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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Publication Date: 05-25-2011
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Lodge

angles

over inlet.

Page 4


Skimming
the news ...


-Privateers

Span Kids

"r Day.

Page O10


Astheworld Terns pay
respects to veterans
on Memorial Day.
Page 6

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Resort bed tax collec-
tions rise 2.2 percent
in 2011. Page 2

Preserve our Beauti-
ful Beaches meets to
discuss segway use
May 31. Page 5

Manatee County
produces new storm
surge map. Page 8

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Former Islander
returns to open
Bradenton gallery.
Page 11

Trial date set in
Longboat Pass
drowning suit.
Page 13


Island police blotter.
Page 12


announcement
Pages 10-11



What's going
Page 10

AMI street ma
Pages 14-15


New AME pri.
named. Page

Springtime fis
tips. Page 21


TV stars, char
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KRC members forced to face financial troubles
By Rick Catlin and Bonner Joy
Members of Anna Maria Island's only golf ....
club, the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, I, ,. .. .- .
received notice last week from newly elected"B'"^""g-"^ -
president Craig Humphreys that the club is KB?-
in financial difficulty and it's worse than he
and the club's board of directors originally
believed. Je!.-- , �. .' " ..-
"Due to the recently discovered embez- ..-.... . 1 ..
zlement and the resulting financial impact," .. -'.... --. " '' '
Humphreys said in his May 18 letter to mem-, ;. ... ' U ,
bers, a proposed clubhouse renovation is on . _ ..' - , -
hold indefinitely.
"We are now faced with the more press- ' - * "
ing problem of funding our club through the * -
remainder of this year," he wrote. i - ' ." "�.
Humphreys declined to comment when , - "
contacted, saying, "It's a private club and it's, , 4 ,'
none of your business." L f - A- '


Humphreys stated
in the letter that if the
S present line of credit is not
increased from $150,000
to $300,000, the board will
be "forced to ask our cur-
rent membership to step up
Humphreys and help restore financial
stability to the club."
He also outlined steps the board is taking
to provide better accountability - a new

April AMI

home-condo


The Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach is situated on Bimini Bay among expensive waterfront
homes. It offers equity and non-equity golf memberships, a nine-hole course and clubhouse.
Islander Photo: Jack Elka


accounting firm, training for office staff, and
division between two employees in the office
administrator position to provide checks and
balances in the handling of the club's finances.
He indicated a group of 26 members


already had committed to a $300,000 loan to
the club in response to troubled financial con-
ditions before the board learned of the alleged
embezzlement.
PLEASE SEE KEY ROYALE CLUB, PAGE 3


Chamber borrows to make payroll,

county payments on hold


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Without the $40,900 the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau owes the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, chamber
president Mary Ann Brockman said she might
have to borrow against the chamber's money
market account to make future payroll.
She'll certainly have to borrow $3,000
for the three scholarships awarded annually to
three deserving high school seniors in Manatee
County. The presentation is planned for May 25


at a chamber business mixer.
"They're still developing the contract to
get the funding to us," Brockman told execu-
tive board members at their May 20 meeting.
The funds have been tied up since Novem-
ber 2010 while county attorneys draw up a con-
tract. The county has said it will not authorize
release of the money until a contract is signed.
Board chair-elect Karen LaPensee, who
chaired the meeting in the absence of chair Cindy
Thompson, said the first contract presented a
PLEASE SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 2


Super
surfer
Islander (C h.
tian Daniels,
10, is ripping
waves on the
East Coast, He
is ranked No.
2 in his district
age group
and gets good
grades at Anna
Maria Elemen-
tary. For more
on Daniels,
see page 20.
Islander Photo:
Courtesy Tom
Daniels


ts. Islander Reporter
Sales of single-family homes and condo-
03- miniums on Anna Maria Island climbed 58.6
'S'' percent in April 2011 when compared with
- - the number sold for the same month in 2010,
on. according to the area's real estate multiple list-
ing service.
John Van Zandt of Island Real Estate
P- checked the figures forAnna Maria Island sales
and found 46 closings of Island properties in
i April as compared to 29 for April 2010.
"That's really encouraging. I believe it
shows the Island had a good season for prop-
erty sales, especially as March figures were well
above last year at that time," Van Zandt said.
There were 27 single-family home clos-
ings in April this year and 16 for April 2010.
ncipal At the same time, condominium sales were
18 bumped from 12 in April 2010 to 18 sold in
April 2011.
thing The average sale price of a single-family
home also rose in April 2011 when compared
with the same month last year.
.Biz MLS figures show the average single-
family home sale on AMI for April 2011 was
$553,296 compared with $523,063 in April
2010, a 5.8 percent increase.
nber "It's definitely positive news, but we can't
,e tast- say that it's a sign the recession is over," Van
'age 22 PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, PAGE 4


Tarpon

time.

Page 21


sales skyrocket
Community events, By Rick Catlin


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2 MAY 25, 2011 U THE ISLANDER

Resort 'bed tax' collections up for AMI season


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Resort tax collections for Manatee County rose 2.2
percent in March 2011 compared with collections for
the same month in 2010, a sure sign tourism rose in
March this year, said Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
The Manatee County Tax Collectors Office, which
collects the tax money for the county and the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, reported $1.13
million was collected in March 2011 compared with
$1.106 million in March 2010.
"The amount of collections is directly related to
the number of stayover visitors," Brockman said. "The
more people who rent rooms or houses on the Island,
the more money collected."
Indeed. In April, the tax office released its report
showing resort collections in February rose 2.6 percent
against the same month in 2010, Brockman predicted
tourism would be up around 2.5 percent for that month.
Brockman wasn't far off.
"I wouldn't be surprised if March visitor figures
are up around 4 to 5 percent," she said. "March was
awesome. Everyone seemed to be filled and nobody
was complaining about low occupancy, she said.
For the year to date through March, bed-tax col-
lections were reported at $4.080 million, an increase
of 4.5 percent from the $3.905 million collected in the
first three months of 2010.
A 1 percent increase in the bed tax implemented by
the county commission in June 2009 contributed to the
increase in collections.
According to the tax collector's office, the added 1
percent bed tax generated another $225,989 in tax rev-
enue in March 2011, up 5.9 percent from the $213,366
collected in February 2010.
A portion of the resort tax collected is set aside
as the county's share of Island beach renourishment
projects.
Although the collection figures are for all of Mana-
tee County, Brockman said the Island and Longboat


Key likely account for more than 70 percent of total
collections, if not more.
Anna Maria Island is "the force that drives the eco-
nomic engine" of Manatee County, she said.
Under a new policy established by BACVB exec-
utive director Elliott Falcione in January, monthly

CHAMBER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
few weeks ago was rejected by the board because it did
not guarantee reimbursement for certain expenses.
"It's gone back to the county attorney and I was
supposed to have an answer today," she said. "But I
didn't get one."
LaPensee said Brockman has to borrow against the
money market account because the chamber has been
covering postage and rent the past seven months. Post-
age alone amounts to nearly $3,500 a month, Brock-
man said, and that expense has been "draining our
account."
"We truly rely on that money. It's working capital
for us and to not have that coming in is a real burden,"
said LaPensee.
In return for the funds, the chamber acts as a county
tourist information center. "The money is ours. The
(county) commission approved this and said we should
be reimbursed," LaPensee said.
The chamber had a "hand-shake" agreement with
the BACVB for nine years until late last year when the
county determined the terms needed to be in writing.
That's when county attorneys said the payments have
to be made under a contract, Brockman noted.
Board member David Teitelbaum, who also is a
member of the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council, said the BACVB was "not trying to hurt the
chamber," but the lawyers want to ensure the process
is "completely legal."
In other chamber news, Larry Chatt said the new
chamber website is nearly 80 percent complete and will
be online within a few weeks. Every chamber member
has an individual page on the site and can make changes
or corrections with approval of the board.


tourism reports for the Bradenton area are prepared
by Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa. The reports
take about six weeks to process from the end of the
reporting month.
RDS has been publishing the BACVB's quarterly
tourism reports since 2008.


"It's like everyone is going to have their own web-
site within a website," Chatt said.
The board learned that Ed Chiles' restaurants will
be unable to participate in the 2012 wedding festival
scheduled for the first week in May due to planning and
sponsorship of the Food and Wine on Pine event at the
same time.
Teitelbaum said the wedding festival really needs
Chiles' involvement and he would speak with him about
alternate dates.
Board members rejected a January wedding festival
because of the likelihood of cold weather.
Early May is the best time for the wedding festival
because rooms are readily available that month and it's
not too hot, Brockman said.
Teitelbaum also discussed the advertising contract
on the new Island trolleys. The first trolley will go
into service on Aug. 14, he said, followed by another
every 30 to 45 days until all five new trolleys are opera-
tional.
Advertising rates are "very affordable," he said, and
revenues are used to offset the county's maintenance
costs for the trolleys.
Businesses that had contracts for ads on the old
trolleys will be given the first opportunity to advertise
and select a position on these trolleys, he said.
Members agreed more promotion is needed for the
annual luau scheduled July 16 at the Gulf Drive Cafe.
Brockman said Gulf Drive Cafe owner Wendy Kokolis
told her she expected the chamber to got free advertising
from local media.
Brockman said she would look for a sponsor for
the luau.


Overlooking Tampa Bay and The Gulf of Mexico






KEY ROYALE CLUB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Humphreys said the "group of 26" members are
being asked to "double-up their prior commitment,"
and, if they do not, other members will be asked to
step in with financial aid.
The loan needs to be $600,000, he stated in the
letter, in order to pay off an existing $230,000 mortgage
and fund operations through the end of the year.
A source included in the 26 members committed to
the $300,000 promissory note for the club said he was
unsure how the note was to be secured.
The board "wishes to assure" its members that "every
effort is being made to continue normal operation of our
club during this difficult time," Humphreys said.
In addition, the board is "pursuing every means of
prosecution and recovery while we continue to operate
the club in the manner to which you are accustomed,"
he stated.
At the same time Humphreys and the board are pur-
suing additional funding to keep the club operational,
the club is cooperating with the Holmes Beach Police
Department. A "police investigation is ongoing," he
said, adding that the state attorney's office is gathering
evidence in the case via subpoenas of documents.
He did not elaborate on the amount of money
embezzled, which apparently occurred sometime within
the past year. He also did not name the employee he
alleged to be involved in the embezzlement.
Humphreys states in the letter that the board is
investigating its net loss after filing a claim for the
club's $50,000 fidelity bond coverage for employee
dishonesty.
HBPD detective Mike Leonard confirmed there is
an ongoing investigation, but said he had "no further
comment at this time." He declined to place a value on
the club's loss.
Leonard said there is a suspect, but he declined to
provide a name "at this time." He confirmed he's spoken
to someone at the state attorney's regarding the matter.
Another contact offered in Humphreys' letter, club
treasurer Tim Friesen, also declined to comment when
contacted. Terry Schaefer, also named as a contact did
not return messages by presstime for The Islander.


The Key Royale Club is centered on a dredge-and-
fill development project that originated in the late 1960s
on what was then School Key. It has a maximum mem-
bership that for many years saw a waiting list among
Key Royale's affluent residents, but membership dimin-
ished to approximately 300 in recent years.
The golf course is a nine-hole, par-32 executive-
style course surrounded by affluent homes and fronting
Bimini Bay to the west.

KRC offer to members
Key Royale Club president Craig Humphreys,
on behalf of the board of directors of the Key Royale
Club, wrote a letter May 18 to members to inform
them of financial problems at the club and make the
following offer:
New club member lender loan:
* $600,000 10-year mortgage.
* 5.5 percent per annum, payable quarterly.
* Secured by first mortgage on all real property
owned by KRC.
* No prepayment penalty.
* $10,000 minimum participation.
The letter establishes a deadline for member
participation of June 14.
Questions on funding participation were referred
to Humphreys, treasurer Tim Friesen, and Terry
Schaefer, phase 2 project manager.

BB residents seek crosswalk
Property owners in the area of 17th Street and Gulf
Drive North want Bradenton Beach officials to support
a new crosswalk near the intersection.
Forty-seven property owners at the Bradenton
Beach Club wrote last week asking the city to consider
a safer crossing.
"We note that several crosswalks have in fact been
constructed, however, mostly south of Bridge Street,"
L. Lynn Hazlett of BBC wrote. "Only one crosswalk
has been built north of Bridge Street."
Hazlett said that the development's population
numbers more than 450 people.


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 25, 2011 E 3


Meetings
Anna Maria City
* May 26, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
* June 8, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
* June 9, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
* May 25, 1 p.m., city commission budget work
session.
* June 2, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
* June 2, 1:30 p.m., web team meeting.
* June 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* June 6, 3 p.m., ScenicWAVES meeting.
* June 15, 1 p.m., CRA meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
* June 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* June 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* June 16, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue
W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
* May 30 is Memorial Day. Government offices
are closed, as is The Islander office. Garbage, recycling
and yard waste collections in Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach are delayed one day throughout the week.
* June 1, 1:30 p.m., Manatee County budget presen-
tation, administrative building, Bradenton. Budget work
meetings set for June 6, June 9, June 14, June 16.
* June 7,9 a.m., Manatee County commission meet-
ing, administrative building, Bradenton.
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.


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4 E MAY 25, 2011 U THE ISLANDER

History, lodge 'by the sea'
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter ^ \ .,
The Angler's Lodge on North Bay Boulevard that N"- \-"J
was moved to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village at A i -
503 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria this week started out as a _-'
private home, according to Anna Maria Island Preserva-
tion Trust director Sissy Quinn.
Quinn said she met last week with Emma Service
Williams, the 97-year old second owner of the property,
who now lives in Parrish. [_.
Quinn said Williams provided her with details of r'ii.
the history of the property, including its name.1 " k'
It wasn't the Angler's Lodge until 1950, Quinn '
said. I


The house was called "Thelma by the Sea" by the
original builder, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wood, and named
for their daughter, Thelma.
It is Thelma's picture that appeared on the first tour-
ism brochure for Anna Maria, published around 1925,
Quinn said.
In 1944, Pearl Wood sold the house to Emma Ser-
vice Williams, whose mother operated a boarding house
in Ellenton.
Williams added an upstairs to the house, five bed-
rooms and two baths, and by 1950 was calling it the
Angler's Lodge.
The property was sold in 1956 to Mathilde Haslauer,
who then sold it to the Scott family of Tampa in 1972.
The Scotts used the house as a family get-away for 20
years until 1992, when it was sold to Agie Hebebrand
of Chevy Chase, Md., who rented the home to family
vacationers.
In 2011, Hebebrand decided to sell the property, but
also wanted to see the building preserved. She now has
sold the structure for $10 to Pineapplefish LLP, owned
by Lizzie and Mike Vann Thrasher.
The Thrashers proposed moving the house to their


move inland


The cover
of an early
Anna Maria
Island
brochure
features
Thelma
Wood, for
whom the
Angler's
Lodge was
originally
named. The
structure
was moved
from
North Bay
Boulevard
to Pine
Avenue
where it
joins other
buildings of
significance
at the His-
tori Green
Village.


green village project on Pine Avenue and Hebebrand
agreed to the sale on condition that the house be pre-
served as much as possible.
There are already three older homes at the village
and Lizzie Vann Thrasher said plans call for the lodge
to be restored and renovated to accommodate retail-
office-residential uses.


Workers prepare to move the Angler's Lodge from North Bay Boulevard to a vacant lot across Lake La Vista inlet
on steel beams May 23. The lodge will then be moved to the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue
where it will be restored and maintained by developers Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy David McGough


Scott plans line-item

budget vetoes
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week that
he plans to review portions of the fiscal 2011-12 spend-
ing plan sent to him by state legislators May 6.
However, the Republican governor did not say what
elements he planned to strike from the $69.7 billion
budget. So uncertainty remains about funding for beach
renourishment in the new fiscal year.
The budget Scott had pre
sented to the Legislature did not
include any new money for renour-
ishment, however, Scott indicated
mid-session to a Manatee County
delegation that he was receptive to
renourishment funding.
Scott The House-Senate budget
contains about $16.2 million for 12
top-ranked renourishment proposals before the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, including a
major project on Anna Maria Island.
An Islandwide renourishment is scheduled for 2015
and the legislative budget for 2011-12 includes about
$909,000 for verifying the location and amounts of
beach-quality sand and preparing the design and state
and federal permits.
Scott, in a press conference following a May 17
cabinet meeting in Tallahassee, said he had spent hours
reviewing every line of the budget.
"I can tell you though that there will be additional
savings," the governor stated.
Scott was expected to make his decisions on the
budget by June 1.
REAL ESTATE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Zandt said. "You can't compare Anna Maria Island
to the mainland. The Island is different. It's always
in demand."
At Gulf-Bay Realty, Jesse Brisson, who reports
real estate transfers for The Islander, added two by-
owner sales. Those sales are not recorded by MLS.
"A very good month, better than expected,"
Brisson said.
"It means there were more people looking this
year than last, and they paid closer to the asking
price. They took advantage of some bargains."
"It's still a buyer's market with a lot of good
values, especially for investors looking for rental
income," he said.
Vacation rentals are particularly attractive and
at good prices, he said.
Condominiums in particular also are a good
value following nearly three years of decline in the
average sale price, and anything on the water always
attracts buyers, Brisson noted.
"We're still priced well below other resort
islands," Van Zandt said.
"Where else can you get this for the price? Not
Sanibel, not Captiva, not Marco Island," he said.







Segway pitch drives

task force meet
Segways by the beach is the topic of an upcoming
meeting of the Preserve Our Beautiful Beaches Task
Force set for May 31 in Bradenton.
The task force of county and Island government
staff, elected officials and Keep Manatee Beautiful will
meet at 3:30 p.m. that Tuesday at G.T. Bray Recreation
Center, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.
The county parks and recreation department is host-
ing the meeting to explore its proposal to the county
commission that would provide for a Segway tour con-
tract at Coquina Beach.
The proposal involves contracting with a Bradenton
Beach Segway business to host tours at Coquina on the
multi-use path, continuing on a shell path and in Leffis
Key on the bayside. Other Segway use would be banned
from all county-managed parks and preserves.
The commission put the brakes on the plan pending
further discussion on its options.
Commissioners differed in their reasons for stall-
ing the plan. Several questioned why the county would
allow a Segway concession to operate, but not allow
other Segway riders. Several suggested Segways should
be treated like bicycles.
Commissioners discussed the issue with county
staff during a work session earlier this month. At a meet-
ing two weeks ago, the board voted to put the agreement
on hold until a general Segway policy is adopted.


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 25, 2011 0 5

FDOT road advisories for AMI, area roads, Cortez Bridge


Motorists are advised to use caution when driv-
ing on Bay Boulevards near the Anna Maria City Pier
as the Florida Department of Transportation has begun
construction of the boardwalk along the Tampa Bay
shoreline north of the pier.
Motorists can expect temporary intermittent lane
closures with a fli.,-Iii,-. operation during the course of
construction.
Access to the pier will be maintained during con-
struction, but pedestrians can expect to use alternate
paths to enter the pier during construction.
Th boardwalk project is expected to finish by Octo-


ber, a DOT release said.
The DOT will have a westbound lane closure on
State Road 684/Cortez Road at the 115th Street West
intersection from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May
25, and Thursday, May 26.
From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly beginning Monday,
May 23, and ending at 5 a.m. Friday, May 27, there will
be intermittent closures of the eastbound and westbound
lanes on the Cortez Bridge for a maintenance project.
Motorists are advised to use caution in the construc-
tion areas and expect delays during the maintenance
time period.


Slow-coming
I project finally
F- I; underway
The boardwalk
enhancement project
at the Anna Maria
City Pier undertaken
by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transporta-
tion is in progress on
the north side of the
Tampa Bay shoreline.
Islander Photo. Rick
Catlin


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Time to remember those
who served and died
Memorial Day is celebrated this year on Monday,
May 30.
For most people, it's a break from work, a chance
to relax, head to the beach, or perhaps a chance to do
nothing. For students, it means only a few days left until
schools are on summer vacation. Regretfully, few will
likely regard it as a day to remember.
For others who can never forget the sacrifices of
our armed service veterans, it's a day to remember those
who gave their lives for the freedom that we so often
take for granted.
Memorial Day originated after the Civil War as
Decoration Day, when the dead of both sides during that
war were honored. In 1967, Congress changed the name
to Memorial Day and reserved the last Monday of each
May for the holiday to allow government employees a
three-day weekend.
Memorial Day originally was every May 30, and
some veteran groups believe the observance should be
changed back to that day every year.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued a statement in
2002 that "changing the date to merely create a three-
day weekend has undermined the very meaning of the
day. No doubt, this has contributed to the general pub-
lic's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day."
No doubt many people are nonchalant about the
significance of Memorial Day. How many people read-
ing this column even know where the nearest Memorial
Day ceremony is being held?
Memorial Day is a bit different than Veterans Day,
when all veterans are honored.
Memorial Day is a day to remember our nation's
dead, to memorialize, a day to give thanks to all who
died in their service during our nation's wars.
It's an obligation of ours to honor the sacrifices of
those who gave us our freedom.
For veterans, there is no nonchalant attitude about
this day. Those who fought in combat or served during
wartime cannot forget all the friends who never came
back.
Veterans will remember this day and what it means
just as we remember those who bravely told their stories
of World War II and the Korean War to us for our Great-
est Generation and Forgotten Generation columns.
We've lost many of our storytellers, but we haven't
lost sight of their contributions to our lives and our com-
munity. We cherish their friendships.
Let's hope you remember them, too, and reserve a
small moment of your holiday to reflect on the memory
of all those who have given us this day.
Have a safe and thoughtful holiday.

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Good read
I've just finished reading "Tales of Three Cities:
From Bean Point to Bridge Street" by Carolyne Nor-
wood. It brought back memories of sleeping on a
screened porch to try and stay cool at night, watching
raccoons eating leftovers on the steps outside the porch,
and running behind the mosquito fogger (I wonder if I
can use that as an excuse for my short-comings?). And
all the history about people and places I knew and didn't
really know.
Carolyne did a heck of a lot of research. This is a
great book for those of us with Island memories.
LeiLani Davis, aka Kathy Leon, Live Oak, Fla.

Stop taking pines
We are a group of full-time residents who share
concern about the removal of the Australian pines at the
entry to the beach on 81st street in Holmes Beach. We
also were concerned when so many pines were removed
at Coquina Beach and on the causeway to Bradenton.
There are those who are radical about returning the
Island to a "coastal maritime hammock." However, as
was clear from the letters protesting the removal of the
trees on 81st, many who come here love the Australian
pines and miss seeing the beach and Gulf framed by
their graceful beauty.
It was asserted in the recent past that the trees dis-
rupted the dune habitat for the gopher tortoise, but the
gopher tortoise nest found under an Australian pine we
know of throws that into question.
Some of us had ancestors who came here more than
a century ago, and the trees were here. They have been
here since the late 1800s. Attempts to implement species
purity, like racial purity, has historically had costly and
tragic consequences in the lives of humans and other
species. Diversity appears everywhere in nature and is
not only normative but desirable.
While we do support the removal of some exotics,
such as the Brazilian pepper and carrotwoods, there are
many beautiful trees - the Australian pine, the royal


poinsettia and the Cuban laurel to name just a few -
that are not native and yet are valuable for their beauty
and shade.
We belong to an informal group called Stop Taking
Our Pines. We would invite any of the readers of this
newspaper who share our concerns to make your voices
heard.
Beverly Battle, Marsha Lindsay, Susan Hatch,
STOP

Heartfelt thanks
The family of Dick Maher of Holmes Beach, who
passed away May 3, would like to thank the Anna Maria
Island community for its friendship extended Dick and
Ann during their 30 years as Island residents.
Anna Maria Island is known as "Paradise" but for
Dick and Ann it also was home and everyone they met
became part of their extended family.
Thanks from our hearts.
The Maher Family

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Author at the old IGA
Author Carolyne Norwood
signs a copy of her new
Anna Maria Island history,
"Tales of Three Cities:
From Bean Point to Bridge
Street," April 6 at Ginny's
and Jane E's at the Old
IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. The book includes
details about the history of
the old IGA building and the
history made in the build-
ing, which once housed
a grocery and is now a
bakery, cafe and retail shop.
The book covers the years
1940 to 1970. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff


Writers hold annual lunch
The Gulf Coast Writers held its annual members lunch April 6 at the Seafood Sh,, A in Cortez. Members
published in 2010 gathered for a photo opportunity outside the waterfront restaurant.: Anne Armand, Nancy
Colcord, Gene Domienik, Barbara Goff, Alice Moerk, Carson and Nancy Minshall, Sylvia Price, Robert and
Laverne Raisch, Jacklin Stopp and Charles Winans. Each received a traditional Gulf Coast Writer's mug
with the inscription, "Rejection ain't for sissies." Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


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In the May 24, 2001, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Anna Maria building official and public works
director Bob Welch announced he would resign to
accept the building official job in Bradenton Beach,
despite a decrease in salary for the new job. He would
wear only one hat in Bradenton Beach.
* Three masked thieves broke into the home of
former Holmes Beach City Commissioner Luke Court-
ney and held his daughter and two of her friends at gun-
point while they ransacked the house and stole property.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said there
was a party at the house, but it was over when the rob-
bers entered. The victims said they could not identify
the thieves because they all wore head-to-toe coverings.
No one was injured.
* A car-truck accident on the Palma Sola Causeway
sent three people to the hospital and halted traffic in
both directions for several hours. Police said the car
driver, Michael Fraser, 37, of Holmes Beach, ignored
a flagman's warning to halt and slammed into a truck
pouring concrete, injuring himself and two workers. All
three were treated and released at a local hospital. No
charges were filed pending the results of a sobriety test
on Fraser. Damage was estimated at $50,000.

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8 E MAY 25, 2011 U THE ISLANDER

State study improves county storm surge map


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County isn't sinking, the map-making just
got better, stressed County Commissioner Joe McClash
as he looked at a revised evacuation map.
McClash and other county commissioners sat with
the planning commission in a work session May 17 to
discuss a statewide initiative that yielded new, more
accurate maps showing the expected storm surge in hur-
ricanes - from category 1 events to category 5 disas-
ters.
A reader need not look long at the old and new maps
to see the significant difference. Anna Maria Island and
other coastal areas are in the red - evacuation zones
regardless of whether the storm is category 1 or cat-
egory 5 - in the old map and the new map. But the
revised map shows far more potential impact inland.
Looking at the old "category 5 worse-case-scenario
map" with its large sections of red designating where
the storm surge would reach, Steve Simpson of Manatee
County Emergency Management said, "We call it the
bloody red map."
With a click, Simpson brought up a new "worse-
case-scenario" map on the projection screen for com-
missioners. "The new map is even bloodier," he said.
In the revised mapping of Manatee County:
* 22.5 percent of property formerly in a non-evac-
uation zone was placed into an evacuation zone in the
event of a category 5 storm.
* 7.68 percent formerly in a category 5 zone is now
in a category 4 zone.
* 60.98 percent changed from category 4 to cat-
egory 3.
* 6.46 percent changed from category 1 to category
2.
* 4.75 percent changed from category 1 to category
2.
"All in all, we found as a general rule that our
county is a little lower (elevation) than we thought it
was," Simpson said.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management,
as part of a statewide initiative to update regional hur-
ricane studies, funded the revised mapping in 2006.
Simpson said the work involved collecting infor-
mation from laser-outfitted aircraft, as well as survey
work on the ground. New tc.,tlhi>ht'','\ and procedures
that are endorsed by the National Weather Service and
the National Hurricane Center meant that the maps are
based on far more accurate readings of land elevations.
"All coastal counties will be updated" for unifor-
mity, Simpson said. He added, "We'll have a seamless
picture of elevation data."
With its new data, the county team was able to
examine elevation levels parcel by parcel and generate
new storm surge and evacuation maps.
"We spent many hours looking at these evacuation
zones," Simpson said. "We will be better prepared."
He stressed that emergency management officials
and forecasters can better predict where and how storm


Library branch
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The renovation of the Island Branch Library is slot-
ted at No. 4 on the list of long-range projects in the
Manatee County public library system.
The long-range improvements were among the
issues discussed with Manatee County commissioners
and the committee that developed the 45-page strategic
plan. The committee includes Island Branch Library
manager Ava Ehde and Island Branch assistant supervi-
sor Monica Sti1'.i
Work began last July on the five-year plan under
review at the county commission level and due to be
filed with the state in October. The extensive document
includes a history of the library system and the library
branches, as well as a mission statement, goals and pri-
orities.
A long-term list of improvements includes:
* No. 1, relocation of the Rocky Bluff branch
because a larger building is needed.
* No. 2, determine the location of a possible new
library 10 miles east of the Braden River branch because
that facility currently serves the whole eastern part of
south Manatee County.
* No. 3, explore the possibility of a partnership
library with State College of Florida, which would serve


surge will travel in a specific event.
Commissioners had several questions and offered
some comments after Simpson's presentation.
County Commissioner Larry Bustle wondered, "In
a worse case scenario, is there any way you can deter-
mine what the depth of water might be? ... I'm talking
about how deep the water might be at my house."
Yes, Simpson replied, "you can interpolate from
the data what it might be."
County Commissioner Joe McClash pointed out,
"We didn't get a little lower, we got more accurate."
Reminding people that the discussion was focused
on storm surge, not the wind impact in a hurricane and
not the rainfall associated with a storm, McClash sug-
gested follow-up work sessions, including one on the
topic of flooding from thunderstorms.
"We have rain events in Myakka that put 7 feet of


The former map shows
a sprawling red evacu-
S ]- ation zone for storm
9" ' --' surge associated with a
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water on people's properties," he said.
McClash also suggested a work meeting on post-
disaster recovery and a third work session on rising sea
levels.
"Sea-level rise, that should be a discussion because
our comprehensive plan doesn't discuss the reality of
sea-level rise," McClash said. "It is something that, as
people who have property close to the water line, we
need to have that discussion one day."
He continued, "Also, post-disaster planning, rede-
velopment policy.... Just because you have it today
doesn't mean you should go back to that after an unfor-
tunate event.... Those are real big policy questions."
No action was taken at the work session, which also
included briefings on strategic planning for the public
library system, industrial land-development regulations
and updating the land-development code.


repairs make county priority list


ISLAND BRANCH LIBRARy


south Manatee as well as students.
* No. 4, review recommendations for the renova-
tion of the Island Branch Library, which is 28 years
old and needs repair. Work would include the removal
of mold and asbestos, repairs to water-damaged walls,
installation of new data lines, replacement or repair of


The Island
Branch
Library, 5701
Marina Drive,
Holmes
Beach.
Islander File
Photo: Lisa
Neff


the electrical system and replacement of the ceiling and
lights.
The Island library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, opened in December 1983. Before then, the
library was housed in a storefront at the Island Shop-
ping Center at Marina and Gulf drives.


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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Mickey Mouse Choo-Choo or the Winky
Blinky Fire Truck might not entertain kids today as they
did in 1954, but some old standards still please - like
playing pirates and searching for buried treasure.
The 57th annual Snooks Adams Kids Day will take
place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in Bay-
front Park in Anna Maria. The celebration marks the
end of the 2010-11 school year and the start of summer
vacation.
The event attracts people of all ages. Lunch is on
the Privateers for kids and only a donation for adults,
plus the event features a pirate costume contest at 10:30
a.m., followed by a treasure hunt on the beach, balloon
tosses, sack races and other games.
The lunch menu of soda pop, hot dogs and pizza
probably would have appealed to kids in 1954, the first
year that Willis Howard Adams Jr. aka "Snooks" parked
his Jeep at Coquina Beach and hosted a cook-out for
Island school children.
Adams, who died last April, worked for the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office and as an early law enforcement
officer on the Island. He became head of the Holmes
Beach Police Department in 1963 and retired as chief
in 1978.
In the years that followed the first kids day with
Adams, the celebration grew, and took place at various
locations, including Manatee Public Beach and Bay-
front Park.
Adams had a reputation for being "very giving, very
understanding and he loved the community," said Pri-
vateer Cindy "Bubbles" Swager, the chair of this year's
kids day. "And he started a great tradition."
In 1980, Adams asked the Privateers to host the
celebration that now bears his name. A decade later, the
nonprofit was hosting about 150 children at Kids Day,
but as many as 800 children have attended the largest
of the school's-out celebrations.
This is the first year Swager is chairing the bash,
but she's familiar with the event.
"Snooks Adams Kids Day was the first event I went



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Wednesday, May 25
5 to 7p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-
card exchange hosted by Wagner Realty, includes announcement of 2011
chamber scholarships at 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.

Thursday, May 26
5 p.m. - Old Salt Loop Tournament captain's meeting at Galati
Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.

Friday, May 27
9 a.m. - Lines in for the Old Salt Loop Tournament hosted by Galati
Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.
10 a.m. to noon - Potluck brunch at Annie Silver Community
Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
10a.m. to 5 p.m. - Book sale at Annie Silver Community Center,
103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

Saturday, May 28
10 a.m. to 2p.m. - SnookAdams Kids Day hosted byAnna Maria Island
Privateers at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information:
941-238-8974.
9 p.m. - Lines out for the Old Salt Loop Tournament hosted by
Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
0755.

Sunday, May 29
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Old Salt Loop Tournament brunch, weigh-
in and awards hosted by Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-0755.

Ongoing:
* 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.


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to as a Privateer," she said. "And it's one of my favorite
events."
Swager remembers what it's like to anticipate the
end of the school year. She grew up in Detroit, where
she went to school, but when summer began, she headed
for the country.
"I always went to my great aunt's farm and spent
the summer with her. So I had great summers," said
Swager, while working the barbecue station at the recent
Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration.
Under a tent at the centennial, hung a framed news-
paper article about kids day, the Privateers and Adams.
Swager, in addition to chairing the event, is the ship
chronicler, the keeper of the crewe's history.
Probably the most treasured Privateers' keepsake,
she said, is Davy Jones' Locker, the bronze plaque con-
taining the names of deceased members. "That's the one
that means the most," she said.
Swager, since appointment to the post, has com-
piled press clippings dating back several decades into
two scrapbooks.
"I do this for my family," she said. "I'm the histo-
rian for my family. And now I do this for the Privateers,
for my new family."
Swager also serves as the documentarian for the
Privateers 40th anniversary this year.
"I take my camera to every event," she said.
So parents and kids should expect to see Swager on
Saturday morning, arriving early to bury treasure and
later, photographing kids in greasepaint moustaches and
Privateers grill hot dogs over hot coals.
The event appeals mostly to elementary school
kids, but later this summer, the Privateers cater to an
older group, awarding college scholarships to teens and
young adults from the area during a July 4 celebration
at the Manatee Public Beach.
"All the kids get their day," Swager said.

Playing pirate
Roger "Hoodat" Murphree, president of the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, offers a few tips for
kids getting ready for the Snooks Adams Kids Day
Costume Contest:
* Have the basics. Wear a pirate hat or head scarf.
A pirate shirt - blousy, oversized. A pair of pirate
pants - tucked into boots or cut off and frayed mid-
calf.
* It's all in the accessorizing. Try an eye patch,
a sword or a flintlock pistol, a painted moustache or
scraggly beard, a parrot on the shoulder.
* Originality is a plus. Try something clever and
different to set yourself apart from others.


* 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 sunset, drum circle at 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.

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

Friday, May 27
6p.m. - Creature Feature Film Series: "The Wolf Man" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Fee applies.

Coming Up:
* June 3, Creature Feature Film Series: "Them!" South Florida
Museum.
* June 3, Artist reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Village of the Arts,
Bradenton.
* June 4, "ARTifacts" family night, ArtCenter Manatee.
* June 4-5, Islandwide blood drive.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
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New gallery with local ties to open


Former Islander Tonya Clay has returned to the area
and is opening Tonya Clay Fine Art Studio Gallery in
Bradenton.
She'll mark the new endeavor with an exhibit of
her own work and a reception at the gallery, 422 26th
St. W., Bradenton. The reception is set for 4 p.m. to
8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. A press statement described
Clay's work as "provocative, social/psycho-analytical
art based on her unique experiences and investigations
of the human condition."
Clay, meanwhile, described the mission of the gal-
lery as "to provide viewers with art that is as intellectu-
ally stimulating as it is aesthetically pleasing."
Clay lives on Perico Island and recently married a
Manatee County Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot. She
has a bachelor's degree in painting from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree
from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
SUNY purchased her work for its permanent collection
in 2000, when she graduated with honors. Since, Clay
has found patrons across the country.
Her family's roots are in Illinois - from Chicago
to downstate Champaign, but after college Clay stayed
out east.
She managed a gallery in New York City. She was
in New York during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11,
2001. When the family relocated from the north to
Florida - specifically Bradenton Beach - Clay also
headed south.
"We came here because almost all of my family,
father and sisters, had moved to the Island in the years
just prior to that," Clay said. "Since 2001, I have lived
in Charlotte, N.C., Chicago and back to NYC in pursuit
of my career in art, but I always come back here."

Merchants raise funds for SBEP
The Bridge Street Merchants on Anna Maria Island
recently donated $200 to the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram.
The donated funds came from the Bridge Street
Beach-to-Bay Eco Day held in Bradenton Beach March
27.
The community event featured 135 vendors offer-
ing diverse products, go-green seminars, live music, a
food court and kayak demonstrations and seminars.
SBEP monitors and restores Sarasota Bay, one of
28 estuaries in the Unites States identified as an "estuary
of national significance."

Holmes Beach student on
college dean's list
Jessica Pate, daughter of David and Deborah Pate
of Holmes Beach, is on Furman University's dean's list
for the 2011 Spring semester.
The dean's list recognizes undergraduate students
who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher.
Furman is a private liberal arts college in Green-
ville, S.C.


College-bound with bucks
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society held its
annual end-of-season celebration and scholarship
awards program May 18 at the museum park. AMIHS
presented Christopher Perez of Anna Maria with a
$1,000 scholarship and Ourania Lardas of Holmes
Beach with a $1,000 scholarship. Christopher is
bound for Burnett Honors College at UCF. Ourania
is bound for Gulf Coast University and plans to major
in education. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


Tonya
Clay in
Tonya
Clay
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Islander
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Courtesy
Tonya
Clay


Clay has taught drawing and painting at Ringling
College of Art and Design in Sarasota and was a visiting
professor at Davidson College in North Carolina.
While the first exhibit features her work, Clay is
scouting for other artists to showcase. Additionally, she
wants to host poetry readings, lectures, classes, demon-
strations and discussions on on art theory and contem-
porary culture.
For more information about the gallery, visit www.
tonyaclay. com, e-mail tonyaclayfineart @ gmail.com,
or call 941-465- 7630.


Islanders among AAUW
scholarship recipients
The Manatee County branch of the American Asso-
ciation of University in conjunction with the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club awarded $14,500 in scholarships.
Island scholars include Kaci Kennedy of Holmes
Beach, who will receive the $1,000 Maria Potosky For-
eign Language Scholarship, and Rania Lardas, also of
Holmes Beach, will receive a $500 Marjorie Kinnan
Education Scholarship.
Other scholarships and recipients are:
* $1,000 Early Risers Bridge Scholarship to Leanne
Browning.
* $1,000 Eleanor Harger Burgess Scholarship to
Huda Saleh.
* $1,000 John I Gearhart Scholarship to Theresa
Noval.
* $1,000 Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Scholar-
ship to Jennifer Long.
* $1,000 Sylvia Price Scholarship to Angie
Balam.
* $1,000 Sylvia Price Scholarship to Kritine Johan-
sen.
* $1,000 Manatee County Branch AAUW Schol-
arships to Julie Billy, Patricia Forsythe, Cindy
Ibarra, Lisandra Jiminez Darlyn Rojas and Katelynn
Smith.
* $500 Manatee County Branch AAUW Scholar-
ships to Victoria Nieves, Sha'lanika Webb.


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block of Key Royale Drive.
7 Wallen was inside a truck,
lying across the front passenger seat
S when Holmes Beach Police Officer
Wallen Brian Hall noticed him, according to
an HBPD probable cause affidavit.
The report stated that Wallen was "looking inside


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* May 13, 400 block of Magnolia Drive, arrest.
Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Anna Maria substation arrested a man for burglary,
grand theft and possession of burglary tools in con-
nection with the theft of a swimming pool motor and
pump from a construction site on South Bay Boulevard.
Deputies were able to identify a suspect from a video
recorder the contractor maintained at the site.
Bradenton Beach
* May 14, 100 block of Gulf Drive South, battery.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Braden-
ton man for domestic battery in Bradenton Beach for an
alleged incident at a residence in Bradenton. Police said
the man used a pocket knife to break into his mother's
bedroom to steal a pack of cigarettes and, when she
woke, hit her.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
* May 15, 10300 block of Cortez Road, theft. The
MCSO arrested a 31-year-old Cortez woman found in
the possession of a wallet containing another woman's
credit card. A man had invited the woman and another
person into his van, but decided they had "worn out their
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Hall, on a routine patrol of the area, stopped and
turned his vehicle around. He then saw Wallen walking
along the street.
After stopping Wallen, Hall contacted the truck's
owner, who said Wallen did not have reason to be inside
the vehicle.
Wallen later told Hall that "he was looking for his
bag of dope he tossed earlier in the evening," the report
stated.
Trespass to a conveyance is classified as a misde-
meanor and possession of burglary tools is classified as
a felony.
Wallen, who was released from the Manatee County
jail the day he was arrested, is scheduled to appear in
court June 24.
Wallen also is scheduled to go to trial in July on a
domestic battery charge.

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Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
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* May 10, 4600 block of the beach, theft. The
Holmes Beach Police Department received a report that
two women stole a wagon stocked with toys from the
beach.
* May 12,4000 block of Gulf Drive, public intoxi-
cation. HBPD responded to a call that someone had
passed out at the Manatee Public Beach. An officer
roused the man and put him in a patrol car until his
friends were located.
* May 13,3900 block of East Bay Drive, theft. HBPD
responded to a shoplifting complaint from the Publix Super
Market. A suspect was taken into custody at the Manatee
Public Beach, where she admitted the theft and had aban-
doned a Publix mobility scooter.
* May 14,4000 Gulf Drive, theft. HBPD responded
to a report of a purse stolen from the Manatee Public
Beach. A woman told police she had changed seats at
the beach cafe and couldn't find her the pink-and-white
Coach handbag. The purse contained $800, identifica-
tion cards, credit cards, a gold ring and makeup.
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It is unknown at the time of this report who may have
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Wagon theft witnessed
An observant witness helped lead the Holmes Beach
Police Department to the identification of a suspect in
the theft May 10 in the 4600 block of the beach.
A family of vacationers had walked to the Gulf
shore with a wagon loaded with beach toys, as well as
towels and other items.
They left their possessions on the beach while
having lunch in their rental home, and on return about
an hour later, the wagon was missing.
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women, both described as heavy set and about 40, take
the wagon. They left in a white vehicle with \ ii'.1i-1
taville" on a side panel and a Florida license plate.
An HBPD officer checked the plate number and
found it was the tag for a white 2003 Toyota four-door
registered to a Bradenton woman.
The investigation is ongoing.

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person in a truck outside a residence. He arrested a man
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 25, 2011 0 13

Trial date sought in Medina drowning suit


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A civil suit filed by the family of a Deltona man who
drowned near Longboat Pass in July 2009 is headed for
a trial.
The family of Jose H. Medina, 30, has sued Manatee
County, McCulley Marine Services, Pine Island Towing
Co., Tug Champion, John McCulley and Michael Hol-
ling1> 1iih in Manatee County Circuit Court.
Late last year, the deceased man's family requested
a jury trial. Earlier this month, attorneys for the family
noticed the clerk of court to schedule the trial.
The notice follows the taking of depositions in the
case.
Three people - Medina, wife Christie Soto and a
friend - were riding a Jet Ski-type watercraft about 2
p.m. July 4, 2009, when the accident happened, accord-
ing to Manatee County Emergency Medical Service
reports.
Medina was on his wife's watercraft when its engine
failed. He attempted to restart the craft, but, according
to the suit filed by Soto on behalf of herself and her five


Harold H. Jones
Harold H. Jones, 70, of Kingsport, Tenn., died May
15. Mr. Jones was a native of Church Hill, Tenn., and
- lived in Kingsport most of his adult
life. He earned both a bachelor's
L * and master's degree in electrical
engineering from the University of
'. ) Tennessee, Knoxville. He retired in
1997 after 32 years with Eastman
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Mr. Jones He loved to fish in the Gulf
of Mexico while at his home in
Anna Maria. He was a member of Kendricks Creek
United Methodist Church in Kingsport and an affili-
ate member of Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria.
Services and burial were in Tennessee. Memorial
donations may be made to Kendricks Creek United
Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Road, King-
sport TN 37663, or to the East Tennessee National
Kidney Foundation, 2911 Tazwell Pike, Suite 108,
Knoxville TN 37918. Online condolences may be made
at www.hamlettdobson.com.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonnie
M.; daughter Amy J. MacKenzie of Anchorage; son
Daniel E. and wife Angela W.; grandchildren Nathan
and Sarah of Land 0' Lakes, Fla.; brother Samuel D.
and wife Linda W. of Kingsport; and sister-in-law Carol
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tidal current within the waters towards Longboat Pass."
Authorities said witnesses saw Medina, who was
wearing a lifejacket, trying to pull the watercraft to the
shore at Coquina Beach Bayside, but then he was no
longer visible.
Medina was swept toward a barge and forced
underneath, where he was trapped "rather than being
allowed to drift freely with the channel of water push-
ing through Longboat Pass, thereby causing his tragic
death by drowning," the suit alleges.
Soto, represented by the Faddis and Warner law
firm of Casselberry, is seeking unspecified damages in
the suit, which alleges that the defendants created a
public threat by using the area as a staging area for an
artificial-reef project.
The complaint states, "It was absolutely foresee-
able that if barging operations occurred within Coquina
Beach and Bayside Park at times when the boating
public would be expected to heavily populate the park,
such barging operations would present an inherent
danger to those members of the public taking advantage

Brenda Huelsman
Brenda Huelsman, 71, of Sarasota and formerly
of Anna Maria Island, died May 17. She was born
in Hamilton. She began a career
in radio, working as copy writer,
radio host in advertising sales. She
stayed in radio after a move with
her young family to Kalamazoo,
Mich., in 1965, where she raised her
three children as a single, working
Mrs. Huelsman parent.
Following a brief move to Miami,
she found paradise on Anna Maria Island in 1988. She
was a bartender, office manager and "director of fun"
for more than 22 years at the Island Moose Lodge No.
2188 in Bradenton Beach.
A memorial Service was held May 21 at St. Mar-
tha's Catholic Church, Sarasota. Toale Brothers was in
charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be
made to Humane Society of Sarasota or SPARCC.
Mrs. Huelsman's survivors include her children,
Jeff and wife Kathy, Valrico, Fla., Jill and husband John
Raleigh of Sarasota, and Jay of Fort Worth, Texas; sister
Susan House of Tampa Bay; brother John Schmutzler of
Ohio; granddaughter Alexa of Dallas; grandsons Jake
and Luke of Valrico; and her rescue dog, Riley.
Jacqueline G. Hunt
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of the park's amenities, including the park's public boat
ramp and the navigable waters immediately adjacent
thereto."
The county, in its response to the suit, acknowl-
edged that Medina was operating a personal watercraft
on navigable U.S. waters and died by drowning. But the
county denied any wrongdoing.


Mrs. Hunt retired as a medical secretary. She was a
member of First United Methodist Church of Bradenton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28,
at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory-43rd
Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Donations
may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bra-
denton. Condolences may be made at www.brownand-
sonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Hunt is survived by her husband of 58 years,
Gene; children Scott and wife Leigh and Marsha and hus-
band Matt LaVallee; three grandchildren, Chris and wife
Brittany, Casey and Sydney, great-grandchild Kayden; and
sister Cynthia Hagberg of Lakewood, N.Y.

Peter E. Lucchesi Jr.
Peter E. Lucchesi Jr., 52, of Holmes Beach and
formerly of Methuen, Mass., died April 30.
Mr. Lucchesi is survived by brother Ronald of Ohio
and many friends.

Marie A. Van Winkle
Marie A. Van Winkle, 88, of Bradenton, died May
17. She was born in New Haven, Conn., and had win-
tered in Bradenton since 1988 from Hawthorne, N.J.
Mrs. Van Winkle was a member of Crosspointe Fel-
lowship in Anna Maria and a 10-year member of the
American Legion for Girls State. She once performed
in Showboat with Joe E. Brown, Pajama Game with
Phil Foster, the Music Man with Bob Sterling, and she
sang in many operettas and at Carnegie Hall.
Visitation and services were May 21 at Crosspointe
Fellowship Church, Holmes Beach. Brown and Sons
Funeral Homes and Crematory-26th Street Chapel of
Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Condolences
may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Van Winkle is survived by husband Floyd;
daughters Kathleen and husband Bill Shafer of Anna
Maria and Cynthia and husband Dan Brindley of Bra-
denton; sister Lorraine Guglielmo of North Haven,
Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Beach stewards to watch over shorebirds


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
After the salutes, the solemn words, the memori-
als, many in Manatee County make their way to the
beaches for the long Memorial Day weekend.
Among the beachgoers will be a team of stewards
monitoring nesting shorebirds and talking with people
about how to share the shore with wildlife, including
some endangered species.
There are two groups involved in the steward work
over the May 28-30 holiday, and they mostly will assign
volunteers to Anna Maria Island's north Gulf shore,
where one nesting area already is staked off and the
season's first snowy plover chicks are learning about
life on the shore.
The volunteers will be on the beach from about 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. May 28-30.
"People interested in nesting beach tours or Bird-
ing 101 should come out between those hours and look
for us between Cypress and Sea Grape," said Suzi Fox,
executive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring.
The stewards will help beachgoers identify snowy
and Wilson's plovers, black skimmers, least terns, gulf-


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leave the nest in a few days, they can't fly to safety for
another three weeks.
Snowy plovers build shallow, open scrape nests
within sight of the Gulf and near the front dune line.
Nests often are located near objects, such as logs, debris
or small clumps of vegetation and are frequently located
near least tern colonies.
Disturbance by people, pets or vehicles can result
in shorebirds abandoning their nests and the death of
young shorebirds.

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lines:
* When walking along the beach, avoid the
temptation to flush groups of birds. They may be
resting, feeding or sheltering eggs.
* Obey leash laws and don't allow dogs to flush
birds. Even in areas where there do not appear to be
groups of shorebirds, solitary nesters may be cam-
ouflaged by the beach. Dogs are not permitted on
the Island's Gulf beaches.

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due to hatch in late June.

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Longtime AMITW coordinators cover 'extra mile'


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
On a morning about 15 years ago, Suzi Fox and
Thomas "Turtle Tom" Van Ness were scouting at
Coquina Beach.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch devotees
weren't scouting for turtle tracks or nests. They were
scouting for potential walkers and along came Braden-
ton Beach resident Mary Zerkel.
From \ Li ini\ n ,tih October, walkers document evi-
dence of sea turtle activity - laid nests, false crawls,
hatched nests, poached nests.
"I was running, and they stopped me and they asked
me if I wanted to do it," Zerkel said.
Fox and Van Ness, who died last year, didn't know
Zerkel, but they liked the runner's athletic legs.
"When we recruited, it was all about legs," Fox,
AMITW's executive director, said recently, with a
laugh.
These days, AMITW's program is so popular that
Fox no longer recruits walkers. The organization has
a veteran team of volunteers walking the beach each
morning, as well as longtime section coordinators col-
lecting data and charting nesting activity.
Two of those longtime coordinators are Mary and
Lee Zerkel. Mary no longer runs from bridge to bridge,
but he and his wife of 52 years - almost 53 - still walk
the beach regularly. And they've been section coordina-
tors for almost as long as they've been walkers.
This year, the Zerkels are in charge of two sections
that run from Cortez Road south to Longboat Pass.
The responsibility suits their lifestyle. The couple
live on 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach - so
close to the beach that on a stormy day they could moni-
tor part of their territory from their home.
They routinely get up about 4 a.m. - two hours
before AMITW walkers hit the beach. "It's a good time
of the day to read," Mary Zerkel said.
And they're outdoors enthusiasts - tennis, golfing,
birding.
The Zerkels settled in Bradenton Beach about 20


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Lee and Mary Zerkel of Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch and 1.'. ,/"/ Monitoring are coordinators on
the south end of the Island -from downtown Braden-
ton Beach to Longboat Pass. They monitor two sec-
tions. "There really is something to look forward to
every year," Lee Zerkel said. "Every year is different.
Every year is exciting." Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

years ago, after living in various locations in the Sun-
shine State, as well as in the Hoosier State.
Mary Zerkel is a retired accountant.
Lee Zerkel has worked a variety of jobs, but now
spends much of her time volunteering. In addition to
AMITW, she's on the Tingley Memorial Library Board
and is involved in the guardian ad litem program.
"I don't have time to work anymore," she said. "I'm
too busy."
Not long after Mary Zerkel's legs got him the walk-
ing gig with AMITW, Lee Zerkel became involved. She
got hooked when her husband found his first loggerhead
turtle nest.
"It was up there," she said on a recent morning on
the beach. "I was all excited. I came over, and Suzi was
just covering the nest back up. That got me hooked."


The Zerkels have been with AMITW through
numerous rule and nesting trend changes.
For a period, many nests on Coquina Beach were
caged because streetlights and homeowner lights dis-
oriented hatchlings. The Zerkels were among the vol-
unteers who checked dozens of cages at midnight for
hatched nests. Lee Zerkel called it the "midnight run."
More recently, raccoons were poaching the turtle
eggs from the nests on Coquina Beach so Mary Zerkel
designed a new cage system.
'These two, in a year's time, put in 10 times more
than what's expected," said Fox. L\ .i) time I call
them, they'll go out and investigate something. No
matter what time, day or night."
Several years ago, AMITW presented the Zerkels
with its annual Sadie Award. The honor is named for a
325-pound loggerhead sea turtle rescued in 1999. Sadie
was found on Coquina Beach trapped after crawling up
a rock jetty, falling and suffering a fractured plastron,
the bottom shell. The injured turtle was bleeding, biting
and full of eggs. Rescued, Sadie was taken to Mote
Marine in Sarasota for a 13-month recovery.
Lee Zerkel remembered, "It was in our section
where Sadie fell.... We went down and tried to upright
her."
Fox said the award is for "people who go the extra
mile."
This season the Zerkels, as coordinators for two
sections, have 2.1 miles.


Nesting by
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As of May 19, Anna Mria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Number of turtle nests: 9
Number of false crawls: 11
Number of turtle hatchlings: 0
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18 E MAY 25, 2011 THE ISLANDER

Meet the new AME principal


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The wait is over.
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tom Lev-
engood announced May 23 the new principal of AME wll
be David Marshall.
Marshall is presently principal at Blackburn Elemen-
tary School and lives in northwest Bradenton.
He was born in Manatee County and taught at Miller
Elementary School for 18 years before becoming assistant
principal at Abel and Palma Sola elementary schools.
Levengood said he is pleased with the superintendent
of school's selection, and from those who voiced an opin-
ion to him, he believes the staff and parents must also be
pleased.
"In my opinion, the superintendent chose the best
candidate," he said.
The three Manatee County principals with an interest
in transferring to lead Anna Maria Elementary School -
Marshall, Scott Boyes and Doug DuPouy - met with the
public and AME staff May 17 for a question-and-answer
forum.
The three candidates rotated between venues - one
with the public, one with school staff and a holding area
-each for 30 minutes.
The forum audience was asked to rate each appli-
cant. The following Q&A with Marshall is from the public
forum:

David Marshall
Q: The parents here are passionate about this school.
How do you think we can improve overall?
A: This is a great school. It reminds me of when I
taught at Miller Elementary School because we had a
strong parent community and your kids have similar basic
skills that come from parent involvement.
We want kids to go beyond - to go deeper and
wider with their learning. The things in place here with
the community, like building the Great Wall of China on
the beach, the environmental presentations and Hall of
Presidents exhibit are examples of things that take kids
learning wider. It's not just about book learning.

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I'd try to add some of those types of things. It's why
I'm excited to be here. We can move them wider while still
moving them forward.
Q: We have some teachers who have been here a very
long time and while they are good teachers, they are also
comfortable in what they have always done in the class-
room. How do you keep them from stagnating as teach-
ers?
A: Teachers asked this same question about how do
we keep moving forward. It's really about lifelong learning
and professional development is one way I want to keep
learning.
We can plan lessons together, but when the door to our
individual classroom close the way in which the lesson plan
is delivered is different. It's what we're comfortable with.
At my school we also watch each other teach in the
classroom. By modeling teaching maybe we'll realize
another way to do something.
Q: What do you think the principal's role is within the
Parent-Teacher Organization?
A: As a teacher, I was a member of the PTO and as a
parent. At Palma Sola Elementary we had a board meeting
once a month to talk about the needs of the teachers and
students, so I see the principal as an integral part of that.
Q: What are your long-range goals? How long would
you like to be at AME?

AME calendar
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School happenings:
* 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 3, 1:15 p.m., early release.
* 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.
* June 9, 1:15 p.m, last day of school, early
release.
* Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m., first day of 2011-12 school
year.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.


A: My son is a freshman at Manatee High and we're
still taking care of my daughter Melanie. In eight or nine
years from now, I still see myself taking care of Matthew,
so I'm not looking to go anywhere. This is the best time
in my career.
Q: So much focus is put on test scores; how do you
feel about art and physical education?
A: I love the arts. It really enhances student learning and
we know it helps them soar. Sports is also a healthy outlet. If
a teacher has a passion for these areas I say let it soar.
At AME there is an abundance of history right down
the street. I would be fostering that. For example, my wife
likes to line dance. I went and I loved it so I asked if they
would come to my school. It's a little thing I can do to
bring this to students. I want art, art and more art.
Q: What is your stance on parental involvement in the
classroom?
A: Family involvement improves student learning.
You have great volunteers here, but there must be balance.
I love the frequent flier volunteers who have permanent
identification badges hanging at the front desk.
Q: Our parents are here all the time. Are you prepared
to deal with the level of involvement we have as a com-
munity? Do you truly realize what you're getting into?
A: I don't think anyone can fully understand until
they start a job and sat in that seat. We all have enough
experience to handle the job. Being open and honest with
parents and teacher is the best policy.
I'd have to see what is already in place here before I
can see how to improve it. Having 18 years of teaching and
11 years of administrative experience there isn't a whole
lot I haven't seen.
All you can do is take a look and see who we are, get
a feel for us and who might be the right fit.

Levengood retires
A sendoff party for retiring AME principal Levengood
is planned for 6 p.m., June 7, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The public is invited for refreshments and food.


Hot spots off the beach
The surfing is free and easy on the Internet at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Other free hot spots on the Island:
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum,
402 Pine Ave.
* Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive.
* Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807
Gulf Drive.
* Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
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* Slim's Place, 9701 Gulf Drive.
* BackAlley, 121 Bridge St.
* Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St.
N.
* Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf
Drive (ask at the shop for the password).
* Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
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* Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
* Island Flea, 5704 Marina Drive.
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THE ISLANDER U MAY 25, 2011 U 19

British twins' view, review Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
When folks visit Anna Maria Island for the first
time, their usual description is something along the lines
of "this is paradise."
We often hear what folks think of the Island, yet sib-
lings Aidan and Alicia O'Neill of Great Britain seemingly
double the pleasure of visiting from another country.
The twins, who turn 13 on May 8, are staying with
Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher of Anna Maria and they
quickly discovered life here is a lot slower than "back
home."
"There's nothing quite like this back in the U.K.,"
said Alicia O'Neill, who, with her bright blue eyes, red
hair and freckles, bears a startling resemblance to pre-
teen Lindsay Lohan in the movie "Parent Trap."
"You can just walk out of your house and in two
minutes be at the beach, or fishing on the pier. And people
are so friendly. The pace is just relaxing," she said.
Aidan O'Neill is also surprised at the friendliness
shown as he walks along Pine Avenue.
"Back home, you never dream of saying 'hello' to
a complete stranger. And you don't go wandering about
the neighborhood by yourself, either. I love it here. I
wish I could grow up on the Island."
It's not just that both of them love Anna Maria's
quaint beauty, it's the village atmosphere, the relaxed
pace of life and the casual dress. It's something they
don't see in the U.K.
"Here, you wear what you want and nobody says
anything," Aidan said. "Back home, you always have
to dress up, either because it's so cold, or because

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you're going with out your parents and have to dress
properly."
It's almost a magical place, said Alicia. One can
"really chill out here" by walking around all day in a
bathing suit and T-shirt and nobody cares.
They do wish there were kids their own age to
hang out with while vacationing, but plan to tell all
their friends in England about this place, Alicia said.
On reflection, however, the twins said they wouldn't
tell too many people. That might ruin the magic of Anna
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and can do more on our own. Hopefully, we can spend
more than two weeks and it will be such fun," Alicia
said. "We are just so relaxed when we're here and have
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20 E MAY 25, 2011 THE ISLANDER

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By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Lifelong Holmes Beach-resident Christian Daniels
at the young age of 10 is making waves on Florida's
surfing scene. He recently completed his first season in
the East Coast National Scholastic Surfing Association
where he secured a second place overall finish in the
southeast district.
And he's ripping up the waves in the new season
of competitive surfing - earning plenty of metal and
seeded spots in future tourneys.
Christian went last month to the East Coast Cham-
pionships in New Smyrna Beach April 8-11 and made
the finals in two divisions. He finished fourth in the
11-and-under open mini-grom division and had a fifth-
place finish in the 11 -and-under explorer super-grom
division. His performances against some of the east
coast's best young surfers earned Christian a seeded
spot in the NSSA nationals next month in Huntington
Beach, Calif.
April 15 had Christian traveling to St. Augustine
Beach for the Eastern Surfing Association southeast
regionals to try and build on his Central Florida Dis-
trict No. 2 ranking. After three grueling days of heats
against some outstanding competition, Christian made
the finals and brought home a fifth-place finish. He also
secured a spot in the ESA East Coast Championships
being held in Cape Hatteras, N.C., in September.
The May 14-15 weekend saw the start of the new
NSSA season with two contests in Melbourne Beach.
Christian competed in three divisions both days and
made all three finals. He brought home two second-
place finishes in 11 -under open mini-groms, a fifth- and
a sixth-place finish in explorer super-groms. He took
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Summer soccer signups start up
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is taking
registrations for their summer indoor recreational soccer
league.
Season starts June 27 and runs through most of the
summer school vacation. Tryouts are required. Games
will be played weekday evenings in two coed age divi-
sions - a 6-9 division and a 10-12 division.
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over Frankie Smith-Williams, Jerry Brown, Ron Rob-
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The KRC men played an 18-hole, two-man low-
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The men played a nine-hole, individual low-net
game May 16. Ernie Hauser took first place with a
6-under-par 26 for a three-shot victory over Austin Rice
and Bill Gallagher, who tied for second at 3-under 29.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play during May
21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
Tom Sofron and Debbie Rhodes earned the bye into
the finals and watched as John Johnson and Jeff Moore
rolled past Ron Pepka and Dom Livedonti 23-3. The
finals saw Rhodes-Sofron earn an easy 21-10 victory
over Johnson-Moore.
Karl Thomas, in his final game of the season until
he returns from Canada in October, teamed with Norm
Good and they were the only team with three pool-play
wins and the day's outright champions.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
come.

Basketball rolls on
The youth basketball schedule continues at the com-
munity center, however, once again, score sheets and
standings were not made available. Calls to the center
and messages left by The Islander were unproductive.
The game schedule is posted online at www.
islander.org.


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Gearing up for AMI's springtime trout fishing


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Due to strong west winds, Anna Maria Island
fishers are targeting the backwater flats for spotted sea
trout.
The deeper grass flats of Sarasota and Palma Sola
bays are holding good numbers of spotted sea trout. If
you've noticed, most of the trout have been upper slot-
sized fish, too. Here are some h'm'.,lin for how to
better target these yellow-mouthed bruisers.
The first way is to use live bait, such as a select shrimp,
medium-sized shiner or small pinfish. Use of a popping
cork or Cajun Thunder aids not only in helping you see
the bite, but keeps your bait from swimming down into the
grass and getting stuck. Set your cork so your bait swims
1-2 feet above the grass. You can use this method to still-
fish or drift-fish. Just remember, if you drift-fish, throw
ahead of your drift and retrieve slowly.
The second method is to use soft plastics on a jig
head. You benefit by covering more area of water, since
you're constantly casting and retrieving. Most often,
you'll be drift fishing when fishing a jig, and that also
helps cover more area. The more area you cover means
the more chances of finding the fish. When using jigs for
trout, I like to fish sandy potholes and ditches that run
throughout the grass flats because trout use these areas
as ambush points to prey on small baitfish and shrimp.
Bouncing a jig through the sand on the edges of these
potholes is highly effective when seeking trout. You'll
often find more than one fish in a pothole, so make a
second cast where you caught the first one.
A third trick to fish trout and see better results is to
use a top-water plug. Whether it be a popper, like a Chug
Bug Storm bait or a torpedo-shaped plug for "walking
the dog," such as a MirrOlure 84MR or Heddon Zara
Spook. Using a top-water plug can be highly effective,
especially for big trout. I generally use top-water baits
on shallower flats of 2-4 feet in depth or low-light con-
ditions. At times, larger gator trout will be "loners" on
the flat. They lay in the shallower water waiting for a
finger mullet or shiner to swim by. These fish are the
ones that'll knock the point on your lure if it passes in
front of them. The combination of sound and sight that
occurs when a gator trout smacks your lure is something
you'll remember for a long time. That being said, top-
water fishing is probably the most exciting way to target
big trout.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Legend Charters is fishing
the backwaters of Anna Maria Sound and upper Sara-
sota Bay targeting a trio of redfish, trout and snook.
"We're mainly fishing docks to find the reds, but I've
also got an oyster bar that's been holding some upper-
slot fish," Johnston says. Live shrimp and shiners are
Johnston's baits of choice. "Sometimes they want a
shrimp," Johnston says. "Sometimes they don't."
Johnston likes to carry an assortment of live bait
so he's prepared to fish in any scenario. White bait has
been his primary choice for both the spotted sea trout
and the snook. Johnston says he's fishing the strong
out-going tides to target snook.
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Michael Corbino and his son Michael Jr. get ready to
release the tarpon they caught with a pass crab for
bait, while fishing off the beach with Capt. Warren
Girle.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters target-
ing tarpon along the beaches. He maneuvers his boat
to be in the track-line of an oncoming school of kings.
When the fish are within casting distance, he's throw-
ing out live shiners on a 6/0 circle hook with 80-pound
fluorocarbon leader.
Fishing with Gross, Alex Siruis of Alexandria, Va.,
caught and released a 130-pounder last Thursday.
Gross also is targeting spotted sea trout on the flats
of lower Tampa Bay and Anna Maria Sound. "Most of
the trout we're catching are in the 16- to 18-inch range,"
Gross says. "Last week they were averaging 20 inches."
Gross is using live shiners either under a popping cork
or on a flat-line for best results.
Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon along the crys-
tal-clear waters just off the beaches of both Longboat Key
and Anna Maria Island. Girle is targeting tarpon by sight
casting with a live crab, shiner or threadfin herring. "Fish
in the 80- to 100-pound range have been the norm," Girle
says. "There's a ton of fish out here."
As Girle was reporting to me, he was preparing to
leader a tarpon. Girle suggests checking around Bean
Point and Egmont Key for a shot at the silver kings.
In the backwater, Girle is targeting redfish along the
shallow flats where schools of mullet are congregated.
"They're kind of scattered," Girle says, "but there are
some nice reds around." Girle is producing trout for his
charters in the 24-inch range by drifting the deeper grass
flats of Sarasota Bay. Girle also is catching snook up to
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Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says tarpon
season is beginning in earnest. "There's fish here now,"
Keyes says. 'They're just moving around a lot. One day
they're down on Longboat, the next day they move up
to Egmont."
Keyes went fishing last week for tarpon with Capt.
Mac Gregory. "He likes to carry an assortment of baits,"
Keyes says. "We started with threadfins, shiners and
crabs, just to name a few."
While catching plenty of tarpon with Gregory,
Keyes also reeled in his first tripletail. "It took three
tries but we finally got it to eat a bait," Keyes says.
Moving to the beaches, fishers are targeting migratory
species such as jack crevalle, bluefish, Spanish mackerel,
and pompano. Most of this fishing is done by using arti-
ficial lures, such as silver spoons, buck-tail jigs and pom-
pano jigs. Beach fishers are sight-casting to snook cruising
the beaches. The MirrOlure MirrOdine and Yo-Zuri Pins
Minnow are working well for that job.
Keyes fishers are reporting targetable numbers
of shark are appearing off the beaches. Fishers work-
ing just past the sandbar are catching bull and black
tip sharks using chunk bait fished on the bottom just.
Keyes recommends stout gear due to the potential of
100-pound-plus hookup.
On the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound, spotted
sea trout are being caught on DOA Cal jigs and Berkley
Gulp shrimp as well as live bait fished under a popping
cork. "Don't be surprised if you catch some bluefish out
there as well," Keyes added.
Jamie Foster at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says fishers targeting pom-
pano are still reeling up fish. To find pompano, fishers are
starting off at land's end and working their way along the
pier until they hook up. The gag grouper bite is still hold-
ing strong, although most of the fish caught are under 20
inches. At night, pier fishers are targeting both mangrove
snapper and a variety of sharks. For the mangos, fishers
are drifting live or cut shiners in the current under the
pier. Bottom fishing with chunks of Spanish mackerel is
producing blacktip, lemon, bonnethead and nurse sharks.
While night fishing, Jim Beckett of Plant City caught and
landed a 17-pound, 35-inch cobia. Beckett said his catch
shows "I'm starting my retirement off right."
To wrap things up, Foster says there are still a lot
of sheepshead around the pilings. "The guys that know
what they're doing are catching them," says Foster.
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Jose stars at Jose's
Jose Baserva and his restaurant, Jose 's Real Cuban
Food, 8799 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, will be
featured June 6 on a segment of the Food Channel
Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The
show is hosted by Guy Fieri, whose picture is in the
background. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

For professional real
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Jose's stars on TV
Jose's Real Cuban Food, 8700 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton, will be on television at 9 p.m. June 6 in a
feature on the Food Channel Network show "Diners,
Drive-ins and Dives."
"I'm really excited that we're going to be on the
Food Channel," said owner Jose Baserva, who was
born in Cuba and came to Miami when he was one-
year old.
He grew up helping his mother in the kitchen and
learned all her Cuban recipes. He was in the restaurant
business in Miami for 25 years before coming to Bra-
denton in 2006.
"I' \ .1)>ti. here is very proud that we're going to be
recognized for our authentic Cuban food and I'm real
proud of the staff for that," Baserva said.
He said he learned from "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"
host Guy Fieri that the Food Network selected his res-
taurant after it received more than a dozen e-mails in
one week raving about the real Cuban food served at
Jose's.
The show will air at 9 p.m. June 6, Baserva said.
In the Bradenton and Anna Maria Island area, the Food
Network is channel 56 on BrightHouse and channel
164 on Verizon.
Jose's is open for lunch and dinner f\ 'Lndi\ liiu> 'i
Saturday.
For more information on Jose's, call 941-795-
4898.

Chamber looks to
busy week ahead
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold three events over the coming week, beginning with
its
its monthly business card exchange from 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Wagner Realty, 2217 Gulf
Drive N., in Bradenton Beach.
Mike Sales will provide entertainment and Classic
Event Management is catering the business mixer.
The cost is $5 and reservations are requested, but

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not required. Chamber members are urged to bring a
friend.
On Thursday, May 26, the chamber will hold a
ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the
12th & East Home furnishings store at 5416 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Food and beverages will be provided and the public
is welcome to attend.
The chamber's monthly networking lunch from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, will be held at
Paradise Cafe and Bagels, 3220 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Cost of the lunch if $15 and reservations are
required.
For more information on any chamber event, call
941-778-1541.

Harry's tasting season
aids nonprofits
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Jude Drive,
Longboat Key, would like to thank the patrons who
attended its wine-tastings during the winter season.
Harry's hosted 13 wine tasting events in nine months
and raised more than $6,000 for Sarasota and Manatee
County charities and non-profit organizations.
Owner Harry Christensen said he has already begun
scheduling wine-tasting events for 2011-12 and looks
forward to resuming the events this fall.
For more information, call 941-383-0777.

New spin
Tara Donovan was recently
named to the newly created
post of public relations
director for the Braden-
ton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau. She
previously was director of
resource development for
the United Way of Manatee
County. Islander Photo:
Courtesy BACVB

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floral pattern on beige background. Six months
new. $995. 941-778-6175.
FREE: MURRAY PATIO pool table. Very good
condition. Heavy, requires truck to haul it home.
Call 732-539-7808.
COMPUTER: DELL REFURBISHED with newly
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By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
8317 Marina Court, Holmes Beach, a 3,066 sfla /
6,286 sfur 3bed/21/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1984 on a 85x100 lot was sold 05/04/11, Peduzzi to
Tankard for $818,000; list $979,000.
403 80th St., Unit B, Turtle Towers, Holmes Beach,
a 2,477 sfla / 3,551 sfur 4k1d 3,.ii'2car land condo
with pool built in 2010 was sold 05/02/11, Preston to
Meddick for $690,000; list $699,000.
2600 Gulf Drive, Unit 13, Anna Maria Island Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulfront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was
sold 04/29/11, Lockhart to Simpson for $613,000; list
$649,900.
228 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,910
sfla / 3,633 sfur 3bed/3bath canalfront home built in
2004 on a 50x101 lot was sold 05/04/11, Kennedy to
Gorman for $525,000.
526 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,238 sfla / 1,697
sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car canalfront home built in 1969 on
a 85x103 lot was sold 05/05/11, Oceanside Oasis LLC
to Delatorre for $490,000; list $569,900.
2414 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,625 sfla /
2,582 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1979 on a
50x100 lot was sold 05/04/11, Eason to Keenan for
$340,000; list $396,500.
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86x 108 canalfront lot was sold 05/05/11, CNL Bank to
Gunn for $275,000; list $374,000.
108 9th St. S., Unit F, Bayview of Bradenton
Beach, Bradenton Beach, a 1,154 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984 was sold 05/02/11, Moreno to Downs for
$275,000.
3607 East Bay Drive, Unit 208, Sandy pointe, Holmes
Beach, a 976 sfla /1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1996 was sold 04/28/11, Wilson to Jackson
Florida Properties LLC fro $215,000; list $229,900.
102 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 928 sfla
2bed/2bathhome built in 1946 on a 50x103 was
sold 04/28/11, Massik to Dickson for $203,000; list
$203,000.
6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 74, Shell Point, Holmes
Beach, a 1,212 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool
built in 1973 was sold 04/29/11, Dann to Maragakes for
$200,000; list $239,000.
3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 5, Palm Cay, Holmes Beach,
a 1,550 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in
1980 was sold 05/04/11, Bankunited to Ten H Proper-
ties LLC for $183,750; list $179,000.
611 Gulf Drive N., Unit C22, Imperial House, Bra-
denton Beach, a 794 sfla 2bed/lbath condo with shared
pool built in 1969 was sold 04/29/11, Weber to Enck
for $115,000; list $149,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
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elliptical trainer, $200. Call 615-542-7962.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Antique burl-wood rocker
and more. View at The Islander store, 5404
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ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
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Individuals may advertise up to three items, each
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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
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Holmes Beach.
MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariais-
landrealty.com. E-mail: Michael@annamariaislan-
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TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
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BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
with like-minded professionals. Club projects
offer opportunities to benefit the community
locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as
our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More infor-
mation: www.bradentonrotary.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, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
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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.
TREASURE HUNTER'S SALE: 9 a.m.-? Saturday,
May 28. ArtHop door, collectibles, art, frames,
jewelry, tools, CDs, household miscellaneous.
Seaside Court, Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, May 30. Antiques, collectibles, artwork,
furniture, great treasures! 424 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.


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@com-
cast.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.
LOST: FAVORITE SUN hat. Ladies red, white and
blue, wide brim. Lost May 14 riding to Anna Maria
festival. Please, call 941-779-9562.
PINK SWAROVSKI ANKLET lost during festival in
park near Holmes Beach city hall. Sentimental.
Please, call 941-792-7807.


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 FOR rent in Holmes Beach up to
23-foot. $140/month, three-month minimum. 941-
962-6238.
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LOOKING FOR PRIVATE duty nurse to care for
pediatric with cerebral palsy. RN, LPN and CNAs,
please, call 941-840-1511.


HEPWATD Coninue
CHURCH CUSTODIAN/MAINTENANCE person,
approximately 25 hours per week. Contact the
Longboat Island Chapel, 941-383-6491.
FRONT DESK POSITION at AMI Community
Center. Need vivacious, friendly person at front
desk with excellent customer service! Great
computer and phone skills a must! Monday-
Friday, 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., some Saturday
mornings, additional hours as needed. Start
at $10/hour. Potential to develop into full-time
position. E-mail resume to: sandee@tampabay.
rr.com.
DELIVERY/WAREHOUSE JOB on Island. Handy
with tools. Part-time or full-time. E-mail only:
annamariaisland@hotmail.com.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
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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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

PRESSURE WASHING: $18/hour, $45/minimum.
Call for a free quote. Reasonable and profes-
sional. Bill, 941-896-6788.

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.

DIRTY SOFFITS? CALL for a free quote. Reason-
able and professional. Bill, 941-896-6788.

JD'S WINDOW CLEANING storefrontsin Holmes
Beach. 941-920-3840.


MIKE'S WINDOW CLEANING: Back in business,
thanks to my former customers. Summer special,
$5 per window, $7 for patio sliders. Inside and
out. Single story and condos. 941-730-8803.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift
certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Orga-
nizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today
for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.
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.
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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, Ho0v:. 1. ''ii, Sat. H

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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AMI TAXI
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com * amitaxi4u@gmail.com
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
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New Homes, Decks, Porches
License #RR0066450 Additions and Renovations
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your land-
scape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark.
941-301-6067.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

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

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

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.


MORE ADS = more results in classified.


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 usageL
Bank financing available



o /'--t (,i Luxurious 2/2 apts..
, "/...: 1,200 s/f from $325,000
- 1,400 s/f from $375,000


TRADFWINDS Charming 1/1 apts.
001� -0 372 s/f from $125,000
4 RESOPT 533 s/f from $150,000


Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
David@AmnnaMaria-RealEstate.com

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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, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-
447-2198.

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

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-
748-2700.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet"
T-shirts and AMI oval stickers. Stop in our office
at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or order
online www.islander.org.




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Office 941.779.0304
Cell 941.7739770
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CALL TARA GITT
Keller Williams
On The Water
941-685-4489


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

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Fur-
nished, 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.
coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-
4731.








SALES & RENTALS

(941) 778-2291
419 Pine Ave. � Anna Maria
www.betgyhills.corn


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Swesse ison - rO r sociate gj
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 eithertwo land condoswith pools, duplex
or one large home. $349,000.


WELCOME INVESTORS
More than 11,000 sq. ft. duplex-zoned lot
in Holmes Beach on Marina Drive.
Close to library, restaurants,
shops and a bike ride to beach!
Priced to sell! $335,000.

DIRECT GULF FRONT
Choice building lot on Anna Maria's
"NATURAL BEACH." Area of fine
homes and quaint cottages. See
location at 203 Spruce. $1,900,000.



"We ARE the IsMand!"
SINCE 1957
Mane Frankln, Lc Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com





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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.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air
conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, no
pets, $850/month. 941-745-0407.

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
outside with hot tub. Updated baths. Pets OK.
Available July 1. $1,200/month. 941-704-0065.


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.

VACATION WEEKEND SPECIAL: Townhouse,
2BR/2BA pool and boat dock, $399. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

2BR/1BA, beach views, $1,000/month. 2207 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Mike Norman Realty, 941-
778-6696.

RESPONSIBLE RETIRED COUPLE: (No smoking,
no pets) desires to lease furnished 2BR/'2BA unit
in Holmes beach or Anna Maria. Prefer annual
but would consider "longer" seasonal arrange-
ment starting in October, 2011. Contact number,
906-420-1389. Please leave message.


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


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

FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper
Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps
to beach. 813-458-3875.
FOR SALE: TRAILER. Pines Park, Bridge Street.
$45,000. Updated, furnished, three blocks to
beach. Park manager on-site. Boat dock possibil-
ity. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726.
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, 1-car garage, furnished, $198,000. Vil-
lage Green 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage villa, $126,500.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.


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19 Attire for an
Indian bride
20 Suffix with buck
22 Rain cats and
dogs
23 Close by
24 Salt Lake City
athlete's dear
hawk mascot?
27 Possible result of
a costly Italian
vacation?
29 Leave the
outdoors
30 First Nations
group
31 Place for Wii
play, say
32 Frank writing in
a diary
33 Turf
34 Sierra Nevada
lake
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March hare
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41 Elvis ___ Presley
42 Hit show with
New Directions
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43 Some whiskeys
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50 Tribal healer
53 In pain
54 Shakespearean
fairy king
55 Jokes in a campy
1960s TV
locale?
58 Hazardous
household gas
59 Marisa who
played 75-
Down's
girlfriend
62 Kyrgyzstan range
63 --Caps
64 Akin to milking a
cow?
69 Car safety
feature, for short
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73 Musical endings
74 Baseball : Oriole
:: football : ___
78 Bless butter with
a gesture?
82 Apt to fluctuate
83 Bullying words
84 Former SoCal
N.F.L. team
87 Never-before-
seen
88 Damascene's
homeland
89 Saharan
91 Gross
93 Equivalent of -
trix
94 Wordy
96 Video game
pioneer
98 What we may be?
99 Like some
baseball teams
102 Leak sound
103 Slip up


104 "A momentary
madness," per
Horace
106 Misers
108 Vessel for just
the two of us?
113 Role of a
boxer's
physician?
115 Tennis's
Goolagong
116 Yank or Ray
117 Politico
Gingrich
118 Concerning
119 Many a Bush
military adviser
120 Org. in a big
race of years
past
121 That, in a
bodega
122 Saxophonist
Getz
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Down
1 Word after string
or rubber
2 Peter Fonda title
role
3 Tattle
4 What Ernie may
wish he had vis-
a-vis his
roommate?
5 Complete
6 Evaluates
7 It may be
manicured
8 Frozen tater brand
9 Like quilts
10 Catch
11 Quartermaster's
group
12 Alternatives to
Dos Equis


13 UV blockage nos.
14 Automaker
Chevrolet
15 Surpass
16 Shetland, e.g.
18 Loudness unit
21 Taking way too
many meds
25 X
26 Margin size,
maybe
28 Calf product
34 Small drum
35 One of the
Leeward Antilles
36 Scammed
38 Interjection of
disinterest
39 "The
Fountainhead"
author
40 Home of
Punchbowl
Crater
42 See 51-Down:
Abbr.
43 Teller
45 Darkens
46 Hip to
47 Soil: Prefix
49 Actress Anderson
51 First name
alphabetically in
42-Down
52 Train part where
sorting was once
done
53 Gallic gal pal
56 One of
Chekhov's "three
sisters"
57 Feel one's ___
(be confident)
59 Cousin of a gull
60 Mayberry boy


75 Film cousin
whose accent
this puzzle
spoofs
76 Justice Kagan
77 Stairway post
79 Short cut
80 Fame
81 Tablet
82 Was supine
85 War stat
86 Setting for "The
Office"


89 Property
recipient, in law
90 They cut wood
with the grain
92 Humane
95 Pipe holder
96 Restaurant lures
97 Most faithful
98 Actor Keanu
99 City on the Nile
100 Fleet Amtrak
train


101 "Bedroom at
-" (classic
painting)
103 Image on the
back of a $1 bill
105 Feds
107 Other: Sp.
109 Architectural
pier
110 Formerly
111 Soon, poetically
112 Big top, e.g.
114 G.M. debut of
1964


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61 Kellogg's cereal
65 Villainous group
in "Get Smart"
66 Minute bit
67 Asia's ___ Sea
68 Non-choice for
restaurant
seating?
69 New Testament
book
70 Donkey's cry
71 Go bad


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