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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Astheworld Terns:
Cashing in on sand.
Page 6

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Capital campaign
waged for sand.
Page 2
Meetings

The government cal-
endar. Page 3

Buchanan places
pier tribute in record.
Page 4





Mother seeks MCSO
review in daughter's
death. Page 5

2knions
Op/ed: The Islander
editorial, reader let-
ters. Page 6


BB to contract gar-
bage pickup. Page 8


Island police blotter.
Page 10



What to do on AMI.
Page 16
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Events, achievements.
Page 20



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WW II vet Tom Story's
story. Page 22




Fishing: Warm water,
fired up. Page 25

Sports: Football ends,
basketball starts up,
golf and horseshoes
carry on. Page 24


Offshore sand nourishes Coquina Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge LLC is
going to be busy the next 30 days as it renour-
ishes Coquina Beach and a .6 mile portion of
Anna Maria beach near the Sandbar Restau-
rant.
The company's $6 million beach nourish-
ment contract with Manatee County calls for
the project to end by May 1, the start of the
turtle-nesting season.
Operations at Coquina Beach began April
2 with the dredge California pumping material
from the borrow area about 2,000 yards off the
northwest point of Anna Maria Island to the
shore near the southwest corner of the Beach-
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Manatee County natural resources direc-
tor Charlie Hunsicker said the site for the pipe
to come ashore was selected by Great Lakes
from a 1,000-foot stretch of beach determined
by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps said any other location for the
pipeline would damage the sea bottom, Hun-
sicker said.
"Nobody was given preferential treat-
ment for the pipe's location to come up from
the Gulf. It was a very narrow area to choose
from," he said.
Great Lakes said the best spot to bring
the material ashore and pump it through pipes
laid on the beach to Coquina Beach was near
the BeachHouse. The pipe's location is as far
south as the Corps would permit, Hunsicker
said.
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Heavy equipment is used to move pipes that bring sand and water pumped from offshore and
to spread the resulting sand on the beach in the first leg of Coquina Beach renourishment work
that began April 2 in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


would require more beachfront areas to be
affected by exposed pipes than what are now,
he noted.
Great Lakes project manager Chris Pomfret
said the company set the following timeline for
the project:
* March 1 to April 1 - install underwater
pipes from the California location offshore to
the location near the BeachHouse.
* April 1 - connect a 2,000-foot rubber
floating hose to the pipeline. The dredged mate-


rial will flow through the floating hose to the
underwater pipes and pipes on the beach. Expo-
sure of pipes on the beach to be minimal.
* April 2 - commence pumping sand onto
Coquina Beach.
* April 17-19 - completion of Coquina
Beach renourishment. Begin movement of
barge, pipes and equipment to the Anna Maria
renourishment area.
* April 19 - commence renourishment of
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 2


Bradenton Beach duplex abuzz with bees


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Tona Rankin didn't want to resort to using
Raid.
Instead, she turned to Bee Removal &
Rescue to take care of the bees and the nest
they had built under the exterior wall between
the first and second floor of a duplex in the
100 block of Fourth Street North in Bradenton
Beach.
Rankin lives on the second floor of the
duplex, with a view of the Gulf of Mexico
from a west-side window and, until March 29,
a view of a cluster of bees on the southeast
corner of the structure.
"I had about 100 in there one day," Rankin
said of bees in her apartment.
A tenant in the ground-level apartment,
which is now vacant, didn't have much trouble
with them, except for a single sting. Rankin
said the former tenant told her the stinger
came from an unusually big bee.
Bee Removal proprietor Bob van der
Herchen smiled behind his screened protec-
tive mask at that description. That would be
a drone, he said. Drones are "stubby and fat
and fuzzy with big eyes."
Van der Herchen arrived to the duplex


Bob van der Herchen readies his equipment
for a bee-removal job in Bradenton Beach
March 29. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

March 29 in a pickup truck loaded with gear,
as well as an assortment of cards and brochures
- "Is your home playing host to a colony of
honeybees?" - to share with the curious.
He assessed the situation.


Outside the duplex, he could see bees
around the southeast corner covering an area
about 2 feet by 2 feet. A colony maintains a nest
temperature of 95 degrees. Because more bees
generate more heat, on warmer days some must
hang around outside the nest, Van der Herchen
informed.
Inside the house, in a small room on the
first floor, he found the spot where he needed
to open the ceiling and wall to expose the nest
and remove the bees. A constant buzzing sound
- like the hum of electricity - could be heard
coming from inside the wall.
"I didn't know it was this bad," Rankin
said.
Van der Herchen said he couldn't guess at
the number of bees until he opened a hole -
could be a thousand, could be 8,000.
While he readied for work, he offered some
facts and stories about the life of bees, as well
as a bee-keeper and a bee-removal expert.
"I had a lady whose whole back wall was
bees," van der Herchen said. "It took two days
to get her bees out."
"I think they're nice bees," Rankin said
of her nesters, adding that she didn't want to
see the insects killed. "That's why I called him,
PLEASE SEE BEES, PAGE 3


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Pipes come ashore in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North and continue to Coquina Beach, where the first stage of
a two-stage renourishment project is taking place. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
.6 mile of Anna Maria beach. Length and number of
exposed pipes on the Anna Maria beach will be mini-
mal.
* April 30 - completion of Anna Maria renourish-
ment.
* May 1 - begin demobilization of project.
Pomfret said the renourishment project is operating
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Approximately 206,000 cubic yards of sand will
be placed on Coquina Beach, while Anna Maria will
require about 25,000 cubic yards.
Sand will be pumped through underwater pipes
from the dredge to the renourishment area, where work
crews will spread the material for drying. Appropriate
machinery such as graders, bulldozers and backhoes
will be used.


The California will be lighted at night, as will the
floating pipeline near the dredge. The location of the
submerged pipes will be marked with buoys that also
will be lighted.
A "no anchor" and "no speeding" zone will be
marked around the barge Key West and the stern of
the California to avoid damage to the power cable
that runs along the sea bottom between the two ves-
sels.
Great Lakes has requested a 500-foot buffer around
the dredging configuration.
All vessels used by Great Lakes will operate on
VHF Channel 01, and all vessels will monitor marine
VHF Channels 13 and 16.
Pomfret said the project schedule calls for comple-
tion by April 30, depending upon weather conditions or
other factors.


Capital campaign

waged for sand
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners trekked to the capi-
tal last week to seek sand dollars - specifically state
funds to pump sand in an Islandwide beach renourish-
ment planned for 2014-15.
An emergency renourishment
project began April 2 on the Island.
Scheduled to take place through the
month, the project will pump sand
to a everelv eroded Conciina Reach


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and a small section of Anna Maria
that suffered erosion from storms in
2004 and 2005.


A second renourishment proj-
ect, also planned for Anna Maria, will take place next
year, w ill funding from Port Dolphin, the company pre-
PLEASE SEE SAND CAMPAIGN, NEXT PAGE

Renourishment at a glance
Contractor: Great Lakes Dock and Dredge
LLC of Chicago. The company did the 2002 beach
renourishment project on Anna Maria Island.
Engineer: Coastal Planning and Engineering of
Boca Raton, Manatee County's designated marine
engineering company.
Government oversight: Manatee County Nat-
ural Resources Department, Charlie Hunsicker,
director.
Cost: $6 million.
Equipment: Three tugs, one crew boat, one
survey vessel, one dredge, four barges plus pipes,
heavy sand-moving equipment, and trucks.
Renourish period: April 2-April 30.
Hours of operation: 24/7.
Coquina Beach: 206,000 cubic yards of sand.
Anna Maria: 25,000 cubic yards of sand.
Source: Great Lakes Dock and Dredge.


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paring to build a deepwater port in the Gulf of Mexico
and a natural gas pipeline in Tampa Bay.
Next, for 2014-15, a major Island renourishment is
planned with federal, state and local support.
But earlier this year, in his first budget proposal,
Republican Gov. Rick Scott eliminated state funding
for renourishment projects. While coastal communities
were requesting more than $100 million for renourish-
ment through the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, the governor's budget for fiscal 2012 con-
tained zero funding for such projects.
So county commissioners, already planning a visit
to Tallahassee, decided to focus on renourishment.
And Commission Chair Carol Whitmore decided
to request a meeting with the governor.
The county delegation departed for Tallahassee
early March 30 with a commitment late March 29 that
they'd have time with the governor.
When Whitmore and Commissioners John Chap-
pie and Robin DiSabatino, along with some county
staff, arrived to the governor's office March 31, they
learned that only time for a photo was booked.
Still, the commissioners seized the opportunity.
Whitmore reminded Scott about a past visit some
years ago to Manatee Memorial Hospital, when she had
introduced him to staff and doctors. Both entered poli-
tics with medical backgrounds, Whitmore having been
manager for her husband's plastic surgery practice.
After a few minutes of casual conversation, Whit-
more said Scott asked, "What are you here for?"
Whitmore presented the governor with media clips
showing the importance of beach tourism to the local
economy and urged support for coastal renourish-
ment.
Referring to a Florida Atlantic University study, she
told Scott that every $1 spent on renourishing public
beaches generates $8 in taxes from beachgoers.
Whitmore also said both the House and Senate bud-
gets contains some money for renourishment. She said
Scott welcomed that information, saying, "Good."
"It went really well," Whitmore later said, adding
that Scott took an interest in Port Manatee and promised
to visit.


BEES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
because he rescues bees."
Van der Herchen - wearing work boots, blue
rubber gloves that stretched from his fingertips to his
elbows, thick pants, a jacket and head covering that
included a face screen - carried three wooden boxes,
a shop vac and two hoses that he would use to "gently
suction" the bees from the wall. One container even
contained cushions for the bees.
Without DNA testing, van der Herchen couldn't say
what kind of bees he had encountered. However, the
state requires bee-removers to treat all bees as aggres-
sive Africanized-hybrids.
The bees, once removed, go with van der Herchen
to his apiary. There they are placed into a hive box fur-
nished with combs. The queen is replaced with a Euro-
pean bred queen and "in three weeks she replaces the
Africanized workers with her gentle daughters."


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Anna Maria City
* April 13, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
* April 14, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
* April 7, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
* April 7, 1:30 p.m., web team meeting.
* April 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* April 20, 10 a.m., special master hearing.
* April 20, 1 p.m., CRA meeting.
* April 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
* April 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement hearing.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* April 21, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue
W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
* April 7, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners land-use meeting, administrative building,
Bradenton.
*April 12, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners work meeting, administrative building, Bra-
denton.
* April 18, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
* April 18, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
* April 22 is Good Friday. Government offices and
The Islander newspaper office will be closed.
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Pier celebration in Congressional Record


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's City Pier Centennial Celebration is
now a part of the Congressional Record.
At the celebration committee meeting March 28,
chair Sissy Quinn displayed the official document to
committee members that U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan,
R-Longboat Key, read into the Congressional Record on
March 1. That makes May 13-14, the centennial dates,
part of the permanent record of Congress, Quinn said.
But with less than six weeks to go before the centen-
nial, the meeting was more about "firming up" planned
events than patting each other's back for the Congres-
sional Record notice.
Stamp collector Charlie Fields said plans for the
special cancellation postmark the U.S. Postal Service
will use May 14 in Anna Maria are going well.
Fields said the Anna Maria post office has ordered
the special postmark, which includes a drawing of the
Anna Maria City Pier, and he expects it to arrive this
week. The post office has not announced the times that
the cancellation will be available, but the service will
set up in the city pier parking lot, Fields said.
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby will sign a com-
memorative letter to accompany specially printed enve-
lopes for the occasion that will be sold by the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society.
Volunteer Caryn Hodge said the Food and Wine on
Pine festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 has
27 vendors 40 artists planning to attend.
Hodge presented a map showing food vendors,
artists, entertainment and performers, but said the per-
formers, who will be in period costume and act out a
pre-written script, will stroll Pine Avenue.
Former Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the U.S.
Coast Guard would perform demonstrations of search-
and-rescue missions off the city pier using Coast Guard
helicopters and boats shortly after 4 p.m. May 14.
City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick is organizing
the parade May 13 and is seeking more convertible
automobiles for the event. If she can't find more con-
vertibles, Lauren Sato of Beach Bums has pledged as
many golf carts as she has available, Mattick said.


Stamp collector Charlie Fields of west Bradenton dis-
plays a sample envelope with the Anna Maria City Pier
Centennial Celebration postmark. It will be introduced
by the U.S. Postal Service May 14 to cancel letters and
postcards. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Selby said the city will block off Pine Avenue at
6:30 a.m. May 14 and it will remain closed to vehicu-
lar traffic until after the fireworks display set to begin
shortly after sunset.
Originally, the city planned to open that portion
of Pine Avenue from Tarpon Street to Gulf Drive, but
Selby said after consideration, it is much safer for
pedestrians to keep all of Pine Avenue blocked until
after the fireworks.
"It's going to be much safer for Pine Avenue foot
traffic," he said.
Selby also said he received a letter from West
Manatee Fire Rescue approving the fireworks display
sponsored by the City Pier Restaurant and The Islander
newspaper.


Hodge reported that a one-day liquor license appli-
cation was submitted to the liquor board in Sarasota.
The committee is still seeking volunteers to assist
in the centennial. People interested in volunteering can
call Mattick at 941-778-3232.
As the event is a fundraiser for local charities,
volunteer hours can be provided to local high school
students.
The next committee meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Monday, April 11, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive.


For the record
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key,
delivered the following speech in Congress
March 1:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the construction of
the Anna Maria Pier in Florida's 13th Congressio-
nal District.
In 1911, Will Bean, the son of the first Anna
Maria Island homesteader, George Emerson, had a
776-foot pier constructed by the Anna Maria Beach
Development Company at the foot of Pine
Avenue.
The pier has been in continuous use since
then by hundreds of thousands of residents, fish-
ermen, boaters and tourists. In fact, the pier has
been named the No. 1 tourist attraction in Mana-
tee County by the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau.
In 1928, the pier was acquired by the city of
Anna Maria, which provides for its maintenance.
In 2008, the Anna Maria City Commission des-
ignated the pier as an historic structure and added
the pier to the Florida Master Site File.
This year, the mayor of the city of Anna Maria
proclaimed May 14, 2011, as the Centennial Cele-
bration Day to commemorate the 100th anniversary
of the Anna Maria City Pier's construction.
I join the city of Anna Maria in the centennial
celebration of this important landmark."


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Mother seeks MCSO review in daughter's death


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A mother is asking the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office to review the death of her daughter, who authori-
ties said committed suicide two years ago in a Braden-
ton Beach resort room.
Kelly Osborn of Tampa made the formal request
to Sheriff Brad Steube in a letter March 28, after she
talked with Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt.
The Bradenton Beach Police Department, which
handled the initial investigation, determined that on Jan.
1, 2009, Sheena Lee Morris, 22, committed suicide.
Prior to the death, the BBPD responded to a call
from the Bridgewalk resort about an argument between
Morris and her boyfriend, with whom she was spend-
ing New Year's at the beach. A text message from
Morris' phone after the incident read, "Your better bet
is to stop being an alpha male and keep your hands off
women."
The next day, Morris was found hanging in the
shower.
Osborn, in her letter, said, "Many mistakes were
made in this investigation." Primarily, she said, BBPD
rushed to judgment in the case.
Over the past two years, Osborn said she has inves-
tigated and gathered information - including affidavits
from forensic pathologists, criminal investigators and
a former FBI agent - indicating that her daughter was
killed.
"I would like to share these affidavits with you


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Morris, 22,
Christmas
2008. Her
mother says,
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and colored
her hair just
days before.
It's not
really how
she always
looked,
but she did
change her
hair a lot."


or your homicide investigators," the mother wrote to
Steube. She added, "So that we can finally have a real
investigation into the cause of my daughter's death and
get a killer off the streets before this happens to another
young woman."
Osborn met with Bartelt about a week before writ-
ing the MCSO. The mayor told her that BBPD had pre-
viously released the investigation files to the MCSO
and that "we are willing to again provide these records
to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, if so requested
by them."
As of April 1, the MCSO had not responded to


Osborn's request, and BBPD had not received any
request from the sheriff for additional case files.
BBPD Chief Sam Speciale said he would have no
problem again sharing information with the MCSO.
The chief said numerous agencies and authorities,
including the state attorney's office, the medical exam-
iner, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and
the MCSO already have examined the case and reached
the same conclusion as BBPD.
"All these agencies that have looked at this have
said the same thing: We didn't' find ani) dillng different
than what you found," Speciale said.
Regarding his department's investigation, he said
Morris' death was handled as a potential homicide, with
the MCSO crime scene unit collecting evidence.
"We handle every suicide as a homicide," the chief
said.
He added, "We have done not only what we're sup-
posed to do in this case, but detective (Lenard) Diaz
went way beyond that. It was a tragic event.... Still,
our findings are our findings."
Osborn insists that she is not a mother in denial or
shock, but rather puzzled by many unanswered ques-
tions in the case.
During a brief interview with The Islander April
1, she said her investigators believe the alleged suicide
was staged to conceal a crime.
Special said his detective has indicated that if
Osborn has new, solid evidence, the BBPD would not
hesitate to reopen the case.


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It's a sandy slope
Wow. There's sand coming ashore on AMI.
It's valuable sand. Like the bubblin' crude found on
a poor mountaineer's land. Like Jed's "oil that is, black
gold, Texas tea."
First thing you know, ol' Jed's a millionaire.
Our sand is costing millions.
It's apparently infuriating to our newish slash-the-
budget-at-all-costs governor,
Maybe he doesn't know how like Jed's oil the nour-
ishment sand can really be.
Maybe he doesn't know the purpose of nourishing
eroded beaches with sand is to save properties - prop-
erty values and property taxes. And it helps bring money
to the state in the form of tourism. After all, no beach
means no tourists.
Maybe he doesn't know that back in 1992-93, when
Anna Maria Island was the recipient of a nourishment
project that nearly ran the 7-mile length of the shore, it
dramatically changed the value of properties here.
Small bungalows went from $80,000-$90,000
to $160,000-$250,000 overnight - as quickly as the
dredge could pump.
Maybe Rick Scott doesn't know that it's an ongo-
ing process, or that our shores will always need sand.
The only way to reverse the process now is to scour the
barrier islands of homes and businesses and start over.
Atlantic beaches also need sand to survive.
But, oops, there go those taxes that Scott needs to
run the state.
And Mother Nature benefits in the process, with
renewed habitat on the shore, where berms and sea oats
and other sand-saving devices of nature, ravaged by
storms and washed away, can retake their hold on the
new sands.
It's such an important habitat for so many species,
some of them endangered, such as the loggerhead turtles
and shore birds that nest in our sands. They are threat-
ened by the havoc wreaked by man and concrete - bar-
riers on the shore where they nest and live.
Maybe Rick Scott is too Republican, too pro-
business to the extent of being anti-environment, too
opposed to social spending, too pro-life, too opposed
to gay rights and too skeptical of open immigration.
Maybe he's too ready and willing to ax education
spending, but willing to rake in the lottery funds - the
game sold to voters as school funding - for other gov-
ernment needs.
Maybe he won't be in office too long.
Or perhaps our governor needs a tour of the shore-
lines where sand is needed and some of the beaches
where renourishment is doing its job for the economy
and the environment.
Maybe he just needs a heapin' helping' of our hos-
pitality.

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History buff
I read Carolyne Norwood's "Tales of Three Cities"
and absolutely love this history book about the Island.
I live in North Carolina, but I grew up on Anna
Maria Island. I came to the Island in 1950, so the book
is practically the story of my life.
The book has resulted in my connecting with friends I
knew on the Island when I was a teenager. We have shared
so many memories of our lives in the 1950s and 1960s.
We talk about the teen club, water skiing between
the Anna Maria City Pier and the Rod & Reel Pier,
friends who came from Tampa and Lakeland, the smell
of the mosquito spray, Key Sundries, Island Players and
so much more.
The Island was a wonderful place to grow up, and
the book is just as great.
The book makes me feel like I am there again.
I know there are many who grew up on the
Island who would love to have the book. I wish there
was a way to let them know about it.
I would love to connect with all of my Island
friends.
Ann Reser Schmitt, Asheville, N.C.

Invited to stay
I love Anna Maria Island. I have been a frequent
visitor since the 1970s, and my husband and I have been
coming every year for more than 20 years.
We've seen a lot of changes over the years, most
of them noticeable over the past dozen years. Much of
the old Florida is gone, along with the true laidback
attitude that was present back then. Still, the business
and tourism community advertises the Island as such.
There are music festivals, arts and crafts festivals,
heritage festivals, as well as a wedding festival intent
on making the Island into some kind of wedding capital.
There's something going on almost every weekend. In
addition, there have been numerous newspaper stories,
magazine articles and a spot on television advertising
Anna Maria as a great place to get away.
The result of all this is the congested traffic trying


to get on and off the Island. There also is a greater use
of bicycles, and now an increase in underage use of golf
carts, pedal-power carts and Segways in the streets.
Almost gone are the days when a pedestrian stepped
aside for a bicyclist on the sidewalk. There's an increase
in dogs, bicycles and open drinking on the beach - all
currently restricted. It's no wonder the locals get aggra-
vated. I do, too.
What prompted this letter? As my husband and I were
riding our bicycles the other day, a young woman sped
out around the comer of the bank drive-through without
stopping or checking for oncoming traffic. If I was a car,
she would have hit me. She yelled, "Go Home."
I say to those who don't want us here: We were
asked to come. We were enticed to come and, yes, come
back again next year. Do not take your frustrations out
on us. Take your complaints to your local elected offi-
cials and the chamber of commerce using your tax dol-
lars to advertise this little Island so successfully. See
what reaction you get from them.
Nancy Stefaniak, Holmes Beach and Silver
Springs, N.Y.

Bravo for Island Players
"Rabbit Hole" is incredibly well directed and per-
formed.
It's not the first to be done but this drama is particu-
larly demanding, needing subtle interpretation. The cast
responded beautifully under director Phyllis Elfenbein's
guidance.
Elfenbein has had years of directing and producing
plays in a major venue in New Jersey and it shows.
We're lucky to have both director and the dedicated
actors who help give us good theater.
Betty Ayre-Simches, Anna Maria

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We asked whatfans think about Manatee County's
plans to install 11 40-foot high lights at Kingfish Boat
Ramp.
The poll generated the following comments:
"Why was this proposed and would it encourage
trouble?" - Christine Olson
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We posted a photo Islander reporter Lisa Neff
took at the Rod & Reel Pier of thunderstorms rolling
in on March 30. Winds and rains were so strong the
Manatee County School District allowed parents to
withdraw students from school early. Here are your
comments.
"Hope Rod & Reel survived!" - Angela Smith
Lester


"It always will survive to fish and eat another
day!" - Andrew White
"Guess this is why our flight to Sarasota was so
delayed." - Mark Orlovsky
"I love Rod & Reel. I'll have a grouper sand-
wich, fries and a beer, of course!" - Cathie Gemaly
Lowney
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Tour tops
The tour of homes is an Island event that involves
nearly 1,000 people, many traveling from Lakeland,
Sarasota, Longboat Key, St. Petersburg and Tampa
for a touch of our Island hospitality.
The benefits to our Island children from this event
can be measured by the outcomes of our after-school
program or our REACH programs. The tour of homes
committee has worked tirelessly with all the volun-
teers preparing to make this year's tour better than
ever.
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center board of directors, our staff, and the children
and families we serve, a heartfelt thank you for all of
the wonderful articles, ads and the colorful insert that
ran in The Islander to promote our 18th annual tour
of homes.
The tour chairman, committee leaders, homeown-
ers, volunteers and media sponsors have a true pur-
pose in life. Their dedication to our youth deserves
the gratitude and recognition of our entire commu-
nity, for they commit a portion of their time, talent,
treasures and life to making a difference for future
generations.
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In the April 4, 2001, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* The Manatee County School Board unanimously
approved the charter for an Island middle school to oper-
ate for three years beginning August 2001. The school
was to be located at Loggerhead Junction on Manatee
Avenue behind what is now the CVS pharmacy. Char-
ter school board member Noranne Hutcheson said the
school would start with grades six and seven, with
eighth grade added in the 2002-03 school year.
* The administrative hearing between Bradenton
and the Concerned Citizens of Manatee ended after
more than 80 hours of testimony and no decision from
Judge J. Lawrence Johnston. The CC'\ I had questioned
the legality of several comp-plan changes made by
Bradenton that allowed Arvida Corp. to obtain site-
plan approval for an 898-unit condominium project on
vacant land on north Perico Island.
* Anna Maria building official Bob Welch rejected
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh's appointment of him to also
be the city's public works director because the mayor
wanted Welch to reorganize the two departments. Welch
said he would be more comfortable if the city commis-
sion discussed the reorganization before implementing
any changes.


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8 0 APRIL 6, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER


Bradenton Beach to contract garbage pickup


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners went with the
low bidder in the competition to collect garbage in the
city.
A public works crew currently handles the job, but
commissioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt have expressed
concern over the past year about the expense of main-
taining equipment and the need to buy two new garbage
trucks.
The commission, in a unanimous vote March 28,
selected Waste Pro for the job. The motion, made with
representatives from several trash collection companies
seated in the audience, was to authorize city attorney
Ricinda Perry to negotiate a contract with the com-
pany.
The commission has at least two more votes to
finalize the deal with Waste Pro at the first and second
readings of the ordinance on the contract Perry eventu-
ally presents to the panel.
Last week's vote followed the receipt and review
of bids from Waste Pro, Waste Management and Waste
Services of Florida.
The bids, each packaged in thick three-ring binders,
contained details about each company's size and back-
ground, policies, key personnel and customer costs.
With thanks to the three bidders, commissioners
stressed the savings to customers in the offer from Waste
Pro, which soon will begin collecting recyclables under
a previously negotiated contract.
For single-family residential service, Waste Pro
proposed twice-a-week trash collection that will cost
$112.08 a year. WSI's price was $312. Waste Manage-
ment's price for the service was $224.25 and included
yard-waste collection.


HB clerk takes le.
Brooke Bennett is on leave from her duties as
Holmes Beach city clerk and her official retirement will
begin May 11.
Deputy city clerk Stacey
Johnston was appointed acting city
i < clerk by Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
S Bohnenberger and is expected to
assume the position.
Johnston has been the city's
deputy clerk since 2007. Before
Johnston moving to Florida, she worked for
10 years as deputy city clerk in Cof-
feyville, Kan., and another three and a half years as the
assistant city clerk in Fairway, Kan.
Bennett's departure was not anticipated.
Bohnenberger said the city currently has no job


The annual cost for once-a-week collection of yard
waste was $43.56 in Waste Pro's bid, no additional
charge in Waste Management's bid and $156 a year in
WSI's bid.
The current charge for the city's sanitation service
is $195 per year to collect two 32-gallon cans from a
residence - single-family, mobile home, apartment or
condominium - twice a week.
Bartelt said the city's service was competitive with
the proposed customer fees, but those fees didn't include
the expense of buying and maintaining garbage trucks.


ave, retires in May
openings, and Bennett will be on the payroll until May.
He said he is not aware of any other planned retire-
ments.
He noted that there might be some realigning of job
duties after Johnston is officially sworn in as the new
clerk.
However, two employees, Rick Ashley and Joe
Duennes, are participating in the city's deferred retire-
ment option plan, which will give the city time to plan
for their replacements.
Ashley, the city's treasurer, has until August 2012 in
the program. He anticipates a replacement will be hired
prior to his departure. "I'11 be able to help them through
the budgeting process before I leave," said Ashley.
Duennes, the city's superintendent of public works,
will be in the DROP for three more years.


A Braden-
ton Beach
sanitation
crew on Gulf
Drive. The
city commis-
sion recently
authorized
city attorney
Ricinda Perry
to negotiate
a contract
with Waste
Pro for solid
waste col-
lection in the
city. Islander
Photo: Lisa
Neff


Two new trucks would cost about $400,000.
"The thing is, the vendors provide trucks," he said.
And they provide manpower. And they provide ben-
efits. ...Could we do it cheaper? Not on the scale we're
operating on.... It's the huge capital expense that we're
faced with that's taking us out of the game."
The vote last week was unanimous. Still, commis-
sioners lamented the loss of the city sanitation depart-
ment, which they have said would not result in layoffs
due to vacancies in public works.
"It saddens me that we have to lose our Bradenton
Beach garbage pickup because you guys have done a
beautiful job," Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said, direct-
ing her comment to public works director Tom Woo-
dard.
"I would echo that," said Commissioner Ed Straight.
"I hate to see it go."


The bids
Three companies bid to collect solid waste and
yard waste in Bradenton Beach, which currently has
a city crew doing the job.
In the bids, the annual cost to collect solid waste
twice a week from a residence was:
Waste Pro: $112.08.
Waste Management: $224.24.
Waste Services of Florida: $312.
The city commission selected Waste Pro.


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call to all artists - amateur and professional
- to submit work to be considered for inclu-
sion in the exhibit. Please, consider joining
those who are participating in this show for
the pure experience of abstract art. Reach
beyond your "norm" and find the soul within.
Create that which is "apart from concrete
reality" Submission details may be found at
www.studioatgulfandpine.com. The sympo-
sium will embrace a learning experience for
the art form. It will be led by Mark Ormond of
the Ringling College of Art and Design and
will include discussion with the artists, Gene
Aubry, Jean Blackburn, Bob Brown, Richard
Thomas and Kathy Wright. At the opening,
tours of the five artists' works will provide an
opportunity to meet and engage each artist
on the topic of abstract art.
The reception will include "abstract" hours
d'oeuvre and wine compliments of Beach
Bistro and live music by a Manatee High
School Jazz Band combo.

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Richard Thomas, abstract painting
Gene Aubry abstract painting and sculpture
Kathy Wright abstract painting
Jean Blackburn, abstract painting
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DOT to present Cortez Bridge study plan


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Florida Department of Transportation officials next
week will outline for Manatee County commissioners
their plan for a $1.5 million study of the Cortez Bridge
that would begin in fiscal 2012-13.
The Cortez Bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway
in Sarasota Bay on Cortez Road/State Road 689 and
links Bradenton Beach to Cortez. The drawbridge was
built in 1956 and has been rehabbed over the years.
During the county board's meeting April 12 at the
county administrative center, DOT representatives
will provide county commissioners with the rationale
for conducting a project development and environ-
ment or PD&E study. Such a study would determine
the future of the Cortez Bridge, including a possible
recommendation for its replacement.
Some county commissioners, as well as Island
mayors, have questioned the need for a study, main-
taining that a low-rise drawbridge is the only option for
the Bradenton Beach-mainland crossing.
Background material for the meeting states that a
PD&E study on the Cortez Bridge in 1989 resulted in


Island Trollei
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Pearl Hackney checked her watch. "Anytime now.
Get together people."
Hackney's people numbered a dozen. All of them
waited to climb aboard the free Island Trolley to travel
from the Anna Maria City Pier on Bay Boulevard to the
Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.
"We love the trolley," said Hackney, of Elgin, Ill.
'This is about the only place the family can take a vaca-
tion together and not need to rent two cars."
A lot of passengers riding the trolley on a recent
weekday expressed their love for the fare-free service.
And data from the Manatee County Public Works
Department indicates that ridership is up this season


y


- a four-lane, high, fixed-span bridge - to accommo-
date traffic that would increase with the planned widen-


ridership up
after some down months.
Ridership in January was 27,310 compared with
26,688 in January 2010. Ridership in February was
35,524 compared with 32,363 in February 2010.
"Totals year-to-date reflect a 6 percent increase in
ridership from this period last year," the public works
department recently reported to the Manatee County
Board of Commissioners.
However, numbers for both months are down com
pared with ridership in January 2009 and February 2009.
Statistics for the Longboat Key trolley, which
runs from Coquina Beach to downtown Sarasota and
is jointly operated by Manatee and Sarasota counties,
was up slightly in January and February from last year,
but down from 2009.


The Cortez
Bridge is
due for a
rehab in
fiscal 2013
and may be
the focus
of a study
in 2012.
Islander
Photo: Lisa
Neff


ing of Cortez Road as far east as 26th Street.
That study is outdated, according to the DOT. The
federal agency overseeing such a project in 1988 would
have been the Federal Highway Administration but is
now the U.S. Coast Guard, for example.
Additionally, in material presented to the county, the
long-range transportation plan for the area has changed,
as have concerns for endangered species and historical
structures. For example, the Cortez fishing village didn't
become a National Historic District until 1995, seven years
after the PD&E study, and that study called for eminent
domain of a large number of now historic properties.
The DOT also will address with the commission the
proposed $4.4 million rehab of the bridge scheduled to
take place in fiscal 2013-14. The project would involve
repairing the deteriorated seawall and support pilings,
as well as steel and machinery work, painting and fixes
to the bridgetender house.
The DOT presentation on April 12 was tentatively
set to begin at 10:30 a.m. in the administrative building,
1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.


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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
* March 24, 9000 block of Gulf Drive, petit theft.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office investigated a
report that a man and woman left the Sign of the Mer-
maid without paying their $185 bill. The couple had
provided a credit card that was not valid.
* March 26, 900 block of South Bay Boulevard,
accident. The MCSO assisted the Florida Fish and Wild-
life and emergency medical service with a response to a
personal-watercraft accident in Tampa Bay. Two people
involved in the accident were brought to Anna Maria,
where one was treated and taken to the hospital.
* March 26, 300 block of Pine Avenue, theft. A
representative from Pine Avenue Restoration reported
to the MCSO that someone stole material from a con-
struction site about three weeks earlier. The property
was valued at $1,000.
* March 28, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard,
accident. Two people were riding rented Segways along
Bayfront Park when one woman fell and was hit by the
other's Segway. The woman was taken to the hospital
with non-life-threatening injuries. She had declined to
wear a helmet.
Bradenton Beach
* March 29, 100 block of Gulf Drive S. Bradenton
Beach Police Department arrested a man for burglary to
a car after he allegedly was captured on video stealing
a purse.
Cortez
* March 25,4000 block of 123rd Street West, iden-
tity theft. The MCSO investigated a report of identity
theft. A woman said someone used her identity to open
an account at an online dating website and that she
was receiving telephone calls and text messages from
men.
Holmes Beach
* March 25, 72nd Street and Marina Drive, bur-
glary. The Holmes Beach Police Department inves-
tigated a reported burglary on a boat at a city dock.
Someone pried open a door and took a fish finder and
an emergency radio. Fingerprints were taken from the
vessel.
* March 26, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, criminal
mischief. HBPD investigated a report from a resort,
where someone entered the pool, defecated in the pool
and spray-painted graffiti on a fence.
* March 26, 65th Street beach access, criminal
mischief. An HBPD officer discovered that someone


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Ex-Islander David Robert Viens has pleaded not
guilty to murder in a Los Angeles County courtroom.
He is accused of killing wife Dawn Marie Viens, with
whom he operated a business in Bradenton Beach sev-
eral years ago.
Dawn Viens was 39 when she disappeared in Octo-
ber 2009 from Lomita, Calif. Authorities suspect she is
dead, but no remains have been recovered.


Unlawful sexual activity
complaint filed in
Anna Maria
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office on April
1 received an allegation of unlawful sexual activity
with a minor in Anna Maria.
The released report, completed by deputies
at the Anna Maria substation, contained multiple
blackouts, concealing most details. The report
indicated that the alleged incident or incidents took
place between March 1 and March 31.
"It is alleged that the subject engaged in sexual
activity with a minor under 17 years of age. The
subject involved has a custodial relationship with a
minor," the report stated.


spray-painted graffiti on a bench at the beach access.
* March 26,6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft.
A resident reported the theft of a box of wine from his
garage. An officer then found a juvenile walking with
the wine box, which was photographed and returned to
the resident.
* March 26, White Avenue beach access, public
drinking. An HBPD officer found a group of people
on the beach, including juveniles, with alcohol. Par-
ents were called and the alcohol was disposed of at the
scene.
* March 29, 2700 block of Avenue C, domestic
battery. HBPD and MCSO responded to a dispute that
involved a man and a woman. The man was arrested
for allegedly grabbing the woman, cutting her face and
ripping her shirt.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra-
tives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
police departments and the Manatee County SI', ,rf's
Office.


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In late February, after the discovery of blood in the
home the husband and wife shared, David Viens, 47,
leaped from a 100-foot cliff.
While hospitalized to recover
from his fall from the Rancho Palos
Verdes cliff and with the restaurant
he ran in Lomita being dug up in
the search for remains, David Viens
allegedly confessed to killing his
wife.
Dawn Viens Days later, on March 3, he
was formally charged with murder.
On March 28, David Viens was
wheeled into a California courtroom
on a gurney for his arraignment
hearing, during which he pleaded
not guilty.
Los Angeles Superior Court
David Viens Judge Upinder S. Kalra set the
man's bail at $1 million and the
next court date as April 28, when Viens is scheduled to
appear for a preliminary hearing.
Several years ago, the Viens lived in Holmes Beach
about 200 feet fromAnna Maria Elementary School and
operated the Beach City Market in Bradenton Beach.
In 2005, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office led
a raid at the market and home, arresting David Viens
on suspicion of marijuana possession with intent to sell
or distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession
of opium and possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon. He also was arrested on suspicion of trafficking
marijuana.
The local charges soon were dropped because Viens
also was facing a federal charge of conspiracy to dis-
tribute and possess marijuana. He pleaded guilty to that
charge in 2007.
Additionally, in 1993, Viens was convicted in Ver-
mont under a federal narcotics law.

Correction
The Islander story about the Anna Maria city
commission's March 25 meeting and approval of
a site-plan for 210 Pine Ave. contained an error.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said he didn't
say the city was incorrectly calculating density, as
the story indicated, but that the city was approving
site-plans that were inconsistent with the compre-
hensive plan and land-development regulations.




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Commission tables WCIND funding request


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners put on hold a
request for funding for marine equipment in order to
have a more in-depth discussion on the best uses of
West Coast Inland Navigation District money.
The county natural resources department March 29
had presented commissioners with a request to apply
to the WCIND for $140,000 to buy equipment needed
to remove derelict boats and marine debris from local
waters.
The request was on the consent agenda list contain-
ing a number of other proposals and which the board
typically approves with a single vote and without dis-
cussion.
However, Commission Chair Carol Whitmore
asked to remove the request from the consent agenda
for further discussion.
Later, in an hour-long conversation on the topic,
Whitmore said the WCIND money should be used to
dredge canals and channels for navigation.
Natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker said
that clearing waterways also involves removing hazards
in channels and canals, as well as maintaining signs and
buoys.


His department had proposed purchasing a 25-foot
workboat, a trailer, motors and marine electronics to
remove marine debris, tow vessels, conduct waterway
studies and maintain buoys, signs and artificial reefs.
The department's current workboat, purchased in
2005, lacks "any secure storage for sensitive equipment
nor any shelter for staff during inclement weather," a


No movement in
There has been no change in the status for former
Anna Maria City Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus'
appeal of the recall petition that led to the September
2010 election that removed him from office.
The case is still with the
Florida 2nd District Court of
Appeal in Lakeland and deputy
clerk Tami McCarrol said there
were no scheduled oral argu-
ments or hearings in the appeal
through May.
Stoltzfus "It's still sitting on the
judges' list" of pending decisions,
she said, noting the appeal court has a backlog of


memo stated.
The commission tabled the request.
The WCIND is a special taxing district that includes
Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. The
district's purpose is to support safe navigation, and its
$2 million annual budget is funded with property tax
money. The 2010 millage rate was .0394.


Stoltzfus appeal
cases.
The most recent activity by the appeal court in the
case was Nov. 19, 2010, when it denied a Stoltzfus
motion for more time to file an initial brief.
Stoltzfus' appeal was filed Aug. 27, 2010, by his
attorney, Richard Harrison of the Tampa law firm of
Allen Dell, P.A.
Stoltzfus has claimed the recall petition against
him is not legally sufficient, but a 12th Circuit Court
judge ruled inAugust 2010 that the petition was valid
and ordered a recall election.
The Sept. 7, 2010, special election recalled Stoltz-
fus from office 362-331, and elected Gene Aubry 363-
333, to complete the remainder of Stoltzfus' term.


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Abstract artists sought for studio exhibit


The Studio at Gulf and Pine is seeking submissions
of abstract art for its "Have You Tried Abstract?" exhibi-
tion.
The exhibit will include works by Gene Aubry, Jean
Blackburn, Bob Brown, Richard Thomas and Kathy
Wright.
Artists of any age are invited to create an 8-by-10-
inch unframed abstract expression. Art can be in any
medium, including pencil, crayon, pastel, ink, water-
color, oil, photography or collage.
The work will be exhibited April 13-30, with an art-
ists' reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 16. A people's
choice award will be presented at the reception.

New College president
to speak to Rotary
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets from
noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Most weeks the
club welcomes a guest speaker to address the member-
ship.
On April 12, New College of Florida president
Gordon Michalson Jr. will be the guest speaker.
Club meetings are open to the public.
For more information, call club president Judy Rup
at 941-518-1965.

St. Bernard holds rummage sale
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a rummage
sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
Sale items will include housewares, linens, cloth-
ing, books and jewelry. Food and drinks also will be
sold.
The church is at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the church office at 941-
778-4769.

Rays tickets on sale at chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
selling Tampa Bay Rays baseball tickets for the 2011
season.
Tickets range in price from $17 to $25 for a single
seat. Seats are located in the outfield, section 141, row
cc.
Tickets can be reserved by calling Deb Wing or
Mary Ann Brockman at 941-778-1541.


An artist symposium with keynote speaker Mark
Ormond and the featured artists also will take place
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. before the reception.
Submissions are due by Friday, April 8, at the
studio, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Submissions
also may be mailed. Include a name, entry title, phone
number and/or e-mail address with submissions.
For more information, call the studio at 941-778-
1906.

Norwood signs books at Old IGA
Carolyne Norwood, author of two books about the
history of Anna Maria Island, will hold a book-signing
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Ginny's
and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Norwood is co-founder of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and has lived on the Island for 54
years.
Her recent book, "Tales of Three Cities," includes
more than 100 historical pictures and covers a variety of
subjects from wildlife to memoirs of the Island's older
residents.
For more information, call 941-778-1514.

Moose women host Easter party
The Women of the Moose Club will host an Easter
party for children ages 1-10 at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive
S., Bradenton Beach, Saturday, April 16.
The party will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and includes
lunch for the kids.
There will be an egg hunt on the beach, games and
the Easter Bunny will make an appearance, visit each
child and provide them with a gift basket.
A sign-up sheet is available at the lodge. The last
day to register is Wednesday, April 13.
For more information, call the lodge at 941-778-
4110.

Off Stage Ladies host luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players theater
will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13,
at the Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Island actor Vinnie Conte is the guest speaker.
Lunch is $15 per person. Guests are welcome.
For more information or reservations, call 941-518-
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happenings


Privateers host final
season market
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will
hold its season-ending Thieves Market
Saturday, April 9, at Coquina Beach.
The market, which runs from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m., features vendors selling % \ thi llng i
from tomatoes to tools to antiques.
R.J. Howson, a rock and blues musi-
cian from Chicago, will perform.
Burgers, hot dogs and grilled corn-
on-the-cob, as well as Big John's Famous
Barbecue, will be available for purchase.
The Privateers will not be smoking
mullet at this event.
Proceeds from the food sales and
booth rentals contribute to the organiza-
tion's charitable efforts.
For information about the market or "
becoming a vendor, call Mary "Wood-
stock" Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212.



Humane Society hosts
annual walkathon
The Humane Society of Manatee County will hold
its fifth annual walkathon, Paws in Motion, Saturday,
April 9, along the riverfront in downtown Bradenton.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. at 102 12th St. W.,
Bradenton.
The one-mile walkathon includes individual walk-
ers or teams of walkers and their dogs.
The individual who raises the most money this year
gets the opportunity for his or her dog to be the spokes-
dog for the 2012 Paws in Motion.
The 2010 walk raised more than $46,000 in pledges
for the humane society.
In addition to the dog walk, there will be food,
raffles, pet-related vendors and entertainment for both
pets and their owners.
Sponsorship and vendor opportunities also are
available.
For more information or to register for the walk,
go online to www.humanemanatee.org, e-mail walk@
humanesocietymanatee.org or call the shelter at 941-
747-8808, ext. 311.

Sarasota play festival
includes Islanders
Theatre Odyssey announces its sixth season with a
presentation of "Seven in '11," April 8-10 at the West
Coast Black Theater Troupe, 1046 10th Way, Sara-
sota.
Many Theatre Odyssey actors and directors have
ties to Island Players and the current board president is
former Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn.
"Seven in '11" will premiere seven new 10-minute
plays authored by Gulf Coast playwrights. A "best play"
cash award will go to a winning writer.
The festival will begin at 8 p.m. each night, and
there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on April 10.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the
event.
For more information, call artistic director Melliss
Kenworthy at 941-951-6319.

Photographer opens
show at Guild Gallery
Photographer Phil Jensen will be the featured artist
in April at the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island Gal-
lery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Jensen records subjects in ways often overlooked
by others by emphasizing patterns, texture, intricate
details and lighting to create images as art.
An artist's reception will be held at the gallery from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Jensen will
donate one of his prints for a raffle the night of the
reception.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-
6694.


Fair trade
Anna Maria
Island Priva-
teers do not
live on thievery
alone. So Priva-
teer Bob Boyd,
along with wife
Alwana, oper-
ates a jewelry
booth at the
nonprofit's
Thieves Market
March 12 at
Coquina Beach.
Another market
approaches
April 9.
Islander Photo.
Lisa Neff


Arts, crafts show benefit
butterfly park
Enjoy shopping, food and music at the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park Arts and Crafts Show at Holmes
Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 10.
Booths will feature art and hobby craftes, including
jewelry, photography, shoes, baby items, totes, clothes,
plants and more while live music will entertain festival-
goers.
Admission and parking are free. Organizers ,','.I
festivalgoers ride the free trolley to the event.
For more information, call 352-344-0657.

LBK hosts men's
fashion, food event
The Longboat Key Garden Club and the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts have teamed up to present "A
Taste of the Keys" featuring a men's fashion show from
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
Tickets are $50 and include food from the Longboat
Key Club, Mar Vista, Lazy Lobster, Old Salty Dog,
Joe's Sweets and Treats, Tango, Hilton Hotel, Terrace
on Circle, Chart House and Lido Beach Resort. Two
complimentary drinks also are included.
The event will be held at the center, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., Longboat Key.
For ticket information, call Barb Kerwin at 941-
383-0772 or Susan Landau at 941-383-8030.



Library group seeks
new storage space
The Friends of the Island Library is seeking
storage space for books collected annually for sale
at the group's major fundraiser.
Thousands of items are sold during the two-day
book sale held in February at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Until
recently, the group was storing books in a space
provided by nearby Wachovia Bank.
"Wachovia is not providing that space any
longer," said friends president Thea Kelley. "This
was convenient storage because of its proximity to
the library."
Kelley said the group is asking "people in the
community to be looking for space for us to use
now and in the future."
Additionally, the group is asking book donors
to keep their material "as long as they can before
next year's book sale."
For more information about the book collection
or storage needs, call Kelley at 778-0173 or e-mail
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A sign outside the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, advertises the reason for An
Affaire to Remember and the mortgage campaign.


Stewart Moon Jr. and Morgan Thomas offer champagne to arriving guests at An Affaire to
Remember. The fundraiser went a little bit country - featuring, for the second year in a
row, a performance by country artist Lee Greenwood, who also was the guest of honor at a
VIP reception, where he greeted guests. The night benefited the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


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Kincaid: Thanks for posting memories


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Gloria Kincaid knows just about everybody in Anna
Maria, including children and grandchildren.
"In many cases, I even know their pets," said Kin-
caid, who has been the postmistress for the U.S. Postal
Service in the city since 2002.
She knows where everybody went on vacation,
when anybody gets sick, when someone dies, and when
somebody moves away or moves to the city.
Her book of knowledge will close April 29 when
she retires after 32 years with the post office. Add in the
three years she served in the U.S. Army before joining
the postal service and she will have 35 years of govern-
ment service.
"I've enjoyed every minute of it," said Kincaid,
who started as a mail carrier in 1980 in Winter Haven.
Her husband was transferred to the Bradenton area
in the late 1980s and she took a job as a clerk at the
Longboat Key post office under postmistress Helen
West.
Kincaid became postmistress for the Cortez post
office in 1991 and held that position for 11 years before
she was transferred to Anna Maria in 2002.
"I got to know everybody in Cortez and then got
to know everybody in Anna Maria. So, I feel like a real
Islander. It's been a great job and I'm going to miss
everybody," she said.


Kincaid originally had planned to be at the Anna
Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration with a special


Anna Maria postmistress Gloria Kincaid will sell
her last stamp April 29 when she retires from the
U.S. Postal Service after 31 years. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

cancellation stamp commemorating the pier, but that
was when the event was planned for April 2011.
"I already had my retirement dates set when the pier
event was changed to May. I'm sorry I'm not going to be
there. In fact, it's hard to think about leaving everyone
and not coming to Anna Maria every day," she said.
There will be no retirement party April 29, but a
number of Kincaid's friends and coworkers plan a cel-
ebration Saturday, April 30, at Mexicali Border Cafe on
Cortez Road.
"Hopefully, I'm not going to tear up on April 29.
Most of the day will be spent handing the office over to
the new postmaster, so I won't have much time to think
about it being my last day," Kincaid said.
Retirement, however, is not in her nature.
"I'm a worker. I have to stay busy."
She plans to resume volunteering with a Manatee
County literacy program and to find other volunteer
opportunities.
And she promised to come back and visit her Anna
Maria friends.
"Just don't make me cry," she said with a smile.


BB commission to consider conga record-maker


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The line would begin on the beach.
And, if Island musician Mike Sales achieves his
goal, the line will end up in the Guinness World Records
book.
Sales on April 7 will ask Bradenton Beach city
commissioners to approve a special event application
for the "World's Largest Conga Line Attempt."
The attempt would take place from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, April 23, on the beach at the Moose
Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Sales, in his application, proposed that any funds
raised from the contest be dedicated to a campaign to
transform Manatee County Animal Services into a "no-
kill" service. That campaign has been championed by
Holmes Beach resident and Islander employee Lisa
Williams.
The special event application states, "We will
attempt to set the world's record for the longest conga


line on sand. The event will involve citizens and vol-
unteers."
Sales had to specify he was aiming to stage the
longest conga line on sand because a Guinness record
for the longest conga line was set in the Little Havana
neighborhood of Miami. A Guinness spokeswoman
said 119,986 people participated in that event in March
1988.
The commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., and Sales' application is one of
the earliest orders of business.
In other business, commissioners will consider the
second reading of an ordinance updating the city's elec-
tion qualifying schedule and several invoices, as well
as hold a public hearing on a special exception request
allowing a property owner to build a dock longer than
the 65 feet specified in city regulations.


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Wednesday, April 6
11 a.m. - Einstein Circle discussion on "What Constitutes A'Good'
Person?" at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce presents "Recover YourAmerican Dream" with Michael Marciniak
at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. -Author Carolyne Norwood will sign her books about
Island history at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1514.
3 p.m. - After Hours Book Club will discuss Robert Goolick's "A
Reliable Wife" at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bra-
denton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Friday, April 8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception for oil painter Jane Keeling at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6648.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception for photographer Phil Jensen at the
Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6694.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception for the "Lighten Up" exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-2099.

Saturday, April 9
8a.m. to 3p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers'Thieves Market at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Art and Craft Festival for the Island Butterfly


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Information: 352-344-0657.

Tuesday, April 12
Noon to 1 p.m. - New College of Florida president Gordon Michal-
son Jr. will speak to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 942-518-
1965.

Wednesday, April 13
11 a.m. - Einstein Circle discussion on "U.S. Foreign Aid: Are We
Getting Our Bang for the Buck?" at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players theater lunch
at The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-
4431. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
* Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3390.
* Tuesday, 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 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds study group at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1813.
* Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
* Wednesday, 10 a.m., Settler's bread sale at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society museum shop, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
* Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at
the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200
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Center, 102 23rd Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.
* Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
* Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
* Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach, through April. Information: 941-518-4431.

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Friday, April 8
8 p.m. - Theatre Odyssey presents "Seven in '11" 10-minute play
festival at West Coast Black Theater Troupe, 1046 10th Way, Sarasota.
Information: 941-951-6319. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 9
8 to 11 a.m. - Paws in Motion walkathon for the Humane Society
of Manatee County, 102 12th St. W., downtown riverfront, Bradenton.
Information: 941-747-8808.
9 and 10:30 a.m. - Wagon tour through Robinson Preserve,
1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757 ext. 1. Fee
applies.
9 to 11 a.m. - Spring surprises master gardener tour through De
Soto Memorial National Park, 8300 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton.
Information: 941-722-4524.
Sunset - Sidewalk astronomy with the Deep Sky Observers at
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Information: 941-951-6319. Fee applies.

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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 6, 2011 0 17

Founder's Day events, city hall naming
n the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce have field and the Founder's Day ceremonies were incorpo-
er worked together to plan the event, which has grown rated into the weekend.
11 celebrate its 61st each year. This year, Bohnenberger said the chamber is plan-
planned festivities Bohnenberger said he started Founder's Day four ning a festival strictly for the city's Founder's Day.
ril 16. years ago as a way to recognize citi- The celebration includes:
Bohnenberger and zens who have made the city a better Friday, April 15, at 9 a.m. there will be a meet-and-
S place with a Community Partner greet in the Holmes Beach City Hall lobby with music
E 16 _ | v._ _ Award. Past recipients include the by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
1046 10th Way, Sarasota. :city's original founders, individuals and refreshments provided by The Islander.
who have donated land and funds to At 10 a.m. in the commission chambers, Bohnen-
- the city, including Rex Hagen and berger will hold the founding day ceremonies. It will
yven in '11" 10-minute play Bohnenberger the Anna Maria Island Privateers. begin with a presentation of the flag by the American
Ipe, 1046 10th Way, Sara- Two years ago, Bohnenberger Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Color Guard and Bra-
asked the chamber to participate. Last year, the Real denton Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey will sing
.et Me" at the Asolo Reper- Florida Festival was already scheduled on the outdoor the National Anthem.
sota. Information: 941-351- During the ceremony, the Community Partner
Hot surf spots off the beach Award will be presented and a naming and dedication
The surfing is free and easy on the Internet at ceremony of the city hall building will be held. The
nd Male Fashion Show" at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. public also will be asked to share memories of the city's
ngboat Drive S., Longboat Other free hot spots on the Island: history.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, Tours of city hall will be available Friday until 3
402 Pine Ave. p.m. and a celebration will begin in the adjacent field
celebration, South Florida * Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive. at 5p.m.
*CGinny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 The festival will run until 10 p.m. on Friday and
Day Festival. Gulf Drive. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
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*April 16, Eco-fest Farmer's Market, downtown Bradenton.
* April 19, "Shall We Dance" concert, Longboat Key Center for the
Arts.

Save the Date:
*April 23, Cortez Native's Picnic, Florida Maritime Museum.
* May 7, 10th annual Island Run for the Children's Academy of
Southwest Florida.
* May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna
Maria.
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skateboard demonstration.
The chamber is seeking volunteers to help with the
festival. To volunteer, call Mary Ann Brockman or Deb
Wing at 941-778-1541.
Bohnenberger said a display of the city's origins
would be in the city hall lobby throughout April. He
also mentioned that the Anna Maria Island Art League
displays work by its artists throughout city hall. This
partnership is a result of the AMIAL's participation in
a previous founder's day event, he said.
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18 E APRIL 6, 2011 U THE ISLANDER

HB Fifth Avenue resident raises safety concerns


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Ron G Il _ >\ ky addressed Holmes Beach city com-
missioners during public comment at their March 22
meeting with several safety and wellness concerns he
has for Fifth Avenue, a dead-end street near the Manatee
Public Beach.
Glogovsky has lived on Fifth Avenue for more
than seven years and has previously voiced concerns to
both the police department and the city's public works
department, but with little results.
The issues Glogovsky would like resolved pertain
to street accessibility, not only for residents, but also for
emergency personnel and trash collection.
CiG l h,> \ 1ky said that although the area is designated
as single family, his home is neighbored by several six-
bedroom homes and four-bedroom duplexes that are
rented to vacationers.
The short rental of these homes appeal to use by
multiple individuals and families, which Glogovsky
said results in multiple vehicles being parked in drive-


ways and along both sides of the narrow street.
"It would be impossible for any emergency vehi-
cle to be able to navigate the street and respond," he
told the commission. "Is it the city of Holmes Beach's
responsibility and fiduciary obligation to the residents
to maintain access to provide for the welfare of all?"
Gilo 1 g\ ky said that he has received notices that his
mail could not be delivered because his home was inac-
cessible. He also said he's had to wait for beachgoers
to move cars blocking his driveway ,and has watched
people drive over his culvert, narrowly missing his
water meter.
He also noted that trash containers are left out for
days after scheduled pickups and at times are over-
loaded with garbage.
Glogovsky requested that the city post no park-
ing signs on the east side of the street. He asked that
vehicles be prevented from blocking driveways, or the
street.
He also asked for trash to be properly maintained.
The commission agreed to ask law enforcement to


patrol the area more frequently and ticket vehicles that
are found to violate parking rules.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said that he has
dealt with similar problems near his home and his best
advice is to communicate with the property manager.
Zaccagnino told himto ask the rental agencies to arrange
for a "back-door pick up" by Waste Management.
"What happens is that the rentals turn over on Sat-
urday and the trash sits out until Monday," he said. "Ask
the rental agencies to have Waste Management roll the
trash from the back."
Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens
suggested placing large potted plants in front of the
water meter. Glogovsky was initially skeptical of the
'i. _. 'Il i ,1n. but Commissioner John Monetti said he had
a similar issue and by placing large potted plants near
the right of way, he kept vehicles off his yard.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the city's code
enforcement officer was likely already looking into his
recent complaints and, in the meantime, he should con-
tinue to call in his complaints.


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Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
101 66th St., Unit 2, Mainsail Beach Inn, Holmes
Beach, a 1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with
shared pool built in 2009 was sold 03/16/11, Main-
sail AMI Beach Inn LLP, to Grayshem Limited for
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309 58th St., Unit A, Island Oasis, Holmes Beach,
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 6, 2011 19

BB stormwater improvements begin


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A major stormwater improvement project is under
way in a Bradenton Beach northside neighborhood.
The project is on schedule and should be completed
by mid-April, according to John Cosby, a Bradenton
Beach police lieutenant who also heads up the city's
capital improvements task force.
The city has partnered with LTA Engineers, Gator
Asphalt and the Southwest Florida Water Management
District on the project in the neighborhood of Avenues
A, B and C.
Construction involves the removal of some concrete
piping and the addition of bioswales, as well as grates,
cisterns and inlets.
The improvements should mean that water will
run off the roads and yards into the swales, said public


works director Tom Woodard.
Improvements are taking place on 25th Street east
of Gulf Drive; along 22nd Street, and on sections of
Avenues A, B and C.
A final component of phase one will involve land-
scaping. Brazilian peppers removed from the rights of
way will be replaced with native plants.
The city secured a $300,000 three-year-grant from
Swiftmud for stormwater improvements. Additional
funding for stormwater improvements comes from
city-collected fees.
A related but separate project soon to begin
involves the creation of a kayak launch at Herb Dolan
Park on Avenue A. That project also includes some
stormwater improvements.
Cosby said the kayak launch will be installed after
the stormwater work is completed.


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20 0 APRIL 6, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER


Lsland Biz


By Rick Catlin


Galati achieves Clean
Marine status
Galati Marine, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria,
recently received the Clean Marina-Clean Boatyard
designation and accompanying plaque and flag from the
Sustainable Initiatives division of the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
DEP representative Judy Ashton presented the
award to Chris Galati.
Ashton said Galati Marine is the second marina in
Manatee County to earn the designation and the 43rd
marina in the DEP's southwest district to achieve the
designation.
To obtain its status with the DEP, Galati Marine had
to complete a kI g_)li process that Ashton said required
a "commitment to uphold environmental integrity and
protection of our natural resources as we struggle to
reach an equilibrium between a growing population
and maintaining clean waters and abundant wildlife
throughout the state."
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Bridge Street Bistro,
111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the lunch is $25 for members and $28 for
non-members. Reservations are requested.
A special guest speaker, Michael Marciniak, author
of the best-selling book "Recover Your American
Dream," will address guests at the luncheon.
From 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 13,
the chamber will hold its Sunrise Breakfast at the AMI
Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cost of the breakfast is $8 per person and mem-
bers are encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are
requested, but not required.
For more information on either the luncheon or
breakfast, call 941-778-1541.

Wine tasting at Harry's
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Jude Drive,
Longboat Key, will host a wine-tasting party from 4:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Harry's Gour-
met Wine and Deli, adjacent to the main restaurant.
This month, proceeds of the event will be donated
to the Longboat Key Library.
Admission is $10 and chef-owner Harry Chris-
tensen will pair a variety of his appetizers to the selec-
tion of wines at the tasting.
For more information, call 941-383-0777.

Sinatra performs in Cortez
The Bayside Banquet Hall Dinner Theatre, 4628
119th St. W., Cortez, presents Frank Sinatra and the
Rat Pack Review featuring Rob Satori on Friday, April
15.
Cost of the review is $25 and includes an Italian
dinner buffet by Talk of the Town Catering Service.
Reservations are suggested as the February perfor-
mance was a sell-out.
For more information, call 941-798-2035.

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Anna Maria, Adam and Emily Holwerda.
* Suncoast Fishing Charters, 723 Jungle Queen
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* Studio Uno SWFL, 1375 Fifth St., Sarasota, Tara
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* Artitudes, 12803 Forsgate Place, Lakewood
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* Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders, 1701
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* Ramada Waterfront Hotel, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail,
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Obituaries

Jean M. Barth
Jean M. Barth, 81, of Bradenton, died March 17.
Born in Plainfield, N.J., she was a part-time resident
of Bradenton from Flemington, N.J., since 1994 and a
full-time resident since 2000.
Mrs. Barth was an artist for the Hunterdon County
Library in Flemington and a member of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
A memorial service was held April 4 at the Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Blake Medical Center of Braden-
ton. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd
Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Online
condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfu-
neral.com.
Mrs. Barth is survived by husband Herbert G. Jr. of
Bradenton; son David and wife Margaret of Bradenton;
daughter Caren and husband James Vredenburgh of St.
Louis; and grandchildren Michael, Stephen, Thomas
and Andrew.


E. Gaynor Brennan Jr.
E. Gaynor Brennan Jr., 80, of Shippan Point in
Stamford, Conn., and Holmes Beach, died March 20.
He was bor in Stamford Aug. 20, 1930.
Mr. Brennan was a lawyer for more then 50 years in
Stamford. He graduated from Georgetown University and
Fordham Law School. He also was a fire commissioner
for 38 years in Stamford. In 1990, he ran for Connecticut
attorney general, losing to Richard Blumenthal.
Services were March 24 in Stamford. Memorial
donations may be made to the Stamford Firefighters
Burn Foundation.
Mr Brennan is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patri-
cia Merritt; nine children, Trish and husband Don Edwards
of Holmes Beach, E. Gaynor III, Thomas, Ward, Ann and
husband Harry Brady, Barbara Nicholas, Maryellen and
husband Bob, Barry and wife Claire, and Mary Jane and
husband Chris Michael, all of Fairfield County, Conn.;
14 grandchildren, Sean and Patrick Edwards of Holmes
Beach, Ellie and Gaynor IV, Sam, Tatum and Schuyler
O'Mahony, Casey and Claire Nicholas, Bennett and Beau
Brady, Conner, Jack and Maeve.

Chester P. Claire
Chester P. Claire, 84, of Ohio, died March 31.
Mr. Claire retired in 1988 from his career as agency
manager for State Farm Insurance. He was a member
of Our Lady of Victory Parish of Tallmadge.
Services were in Youngstown, Ohio. Donations may
be made to Westminster College, New Wilmington PA
16172.
He is survived by wife Hilda; children Eric and
wife Karin of Hinckley, Melinda and husband Chris
Knight of Boardman, and Mark and wife Kathy King of
Anna Maria; grandchildren Sean and wife Megan Claire
of Atlanta, Lisa Claire of Atlanta, Lindsay Knight of
Chicago, Lee and wife Erika Knight of Boardman and
Gregory Knight of Boardman.

Jane M. Harrington
Jane M. Harrington, 92, of Bradenton, formerly of
Lansing, Mich., died March 27.


A memorial service was held April 2 at Parkway
Villas clubhouse in Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel was in charge
of arrangements.
Mrs. Harrington is survived by sons Michael of
Bradenton Beach and David of Los Angeles; sister Mary
L. Graham of Bradenton; seven grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.

Marian Grace Hartpence
Marian Grace Hartpence, 80, of West Amwell, N.J.,
and Holmes Beach, died March 30. She was born in
Erwinna, Pa.
Mrs. Hartpence worked with her husband at Hart-
pence Builders, where she was secretary and office
manager. She also worked at Johnson and Johnson in
Skillman. She was a longtime member of the First Pres-
byterian Church of Lambertville. For the last 23 years,
the couple enjoyed a retirement home on Anna Maria
Island, where they welcomed family and friends.
Memorial services were in New Jersey. Arrange-
ments were by the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral
Home of Lambertville, N.J. Memorial donations may
be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lambert-
ville, 31 N. Union St., Lambertville NJ 08530, or to the
Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington
NJ 08822.
Mrs. Hartpence is survived by her husband of 62
years, Harry Cullen Jr.; her children and their spouses,
Desre C. and Donald C. Pidcock, Heather T. and Doug-
las W. Pursell, and Boyd C. and Sharon M., all of West
Amwell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
nieces and nephews.

Edith Whyte
Edith Whyte, 86, of Holmes Beach, died March
29. She was born in New York, N.Y., and came here 25
years ago.
She was a music teacher and an Episcopalian.
Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.
Mrs. Whyte is survived by daughter Linnea Elliott
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served in WWII
World War II veteran Tom Story of Holmes Beach
sometimes wishes he was born two years earlier.
Just 14 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor
on Dec. 7, 1941, Tom recalled the patriotic fervor that
gripped his hometown of Woodside on Long Island in
New York.
"A lot of older guys went out and joined up right
away. I had to wait until I was 17 to get in the service.
I wanted to join from the day the war started, and I
wanted to be in the Air Corps."
Tom remembers when, in his junior year of high
school, a U.S. Army Air Force recruiter went to the
school to talk about aviation and joining the air corps.
"He asked who wanted to join the Air Force, and
I raised my hand. He told me I had to wait until I was
17, but I could sign up right away."
After he signed the papers, the recruiter told those
who had enlisted "not to join the Navy or Marines
because you're in the Army now," Tom recalled.
In 1944, Tom turned 17 and entered the Air Corps,
taking basic training in Biloxi, Miss.
"Our whole training squad was from New York, so
everybody got along and fit in pretty well," he said.
After basic, Tom took advanced training as an
aircraft mechanic. When training was completed, his
buddies shipped out for the 15th Air Force in Italy, but
Tom was held back to train on the B-29 Superfortress


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World War II.


Holmes Beach World War II veteran Tom Story stays
active by making model ships, ice skating, dancing to
Irish music and volunteering at Mote Marine Labo-
ratories. He proudly wears his WWII veteran's hat as
he displays a photograph of the Iwo Jima memorial
statue. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

bomber and for pilot training.
Tom had taken and passed all the tests for flight
school and received his cadet insignia when he began
pilot training in late 1944.
But a letter arrived in December 1944 inform-
ing him that the pilot training program was canceled
because the brass expected the war to soon end.
"I was very disappointed. Look at all that money
they wasted on me and the others. I went through two
training schools and it was a disappointment not to earn
your pilot wings and commission. But what could I do?
That's just the way it went."
Tom remained stationed in Kansas and trained as a
P-51 fighter mechanic. When the first P-51s came in from
Europe, he found they were built using metric measure-
ments, so he had to order metric tools and parts.
He still hoped to get in the fight by getting an
assignment to any unit of the 15th Air Force that was
coming back from Europe and headed for the Pacific
war.
"We heard the invasion of Japan was going to be the
biggest invasion ever planned. I was doing everything I
could to get assigned to a squadron or group being sent
to the invasion. But my CO wanted me working for him,
so nothing came of my requests."
But none of the 15th Air Force units ever made it
to the Pacific war.
In August 1945, WWII came to an abrupt end when
atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Japanese surrendered Aug. 15, 1945.
With the war over, Tom completed his enlistment
in Kansas and was discharged in 1946.
He returned to Long Island and entered Hofstra Uni-


versity, where he played football and studied mechani-
cal engineering.
After two years at Hofstra, he became a union
steamfitter for a construction company, and bartended
on weekends in Rockaway, N.J.
"Rockaway was a big place for the Irish and I
became real friendly with a bunch of them, including
my future wife."
Married in 1954, Tom and his wife would have
four children, all boys who later joined the steamfitter's
union.
After 20 years working for the same company,
Tom started his own construction business, installing
air-conditioning pipes on a number of large Manhattan
buildings. His company also did pipe installation at the
Brookhaven national atomic laboratory.
In 1983, Tom sold his business and retired, but he
immediately wished otherwise.
"I retired too early in 1983. I'm a guy who has to
stay busy and I got bored after retiring."
While still on Long Island, Tom coached youth
hockey for the New York Islanders and joined an Irish
dance troupe after learning the steps.
He moved to Holmes Beach in 1990 and continues
to skate in Ellenton at least once each week. He also
joined an Irish dance club in Bradenton, and became a
volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory.
"I also make furniture and model ships. I've just
kept busy all these years.
He's not bitter about WWII, but proud that he
joined as early as he could, and did his best to get into
the fight.
"I just wish I had been able to get overseas. If I was
a year or two younger, no problem. Still, I lost a lot of
friends and relatives in the war."
One of those was a cousin, Maj. Gen. Harold Story,
who served with Gen. George S. Patton in the 3rd Army
in Europe.
Another cousin, a submariner, was lost at sea Feb.
29, 1944. It was his first submarine patrol.
Although Tom loves to build model ships, his heart
is still with the propeller aircraft of WWII.
"Every time they come to Sarasota airport for a
show, I go down there to watch. There are still a few
B-17s flying and a few WWII fighters in these shows.
That's where my heart is."
He attends memorial events for veterans and
recently went to Washington, D.C., to observe the WWII
memorial monument to the soldiers, sailors and Marines
of WWII. He also visited the Iwo Jima monument.
And Tom did get his medal for valiant service.
After 4,000 volunteer hours at Mote Marine, then-
President George W. Bush presented him with a presi-
dential citation, an award he cherishes to this day.
"I still think of the guys who didn't come back.
Who knows? Maybe I was lucky, but I tried like hell to
get sent overseas. To this day, I admire every veteran
who served in the armed forces of the United States."

"The Greatest Generation" and "Forgotten Gen-
eration" columns are for Island, Longboat Key, Perico
Island, Palma Sola, Village Green, west Bradenton
and Cortez veterans, man or woman, who served in
the armed forces of any allied country (U.S., Canada,
Britain, Holland, Norway, France, Poland, Australia,
New Zealand, the Philippines, etc.) during World War II
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island real estate agents predicted a good winter
season for the industry. John Van Zandt of Island Real
Estate in Holmes Beach has sales figures to back up the
prediction.
Using figures from the MyFlorida Multiple Listing
Service, Van Zandt found total sales for the year ending
Feb. 28, 2011, were up 27 percent when compared with
the same period last year.
From March 1, 2010, to Feb. 28, 2011, the MLS
showed 305 properties sold on the Island compared with
240 for the year ending Feb. 28, 2010.
On the down side for sellers, the average sale price
of a single-family home dropped 3.9 percent from the
previous year, declining from $518,750 to $498,370, as
of Feb. 28, 2011.
The average sale price of condominiums was down
13.3 percent in the 12-month study period, dipping from
$337,122 to $291,825.
The sale of multi-family homes, however, showed
an average price gain of 4.3 percent.
Van Zandt said the multi-family market is "nearing a
reasonable return for investors" and can produce positive
cash flows between $15,000 and $18,000 annually
Many investors are buying potential rentals and
replacing aging structures with modern accommoda-
tions, he said. He also predicted the sale of rental prop-
erty would remain good for 2011.
The average price of both single-family homes and
condominiums declined in the 12 months from March 1,
2010, to Feb. 28, 2011, but Van Zandt cautioned about
using the average price per square foot as an indication
of value.
The MLS figures do not include any "sale by
owner" properties, Van Zandt noted.
Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish Real Estate in Holmes
Beach observed the figures for 2009-10 do not indicate
which properties were short sales or bank-owned sales
in which the sales price is generally lower than the list
price.
For the rest of 2011, Van Zandt predicted a bright
future in condominium and multiple-family property
sales, but suggested the pace of single-family homes
sales might abate somewhat. Still, he noted, there are
many bargains in the market at present.


If those single-family homes are on a canal, they
are hot properties right now, said Skaggs.
"I recently had an open house for an Island canal
home priced under $500,000, and normally would
expect five or six couples. I got 14, and they were seri-
ous buyers," Skaggs said.
She noted that two weeks ago there were 10 canal-
front homes under $500,000. Now, just eight of those
remain.
'Those are bargains and I don't expect them to last
much longer," she said.
A number of canalfront properties in communities
such as Coral Shores, Mount Vernon, Flamingo Cay and
San Remo also are good bargains, she said.
Skaggs said short sales and bank sales have slowed
on the Island. That could mean that the average selling
price will begin to creep upward as the "steals" gradu-
ally disappear. There are certainly a lot of people out
there looking for deals, she said.
It has been a busy season for Skaggs.
"Just look at all the traffic on the roads. Plus, I'm
getting many more walk-ins than normal for the winter
and I've doubled my e-mail inquiries. There is tons of
activity."
Skaggs also has seen a number of interested buyers
from Great Britain and Germany.
'They've been doing their research, but are thrilled
with what they actually see."
Jesse Brisson of Gulf Bay Real Estate in Holmes
Beach said there's no surplus of single-family homes on
the Island, but condominiums and multi-family dwell-
ings are in demand.
Investors have been "condo-izing" duplexes by
fixing them up, then selling them as separate units, he
said.
But the inventory of multi-family structures is
dwindling, Brisson said. He agreed with Skaggs that a
canalfront property under $500,000 is a bargain.
Brisson said the new Harbour Isle condominium
project on Perico Island is only going to help Island
real estate sales.
'They're going to bring people here. They are creat-
ing a lot of interest in the area and it can only be good
for the entire Island real estate industry, and they're
going to work with us to market the property."
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* April 8, record day, no school for students.
* April 11,3:15 p.m., school advisory council meet-
ing, media center.
*April 11-14, FCAT.
* April 14, parent-teacher conference night.
* April 14, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., kindergarten
roundup.
* April 18-20, Stanford Achievement Test for sec-
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* April 22, Good Friday, no school.
* April 26, Tropicana Speech contest, auditorium.
* April 26, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization
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* April 26, 7 p.m., kindergarten play, auditorium.
* April 27, 10:30 a.m., Red Cross assembly, audi-
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By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Super Bowl champs were crowned in four age divi-
sions March 26 in NFL Flag Football league play at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
As reported in The Islander last week, Beach Bistro
Bears blew out Bassett, Vita, Vining and Hermann
Group Raiders 33-16 to win the 13-16 division title.
Ross Built Vikings romped past Holy Cow Colts
37-6 to win the 10-12 division Super Bowl title. Andrew
Ross led the way, completing 9-of-10 passes for 154
yards and three touchdown passes, while also adding
one touchdown of his own. Hayden Brewer caught three
touchdown passes and finished with 64 receiving yards.
Jake Ross added 46 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards
and scored one touchdown, while Patrick Harte finished
with 45 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Jake Ross and Jack Coleman, who each had three
quarterback sacks on the day, led the way on defense
with four flag pulls apiece in the victory.
Holy Cow Colts were led by quarterback Zach
Stewart, who passed for 48 yards, ran for 24 and added
30 receiving yards. Joey Stewart added 28 rushing yards
and 14 receiving yards for the Colts, which got a touch-
down from Leo Rose in the loss.
Zach and Joey Stewart led the Colt defense with
six and five flag pulls respectively.
Ross Built defeated LPAC Cardinals 23-13 March
23 to advance to the Super Bowl, while Holy Cow Colts
upset previously undefeated Walter & Associates Steel-
ers 18-14 March 23 to make it to the title game.
The 8-9 division Super Bowl saw Beach Bums Sea-
hawks roll past Island Real Estate Saints 47-8 behind
Zach Fernandes, who threw for 160 yards and five
touchdown passes while also rushing for 85 yards and
a touchdown. Ethan Helvey had four touchdowns and
finished with 105 receiving yards and a pair of extra
points. Tori Walter also had a big game, scoring a pair
of touchdowns and two extra points and finishing with
55 receiving yards.
The Saints were led by Alex Rodriguez, who passed
for 71 yards and a touchdown to Andrew Proctor, who
finished with 49 receiving yards in the loss.
The Saints advanced to the 8-9 division title game by
shutting out Connelly Marine Falcons 12-0 March 22.
Sato Real Estate Browns rolled to an easy 26-6 vic-
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marker. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

Smith added an extra point.
Jason Sato led the Browns with four flag pulls and
an interception, while Wagner finished with three pulls
and an interception in the victory.
MartiniVille was led by Danny Murphy's 152 pass-
ing yards and one touchdown to Tyler Bekkerus, who
finished with 53 receiving yards in the loss. Murphy
paced the Bears defense with six flag pulls, while Ryan
Hogan added an interception.

Key Royale golf news
More than nine inches of rain the past week limited
golf action at the Key Royale Club, though it didn't stop
Bob Soos in the 18-hole handicap match-play champi-
onship. Soos outlasted Jim Helgeson 2 and 1 March 28
to earn clubhouse bl._'in_'. rights for the year.
Speaking of bla.'in_' rights, the members got
together to honor Quentin Talbert for his 170-yard hole-
in-one on No. 7. They presented him with a tee marker
for that hole with some "modifications" to make it a
one-of-a-kind keepsake.
The men played an 18-hole best-ball-of-foursome


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match March 30. The team of Jim Thorton, Gary
Harris, Carl Voyles and Bob Elliott combined to card a
19-under-par 45 to take first place. Three shots back was
the team of Tom Lewis, Dick Eichorn and Pete Weir,
who matched the 48 carded by Ron Robinson, Dennis
Schavey, Fred Meyer and Bill Schuman.
The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford
system match March 29. The team of Ron Buck, Craig
Humphreys, Al Carr and Dennis Stulir took first place
with plus four, while Peter Stolleveld and Ron Harrold
tied for first in the individual category with plus three.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, low-net-in-flight match March 29. Maxine Mitch-
ell took the top spot in Flight A with an even-par 32, two
shots better than second-place finisher Jean Holmes.
Christina Mason carded the round of the day with a
3-under-par 29 to finish one shot ahead of Ginny Nunn
and Margrit Layh, who tied for second in Flight B.
Joanne Ozdych's 1-under-par 31 was good enough
for a one-shot victory in Flight C. Second place went to
Donna Soos at even-par 32.
Erma McMullen matched Mason for low round of
the day with a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight
D, one shot ahead of Trish Kruger.
The women also played a team game for lowest putts
of the day with Maxine Mitchell, Terry Westby and Mer-
edith Slavin winning on 64 putts.
The men played a nine-hole, better-ball-of-partners
match March 28. The team of Pete Weir and Earl Ritchie
combined on a 9-under-par 23 to take first place. Tom
Warda and Bill Martin matched the 8-under-par 24
carded by Ron Robinson and Dennis Schavey to finish
in a tie for second place.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net and
team-low-net match March 26. Jim Mixon took first place
with a 6-under-par 58, one shot better than Ed Havlik and
Gino DiClemente, who tied for second place. Mixon and
DiClemente, along with Vince Mercadante and Peter Proxy
won the team-low-net competition with a 9-under 239.
Carl Voyles, Gary Harris, Bob Thorton and Bob Elliott
came in second with a 255 total.
Finally, after a week of weather and schedule
delays, Ernie Hauser became the first Men's Senior
Handicap champion at Key Royale. In a Sunday after-
noon match, April 3, Hauser defeated Ron Robinson
2-1. The senior championship is for members over the
age of 75. Through the eighth hole, Hauser was shoot-
ing a gross 33 on the nine-hole par-32 course.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 26

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Fishing fires up with springtime, warm waters
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter Vince and Olivi
It looks like we finally broke out of the wintertime Merenda hold a
pattern. Not that fishing here during the winter is bad, monster king-
but it's so much better in the springtime. II fish they caught
The variety of fish being reeled in is growing by the I while on a char
day. Migratory species such as kingfish, Spanish mack- ter with Capt.
erel, cobia and amberjack are starting their springtime Logan Bystrom
forage with a vengeance. Islander photo
Out of the reefs and wrecks, we're seeing man- - -- --- --' - - " Courtesy of
grove snapper, yellowtail snapper and hogfish making � " - -- - Capt. Logan
a prominent showing. Cut sardines work well for the - Bystrom
snapper, while a feisty shrimp will tempt a hogfish. A � .
spear gun on a dive around nearshore structures works
even better for hogfish.
Inshore species are becoming more voracious by
the day as water temps continue to warm up. Spotted
sea trout have invaded the grass flats of the surrounding
waters of Anna Maria Island. And redfish and snook are
beginning to move onto the flats.
Try targeting schools of mullet if you can't find the
fish. Typically, reds and snook will swim with mullet
schools, hoping mullet will stir up shrimp and crabs on ning to turn on. On recent charters Kimball reeled in don't forget to take some sand fleas or fiddler cral
the glass flats. Along with the reds, snook and trout, yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper in the 4- to with you. Doc's Goofy jigs are working well on silv
you can also expect to encounter ladyfish, flounder and 5-pound range on cut bait and shrimp. Kimball is using trout and pompano. "For the silver trout, try tippin
sheepshead. live threadfins for bait, which is resulting in amberjack yourjig with a small piece of peeled shrimp," Jitterbu
As you can see, our waters have a lot to offer this up to 45 pounds and plenty of catch-and-release gag says. Fishers using whole live shrimp are catching man
time of year. Now is the time, to get out and catch some grouper. grove snapper and Key West grunts. As you can see, th


fish - a wide variety of fish.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is catching
a variety of species starting at depths of 30 feet all the
way out to 120 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. On
the nearshore structures, Kimball is targeting sheep-
shead, hogfish and Key West grunts using live shrimp.
The sheepshead and hogfish are running in the 3- to
5-pound range. Key West grunts round out the near-
shore experience and are ranging 1-2 pounds. Also,
while fishing nearshore, Kimball is catching flounder
up to 5 pounds.
Moving out a little deeper, the snapper bite is begin-


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Speaking of Bimini Bay, fishers there are catching good
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Flounder and Spanish mackerel are being caught
around nearshore structures in Tampa Bay and just off
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says. Catch-and-release gag grouper action remains hot.
Keyes suggests targeting keeper gags around the Sun-
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Jim "Jitterbug" Phillips at the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge South Fishing Pier says fishing is getting better
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If you're looking for a variety of species, the
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Cobia in the 35- to 50-pound range have been the top
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After fighting a big cobia and then a couple ofAJs, you
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Horseshoe news
The pits were muddy for April 2 horseshoe action at
the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bruce Munro
and Bob Mason drew a bye into the finals, where they
were defeated by Art Kingstad and Rod Bussey 21-7.
Four teams advanced to the playoffs in March 30
horseshoe action, but Sam Samuels and John Crawford
triumphed 23-8 over Norm Good and Gene Bobeldyk.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

Basketball fires up this week
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's spring
basketball league gets started this week with tryouts for
registered players. Tryouts are held to achieve league
parity. Tryout dates and times are:
* Ages 14-17, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.
* Ages 12-13, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.
* Ages 10-11, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7.
* Ages 8-9, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Friday, April 8.
* Ages 5-7, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Friday, April 8.
For more information on Center sports, contact the
Center at 941-778-1908.


Jim Helgeson, right, congratulates Bob Soos on his
2-and-1 victory in the Key Royale Club men's handicap
match-play tourney. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik


FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
It's springtime."
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters says
the spotted sea trout bite in Sarasota Bay has finally
turned on with fish up to 24-inches caught. Also in the
bay, Genthner is targeting Spanish mackerel resulting
in fish up to 25 inches. Moving out off the beaches of
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Genthner is catch-
ing cobia in the 30- to 40-pound range. What's interest-
ing is he's catching them on medium-size shrimp on a
long-shank hook. Most fishers like to use a live pinfish,
threadfin herring or even a fat shiner, but leave it up to
Wolfmouth to start catching them on shrimp. Just regular
size shrimp, he says.
Along with cobia, Genthner is catching large num-
bers of hogfish on nearshore structures. "Try using a pink
jig head tipped with a live shrimp," Genthner says. "We
caught 10 hogs in one spot the other day."
Kim Shearer at Annie's Bait and Tackle says reports
of spotted sea trout are coming in daily. Average sizes
of the trout have been 18-21 inches, although rumors of
a 28-inch trout weighing 7 pounds were circulating the
tackle shop.
Fishers targeting sheepshead are catching limits
using fiddler crabs. Reports of redfish are coming in with
the bip',.I being 31 inches long. Pompano are being
caught but the bite is still sporadic. Kim suggests using
a wahoo pompano jig for best results. Last but not least,
Spanish mackerel are being caught near the tackle shop
from around the Cortez Bridge.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters reports
just about i \ tlilln is on the feed with water temps in
the low 70s. Fishing the beaches and nearshore reefs this
past week resulted in sheepshead, Spanish macks, white
grunts and catch-and-release grouper. Fishing the flats
around some oyster bars, one charter caught five redfish
up to 24 inches on live shrimp.
While fishing some mangrove islands, just south of
the Skyway Bridge, with a good flowing incoming tide,
Gross caught and released 13 snook measuring 20-25
inches. "Not big fish, but a lot of fun on light tackle,"
Gross says.


In the afternoons, Gross has been catching redfish
up to 25 inches and a few snook. To finish off his day, he
reeled up a bunch of Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters
says fishing around Anna Maria Island this past week
has been excellent. The shiners have come into the bay
and are keying the springtime pattern. Snook, trout and
redfish are feeding heavily on the moving tides. Howard
reports an exceptional speckled trout bite with plenty of
20-plus-inch fish being landed and, he says, snook and
redfish are feeding heavily in their springtime spots.
"With the coming full moon, look for fast-moving
water on the changing tides to improve your chances of
some banner springtime catches," Howard says.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.


Dick Stevens of Holmes Beach and Enfield CT caught
this gator trout off his dock in Holmes Beach - "A
trout of a lifetime for this avid fisherman."


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Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be
submitted online. E-mail classifieds@islander.org,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


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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,
Holmes Beach.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of
Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org,
urgently needed for local representatives to
aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-
778-7978.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothe-
bysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First
Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fel-
lowship with like-minded professionals. Club
projects offer opportunities to benefit the
community locally and worldwide. To attend
a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-
1871. More information: www.bradentonro-
tary.org.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling in
Haiti to needy persons. Deliver to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina
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ANTIQUE STORE LIQUIDATION: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 9. Numbers at 8 a.m.) Airport Mall
(Old US 301) 8251 W. University Pkwy. Eclectic
mix of long ago shuttered store. 19th century
Samurai sword, old world pieces, including turn-
of-the-century oil paintings (John Miles, Nelson
Bickford) over 100 hand-colored early botani-
cal and other fine prints, decorative frames, old
linens, Limoge, Minton, Wedgwood, Copeland
china, fine crystal, orientalia, vintage toys, French
brass bed, antique claw-foot desk, Also lots of
usable furniture, bedding and household items.
Premium Estate Liquidators.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779
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MULTI-FAMILY SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, April 9-10. Loveseat and sofa, coins,
household items, plants. Rain dates April 16-17.
505 69th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD AND PLANT sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
April 9. 676 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.


LOST PRIVATEER DAGGER: one of match-
ing husband-wife set. Husband passed away
recently, so much sentimental value attached.
Please, call 941-761-4771 if found.
LOST: GOLD AND seed pearl bracelet in Holmes
Beach. If found, please, call 941-545-5009 or
920-608-0701.


LOST: TEAR DROP-shaped pendant on neck-
lace, maybe near Manatee Public Beach, much
sentimental value. Reward if found, 941-345-
6531 or 941-778-3953.
DIGITAL CAMERA (FOUND on Island), digital
camera (found at Robinson Preserve), men's
wedding band, silver makeup bag. For further
information, please, call the Holmes Beach Police
Department at 941-708-5804.
LOST: VICINITY OAK Street beach, Anna Maria.
Pair of Maui Jim frameless brown sunglasses,
sentimental value. Reward. 603-490-7100.
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. 7200 block,
on beach. Call to claim. 941-896-7196.


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big beautiful eyes. Neutered, up to date on shots,
micro chipped. Lisa, 941-345-2441 or e-mail:
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PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
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adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
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Book suggested retail price, $8,295. Excellent
condition. Best offer? 941-794-1492.

GOLF CART: 2002 EZGO. Mint condition, $1,750.
518-332-4134.


BIMINI BAY: 10,000-lb. lift, up to 29 feet. Direct
open water, electric, water. Call Larry, 941-778-
1565.

FOR RENT: BOAT slip, north end Anna Maria.
Easy access to Gulf, up to 30 feet, $150/month.
941-794-8877.


SALES ACE: MOTIVATED Real Estate licensee
wanted for new progressive Island office. Great
splits. Call Nicole, 941-773-3966.

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.


LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For
all ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941 -
778-2301.

LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

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.


LOOKING FOR ANGEL investor for construction
project: Haley's Motel is seeking a $1,000,000
investment to transform the motel into a wed-
ding facility. Invest $100,000 to $1,000,000 with
a great short-term ROI. Call Tom for details, 941-
993-4909.

ROTTEN RALPH'S RESTAURANT/bar busi-
ness opportunity, $299,000. One of the last with
waterfront dining. Sharon Villars, 941-920-0669.
Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941-224-6339. Remax Alliance
Group.

HEALTH FOOD AND deli business. 3228 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626.


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

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.

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.

CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all your real estate needs, selling, list-
ing, buying. Listings needed. 941-592-8373 or
e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
778-7770. Leave message.

ANTOINETTE'S PERSONAL SERVICE: Caring for
your home while you are away. 941-778-7355,
941-730-6548.

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TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-448-4100.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
6891.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
4152.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-cer-
tified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830
or 941-730-5693.

PRESSURE WASHING SPECIAL: Driveways,
swimming pool decks, docks and trailers, $45/
each. All other services $18/hour plus chemicals.
Cortez resident. Call Bill, 941-896-6788.

PURE IMAGE CLEANING: Residential, commer-
cial and move-in, move-outs! Call Michelle, 941-
465-2957.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift
certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Orga-
nizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.



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


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creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! We provide full house
checking services to ensure your house is secure
while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail
check.my.house@verizon.net for details.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
941-538-2284.


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

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


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your land-
scape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark.
941-301-6067.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.


CERTIFIED HORTICULTURAL PROFESSIONAL:
Nursery quality garden care and maintenance.
Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installa-
tion. Certified horticultural professional. Call Joan,
941-704-9025.



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

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

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

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

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

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

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-
748-2700.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941 -
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michi-
gan general contractor with 30 years experi-
ence. Looking for large or small projects. Budget
minded and knowledgeable tradesman willing to
complete your project from start to finish on time,
within budget. Quality work guaranteed at afford-
able prices. Call Mike, 616-204-8822.
DOOR REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS: Residen-
tial, commercial, glass inserts, insulated-glass
replacement, vinyl windows. TDWS Inc. 941-730-
1399.
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Centrally located off Cortez Road * 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available


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

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/
week. $1,900/month off and $2,490/month in
season. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-
794-5980. www.divefish.com.

KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT house for rent.
Annual, unfurnished. Beautiful, tropical 2BR/2BA,
den, 1,700 sf. Great pool area, gas-heated hot
tub, on canal, two boat lifts, two-car garage.
Available March 1. $1,900/month. 941-730-
1086.

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space:
8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200-sf and 1,300-sf.
Call 1-800-952-1206.


ISLANDER CLASSIFIED go to work for you!


Beautifully designed custom-built home
occupies only six months each year. Excellent
craftmanship with 3BR,2BA tri-level with
elevator. Amenities include two air/heat units,
central vacuum, irrigation system, outdoor
enclosed shower. Offered turnkey, including
beautiful Henry Link and Lexington furnishings,
ideal for beach living. Only 450 feet to beach
and $789,500.


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"We ARE the fI landi'"
SINCE 1957
Mare Franklin, Lic Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www annamariareal.com


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. North-
west Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma
Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.
coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.

ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool,
55-plus community $1,000/month. 3BR/2BA pri-
vate home, furnished, $1,400/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 941-778-7244.

BRADENTON BEACH SMALL one room effi-
ciency. $695/month, annual lease, no pets. 941-
779-0289.

VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

NEAR BEACH TOWNHOUSE. 2BR/2BA, pool
and boat slip, $750/week. Call right away. Real-
tor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

WATERFRONT HOME: 2BR/2BA, pool, dock,
walk to beach, $2,000/month, annual. 703-587-
4675, 941-779-9074.

SEASONAL 2012: 2BR/2BA, waterfront, three-
month minimum, Homeaway.com. Property
number 270319. 941-209-8789.


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Sailboat Water
Large lot, pool, dock on deepwater canal,
quiet dead-end street, close to the beach are
just a few of the features to this 2 bedroom, 2
bath, 1-car garage canalfront home in Anna
Maria. Currently the least expensive canal-
front home in Anna Maria. $549,900.


HOLMES BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. 200
feet to Gulf. Available April 1. $695/weekly. 585-
317-7344.

SANDPIPER RESORT: 2BR/1 BA, steps to beach,
bay view, dock, seasonal, annual. 941-778-
3051.

TURNKEY FURNISHED, SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA
900-sf duplex apartment with wraparound deck.
Utilities, lawn care, cable by owner. Laundry on
site. 1.3 miles from Anna Maria Island beaches.
$1,025/month. 941-761-2725.

ROOM FOR RENT: House privileges, $400/
month. 941-565-0686.

SEASONAL: COME SEE it now and book
for next year. Waterfront, spectacular view,
2BR/2BA, granite counter tops, stainless-
steel appliances, designer furnishings, marble
and hardwood flooring, flat screen TVs, soak-
ing tub, price reduced, $3,300. Three-month
minimum. Photos: Homeaway.com, property
#270319. Call 941-209-8789.

BEAN POINT: BEACHFRONT annual rental.
4BR/3BA, carport, gazebo, $2,950/month. 404-
395-5547.

EASTER SPECIAL: ONE and two bedroom apart-
ments across from Gulf available. Call 941-753-
8866, 941-518-5026.

SPRING BREAK RENTAL: Townhouse, 2BR/2BA,
pool, boat dock, $750/week. Available April 4 on.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.






SALES & RENTALS

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


With a private pool that's this inviting, you may not care that you are a block from the Gulf, that a new interior
awaits you complete with new baths and appliances, three bedrooms, granite and surround sound, or that
your vacation property is going to earn substantial income. Or do you? Take a look at what $479,000 can buy
you at this Holmes Beach address. Perfection? Yes, and Relaxation, and Income. Call for your personal tour.


Victoria Horstmann, Broker Associate


Signature Sothebys
INTERNATIONAL REALTY
546 Bay Isles Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Each office is independently owned and operated.


c 941.818.1278 o 941.383.2500
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REAL ESTATE

"The market is really
moving. Call today!"
- Nicole Skaggs,
Broker-Owner


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CASA BELLA
Gorgeous 3BR/2BA,
turn-key, saltwater pool,
elevator. $638,000. Call
Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
941-773-3966.


M- M
BAYFRONT BEAUTY
Rental income, heated
pool, tennis courts and
fishing pier. $279,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker, 941-773-3966.


SAILOR'S DELIGHT CANALFRONT AMI
3BR/2BAcanal home. Light 2BR/2BA contemporary
and bright. Updated. No home with fabulous bay
bridges to bay. $478,000. views. Lots of privacy.
Call Wendy or Nicole $463,000. Call Wendy or
today. 941-779-2289. Nicole. 941-779-2289.
5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com * 941-779-2289


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1BR/1BA: STEPS TO beach, pool, too! Com-
pact, comfortable, ground floor, tile floors, pri-
vate patio, electricity, water included, no pets,
on-site laundry, $850/month. 201 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria. Cherie, 786-375-9633.


I WILL LIST your property on 350 web sites!
Laurie Fox, Coldwell Banker, www.every-listing.
com, 941-730-7635.

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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture,
breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under
roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. $3,400,000. Contact owner, broker,
941-920-1699.

DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner. Best deal on Anna
Maria Island at $379,000. Long-term leaseback
from seller includes all maintenance. Realtors
welcome. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.

DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf, pool, dock and
lift. Two year rent-to-own. Five percent down and
$4,500/month. $1,099,000. 417 28th St., Holmes
Beach. 941-580-0626.


TRY A FRESH approach: Call Carmen Pedota
and Lori Guerin of Duncan Real Estate for all
your real estate needs. 941-284-2598 or 941-773-
3415. www.loriguerin.listingbook.com.

FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper
Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps
to beach. 813-458-3875.

FOR SALE: TRAILER. Pines Park, Bridge Street.
$45,000. Updated, furnished, three blocks to
beach. Park manager on site. Boat dock possibil-
ity. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726.

ASSISTED LIVING HOME: Includes real estate.
Two houses on lake, one can be living quarters/
office. Nine-bed up and running for over 15
years. $529,000. Call 941-356-1456, Realtor.
Real Estate Mart.

$135,000: WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE.
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, heated pool. Boat
slip outside your front door. Low fees, excep-
tional deal. Call to see now. Exclusive with Real
Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

ACROSS THE STREET from beach, 20,000 sf,
two 100x100-foot lots. Centrally located, ready
to build up to four luxury homes. $685,000. 941 -
778-9304.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.


CORNER LOT: 100x100 feet with 4BR/2.5BA
home with lanai, one block from beach, $550,000.
Call 941-779-9059.

SPACIOUS 4BR/2BA HOME: College area.
Reduced to $89,000 or best offer. Realtor, 941-
356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa: 2BR/2BA and garage,
turnkey furnished, pet-friendly. Must sell, health
reasons, lowest price on the block. $205,000. Call
Fred, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Extra large unit, 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Reduced to $126,500. Call Fred,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.


All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
any preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination Familial status
includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspa-
per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(0) (800) 543-8294


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

Baywatch: Bradenton Beach.
1301 N. Bay Drive. Direct
bayfront condo, 2BR/2BA,
1,079 sf, nicely furnished.
$299,000. MLS#A3941364

nail: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com


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LOCATED ON NORTH END, STEPS TO GULF,
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1 Ornate
5 Spreads
12 Old pol. entity
15 Like some skiing
16 Dark patch on a
distant sun
17 Nifia
accompanied
18 Roams
19 Century in Amer.
politics
20 Pony
21 Yenta's habit
23 River to the
North Sea
24 Bally enthusiasts
26 Off-white pottery
28 Sharp-tongued
29 Land in a stream
31 Thin as
32 Temper
34 Galumph
36 They may get
people talking
38 Jazz style
42 General
Assembly figure,
for short
43 Mine, to Marie
45 Sun Devils' sch.
46 Underlying
47 Dutch brews
50 Ticket presenter
51 Shred
53 Period of the
Cenozoic Era
55 Meditate (on)
58 Like much of
New Orleans's
French Quarter
60 Beaver's home


sloganeer
116 guisada,
Answers found Tex-Mex stew
117 Kind of gun
on page 28. 119 Continue
123 Twin Cities sch.


61 Shankar piece
62 acid
63 Hoedown seating
64 Pooh's pal
66 What you used to
be?
68 Bickering
72 "I like your
thinking"
76 "Cat ," 1965
film
77 Red-haired film
princess
79 Olds sedan
80 Shot source
82 Exchange fig.
83 Citrusy cocktail
mixer
86 Focus of a class
action?
88 Novelist Hoag
89 Canctn, e.g.
92 Flap
94 Drink with
tempura, maybe
97 "Howards End"
role
98 Centipede maker
101 Singular
102 Balancing acts?
103 Kaplan course,
briefly
105 Waited longer
than
107 Drillmaster's
call
108 Called
110 Rhodes of the
Rhodes
scholarships
114 M.P.G. watcher
115 "make.believe"


124 Waikiki wear
126 Yellow pool
items
128 That, in Toledo
129 Sophocles title
hero
131 Station line
134 del Carmen,
Mexico
135 Told stories
136 Norwegian king
called "the 77-
Down"
139 Clear
140 Station
identification
143 Tie up
144 Pixar robot with
a female voice
145 London daily
146 Rot
147 Letter in 145-
Across
148 Cheat
149 Cheers

Down
1 Luggage
2 Asian capital name
starter
3 P.R. people
4 no
5 Some N.F.L.'ers
6 Runaway
7 Make ready for a
winter storm, as
a highway
8 Ed heard in "Up"
9 Bit of free time
10 Onesie wearer
11 Enter
12 Game piece
13 "Go" square in
Monopoly, e.g.
14 Cinderella's
wear, at home
16 Darling


22 Hawaiian pizza
topping
25 Minstrel songs
27 Month before
juin
29 Swift's "A Tale
of "
30 Soap opera
creator Phillips
33 " Mio"
35 Ambulance,
slangily
37 One in a maze
39 Schemed together
40 For
(cheaply)
41 Alexander, to
Aristotle
44 Sardegna, e.g.
47 Asia's Sea
48 What writer's
block may block
49 5-4 ruling, e.g.
52 Assembly area
54 Spanish food
brand
55 Old PC part
56 O.K., in Osaka
57 Ones with the
Christmas spirit?
59 Mariner of note
63 Steel or bronze
65 Card catalog
abbr.
67 Tracker's aid
69 Child-sized mitt
70 Promise to pay
71 Large cask
73 The Crimson
Tide, for short
74 Bass lover?
75 Irish Rose's beau
77 See 136-Across
78 " had it!"


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81 Nine
84 Skater Midori
85 Exsiccates
87 Campsite sight
90 Slowing, in mus.
91 French
possessive
93 Highlands
daggers
95 Water color
96 "Survivor"
homes
98 More than pale
99 Hosiery color
100 How some
shares are sold
101 Suited to a
person's
strengths
104 Edible
mushroom
106 Charge
109 Fork
111 Said "No fair!"
112 They have rates
and ratings
113 Jay who jests
118 Tongue-lash
120 Engage in a
1920s fad
121 One way to turn
122 Cornhusker St.
125 Draws out
127 Clowns' toys
129 Still in the
game
130 Spent
132 Merry-go-round
music
133 Sly type?
134 W. or Bam
137 Actress Skye
138 Nettles
141 Sound at a spa
142 Neth. neighbor