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Astheworld Terns appreciate their nest egg. Page 6
Pine Avenue parking plan adopted. Page 2
The government calendar. Page 3
Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6
Island police blotter. Page 10
Community news, announcements. Pages 12-13
Tree City concept takes root in BB. Page 15
HB, county resolve Kingfish concerns. Page 16
Upcoming events. Page 19
Spring Fling planning. Page 20
Sports: Fish Hole hosts mini 'Masters.' Page 22
Fishing: Hail to the king. Page 23
Island business news and happenings. Page 25
dedicated. Page 4
Tourism climbs. Page17
Conga forgets. Page 13
VOLUME 19, NO. 24
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APRIL 20, 2011
Kids do the darndest things
April 16 brought a full roster of activity to Anna Maria Island, especially for the young, who made up much of the workforce in the Great American Cleanup (page 24), celebrated Easter at the Moose Lodge (page 21) and demonstrated skills at Holmes Beach Founder's Day (page 14).
Swift opposition mounts to north-end cell tower
By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter
Reaction to the two presentations on a cell tower made April 8 to a committee formed by the Anna Maria Island Community Center executive board was swift.
Anna Maria resident Hal Badger said it sounds like a cell tower at the community center is a "done deal."
With both presenters recommending a minimum 90-foot-high cell tower, Badger claimed that's above the maximum height of 37 feet allowed in the cell tower ordinance. He said he spent a morning reading the ordinance passed in 2003 by the city commission.
And if any cell tower is approved for the center, Badger recommends the revenue go to the city because the center is on city property.
Former planning and zoning board
member Bob Barlow also expressed concern about tower revenue.
He supported the need for better cell phone coverage in the city, but noted that he also is a taxpayer.
"Does the existing lease agreement with the city allow for a sub-lease to a telecommunications company unrelated to the recreational component of the city comprehensive plan?" he asked.
Barlow also wanted to know if revenue from a cell tower at the center would belong to the city because the community center is on city property.
Mayor Mike Selby said residents Jane Powers and Jamie Walstad came to his office to discuss the center's cell tower presentations.
The mayor said the women were adamant that the cell tower ordinance not be changed to accommodate the carriers. He said he told Powers and Walstad that he doesn't have a vote
on the commission, and it's up to commissioners to amend an ordinance.
"We have an ordinance and if (commissioners) follow that, everything should be fine," Walstad said.
"My fear is the ordinance would be changed with a few words to accommodate the cell tower people," she said.
In 2002, Walstad was an opponent of a proposed cell tower at Roser Memorial Community Church and was instrumental in the city eventually adopting a cell tower ordinance and master wireless services communications plan.
Selby said he had several phone calls about the issue, and was somewhat surprised at the reaction.
He explained that the city commission several months ago directed him to contact cell tower operators to determine if any were inter-PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 3
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2 � APRIL 20, 2011 � THE ISLANDER
Pine Avenue parking plan passes muster
By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter
After more than 11 months of debate, Anna Maria city commissioners adopted a parking plan for Pine Avenue that a majority of them hope will end the parking controversy on the city's main gulf-to-bay road.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb along with commissioners Gene Aubry, John Quam and Jo Ann Mattick voted April 14 for the plan, while Commissioner Dale Woodland voted against.
The new ordinance adds a chapter to the city's parking plan and requires any new development on Pine Avenue to have all parking on the development site.
Additionally, according to the added chapter 91, developers will have to construct sidewalks between parking and buildings and grant the city an easement. No future development will be allowed to plan for vehicles to back up from a parking space onto Pine Avenue or to cross a sidewalk to reach a parking space.
Any new restaurant development will have to adhere to the existing parking ordinance, chapter 90 � the existing parking plan for Pine Avenue � the regulation that bases restaurant parking on the number of seats planned at the eatery.
Webb introduced some changes to the ordinance that allow the commission to grant a special exception for parking, but is "weighted toward on-site parking," he said.
If a future restaurant site can't meet parking requirements under chapter 91, the developer can use chapter 90 for a parking plan. Should those two avenues fail to provide adequate parking, the applicant can apply to the commission for a special exception, city attorney Jim Dye indicated.
Quam said the intent of adding chapter 91 is to preserve open space and encourage green space in new developments, and he would frown on exceptions.
City planner Alan Garrett, however, noted that some parcels "may not fit the mold" of chapter 91 or 90, and the only solution would be to apply for a special exception.
Parking on Pine Avenue has faced challenges in the past. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
Dye was concerned that some of the changes proposed by Webb "muddied the waters."
He said chapter 91 requires the developer to give the city an easement, while chapter 90 does not. Some developers might choose chapter 90 to avoid granting an easement to the city.
Webb explained that the applicant first has to use chapter 91 for parking. If that's not feasible, the applicant has to "satisfy us they can't meet 91 and go to 90," he said.
Dye will add minor changes to the proposed ordinance and present a "clean copy" to commissioners at their April 28 meeting.
There was no public comment against the ordinance.
In other business, commissioners unanimously approved Mayor Mike Selby's appointments of Tom Turner and Doug Copeland to meet with Garrett and review potential changes and inconsistencies to land-development regulations.
"I can't think of two people more qualified in this city to review land-development regulations" than Turner and Copeland, Selby said. Both previously chaired the planning and zoning board.
Selby said having the three meet and prepare a list
of recommended LDR changes would save commissioners from extensive meetings to discuss the LDRs line-by-line.
Quam also presented his review of stop signs in the city, including moving the stop sign on the north side of North Bay Boulevard at the humpback bridge 30 feet to the intersection at Lakeview Drive.
Waterfront restaurant owner Jason Suzor submitted a letter to commissioners asking them to discuss relaxing the 2,500-foot rule for an establishment to have a liquor license.
The current requirement is that restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages must be a minimum of 2,500 feet from a church or have approval by a special exception.
Woodland remembered when the commission granted the current special exceptions more than a decade ago.
"It was extremely controversial. It took many years to grant the exceptions. We've had the current rules for 11 years with no problems," he said.
He was not ready to return to those controversial days and neither was Mattick.
"We're ending our parking controversy. Do we want another?" she asked.
Webb said he hopes people will read about the subject in the newspaper and provide input. He'd like to hear if there is any interest in pursuing a change to the requirement.
After a brief discussion, commissioners agreed not to pursue the issue unless there is a measurable public interest.
Commissioners did, however, agree to discuss cell towers at their April 28 meeting in light of two presentations for a cell tower made April 8 to a community center committee.
'This is an important issue, even without an application," Webb said, indicating he wanted public discussion before any application is submitted.
Since the city's cell tower ordinance was adopted in 2003, no company has submitted an application.
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Representatives of the two cell tower companies that made presentations April 8 to an ad hoc committee of the Anna Maria Island Community Center propose the use of a stealth "flag pole" tower with concealed antennas, unlike the Holmes Beach tower. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
CELL TOWER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ested in providing a cell tower in Anna Maria.
The commission directive came as a health and safety issue because several people told commissioners they were unable to reach 911 for emergency services unless they took their phones outside a structure.
Three cell tower companies expressed an interest in the city, Selby said.
After looking at possible sites for a tower, the mayor said all three indicated "the best site was the community
center," he said.
With that information, Selby said he directed the carriers to center executive director Pierrette Kelly.
"I did what my bosses instructed me, and I'm not involved in any cell tower. Until an application is presented to the city, there's nothing more to be done."
Selby said he gave all three companies a copy of the city's cell tower ordinance for review.
"It's up to them to determine if they can work with our ordinance. If they can, I guess they will apply, but for now, there's nothing more for the city to do. We don't have any applications."
The mayor did note that, unofficially, he's been hearing more supporters for a cell tower in the city than from those opposed to a tower.
Cell tower representative James Eatrides of Alpha-Omega Communications was at the April 8 meeting and said it would take 12 to 18 months to get all required approvals and a tower constructed and operating. The tower construction would only take about three months.
Both representatives at the center meeting said the latest cell-tower technology allows for towers that look and function like a flagpole.
"When people on the Island hear 'cell tower,' they immediately think of Holmes Beach. This tower looks nothing like Holmes Beach," Eatrides told the center committee. All the antennas on his company's proposed tower are housed inside the pole, hidden from view, he said.
At the city commission's April 14 meeting, Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick suggested the cell tower issue be placed on the commission's April 28 agenda for discussion and public input.
Webb agreed. "This is an important issue," he said, and indicated the city needs to be sure of its process if an application is presented.
Since the city adopted its wireless facilities (cell tower) ordinance in 2003, a number of companies with different types of cell towers and technology have made presentations to the city commission. While many of those representatives talked about an application, none have yet been submitted.
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� April 28, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
� May 3, 9 a.m., LDR meeting.
� May 3,6 p.m, planning and zoning board meeting. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
� 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.,
� April 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement hearing.
� April 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
� April 28, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board meeting.
� May 4,5 p.m., parks and beautification committee meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.
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� April 20, 2 p.m., Coalition Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting, Anna Maria City Hall � canceled.
� April 22 is Good Friday. Government offices will be closed. The Islander office also will be closed.
� April 25, 1:30 p.m. Manatee County Board of Commissioners planning session, administrative building, Bradenton.
� April 26,9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Commissioners work meeting, administrative building, Bradenton.
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4 � APRIL 20, 2011 � THE ISLANDER
It's back to the future for city of Holmes Beach
By Diana Bogan and Bonner Joy Islander Newspaper The city of Holmes Beach hosted its fourth annual Founder's Day reception April 15 at city hall chambers.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger invited guests to share memories about the city's history before recognizing some key members of the community.
The vestibule contained a collection of photographs, articles and documents pertaining to Holmes Beach's history.
It also contained a table of breakfast rolls, fruit and juice, coffee and plenty of people to enjoy them as well as the proceedings.
Guests were entertained by representatives of the Anna Maria Island Orchestra in the chambers, where Bohnenberger addressed guests, including city officials and other elected officeholders.
He recognized the Community Emergency Response Team members present and added the agency to his honor roll of community partners.
And he recognized some attending descendants of Maud and John E. Holmes Sr., for whom the city was named some 61 years ago, including wife Betty, widow of the late John E. Holmes Jr., and Hugh Holmes Sr. and wife Jean and some of their children, grandchildren and at least one great-grandchild.
Bohnenberger then invited his guests to join him outdoors, where he proclaimed city hall to be officially named the John E. "Jack" Holmes Sr. City Hall as Vice Mayor Sandy Haas-Martens unveiled a bronze plaque bearing Holmes' name.
City hall will now forever be the John "Jack" Holmes Sr. City Hall.
From there, the group enjoyed a few stories from the past and some guests returned indoors for tours or for a better look at the collection of photos, scrapbooks and documents on display.
Among the documents was the minutes of the important "Incorporation of the Town of Holmes Beach Transcript of Proceedings."
It specifies who attended the meeting of incorporation, names which voters cast votes for and against
Betty Holmes, left, widow of John E. Holmes Jr., Hugh Holmes Sr. and wife Jean, were surprised by Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger when he announced at the April 15 Founder's Day reception that city hall had been named for John E. "Jack" Holmes Sr. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
John E. "Jack" Holmes Sr.
incorporation, and provides a detailed account of the discussion that took place.
The following recounts the city's founding meeting from the transcript taken by Ruth Mahar, who served as meeting secretary:
At 8 p.m., March 13, 1950, a meeting was held at the Anna Maria Island School house at Mid Island in Manatee County to incorporate the municipal government within the boundaries of the city limits of Anna Maria and continuing easterly and southerly to the property known as Cobb's Corner....
The schoolhouse filled up with 62 freeholders and
registered voters � the voters sitting on one side of the room and non-voters on the other side....
Robert E. Willis stated possible disadvantages to incorporating so small an area, namely, he said the loss of tax money derived from the sale of cigarettes and liquor and a possible withdrawal of assistance by the county for the maintenance of roads and streets.
There was some discussion of incorporating the entire Island as a whole, and Willis believed this could be accomplished in 30 days.
Everett Holden stated that Bradenton Beach had about 200 voters compared to the 50 or so in this area and that they would be outvoted by Bradenton Beach four to one. He said "it would hardly be fair for this area to take money from them and spend it, and it would hardly be fair to expect Bradenton Beach not to spend their money in their own area."
John Miller advised that the area's 600 acres of land had about 50 voters and that Anna Maria, with only 300 acres of land, had twice as many voters....
"In both cases we would be out voted and the only solution [Miller] could see is to support the large prop-
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Developer Jack Holmes and his sons John, left, and Hugh, right.
Holmes Beach Commissioners John Monetti and Pat Morton converse as guests of Mayor Rich Bohnenberger at the Founder's Day city hall presentation mingle and enjoy morning refreshments.
HOLMES BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
erty owners in the area under consideration for incorporation at this time, since these owners are desirous of properly zoning their land and protecting all of us in the area," Miller said.
Miller, according to the transcript, felt that a house of 500 square feet and lots only 40 feet wide were inadequate and that with building restrictions, codes and zoning, people would have larger, better and more comfortable homes and insurance companies and mortgage agencies would then be willing to finance the construction of new homes and help build the Island up faster.
Both Miller and J.E. Holmes Sr. stated that everyone was working for the same result, the incorporation of the Island as a whole, but there was a question in the minds of many if Bradenton Beach would incorporate the Island as a whole by March 20, and it was felt the action scheduled for the present meeting should be placed before voters.
After much discussion it was determined that the question of incorporating the Island as a whole had been under consideration for a number of years with nothing being done about it, and the question of incorporating as the 600 acres area described in the legal notice was put to a vote.
According to the minutes, 46 voters were in favor, 13 voted against and one person abstained.
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Naming the city
Oscar Russell and Miller thought that no person's name should be used for the naming of the town.
Other suggestions included: Palm City, Mid-Island Beach, Coquina Beach and Tarpon Beach. Among all the suggested names, voters selected Holmes Beach by a narrow two-vote margin over Coquina Beach, not enough for a clear majority.
With such a narrow margin, voters cast again just between the names Coquina Beach and Holmes Beach. In the second round of voting, Holmes Beach won by 15 votes.
The final business conducted at the meeting of incorporation was the election of Halsey T. Tichenor Jr. as mayor and R. Maxwell Ingham, Frank Giles, John R. Miller Jr., Oscar Russell and John E. Holmes Jr. as alderman.
Clifton Walker was named town clerk and Louis Meyer was elected as marshal.
And, so began the city of Holmes Beach. The mayor and alderman met the first and third Tuesdays of the month either at the home of the mayor or the town clerk throughout April and May of 1950.
By June 6, John E. Holmes had added an office in the Holmes Supply Building, which the alderman unanimously agreed to permit for use by the town clerk and for the town's regular meetings.
The documents enacted by the city's governing boards from 1950-1955 are on display throughout the month at city hall.
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Hear the music
Badabing. Cha-ching. Dram roll, please.
The sound you hear is the crescendo that follows several months of high occupancy, retail and restaurant spending and traffic overloads on Anna Maria Island.
It's Easter week.
While we hear lots of folks saying March was a big month for business or the traffic was worse than what they've already seen of April, there is none the less the reality that the accommodations will be full and nearly everyone on Anna Maria Island has company in the house at Easter.
It's the big kahuna of tourism.
And with weather this beautiful, new sand on the beach at Coquina and in Anna Maria, a free trolley blazing the trail north and south, and a long weekend ahead what's not to enjoy?
Be sure to set your morning alarm clock � isn't there an app for that? � for pre-dawn on Easter morning. Hop out of bed, grab a lawn chair or blanket and make your way to the Manatee Public Beach for the Kiwanis Club's annual Easter sunrise service.
The beach at that hour is such a beautiful thing to behold, and it's such a marvelous service by the Island's collection of pastors, you won't notice the 1,000 or so other worshippers spread across the sugar-white sands.
While you' re considering the beauty of what Mother Nature has provided us on Anna Maria Island, please, also appreciate Earth Day on April 22.
We encourage you to appreciate the many ways in which we can reduce our footprint on the planet and on Anna Maria Island � not just one day, but every day.
First and foremost, reuse and recycle. Practice old methods of recycling, but also look for new ways to reuse.
Recycle cans, paper, plastic, glass, cell phones and ink cartridges. Use rechargeable batteries and reuse some simple items, such as bringing your own mug to the coffee shop when you get your morning brew. Ditch bottled water for a reusable container and consider a filtration system. Also, donate old clothes instead of just throwing them away.
Think green for Earth Day on April 22.
Think rescue and record for Conga Beach April 23, when funds will promote a no-kill pet community.
Think purple, pink, blue, aqua, orange, red, yellow and lime for Easter on April 24.
Think lights out or lights down for the turtle-nesting season starting on May 1.
And have a safe, happy holiday in paradise.
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Beauty be gone
The beach access on 81st Street has lost its beauty.
In April, we came all the way from Europe to spend a few days on our favorite Island, and I have to admit that I felt disappointment for the first time.
Some weeks before my trip, I read an article about the beauty of Anna Maria Island in my local German newspaper. The headline of the article read "Insel der Seeligen" which means "The Island of the Blessed," and that was pretty much how I had always felt when I came to visit.
After walking down 81st Street, I realized things can sometimes change very fast, even in three months.
I loved to walk down 81st Street with its old beach houses, and felt so happy when I reached the beach after passing the little shady path between the old Australian pine trees. Unfortunately the trees have been taken down. Did they die or did they just have to go for what I guess is "viewing purposes for a few"?
Anyway, I think people should be aware of the fact that there is only a small path between needed changes and too many changes.
Is it really necessary to have everything "maxed"
I am not sure the spirit of Anna Maria Island can survive all these changes.
Tina Strompen, Germany and Holmes Beach
Anna Maria drama
Act I, Scene 1: (About 10 years ago) Anna Maria is approached by a couple of property owners seeking the financial benefits of a cell tower on their property.
Scene 2: Taxpayers raise many concerns regarding cell towers.
Scene 3: The city of Anna Maria engages an internationally known expert to design a cell tower ordinance. The ordinance is enacted. The cost is about $25,000.
Act II, Scene 1: (Circa 2010) A city commissioner raises a "safety issue:" He can't get cell phone response
from Bean Point.
Scene 2: The Anna Maria mayor jumps on the "safety" bandwagon. Maybe a tower can be built at the community center.
Scene 3: Issue of children's safety raised in the press, but completely ignored.
Scene 4: Community leaders cry, "Save the community center. A cell tower will cover the center's debt."
Act III, Scene 1: Wall Street and the untold story. Cell tower builder corporation stock has dropped 10-15 percent. How come? Seems a European corporation is about to make available technology that will render cell towers obsolete.
Act IV, Scene 1: Who shall prevail? Common sense or common greed? Stay tuned.
Charley Canniff, Anna Maria
Seeking peace of mind
I am comforted to read in today's edition that the board of the Anna Maria Island Community Center issued the statement: "The center's primary objective in [a] matter is to reveal trust and insure (sic) that at the conclusion of the investigation, all parties involved will have peace of mind and know tat every possible action was taken to insure (sic) the safety of our youth."
I can hope that the same statement will be applied to deliberations concerning the erection of a cell tower on the city property leased to the center.
As a taxpayer and resident of the city, my peace of mind is at stake.
Diane Canniff, Anna Maria
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lOOyear pier party firming up
By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter With less than 30 days remaining before the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration events, members of the organizing committee are busy making final preparations for the two-day, once-a-century affair.
At the committee's April 10 meeting, chair Sissy Quinn discussed the May 13 marker ceremony that follows a 6 p.m. parade from CrossePointe Fellowship to the Anna Maria City Pier.
Mayor Mike Selby will emcee the ceremony, selected dignitaries will give short speeches, and Quinn will read the inscription on the plaque honoring the pier as a Florida Division of Historical Resources site.
At the ceremony, a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol will be raised atop the city pier. The flag was provided by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, who also entered the centennial celebration into the Congressional Record.
But Quinn was concerned the opening ceremony might become a long-winded affair. "I don't want to draw out the ceremony," she said, welcoming suggestions to include other activities.
Committee member and former Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn suggested inviting someone to sing the national anthem while the flag was being walked out to the City Pier Restaurant and raised.
City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who is organizing the parade, said she had a good list of dignitaries who will participate.
She will be inviting marshals for the parade based on their efforts in preserving the history of Anna Maria.
Riding in the parade will be former mayors Fran Barford and SueLynn, former city commissioners and some winners of the city's citizen awards.
Committee member Jane Coleman reported
that members of the CrossePointe Fellowship have "stepped up to the plate" by agreeing to supervise the children's play area on Pine Avenue during the May 14 activities.
Coleman also said two flash mob dances are scheduled during the May 14 food festival, including one moments before The Islander-City Pier Restaurant fireworks display over the bay.
However, Coleman still needs volunteers to stroll along Pine Avenue during the Food and Wine on Pine event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14. Coleman said costumes for participants are provided by the Manatee Players.
Anyone interested in volunteering should call Coleman at 941-592-6644.
Islander publisher Bonner Joy reported that more than 400 memorial planks for the city pier have been sold and more orders are coming to the newspaper website daily.
The plank sales are funding the $10,000 fireworks display shortly after sundown May 14 that will conclude the celebration.
Planks, sponsorships and reservations for a VIP dinner on the pier for the fireworks are available exclusively through the Islander website.
Quinn reported the committee has $4,527.46 in its account, with more memorabilia sales revenue expected before and during the celebration.
Plans include rerouting the Manatee County Area Transit Island Trolley from Pine Avenue to a loop on Magnolia and Spring avenues from Friday, May 13, to Monday morning, May 16, after the pier parking lot has been cleared of tents and other equipment rented for the event.
The committee's next meeting is at 3 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
For a pier centennial schedule, visit The Islander website at www.islander.org.
iu years ayo
In the April 19, 2001, issue of The Islander, headlines announced:
� Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank asked city commissioners to remove Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh from office after a tree-trimming bill for $6,300 authorized by Deffenbaugh was presented to the commission for approval and payment. Commissioner Jay Hill noted the charter requires commissioners to approve all spending above $2,500 and Deffenbaugh had assured commissioners all tree-trimming contracts above $2,500 would first go to the commission for approval.
� West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter Brian Reed died in an accident at WMFR Station No. 2 on Cortez Road when he fell about 12 feet from a ladder while installing a light fixture. WMFR Chief Andy Price said Reed struck his head and suffered fatal injuries. Reed was on duty when the accident occurred. Honor guards from fire stations in Orlando, Sarasota, Miami, Tampa and Longboat Key attended the funeral.
� Bradenton Beach officials held a ceremony for the designation of the 3-mile section of State Road 789/Gulf Drive within the city limits as a federal scenic highway. The designation allowed the city to seek federal funding for up to 80 percent of the cost of future improvement projects along Gulf Drive.
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8 � APRIL 20, 2011 � THE ISLANDER
Renourishment runs 'round the clock
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
The beach was as bright as a football field under Friday night lights as the bulldozers shoved, sculpted and shaped the sand in the second stage of a major Island renourishment project.
Midway through last week, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, an international dredging contractor, shifted its work zone north, from Coquina Beach to the shore in Anna Maria near the Sandbar Restaurant.
The operation, which has involved multiple onshore crews as well as crews offshore on 10 vessels strategically placed in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, continued to operate around the clock in Anna Maria.
"We are on schedule," Chris Pomfret, the project manager for Great Lakes, said April 15. The Illinois-based company also has renourished shores in San Diego, Ocean City, Md., and Fire Island, N.Y., as well as overseas, including a complex project in Ghana.
Late April 14, after hauling pipes and other equipment � from potable water tanks to port-a-potties to pipes � to Anna Maria, Great Lakes began pumping sand and water to the beach south of the Sandbar.
The operation continued through the night, drawing the occasional dog-walker, insomniac or curious onlooker.
"They said they'll be done in 48 hours," Ray Hansen said with a note of disbelief. He and his family
were staying in a nearby vacation home.
"Believe it or not, this is the second time I've seen this," he added. "My vacation cycle is the same as the renourishment schedule."
The spring 2011 renourishment, with a budget of about $6 million, was in planning and permitting for
More sand sought for south BB
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
The shore-building stopped short for some Bradenton Beach citizens concerned about a narrow beach at 12th Street South.
A renourishment project in Bradenton Beach pumped sand to broaden and build the shoreline at Coquina Beach. The project area began at 13th Street South and continued south on much of Coquina toward Longboat Pass, where additional shore-building efforts will take place later this year.
But some citizens want more sand � specifically at 12th Street South.
"We had dunes built there at the last dredging," said 12th Street South resident Judson Landon. 'They're all gone."
Landon, recently addressing the Bradenton Beach City Commission, cautioned that this location is "the very narrowest part of the Island."
"T d really like to see some sand, some kind of
renourishment in that area," he added.
City Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, who represents the neighborhood and lives nearby, committed, "That's something we could work on."
Mayor Bob Bartelt said he's "painfully aware" of the vulnerability to flooding at the location. He took note of the 12th Street beach's trimness when city officials conducted a survey of the city's perimeter to identify "areas that can be breached in a real storm event."
Bartelt offered to "talk to our Manatee County counterparts."
But at least one county representative already is aware of the situation. County Commissioner John Chappie, a former Bradenton Beach mayor, lives in that area.
The 12th Street South spot, he said, "is just not part of the federal program," which complicates funding a renourishment project in the location.
Chappie said he's hopeful that the reconstruction of groins in the area will help.
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Making tracks Beach renourishment nears a conclusion April 13 at Coquina Beach, where crews used bulldozers to move sand piped to the shore from Tampa Bay and onlookers observe the action. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
The actual renourishment activity, contracted by Manatee County and engineered by Coastal Planning and Engineering, began April 2.
During the first half of the month, sand was pumped to much of Coquina Beach, which had undergone serious erosion in recent years, especially on the north end.
By last weekend, the work at Coquina was ending, with some finer beach-sculpting taking place and the removal of the renourishment pipes, Pomfret said.
Equipment used in Anna Maria was to be hauled back to Coquina for temporary storage, but "we' 11 be out of there probably by the middle of the week," Pomfret estimated.
When the Great Lakes team leaves, it will leave behind about 25,000 cubic yards of sand on Anna Maria beach and 206,000 cubic yards of sand on Coquina Beach.
"Good, clean and white sand," said Charlie Hun-sicker, director of the Manatee County natural resources department, which has overseen the project.
Later this year, in the next stage of the project, the county plans to contract for construction of an artificial reef off Coquina Beach, as well as the installation of a geo-thermal tube around the jetty on the north side of Longboat Pass.
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Staging for the renourishment work in Anna Maria took place April 14.
By mid-morning April 15, sand was being pumped to the shore-" line south of the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. The second
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Police break up beach, street parties
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� April 7, 700 block of North Shore Drive, complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded to a woman's complaint that a fisher in the Gulf of Mexico behind her property was trespassing and violating an alleged law against fishing in swim zones. The MCSO determined that the licensed fisher was not trespassing and that no such law exists.
� April 8, 200 block of Gladiolus, domestic disturbance. The MCSO responded to an argument. One person involved agreed to stay at a hotel for the night.
� April 9, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vandalism. The MCSO received a complaint of three juveniles tampering with plumbing under the Anna Maria City Pier boardwalk.
�April 10, 200 block of Oak Ave., grand theft. The MCSO investigated a report that an unknown person took personal property hidden in a family room. Bradenton Beach
� April 9, 2100 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. The Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to Coquina Beach, where a woman reported the theft of several bags.
� April 9, 300 Gulf Drive North, child abuse. Witnesses reported seeing a man shake a crying baby, as well as spank the child. The BBPD is investigating.
� April 10, 100 block of First Street North, operating a vehicle on a suspended license. A BBPD officer stopped a motorist, a man known to have his license suspended following a DUI crash, and arrested him.
� April 12-14, various locations, burglary to conveyance. The BBPD responded to a series of reports of vehicle break-ins. Two people were arrested April 15. Cortez
� April 10,4500 block of 123rd Street West, battery. Two friends who had been living together for about a week and who had started drinking alcohol early in the day, got into a disagreement. One man called another
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Police late April 9 broke up a large party involving an estimated 200 young people gathered around the 65th Street beach access and in nearby streets.
When officers with the Holmes Beach Police Department arrived, the revelers fled, according to reports from both the HBPD and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which assisted in the law enforcement response.
HBPD was called to the area at about 10:40 p.m. on the Saturday night.
Juveniles were "standing in the roadways drinking," stated the HBPD report. "The roadway was covered in juveniles and young adults from Holmes Boulevard down 65th Street to the beach access and up and down Gulf Drive."
When they saw HBPD arrive, people quickly ran to other streets and to the beach.
Officers pursued the partiers, going as far north as the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria, accord-
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� April 9,65th Street beach access, underage drinking. The Holmes Beach Police Department, with the assistance of the MCSO, responded to a call from the area and found more than a hundred juveniles and young adults near the beach access and in the road. Parents were called.
�April 10,100 block of Beach Avenue, violation of felony probation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The MCSO arrested a Bradenton man for allegedly giving alcohol to teenage boys. The man also was arrested for violating probation.
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ing to one report, and issuing warnings for camping and alcohol.
"Almost everyone on scene had alcoholic drinks in hand," the HBPD report continued.
Officers did not make arrests, but disposed of the alcohol and called parents.
"We were able to clear out the streets and beach," the police report said.
In the vicinity on April 10, a MCSO deputy arrested Sam K. Lee, 33, of Bradenton, for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violation of felony probation.
Lee allegedly was with four juveniles hanging around the White Avenue beach area with a cooler containing a bottle of alcohol. One of the juveniles was so intoxicated he couldn't stand, according to the MCSO report.
Later, after checking records, the MCSO arrested Lee for allowing the youths to drink and also the felony probation violation. Lee is on probation until November 2013 for a conviction of dealing in stolen property.
BBPD arrests 2 in vehicle burglaries
The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested two people in connection with a series of break-ins to vehicles.
BBPD arrested Kyle Dale of Bradenton Beach and Alyssa Trichter of Bradenton following reports of burglaries to vehicles April 12-14 on Gulf Drive and Avenue C, according to detective Lenard Diaz.
Dale faces four counts of felony burglary to a conveyance and one count of dealing in stolen property. Trichter faces one count of dealing in stolen property.
Diaz said the two were arrested April 15 after a BBPD officer reviewed a videotape of the suspects returning clothing stolen in one of the break-ins at a St. Armands store.
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Sea turtle nesting season on Island horizon
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
Volunteers with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring were gathering early this week to prepare for nesting season.
Officially � though sea turtles don't adhere to the Gregorian calendar � the nesting season on Florida's Gulf Coast starts May 1 and continues through October.
While AMITW readies its volunteer staff for monitoring turtle-nesting activity, as well as bird nesting on the Island's north end, local code enforcement officers also are preparing for the season. Come May Day, seasonal rules for lighting and beach furniture are enforced in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
To sum up the regulations: no visible lights and no furniture on the beach at night.
Sea turtles � including the loggerhead, the species most common to the Island � are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida's Marine Turtle Protection Act. The state law restricts the taking, possession, disturbance, mutilation, destruction, selling, transference, molestation and harassment of marine turtles, nests or eggs, as well as protects turtle habitat.
To encourage compliance with the protections, the state in 1993 developed a model ordinance for restricting lighting during nesting season. Such ordinances now exist in many coastal counties and communities, including the Island cities.
Artificial light can distract or disorient both nesting and hatchling turtles. The turtles instinctively travel toward the brightest horizon, which should be the sky reflecting on the Gulf of Mexico. Artificial light from cars, street lamps, parking lots or buildings can draw turtles inland, where they can die from dehydration, become prey for other animals or crawl onto the road, where they are run over by cars.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends that residents and businesses on the coast:
� Turn off unnecessary lights. Don't use decorative lighting in areas visible from the beach and permanently remove, disable or turn off fixtures that cannot be modified in any other way.
For lights that can be repositioned, face them away from the beach so that the light source is no longer visible.
� Shield the light source. Materials such as aluminum flashing can be used as a shield to direct light and keep it off the beach. When shielding lights, it is important to make sure they are shielded from all areas on the beach and not just from the beach directly in front of the light.
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� Replace incandescent, fluorescent and high-intensity lighting with the lowest wattage, low-pressure sodium vapor lighting or replace white incandescent bulbs with the yellow "bug" light variety. The best technology available for turtle-friendly lighting is a red or amber LED.
Claudia Wiseman of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shore-bird Monitoring talks about "lights out" during turtle season with a crowd on the beach last summer. During the first week that nests hatched in 2010, there were disorientations and an estimated 300 hatchlings died. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
� Plant or improve vegetation buffers � such as sea grapes and other native beach vegetation � between the light source and the beach to screen light from the beach.
Sea grapes and other vegetation that might be cut back during the winter for a clear patio or porch view of the Gulf should be allowed to grow during the summer.
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By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will host its annual non-denominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 24.
The service will take place at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
All Island churches, as members of All Island Denominations, also will participate in the service with readings from Scripture and songs.
The Rev. Dee deMontmillion of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach will deliver the invocation.
The Revs. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Edward Moss of Crosspointe Fellowship and Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church will read from Scripture.
The Rev. Michael Mullen of St. Bernard Catholic Church will give the benediction.
And the Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Community Church in Bradenton Beach will deliver the sermon, "The Good News."
Worshipers are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets and, if possible, ride the free trolley to the beach.
In addition to the Kiwanis service, Island churches will host Easter programs, including:
� Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a contemporary Easter service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 10:15 a.m.
Also, a Good Friday service will take place on April 22 at 7 p.m.
� The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold services at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday. An Easter egg hunt will take place at 10:15 a.m.
The church will observe Maundy Thursday on April 21 at 6 p.m. with services, the stripping of the altar, foot washing and a vigil.
Women's potluck dinner to benefit Cambodia
The Anna Maria Island Chapter of Dining for Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N, Bradenton Beach.
Dining for Women is a giving circle focused on "changing the world one dinner at a time." The national organization already topped the $1 million dollar mark this year in its donations to support women and children around the world.
The Island's Dining for Women group meets the third Thursday of every month. Participants bring a dish and donate to DFW the amount of money one might have spent going out to dinner. Members learn a little about the selected recipient program, before enjoying dinner and conversation.
This month's event will benefit the Lotus Fund and its work in Cambodiawith children at risk of being exploited as child labor in factories or placed into the sex trade. The Lotus Fund also offers recovery programs for children who have been exploited.
For more information or to attend, call Jean Peelen 941-896-5827.
Strike down cancer with bowling balls
The organizers for the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life will host an evening of bowling to raise funds and "strike down cancer."
The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
Participants will have three hours of bowling for a $15 donation. Shoe rentals are included.
There also will be a 50-50 drawing and raffles. Participants should register by Wednesday, April
For more information, call Kim Levine at 941-518-6107.
On Good Friday, at noon, the church will observe the seven last words from the cross, concluding with stations of the cross.
� At Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, there will be two Easter services, at 8 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. An Easter potluck brunch will take place at 9 a.m.
Also, the church will observe Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.
On Good Friday, the church will hold services at noon and 7 p.m.
� Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, will hold Easter and Palm Sunday services at 9:30 a.m.
� Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will hold two services in the sanctuary on Easter, one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.
The church also will hold a 7 p.m. service in the sanctuary on Holy Thursday and a noon service in the chapel on Good Friday.
� St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate Easter with Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
An egg hunt will take place at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Also, the church will observe Holy Thursday with a service at 7 p.m.
On Good Friday, a Passion of Our Lord program will take place at 3 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
Holy week masses April 18-22 will take place at 8
Holy week Holy/Maundy Thursday: April 21 Good Friday: April 22 Holy Saturday: April 23 Easter Sunday: April 24
Library hosts puppet craftmaking for teens
The Friends of the Island Library will host a sock-puppet craft program for teens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 27.
Participants should bring a clean sock, or two, to the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program is free, however, seating is limited. For more information, call the library at 941-778-6341.
Sheriff's youth ranch presentation at Kiwanis
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
On April 23, the club will welcome speaker Craig Morrison from the Bradenton campus of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch.
For more information, call member Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-7888.
Relay for Life donations sought
Organizers of the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life are seeking items for the gift bags for participating cancer survivors.
The Relay will be held at Coquina Beach May 21-22. At the start of the relay, cancer survivors are honored and given the opportunity to walk the opening lap. Caregivers join in on the second lap before all participating team members begin walking the relay path.
Gift bags for survivors have included items such as gift cards, pens, coffee mugs and Frisbees. The event organizers need to fill 75 gift bags by May 17.
For more information, contact Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181.
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By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Organizers are seeking Island dancers to shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, kick in the world's longest conga line on sand.
"I instigate conga lines on a fairly regular basis," said event originator and musician Mike Sales, a regular performer at several local venues.
Sales is working with several others on the conga line, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, behind the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, which is just north of the Bridge Street beach access.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Moon-racer No-Kill Animal Rescue founded by Islander employee Lisa Williams, and its campaign for a "no-kill" pet community in Manatee County.
Sales originally wanted to set a Guinness World
Record with the 2011 event. However, the application and review process for GWR is lengthy and would require the creation of a new record category.
So, a GWR attempt will take place next spring and this year, Sales said, he's going to be relaxed about how well the dancers know the steps.
"I'm not going to be a stickler," he said, even if that will be the case next year with GWR, which will require the conga line to last for at least five minutes and consist of 250 or more people who know how to perform the dance.
On Saturday, volunteers will begin arriving on the beach at about 10 a.m. to set up equipment and recruit beachgoers for the dance.
Sales said he plans to ask people to form two parallel lines and then join the lines at one end and conga to "Island Talkin,'" a song on the "Howling with Mike Sales" CD.
Sales said he wrote the tune because he "really needed a song for people to dance to."
Participation in the conga line is free.
To benefit the no-kill campaign, volunteers will sell refreshments and souvenirs. Additionally, Sales is donating proceeds from downloads of "Island Talkin'" mp3s and videos.
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A classic car show draws a crowd � and brings back memories for some who turned out to celebrate Holmes Beach's 61st anniversary April 15-16 with Founder's Day. The party on the city field included arts, crafts, music, food and beer, wine and other beverages. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
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Tree City takes root in Bradenton Beach
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
About a year ago fans of the Tree City USA program planted a seed in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners endorsed the idea of becoming a Tree City USA in May 2010, but the campaign lay dormant until recently.
Members of the advisory ScenicWAVES Committee meeting April 4 at city hall endorsed the idea of Bradenton Beach becoming a Tree City USA.
At that meeting, as well as a March 28 city commission meeting, Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan offered to assist city officials with the Tree City USA application.
"Anna Maria is a Tree City USA," McClellan told commissioners, then listed additional municipalities in the area with that designation. "We thought, heck let's see if we can work with Bradenton Beach."
A couple of commissioners looked puzzled, because the presentation was familiar.
"I thought we were one," said Commissioner Janie Robertson, who remembered endorsing the idea last May after a presentation from Flowers. "I know we voted."
"So do I," said Commissioner Gay Breuler.
The commissioners did vote to apply for Tree City USA status, but with changes in personnel and city departments in 2010, specifically the dissolution of the project-program management department, the city application was not filed.
To apply for the designation this year, and to retain its designation in years to come, Bradenton Beach quickly needs to prepare an event for National Arbor Day, which is observed the last Friday in April.
'That's one of the requirements," McClellan said,
Trees provide a shady canopy for walkers on the multi-purpose path at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. City officials are pursuing a Tree City USA designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
adding that KMB would provide a tree for a planting. There are four requirements to becoming a Tree City:
� Having a board or department that oversees tree management.
� Having an ordinance setting public policies for planting, maintaining and removing trees.
� Maintaining a tree program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita.
� Observing Arbor Day.
Tree City is supported by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program and administered by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
"There's so many reasons why it's good to be" a Tree City USA, said McClellan, who for the March 28 meeting circulated information about the program, including a sheet listing "15 reasons to become a Tree
BB to consider telecom regs
Bradenton Beach commissioners on April 21 are set to consider the first reading of a draft telecommunications ordinance that prohibits cell towers anyplace but government property.
The meeting at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N, will begin at 1 p.m.
The ordinance, drafted to comply with federal law but protect the local ambiance, also would require that any cell tower on government property be a stealth tower.
City commissioners and planning and zoning board members held multiple meetings to discuss the proposed ordinance with Jackie Hicks and Rusty Monroe of the Center for Municipal Solutions, the consulting firm hired to write new regulations and to review any applications for telecommunications facilities.
The city began work on the ordinance more than
a year ago at the urging of Commissioner Janie Robertson, who said the city's existing measures were outdated.
Mayor Bob Bartelt, at the time a commissioner, also expressed concern for the city's position � the municipality had not updated its regulations, but was receiving inquiries from companies interested in building telecommunications facilities.
At least one company, Alpha-Omega Communications LLC, remains interested in building a facility in the city. Alpha-Omega Communications has proposed building a stealth tower on city-owned property adjacent to the public works and police department between Church and Highland avenues.
An application, however, will need to be resubmitted if the new ordinance is adopted, said city attorney Ricinda Perry.
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The Tree City USA discussion will resume at the commission's April 21 meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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16 � APRIL 20, 2011 � THE ISLANDER
County, city resolve Kingfish lighting issues
By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger recently met with Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker to iron out a dispute over the county's plan to install 11 40-foot light poles at Kingfish Boat Ramp.
On March 9, at the city commission's direction, Bohnenberger wrote Hunzeker to remind him that site-plan approval and a permit from city staff was required before the county implemented its lighting project.
Bohnenberger said when Holmes Beach annexed Kingfish, an agreement was reached for the city to review and approve any improvements. There also was an understanding that any work would adhere to the county land development code.
On April 5, the mayor and Hunzeker discussed the issue. "We agreed the number of proposed lights was not necessary, and it was further agreed that the contractor would apply for a permit from the city," said Bohnenberger.
Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
Manatee County planning division manager John Osborne said lighting is an accessory use and a site plan is not necessary. He noted that under the county's LDC site plans are only required when a new building
or structure is proposed, more than 1,000 square feet. Therefore, the additional lighting at the boat ramp property will only require permitting.
Following their meeting, Hunzeker wrote to Bohnenberger stating that the county already had a permit from the Florida Department of Transportation using FDOT approved lighting design criteria.
However, in a discussion with FDOT District 1 Secretary Stan Cann, Hunzeker said he learned that the FDOT-approved lighting criteria is not a mandate for the Kingfish Boat Ramp.
"It is our intent to install lighting that meets the operational and safety needs of those who wish to use the boat ramp," Hunzeker wrote to Bohnenberger. "We will work closely with you and your staff to ensure that the lighting a Kingfish Boat Ramp ... satisfies the community's desires."
Bohnenberger said there will be continuing dialogue with the county regarding the lighting prior to permitting.
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THE ISLANDER � APRIL 20, 2011 � 17
Beach cafe operators propose enhancements
By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter
Alan Kahana of United Park Services Inc. spoke about potential enhancements to the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe during the April 12 Holmes Beach City Commission work session.
Kahana presented three items the company envisions to enhance its business at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The first item proposed was a new sign replacing the existing one at the entrance to the beach.
The proposed sign was designed according to criteria for commercial zoning and a draft showed it to be 19 feet high, with space for a message board.
While the commission liked the coastal feel of the design, they told Kahana that the height of the new sign could not exceed the height of the existing sign.
"We're not St. Pete Beach or Clearwater," said Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens.
Also, the beach cafe is a non-conforming use and the city's zoning code restricts the expansion of a nonconforming use. Therefore the code specifies that a new
Manatee Public Beach. Islander File Photo
sign cannot exceed the size of the old sign.
Kahana agreed to reduce the height of the sign while maintaining the aesthetic of the new design.
He also agreed to submit a revised design for the sign.
The second enhancement Kahana suggested is to place dining tables in the sand adjacent to the paved
patio. The cafe is not seeking to expand the number of seats available, but rather to move existing seating on the perimeter of the patio in the sand, extending 10 to 25 feet out on the beach.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the request was a non-starter because outdoor dining in the sand is not permitted. "Unless you change your ordinance," she told the commission, "it would be an expansion of a nonconforming use and that is a board of adjustment issue. There are very strict requirements for allowing the expansion of a non-conforming use."
Kahana's third request was for an awning at the building entrance where cars could pull up and unload passengers. Kahana said this would be a great service for customers during inclement weather. He also requested permission to place retail merchandise carts at the entry-way.
The commission agreed that the addition of an awning and retail merchandise carts would be a welcome.
The next commission meeting and work session will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
February tourism rates, numbers climb
By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island accommodation managers, owners and rental agents said two weeks ago that their occupancy rates in February 2011 were extremely good and better than figures from last February.
Those assessments turned out to be pretty accurate.
Revenues from resort tax collections in February 2011 were up 1.1 percent against the same month last year, and the latest tourist figures from Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa to the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau show a 2.4 percent increase in visitors for February 2011 compared with February 2010.
The RDS report said 50,300 visitors came to the Island and surrounding area in February 2011, while 49,100 were here in February 2010.
Although a 2.4 percent jump might not sound like a major increase, in terms of visitor expenditures, the hike was considerable, said Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
"The increase in visitors relates directly to economic activity, and that jumped several million dollars," she said.
Visitors to the Island and Longboat Key spent $47.9 million in February 2011, a $2.1 million (4.7 percent
Evidence of tourism increases on Anna Maria Island are seen at the Manatee Public Beach on a sunny day, despite the work to remove remnants of the pier that used to extend into the Gulf of Mexico at the location. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
increase) jump from the $45.8 million in expenditures reported in February 2010.
Direct impact spending climbed by 4.6 percent, rising from $72.3 million in February 2010 to $75.7 million for February 2011.
The area's average daily rate for February 2011 was $149.7, up 2.6 percent from the $145.9 figure for the same month in 2010.
Visitors listed the top five attributes of vacation-
ing in the BACVB area as: beautiful beaches, sunning on the beach, a clean environment, a family-friendly atmosphere and value for money.
The report said 82.8 percent of visitors were "very satisfied" with their Island experience. That response was up 6.6 percent from the 77.7 percent approval rate for February 2010. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said they would recommend an Island vacation to their friends.
Use of the Web and social networking tools also increased among area visitors. The RDS report said 81.2 percent of all visitors used the Web to book a reservation or gather information about Anna Maria Island. That figure was up 6.1 percent from the 76.6 percent who used the web in February 2010, the RDS said.
The figures were to be presented at the Manatee County Tourist Development Council meeting April 18 at the Holmes Beach City Hall.
A number of accommodation owners, managers and rental agents said to look for an even larger increase in visitor traffic in March 2011 when compared with the same month in 2010.
With a one-month or more delay in obtaining tourist arrival information and resort tax collections, visitor and spending figures for March 2011 should be available around May 10.
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18 � APRIL 20, 2011 � THE ISLANDER
DOT presentation draws out bridge war vets
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
The state study is not begun and no recommendations have been made, but veterans of past skirmishes over the future of the Cortez Bridge vowed last week to oppose any high-rise span at the location.
"A new bridge would wipe out the historic village" of Cortez, longtime high-rise bridge opponent Jim Kissick said April 12, during a Manatee County Commission meeting in Bradenton. The commissioners had just received a briefing from Florida Department of Transportation officials on two Cortez Bridge projects � a rehabilitation planned in fiscal 2013-14 and a development and environment study planned in fiscal 2012-13.
No one spoke at the meeting against the planned rehabilitation of the 55-year-old steel bascule. The work would cost about $4.4 million and involve repairs to the bridge beam supports, concrete deck, seawall, support pilings, machinery, expansion joints, traffic gates and bridgetender house.
"It's the only state-owned deficient bridge in Manatee County," DOT maintenance engineer Jim Jacobsen told commissioners and their audience.
The photographs he displayed during the presentation showed corrosion, rust and cracked concrete on the structure.
"It's mostly salt damage," Jacobsen said, adding that the largest expense in the rehab project would be the replacement of steel bearings.
The planned rehabilitation would extend the life of the bridge 10-15 years, but the DOT also is preparing for a study � a project development and environment study � to determine how to get 75 years out of a structure spanning the Intracoastal Waterway between the village of Cortez and the city of Bradenton Beach.
The study would cost about $1.5 million and take two to three years to complete, according to DOT project development engineer Chris Piazza.
The DOT completed a PD&E study on the Cortez Bridge in 1989 that recommended building a twin two-lane, high-level, fixed-span bridge north of the existing drawbridge.
That study, Piazza emphasized last week, is outdated for numerous reasons. For example, with the time that's passed, there might be more historic structures
The Cortez, Bridge spans the water between Cortez, and Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
in the vicinity or new endangered species and habitat issues to consider.
Piazza promised multiple workshops and hearings on the issue as the DOT conducts the study and emphasized that the DOT will "look at all options."
But to some at last week's meeting, a high bridge on Cortez Road should be out of the question.
Commissioners John Chappie and Carol Whitmore, both Island residents and former Island city mayors, said they have long opposed a high bridge at the location.
"I know you are going to do your study," Chappie said, then added, "It seems like a waste of money."
Chappie continued, saying he doesn't need a study to know that "a high bridge would destroy two communities."
Kissick, a former commissioner, and former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola also spoke against a high bridge and urged consideration of Kissick's proposal to extend 53rd Avenue and build a bridge from Bradenton to the south end of Coquina Beach.
Pierola said she prepared a 600-page document "on why you cannot replace this bridge" and how a replace-
ment would "change the ambiance of the whole area."
Kissick, who has a long history on the Island, said he remembers crossing to Anna Maria Island via a wooden bridge from Cortez.
And, he said, "F ve been in this bridge war since 1989.... A new bridge would wipe out the historic village."
Kissick pushed the 53rd Avenue extension bridge, saying it could alleviate congestion that comes with motorists using the Cortez Bridge to reach Longboat Key.
DOT District 1 Secretary Stan Cann said that the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization would have to take up the 53rd Avenue extension before the state considers it as a project.
"We couldn't look at it all unless it was part of the long-term transportation plan for the MPO," he said. 'That hasn't happened."
After the meeting, MPO executive director Mike Howe said there is time for someone to ask the MPO to consider the 53rd Avenue extension bridge. The MPO is the area's regional transportation planning agency and consists of staff, several committees and a recommending board.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, who was on his way out of the county building, said he was "fired up" and planned to take a closer look at the 53rd Avenue extension, as well as the MPO planning process.
Spanning several years
The Florida Department of Transportation is putting together two projects related to the Cortez Bridge, which spans Anna Maria Sound between Cortez and Bradenton Beach.
Cost: $4.4 million
Date: Beginning fiscal 2013-14
Scope: Repair bridge beam support, concrete deck, seawall, support pilings, machinery, expansion joints, traffic gates, bridgetender house.
Project development and environment study
Cost: $1.5 million
Date: Fiscal 2012-13
Scope: Evaluate alternatives for further rehabilitation of the bridge or bridge replacement.
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Wednesday, April 20
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. � The Moral Instinct lecture by Alan Grindal at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
Thursday, April 21
6 to 8 p.m. � Dining for Women giving circle and potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Donation applies.
Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. � Craig Morrison of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7888.
9 a.m. � Easter egg hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. � Easter egg roll on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.
I p.m. to 2 p.m. � Conga for a Cause with Mike Sales on the beach behind the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-870-4349.
II a.m. � Easter bonnet contest at Anna Maria Island Accommodations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941 -518-8491.
Wednesday, April 27
11 a.m. � Einstein Circle discussion on "Is Marriage Optional?" at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
5 to 8 p.m. � Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business mixer hosted by SteamDesigns at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941 -778-1541. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. � Sock-puppet craft program for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
� Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
� Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for
Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
� Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
� Wednesdays, 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 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
� Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
� Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
� Saturdays, 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.
� Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, through April. Information: 941-518-4431.
Joseph 0. Elizarde
Joseph O. Elizarde, 85, of Anna Maria, died March
He attended Jefferson High School in Tampa and then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the European theater. He was a firefighter in Miami for 27 years before retiring to Anna Maria Island. He worked 11 years at Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach.
Services were held March 17 at Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Bradenton. Graveside services with military honors will took place at March 18 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.
Mr. Elizarde is survived by wife Irma; son Joseph; daughter Valerie Rosas; grandsons Vincent and Steven and Anthony Rosas; and great-granddaughter Jasmine.
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Wednesday, April 20
1 p.m. � Manatee River Garden Club presents "Knock Out Roses" with Diane Celeste at 3120 First Ave. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.
Friday, April 22
6 p.m. � London Calling film series: "Georgy Girl" at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Saturday, April 23
Noon � Cortez Natives picnic at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.
6 to 9 p.m. � Strike Down Cancer bowling event for the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-6107. Fee applies.
�April 30, Hibiscus Festival, First Baptist Church, Bradenton.
Save the Date:
� May 7,10th annual Island Run for the Children's Academy of Southwest Florida.
� May 7, AME-PTO Spring Fling.
� May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.
� May 21-22, Relay for Life, Coquina Beach.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.
FISH plans elections, forum
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage will hold its annual meeting and election at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Also, FISH will hold a forum at noon Saturday, April 30, at the Cortez Church of God building, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez, to discuss allowing various activities in the FISH Preserve.
FISH organizers scheduled the forum to discuss what should and should not be allowed in the preserve on the east side of the village.
During the annual meeting, FISH members will elect seven people to the board.
Also on the calendar in Cortez is the annual natives picnic, which will take place outside the museum April 23.
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Local author Nancy Thibault visits the little school by the bay to share her story, "Bella by the Sea," with students. The story about a young girl and a manatee is set on Anna Maria Island and teaches young readers about the "gentle giants." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Author tells manatee tale to students
By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter Northwest Bradenton resident Nancy Thibault is taking young readers on an educational journey featuring manatees in her first book, "Bella by the Sea."
The book tells the story of an orphaned baby manatee and the friendship that results when a young girl named Lindsey visits Anna Maria Island with her family and spots Bella near the shore.
The character of Lindsey is based on Thibault's granddaughter whose imagination and love of all animals, especially sea creatures, inspired the author.
Thibault recently visited with students at Anna Maria Elementary School to share her book, as well as provide information about manatees, including a coloring page from Save the Manatees Club for students to fill out and send to government representatives as a reminder of the need for continued preservation of manatees.
In addition to telling a "cute, magical" story, Thibault says she also tells children they can make a difference. In the book she offers contact information
for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for example, to report injured or orphaned manatees.
The book published by Pepper Tree Press in Sarasota is available in Island gift stores, as well as locations as far south as Naples for $12.95.
Thibault said a portion of the proceeds go to Save the Manatee Club to support efforts. Thibault has personally adopted two manatees through the club � one in Homosassa and one in Blue Springs, Florida.
Local watercolor artist Sue Lynn Cotton illustrated the book, which includes real Island scenes, and was published for readers ages 5 to 9.. Thibault told students they can also seek-and-find scenes from the book, like the Island house where Lindsey's family vacationed.
Thibault plans to write a children's story for each of her five grandchildren, including another book featuring manatees and a young boy.
Information about the author, her book and online ordering is available at www.nancythibault.com.
Spring Fling tickets go on sale to public
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is selling tickets for the Giddy-up Gala Spring Fling.
The event will be held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
AME parent and Island DJ Chris Grumley will entertain, along with the headliner for the night, the Billy Rice Band.
The dinner and dance also will feature a silent auction of gift baskets, as well as artwork crafted by stu-
Auction packages include one from the Columbia Restaurant, a deep-sea fishing trip, wine in a painted wheel barrel and a jewelry basket.
Student art projects include a driftwood mirror, hand-painted pottery, painted Adirondack chairs and a quilt.
Tickets are $50 per person or $360 for a table of eight people.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call the school at 941-708-5525.
Monday, April 25
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Breadstick, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli with Dip, Peach Slices. Tuesday, April 26 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Soft Pretzel with Cheese, Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Fruit Cocktail. Wednesday, April 27 Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger, Potato Smiles, Baby Carrots with Dip, Applesauce, Cheese-It Crackers. Thursday, April 28 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Tacos, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Retried Beans, Sliced Pears. Friday, April 29 Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Stuffed Pasta with Sauce, Corn, Salad, Fruit Cup. Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Scientist Anna Amest visited Anna Maria Elementary School recently to teach fifth-graders about density, solutions, mixtures, solids, liquids and gases through hands-on experimentation. Andrew Ross, Brendan Murphy, Luke Valadie, Jake Ross and Jordan Cooley are ready to learn how liquids turn to solids through a scientific reaction caused by adding salt. The experiment resulted in a tasting of handmade ice cream for the AME fifth-graders. The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island sponsored Amest's visit. Islander Photos: Courtesy Karen Newhall
Eating pizza powers PTO
Domino's Pizza in Holmes Beach has teamed up with Anna Maria Elementary School for a delicious Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser � eat pizza and earn the PTO money.
Order lunch or dinner from Domino's Pizza Thursday, April 21, name the school and a classroom and 15 percent of the order total will be donated to the AME PTO.
The final fundraiser date for the school year will be May 19.
The class with the highest order value receives a free pizza party at the end of the school year.
To place an order, stop by Domino's, 5606 Marina Drive, or call 941-778-6641.
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:
� April 22, Good Friday, no school.
� April 26, Tropicana Speech Contest, auditorium.
� April 26, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.
� April 26, 7 p.m., kindergarten play, auditorium.
� April 27,10:30 a.m., American Red Cross assembly, auditorium.
� April 28,9 a.m., Manatee Historical Park field trip for fourth-graders.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.
Easter treats for senior meals
Second-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary School made Easter baskets filled with candy treats for Meals on Wheels. The baskets will be distributed Easter weekend to seniors by Meals on Wheels volunteers. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen Newhall
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EGGTASTIC TIME AT ISLAND MOOSE LODGE
The egg hunt begins at the Moose Lodge. Another egg hunt I will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Also, Pine Avenue businesses will host an Easter parade, bonnet contest and egg roll.
Children rush to the beach in the annual Easter egg hunt held April 16 at the Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. The event is organized by the Women of the Moose. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Ally Smith feasts on chicken tenders and French fries before the Easter egg hunt April 16 at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
Above: Cheyanne Clark, left, and Shawna Clark await a conversation with the Easter bunny, pictured to the right.
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Masters takes mini detour to Bridge Street
By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter
The Fish Hole 18-hole adventure golf course on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach hosted its first "Masters" mini-golf tournament April 10. Eighteen participants gave it their best shots in the 36-hole competition for the prized Green Jacket, which came complete with an Island logo.
Tim Shaughnessy won the inaugural event with an impressive 15-under-par 36-hole total against pre-tournament favorite Danny Canniff.
Canniff s rather pedestrian effort of 12 under par was punctuated by his troubles on the final hole. There he chunked his "tee shot" into the water to end any hope of living up to his pre-tournament favorite status.
Brea Shaughnessy, who finished in third place, also had her troubles, but on the second round of 18. She finished at 9 under par.
It was all for fun, and now groundskeepers at The Fish Hole will work on growing the course rough and increasing green speeds for the upcoming U.S. Open.
Stay tuned for entry information.
Tim Shaughnessy sports the coveted "Green Jacket" on winning the inaugural mini-golf Masters tournament at the Fish Hole in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joel Early
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It was another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club. On April 8, golfers played their weekly coed tourney in a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome format. The team of Don Ledford, Bob Dickenson, Tom Warda and Terry Westby combined to card a 7-under-par 25 and clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
April 7 saw the men play a nine-hole team scramble that produced a tie for first place. The team of Larry Pippel, Lex Halakan, Ron Buck and Bill McMiller matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by Ron Harrold, John Estoc and Dean Christiensen.
The team of Peiter Thomassen, Dave Kruger, Jim Krumme and Jim McVicar combined to shoot a 25-under par 103 to win the 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match played April 12. Pete Weir and Tom Lewis teamed up with the Proxy brothers, Paul and Peter, to finish one shot back at 104.
The men played nine-hole, team- and individual-modified Stableford system or quota points game April 11. Saul Ladd carded a plus-nine to win the individual title, while also helping teammates Merrit Fineout, John Estoc and Dieter Burckhardt to capture the team title at
April 10 saw the men play a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. Chris Collins, Bob Jorgenson and Don Ledford took first place with a 13-under-par 51 to finish one shot ahead of three other teams.
An 18-hole, men's individual- and team-low-net-golf game was played April 9. The team of Gary Harris, Jim Thorton and Bob Elliott obliterated the competition with a 1-over-par 257. The team of Jim Mixon, Gino DiClemente and Vince Mercadante were 13 shots back in second place. Mixon's 7-under par 57 gave him first place in the individual category.
Only two teams emerged from pool play during April 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels found themselves in a 13-13 tie with Fritz Eddigh and Rod Bussey, but closed the match out with a 9-0 run to win 22-13.
Ron Pepka and John Johnson were the only team to emerge from April 13 horseshoe action and were the day's outright champions.
Merritt Fineout, John Estoc, Saul Ladd and Dieter Buck-hardt combined to shoot a plus-five in Key Royale Club men's golf action April 11. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik
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Hail to the king � kingfish that is
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No, I'm not talking Elvis. I'm talking about the king mackerel or kingfish. Kingfish have moved into local waters around Anna Maria Island, ravaging bait schools and entertaining fishers with drag-screaming action. Most fish reported have been in the 10- to 25-pound range although it's not uncommon to see fish from 50 to 75 pounds. We call the big ones smokers.
A variety of methods can be used to catch these high-activity fish. Trolling with artificials such as spoons and plugs can be an effective way to cover an area if the fish are spread out. Also drifting or slow trolling live bait works well when fishing over ledges and hard bottom. The most productive way often is to fish with live shiners, threadfins or cigar minnows. Chumming up the kings with live shiners is effective. You get to see the kings explode on the surface eating chummers, then you can throw a bait out on a long shank hook and get a hit fairly quickly.
If you get a king to the boat, be aware of its sharp teeth. One false move on your part could result in a trip to the hospital and stitches.
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Capt. Mike Greig is fishing nearshore structures as well as offshore reefs, and is catching limits of gag grouper in the 12-pound range. Greig is reeling in kingfish up to 20 pounds using live threadfin herring. "There is a lot of schoolies out there, but if you're persistent you can catch some really nice kings," Greig says.
Moving into the backcountry, Greig is catching spotted sea trout and redfish. Fishing the deeper flats is resulting in trout, while targeting mullet schools is the key to finding redfish.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is fishing the offshore waters around Anna Maria Island catching a variety of species. In the shallower depths, 30-50 feet, Kimball is targeting and catching kingfish up to 25 pounds. Live threadfin herring, live white bait and even cut baits are attracting these razor-mouthed kings of the mackerel family. Also on the shallower structures, Kimball is catching gags up to 15 pounds, Key West grunts, porgies, triggerfish and catch-and-release shark.
Moving out to depths of 100 feet and more, Kimball is catching plenty of amberjack up to 40 pounds. Again, live bait is the ticket for these tackle-busters. Kimball is catching mangrove, yellowtail and lane snappers fishing smaller baits on the bottom. "We're still catching plenty of red grouper," Kimball adds.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is catching a mixed bag of offshore and inshore species. While fishing the nearshore structures, Gross is targeting kingfish, gag grouper, mangrove snapper and flounder. "The kingfish bite is on fire out there," Gross says.
Gross is using white bait with a small wire leader and long shank hook to catch and boat kings. Keeper gag grouper have been readily available on Gross' charters as well. Fish up to 28 inches are being caught on white bait fished on the bottom at depths of 30-40 feet.
In the backwater, Gross is catching speckled trout in abundance. Spanish mackerel are being reeled in, while targeting trout. Also in the backwater, Gross is catching slot-size catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters is getting good results fishing nearshore and close-to-shore structures with threadfin herring and whitebait. Genthner is using light tackle as an entertaining way to fish targeted kingfish on the nearshore structure. "I like to tie a long shank hook on 30-pound fluorocarbon baited with a half fillet of thready on it." Genthner says. "You might get cut off more often, but the bite is a lot more aggressive." On a previous trip, Genthner says he had a barracuda bite a 36-inch kingfish in half. "Unfor-
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Also while fishing nearshore structures, Genthner is catching limits of gag grouper in the 25-inch range and hogfish in the 16- to 25-inch range using half of a select shrimp.
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Students from Southeast High School collect trash from under the Anna Maria Island Bridge April 16, during the Great American Cleanup organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful.
By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
Dozens of crews collected litter from beaches, roadsides and parks in an early Earth Day action on Anna Maria Island.
Keep Manatee Beautiful's Great American Cleanup took place April 19, with volunteers county wide devoting a morning to the massive anti-litter campaign.
The local event is part of a nationwide Keep America Beautiful campaign that takes place every spring and involves an estimated 3.5 million people.
"Volunteers are essential to strengthening our communities, boosting our local economies and protecting our shared environment," said KAB CEO Matthew McKenna. "The Great American Cleanup provides a wonderful opportunity to inspire civic engagement that addresses the very real challenges of our times."
This year's cleanup theme was "Green Starts Here," an homage to the think globally, act locally slogan.
Volunteers for the cleanup assembled at Anna Maria City Hall, where they received directions to collect litter and debris from the beach and along Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Volunteers also collected litter from the Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach, where a major tree-planting exercise is planned for May, as well as at Coquina and Cortez beaches in Bradenton
Johnson Middle School student Andy Duncombe, 11, collects trash from under trees at Coquina Beach.
High school students clean up near the Anna Maria Island Bridge during a Keep Manatee Beautiful campaign April 16. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Beach and the FISH Preserve in Cortez.
"This is important," said Southeast High School student Ty Cocroft, 16, who collected litter at the Kingfish Boat Ramp and along Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach with friends in the school's student government association.
Cocroft and others have teamed up in past cleanup efforts.
"Remember when we found that big deaf fish?" asked Fabiola Sannon, 19, as the group made its way through the boat ramp parking lot. "It was cool."
Additional volunteers cleaned up along rivers and roadsides in Bradenton and Palmetto, as well as eastern parts of the county.
Cleanup totals will be available later this month, as volunteers turn in data and records. Each year, the cleanup usually results in the collection of about 48,000 pounds of trash and 17,000 pounds of recyclables.
Nationwide, the cleanup annual results in the removal of about 76 million pounds of litter and debris.
Later this month, the local KAB chapter will focus on another component of the cleanup campaign and celebrate National Arbor Day with tree-planting ceremonies.
Events are planned in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, and, if details can be finalized by April 29, a planting also will take place in Bradenton Beach.
Daniel Puente, 12, of Johnson Middle School, emerges onto the beach after collecting recyclables and trash from a covering of seagrapes.
Fabiola Sannon, 19, left, and Ty Cocroft, 16, of Southeast High School's student government association, prepare to clean up at the Kingfish Boat Ramp during the Great American Cleanup, held countywide April 16.
FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23_
Capt. Warren Girle is having success in the Gulf of Mexico at depths of 35-45 feet with both king and Spanish mackerel. Live threadfins and white bait are working well. In the same depths, Girle is catching keeper gag grouper and "lots of hog fish."
Girle's highlight of the week while fishing offshore was the sighting of a 40-50 pound sailfish. "We had a blue runner on a flat line behind the boat," Girle says. "That's when this sailfish came up and inhaled him."
Girle and his charter watched the sailfish eat the bait in close proximity to the boat. Once hooked up, the fish tail walked, made a strong run and pulled the hook. It goes to show, you never know what to expect while fishing around Anna Maria Island.
Although it's tough to beat catching a sailfish so close to shore, Girle has been producing nice catches of kingfish up to 25 pounds. Also, Girle and his charter caught and released a 150-pound hammerhead shark.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says reports of kingfish and gag grouper are the highlight of the week. Live bait presentations such as shiners or threadfin herring, are working great, although dead bait is working, too. "A lot of fishers are slow-trolling live threadfin herring on stinger rigs to target the kings," Keyes says.
Cobia are being caught on nearshore structures using live pinfish. Goliath grouper have begun to make a showing, so don't forget to reel your grouper or snapper up quickly. If you don't, they might get eaten by a hungry goliath.
Moving inshore, Keyes says spotted sea trout are still the No. 1 catch. Live shrimp under a popping cork is working well, or you can use DOA Cal jigs on a 1/4-ounce jig head. Sheepshead are still around and eating fiddler crabs. Rocks and docks are the targeted areas to find these striped fish. And shark fishing is proving prosperous off the beaches using frozen squid and shrimp.
Reports of jack crevalle, catfish and ladyfish have been abundant. "Anglers targeting the trashcan slam are being successful using frozen shrimp or squid," Keyes says.
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By Rick Catlin
Green Village video runs on YouTube
A video about the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue and the surrounding area is now available on YouTube.
The video highlights the green technology used by owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher to operate the village. They hope to eventually have the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum award in Florida and the first net-zero energy campus in the state.
A net-zero energy designation would mean the village produces more electricity than it consumes, Lizzie Vann Thrasher said.
When completed, the historic village will consist of seven commercial buildings and two residential units, including three buildings of historical interest to Anna Maria.
"Our goal is to showcase the best in sustainable design and technologies, while maintaining the unique charm of our historic seaside community," said Mike Thrasher.
Among the green energy models at the village are photovoltaic panels to generate electricity and solar panels to produce a steady supply of hot water for the Village Cafe at Rosedale coffee shop.
The Thrashers also have geothermal cooling and heating that uses the earth's temperature to reduce the energy required to cool and heat the buildings, cisterns to capture rainwater to irrigate landscaping and flush toilets, and high-performance energy-efficient equipment approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lizzie Vann Thrasher said they used recycled materials, low-emitting paints, sealants and solvents to remodel the historic buildings and a range of other "sustainable design choices and material selections that reflect our desire to have minimum impact on our environment."
Among the buildings, the Thrashers host a Sears catalog kit-cottage built in 1935 and have remodeled the Rosedale home that was already on the site. The Rosedale cottage was built around 1913 and was occupied by the family for more than 60 years.
Plans are under way to move the Angler's Lodge
on North Bay Boulevard to the village. The lodge was built around 1906.
The Village Cafe at Rosedale opened April 9, in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 503 Pine Ave., and owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher are already pleased with its success.
"It's been wonderful," said Lizzie Thrasher.
"People have really taken to the cafe, the fresh sandwiches, salads and pastries and the outdoor dining," she said.
The patio has proved to be popular with early morning joggers and walkers, who can enjoy their breakfast coffee while watching Anna Maria come to life for the new day, Thrasher added.
The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
Breakfast is light fare, including pastries, granola, oatmeal, banana bread, Danish, bagels and specialty coffees.
Lunch features a variety of sandwiches, fresh salads and soups, desserts and quiche.
For more information, call 941-896-8890.
Scoot to new location
The Island Scooter Store has relocated to 5321 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, near Island Fitness and Eat Here restaurant in the Mainsail Plaza.
Owners Brian and Millie Quartermain are pleased with the move, which allows them to better display their scooters and other transportation equipment.
"We have bicycles, electric carts and boats, along
Artists Debbie Webster, left, and Midge Pippel admire the wall of art submitted for the studio abstract show. Webster's work, center, was the winner of a People's Choice award at the reception.
Millie Quarter-main shows off a new rental vehicle at her Island Scooter Store. She and husband Brian recently relocated the store to 5321 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The store was previously in the Holmes Business Center. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
with the scooters," Brian Quartermain said.
The store also has accessories, such as hats, gloves, T-shirts, custom seat covers and other items.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
For more information, call 941-778-2255.
Chamber hosts exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost of the event is $5 per person and reservations are requested, but not required.
Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Rhonda Grote of Tampa is working to have a soft opening of her Really Relish vintage art and gift shop April 22 in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 505 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Grote said her official opening day is April 25, while a grand opening is being planned in May.
"I should have 80 percent of the items tagged by this weekend, and T m really looking forward to meeting Anna Maria people and visitors," Grote said.
Really Relish will be located in the Sears cottage at the village and will be the second business to open at the new retail-office-residential complex.
For more information, call 941-704-0445
'Have you tried abstract?' opens at Anna Maria studio
Artists featured in the "Have you tried abstract? " show that opened April 16 with a symposium and reception at the Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria gather with speaker/facilitator Mark Ormond, second from right, to take part in a discussion on the art from that is "apart from concrete reality." The show featured the painting and sculpture of architect/artist and Anna Maria City Commissioner Gene Aubry, left, Bob Brown, Kathy Wright, Richard Thomas and Jean Blackburn. Islander Photos: Joan Voyles
Artist Gene Aubry talks about the composition of his abstract wall sculptures to the audience gathered at "Have you tried abstract? " at the Studio at Gulf and Pine. The exhibit will continue through April 29.
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ITEMS FOR SALE ITEMS FOR SALE Continued 1 ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued
COCKATIEL BIRD CAGE: Like new with floor stand, $35,941-356-1456.
MATTRESS: LATEX SPRING air. New, $1,500. $100 or best offer. 941 -778-3920.
FOR SALE: FUTON $50, white drop-leaf table, $25, nine-drawer white dresser, $20. 810-955-2287.
COMPUTER HP Pavilion CD-RW and newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $45. 941-756-6728.
FUTON: BLACK FRAME, $50, nine-drawer white dresser, $20. 810-955-2287.
TABLE: 30-INCH round white with two chairs and cushions, like-new, $100. 941-795-0923.
COINS: ONE ROLL (50) Indian-head cents, $60, one roll (40) buffalo nickels, $30. 941-795-0923.
VACUUM CLEANER: "RICCAR" with attachments. Works great, $100. 941-400-5940.
PANTRY CABINET: EIGHT shelves, great storage, any work area, $45. 941-778-0256.
NORITAKE CHINA: "PENELOPE" pattern. Service for nine, plus extra pieces. Mint condition, $100,941-746-5346.
OAK SECRETARY: VICTORIAN 60x40x14 drop-front, four drawers, three shelves, mirror, carved details, original brass fittings. Compare eBay, $1,000-plus, asking $650 (because plastic replaces original glass door). 941-778-4313.
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 email@example.com, fax toll-free 1 -866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
ATTENTION REMODELERS: All high-end, three years old. Fisher/Paykel stainless-steel double oven, original price, $3,650, now, $700. Fisher/ Paykel stainless-steel 36-inch cook top, five burner, original price, $1,300, now $350. Fisher/ Paykel white double drawer dishwasher, original price, $1,000, now $350. Bosch white double-door counter-depth 20-cubic-foot refrigerator, original price $2,000, now $550, Rowe deluxe sleeper sectional, queen size, L-shape, new covers, original price, $3,000, now, $1,000. 941-778-1059.
POKEMON MEWTWO GOLD-plated card, $7. Call 941-795-8734.
YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale. 2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition. $1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735.
GIRLS BIKE: SPECIALIZED Hotrock, light purple, like new. $85. 941-928-8735
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome 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.
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BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to benefit the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941 -747-1871. More information: www.bra-dentonrotary.org.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
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GARAGE SALES Continued TRANSPORTATION 1 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Appliances, furniture. 605 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-3863.
REMODELING SALE: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. White kitchen cabinets, sofas, kitchen set, bedroom sets, bunk beds, TVs washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, lamps, more. 110 Palm Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23. 11009 Peach Point Court, Perico Isle, Bradenton.
ANNUAL ART/YARD sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Cool local art and other stuff. 303 28th St., Holmes Beach.
LOST & FOUND
LOST: TEAR DROP-shaped necklace, maybe near Manatee public beach, much sentimental value. Reward if found, 941 -345-6531 or 941 -778-3953.
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. 7200 block, on beach. Call to claim. 941-896-7196.
LOST: LADIES "Skagen" silver watch, on beach, April 6 near SandBar restaurant, Anna Maria. 941-761-8707.
FOUND: PURSE WITH initials on it. Found Sunday, April 17, on Second Street, Holmes Beach. 941-962-8031.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
ELECTRIC CAR: STREET-legal, 2000 Global Electric Motorcar, four-seater with zip on doors, 2009 electric updates with gel batteries, 40 miles between charges. Very good condition. $6,400. 727-799-0695 or 517-449-8857.
BOATS & BOATING
WANTED: A SAFE place to store my boat trailer in Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Will pay. 617-435 -7593.
WANTING TO RENT a 29-foot boat lift for one year on or near Anna Maria Island. I am a full-time year-round resident of Bradenton Beach. Call Russ, 775-772-7537.
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.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED part-time for ad/ editorial layout. InDesign and Photoshop expertise a must. Advertising experience required. Intro-resume to email@example.com.
KIDS FOR HIRE
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development 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.
ROTTEN RALPH'S RESTAURANT/bar business 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.
INVESTMENT-MOVES OFFERS 10 percent interest paid monthly on your $120,000 investment. 24-month fixed term. Totally secured.
Call Investment-Moves in Bradenton, 941-524-8844.
HEALTH CARE PROS: Business opportunity. Established assisted living home with separate living quarters. Nine-bed facility. 100 percent occupancy. $529,000 includes real estate. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
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.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise Realty for all your real estate needs, selling, listing, buying. Listings needed. 941-592-8373 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here's adorable Ruby, an 11-week-old female mixed breed puppy. Se's great at home, very happy and playful with other dogs. Spayed/ microchipped/shots. $200 adoption/rescue fee. Call Julie @ Royal Rescue, 941-720-1411 or visit royalpetrescue.com.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
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.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999.941 -778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-448-4100.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. 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.
CATCH-UP HANDYMAN: Yard work, house repairs. "You fish, I work!" Hugh Holmes III, 941-465-0157.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and anything else. Please, call David at 941-504-7045.
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 Cleaning 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. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling 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.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941 -778-6170 or 941 -447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
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DOOR REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS: Residential, commercial, glass inserts, insulated-glass replacement, vinyl windows. TDWS Inc. 941-730-1399.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michigan general contractor with 30 years experience. 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 affordable prices. Call Mike, 616-204-8822.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, 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.
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space: 8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200-sf and 1,300-sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.
CANCELLATION: APRIL 16-30.3BR/2BA cottage across from street from beach $850/week plus tax. 941-778-1180.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, ground level, $900/month includes water/trash. Anna Maria. 941-778-7003.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA with garage. Nice quiet area, references required, no smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-776-1789.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA WITH sunroom. 406A 71st St., Holmes Beach. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-4731.
WANTED TO RENT: Garage for summer, $70/ month. 941-313-0752.
ANNUAL WATERFRONT VIEW: 1 BR/1 BA, kitchen, dining room, living room, open floor plan, private patio, pool. Cat only, no dogs. Ground floor, cute, compact, ceramic tile. $850/month, electric, water included. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. 786-375-9633.
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. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coas-talpropertiesrealty.com. 941 -794-1515.
ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool, 55-plus community $1,000/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
BRADENTON BEACH WATERFRONT SMALL one bedroom cottage. $950/month, annual lease, no pets. 941-779-0289.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH: Furnished, one long block to beach. Large kitchen, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer and dryer, central air conditioning, lanai, pool. Fans in every room. $990/month plus utilities. June 1 through Dec. 31. Cell, 847-769-6175.
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach. Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost Beach Apartments. 941 -778-2374.
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.
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SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
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. Immaculate 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.
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BEACH FRONT CONDO. 2 BR/ 2BT updated condo with heated pool. Located near historic Bridge Street, shops and restaurants. Strong rental history. $465,000
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE Adorable 2 BR/ 1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to active fish markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $199,900
DIRECT BEACH VIEW Build your custom beach house on this 50-by-100-foot VACANT LOT with a great view of the beach. Easy beach access just steps away. $450,000
ADORABLE GROUND-LEVEL HOME in great neigh borhood. Just two blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with mother-in-law apartment. $285,000
BERMUDA BAY CLUB End unit, 3 BR/2.5BA 1,524 sf. Beach-to-bay complex, pool, nature trail and mangroves on bay side, beach just across the street. Sunsets and sunrises. $375,000.
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DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME: 170-feet on water, 2,600 sf of living, extensive remodeling, pool, lift, dock. Accepting offers over $750,000. Jim, 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, 1 BR/1 BA, 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 possibility. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726.
ALMOST-NEW CANALFRONT luxury home. 4BR/4.5BA, den, pool, high-end appliances. 3,350-sf. under air. $1,450,000.215 Chilson Ave, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.
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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3BR/2BA. New roof, A/C, windows, kitchen, baths. Big fenced yard. Hurry! $114,900. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker 941-773-3966.
Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and fishing pier. $279,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966.
3BR/2BAcanal home. Light and bright. Updated. No bridges to bay. $478,000. Call Wendy or Nicole today. 941-779-2289.
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WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA, heated pool and boat slip outside your front door, $135,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
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Beautiful Gulf views, custom 4BR/3.5BA home, gourmet kitchen, pool, elevator, partially furnished. $2,200,000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-720-0288.
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SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $l,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal. CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal. GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates
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ALL-PRO By Paula Gamache / Edited by Will Shortz
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21 Haiti's first democratically elected president
23 Skip Thanksgiving leftovers?
25 Early spring bloomers
26 Operagoer's accessory
27 Broke bread
28 Longfellow's words before "O Ship of State!"
29 Singer Sumac
30 Say "No," "Never" and "Uh-uh"?
34 Mrs. Robert___
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original 43 Hopelessly lost 47 Plea for
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62 Blot with a paper towel, maybe
63 Like food that's acceptable to cattle?
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73 They come with turndown service
75 Burial site of early Scottish kings
78 Pipe material, for short
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88 Joyce's land
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sound 93 Abstain happily? 99 Fairy
102 Steven who co-wrote
103 New Guinea port
104 Life-threatening 107 Blow away
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34 Barely beat
35 Oahu offering
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43 Seller of space or time, for short
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48 Tennis's 1977 U.S. Open champ
49 Salon, e.g.; informally
56 False deity
57 Baloney and then some
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76 Giant of old
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82 Chant syllables
84 Bear vis-a-vis the woods, e.g.
85 Fails miserably
89 Like a hair shirt
90 Bordeaux brothers
91 La Mome___
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92 Sharpening devices
93 Sword lilies, for short
94 Send, as a check
95 Trump who wrote
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98 Good to go
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100 Like an Interstate
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105 Say "What to do? What to do?," e.g.
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109 Filing org.
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