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VOLUME 19, NO. 28
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MAY 18, 2011


Astheworld Terns
love the manatees.
Page 6


Nally v. AM density
suit almost settled.
Page 2
AM officials consider
TIF revenue tool.
Page 4
BB parking lot expan-
sion a go. Page 5
AM commission hears
from telecom experts.
Page 8
County signals need
for new radio system.
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County seeks survey
of BB channels.
Page 10


Island police blotter.
Page 11
Island&, f
happening
Community events,
announcements.
Pages 12-13.


What's going on.
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One vet's story of
three wars. Page 20
AMITW scouts for
turtle signs on shore.
Page 22
AME: School news.
Page 23
Sports: The 'Magic'
returns. Page 24
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Island Biz.: Clhng, ,
expansions, awards.
Page 26


Fireworks
shower the Anna
Maria City Pier
in color May
14. The event,
one of many
May 13-14, was
sponsored by
the City Pier
Restaurant and
the Islander,
and celebrated
the 100th
anniversary of
the pier at Bay
Boulevard and
Pine Avenue.
See more photos
of the centennial
events, includ-
ing the parade,
pier party and
fireworks inside
on pages 16-17.
Islander Photo:
Lisa Neff


Old fishing lodge makes way to new home


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
E\ .I i iing is in place for a two-day move
May 23-24 of the Angler's Lodge in Anna
Maria from its current location at the comer
of North Bay Boulevard and the Lake LaVista
inlet to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village
at 503 Pine Ave.
Dan Gagne of Gagne Construction, who
is managing the move for village developers
Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher, is construct-
ing a temporary steel bridge to span the inlet
and move the house to the vacant lots on the
opposite side.


The lodge first will be moved from its foun-
dation to the canal's edge in preparation for the
bridge crossing, he said.
"The plan is to start building the bridge
around 7 a.m. on Monday and have the house
across by 11 a.m.," said Gagne.
He estimated it would take about three hours
to construct the span, then two hours to get the
house across the canal. Removing the temporary
bridge will take about two hours. "We anticipate
being done by noon," he said.
The lodge will sit on beams until Tuesday,
May 24, when it will be hauled to its new foun-
dation in the village.


"We' 11 start moving first thing in the morn-
ing," he said. Electricity and cable will be dis-
connected from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., plenty of time
to complete the move to the village, Gagne said
with confidence.
Gagne also headed up the move of a cottage
last year from 308 Pine Ave. to the Thrashers'
development and is using the same moving com-
pany, Johnson & Sons House Movers, for the
Angler's Lodge project.
Once that cottage was placed on a flatbed
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A temporary bridge of steel beams will be
placed across Lake La Vista inlet May 23 to
move the Angler's Lodge at 115 N. Bay Blvd.
in Anna Maria to vacant lots on the other side.
On Tuesday, May 24, the lodge will be moved
to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village at
503 Pine Ave. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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2 0 MAY 18, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER


Nally, Anna Maria, PAR settle density suit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A shade meeting was held April 28 by the Anna
Maria City Commission with its attorney to discuss a
possible mediation agit.i tii. il ith William and Barbara
Nally v. Anna Maria.
The agreement is pending court approval, but it
appears all sides have gained at least a partial victory.
Pine Avenue Restoration LLC also was named in
the mediation agreement. The court granted PAR status
in the case after the lawsuit was filed last year.
The agreement calls for the city to amend its com-
prehensive plan to clarify the "density requirements of
the existing comprehensive plan and land-development
regulations."
In their March 2010 lawsuit, the Nallys claimed the
city's approval of the 216 Pine Ave. site plan submitted
by PAR was inconsistent with the comp plan's stated
limit of six units per acre.
The city then countered that the gross-density
method it used met requirements because, although
some lots were sub-standard in size, they were grand-
fathered for use by the city before World War II.
The Nallys claimed this method gave PAR projects
an increased density.
Under the mediation settlement, the city will clarify
its use of the gross-density method and use language that
"gross density for the retail-office-residential element
of the future land-use category shall be a maximum of
six dwelling units per gross acre, to be computed on a
parcel by parcel basis."
The agreement further states that "gross density is
defined as the total number of permitted housing units
divided by the total gross acreage of the development
parcel. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a legally platted
lot of record shall be entitled for use as a mixed-use build-
ing site, including no more than one residential unit."
The comp-plan amendment ordered in the media-
tion "clears up the city's position on density for every
ROR lot," the attorney added. "It would appear every-
one got a victory in the case."


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The opening of 216 Pine Ave. and Pink & Navy in
February. Islander File Photo: Toni Lyon

PAR also agreed that it would comply with the April
2011 parking ordinance for Pine Avenue adopted by the
city commission.
Judge Peter Dubensky stayed the Nally litigation
pending both the city's application and adoption of a
comp-plan amendment and PAR's retrofitting the park-
ing at its current projects to conform to the recently
approved parking ordinance. Dubensky estimated it
would take up to six months for the amendment to be
officially adopted.
Mike Coleman of PAR has previously said his com-
pany would voluntarily rearrange its parking plan at any
ROR project to fit what the city adopted.
"We had no problems with this," Coleman said.
"It's something we had always planned to do once the
city passed a new parking ordinance."
Plans already are under way to retrofit PAR's park-
ing lots to place a sidewalk between parking spaces and
the ROR buildings.
All parties were ordered to pay their own legal fees
and costs in the case.
The Anna Maria commission unanimously approved
the mediation agreement at its May 12 meeting.
The mediation agreement does not, however,
resolve a lawsuit against the city filed Dec. 17, 2010,


by Robert and Nicola Hunt of 303 Pine Ave. that is
similar to the Nally lawsuit.
The Hunts claimed the city's approval of PAR site
plans was inconsistent with the comprehensive plan.
No hearing date has been set in the Hunt case.
Lobeck & Hanson, P.A., of Sarasota, represent the
Hunts and the Nallys in their actions against the city.

LODGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
trailer, the operation took less than an hour and traffic
was cleared to use Pine Avenue, Gagne said.
Once the lodge moves onto Pine Avenue, the east
end of the street will be closed to vehicular traffic, he
added.
Lizzie Vann Thrasher said moving the Angler's
Lodge to the village is a "major task, but we think it's
worth every effort to ensure that it remains part of Anna
Maria's future history."
Built around 1914, the Angler's Lodge was used
for many years by guests seeking big game fish in the
Gulf of Mexico.
After the Cortez Bridge opened around 1924, the
lodge also became a hotel for tourists. In recent times,
the lodge served as a residence.
A few years ago, owner Agie Hebebrand donated
the lodge to the Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust
under the condition it be preserved and maintained as
a historic location.
The Thrashers already have two homes of signifi-
cance to Anna Maria's history at the village: the Sears
kit-built cottage and the site's existing former Rosedale
home. The Thrashers readily accepted an offer from
preservation trust director Sissy Quinn to move the
building to their development.
Vann Thrasher acknowledged that the planning
needed to get the lodge to the village was a monumen-
tal task. However, saving a piece of Anna Maria history
makes it well worth the effort, she added.
The Angler's Lodge is a "beautiful building that
we feel deserves a place in our historic green village,"
Vann Thrasher said.


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herd from crowd of swimmers


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach police stood guard May 8 to keep
curious onlookers at bay while a herd of manatees frol-
icked in the shallow water off 79th Street.
Spring brings the mating season for the manatee,
an endangered species under both federal and Florida
law.
And mating activity can bring people, creating a
potentially perilous situation for both types of mam-
mals.
At about 5 p.m. May 8, the Holmes Beach Police
Department dispatched officers to the beach near 79th
Street where the officers found a "large group of people
swimming near 13 manatees near the shoreline."
Police ordered the swimmers away from the mana-
tees and notified staff at Mote Marine Laboratory and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
of the situation.
FWC biologist Andy Garrett said the agency was
notified that "people were unruly, getting concerned,
wanting to touch the animals."
So the HBPD officers remained on the beach for
hours, guarding the manatees, "keeping the large crowd
out of the water," according to a police report.
After 10 p.m., 12 manatees swam into deeper water.
The 13th, a female, was not injured but was stranded,
said Garrett, who drove to the beach.
\ h1'it of the water had gone off the animal," he
said.
He examined and micro-chipped the manatee and
then, with the assistance of HBPD, placed the animal on
a stretcher and carried it into deeper water. The manatee
then swam away.
Mating herds "are all over the bay," said Garrett,
adding that the mating season continues through the
summer.
The biologist said people who see the manatees


"want to get close," but they should not. Getting too
close can be dangerous. It also is against the law.
Garrett cited several instances in which curious
people put themselves and manatees at risk. There was,
for example, the couple who put their child on the back
of a manatee to ride the animal like a horse. And, in
another situation, there was the East Coast incident in
which a crowd of onlookers formed a human chain,
barring a herd from swimming into deeper water.
"Watch from a distance," Garrett stressed. "Enjoy
from a distance to allow the animals to do what they do
and for the safety of people."

Steer clear of manatees
Seeing manatees in the water?
Mote Marine Laboratory offers the following
guidelines for sharing local waters with the endan-
gered species:
* Watch the manatees from at least 100 feet
away. Getting any closer can disrupt the animals'
natural mating behavior or put people in harm's
way. Manatees weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds.
* Don't try to push the animals into deeper
water. Manatees, as well as dolphins, can be injured
when people push them along the sandy shore.
* Don't provide food or water to manatees. Fed-
eral and state laws prohibits such.
* Don't touch manatees. Federal and state laws
against harassing the animals includes a prohibition
against touching them.
For more information, call Mote Marine at 941-
388-4441 or visit www.mote.org.
To report an injured or stranded manatee, call
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission hotline at 888-404-3922. Mobile phone
users can dial *FWC or #FWC, depending on their
service provider.


THE ISLANDER U MAY 18, 2011 E 3



Anna Maria City
* May 24, 5 p.m., flood-risk awareness forum.
* May 26, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
* May 18, 10 a.m., special master hearing.
* May 18, 1 p.m., CRA meeting. CANCELED
* May 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
* May 24, 5 p.m., planning and zoning meeting.
* May 25, 1 p.m., city commission budget work
session.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
* May 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
ing.
* May 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* May 19, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue
W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
* May 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization meeting, New College of
Florida Sudakoff Center, 5845 General Dougher Place,
Sarasota.
* May 24,9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Commis-
sioners meeting, administrative building, Bradenton.
* May 30 is Memorial Day. Government offices are
closed, as is The Islander office. Also, garbage, recycling
and yard-waste collections in Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach are delayed one day throughout the week.
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4 E MAY 18, 2011 U THE ISLANDER


TIF might solve AM revenue issues


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In years past, Anna Maria has backed away from
buying properties such as the former Island Marine on
Pine Avenue or the now-defunct Villa Rosa property on
South Bay Boulevard to preserve for the public domain.
Various commissions either declined to fund purchases
or to place the city in debt.
But there's now a ray of hope for buying property
for public use. Under tax increment financing, Anna
Maria could pay for such properties by getting a larger
share of the ad valorem tax revenues paid each year to
Manatee County, said Mayor Mike Selby.
TIF "doesn't raise anyone's taxes," he said, but
gives the city a "bigger slice of the pie."
Anna Maria receives back about 8-10 percent of the
property taxes paid by city property owners to Manatee
County.
TIF, however, would provide the city any increase
in property taxes caused by an increase in appraised
value, former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford said at
the city commission's April 28 meeting.
However, Barford said the city must move quickly
to enact a TIF agreement with the county commission
before the Manatee County Property Appraiser reevalu-
ates the new properties on Pine Avenue later this year.


In particular, complexes built recently by Pine
Avenue Restoration LLC and Mike and Lizzie Vann
Thrasher of Yellowfish LLC will likely be appraised at
much higher values, Selby indicated.
Selby, Barford, city treasurer Diane Percycoe,
public works director George McKay, Commissioner
Jo Ann Mattick and PAR principals Ed Chiles and Mike
Coleman met May 10 to "brainstorm" the TIF idea.
According to Selby, "it's doable" if done in time, and
the Manatee County commission agrees.
For TIF to work properly, the city needs to see an
increase in the assessed values in the next appraisal,
Selby indicated.
As an example, Selby used the small house for-
merly at 216 Pine Ave. and its accompanying lot.
"Let's say that the present appraised value is
$300,000 and let's say the owners paid $4,000 in ad
valorem taxes" for fiscal year 2009-10.
But the property has since been redeveloped into a
retail-office-residential complex that's sure to be valued
at a much higher figure for 2010-11 property taxes.
"Let's say the next appraised value is $1 million
and the property taxes jump to $25,000 a year," said
Selby, cautioning that he was just throwing out figures
to show how TIF operates.
If the city has a TIF agreement, it would realize the


Hearing airs barking dog complaint


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Code Enforcement Board at its
May 9 meeting agreed with city code enforcement
officer Gerry Rathvon that there has been an ongoing
barking-dog problem on Cedar Avenue.
The board voted to give Gary McMullen 30 days to
halt his dogs from barking late at night or early in the
morning, or for more than 10 minutes continuously, or
face a possible fine.


Anna Maria to host

floodplain forum

Anna Maria building official Bob Welch will host
a flood-risk awareness forum and open house from 5
p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Welch said information about the flood risk in Anna
Maria will be available, along with information on how
to reduce the risk of flood damage in homes.
Information on reducing flood insurance premiums
also will be available.
Videos of flood damage and prevention will be
shown and refreshments will be served.
Currently, the city has a flood-insurance premium
rating of 5, one of the top ratings for lower flood insur-
ance premiums, Welch said.
Of the estimated 1,800 member cities in the National
Flood Insurance Program, Welch said only about 40
members have a level 5 rating.


McMullen said the problem has been resolved
by use of a bark-control collar, but added the real
problem is a personal issue between himself and an
adjacent neighbor.
The only time anyone complains is when she's
in town," he said of Kathryn Gilbertson, who lives
behind him. He claimed Gilbertson is the only person
who has filed a complaint about his dogs.
Rathvon presented reports from Sgt. Dave Turner
of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria
substation in which he said that, on one occasion, he
heard a dog barking for 92 minutes at the McMullen
house.
The city code states that a dog barking continu-
ously for more than 10 minutes is a nuisance.
Rathvon said she first began receiving com-
plaints about McMullen's dogs in 2007.
McMullen said he once had three dogs, and there
might have been a barking problem. Now, however,
he has only one dog and one puppy. He said he is
a former animal control officer with Hillsborough
County.
"I can't stand it when my dog barks," he said.
Any barking-dog problem has been corrected
by the collar, McMullen said, but it sometimes takes
dogs awhile to become accustomed to the collar and
stop barking completely.
The board said if there is another complaint of
a nuisance barking at McMullen's residence within
the next 30 days, it will have McMullen return to the
board and he face a possible fine of up to $250 per
occurrence.


"increment" amount of the tax increase - $20,000 -
rather than the county. The city would receive that rev-
enue every year for the length of the TIF agreement.
I t.I),t'I, always says, 'We pay all these taxes
here and don't get enough back from the county. Well,
here's a way we can get back some of that money," the
mayor said.
The TIF plan must first be approved by the city
commission. The commission then must prepare a pri-
ority list of properties and projects where TIF money
would be applied, and take its proposal to the seven-
member county commission for approval.
Although not a voting member of the city commis-
sion, Selby said he'd like to see TIF money used to pur-
chase the vacant lots at the corner of Pine Avenue and
Bay Boulevard for a park, recreational area or maybe
even a new city hall.
"But I am more concerned with what I don't want
to see there. I don't want to see a motel, a Holiday Inn,
and I don't want to see any more high-rise houses like
those where the Island Marina used to be," he said.
Chiles and Coleman agreed with the TIF idea and
welcomed the process. Their Pine Avenue Restoration
company had an option to purchase the lots, which are
now in foreclosure, but would be pleased if the city
purchased the property.
TIF has "long been discussed as a vehicle for cap-
turing Anna Maria tax dollars for the benefit of Anna
Maria," Coleman said.
"And there also has been an ongoing conversation
regarding the best use of the six lots across from the city
pier. We were recently approached with an idea to preserve
that property for public use, and we would hate for the city
to miss out on this significant opportunity," he added.
If approved, TIF is a win-win for the city, Selby
said.
"No taxes are raised, and the city gets to save a
valuable piece of property right across from the pier"
from commercial development, he said.
The key, Selby acknowledged, is convincing enough
county commissioners that the TIF plan is vital to pre-
serve Anna Maria's tourism value.
"We have to convince county commissioners of the
value of the property to tourism, that Island tourism is
the major economic engine, the city pier is the main
attraction for tourists, of saving a substantial natural
area, and that purchasing that property for the public is
a viable use of revenues," the mayor said.
With time short, Selby needs an estimate of the
upcoming appraised values and taxes for the improved
properties and the amount currently paid. He has to
present "hard data" to city commissioners and eventu-
ally the county, he said.
Selby said he talked with county administrator Ed
Hunzeker, who said TIF "is doable" and has been done
by the county commission. Hunzeker, however, does
not have the final say, the mayor observed.
Selby assured residents he will not support anything
"out of emotion. I will not put the city in an unenviable
position" and will not push for TIF if it jeopardizes the
city's financial position.




THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 18, 2011 E 5

Parking lot expansion set for summer


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach is seeking bids for a project that
would put 45 additional public parking spaces in the
city's downtown historic district.
Commissioners unanimously approved the plan
to expand the city parking lot between Church Street
and Highland Avenue near Fourth Street North during
a meeting May 11 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Moving an old cottage from the Church Street
property to the FISH Preserve in the Cortez fishing vil-
lage created space for the parking lot. Additional park-
ing space was acquired from reconfiguring the public
works yard and street parking at Lou Barolo Park.
The maximum budget for the project was set at
$55,000, with the money to come from a community-
redevelopment fund.
Presenting the plan to commissioners, public works
director Tom Woodard said city staff, working with LTA
Engineers, sought "the best scenario for the city, for the
neighbors.... And this is what we came up with."
The plan shows landscaping to dress up the parking
lot, as well as provide a buffer to residential property.
"We felt we needed to do something because we
had a number of concerns from the neighbors," Woo-
dard said.
"It's going to be a big improvement over what we
have now," said Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, who rep-
resents the downtown district.
"It's going to look real nice," added Mayor Bob


Bartelt.
Lynn Townsend Burnett of LTA Engineers detailed
a timeline for the project. A request for proposals went
out May 13, providing contractors five weeks to review
the plan and submit a bid.
"You' 11 be looking to select a contractor toward the
end of June," Burnett said. Work would begin immedi-
ately, with the project to be completed in August.
Commissioners, before voting, briefly discussed
concerns about lighting and overnight parking raised
by adjacent property owners.
Homeowners Paul and Rosemary Georges did not


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Beach Com-
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a plan for
an expanded
public parking
lot between
Church Street
and Highland
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attend the meeting, but wrote the city to request that the
city not allow overnight parking and that no lights be
added.
"That's more of an operation-type thing," said Bra-
denton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who heads the
city's capital improvements team. "You' 11 have to have
some public meetings on that."
Also, Cosby said, existing lighting is adequate.
"A good-sized fluorescent light hangs over the
police department.... And there's another light at the
corner of Tom's shop," he said, referring to the public
works building.


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Whoa! Don't do it ...
The old parental lesson for kids - "look, don't
touch" - comes to mind this week. It's revised here
to "look, don't interact" with wildlife, but you get the
point.
It seems some folks found a herd of manatees frol-
icking in the Gulf of Mexico waters in Holmes Beach
and decided it would be fun to join them in the shallow
waters near the shore.
Losers.
Had they not heard that interacting with wildlife is
wrong? It's bad for the manatees and just about every
other creature that comes to mind, and it could have
a bad outcome for the people who decide to join the
manatees in their habitat. Never mind that these mana-
tees were - OMG - mating.
Who couldn't think for just a moment that swim-
ming N% ili mining manatees could halt the much-desired
breeding activity and the possible results would be no
calves for these endangered mammals? Who couldn't
imagine having a sea cow roll over and unintentionally
pin a person underwater. Who didn't consider that put-
ting oneself between mating manatees might produce
a bad outcome? Really.
It seems several times a year people submit photos
they've taken at a dock of a manatee drinking hose water
poured over the edge. Yes, it attracts them. And, yes, it's
illegal. That's why we don't publish those images. No
one should doubt the reasons, since manatees already
are in danger from interactions with boats and propellers
by lingering in areas where those dangers are found.
The same is true for interactions with dolphins and
sea turtles and so many species of wildlife. Don't feed
them and don't approach them. It's unlawful to do so.
We've heard of some boaters attracting dolphins in
area waters by castnetting mullet and offering a meal
for a "show," but feeding them teaches them it's OK to
come dangerously close to boats.
It humanizes them and poses more dangers in their
underwater world.
The same is true for those folks who think a ride
on the back of a sea turtle would be an adventure. It's
an assault on marine life.
If you feel you must have a quest, go to SeaWorld
and have a great time meeting the critters that have
been brought there just for your pleasure. Many of Sea-
World's creatures have been rescued and rehabilitated
and the price of admission helps them continue to save
other wildlife in peril.
So the next time you see manatees, dolphins, sea
turtles or other wildlife enjoying our waters, the beach
and mangrove shores, step back.
Don't interact.


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Citizens' committee
It is so rewarding to see the efforts of the Holmes
Beach Parks and Beautification Committee as we
return to the Island and drive by the garden in Holmes
Beach.
The Florida magnolia planted in the lovely park on
Holmes Boulevard is a fitting tribute to the late com-
mittee chair John Molyneux, who was a leader in the
beautification endeavor.
As an alternate on the committee until December
and now a committee member, I urge my gardening
friends and neighbors to provide the committee with
u'.~I.holiOn for what the future might hold for further
beautification of Holmes Beach.
I have served on similar committees in Carlsbad,
N.M., Big Spring, Texas, Creston, Iowa, and in Florida
in Madison and Palm Beach counties.
I have belonged to garden clubs since 1965 and
have studied the plants and their environmental needs
in each climate where I lived.
I have done that on Anna Maria Island since we
moved here in 2000. My yard is on the corner of 77th
Street and Palm Drive.
Marilyn Sii /, ), Holmes Beach

No-kill campaigning
In Manatee County, we are working hard to become
a no-kill animal shelter community. This means that our
healthy, treatable, adoptable dogs and cats will not be
killed for lack of space or because their time has run
out.
As citizens of Manatee County, all of the pets that
end up in the kill facility are collectively ours, and they
need a lot of help. Whatever you, as a citizen of this
county, can offer will be appreciated greatly, it will
mean a precious cat or dog can remain alive.
The greatest need right now is foster care. If you
have some room and your heart is aching to do some-
thing to help our animals, please call and apply to care
for a cat, kitten, puppy or dog in need of love and a safe


home. Foster care can be short or long term and there is
nothing like the joy of watching these beauties bloom
with love. The more foster homes we have available
for the pets that enter the shelter, the more kennels and
cages there are available, meaning less killing for space.
We are hoping to create a large network of foster homes
in order to keep our animals moving and not stuck in
any kennel situation for very long. It isn't good for their
self esteem.
Please consider offering your home and time for
this cause, it will reflect on our county and show others
that Manatee County cares, that we are a community
working together to get the job done. Our pets need us
now.
For more information, readers can contact Jean
Peelen at 941-896-5827 or jeanpeelen@aol.com; Sue
Kolze at 941-729-8631 or ellentonsue@gmail.com; Lisa
Williams at 941-345-2441 or islandlisa44@aol.com; or
Manatee County Humane Society at 941-747-8808, ext.
310, or volunteer@humanesocietymanatee.org
To save a life immediately, visit and adopt a pet
from Manatee County Animal Services at mymanatee.
org/pets or 305 25th St. W., Palmetto.
Lisa Williams, Holmes Beach

Paper praise
It was a joy to pick up The Islander May 10 and
read of all the events surrounding the Anna Maria City
Pier Centennial.
The historical content by Lisa Neff, the publisher's
editorial and Rick Catlin's summary of the events could
not be better.
That, along with the historical and current photos
of the pier, kept me reading from cover to cover.
This edition is a real keeper.
Sissy Quinn, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial
Committee chair

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However, the experts also remind those with
tropical palms in their yards that there are a variety
of reasons for a sickly appearance.
Some causes are more severe than others. A lethal
yellowing disease, for example, has been identified
in cabbage palms on Florida's West Coast, including
Manatee County.
UF researchers say the older leaves on a diseased
tree turn grayish-brown, then a large number of leaves
in the middle of the canopy turn reddish-brown or
bronze. A few green leaves can be seen in the canopy,
but also a dead or dying spear leaf.
However, UF, in a white paper on the disease,
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disease of cabbage palms is very difficult, especially
on over-trimmed palms. ....It will be much easier to
detect in natural areas or on landscape palms with a
relatively large canopy."
To deal with yellowing disease, infected palms
are removed and nearby trees are inoculated with an
antibiotic.
But tree experts stress that there can be other
reasons for dead and discolored leaves, including
lightning, nutrient deficiencies, over-trimming, deep
planting, insects, fires and cold.
On a coconut palm that has suffered damage from
the cold, reddish blotches can appear on leaves, the
trunk can soften and turn reddish and the canopy can
wilt.
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to trim dead leaves until the trees produce two or three


new leaves from the bud in the crown. Removing
dead leaves too early can expose the bud to damage,
another reason experts urge against trimming, espe-
cially in the fall and winter.
Cold-damaged palms also can be treated with
copper fungicides to protect the bud and young leaves
from disease, though the success of such treatment is
inconclusive.
If the palm is damaged to the point that the spear
leaf has rotted, the tree can be removed, and then the
area can be treated with a fungicide spray. Experts
caution against using a fungicide more than twice a
year.
Also, people may not know for four to seven
months whether a palm has recovered from cold
damage - that's how long it can take for new growth
to emerge, and even those leaves may be malformed
or damaged.
Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, healthy
palms can be treated with a palm fertilizer or even a
twice-a-year dose of Epsom salts sprinkled around
the base of the trunk.


A cold-damaged cluster of coconut palm trees.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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In the May 17, 2001, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* The Holmes Beach planning and zoning board
voted to recommend the city commission amend the
comprehensive land-use plan and rezone two pieces of
property from residential to commercial. The zoning
change was needed by the developers of the Tidemark
Lodge and Marina complex to complete a building site
plan for a planned 40-unit hotel/marina/condomin-
ium.
* Barbara Rodocker, developer of the Bridgewalk
resort and retail complex on Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach, said she planned to open the hotel by Novem-
ber, and an accompanying restaurant would open a few
weeks later. Rodocker, owner of a resort on Longboat
Key, said Bridgewalk would be one of the largest com-
mercial developments ever in the city.
* Manatee County commissioners unanimously
adopted a measure restricting new construction in unin-
corporated areas of the county to a maximum height of
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8 0 MAY 18, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER

Telecom experts to AM commission: Let's talk


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners learned plenty
about new cell tower t.hl>l>.'\ at their May 12
work session when Rusty Monroe of the Center for
Municipal Solutions made a presentation about what
his company does for a municipality facing a cell
tower application.
Although not on the agenda, attorney and city
homeowner Stacey Frank, who owns a company that
negotiates cell tower leases for property owners, fol-
lowed Monroe with comments.
Not to be outdone, James Eatrides of Alpha-Omega
Inc. made a brief presentation. His company is nego-
tiating with Longboat Key to build a cell tower there
and is considering a proposal for a tower in Bradenton
Beach.
No company has filed a cell tower application in
Anna Maria since the city's ordinance was adopted in
2003.
Hence Commissioner Dale Woodland's first ques-
tion to Monroe. "Any idea why?" he asked, referring
to why there are yet no applications to the city.
"Revenue," Monroe replied.
The cell tower industry is "revenue driven," Monroe
said. "If there's not enough revenue you won't have any
applications."
Cell tower builders won't
come into an area where they
can't generate at least $90,000 to
$100,000 in monthly gross revenues
from carriers.
Basically, Monroe said, Anna
PMaria is just too small.
Woodland Frank, however, said it's "not
the revenue" keeping cell tower
companies away, it's because the ordinance is "cost
prohibitive."
The city has to decide if it wants better cell phone
coverage or not, she said. If it does, it has to take a long
look at its current ordinance and cell tower services plan
to determine if those need updating or revision.
After Woodland said he's never had a problem using
his cell phone in the city, Monroe said he just called
Alaska while driving around the city. Frank, however,
said she's had cell phone connection issues.
Commissioner Gene Aubry, who was absent from
the meeting, told commissioners several months ago
of his cell phone problems and suggested the need for
better service could be a health and safety issue.


The cell tower in Holmes Beach has been in service
for a number of years and provides space for several
cellular communication providers. It is attached to a
commercial building that fringes a residential zone.
Islander File Photo

That's not lack of a cell tower, it's the cell phone,
Monroe said.
Each cell phone has a different range to pick up a
signal. The bulky cell phones of 10-15 years ago had a
range of 10-20 miles, but that's been reduced because
of kt hIl'l>.'
Today's phones are smaller, lighter and can
handle large amounts of data, but use less wattage.
The maximum range is 1-1.5 miles, he said, depend-
ing upon the manufacturer and type of phone.
As the demand for cell phones to transmit and
receive data grows, the range of cell phones will
decrease, he said. Eventually, a cell phone will have a
range of only about .25-.5 miles.
Monroe did agree with Frank that it's the city's
decision to encourage a cell tower.
He said he was not at the meeting to solicit clients,
but had been asked by Mayor Mike Selby to make a
presentation about his company services and what's
ahead for the city. CMS recently wrote a cell tower


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ordinance for Bradenton Beach that was adopted earlier
this month.
Monroe said the industry is changing so fast
it's impossible to predict beyond two years, and the
demand for data is behind the booming market for
cell towers.
The day is coming when television is transmitted
via a cell tower, and eventually a cell tower will be
needed for every 25-50 cell phone users.
Cell phones are an essential part of life and govern-
ments have to be ready because the cell tower compa-
nies are coming.
Commissioners made no decision at the meeting,
but agreed to discuss cell towers again at a work ses-
sion.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb, who was a com-
missioner in 2002 when the city paid Ted Kreines
$60,000 to write a master wireless services plan, said
he had no idea how that plan would affect any tower
application.
The master plan is "something we should look at"
in the near future, Webb said after the meeting.
Frank and Eatrides met earlier this spring with
Anna Maria Island Community Center representatives
to discuss locating a cell tower at that facility, but the
center has yet to make a recommendation to the com-
mission.
In other business, Selby said the Island Transporta-
tion and Planning Organization is moving its dates for
election of a chair to coincide with those of the election
of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization chair, which is rotated among MPO members.
The ITPO is composed of elected officials from the
three Island cities, and the ITPO chair represents the
organization at MPO meetings.
Changing the election dates will allow the ITPO
chair to eventually be MPO chair under the rotating
system used by the MPO.
Although Anna Maria would be scheduled to be
the next ITPO chair and become MPO chair, after the
election dates change, Selby said he would be happy to
give his position on the MPO to Holmes Beach Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger. Selby said Bohnenberger has been
an ITPO member for more than a decade and is "up to
speed" on ITPO and MPO issues.
The commission unanimously agreed with the sug-
gestion. City attorney Jim Dye, however, said because
the ITPO is based on an interlocal agreement, it might
take an ordinance to adopt the u'i.h.liini He'll report
on the issue at the commission's May 26 meeting.


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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners adopted a tele-
communications ordinance May 5 setting restrictions
for new facilities - towers, antennas and other equip-
ment.
The ordinance allows only for a cell tower on gov-
ernment property, and that could only happen after an
applicant met a long list of criteria.
The unanimous vote after the final reading of the
ordinance marked the end of a two-year review and
opened the door for applicants.
A representative for one company, James Eatrides
of Alpha-Omega Communications, attended the meet-
ing, and was the only citizen to address commission-
ers.
He reminded them that his company submitted a
proposal two years ago to build a stealth tower near the
public works and police departments between Highland
Avenue and Church Street.
And, with praise for the commission's work on the
new ordinance, Eatrides said a new application would
be submitted.
"I'm comfortable with this," he said of the new
ordinance. "You give us a framework to work with."
However, Eatrides learned last week that he will
have to revise the proposed construction of a tower at
the public works/police compound. The city is building
a parking lot where the stealth tower was proposed, said
public works director Tom Woodard.
Some adjustments were made to the ordinance
before its adoption.
City attorney Ricinda Perry described two as house-
keeping matters - the renumbering of sections and
changing "city council" to "city commission" in one
location.
Two others were proposed by Commissioner Gay
Breuler and unanimously approved.
The commission replaced "municipal" with "gov-
ernment" to avoid prohibiting a proposal for a telecom-
munications facility on county property.
The commission also reworded a paragraph that
troubled Breuler because it provided for cordoning off a
section of a structure "not in compliance with the FCC's
regulations regarding RF emissions/radiation."
N\ 1) , we want to say if you can't meet FCC stan-
dards ... you can't do it period," Breuler said. "I don't
think I want my city having more (radiation) than the
FCC thinks is appropriate."
New wording, suggested by Perry, stressed that any
installation shall comply with FCC regulations and not
endanger public health and welfare.


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 18, 2011 E 9

Sach telecom ordinance adopted
In other business, commissioners: city-sponsored Katie Pierola Sunset Picnic, held each
* Approved paying an $8,601 invoice from M.T. Wednesday at the Gulf Drive park for two hours until
Causley for building department services, sunset.
* Approved a special event request for a July 3 fire- * Authorized the city attorney to prepare easements
works display at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf to place four trolley shelters along Gulf Drive, and also
Drive N. The fireworks will be shot from a barge shortly for stormwater improvements.
after sunset. The next commission meeting will be at 1 p.m.
* Waived the city's open-container ordinance for a Thursday, May 19, at city hall.


County staff signals need for

new communications system


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County is in the final stages of complet-
ing a public safety radio network to close gaps in cov-
erage on Anna Maria Island and in outer Manatee.
"This is our most critical tool that we use in
public safety," Bill Hutchinson, director of the county
public safety department, said of the network used
by emergency personnel.
But even as the county completes that program,
staff, commissioners and k. lin ,.'y experts are talk-
ing about the need for a new radio system by 2018.
That's because the current system will become obso-
lete, with replacement parts available but not new
equipment after Dec. 31.
Also, the service and repair contract with Harris
Corporation for the existing system - an enhanced
digital access system - expires in seven years. The
system employs about 1,000 portable radios, 165
desktop dispatch centers and several large consoles.
Hutchinson relayed this information to county
commissioners during a workshop at the administra-
tion building in Bradenton May 3.
"The main reason we're here today is to discuss
the end of life for this radio and where do we go from
here," he said.
The expansion program involves spending about
$6.3 million to improve emergency radio coverage
for the north, south and east edges of the county and
the barrier islands, said Hutchinson.
A 2001 study identified gaps in coverage, an
issue that law enforcement has stressed for the past
decade.
"We have some slight dead spots around
Coquina," said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special. "Anna Maria has a problem on the north
end of the Island."


Island improvements were delayed when plans
for a telecommunications tower on Perico Island
were scrapped, but now the county plans to use a
water tower in northwest Bradenton, as well as a
facility off Cortez Road, to improve the Island cover-
age.
"With those two towers, we think we'll be able
to solve all the coverage problems on the Island,"
Hutchinson said. "That was a major development
for us."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, citing
occasional coverage issues, said later, "The changes
that they are in the process of implementing should
help a great deal."
Funding exists for the improvements - the
county has set aside $4.3 million for the project,
emergency medical services has $2 million in impact
fees to apply and there is another $1 million in a
radio fund.
Hutchinson said even though the county will
need a new system, it must complete the expan-
sion.
"We can't wait for the next generation ... finish
the coverage of the county, to flesh out our network,"
he said. "We have to finish the one we have."
Commissioner Joe McClash suggested working
with a consultant to select the next generation for
radio communications, which could cost $10 million
to $20 million.
Hutchinson also suggested that Manatee County
work with surrounding counties on a new radio net-
work to reduce costs, create a comprehensive system
and possibly make the region eligible for grants for
the project.
"It's a major capital requirement," Hutchinson
said, adding, "Most of our adjacent counties are in
the same position."


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10 0 MAY 18, 2011 U THE ISLANDER

County seeks survey of channels


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A request from Bradenton Beach for the survey of
two channels in Sarasota Bay sailed through a Manatee
County Commission vote May 11.
The only questions before the county commission's
unanimous vote was whether to broaden the scope of
the city's request, which is being forwarded to the West
Coast Inland Navigation District for review.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, in a letter to
the county board, said that "dredging of sand from the
Leffis Key Creek in the 1990s caused and continues to
cause serious problems to boaters and the manatee, dol-
phins and other mammals that travel" in an unmarked
channel from the Coquina Bayside north boat ramp to
Fourth Street South."
Bartelt's request for a survey followed a city com-
mission vote that responded to several citizen com-
plaints about the unmarked channel.
County commissioners didn't dispute a problem
with the unmarked channel, but at-large Commissioner
Joe McClash, an avid boater, emphasized that a marked
channel from Longboat Pass north along Coquina Bay-
side also should be surveyed.
Commissioner John Chappie, whose district includes
Anna Maria Island, said, "I just want to assure you that that
was the intention of the city of Bradenton Beach."
He added that the survey expense is justifiable.
"I live right there, 80 feet from that channel," Chap-
pie said. "All those channels in there are used all the


vianatee county commissioners recently autmorizea
county staff to obtain a survey of two channels in
Sarasota Bay, both of them off Bradenton Beach.
Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

time."
The county board agreed to send a letter to the
WCIND board to conduct a bathymetric survey of an
unmarked channel, as well as the marked channel.
The maximum funding for the survey would be
$15,000, according to a county memo.


Preserve improvements extended


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners without debate
recently approved the extension of an agreement with
its partners in a Perico Island preserve project.
The county board voted May 10 to extend to
December 2012 a contract with the Southwest Florida
Water Management District for improvements to Neal
Preserve. A prior contract expired in December 2010,
according to county attorney Tedd Williams Jr.
In a memo to the commission, natural resources
director Charlie Hunsicker requested the board autho-
rize Commission Chair Carol Whitmore to execute the
new agreement with Swiftmud for natural resources
restoration in Neal to avoid risking the loss of any
funding.
The 119-acre preserve lies south of Manatee Avenue


HB passes amended

dock ordinance
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners passed the
final reading of an amendment that has long been in
the works for the city's dock ordinance, including
changing the definition of boat. The vote May 10
was 4-1, with Commissioner Pat Morton dissent-
ing.
The amendment provides a definition for
the term "city-owned docks" and what is consid-
ered a "vessel" to clarify what types of boats or
watercrafts can be moored in canals at city-owned
docks.
The amendment defines "boat" and "water-
craft" as a vessel more than 16 feet in length and
requiring registration with the state of Florida in
order to be legally operated.
A canoe, rowboat, scull, kayak or Jet-Ski will
not be considered a "boat" in the ordinance, regard-
less of whether it is registered with the state.
Morton objected to the size stipulation in the
definition. "I can't see saying that a person with a
14-foot boat can't have a dock," he said. \ 11) I
he can't afford a 16-foot boat in this economy."
The ordinance also clarifies the definition of
"property owner" to mean any person or legal
entity that owns property within the city. Property
owners are the only ones allowed to lease city-
owned docks.
The commission will meet again at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, in city hall chambers, 5801
Marina Drive.


just east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Perico
Island. Much of the property - about 106 acres - is
tidal wetlands; 13 acres are uplands.
The county acquired Neal in July 2005, a key com-
ponent in the natural resources department's effort to
create a network of preservation land in the northwest
corner of the county.
Improvements involve restoring and enhancing the
119 acres, with the county in the lead and collaborating
with Swiftmud. The $1.3 million project is being split
by the two entities, with the county's share going to
the land acquisition and Swiftmud funding the restora-
tion, which includes removing invasive plant species
and planting natives, as well as hydrologic alterations
to improve habitat and water quality.
Improvements to Neal are scheduled to be com-
pleted by January 2012.

Stormwater, public

works bids approved
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners unanimously
voted at their May 10 meeting for Holmes Beach Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger to execute two capital improvement
contracts.
The first contract awarded is for construction of a
new maintenance building for the city's public works
department.
The city received nine bids and staff announced the
work has been awarded to Tri-Tech Construction as the
contractor. The amount of the contract is $269,933.
Bohnenberger said the funds will come from the tax
motorists pay when they fill up their gas tanks. "These
funds did not come out of real estate taxes," said the
mayor. "And they are restricted for use on roadway
projects and maintenance."
The mayor said the block building will house equip-
ment used to maintain city roads and rights of way when
completed and work is expected to commence soon.
The second contract is for drainage projects at
stormwater basins 9 and 11, which are in the area of
62nd Street north to 74th Street and east of Holmes
Boulevard. The area has a history of street flooding and
standing waters after rain events.
Bohnenberger said the $1 million project has been
broken into two phases. Woodruff & Sons was awarded
the entire contract, with the first phase beginning with
$329,000 in funds from the city's stormwater utility
budget.
The second phase of the project is contingent on
funding, but Bohnenberger said there should be grants
to continue the work in the next budget cycle.


HB resort chickee

huts unpermitted
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer asked
the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort, 105 39th St., to
remove the palm fronds on three chickee huts and gave
notice that the structures require building permits.
"In most places in Florida, chickee huts are allowed
to be built without a permit," said Shaffer. "But the
landscape architect should have consulted with the city
prior to building the structures."
Shaffer said the largest of the three structures is too
close to the resort building and the palm fronds covering
it became a fire hazard.
He said the two smaller structures along Gulf Drive
encroach into the front setback. The palm fronds on
those structures must be removed because they shed
water.
Shaffer said that the city requires permitting for
such structures, regardless of state requirements, in
order to enforce setback requirements.
He also noted that chickee huts are supposed to be
all wooden structures, and the ones built at the resort
don't meet that definition. In the resort case, there is
propane gas, a granite serving area, electricity and an
over-extension of impervious ground covering.
"A site-plan review would have identified these
issues and saved them some time and grief," said Shaf-
fer. "There is a way for them to make it work, but not
with the structures identified as chickee huts."
Shaffer gave the resort time to correct the problems,
submit a building plan and apply for permits.

County sets 2011-12

budget schedule
Manatee County commissioners will hold a series
of meetings to draft a 2011-12 budget that would take
effect Oct. 1.
Meetings will take place in the Manatee County
Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton.
Sessions include:
* June 1, 1:30 p.m., the budget presentation from
Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker.
* June 6, 9 a.m., a budget fund analysis.
* June 6, 1:30 p.m., unit review.
* June 9, 9 a.m., unit review.
* June 14, 9 a.m., capital improvement program
presentation.
* June 14, 1:30 p.m., constitutional officers budget
presentation.
* June 16, 6 p.m., first public hearing on the
budget.
* July 28, 9 a.m., budget reconciliation.
The county will post documents related to the new
fiscal year at www.mymanatee.org/budget by June 1.
On May 3, Hunzeker expressed concern for rumors
circulating about the next fiscal budget during a com-
mission work session.
"Over the next month, you'll hear plenty of rumors
over what's in the budget and what's not in the budget.
At this point in time, it's all rumor," he cautioned.
He said every agency, department and program will
be scrutinized for possible cuts.


County hurricane

drill planned
Manatee County will hold its annual hurricane
drill May 26 at the public safety complex in Bra-
denton.
The exercise will begin at about 7:30 a.m. and
continue until noon.
A variety of people with a variety of respon-
sibilities in a storm will be involved in the drill,
which involves a response to a simulated Category
2 hurricane.
Islanders, including elected officials, police
officers and firefighters, will be involved.
This week, a number of elected officials and
first-responders from the area will attend the
Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort
Lauderdale. The conference began May 15 and
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'Crime scene' review sought


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
* May 7, 800 block of North Shore, alcohol on the
beach. The Manatee County Sheriff s Office responded
to Bean Point, where two groups of people were drink-
ing alcohol in violation of local regulations. Warnings
were issued.
* May 8, beach near Holmes Beach border, tres-
pass. MCSO responded to the beach about 1 a.m., where
there was a report of juveniles on the beach after hours.
The MCSO patrolled the beach with the Holmes Beach
Police Department. "Numerous" youths were sent
home.
* May 9, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, arrest
assist. MCSO took a man into custody who was wanted
for an alleged domestic assault in Bradenton. The Bra-
denton Police Department had received word the man
took several sleeping pills and went to the Island to nap
on the beach. He was taken into custody and then to
Blake Medical Center.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
* No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
* May 7, 4000 block of 124th Street, burglary. The
MCSO responded to a report that someone stole parts
valued at $3,200 from a boat in a marina parking lot.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Holmes Beach
* May 7, Gulf Drive, suspended license. The
Holmes Beach Police Department stopped a motorist
seen turning without a signal, causing another driver
to take evasive action. A motorist was cited for driving
on a suspended license.
* May 8, 7900 block of Gulf Drive on the beach,
endangering manatees. HBPD responded to the beach
where 13 people were found swimming with manatees
that were near the shoreline, where the marine mammals
mate.
* May 8,400 block of 72nd Street, dog bite. A man
suffered a bite as he rescued a stray dog from a canal
on 75th Street. The man was treated at Blake Medical
Center and the dog, which was not current on its shots,
was quarantined for 11 days.
* May 9, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, burglary.
HBPD responded to a residence after receiving a report
of a burglary in progress. A man known to the residents
allegedly broke into the home and would not leave. He
was arrested.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.


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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The attorney defending a Holmes Beach man
accused of stealing underwear from a neighbor's home
recently filed a motion to examine the alleged crime
scene.
Defense attorney Mark Lipinski also asked a judge
to release of reports completed by Florida Department
of Law Enforcement Special Agent Terry Thomas.
Ernest Kendler is scheduled to go to trial in Octo-
~ ber. He was arrested in January for
an alleged burglary in November
Sy 2010 in Holmes Beach and soon
after was released on bond.
The warrant that led to a search
of Kendler's property said a woman
told the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
Kendler ment she was missing two dozen pairs
of panties and that her 21-year-old
sister was missing 16 pairs of underwear.

Stray dog rescued,

quarantined
A stray dog pulled from a Holmes Beach canal was
quarantined May 8 after biting its rescuer.
The incident happened at the 75th Street canal, with
the Holmes Beach Police Department, Manatee County
Animal Services and Manatee County Sheriff's Office
involved.
An Island man, Joshua Sato, saw the dog ti ln_'lii n'
in the canal. When he pulled the dog from the water, the
scared animal bit his right hand and then ran off.
Soon after, Sato notified an MCSO deputy in Anna
Maria of the incident. At about the same time, the HBPD
received a report from a woman who said her dog had
gotten loose and possibly bit someone.
Sato was treated for three puncture wounds on his
hand at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
The dog, which had not had received its required
shots in more than two years, was quarantined for 11
days, according to HBPD.

Island watch
To report an Island crime, call the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office Anna Maria substation, 941-708-8899;
Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach
police, 941-708-5807.


The woman also said that on Nov. 6,2010, she saw
a man going through a dresser drawer in her sister's
bedroom, according to the warrant. The police report
said she believed the man to be Kendler.
In a motion recently filed at the courthouse in Bra-
denton, Lipinski asked a judge to allow the defense
to inspect and photograph the home Kendler allegedly
burglarized.
The motion states that the witness told police she
heard a doorbell, but did not find anyone at the door.
Soon after, the witness said she saw a man in her sister's
bedroom, looking through her panty drawer. The man
allegedly said "hello" and then left, slamming the door
on the way outside.
Lipinski, in the motion, noted that the investigating
officer did not take photographs.
In a separate motion, Lipinski requested the judge
order the FDLE to make available reports completed by
Thomas. The motion said Thomas was present when the
search warrant was executed and heard witness state-
ments to HBPD.

HB man arrested for

burglary, assault
A Holmes Beach man was taken into custody May
9 after allegedly breaking into a home, damaging prop-
erty, threatening people and refusing to leave.
Douglas E. Mullaney, 39, faces a felony charge of
burglary to a dwelling with assault. He is scheduled to
appear in court June 10.
A Holmes Beach Police Department report stated
that Mullaney went to a home in the 600 block of Fox-
worth Lane and pounded on the door.
The resident's boyfriend was inside the home
watching television, but refused to answer the door.
When the boyfriend investigated noises in a bedroom,
he encountered Mullaney.
The report said Mullaney refused to leave the resi-
dence, threatened the occupant and threw furniture. The
boyfriend telephoned the resident, who called 911 to
dispatch HPBD.
The report stated that Mullaney was arrested with-
out incident, and that an officer found a broken bedroom
window and damaged furniture.
Mullaney is a registered sex offender, according to
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The case
from Pike, Pa., was adjudicated in December 1999.


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Tampa Bay: 20/20 photos
travel to Bradenton
The "Tampa Bay: 20/20" traveling photography
exhibit of 20 images celebrating the 20th anniversary
of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program will be on display
at the South Florida Museum beginning May 20.
The exhibit features finalists from the TBEP 2010
photo contest, as well as additional images from local
photographers. The photos tell of Tampa Bay's recovery
during the past two decades.
The pieces are accompanied by educational infor-
mation to shed light on the progress made in restoring
Tampa Bay, the diversity of plant and animal life sup-
ported by the bay and the connection many residents
and visitors feel for the region's waterway.
The photographs will remain on exhibit through
July 17.
The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For
more information, call 941-746-4131.

Privateers prepare kids day
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold the 57th
annual Snooks Adams Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 28.
The event, featuring tours of the Skullywag, a trea-
sure hunt, games and lunch with the costumed, chari-
table pirates of Anna Maria Island, will take place at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
One of the first activities will be a pirate costume
contest, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., with children partici-
pating in several age groups.
The privateers serve kids a free lunch of hot dogs,
pizza and soda pop.
The day, held to celebrate the end of a school year
and the start of summer break, was founded by the late
W.H. "Snooks" Adams, a Holmes Beach police chief
and Privateer.


Abstract
workshop
Carolyn Campeau will
lead a workshop in
abstract art from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday,
May 20, at the Anna
Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Campeau's abstract
D work shown here was
created by participants
.0in an Island-Style Art
event recently held at
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Carolyn Campeau


Women's potluck dinner to
benefit midwives
The Anna Maria Island chapter of Dining for
Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Jean
Peelen's home, 2703 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dining for Women is a giving circle focused
upon "changing the world one dinner at a time."
The national organization already topped the $1
million mark this year in its donations to sup-
port women and children around the world.
The Island's Dining for Women group meets the
third Thursday of every month. Participants bring a dish
and donate to DFW the amount of money one might have
spent going out to dinner. Members learn a little about the
donor program, before enjoying dinner and conversation.
This month the money will benefit Mujeres Alia-
das and its work with poor women and adolescent girls
in the Lake Patzcuaro area of Michoacan, Mexico.
Mujeres Aliadas is seeking $41,350 to support a one
year rural midwife project. Additional funds received
will go toward medical equipment, clinic remodeling,
transportation and patient support.
For more information or to attend, call Jean Peelen
at 941-896-5827.

St. Bernard holds rummage sale
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a rummage
sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21.
Sale items include housewares, linens, clothing,
books and jewelry, but no electronics. Food also will
be offered at the event.
The church is at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call the church office at 941-
778-4769.


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CrossPointe Fellowship hosted a Mother's Day brunch and fashion show attended by more than 90 women May
7. Modeling the fashions supplied by Bealls are Aeryell Dunnuck, Tsukasa Saito, Alyssa Moss, Paige Tinsely,
Montana Modderman, Joely Hernandez, Phyonna Smelt, Paisley Smelt, Moriah Goode, Sara Green and Jas-
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Lay fiappenings


Relay for Life goal: happy endings


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Expect to see a princess and a prince.
Also, a rhyming cat in a hat.
And upwards of 175 people in comfortable shoes.
The theme for the upcoming Island Relay for Life
is "Storybooks: Once upon a time in a world without
cancer." The local benefit for the American Cancer
Society will take place May 21-22 at Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.
Some teams already have revealed their campsite
themes - "Cinderella," "The Cat in the Hat" and "If
You Give a Mouse A Cookie."
Organizers hope to raise $38,000 with the relay,
which involves the overnight walk, but also a series of
fundraising parties that take place throughout the year,
said Aly Kerwin of the Manatee County ACS chapter.
"Last year the goal was $35,000, and we raised
$35,521. Our teams are working hard, and we think
that we will do it," Kerwin said of reaching the $38,000
mark.
A week before the relay, organizers had confirmed
the participation of 17 teams, with more than 175 people
involved.
"But it is not too late to sign up," Kerwin said.
"We encourage friends, families and businesses to come
together as a team to raise money for cancer patient
programs and life-saving research."
The relay traditionally begins at 3 p.m. with a cer-
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Piper Hansen, 9, hopes to raise $500 with a Great
American Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
May 21, at the Anna Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Proceeds benefit NI, '
Our Strength, a nonprofit working to end child-
hood hunger. Piper has a team of bakers making
sweet treats, as well as healthier options. She also is
soliciting donations from bakers for a cake auction
and planning a "Cupcrave & Koko" party package
with dessert and entertainment by Koko Ray Hansen.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


FluteSong at Roser
FluteSong will perform selections by Haydn and de
Boismortier at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, May 22, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. FluteSong members are, top row, Nancy
Bauman and Lisa Rosser, and, bottom row, Mary
Deur and Bonnie Richards.


nation of major fundraisers and the national anthem.
The relay then starts with cancer survivors taking a
ceremonial lap around the campsite, followed by a lap
for survivors and caretakers.
"We will honor their fight, and then enjoy a dinner
donated by Anna Maria Oyster Bar," Kerwin said of the
survivors' celebration.
After the ceremonial activities, the teams begin the
relay, with the walking continuing through the night.
"We have a jam-packed 18 hours, with games,
music, activities," Kerwin said.
A highlight, the lighting of luminaria in memory of
those who battled cancer, will take place at 9 p.m.


Get involved
To participate in the Island Relay for Life ben-
efit for the local American Cancer Society, go to
www.relayforlife.org/amifl or call 941-745-1214,
ext. 5805.



Bridge Street Bistro
hosts relay fundraiser
Bridge Street Bistro will host a happy-hour event
from 5 p.m. to sunset Wednesday, May 18, for an Anna
Maria Island Relay for Life to benefit the American
Cancer Society.
For a $15 donation, guests will enjoy music per-
formed by Larry Wilhelm, drink specials, appetizers and
prizes at the restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach.
Prizes were donated by Island businesses. Local
artist Kathy Sparks contributed a limited-edition signed
print, as a prize offering at the event.
AMI's Relay for Life is comprised of 17 teams,
one of which is sponsored by the Bridge Street Mer-
chants.
For more information, call Amanda Escobio at 941-
779-6836 or Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431.


Family fishing clinic
hosted in Bradenton
The Bradenton Woman's Club is hosting a family
fishing clinic Saturday, May 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
at the club, 1705 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
Capt. Steve Gibson will lead a workshop about
shallow-water kayak fishing. There also will be refresh-
ments, door prizes and a raffle.
The clinic is open to families. Admission is $5 per
person and children under age 6 may attend free.
To reserve a space, call 941-896-6541 or e-mail
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AMICCO appoints new
chorus master
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orches-
tra appointed Robert Parrish as its new chorus master.
Parrish was the guest conduc-
tor for AMICCO concerts in Febru-
ary and March. He also narrated the
operetta presentation of "Die Fled-
ermaus.
"In a short amount of time as
a guest conductor he has brought a
Parrish sense of camaraderie and teamwork
to our organization," said James
Stoltie, AMICCO president. "He raised the level of per-
formance and created excitement within the chorus with
his professionalism and superior knowledge of musical
programming. He already has demonstrated his willing-
ness as a strong advocate for the choral members."
Parrish was the artistic director of the College of
New Jersey Opera Theatre for 21 years and the music
department chairperson until his retirement in 2002 as
professor emeritus of music.
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Players present perfect pitch 'Tenor'


By Lisa Neff
Islander Critic
"Zany." "Screwball." "Madcap." "Sexy." "Sensa-
tional." These are the adjectives that describe "Lend Me
a Tenor," the farce being staged at the Island Players
theater.
The community theater could not have selected a
better play to close the 2010-11 season on a high note.
"Lend Me a Tenor," winner of three Tony and four
Drama Desk awards, debuted on Broadway two decades
ago. A hit New York revival in 2010 featured Anthony
LaPaglia and Tony Shalhoub in the cast and Stanley
Tucci directing.
The play is set in the fall of 1934, with the Cleve-
land Opera Company welcoming renowned tenor Tito
Merelli - il Stupendo - for his American debut, a
one-night-only performance of Giuseppe Verdi's epic





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Director James Thaggard makes a cast note during a
rehearsal for "Lend Me a Tenor."


The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
recently held board elections and its annual meet-
ing.
FISH, a key organization to preservation and
conservation efforts in Cortez village, elected two
new board members, volunteer carpenter Bob Landry
and archeologist Jeff Moates.
Meeting in early May, members re-elected artist
Linda Molto, attorney Turner Matthews, county clerk
of the circuit court Chips Shore and longtime volun-
teers Plum Taylor and John Stevely.
At the annual meeting, members welcomed Ryan
Murphy as the new site manager for the Florida Mari-
time Museum, which is at the entrance to the FISH


"Otello."
A series of mishaps follow, including Tito getting
a double dose of tranquilizers that has the opera com-
pany's general manager Saunders and assistant Max
fearing II Stupendo is not ill but dead.
But the show must go on, with Max successfully
masquerading as Tito until Tito comes around. II Stu-
pendo duo?
James Thaggard skillfully directs the Island Players
production that continues flii nIugli N Lay 22 at the theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Timing in "Tenor" is critical, and Thaggard and
his superb cast - Rik Robertson, Emily Snyder, Russ
Carthy, Mark Woodland, Judy Glynn, Brian James
Dennis, Diana Shoemaker and Robin Rhodes - don't
miss a cue in their comedic antics.
In supporting roles, the delightful Glynn is Maria,
the hot-tempered jealous wife who walks out on Tito.
Four others throw themselves at Tito - or, at least the
man they assume is Tito. Snyder is Maggie, the opera
manager's naive star-struck daughter ready to offer her
virginity for a fling. Shoemaker is Diana, the soprano
willing to trade sex to further her career in song. Rhodes
is Julia, the culture vulture wanting to get close to glam-
our. And Dennis is the singing bellhop crazy for II Stu-
pendo, or maybe just crazy.
Leading the zaniness are Carthy as Saunders, the
barking, biting bulldog of a general manager; Wood-
land as the egotistical but sweet Tito and Robertson as
Max, the flunky with operatic ambitions who bravely
dons blackface and wig to impersonate Tito and play
the famed Moor in "Otello."
Not only do Robertson, Woodland and Dennis


Preserve on the east side of the village. Murphy suc-
ceeded Roger Allen in the job.
FISH's principle responsibility is the oversight
of the preserve. The board has been meeting with
representatives from Scheda Ecological Associates
on a conceptual design for continued restoration of
the preserve.
FISH also is the beneficiary of the annual Cortez
Commercial fishing Festival that takes place in Feb-
ruary.
Next year's event will mark the 30th anniver-
sary of the festival. A festival committee began meet-
ing this month. An early goal, working with local
schools, is to choose a 2012 theme.


Russ Carthy, left, ana Koom KnRodes are in the cast
of "Lend Me a Tenor," now at the Island Players the-
ater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. James Thaggard
is directing the play, the last of the 2010-11 season.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

prove they their comedic chops, they display fine sing-
ing voices. You might leave the theater humming one
of the Cole Porter tunes that played during intermission,
but you'll be impressed at the snippets of arias sung.
"Lend Me a Tenor" is about two hours long, and
I wouldn't be surprised to learn the actors drop some
pounds during the two-week run in Anna Maria. It's not
Ludwig's lines that earn the bi,.',.'I. ,I laughs, but rather
the pratfalling, tumbling, running, jumping, stumbling
and door-slamming that takes place in Tito's two-room
hotel suite.
For such workouts, the actors had to have a super
sturdy set and strong support offstage. The artistic and
production staff includes Kirk Hughes as set designer,
Brad Pattison as light designer, Bob Grant as sound
designer, Bob Bailey as costume designer and Mike
Lusk and Lorraine Marshall as stage managers.

At the theater
"Lend Me a Tenor" continues at the Island Play-
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May 22. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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5 p.m. to sunset - Relay for Life happy hour fundraiser to benefit
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S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-6836. Fee applies.

Thursday, May 19
6p.m. - Dining for Women potluck and giving circle meets at 2703
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Mujeres Aliadas. Fee applies.

Friday, May 20
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at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers custom ice cream
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denton. Information: 941-794-5333.

Saturday, May 21
9 a.m. to noon - Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -GreatAmerican Bake Sale fundraiser to end child-
hood hunger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-524-7426.
3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Relay for Life to benefit the American
Cancer Society kicks off at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-518-4431.
6 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Night with the Bradenton Marauders
at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-
1908. Fee applies.

Sunday, May 22
8a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood drive at Coquina Beach gulfside, Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-730-0748.
10 a.m. - FluteSong trio will perform at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

Ongoing:
* Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church


of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3390.
* Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
* Wednesday, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach
hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset
Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
448-5798.
* 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. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
* Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various
locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
* Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m., sunset drum circle on Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.
* Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets
at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.

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Wednesday, May 18
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Survivor honors
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ceremonial first lap of the
Anna Maria Island Relay for
Life at Coquina Beach in May
2010. This year's American
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Bring a non-perishable food donation.

Friday, May 20
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life
of Ants" opening night reception at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th
St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
6 p.m. - Creature Feature Film Series: "King Kong" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Fee applies.

Saturday, May 21
1 to 3 p.m. - Shallow-water kayak fishing clinic for families with
Capt. Steve Gibson at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-896-6541. Fee applies.

Wednesday, May 25
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Courthouse concert featuring folk music
with Atlantico Tropical at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-744-7484. Bring a non-perishable food donation.

Coming Up:
* May 27, Creature Feature Film Series: "The Wolf Man," South
Florida Museum.
* May 27, Potluck brunch and book sale, Annie Silver Community
Center.
* May 28, Privateers-Snooks Adams Kids Day, Bayfront Park, Anna
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Obituareies

D.J.Van Gundy
D.J.Van Gundy, 87, of Bradenton, died May 10.
Mr. Gundy resided at Westminster Towers in Bra-
denton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
A service with military honors was held at Flor-
ida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gundy is survived by son Jim and wife Suzanne
of Anna Maria Island and daughter Carole of Georgia.

Robert L MacDonald
Robert L MacDonald, 91, of Bradenton and for-
merly of Port Huron, Mich., died May 3.
He was preceded in death by his wife Laura (Bames)
and his loving companion Carol King.
He is survived by daughter Bonnie (Bree) Benenati;
grandchildren Renee Bailey and Jeremy Benenati; by
four great-grandchildren; and by the large loving family
of Ms. King.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and
returned to his job at Michigan Bell Telephone Co. until
he retired after 34 years of service.
He was a president of the Exchange Club, a life-
long member of VFW, American Legion and the Elks
Club. He served on the Anna Maria City Commission
for eight years, four of them as vice mayor. He was an
avid fisherman and hunter, much loved by family and
his many friends. A memorial service will be held at
a later date. Covell Funeral Home in Bradenton is in
charge of arrangements.
James H. McCartney
James H. McCartney, 85, an award-winning Wash-
ington correspondent and columnist who specialized in
foreign affairs and defense policy for the Knight Ridder
newspaper chain, died May 6 at his home in Holmes
Beach following a brief battle with cancer.
A reception and service will be held from 2:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Sandbar Restau-
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In addition, a website guest book can be accessed
at www.legacy.com.
Memorial donations may be made to either WETA
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phone 202-662-7155.
In 33 years as a Washington journalist, McCartney
wrote extensively about nuclear weapons policy, the
Israeli-Arab conflict and the Vietnam War, among other
issues.
He also wrote regularly about national politics and
presidential campaigns, and covered presidents from
Eisenhower to Clinton.
In 1989, McCartney received the Edward Weintal
Award for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown Uni-
versity's School of Foreign Service.
McCartney often said his interest in issues of war
and peace was driven in part by his horrific experiences
as a teenaged front-line infantryman in France and Ger-
many during World War II. He was wounded in combat
shortly before the end of the war.
Soon after he arrived in Washington as a reporter
for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, McCartney
became one of the first journalists to focus on the rise
of the military-industrial complex. He did so after cov-
ering President Dwight Eisenhower's famous farewell
address on the subject in 1961, an assignment he got
because the bureau's senior reporters preferred to cover
president-elect John F Kennedy.
McCartney's follow-up series on the military-
industrial complex helped him win a 1963-64 Nieman
Fellowship for journalists at Harvard University.
McCartney remained active in journalism in his
retirement, giving speeches to local groups and writing
a monthly column for the Bradenton Herald. His final
column, published March 27, stated current U.S. policy
in the Middle East was sacrificing America's democratic
ideals because of the country's need for oil.
McCartney was born July 20, 1925, in St. Paul,
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After graduation, he worked for the South Bend
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from the Medill School at Northwestern University and
then joined the (Cl. ig.' Daily News as a reporter.
McCartney moved to Washington as a correspon-
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until returning to Chicago as city editor in 1965.
In 1968, McCartney joined Knight Ridder and
returned to Washington.
McCartney retired as a reporter in 1990 but contin-
ued writing his column, distributed by Knight Ridder,
until 1995.
He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown Uni-
versity for 13 years, where he taught courses in the
media and foreign policy, and the media and politics.
He enjoyed golf, travel, chess and was an avid baseball
fan.
McCartney is survived by his wife of 26 years,
Molly Sinclair; twin sister Kathryn Boucher of East
Lansing, Mich.; son Robert of Bethesda, Md.; daughter
Sharon Allexsaht of Minneapolis; step-daughter Kath-
leen Muckleroy of Baytown, Texas; and four grandchil-
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Gil Wallander
Gil Wallander, 83, of Bradenton, and formerly of
Holmes Beach and Charelestown, R.I., died April 17.
Mr. Wallander retired to Anna Maria Island in 1999
following a real estate career in Rhode Island. He served
from 1946 to 1950 in the U.S. Army. He was a member
of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach and other orga-
nizations in Rhode Island, and a volunteer at the De
Soto Memorial National Park, Bradenton.
A celebration of life was held on the beach April 21.
Donations may be made to Little Rhody Vasa Park in
care of Ken Johnson, 43 Holden St., Warwick RI 02889
or a charity of choice.
Mr. Wallander is survived by his wife of 47 years,
Linda; children Lynette Osso, Peter Ide, Kurt and Heidi
Clarke; and grandchildren Jennifer, David, Alicia,
Christopeher and Makayla.
Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
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Chappie to seek county board re-election in 2012


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, who
represents Anna Maria Island, has announced plans to
seek re-election in November 2012.
Chappie, a former Bradenton Beach mayor and city
commissioner, defeated incumbent Jane von Hahmann
for the District 3 county commission seat in 2008.
In that campaign, Chappie focused on the economy,
jobs and fiscal accountability.
In a recent statement, the commissioner and candi-
date said, "Since being elected I have had the privilege
of serving my district and the county. We have had many
difficult decisions and challenges. There is nothing I do
without considering how the county will be affected, not
just for today but also for the future."
Islanders Ed Chiles and David Teitelbaum are host-
ing a fundraiser for Chappie's campaign from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The host committee for the campaign event includes
a number of elected officials, including Bradenton Beach
Mayor Bob Bartelt and Commissioners Janie Robertson
and Gay Breuler; Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger and Commissioners John Monetti, Sandy Haas
Martens, David Zaccagnino and Pat Morton; Anna Maria
Mayor Mike Selby and Commissioners John Quam and












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Jo Ann Mattick; and Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston.
The committee also includes John and June Shaugh-
nessy, Fran and George Barford, SueLynn, Micki Poston,
Andre Renard, Juanita Chappie, Bill Alexander, Larry
Chatt, Frank and Jo Davis, Alan Galletto, Terry Hanna,
Karen and Mike LaPensee, Sissy Quinn, Pat Whitesel,
Steve Bark, Darcie Duncan, Trudy and Stewart Moon, Joe
Chappie, Milton and Brenda Boyd May, Jack Elka, Michael
Coleman, Barry and Dantia Gould, John Home, Amanda
Edge, Sandra Mattick, Donald and Karen Schroder, Mark
Davis, Ted LaRoche and Ernie and Lydia Padgett.
The honorary chair is former County Commissioner
Pat Glass.
Chappie, a Republican, presently is unopposed in
the 2012 election.
So is incumbent Republican Commissioner Larry

On the board
The Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers includes:
* Larry Bustle, District 1; John Chappie, Dis-
trict 3; Donna Hayes, District 5; and Joe McClash,
at-large District 7. Their terms expire in 2012.
* Michael Gallen, District 2; Robin DiSa-
batino, District 4; and Carol Whitmore, at-large
District 6. Their terms expire in 2014.


Bustle, a former Palmetto mayor also elected to the
county board in 2008.
Incumbent Donna Hayes, who represents District 5,
already has a challenger in the GOP primary - Vanessa
Baugh.
Commissioner Joe McClash's term also expires in
2012, but as of Islander press time he was not listed
as a candidate by the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections office.
Island elections in 2011
Before the big campaigns of 2012 come the Island
campaigns of 2011.
In Anna Maria, three commission offices - seats
currently held by John Quam, Gene Aubry and Dale
Woodland - are up in November.
In Bradenton Beach, the mayoral post held by Bob
Bartelt and commission seats held by Gay Breuler and
Janie Robertson are up for election. Robertson, because
of a term limit, cannot seek re-election.
In Holmes Beach, three commission offices - seats
held by Al Robinson, David Zaccagnino and Pat Morton
- are up.
Election Day is Nov. 8.
Qualifying dates are Aug. 15 to Aug. 26 in Anna
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Anna Maria Cit Pier stars

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p ier The Anna Maria Island Privateers travel to the Anna Maria City Pier in the pier centennial parade May 13. The
0 parade and the Privateers kicked off two days of anniversary events. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
anniversary
Anna Maria celebrated the 100th .1 Anna Maria Mayor
-l". ..] Anna Maria Mayor
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Pier with a two-day celebration that guest to the Anna
was two years in the making. Maria City Pier Cen-
tennial Celebration
The centennial began with a - May 13. Islander
May 13. Islander
parade and ceremony May 13, that Photo.: Rick Catlin
featured the unveiling of a historic
marker at the entrance to the pier and
a party in the pier parking lot hosted -
by The Islander newspaper, the Anna.
Maria Island Privateers and the City
Pier Restaurant.
May 14 brought the party back to
the City Pier Restaurant and park- -r -
ing lot for music and food and Pine
Anna Maria Pier Centennial --.
Avenue closed for the first Food and Anna Maria Pier Centennisal
Committee's SueLynn and Sissy Ks
Wine on Pine festival, showcasing Quinn wave to parade-goers
local restaurants, top vineyards and May 13. Quinn's husband Tom
local talent, is behind the wheel. The event
wind and rain storm cut short kicked off two years of celebrat-
ing that culminate two years of
the street fair, but provided cel- planning. Islander Photo:
ebrants time for a siesta before the Rick Catlin
centennial finale - a fireworks dis-
play on Tampa Bay. The parking lot
rocked, and VIP guests at the T-end of .
the pier had a party of the century.
--- - Costumed actors
The Anna - I,' - "Carl Miller and
Maria City ! - _ Vinnie Conte are
Pier Res- - _John Roser and
taurant George Bean at the
team takes - Food and Wine on
a moment . Pine festival May
to cheer=. r 14. The event was
during the : a highlight of the
centennial *. * 3 pier centennial
celebration. celebration. "It's
Islander great to be reunited
Photo: after all these
Bonner Joy TNyears," Bean said
of his stroll with
Roser. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff




THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 18, 2011 U 19



in centennial celebration


The Anna Maria Island Privateers landship Skullywag arrives at the Anna Maria City Pier with can-
nons blasting the commencement of the celebration. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


100-year countdown
Fireworks shower the Anna Maria City Pier in color for the May
14 finale of the pier centennial event. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


Right: The Island Rockers boarded the Skullywag for a fireworks
prelude performance before the evening crowd of partygoers in the
parking lot at the city pier. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


The Manatee Players "USO Girls" perform for a
crowd on Pine Avenue during Food and Wine on
Pine. Islander Photo:. Lisa Neff


Sydney Elliott, 12, offers afestivalgoer a Fig Newton Parade grand marshals Carolyne Norwood, right, and
cookie, which was invented by Island pioneer John Elizabeth Moss, center, chat with another honored guest
Roser. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff Margaret Chapman, left. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Michael Sears of the Anna Maria post office applies
the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial postmark.
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The VIP party on the Anna Maria City Pier hosted by The Islander
and City Pier Restaurant with help from the Anna Maria Island
Privateers. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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20 E MAY 18, 2011 U THE ISLANDER


Vet served in Navy, Marine

Corps, three wars
West Manatee resident George Glawson saw his
share of duty after he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 to
serve in World War II.
Growing up in Marshfield, Mass., Glawson always
wanted to be a Marine, but chance and circumstance put
him in the U.S. Navy in 1943.
Just before his high school graduation in 1943,
the principal said he could volunteer for the draft and
have his diploma mailed to him. Glawson jumped at
the opportunity to get in the Marines and headed to his
local draft board.
"The guy in front of me was really happy to see
me. He was married with three kids, and I volunteered
to take his place, so they took me instead," George
recalled.
"I wanted the Marine Corps, but they only had nine
spots open that day and all were taken."
The Navy had 25 slots available and Glawson was
No. 26 on the list. He seemed destined to be a draftee
in the U.S. Army, but he convinced the naval recruiter
that he couldn't go home without getting in the Navy
because his father and uncles had been in the Navy in
World War I.
The recruiter relented and Glawson headed for
basic training.
After basic, he was trained as a gunner on the quad-
20-mm anti-aircraft guns and sent to the USS Greer on
convoy duty in the North Atlantic.
Although most sailors hated the old four-stacker
from the first war, Glawson grew to love the ship even
though as the new seaman, he was given all the dirty,
smelly jobs that senior sailors no longer performed.
Not many enemy aircraft flew in the North Atlantic,
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charges on suspected Nazi submarine positions.
Once in the Mediterranean, German planes from
Italy would often attack the convoy and Glawson and
the other gunners went into action.
But promotions were hard to come by on the Greer
and Glawson eventually volunteered for underwater-
demolition school at Fort Pierce. After four months
of training, Glawson and the other divers were sent to
California to prepare for the invasion of Japan.
The underwater demolitions experts were to pre-
cede the invasion by blowing up mines and other under-
water obstacles to Japanese beaches and harbors.
"We didn't expect to come back," Glawson
recalled.
While waiting for his troop ship in California in
early August 1945, Glawson heard that atomic bombs
were dropped on Japan. The following week, on Aug.
15, the Japanese surrendered.
In December 1945, he was discharged from the


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Navy, but found civilian life boring. After three months,
he returned to the military, this time to join the Marine
Corps.
"I had to go in as a private, but I got credit for
my three years in the Navy. I had always wanted to
be a Marine, that's why I went back. We were sent to
boot camp, and I knew what to expect from the drill
sergeants. But I felt sorry for all those other guys who
were away from home for the first time."
After boot camp, Glawson signed up for meteorol-
ogy and became a weatherman for Marine Aviation.
He met his first wife, Mary, while stationed at
Quantico, Va.
A few years later, the Korean War broke out in
June 1950, and the First Marine Division was ordered
to the war and to lead the Inchon invasion in September
1950.
The Marine weathermen arrived just after the
Inchon operation and Glawson's unit was assigned to a
tent with a dirt floor.
"It was miserable. It was raining all the time, and
the mud flats stunk at low tide. We were wet, living in
our sleeping bags and praying."
Somebody must have heard those prayers. About a
week after arriving at Inchon, the weather detachment
was ordered back to Japan.
At the Asubi Marine Corps weather station, Glaw-
son earned a reputation for accuracy in forecasting for
the Marine pilots flying from Japan to Korea.
Reassigned to the United States in 1952, he was
promoted to sergeant and sent to El Toro Marine Air
Station near San Diego. He was promoted several times
the next 10 years and became an instructor for naval
weathermen.
Promoted to master gunner (the Marine Corps
equivalent of a warrant officer) in the early 1960s, he
was sent to Vietnam in 1967. He was stationed just
outside Hue (pronounced 'way') during the 1968 Tet
offensive. Glawson remembered his outfit and others
in and around Hue "caught hell" from the Viet Cong
and North Vietnamese.
For two weeks every night, the 18 men and two
warrant officers at the weather station would grab their
M-16 rifles, jump into foxholes and fire at the advancing
soldiers.
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer
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and artillery fire on our own positions and prayed, but
the line never broke."
Vietnam brings back one painful memory.
Glawson had a son who became a U.S. Army war-
rant officer helicopter pilot and flew combat in Vietnam.
He was killed there on a mission.
"When I heard he had been killed, it hurt for a long time
because he wanted to be like me and it got him killed,"
Glawson recalled. The memory still hurts.
After Vietnam, Glawson returned to the naval
weather school in New Jersey as an instructor and went
back to being a master gunnery sergeant with nearly 25
years service because the pay scale was better.
By the time he retired, the pay rate had been reor-
ganized and he retired as a chief warrant officer, W-2,
with 26 years service.


His first wife died in 1987, and Glawson moved to
Florida by himself.
He met his second wife, Jeanne, in 1999 while vis-
iting his son in New Jersey. Both had lost one child
and a spouse. Between them, they have five children,
17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One of
George's sons is a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve in
Savannah, Ga.
George and Jeanne bought their condominium in
west Bradenton in 2008 and spend winters in Florida
and summers in New Jersey.
"I loved the service. I have absolutely no regrets,"
George said. "I met a lot of great people in the service,
and I'd do it all again without hesitation if I could."
George Glawson is a proud member of the Greatest
Generation, the Forgotten Generation and the Vietnam
War generation.

"The Greatest Generation" and "Forgotten Gen-
eration" columns are for Island, Longboat Key, Perico
Island, Palma Sola, Village Green, west Bradenton and
Cortez veterans, man or woman, who served in the
armed forces of any allied country during World War
II or the Korean War. We'd like to hear from you. Please
call Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978.

Community notices, events
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club
and organization events, happenings and projects
on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit
photographs.
Send press releases and photos with detailed
captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to
include complete contact information.


Capital structure
The Bradenton Beach City Commission will hold a
budget discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at
city hall, to discuss the next fiscal year, as well as
capital improvements. A major capital campaign in
the coming years will involve the reconstruction of
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22 0 MAY 18, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER

AMITW walkers detect signals on the shore


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
In their freshman year, Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch walkers Bill and Donna Puchalski became
experts at identifying false crawls.
Now, in their sophomore year, they've experienced
the thrill of identifying a successful nesting crawl. Early
May 12, the Puchalskis came across their first logger-
head turtle nest.
"First ever," said an ebullient Donna Puchalski as
she stood beside the staked-off nest directly behind the
Moose Lodge near Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
"I saw the tracks," she added. "I could see them a
mile away."
AMITW volunteers are trained to recognize a number
of indicators on the beach during nesting season, including
signs of a nest laid, of a false crawl, of a hatched nest, of
a poached nest and of a disorientation.
Fluffed sand signals a successful nest, said AMITW
executive director Suzi Fox.
Bill Puchalski described the indicators at that momrn-
ing's nest as perfect.
"It was text book.... So distinctive," said Donna
Puchalski.
After AMITW Section 8 coordinators Lee and Mary
Zerkel verified the nest contained eggs, they hung out with
the Puchalskis and Fox, discussing the first weeks of the
2011 season and greeting curious beach-walkers.
To the AMITW veterans, the indicators at a turtle
crawl are apparent, but not so much to beach-goers.
One after another walked over to the AMITW gang
to inquire, "Is that a nest?" and to pick up some facts
about sea turtles.
Each morning, frolnm l ln uti u;h October, AMITW


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A veteran team of walkers - attired in new shirts
for the new season - is patrolling the beach at dawn for
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Moni-
toring.
The walkers, as singles or in pairs, take shifts on
about nine miles of beach to look for signs of nesting
loggerhead sea turtles. In at least two sections, one in
Anna Maria and one in Bradenton Beach, walkers also
are on the lookout for nesting shorebirds.
Several weeks into nesting season, and with the first
nests already staked off, The Islander touched base with
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox about the 2011
season.
The Islander: What would people be surprised to
learn AMITW did over the off-season?
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season for me. I set up the turtle education booth two or


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an adult female turtle emerged from the water or that
hatchlings went to the water.
Based on the type of tracks, volunteers can usually
determine what type of sea turtle emerged. The species
most common to the Island is the loggerhead, which
leaves tractor tread-like marks as it uses moves its flip-
pers on the sand.
The walkers follow the tracks toward the dune,
where, if the turtle has nested, they will see a pile of
fluffy sand indicating the turtle used its front flippers to
cover a nest.


three times per month, October through March. It takes
two or three days of work to prep for those festivals.
I write grants, attend workshops, lobby to change
laws, redesign programs for education. And the birds
are here in the fall, so we do bird surveys 12 months
out of the year. There is no break for the birds.
The Islander: With still a couple weeks before the
official start of the nesting season, you were already out
there on the beaches.
SF: Good thing we started early. With turtles it is
all about temperature - you can't set a clock by it.
The Islander: What are you seeing? How do the
beaches look?
SF: This little sand project will help bring back
some habitat for turtles and some nice beaches for our
tourists.
The Islander: The AMITW crew is a pretty experi-
enced one this year.
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Bill Puchalski and wife Donna of Anna Maria Island
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Nesting by
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As of May 13, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Number of turtle nests: 4
Number of hatched turtle nests: 9
Number of turtle hatchlings: 0
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The Mote Marine Laboratory team monitoring
sea turtle nesting on 35 miles of Sarasota County
beaches found three nests in the first days of May.
Sea turtle nesting season officially began May
1 and continues through Oct. 31.
Mote's team - about 300 volunteers - moni-
tor beaches on Longboat Key and throughout Sara-
sota County.
The first nests were found May 1 on Longboat
Key and a third nest was found May 2 on Siesta
Key.
"Local nesting has started right on schedule -
so far it has been business as unusual," said Tony
Tucker, manager of Mote's sea turtle conservation
and research program.
On Anna Maria Island, the first nest was found
April 27 - the earliest nest since data collection began
in the early 1980s. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
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TURTLE Q&A CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
SF: We are re-enlisting walkers and not taking on
so many new ones. We feel our data will be more con-
sistent. We have four new walkers that I will train this
week. A little new blood adds life to the party.
The Islander: AMITW has folded shorebird moni-
toring into its mission. Can north end beachwalkers
and beachgoers expect to see another rookery up there?
Already we've seen plovers, skimmers and terns.
SF: Plovers are nesting. Skimmers are moving
north, but the poor little least terns are almost nowhere
to be found.
I'm excited that we have pulled these two programs
together. Everyone living on this island and everyone
who visits wants to see the pretty beaches and wildlife
more than they want to see a high-rise.
The Islander: Will the renourishment project that
took place last month impact how you record nesting
this year? Any special paperwork or documentation for
the project areas?
SF: Renourishment projects always bring weeks
full of extra meetings, conference calls and extra reports
to fill out.
I have a huge report due in with my regular data
at the end of the year, and then we have to watch the
escarpment walls that form. I have to contact the county
to bring out equipment and then stay with them as they
are pushing the wall down.
The Islander: Maybe a bigger question is, now that
the turtles have a broader beach at Coquina, do you
think nesting numbers will climb there?
SF: The summer of 1997 we had eight nests laid at
Coquina. They placed sand over the winter and that fol-
lowing summer we had 38 nests. This is a small project,
so not as much sand.
The Islander: What about the Deepwater spill, now
a year old. Are you monitoring for any impact?
SF: We are watching for red bands on the birds.
Those have been placed on birds cleaned up in the Pan-
handle and then released. We also will watch to see if
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Pizza fundraiser this week finale for school year


Domino's Pizza in Holmes Beach has teamed up for
the school year with Anna Maria Elementary School for
a Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser - eat pizza
and earn the PTO money.
The final fundraiser this year is Thursday, May 19.
Order lunch or dinner from Domino's Pizza on
Thursday and 15 percent of the order total will be
donated to the AME PTO.
The class with the highest order value receives a
free pizza party at the end of the school year.

AME calendar
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School happenings:
* May 18, 2 p.m., volunteer tea, media center.
* May 19, fifth-grade tour of King Middle School.
* May 19, Domino's Pizza Parent-Teacher Organi-
zation fundraiser, Holmes Beach.
* May 26,6 p.m., retirement party for teacher Anne
Kinnan, auditorium.
* May 30, Memorial Day, no school.
* May 31, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization
dinner, cafeteria.
* May 31, 7 p.m., fifth-grade play, auditorium.
* June 2, 9 a.m., third- and fourth-grade award
assembly, auditorium.
* June 3, 9 a.m., fifth-grade award assembly, audi-
torium.
* June 7, 11:30 a.m., fifth-grade graduation lunch,
BeachHouse Restaurant.
* June 7, 6 p.m., retirement party for principal Tom
Levengood, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.


To place an order, stop by Domino's, 5606 Marina
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AME plans to fete Kinnan
The community is invited to attend a retirement
party for longtime Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-
grade teacher Anne Kinnan Thursday, May 26.
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Jim
Kronus Auditorium at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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Competitive soccer returns, golf, horseshoes play on


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Magic is back!
Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization announced
it is reviving its competitive soccer program after a two-
year hiatus.
Three years ago in an effort to compete with top
clubs in the Tampa Bay area, MAYSO's Manatee Magic
merged with FC Sarasota. After two seasons that pro-
duced mixed results at best, there was a cry from Island
and west Bradenton players and parents to revive the
competitive program. No longer will players and par-
ents need to make the long drive to Lakewood Ranch
or Sarasota two or three times per week for soccer prac-
tices.
In addition, the MAYSO board worked hard to keep
the cost of playing competitive soccer to a minimum.
The Magic player fee of $350 is lower than the $550
and higher fees for other area soccer clubs' competitive
soccer. The Magic also is offering a discount of $50 for
an additional sibling in a family of players.
Tryouts for girls and boys ages 8-17 will be held
June 6-11 at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, according to
the following schedule:
* U9-U10: 5:30-7 p.m. June 6, 8, 10.
* Ull-U12: 7-8:30 p.m. June 6, 8, 10.
* U13-U18: 6-8 p.m., June 7 & 9 and 9-11 a.m.
June 11.
For more information, e-mail Guy Virgilio at direc-
tor@mayso.org or your reporter, Kevin Cassidy, at
sportspg @ tampabay.rr.com
Manatee Magic also is looking for parents to
become involved on the board of directors and in other
volunteer work for the league.

Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, team-low-gross game May 9. The team of Vince
Meracadante, Earl Huntzinger, Tom Warda and Carl
Voyles took first place with a 50.
The men then played a nine-hole, handicapped
Stableford-system game May 10 in individual and team
formats. Mike Pescitelli was the individual winner with
a plus-6, while the team of Saul Ladd, Dieter Bruckolt,
Hoyt Miller and Jeff Ladd won the team event with a
plus-6.
The club women took to the course May 10 for
a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in two flights.
Flight A saw Penny Williams card a 4-under-par 28 to
take first place by two strokes over Sandy Dahl. Mari-
lyn Thorton was another shot back in third place.
Sally Keyes fired a 5-under-par 27 to take first
place in Flight B by two strokes over Mary Pat
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The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-
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Only two teams emerged from pool play during
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saw the Pepkas take an early lead and Moore and John-
son then took the lead at 19-18. But P.J. Pepka stepped
up and threw a ringer to give the day's bi.i-uini. rights
to Team Pepka.
Four teams qualified for the playoffs during May
11 horseshoe action. In the first semifinal game, Karl
Thomas and Ron Pepka rolled past Hank Huyghe and
Norm Good 21-7, while Art Kingstad and Sam Samuels


Minor league team
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Islanders hosted the Bradenton Marauders May
13, when members of the Pirates minor league fran-
chise joined the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial
Parade.
And the Marauders, in turn, will host Islanders
May 21, when the team holds Anna Maria Island
Night at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bra-
denton.
The Marauders, a Class A-Advanced affiliate of
the Pittsburgh Pirates, play the Dunedin Blue Jays
under the lights, with the game starting at 7 p.m.
Gates open at 6 p.m.


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defeated Jay Bristow and Bruce Munro 22-7. It was
all Pepka-Thomas in the finals as they rolled to a 21-7
victory over Kingstad-Samuels.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection.
There is no charge to play, and everyone is wel-
come.

Basketball malfunction
Lacking information from the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, there is no basketball news, scores
or standings to report this week.
Look online at www.islander.org for the league
schedule of games.


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hosts Island Night
The team is inviting baseball fans to join in "an
Island-themed evening at the ballpark" showcasing
Island amenities and businesses.
Islanders are eligible for a special $5 package
that includes a ticket, a donation of a dollar from each
sale to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, a
souvenir cup and beverage.
Island Night is part of a weeklong series of cel-
ebrations that began with the Marauders return to the
home field May 14.
Other theme nights were Girl Scouts Night and
Pooch Night, and Pirates of the Caribbean Night will
be May 19 and then Marty the Marauder's Birthday
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Sunny days, hot temps, cool fishing ahead


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
With temperatures climbing daily into the low 90s,
I think we need to talk about precautions to withstand
the Florida heat. We all know what it feels like when
you're perched in the boat waiting for a bite in the hot
sun without a breeze. Sweat drips into your eyes, your
sunglasses fog up and the top of your head feels like a
hotplate.
One way to beat the heat is to have shade on your
boat. Whether it's a bimini or a T-top, providing shade is
a necessity. I've even seen fishers use a beach umbrella
in a rod holder to produce shade on the boat. It feels
good and also makes good sense to get out of the sun,
even for a short time.
Next, you want to make sure you bring a cooler con-
taining plenty of ice, water and perhaps a replenishing
sports drink. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated while
out on the water. If you don't, you can end up with heat
stroke, which can ruin your day. You may not feel it while
you' re fishing, but you will when you get home.
Third, use sun block - whether sunscreen or
sun protection clothing, or both - you need to pro-
tect yourself from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Doing
so can help prevent skin cancer, as well as alleviate
the immediate problem - sunburn. I start with a 50
SPF-sunscreen. And don't forget to reapply often to
make sure you're maximizing the amount of protec-
tion you get. In addition to sunscreen, clothing helps
block the sun. Consider wearing a long-sleeved shirt,
lightweight long pants, gloves, a wide-brimmed hat
and polarized sunglasses. You don't have to look
like the next Columbia Sportswear model, but it's
a good idea to cover up with some of these items.
Some shirts, pants and hats even have labels rating
the fabric's SPF protection. Most are pricey, but they
do help block the burning rays.
Now that you're ready to brave the heat without
getting burnt to a crisp, go take advantage of the great
spring catch occurring in local waters.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters said he's
catching good numbers of amberjack on live pinfish or
threadfin herring while on his offshore trips. Kimball is
targeting offshore wrecks to find schools of these reef
donkeys. He's also catching mangrove snapper in the
3- to 5-pound range on live shiners.
Moving nearshore, Kimball is producing catches of
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live select-shrimp. Also on nearshore structures, Kim-
ball is doing a lot of catch-and-release shark fishing.
And he's moving inshore to target tarpon.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore starting at
depths of 40 feet to target gag grouper. Keeper gags
are being caught on live shiners. While fishing for gags,
Girle is catching mangrove snapper in the 3-pound
range using the same bait. Girle suggests while fishing
offshore to keep your eyes open for cobia looking for
a closer look to cruise up to your boat. Girle is seeing
cobia in the 30-pound range. Also offshore this week,
one of Girle's fishers caught and released a 100-pound
hammerhead shark.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting spotted sea trout
on the grass flats around Long Bar. He's using top-water
plugs for explosive action and big trout. The redfish in
the bay have been scattered, but Girle says he's manag-
ing to catch a few.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says pier
fishers are catching Spanish mackerel on silver spoons
and pink crappie jigs. "Now that the bait is starting
to show up, so are the mackerel," Sork says. He also
expects to see mangrove snapper start appearing around
the pier in the next few weeks. Pier fishers are seeing
tarpon rolling, but no one has yet landed one.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Char-
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ing red grouper and "all the catch-and-release gag
grouper one could imagine." McGuire also is pro-
ducing limits of big amberjack, mangrove snapper,
yellowtail snappers, a few kings and big bull sharks
up to 9 feet long.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says the bait
is still consistent at the pier. Fishers are reeling in
keeper gag grouper as well as a lot of undersized
fish. Medley suggests using live pinfish or threadfin
herring. Pompano are being caught around the south
pier on Love's lures pompano jigs tipped with peeled
shrimp. And if you're interested in night fishing,
the mangrove snapper bite has been steady. Fishers
using small threadfin herring drifted under the pier
are catching snapper in the 2-pound range. Spotted
sea trout are being caught at night. Last but not least,
tarpon are making a showing around the piers.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the
spotted sea trout bite on the deeper flats of the surround-
ing waters of Anna Maria Island is still the best thing
going. Limits of trout are being reported daily. Live bait
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By Rick Catlin






Tyler's creates original
Privateers ice cream
Tyler's Homemade Ice Cream shop, 11904 Cortez
Road W., Cortez, is introducing its newest frozen cre-
ation, Privateers Ice Cream, at a party from 6:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. The public is invited to
attend the festivities and try the new flavor.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Anna
Maria Island Privateers scholarship fund.
The Privateers and their ship Skullywag will be at
the party, along with live music and dancing.
The ice cream is made with a special Privateers
recipe, said Privateer Lisa "Lash" Ritchey. The ingre-
dients include a splash of rum, "naturally," Ritchey
said, along with a few other Privateers-preferred taste
treats.
In addition to the ice cream and entertainment,
shops adjacent to Tyler's are participating in the fes-
tivities.
The Village Idiot Pizzeria next door is supplying
"pizza and grog," Ritchey said, while The Beach Shop
boutique will offer special discounts on its selection of
beachwear and casual clothing.
For more information, call Tyler's at 941-794-
5333.
LBK Chamber links
event next week
The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Circle
Chamber of Commerce has a few openings remaining
for its annual golf tournament scheduled this year for
May 27.
The four-player scramble tournament begins with a
shotgun start at 10 a.m. at the Longboat Key Club golf
resort.
Entry fee is $125 for a single player and $400 for
a foursome. Single players will be paired with a team.
Volunteers and sponsorships also are needed.
Anyone interested in signing up or helping out should
call 941-383-2466. Online registration is available at
www.longboatkeychamber.com.


'Real' webcam at B&B
The Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, recently installed a live
webcam that feeds views of the Gulf of Mexico and
the Anna Maria Island beach to Island Real Estate's
website.
The webcam views can be seen at www.islandreal.
com.
Island Real Estate is at 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
For more information, call 941-778-6066.


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14 press awards
The Florida Press Association recently named The
Islander newspaper as a winner in 14 categories of its
annual better weekly newspaper awards contest for
2010.
The FPA released only a random list of winners,
with the first, second, third and honorable mention
awards to be announced July 1 at the FPA's annual
convention, held this year at the Vinoy Resort in St.
Petersburg.
The Islander was recognized for general excellence,
community service, editorial page, front-page makeup,
humorous column, news story, in-depth news reporting,
sports picture, headline writing, sports column, special
issue or supplement, newspaper promotion and website
development.
The newspaper joined FPA shortly after its first edi-
tion was published in 1992, and has won numerous FPA
awards each of its 18 years of membership.


Ralph's is on the market
The original Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant,
902 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is on the market.
Owner Dave Russell, who also owns the Rotten
Ralph's on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton
Beach, said that operating two restaurants has "become
a bit much" for he and wife Kay, and they'd like to take
a vacation.
"We haven't had a vacation in seven years. It really
takes a lot of time to operate two establishments with
just the two of us," he said.
Russell said that if the restaurant sells, he hopes to
see the atmosphere and menu retained at the establish-
ment, which overlooks Bimini Bay. However, he said,
he's not making a major push to find a buyer.
"If it sells, it sells. If not, we'll stay here and enjoy
the view," he said.
Russell's father, Ralph, started the Anna Maria res-
taurant 23 years ago. Russell inherited the operation
when his father died in 2004.
For more information, call 941-778-3953.


Fitness center goes 24/7
Anna Maria Island Health and Fitness, 5364 Gulf
Drive in the S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach, is now open 24
hours a day, 365 days a year.
Along with 24-hour access to the facility, staff is
available seven days a week for training and advice for
members.
The club also announced new members receive a
free gift. All memberships include a fitness orientation
and group fitness class at no additional fee.
For more information, go to amifitness.com or call
941-778-5446.
Realty raves
Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, recently announced that the company's top
listing agent for April was Jed Wilkinson, while Mike
Norman was the top sales agent for the month.
Call 941-778-6696 for more information on Mike
Norman Realty.


HB presents employee
service awards
Each month the city offers monthly service awards
to its employees. The awards consist of gift certificates
to local businesses, and winners are determined through
a random drawing rather than by achievement.
The following awards were presented in April:
* Beach Bistro gift certificate to T. Rex Ogle,
Holmes Beach Police Department.
* Beach Bistro gift certificate to Rob Velardi,
HBPD.
* Eat Here gift certificate to Cliff Boltwood,
HBPD.
* Mote Marine Aquarium membership to Karen
Clerkin, HBPD.
* Tortilla Bay gift certificate, Jay Romine, HBPD.
* Publix gift certificate, Susan Lonzo, building
department.
* Atlanta Bread Company gift certificate, Stacy
Johnston, clerk's office.
* Hurricane Hanks gift certificate, David Benton,
public works.


FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
with good results as well. Redfish are still scattered, but
reports of keeper fish are resulting from fishing schools
of mullet on the shallow grass flats.
Fishing the beaches is equally good for fishers tar-
geting pompano. Live or frozen sand fleas and shrimp
are working as well as pompano jigs painted yellow,
white or pink. "Keep your eyes peeled for rolling tarpon,
too," Keyes says.
Cobia, kingfish and big Spanish mackerel are patrol-
ling the nearshore reefs, and fishing with live bait is a
sure-fire way to hook up with these high-activity fish.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says pier fishers
are working hard to catch fish due to the water being so
clear. Bottom fishing at the Rod & Reel is resulting in
black drum, flounder and small sharks in the 2- to 3-foot
range. Spanish mackerel are still being caught, although
not in great numbers. Sheepshead still are being caught
under the pier using fiddler crabs and sand fleas, but,
Kilb says, the water is so clear around the pier, you'll
need to scale down both your leader and hook size.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters says
he's still catching limits of keeper gag grouper on his
offshore charters. While fishing for grouper, Genthner
also is catching hogfish up to 24 inches on live shrimp.
Flounder also are biting around nearshore structures.
Genthner is catching flounder up to 24 inches using live
shiners and shrimp on the bottom.
Moving inshore, Genthner is targeting spotted sea
trout using Berkley Gulp shrimp or live shrimp under
a popping cork with success on the deeper grass flats
of Sarasota Bay.
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trim, $15. 941-795-8359.

DESK HUTCH: FORMICA, 40x30, $20, computer
monitor, keyboard, mouse, cable, KDS-X flat, 10.
941-795-8359.


By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
717 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 3,103 sfla / 3,769 sfur
5bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 1960 on a 100x126 lot was sold
04/18/11, Sullivan to Hockley for $685,000; list $774,900.
519 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,879 sfla / 2,710 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car
canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a 100x110 lot was sold 04/26/11,
Weaver to Stewart for $675,000; list $699,000.
3103Avenue E, UnitA, Ave E By the Sea, Holmes Beach, a 2,428 sfla
/ 3,597 sfur 4bed/3%bath/2car land condo built in 2010 was sold 04/26/11,
Anna Maria Island Avenue E LLC to Juma for $660,000; list $669,000.
206 56th St., Unit B, Two Herons, Holmes Beach, a 2,456 sfla /
3,471 sfur 4bed/3%bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2007 sold
04/29/11, Rubino to Shields for $590,000; list $599,000.
223 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,596 sfla / 1,959 sfur
3bed/2bath/1 car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 75x106 lot was
sold 04/22/11, Phelps to Botham for $540,000; list $595,000.
214 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,592 sfur
3bed/2bath/3car pool home built in 1995 on a 90x90 lot was sold 04/20/11,
Porter to Schaffer for $475,000; list $509,000.
506 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,512 sfla / 2,388 sfur
4bed/2bath home built in 1973 on a 100x54 lot was sold 04/26/11, Tripp
to Benson for $450,000; list $495,000.
614 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,947 sfla / 2,752 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1973 on a 87x114 lot was
sold 04/15/11, Reed to Tarnstrom for $442,500; list $499,000.
7203 Gulf Drive, Unit B, Beach Villas of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach,
a 1,108 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1970 was sold 04/22/11,
Warren to Hamilton for $431,000; list $469,000.
6006 Gulf Drive, Unit 115, Playa Encantada, Holmes Beach, a 1,356
sfla / 1,500 sfur 2bed/2%bath Gulfview condo with shared pool built in
1980 was sold 04/29/11, Hommeyer to 6006 Gulf Dr Unit 115 LLC for
$419,000; list $499,000.


HOTWHEELS: 15 PIECES, $2, Kellogg's Snap,
Krackle, Pop bean bags, $7. Call 941-795-8734.

FOR SALE: BOOKSHELF, corner unit, 74x22-inch
off-white, five shelves, nice, $45. 941-778-5522.


516 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,123 sfla / 2,835 sfur
4bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1970 on a 80x106 lot
was sold 04/28/11, Becker to Brannon for $375,000; list $435,500.
109 Fifth St. S., Unit B, Hibiscus, Bradenton Beach, a 1,548 sfla
/ 1,764 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 2005 was
sold 04/26/11, Lighthouse Pointe LLC to Gebhardt for $372,541; list
$389,900.
308 58th St., Unit B, Calypso Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,095
sfla 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1960 was sold 04/29/11, Vayias
to Anna Maria Island LLC for $372,500; list $399,000.
2915 Avenue E, Unit 1, Starfish Beach, Holmes Beach, a 722 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1967 was sold 04/29/11, Biscotti to Sydenham
Management Inc. for $335,000; list $359,000.
19 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, a 978 sfla / 1,530 sfur 2bed/2bath
canalfront villa built in 1963 on a 25x100 lot was sold 04/19/11, Doll to
Erb for $289,900; list $289,900.
21 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, a 960 sfla / 1,490 sfur 2bed/2bath
canalfront villa built in 1963 on a 25x100 lot was sold 04/19/11, Dunkle
to Tsoupelis for $270,000; list $279,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 248, Runaway Bay, Bradenton Beach, a
1,040 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978
was sold 04/28/11, Wink to Matiyshyna for $185,000; list $199,000.
111 Ninth St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 806 sfla / 941 sfur 2bed/1 bath
home built in 1970 on a 50x70 lot was sold 04/25/11, Ingram to Gavrilis
for $165,000; list $199,000.
611 Gulf Drive N., Unit A18, Imperial House, Bradenton Beach,
a 794 sfla 2bed/1 bath condo with shared pool built in 1968 was sold
04/25/11, Calhoun to Palmisano for $162,500; list $189,000.
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 1, Island Getaway, Bradenton Beach, a 400
sfla 1 bed/1bath condo built in 1940 was sold 04/25/11, Federal Home
Loan Mortgage Corporation to Colizza for $65,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty ofAnna Maria,
can be reached at 941-778-7244.


COMPUTER: HP Pavilion CD-RW with newly
loaded Windows XP-PRO, $45. 941-756-6728.

THREE-WHEEL JOYRIDER: Six months old.
Paid $640, asking $425. 941-706-4809. E-mail:
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TOP-OF-THE-line Britax Marathon car seat with
Eddie Bower cover, $50. Shannon, 941-720-
4364.

CHICCO HIGH CHAIR: Multi-adjustable height,
barely used, $75. Shannon, 941-720-4364.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Antique burl-wood rocker
and more. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com


Individuals may advertise up to three items, each
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Fu-- l; Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza - Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured * Island References
Lic#CBC056755

RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
\ Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens * Bath * Design Service
Carpentry * Flooring * Painting
-Commercial & Residential
*' References available * 941-720-7519


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

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


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MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariais-
landrealtycom. E-mail: Michael @annamariaislan-
drealtycom. Your personal broker.
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-
bysrealtycom. Discoverannamaria.com.
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.
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.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.


FOUND CAT: WATERSIDE Lane at Perico Bay
Club. Young, black female, some white markings,
spayed, no chip, no collar. Sweet, in good condi-
tion. Call 941-896-7902 to re-unite!
FOUND: KAYAK FLOATING in Anna Maria Bay. To
claim, e-mail description to: TnBCribbs@comcast.
net including make/model or length, color, any
other distinguishing characteristics, and where it
was lost. After July 1 we will claim it as salvage.
FOUND CAT: WHITE and gray, very friendly.
Also: white and brown cat, beautiful blue eyes.
Near 75th Street and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes
Beach. Please, call 941-345-2441.
LOST: IGUANA MISSING after storm last Friday.
Loves blueberries if you see her! Call Dawn, 941 -
725-0073.


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.


BOAT RENTALS AND more! $99 fishing boat, $99
deck boat ! Low deposits! Call 941-465-5985.

BOAT SLIP WANTED: Or boat slip with lift for
30-foot boat. 941-447-6747.


LOOKING FOR PRIVATE duty nurse to care for
pediatric with cerebral palsy. RN, LPN and CNAs,
please, call 941-840-1511.
HOUSE CLEANERS NEEDED weekends, Sat-
urday and Sunday. Please, call Mark at 941-720-
5664.


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


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


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
778-5476.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.

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

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

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. 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, 941-448-4100.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
6891.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
4152.
HELPING HAND: HOLMES Beach resident offer-
ing help with home care, errands, appointments.
Rhonda, 941-405-6322.
MOBILE GROOMING: 30 percent off dog baths/
nail trim, first-time customers. Call 941-795-
0303. www.furrytails4grooming.com.
ACCOUNTING, CONSULTING OR business
broking needs. Try Investment Moves. Call lan,
941-524-8844.

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TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift
certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Orga-
nizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, 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 cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today
for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
941 -524-7426.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
LMK LAWN CARE: Average prices, treat your
home like mine. Free estimates. Call Kenny, 941-
812-1397.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
807-1015.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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, 941-448-6336.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and
installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and
anything else. Please, call David at 941-504-
7045.

NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and main-
tenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant
installation. Certified horticultural professional.
Call Joan, 941-704-9025.



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

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

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

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

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

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


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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction * Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service E
778-3924 or 778-4461 * 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:. 1 ',, i.h pi 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 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

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800.301.4816
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New Homes, Decks, Porches
License # RROO66450 Additions and Renovations
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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.



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

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

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. North-
west Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola
3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coas-
talpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.

BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.


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941-713-4755 800-771-6043

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED VILLA: Affordable,
rare find at Seaside Gardens. Spacious and
bright end-unit. You own the lot and building.
Walk to Holmes Beach tennis courts, trolley stop,
dock, boat ramp or stroll to beach. Newer roof &
A/C. $190,000.
HUGE LOT in central Holmes Beach. Zoned R2
to allow either two land condos with pools, duplex
or one large home. $349,000.








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HISTORIC HOME BAYFRONT BEAUTY
Restored 3BRWares Creek Rental income, heated
Craftsman, original heart pool, tennis courts and
of pine floors. $109,000 fishing pier. $275,000.
Hurry! Call Nicole Skaggs, Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker 941-773-3966 Broker, 941-773-3966.






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


ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool,
55-plus community $1,000/month. 3BR/2BA pri-
vate home with garage, furnished, $1,500/month.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

WATERFRONT COTTAGE one bedroom, perfect
for one person without much stuff! $1,050/month,
annual lease, non smoking. 941-779-0289.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA with
garage. Nice quiet area, references required, no
smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-776-1789.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA WITH sunroom, $1,050/
month. 406A 71st St., Holmes Beach. 4001 Gulf
Drive, #109, Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, pool,
$1,000/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-
6696.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-
778-4731.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with boat
slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable,
washer and dryer. Lease six months plus, $950/
month unfurnished, $1,000/month furnished. Call
941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.
ANNUAL WATERFRONT HOME: 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, dock, swimming pool, walk to beach. 941-
779-9074.

VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home
NW Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola.
Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all
amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
Realty, 941-794-1515.



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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


' or I, -, Luxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/f from $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 Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air
conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, no
pets, $850/month. 941-745-0407.
WATERFRONT 3BR/3BA HOME: Large canal
dock, 10,000-lb. lift, garage, large master bed-
room, sunroom, interior updated, four blocks from
beach on 65th Street, Holmes Beach. Six-month
minimum, $1,700/month, furnished optional. 941 -
375-2680.

ANNUAL: BAY-VIEW ground-floor, cute, com-
pact, 1BR/1BA, brand new kitchen, waterfront
view patios, on-site laundry, pool, tiled through-
out, $850/month with electric, water included, cat
allowed. 201 South Bay. 786-375-9633.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, ground
level, $900/month includes water/trash. Anna
Maria. 941-778-7003.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA in Flamingo Cay.
Split plan, fenced yard, large lanai and deck out-
side with hot tub. Updated baths. Pets OK. Avail-
able July 1. $1,200/month. 941-704-0065.
TROPICAL, BEAUTIFUL, CANALFRONT Key
Royale 2BR/2BA house. Annual, unfurnished.
Breakfast area and den. Two-car garage, pool
with spillover spa, boat lift. New air conditioning
unit. $2,100/month. 941-730-1086.

SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key.
Washer and dryer, utilities included. $125/week.
941-383-4856.
WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA looking for a third
roommate Close to the causeway on Manatee.
Send email to: gottabox@yahoo.com.

BRADENTON BEACH: PRIVATE home on bay.
2BR/2BA enclosed garage, ground level, washer
and dryer hookups, one block to beach, $1,300/
month. 941-778-6170.
FOR RENT: 2BR duplex near beach. No pets.
$800/month plus deposit, utilities. 941-538-
8200.






SALES & RENTALS

(941) 778-2291
419 Pine Ave. * Anna Maria
rwww.betsyhills.com


GREAT BEGINNINGS with this 3/2 charming
structure in ROR district. Join historical Pine
Avenue with this home - designed to live in
back and utilize front for small business. Includes
spacious kitchen, living room, plus large screened
lanai which may easily be enclosed for additional
living area. Also designed to allow second story
if desired and there's ample parking. Asking
$699.000.




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SINCE 1957
Mane Franklin, Lic Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
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VACATION WEEKEND SPECIAL: Townhouse,
2BR/2BA pool and boat dock, $399. Realtor, 941 -
356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

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


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

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


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

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

ALMOST-NEW CANALFRONT luxury home.
4BR/4.5BA, den, pool, high-end appliances.
3,350-sf. under air. $1,450,000.215 Chilson Ave,
Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.

SUNBOW BAY (across from Publix) for sale.
2BR/2BA, renewed, furnished, equipped! Asking
$268,000. Call 941-778-9684.


NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Three miles to
beach, seasonal, $140,000-plus. 941-773-0212.
Taylor Morrison.

MODEST TRAILER FOR sale: 55-plus, 1BR, new
appliances, parking, 3 miles to beach, boat stake
possible, $7,000. 941-727-5210.

WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA pool and
boat dock, furnished. Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage, furnished, $198,000. Village Green
3BR/2BA, two-car garage villa, $126,500. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.


LAKEFRONT HORSE FARM: Five-bedroom
home, three-stall barn, large workshop, garage,
scenic lake frontage, dock, pier. Price reduced,
$799,000. Owner financing. Lake Tillery, east of
Charlotte, N.C. Iron Horse Properties. 800-997-
2248. www.ironhorseproperties.net.


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1 Rides
5 Nickname for
Joseph Haydn
9 Part of a girl
scout's uniform
14 Home for 22-
Across
19 Needle case
20 Tender areas
21 Fix, as a hem
22 Pitcher Hideki

23 Capris?
25 Dweller along
the Tigris
26 Ending with sea
27 See 66-Across
28 Kind of intake
30 Domes to let in
London?
32 Southern city
known as the
Horse Capital of
the World
34 It may bring a
tear to your eye
36 Squeezes (out)
37 Verizon
forerunner
38 Pre-2004
purchase from
G.M.?
41 " Only Had a
Brain"
42 Cruise stops:
Abbr.
43 Convention
conclusion?
44 "Spaceballs" and
the like
47 Sour notes?
50 " Poetica"
53 Accustom


Answers found
on page 28.


54 Toy rocket
company since
1958
55 Verdi aria "
tu"
56 Fractions of
acres?
59 Boston Tea Party
issue
60 He wrote "None
but the brave
deserves the
fair"
63 Towers in the
high country?
64 "Flashdance"
actor Michael
66 "King .," song
premiered on 27-
Across on
4/22/78
67 Month before
Tishri
69 " Do Is
Dream of You"
70 Shabby wares
sold at an expo?
74 Featured singer
on Eminem's
"Stan"
75 Shipwreck site
76 Org. whose
functions follow
forms?
77 "___ evil ..."
78 Lead singer of
the fictional
Pussycats
79 Famous answer
giver
81 HBO's ___ G
83 What socialists
campaign for?
86 Pokey
87 Unkempt types
89 First player
listed in "Total
Baseball"
90 Shakespearean
assents


91 B and 0, for
presidents #43
and #44?
95 Battlefield
sorting system
97 Spanish pot
98 Crucifix letters
99 Batter's need
101 Career
criminals?
105 Eastern wrap
106 Actor Robert
who played the
villain in
"Licence to Kill"
107 Rick who sang
"Never Gonna
Give You Up"
110 Overly air-
conditioned
room,
facetiously
111 Material for a
biographer with
a recorder?
114 Monkeys
117 Disco
118 ___ Gay
119 Church gift
121 Best-looking
rear ends?
123 ___-dink
124 Key key
125 Sub-sub-players
126 Blind piece
127 Some encls.
128 "Great Scott!"
129 Pianist Myra
130 Numbers game

Down
1 Hold on a mat
2 Chop-chop
3 N.R.A. concern
4 Mr., in Milano
5 March Madness
activity
6 Lane marking


7 Millennia-old
Jordanian city
that's a World
Heritage Site
8 St. Clare's home
9 Asian title
10 Walsh with 2004
and 2008 gold
medals in beach
volleyball
11 Golf's Aoki
12 D.J.'s
considerations
13 Like stars at
night
14 Sees
15 Asia's Sea
16 Ideal
17 Covered for,
maybe
18 Baby bottles
20 Doo-wop syllable
24 Masked people
wield them
29 latte
31 Courses people
look forward to?
33 Part of L.A.
35 Radial
alternative
39 Through
40 "O0 my prophetic
___!": Hamlet
42 Genus of holly
43 One in a harness
45 Palm features
46
circumstances
48 Actress Hagen
49 Suffix with audit
50 Union locale
51 Barbecued bit
52 More cliched
57 Ambitious track
bet
58 ___ sponte (legal
term)
60 Fizzler
61 Actress Cuthbert
of "24"


80 Actress ___ Ling 93 Loafers, e.g.


of "The Crow"
81 Et ___
82 "Long," in
Hawaii
84 Lead-in to -meter
85 Jet's noise
87 Giving it 110%,
so to speak
88 Certain N.C.O.'s
91 Targets of
martial law
92 Modern locale of
ancient Illyria


94 One asked to
R.S.V.P.
96 Heart meas.
100 Snag
102 Fuitbol cheer
103 Oklahoma city
104 In order that
one might
106 Pivotal times
107 Incinerated
108 Express shock
or happiness, say


109 "Great Scott!"
112 Sommer in
Southern
California
113 Jazzy James or
Jones
115 "___ le roi!"
116 Athos, Porthos
or Aramis
120 Signs of
ineloquence
122 Utterance of a
finger wagger


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62 Reason for a TV
MA rating
65 Sense of humor
66 How some
practical jokes
go
68 Windblown soil
70 Like House
elections
71 Animal shelter?
72 Pomade
alternative
73 a time
78 International
bully