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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Publication Date: 12/08/2010
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'Fun day'
celebrated.
Page10


W arnteest
blows in.
Page 12


Astheworld Terns
help season bell-
ringers. Page 6

Meetings: The gov-
ernment calendar.
Page 3


Cortez adult fni shop
plan aborted. Page 4
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Bradenton Beach
to 'bank' settlement
money. Page 5
Your opinion: Read-
ers letters, Facebook
posts. Page 6




Building official:
PAR height correct.
Page 8
Ousted commissioner
renews political
attacks. Page 9
Island t
happy
Community' events,
announcements.
Pages 12-15
Islander street map.
Pages 16-17
O 00 0
Goings on about
AMI and beyond.
Page 19


Island police blotter,
police news. Page 21
Fishing: Low tides -
show promise.
Page 23
W dBiz


New territory in the
business world.
Page 24


School: AME note-
book. Page 26


Santa says, 'Better be nice'
Santa made his first public appearance of Anna Maria Island's 2010 Christmas season
Dec. 3. He rode to The Islander in a sleigh ahead of the Privatcersand their ship during
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's lighted parade a prelude to the Down-
.town Holmes Beach Holiday Open House. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


Boarding
Last Train'
Page 14

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to manage

Longboat Pass
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Government officials are embracing the
concept of a management plan to chart the
future of Longboat Pass, the vital inlet between
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
A work session Nov. 30 at the Manatee
County Administrative Center served as a
summit on the pass, bringing together rep-
Sresentatives from the county, Longboat Key,
Anna Maria Island, the Army Corps of Engi-
neers and several consulting firms.
The group is working "to put our arms
around Longboat Pass," said county natural
resources director Charlie Hunsicker, who led
the lengthy presentation on the past, present
and future of the pass.
Hunsicker emphasized the multiple issues
involved navigation, beach erosion and
beach nourishment .
Erosion at both Coquina Beach and Long-
boat Key is serious, said Longboat Key town
manager Bruce St. Denis, who estimated
Longboat's northwest shore loses 40-50 feet
a year.
"The pressure on property is great," he
said, adding that Longboat Key likely would
begin an emergency renourishment program'
before Christmas.
Hunsicker said a request from Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash to dis-
cuss the dynamics of the pass prompted the
Nov. 30 meeting.
PLEASE SEE DREDGE, NEXT PAGE

Privateers parade
Saturday brings kids
holiday celebration
The Anna Maria Island Privateers
will lead a parade through the three Island
cities from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria
to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach at
10 a.m. Saturday. Dec. 11.
At the end of the parade route, the Pri-
vateers will host a holiday party with Santa
Claus and gifts for children aboard their
ship.
The Privateers also will provide free
hot dogs and soda for the kids. Adults are
asked to pay a nominal fee for refresh-
ments.
For more information, call 941-752-
5973.


Skimming
the news ...


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DREDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
In October, the commissioner opposed a board vote
approving a resolution calling on the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers "to help restore navigational
safety in the federal channel in the pass that sepa-
rates the southern end of Anna Maria Island and the
northern tip of Longboat Key."
Last week, McClash praised the move to develop
a management plan for the pass and urged manage-
ment plans for all area inlets.
Hunsicker said a Longboat Pass plan needs to
address how changes to the inlet impact the shore,
and how changes on shore or to beachfront structures
impact the pass. An extensive analysis has been con-
ducted, but consultants plan to use new technologies
to develop new models for proposed options at the
site.
S"Wherever you dredge, there will be impact and
there will be consequences," said Brett Moore of
Humiston & Moore Engineers.
In one analysis, researchers with H&M looked
back 140 years at the evolution of the region's inlets
and identified multiple natural and human-made
changes. Palma Sola Bay, which now flows into
Longboat Pass, once drained into Anna Maria Sound
, and the entrance of Tampa Bay, for example.
The construction of a jetty at the south end of
Anna Maria Island in 1957 impacted the region, but
most significant was the 1993 mining of the ebb
shoal.
The mining contributed to "progressive chronic
erosion" on the north end of Longboat Key, said
H&M engineer Mohamed Dabees.
Tom Campbell of Coastal Planning and Engi-
neering, during the meeting, said additional modeling
would show what could happen in the area with a
range of options.
The Coquina Beach jetty is leaking sand, so
consultants plan to look at what would happen with
improvements to the structure perhaps a screen to
hold back sand.
Another option is to build a groin on the north


end of Longboat Key to hold more sand at Beer Can
Island.
A third option is to build a breakwater at the tip
of Longboat Key.
Campbell suggested "an offshore structure that
runs parallel to the beach that allows sand to be
slowed down at that location. This is a solution that
the state was anxious for us to take a look at for
Amelia Island."
Also on the table is dredging the Longboat Pass
channel, and possibly changing the channel's direc-
tion, an idea that needs to be studied to determine the
shoreline impact.
Dredging the channel could yield sand to renour-
ish Longboat Key and Coquina Beach shores, said

On the Web- .
To download a copy of doi irel.tdto
the study of Lonigboat Pass, 4gd.dfei :
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Government
officials and
a team of
consultants are
working on a
management
; plan for Long-
boat Pass, the
-- f inlet between
Longboat Key
and Anna
Maria Island.
S Islander
Photo: Lisa
Neff




Hunsicker.
While dredging at Longboat Pass is under review.
the federal government has plans to proceed with
several dredging operations in the year ahead.
Milan Mora, a project manager with the corps, said
projects "in the immediate future" include dredging
in Tampa Harbor, near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,
near the northern top of Anna Maria Island and at
Jewfish Key"right on the Intracoastal proper."
Mora said the sand from the projects would be
deposited at the federally managed Egmont Key
rather than on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key,
where renourishment projects are planned in the
coming years.
The sand would be taken to Egmont for several
reasons the ship the corps hired is built to drop
dredge material from the center of the boat, the sand
from the Jewfish dredge would contain silt and per-
mitting already is in place for the Egmont renourish-
ment.
"Egmont," Mora said, "is in real need of sand."


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Anna Maria City
Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
Dec. 9, 6 p.m., city commission work meet-
ing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 17, noon, city hall holiday party.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Dec. 16, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization meeting, New College
of Florida, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sudakoff
Center, Sarasota.
Dec. 13, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Dec. 14, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of
Commissioners meeting, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bra-
denton.
Dec. 15, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Christmas is Dec. 25. Many government offices
are closed Dec. 24-27.
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.
org.


Brrr.ushing the pass
Above: Artist Terry Mason works on a painting of
Longboat Pass from the shore of Coquina Beach
Dec. 2, a blustering, chilly day. Mason paints with
Plein Air Sun Coast, which makes regular outings
to the region's more scenic locations.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Inset: Terry Mason-of Sarasota and Joan Peters
of Bradenton paint Dec. 2 at the south end of
Coquina Beach where the Longboat Pass
bridge forms a backdrop.


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4 E DEC. 8, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER

Cortez 'adult fun shop' plan aborted


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The signage catches the eye.
Among the signs along Cortez Road West adver-
tising smoked mullet, fresh fish, cold beer, karaoke,
RV rental space and ice cream, the signs at 12207
Cortez Road W. boast "romantic gifts," "lingerie and
novelties," "create dreams" and "adult fun shop." The
signs are not pulsating in the neon-glow of a red light
district, but are mostly hand-painted in a sour apple
and lemon color scheme.
Outside the single-story building near the east
approach to the Cortez Bridge, golf carts are lined in
a row.
Some Cortezians are joking about the incongruity
of advertising the sale of golf carts and adult novel-
ties.
Others are not joking, but raising concerns with
Manatee County staff and elected officials about their
fears that a sexually oriented business exists on the
outskirts of a historic fishing village that increasingly
draws tourists.
But the owner of the golf cart business says any
fears are unfounded. His wife only planned to open
a retail shop to sell lingerie and a few novelty items,
but now, given the complaints and hassles, the couple
plans to move operations.
"She's not going to open it," Roy Sumner said.
"Our landlord is raising hell.... We're going to-
move."
Landlord Lou Nassar said yes, he did raise hell.
"When they rented the place, I didn't think they
were going to have that adult business," he said. "I
thought they were going to have golf carts and beach
equipment."
Nassar said he has had problems with the ten-
ants and about a week ago began the process to evict
them.
Sumner said the impression of his wife's business


The build-
ing at 12207
Cortez Road
W. advertises
golf cart sales
and repairs
and, separately,
lingerie, roman-
tic gifts and
adult novelties.
Islander Photo:
Lisa Neff


"got off on the wrong track" and "the thing to do is
move on."
The situation, he added, is "unfortunate."
The lingerie and novelty shop, advertised at the
front of 12207 Cortez Road, isn't open the interior
space is mostly bare.
Still, villagers, Cortez Road business people and
some elected officials perceived the shop as a threat
to the ambience of the fishing village and to the char-
acter of the nearby residential community.
"There's a school bus stop right there," said Man-
atee County Commissioner John Chappie, who said
he fielded a number of telephone and e-mail com-
plaints about the shop.

Adult business
Cortez is in unincorporated Manatee County,
which has an ordinance regulating sexually oriented


businesses, known around the county administrative
building in Bradenton as SOBs. Whether a business
is an SOB depends on whether revenues from adult
sales generate a substantial portion of revenues.
In Manatee, a license is required to operate an
SOB the initial cost is $100 and annual.renewals
cost $50.
The county land-development code prohibits an
SOB from being within 500 feet of property zoned
residential or village districts or from being within
2,000 feet of a day care center or public recreation
facility. An SOB cannot be within 2,500 feet of a
church or school or 1,000 feet of another SOB.
Chappie said that the situation in Cortez raises
awareness that the county has some work to do on
its SOB regulations.
"There are inconsistencies with the LDC and
PLEASE SEE ADULT SHOP, NEXT PAGE


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BB to deposit $350,000 for settlement


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach will bank $350,000 in a court
account to settle a longstanding property dispute with
a developer.'
The 4-1 vote to deposit the money came Dec.
2, with Commissioner Janie Robertson opposing the
action. Robertson has advocated a settlement with
Island Inc./Beach Development Inc. over unbuild-
able Gulffront property. However, she said before the
city deposited the money with the court she wanted
to read all documents related to the case, including
a title to the property and an environmental study
received earlier Dec. 2.
The dispute dates back more than a decade to
when developers acquired 2.6 acres of property, most
on the bayside, some on the Gulfside, with Gulf Drive
bisecting the land.
The developers knew when they purchased the
property that a portion of it was identified for pres-
ervation in the city's future land-use map and com-
prehensive plan.

ADULT SHOP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
our SOB ordinance," the commissioner said, specifi-
cally referring to questions about what constitutes an
SOB.
The county needs to better define how it calcu-
lates a substantial portion of revenues and re-examine
its definition of an SOB.
"As far as I'm concerned, we can't put this on
the back burner," Chappie said. "We have to keep on
top of it.... You have to be fair. You have to follow
the rules. But you have to be aware of it, and be on
top of it."
Chappie said he has called for a commission
workshop on SOBs.
And, he added, if an SOB opened in Cortez, "the
village could be seriously affected."


However, the developers also were aware when
they purchased the land that the city had committed
to allow for a higher density in the bayside project
because it had deemed the Gulfside property unde-
velopable.
But as the project moved forward, developers
encountered a hitch. City height restrictions got in
the way of a denser development by the bay.
An effort to build a smaller
project on the Gulfside also hit
a roadblock, and the legal battle
escalated, with the parties focused
on a half-acre of preservation land
on the Gulfside and what should
or could happen with 10 unbuilt
Bartelt units provided for in city planning
documents.
The general terms of a settlement in the case
were reached earlier this year, with the city commis-
sion agreeing to pay the developers $350,000 and
the developers agreeing to furnish clear title to the
beachfront property.
On Dec. 2, city attorney Ricinda Perry presented
the commission with a draft of the formal settlement
agreement and the recommendation that the city
deposit $350,000 with the court.
"The city has come to a point where we can settle
with the plaintiff and the plaintiff can settle with us,"
Perry said.
Commissioners reviewed the agreement for about
an hour, with their chief concern being what happens
to the $350,000 if, for some reason, the deal were to
fall through or the court failed to approve the agree-
ment.
Perry said the city's money would be "held until
all the pieces come together.... If things fall apart, all
of the money reverts back and we're starting all over
again."
During public comment at the meeting, Braden-


ton Beach resident and business owner Tjet Martin
opposed a settlement.
"I just want to say, don't do it. Plain and simple,"
she said. "Don't do it."
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt made it
clear that the. city was committed to settling. "This
has been a hot potato," he said. "A real hot potato."


Support letters

sought for HB scenic

highway extension
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautifica-
tion Committee is taking a role in supporting the
efforts of the Palma Sola ScenicJ highway com-
mittee to extend the Palma3Soli Scenic Highway
in Holmes Beac; --'
The scenic highway currently runs from 75th
Street in Bradenton to East Bay Drive.
The committee is drafting a proposal to extend
the scenic corridor with three additional legs:
Manatee Avenue from East Bay Drive to,
the Manatee County Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive. -
East Bay Drive in its entirety.
Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue to the
Bradenton Beach city limit at 27th Street.
The beautification committee drafted a letter
supporting the extension and is seeking addi-
tional letters of support from community orga-
nizations, businesses and residents.
Copies of the support letter drafted by the
beautification committee are available to fill out
and submit from the Holmes Beach city clerk at
city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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Santa returns to AMI,

Grinch, Scrooge, too?
It's officially the holiday time of year, when folks
shop, decorate with a flurry of colored lights, plan fes-
tive parties and ring a bell for the Salvation Army at the
Holmes Beach Publix Super Market.
But, sadly, the Grinch, er, corporate Publix please,
don't blame local management decreed a couple of
years ago that charitable groups may solicit on Publix
property but only outside the doors.
We're certain the rules are meant to protect someone
from something. But what?
Previously only small independent grocers suc-
ceeded on Anna Maria Island and community involve-
ment was vital, but we've come to embrace the big chain
store for its volume and convenience.
So what's the big deal, you ask? For one thing, at
most other Publix stores everyone enters through one
door and exits from another. At the Island Publix, folks
park on either side of two entrances and they don't meet
up until they're inside by the scale and the moviebox.
Consequently, a bell-ringer at one entrance sees only
half the shoppers. Thus, the Salvation Army sees fewer
contributions and that rings a sad note among volun-
teers from the Island Kiwanis Club.
And starting last week, it was pretty cold ringing.
So many groups benefit from the generosity of
Publix that it's hard to say thank you enough.
But we hope Publix also hears the sort of remarks
overheard from customers: Forcing folks outside the
store seems less like good will. What's the harm in greet-
ing friends and contributors as they come and go
in the entryway?
Maybe it's different in other parts of the state, but .
on Anna Maria Island, it's our friends and neighbors and
local charities standing outside, weathering the elements
heat, rain, cold and missing half their potential.
We appreciate our community and the store, and
we'd all like to feel welcome inside. And why not?

Humbug...
But Scrooge? No one deserves that miserly title
more than ex-Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltz-
fus, who has launched a blog to entertain his thoughts.
And, expectedly, he's launched assaults against his big-
gest detractors.
It's more entertaining to note, among his fiction and
attempted prose, there are "no comments" in response.
It's just a sham, Ebenezer, with no redemption for
you. The
The tirade and the humbugger shall go quietly with so we've
the ghost of the past. we've be


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e decided to share some of the conversations
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direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org.
At 7p.m., Dec. 9, Manatee County government will
host a workshop in Cortez Village on coyotes. We've
heard coyotes have become more prevalent in Manatee
County, so we're wondering, where are they?
Have you seen coyotes in the neighborhood?
When and where? Tell us about it.
"We've seen them as far east as 86th Street. The
other night I let the dog out and heard them killing what
I think was a house cat. The dog went completely crazy.
It was all I could do to get him inside to safety. It was a
horrific sound. I never want to hear it again!" Loretta
Lynne James
"Definitely not the scariest creatures in Cortez...
or the wildest." Lisa Moore Wright Mora
"On Black Friday at 4:30 a.m. the family saw one
on 75th Street near the Catholic Church." Mark S.
Howard
The holiday shopping season has begun. Where is
your favorite place to shop on Anna Maria Island?
"Depends Island Discount Tackle for the guys,
Sand Dollar for the gals." Bekka Stasny
"Depends on what I'm after. Sand Dollar and Irene's
and out to Ginny's and then on to the strip mall by the
Waterfront Restaurant, then I come back and go to the
White Egret...and then, and then, and then..." Dodie
Silvis-Holst
"Island Gallery West and the other Island art gal-
leries featuring local original art." Marlane Krae-


mer Wurzbach
"Support our small businesses or we won't have
any." Suzanne Chandler
"Does Duffy's count?" Charles Wood
"Ginny's and Jane E's." Kimberly lafolla

Picking up
Holmes Beach allows the public to use the base-
ball field as a dog park. It has installed gates and also
placed plastic bags in several places for animal waste,
for which most of us are grateful.
Most of us pick up our dog waste, and if we don't
see it being done, another dog owner will gently
nudge us to do so. The system works.
But on a recent Sunday about 10:30 am., we took
our two lab dogs to the field to give them a run. We
picked up after our own dogs, and about five other
dogs.
It was, to say the least, messy and disgusting.
There was a man there with his dogs and he was
doing the same thing.
All the dog owners we know are responsible,
but obviously there are some who are not. To those,
please be more responsible.
Denise and Bob Johnson, Holmes Beach

Wish comes true
Thank you so much for publishing the beautiful
"Wish Book."
It certainly did profit the St. Bernard Catholic
Church Council of Catholic Women.
A beautiful Santa lady donated a new stainless-steel
refrigerator with an ice maker, as we wished for.
We are so thrilled.
The whole parish is excited, because you so beau-
tifully wrote our activity center is well used for many
meetings, fundraising events, luncheons and other
social activities.
Christmas blessings on all.
Cele Van Winkle, CCWpresident


GIVING TO THE NEEDY

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HB couple issues Red Cross challenge


Holmes Beach residents Jeannie and Chuck Slater
have stepped up to help a cause dear to them. They
have issued a holiday-themed challenge to others to
raise $100,000 for the American Red Cross.
The deadline for the $100,000 Holiday Challenge
is Dec. 31.
This month, every dollar donated to the Manatee
County and Southwest Floridachapters of the Ameri-
can Red Cross will be doubled up to $100,000.
The matching contributions come from
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc., Neal Communities
and the Slater-Kassan Charitable Fund of the Mana-
tee Community Foundation.
The campaign cabinet includes the Slaters, as
well as SMR's Rex Jensen and Todd Pokrywa and
Neal Communities' Pat Neal.
"Chuck and I are in awe of the Red Cross mission
and the fact that 90 percent of this incredible and vital


work is done by volunteers," Jeannie Slater, chair
of the Manatee County Red Cross Chapter board,
said.
The Slaters charitable fund also has issued two
more $50,000 challenges to raise money for the local
Red Cross.
"Living in a vulnerable coastal community, it is
critical that we as a community make sure the Red
Cross has the resources to help all of us in-times of
disaster," Jeannie Slater said.
Bobbi Larson, the Manatee chapter's CEO, said
she's hopeful the challenges will "provide added
incentive to donors" during the year-end, when giving
accounts for 50 percent of most organizations' fund-
raising revenue.
For more information or to donate to the Red
Cross challenge, go to www.flwestcoastredcross.org,
or call the county headquarters at 941-792-8686.


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be a "jewel" in a blighted area. Easterling estimated
the project would cost $14 million.
Anna Maria resident Janine Robinson was
fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs after she
pleaded no contest to mutilating a 250-pound logger-
head turtle on the beach. Robinson told witnesses she
intended to take the shell, worth at least $1,000. Law
enforcement officers and Island turtle-watch permit-
holder Suzi Fox found Robinson on the beach with
a hacksaw, preparing to butcher the turtle.
After five years of discussion and planning, a
free Anna Maria Island trolley service could begin in
2002, Manatee County community services director
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8 M DEC. 8, 2010 THE ISLANDER


Building official: No merit to PAR complaint


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said he
found no merit to a recent complaint from Robert and
Nicky Hunt that a retail-office-residential complex at
216 Pine Ave. exceeds the planned height.
The Hunts reside in Anna Maria and own vacant
land at 303 Pine Ave., where they plan an ROR devel-
opment.
Welch said Hunt may have looked at an earlier
plan for 216 from Pine Avenue Restoration LLC,
which stated that the maximum building height of
the project would be 32 feet.
But the final site plan PAR submitted for its build-
ing permit showed the maximum building height at
25.3 feet.
And the project engineers who surveyed the con-
struction, certified the structure to be at the stated
height of 25.3 feet, Welch said.
Only a certified engineer can sign-off on the
height requirements of the project, he said. His own
inspection found the same 25.3 height for the struc-
ture.
PAR was expecting to have its certificate of occu-
pancy Dec. 3, after press deadline for-The Islander.
The Hunts also have an ongoing dispute with the
city over the refund of fees paid in January with their
site-plan application for their planned ROR project
at 303 Pine Ave.
SThey again wrote Welch a letter Nov. 29, repeat-
ing a July 21 request for a refund. That request, how-
ever, was denied. '


This Anna Maria retail-office-residential complex
at 216 Pine Ave. was the subject of a complaint to
building official Bob Welch by Robert and Nicky
Hunt ofAnna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

In 2004, the Hunts submitted a Site plan for a
three-story ROR building that was to be 50 per-
cent residential and 50 percent retail. The commis-
sion denied that site plan, but the Hunts eventually
obtained a court order requiring the city approve the


plan.
Approval was granted in August 2006 and after
a three-plus-year delay, the Hunts in January applied
for and received a building permit.
But their site plan included back-out parking
across a sidewalk, and they communicated with
then-Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus about delaying
their startup until the Pine Avenue parking issue was
resolved.
In June, Welch wrote the Hunts indicating their
building permit would expire after six months because
no substantial development activity had occurred at
the site since the permit was issued.
He told the Hunts they could apply for a new
permit after the six-month deadline passed, but also
would need to submit a new site plan.
In their Nov. 29 letter, the Hunts wrote, "Nearly
five months have passed and we have received no
response from you to our letter.
"We have taken advice and understand that if
you refuse to return the fees which were not used by
you as specified, then we have recourse through the
small claims court."
Welch said the city is not obligated to return
the permit fees. He said he researched other Mana-
tee County municipalities and learned no other city
returns fees after expiration of the site plan.
William and Barbara Nally, owners of vacation
property in Anna Maria, have a pending legal action
against the city for its approval of PAR's 216 Pine
Ave. site plan. They claim it violates the city's density
and parking requirements.


BB cottage may find home in Cortez


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Monroe Cottage may become briefly a
mobile home.
Then the cottage, built about 60 years ago, my
become a museum.
There is a proposal to relocate the cottage from
Church Avenue in Bradenton Beach to the FISH Pre-
serve in Cortez, said Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob
Bartelt.
"I'm tinkled pink," the mayor said of the effort
to save the city-owned cottage, which was acquired
by the city several years ago because the property is
adjacent to the city public works and police depart-
ments. -
The cottage would "still be in the neighborhood,
if you will," Bartelt said, adding he plans to present a
proposal to the city commission, as well as a request
that the city provide $500 for the relocation.
The cottage would be used to house a family-
life museum, the No. I goal of the Cortez Village
Historical Society, which would provide $8,000 for
the move, said Roger Allen, historic sites manager at
the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.
"The whole process could take six months,"
Allen said, noting that a number of approvals would
be needed for permanent placement on the Cortez
Stow-away
Roger Allen, historic
sites manager for the
Florida Maritime
Museum in Cortez, !
backs up a pickup truck i_.'
hauling an old wooden
shed. The shed, donated
by the Thurell family of
Cortez and moved Dec.
2, will be placed on the
outskirts of the Florida
institute for Saltwater
Heritage Preserve. It
will be used to store
material for the Cortez
Commercial Fishing
Festival, held annually
in February. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff


The city-owned Monroe Cottage on Church
Avenue in Bradenton Beach may be relocated to
Cortez. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

property, including an OK from the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency.
But the cottage could be moved sooner, possibly
by the end of the year.
That's both Bartelt's hope and Allen's hope, since
the museum director and his family are relocating
from Bradenton Beach to upstate New York.
"I'm going out moving," said Allen, who submit-
ted his resignation to the county in late November


and plans to be the director of a maritime center in
Buffalo.
Allen's wife, former Bradenton Beach project-
program manager Lisa Marie Allen, worked from
the Monroe Cottage and worked to secure several
preservation designations for the older building.
If the city commission approves the relocation,
Roger Allen predicted the cottage would be hauled!
to Cortez across the bridge rather than by barge on
the bay.
R.E. Johnson & Son Inc., which transported the
historic 1890 Burton Store to the maritime museum
grounds from within the fishing village, likely would
move the cottage:
"Brett Johnson, he's one of our heroes," Alien
said.
While Cortez would get another museum, down-
town Bradenton Beach would get additional public
parking, which has been much in demand from the:
business community.
The city, working with a Bradenton engineering
firm, has developed several plans for expanding park-
ing in the area of Church and Highland avenues.

Looking for volunteers
There are still vacancies on two Anna Maria
committees, Mayor Mike Selby said. Any resi-
dent interested in volunteering his or her time
is asked to apply.
Selby said there is an opening on the code
enforcement board for a regular member and
one opening for an alternate board member. The
capital improvements advisory committee also
has an opening.
The openings are a result of Carl Pearman's
appointment to the planning and zoning board.
Pearman had to resign his positions on the CEB
and CIAC to concentrate on the P&Z board,
although he informed Selby he would remain
if necessary on the CEB until a replacement is
found.
The mayor said he received one application
for the three openings.
Volunteers should contact the mayor at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
or call 941-708-6130.






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 8, 2010 9 9


Stoltzfus launches blog, targets Aubry


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Ex-Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus
has returned to the Island political arena via cyber-
space, launching a Web blog with an initial salvo
against his successor on the commission.
Stoltzfus, in his first postings at www.theiran-
namaria.blogspot.com, focused on Pine Avenue Res-
toration LLC, PAR principal Ed Chiles, Anna Maria
planning and zoning board chair Sandy Mattick, who
ran for mayor, Islander publisher Bonner Joy and
Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry, an architect
who worked for PAR prior to his successful bid for
Stoltzfus' seat.
In the Sept. 7 election that resulted in Stoltzfus'
recall from office, Stoltzfus also lost a bid for his seat
to Aubry in a 363-332 vote.
"Are we having fun yet?" promises a "chronicle
of events in the city of Anna Maria" and the "politi-
cal shenanigans" of Chiles, PAR principal Michael
Coleman and "their cadre of true believers."
A Dec. 1 posting on the blog alleged Aubry lied to
voters when he campaigned for office. Aubry, accord-
ing to the blog, said if elected he would recuse him-
self from voting on any issue involving Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC because he had previously worked
for PAR.


Aubry doesn't deny such, and it was reported that
he intended to limit votes on issues involving PAR.
At the commission's Nov. 17 meeting, Aubry
voted on a PAR site plan after explaining that he must
cast a vote on the measure because he is no longer
being paid by PAR.
The blog read, Mr. Aubry did not promise us
he'd consult our city attorney on matters involving
PAR. He said he'd recuse himself from votes on mat-
ters involving PAR. Period. No further explanation
required."
Aubry said he had not read the blog.
"I don't care what he writes. It's a blog, an opin-
ion, and we don't operate by opinions," the commis-
sioner said.
He did, however, further explain his Nov. 17
vote.
Aubry said after his election, he spoke with city
attorney Jim Dye about his prior work for PAR and
the recusal rule. He said he learned from Dye that
state law does not allow him to recuse himself from
voting unless he stands to gain financially by the
vote.
As Aubry had finished working for PAR, he said
he was required to vote Nov. 17.
"It's the law that I had to vote," he said.
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- "The basis for recusal is some financial gain. If
the monetary gain issue is gone, the elected official
can't just walk away from a vote. It would be like
taking a mulligan in golf. It's not allowed," Hartwell
said.
Aubry said since his election many Anna Maria
residents have "said it's a pleasure to not read about
controversy in the city anymore, and how peaceful
things are since I got elected."
The blog might ensure any peace in Anna Maria
doesn't last long.
Another blog post, which no longer appears on
the site, questioned the moral character of Mattick
because of a tatoo on her ankle.
Mattick said she had no comment about the post-
ing, which was followed by another post promising
"to tone things down a bit."
A more recent post took on the Island newspa-
pers, implying that both were pressured to support
PAR, an allegation Joy denied.
"I belive PAR is fulfilling a vision for ROR devel-
opment, the buildings project the desired old Florida
style, and that it's far better than the gas pumps, boat
storage and run-down buildings of the past," Joy said.
"The rest of the blog isn't worthy of comment."
Stoltzfus did not return telephone calls from The
Islander.


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10 0 DEC. 8, 2010 U THE ISLANDER


LBK trolley schedule, funding in flux


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Local officials seeking to continue the Longboat
Key trolley service are considering a change in trol-
ley frequency from every 30 minutes to once an
hour./
The reduced service cycle would cut costs for a
program that, at various times in recent months, has
been in jeopardy of expiring Dec. 31.
The Longboat trolley's launch dates to June
2008, when the Florida Department of Transportation
awarded a grant intended to develop the service.
The grant money $173,489 for the first year,
$634,328 for the second and $438,233 for the third
required matching funds from the counties and
helped establish a 365-day service from 6 a.m. to 11
p.m. on a 30-minute cycle. Passengers on the Long-
boat trolley pay a 75-cent fare.
The grant funding ended in July, when Sarasota
and Manatee transit officials began discussing the
future of the Longboat service, including options to
reduce the service level or eliminate it altogether.
To keep the Longboat trolley service operating,
Manatee County pledged $200,000 for the year and
Sarasota County pledged $300,000. Longboat Key
was asked to pledge $100,000, but a possible change
in service would reduce the town's annual expense
to $41,000.
The town council planned to discuss the trolley
program during a meeting Dec. 6, after The Islander


The Longboat Key trolley connects with the Anna
Maria Island trolley at Coquina Beach. Islander
File Photo: Edna Tiemann

went to press.
But some Longboat Key officials expressed a
reluctance to pay anything toward the trolley during
a workshop with Manatee County commissioners
Nov. 30.
Their argument was that the transit service is the
county's responsibility.
The county, meanwhile, has concerns about the
success of the Longboat service.
A report from Manatee County Area Transit
manager Ralf Hessler indicates "very low passenger
activity within Manatee County."
The service averages about four passengers per
hour from Manatee and costs MCAT $7.01 per trip.


Kids, folks, friends enjoy holiday fun day


There's no doubt from the squeals, applause and
smiles that the Lester Family Fun Day holiday event
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 4
was a hit.
The kids were squealing, the audience applauded
and everyone smiled and shared greetings of "Merry
Christmas" as they enjoyed some faux snow, a variety
of crafts, a bounce house, a ballet performance, a
karate demonstration and, of course, a visit from the
jolly elf himself, Santa Claus, who was delivered by
fire truck to the surprise of many youngsters.
The line to visit Santa, and to share a secret wish
for a special Christmas gift or two, or 10, was long,
but folks visited and children ran wild inside the
Center gym. Everyone was quite satisfied by burgers
prepared by the Duffy's Tavern folks, as well as hot
dogs and drinks at old-fashioned prices $1 each.
Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers
brought along cheer and shared some beads. And
some lucky folks went home with turkeys, having
taken chances for the prize foul.
The only thing missing for a truly fun day? Chuck
and Joey Lester, who conceived the event years ago,
not for a benefit, but for pure family fun at their favor-
ite time of the year, Christmas. Their travel plans from
Wisconsin were delayed and they sent along regrets.
They were missed by all who enjoy the twinkle and
wink they provide, much like Santa.
The event is sponsored annually by the Lesters
and The Islander newspaper.


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Dancers from the Diane Partington Studio of
Classical Ballet perform, wowing their audience
with grace and powerful moves on tip-toe.


Below: Newest Duffy baby Grace
Patricia waits to visit Santa Claus
with mor, Shelby Daniels, and dad,
Brian Faasee. The baby is grand-
daughter of Polly Stroup of Duffy's
and great-granddaughter of the late
Pat Geyer, who owned and operated
Duffi"s Tavern. The family grilled
burgers for Fun Day.



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Santa arrives, sirens blazing, via fire truck to the
Lester Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


The line to visit Santa grows across the gym half-court
line, where craft tables, dining tables, a bounce house and
the Kiwanis Clubfishing booth-lined-the-room- -----.. .- -


The average per trip cost for the rest of MCAT opera-
tions, excluding the free Island trolley, is $2.83.
Further, MCAT reported that ridership on the
Longboat Key service has not climbed since its
launch two years ago. Rather, ridership has declined
to (41,782 a year, about 41 percent less than on other
local fixed bus routes.
If the service is amended, the trolley will operate
hourly from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for six holidays,
when the trolley will not run.
Longboat Key officials, in addition to exploring
town funding, plan to discuss a campaign to promote
ridership, which would generate increased revenue
from more 75-cent fares.
Longboat Key might also work on a revenue-
generating campaign-with local businesses, an idea
modeled after the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's ad campaign to preserve a fare-free
trolley.
During last week's meeting, county commission-
ers also reviewed MCAT's paratransit service, which
is known to riders and drivers as the "handibus" and
provides transportation assistance under the U.S.
Americans with Disabilities Act, veterans assistance
and other programs.
MCAT said the services faces several signifi-
cant challenges, including the 7 percent increase in
demand for the service during the winter season.
"Snowbirds," the MCAT report stated, are "over-
whelming current resources."





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 8, 2010 0 11


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt Dec. 2
appointed city commissioners to a variety of liaison
posts.
Commissioner Janie Robertson, who also is vice
mayor, will serve as liaison on festivals and events, as
well as on the Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization.
Commissioner Janet Vosburgh will serve as the
liaison to the Bridge Street Merchants and the city
pier team, which is tasked with overseeing mainte-
nance and operations on the Historic Bridge Street
Pier.
Commissioner Gay Breuler will serve as liaison
to the ScenicWAVES advisory committee, which
makes recommendations and assists with planning
improvements on the waterfront and along the Gulf
Drive scenic highway. She also will serve as liaison
on festivals and events.
Commissioner Ed Straight, who just took office
in November, will serve as liaison to the county emer-
gency operations center, the public safety committee,
Keep Manatee Beautiful, Tingley Memorial Library
and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Straight worked a career in public safety and runs
with his wife a wildlife rehabilitation clinic in Bra-
denton Beach.
As liaisons, commissioners attend meetings and
keep abreast of the issues from the organizations and
committees to make monthly reports to the full com-
mission.
In other business Dec. 2, the commission:

Historic pier celebration

could be historic
The Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebra-
tioln Committee Nov. 15 continued planning for
the May 13-14, 2011, celebration, and gave Mayor
Mike Selby, new to the planning, an overview of the
events. S.'
Committee chair Sissy Quinn said she envisioned
"thousands and thousands of people" attending the
celebration honoring the 100 years of the pier.
"It should be a historic event," she said.
The committee made plans to begin.publicizing
its events in January, but first will meet at 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 13, to discuss event logistics, parking
and safety with law enforcement and city staff, Quinn
said.


Approved a special event request for Manatee
County's annual E-Scrap and Hazardous Waste col-
lection, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 29 at Coquina Beach.
Approved payment of a $5,703 invoice from
M.T. Causley for building department services.
Approved payment of a $5,313 invoice from
city attorney Ricinda Perry for a variety of legal
work, including an ongoing review of the city's sign
ordinance, settlement negotiations in a law suit and
work on the city's comprehensive plan review.
Approved pa. ment of a $2,500 invoice from
LTA Engineers for design and permitting work asso-
ciated with planned stormwater improvements on
Avenue B and Avenue A.
Public works director Tom Woodard said con-
struction would begin around Jan. 1.
Approved the removal of the banner posts at the
intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road on May
31, 2011.
Previously the commission had said that would be
when any banners at the location would be removed
to make way for improvements to the city gateway.
"I would like to try to provide a clean palette for
developing the gateway," Bartelt said. "This is just a
step forward.that we're making here."
The commission's next regular meeting will be at
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N.
The commission canceled its Dec. 16 meeting.




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Anchorage fees to begin in new year
Bdais anchored south of the Historic Bridge Street
Pier in Bradenton Beach. The city commission has
approved an annual registration and $15 fee for
boaters who anchor more than 24 hours in the city.
Registration will begin after the new year, accord-
ing to Police Chief Sam Speciale. Islander File
Photo: Lisa Neff


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Engineers paid for

extra services
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners reluctantly
approved a payment of $55,000 to HDR Engineer-
ing for work outside the contract for Phase 1 of the
city's master stormwater drainage project.
The company originally sought $120,000 but,
at the commission's Nov. 30 special meeting, city
treasurer Diane Percycoe said the two sides agreed
on $66,000.
Percycoe told commissioners that HDR was sup-
posed to obtain a change order for work outside the
contract scope. However, HDR didn't notify the city
of the additional services until after completion of
the project.
Then why is the city paying for the extra work?
asked Commissioner Gene Aubry.
"I'm not really up to speed on this," Aubry said.
"But in the world I operate in, I need to see docu-
mentation on how they were able to do extra work
without a purchase or change order from the city."
The problem for the city is HDR has the paper-
work the city needs to collect reimbursement from the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. With-
out the papers, the city can't get back the $335,000
it's spent on the project, Percycoe said.
"It was either negotiate or a lawsuit," she said.
Commissioners agreed to the payment and a
requirement that future city contracts state specifi-
cally charges over contract limit will not be paid
without written consent from the city.
The city originally planned to rollover its line of
credit loan when it came due Dec. 7, Percycoe said.
Butt she was informed two weeks ago that Bank
of America had purchased the city's line of credit and
would charge an additional $50,000 to rollover the
loan. The rollover cost from the original lender was
$2,000.
Based upon the $50,000 refinance cost, Percycoe
said it made sense to pay off the $775,000 loan with
existing funds.
Commissioners agreed, even though $399,000 of
the loan paymentwould come from reserves, which
would reduce that fund to 23 percent of the city's
operating budget.
Percycoe said the reserve fund would build back
to its present level in two years. The $225,000 annual
payment budgeted for the loan would then go into the
reserve fund, she said.


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The weekend forecast: A heavy flurry of artists
on the Holmes Beach City Hall field.
The 23rd annual Winterfest: Fine Arts and Fine
Crafts Festival is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, at the field, 5801 Marina
Drive.
The Anna Maria Island Art League organizes
the juried show, as well as Springfest in March, to
raise money for the nonprofit's scholarship pro-
gram.
AMIAL's primary source of funding comes from
the festivals, which feature artists from throughout
the United States.
Winterfest will showcase artists who work in a
variety of mediums, including paint, glass, 'wood,
clay, photography and textiles.
The festival also will feature the work of local
children in the Young at Art exhibit, as well as pres-
ent local musicians, including the Anna Maria String
Band, Koko Ray and the Hurricanes.
The festival soundtrack will be bluegrass, zydeco,
rock and soul.
Festival flavors and favorites will include smoked
mullet, fried green tomatoes, kettle corn, barbecue
pork and beef and fish tacos.
Winterfest admission is free.

Roser hosts Bethlehem
Walk Dec. 11
Roser Memorial Community Church will host
the traditional Bethlehem Walk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 11, beginning at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
The walk re-enacts the journey of the biblical
Joseph and Mary in their search for "inn to inn"
search for shelter for the birth of Jesus.
Along the walk, carols will be sung.
Some walkers attend in costume, and Roser helps
create an atmosphere for the nativity seen by bringing
in animals a donkey and goats.
At the conclusion of the walk, the church hosts
a reception, including refreshments.
For more information; call 941-778-0414.

Moose hosts, children's
Christmas party
Children up to age 10 are invited to attend a
Christmas party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
18, at the Moose.Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
There will be games, gifts and a special appear-
ance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Lunch will be pro-
vided for the kids.
The party is not restricted to members. However,
families must stop by the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S.,
Bradenton Beach, by Saturday, Dec. 11, to register.
For more information, call 941-778-4110.

Health coverage seminar set
Win Frenelle of ResCare Home Health will pres-
ent the seminar "Who Pays for What: Medicare vs.
Private Pay" to the Island Caregiver Support Group
at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
The seminar is free and open to all caregivers.
The group meets at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-747-4655.

Cortez potluck rescheduled
The annual potluck dinner for Cortez vil-
lagers, Cortez Trailer Park folks, winter visitors
and Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage vol-
unteers.was rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8,
at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W.,
Cortez.
Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. There will be
brief reports by the FISH board members, fol-
lowed by a turkey and ham dinner..


Shirley Rush Dean created the artworkfor this
year' Winterfest T-shirt. She titled her painting
"Path to Paradise."

Haag speaks to REAL Women
The REAL Women of CrossPointe Fellowship is
hosting brunch at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the
fellowship hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Christi Haag is the featured guest speaker for the
brunch and will speak on "The 24 Hour Gift."
The Girls Chorus of Manatee High School will
perform.
The event is free and reservations are required
by Dec. 6. For more information or to reserve a seat,
call the church office at 941-778-0719.

St. Bernard church to serve
Italian feast
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts its annual Italian Night
Friday, Dec. 10, in the parish activity hall.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a spa-
ghetti dinner served with all the trimmings. The price
is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Takeout is avail-
able, but only for those who call in advance.
For more information or to order a dinner to go,
call 941-778-4769.

Rotary Club to host luncheon
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will learn
about projects that provide aid in Guatemala from
Frances Dixon of the Palmetto Rotary Club, during
its lunch meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14.
The club meets from noonto 1p.m. at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
For more information, call 941-518-1965 or
e-mail annamariachiropractic@gmail.com.

Artist 'yard sale'
registration ongoing
Artist Woody Candish and The Islander will
again host an annual pre-holiday "yard sale" on the
sidewalks of the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.
There is no fee to enter and all area artists are
welcome to register and participate in the sale. The
deadline to register is Dec. 17.
For holiday shoppers, the sale is a chance to pur-
chase quality, original art and crafts, some at bargain
prices, directly from local artists.
To participate in the sale, contact Lisa Williams at
The Islander, 941-778-7978, e-mail lisaw@islander.
org, or stop in the office at 5404 Marina.Drive.









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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
King Middle School seventh-grader Mattison
Bedinghaus will take the stage as Clara in Dance
Theatre of Bradenton's production of "The Nut-
cracker."
Mattison began studying dance at the age of
3 and has performed in multiple productions of
"The Nutcracker." She has been cast as a mouse,
ballerina doll, snow, flower, jester and, in 2008,
the coveted role of Clara.
Performing as Clara this year on the State Col-
lege of Florida stage, however, is notable for Mat-
tison because she will be dancing en pointe (on the
tips of her ballet shoes).
"I've grown so much since the first time I
danced as Clara, and the choreography is much
harder," said Mattison. "Last time I was so young
and I feel now that I can dance the part en pointe I
can think about my part in a way that helps me in
pretending I'm her and really get into the role."
Mattison started learning to dance en pointe
when she was 10 and, although she admits it does
hurt her feet, she still thinks its fun. "I feel like I'm
flying."
Mattison will be among some very familiar
faces on stage at the ballet Dec. 11 including
relatives. Uncle Toby Wicklund will dance the
role of the father. Wicklund is a Holmes Beach
resident, as are Mattison's grandparents David and
Rookie Wicklund.
Mattison's siblings will play sibling roles in
the production. Brother Carter, 10, will play Fritz,
Camden, 7, will play a younger brother and Caro-
line Alice, 11 months, will play a baby.
Mattison said her mom was a dancer and got
'her involved, and that she has liked dancing from
then on. She dedicates two and a half hours a day
studying with instructor Alison Norton.
My favorite dancer is Gelsey Kirkland. Every
step she does is her best," said Mattison, who
strives to emulate Kirkland's dance ethic. She defi-
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instructor in her own future.
The first of two performances is at 1 p.m. and
the second at 7 p.m., both in the Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St., Bradenton.
"I always want people to know that a lot of
time goes into the performance," said Mattison.
"It takes us three months to get ready for the show.
We rehearse on weekends and sometimes after
dance class."
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for chil-
dren 12 and under. Ticket purchases can be made
at the Bradenton Health and Racquet Club, 6500
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The Friends of the Island Library's seasonal
lecture series begins in mid-January and continues
through March.
The group, during that period, also will present a
travel lecture series at the library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The schedule features:
Ron McCarty of the Ca d'Zan at the John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art discussing architect
Dwight James Baum at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Baum
worked principally in the Mediterranean Revival
style and designed the Ringling mansion.
Tim Oldread of Mote Marine Laboratory dis-
cussing marine research and the lab's public educa-
tion programs at 2 p.m. Jan. 19.
Librarian Paul Stonebridge discussing his trav-
els in Romania and Transylvania at 2 p.m. Jan. 29.
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Author Tim Berra discussing the life and work
of Charles Darwin, the subject of one of Berra's
books, at 2 p.m. Feb. 16.
Kayaker Diana Milesko discussing paddling
Florida's inland waterways at 2 p.m. Feb. 26.
Saxophone player and professor David Mullen
discussing the history of jazz at 10:30 a.m. March 10.
The Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild Play Read-
ers presenting a program at 2 p.m. March 16.
The Friends group also has put its annual book
sale on the calendar. The two-day event will take
place Feb. 4-5. On Feb. 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friends members can attend the sale. The general
public can attend Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information about the events or the
Friends of the Island Library, call the library at 941-
778-6341.


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All aboard for 'Last Train'


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reviewer
The house lights dim and the stage lights brighten
- but not too much.
The scene is a train bound from Los Angeles to
Chicago just days after Christmas in 1940, a year
before the United States enters World War II.
May reads a book, "Magnificent Obsession."
Raleigh stands beside her.
"Mind if I seta spell?" he asks in his soft, sweet
country accent. \
Audience members think they know exactly where
this "train" is bound and settle back for the ride.
"Last Train to Nibroc," penned by former Bra-
denton resident Arlene Hutton, is on stage at the
Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
through Dec. 12.
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland says the the-
ater has been seeking to stage the two-actor play for
some time. That makes sense, it's Woodland's kind
of material a character-driven play that was first
showcased at.New York International Fringe Festival
and then produced off-Broadway.
Woodland presents "Last Train" with care and
passion and professionalism.
May, portrayed by Olivia Abbacchi, is a school-
teacher of the small-town, goody two-shoes type. She
talks of piety, but has a devil of an attitude. ,
Raleigh, portrayed by Nicholas DeLisi, is a dis-
charged soldier boy with dreams of becoming an
author. He talks of the big city, but he's more skilled
in downhome poetics.
Their relationship develops during the 80-minute,
no-intermission play, which spans the earliest years
of World War II. but stateside, mostly in rural Ken-
tucky.
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and Raleigh in "Last Train to Nibroc" at the Island
Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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grads, State College of Florida sophomores and new
to the Anna Maria stage.
But Island Players audiences will know them
after "Last Train." In any other play, DeLisi and
Abbacchi might steal the show, but in "Last Train"
they are the show. And do they deliver touching,
loving, earnest performances that might bring tears
to eyes, certainly bring applause and should bring
playgoers to their feet at the close.
To keep the focus on the actors aid their develop-
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Abbacchi and DeLisi, for example, spend much of
the play on or by a single item on stage a two-seat
bench that serves as a train seat, a park bench and
a sofa on May's front porch in old Kentucky.
The play continues through Dec. 12 with perfor-
mances at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays and at
2 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, go to www.islandplayers.
org or call 941-778-5755.

Market offers holiday items
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the
Bridge Street Market, where gift items and holiday
plants are for sale.
The open-air market is held from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Sunday at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
On Dec. 12, local artist Rhonda K will make
custom wood signs. Manatee Floral will sell poin-
settias in pots and hanging baskets, as well as mum
and poinsettia arrangements and lavender Christmas
trees.
Philly Finest Bakers will offer holiday cookies,
while other vendors will have fresh produce.
Larry Wilhelm will perform as shoppers browse
for everything from holiday cards to stocking
stuffers.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at
941-799-2181.
Gloria Dei to sell cookbook
Copies of a cookbook compiled by Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church members are available for holiday
gifts.
The book costs $15 and can be purchased at the
church office, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
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Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County
Agricultural Museum will be open for a Christmas
tour from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
Learn about Palmetto's history ancdenjoy the park
and buildings decorated for the holidays.
While on the tour, honor family and friends who
have served in the Aimed Forces by hanging an orna-
ment on the Military Museum's Memory Tree.
Children can enter the reindeer trivia contest and
grown-ups can gather traditional holiday recipes.
Cookies and coffee will be served at the end of the
tour.
The tour is free, but reservations are required by
Dec. 9.
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Experience a holiday of 100 years ago from noon
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Manatee Village
Historical Park.
There will be craft activities, storytelling and
a quilt exhibition. The Manatee Players' Dickens
Christmas Carolers, the Gulf Coast Sandpiper Barber-
shop Chorus and the Peace Lutheran Junior Chimes
and Choral groups will perform.
Admission is $5 for adults children.12 and
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For the past 35 years Dan and Barbara Murphy
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tournament open iofamiily and guests. The tradi-
tion is complete with medals and a prize Turkey Cup
trophyfor the winners. This year 's winners are, from
left, third place Bryce Driscoll of Coral Springs,
first place Chris O'Sick of St. Petersburg, and
second place Kevin Stalker of St. Petersburg Beach.
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Area claimants get $3.1 million in BP money


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Nearly $3.1 million has been paid in Manatee
County-related claims for emergency losses associ-
ated with the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.
Oil from the spill in the northern Gulf never
came close to Manatee County's shoreline, but tour-
ism industry reports repeatedly indicated that tourists
fearing polluted beaches still canceled reservations
and postponed trips.
The deadline to file emergency claims passed
Nov. 23, though applications will be processed
through December.
Also pending with more to come are law-
suits alleging violations of the U.S. Oil Pollution Act
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of Mexico coast since late April seeking clients dam-
aged by the spill that began with the sinking of a
deepwater well off the coast of Louisiana April 20.
An estimated 400 million gallons of oil spewed from
the well before the leak was contained in mid-July.
In late May, attorneys met in Cortez with fishers
and others who work in the seafood industry to talk
about representing them in the claims process.
In October, attorneys with several high-powered
law firms representing the Florida Restaurant Associ-
ation counseled Island business owners on the claims
process, as well as the legal disputes likely to file.
The emergency claims were filed with the Gulf
Claims Facility, which is overseeing payments from
a $20 billion fund that BP pledged for restoration and
compensation.
The claims facility has not released the names
of individuals or businesses that filed for emergency
payments, but has posted statistics for states and
counties. Claimants are identified by ID numbers.
In Manatee County, the claims facility paid 98


claims totaling $3,128,700.
The facility, led by so-called BP claims czar Ken-
neth Feinberg, received 670 claims from Manatee
County.
Throughout the state there were 144,147 claims
filed, with the claims facility approving 48,297 for
payments that totaled $692 million.
Throughout the Gulf region, more than $2 bil-
lion in claims have been paid. The facility received
450,000 claims from the region and made payments
on about 125,000. Feinberg, in a report issued last
week, said another 125,000 claims lacked documen-
tation of losses and would not be paid.

Claims assessment
Did you file a claim with the Gulf Claims
Facility for losses due to the BP Deepwater Hori-
zon Oil spill?
The Islander wants to learn about your expe-
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Street in Holmes
Beach was adorned
for.the Island Holiday
Decorator Showhouse
Dec. 4-5 to raise
money for the Rotary
Club ofAnna Maria
Island. The decorated
home also was the site
ofa Dec. 4 nightriihe
benefit for the Anna
Maria Island Concert
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tra. Islander Photo:
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Albertine Veenstra stitches at the Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church quilt bazaar Dec. 3.


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Wednesday, Dec. 8
7:45 to 9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sunrise breakfast at Freedom Village, 6406 21st. Ave. W., Bradenton.
- Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Anna Maria Island Players
lunch at The Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

Thursday, Dec. 9
Noon Potluck lunch to benefit the SOLVE House in the
activity center at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Donation of infant items
requested.
7p.m. "Coyotes: Their Behavior, Diet and Habitat" workshop
at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-722-4524.

Friday, Dec. 10
1 to 3 p.m. Author Mary Erickson will sign copiesof her new
children's book "My Wee Book of Rhymes" at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-798-9692.
2 to 3:30p.m. Island Caregiver Support Group discussion on
"Medicare vs. Private Pay: Who pays for what?" at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-747-
S4655.
5 to 7p.m. -Anna Maria businesses host citywide holiday open
house. Children can visit with Santa.
6 p.m. Italian Night spaghetti dinner at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
4769. Fee applies.

Saturday, Dec. 11
10 a.m. REAL Women present The 24-Hour Gift" with guest
speaker Christi Haag during brunch in.the fellowship hall at Cros-
sPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-0719.
10 a.m. to 4:30p.m. -Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest:
Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
6:30 p.m. Bethlehem walk at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.


Sunday, Dec. 12
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest:
Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

Monday, Dec. 13
1 to 2:30 p.m. Paula Schoenwether demonstrates bottle-cap
jewelry making at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Tuesday, Dec. 14
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will discuss aid in
Guatemala during lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.

Wednesday, Dec. 15
Noon Anna Maria Garden Club Christmas program and
meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
5 to 7 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce busi-
ness card exchange pt LaPensee Plumbing and Pools, 401 Manatee
Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts
dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778'-3390.
Tuesday, 1 pm. ,to,2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for
Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational
study group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1908.
*Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group
at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-
6491.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-708-6130.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, Holmes Beach.


Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open air market on Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS
Wednesday, Dec. 8
11 a.m. to noon Longboat Island Chapel caregiver support
group at the chapel's Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
7 to 9 p.m. "The Star of Bethlehem" science conversation
with Howard Hochhalter at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Friday, Dec. 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Evening Christmas tour of Palmetto His-
torical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2034.
Reservations required.

Saturday, Dec. 11
Noon to 4p.m. "A 1910 Florida Cracker Christmas" at Mana-
tee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 941-741-4075. Fee applies.
Sunset- Deep Sky Observers group will set up telescopes for
public viewing of the night sky in the northern parking lot of the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-
4131.

Sunday, Dec. 12
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Plantation Christmas open house at Gamble
Plantation HistoricState Park, 3708 Patten Ave.,llenton. Information:
941-723-4536.

Coming Up:
Dec. 17, Film screening of "Fred Claus," Rossi Park.
Dec. 18, Christmas on Bridge Street and Lighted Boat
Parade.
Dec. 18, Where's Woody Art Sale, Island Shopping Center.
Dec. 18, Children's Christmas party;Moose Lodge.
Dec. 18, Manatee County Audubon Christmas Bird Count,
Bradenton Circle.
Dec. 18, Book signing with Mary Erickson, Restless Natives.
Dec. 18, Bridge Street Merchants Holiday open house.

Save the Date:
*Jan. 15, Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphir Dash.

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HBPD reports auto break-ins


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach motorists sounded some alarms
Nov. 27, reporting a series of auto break-ins and bur-
glaries to the police department.
In some cases, the vehicles were ransacked but
nothing was removed. In other cases, personal items
were stolen.
The earliest break-in was reported at 9:13 a.m.
Nov. 27, a Saturday, in the 200 block of 58th Street,
where a woman said she found ajar the door to her
silver Mazda CX7.
The woman told an HBPD officer that the vehi-
cle's contents were disturbed, but she didn't imme-
diately notice anything missing.
She said she suspected the culprit was a smoker,
because cigarette ash was found in the vehicle.
Less than an hour later, a HBPD officer canvass-
ing the neighborhood came across another burglar-
ized vehicle a Chevrolet Tahoe in the 5600 block
of Gulf Drive.
A GPS device and several pairs of headphones
were taken and again, someone left cigarette ashes
behind.
HBPD also took a report of two break-ins in the
5800 block of Imperiore Drive, where a Mitsubishi
and Ford Explorer were entered, but apparently noth-
ing was taken.
Another break-in was reported in the 5600 block
of Guava, where someone took an iPod charger and
two keys from a 1994 Chevrolet.
In the 5400 block of Guava, someone broke
into a Subaru and removed an i-Pod Touch and a
GPS device and, in the 6500 block of Guava, some-
one brokeinto a Cadillac Escalade and removed
a canvas bag containing a pair of sunglasses, a
digital watch, a wallet, a pair of reading glasses
and a set of keys.
Vehicle burglaries are among the most common
property crimes, according to the National Crime Pre-
vention Council, which recommends the following:
Don't leave valuables in a vehicle.
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SUVs and trucks may be less secure for the
storage of any items because they lack trunks.
Hide any trace that valuables might be in the
car, including chargers, cords and docking stations
for electronic devices.
If you have a garage, use it. If you park on the
street, park in a lighted location..
Lock all the vehicle's doors, as well as the
trunk and any access to the trunk from a back
seat.
Tinted windows cannot hide valuables. The
interior of a vehicle can be seen using flashlights.

Suspicious parking, driving
leads to arrest
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach police arrested a 48-year-old man
who moved to the state several years ago but failed
to obtain a Florida driver's license.
A police report stated the man's car contained
a duffel bag with "several burglary tools, including
a pry bar, screw drivers, flashlights; a propane fuel
container, two hats and some glass bottles."
The arrest took place at about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 1
in the 6100 block of Holmes Boulevard.
An officer took notice of the man in the Nissan
Maxima at about 10:40 p.m. that night, when he saw
the vehicle parked on the roadside near a vacant home
in the 8300 block of Marina Drive.
The officer checked the home to make sure it was
locked.
Thirty minutes later, the officer saw the silver
Maxima traveling south in the 5400 block of
Marina Drive. The driver was "making evasive
maneuvers," the Holmes Beach Police Department
report stated.
In the 6100 block of Holmes Boulevard, the offi-
cer stopped the driver for allegedly failing to wear his
seatbelt. The report stated that the driver presented
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The driver "began changing his story several
times when asked where he was coming from and
where he was going," the HBPD report stated.
Asked why he had been parked on Marina Drive,
the man allegedly said he wanted to walk to the
beach.
"When asked why he would park so far from the
beach ... he'began making up a new story," the report
stated.
The man, who said he was a landscaper, was
handcuffed "for violation of non-resident require-
ments for his driver's license."
In addition to the tools, HBPD found two Razor
scooters in the vehicle, as well as another duffle bag
containing cables and DVDs.
The incident remains under investigation by
HBPD, which has received reports of a series of
vehicle and home break-ins in recent months.

BBPD makes

burglary arrest
A man found passed out in a resort room
bathtub is facing a felony charge of burglary to
an unoccupied dwelling in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach Police Department Offi-
cer Eric Hill arrested Paul Shelton Means, 43,
Nov. 30 in the 100 block of Bridge Street on
the burglary charge.
Hill's report states that Means was found
naked and "passed out" in the bathtub of an unr-
ented resort room. The bath water was running,
the report indicated.
Means, a painter, allegedly told the officer
in expletive laced language that a woman had
rented the room for the night but "arrest me."
The BBPD report stated that Means resisted
as he was taken into custody, attempting to bang
his head on a door, as well as threatening Hill and
attempting to kick the officer.
Means was taken to the Manatee County jail,
where he was booked and then released pn per-
sonal recognizance. .
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Anna Maria
Nov. 26, 200 block of Sycamore Avenue, infor-
mation. A resident reported to the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office the receipt of a an e-mail erroneously
claiming to be from an FBI office.
Nov. 26, Bean Point, dogs on the beach. The
MCSO received a complaint about loose dogs on
the beach, where domestic animals are prohibited
- whether loose or leashed.
Nov. 30, 10000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. The
MCSO took a report of two bicycles stolen, their total
value estimated at $1,500.
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 27, 100 block of Bridge Street, war-
rant. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer
responded to a report of a disturbance. The investi-
gating officer learned that a Bradenton man at the
location was wanted on a warrant out of drug court.
Nov. 30, 100 block of Bridge Street, burglary.
BBPD arrested a man for burglary to an unoccupied
structure, a felony. The man was found passed out in
the bathtub of an unrented resort room.
Cortez
Nov. 29, 10300 block of Cortez Road West,
burglary. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is
investigating a break-in to a mobile home, where
prescription medication was stolen.
Holmes Beach
Nov. 25,5700 block of Carissa Drive, break-in.
A resident reported that someone broke into a storage
area, but nothing appeared disturbed.
Nov. 27, 200 block of 58th Street, vehicle bur-
glary. An auto owner reported her car was broken into
and ransacked.
Nov. 27, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle
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Nov. 27, 5800 block of Imperiore Drive, vehi-
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vehicles were broken into.
Nov. 27, 5600 block of Guava, vehicle burglary.
HBPD took a report of a break-in to a vehicle. An
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Nov. 27, 5300 block of Marina Drive, vandal-
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Nov. 27, 800 block of Manatee Avenue, littering,
traffic violations. An HBPD officer stopped a man
driving a pickup truck, hauling loosely packed paper
that was flying from the bed. The man was driving
on a revoked license.

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Anna Maria
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Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N.
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Elisabeth Hellebrand
Elisabeth Hellebrand, 81, of Anna Maria, died
Nov. 29.
Services were to be private with burial at Foga-
rtyville Cemetery. Arrangements were by Griffith-
Cline Funeral & Cremation Service.
Mrs. Hellebrand is survived by husband Wendell;
son Wendell and wife Sherry of Rootstown, Ohio;
daughter Erika and husband Gene Foraker of Doyle-
stown, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Thomas 'Capt. Tom' Surma
Thomas "Capt. Tom" Surma, 62, of Bradenton,
died Nov. 30. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., and
moved to Manatee County in 1977. He was a com-
mercial fisherman for 25 years with A.P. Bell Fish
Co.
Mr. Surma was a Christian and an avid gar-
detier.
Visitation and services were held Dec. 4 at Covell
Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Mr. Surma is survived by his wife of 38 years,
Sandra; and four sisters, Pat Bell of Arizona, Claudia
Warmus of Michigan, Chris Surma of North Carolina
and Kathy Smith of Florida.

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To report information about an Island crime,
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SFish Hole takes Island Cup in shootout


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The inaugural Island Cup, the Dec. 3 champion-
ship game of the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter's coed adult soccer league, was an intense battle
with plenty of drama. That is, Until the Fish Hole's Ed
Moss sent a penalty kick into the goal in the second
round of overtime to set off a wild celebration.
Moss' winning kick in the final game between the
Fish Hole and Back Alley culminated a game that saw
the Fish Hole defense, led by goalie Scott Rudacille
and defenders Josh Sato and Ed Moss, turn away a
relentless offensive attack by Back Alley and then
prevail in penalty kicks to complete a 2-1 victory.
It might never have come to that end had Back
Alley capitalized on an early scoring chance. In the
third minute of the game, Zach Gilliland ran down a
long ball that brought Fish Hole goalie Rudacille off
his line. Gilliland beat Rudacille to the ball, sending
Rudacille scrambling to get back to his goal. Gil-
liland cut inside past one defender and shot.against
the grain, but the ball rolled just wide of the empty
goal.
Four minutes later, Fish Hole scored on a beauti-
ful free kick by Sato to take a 1-0 lead. With the ball
near the left sideline about 30 yards out, Sato passed
inside to Ryan Moss, who one-timed it right back to
him. Sato fired a curving laser that just tucked inside
the far post'for a 1-0 lead.
The rest of the game saw Back Alley attacking
the Fish Hole defense relentlessly,but Fish Hole was
up to the task. Back Alley had a good scoring.chance


Manatee continues post-season wins
Manatee High Canes'Roshaun Goff hangs on,
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Richard Burrows. Manatee High defeated Bayside
35-32 in Class5A-Region 3 game at Melbourne
in state playoffs Dec. 3. The Hurricanes next face
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in the 21st minute when Tim Tedesco carried the ball
across the 18-yard line and fired a shot through traf-
fic, but Rudacille made a laid-out, one-handed save
to deny Tedesco.
The Fish Hole squandered a good scoring chance
late in the half when Sato stole the ball and dribbled
up the middle before sliding it to Brent Moss, but his
shot was just over the goal.
The second half saw Back Alley test Rudacille
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and carried it up the left side. He passed inside to
Tedesco, who one-timed the ball back outside to Gil-
liland, where he uncorked a rocket that deflected off
Fish Hole defender Sato and into the goal to tie the
score at 1-1.
The score held at 1-1 through regulation thanks
to some more stellar goal keeping from Rudacille,
sending the game to penalty kicks. Each team chose
three players to take alternating penalty kicks with
Back Alley shooting first.
Tedesco, David Green and Gilliland connected on
their shots for Back Alley, while Ryan Moss, Brent
Moss and Sato made their shots for the Fish Hole.
Two new kickers were chosen, one from each
team, with Jesse Brisson shooting just wide for Back
Alley and setting the stage for Moss, who came
through with the game winner for Fish Hole.
Other members of the Island Cup champs include


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Katie Berzowski, Brad Lowry, Evelyn Saenz and
apparent good-luck charm Erin Heckler. Heckler
played two seasons of flag football and one season
of soccer and was on the championship team each
time. Word has it that she's a top pick in the upcom-
ing flag football draft.
Back to soccer. Back Alley advanced to the
championship game thanks to a 4-0 victory over the
Sun Dec. 2. Gilliland and Tedesco led the way with s
two goals, apiece while goalie Nate Talucci posted a
shutout.
Fish Hole advanced with a 4-3 victory over Beach
to Bay Construction. Brent Moss scored two goalie for
Fish Hole, which also received single goals from Sato
and Saenz in the victory. Beach to Bay Construction
received single goals from Enrico Beissert, Trevor
Flathman and Tony Frudakis in the loss.

Manatee hosts beach volleyball tourney
The Manatee Area Volleyball Club is hosting a
beach volleyball tournament at the Manatee County
Public Beach Saturday, Dec. 18, for junior and adult
players,
Junior offerings will include doubles, four on
four, and six on six coed. Adult offeringsinclude mens
and women doubles, four-person coed and women,
four on four mens and six-man recreational.
Cost varie4romr $15 per player to $25 per player
depending on the age group and events. This is a
USAV event and membership is required to play. Go
to www.usavfl.org to register as a beach member.
Check in starts at 8 a.m. and play gets under
way at 9 a.m. To register for the event, e-mail Nancy
Cothron at tcothron@tampabay.rr.com with player i
names and events. For more information, contact
Cothron at 941-748-1093.
Read this week's sports online for Key Royale
golf news and Anna Maria's horseshoe contests at'
www.islander.org.
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Don't get caught with waders down


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Special to The Islander
Upcoming low tides this week show promise for
wade fishers. During the winter months, we experi-
ence extreme low tides in the Tampa Bay area. We
call them "negative tides." When these tides occur,
it's time to break out the waders and do a little explor-
ing on the vast expanse of grass flats our area has to
offer.
Negative tides enable us to wade to spots that are
impossible to reach on a normal low tide, target large
potholes and ditches on the flats, as well as channel
edges.
The fish that inhabit these grass flats on normal
tides either have to find deeper water during nega-
tive tides or will hang in these potholes and ditches
until the tide rises. This makes them an easy target.
Generally, if you can find fish in this scenario, you'll
find a bunch of fish trout, redfish and snook.
When wading, we like to pack light and we usu-
ally fish artificial baits such as jigs and spoons. You
might be walking quite a distance to get to your spot,
so only take what you need.
Until next week, enjoy those low tides.
Jonny Keyes of Island Discount Tackle says
catches of big flounder are being reported at the shop.
"Most people I talk to have been fishing the beaches
around small structure," Keyes says. He suggests
Berkley Gulp 3-inch jerk shad or live shrimp for best
results. On the flats, reports of nice trout have been
coming in. Fishers using top-water plugs at sun up
have been catching the bigger fish.
"As the sun gets up high, try fishing the deeper
flats with a Cotee jig," Keyes suggests. "You may not
get as many bigger trout, but you'll catch a lot of slot
fish," Keyes adds.
The inshore grouper bite is still going strong.


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Capt. Bill Ware of Damn Yankee Charters caught
this 33-inch, 20-pound gag grouper off of Egmont
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Reports of keeper gags have been coming in from
fishers trolling the shipping channel around the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. Keyes suggests trying the near-
shore reefs once the Gulf calms down a little. "I think
that colder water is going to push them in close," he
adds.
On a final note, Keyes adds that reports of stone
crabs are good. "Try baiting your traps with fresh-
cut mullet," says Keyes. "That seems to be working
best."
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters
says he's picking up slot redfish in canals and in the
backwater. "With winds out of the north," Gross says,
"you want to fish areas protected from the wind."
He thinks that even a degree or two change in water
temperature can produce a better bite.
Gross is also catching numbers of catch-and-
release trout. "Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder
cork is a good bet," Gross says.
In closing, he adds, "If you're looking for fish
for dinner, try just off the beaches a couple of miles,"
Gross has been catching black sea bass, flounder and
"plenty of Key West grunts" just off the beaches in
35 to 45 feet of water.
Capt. Warren Girle reports the gag and red grou-
per bite is still consistent at depths of 40 to 50 feet.
"Most reds are shorties," says Girle. "But there are
some keeper gags down there." In the same areas,
Girle has encountered doormat-sized flounder to 22
inches. "Most of them are in the 16- to 18-inch range,
but occasionally you catch the big one," Girle adds.



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Moving inshore, Girle says he's has been catch-
ing redfish and trout in Sarasota Bay. "Slot-size red-
fish have been the norm, but you have to find the
schools," Girle says.
A lot of smaller trout have invaded the deeper
flats in the bay. On these same flats, Girle says he's
also catching bluefish to 3 pounds and Spanish mack-
erel. "We've been catching a few pompano here and
there as a bycatch. Try using live shrimp under a
cork."
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says he is
still seeing pier fishers reeling up flounder. "They're
catching them on live shrimp under and around the
pier," Sork says. "Incoming tides seem to be the
ticket," Sork adds.
Fishers using fresh or frozen cut bait have been
catching bonnethead sharks in the 2- to 3-foot range.
Sork recommends using 30-pound steel leaders for
these small, but feisty fish. "Their teeth might be
small, but they're still sharp."
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Char-
ters reports the past week's cold winds and a drop in
the temperatures is indication that the winter pattern
has arrived. However, a change in tactics can assure
some nice catches of fish for the dinner table.
Howard reports excellent fishing on his charters
with redfish and flounder making up the majority of
the action. Howard says the key is to find potholes
and put the bait on the bottom with a split shot.
He says, "With the cold arriving and drop in
water temperatures, the shiners will be moving off
the flats and the switch to live shrimp will begin."
Looking forward, Howard plans to the move
from fishing the shallow flats to deeper water. Deep-
water docks will start to hold redfish, sheepshead and
mangrove snapper.
Howard likes to take dead or tiny shrimp and
chop them up and use them for chum. He says toss-
ing them under docks or up-current of the target
waters will draw the fish to an area. Howard hopes
the sheepshead and redfish will provide the excellent
angling action that last year provided.
"The speckled trout fishery opens in our region
on Jan. 1," Howard says. "Yes, I am counting the
days!"
Send fishing news tofish@islander.org.






24 0 DEC. 8, 2010 a THE ISLANDER


The Kathleen D charts its course to AMI.
Kat sails Island
waters
The Kathleen D Sailing Catama-
ran is offering cruises. Owner Kath-
leen Brogan and the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce plan a grand
opening at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at
the Twin Dolphin Marina in Braden-
ton.
After spending the summer on
the New Jersey shore, Grogan and her
41-foot catamaran recently arrived at the
Twin Dolphin for a third year of sailing
and cruising excursions.
But several local partnerships will
bring the Kathleen D to Island waters,
starting Dec. 16 with cruises departing
the Seafood Shack docks on the Cortez
waterfront. Musician Mike Sales will
accompany Thursday day cruises per-
forming his variety of Island tunes.
The Kathleen D is available for
weddings, parties, family celebrations,
corporate gatherings, full moon cruises
and other events. Capacity of the cata-
maran is 20 passengers.
All chamber members are invited to
attend the grand opening, which includes
free refreshments and appetizers.
The Twin Dolphin Marina is at
1000 First Ave. W., Bradenton, while
the Kathleen D is berthed on D dock.
Although reservations are not neces-
sary, Deb Wing of the chamber requested
that members planning to attend RSVP
to the chamber at 941-778-1541.
For more information on the Kath-
leen D, call 732-610-4081 or e-mail
kathleendsailing@gmail.com.


Harry's wine
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525
St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key, will hold
a wine-tasting event from 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, with a
portion of the proceeds benefiting Moth-
ers Helping Mothers and the Food Bank
of Manatee County.
Owner Harry Christensen asks that
all attendees bring an unwrapped toy
that will be donated to MHM. Donors
will have a chance for a free case of
selected wine.
Additionally, all attendees will
receive a $5 coupon toward their next
purchase at Harry's.
Entertainment will be provided by
Howie Banfield.
Light appetizers will be served with
a select sampling of wines from around
the world.
Admission to the wine tasting is
$10.
For more information, call 941-383-
0777.

PAR sees green
The Florida Green Building Coali-
tion has given Pine Avenue Restoration
LLC its "Platinum Status" designation for
401/403 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, to con-
form to FGBC energy-saving, lower pol-
lution and native landscaping standards.
PAR received 233 points from FGBC
inspectors, well above the minimum 191
points needed to gain the platinum level,
a PAR press release said.
Managing partner Mike Coleman
said the company did not set out to build
an environmentally friendly complex to
obtain an award, but used long-term
solutions to energy, landscaping and


Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Com-
merce board member
Eric Cairnes wel-
comes new cham-
ber member Kathy
Brogan of the
Kathleen D Sail-
ing Catamaran at
the chamber's Nov.
17 mixer at Island
Mortgage Services,
6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo:
Toni Lyon


water management that conformed to
FGBC standards.
"Our goal was to minimize our
footprint, both physically and environ-
mentally. It's not so much 'green' as it
is common-sense stewardship of our
'responsive development' mindset," he
said.
Ed Chiles, a PAR principal,.said
the project was designed by consultant
Drew Smith to reflect the "unique qual-
ity and character of Anna Maria" using
environmentally friendly materials, con-
struction methods and stormwater drain-
age systems.
Smith said he enjoyed working with
eco-conscious developers and contrac-
tors who have set a standard for green
construction in Anna Maria. Future proj-
ects will follow and probably exceed
that standard, he said, and "that's good
for everyone."
Call 941-778-7494 for more infor-
mation.

Chamber breakfast
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce will hold its December sun-
rise breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Freedom Village,
6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and mem-
bers are encouraged to bring guests.
For more information on the break-
fast, call 941-778-1541.

Sales joins Chiles'
music lineup
Mike Sales would work eight days
a week if there were eight days in a
week.


The entertainer's schedule sometimes
has him performing every day of the week
- and sometimes twice a day.
Most recently Sales joined in the
rotation of musicians at the Sandbar and
BeachHouse restaurants, both owned by
Ed Chiles. Other longtime musicians
with gigs at the waterfront spots include
Chuck Caudill, John Dewey, RPM and
John Rinell.
Sales, who plays a beach-infused
mix of Floribbean, country, reggae and
contemporary music, debuted with the
Chiles Group of restaurants Nov. 28
and will perform throughout the winter
season, according to Chiles Group mar-
keting director Caryn Hodge.
He started singing at the age of 10 in
choirs and musicals at church. His first
paid job was a one-song wedding gig
- he received $20 for singing the Elvis
Presley standard "Love Me Tender."
These days after taking vocal les-
sons with Patty "It's a Beautiful Day"
Santo, touring the United States with a
dance cover band and writing and record-
ing in Nashville, Tenn., Sales earns a bit
more to entertain. He recently received
$400 for four songs at a wedding.
Sales moved to Anna Maria Island
in 2005 seeking a change of pace from
the Nashville clubs, and began pursuing
a solo career. He also started a music
company.
"Most people know Mike and his
fun-loving, always willing to help, pos-
itive attitude and by the old-fashioned
microphone he uses at his many gigs,"
Hodge said.
For more information about Sales
and the Chiles restaurant lineup, go to
www.groupersandwich.com or call 941-
778-1696.
For more information about Sales's
weekly gigs, check his ad in The Islander,
his website www.mikesalessings.com or
call him at 941-448-5798.

Realty raves
Mike Norman Realty at 3101 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, named Jed Wilk-
enson as the top sales agent for Novem-
ber. Noranne Hutchenson garnered the
top listing agent award for the month.
For more information, call Mike
Norman Realty at 941-778-6696.

Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax
your news to 866-362-9821, or e-mail us
at news@islander.org.


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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 8, 2010 m 25


Mainsail waiting for wind change


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Owners of the planned Mainsail
Beach Lodge and Marina in Holmes
Beach say they are not rushing plans for
the start of construction of the 40-unit
lodge at 5401 Marina Drive.
"We're not pushing," said Main-
sail Development LLC vice president
Joe Brown in Tampa. "We're waiting
for the customers to show up, waiting
for the right customer to get here."
The company sales office for its
two Holmes Beach properties one a
finished beachfront inn and the other a
proposed lodge are the 12-unit Main-
sail Beach Inn, 101 66th St., Brown said.
The company has no plans to re-open its
sales trailer at the lodge location.
It appears from the website for Main-
sail Beach Inn that the two properties are
marketed as one. Lodge residences and
amenities are touted along with the inn,
with little distinction.


By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
203 69th St., Unit A, Anna Maria
Paradise, Holmes Beach, a 2,546 sfla
/ 3,270 sfur 6bed/3bath/4car land
condo with pool built in 2009 was
sold 11/12/10, Kaleta to Nadler for
$800,000; list $895,000.
217 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,732 sfla / 2,207 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car
home built in 2000 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 11/15/10, Sebold to Wells
Financial LLC for $650,000; list
$699,000.
680 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach, a 1,792 sfla / 2.878 sfur
2bed/2bath canalfront home built
in 1972 on a 90x114 lot was sold
S11/12/10. Birge to Jordan for $408,500;


"We're really waiting for the season.
We're bullish on the coming tourist
season, and we're waiting to see how
people react to our plans," he said.
The plan seems to have worked well
at the Mainsail Beach Inn. Nine of the
12 units have been sold without major
marketing, Brown said.
Once the remaining three units are
sold, Mainsail will turn its attention to
the lodge.
"Everyone wants the beach, but
we're not going to conduct a fire sale at
the lodge. We're going to offer the right
units at the right time, and now is not the
right time, we believe. We're being very
cautious," he said.
Mainsail Lodge, formerly Tidemark
Lodge, has been stalled for nearly 10
years since the site-plan was approved
in August 2001 by the Holmes Beach
City Commission.
The original developer, Nick
Easterling, filed bankruptcy in 2004,


list $499.000.
3705 Gulf Drive, a 1,647 sfla / 2,017
sfur 4bed/3bath duplex built in 1965
on a 100x100 lot was sold 11/12/10,
Zakrzewski to Carter for $405,000; list
$459,000.
613 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 2,002 sfla / 2,901 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car
canalfront home built in 1970 on a
95x 115 lot was sold 11/12/10, Shenan-
doah University to Baskett for $360.000;
list $425,000.
606 Key Royale Drive, Anna Maria,
a 1,329 sfla/2,101 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar
canalfront home built in 1966 on a
91x93 lot was sold 11/12/10, North to
Palm Pelican Inc. for $265,000; list
$299.000.
2915 Avenue E, Unit 1, Starfish


and subsequent potential buyers were
unable to put together the financing to
complete a purchase through the bank-
ruptcy court.
After Easterling, the property went
through two failed reorganization efforts
until Mainsail bought the vacant property
for $2 million in a June 2009 foreclosure


Beach. Holmes Beach, a 722 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in 1967 was
sold 111/1710, Piland to Biscotti for
$250,000.
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 122,
Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179
sfla / 1,559 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1977 was
sold 11/12/10, Maynard to Martin for
$220,000; list $235,000.
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 7, Island
Getaway, Bradenton Beach, a 656 sfla
I bed/I bath condo built in 1940 was sold
11/05/10, Chase Home Finance LLC to
Mark Anthony Arcidia .:no Realty LLC
for $85,200; list $84,200.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can
be reached at 941-778-7244.


An artist's
rendition of
the future
Mainsail
Lodge at the
site of the
former Pete
Reynard's
Restaurant,
5401 Marina
Drive,
Holmes
Beach.




sale. The company also purchased at the
same time the beach resort for $6 mil-
lion.
Mainsail took in some local inves-
tors, including restaurant owner Ed
Chiles of Anna Maria, and Mike and
Lizzie Vann Thrasher, also of Anna
Maria.
At the time of the purchase, Main-
sail president Joe Collier said he hoped
to begin construction of the lodge by
Jan. 1, 2010. Although no construction
has taken place, a number of slots-at
the 60-slip marina have been rented
and some Island fishing guides keep
their boats tied up and do business
there.
But values of units in the Island con-
dominium market have not returned to
their 2006-07 levels or even come close,
Brown indicated, and the company is
waiting for an upswing in values. With
enough interest from buyers this season,
however, the time for construction might
be right in 2011, he said.
Mainsail plans to offer lodge units
in the low-$400,000 range. The three
remaining condos at the Mainsail Beach
Inn are for sale in the $600,000 range,
Brown said.


A SHINING MOMENT By Jeremy Newton / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Passes with flying
colors
8 Home of Hells
Gate State Park
13 A lot of an
orchestra
20 Really, really
want
21 Break off
22 "Are we not
joking about that
yet?"
23 Sounded
sheepish?
24 Roulette bet
26 How pets may fly
27 Came to realize
28 Avant-garde
composer Brian
29 Quick flight
30 Something
groundbreaking?
31 N.B.A.'er Smits,
a k a the Dunkin'
Dutchman
32 Amaze
33 Shed thing
36 Source of some
rings
38 Felt in the gut
41 Richard Gere
title role of 2000
42 Peach, e.g.
45 Onetime
"S.N.L." regular
Tina
.. 46 Snack food with
-4 a Harvest
hCheddar flavor
50 "Butter knife" of
golf
51 Deem
56 Austin-to-Waco
dir.
57 Frozen, perhaps
59 Escapee from a
witc in a
Grimm tale
61 Swingers' grp.


Answers found
on page 28.


62 It may be put
down on a roll
64 Up for bidding
68 Strong aversion,
colloquially
70 Kind of moment
71 10 Downing St.
figures
73 R.V. refuge org.
74 Reflux
76 Places for
needles
77 Go by
79 Exactly right
82 Mythological
triad
83 Porker's place
84 Creatures known
to lick their own
eyeballs
86 Itty-bitty
88 "C6mo es _?"
(Spanish
"Why?")
89 Nuts about
90 It guards the
heart
94 Kind of romance
between actors
96 One of the
Gandhis
99 Grand
101 Vegas opening?
102 Na Na
104 What might go
for a dip?
108 Worked up
110 Big name in
late-night
112 "Don't try any
more tricks!"
114 Brooks or Blanc
115 When repealed.
ai.old itclom
farewell-
116 Cr of self-
pride
117 Beginning
118 Preceders of xis
119 Stretched
figures
121 R&B funk trio
with the 1990 hit
"Feels Good"
124 One using
twisted humor
126 Is worth doing


127 Trattoria topper
129 Letter-shaped
support
131 Provides service
that can't be
beat?
132 Stave (off)
134 Part of a
sunbow
136 Shih ___ (dog)
137 Blue stuff
139 Bitter quarrels
142 Input
144 Beatles' last
studio album
148 Annual
Manhattan event
(represented
symbolically in
this puzzle)
151 Transmission
repair franchise
152 Footnote abbr.
153 Zero
154 Christmas __
155 Leader of the
Silver Bullet
Band
156 Lillian of
silents
157 Seek damages
158 Org. that
infiltrated Nazi
Germany
159 Rx amount:
Abbr.
160 In thing
Down
1 Doesn't shut up
2 Razzle-dazzle
3 With 5-Down,
when 148-Across'
raditiornall)
lakes place
4 Pirate'* realm
5 See 3-Down
6 Ceaselessly
7 Intense heat
8 La Palma, e.g.
9 Canned foods
giant
10 Cosmetics giant
11 Title for Judge
Judy
12 Cookie with
creme
13 Wakens


14 Picker-upper
15 Where 148-
Across takes
place
16 "Yes, Virginia,
there __Santa
Claus"
17 Traditional
centerpiece of
148-Across
18 "Diary of a
Madman" author
19 December fall
24 Dinner in a can
25 "Whip It" band
34 Discus path
35 Mount in myth
37 Here, in Dijon
39 "Deus
(1976 sci-fi
novel)
40 Low-___
43 Hardly a plain
Jane
44 Capital of
Iceland?
46 Winds
47 Detach, in a way
48 Movie co. behind
"Wordplay" and
"My Big Fat
Greek Wedding"
49 Ready
52 Blind guess
53 French seasoning
54 Texas A&M
athletes
55 Asserts
something
58 Magnetic
disruption in
space
60 1960s girl group,
I with "the"
63 Literary inits.
65 It's picked in
Maui
66 Part of an. ear-
67 Torque's symbol
69 Gate projection,
for short
72 Man in the hood?
75 One-named rock
star
78 Stream of
consciousness,
for short?


80 Chu
(legendary
Confucian sage)
81 What it must do
82 PX patrons
85 Fraudster
87 Frenchman's
term of address
89 Shtick
91 Swell
92 Echo producer
93 "Right there with
you
95 Chinese "way"
96 Clean again, as a
floor


97 Tiny creature
98.Like St, Nick
100 Oyerfill .
103 Firm newbie
105 Sarcastic sort;
106 Take in, as
guests
107 Sends packing
109 Bingeing
110 Award named
for a Hall-of-
Fame pitcher
11l Blogger, e.g.
113 Just below the
boiling point


120 Start for 148-
Across?
122 Not benched, as
'in hockey)
123 Not
overspending
125 Set to go off,
say
128 Flops in lots
-130 Out '
133 Extra-large top?
135 Start for -
centric
136 Essays
138 Western tribe
139 Kind of party


140 Cuisine with
pad see ew
Noodles
141 Signs of '
dreaming
143 Wide-lapel "
jackets:
145,It was wrapped
around the
Forum
146 Rare blood
type, for short
147 Jane at
Thornfield
149 Funny Costello
150 Walgreens.rival


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Monday, Dec. 13
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Grits, C
Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Bread-
stick, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli with Dip,
Peaches. .
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cinnamon Roll, "
Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Corn Dog, Soft Pretzel with Cheese Dip,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Mandarin Oranges
and Pineapple Tidbits.
Wednesday, Dec. 15 p
SBreakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cassie Calvert takes in a little 'snot'at
Cereal, Toast. the Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Peg Meye
Lunch: Cheeseburger, Potato Smiles, Apple- Open House. ties and t
sauce, Teddy Grahams.
Thursday, Dec. 16
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt.
Cereal, Toast..
Lunch: Tacos, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Pears,
Happy Birthday Cupcakes. .
trfriday, Dec. 17
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast.
Lunch: Pizza, Stuffed Pasta with Sauce, Corn,
Peaches, Fruit Slushie.
Juice and milk are served with ever meal..




Santa visits with admiring Jacob Seim, 2, at the
Holmes Beach holiday event Dec. 3. Islander
Photos: Bonner Joy

Happy holidays Holmes Beach...
The winners of the prize-baskets filled with goods
from Holmes Beach merchants that participated in
the holiday open house Dec. 3 are Dolores D, Anna
Mehalko and Roger Crump.
Prizes can be claimed at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

AME calendar
Save the date for the following Anna Maria
Elementary School happenings:
Taking stock of education Dec. 8, 8:45 a.m. to noon, Eco-explorers
Anna Maria Elementary School principal Tom program on the bay.
Levengood answers questions to assess the strengths Dec. 9, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m., Eco-explorers
and weaknesses of teaching strategies being used in program on the bay.
a first-grade classroom. The evaluation is completed Dec. 10. 1:30 p.m., fourth-grade mini-mall.
on an iPad and the file sent to the school district Dec. 13, 1:10. first-grade holiday play dress
headquarters. Levengood provides The Islander rehearsal.
readers with some background on the driving force Dec. 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Parent-Teacher Orga-
behind new curriculum road maps, and shares how nization dinner in the cafeteria.
the new guidelines implemented for thefirst time Dec. 14. 7 p.m., first-grade holiday play in
this year are impacting Island teachers and their the auditorium.
students. Go online for the story to www.islander.org AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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Win this bike 4 Enter by Dec. 1 5
Anyone who donates new or gently used shoes for Haiti will
be entered in a drawing for this great bike! The shoe .
collection will be delivered by the Ministry of Presence to fami-
lies in Haiti. Cash chance: $5. The winner will be
announced in The Islander newspaper Dec. 22, just in time for --
Christmas! Shoes collected and tickets offered at Honor society induc
Anna Maria Elementary, King Middle and The Islander office. Manatee High School juni
Many thanks to the Joke Ross, his family, Ross Built Construction and a gener- Breslyn Reiber and Trina
ous anonymous donor for the bicycle. All shoes and proceeds to Haiti in care Nov. 29. The students are
of the Ministry of Presence in Haiti. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978 Photo: Courtesy Lori Gue


ers of the Holmes Beach Post Office enjoys thefestivi-
he outdoors at the Holmes Beach festivities Dec. 3.


Surprise! A penguin visits The Islander.


SnanKs to MarK Almoail, left, oj lKimoai Ltonstruc-
tion, Holmes Beach, for the snow machine and the
many years of fun for kids now a tradition of open
house at The Islander newspaper. Pictured with
Kimball is companion Sandee Pruett.


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BOB'S MANUAL JACK plate, $80. Gas GO-PED
$90. LiquidForce wakeboard, no binding, $60.
941-778-7003.
COMPUTER: 2.4 GHz with newly loaded Win-
dows XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.
EXERCISE BIKE: PRO-Form SR 30. Good condi-
tion, $75.941-840-7104.
DINING ROOM TABLE, five chairs, $75.941-778-
8626.
TIRE: B.F. GOODRICH. New. P245/70R, 16-inch,
$75.941-713-4048.
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.
THREE GRAND MIRRORS, gorgeous frames,
4x6 feet to 5x8 feet. $200-$350. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice
" Tnachine: install and service $2,100.You pick up,
$1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-
burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800.941 -
730-2606.
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
SHolmes Beach, e-mail classifieds@islander.org,
Sfax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


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WHY WOULD YOU LIST WITH MIKE?
Because he has more than 33
years experience in selling
on Anna Maria Island,
a terrific team, backing
him up, and lots
of contacts. Past
performance may not
be the only measure
of success, but can
you think of anything
else to go by? Buying or
selling... Call Mike Norman

Mike 800-367-1617
Norman 94177"6696
N orman55":I3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www. mikenormanrealty.com


GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
CORPORATE AND GOLF.entertainment. Private
parties and fundraisers. Florida: October through
March. www.bbrodney.com. 337-367-0339.
SPECIAL THANKS TO Patti McKee and all the
staff at the Sandbar, Linda Sheppard, Dara Cau-
dhill, Rev. Shook, Silvia Zadarosni and John Rinell
for making our wedding on AMI so special. We
thank you all for your amazing contributions. Mat-
thew and Cassie Creely. Surrey, U.K.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Sidewalk pre-Christmas
sale at The Islander newspaper. Co-sponsor
sculptor Woody Candish. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 18. No fee. Call 941-778-7978 or stop by
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to register for
the Where's Woody Sale.
WANTED: KID CRAFTERS for the Children's Gift
Bazaar at the Christmas on Bridge Street Dec.
18. Earn holiday cash! Call for details, 941-713-
3105.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @ sothe-
bysrealty.com. Disdoverannamaria.com.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.






SALES & RENTALS

(941) 778-2291
419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
wwwbetsyhils.comr




HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off "2004-2006" PRICES

Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor)
Outstanding occupancy histories
All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available


i'f Luxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/ffrom $325,000
-/", 1,400 s/f from $375,000


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


Call David Teltelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
David@AnnaMvaria-RealEstate,com


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BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer
opportunities to benefit the community locally and
worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call
Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bra-
dentonrotary.org.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


ESTATE SALE 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec.
10. Beautiful Victorian sideboard with matching
table and six chairs, painted secretary, occasional
chairs, lamp and tables, sterling silver and silver
plate, nice china, glass ard bric-a-brac. Also other
late additions. Sale conducted by Palma Sola
Sales, 941-792-8401. Numbers given out at 8
a.m. Sale location: 526 70th St., Holmes Beach.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday.
Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.
Some furniture. 306 55th St., Holmes Beach.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.


Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realor
941-809-3714
www.michellemusto.com
S LONGBOAT KEY (PROMENADE)
1211 Gulf of Mexico Dr., #106
Gulf & Garden Views! 2BR/2BA,
1598 sf, concierge, fitness, club
room, pool and tennis. S499,000
ML#A3923326


JUST THREE HOUSES TO THE BEACH. Great Duplex
located west of Gulf Dnve. 2BR/IBA Selling turnkey fur-
nished. $550,000.


FABULOUS VIEW of Anna Maria Sound And Sportsmans
Harbor. Windows fill almost the entire east side of this beauti-
ful home with cathedral ceilings and open floor plan with
2br/3ba. Dock Davits, 700 sqft hobby shop & 2 car garage.
Move in perfection $589,000

Mike 800-3671617
Norman 941-778-6696
man 3101 GULF DR
Realty mc HOLMES BEACH
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


Windows a Doors

941-730-5045

S Ri)RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
S References available 941-720-7519


PLANET STONE
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops', vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
z Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236

=12 HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
SHandyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesp LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting Siding *Tile
941.896.5256-office Free Estimates Licensed
941.807.5256-cell Ask about our 10% guarantee & Insured

Bed: A bargain!
King. Queen, Full &Twin,
pre-owned from $30 new/used.
941-922-527 I
www.sleepking.nel


359-1904
S "Movers Who Care."
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.


PHILY FIN ST 8RHERS INC.
Artisan Traditions in Scratch Baking
Every Sunday at The Bridge Street Market
S" )I Call today for custom cakes and party platters
S 941-724-1901 Fcebook

Absolute Canvas and Up tery
25 Years Experience Dockside Service Any Canvas Project
941.545.3409
absolutecanvas@gmail.com

SMarianne Correll
The Big Picture...t's all about Real Estate.
It's a GREAT TIME to buy!

ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
941-725-7799 941-778-6066 mariannebc@aol.com

The Original,


A Portrait by-
the Sea done
by the Island's
leading
photographer
is a lasting
reminder of
Sthe Special-
tines you've
an ... "-. spent..

3.15 58th St.
LKA.com Holmes Beach, FL 34217
PHOTOGRAPHY 941-778-2711


MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day, Dec. 10-11. Everything goes. Emerald Harbor.
731 Binnacle Point Drive, Longboat Key.


LOST CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix, small black
camera in pink neoprene-style pouch. Call 941-
778-7978 if found.


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.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


GOLF CART: E-Z Go. 2007. New brakes, excep-
tionally clean, seats four, folding rear seat. Head-
lights, taillights, rear view mirror, extras. Must see,
$3,250.941-778-5099.


50-FOOT BOAT dock-for rent. Prime location,
many amenities. Call 941-778-3013.


SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT: PART-time to start.
Office and computer skills. Call Chris, Trees By
Breeze, 941-704-2714.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED part-time for ad/
editorial layout. InDesign and Photoshop exper-
tise a must. Advertising experience required.
Intro-resume to info@islander.org.


LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all
ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-
2301.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory,
all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey,
business growing monthly, owners moving, great
opportunity for mom and pop. $189,000. Call Jim,
941-580-0626.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY! TURNKEY business,
clothing shop in Holmes Beach. Walk in and start
your own Island business! $79,900. Call Sato
Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200.


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

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

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.


ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. Listings needed,
present inventory sold or under contract. 941-592-
8373, or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999.941-
778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
6891.
NEED NEW DOORS? Fiberglass doors and
frames, glass inserts, patio, storm and Simonton
windows. TDWS. 941-722-7507.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
4152.
PIANO LESSONS, Beginner to adult, degree
instructor. Lessons on grand piano, learn at your
own pace, with computer and theory games avail-
able. Pick up from King Middle School possible
Tuesday or Thursday. 941-761-2440.
ANTIQUES, FINE FURNITURE repair. Free esti-
mates. Call Otto, 941-778-5639.
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.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The
Islander, 941-778-7978.








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


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LIFE LEGACY VIDEO: Document a personal his-
tory of your life. Create a video to hand down to
future generations. Include photos and memora-
bilia. Call 941-447-6228 or go to Lifelegacyvid.
com.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT WILL care for your loved
ones. Cook, clean, organize, run errands, take to
doctor appointments, etc. Companionship. Avail-
able all hours! Call Sherry, 941-518-8616.

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

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

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

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I Owant to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
my.house@verizon.net for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
941-778-8323.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
778-2581.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
807-1015.


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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OL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES. WINDOWS. DOC
No Job TOO BIG or Too Swfl Free Esfimates.
Call Dan, 941-713-3108


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


AMI TAXI
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gmail.com
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
airports shops dining

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, ^'"-Y-
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup
Call Junior, 807-1015


Design Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc.
Custom Building Contractor
& Build New Homes, Decks, Porches
License #RR0066450 Additions and Renovations
Call Office 941-795-1947 Cell 941-462-2792







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MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL
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We provide design plans-You preview 3-D drawings

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LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY. OPERATED SINCE 1988


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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Reidetia
& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service J
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrres Beach Open Sat

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 301 St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available






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

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!

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.

CONCRETE/PAVER WORK: 20 years experience.
New, repair, replace. Sidewalks, patios, driveways.
Joel Snyder, 941-720-1599.



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



Gary 's







....a family favorite since 1967. Complete Interior/
Exterior remodel in 2010. Two Bedroom, Two Bath
"Vacation Rentals" with large private Sun Decks.
Free Long Distance, Wi-Fi, Expanded Cable &
Laundry facilities. Boat & Jet Ski parking available.
Free Bikes and Beach Gear usage for Registered
Guests. New heated pool with outdoor gas grills.

Gulf Drive & 41st Street at
the Manatee Public Beach
Reservations &
Information Phone:
941-201-5792
Visit us online:
Castnetters.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.

ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $1,500-$2,200/week. 559-
760-1331. Annamariaislandbeachfront.com.

SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious
3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai,
completely furnished. One house from beach.
Gulf view. No pets or smoking. 813-689-0925 or
HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet"
T-shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order online www.islander.
org.

DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home,
3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished.
$3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.

SEASONAL ANNA MARIA: Newly remodeled
2BR/1BA and 3BR/2BA houses. 200 feet to
beach. By week or month. 941-778-7933.

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


) EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
SRE AL.TOR. RESULTS
36 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Mario. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yis. old S1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. S1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA boyview, pool, boatdock, S2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA duplex apartment
with washer and dryer, carport, large back deck,
steps to beach. Cute, well appointed, fully fur-
nished. Immediately available, seasonal $2,600/
month. Call 813-244-4944.

GULFFRONT COMPLEX: 2BR/2BA. Tennis,
heated pool, Jacuzzi. Available December, Janu-
ary, February. Two-week minimum. 941-794-
8877.

2BR/1BA BEACH COTTAGE: Steps to beach.
Available for season. $2,500/month. Call Sato
Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200.

SEASONAL RENTAL: PEBBLE Springs 3BA/2BR
condo. Front-door covered parking, pool at back
door, tennis, clubhouse, minutes to beach,
includes water and cable. $1,600/month. Requires
application, www.macalusoproperty.com. 813-
368-7383.

FOUR-MONTH WINTER special: 2BR/1.5BA fur-
nished, senior park. 15 minutes to beach. Pool,
hot tub, recreation room. $995/month. Lease
option, $49,000 or best offer. 863-688-3524 or
863-608-1833.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet"
T-shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order online www.islander.
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This home is located
on a prime lot a short
walk to the beach.
The home is currently
.configured as a 2
bed/2bath but can be
a 3 bedroom. Garage,
large pool and screened
lanai overlooking your dock. $539,900

Call Jesse Brisson
941-713-4755


Ihs.,are interested in
property orbrff the island,
I call me today to see the best
buys on the market."
- Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner

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HISTORIC HOME
Lovingly restored 3BR
Wares Creek craftsman,
original pine. $116,500.
Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker, 941-773-3966.


NW BRADENTON
3BRI2BA, renovated,
Split plan, fenced yard.
Priced right! $129,900
Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker, 941-773-3966.


BAYFRONT BEAUTY CASA BELLA
Rental income, heated Gorgeous 3BR/2BA,
pool, tennis courts and turn-key, saltwater pool,
fishing pier. $298,900. elevator. $695,000. Call
Call Nicole Skaggs, Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
Broker, 941-773-3966. 941-773-3966.
5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com 941-779-2289





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HOLIDAY: CHRISTMAS, NEWYEAR rental. $399/
weekend, $599/week. 2BR/2BA, pool, boat dock.
941-356-1456. Realtor, Real Estate Mart.
PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSE: Vacation. January-
February available. Pool, boat dock. $2,600/month.
941-356-1456. Realtor, Real Estate Mart.
HOLMES BEACH: ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, close to
Gulf, large unit in a duplex, $975/month. First, last,
security. 585-317-7344.
Responsible retired couple with small pet desires
March 2011 rental. Non-smoking, quiet location.
716-773-9357.
1 BR/1 BA: ONE BLOCK to the beach. All-inclusive.
Annual, $850/month, seasonal, $1,400/month.
Available now. Call 941-224-8199.
AVAILABLE RENTALS: January through April,
3BR/2BA, canal with pool, $5,000/month. February
to April 15, 3BR/2BA, Gulf, $7,000/month. January
and February, 3BR/2BA, 150 feet to Gulf $4,500/
month. January and February 2BR/2BA condo,
Gulf complex, $3,500/month. Anna Maria Realty
Inc., 941-778-2259.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT house for rent.
Annual, unfurnished. Beautiful, tropical 2BR/2BA,
den, 1,700 sf. Great pool area, gas-heated hot
tub, on canal, two boat lifts, two-car garage. Avail-
able Feb. 1, 2011. $2,300/month. 941-730-1086.
linkconnection@hotmail.com.
SEASONAL RENTAL:-AVAILABLE February,
March and April. 1BR/1BA apartment west of
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. $1,200/month plus
tax. 941-778-4499.
-SUNNY SHORES: QUAINT old 1BR. Washer and
dryer, central air conditioning. No dogs. $600/
month. 941-545-9025.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1TBR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.
BO6iUS! CLASSIFtEDS ADS are posted early
online at Www.islander.org.


BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
.941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture,
breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under
roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. $3,500,000. Contact owner, broker,
941-920-1699.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
I WILL LIST your property on 350 web sites!
Laurie Fox, Coldwell Banker, www.every-listing.
com, 941-730-7635.
TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA WITH pool and boat
slip. $115,000. Realtor, Real Estate Mart. 941-
356-1456.
SPACIOUS VILLAGE GREEN 2,150 sf 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage villa. $149,500 or best offer. Mead-
owcroft 2BR/2BA, two-car garage plus bonus
room, free-standing coach house, $179,900.
Forty-Three West, pet friendly 2BR/2BA, one-
car garage villa, $128,500. Perico Bay 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, $229,000. Realtor, Real Estate
Mart, 941-356-1456.
CUSTOM BUILT BY owner: Elevated 3BR/2.5BA,
four-car garage. Top-of-the line construction with
elevator, lush private gardens and pool. Quiet
street, walking distance to beaches and avail-
able boat dock. We have bought at Freedom Vil-
lage so the opportunity to get a great buy is now!
Asking $549,000. For pictures and information,
e-mail Holmesbeachdream@aol.com or call 513-
378-9100. Also have beautiful, clean 3BR/2BA
ranch for $365,000, Holmes Beach, and a like-
new 3BR/3BA ranch in northwest Bradenton only
$165,000. All by owner.


LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $335,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.
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classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


20 ACRES, $0 DOWN! $99/month. Only $12,900.
Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed owner
financing, no credit checks money back guaran-
tee! free map/pictures. 866-383-8302. www.sun-
setranches.com.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
VIRGINA MOUNTAIN CABIN: Galax area. Brand
new! Great views, private, fishing in stocked trout
stream! Two acres, $159,500. Call owner, 866-
275-0442.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything.
else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.


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


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