tops, vanity tops,
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MIRRORS: 64 x 36 inch, three for $30. Desk,
country French, hutch, 45 x 26, $50. 941-795-
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, OFF-white lacquer,
three pieces, 72 x 78 inch, will hold 27-inch TV,
COMPUTER: 2.4 GHz with newly loaded Win-
dows XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.
SEWING MACHINE: OLD Singer in cabinet, runs
good, $25. Call 941-761-1928.
FILLET KNIFE: Uncle Henry Shrade, 7-inch
blade, Staghorn handle, leather sheath, $20.
FISHING REEL: PENN #85. Saltwater. $15. Call
LEATHER COAT: BLACK, ladies 1X. Never
worn, $25. Call Marion, 941-761-1415.
WHITE JOHNSON BROTHERS English china. 66
pieces, $150. Excellent condition. A great Christ-
mas gift! 941-778-3369.
USF VS. RUTGERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Four tickets, row K. Sold for $140, sacrifice, $100.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-
wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, e-mail email@example.com,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
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-
FESTIVAL VENDORS WANTED: Arts, crafts, food,
beverage for Save Our Gulf 3-day festival in Holmes
Beach, Nov. 19-21. Call Joy, 941-545-3664.
MIDAS: 6712 MANATEE Ave. W., Bradenton. Full
service auto care. Now locally owned. Bring ad
for a $19.99 oil change or 10 percent off other
services and tires. Ask for Mike. 941-794-9080.
CORPORATE AND GOLF entertainment. Private
parties and fundraisers. Florida: October through
March. www.bbrodney.com. 337-367-0339.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @ sothe-
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday.
Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
ISLAND PLAYERS PORCH sale: 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct.23. Costumes, props, wigs and
more. Baked goods! Proceeds to benefit Anna
Maria Elementary School. 10009 Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31.
Office equipment, desks, file cabinets, wood
kitchen cabinets, antiques, tools, chairs and
more. 600 Linley St., north Longboat Key, in the
HUGE GARAGE SALE: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Oct. 22-23. Loads of great stuff. 531
and 529 69th St., Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUE AND ART fair at Whitney Beach Plaza,
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31. For vendor
information, call Stephanie, 941-383-1901.
LOST: PINK CASIO camera. Stayed atTradewinds
Resort. Many wedding, pre-wedding photos. pres-
FOUND: BIRTH REGISTRATION card. Missouri.
Claim at The Islander office, 5405 Marina Drive,
LOST GLASSES ON beach at Oak Street, Anna
Maria. Vera Wang frames. Reward. 941-729-
2006 TOYOTA TACOMA Pre-runner SR5 truck.
Five-speed straight shift, towing package, bed
liner, bed cover, air conditioning, CD, am/fm radio.
Excellent condition. 37,000 miles. $12,500, firm.
DRUMMER, KEYBOARD PLAYER and bass musi-
cian wanted for reggae band. 941-779-5246.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
FULL-TIME DESK clerk for Inn: Flexible days and
hours a must. Includes weekends and holidays.
Duties include checking in guests, giving tours of
property, cleaning of common areas, local driving
with mileage reimbursement and basic computer
skills. Must be friendly and neat in appearance.
Fax resume: 941-201-3223 or pick up an applica-
tion at 101 66th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Please, no phone calls!
INTERVIEWING NOW FOR part-time women's
sales position. Contact Linda at 941-704-3424.
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HOLY COW ICE cream and Gifts has a full-time
second shift position available immediately. Sales
and ice cream experience beneficial. Please apply
in person at 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, or
contact Ben, 941-448-4950.
SAND DOLLAR GIFTS and Home Accents has a
sales person position available immediately. Sales
and display experience a plus. Please, apply in
person at 5302 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
contact Ben, 941-448-4850.
HOUSE CLEANER NEEDED: House cleaner
needed Sundays 1-6 p.m. Call Mark, 941-720-
LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all
ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-
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,
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,
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
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. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
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 and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
ANTOINETTE'S PERSONAL SERVICE: Property
management in your absence. Holmes Beach
resident. Licensed, bonded. 941-778-7355 or
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch,
storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
ZuiNtu u -UK Z UNIIS ver 3,UUU at w/ 1z,a44 tS
lot. Currently an office & residential space located in center
of Holmes Beach just 1 block to beach. Ideal live/work situ-
ADUOABLt DUPLEX located just one house trom the bay.
Ground level 2 BR/ 1.5 BT seasonal and 1 BR/1 BT annual
LONGBOAT KEY Located in "the village", recently
updated 3 BR home with lush landscaping and a private pool.
New appliances, skylights & a deck for entertaining. Great
location for the Beach and Bay! $ 749,00
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BAYFRONT. 3BR home with extra apartment. Lowest price
for a bayfront home on Anna Maria. $849,000
CORAL SHORES 5 minutes to the beach. 3 BR/ 2
BA, 1500 SF 2 car garage, screened porch. Great buy.
3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
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
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-
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SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
FOR SALE: CANALFRONT LOT, holmes Beach $400,000
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
CONCRETE/PAVER WORK: 20 years experience.
New, repair, replace. Sidewalks, patios, driveways.
Joel Snyder, 941-720-1599.
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.
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
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA
condo. Beachfront with pool in Holmes Beach.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
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
r~ ',r:.,. lLuxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000
Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/f from $125,000
533 s/f from $150,000
Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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CHARMING MONTHLY/SEASONAL condo. Cross
street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer.
Two screened-in decks, heated pool. $2,400/
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-
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.
PRIVATE BEACHFRONT HOME: Ground level,
2BR/1BA, attached garage. Spectacular water
views. Seasonal, monthly, weekly rates. 941-348-
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 1BR/1BA. Holmes Beach.
Walk to beach. $800/month plus utilities. First,
last, security deposit. 941-376-0541.
ANNA MARIA: ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Unfurnished,
no smokers or pets. $900/month pus utilities. 941 -
HOUSE FOR RENT: Anna Maria, steps from
bay, beach and pier. 3BR, private yard, spacious,
clean, pets OK. $1,500/month. 941-362-9585.
ANNUAL RENTAL: LARGE canal home, 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, washer and dryer hook-up on Key
Royale. No pets. $1,600/month plus utilities. First,
last and security. Call 941-545-3511 for informa-
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-
BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.
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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,
FOR SALE: SANDPIPER Resort mobile home.
2BR/1BA, steps from Bradenton Beach. Com-
pletely renovated. 813-458-3875.
GORGEOUS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT com-
pound with full Gulf views in Holmes Beach.
6,500-sf under roof, just completed in 2009.
Casual elegance in this 5BR/4BA, spectacular
rooftop bar/summer kitchen, resort-style pool,
five-plus car garage and separate in-law unit.
Boat house and two docks. Gated estate offered
at $3,50,000. Tony Andrews of Andrews & Associ-
ates. 941-921-5999. Sought-after estate will be an
open house 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.510
58th St., Holmes Beach.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 00941-730-2606.
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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
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
Beautiful 3BR/2 BA Bayfront home with
180 view of Tampa Bay!
Upstairs loft/entertaining area. $899,000
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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