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OCT. 6. 2010 ,
,, RE-TER, s VOLUME 18. NO. 47
TO ANNA MARIA ISLAND
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return. Page 6
Meetings: The gov-
HBPD closes case on
Walgreens site plan
approved. Page 5
Op/ed: The Island
editorial, reader le
ters. Page 6
Fii,. , commission
petition. Page 9
Where, when, wha
may revise CRA.
Vote 2010: Profiles
in uncontested rac
Pages 16, 19
Streetlife: The poll
blotter. Page 22
Nesting 2010: Isla
turns on to lighting
program. Page 23
Sports: Island girl,
awards. Page 24
begins. Page 25
Island Biz: Busine,
updates. Page 27
McClash calls Longboat Pass resolution 'lie'
By Lisa Neff I i
Manatee County Commissioner Joe
McClash Sept. 28 voted against seeking
help to dredge Longboat Pass, claiming a
county resolution conveys a lie to the fed-
The resolution, which passed 5-1 with
McClash's "nay," calls on the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers to help restore naviga-
tional safety in the federal channel in the
southern end of Anna
Maria Island and the
i northern tip of Longboat
McClash said the
request to restore navi-
McClash national safety implies
a risk that does not exist,
according to an engineer that reported a new
natural channel has formed, removing the
need to dredge the federal channel.
"There's not a navigational issue in that
pass," said McClash.
The commissioner, who for part of the
discussion last week stepped away from the
dais to speak from the audience podium,
The Manatee County Board of Commissioners last week approved a resolution asking
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help dredge the channel at Longboat Pass. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff
said, "You're saying to the Corps you're
having a problem you don't have."
McClash removed the item from the meet-
ing's consent agenda for discussion, then later
County board OKs new trolleys
By Lisa Neff
Five new 35-foot diesel trolleys will
roll along Anna Maria Island's north/south
transit route within the next year.
The Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners Sept. 28 voted unanimously to
s purchase the trolleys using federal funding.
es. The cost, according to finance director Jim
Seuffert, is $2,295,565, with each trolley
S from the California-based Gillig Corpora-
tion costing $459,113. Gillig currently pro-
ce vides buses for the Manatee County Area
The trolleys would replace the cur-
d rent fleet, which includes vehicles prone to
g breakdowns, according to Manatee County
administrator Ed Hunzeker.
"In the long run, what we need is differ-
ent trolleys," Hunzeker told commissioners
Island trolleys will
be replaced in about
a year. In the mean-
problems may force
run Manatee County
Area Transit to put
more buses in service
ss on Anna Maria
Photo: Lisa Neff
The existing open-air trolleys are operat-
ing seven days a week, from about 6 a.m. to
"They just weren't designed for that,"
Hunzeker said. "Thee trolleys are not rugged
enough for that type of service. The long-run
fix is we just need better trolleys."
MCAT director Ralf Heseler, in a brief
memo, wrote, "The present fleet of trolleys
which have passed the life cycle."
Replacement vehicles would arrive in
about a year.
In the meantime, Hunzeker said, the exist-
ing trolleys may be held in reserve to operate
during the busiest tourism periods.
"These trolleys are worn out," Hunzeker
said. So one approach is to use more buses on
the Anna Maria Island route and "then, during
the peak season, we put the trolleys back in
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, PAGE 3
asked for the board to delay its vote until after
The resolution, he said, "is false and a
PLEASE SEE RESOLUTION, PAGE 2
By Rick Catlin
Harry Stoltzfus, recalled from office of
Anna Maria city commissioner in a Sept. 7
vote, faces yet another deadline.
He has until Wednesday, Oct. 6, to file a
response with Florida's 2nd District Court of
Appeal regarding its Sept. 16 decision asking
him to show how his appeal was not moot as
the result of the election certification ordered
by the court.
Attorney Richard Harrison, representing
Stoltzfus, said the response would be filed by
the deadline and that he'll address the issues
raised by the DCA at that time.
"When we file it, you'll get a copy," he
Stoltzfus' appeal was filed soon after
12th Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas
ordered in May that the recall process could
Harrison has previously characterized the
recall process and election as "illegal" and
"lacking legal sufficiency."
Since the appeal court order Sept. 16, the
recall election was certified Sept. 20 and Gene
Aubry was sworn in as commissioner Sept. 22
to complete the remainder of Stoltzfus' term,
PLEASE SEE STOLTZFUS, PAGE 2
Get in the
2 E OCT. 6, 2010 U THE ISLANDER
Turner is Anna Maria's top citizen for 2010
By Rick Catlin
Tom Turner of North Shore Drive is Anna Maria's
Citizen of the Year.
The citizen's recognition committee honored
Turner Sept. 28 for his outstanding volunteer service
to the city, including assisting the city planner on
various planning proposals, his input at commission
meetings, his service as a planning and zoning board
chair and member and on the city's code committee
and his work as a former chair of the Anna Maria
Historical Park Committee.
"He has always been active in anything pertain-
ing to our city and has devoted a lot of time and
ci Iin. i for us," said committee member Karen Di
The award caught Turner off guard.
"I was shocked when they all showed up here
and told me," he said from his home.
"It's quite an honor and one I never expected. I
really appreciate the award."
Early voting begins Oct. 18
Early voting for the mid-term general elections
begins Oct. 18 in Manatee County.
Early voting will take place from Monday, Oct.
18, through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118,
The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week-
days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Voters must present both picture and signature
The supervisor's office also is taking applications
for absentee ballots at www.votemanatee.com.
The general election takes place Nov. 2.
For more information about voting, call the
supervisor's office at 941-741-3823.
lon i urner was name Anna Maria Citizen oj me
Year last week by the city's citizen recognition com-
mittee. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
The recognition committee will formally present
Turner with his award at the city commission's Oct.
STOLTZFUS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
which expires in November 2011.
Voters recalled Stoltzfus 362-331 in the Sept. 7
election, and on the same ballot voted 363-333 for
Aubry to replace Stoltzfus as commissioner.
The results of the recall election were announced
Sept. 11 after all parties involved agreed the votes
should be made public.
Certification of the election, however, had been
withheld under a 12th circuit court stay order until
Andrea Flynn Mogensen, an attorney representing
Citizens for Sunshine Inc., filed a motion with the
DCA Sept. 15.
Mogensen noted that under the state election
code, the vote had to be certified within 10 days or
the results were moot. The DCA then issued its order
to certify the election.
Other nominees for the award were Ed Chiles
and Gene Aubry.
Turner, who bought property in Anna Maria in
the late 1960s and has lived there permanently since
1984, is retired from the U.S. Air Force.
He served on the planning and zoning board as
for more than a decade in the 1990s. Turner also
has served on the code enforcement board and once
chaired a committee to select two city officials.
Earlier this year, Mayor Fran Barford again
appointed him to the board as a member.
RESOLUTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
But the board proceeded, with Commissioner
Carol Whitmore calling the question after hearing
from Charlie Hunsicker, the director of the county
natural resources department.
Hunsicker said there is a disagreement between
the engineer that McClash referred to and the West
Coast Inland Navigation District that maintains the
Substantial engineering research indicated the
need to address "perceived navigational problems
resulting from the silting in of the federal authorized
channel template with approximately 170,000 cubic
yards of high quality sand eroded from adjacent
beaches," Hunsicker said.
Both the WCIND and the town of Longboat Key
supported the resolution, according to Hunsicker, who
added that material from the dredge work would be
used for beach renourishment on Longboat Key and
Anna Maria Island.
A background memo from Hunsicker to the board
stated, "Numerous adjustments to the channel marker
system have been made by the U.S. Coast Guard, but
users of the pass are experiencing uncertainty and
danger, and potential property damage when navigat-
ing the pass."
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The north end of Anna Maria Island remained
under an advisory to boil water Monday, Oct. 4,
after Jason Bond, 24, of Bradenton, crashed his
vehicle and wiped out a utility pole and fire hydrant
at Gulf Drive and 73rd Street in Holmes Beach at
about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
The crash disrupted water service for some
eight hours, mostly north of 54th Street.
A boil-water notice from Manatee County Util-
ities Department alerted residents and businesses to
boil cooking or drinking water for a minute prior
to use. The precautionary notice remains in effect
TROLLEY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
County Commissioner John Chappie, who repre-
sents Anna Maria Island, suggested that at least one
open-air trolley be kept in operation.
"If there's any way possible," he said. "I hate to
lose what we've gained all these years.... The trolley
is a real asset."
Commissioners also briefly discussed the replace-
Commissioner Joe McClash requested photo-
graphs and other details to review at a future meeting
and asked that practicality be considered in submit-
ting the final purchase order.
Cloth seats, for example, might not be best for
beachgoers in damp swimsuits or the passengers who
sit down after them, McClash said.
He also said MCAT drivers told him the trolleys
are more difficult to drive than regular buses.
Hunzeker said he'd present more information to
the board at an upcoming meeting, as well as bring
to commissioners a proposal to compensate the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, which sold con-
tracts for advertisements on the trolleys.
Last year, in an effort to avoid the institution of
a fare on the trolleys, the Island community, led by
the chamber, committed to raising at least $60,000
until a bacteriological survey shows the water to be
safe, usually 24-48 hours.
Holmes Beach Police Department Lt. Dale
Stephenson said Bond told him he thought he fell
asleep as he was driving southbound on Gulf Drive,
and he'd already hit a mailbox when he was awak-
ened. Bond said he then hit the fire hydrant and
utility pole, according to Stephenson.
Bond turned himself in Oct. 3 and was charged
with leaving the scene of a crash with property
damage and careless driving. He was released on a
summons to appear in court.
for the transportation service.
There were three revenue streams - an Island-
wide festival, donation boxes on the trolleys and an
advertising campaign on the vehicles.
The festival did not generate money, and with
trolleys either off the road because of mechanical
problems or because they are held in reserve, people
cannot drop money in the donation boxes.
Additionally, said Hunzeker, it's not fair for
Island businesses to pay for advertising that isn't
\ly recommendation to the board at the next
meeting will be that we put the program on hold
for one more year," Hunzeker said, referring to the
advertising campaign administered by the chamber.
The county would offset the loss of revenue from
the chamber with revenue from its new concession-
aire at the Manatee Public Beach.
The money the chamber gave the county would
be refunded, Hunzeker said.
"Your agreement is with the Island chamber,"
Hunzeker said. "Their agreement is with the advertis-
ers. We're trying to be fair about this.... Rather than
nickel and dime it, let's just admit that it didn't work
right and come back with a solution."
Crash disrupts Island water service
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Anna Maria City
* Oct. 11, 5 p.m., code enforcement board meet-
* Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
* Oct. 14, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
* Oct. 6, 4 p.m., mooring committee meeting.
* Oct. 7, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
* Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m., website meeting.
* Oct. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
* Oct. 6, 5 p.m., parks and beautification com-
* Oct. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board
* Oct. 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* Oct. 21, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.
* Oct. 18, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council meeting, Manatee Convention and
Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
* Nov. 2, general election, various polling loca-
Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.
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HBPD: Sunshine complaint 'unfounded'
By Lisa Neff
The Holmes Beach Police Department deemed
"unfounded" an allegation of a Sunshine Law viola-
tion involving Manatee County Commissioners John
Chappie and Carol Whitmore and county administra-
tor Ed Hunzeker.
The case was closed Sept. 30, about a week after
it was opened.
HBPD Chief Jay Romine said the complainant,
Holmes Beach resident Nancy Deal, and the commis-
sioners were interviewed and that the HBPD deter-
mined there was no violation.
"It is apparent after taking sworn statements of all
parties involved that these individuals met for a social
gathering, but there is no evidence or statements to
confirm that any county business was discussed or
S conducted," Romine said in a
news release Sept. 30.
The state attorney's office
reviewed the case and concurred,
determining there was no basis for
further investigation or prosecu-
Chappie Florida Sunshine Law -
Chapter 286 of the state statutes
- establishes a basic right of
access to the meetings of boards,
commissions and other governing
bodies of local governments. The
law prohibits members of a board
from privately discussing board-
Whitmore related business and requires rea-
sonable notice of public meetings.
HBPD received a complaint and drafted an inci-
dent report Sept. 22 related to a Sept. 15 dinner at the
Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Deal was at the bistro that evening with her hus-
band and later filed an affidavit questioning whether
For the record
Florida is one of a handful of states to pro-
vide a constitutional right of access to govern-
ment meetings and records, according to the
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.
For a citizen's guide to the state's Sunshine Law
and Public Records Act, go to brechner.org.
there was "some kind of Sunshine issue" over a gath-
ering at the bar that involved Chappie, Whitmore and
Hunzeker. The county officials were joined at the
bar by Whitmore's husband and Island business-
man David Teitelbaum, who serves on the Manatee
County Tourist Development Council and a chamber
Deal, an officer with the Save Anna Maria citi-
zens group, said she overhead Whitmore and Hun-
zeker talking. She reported to HBPD that she heard
Whitmore "say either 'builders' or 'developers'"
and heard Hunzeker "say either '...not alarm the
public...' or '...not inform the public.'"
Deal, in addition to filing a complaint, which was
dropped off at HBPD by another SAM officer, sent a
letter to the state attorney's office. She said the county
officials did not meet by chance at the bar and that
Whitmore and Hunzeker "engaged in a continuous
Deal told the HBPD she "had no other informa-
tion to provide ... in regards to the specifics of the
conversation," according to the police report.
Romine, in the HBPD release, said, "Some-
one overhearing what might have been 'builders'
or 'developers' does not rise to the level of a Sun-
shine Law violation. The statement of the restaurant
employee also confirms those of the county officials
Whitmore and Hunzeker maintained throughout
the investigation that the Sunshine Law was not vio-
lated during the casual dinner.
Whitmore, who is seeking re-election and sug-
gested the complaint was politically motivated,
stressed that she and Chappie sat apart from one
another at the bar and did not talk about county busi-
Hunzeker said he can talk with Whitmore and
Chappie separately about county matters.
Teitelbaum said, "I've been with Carol and with
John and with Ed before for dinner.... Usually after
a chamber event. We all pay our own way. And they
never ever break the Sunshine Law.... John and Carol
were not talking shop."
In addition to the HBPD and state attorney's
reviews, county attorney Ted Williams said he read
Deal's affidavit and determined "there's nothing
there" in regards to a Sunshine Law violation.
"It isn't against the Sunshine Law for someone
to mention 'developers," said Williams.
The affidavit quoted pieces of conversations and
nothing in the document suggested a violation of the
statute, he concluded.
The dinner followed a meeting at the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, where Hunze-
ker briefed the chamber board and other attendees,
including Whitmore and Chappie, about the replace-
ment of the Island trolleys and the suspension of a
member-supported advertising program on the vehi-
Deal's complaint triggered conversation at city
halls and other hangouts on the Island last week
among citizens who often see elected officials and
appointed board members in social settings.
In advisory opinions, the Florida Attorney Gener-
al's Office states that a social meeting of two or more
elected officials from one board does not constitute a
violation of the Sunshine Law. However, a conversa-
tion between those two board members about board
business would constitute a violation.
discuss BP claims
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria Island business owners and attorneys
were scheduled to navigate into "Deepwater" terri-
tory Tuesday morning at Holmes Beach City Hall.
A forum hosted by the Florida Restaurant and
Lodging Association was to take place at 10 a.m.
in the commission chambers, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, with the discussion to focus on com-
pensation from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Restaurant manager and Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner John Monetti coordinated the Island meeting,
which was to be one of two in the area to discuss
how local business owners can secure money from
the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fund. The second
meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Ritz-
Carlton, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota.
The participating law firms - Levin Papantonio,
Weitz and Luxenberg and Cooney Conway - are
working t assist the FRLA in the claims process.
The attorneys were expected to talk with local
business people about calculating loss and the pro-
cess for seeking BP compensation.
A business doesn't need to show a loss from
the last year to receive compensation from the spill
fund, according to the FRLA. A reduction in income
The oil that spewed from the Deepwater Hori-
zon well following a late April fire and explosion at
the rig has not reached the area, but local businesses
complained of tourists canceling vacations.
The FRLA is planning meetings with businesses
and attorneys around the state. "Many of our mem-
bers are under the false impression they do not have
a legitimate claim, when in fact they do," said FRLA
CEO Carol Dover. "For this reason, we believe our
members need to be fully informed about filing a
claim for economic recovery dollars."
By Rick Catlin
Newly elected Anna Maria Commissioner
Gene Aubry might run into state law in trying to
fulfill his campaign promise not to vote on any
issue relating to Pine Avenue Restoration LLC.
Prior to his election, Aubry, an architect, had
performed work for PAR and was paid for his ser-
Aubry said he would recuse himself from
voting on a PAR issue if one comes to the commis-
sion, but would seek legal advice from city attor-
ney Jim Dye at the public meeting about his duty
as an elected official to cast a vote when required
Florida laws appear to
require that Aubry cast a vote
on some matters related to PAR,
and does not allow voluntary
Florida statute 286.012
Aubry on the voting requirements of
elected officials at meetings of
governmental bodies states that "no member" may
abstain from voting on a matter unless there "is, or
appears to be, a possible conflict of interest" under
other state laws requiring financial disclosure.
If that's the case, the voting member "shall
comply with the disclosure requirements" and
recusal is in order.
But if an official has already been paid for
work on a project, and stands to gain nothing in
the future by any decision he or she might make on
the issue regarding a former employer, they have
to cast a vote, according to the statute.
The statute would appear to require that Aubry
refrain from any future work for PAR because he
is likely to vote on future PAR projects.
The Aubry-PAR situation is similar to that
of Commissioner Chuck Webb in 2009, when the
commission had to vote on a matter involving the
Fiske marina property at the end of South Bay Bou-
Prior to the vote, Webb disclosed that before
his election as a commissioner in 2008 he was
the attorney for the Fiskes against the city's code
enforcement board. He said he was paid for his
legal work and resigned as the Fiskes' legal counsel
upon his election.
Webb said then that he would recuse himself
from voting, but Dye said that if (Webb) no longer
had any financial interest with the Fiskes or repre-
sented the Fiskes, he had to cast a vote.
Webb voted to approve a measure that grandfa-
thered the Fiske property some rights as a non-con-
forming marina use. The vote was unanimous.
Aubry was clear that he would seek legal coun-
sel prior to any vote regarding PAR.
"When any issue involving PAR comes before
the commission, I will ask Dye for legal advice and
disclose any involvement I had with that project,"
"I will follow Dye's advice on whether to vote
or recuse myself," he added.
Aubry's wife Janet has an interior design busi-
ness and also has been paid for work on some com-
pleted PAR projects. She said she would not do any
further work on PAR projects that come before the
commission with her husband sitting as a commis-
A situation similar already has occurred in
Commissioner Dale Woodland owns a pool-
cleaning business and has done work for PAR at its
properties. His company also has performed work
for Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher, developers of
the Anna Maria Historic Green Village on Pine
Aubry may be required to
vote on PAR issues
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Holmes Beach approves Walgreens site plan
By Nick Walter
Holmes Beach commissioners last week approved
a site plan that will allow a stand-alone Walgreens at
3200 E. Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Centre shop-
But the vote Sept. 28 at city hall came with stipu-
The current Walgreens is north of the proposed
site at 3248 E. Bay Drive in the shopping center.
At the request of Anna Maria Island Centre
LLC, Benderson Development completed a site
plan that proposes to demolish the old Shells res-
taurant building and build a 16,510-square foot
building with a drive-through pharmacy lane and
a liquor store.
Benderson proposes to knock out the three adja-
cent units to create room for the drive-through and
for expansion of the old Shells building.
Benderson has not yet applied for a permit.
As he considered the likely increase in traffic
from the drive-through lane, Commissioner David
Zaccagnino was concerned about the safety of pedes-
trians who would be accessing Walgreens on the
south side of the center. Also, he said, there is no
sidewalk or crosswalk running from neighborhoods
across Gulf Drive to the Walgreens.
One stipulation to the site plan requires the addi-
tion of safe pedestrian access to the plaza, both side-
walks and crosswalks.
Also, the possible addition of the drive-through
lane prompted concerns from Holmes Beach resident
Margarita Fernandez, who lives on Sixth Avenue just
beyond an alley that runs west of the proposed Wal-
greens and north-south behind the center.
Fernandez was concerned that the 4-foot-high
fence separating her home from the 30-foot-wide
alley, which would accommodate traffic for the Wal-
greens drive-through, would not buffer the increased
noise and pollution.
Her concern prompted another stipulation to the
plan, which calls for Bendersn to provide a buffer
running about 240 feet at the rear of Walgreens. It
could be fencing or landscaping.
The site plan also includes 331 parking spaces,
which is 14 spaces less than required. The code does
not provide a way of waiving the parking require-
The city is currently in the process of passing an
amendment to the code that would lessen the parking
requirement. If adopted, the shortage of 14 spaces
would be acceptable. If not, the company would have
most unit, for-
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to present a revised parking plan before Dec. 15.
In other business, Commissioner Pat Morton said
he received about a dozen complaints about residents
setting yard waste at the curb on Mondays with their
garbage. He said residents requested the commission
amend its trash ordinance so that yard waste could
not be set on the curb until Tuesday morning for the
Wednesday pickup. But the commission kept the
ordinance so that people can gather their yard waste
The next city commission meeting will be at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive.
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6 0 OCT. 6, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
Yep, it's time to welcome the flocks of snowbirds
heading to the Sunshine State, including Anna Maria
Island, from the northern states and all manner of
places with colder climates.
It's the beginning of season on AMI and visi-
tors - sometimes called tourists or snowbirds who
live, own property and vote here but spend winters
elsewhere - are on their way to beaches and bun-
And with October comes some welcome cooler
weather. Yes, temperatures of high 80s are a relief
after so many days of high 90s, and it's still plenty
sunny. By all accounts in this week's reports from
charter guides, fishing is on an upswing, too.
But what really sparks with October is the cal-
endar. First up to bat is the Oktoberfest event Oct.
8 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to kick off the
season. Then comes the popular Bayfest, organized
by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
with plenty on the schedule of music, food, crafts
and activities on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. And
almost every group and organization is kicking up
their meeting schedule and planning activities. Island
Players starts a new season of offerings this week in
the charming playhouse in Anna Maria.
It's also the political season. We can't be alone in
wishing the sniping talking heads of the political TV
commercials would disappear, but that won't happen
until Nov. 2.
But if you'd like to share some fun conversation,
nibble popcorn, meet and mix with local candidates
and enjoy the bluegrass sounds of the Hurricanes,
then you should mark your calendar for Oct. 20 and
join us at the newspaper office for Popcorn & Poli-
Later in the month, you can join us again for our
annual canine costume contest at our "pet corral" that
coincides with the popular chamber-sponsored Trail
of Treats. We look forward to all the trick-or-treaters
visiting our businesses, and we hope the costumed
kids will enjoy the adorable adorned pups on parade
in our pet corral.
Then it's onward to the time change, turning our
clocks back Nov. 7, followed by Thanksgiving and
all the winter holiday events, and a celebration to
We hope it's a grand "high season," and we wel-
come back our winter friends.
Mark your calendars. Save the dates.
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I read the Sept. 29 article about an alleged Sun-
shine Law violation between two Manatee County
commissioners during a dinner at the Beach Bistro
on Sept. 15. I'm concerned that this is a politically
motivated complaint without merit.
I live and work on Anna Maria Island and have
a long-standing relationship with Carol Whitmore
and John Chappie. Both Whitmore and Chappie are
former city mayors and Anna Maria Island residents
- both with long-standing reputations for integrity
I'm a member of several Manatee County and
Anna Maria Island advisory boards and have a good
working knowledge of the Sunshine Law. I was pres-
ent at both the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce board meeting and, afterward, at the Beach
Bistro dinner. I certainly would know if a Sunshine
violation occurred during the meeting or dinner.
A Sunshine violation never occurred.
All regularly scheduled chamber meetings are
properly noticed. The local media, Whitmore, Chap-
pie, county administrator Ed Hunzeker and repre-
sentatives of the local three cities regularly attend.
Issues that impact the Island business community are
discussed at these regularly scheduled meetings.
During the many years of knowing Whitmore
and Chappie, I have never seen them enter into a
discussion about county business in violation of the
Sunshine Law. Never! I believe this misguided com-
plaint is frivolous, malicious and political.
David Teitelbaum, Bradenton Beach
Turtle watch times
I have had the most fun out of the calls I have
gotten as a result of Ted Ajmo's father's letter in The
Islander Sept. 29.
My phone mailbox was full when I got home the
day the paper came out - it holds 17 calls.
Every person left the same message - the letter
brought tears to their eyes.
On Sept. 29, I found two copies of the letter taped
to my door. People are cutting it out and driving here
with little sweet notes tucked in.
When I read the letter, my memories brought me
back to Ted riding his bike on the beach because his
section was so big. We did let him excavate nests on
his own and his data was 100 percent.
If I remember correctly, he had two little sis-
ters and the world's nicest parents, they were such a
Ted never complained about anything and he
was so polite. He was the youngest member of Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch that we allowed to do
a survey walk on his own. He sat in on meetings
with us and we all thought of him as an adult, not a
Also, the articles The Islander is doing on the
coordinators are so good. I'm so proud of this group
Suzi Fox, Bradenton Beach
Serious about Sunshine
The filing of a violation of the Sunshine Law
complaint was not an attack against individuals at
the pre-arranged meeting, but questioning the obvi-
ous gathering of county officials in a very suspect
Nancy Deal, as a private citizen and a resident
of Holmes Beach, tried to justify this meeting when
she asked an official sitting at the Beach Bistro bar,
"Could this be some kind of Sunshine issue here?"
No reply was made to answer her question.
The reason for this meeting has not been explained
in a satisfying statement by any official involved.
They put themselves in a very bad situation by
gathering as a group and talking amongst them-
What was actually said we will never be told.
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Did these individuals ever think what this meet-
ing would look like to the public?
They say they know the Sunshine Law very well
and so this meeting can be excused without question.
I say why would you put yourselves in such an obvi-
ously suspicious position? Floridians are dealing with
a lot of problems, and one of the biggest is mistrust
in their government officials.
Thanks to Deal, we were made aware of this
I hope other Floridians continue to ask their
elected officials to explain the actions they take.
Carol Soustek, Holmes Beach
I have read with much displeasure over the past
several weeks the antics of Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Al Robinson and his actions at various meet-
ings, which resulted in him having to be escorted
from a local meeting the Holmes Beach Police
It seems now that Robinson's actions and antics
are the topics and his issues with various departments
are no longer the point.
Weeks ago Robinson was quoted saying having
police and firefighters on the pension board is like
having the fox watch the hen house. I found that com-
ment in particular to be insulting to the members of the
police and fire departments who on a daily basis will
put their lives on the line to save strangers 24/7.
I don't think Robinson understands that people
who have to carry a firearm or wear their own air
supply as part of their normal job don't do so because
it's a fashion statement. They do so because of their
ability to put the concerns and safety of others first.
Both the fire district and the police department,
their officers and membership, have on a daily basis
showed their commitment to this community with
enthusiasm, accountability, professionalism and
integrity. Those are issues that seem to be washed
over by these obtuse challenges made on a weekly
basis by this man. I voted for Robinson during the last
election, however will not be doing so in the future.
Kevin FitzGerald, Holmes Beach
Cancer in county government
I watched the Sept. 14 Manatee County Board
of Commissioners meeting and during commission
comments there was a discussion on rules of Sun-
shine and ethics.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said we cannot
discuss anything unless we're at a board meeting.
Even though the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment closed the investigation of the dinner at Beach
Bistro, the fact is there were two commissioners
meeting with county administrator Ed Hunzeker. Two
or more members of a governmental body at a casual
dinner is suspect. The three of them know better. I
sure don't believe they discussed family issues. There
is a cancer in our county called money and power
versus the words of truth.
Also, regarding Whitmore's statement that she tried
to join Save Anna Maria. In 2009, she went to a SAM
meeting along with 12 others to fill out applications to
create a voting bloc. All of those people supported a
fixed-span bridge and SAM does not.
Hunzeker should resign and commissioners who
receive large amounts of funds for their campaigns
should recuse themselves when voting on projects
that involve a developer who has contributed so much
money to them.
The complainant had a lot of courage to report a
very suspicious event at a Holmes Beach bistro.
Katie Pierola, president, Save Anna Maria Inc.
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In the Oct. 4, 2000, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Anna Maria resident Greg LaPensee, 18, sur-
vived more than five hours in the water off the Anna
Maria Island Bridge Sept. 28, when the car he was
driving struck the bridge curb, became airborne and
plunged into the water. The incident occurred at 1
a.m., but was not reported until 6 a.m. LaPensee did
not remember getting out of the vehicle, which was
7 feet under water, but did recall clinging to pilings
as he worked his way toward shore.
* Bob Welch was unanimously approved by the
Anna Maria City Commission as the city's building
official following the departure of Phil Charnock.
Prior to accepting the Anna Maria job, Welch was a
construction coordinator for Manatee County.
* The damage to Island cities from Hurricane
Gordon was reported at $400,000, with $250,000
in damages to Bradenton Beach, with most of the
damage caused by the storm's brush by the Island
in the Gulf of Mexico from street and house flood-
ing, and a damaged seawall. Holmes Beach reported
$78,000 in damages, while Anna Maria officials said
the hurricane cost the city $36,000.
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HB approves 2010-11 spending plan
By Nick Walter
The Holmes Beach budget is set.
Commissioners at their Sept. 30 final budget
hearing at Holmes Beach City Hall approved the
city's 2010-11 spending plan by a 3-2 vote.
Commissioner Al Robinson, who once again
cited wasteful spending, opposed the budget.
Also against the budget was Commissioner Pat
Morton, who said he thinks it is wrong that city
employees, for the third straight year, will not receive
a pay raise.
The spending and revenue guide for the city
keeps the tax rate the same and includes a 9.64 per-
cent reduction in revenue to the city.
The city's total revenue and spending is
$8,413,450, up from $7,865,490 last year.
The city will forgo the rollback rate of 1.9369 mils.
The rollback rate is the millage rate needed to generate
the same tax dollars as fiscal year 2009-10.
Instead, the city decided on a millage for the
budget year, which begins Oct. 1, at 1.75 mills, a
9.64 percent decrease from the current 1.7549 mill-
age rate. That 9.64 percent reduction results in a
$224,621 decrease from last year in local tax dollars
to the city.
The local tax on a $300,000 home, without taking
any exemptions into account, will be $525. A mil is
$1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property.
Robinson said treasurer Rick Ashley told him
"no department has gone over budget in the last five
Robinson passed out a packet detailing his com-
plaints about the budget and the budgeting process.
Regarding Ashley's statement, Robinson said,
"Now as a businessman, this is no badge of honor.
The idea of consolidating fire districts has
been talked about for years, encouraged by state
Sen. Mike Bennett and endorsed by some local fire
chiefs and fire commissioners.
Local fire agencies include the Bradenton Fire
Department, which probably would not be involved
in a consolidation, as well as Braden River, Cedar
Hammock, Duette, Longboat Key, Myakka City,
North River, Palmetto, Parrish, Southern Manatee,
Trailer Estates, Whitfield and West Manatee, which
services the Island.
"I believe in fire and EMS countywide consoli-
dation," said WMFR Commissioner Larry Tyler,
who said he thinks consolidation is "inevitable."
The council of governments meeting is at 4
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Manatee Civic Center,
1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
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What this tells me is that you get an 'atta-boy' for get-
ting a good safe number. When in reality the objective
of budgeting is a mental/analytical exercise to help
you lower your expenditures."
Robinson criticized spending for the police
department, claiming the city spends $171,166 for
each officer on patrol.
He said the city pays $76,000 more for the aver-
age patrol officer than Anna Maria and Bradenton
"This police cost is nothing new this year,"
Robinson said. "It has been going on for at least six
Regarding the city's $4,544,000 in cash and
investments as of Sept. 29, Robinson wrote, "should
some of these dollars be used to reduce the taxes of
Responding to Robinson, Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger said, "No department will ever go over budget
because it would be illegal."
Commissioner David Zaccagnino said the city
should reduce expenses. However, he said, "I think
our department heads have done a very good job this
year, but also our police department is something we
can't afford to cut to bare bones. It's something where
if we are going to spend more, I think it's worth it."
Finally, Morton stated his support for a raise for
"The morale of the employees for the city of
Holmes Beach is the lowest I've ever seen," Morton
said. "Some people keep slapping them in the face for
some reason and I'm not sure why. I think the police
department and public works people and city employ-
ees have been doing a super job. I think it's about time
we get off them and think about what we should be
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Government officials planned to discuss the
consolidation of local fire districts at this week's
Manatee County Council of Governments meet-
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
asked for the agenda item during a board of com-
missioners meeting Sept. 28.
McClash said one approach would be to estab-
lish a single district, overseen by five elected com-
missioners, who would determine how to deal with
fire departments and "work over the years to make
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Commission John Chappie, who represents
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Anna Maria splits comp-plan amendment
By Rick Catlin
Zoning of Anna Maria's shoreline will likely see
changes in the coming year in two proposed amend-
ments that will affect property owners.
Commissioners had proposed a single comp-plan
amendment to transmit to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs that would add a preservation
land-use district to the current conservation land-use
district in the comp plan. Also included in the amend-
ment would be the creation of a historical pier district
and a marine-use district.
But discussion of the amendment became com-
plicated at prior work sessions because of the diverse
nature of the districts, and the fact that the city faces
two lawsuits regarding the conservation land-use cat-
Commissioners agreed at their Sept. 28 meeting
to divide the amendment to make it easier to discuss
and make decisions.
Acting Commission Chair Dale Woodland said
he had no problems with dividing the amendment,
but questioned whether the amendments must be re-
"They do," said city attorney Jim Dye.
The original amendment contained a proposal to
create a preservation-use district and a conservation-
use district, much like the districts in the 1989 comp
The 2007 comp plan contains only a conservation
land-use district, which prohibits any construction.
That prohibition has been a bone of contention among
owners of property in and out of the zone and with
Also in the original amendment is a proposal to
create a special "historical pier marine use" district that
would include the city pier and the Rod & Reel Pier.
A special "marine-use" district would include Galati
Marine and the small spoil island west of the marina.
The city obtained jurisdiction of the waters sur-
rounding Galati Marine, the city pier and the Rod
& Reel Pier recently after Manatee County offi-
cials declined to exercise their legal control of those
waters. The Florida Legislature first had to pass a bill
ceding the waters and the nearby shores to the city.
Commissioners gave consensus to the historical
district and marine-use provisions of the amendment,
but balked at creating the preservation and conser-
vation land-use districts in the same amendment
because of pending litigation.
Richard Friday of Park Street has filed a legal
action against the city for informing Steve Walker
of the Walker family trust in 2007 that there were
no obstacles to build a housing complex within the
conservation land-use category on legal, platted lots
that are seaward of his home.
When the commission failed to approve Walker's
request for a two-lot subdivision in the conservation
zone, he filed suit against the city.
His attorney, Ricinda Perry, presented evidence
at a June public hearing that the Walker lots were
legally platted under metes and bounds and accepted
long ago by the city.
Building official Bob Welch said there were 12
houses in the conservation land-use category that the
owners could not remodel, renovate or repair because
of the current "no build" comp-plan restriction.
His review of city records found more than 150
other lots in the conservation land-use category that
were platted and accepted, but unbuildable for a vari-
ety of reasons. Some of them are now underwater, he
The issue of the conservation land-use districts
arose in 2006, when an initial review of property
owners in the district did not reveal any private own-
ership, just city property.
When Dye checked the metes and bounds records
last year, he found a number of privately owned lots
in the conservation land-use district that had been
accepted by the city many years ago as buildable
But the city had approved the comp plan and
the "no development" language in the conservation
Dye has said previously the courts would likely
rule that was a "taking" by the city and would prob-
ably not look kindly on any city defense presented
in a lawsuit.
But it's likely to be many months before the comp
plan is amended.
Dye said the city has to transmit proposed comp-
plan amendments to the DCA and await its find-
The DCA then sends the proposed amendments
back to the city for any required changes. The city
then holds public hearings on the amendments prior
to any approval.
If approved, the comp-plan amendments return
to the DCA for a final inspection, then are returned
to the city for implementation.
Commissioners agreed to rehear the two amend-
ments at their Oct. 28 meeting.
Ethics commission dismisses Stoltzfus request
By Rick Catlin
The Florida Ethics Commission rejected a
claim by former Anna Maria Commissioner Harry
Stoltzfus for about $7,500 in costs and fees associ-
ated with his defense of an ethics violation claim
by John Cagnina.
In the ruling, the commission voted to "dismiss
the petition because the facts and grounds alleged
in the petition are not sufficient to state a claim for
costs and reasonable attorney's fees."
The COE determined that Cagnina's original
complaint was neither filed with "malicious intent"
to harm Stoltzfus.
Stoltzfus' claim for costs alleged Cagnina pre-
sented no evidence to support allegations against
him, but the COE said that's the duty of a COE
investigator, not the complainant.
Further, the COE said the allegations made by
Cagnina in his original complaint were "not mate-
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The COE said when it first reviewed the Cag-
nina complaint in early June, it had no jurisdiction
over an alleged violation of Florida's Sunshine Law
and the entire allegation by Cagnina was "legally
Cagnina's complaint was dismissed June 2
by the COE without an investigation. As the COE
never investigated Stoltzfus, it said Stoltzfus was
not asked to prepare a legal defense.
But Stoltzfus attorney, Richard Harrison, sub-
mitted a bill to the city for $7,500 in costs and fees
associated with the defense of the COE complaint.
The commission dismissed the claim, based upon
advice from city attorney Jim Dye that the city was
not liable for the costs and fees submitted.
The COE decision gave Stoltzfus 30 days from
Sept. 8 to file an appeal.
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The show will continue through Nov. 7
AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The annual exhibit celebrates AMIAL's instru
tors and their wide range of media, techniques, styl
and philosophies and serves as a way to introdu
prospective students to teachers.
Participating instructors include Christine Gal
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and the second session at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
Sessions will take place at the group's headqua
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For more information about the Coast Guard pr
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Center hosts fishing classes
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's fi
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and continues through the month at 4 p.m. Wedne
A second session will take place at 4 p.i
Wednesday in November.
For registration details, go to the Center, 4(
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announced a tie Oct. 1 in the first Bayfest T-sh
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Anna Maria artist and developer Mike Thrasher a:
a graphic by architectural designer Olga Martinez
So Bayfest organizers decided to have tw
T-shirts printed for the 10th anniversary of the c
ebration set to take place Oct. 15-16 on Pine Aven
in Anna Maria.
A three-day concert in Holmes Beach is being
planned for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri-
tage and other groups tied to the Gulf of Mexico.
Organizers with the Sarasota-based Save the Gulf
group want to hold the concert Nov. 19-21 in the field
north of Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
As they plan, organizers are seeking sponsors at
four levels - from $100 to $1,000, as well as ven-
dors to sell food and drinks and arts and crafts.
The event will feature two concert stages and run
from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 19, from noon to 10 p.m.
Nov. 20 and from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 21.
Admission will be free, with STG raising money
from sponsorships, concessions and booth rentals,
raffles and a silent auction.
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Washed Up Hacks, Not Tuna, Bud Buckley Duo, Will
Scott, the Loretta James Band, T-Bone Trio and The
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,ce eagle detour
la- Paddlers in the Robinson Preserve will find a
n's detour in the northwest Bradenton park to protect
1o- nesting bald eagles.
nt- "Our resident bald eagles have returned to Rob-
lis inson Preserve and are once again preparing to raise
cil a family," said Melissa Cain Nell of the Manatee
or- County Natural Resources Department.
s), She said preserve visitors can see the eagles from
nd a distance.
To protect the nesting habitat, the county has cre-
)m ated a detour for kayakers in the preserve.
The bald eagle breeding season in the state runs
'8- from September through June, with the most critical
times for protecting in the first months, during court-
ship, nest-building and egg incubation.
For more information, go to www.mymanatee.
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rst Gloria Dei to bless animals
16, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
1. Holmes Beach, will hold a blessing of the animals at
ar- 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.
V., Church-goers are invited to bring their pets for
the annual blessing.
o- For more information, call the church at 941-778-
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Anna Maria Island in September. Her talk focused
on her work with an animation studio in Califor-
nia. The club meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Ralph Bassett
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Waterfront to host
The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria, hosts its annual Roguetoberfest from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7.
The event highlights Rogue Ales from Oregon
and features German food, raffles, door prizes and,
for the first 200 people, free T-shirts.
"We will have Dead Guy draft, of course,
plus Brutal IPA, Double Chocolate Stout, Juni-
per Pale Ale, Kells Irish Lager, Captain Sig's
Northwestern Ale, Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout,
Maierfest Lager, St. Rogue Dry Hopped Red and
believe it or not, the very limited release Chatoe
Rogue First Growth Creek Ale," said the Water-
front's Bill Shafer.
Admission will be $12 per person.
For more information, call 941-778-1515.
Off Stage group to meet
The Off Stage Ladies of the Anna Maria
Island Players will meet for lunch at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the BeachHouse
restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Hostesses will be Beverly Snyder, Carol
Heckman and Susan Turner. Directors Gareth
Gibbs, Kelly Wynn Woodland, Phyllis Elf-
enbien and James Thaggard are scheduled to
Also, the installation of the 2010-11 offi-
cers will take place.
For more information, call 941-518-
on two real-life actresses of renown - Sarah
Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse - battling
onstage and backstage.
The set-up: The two actresses - the biggest
and most temperamental stars of their day - are
scheduled to perform back-to-back productions
of "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre
Dumas. Duse's production will be performing in
Bernhardt's theater. The members of both acting
companies expect fireworks and do what they
can to avoid being in the way. But they can't do
much about the arrival of a Russian anarchist
who threatens to blow up everyone in the the-
ater - especially the two divas - unless his
comrades are released from prison.
For more information, call the box office at
Rotary to meet
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The speaker will be Jerry St. Germain of the
Navy League of the United States.
For more information, e-mail Dantia Gould at
email@example.com or call 941-778-1880.
Out of Africa
Carolyn Overway, left, and Marilyn McCook
shared stories about Kenya during a meeting of the
REAL Women of CrossPointe Fellowship Sept. 25.
Overway worked for 23 years on a mission field.
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11 a.m. - Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
business lunch at the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
1:15 p.m. - Gulf Coast Writers writing session with Barbara Goff at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
4 p.m. - Fishing class for kids begins at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Thursday, Oct. 7
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.- "Roguetoberfest" at the Waterfront Restaurant,
111 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1515. Fee applies.
8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Ladies of the Camellias" at the
Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 17.
Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.
Friday, Oct. 8
11:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at
the IMG Golf and Country Club, 5500 34th St., Bradenton. Information:
941-778-1908. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "Here and New" artists reception at the Anna
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through Nov. 7. Information: 941-778-2099.
6 to 9 p.m. - Oktoberfest at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Fee
6:30 to 9 p.m. - Singer/Songwriter night at the Back Alley, 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.
Saturday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.
Sunday, Oct. 10
3 p.m. - Blessing of the animals at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
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359-4296. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Oct. 12
Noon - Jerry St. Germain of the Navy League of the United States
speaks to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island at the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
2 to 6 p.m. - Flu shots at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
6 p.m. - "Opera on the Island" video viewing and discussion at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
11 a.m. - Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies of the Anna Maria Island Players
luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.
Thursday, Oct. 7
5 to 7p.m. - "Connexions" season opening featuring the "Common
Ground" and "Ageless Creativity" exhibits at the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-
7p.m. -"Antigone Now" performed bytheAsolo Repertory Theatre
in the Spanish Courtyard at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 9
7p.m. -Artinsight-Sarasota artists' reception at Living Walls, 1311
Main St., Sarasota. Exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Information: 941-779-
Wednesday, Oct. 13
7 to 9 p.m. - Exploring the Future of Energy: "The Electric Sun-
shine State" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
* The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
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various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-
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* Oct. 15, World Party, South Florida Museum.
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* Oct. 15-16, Bayfest on Pine Avenue.
* Oct. 16, Plant sale, Palma Sola Botanical Park.
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* Oct. 16, Mainly Art bazaar, downtown Bradenton.
* Oct. 16, Boating class, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81.
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Planners signal support for draft telecom rules
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach planners signaled their enthu-
siasm for a draft ordinance detailing how the city
manages the telecommunications applications and
how such facilities may be installed in the city.
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
members Rick Bisio and Jo Ann Meilner last month
reviewed the lengthy document drafted by a consult-
ing firm for the city in advance of workshop with the
P&Z, the mayor, city commissioners, city staff and
representatives from the firm, the Center for Munici-
pal Solutions/Monroe Telecom Associates. The work-
shop is scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 14, at city hall, 107
Gulf Drive N.
The P& Z comments, which were generally posi-
tive, were for review by Monroe Telecom Associ-
The impetus for the work was a proposal from a
company seeking to install a cell tower near the Bra-
denton Beach police and public works departments
on Highland Avenue.
City commissioners agreed the city was unpre-
pared to deal with the informal proposal. Specifically,
Commissioner Janie Robertson urged an update to the
city's telecommunications ordinance.
Robertson, last summer, said, the city did not
want to be "the tail that the dog is w . 'illn "
So the city sought a consultant.
Earlier this summer, commissioners approved an
agreement with the Center for Municipal Solutions/
Monroe Telecom Associates for consulting work on
its telecommunications ordinance and review of any
proposals the city might receive.
Bisio and Meilner discussed the ordinance after
P&Z member Bill Shearon stepped down from the
dais, claiming such a discussion shouldn't take place
because the board needed four people to make a
quorum. The board currently is down several mem-
City clerk Nora Idso said the meeting was noticed
as a work meeting and that if the board members were
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not making recommendations or casting votes, they
could share their opinions.
Bisio raised questions about several areas of the
30-page draft ordinance:
* The document states that cell towers would not
be permitted in residential areas. Bisio suggested the
document should be amended to include preservation
and conservation zones as well.
* A section of the document dealing with lot size
and setbacks addresses requirements for creating a
"fall zone" for a cell tower. Bisio said he wanted the
consultants to explain "how that works in reality."
* A passage requires that a telecommunications
applicant post a "pre-application" fee prior to filing
a "pre-application." Bisio said that seems to be in
conflict - where does the receipt for the fee go if
there is no pre-application file?
Also, he said, the ordinance lacks detail on the
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process after the pre-application fee is paid.
* Regarding insurance, Bisio suggested the con-
sultants and city officials consider a provision that
covers the city in the event the owner of a telecom
facility defaults or drops the required liability insur-
Such an issue might be especially critical if
the liability insurance is dropped during hurricane
After reviewing the document, Bisio and Meilner
agreed that they were impressed with its content.
"I think it's a really well-written document,"
Bisio said. Referring to his questions and comments,
he said, "That's all I could come up with out of 30
"I don't have an\ thiln additional that concerned
me," Meilner said. "I thought it really covered it all
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Order issued in Lohn case
By Lisa Neff
Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas recently
asked the city of Bradenton Beach to formally
respond to a suit filed by property-owner Ken Lohn
more than a year ago.
Nicholas issued an "order to show cause," a rou-
tine judicial order in civil suits that formally asks the
defendant - in this case the city - to respond to a
Nicholas issued the order in mid-September and
instructed the city to respond within a month.
Lohn lives on Bay Drive South and owns a nearby
duplex. He is challenging a city building official's
issuance of a certificate of occupancy for an adjacent
duplex at 109 Fifth St. S.
In April 2009, the Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment recommended that the city commission
deny Lohn's complaint regarding the Fifth Street
property, also known as Hibiscus II and now privately
In June 2009, the city commission voted against
Lohn's complaint, which essentially is that a drive-
way built on an easement alongside his home is too
close to his property line and too narrow.
Lohn's 11-page complaint, filed in July 2009 in
Manatee County Circuit Court by attorney Robert
Turffs, seeks a judicial review of the commission's
"This complaint challenges the city of Braden-
ton Beach issuance of a certificate of occupancy for
the multi-family condominium ... despite the fact
the location is in violation of express provisions of
the Bradenton Beach Land Development Code," the
In the complaint, Lohn said he wants the court
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Responding to the complaint, city attorney
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Lohn were reviewed three times by the city and were
found to be without legal merit unanimously by the
board of adjustment and the city commission.
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ment at issue would be a threat to the public's health,
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Temp chair resigns
By Lisa Neff
The temporary chair of Bradenton Beach's
advisory committee on mooring and anchorage
resigned the post last week, citing lack of support
at city hall.
William Shearon, a former city commis-
sioner and past mayoral candidate, said he would
remain on the committee, which was set to hold
its first meeting in months on Oct. 6. However,
Shearon wrote in an e-mail to city officials that
he is stepping down as temporary chair "due to
lack of cooperation from staff."
Shearon's resignation followed a series of
e-mail exchanges between Shearon and the city
clerk's office about the agenda and materials for
the committee's upcoming meeting.
Shearon said he put a lot of work into prepar-
ing for the meeting, but felt that city staff was not
helping facilitate the reactivation of the commit-
tee and was critical of his organizing efforts.
Mayor Bob Bartelt said he reviewed the matter,
as well as spoke with Shearon last week. City staff,
the mayor said, "responded to all of his wishes."
In fact, the clerk's office completed Shearon's
request to produce a meeting packet for the mooring
committee a day ahead of schedule, Bartelt said.
"To the best of my knowledge, city staff has
been very supportive."
The mooring committee was to resume meeting
to consider the expenses for a mooring field.
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Bradenton Beach may revise CRA makeup
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt is revisiting
the makeup of the community redevelopment agency,
which was expanded last year with the city commis-
sion's adoption of an ordinance.
There have been several types of CRA com-
mittees in Bradenton Beach. In recent years, the
committee consisted of the city commission and
the mayor. But at the request last year of the Sce-
nicWAVES advisory committee and merchants in
the commercial district, the commission added two
positions to the board, a CRA business owner and
a CRA-area resident.
The commission then appointed restaurant
owner Ed Chiles as the business representative and
former Mayor Connie Drescher as the residential
In March, the city commission removed Drescher
from the post for failure to meet the city's Sunshine
Law requirements, including attendance at an orienta-
The committee has been minus a member since
Drescher was removed.
Last week, Bartelt said the city might return to
a CRA committee that consists of the commission
and mayor. The issue could come up as early as this
week's city commission meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Bartelt said the CRA committee has the author-
ity to spend millions of dollars on a project, and
he's concerned about such a decision being made by
The city has a pending application for the CRA
committee from William Shearon, a former city com-
missioner and past mayoral candidate who lives and
runs a business on Gulf Drive.
"They've gone months without a resident,"
Shearon said. "There is a vacancy and I applied for
it. It's important to have a taxpayer on the board. It's
The CRA district, which consists of the down-
town area from Cortez Road south to Fifth Street
By Rick Catlin
A plan by the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial
Committee to have the U.S. Postal Service provide
a special stamping machine to commemorate the
May 2011 celebration is expected to draw stamp
collectors from around the world.
Stamp collector Charles Fields is working with
the postal service to have a special stamp cancella-
tion booth staffed by postal workers at the city pier
May 13, 2011.
Committee chair Sissy Quinn said Fields will
ensure that news of cancellation is placed in maga-
zines and publications and on the Web. Fields has
South, was established about 18 years ago to revital-
ize what was deemed a blighted area of the city. The
CRA is a tool to dedicate certain property tax dollars
for revitalization within the district.
said hundreds of stamp collectors would travel the
globe to obtain a special cancellation or stamp.
"You will be very surprised," volunteer Sandy
Mattick said at the committee's Sept. 27 meeting.
"People will come from all over to get the cancella-
The mark will be an imprint of the city pier pen-
dant created by artist Wendy Thurlow and will include
the celebration dates - May 13-14, 2011.
Thurlow is making 100 of the pendants, 99 of
which will go on sale for $100 each beginning at
Bayfest Oct. 15-16, along with commemorative
T-shirts, hats, pier planks and other centennial
10 great years
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Maria public works depart-
ment is honored by the city for
his completion of 10 years of
service with the department.
Mayor Fran Barford presented
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of achievement and he was
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PARTY AND COSTUwE CORAL CONTEST
The Islander invites you to celebrate
Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 29!
The Islander newspaper will host a critter corral in front of the
newspaper office from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Prizes will be
offered for pets in the scariest, most original and silliest costumes,
as well as pet-owner look-alikes. Contestants will gather in a corral
outside the office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registra-
tion beginning at 5 p.m. and judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce office with a kid's costume contest and then a trick-
or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters
are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals.
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Bohnenberger to serve another term
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is glad
he's uncontested in the Nov. 2 election.
It is making his day-to-day job much easier.
"I can focus all energies on particular issues,"
Bohnenberger said. "This time it's on the budget and
outlining our plans for the future. And I won't have
to be concerned about running for office."
Bohnenberger, 70, has lived in Holmes Beach
20 years. He was elected to city council in 1993 and
resigned in 1994. He was mayor from 1994-96 and
returned to the commission from 1999-2006.
He has served as mayor ever since, and is in his
fourth term as mayor.
Bohnenberger said there are a lot of projects he
hopes the will accomplish, including upgrading the
infrastructure of storm-water management systems.
"By doing that it improves our quality of life," he
The city's public works building also will be
demolished and rebuilt.
The walking trails, sidewalks and parks systems
could also be expanded before Bohnenberger pos-
sibly runs for re-election again. "In particular, there
will be a series of walkways and trails from just south
of Reigon's linear park, behind Region's Bank," Boh-
Bohnenberger said he would like to serve as
mayor for a fifth term.
"Basically, I like what I do and I've been encour-
aged by many citizens to stay here and offer my ser-
vices again," he said, "which I've done and appar-
ently they're satisfied enough because I have no chal-
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick
will return to the commission for her third term
following the Nov. 2 general election as no candi-
dates qualified to oppose either her or incumbent
Commissioner Chuck Webb.
Mattick was a newcomer to politics when she
was elected to a commission seat in 2006. She had
previously run unsuccessfully for a commission
seat in the 2005 elections. Mattick was re-elected
A retired medical records supervisor from a
Cincinnati hospital, Mattick
and four of her seven children
moved to Anna Maria in 2001.
"We had bought prop-
S erty in 1998 and decided it was
) time to get out of the cold," she
Mattick The commissioner for-
merly owned Tropical Treats on
Gulf Drive, and she understands both the residents
and business owners' views for the city's business
Heading into her third term, Mattick said the
main issue for the coming year is to solve the park-
ing problem on Pine Avenue. It's going to take
compromise from everyone involved, including
the commission, she believes.
"And I'm willing to compromise," she said.
Although Mattick said it's never been docu-
mented that a serious traffic safety issue exists on
Pine Avenue, she said she has changed her opinion
and now agrees that backing out of a parking space
onto Pine Avenue is a safety issue.
Any parking plan has to resolve that problem
for the safety of residents and visitors, including
pedestrians, cyclists and others who use the side-
It's a situation that needs commission compro-
mise and resolution now, she said.
Hopefully, a Pine Avenue parking plan will
resolve several of the lawsuits against the city, and
halt further legal actions, Mattick indicated.
She encouraged residents to read the news-
paper and attend commission and planning and
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger sits at
the dais in the commission chambers. Islander
Photo: Nick Walter
Bohnenberger said his experience and formal
training, which includes the Florida Certified Public
Management Training Program and various Florida
League of Cities programs, are his strengths than
make him an effective mayor.
zoning board meetings to get the facts of an issue
before making a rash decision or judgment.
At the same time, the city has to get the right
information about issues to the public.
"We need to do a better job of educating the
public about what our comp plan and land-devel-
opment regulations say and mean, about commis-
sion decisions and about upcoming proposals,"
Mattick agreed the city needs to have land-
development regulations consistent with the com-
prehensive plan, and some interpretations of the
LDRs need to be explained or re-written in plain,
But the commission has made progress on
many issues the past two years, including stormwa-
ter drainage, lower taxes, maintaining tight budgets
and increasing the city's reserve fund.
Commissioners need to move forward and look
at the bright side of 2011, she said.
As commission liaison to the City Pier Centen-
nial Committee, Mattick is excited about the May
13-14, 2011, pier centennial celebration.
"This is going to be a great time for the city. I'm
very happy with what's planned. I think it's going
to be great for the residents and businesses."
Businesses and residents working together can
only be good for the city, she said.
While Mattick supports a viable business dis-
trict for the city, she said the comprehensive plan
considers Anna Maria as primarily a "residential
The commission has to balance the needs and
wishes of the residents, while maintaining a "viable,
mixed-use business district," she said, quoting the
Her main goals for the next two years are to
resolve Pine Avenue parking and have residents and
businesses work together, not against each other.
The city's small business district is a vital element
of Anna Maria's ambiance and needs to be main-
tained for the benefit of residents and visitors.
At the same time, the rights of residents and
property owners have to come first in any consid-
eration, she said.
"I just think we're going to move forward and
have a great year," Mattick predicted.
"And I have a good rapport with our staff," he
said. "We have excellent employees."
Until the next election in which he might com-
pete, Bohnenberger will enjoy the extra time that
comes with being uncontested.
Look online at
For more information on the Anna Maria
Island city officials returned to office without
opposition, look online at www.islander.org for
the Vote 2010 page, which includes biographical
information and Islander Q&As with the candi-
The page also includes a link to the supervi-
sor of elections office, where information is avail-
able on campaign fund raising and expenses, and
more. Next week: features on candidates on the
ballot Nov. 2.
The Islander will host a candidate meet-and-
greet, including music by Howie Banfield and
his bluegrass friends in the band Hurricanes, and,
of course, popcorn from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Webb looks for
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb is unop-
posed in the Nov. 2 election and will automatically be
returned to office. It will be Webb's second consecu-
tive term as commissioner and third since 2002.
He served as commissioner from 2002-04, but
did not seek re-election due to increasing responsi-
bilities with his law practice.
Webb was born in Orlando and is a retired lieu-
tenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. An attor-
ney, he has a law practice on Anna Maria Island that
specializes in land-use issues.
He and wife Laura and their two children have
lived in Anna Maria since 1998.
Webb has several issues he wants the commission
to address in the next two years, not the least of which
is reconciling the city's land-development regulations
with the comprehensive plan.
"We have seen how unclear or vague language
can lead to conflicts," he said.
"I've been saying this since I was elected in 2008,
that we need to clarify the LDRs."
Webb also wants the com-
mission to reach a compromise
agreement on Pine Avenue park-
"The situation has gone on
too long. Not everyone is going to
get all that they want in any park-
Webb ing plan. We are going to have to
Webb also wants more "green space" and "open
space" for the Pine Avenue corridor. He's argued that
position at many commission parking sessions and
is hopeful commissioners will compromise on that
issue when it adopts a parking plan for the corridor.
With his legal background and experience work-
ing with county governments, Webb is always on
the lookout to protect the city from expensive litiga-
He believes the comp plan determined that the
city is primarily a residential community with a viable
"mixed-use" business district.
But many people have differing interpretations
PLEASE SEE WEBB, PAGE 19
Mattick looks forward to compromise
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 6, 2010 19
Bartelt settles in as mayor
By Lisa Neff
It was the morning after a Green Bay Packers
loss to the Chicago Bears. So there was just reason
for Bob Bartelt's football analogies as he talked Sept.
28 about his appointment to mayor several months
ago and his uncontested bid for election to the office
"Did you watch the game?" Bartelt, who was
born and raised in Wisconsin, asked before recapping
the last minutes of the Packers' loss.
Being a mayor is sort of like playing quarterback,
said Bartelt, 64, who gave up his Ward 4 city com-
mission seat to take charge at city hall when Michael
Pierce resigned in early June. The QB leads the play,
but needs strong blockers and skilled receivers to
reach the goal line.
"I try to understand every position," Bartelt said.
"I'm very big on training and cross-training. It's help-
ful for me to understand your job and for you to know
my job.... When we can work harmony, we can be
In his months as mayor, Bartelt said he's learned
First, he said, "it's an awful lot easier pulling a
rope than trying to push one."
Second, serving as a small-city mayor "involves
a hell of a lot more hours and brings a whole new
world of responsibilities."
The new responsibilities come during a signifi-
cant year for Bartelt that has included the loss of a
family member and, later this month, a marriage to
Bradenton Beach resident Kim DuPont.
The couple may take a short honeymoon later
"Kim and I consider ourselves so fortunate to live
in this paradise," Bartelt said. "It's gorgeous here. So
it's like we're on vacation every day."
Although many days Bartelt is dealing with city
business. "It's every weekday," he said. "It's four
hours, six hours a day, a minimum of four hours, at
least to get up to speed on things."
The mayor is a retired fire lieutenant who worked
33 years with the Milwaukee Fire Department, but,
he said, he could never completely retire. "I took a
few cruises. About the third day I'm looking for the
captain to see if there's something I can do. I can't
Bartelt is conflicted about a lack of opponent in
"With the upcoming wedding and everything, it
gives me a big sigh of relief that I don't have to do a
WEBB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
of what is a "viable" business district, just as some
people disagree with the city's policy on calculating
density in the retail-office-residential district.
That policy needs to be clarified by the commis-
sion and in simple language for the public to under-
stand, Webb said.
He believes that the comp plan and regulations
for the mixed-use district are controlling growth,
but without consistency between the comp plan and
LDRs, the city could still face a developer who might
purchase contiguous lots for development.
The city is maintaining small-scale growth, he
observed, and he does not want to see Pine Avenue
overcome with strip malls and parking lots.
And Webb is hopeful there won't be any more
high-rise homes on Pine Avenue. He noted that
instead of building two-story over parking single-
family homes, developers of recent ROR projects
have built structures just two stories in height, below
the maximum allowed by law.
Aside from parking and clarifying LDR language
for consistency, Webb said the city is in a very good
Taxes have not been raised, the city has a master
stormwater drainage plan and funding for its con-
struction, and the reserve fund is just under $1 mil-
"Believe me, we are in a much better situation
than other cities and areas where I've worked," he
major campaign," he said.
However, campaigning and winning an election
has its rewards. "When I ran for commission, I felt I
earned the seat."
Still, Bartelt said he's proven himself capable
of quarterbacking: "Coming in as I did, you get
slammed. There's a tremendous amount of informa-
tion to learn. But I am a lot more intimate with city
business. I know what's going on."
Bartelt's goals are to follow the city's vision
statement, encourage more citizen involvement and
run an efficient government.
"Hunkering down fiscally" is a top priority,
he said. "I don't have a lot of faith in the world or
national economies. I don't think we've seen the
bottom on the housing market.
Another priority in the coming years will be miti-
gating potential storm hazards, including repairs to a
damaged city seawall and a serious discussion about
hardening city hall.
"In October, we're going to be examining the
perimeter of the city and making notes of all the
weaknesses, and start prioritizing projects," Bartelt
Straight to the dais
By Lisa Neff
Ed Straight pondered a bid for Bradenton Beach
City Commission for a day.
And then soon learned, when he filed his quali-
fication papers for the office, that the bid was won
- without any voting on Nov. 2. Straight, a longtime
resident of Bradenton Beach, is unopposed for the
Ward 2 city commission seat, which Bob Connors
decided to give up.
It was Connors who asked his next-door neigh-
bor to seek the office and Connors who picked up a
candidate packet for Straight.
"Bob said he wasn't going to run again," Straight,
71, said one recent morning at his Avenue B home.
"He asked me on a Tuesday morning. I said, 'I have
to think about it.' I did. The next day I knew."
Straight decided to enter the race. He qualified
Ed Straight, a longtime Bradenton Beach resident
and wildlife rehabilitation expert, takes care of a
sandhill crane. Straight will hold his first elected
office in November. He is unopposed in his bid to
succeed Bob Connors on the Bradenton Beach City
Commission. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Mayor Bob Bartelt sits at his desk in Bradenton
Beach City Hall. Bartelt was appointed to the post
earlier this year. He is unchallenged in his bid to
win election to the office Nov. 2. Islander Photo:
Key to success on these goals and priorities are
team work and team loyalty, Bartelt said.
As for the mayor's NFL team loyalties, he's "a
fan of the bays," referring to both Green Bay and
and found there would be no race.
"That's good," said Straight, who was born in St.
Petersburg, where he worked on an ambulance crew
before moving to Bradenton Beach in 1973. "I really
didn't have time to get into a big campaign."
Straight, though he is retired from a career in
public safety, is a busy guy. He is a Manatee County
Sheriff's Office reserve officer, a post he'll be giving
up before he takes his commission oath. Also, with
wife Gail, he runs Wildlife Inc., an education and
rehab clinic, from their one-story home. The rehab
work began with the couple's rescue of a duck in
1986 and now involves thousands of emergency calls
Straight said he'll rely more on volunteers in the
rehab clinic when he begins the routine of attending
city meetings and takes on other commission respon-
"We have quite a few volunteers," said Straight,
seated during the interview between two incubators
containing about two dozen rescued baby squirrels.
A rescued cat named Frankie wandered about.
Years ago, Straight considered running for elected
office but he was committed to his work with the
Manatee County Public Safety Department, where he
ran emergency medical services for two decades.
"I started to run for city council in 1985," Straight
remembered, but the unofficial word from the county
was that there might be a conflict of interest so he
dropped out of the running.
Now, said Straight, he's again ready to get
involved in civic affairs.
In the next month, he plans to meet with city
department heads and talk with the commissioners
he'll be joining at the dais.
"I've been going to the meetings," Straight said.
"But before I take office, I want to sit down and talk
with each commissioner.... I need to get a feel for
the main issues, get acquainted with it all.... I don't
want to micro-manage, but I want to get a good idea
of what's going on."
Straight said his tenure with the county, where
he managed a multi-million dollar budget, helped
prepare him for elected office.
\ ly general philosophy is to be careful with the
money and to do quality things," he said. "I've made
tough decisions, especially in financial areas."
Straight's work in animal rehab also has prepared
him for the office, only the constituents he presently
responds to promptly, compassionately and consid-
erately can't vote.
20 0 OCT. 6, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
Crews clear litter in coastal campaign
By Lisa Neff |
Before he swam Oct. 2, Peter Fleck of Bradenton
worked, clearing litter from the shoreline at Coquina
Before she sunbathed, Anna McAffrey of Long-
boat Key collected discarded cigarette butts and fast-
food wrappers from the dunes.
Before he settled down to catch the Tampa Bay
Rays' game, Fred Taylor of Lakewood Ranch hauled
All three joined hundreds of other Manatee
County volunteers in the annual Coastal Cleanup,
a Saturday morning tradition co-sponsored this year
by Keep Manatee Beautiful and the Ocean Conser-
"If you care about the Gulf of Mexico - or the
environment wherever you are - you have to do
your part, you have to get out there and do your part,"
Volunteers, some starting as early as sunrise but
most starting at about 9 a.m., collected litter and
debris from shorelines and roadsides throughout
The annual campaign brought dozens of volun-
teers of ages to Coquina and Cortez beaches in Bra-
denton Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach
and the Gulf of Mexico shore in Anna Maria.
Others helped collect litter in Cortez's FISH Pre-
serve, as well as at various locations in Bradenton,
Palmetto and east Manatee County.
Numerous groups partnered in the effort, includ-
ing Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and student clubs
from local elementary, middle and high schools.
At Kingfish, King Middle School students turned
out to collect litter from the shore, sometimes having
to wade into muck for a stray plastic bag, a soda pop
can or a food wrapper.
"It's for community service and the environ-
ment," said King student Joselin Presswood, who
is the granddaughter of Islander publisher Bonner
"We're just out helping," said Terry Haas, whose
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* Oct. 14, after-school meeting of Parent Teacher
* Oct. 14, picture retakes.
* Oct. 15, no school.
* 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19, Parent Teacher Organization
dinner followed by third-grade play.
* 6 p.m. Oct. 21, science information night.
* Oct. 25, no school.
* Oct. 28, parent-teacher conference night.
* 9 a.m Oct. 30, Fall Festival parade to school,
Fall Festival begins at 11 a.m.
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5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Bradenton Beach favors Waste Pro
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 4-1 to
proceed with negotiating a contract with Waste Pro
of Florida for recycling services in the city.
The commission had reviewed bids from four
companies during a meeting Sept. 21, then met briefly
Sept. 30 to select a bid winner.
Commissioners decided to hire a private con-
tractor to save money, especially in equipment costs,
such as repairing the aging city truck or replacing
Waste Pro of Florida, Waste Management, Waste
Services of Florida and Republic Services bid on the
Commissioners Gay Breuler, Janie Robertson
and Bob Connors and Mayor Bob Bartelt favored
Waste Pro. Commissioner Janet Vosburgh favored
Waste Services. So the vote to proceed with Waste
Pro was 4-1.
"We're excited," said Waste Pro district manager
Andy Toller. "We've wanted this city's business all
City clerk Nora Idso said the next step in the
process is for attorneys for the city and the company
to negotiate a contract, including the details of a fran-
chise fee for the city.
"I would like to see this within the next six
weeks," Idso told commissioners.
In the meantime, public works director Tom
Woodard said the city crew would continue business
as usual. "Nothing is different until we have an agree-
ment, a contract," he said.
Once there is a contract, the two public works
employees who collect recyclables weekly will take
on new duties.
Toller said Waste Pro could move quickly to start
its weekly collection routine.
"We could be ready to go in a very short time,"
Waste Pro partners on recycling initiatives with
the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota
YMCA and the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Sta-
dium and is a green-certified company.
Toller promised to help Bradenton Beach reach a
goal of recycling 75 percent of the city's solid waste
by 2020 with an educational program aimed at resi-
dents, businesses and schools.
Waste Pro's bid pledged a customized schedule
for the city, the use of new recycling trucks and added
collection containers on holidays.
Waste Pro's fee schedule was $3.07 a month per
residential unit and $15 per month for commercial
sites that use a 96-gallon bin.
Waste Pro's cost to sort and dispose of residual
garbage is $75 a ton. After subtracting such costs,
the company offered to split 50 50 any profits from
recyclables with the city, which would be detailed in
a monthly report.
BB's recycling rules
When? Currently the city operates the recycling
program in Bradenton Beach, collecting materials on
Thursday at most residential locations, but on Tues-
days at Sandpiper, Pines, Runaway Bay and other
selected condominiums and businesses.
What? The city can recycle most paper goods,
including magazines, corrugated cardboard, news-
papers; plastic items No. 1-7, milk and juice boxes,
aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles and jars of all
colors and empty aerosol cans.
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plastic bags, Styrofoam, mirrors, pizza boxes, cereal
boxes, packing material, ceramic items, hardcover
books, gift wrap and tissue paper, beer and soda car-
tons, prescription bottles and window glass.
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An organization tasked with diagnosing the health
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since 1989, when the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
SBEP released its State of the Bay 2010 report
Sept. 24, during a program at the Powel Crosley
The report, a review of the proposals in the com-
prehensive conservation and management plan for
the bay - Anna Maria Island's front yard - cited
The Historic Bridge Street Pier stretches into Sara
sota Bay, where environmentalists have tracked
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Sept. 27, 200 block of Willow Ave., burglary.
Someone entered an unoccupied residence and
removed stereo speakers.
Sept. 29, 2400 block of Avenue C, spousal abuse/
battery. An officer showed up to a residence, where
a woman said she was in the process of breaking up
with her boyfriend. The woman said the man became
violent and punched her in the head. The man stated
the woman became violent and threw a drink at him,
so he left the residence. The woman was advised to
request a restraining order if she feared further vio-
Sept. 24, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. A
Holmes Beach Police Department officer was dis-
patched to a residence in reference to a burglary. The
complainant said someone entered his residence and
took a bed comforter valued at $300 and 11 fishing
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Sept. 25, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. A
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stereo speakers valued at $320 had been taken from
the living room.
Sept. 25, 3000 block of Avenue E, vehicle bur-
glary. An HBPD officer spoke to a complainant, who
said someone entered her unlocked vehicle in her
driveway and took a GPS device and a bottle of pre-
Sept. 26, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, stolen items.
An HBPD officer saw a man walking with several
fishing poles. The officer stopped the man and learned
he had an outstanding arrest warrant from Sarasota
County. The man was turned over to the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office for transport and the fishing
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Sept. 27,6800 block of Palma Drive, theft. A man
reported his garbage can was missing.
Sept. 27, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, shooting inci-
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Island turns on to lighting program
By Lisa Neff
About a dozen Anna Maria Island property
owners may be in line for grants to make turtle-
For the past four weeks, Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch has been working with the Florida-
based Sea Turtle Conservancy to contact property
owners fronting sea turtle nesting beaches. The
organizations' goal is to disperse turtle protection
grants from a pool of money set aside from a wild-
life protection fund established to counter damage
caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the
northern Gulf of Mexico.
About $300,000 was made available for lighting
projects in Florida from the larger pool of money,
which will be used for wildlife rehabilitation work
and predator control.
On Anna Maria Island, STC grant coordinator
Karen Shudes said the focus was on properties where
problems have occurred, specifically incidents in
which hatchling sea turtles became disoriented by
Artificial lights draw turtles away from the Gulf
of Mexico. Disorientations can often result in deaths
for an already threatened species.
"We tried to deal with serious lighting issues,"
said Shudes, who late last week was leaving the
Island to meet with turtle watch coordinators in other
areas of the state. "I think we've done a really good
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive direc-
tor Suzi Fox said 10-15 properties were in line for
grants as of Sept. 29. "We're still waiting on some
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* Significant water-quality improvements in
Sarasota Bay and tributaries due to an estimated 64
percent reduction in nitrogen pollution since 1988.
* Seagrass coverage has increased by 24 percent
* Scallops returned to the bay in 2008.
* Restoration and enhancement of approximately
650 acres of wetland habitat with creation of 28 new
ecological parks around Sarasota Bay.
* Manufacture and deployment of 3,000 artificial
reef modules on nine new reefs.
* Establishment of the first oyster re-colonization
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loose ends," she said. "We took a big chunk."
Fox said the interest in the grant program was
"People are calling like crazy," she said. "We
would like to look into more funding next year."
The BP funding is allowing private properties to
get 100 percent reimbursements for turtle-friendly
improvements - new fixtures, installation, bulbs,
landscaping and window-screening or tinting - pro-
vided the installation is completed by Dec. 1.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch logbooks contain
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Number of false crawls: 135
Number of disorientations: 19
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 5,496
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24 0 OCT. 6, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
Islander brings home volleyball award
By Kevin Cassidy
Life-long Island resident Jenna Duvall recently
earned the 2010 Ashley Morrison Jr. Referee award
for her outstanding work as an R2, or down referee,
during her club volleyball season. Jenna, who plays
club volleyball for the Manatee Area Volleyball club,
was one of two players recognized in the state by the
Florida Region USA Volleyball organization for great
work refereeing club volleyball matches.
In club volleyball, players have to referee, be a
line judge or keep score during other team's matches.
A lot of players try to worm their way out of this
important responsibility, but not Jenna, who gladly
acted as the R2 for many matches and was justly
rewarded for her dedication and hard work by Florida
Region USA Volleyball.
Jenna also is a member of the recently crowned
Manatee County championship Manatee High vol-
leyball team and serves as a team captain. Coach Jes-
sica Hinkle raved about Jenna's leadership abilities:
"Jenna brings stability and leadership to the team
while showing honor and respect to the game and her
coaches. She basically demonstrates all of the charac-
ter traits you would want in a daughter or captain."
Jenna, in her second varsity season for the Hur-
ricanes, has come into her own and she's playing a
prominent role on the team. Hinkle said Jenna's play
has changed from her junior year at MHS. "Jenna
really came alive during her junior club season, and
it has carried over and helped her develop confidence
and more court awareness," Hinkle said.
When Jenna was asked how she felt playing such
a prominent role, she said, "It feels awesome and
makes me feel proud to wear the MHS uniform."
Jenna, who carries an impressive 4.5 weighted
grade-point average plans to major in pre-med at the
University of Florida and hopes to become a derma-
tologist. She said she has no plans to play volleyball
in college other than maybe intramurals, but she defi-
nitely plans on getting certified to referee volleyball
matches to make some money while at school.
Over the Oct. 1-2 weekend, Jenna and her
MHS teammates, including Island residents Sarah
Howard and Mackenzie Kosfeld, captured the Mana-
tee County volleyball tournament championship by
Capt. Warren Girle
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defeating Southeast High 25-19, 25-16. In addition
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Soccer week 2
It was another exciting week of soccer at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. With only the
second week of play completed, there are two unde-
feated teams in the four age divisions: Fran Maxon
Realty in Division III and Sparks Steel Art in Divi-
sion II, though Sparks has two ties on its record.
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paced the Surf Shop with three goals, while Helio
Gomez added two goals and JT Goode chipped in
with one in the loss.
The other Premier game had a more modest score,
as Beach Bistro edged WFC 5-3 Sept. 27 behind three
goals from Julius Gomes and two goals from Phillip
Biddulph. WFC was led by Daniel Pimental's two
goals and a single goal from Austin Wash.
Division I has a pair of teams tied for first place,
though Mike Norman Realty may have gained the
upper hand in defeating Autoway Ford by a 4-2 score
Sept. 29. Logan Reiber, Morgan Greig, Michael Duff-
man and Adam Clark each notched a goal to lead
Mike Norman in the victory. Autoway Ford was led
by Francesca Parkin and Neil Carper with one goal
apiece in the loss.
Mike Norman Realty earned another victory on
the week when the team rolled past The Gathering
Place by a 6-1 score Sept. 28. Morgan Greig led the
realty team with three goals, while Michael Duff-
man chipped in with two goals and Lauren Sapienza
added one goal in the victory. Kieran Grumley led
The Gathering Place with one goal in the loss.
There was a bevy of battles in Division II, which
appears to be the most competitive division with four
ties through the first two weeks of the season. Sparks
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 26
Jenna Duvall, Sarah Howard and Mackenzie
Kosfeld pose with the Manatee County Volley-
ball tournament championship trophy after their
Manatee High team won the tourney by beating out
Southeast High School.
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Water temps fall, kingfish begin fall run
By Nick Walter
Water temperatures have cooled somewhat with
a light cold front last week. Temperatures on the
flats around midday had cooled to about 84 degrees.
Morning water temperatures at the same areas report-
edly were around 79 degrees.
Some fish are beginning to move from deeper
water and at times can be found in a couple feet of
The bait continues to get thicker off the beaches
and there have been reports that kingfish are biting
just a few feet off the beaches.
So let the fall kingfish run begin.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said that with the first passing of a cold
front Sept. 30 the fall fishing pattern has begun to
take hold. Shiners are all over the flats, on the beaches
and around the piers, he said.
"I have been netting shiners floating over grass
beds in 2 feet of water," he said. "Some of the best
fishing of the year is about to happen."
He said speckled trout fishing has been domi-
nating the inshore action with 2-hour rallies
common. The key for Howard is to work an area
and zero-in on the keeper-sized fish for some rod-
bending action and nice fillets for dinner. He said
mixed in with the speckled trout have been some
"The redfish have been scattered this past week,"
he said. "I have been catching them in potholes, on
the edges of grass flats and tight to docks. With the
dirty water due to the heavy winds, sight-fishing for
redfish has been tough."
The beach fishing for Spanish mackerel has been
hit-or-miss, he said. "Look for diving birds to give
up the locations of the mackerel schools to put you
in the middle of the action," he said.
Capt. Logan Bystrom said the bait has been
very thick all over the beaches, and that's where
there's been a bunch of Spanish mackerel, sharks
and kingfish. Bystrom said he heard some anglers
have caught them a few miles off the beaches. He
said there are still large schools of redfish and trout
fishing has been good in the morning when it's
Capt. Warren Girle said he's been fishing
inshore and early-morning trips using small Rapala
Skitterwalk have produced a few dozen trout before
Annah Dault, left, Nick Victor-Smith, Jenah Victor-Smith and Chad Coey, all ofAnna Maria Island, show
off their offshore catch of gag grouper caught using sardines and pinfish in about 65 feet of water. They
were hoping for a mess of grouper for Chad and Annah's wedding reception, and Capt. Larry McGuire of
',/. -'i Me the Fish Charters did not disappoint.
the sun comes up. That when he switches to using
jigs for trout and redfish. He also has been catch-
ing some redfish in north Sarasota Bay on chunks of
ladyfish. And he's catching bluefish. "I was up near
the Skyway near Egmont Key and it's loaded with
bonito," he said. "That water's cooling off a little bit."
He said the days are getting short and he's enjoyed
top-water fishing early in the morning. "As long as
you get out there really early in the morning, you get
that first hour and a half of daylight and there's no
one out there," Girle said.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been catching
tarpon along the beaches, along with Spanish mack-
erel, kingfish and sharks. In the bay, he reported
plenty of trout. He said redfish have slowed a lot.
"The kingfish numbers aren't that big," he said.
"I'm hoping for some good weather to get out and
James Followell from the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge south fishing pier said he's seen some keeper
grouper reeled up, as well as pompano, Spanish
mackerel and a few keeper snapper to 11 inches. He
said anglers have been catching pompano and jack
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish
Charters out of the Cortez Fishing Center said he
had one trip last week that was productive with gag
grouper, which he said are starting their fall feed-
ing pattern. "These bad boys are back in town in the
50-60 foot depths and have a voracious appetite," he
said. He said the gag bite will improve and reach a
peak at Christmas time.
"We are also catching red grouper, mangrove
snapper, triggerfish, amberjack, sharks, barracuda and
hooking up some large goliath grouper," McGuire
said, adding there are also lots of Spanish mackerel
off the beaches.
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Steel Art appears to be the class of the division, but
they've tied twice. Sparks rolled past Southern Greens
by a 6-2 score behind four goals from Dylan Joseph
and two goals from Tyler Yavalar. Michael Latimer
led Southern Greens with a pair of goals in the loss.
The second Division II game of the evening saw
Wash Family Construction defeat Mr. Bones BBQ
by a 3-1 score. Nico Colleja led WFC with a pair of
goals, while Gavin Sentman added one goal in the
victory. Jake Miller paced Mr. Bones with one goal
in the loss.
Sparks Steel Art and Wash Family Construction
battled to a 4-4 tie Sept. 29. Colleja led WFC with two
goals while Madison Gunn and Leo Tilelli each added
one goal in the tie. Dylan Joseph scored a pair of goals
to lead Sparks, which also received a goal apiece from
Tyler Yavalar and Morgan Burns in the tie.
Southern Greens earned a 4-2 victory over Mr.
Bones BBQ on Sept. 27 behind a pair of goals from
Michael Latimer and single goals from Reese Helvey
and Abby Achor. Jake Miller and Miles Fischer scored
a goal apiece to lead Mr. Bones in the loss.
Connie's Landscaping earned its first Division
III victory of the season, defeating Jessie's Island
Store 5-2 Oct. 1. Roli Zeledon led the way with three
goals, while Clayton Wilkinson and Corbin Greg
each notched one goal. Jessie's was led by Gerardo
Serrduo, who scored both goals in the loss.
Fran Maxon Realty remained undefeated thanks
to a 5-0 victory over Connie's Landscaping Sept. 29.
Josh Class scored four goals and Taro de Haan added
one for Fran Maxon in the victory.
Look online at www.islander.org for schedules
and standings in the soccer league.
Parity was the word of the day Oct. 2 at the Anna
Maria horseshoe pits as no teams earned the required
three victories. Three teams managed 2-1 records and
battled it out for the day's bl. ''ii. rights. In the first
playoff game, Sam Samuels and Jay Disbrow rolled
past the team of Tom Skoloda and Ron Slagh by a
22-5 score. Samuels and Disbrow then dispatched
Jeff Moore and Ron Pepka 22-14 in the finals.
Sept. 29 horseshoe action saw the team of Norm
Good and Tim Sofran earn the title of champions
with the only 3-0 record. The team of Jerry Martinek
and Sam Samuels defeated Tom Skoloda and Steve
Grossman 22-9 in the battle for second place.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is
Key Royale news
The women and men of the Key Royale Club
joined up for a mixed scramble Oct. 1. The team
of Frankie Smith-Williams, Joyce Brown, Dennis
-,` -- Super market
Ed Misner of
the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club
shoppers to donate
to the club's Food
Raiser Oct. 2. The
three-day event at
the Holmes Beach
donations for the
All Island Denomi-
nations food bank
hosted by Roser
in Anna Maria.
Schavey and Bob Elliott combined for a 20.8 score
to take first place. Second place went to the team
of Lorraine Towne, Webb Cutting, Fred Meyer and
Bob King with a score of 21. Jim Dunne won the
closest-to-the-pin contest on number three, while
Joyce Brown did the same on number eight.
The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-
net game Sept. 28 and Penny Williams grabbed the
top spot with a 1-over-par 33. Sue Hookem and
Diane Miller tied for second place at 34, while Tootie
Wagner finished alone in third place with a 35.
The men played a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-
foursome match Sept. 27. The team of Pieter Thoma-
son, Vince Mercadante and Carl Voyles combined for
an 8-under-par 56 to take first place. Don Ledford,
Bob Jorgensen, Chris Collins and Jim Dunne carded a
5-under par 59 to tie the team of Chuck Reed, Danna
Cessna and Bob Hanson for second place.
Put your name, your message, your memorial
on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier
prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration!
ZSLAMODR KABOOM, $f,000
Kaboom sponsorship includes a premium, reserved custom plank at the
landside base of the pier, custom plank certificate, sponsor recognition in
Islander-pier online and print promotions and 4 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for four people.
XSLAMIDR FIRICRACKCR, $500
Firecracker sponsorship includes a custom pier plank and certificate, sponsor
recognition in Islander online promotions and 2 VIP seats at the Anna Maria
City Pier Restaurant Saturday, May 14, 2011, for the fireworks celebration,
including champagne toast and dinner for two people.
SINGLE PLAkK: Including up to 12 letters, $100. Additional letters $3.
To order visit City Pier Plank Walk at www.islander.org.
For more information, call 941.778.7978.
OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY
By Rick Catlin
Harry's Continental Kitchens at
525 St. Jude Drive, Longboat Key, is
re-opening Friday, Oct. 8, following
To celebrate the coming of another
visitor season, owner/chef Harry Chris-
tensen is preparing a Key West inspired,
four-course menu for guests.
Diners can choose the prix fixe
menu for $29.95 per person or the som-
melier's wine pairings can be included
for $43 95.
The main course will be a choice
or pan-seared red snapper Summerland
Key style; grilled tenderloin, scallop and
bacon skewers; or half of a Key West
lobster with crab stuffing.
Dessert will be a choice of key lime
pie or mango cheesecake.
For more information, call 941-383-
0777 or visit the restaurant website at
www. harryskitchen. com.
Jason and Leah Suzor, owners of
the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria, will host the restau-
rant's fourth annual Roguetoberfest from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.
The Roguetoberfest will also cele-
brate the restaurant reopening five years
ago after it was closed for nearly a year
because of an arson fire.
Head chef Bill Shaefer said the fes-
tival offers a variety of non-traditional
beers and ales from Roque Ale Brewery
in Oregon. In addition, German beers
will be served, along with a menu of
German cuisine, including knockwurst,
S ktobet 7, 2010 .
The Waterfront Restaurant will cel-
ebrate with a beer festival Oct. 7.
bratwurst, German-style pork and kar-
Door prizes and raffles are on the
event schedule, Shaefer said.
Cost to attend the Roguetoberfest is
For more information, call 941-778-
In celebration of national "Do Some-
thing Nice" week, Perks 4 Pets at the
Northwest Promenade Shopping Plaza,
6745 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, is
hosting a Do Something Nice Day from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
A bloodmobile will be available for
donations, Perks 4 Pets co-owner Ken
Woods said, and anyone donating blood
will receive discount coupons from Perks
4 Pets and other plaza merchants.
Also at the event will be a pet adop-
tion agency to assist people wishing to
adopt a pet, owners of an animal ambu-
lance will attend to inform pet owners
how to reach their new service. Addi-
tionally, Ken said, classes on pet CPR
will be held.
The "nice thing is that it's all to help
pets and pet owners," Ken said.
For more information, call Ken or
Perks 4 Pets co-owners Robin Dale or
Kathy Zazzarow at 941-795-7387.
Mixon Fruit Farms is coordinat-
ing Florida AgVenture with other local
businesses to promote the area's agricul-
ture and animal care/wildlife facilities.
Mixon, owned by Islanders Janet
and Dean Mixon and located in east
Bradenton, has partnered with Big Cat
Habitat, Dakin Dairy, Hydro Taste, the
Lipizzan horses, Bearadise Ranch, King
Produce, Rosa Fiorelli's winery and
Jungle Gardens to sell tours.
For more information, go to www.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will hold its monthly net-
working luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 6, at the Bridge Tender Inn,
135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
104 Maple Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,215 sfla / 1,425 sfur 4bed/2bath
home built in 1971 on a 45x100 lot
was sold 09/07/10, Shuttleworth to
Wood for $667,500; list $795,000.
2317 Ave. C, Unit 300, Laguna
Veneto, Bradenton Beach, a 1,620 sfla
/ 1,968 sfur 3bed/2bath condo built
in 2007 was sold 09/10/10, Superior
Bank to Lundgren for $315,000; list
504 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach, a 1,384 sfla / 2,636 sfla
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Reservations are required and the
cost is $15 per person.
The following Wednesday, Oct. 13,
the chamber's monthly sunrise break-
fast will be from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St.
Jude Drive, Longboat Key.
Reservations are requested and the
cost is $15 per person for lunch and $8
per person for the breakfast. Chamber
members are encouraged to bring guests
to the events.
For more information on the lunch
or breakfast, call 941-778-1541.
New to the chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce welcomed the following
* Air America, Holmes Beach, Eric
* Sumotime Fishing Charters,
Holmes Beach, Capt. Mark Howard.
* AnnaMariaisland.com, Bradenton
Beach, William Romberger.
* Kilwin's at St. Armands, Sarasota,
Laura Szajewski, 941-388-3200.
* LaPlaya Condominiums, Longboat
Key, Dick O'Dowd.
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1961
on a 95x116 lot was sold 09/17/10,
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany to Pinard for $223,000; list
2412 Gulf Drive N., Unit 221,
Club Bamboo South, Bradenton
Beach, a 423 sfla Ibed/lbath condo
with shared pool built in 1945 was
transferred 09/17/10, Oakland Part-
ners LLC to Superior Bank for
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate
at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria,
can be reached at 941-778-7244.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION By Pamela Amick Klawitter / Edited by Will Shortz
NOTE: EACH SET OF CIRCLED LETTERS IS DESCRIBED BY AN ANSWER ELSEWHERE IN THE GRID.
1 When repeated, a
resort near the
6 How things may
15 Caboose, for one
18 In ___ (unborn)
19 Homeric hero
20 Part of Q.E.D.
21 ___ Miss
22 Specification in a
25 A lens fits in it
27 Certifies, in a
31 Homeric genre
32 Address part
34 Unit in
40 As a friend, to
42 Relative of Manx
43 Michael who
44 Grab bag: Abbr.
46 Some stakes
48 Dreadful feeling
49 Worker who may
create a stir?
on page 28.
57 Opening for an
59 Fine and dandy,
in old slang
60 "I don't give
65 Hit computer
game with the
68 First name
the Baseball Hall
70 President who
said "I'm an
72 Suffix with
73 Hard, boring
79 "Mazel !"
82 Fix, as a shoelace
85 Country singer
87 Name on 1952
89 Romance of 1847
90 Errand runners
91 Mid 12th-century
93 Cool, very red
97 Carp or flounder,
99 Highly rated
101 Hungarian city
103 Actress Ward
104 Fashion inits.
105 You might wait
for it to drop
114 Spanish bruin
117 Rapper ___-A-
118 Same: Fr.
120 Relative of a
122 "Idylls of the
123 Falls (over)
124 Breast: Prefix
1 Melville's "Billy
2 Italian bell town
3 Dead ends?
4 Formerly, once
5 Public knowledge
6 Ph.D., e.g.
7 Barge ___
8 "Don't give ___
9 Beverage that may
10 A wishbone has
11 Director Vittorio
12 48th state: Abbr.
14 Explosive trial,
15 Place for a date,
16 "_ Restaurant"
17 Not likely
19 "... the
23 "And to those
24 St. Patrick's land
30 One of the 12
tribes of Israel
33 Shipwreck locale
34 Ship locale
35 Last dynasty of
36 Links org.
37 Susan who co-
starred in "Five
38 Actor Neeson
39 "C6mo ?"
41 Shopping locale
49 David Cameron,
50 Normandy battle
51 More ___ enough
52 Dark time, in
54 Just got (by)
55 Trust, with "on"
57 Honey badger
58 Dinner spreads
61 Engine type
65 "Fer !"
66 French noun
67 Cause of
68 Dog of old films
69 Didn't just pass
70 Noted Bauhaus
76 Large food tunas
77 Bausch & ___
78 Langston Hughes
80 "The Gave
My Heart To"
81 Tapers, briefly
83 Peculiar: Prefix
85 Bedouins' trait
86 It's like "-like"
88 "Next ..."
91 City chiefs
92 Cinnamon tree
95 Indian tourist
98 Chief dwelling?
100 "I'm innocent!"
106 Certain engine
107 "This round's
111 Mil. leaders
112 Came to earth
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Island real estate transactions
28 0 OCT. 6, 2010 0 THE ISLANDER
Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
S'a ii Full service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping - Clean-up
778.1345 Hauling tree trimming
1Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
S Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza - Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured * Island References
Windows & Doors
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens * Bath * Design Service
SCarpentry * Flooring * Painting
Commercial & Residential
* References available * 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
rtez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
HONEY DO HOME REPAIR i-
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Drywall & Texture Repairs * Painting
Soffit & Siding * Tile & Laminate Flooring
"We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home"
"--~ KiG -Bed: A bargain!
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
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SLandscaping * Tree-Trimmming * Irrigation
Call Eddie and Gary for the best service, best deal.
E&G Lawn Service & Irrigation
The Big Picture...It's all about Real Estate.
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ELKA.com Holmes Beach, FL 34217
QUEEN-SIZE BED: Headboard and frame, $100.
Full-size bed, headboard and frame, $75. 941-
LA-Z-BOY SOFA sleeper. Excellent condition.
69-inches long. $100. 941-538-4100.
DESK: WHITEWASH WITH hutch. 45 x 26 inches.
$60. Coffee table, 44 x 30-inch glass top, contem-
porary, stone base, $40. 941-795-8359.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: OFF-white lacquer,
three-piece, holds 27-inch TV, 72 x 78-inch, $75.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-
wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THREE GRAND MIRRORS, gorgeous frames,
4x6 feet to 5x8 feet. $200-$350. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale at View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
DELL COMPUTER: 3.06 GHz processor, Win-
dows XP-PRO, $100. 941-756-6728.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice
machine: install and service $2,100.You pick up,
$1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-
burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800. 941-
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may
advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or
less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver
in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, e-mail email@example.com,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon
Monday at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship
with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer
opportunities to benefit the community locally and
worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call
Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bra-
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
CORPORATE AND GOLF entertainment. Private
parties and fundraisers. Florida: October through
March. www.bbrodney.com. 337-367-0339.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @ sothe-
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets,
etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 am to noon Saturday.
Donations 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
NEPTUNE LANE/WHITE AVENUE neighbor-
hood yard sales. 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Holmes
YELLOW MAINE COON cat lost from 6600 block
of Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Reward offered.
LOST: PINK CASIO camera. Stayed atTradewinds
Many wedding, pre-wedding photos. prestonim-
PETCAT: FOUR-YEAR old, inside only. Declawed.
A real lover. 941-993-4909.
FOUND: BIRTH REGISTRATION card. Missouri.
Claim at The Islander office, 5405 Marina Drive,
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
BOAT PROBLEMS? DON'T delay, have our boat
repair specialists fix it today. We offer free towing
from dock to marina. Call N.E. Taylor Boatworks
bottom pant specialists at 941-794-2802 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2002 COBIA: CENTER console with 250-hp
Yamaha ocean runner, GPS, radio, bait well, salt-
water washdown. $18,500. 813-545-4361.
DRUMMER AND BASS musician wanted for
reggae band. 941-779-5246.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOOKING FOR HIGHLY responsible person or
couple to move to large home yet to be rented, as
house parents) to two handicapped people. Ref-
erences, background check and experience
required. Call 941-567-4399.
LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all
ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-
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.
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JILA DE LA SII.S
FLORIDA BUSINESSES FOR sale! Buy, sell,
broker, referral. E2/EB5 Visa. Call James Adkins,
HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island,
located in busy shopping center, large inventory,
all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey,
business growing monthly, owners moving, great
opportunity for mom and pop. $189,000. Call Jim,
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
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.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, sales, parts, stormcatcher hurri-
cane covers, Simonton windows, Plastpro doors,
ODL inserts. 941-730-1399.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent refer-
ences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all of your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying, market analysis. 941-592-8373,
or e-mail: email@example.com.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
ALTERATIONS AND CUSTOM home decor, Pil-
lows, cushions. Experienced, dependable. Call
Diane 941-778-6373, cell 941-724-6831.
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.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch,
storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs
covered! Web design. Call Jon at Smashcat Stu-
dios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services to ensure your house is secure while
you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30
years experience. Call for an appointment. Now
offering in-home services. 941-713-5244.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941 -
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
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
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
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
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
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GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: $15 per hour. No job too
small. One call does it all. Call Arthur, 941-301-
0624. Quality satisfaction guaranteed.
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
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HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY SALES & RENTALS
50% - 70% off "2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor) (941)778-2291
Outstanding occupancy histories 419 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
All apartments cash-flow positive www.betsyhills.con
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available
I , I r,'i Luxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000
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Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/f from $125,000
533 s/f from $150,000
Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week.
Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980.
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home,
northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home, Palma
Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings,
all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vaca-
tion rental. 5BR/4BA. $2,200/week. 559-760-1331.
WATERFRONT, CANAL, BOAT slip: Annual
duplex in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA. Living room,
kitchen, storage, washer and dryer hook ups. No
pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA
condo. Beachfront with pool in Holmes Beach.
CHARMING MONTHLY/SEASONAL condo. Cross
street to Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer.
Two screened-in decks, heated pool. $2,400/
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious
3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai,
completely furnished. One house from beach. Gulf
view. No pets or smoking. Two-month minimum.
813-689-0925 or HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com.
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SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
8 MIN. TO GULF BEACH. 3/2, 5 yrs. old $1,300/mo Annual.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.
GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA Near beaches
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA family room and garage.
FOR SALE: CANALFRONT LOT, holmes Beach $400,000
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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This home sits on a lot & a half. Private dock
with no bridges to the bay! This home has a large
pool and plenty of space. $599,999
This community has tons to offer, beach access,
elevator, heated pools, spa, lanai, tons of storage,
bay dock and kayak launch. Peeks of the Gulf
from the bonus room! $369,000
Call Jesse Brisson
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GULFVIEW 1BR APARTMENT: Unfurnished,
annual, $825month. 941-592-6645.
ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria, 200 feet to Rod
& Reel Pier. 2BR/1 BA ground level, washer, dryer,
refrigerator, unfurnished, newly remodeled, no
pets or smokers. $900/month plus utilities, avail-
able now, 941-387-8610.
SEASONAL/VACATION RENTAL: 1.5 blocks from
Gulf. 2BR/1 BA Furnished, washer and dryer, car-
port. Call Ed, 303-710-2996.
1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus,
pool, fishing pier. $1,700/month, seasonal. 813-
DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home,
3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished.
$3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.
ON THE BEACH! 2BR/1BA, ground-level,
attached garage, patio. Seasonal, monthly, weekly
rates. October discount. 941-348-9448.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Seasonal or annual, two-
month minimum. Furnished or unfurnished, water
view, gated, tennis, carport, washer and dryer,
remodeled. 24-hour security. 941-545-4033.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 1BR/1BA. Holmes Beach.
Walk to beach. $800/month plus utilities. First,
last, security deposit. 941-376-0541.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA home. New
kitchen, granite counters, washer, dryer, garage,
fenced yard, small pet OK. Holmes Beach. $3,000/
month, November through April. 941-448-6424.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. Walk to beach,
ground-level 2BR/2BA duplex, washer, dryer, fully
equipped kitchen. $900/month. No pets. 941-778-
SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA townhouse,
pool, boat slip. Weekly, monthly. Call Fred, 941-
356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk
to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426.
Web site 2spinnakers.com.
HAVING MORTGAGE TROUBLE? Want to buy
distressed properties? Call James Adkins, 941-
BAYFRONT PELICAN COVE condo: 2BR/2BA
great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg,
941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.
AN AMAZING PIECE of property located right
in the heart of paradise. Located by 1-275 north-
south and 1-75 north and south corridor. This lot
offers 570 feet of saltwater canalfront that totals
1.09 acres and is a very rare find. 2215 Miguel
Bay Drive, Terra Ceia, FL, 34250. Call Ed DeLosh
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-730-9122.
THIS LOT IS in the perfect location to get away
from the big city. From Tampa/St.Pete head south
over the Skyway Bridge. From the south US 19
or 1-75 is an easy off, easy on. Nestled in the
middle of Tillits Bayou, Miguel Bay, Terra Ceia Bay
and Tampa Bay. 2420 57th St. Ct., Terra Ceia, FL,
34250. Call Ed DeLosh at Edgewater Real Estate,
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immacu-
late 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture,
breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under
roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. $3,500,000. Contact owner, broker,
OPEN SUNDAY: 1-3 p.m. Waterfront home with
panoramic views! Now $825,000. 865 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. Lynn Parker, RoseBay Real
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under build-
ing. $450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
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SNOWBIRDS CAN LAND here: Modern 2BR/2A,
garage. Villa features front and rear caged court-
yards. Pet-friendly, recent appliances, new air
conditioning, cathedral ceilings. Low maintenance
fees. Only $128,500. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
BUY NORTH CAROLINA mountain land now!
Lowest prices ever. Bryson City, 2.5 acres, spec-
tacular views, paved road. High altitude. Easily
accessible, secluded. $45,000. Owner financing,
BANK ORDERED AUCTIONS: Oct. 21. 16
+/-acres. Camden County, Ga., Oct. 22, 48 acres
and 94 acres. Morgan and Meriwether Counties,
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NEW 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH LARGE
CUSTOM POOL LOCATED JUST STEPS TO THE
BEACH. HOME FEATURES VAULTED CEILINGS,
DESIGNER TILE, SOLID-WOOD CABINETRY
AND CUSTOM GRANITE.
PRICED TO SELL FOR 499,000.
INCOME POTENTIAL OF $50K.
Call Shawn Kaleta at 941-778-8660 for
your next custom home, remodel
or investment property.
2501 Gulf Drive
North Bradenton Beach
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is ready to serve all your legal needs at our
offices on Anna Maria Island and in
Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota.
Please, call us or visit our website,
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