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NOV. 17. 2010 ,,
Defendant not guilty in AM home invasion
ernment calendar. By Rick Catlin
Page 3 Islander Reporter
A jury last week found defendant
HB couple victis of Michael Gambuzza not guilty of the April
aud. Page 5 2008 home invasion and robbery at the resi-
Op/ed: The Islander dence of former Anna Maria City Commis-
editorial, reader let- sioner Linda Cramer.
ters. Page 6 At the time, Cramer resided with Joe
Pandolf and was alone at his Crescent
Drive house in Anna Maria. According to
the police report of the incident, she was
beaten and left bound by the attackers on
Christopher Drescher was arrested by
Veterans Day: police with Gambuzza in May 2008 in con-
Profiles in courage. nection with the crime.
Page 8 Both Drescher and Gambuzza originally
to do, where to go.
AA4E notes. Page 19
issues. Page 20
Island police blotter.
entered not guilty pleas, but
Drescher changed his plea
to guilty just before his
June 28 trial was to begin
and received a 15-year sen-
At Gambuzza's trial,
Cramer Drescher testified that a
man named Robert Reed,
not Gambuzza, was with him when the crime
Drescher also testified that an unidentified
person paid him $2,000 to arrange the break-
in on behalf of Pandolf.
Both Reed and Pandolf testified at the trial
and denied Drescher's allegations, according
to defense attorney John Fleck, a Bradenton
Scenes such as this one at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach should soon be
common on Anna Maria Island as many signs point to a steady influx of visitors and
winter residents from now through April. Islander File Photo: Rick Catlin
Island tourism slows
but future bright
attorney appointed by the court to defend
Cramer said she was "totally devastated"
when the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
Prior to the trial, Cramer had identified
Drescher and Gambuzza as her assailants.
Drescher's testimony identifying Reed as
his accomplice stunned Cramer.
"I was just appalled. He clearly lied," she
Drescher testified about an "unnamed
person" who offered him $2,000 to rob Pan-
dolf's home, but that also was a "total lie,"
Cramer reported to the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office that she called 911 immedi-
ately after freeing herself from her bonds, but
got no answer. She then called the MCSO
Anna Maria substation and a deputy arrived
about 10 minutes after her assailants left.
Following the acquittal, Fleck discounted
Cramer's claims, saying there was no evidence
she was bound and there was no record of her
Cramer said she still has a lot of unan-
swered questions about the entire process.
"I want to know how (defense attorney
John) Fleck can assassinate my character
during his summation to the jury and get away
with it," she said.
When Drescher opted to plead guilty
and receive a reduced sentence, Cramer said
she agreed to the plea bargain because she
thought Drescher would testify against his
then-alleged accomplice Gambuzza.
"I don't know what happened. I never saw
the plea bargain Drescher signed," she said.
Cramer said she waited two-and-a-half
years for justice, only to have Gambuzza go
"The verdict did not serve justice and this
guy is now free and back in the community,"
Efforts to reach prosecuting attorney Jon
Byrne for comment were unsuccessful.
Sports: Soccer play
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golf and more.
phenom. Page 25
Island Biz: Traveling
barber, global trips,
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By Rick Catlin
After Anna Maria Island tourism
numbers increased seven of the past nine
months, occupancy of Island accommoda-
tions fell slightly in October. Still, industry
officials say it was just a minor hiccup. All
signs point to a solid winter season.
Overall occupancy of Island accommo-
dation units fell 7.6 percent in October when
compared with the same month last year,
according to facilities routinely surveyed by
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
For October 2010, the BACVB reported
the Island's occupancy rate was 47 percent
against 50.9 percent in October last year.
In the BACVB marketing area, occu-
pancy decreased 6.6 percent in October, drop-
ping from 50.2 percent last October to 46.9
percent for October 2010.
The average daily rate of surveyed
accommodations in the BACVB market rose
in October to $116.30, a 1.2 percent increase
from the $114.85 average reported for Octo-
The October decline in occupancy had
few people in the local tourism industry con-
Mary Ann Brockman, president of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
said the drop is a "slight hiccup" for the
"It's to be expected in October. No one
is concerned. In fact, everyone is very, very
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 3
Anna Maria's new mayor, Mike Selby, takes
the oath of office from city clerk Alice Baird
during the city's Nov. 9 swearing-in cere-
mony. See story: Next page. Islander Photo:
the news ...
2 0 NOV. 17, 2010 U THE ISLANDER
New mayor, commissioners take oath
By Rick Catlin
A capacity crowd of about 60 people gathered
in the chambers at Anna Maria City Hall Nov. 9 to
watch city clerk Alice Baird administer the oath of
office to newly elected Mayor Michael Selby.
Baird also gave the oath of office to incumbent
Commissioners Jo Ann Mattick and Chuck Webb,
who were unchallenged in the Nov. 2 election.
It is Webb's second consecutive term on the com-
mission, while Mattick began her third term. Webb
also served a term from February 2002 to November
In the commission's organizational meeting fol-
lowing the swearing-in ceremony, Webb was elected
commission chair and will serve as the city's deputy
mayor in the absence of Selby.
Mattick was elected vice chair.
Webb accepted the position, noting he has an
active law practice on the Island, and he will rear-
range his work around commission meetings.
He also thanked Commissioner John Quam for
the seven years he served as commission chair and
for running the commission during some difficult
"He kept the lid on the kettle many times when
it was about to boil over," Webb said.
Quam had been chair since he was first elected
to the commission in 2003.
He said he could not have done the job "without
the support of the city staff. It would have been very
difficult, but they made it easy and a pleasure."
Commissioners adopted "Roberts Rules of Order"
as well as a suggestion by Selby that all elected offi-
cials get to speak during a meeting after recognition
by the chair.
The commission and mayor also agreed to sign
an elected officials code-of-ethics statement after
Selby will serve as liaison to the Coalition of Bar-
rier Island Elected Officials, the Island Transportation
Planning Organization, the Sarasota/Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization and the Manasota
League of Cities.
Quam will liaise with the Island Players, includ-
ing inspections, and with the Anna Maria Island His-
Commissioner Dale Woodland is liaison to the
capital improvements advisory committee, while
Commissioner Gene Aubry will work with the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Webb continues as liaison to the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and the city pier cen-
tennial committee, while Mattick remains liaison to
the transportation enhancement grant committee, the
environmental education and enhancement commit-
tee and for grant exploration.
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optimistic about the coming season. Advance reserva-
tions are going through the roof," Brockman said.
Sally Norman of Mike Norman Real Estate in
Holmes Beach said advance reservations for their
managed accommodations for the 2010-11 season
are "well ahead of last year at this time."
Advance bookings have been "good, solid and
steady," Norman said. "Our season is looking very
She had friendly advice for those considering
Anna Maria this winter to book early: The Island is
no longer a secret, but a very popular destination.
Norman said she tells everyone who calls for
information to "make your reservation as soon as
you can so you get what you want and get the best
"We try to accommodate everyone to find a
place," Norman said, including working with resorts
and the chamber's vacancy list.
Her comments were echoed by Jason Sato of Sato
"We are taking a lot of calls for accommodation
rentals," Sato said.
The requests range from a three-months stay, 30
days, a week or for the Thanksgiving weekend.
"People appear confident about the economy and,
with the elections over, are making winter vacation
plans," he said.
"I would urge everyone considering Anna Maria
to book as soon as possible. The best units and the
best prices don't last long," Sato said.
David Teitelbaum, owner/operator of the
Tradewinds, Tortuga Inn and SeaSide resorts of Bra-
denton Beach, said the rush for reservations began in
earnest two weeks ago.
"One day, it was all quiet, and the next day we
had five people working the reservation lines," he
"People don't book ahead anymore. They are
now booking one or two weeks in advance, or maybe
just a few days before they want to arrive. We try to
find room for everyone, but the way reservations have
been coming, I would tell everyone to make reserva-
tions early," Teitelbaum said.
With a steady flow of reservations at all three
resorts, Teitelbaum proclaimed the season is "shaping
L\ .clyone is filling up for Thanksgiving," she
said. "I haven't heard any complaints from mem-
bers, and if you're thinking about a Thanksgiving or
Christmas weekend here, call now."
It appears the numerous media articles and web
stories about the quiet, family-oriented, old Florida
atmosphere of an Anna Maria Island vacation spurred
considerable interest, she noted.
"We're getting e-mails and phone calls every day
from people asking about the Island, telling us they
just read a story or saw an advertisement. They want
to know more about the Island."
Along with more than 5,000 hits on the chamber's
website in October, the chamber had more than 2,000
e-mails that month requesting information about the
Island, as well as 2,074 walk-ins to its office, 682
people phoning for a brochure or vacation packet
and 577 people visited the chamber's page on Face-
"And that was just October," exclaimed Brock-
In the past two years, stories about the old Florida
atmosphere on Anna Maria Island have been pub-
lished in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA
Today, Southern Living, Los Angeles Times and other
print media, in addition to Island highlights on the
web and television.
And the chamber continues to spread the news
about the benefits of an Island vacation.
Brockman said several chamber members pur-
chased co-op ads in an upcoming issue of the New
York Observer tabloid, which is read more than any
other newspaper by Manhattan's most-affluent resi-
dents, according to the website Wikipedia.
See related real estate story, page 4.
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 23, 6 p.m., planning and zoning meeting.
Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Dec. 9, 6 p.m., commission work meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
Nov. 17, 1 p.m., CRA meeting.
Nov. 18, 1 p.m., commission meeting.
Dec. 2, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
Dec. 2, 1:30 p.m., website team meeting.
Dec. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 6, 3 p.m., ScenicWAVES meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Nov. 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
Nov. 23, 7 p.m., commission meeting.
Dec. 1, 5 p.m., parks and beautification com-
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Nov. 18, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.
Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m., Barrier Island Elected offi-
cials meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Thanksgiving is Nov. 25. Many government
officers are closed Nov. 25-26.
Dec. 7, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners meeting, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
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With oil spill gone, real estate should thrive
By Rick Catlin
Real estate sales on Anna Maria Island tumbled
like a circus act while the Deep Horizon oil spill in
the northern Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans was
bubbling to the surface.
With concerns about oil reaching Anna Maria
Island gone, many real estate agents now antici-
pate a good number of sales through April. The
number of real estate shoppers would seem to con-
firm that, said Jason Sato of Sato Real Estate in
"During the oil spill, nothing was selling and no
one was looking, but that's all changed now," Sato
During the past two weeks, he's seen about 50
walk-ins at his office, much more than normal at this
time of year.
"They're coming from the Midwest, from
Canada, from Great Britain, from everywhere," he
"And they are serious buyers. The question now
is to find out what they can afford."
Island home prices are generally a bit higher than
the mainland, including those at Lakewood Ranch.
Sato said that it's good news to learn that Neal
Communities had a record number of sales in October
this year with a 40 percent increase from October
2009, but many Neal properties are in Lakewood
"We are always different. It's two separate mar-
kets, and prices there have dropped significantly" the
past three years. A homebuyer can still get a new or
fairly new single-family home for $150,000 in Lake-
wood Ranch, Sato said.
But Anna Maria Island is the peaceful paradise
many people want out in a Florida home.
"Once they've been here, the Island is where
everybody wants to buy."
Sato Real Estate handles quite a number of vaca-
tion rentals and that's their target market.
"Once we get someone down here for a vacation,
we've got a captive audience. Invariably, they will
say they are in love with this place and ask about
Sato said the company stays "on top" of its rental
market and about 75 percent of all visitors are repeat
business. Many of those repeat visitors end up as
buyers of Island real estate.
"And there's a lot of good value on the market,"
Right now, a few single-family homes can be
found on the Island in the low-$200,000 range, he
"If someone puts a house up for $200,000, it will
sell almost immediately."
With the winter season just around the corner,
Sato expects contracts and sales for homes in all price
ranges to jump as more visitors and winter residents
"There's definitely renewed interest in Island
property with the oil scare gone. Prices have stabi-
lized and are about the same as last year, and many
sellers are negotiating," he said.
Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty in Holmes
Beach said the few condominiums that were priced
just under $100,000 earlier this year have sold. Now,
there are some condo units priced from $150,000 to
$200,000, he said.
"There's good value in condominiums and there's
always value in a single-family home," Brisson
As always, the closer one wants to be to the
water, the higher the price.
Brisson said the few canalfront homes listed
around $500,000 are "a great bargain," but are sell-
Interested real estate buyers should move now,
before the seasonal rush, he said. "We really get busy
from February through April," Brisson said, but activ-
ity is picking up now, which is unusual.
"We've had a lot of walk-ins and calls, now that
the oil spill is gone from the headlines. Prices are
very good right now. If we get a rush of sales as I
expect, we might see a slow increase."
Terry Hayes of Signature Sotheby's also has seeb
an unexpected jump in the number of walk-in clients
in recent weeks.
"We lost a good three months of activity during
that time," she said. "Thankfully, people have short
memories. It's been absolutely a very busy time the
past few weeks," she said.
Hayes, who specializes in high-end properties,
said everyone wants a house on the Gulf or the water-
"People want the beach, and I've had a lot of
interest in some very good bargains on the beach."
And some of those homes are a bargain. She's
got several beachfront listings between $1 million
and $1.5 million that, when several years ago those
properties would have been quite a bit higher.
"We're seeing many prices down to what they
were in 2002 and 2003. Not all, but the values are
Hayes said she's getting phone calls and e-mails
from people up north telling her when they are
coming to the Island and what they would like in a
"Buyers want it perfect, not a fixer-upper, and
they want to see some rental income."
Hayes expects to be busy between now and April,
based upon what she's seen the past few weeks and
the interest people have in owning a piece of the
"You can't find this value or lifestyle on any other
barrier island. I think sales are really going to jump
this season," she predicted.
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Vacationing couple returns fraud victims
By Lisa Neff
A Holmes Beach couple returned from a Euro-
pean vacation in early November to find their home
burglarized, their bank checks forged and cashed and
their car stolen.
The crimes, reported Nov. 6 by Barbara and
David Hines, are under investigation by the Holmes
Beach Police Department. An HBPD officer said
Nov. 12 tha an all-points bulletin was issued in the
search for the stolen car.
Barbara Hines, in an interview with The Islander
Nov. 12, suggested observant Islanders might help
locate the car: a Mazda Miata convertible, black with
a light brown ragtop and showing off Obama for pres-
ident and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch stickers on
the rear. Also, she asked for information from anyone
who might recall seeing anything out of the ordinary
between Oct. 21 and Nov. 5 in the 100 block of 81st
Street in Holmes Beach, where the Hines reside.
Hines, an artist and former judge, is wondering
about witnesses, although she says she knows the
identity of the person who stole her property while
she and her husband were vacationing in Italy. Hines
suspects the woman the couple hired to care for their
two cats and dog while they were away.
"There is no doubt in my mind," she said.
Hines hired a woman, whose name has been
withheld pending the outcome of the HBPD investi-
gation, to pet-visit for $15 a day and to do about 10
hours of housecleaning.
"We paid half in advance," she said.
The couple secured their home. "I hid my purse.
I hid my keys," Hines said. "We did what we thought
And then they embarked on a trip to Italy.
While overseas, they encountered repeated prob-
lems when trying to use credit and debit cards and
secure cash advances on those cards. At one point,
Barbara Hines sells her artwork at Bayfest in
October, before she returned from the vacation she
took with her husband to find someone had stolen
their auto, artwork, jewelry and cash. Islander File
Photo: Lisa Neff
having had to use their Euros for purchases they had
planned to put on credit cards, the Hines found them-
selves so low on funds they had to skip dinner.
"We were calling and calling," Hines said of their
attempts to deal with the banks. "Over and over and
over again. It was awful."
Something, somewhere was wrong.
They realized how wrong things were when they
returned to Holmes Beach.
"We drove into the driveway and David's car was
missing," Hines said.
Other property was missing, including a Coach
purse, a wallet, keys, jewelry, clothing, shoes, com-
memorative coins, artwork and about $125 in cash,
according to Hines.
"All of my good jewelry," said Hines. "And some
The couple found an emptied bottle of Jim Beam
in their home and their animals neglected. A cat,
Reba, had been locked in a bedroom. Hines specu-
lated the cat survived by drinking from the toilet. A
dog, Lucky, had escaped the home to be fed at nearby
"Luckily Lucky escaped," Hines said. "If Lucky
hadn't gotten out, he would have been dead."
Not missing were their voicemails, including one
left by a Discover card representative inquiring about
possible fraudulent use of their credit card.
The couple also quickly learned that at least eight
of their checks had been forged and cashed for a total
Hines said the checks were written and cashed
by the woman they hired to pet-sit.
Hines also said a bank representative said in one
incident on Oct. 22 a woman in the black Mazda went
to the bank to cash a check. The bank representative
inquired about the Hines' car, and said the woman
told him she was watching the Hines' home while
The couple heard from a bank representative at a
different branch, who said she refused to cash a check
on the Hines' account for a woman who "seemed
off," and from Amscot, the "money superstore,"
which reported that a woman tried to cash checks on
the Hines' account at six locations.
Hines said the woman they hired has not been
located and a boyfriend who resides on the Island
told police she had moved out about a week after the
Hines left for vacation.
People with information about the where-
abouts of the person or persons who stole the
Hines' property or the whereabouts of their
Mazda Miata or any other information related
to this crime, please call Holmes Beach Police
Department at 941-708-5804. Anonymous tips
may be made to Manatee County Crime Stoppers
hotline at 866-634-8477 (TIPS).
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It was a great past week at The Islander. We had
the honor of hosting many U.S. military veterans and
some of their allied counterparts at our recognition at
Holmes Beach City Hall. Indeed, we find it a great
honor to do so.
And we couldn't do it without the help of the
volunteers from the American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post 24 and its honor guard. The talks by our Island
Kiwanis Club friend and U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Ralph Bassett, and our own reporter-U.S. Army vet-
eran Rick Catlin were heartwarming and uplifting.
The 21-gun salute was a great tribute to our vet-
erans, and Taps played for those veterans no longer
A little aside at the event was the arrival of Mike
Haulsee. His dad was a World War II veteran, and
a friend of The Islander and many folks on Anna
Maria Island for about 25 years. He moved back to
Tennessee some 15 years or so ago, where he recently
celebrated his 102 birthday.
Avid readers of The Islander will recall Bernard
Haulsee. And those neighbors and friends who were
lucky enough to share the fruitcake prepared annually
by Bernard over the holidays, will surely recall his
Yes, Bernard is our celebrated fruitcake man.
Mike, age 71 and himself a Vietnam veteran, said
his dad had a great life on Anna Maria Island, fondly
recalls his time here, and frequently wishes he could
And Mike, who winters in St. Petersburg, prom-
ised to return soon with fruitcake.
For now, you can find Bernard's recipe online at
www.islander.org. Even if you're a fruitcake "hater,"
we promise this recipe can turn you around.
We also invite you to share your holiday recipes
with our readers online, where we've also posted a
few of our favorites.
Yes, it's beginning to look like the holidays. Next
week we celebrate Thanksgiving.
And this week we celebrate the Island and the
Gulf of Mexico with a three-day Save The Gulf rock
and blues festival in Holmes Beach and Saturday's
Folk Arts Festival in Cortez. The events are free,
while funds raised by vendors selling refreshments
and crafts and such at both will benefit the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage in Cortez.
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ognize veterans Nov. 10.
It was a wonderful tribute to a generation of
Americans that we cannot express enough gratitude
I think we often take our freedoms for granted
and hearing our World War II veterans recount their
experiences serves as a somber reminder of why we
enjoy these freedoms.
They may not refer to themselves as heroes, but
I and many other people certainly do.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
From online comments (www.islander.
org) this week re: beach renourishment:
This is a real blow to previous efforts to have the
bayside renourished. Having a nice beach to enjoy is
invaluable for the city of Anna Maria, its residents and
guests. Not having it will force those who frequent
Bean Point to search for other more accommodating
destinations, which obviously affects property values,
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not only for those on the beach, but citywide.
This has a depressive effect on Anna Maria's tax
base and, consequently, revenues.
Walking the beach at sunset is a favorite pastime
for many and currently it requires, depending on the
tides, carefully climbing over existing groins, which
all too often results in injury.
Not having funding for the next fifteen years for
the survey and groins that will cost $900,000 each
sounds like gross overstatements to me. Surely we
can do better than that. We should all support the
city's request to accelerate this project's comple-
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I emphatically agree. We desperately need renour-
ishment to our beautiful beach for the protection and
enjoyment for all people. No beach, no future for
Anna Maria! Renourish or fade away! The Sandbar
restaurant's beach is always renourished, but not our
beach by Bean Point up to the Rod & Reel Pier!
Clarence E. Gehrke Jr.
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County board OKs chamber wedding fest funds
By Lisa Neff
The Manatee County Board of Commissioners
said "I do" to donating $10,000 for the promotion of
the Anna Maria Island Chamber's wedding celebra-
The chamber is planning the two-day Island Wed-
ding Festival in February 2011. To draw people to
Anna Maria Island for an overnight stay during the
festival weekend, the chamber requested $10,000 for
a Florida-focused marketing and advertising cam-
"If we can attract these guests from our out-of-
area target markets, get them to stay a night, and they
come back and have a N cJiddiin. bringing in all their
out of town guests, then we have indeed achieved a
goal for Manatee County of bringing tourism to our
area," Deb Wing, chamber executive assistant and
wedding festival chair, wrote to county commission-
The Manatee County Tourist Development Coun-
cil approved the funding at a meeting in October,
stipulating the chamber must include the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau logo in its mar-
keting. The money will come from tourism taxes, not
ad valorem taxes, a county memo stated.
The fourth annual festival will take place Feb.
26-27, with the Gulf Drive Cafe hosting a reception
Feb. 26 and numerous vendors participating in the
Islandwide festival Feb. 27.
The chamber's event budget is $29,300, includ-
ing $24,800 for marketing.
Wing said an estimated 1,000 weddings take
place on the Island each year.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its inaugural Holiday Lighted Night Parade
beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at CrossPointe
Fellowship in Holmes Beach.
The parade is being planned as a prelude for
the Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House
hosted from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that night by the mer-
chants in the area of Marina and Gulf drives.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers ship will lead
Santa Claus and his sleigh to The Islander newspaper
office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina
Drive, in time for Santa to host visits with children.
Pirates on the ship will bring music, merriment
and treats beads.
The arrival of the parade to the shopping district
will coincide with the lighting of the Christmas tree
at 5:30 p.m. outside the chamber office, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The chamber said this will be a vehicle-only
parade and the chamber is looking for participants
with "lighted" vehicles, including trailered boats with
holiday decorations. There is no charge to have a
vehicle in the parade, and all events are free to the
Parade participants will organize in the church
parking lot starting at 4 p.m.
From there, the route will take the parade onto
Marina Drive to the intersection of Marina and Gulf
drives in Holmes Beach, where it will disperse.
For more information or to register for the parade,
call Deb Wing at 941-778-1541.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' annual
Christmas parade will take place at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, Dec. 11, beginning and Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria and ending at Coquina Beach in Bra-
Santa Claus will join in the parade and then
visit with children at a party at Coquina.
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 17, 2010 7 7
In the Nov. 15, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Anna Maria Commissioners Jay Hill and Tom
Skoloda objected to Commissioner Bob Barlow obtain-
ing a remodeling plan for city hall without first present-
ing the idea to the commission. Skoloda objected to
what he termed a personal agenda by Barlow, saying
the plan from the contractor became a public document
when Barlow received it.
U.S. Federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials
arrested Holmes Beach resident Herbert Haller, 48, in
Rochester, N.Y., on charges of conspiracy to distribute
marijuana. Haller was one of 11 people arrested by the
DEA in connection with a smuggling operation that
brought in large quantities of marijuana from Mexico
to Arizona, a DEA official said.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
seized a tape of the Anna Maria commission's Nov. 9
meeting in response to a complaint filed on behalf of
Commissioner Jay Hill and city resident Edward Rost
of Pine Avenue. The complaint alleged that Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh and Commissioner Bob Barlow
violated Florida's Sunshine Law by discussing the
remodeling of city hall in private.
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30-day limit for Bradenton
By Lisa Neff
A 30-day window is open for someone to step
forward and offer to save or salvage the city-owned
Monroe Cottage in Bradenton Beach.
The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelop-
ment Agency which consists of the city commis-
sion and mayor voted Nov. 9 for the removal of the
60-year-old cottage, but also asked for alternatives
for demolition within the next 30 days.
Additionally, the motion provided the go-ahead
for LTA Engineers of Bradenton to make a detailed
plan for a public parking lot that would include the
Mayor Bob Bartelt said city officials have con-
sidered several options for the cottage, but none of
them proved financially feasible.
To use the cottage at its present location as a
welcome center or other public building, the city
would need to invest at least $150,000 in improve-
ments to comply with federal Americans with Dis-
abilities Act standards.
Another option, moving the cottage to public
property near the north boat ramp at Coquina Beach
Bayside, would cost more than $100,000 for the relo-
cation alone, the mayor said.
"It's a tremendous effort," he said.
Also, Bartelt said, before any move, the city still
would have to fund structural improvements "so the
thing doesn't self-destruct under its own weight."
So, Bartelt and commissioners invited someone
or some entity to take the cottage, or at least take the
wooden porch on the back of the building.
"We're looking for a new owner," Bartelt said.
"I think we'd be happy right now if we could find a
home for it.... We're hoping we could find an alterna-
tive in 30 days."
Several residents spoke at the meeting.
Bona Lee Wortman suggested the cottage could
become the first of several artist residences/galleries in
an Island version of the Bradenton Village of the Arts.
"Why couldn't we encourage artists to come out
and buy up these older buildings and make them into
something?" she asked.
Rosemary and Paul Georges, who live to the
south of the Monroe Cottage on Church Avenue,
said they didn't object to neighboring a parking lot
provided the city erected a high fence and prohibited
both overnight parking and the parking of sanitation
Paul Georges added that he is a proponent of pres-
ervation and perhaps the Florida Maritime Museum
complex in Cortez could take the cottage. The Cortez-
based Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board
discussed such a move at a recent meeting.
"That would be a possibility," Bartelt said,
noting that the cottage could travel across the bay
Resident Jo Ann Meilner asked whether the city
had investigated the availability of grants for preser-
vation or relocation.
However, public works director Tom Woodard
said grants might not be easy to obtain since the cot-
tage lacks a historic designation.
The city acquired the cottage, built circa 1950,
several years ago for $300,000 for a future expansion
of city operations. The cottage property is adjacent
to the public works department and near the police
At some point, the mayor said, the city may need
to build a city hall at the site. However, for now, the
city wants to add public parking.
Until this summer, the city housed the project/
program management department in the Monroe Cot-
tage. That department no longer exists.
BB considers outsourcing trash collection
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners may dump the
city-operated trash collection service due to concerns
about increased costs associated with maintaining its
The commission, meeting Nov. 10 at city hall,
voted unanimously to proceed with issuing a request
for proposals from solid-waste companies for trash
and yard waste collection.
Mayor Bob Bartelt brought the matter to the com-
mission in a special meeting that followed some dif-
ficult days for the city's sanitation crew.
Both of the city's garbage trucks have needed
repeated repairs recently. On one collection day, with
both trucks down for repairs, the city crew had to
collect trash by hand, using a flat-bed truck.
While praising the employees' efforts to get the
job done despite equipment failures, Bartelt said the
commission seriously needs to consider the future of
city-operated sanitation services.
One city garbage truck was built in 1999 and
must be replaced, Bartelt said. The city has about
$127,164 set aside for a new truck, which will cost
$250,000, leaving a $72,989 deficit.
Additionally, Bartelt said there's a possibility the
city's other garbage truck, a 2004 model, may need
replacement, if not this fiscal year then perhaps next.
"The problem is we have a 1999 and a 2004 truck
and they seem to have worn out their usefulness," the
mayor said. "The 1999 has pretty much a rusted-out
belly... .The 2004, that puppy has worn out its useful
Commissioners, during the meeting, also discussed
the difficulty in collecting past-due accounts for sanita-
tion, as well as costs associated with personnel, vehicle
insurance and emergency repairs or services.
Commissioners wondered whether contracting
with a private company would result in increased or
decreased rates or savings. Currently the city rate for
trash collection at a single-family residence is $195
a year. The rate for a commercial business with a
1.5 cubic yard Dumpster picked up twice a week is
$1,456 per year.
Public works director Tom Woodard said com-
pared with rates in other cities, Bradenton Beach's
current rate is "cheap."
Woodard, discussing the mechanical breakdowns
with the commission, said, "By no means am I trying
to talk myself out of sanitation... .I just want you to
Earlier this year, as it worked through the 2010-
11 budgeting process, the commission hired Waste
Pro to collect recyclables in the city.
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Look what's happening
on busy times
By Lisa Neff
Sand will be shifted and sculpted.
Notes will be played and lyrics will be sung this
weekend, which brings three major benefits for local
groups the three-day Save The Gulf concert in
Holmes Beach, the Folk Arts Festival in Cortez and
the Sandblast competition in Bradenton Beach.
Save The Gulf, set for Nov. 19-21 in the field
north of Holmes Beach City Hall, will raise money
for environmental groups, including the Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage, which maintains the FISH
Preserve, 90 acres of sensitive wetlands on the east-
ern edge of Cortez.
The event will feature food and arts and crafts
vendors, but its showcase will be the live music -
beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 19, noon Nov. 20 and noon
The lineup Nov. 19 includes The YaHoos, Ron
& Kip, R.J. Howson, Steve Arvey Unplugged, Not
Tuna and Fiction 20 Down.
On Nov. 20, performers include Melanie Mas-
sell and Hot Item, Shaarda, Shineola, Bud Buckley,
Another Roadside Attraction, Vanessa Chastain,
Washed Up Hacks, Will Scott, Loretta James Band
and Razing Cane. Saturday also will feature a
45-minute set by the young Island Rockers begin-
ning at 6 p.m.
The last day of the concert features Fogt's Jr.
Allstars, James Cademan, Kachina Bluestar, John
Howard & The Smokin' Js, The Smokin' Bones and
The Folk Arts
Festival in Cortez
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For more details on the free-admission concert,
"like" Save The Gulf on Facebook.
The Folk Arts Festival in Cortez takes place at
the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.,
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20.
Scheduled performers include Cortez Shanty
Singers, Bee and Boo Duo, Brian Smalley, the Soupy
Davis Band, Mike Jurgesen, Myakka Blue Grass and
Main Hatch Motley sea shanty singers.
The event, co-sponsored by FISH, the Manatee
County clerk of circuit courts and the Cortez Village
Historical Society, also will feature food and bever-
age vendors, museum tours, wooden boat displays,
fishing and boating demonstrations, a crafts sale and
a children's ice cream-eating contest.
For more information, go to www.cortez-fish.org/
The Sandblast competition takes place from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 on the beach in the 200 block
of Gulf Drive North.
The event raises money for Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful, a chapter of the anti-litter Keep America Beauti-
KMB is planning on about two dozen teams par-
ticipating in SandBlast and making sand sculptures
along three themes free form, holiday or nauti-
Prior to the contest, professional sculptors with
Team Sandtastic will spend three days building an
exhibition sculpture near the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N.
Team Sandtastic also will conduct public clinics
in sand-sculpting at the BeachHouse from 5 p.m. to
6 p.m. Nov. 17-19.
To enter SandBlast, call KMB at 941-795-8272
or e-mail email@example.com.
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on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier
prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration!
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landside base of the pier, custom plank certificate, sponsor recognition in
Islander-pier online and print promotions and 4 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for four people.
XSLAMIDR FIRICRACKCR, $500
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recognition in Islander online promotions and 2 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for two people.
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left, is an understudy for
the young Bonnie in the
Asolo Repertory Theatre
production of "Bonnie and
Clyde." Ih... will perform
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She sells jellies
by the sea
Mary Louise Sayles,
left, sells jellies to
Stephanie Malerba of
Pennsylvania at the
Holly Berry Bazaar
Nov. 13 at the Epis-
copal Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes
Beach. Malerba came
to Anna Maria Island
for a one-week vacation
and found the church
annual sale to be "great
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Singers welcome at
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra soon will begin rehearsals for its Dec. 19
"Festival of Holiday Music" concert, and interested
singers are welcome to join.
The first rehearsal begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 603
11th St. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call Joy Bennington at
Roser goes wild
Eileen Micho, vice president and program chair of
the Roser Memorial Guild at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church in Anna Maria, presents a check to
Ed Straight of Wildlife Education and Rehabilita-
tion. Wildlife Inc. is one of a dozen charities the
guild supports. The guild meeting took place Nov. 9
at the church.
art exhibit begins Saturday
Keep Manatee Beautiful annual Sandblast Com-
petition will have teams building sand-sculptures
starting at 9 a.m. outside the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, Saturday, Nov.
As many as 24 teams will transform the beach
into an exhibit of holiday- and nautical-themed sand
In addition to the Sandblast competition WIL-
MATH Metal Art Studio will be displaying recycled
art. Team Sandtastic also will have completed its
80-ton sand sculpture showpiece by the start of the
For more information, call Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful at 941-795-8272.
gets season under way
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society kick
starts its upcoming season with a guest presentation
by Sam Bell, a life-long resident of Cortez, at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 18.
The group will meet at the Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 105 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach,
to hear about the history of Cortez Village.
Coffee and cookies will be served and the meet-
ing is open to the public. For more information, call
Susan Anderson at 941-779-2757.
Animal shelter hosts
canine holiday festival
Lesters to host Center
Holiday Fun Day Dec. 4
Save the date of Saturday, Dec. 4 for the ninth
annual Lester Family Fun Day, held from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Lester Family Fun Day features old-fashioned
food hot dogs, "Duffy" burgers, snacks and soda
- at old-fashioned prices. The Lester family also
will donate 25 turkeys to a chance drawing.
Activities include a bounce-house, games, music,
face painting, holiday card-making, cookie decorat-
ing and other crafts for kids.
The highlight is the arrival of Santa Claus at
noon. He will arrive by fire truck and then head inside
to pose for photos with the kids, young and old, so
be sure to bring your camera.
This year the Diane Partington Studio of Classi-
cal Ballet will perform.
For more information, call the Center at 941-778-
Stuff the bus food drive
The community will have the opportunity to "Stuff
the Bus" outside Publix super market with non-perish-
able items from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.
The food drive is ajoint effort between the School
District of Manatee County, Publix, Tropicana, 106.5
CTQ radio and United Way of Manatee County that
will benefit the Food Bank of Manatee just in time
for the holiday season.
A Manatee County school bus will be parked out-
side all area Publix stores with the goal of gathering
100,000 pounds of food.
For more information, or to make a cash donation
in lieu of food, go to www.foodbankofmanatee.org.
Roser Church to host
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will host its Community Thanks-
giving Dinner in the church hall at 2 p.m. Thursday,
Seating is limited for the dinner.
Reservations are requested. Call the church at
Get your dogs ready to celebrate the holidays
in high style at the 12th annual Canine Christmas
Festival, for dog owners and their pets, as well as
people looking for a new friend and adopted
This year's festivities will be held on the
grounds of the Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA, 5718
21st Ave. W., Bradenton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20 rain or shine.
Animal shelters and rescue groups will have
pets for adoption on site.
A full slate of events is scheduled, including
the "American Fido" talent show at 11:30 a.m.,
parade of adoption animals at 1 p.m. and a canine
fashion show at 1:30 p.m. featuring "super models"
that have been rescued, adopted or have special
Well-behaved dogs on a leash with inoculation
tags are invited to participate in any of the contests
for a $5 entry fee. Registration can be completed
at the festival.
In addition to live entertainment, raffle prizes
and drawings, pets will have the opportunity to get
a portrait taken with Santa or have their toenails
trimmed for $3 in the ARC Spay/neuter bus.
Parking on the premises is available for a $2
For more information, visit online at www.
caninechristmas.com or call, 941-729-8631.
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the Canine Christmas Festival on the grounds of
the Bishop Animal I,.. i.. r SPCA. He will pose
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Florida Suncoast Watercolor
Society exhibit opens
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Blvd.,
Anna Maria, will host two watercolor exhibitions
sponsored by the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Soci-
ety Nov. 19-Dec 11.
One exhibit is a holiday-themed aqueous show
open to all artists. Submitted artwork need not have a
holiday theme. Aqueous is defined as art executed with
any water-soluble medium to include acrylic, ink, egg
tempura, or watercolor collage under Plexiglas.
Works will be received at the Studio between 10
a.m. and noon Friday, Nov 19. Artists will be notified
that day if their work will be included in the show. A fee
of $30 is charged for each piece submitted for the juried
show. Prize money will be awarded to the top three art
pieces and four merit awards will be given.
The second show is an exhibition by signature
members of the watercolor society.
The Studio will be open to the public for exhibit
viewing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sat-
urdays. An opening reception for both shows will be
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Studio.
The reception is open to the public.
For more information, visit the FSWS website
www.floridasuncoastwatercolor.com or e-mail sun-
Island churches will host
The All Island Denominations invites the public
to participate in its Thanksgiving eve ecumenical
service beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. A dessert reception will follow the
worship service. Donations for the Roser Food Pantry
also will be accepted.
Interfaith service to be held
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams
Drive, Sarasota, will hold the 30th annual Interfaith
Community Thanksgiving Service at 5 p.m. Tuesday,
The Rev. Gerard Finegan of the St. Mary Star
of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key will
deliver the sermon.
For more information, call 941-794-3717.
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3-DAY OUTDOOR COnCCRT TO ROCK AMI
A three-day concert, Save The Gulf, will take
place in Holmes Beach Nov. 19-21, and raise money
for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
The Islander recently posed some questions to
concert originator and organizer Loretta James of the
Loretta James Band.
The Islander: How did the concept for the Save
The Gulf concert come together?
Loretta James: Facebook. Jeff VanPraag of Not
Tuna posted a question a couple of weeks after the
disaster. He said, "Where are all the Save The Gulf
I commented, "Let's do one."
So I created a Save The Gulf Facebook page to
get the word out. I figured we'd get his band, my band
and maybe one more, do a concert at a local night-
club, give the money to a wildlife relief organization
and that would be the end of it.
But when I checked Facebook the next day, we
had over 500 fans and nearly 50 bands had volun-
teered to play. Literally overnight we had a full-blown
festival on our hands.
The Islander: Three days of live music is ambi-
tious. A bigger schedule than Live Aid or Farm Aid.
Are you excited about the lineup?
LJ: I guess it is pretty ambitious, but I never
really considered that the schedule was bigger than
Live Aid or Farm Aid. I just started booking bands.
I am very excited about the lineup.
Over three days, people will get to sample some
of Manatee and Sarasota counties' finest live bands.
We' 11 be showcasing acoustic solos, duos and trios
and full bands in every genre from rock to soul to
blues to Americana to country music.
Plus, Fiction20Down, a national touring act out of
Maryland even volunteered to play they' re paying
their own expenses to get here to play for the Gulf.
These are all very talented, dedicated musicians
who have donated their time and talents to make this
concert a reality. It's astonishing. The very definition
The Islander: Tell me how you define the cause?
LJ: Our cause is to raise money to mitigate any
damage to our local communities to our friends
and neighbors caused by the Deepwater Horizon
First and foremost, we want to help commer-
cial fisherman and wildlife, both of which depend on
these waters for survival.
That's why we chose the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage as the beneficiary. They have long
been champions of the commercial fishing industry
and are active in preservation/conservation activities
at the same time. Their mission is aligned with our
mission. The partnership was a natural.
The Islander: What can the audience expect from
your set? Your band plays Saturday night?
LJ: Yes, we play Saturday night at 8 p.m. We' 11
be debuting a couple of tunes from the upcoming CD
and the audience can expect a 45-minute set of the
sweaty, horn-driven, Memphis-drenched blue-soul
grooves that we' re known for around here.
The Islander: How will you decide whether
,. the drive
-l The Gulf
James Band will
Nov. 20, at the
Save The Gulf
concert in Holmes
the music for the
Saturday also will
feature a 45-minute
set by the young
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you've hit a success with Save The Gulf?
LJ: If I live through it!
Seriously, I think if we raise awareness about the
global marine ecosystem and food web in a way that
makes people really think about the c nci ., .' choices
we' ve made and will make in the future, I would call
it a success if we only break even.
But obviously, we would like to raise as much
money as possible. If our area isn't impacted directly,
FISH will use the funds to continue their ongoing
preservation and educational activities.
The Islander: Will there be a Save The Gulfll?
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National group flying down for Save The Gulf
Fiction 20 Down is flying down from Maryland to perform its original brew of
rock, reggae, hip-hop and acoustic during the Save The Gulf concert in Holmes
Beach. The band is a headliner Friday, Nov. 19, in the concert at the field north
of Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
CONCERT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
LJ: I don't know yet. We were talking about it this morning, but I think every-
one is so exhausted that we just can't think about next year yet.
However, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon is going to be with us for gen-
erations to come and there are other threats to the Gulf of Mexico. It might be
sadly necessary that we all remain fully engaged in saving the Gulf for the rest
of our lives.
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16 0 NOV. 17, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
ArtsHOP ushers in season
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria Island recently showcased its cul-
tural attractions and celebrated local artists with the
now annual artsHOP extravaganza.
The three-day celebration took place Nov. 12-14
and featured a gallery walk, an author signing, a silent
auction, a concert, a crafts fair, theatrical perfor-
mances and a drum circle.
The weekend began Nov. 12 with the gallery
walk, during which artsHOP "passport" holders
traveled to each of the Island cities to visit galleries
and shops, where they surveyed the art, met artists,
listened to music and sampled Island treats.
The weekend concluded at sunset Nov. 14 at
Manatee Public Beach with a drum circle.
In between those events, artsHOP participants
listened to Carolyne Norwood read from her new
Island history at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society, bid on turtle-themed art in an exhibit at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine, listened to the Anna Maria
Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra perform show
tunes, attended an evening of one-act plays at the
Island Players theater and shopped for art and crafts
at an Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park fair.
Cultural Connections, a collaborative of local art
groups, organized artsHOP
Said organizer and Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island president Joan Voyles: "The gathering of the
arts and cultural groups to form Cultural Connections
and the resulting artsHOP weekend ... has created
a visibility and le ni.l'v we never had before doing
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Anna Maria Elementary School students submitted turtle-themed art for the artsHOP exhibit at the Studio at Gulf and Pine.
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Author Carolyne Norwood signs copies of her new Island history at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society in Anna Maria. The Nov. 13 event was part of
the three-day Islandwide artsHOP.
Author Andy Little, left, chats with Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby at the
AMIHS reception Nov. 13.
The Ted Stevens Band performs at the Back Alley on Bridge Street Patchouli performs during an arts and crafts fair benefiting the Anna
in Bradenton Beach during the first night of artsHOP weekend. Maria Island Butterfly Park. The Nov. 13-14 fair was part of artsHOP
weekend organized by Cultural Connections.
Fiona Turner-Leathem, 6, and sister Emily, 9, work
with artist Amy Culbert on jewelry outside the Art-
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Wednesday, Nov. 17
11 a.m. Joe Kerata discusses "Evolution: Only a Theory?" at
the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 502 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
1 to 3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Garden Club plant sale at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 502 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting workshops with Team Sandtastic at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
5 to 7p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business
Card Exchange hosted at Island Mortgage Services, 6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
Thursday, Nov. 18
5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting workshops with Team Sandtastic at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
6 p.m. Dining for Women potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort
Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-
5827. Proceeds benefit women in Afghanistan.
Friday, Nov. 19
4 to 10 p.m. Three-day Save the Gulf outdoor concert, food and
beverages, with headliner Fiction20Down at City Hall Park, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-9525.
5 to 6p.m. Sand-sculpting workshops with Team Sandtastic at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Saturday, Nov. 20
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting
competition at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.
9 a.m. to 7p.m. "Stuff the Bus" food drive for the Food Bank of
Manatee collection at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycled art exhibit and sale in conjunction
with America Recycles Day with the Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cortez Folk Arts Festival at the Florida Mari-
time Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.
Noon to 10 p.m. Three-day Save the Gulf outdoor concert, food
and beverages, with headliner Razing Cane at City Hall Park, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-9525.
Sunday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Stuff the Bus" food drive for the Food Bank of
Manatee collection at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to 3p.m. Bridge Street Market, an open-air market, 107
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
Noon to 6 p.m. Three-day Save the Gulf outdoor concert, food
and beverages, with headliner Dakota Rose at City Hall Park, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-9525.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the
public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
*Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational study
group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
10:30 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting, featuring Hak Soo
Kim at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350
El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton. Information: 941-755-7426.
Thursday, Nov. 18
6 to 9 p.m. Concert in the Grove featuring New Justice at Mixon
Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.
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2 to 4 p.m. Diane Linscott performs at the Jazz Club of Sarasota's
"Jazz at Two" concert series at the Piano Distributors of Florida Recital
Hall, 7606 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-927-2965.
Saturday, Nov. 20
9a.m. to 5 p.m. Harvest Festival at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th
Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.
9:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra "Fes-
tival of Holiday Music" open rehearsal at First United Methodist Church,
603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-7853.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canine Holiday Festival at Bishop Animal Shel-
ter SPCA, 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-729-8631.
1 to 3 p.m. Family fishing clinic with Capt. Bobby Hilbrunner on
how to use artificial lures at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee
Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-896-6541. Fee applies.
Sunday, Nov. 21
9 to 11 a.m. Nature tour through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524.
9a.m. to 5 p.m. Harvest Festival at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th
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Nov. 26, Holiday Music Magic, Bishop Planetarium.
Nov. 27, Poinsettia open house, Orban's Nursery.
Dec. 1, West Manatee Fire Rescue food drive.
Dec. 1-8, Holidays at the Crosley/Festival of Trees.
Save the Date:
Dec. 3, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House.
Dec. 3, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce-Privateers-
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Dec. 4, Quilter's holiday bazaar, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Dec. 4, Lester Holiday Fun Day, Anna Maria Island Community
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Anna Maria looks over LDR issues, but not parking
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners and planning and
zoning board members at their Nov. 9 work session
on land-development regulations agreed on a number
They also agreed there was not enough time
that evening to go through all the needed changes to
Chapter 90, the city's traffic circulation ordinance,
or to even list what changes are needed and reach
agreement on that.
In fact, the attendees agreed that clarifying Chap-
ter 90 would take so long it needs a joint work session
solely on parking is required.
P&Z board member Tom Turner wanted an ad
hoc parking committee to review the traffic ordinance
and bring forward a list of recommended revisions,
but Commissioner Dale Woodland disagreed.
Woodland, who served on the city's 1998 park-
ing committee, said, "If we have another committee,
it's going to be a waste of time because the people
making decisions are right here. If we can't solve it,
how the hell is a committee going to do it?
"We recognize a controversy in Chapter 90, but
we don't want to talk about it," he concluded.
Newly elected commission chair Chuck Webb
"The city commission handles controversial
issues," he said.
But rather than stall the revision process over one
issue, Webb suggested separating other revisions to
the LDRs from parking and Chapter 90.
"This way, we don' t get bogged down. Let's keep
parking separate," he said.
Board members and commissioners agreed on a
number of changes and clarifications, including:
Measurement of setbacks for submerged lands
Delete the setback requirement for a pool
Allow a place such as the Anna Maria General
Store to have a picnic table outside, with a maximum
seating of eight.
Eliminate one of two definitions about a break-
away wall found in separate ordinances.
Prohibit all chain link fences, not just galva-
Prohibit a number of items in the city right of
way and anything allowed in the right of way must
be 8 feet from the pavement.
Allow a new business or special event banner
to remain up for 15 days.
Prohibit the sale of items from vehicles or carts
in the right of way.
Continue to allow an A-frame sign at a business,
but not limit the style to chalkboard.
Grandfather some non-conforming signs in the
Members and commissioners instructed Garrett
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form and bring them to a Nov. 30 joint work ses-
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the remaining LDR clarifications except Chapter
90 will be discussed.
The consensus was to hold a joint work session
on Chapter 90 in January, although Woodland had
some concern about delaying the discussion.
Webb said the meeting calendar already is heavy
for November and December and the holidays exclude
But Welch said the work session went well and
a lot of ground was covered.
"You got through about 50 percent of what we
have to bring. We did not want to overwhelm the
committee tonight," he said.
Pearman resigns, asks
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Anna Maria resident Carl Pearman has
resigned from two volunteer board positions, the
capital improvements advisory committee and the
code enforcement board, and has submitted an
application for a vacant seat on the planning and
A P&Z seat opened when chair Randall Stover
died Oct. 18.
Pearman submitted his application to the
P&Z board in late October, but then Mayor Fran
Barford said she would allow the new mayor to
appoint a replacement.
Mayor Mike Selby, who took office Nov. 9,
had not named a replacement for Stover as of The
Islander's deadline Nov. 15.
With Pearman's resignations, the mayor also
is looking to appoint seats on the CIAC and the
code board respectively, which then are confirmed
by the commission.
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Low-tech city meeting addresses new-tech rules
By Lisa Neff
Five minutes into the city hall discussion, Bra-
denton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt was reminded to
issue a reminder: Turn off the cell phones.
Hands reached into pockets and purses. And
those assembled for an Oct. 14 joint meeting of the
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board and
City Commission chuckled.
What reminded Bartelt?
The topic of discussion, telecommunications, and
an audience member observing that his cell phone
was showing a need to improve signal strength in the
City officials are working with a consulting firm,
Center for Municipal Solutions/Monroe Telecom
Associates, on a new telecommunications ordinance.
Later, after an ordinance is in place, that same
firm may guide the city through any applications filed
for telecommunications facilities, with the applica-
tion consulting costs being covered by the applicant,
not the city.
And, most likely, there will be applicants, said
consultant Rusty Monroe, who said the need for
increased facilities will only grow.
Monroe described the typical household need -
capacity for three to four people to make phone calls,
text message, surf the Web and stream video.
"We're going wireless," he said of America.
"And there's a tremendous capacity logjam."
Monroe emphasized that increased need doesn't
mean a telecommunications tower will be built in
In fact, Monroe, guiding the P&Z and commis-
sion through a model ordinance, said the new rules
could be drafted to allow for a tower only as a last
resort and still comply with the federal law that
requires municipalities to accommodate the telecom-
"And there always is an alternative to a tower,"
said Monroe, whose company works with more than
700 communities in 36 states.
Monroe said he has worked on applications
from mountain regions to deserts "and everything
in between, and I've never seen a situation where a
tower was the only alternative."
Bartelt said Monroe brought good news. "I, for
one, can say unequivocally, I certainly think that a
tower would be very disturbing to our tourism," he
The city hall meeting lasted about two hours,
during which time the large group explored about a
dozen issues related to the model ordinance.
Though there was a consensus that a tower seems
zMembers of the city com-
mission and planning and
zoning board meet with
Bradenton Beach Mayor
Bob Bartelt and a tele-
tant Oct. 14 at city hall.
inappropriate even a potential threat in a storm
event for Bradenton Beach, much of the discus-
sion focused on towers.
Monroe said that even if the ordinance only
allows for towers as a last resort, the rules must be
in place to regulate their installation, maintenance
and eventual removal.
Last year, several companies showed an interest
in placing new telecommunications facilities in Bra-
denton Beach. There were two proposals to build a
tower on public property near the police station and
public works department, and there was a proposal
to install a series of antennas on utility poles.
More recently, companies have shown an interest
in building a tower in Cortez and on the north end of
The Bradenton Beach meeting ended with the
consultants agreeing to make some tweaks to the
model ordinance and P&Z and commission members
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BB parents face child neglect charges
By Lisa Neff Blaylock, who has one prior felony arrest and
Islander Reporter six misdemeanor arrests in court records, was taken
Bradenton Beach police took two parents into to jail Nov. 7, after his release from the hospital. His
custody after a crying child was found on Second bond was set at $15,000.
Street North at about 10:40 p.m. Nov. 6. Arraignment for both Blaylock and Brace will
Lance Aaron Blaylock, 34, and Phaedra Christina be held Dec. 10.
Brace, 30, of Bradenton Beach, The child, whose age was not disclosed, was
face charges of child neglect placed with protective services.
without great bodily harm, a third-
degree felony. re t i s
A police report indicates SM. --
- that a neighbor alerted police to a
situation a child crying outside
Blaylock and a smoke alarm sounding at a
When BBPD officers
arrived to a residence in the 300
block of Second Street North, they
said they found the child walking
in circles around Blaylock, who
was lying in the backyard beside
Brace a puddle of vomit.
The report stated police
found Blaylock passed out.
The report also stated that food burning on
the stovetop was the cause of the triggered smoke
Brace, described as Blaylock's fiancee in court
records, arrived home shortly after an ambulance
transported Blaylock, suffering from apparent alco-
hol poisoning, to Blake Medical Center.
Brace, according to the report, told police she
went for a walk after arguing with Blaylock. A prob-
able cause report filed with Manatee County Cir-
cuit Court quoted the mother as saying she thought
Blaylock "was OK to watch the child and not that
BBPD reported finding furniture overturned,
shattered glass and a knife embedded in a living room
Brace was taken to Manatee County jail that
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Nov. 5, 300 block of Tarpon Street, tricycle
accident. A 29-year-old lost control of a rented, elec-
tric tricycle and jumped off, breaking his ankle. He
was taken to the hospital.
Nov. 6, 700 block of North Shore Drive, noise
complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office
responded twice to a complaint of loud music from
Nov. 8, 700 block of North Shore Drive, theft.
A handyman reported the theft of several furniture
items he placed outside a home where he was prepar-
ing to install tile.
Nov. 6, 300 block of Second Street North, child
neglect. Police were called to a home where a smoke
alarm was sounding and a child was outside crying.
Two people were taken into custody and face charges
of child neglect without great bodily harm.
Nov. 3,4000 block of Gulf Drive, missing/found
child. Holmes Beach Police Department responded to
a report of a missing child, who quickly was found
safe at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.
Nov. 5, 100 block of 77th Street, construction
after hours. HBPD notified a work crew that it was
working after the construction curfew of 7 p.m.
Nov. 6, beach access at 75th Street, noise com-
plaint. HBPD notified a wedding party of a noise
complaint and that the music needed to end at 10
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responded to a report of a stolen car and forged
checks. The incident is under investigation.
Nov. 8,4900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. HBPD
was notified of the theft of a trashcan, valued at $100,
from a residence.
Nov. 8, 500 block of 56th Street, theft. HBPD
responded to a home where the resident reported the
theft of several pieces of jewelry.
Nov. 10, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, retail
theft. HBPD responded to a report from the Publix,
where a woman had been detained in the super market
office on suspicion of theft. The store manager alleged
the woman stole about $42 worth of items. The report
stated the woman said she didn't have the money to
Nov. 11, 7500 block of the beach, injured
animal. HBPD and Manatee County Marine Rescue
recovered an injured bird that was taken to Wildlife
Inc. in Bradenton Beach for rehabilitation.
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No charges in Tampa
Authorities will not pursue any charges against
an Anna Maria doctor arrested earlier this year under
Tampa's new pain clinic ordinance.
Tampa police arrested five people in late October
for allegedly operating an unlicensed pain clinic, which
would be in violation of a new city law. Among those
arrested was Anna Maria resident John Lanning.
Planning pleaded not guilty Oct. 27.
On Nov. 9, the state attorney's office notified the
Hillsborough court that it would not be filing any
charges and the case was closed.
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President Jimmy Carter teaches adult Sunday school a few times a year. The Balduccis joined the former
president and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter after the service for a photograph.
Freddy Arce, 59, of Holmes Beach, died Nov.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
21, at the beach end of 31st Street in Holmes Beach.
Covell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Marisa, son Marcus,
sister Norma and other relatives.
Edith Bergeron Harding
Edith Bergeron Harding, 96 of Holmes Beach,
died Nov. 12. She was born in Mattapan, Mass.
Mrs. Harding moved to Holmes Beach in 2006
from New Hampshire.
There will be no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Barbara and husband
Warren Wheaton, two grandchildren and four great-
Joseph A. (Sienkiewicz) Seine
Joseph A. (Sienkiewicz) Seine, 87, of Anna
Maria and formerly of Red House, N.Y., died
Oct. 30. He was born in Salamanca, N.Y., May 9,
Mr. Seine was a veteran of World War II when he
served with the U.S. Army in Europe. He retired
in 1987 from Columbus-McKinnon Corp. of Sara-
sota, where he was employed as a machinist for 15
years. Previously, he was employed at Borden in
Randolph, N.Y., for 15 years.
Services were held Nov. 4 at the O'Rourke &
O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, Salamanca, N.Y.
Full military honors were conducted by members
of the American Legion Hughes Skiba Post 535
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church,
Randolph, N.Y.; Our Lady of Peace Parish, Sala-
manca, N.Y.; or the donor's choice. E-condolences
may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Seine's is survived by wife Mary L. Kiger;
son Harry L. Sienkiewicz and wife Rita of Red
House, N.Y.; two grandsons, Joseph L. and wife
Sara Sienkiewicz of Haverstown, Pa., and John M.
and wife Debra Sienkiewicz, Crafton, Pa.; three sis-
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 17, 2010 0 23
City begins storm-
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners, on the advice
of their consultant, hired Gator Grading & Paving
LLC for a major stormwater project to begin before
The commission voted Nov. 2 to accept Gator's
bid, one of four proposals submitted to the city and
the one recommended by LTA Engineers, the city's
consultant and designer on the project.
The stormwater improvements will take place on
Avenue A and Avenue B in the north end of the city,
where property owners have long dealt with flooding
streets and yards. Two years ago, the city received
one report of kayakers paddling down Avenue A after
a moderate rainfall that took place at high tide.
The city received bids from Gator of Palmetto,
Westra Construction Corp., C&M Road Builders Inc.,
and Woodruff & Sons Inc. on a project with fund-
ing from the Southwest Florida Water Management
Gator's total bid was to complete the work in 150
days for $657,013.90.
The project includes removing some Australian
pines, pavement and old storm pipe, as well as install-
ing silt screens, bioswales, geoweb and riprap along
the bay shore, manatee protection postings, a con-
crete cistern and irrigation pipe.
C&M's bid was to complete the work in 150 days
Woodruff & Sons proposed to complete the work
in 180 days for $657,274.02.
Westra's bid was to complete the work in 140
days for $878,853.75.
START starts new campaign
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide or START has
launched a new outreach campaign Seafood
Savvy to educate the public about sustainable,
safe seafood from the Gulf of Mexico region.
START formed several years ago to research
the cause of red tide and educate people about the
impact of red tide incidents.
"Seafood Savvy will provide accurate infor-
mation about seafood choices and offer support
and materials to the public, fishermen, wholesal-
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read a press release from START.
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Center soccer: IRE takes 6-7 age division title
By Kevin Cassidy
Island Real Estate earned a come-from-behind
victory over the Sandbar Restaurant team to take first
place in the Anna Maria Island Community Center
soccer league 6-7 division end-of-season tournament
Sandbar, which scored 12 goals in victories
over Dojo Athletics and the Beach Bums last week,
jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Tyler
Brewer and Dylan Mckee to go into halftime.
After the break, IRE's Jaysen Berzowski took
over, scoring three goals for a 3-2 victory and the
6-7 tournament title. Other members of the IRE team
coached by Dave Johnston include Cameron Conley,
Mary Grace Cucci, Grace Garza, Thomas Heckler,
Gavin Johnston, Caiden Reed and Gianna Sparks.
The AMICC fall soccer league concluded its
season, and playoffs will start Nov. 17 in the Divi-
sion I and Premier Division.
Fran Maxon Realty completed an undefeated
season in Division III, but lost a perfect season on
a 0-0 tie against Connie's Landscaping Nov. 10.
Maxon defeated Jessie's Island Store Nov. 12 to
Southern Greens finished second in Division II,
but showed it is a team to be reckoned with after
winning three games last week to move up to second
Autoway Ford defeated the Gathering Place to
finish in a first-place tie with Mike Norman Realty,
but Autoway takes the tie-breaker because they went
Manatee High Booster Club President Gene Brown
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and Carmine, on senior recognition night prior to
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to throw a block on a Booker High School defender
during the Canes 44-14 victory the completion
of an undefeated season Nov. 12 at Hawkins
Stadium in Bradenton. Special to the Islander:
3-2 against Mike Norman for the season.
The playoffs in the Premier Division are wide
open. Last-place West Coast Surf Shop rolled over
first-place Beach Bistro 17-3 Nov. 8, while Wash
Family Construction tied them 5-5 Nov. 9.
Check The Islander sports section next week for
a complete recap of the playoffs.
Key Royale news
The Key Royale Club men played both a team-
and individual-low-net golf game Nov. 13. Ed Havlik,
Bob Elliott and Pieter Thomassen tied for low-net
honors at 3-under-par 61. The team of Bob Elliott,
Danny Hayes, Gary Harris and Lew Winegarden won
team low net with a 7-under-par 249.
The men played a better-ball-of partners game
Nov. 10. Jim Mixon and Earl Ritchie combined to
card a 51 to take first place by one shot over Ed
Havlik and Carl Voyles.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a
nine-hole individual and team-low-net golf game
Nov. 9. Jean Holmes grabbed first place in Flight AA
with a 2-under-par 30, one shot ahead of second-place
finisher Brenda Solleveld. Tootie Wagner carded an
impressive 5-under-par 27 to take first place in Flight
A by three shots over Marcia Helgeson. Flight B
winner was Sandy Dalhl, whose 5-under-par 27 was
four shots ahead of Helen Pollock and Joyce Brown
who finished in a tie for second place.
Roxanne Koche took first place in Flight C with
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carded 3-under-par 29s to tie for first place in Flight
D. Jane Winegarden was one shot back in second
The team of Marcia Helgeson, Cindy Miller,
Mary Selby and Penny Williams combined for a 112
to take team-low-net honors. They finished 13 shots
ahead of second-place finishers Jane Winegarden,
Lorraine Towne and Joyce Brown. Sue Wheeler,
Marcia Helgeson, Mary Selby and Judy Squier each
had chipins, while Brenda Solleveld birdied hole
The men played an afternoon modified Stableford
event Nov. 9 that saw Jonathan Holcomb score plus-5
to take first place by one point over Ron Harrold
and Jim Auch. Team honors went to Quentin Talbert,
Tommy McDonald, Tom Nelson and Ron Harrold
with a plus-2.
The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-
foursome match on. 8. Al Gunn, Jim Helgeson and
Jim Auch took first place with a 52.
Slightly tarnished golf news
Islanders Don and Helen Wahls, together with
their "towner" friends have kicked off the season's
golfing competition for the coveted "Slightly Tar-
nished Cup" golf award. This is a winter-long event
held at a variety of local courses, culminating in the
spring. Manatee Golf Course will again host the
Stay tuned for more updates as the season
No teams managed to win all three pool play
matches during Nov. 13 horseshoe action at the
Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. That left six
teams with 2-1 records to vie for the day's bl..'.'iii.
rights. Gene Bobeldyk and Tom Skoloda opened the
playoff with a 21-6 victory over Herb Puryear and
Ron Pepka, while John Crawford and Art Kingstad
rolled past Jeff Moore and Jerry Disbrow 21-7. The
last opening-round match saw Fritz Erdrich and Sam
Samuels defeat Dave Lansaw and Steve Grossman
Bobeldky-Skoloda defeated Crawford-Kingstad
22-12 to advance to the finals, where they soundly
defeated Erdrich-Samuels 23-10 to claim first
Nov. 10 horseshoe action saw three teams emerge
from pool play with three victories. John Crawford
and Steve Grossman drew the bye into the finals and
watched as John Johnson and Jesse Brisson rolled
past Herb Puryear and Norm Good by a 23-12 score.
In the finals, Crawford and Grossman defeated John-
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Fishing patterns point to winter, flounder phenom
At Island Discount Tackle in Holmes Beach,
Capt. Danny Stasny said there are plenty of redfish
in Sarasota Bay. He recommends fishing the lower
tides to consolidate fish in potholes and troughs and
using Berkley Gulp. "When you move from the shal-
low waters to about 3-5 feet of water, you should find
plenty of catch-and-release trout on the same bait,"
The flounder bite this season has been phenom-
enal using Gulp or dir,','i live bait. "It's especially
good at Bean Point and other areas where there's a
drop off." Stasny suggests working your bait along
the ledge to produce plenty of action.
The inshore gag grouper bite is going well any-
where near shore structures, according to Stasny. Just
"drop a pinfish or shiner. It's good near any structure
in Tampa Bay the Sunshine Skyway Bridge being
the biggest. We're also seeing bigger snapper mixed
Offshore, Stasny said, "amberjack is starting to
show up 12 miles out at any of the wrecks, just pull
up, chum up and hook up."
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters says the fall fishing pattern has reached
its apex and "those in the know are feasting on some
Now is the time, he said, to get some nice grouper
in shallow water from inside Tampa Bay out to waters
less than 80 feet deep. "I have been working areas of
hard bottom and the Tampa Bay shipping channel for
keeper grouper, trolling Bomber lures on planners.
Deep-diving lures, jigs and the use of down riggers
also will put the bait in front of the grouper. A helpful
hint: The lure has to occasionally 'bump the bottom'
in order to draw strikes from the bottom-dwelling
Howard said sheepshead are invading the flats
in increasing numbers a sure sign of the coming
winter pattern. "Almost every pothole and dock I've
fished the past week have held these convict fish.
Live shrimp, fiddler crabs and sand fleas will entice
these pure white-meat fillets to the table. Sheepshead
fishing will only get better as the winter pattern takes
Howard is looking forward to flat tides for the
upcoming week, hoping it opens the window on
prime fishing time. "Remember, moving water will
be key in your search for some good fishing action,"
Howard said. "The canals around Anna Maria Island
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Full / Half Day Trips 941.387.8383 (H) 941.232.8636 (C)
Dave Schlee shows off his big barracuda catch,
caught using a live pinfish in about 120feet of
water off Anna Maria Island. He was fishing with
Capt. Larry McGuire of /,. 'ii Me the Fish Char-
of big red grouper, mangrove snapper, amberjack,
barracuda and sharks. The best gag grouper bite was
with sea conditions at 3-4 feet in 50- to 80-foot water
depths. Live and cut bait was working great.
"The action was so intense that we even re-caught
some big grouper with our hooks in their mouths from
where they broke off minutes earlier. That's what I'm
Offshore, out past 100-foot depths the amber-
jacks and snapper are going strong, McGuire said.
"I forecast the fishing will only improve as we move
into the winter. That's a beautiful thing. Now is the
time to come out and get ya some."
Capt. Warren Girle reported offshore fishing
in up to 50 feet of water he's finding grouper and
red snapper. Off the beach, he suggests looking for
diving birds to indicate the location of loads of Span-
ish mackerel, and he's also bonita and scattered king-
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fish. He said that on the nearshore reefs, he's finding
plenty of flounder and cobia.
For inshore fishing in north Sarasota Bay, Girle
said he found redfish to 28 inches and plenty of catch-
and-release trout, as well as scattered bluefish and
Capt. Mike Greig said grouper fishing has been
real good off the beaches in 40 to 50 feet of water, and
kingfish are still around. He also noted trout fishing
has been good in the bay.
Jesus Rosario from the Anna Maria City Pier
said there's a good Spanish mackerel catch at the pier,
and they've seen in the past week some little kings,
a lot of flounder, couple of little snook that were
released, and on Friday they saw a lot of bluefish
coming to the dock. "We're waiting for the sheep-
shead" to come to the pilings, he said.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
looking out on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge said
they're reeling in Spanish mackerel, a few small
flounder, some red drum and some earlybird sheep-
shead. He also said "there's about a million pinfish
under the dock and the darn things are making it hard
to drop any kind of bait and keep it down there."
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SolTerre is complete
Combining their talents and experi-
ences in the property management industry,
Elaine Mullhaupt and Lisa Kim recently
opened SolTerre, a full-service property
management boutique at 2501 Gulf Drive
N., No. 101, Bradenton Beach.
Among other features, SolTerre
allows vacation planners around the
world to go online and view an avail-
able property. More than 74 properties
are listed with SolTerre, and Elaine said
each client receives, individual atten-
"That's a trademark of our services,"
She and Lisa have pledged to facili-
tate every facet of the property manage-
ment business for clients, both "on Anna
Maria and beyond."
"We have a strong foundation," she
said. "We are committed to superior
client service and we have a passion
for personal relationships with our cli-
Lisa owns several other businesses
related to real estate, while Elaine has
more than two decades of experience in
property management and international
"At SolTerre Properties, we consider
Anna Maria Island our own backyard,"
said Lisa. "We both look forward to
assisting clients with all of their property
Elaine Mullhaupt, left, and Lisa Kim recently opened SolTerre Properties, 2501
Gulf Drive N., No. 101, Bradenton Beach, as a full-service property manage-
ment agency serving Anna Maria Island, Cortez and elsewhere around the
globe. Islander Photo: Toni Lyon
SolTerre's website is www.solterre-
properties.com, and e-mail can be sent
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 941-896-
Duane D. Cogwell, a barber at
Holmes Beach Barber Shop in the
Island Shopping Center, 5320 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, offers mobile
barber services for those unable to drive
or get a ride to the shop.
Cogwell, who calls himself "Have
Clippers, Will Travel," brings full bar-
bershop services to the homebound and
For those able to drive, the barbers
at Holmes Beach Barber Shop, which
opened in 1954, always are ready to
serve their customers.
For more information, call 941-778-
Longboat Key, Lido Key and St.
Armands Circle Chamber of Com-
merce executive director Tom Apospo-
ros recently sent an e-mail to members
asking them to support continuation
of the Longboat Key trolley that con-
nects riders with Anna Maria Island and
the fare-free Island trolley at Coquina
The Sarasota County Area Transit
and the Manatee County Area Transit are
considering dropping the service due to
the high operational cost as compared to
"I think we are all well advised to
cut to the chase' and do all that we can
to increase awareness and ridership of
this vital transportation link," Aposporos
The route SCAT's Route 18 is
important to the staff of numerous busi-
nesses and accommodations on Long-
boat Key as a means to get to work, he
Additionally, Route 18 is the trans-
fer route for Anna Maria Island visitors
who want to visit St. Armands Circle,
Lido Key and downtown Sarasota with-
out driving an automobile, he said.
Aposporos urged members to use
the route and encourage their friends
and neighbors to also use the service.
"It's a logical and positive step to
assuring that something so important to
so many is not lost to all of us," he con-
For more information, call 941-383-
Harry's wine tasting
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525
St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key, will hold
two events this week to benefit local
A wine tasting event will be held at
5 p.m. Nov. 17 to benefit the Longboat
Key Historical Society. Finger foods
along with the wines will be served.
On Nov. 19, sommeliers Hal and
Harry Christensen and Michael De
Loach of Hook and Ladder Winery will
host a four-course wine dinner featur-
ing wines of the Russian River Valley. A
portion of the proceeds will benefit the
Women's Resource Center of Manatee
The menu includes stone crab and
lobster cream sauce with seared Florida
Tortuga Inn Beach &
90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites
with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more!
An Island jewel with 1950s charm and
21st century amenities. Perfect for all
weddings and reunions.
941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824
Bungalow Beach Resort
DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH!
Classic 1930s Island-style resort.
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store
Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage
for the bride and the entire bridal party.
5311 Gulf Drive,
Caribbean Grill & Restaurant
We'll cater your affair with
Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930
Silvia's Flower Corner
Unique flowers that will WOW you!
9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Jack Elka PhotoGraphics
The finest wedding photography, since
1980. Studio located at 315 58th St.
Holmes Beach. Visit my Web site at
Chuck Caudill Entertainment
Beach weddings and events. DJ service,
live guitar and more from an
experienced Island professional.
Bridge Street Jewelers
The Island's full-service jewelry store.
129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
The Beach Shop
11904 Cortez Rd W.
Pretty white dresses for a
casual Island wedding. Dresses
for moms, too! Open daily.
Rotten Ralph's Restaurants
Now offering catering
and banquet facilities
for weddings and private parties.
Queens Gate Resort
Private beach weddings, reception area, &
guest accommodations all in one location.
941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153
Bradenton Country Club
Make an impression without saying a word.
Full Service Banquet Fadlity.
Centrally Located Beautiful Atmosphere
Casual, Formal, Small or Large
AN INTERDENOMINATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
PO Box 243, Bradenton Beach, 34217
300 CHURCH AVE. BRADENTON BEACH
2 BLOCKS NORTH OF BRIDGE ST. CLOCK TOWER
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
Saturday 5pm Celebrate!
9:30am Traditional Worship
Youth Sunday School
Celebrate with us!
778-1813 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach www.gloriadeilutheran.org
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria 941-778-0414
Sunday Worship in the
To ADVERTISE, CONTACT IWED EXPERT TONI LYON 941-928-8735 TONI@ISLANDER.ORG
Adult Sunday School
Child & Youth Services
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For more information on either
event, call 941-383-0777 or go to Harry's
website at www.harryskitchen.com.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will hold its monthly busi-
ness card exchange event from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Island
Mortgage Services, 6000 Marina Drive,
Cost of the exchange is $5 and mem-
bers are invited to bring guests.
For more details on the event, call
New to the chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce welcomed the following
new members in October:
C&K Design Group, 6415 Sun
Eagle Lane, Bradenton, Cory Grubb,
Kathleen D. Sailing Catamaran,
1000 First Ave. S., Bradenton, Tracy
The Londoner Bed & Break-
fast and Tea Room, 304 15th St. W.,
Bradenton, Jennifer Taylor, 941-748-
Maxim Health Care Services,
7978 Cooper Creek Blvd., No. 209,
University Park, Andrew Romero,
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Tsland real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
1441 Gulf Drive, Unit 28, Ber-
muda Bay Club, Bradenton Beach, a
1,536 sfla / 2,924 sfla 3bed/2/2bath/2car
condo with shared pool built in 1999
was sold 10/22/10, Kelley to Skerrett
for $320,000; list $329,000.
303 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach,
a 1,852 sfla / 2,213 sfur 3bed/2bath
home built in 1950 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 10/29/10, Citimortgage
Inc. to Whitesel for $260,000; list
3805 East Bay Drive, Unit 6,
Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 1,121
sfla / 1,222 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1979 was sold
10/26/10, Buhr to Rust for $242,000;
2412 Gulf Drive, Unit 221, Club
Bamboo South, Bradenton Beach, a
432 sfla / 528 sfur lbed/lbath condo
with shared pool built in 1945 was
sold 10/29/10, Superior Bank to By
the C LLC for $160,000.
2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 424,
Sandpiper Resort Co-Op, Bradenton
Beach, a 384 sfla / 576 sfur Ibed/ bath
home built in 2005 was sold 10/22/10,
Schubert to Miller for $100,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate
at Gulf-Bay Realty, can be reached at
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TWO TWIN BEDSETS: Beds, frames, head-
boards, bedding, comforters with matching
shams, pillows, two nightstands, lamp, two com-
plimenting framed pictures. $450. WestBay Point
and Moorings. 734-552-2109.
BIRD CAGES: PARROT or Cockatiel, with stands,
ARMOIRE: CONDO SIZE. Medium oak finish,
DESK: ROLLTOP, SOLID oak. Excellent condi-
tion, $400. 941-799-9494.
DELL COMPUTER: 3.06 GHz processor, Win-
dows XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.
RICE COOKER: STEAMER, Rival. Six-cup with
manual, $8. 941-795-8359.
ANTIQUE SMALL CHILD'S table and chairs,
pastel colors. $40. 941-928-8735.
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.
YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale.
2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition.
$1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles
and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great
gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really
great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735.
GIRLS BIKE: SPECIALIZED Hotrock, light purple,
like new. $85. 941-928-8735.
THREE GRAND MIRRORS, gorgeous frames,
4x6 feet to 5x8 feet. $200-$350. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice
machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up,
$1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-
burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800. 941 -
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
iFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778-1345 Hauling tree trimming
SLicensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Windows & Doors
SRDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
S' Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
o Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
HONEY DO HOME REPAIR i1-
941.807.5256-cell 941.896.5256-office & fax
Drywall & Texture Repairs Painting
Soffit & Siding Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
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WANTED: KID CRAFTERS for the Children's Gift
Bazaar at the Christmas on Bridge Street Dec.
18. Earn holiday cash! Call for details, 941-713-
NEED CASH? HELP to sell: We photograph, list
on Internet. Buyers pay you direct. Make cash on
items you don't need. Help with delivery. $3 per
item. $10 minimum. 941-301-9335.
MAY THE SACRED heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved and preserved. Sacred heart of
Jesus pray for us, St. Jude worker of miracles,
pray for us, St. Jude, hope of the hopeless, pray
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
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,
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
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.
YARD SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov 20. Emerald
Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
FOUND: SET OF Buick keys. In grass, possibly
lost at garage sale, 216 84th St., Holmes Beach,
Oct. 16. 941-779-2093.
LOST CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix, small black
camera in pink neoprene-style pouch. Call 941-
778-7978 if found.
BEAUTIFUL WHITE BULL-Lab mix. This dog is
one year, 10 months old and looking for a good
home. Great around people and other animals.
House trained, well- mannered and loves to run
with other dogs at the park. All shots up to date.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
BOATS UNDER $50,000 are selling very well.
22 boats sold in 45 days, most in less than
two weeks. "Big or small, I sell them all." 15-65
feet. Local resident 15 years. Let's talk about sell-
ing your boat. 941-228-3489 orYachtingflorida@
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
DRUMMER, KEYBOARD PLAYER and lead
singer understudy wanted for reggae band. 941-
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-
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.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. Listings needed,
present inventory sold or under contract. 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.
121- Bridge St. Bradentn Beach
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TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
NEED NEW DOORS? Fiberglass doors and
frames, glass inserts, patio, storm and Simonton
windows. TDWS. 941-722-7504.
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-
INDEPENDENT POWER WASHER: Anna Maria
resident. $15/hour, $50/minimum. Services
include houses, trailers, pool and wood decks,
store fronts. Removes stains and mildew. Free
estimates. Please, call Bill, 941-896-6788 and
PIANO LESSONS, Beginner to adult, degree
instructor. Lessons on grand piano, learn at your
own pace, with computer and theory games avail-
able. Pick up from King Middle School possible
Tuesday or Thursday. 941-761-2440.
ANTIQUES, FINE FURNITURE repair. Free esti-
mates. Call Otto, 941-778-5639.
ARE YOU LIVING your best life? Do you have a
plan? Certified life, career and business coach.
Jon Hartman, BSME, MBA, CPC. 941-932-1232.
jon @coachjonhartman.com. www.coachjonhart-
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-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
email@example.com for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium
grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
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Lawn care PLUS native plants. .
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. '
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Custom Building Contractor
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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
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Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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WANTED: LANDSCAPING WORK: Trimming,
weeding, mulching, cleanup, property mainte-
nance. 14-year Island resident. 941-951-1833.
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.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
36 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
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.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA
condo. Beachfront with pool in Holmes Beach.
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....a family favorite since 1967. Complete Interior/
Exterior remodel in 2010. Two Bedroom, Two Bath
"Vacation Rentals" with large private Sun Decks.
Free Long Distance, Wi-Fi, Expanded Cable &
Laundry facilities. Boat & Jet Ski parking available.
Free Bikes and Beach Gear usage for Registered
Guests. New heated pool with outdoor gas grills.
S Gulf Drive & 41st Street at
the Manatee Public Beach
Outstanding occupancy histories
UnlimitedVisit us online:
OutstBank finanding occupancy historiesavailable
iOf' P n Luxurious 2/2 apts..
50% 7% o 1,200 s/ffrom $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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WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week.
$1,900/month off and $2,490/month in season.
Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $1,500-$2,200/week. 559-
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious
3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai,
completely furnished. One house from beach.
Gulf view. No pets or smoking. 813-689-0925 or
DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home,
3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished.
$3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.
ANNUAL 1BR unfurnished efficiency apartment.
Kitchen, bath. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER vacation deals.
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa, $1,200/month.
Palma Sola townhouse, pool and boat slip, $300/
weekend, $450/week, $900/month. 3BR/2BA north-
west Bradenton home, small pet friendly. $1,200/
month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA: Newly remodeled
2BR/1BA and 3BR/2BA houses. 200 feet to
beach. By week or month. 941-778-7933.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
Mike Norman Realty Takes Great Pride
in Welcoming Jed Wilkinson. Jed is
a lifelong Florida resident, growing
up in Zephyrhills and first vaca-
tioning on AMI in 1954. Jed has
spent the past 40 years of his life
as a business and banking execu-
tive in various communities along
the west coast and central areas of
the state. He has a wealth of knowl-
edge pertaining to real estate. Jed and
his wife Rita decided to make AMI their permanent
residence early this year. A true professional, Jed is com-
mitted to delivering the highest level of service to each
and every one of his clients.
Mike Norman RealtyI
3101 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH
Mike Norman Realty takes great pride
in welcoming Noranne Hutcheson
as a realtor with the company.
Noranne is a native Floridian,
who first moved to paradise ...
Anna Maria Island...15 years
ago. Noranne has been a Florida
licensed Real Estate Sales Asso-
ciate, since 1978. Professional-
ism and getting the facts are what
Noranne is known for. Noranne wants
to make owning a piece of our island a reality for you.
We wish Noranne lots of fun and success.
Mike Norman Realty me
3101 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH
Yes, it's really bayfront at Lovingly restored, thi:
this price. You can have 3BR Wares Creek beaut
it all, updates, rental has original heart-of-pine
income, heated pool, floors. New tile, plumbing
tennis courts and fishing electric, granite and more
pier. $298,900. Easy to Wow! $117,500. Ca
see. Call Nicole Skaggs, Nicole Skaggs, Brokel
Broker, 941-773-3966. 941-773-3966.
Tailgaoing for Homeownership
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BEACHFRONT HOME. Spectacular water views,
private beach. Ground-level 2BR/1BA, garage.
Available Thanksgiving week, December and
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED OR furnished ground-
level duplex. 2BR/2BA, screened front porch,
private laundry room, steps from beach. Holmes
Beach. $1,125/month plus utilities. Holmes Beach.
LIVE AT THE Beach on Bean Point. 4BR/3BA, 150
feet of private beachfront. Large deck, gazebo,
laundry, double living areas, carport. Annual
rental, $2,990/month. 404-395-5547.
MINUTES TO BEACHES! Large 3BR/2BA-garage
duplex. Split plan, huge Florida room, large
screened lanai, washer and dryer, fenced yard,
ceiling fans, carpet, tile, and wood flooring, $895/
month. Annual. 941-720-0793.
HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA duplex apartment
with washer and dryer, carport, large back deck,
steps to beach. Cute, well appointed, fully fur-
nished. Immediately available, seasonal $2,600/
month. Call 813-244-4944.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Seasonal or annual, two-
month minimum. Furnished or unfurnished, water
view, gated, tennis, carport, washer and dryer,
remodeled. 24-hour security. 941-545-4033.
GULFFRONT COMPLEX: 2BR/2BA. Tennis,
heated pool, Jacuzzi. Available December, Janu-
ary, February. Two-week minimum. 941-794-
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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.
BAYFRONT HOME: RENT to own. Call for details.
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 $3,250,000. Tony Andrews of Andrews & Asso-
ciates. 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.
VILLAGE GREEN OVERSIZE 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage villa, $149,500. Forty-Three West
2BR/2BA, one-car garage, extras, $128,500.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
Walking iis,tanrSe to the besch.
remodeled kitchen and baths. Ceramic tile
throughout. New seawall. Plenty of room for
a pool. Owners motivated.
An Isl5n4 Place Realty CALL CAPT.
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413 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 941.730.0516
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
LONGBOAT KEY: MUST sell. 2BR/2BA mobile
home, land owned. 55-plus, deeded. Gulf, bay,
turnkey. Reduced, $129,900. 941-706-4809, 941-
2BR/1BA IN SENIOR park, 15 minutes to beach.
Bradenton, Tropical Palms. Big pool, hot tub, rec-
reation room. $49,000 with lot. Lots alone sell for
$38,000. Chickenplucker@webtv.net. Call 863-
688-3524 or 863-608-1833.
COLLEGE AREA 3BR/2BA house. 2,150 sf, cathe-
dral ceilings, recently remodeled. Exclusive, Realtor,
$89,900. 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $335,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Cabin shell,
two-plus acres with great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls and large public lake nearby,
$99,500. Bank financing. 866-275-0442.
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Beautiful 3BR/2BA waterfront home with
180-degree view of Tampa Bay!
Upstairs loft/entertainment area. $899,000
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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