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VOLUME 19. NO. 25
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APRIL 27. 2011
Astheworld Terns say
adieu to snowbirds.
Meetings: The gov-
Dune walkover work
winds up. Page 4
Op/ed: The Islander
editorial, reader let-
ters. Page 6
BB commission OKs
ordinance. Page 8
Island police blotter.
Red Cross plans AMI
What to do, where to
go. Page 14
AME school news.
season starts. Page 2
Fishing: Spring vari-
ety. Page 23
Island Biz: Cham-
ber, county contract,
Islanders plan for
Pages 24, 25
Center director, board take fire from residents
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Island Community Center
executive director Pierrette Kelly received
the brunt of the accusations at a hastily
called meeting where center board members
answered to concerned parents April 21. Sev-
eral people at the meeting called for Kelly's
The meeting was
called by the board with
only a day's notice to dis-
cuss center policies and
procedures and to take
public input on the heels
of accusations that a staff
Kelly member had sex with a
female juvenile under his
Andy Jonatzke, an 8-year employee,
became the subject April 1 of a Manatee
County Sheriff's Office investigation into
alleged sexual activity with a juvenile and text
messages that are alleged to be of a sexual
nature with several girls.
Moderator Ed Moss, pastor of Crosse-
Pointe Fellowship, said the meeting was "not
to negate the pain we are feeling," but to be
"excited about the opportunity for us to edu-
cate our young people." The board would use
the meeting experience "for the greater good"
By Lisa Neff
S The massive California dredge moved last
week from the Gulf of Mexico to Port Mana-
tee, signaling to Islanders that a major sand
renourishment project has neared comple-
The $6 million beach work, which
involved pumping sand and water from a
borrow area in Tampa Bay through tubing and
pipes to the Island shore began April 2.
By last week, the pumping was completed
and most of the pipes removed from Coquina
Beach and a small section of the shore in Anna
"They're done placing the fill," said Rick
Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering
Inc. of Boca Raton. He was referring to the
sand pumped to the beach.
2 And the California, the dredge that was
so visible on the horizon for several weeks in
April, relocated to the port, where it will be
used in a three-month maintenance project,
Some of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock's
equipment remained on the beach last week
while crews finished "tilling the beach for
turtles," added Spadoni.
After surveying Coquina and Anna Maria,
the sand expert said, "The beach sand looks
terrific. We're very pleased with the sand that
came out of this deposit."
In the final phase of the 2011 project, the
and the board members would respond to ques-
tions, Moss said.
First, however, Kelly gave the audience a
timeline of events.
She said was shocked when she was
informed April 1 by Anna Maria Mayor Mike
Selby and Sandy Mattick that an employee
allegedly had sexual relations with a 17-year-
old female at the center.
"All the things I had feared the past 22 years
were happening" after she heard of the allega-
tions, Kelly said.
She said she followed procedure and filed
a police report. She then placed Jonatzke on
More than 50 mem-
bers of the Island
- a meeting with board
members of the Anna
Maria Island Com-
munity Center April
21 to discuss alleged
incidents between a
center employee and
female teens at the
center. Moderator Ed
Moss of Crosspointe
Fellowship listens to
board member Monica
Photo: Rick Catlin
administrative leave to await the MCSO inves-
Kelly said she then informed assistant direc-
tor Scott Dell and other employees about the
But Mattick protested that she gave Kelly
information in confidence, and Kelly promised
she would maintain that confidentiality.
However, Kelly, who first said she had not
revealed Mattick's involvement, quickly admit-
ted she told chief operating officer Scott Dell
about Mattick's input. "I'm sorry," she said, "I
believe now I told some people your name in
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county will contract for the construction of an
artificial limestone reef off Coquina Beach and
the placement of a geotextile tube on the north
side of the Longboat Pass jetty at the end of
The reef was a mitigation requirement
because nearshore hard-bottom could not be
avoided in the renourishment of Coquina.
The geotextile tube is needed to prevent
sand from flowing from Coquina Beach through
the eroded jetty at the south end of the beach
and into Longboat Pass. Spadoni said the sand-
filled tube is "like a giant sausage" but "tough
Bids for the combined project will be
reviewed this week.
Beachgoers and beach builders continued a pattern of co-existence on the shore in Anna Maria
April 19. A nourishment project that added sand to much of Coquina Beach and a small section
of Anna Maria beach began April 2 and came to an end last week. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Renourishment wraps up, dredge moves on
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explaining the circumstances."
Kelly said she next spoke to the mother of the
17-year-old who had been a participant in activities at
the center about the accusation, but said she didn't think
she used Mattick's name at that time.
But the center could not investigate the incident on
its own, Dell told the audience. "We have to follow the
lead of the MCSO, or we could have been accused of
bias or coverup. We are not detectives."
Unfortunately, said Kelly, there were "a million dif-
ferent stories" about what had taken place between the
employee and the girl.
The board then decided to conduct its own inves-
tigation, along with a review of its policies and proce-
dures for staff supervision of juveniles.
The MCSO dropped its investigation after the
17-year-old denied to its deputies any sexual activity
Jonatzke resigned April 8 without returning from
leave, and the board was left with no investigation,
Mattick said she was upset Kelly violated her confi-
dentiality when she informed Dell and the 17-year-old's
mother of her complaint. She said Kelly assured her she
would not use her name, yet Mattick said she saw her
name on the MCSO report filed by Kelly.
As a result, Mattick said, within a few hours, her
daughter and all the youths at the center knew who
reported the allegations. Her daughter came home
crying, Mattick said, claiming that some of her peers
told her she should have kept her mouth shut. Mattick
also said her daughter told her that later at the center
most of the staff gave her the "cold shoulder."
Mattick had learned of the alleged sexual activ-
ity and inappropriate texting from her daughter, who
routinely participated in activities at the center. Her
daughter also said a board member was told weeks
earlier about the allegations, but did not report them to
Even though it was all third-party reports," I knew
I had to report it," Mattick said.
The matter might have ended for the center admin-
istration with Jonatzke's resignation, but Dell said he
and Kelly then learned of potentially inappropriate text
messages by Jonatzke to other teen girls, and that those
also were being investigated by the MCSO.
Mattick, however, was neither accepting a "sorry"
nor an assurance from board chair Greg Ross that the
board would review its policies and procedures related
to risk management.
"I feel Kelly should resign," Mattick said.
There are no risk management policies at the center
regarding how staff interact with the juveniles, she said,
only a sexual harassment policy between staff members.
And there is no policy on staff texting or using Face-
book with youths at the center about subjects other than
center activities, she said.
Furthermore, Mattick said the center had offered no
outside guidance counselors to talk with her daughter
or the other girls who verified the text messages from
Jonatzke and had been "harassed" by staff and other
An anonymous voice in the audience said, "This is
the sort of thing that causes teens to commit suicide."
Mattick also was upset to learn there is no train-
ing for board members and that a board member knew
of the allegations regarding Jonatzke before Mattick
reported them, but said nothing to Kelly or Dell.
Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Christine
"How do you open a center without risk manage-
ment policies in place as it relates to children?" Toilette
asked Kelly. Toilette said it was "almost criminal" to
have no background checks on volunteers at the center
who come in daily contact with the youths.
Kelly was "derelict" in her duties and should resign,
Toilette said. "Safeguarding our children should be her
But Kelly had supporters at the meeting who dis-
Board member Monica Simpson, a single mother,
said she would have moved from the community were
it not for the center and Kelly. She was moved to tears
by the accusations against Kelly.
"I can't believe we are so divided right now. The
purpose of this meeting was not to bash people. It hurts
me to see us so divided," Simpson said to a round of
However, Simpson has been alleged to be the board
member who knew in advance of Mattick and Kelly
about the alleged sexual relations between Jonatzke and
Pat Seymore, a mother with three children who
attend center activities, praised Kelly for her services,
but said she's been concerned lately that "somewhere
along the way, it became all about the money."
She said Kelly spends a lot of time writing funding
grants or focusing on fundraising activities.
"All I hear from the kids is that the staff is con-
cerned about money. People don't trust this place
because money is more important," she said.
Kelly, however, is still doing a great job, she indi-
"Pierrette Kelly has integrity. I'm grateful she is
here," Seymore said, again drawing applause.
Others in the audience said the center needs a strict
policy of confidentiality, a policy on social networking
between staff and youths, and staff and board members
need training in dealing with children and teens.
Toilette said the center should "role play" what a
staff member should do when hearing about inappropri-
ate sexual messages or activity.
Board member David Teitelbaum, who initiated
the public meeting, said Mattick and others made some
valid points. He's not had any risk management training
in his two years on the board.
"Policies and procedures are limited here. How do
we save this wonderful place and how do we learn from
this and grow?" Teitelbaum asked.
Mattick said one way is for an outside agency to
conduct an independent investigation. "We can't settle
this until we know the truth," she said.
Resident Janet Aubry agreed. The incident is not
over with some new policies and procedures and a
While some on the board claimed the allegations
were unfounded, Aubry was quick to correct them.
'"That's not true," she said, adding that she learned that
the MCSO is still investigating Jonatzke, "and you
could too" she told Ross.
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The Florida Department of Transportation will con-
duct a public meeting on the construction of the Anna
Maria boardwalk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May
3, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The boardwalk will be built along the shore of
Tampa Bay at the Anna Maria City Pier.
DOT spokesperson Lauren Hatchell said the
meeting is for informational purposes for the project,
which is scheduled to begin shortly after the City Pier
Centennial Celebration May 13-14.
No formal presentation is planned for the open
house, but DOT staff will be available to answer
questions, Hatchell said.
Discussion topics could include the length and
height of the boardwalk, plaza shelters at the city
pier entrance, parking reconfiguration, landscap-
ing, installation of turtle-friendly lighting, benches,
irrigation, signage, blocks for news racks and trash
enclosures, among others, she said.
The $958,000 federal project is funded by a
off the dredge
site last week.
grant the city received several years ago for a new
beautification or improvement project. The DOT
administered the grant and supervised the design
and build aspects to federal standards. The contract
was awarded to Woodruff & Sons Construction Inc.
City commissioners approved the project in
March 2010 with the stipulation that the DOT would
bear any cost overruns.
Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick applied for the
grant on behalf of he city in 2006, before her election
to the commission.
Information on the boardwalk project is avail-
able at www.MySR789.com.
For questions or comments about the meeting
or the boardwalk project, contact Darren Alfonso at
813-767-9532, or email@example.com.
Cindy Clemmons of the DOT also is available to
answer questions or take comments at 863-519-1368
or cindy.clemmons @dot. state.fl.us.
Anna Maria-DOT boardwalk meeting May 3
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Anna Maria City
* April 28, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
* May 3, 9 a.m., LDR meeting.
* May 3, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
* May 11, 6:30 p.m., EEEC meeting.
* May 12, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
* May 5, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
* May 5, 1:30 p.m., web team meeting.
* May 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* May 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
* April 28, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board
* May 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
* May 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* May 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* May 19, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue
W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900.
* May 3, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners work meeting, administrative building, Bra-
* May 10, 9 a.m., Manatee County Board of Commis-
sioners meeting, administrative building, Bradenton.
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BB beach-dune walkover work winds up
By Lisa Neff
Contractors, with two weeks to spare before turtle-
nesting season, completed two dunes protection projects
in Bradenton Beach.
One project, at Third Street South, involved realign-
ing the access with the street end, as well as the place-
ment of bollards to protect the dunes. The location is
used for emergency vehicles and beachgoers.
A second, more-complicated project, involved the
construction of a wooden walkover at the west end of
Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert,
in a meeting of the community redevelopment agency
April 20, said contractor Bayshore Construction Inc.
did a good job.
"They showed up on time," he said. "They did their
work. They worked within the traffic flow.... The grad-
ing all looks good."
Creating a new parking lot is the next major project
for the CRA, which is the historic downtown district
that runs from Cortez Road to Fifth Street South and
from the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay.
The parking lot will be between Highland and
Church avenues near the public works and police
departments. The removal of an old cottage on Church
to preserve property in Cortez, created the opportunity
to add more than 40 parking spaces at the site.
"We have final drafts of the parking facility coming
for the capital improvements (committee) to review next
Wednesday," Gilbert told the CRA, which consists of
the mayor and city commission. "You will get those
draft plans shortly thereafter for the next CRA meet-
Gilbert said the plans would include a configura-
tion of parking spaces, as well as plans for stormwater
plete at the
drainage and the landscape design.
The next CRA meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
May 18, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Also in May, the CRA will discuss capital improve-
ments under the fiscal 2011-12 and fiscal 2012-13 bud-
gets. A major job - the reconstruction of the Historic
Bridge Street Pier boardwalk and pilings - likely will
Judge rules against county comp-plan amendment
By Lisa Neff
Citizens concerned about housing density and over-
crowding of an Island evacuation route recently won a
judgment against a northwest county development.
On April 13, administrative law judge D.R. Alex-
ander found the county commission erred when it
approved a comprehensive-plan amendment allowing
for a 150-home development in the northwest pocket
of mainland Manatee County.
The case before Alexander involved homeowners
Katie Pierola and Greg Geraldson versus the county, the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Robinson
Farms Inc. and Bochi Properties LLC.
Pierola and Geraldson, in their complaint to the
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, said the
plan amendment adopted by the county commission
Oct. 12, 2010, paved the way for overdevelopment in
their community and would overload Manatee Avenue/
State Road 64 during an evacuation.
The dispute is focused on a proposed development
of 49 acres southeast of the Robinson Preserve between
Ninth Avenue Northwest and 17th Avenue Northwest.
The commission vote, which was 4-3 and contrary
to a staff recommendation, changed the future-land use
map for a 28-acre tract in the Robinson Farms project
from Residential 1 to Residential 3, allowing for three
residential units per acre.
The DCA found the amendment to be in compliance
with the county's comprehensive plan last December.
So, Pierola and Geraldson filed for an administra-
tive law hearing, which took place in February.
A component of the citizens' complaint was that
county staff recommended the comp-plan amendment
be denied because, based on a relatively new regional
map, all but six acres of the project are in the Coastal
High Hazard Area. In a Category 1 hurricane, the
subdivision would be among the first areas ordered
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to evacuate, along with Anna Maria Island, Longboat
Key and other mainland neighborhoods in northwest
Alexander, in his findings April 13, wrote, "Peti-
tioners have established beyond fair debate that the plan
amendment is not based on the latest and best avail-
able data and analysis ... and that the amendment is
internally inconsistent" with future land-use and coastal
The administrative judge recommended that the
DCA "enter a determination of non-compliance."
The county and developers were given 15 days to
respond to the ruling, and an appeal is likely.
Gulf Drive 'blight' cleared
Bulldozers removed debris and a large berm that
had built up on an undeveloped lot in the 2500 block
of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach.
The property was once owned by GSR Develop-
ment Inc., which has been tangled in federal bankruptcy
proceedings for years. The FDIC is the receiver of the
Seeking to clear the title to sell the land, the FDIC
has asked the city to remove a lien that resulted from a
long-running code enforcement fine.
The fine, which is about $250,000 now, was
imposed due to a series of safety issues at the property
that is fenced off.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center board
met April 18 and identified a series of concerns and
corrective actions needed to protect youth mem-
The meeting took place just days before a public
forum occurred at the center to discuss alleged sexual
activity involving former employee Andy Jonatzke
and a teenage girl who was involved in center pro-
grams. Jonatzke also is alleged to have sent inappro-
priate text messages to other youths involved in the
At the April 18 meeting, staff and board members
discussed existing center policies, but mostly the need
to implement new policies:
* Prohibiting one-on-one interaction between
adults and children.
* Requiring additional sex-abuse prevention train-
ing for staff.
* Restricting communications between center
staff and volunteers and children enrolled in center
programs, specifically restricting the exchange of
information on Facebook or via Twitter and text mes-
* Providing training for board members on best-
practices for safety.
* Conducting background checks for center vol-
unteers who deal with children.
The center already screens potential personnel
and requires staff training under Florida Department
of Children and Families rules.
About the board
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
executive board includes Gregg Ross, chair; Scott
Rudacille, vice chair; Monica Simpson, secretary;
Randy Langley, treasurer.
Board members include Andy Gidus, Kelly
Joseph, Jason Sato, Blair Schlossberg, Wayne Sewall,
David Teitelbaum and Andy Price, emeritus.
Pierette Kelly serves on the staff as executive
The Island city governments also provide a rep-
resentative liason to the center board.
The center receives some funding from the Island
cities and Manatee County that is budgeted by the
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HBPD holds voluntary
The Holmes Beach Police Department is par-
ticipating in the Prescription Drug Take Back Ini-
tiative Saturday, April 30.
The event is a joint effort by law enforcement
agencies to remove potentially dangerous prescrip-
tion drugs from homes.
Lt. Dale Stephenson urged the public to vol-
untarily surrender expired, unwanted or unused
pharmaceutically controlled substances and other
medications to HBPD for disposal.
HBPD will collect items between 10 a.m. and
2 p.m. at its office in city hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
For more information, call Stephenson at 941-
CENTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
resolution. Everything he's hearing is "third party" and
he doesn't want an innocent person ruined.
Resident Steve Lardas cautioned everyone at
the meeting about the potential to ruin people's lives
whether the allegations are true or not.
Something like this has not come up in the 50 years
the center has been open, and it's a learning experience
for everyone, Ross said.
"We thought there were polices and procedures, but
we learned we didn't have an) Ihing to cover this, and
we should," said Ross.
The board is reviewing policies and procedures as a
team and anyone who wants to volunteer for "this very
difficult task" is welcome, he added.
Ross agreed that it's "absolutely not appropriate" for
staff to send text messages or go on Facebook to chat with
youths at the center. A written policy will be put in place as
soon as possible, he said. 'This whole social networking
is new and it's almost impossible to control."
Ross adjourned the meeting with a pledge to hold
another public meeting once the board has put together
some policies and procedures.
Mattick, however, suggested that wasn't soon
enough and said it will take more than policy revisions
to clean up the mess that has been uncovered.
She wants Kelly held accountable, a clear policy on
confidentiality of people making reports of inappropri-
ate activity, training in risk management for staff and
board members, independent counseling for youths who
have become "victims" because they stepped forward
and told the truth, and a clear policy and training on
how staff interacts with youths at the center.
Efforts to reach the MCSO's CPID were unsuccess-
ful April 22.
Efforts to reach Jonatzke for comment also were
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Many happy 're-terns'
Yes, cartoonist Joe 'Astheworldterns' Bird, thank-
fully has a sense of humor. And having grown up and
lived here while at college, he knows about Island life
during tourist season - especially the peak at Easter.
He also feels the pain of a community divided.
The shockwave over allegations of sexually-related
activity between an employee and teenage girls at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center has set people
at odds. There is tension among parents, donors, staff
and board members. And, most troubling, some center
youth are bullying others over the situation.
It was chilling to hear an anonymous voice at the
center meeting 'uL.,IL "this is the type of thing that
leads to teen suicide."
Learning that at least one board member was aware
of the allegations and took no action seems egregious.
But what would be worse, would be no action. It
now appears the center board is ready to face its prob-
lems and open up to the community - to the angry
parents and supporters insisting on change, to those who
fear losing the vitality of AMI youth programs.
We hope for healing, and hope to see the center
vitality restored. We need to see positive changes to
go forward and every step taken now must include the
community. Faith will come with time.
Meanwhile, a late date for Easter made for an espe-
cially long and fruitful season for Island businesses and
Between snowbirds, who migrate for longer periods
of time, and spring-breakers, who either come to stay
with their older-generation family or bring their whole
family, the Island was packed to capacity for weeks.
With many Island households hosting guests and
motels and rental properties full, the population built to
Imagine the effect on about 8,000 or so year-round
residents when another 10,000 or so folks fill all the
available rentals here and about, and hit the roads,
waterways and beaches.
Add to that the typical holiday beach crowd of
30,000 - yes, 30,000 or more at just the public beaches
- and you' ve got a whopper crowd.
Paradise - Anna Maria Island - was bursting at
And it's a good thing. Business, especially retail,
was slow to recover from the economic slump. The
Island needed a healthy, profitable tourist season.
Maybe the numbers will convince the powers that
be that we need help providing infrastructure for so
many seasonal visitors for such a prolonged period. We
need help being the host to so many guests.
Be thankful for season and the center. We are.
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My wife and I have been regular visitors to Anna
Maria Island since the mid-1980s.
For the past few years, we have subscribed to The
Islander at our year-round home to keep up on Island
To our dismay, the editorial in the April 6 edition
brought more consternation than island news.
We don't pay our annual subscription fee to read
that The Islander views the new governor as too anti-
abortion, too anti-gay rights and too anti-illegal immi-
We get enough of the liberal agenda pushed at us
regularly in the mass media.
We don't subscribe to The Islander for more of the
Bill Imfeld, Centerville, Ohio
Island style appreciation
We want to thank the many people who responded
to our invitation to participate in our first Art Island
Style on April 18. This was our new concept of com-
munity art - showcasing three artists and offering
opportunities for other artists and potential artists to
experience a variety of art media and materials.
During the evening, participants of all ages got
involved in artistic processes and experienced the joy
The artists shared their expertise and enthusiasm at
work stations around the community center while others
entertained with their artistic techniques and flair for
the subjects of their paintings. The results were avail-
able at a silent auction at the conclusion of the evening.
Thanks again to all the artists who made this event
In addition to the partnership of The Artists'
Guild of Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria Island Art
League and Anna Maria Island Community Center, we
were joined by Keeton's Office and Art Supply. Kee-
ton's donated all the supplies for the seven media tables
and provided gift bags of art supplies to our first 100
attendees, as well as provided a large gift basket for
the raffle prize.
Profits from the event will benefit our nonprofit
organizations' youth art and education programs. The
Feast Restaurant donated great food for the event, which
generated donations for the center's teen group.
Anna Maria Island is a community blessed with
cultural assets with opportunities for residents and visi-
tors to participate and celebrate. We were pleased to be
able to offer this event as something new and fun with
the visual arts, while enriching our programs that sup-
port arts and education.
Joan Voyles of the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria
Island on behalf of the art league, guild and center
Have You Tried Abstract? drew an estimated 200-
plus people April 16. If you missed the opening, don't
miss this extraordinary exhibit by five of Florida's best
emerging abstract artists. The show is at the Studio at
Gulf and Pine through April 29.
Whoever thought abstract art isn't for everyone
would be surprised by how many people left the event
with a new understanding and enthusiasm for it.
Community artists submitted abstract works for fun
and a little competition, and the excellent results are also
on exhibit at the Studio throughout the show.
Mission accomplished thanks to everyone who par-
ticipated, especially The Islander, the Studio, the Beach
Bistro for delicious food and wine, the Manatee High
School Jazz Band Combo, Jeffcoat Blueprint, merchants
and friends who helped us promote the show.
Thank you volunteers, cheerleaders and all those
in attendance who brought a magic event to life, and
to guest speaker Mark Ormond of the Ringling Col-
lege of Art and Design, whose wonderful presentation
was more abstract than even he might have imagined.
Janet Aubry, Anna Maria
In the April 20 issue of The Islander, a letter
writer expressed her disappointment when she discov-
ered the decimation of the "little shady path between
the old Australian pine trees" on 81st Street.
That beach access had always been a favorite
spot of mine as well. It had been along that path that
I had first glimpsed the Gulf of Mexico from Anna
Maria Island. I had found the view simply breathtak-
ing. The cool, shady path with the lovely old pines,
one curving over the path framing the view of the
turquoise water, was possibly the most picturesque
spot on the Island.
Each year I eagerly looked forward to the pleasure
of walking along that shady path with its lovely Austra-
lian pines, sometimes stopping to sit on the shaded bench
at the end, just to soak up the beauty of the spot.
This past December, however, I was devastated
to see what had become of the place I so loved. Dis-
covering the wanton destruction that had taken place,
I felt as though I, myself, had been violated.
Those lovely, graceful trees were thoughtlessly
destroyed for selfish purposes, with total disregard
for their beauty or the pleasure they had brought so
many over the years.
Leslie Leising, Charlotte, N.C., and Holmes
Courtesy T, ,
Holiday, season thanks
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter week-
end and the awesome season we had. I want to
thank everyone who came out to shows and sup-
ported us musicians! In particular, I'd like to
thank everyone who helped and participated in
the World's Longest Conga Line on Sand held in
Bradenton Beach April 23.
Chris Grumley is editing the video as I write this
and, judging from the bit of footage I saw when I was
dropping off the aerial photos from Jack Elka, it's
going to be awesome.
The video will be available to view on YouTube
and my website.
Since I'm dropping names: thank you to the
Moose Lodge; Susanne Arbanas of AMI Concierge;
The Islander newspaper, without whose coverage I
wouldn't know half of what I do now about the Guin-
ness World Records or congas, and, of course, Jack
Elka Photography for the flyover photos and DJ Chris
Grumley, who really stepped up on April 23 to be
MC at the Easter egg roll and then to MC and be our
videographer at the conga.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt and the city
staff and commissioners were extremely helpful for
my first events on public property, and I look forward
to a wonderful working relationship!
Last and mostly, thank you to all of the volun-
Lisa Williams was able to raise money for Moon-
racer No-Kill Rescue to assist efforts to rescue pets
who might otherwise be killed at animal services and
promote a no-kill community for Manatee County
and we all made a great stride for that effort.
This place is the best!
Mike Sales, Anna Maria
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 27, 2011 7 7
In the April 26, 2001, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank was asked by
Frank's Tree Service owner Maxine Clement to pro-
vide her an ap,'l>h,.'\. DeFrank had admitted he misrep-
resented himself as a city employee when he telephoned
Clement and told her to submit six bills totaling $6,300
for tree-trimming work in February and March. Clement
said DeFrank later told her he was not a city employee,
but a "concerned citizen."
* Manatee County ecosystems manager Charlie
Hunsicker said the county's beach renourishment proj-
ect would go out to bid in mid-May, and he anticipated
sand would be coming ashore "as early as late August."
Hunsicker said the work was behind schedule because
of a delay in obtaining state and federal permits for the
project, estimated to cost $9 million-$11 million.
* Bradenton Beach building official Roger Titus
resigned less than two years after taking the job, citing
personal attacks on him by city commissioners and a
lack of knowledge of building codes by the commis-
sioners. "The constant personal attacks have convinced
me the task of pleasing the commission is impossible,"
Titus wrote in his resignation letter to Mayor Gail
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City, Sales partner for songs, picnic, sunset
By Lisa Neff
Suntanned toes tickled the sand at Katie Pierola
Sunset Park in Bradenton Beach April 20. The city and
Island musician Mike Sales presented the first in a series
of sunset picnics.
"Thanks for coming," Bradenton Beach Mayor
Bob Bartelt said, welcoming each arrival to the park
for Sales' performance.
The first arrivals included the mayor, commission-
ers and their partners and friends at about 6 p.m.
Bartelt predicted the event would grow, hour by
hour, as well as week by week.
"We have to build it up," he said.
For the next two hours, with the crowd growing, Sales
performed his repertoire of beach tunes on the sand.
Some in the audience danced, most stretched out
on the sand and joined in small talk, including plans to
return on other Wednesdays with picnic dinners and
With the sunset at 7:58 p.m., the crowd applauded
and, soon after, packed up to head home - many with
plans to return this Wednesday.
City officials began talking about a regular sunset
party at Katie Pierola earlier this spring. The goal is to
increase visitors to the property, which is named for a
former Bradenton Beach mayor.
City officials also are discussing possible uses for a
newly acquired beachfront parcel south of the park on
If you go: Sales recommends riding the trolley due
to limited parking, and to bring a blanket, picnic and
beverages. There are no services at the park.
For more information about the sunset parties and
other Mike Sales events, go to mikesalessings.com or
connect at Mike Sales Sings on Facebook.
Island musician Mike Sales performs for a sunset
crowd at Bradenton Beach's Katie Pierola Sunset
Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North. The April 20
event was the first of a regular series on Wednesday
evenings. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
BB commission OKs telecom-tower ordinance
By Lisa Neff
The unanimous "yes" rang loud and clear April 21,
when Bradenton Beach commissioners approved the
first reading of a new telecommunications ordinance.
The commissioners will consider a second reading
of the ordinance during their next meeting - 7 p.m.
May 5 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The ordinance was about a year in the works. The
process of revising the city's regulations pertaining to
telecommunications began after the city received sev-
eral overtures from companies interested in building a
The firmest proposal involved the construction of a
stealth tower on city property near the police and public
works department off Highland Avenue. Preliminary
conceptual images showed a unipole tower blending
with mast poles in the nearby marina.
Commissioners, at the time, were concerned that
the telecommunications ordinance was out of date,
Organizer Mary Fulford
Green, right, gathers sup-
plies and helpers to pre-
pare the table April 23 for
the annual Cortez Native
Picnic, held at the tiki hut
near the old Bratton Store
on the Florida Maritime
Museum grounds in the
village. Islander Photo.
given the pace of new technologies. So the commis-
sion contracted with Center for Municipal Solutions,
a consulting firm, to draft new regulations, as well as
review any proposals from companies.
The 29-page ordinance amends the land-develop-
ment code and establishes a "uniform and comprehen-
sive set of standards for the development and installa-
tion of telecommunications towers, antennas and related
A public hearing on the ordinance drew no speak-
ers to the commission chambers April 21. Nor did any
commissioners speak to the ordinance.
* Requires a company to obtain a conditional-use
permit from the city before the construction of a tele-
* Encourages a company to share or co-locate tele-
* Requires stealth technology to "minimize adverse
aesthetic and visual impacts" of a telecommunications
* Requires from a company a detailed narrative
explaining the need for a proposed facility.
* Restricts the construction of a telecommunications
tower to municipally-owned property.
* Sets the maximum height for a tower at 120
* Prohibits lighting on a tower, except what might
be required by the FAA.
The ordinance contains a requirement for what's
known in the telecommunications industry as a "bal-
loon test" - before a public hearing on any tower, the
applicant must fly at 10-foot long balloon the maximum
height of a proposed tower.
The ordinance also requires that at least two weeks
before, the applicant for a conditional-use permit must
erect a large sign near the site announcing the balloon
The measure also requires a "zone of
visibility map" and simulated photographs of a tower
be provided before a public hearing on a permit.
In other business...
In other business April 21, the Bradenton Beach
* Proclaimed April 29 as National Arbor Day in the
city and reaffirmed the city's interest in becoming a Tree
* Adopted a resolution exempting the Manatee
County Marine Rescue Headquarters at Coquina Bay-
side from paying stormwater fees.
The facility, which is on county-managed property,
is not tied into the city's stormwater system.
The marine rescue team began moving into the
building April 15, but work - "punch-list items"
- continues on the structure, said division chief Jay
He said an open house would take place, but a date
has not been set.
* Appointed Ingrid McClellan of Keep Manatee
Beautiful to the ScenicWAVES advisory committee.
The next commission meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 5.
AM reaches out to
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby wants to help property
managers in the city understand what city codes might
apply to rentals, how city hall operates and the correlation
between government and property management.
The mayor met April 14 with about a dozen manag-
ers, along with code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon,
public works director George McKay, building depart-
ment assistant Diane Zacca and city clerk Alice Baird.
"This was a brainstorming session, an exchange of
ideas," Selby said. "We asked what the city could do for
them, and they asked what they could do for the city.
We covered a lot of ground and I think that bodes well
for a future session."
Selby said city officials explained relevant codes
to managers, hoping to build a better understanding to
prevent code violations.
A variety of subjects were discussed, including gar-
bage and waste collection, signage, advertising, infor-
mation to provide about the city to renters, parking at
accommodations and in the city, noise restrictions, and
remodeling, repairs and building permit requirements,
the mayor said.
Property managers who didn't attend the meeting
can contact the mayor at city hall - 941-708-6130 -
for more information.
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BBPD arrests Ga. fugitive
Bradenton Beach police arrested a Georgia woman
on a warrant for aggravated stalking in her home
Danya Renee Spell Wills, 32, of Lake Park, Ga.,
was taken into custody April 20 in the 300 block of Gulf
Drive North in Bradenton Beach.
A Bradenton Beach Police Department report stated
Officers Tom Ferrara and Jay Higgins were on patrol
when they found Wills asleep on the sand at about 1:40
a.m. April 20.
The woman told the officers that she was from
Georgia, where she had been in a substance-abuse pro-
When the officers checked her record, they found
an active warrant for aggravated stalking and learned
that authorities in Georgia were seeking extradition.
Island police blotter
* April 16, 700 block of North Shore, theft. The
Manatee County Sheriff's Office investigated a theft
that occurred sometime between late March and early
April. Someone stole a kayak paddle that was leaning
against a seawall.
* April 16, 100 block of Bridge Street, battery. The
Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a 31-year-
old Palmetto man for alleged misdemeanor battery.
BBPD said five witnesses saw the man strike another
person without provocation.
* April 17, 100 Gulf Drive North, warrant. MCSO
deputies arrested a 31-year-old Bradenton man on a
bench warrant for violation of probation.
* April 20,300 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant.
BBPD arrested a 32-year-old Georgia woman on a war-
rant for aggravated stalking.
* April 16, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, bat-
tery. The MCSO responded to a report of an argument.
A woman allegedly struck a man three times and spit
in his face.
* April 15, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, theft. The
Holmes Beach Police Department responded to a resort,
where a woman reported the theft of her purse from
the beach. The purse contained cigarettes, a lighter and
feminine hygiene products.
* April 15, 300 block of 68th Street, burglary. The
HBPD responded to a report of a burglary that included
conflicting descriptions of a suspect from a witness.
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WMFR celebrates Earth Day with plant party
West Manatee Fire Rescue's crew will not have
to hose down the new garden outside the district's
WMFR found a unique way to promote conser-
vation and native planting practices on Earth Day
April 22, at the administration center, 6417 Third
Ave. W., Bradenton.
With help from Florida Friendly Landscap-
ing coordinator Michelle Atkinson, master gar-
dener Christie Callahan, the Florida Native Plant
Society, the Waterworks irrigation company, King
Middle School art students, the Volunteer Manatee
association and WMFR firefighters, the nearly two
acres of land at the center was transformed into a
Florida garden, said deputy WMFR Chief Brett
Later, the HBPD was informed that the property taken
* April 15, 5400 block of Marina Drive, criminal
mischief. The HBPD responded to a store, where the
manager reported that someone shot a side window
with a pellet gun. A mangled pellet was found.
* April 17,5400 block of Marina Drive, fight. HBPD
received a report of a scuffle between two people. A
third person, attempting to break up the fight, acciden-
Along with the more than 350 native plants, the
group installed 12 rain barrels to collect water for use
in a garden sprinkler system. Manatee County Exten-
sion Services and Manatee County Utilities provided
the rain barrels.
The art students drew fire department themes
on the rain barrels and Carey Green of Waterworks
supervised installation of low-flow sprinklers and
drip lines to irrigate the garden efficiently.
'This was a great community project that brought
people together to create a better Manatee," Pollock
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"You might possibly get ideas for landscaping
your own home," he said.
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HBPD responded to a business, where someone stole
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Red Cross plans AMI storm campaign
By Lisa Neff
Hurricane forecasters are certain the 2011 Atlantic
storm season will produce anArlene. They also forecast
15 other named storms.
So, the local American Red Cross is forecasting an
"AM I Ready Hurricane Awareness Campaign" for May,
the month before the Atlantic storm season begins.
"It has been several years since our community has
been faced with a tropical storm or hurricane," said
Bobbi Larson of the Red Cross. "It is more important
than ever that we promote preparedness."
The hurricane season, which officially runs June
through November, will be "above average" in activ-
ity, according to Philip Klotzbach and William Gray of
the atmospheric science department at Colorado State
University. The scientists are two of the nation's leading
hurricane forecasters and annually publish predictions
for the season.
Klotzbach and Gray, in their spring forecast, are
predicting 16 named storms, including nine hurricanes,
five of them major.
The probability that a major hurricane will make
landfall on the U.S. coast is 72 percent - the average
for the past century is 52 percent.
The probability that a major hurricane will make
landfall on the Florida Peninsula is 48 percent - the
average for the past century is 31 percent.
The Red Cross' AM I Ready effort involves educa-
tion so Islanders "fully understand the steps they should
take to ensure their safety and well being should a hur-
ricane or tropical storm make landfall," according to
a chapter outline sent to Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob
The campaign will involve local businesses, includ-
ing Publix, CVS, Walgreens, True Value and Ace, as
well as Anna Maria Elementary School, where fifth-
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Friday is goodbye for Anna
Anna Maria postmistress Gloria Kincaid's last day
with the U.S. Postal Service is April 29.
Kincaid is retiring after more than 31 years with the
postal service, including the past nine years as postmis-
tress for Anna Maria.
Before Kincaid became the postmistress for Anna
Maria, she was postmistress in Cortez for 11 years. She
began working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1980 in
Winter Haven as a mail carrier.
Several of her friends will honor her service and
cheerful smile at 8:30 a.m. that day by presenting her
with a retirement cake. All of Kincaid's friends are
invited to stop at the post office for a farewell taste and
to wish her well.
The Anna Maria post office is at 101B S. Bay Blvd.
in the Bayview Plaza.
Season ends with 'Tenor'
The Island Players closes its 2010-11 season with
"Lend Me a Tenor."
The farce, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by
James Thaggard, opens May 12 and continues through
May 22 at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday.
The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon-
days through Saturdays, as well as an hour before cur-
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IGW features McMillen
Island Gallery West willfeature the fiber art and
beach star design bracelets of Pam McMillen in May.
McMillen has been a fiber artist for more than 20
years and is a longtime member of the gallery co-
operative, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Marlane Wurzbach
Islander joins SBEP
Christine Callahan of
. Anna Maria Island recently
joined a citizens advisory
committee of the Sarasota
Bay Estuary Program.
Callahan moved to the
Island from Philadelphia
in 1996 and works on the
garden program at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
In 2008, she won the Golden Mangrove Award from
the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Islander Photo.
Volunteers sought for cleanup
Sarasota Bay Watch is seeking volunteers for its
third annual Sister Keys Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Saturday, May 7.
The crew will gather by 8:30 a.m. near the Long-
boat Key boat ramp at the corner of Linley Street and
Lois Avenue adjacent to Mar Vista to be transported by
boat to Sister Keys.
Volunteers should dress in pants, long-sleeved shirts
and wear eye protection, gloves and close-toed shoes.
After the cleanup, participants may have lunch
between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. compliments of the
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant.
For more information and to sign up, call Sarasota
Bay Watch at 941-953-5333
Tattoo artist speaks to guild
Tim Sheffstacc, general manager of Island Tattoo,
will speak to the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island at
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sheffstacc will speak about non-permanent and
custom tattooing. After his presentation, the guild will
hold a brief business meeting.
The gathering is open to the public.
For more information, call the guild gallery at 941-
Library friends speak to Kiwanis
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at
8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes
On April 30, the club will welcome speaker Beverly
Neville from the Friends of the Island Library.
For more information, call member Sandy Haas-
Martens at 941-778-7888.
RSVP now CrossPointe's
Mother's Day fashion show
CrossPointe Fellowship is hosting a Mother's Day
Brunch and Fashion Show at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May
Fashions will be provided by Bealls and will be
modeled by women from CrossPointe Fellowship.
The brunch also will feature guest speaker Barbara
Gobbs discussing "Cinderella Moments in a Fractured
Fairy Tale World."
The event is free, but reservations are requested by
May 1. To reserve a seat, call the church office at 941-
The church is at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The deadline for students to apply for an Anna
Maria Island Privateers' scholarship is 5 p.m. Saturday,
Scholarships are provided for Manatee County
students continuing their education after high school.
Recipients are selected based on a personal essay, finan-
cial need, community service involvement and grade-
Scholarships are renewed to recipients that reapply
and are enrolled full-time, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Application forms are available online at www.
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Island cities to observe Arbor Day
By Lisa Neff
Officials in the three Island cities will join Keep
Manatee Beautiful representatives in celebrating
National Arbor Day April 29.
Tree plantings will take place in Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
The first Island event will take place at 9 a.m.
at Bradenton Beach's Lou Barola Park at Highland
Avenue and Fourth Street North,. There, a brief cer-
emony will take place to celebrate the planting of
three sabal palms donated by KMB.
The palms will adorn the park, as well as a
municipal compound that includes the police and
public works department and a planned parking lot.
At 10 a.m., a celebration will take place at the King-
fish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
KMB executive director Ingrid McClellan said grants
have provided for the planting of grasses, wildflowers
and 64 trees - including palms, gumbo limbos and live
oaks - at the county-managed site.
Another celebration will take place at 10:30 a.m.
in Holmes Beach in a pocket park between Fifth and
Sixth avenues on 40th Street.
Island power squadron offers
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squad-
ron is offering a boating-safety education course.
America's Boating Course is a two-part boating-
safety course held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on con-
secutive Saturdays - April 30 and May 7. Participants
must attend both dates.
The fee, to cover materials, is $35 per individual or
$50 per couple.
The course provides an overview of boating safety,
including Florida boating rules, weather, rules of the water,
boat handling and distress signals. The course qualifies
participants for a Florida boating-education certificate.
Classes are held at the squadron building, 1200 71st
St. N.W., Bradenton. Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register, call Gloria
Potter or Walter Haug at 941-795-0482.
At 11 a.m., Anna Maria will host a celebration at
Bayfront Park, where three green buttonwoods will
For McClellan, who also will attend Arbor Day
events on the mainland, this year's holiday is signifi-
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have received
Tree City USA designations and, on April 21, the
Bradenton Beach City Commission reaffirmed its
commitment to becoming a Tree City USA.
The commission had voted to pursue the designa-
tion last spring, but an application was not made.
Earlier this year, McClellan again requested the
commission consider applying.
There are four requirements to becoming a Tree
City USA: have a tree board, enact a tree ordinance,
observe Arbor Day and have a community tree pro-
gram with an annual budget of $2 per capital.
On April 21, commissioners voted to pursue the
designation and to have the city's ScenicWAVES
advisory committee complete the Tree City USA
application by Dec. 31.
At the same meeting, the commission appointed
McClellan to ScenicWAVES.
John Molyneux's relatives gathered for a memo-
rial dedication at Spring Lake Park, 6087 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. A southern magnolia was
planted in honor of the late Holmes Beach Parks
and Beatification Committee chair. Molyneux's
wife, Caroline, pointed out an osprey nesting on a
church steeple across the lake. She said one reason
he petitioned to keep Australian pines on the Island
was to provide nesting space. Gathered by Moly-
neux's tree are family members. Islander Photo:
for Island race
The 10th annual Island Run to benefit the Children's
Academy of Southwest Florida will be held Saturday,
The 5k race and 1-mile family fun run start at Bay-
front Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
Pre-registration information is available on the race
website at www.islandrun.com. Registration on race day
will be open from 6:45 a.m. to 7:50 a.m., with the race
beginning at 8 a.m.
The race day registration fee is $20.
T-shirts and gift bags will be given to the first 250
participants to pre-register.
There will be refreshments and an award ceremony
following the race.
For more information, call Pam Graetzer at 941-
Matt Bobo and fiancee
Erin Fountain will marry
June 4 at St. Joseph's
6 . Catholic Church, with a
reception at the El Con-
quistador Country Club
in Bradenton. Matt is
the son of Allen and Kim
Bobo of Holmes Beach
and Erin is the daughter
of George and Susan
Fountain of Bradenton.
The two will gradu-
ate from Florida Gulf
Coast University in May
and, after the wedding
*move to Atlanta, where
Matt plans to attend law
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Wednesday, April 27
11 a.m. - Einstein Circle discussion on "Is Marriage
Optional?" at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
5 to 8 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
business mixer hosted by SteamDesigns at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-1541. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. - Sock-puppet craft program for teens at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Friday, April 29
9 a.m. -Arbor Day tree planting at Lou Barolo Park, High-
land Avenue at Fourth Street North, Bradenton Beach. Information:
10 a.m. -Arbor Day tree planting at Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752
Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-713-1763.
10:30 a.m. -Arbor Day dedication of a new pocket park in
memory of William Petring between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on
the 40th Street right-of-way, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-713-
11 a.m. -Arbor Day tree planting at Bayfront Park, 316 N.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-713-1763.
Saturday, April 30
8:30 a.m. - Beverly Neville of the Friends of the Island
Library will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7888.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Prescription drug take back initiative at
Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-708-5804.
Monday, May 2
6:30 p.m. - Tim Sheffstacc of Island Tattoo will speak at the
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Wednesday, May 4
1:15 p.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
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Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt
gets into the "Island Talkin'" rhythm
and the fun at Congo on the beach.
Lisa Williams of Moonracer No-Kill Rescue dances behind the second
woman, followed by daughter Annie Williams and friend Taylor
McMurray in sarongs offered as gifts to some of the early arrivals at
the event by the Anna Maria Island Sarong Co. of Bradenton Beach.
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
* Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
* Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for
Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
* Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
* Wednesday, 10 a.m., Settler's bread sale at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society museum shop, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
* Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support
group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource
Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
* Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horse-
shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
* Friday, SeniorAdventures Group meets for outings to vari-
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* Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public
Thursday, April 28
7 p.m. - Outdoor Spring Fling concert at State College of
Florida, 584 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252.
* May 7, 10th annual Island Run for the Children's Academy
of Southwest Florida.
* May 7, Anna Maria Elementary Spring Fling, Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
* May 7, Mother's Day brunch and fashion show, CrossPointe
* May 7, Sister Keys clean-up, gather at Mar Vista Dockside
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fined for balcony
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach's special master recently fined
an Avenue C property owner for violating the city's
code for a second-story balcony.
Special master Harold Youmans levied the
$3,728.94 judgment April 29 against Alberto Mal-
donado, owner of a property in the 2500 block of
Avenue C. The charge included $878.94 in costs
associated with the city's investigation and prosecu-
tion of the case, as well as the special master hear-
The hearing took place at city hall, where Bra-
denton Beach code enforcement officer Wendy
Chabot presented the city's concerns with the prop-
erty. A representative for the property owner did not
Chabot, citing city property maintenance codes,
described a series of problems with a second-story
balcony, including decay, corrosion, broken nails,
splitting wood and missing elements that created a
The officer said she notified Maldonado in
mid-February and provided 30 days to correct prob-
More recently, a permit for work to correct the
problems was sought at city hall, said building offi-
cial Steve Gilbert. Decking has since been removed
and construction begun.
Youmans ruled that a code violation existed, but
noted the effort to correct the problems.
"A fine," he said, "should be commensurate with
the hazard, the time and the degree of the viola-
tion.... The city did prove beyond a preponderance
of evidence that a violation exists."
He fined Maldonado $150 per day for the period
the violation existed rather than the $250 per day
that Chabot requested.
Patricia 'Patty' Hurley Graham
Patricia "Patty" Hurley Graham, 71, a 21-year resi-
dent of Cortez, formerly of Guilford, Conn., died April
19 in Bradenton. She was born in New Haven, Conn.,
Sept. 24, 1939.
Mrs. Graham was a parishioner of St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. She was proud of her
Irish heritage, and was known to be creative, artistic
and especially revered for her cooking.
A family celebration of life is planned for a later
date. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or online at www.tide-
well.org. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown and
Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory 43rd Street Chapel.
Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Donald;
son Lester Montgomery of Branford, Conn.; grandson
Justin Montgomery, granddaughter Sharon Montgomery
Tarantino of Bradenton; step-children Pamela Graham
Walz of Ellenboro, N.C., Jonathan Graham of Boiling
Springs, S.C., and Debra Graham Rhodes of Cortez;
seven more grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;
and three nieces.
Gerhard John, 80, of Anna Maria Island and Hal-
stenbek, Germany, died Aug. 8, 2010.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, April 30, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Mr. Gerhard is survived by wife Karin; son Dirk
and wife Nicole; daughter Ute; and grandchildren Lara
Joseph M. McDonald
Joseph M. McDonald, 76, of Cortez, died April 19
following an auto accident. He was born in Cortez Feb.
6, 1935, and was raised there.
Mr. McDonald served in the U.S. Air Force. He
was a life-long commercial fisherman at Cortez. In his
later years, he fished with nephew Harry Mofield, also
a commercial fisherman.
A memorial luncheon to celebrate Mr. McDon-
ald's life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
April 28, at Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W.,
Mr. McDonald is survived by wife Patsy (Ort);
daughter Peggy; grandchildren Patsy Powell, Travis
Cox, John Foster and Josey; and siblings Jane (Tre-
glown), John, Judy (Augsburger), Jacqueline (Mofield)
and Joyce (Davis); and many nieces, nephews and great-
Alice M. Platt
Alice M. (nee Connelley) Platt of Anna Maria
Island, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 15.
Service was in West Seneca, N.Y.
Mrs. Platt is survived by her hustand of 64 years,
William J.; son William J. and wife Patricia, Debra
Anne and husband Richard Lawrence and Gary and
wife Rita; grandchildren Brian and wife Julia, Christo-
pher and wife Kristy Lawrence, Sean and Michael; and
great-grandchildren Chase and Camryn Lawrence.
Thelma Caveny Traylor
Thelma Caveny Traylor, 88, of York, S.C., died
She attended York schools and graduated from
Kings College in Charlotte. She later worked at M.
Lowenstein and Cannon Mills as a bookkeeper.
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Turtle volunteers on watch, walk the walk
By Lisa Neff
With Gulf of Mexico temperatures in the upper 70s,
the crew that monitors sea turtle nesting on Anna Maria
Island is on watch.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring held its annual orientation meeting April
19 at Holmes Beach City Hall, where the more than 70
volunteers involved in the non-profit program picked
up T-shirts, tools and instructions.
The 2011 nesting season officially begins May 1,
but already turtles are nesting on the Atlantic coast. And,
said AMITW executive director Suzi Fox, when the
Gulf temperature reaches 80, female loggerheads soon
begin to crawl ashore to nest.
The earliest first nest recorded on the Island was laid
on April 29 in 1997. Last year's first nest was recorded
on May 23.
This season, AMITW has a seasoned volunteer
team, with all veteran walkers and coordinators return-
ing to monitor sections of the shore.
'They are well-trained, dedicated people," Fox said
of the crew. 'The best people I know."
The volunteers' role is to collect data on turtle nest-
ing from May through October. Volunteers, assigned
a day of the week and a section of the beach, walk at
about dawn looking for signs of activity - that a female
turtle has crawled ashore in the early part of the season
and that hatchlings have crawled to the Gulf in later in
FWC examining dead turtle
A dead green turtle was found in a Key Royale
canal April 19.
An Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer
collected details about the turtle, which was miss-
ing its head.
The information will be reviewed by the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
said AMITW executive director Suzi Fox.
As they did last year, walkers on the beach between
Pine Avenue and Bean Point in Anna Maria will moni-
tor nesting shorebirds. Walkers also will monitor bird
nesting in a small section of Bradenton Beach.
'The birds are already on the beach," Fox said. 'The
least terns, the black skimmers - more are coming
Watch this box in The Islander each week
to follow developments during turtle-nesting
Number of nests: 0
Number of hatched nests: 0
Number of hatchlings: 0
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and I,... N . Ii Moni-
toring volunteers collect flags during an orientation
session April 19 at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Numerous details are recorded about nests and
crawls - dates, dimensions, temperatures, locations
- which various local, state and federal governments
use to assess the loggerhead population, renourishment
efforts and the impact of coastal development.
AMITW data is sent to Manatee County, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
"We need to be extremely accurate," said Fox,
noting that some form of data collection has taken place
during turtle nesting seasons since 1982.
1',,/, / Maynard of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and '_I, .' /h ii Monitoring hands out new T-shirts for
the 2011 nesting season, which officially begins May
1. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
20 0 APRIL 27, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER
Season of events peaks at Easter
Catching the wave
Left: Visual artist/designer Cheeta Chad Ruis demonstrates a
finger-painting technique during Art Island Style April 18 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, which drew more than
150 people and left organizers vowing to hold a second annual
event. Cheeta engages in live painting, and was featured at the
community event organized by the center, Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island, Anna Maria Island Art League and Keeton 's Office
and Art Supply. Above: Painters work on a silk scarf project at
the event. Islander Photos. Lisa Neff
Several hundred people gather on the
Palma Sola Causeway April 16for the
22nd annual bottle boat regatta that held
competition in several different categories
and age groups, resulting in traffic grid-
lock in the area and on Anna Maria Island.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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class helped Anna
lahan weed the
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AME volunteer applauded for service, dedication
On behalf of Anna Maria Elementary School's
students and teachers, I would like to thank volunteer
and master gardener Christine Callahan.
We appreciate the outstanding work Calla-
han puts forth for our school. Grant funding she
obtained has gone toward the purchase of micro-
scopes, binoculars and anemometers to measure
7x i &_ ---
Callahan works with students in Heather Nyberg's
class at AME.
She also dedicates her time and expertise, and
has developed a yearlong curriculum that all grade
levels have been able to experience. These studies
incorporated the learning of habitats and adaptations
through guest speakers and hands on experiments.
Fifth-graders were able to take learning about
science outside the classroom by maintaining a worm
composer Callahan provided. Students gathered their
leftover food from the lunchroom and weighed and
measured the food needed to maintain the composer
for one week. After harvesting the organic soil, stu-
dents created their own science project comparing
and contrasting organic soil and store bought soil.
This lesson provided a hands-on investigation on
decomposers and reinforced concepts learned in the
Thank you, Callahan, for enriching the educa-
tion of all the children of Anna Maria Elementary
Heather Nyberg, AME fifth-grade teacher
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School happenings:
* April 27, 10:30 a.m., American Red Cross assem-
* April 28, 9 a.m., Manatee Historical Park field trip
* April 28, 8:15 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
presents Bringing Up Grades award certificates.
* May 7, 6 p.m., Giddy-Up Spring Fling, Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.
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Basketball season starts, awards season at KRC
By Kevin Cassidy
It was a busy week at the Key Royale Club. There
were the usual rounds of leisure golf, plus a Stag Day
competition and the 43rd annual club awards dinner
April 17. Trophies and plaques were awarded by club
president Craig Humphreys and women's golf chair
Tom Nelson received the President's Cup trophy,
while Dean and Judy Christensen took honors for mixed-
couples champions. Jan Turner received the women's
nine-hole championship award, while Bob Soos took
home the 18-hole men's handicap hardware. Also rec-
ognized were Ernie Hauser, champ of the men's 75-and-
over handicap tournament and men's and women's club
champions, John Estoc and Jean Holmes.
Humphreys handed out a couple of other awards,
including the "I Only Play on Days Ending in Y" award
to Larry Pippel for playing more rounds of golf than
other members. Barry Izzard was recognized with the
"You' 11 Never Believe I Made Par" award. He was pre-
sented with the tee box he destroyed on the ninth hole.
Izzard's tee shot hit the box and ricocheted backward
onto the eighth fairway. A three wood, wedge and one
putt produced his "methodical" par.
The men of the Key Royale Club celebrated their
43rd Stag Day April 21. This year's spring event fea-
tured a $10,000 hole-in-one challenge sponsored by Jim
Mixon Insurance. There were no holes in one to report
among the 74 duffers.
A shotgun start by Col. Bob Elliott got things going
for the stag players at 9 a.m. Club champ John Estok cap-
tured individual low gross for the day with a 2-over-par
34, while Dick Eichorn won individual low net with a
Ben Barreda collides with Joey Thiel during Anna
Maria Island Community Center Division III basket-
ball action in the center gym. Islander Photo: Kevin
Barry Izzard accepts his "You'll Never Believe I
Made Par" award from Craig Humphreys April 17 at
the Key Royale Club awards dinner. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Ed Havlik
5-under-par 27. Eichorn also was part of the team low-net
winners with Larry Pippel, Tom Warda and Vince Fanton.
They combined to card a 15-under-par 113. Merritt Fineout
won closest to the pin on hole three, while Dick Rouse was
closest to the pin on the $10,000 hole.
The men played a nine-hole, modified Stableford
game April 20. The team of Bob Soos, Tim Friesen and
Terry Schaffer took first place with a plus-five. Hoyt
Miller won the individual title with a plus-six, one point
ahead of Quentin Talbert.
The women were on the course April 19 for a nine-
hole individual-low-net match in four flights. Marcia
Helgeson and Jean Holmes both carded 2-under-par 30
to tie for first place in Flight A.
Helen Pollock fired a 5-under-par 27 to take first
place in Flight B by four strokes over second-place fin-
isher Ginny Nunn.
Barb Lindwall's 2-under-par 30 gave her a two-shot
win over second-place finisher Jan Turner in Flight C.
Flight D saw Trish Kruger take first place with a
2-under-par 30, two shots better than second-place fin-
isher Sandy Burrill.
Pieter Thomassen and Don La Torre both carded
4-under-par 28 to finish in a tie for first place during
a men's nine-hole individual-low-net game April 19.
Gino DiClemente, Vince Fanton, Jim Dickenson and
Chet Hutton tied for second place at 3-under 29.
The men played an 18-hole individual- and team-
low-net golf game April 18. Harrold McKammish,
Dennis McKammish, Tom Lewis and Dick Eichorn
combined to card an 18-under-par 248 to take team first
place. Earl Ritchie fired a 7-under-par 57 to capture first
place in the individual-low-net category.
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The action got started in Division III for players
age 8-9 when Cortez Kat Charters took onAgnelli Pool
Service. Agnelli opened up a 2-0 lead on a Ben Barreda
basket, but never led again as Zach Fernandes domi-
nated, scoring 10 points in a row to give Cortez a 10-2
Agnelli Pool went on an 8-2 scoring run led by
four points from Luke Marvin and two points apiece
from Conal Cassidy and Barreda, but Joey Theil scored
10 points and Fernandes added four points and four
assists to close the game out with Cortez Kat Charters
on top 24-10.
Ross Built defeated Beach Bistro 32-18 in their
season opener in Division II for ages 10-11. Twins Jake
and Andrew Ross scored 12 points apiece to lead Ross
Built, which also received six points from Luke Valadie
and two points from Ethan Helvey in the victory.
Matt Manger-DeNigris scored six points to lead
the Bistro, which also received five points apiece from
Michael Latimer and Trent Boring. Jordan Cooley's two
points rounded out the scoring for Bistro in the loss.
Walter & Associates earned a 41-34 victory over
A Paradise Realty in the Division I age 12-13 opener
behind 19 points from Nehimiah Goode and 16 points
from Moriah Goode. Seth Walter added four points and
brother Jack finished with two points to round out the
Justin Aracena scored 15 points to lead Paradise,
which also received 13 points from Cameron Brauner.
Reese Helvey and Montana Modderman each added
two points in the loss.
Look online at www.islander.org weekly for league
schedules and standings.
Five teams emerged from pool play and were left
to battle for first place during April 23 horseshoe action
at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
The first round produced a couple of blowouts punc-
tuated by Gene Bobeldyk's and Tom Rhodes' 21-0 win
over Ron Pepka and Carl Samuelson. Herb Puryear and
Bruce Muro rolled past Jeff Moore 21-4 in their first-
round match. Puryear and Munro drew the bye into the
finals and watched as Rod Bussey and John Crawford
easily defeated Bobeldyke and Rhodes 21-12.
The final was another blowout as Bussey-Crawford
rolled past Puryear-Munro 21-4.
Three teams qualified for the playoffs April 20 with
Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro earning the bye into the
finals. Gene Bobeldyk and Marvin Gangemi defeated
Dave Lansaw and Rod Bussey 21-9 to advance to the
finals. Bobeldyk-Gangemi defeated Puryear-Munro
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 27, 2011 E 23
Spring warmup offers variety to Island fishers
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Whether you want to stalk gator trout on the shal-
low grass flats or reel in keeper gag grouper on near-
shore structures, now is the time to do it.
Fishing around Anna Maria Island, whether inshore,
nearshore or offshore is exploding with life offering a
variety of species in one day of fishing.
Inshore, trout and redfish action is productive. Spot-
ted sea trout are lurking around the deeper edges of
the grass flats. Try using soft plastics or suspending
hard baits if using artificial. For live bait, shiners are
working well, and so are live shrimp under a popping
cork. For the reds, dock fishing is still productive, but
if you're tired of fishing around the docks, try fishing
around schools of mullet on the shallow flats. The reds
follow the mullet schools looking for any small shrimp
or crab they might spook up from the bottom. Snook
are making an appearance although not a great one like
The nearshore and offshore bite has turned on con-
siderably. Bottom dwellers such as gag grouper, red
grouper, all types of snappers, hogfish and grunts are
being reeled up in numbers. Start at depths around 100
feet for best results. Migratory species such as king-
fish, cobia and amberjack are being caught in numbers
around the same areas as the bottom fish. Don't forget
to keep a flat line out with a live bait while bottom fish-
Last but not least, tarpon sightings are becoming
more frequent as the waters warm up. Keep your eyes
peeled for pods around the passes and along the beach.
The bite hasn't really taken off yet, but it's right around
Phil Kirkland at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier says pier fishers are catching a variety of
species. Whether fishing day or night, the pier provides
a great habitat for a number of predators. Daytime hours
are producing catches of kingfish and Spanish mackerel.
"Most of the kings are being caught on big threadies,"
During the day, sheepshead are targeted using fid-
dler crabs and sand fleas. Fish up to 3 pounds are being
reported. Flounder are still hanging in the shallows
around the beginning of the pier. Kirkland suggests
fishing white bait directly on the bottom for these flat
During the night time hours, pier fishers are encoun-
tering mangrove snapper and gag grouper using white
bait and threadfins under the pier. Spotted sea trout are
responding to small jigs tipped with peeled shrimp for
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ing for cobia. Cobia have been cruising the pier at night
with fishers reeling up catches up to 41 inches.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says
fishing off the beaches out to 8 miles is the ticket. Gross
is targeting wrecks, ledges and nearshore reefs to pro-
duce drag-screaming action on kingfish and Spanish
mackerel. Fishing live bait is Gross' choice for targeting
most reef dwelling species. Shiners and threadfins to be
exact. "Most of the kings are schoolies," Gross says,
"but there are some bigger ones in the mix."
Gross is targeting bottom species on the nearshore
structures. Mangrove snapper, keeper gag grouper and
flounder to 5 1/2 pounds have been coming off the
bottom to eat the shiners Gross is using for bait. '"The
mangoes we're catching are big enough that their tails
stick out of a 5-gallon bucket," Gross says.
Inshore, Gross is catching spotted sea trout on
the deeper flats around Anna Maria Island. "Don't be
surprised if you start catching some big Spanish while
you're fishing for trout," Gross says. "The deep-water
grass edges are where it's at."
On a final note, Gross is catching snook up to 30
inches using white bait on the outgoing tide around the
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says beach
fishers are having a great time targeting migratory spe-
cies along the western shoreline of Anna Maria Island.
"Look for schools of big jack crevalle," Keyes says.
"They're cruising the shorelines and they're hungry."
For the jacks, fishers are using silver spoons, yellow
jigs and white bait. Also along the beaches bluefish,
ladyfish and Spanish mackerel are looking to gorge on
small bait schools. Look for diving birds and usually
you'll find the fish.
Moving a few miles off the beach, fishers are catch-
ing keeper gags, mangrove snapper and flounder around
the reefs. "When you hook up, reel your fish in quick,"
Keyes suggests. "Big barracuda have infested the reefs
and won't think twice about biting your catch in half
on the way up."
The mangrove snapper bite is in its early stages.
As the water temps climb, the fishing should get better.
Keyes suggests dropping down a live shiner cut in half
for best results for these tasty little reef dwellers.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is fishing
nearshore and offshore structures using a variety of baits
to catch a variety of species. Bottom fishing is produc-
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ing nice catches of mangrove snapper, gag grouper,
flounder and Key West grunts. Using live shiners on
the bottom is producing the gags and snapper, while
shrimp or frozen squid is brining up Key West grunts
Kimball is using live baits such as threadfin herring
and shiners to fish the upper part of the water column.
Kingfish and Spanish mackerel have been the targeted
species for this method of fishing. Other species being
caught by flat-lining baits behind the boat include blue
runners, bluefish and gag grouper. Yeah, that's right,
gag grouper. They must be pretty hungry to leave their
holes in the reef to come up and eat a bait. Not only is
it exciting to see a gag blow up a bait on the top, but it
also results in quite a battle on light tackle.
Kim Shearer of Annie's Bait and Tackle says reports
from the backwater have been pretty good. Snook are
being caught using white bait on the flats along the
mangrove-lined shore of Sarasota Bay. Sheepshead are
still biting around the docks and local fishing piers. Live
fiddlers are the best bait for the convict fish. Both redfish
and spotted sea trout are caught using live shrimp.
Offshore fishers are reporting cobia and mangrove
snapper around nearshore structures. Live pilchards are
the bait of choice. Key West grunts are making a good
showing on the reefs. Live shrimp or squid is working
well for the tasty little scrappers. On a final note, Shearer
adds, "We're seeing a lot of nice kingfish coming back
to the dock."
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By Rick Catlin
love being in Anna Maria. It's so cool, it's so vintage
Grote authored, "Simple, Chic and Unique Enter-
taining When You're Tired and on a Budget," and has
been featured in the London Daily Telegraph, The New
York Times and Forbes magazine.
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Islander closes downtown
cafe - for now
Anna Maria Island native Joe McDonald closed his
Fisherman Joe's restaurant, 436 Old Main St., Braden-
ton, last week after 19 years in the same location.
McDonald, however, said he plans to reopen at a
new downtown location in the near future.
Chamber hosts exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly business card mixer from 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Cost of the event is $5 per person and reservations
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Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Tyson, Lewis in gear
A story in the April 13 Islander about GEAR mobile
electric vehicle repairs failed to mention co-owner Keith
Lewis and Nick Tyson are partners in the business
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Chamber handshake agreement needs contract
Rhonda Grote recently opened Relish, offering upcy-
cled and re-purposed items in Anna Maria. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Upcycle with relish
Rhonda Grote of Palma Sola opened Relish last
week in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 505
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, selling an eclectic blend of vin-
tage items, including 1970s-era clothing, 1950s furni-
ture and 1940s jewelry.
Grote's voyage to Anna Maria and Relish took
eight years. She had been selling items on the Web since
2003, operating her business from home.
Although a frequent visitor to Anna Maria, Grote
had no plans for a retail outlet until she was invited by
Janae Rudacille of the Pink & Navy boutique on Pine
Avenue to sell items in that store.
Her items sold within a few days, and Grote began
to think about her own store.
"I had my own test market, and it showed me upcy-
cled items are in demand," she said.
Grote specializes in upcycling and re-purposing
items - the next step in recycling - using discarded
items from the past and restoring them to their former
quality. Re-purposing puts an item such as an ashtray
into use as a dinner plate.
Grote sells both items from local artists and whole-
salers and does her own re-purposing, she said.
Grote also sews with vintage fabric and creates
clothing of various designs and era.
"This is where you come when you want to buy
cool, authentic vintage clothing. And you want clothing
that looks good," she added.
Grote even has a country-and-western section of
cowboy shirts, boots and jeans, as well as men's, wom-
en's and youth clothing sections.
She's planning a grand opening party in May.
"I' m really looking forward to meeting new friends
and seeing all my old ones stop by," she said. "I really
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A nine-year informal agreement by the Braden-
ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to reim-
burse the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
for expenses incurred as a tourist information center
for Manatee County has come to a close.
Chamber executive board member Cindy
Thompson told board members at their April 20
meeting that the county attorney's office now wants
a signed contract for the annual $40,950 in expenses
paid to the chamber.
The Manatee County Tourist Development
Council approved the funds last year, but the cham-
ber now has to itemize the expenses, chamber presi-
dent Mary Ann Brockman said.
Although the contract is in the draft stage,
Brockman said the BACVB would no longer cover
miscellaneous expenses for tourist information, only
the chamber's postage and rent.
If the chamber doesn't use the full amount each
year, the leftover funds revert to the BACVB, accord-
ing to the proposed draft agreement.
Additionally, the BACVB is allowed space
inside the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, to distribute brochures about countywide
tourist activities, Brockman said.
Chamber expenses have not been reimbursed
since October 2010, Brockman said.
"We have to be reasonable and wait," Brockman
said. "We can't afford to lose that income."
In other business, Manatee County Commission
Chair Carol Whitmore reported that budget work-
shops begin in May. The county needs to trim about
$4 million from its 2011-12 budget. Around $3.5 mil-
lion already has been sliced, she said. The bad news
is that "there will be staff layoffs."
Board chair-elect Karen LaPensee said the first
new trolley should be delivered in August, and fare-
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free rides on the Island trolley should continue at least
The county plans to apply for a Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation grant to cover maintenance
expenses through 2016, she noted.
David Teitelbaum, recently re-appointed to the
board, is in charge of trolley advertising. He said the
ad sales contract for the new trolleys is about 90 per-
cent ready for approval. Most of the previous adver-
tisers have committed to the new ad program for the
Barbara Murphy reported that no one has signed
up for the chamber's Caribbean cruise that sails Nov.
12 from Tampa. A $100 deposit is needed by Aug. 12
to hold a cabin until Oct. 12, when full payment is
due. The chamber has reserved 32 cabins.
Larry Chatt said the chamber's interactive web-
site should be ready by the end of May, but there is a
lot of work yet to be done.
Brockman reported the annual wedding festival
made more than $11,000 this year, but the "heads in
beds" plan didn't work out because the festival was
held in February when accommodation vacancies on
the Island are scarce.
Next year's festival will be the first weekend
in May, and Brockman anticipated no problems for
getting "heads in beds" at that time. Teitelbaum sug-
gested a three-day festival to allow guests more time
to enjoy the Island.
Brockman also noted that no one has applied for
any of the three $1,000 college scholarships the cham-
ber awards annually to an area high school senior
planning to major or minor in business. The deadline
is April 30.
Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship,
or making a reservation for the November cruise,
should contact the chamber at 941-778-1541.
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By Lisa Neff
Susanne Arbanas is a self-described "bit of a royalty
That's why she knows that the "HRH" before
"Prince William" on his royal wedding invitations
stands for "His Royal Highness." That's why she knows
to add "of Wales" after his name. And that's why Arba-
nas, of Anna Maria Island Concierge Services, is host-
ing a party the day Prince William marries Catherine
Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.
Arbanas' party on April 29 will take place at
AMICS, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, beginning at 6
a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
Her party invite, borrowing from the royal invi-
tation, reads, "The AMI Concierge Services is com-
manded by the queen to invite you to the marriage of
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales K.G. with
Miss Catherine Middleton."
From there, the invitation deviates from the official
Susanne Arbanas of Anna Maria Island Concierge
Services makes a note on her calendar. On April 29,
AMICS will host a celebration of the royal wedding
of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton.
Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
ISLAND BIZ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
that offers golf cart and other electric-vehicle problem
solving and repairs at your home or garage.
To reach GEAR call 941-727-692-5835.
The royal wedding will stream live on You-
Tube's Royal Channel. Go to www.officialroyal-
wedding2011.org to connect.
Various U.S. television networks will broadcast
the ceremonies, beginning as early as 3 a.m., and
updates will be posted on Twitter and Facebook.
wedding invite and offers prizes for the worst hat and
handbag, encourages guests to wear gloves and prom-
ises a raffle for a bottle of royal perfume.
The royal wedding service will take place at West-
minster Abbey, with performances by the Choir of West-
minster Abbey, the Chapel Royal Choir, the London
Chamber Orchestra, the Fanfare Team from the Central
Band of the Royal Air Force and the State Trumpeters
of The Household Cavalry.
After the service, a procession will take the couple
through the streets of London to Buckingham Palace
and a reception hosted by the queen.
"I knew I was going to want to watch it all day,"
says Arbanas, who's in the business of promoting busi-
ness in the beach wedding capital of the state.
When Prince William's parents - Charles and
Diana - married 30 years ago, Arbanas was among
the 750 million in the global television audience.
Another large audience is expected to watch the
THE ISLANDER U APRIL 27, 2011 E 25
parties , specials
wedding of William and Catherine. In the United States,
BBC America, CNN and NBC plan to begin coverage
as early as 3 a.m. The wedding begins at 11 a.m. in
London, which is five hours ahead of the U.S. East
Arbanas decided to bring a 55-inch television set
into the office and invite others to what will likely
become a global TV event.
"And since, it just keeps getting bigger," Arbanas
Her menu doesn't include a wedding cake by Leic-
estershire-based cake designer Fiona Cairns, as does
the royal wedding, but Arbanas is planning to serve
mimosas, tea and savory tea sandwiches.
"I wanted to have a little bit of fun," she says.
To satisfy his sweet tooth and nourish childhood
memories, Prince William requested that the groom's
cake at the royal wedding be a chocolate biscuit cake.
The prince's cake will be made by McVitie's, an
Islanders can find the cake - made of rich tea bis-
cuits and dark chocolate, and chilled rather than baked
- at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, April 29. But arrive early, the local
version will not be made with 1,700 biscuits, and likely
will go quickly.
British pop and circumstance
The Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, also will celebrate the royal nuptials, with televi-
sions tuned to the ceremonies from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cafe will have a British-themed menu, includ-
ing wedding cake, royal oatmeal, cream tea and Katy
cupcakes. They also will offer "funky" T-shirts, accord-
ing to owner Lizzie Vann Thrasher.
British pop music will be played during the day.
Also, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the cafe, the wed-
ding celebration will continue with the Jazz Mania band
of Sarasota performing on the deck.
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"2011 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR"
OLD FLORIDA living in this fabulous bayfront
setting with spectacular views. Lush tropical
setting, two docks, tiki bar. Home has cathe-
dral beam ceilings, knotty cypress walls and
Australian cypress floors. Dave Moynihan (941)
720-0089. #M5819584. $799,500
HOLMES BEACH - This cozy home is located
on a beautiful bayou, loads of room to expand
the living space. Move-in ready, within walking
distance to shopping and beaches. Beautiful
relaxing retreat complete w/boat lift. Rae Ellen
Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5818435. $439,000
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KEY ROYALE - canalfront 3BR/2BA home
with a beautiful open floor plan, great home for
entertaining, large kitchen, huge glassed-in lanai
with view of canal. Boat lift. Rae Ellen Hayo 941-
920-0364. #M5819087. $650,000
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RUNAWAY BAY - Beautifully decorated and
completely updated 2BR/2BA condo overlook-
ing the pond. Fishing pier, private walkway to
beautiful Gulf beaches, large heated pool, tennis
court. Jim Zoff (941 447-7747. #M5813972.
ISLAND DUPLEX in very desirable Holmes
Beach location, corner lot one block to beach.
Room for a pool. Live in one side rent out the
other. Side Ais 1 BR/1 BAand side B is 2BR/2BA.
Immaculate condition! Rae Ellen Hayo (941)
920-0364. #M5818812. $599,000
RUNAWAY BAY - Remodled end unit 2br/2ba
with bay view from master bedroom and balcony.
New SS appliances and double-door pantry.
Turnkey furnished. Heated pool, fishing pier,
beach access, tennis. Jim Zoff (941) 447-7747.
SEE ALL OUR
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goers and traf-
fic aplenty to
near the Manatee
Public Beach and
the busy intersec-
tions at Gulf and
East Bay drives
in Holmes Beach.
Island real esta
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
643 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 5,100
sfla / 6,300 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car garage bayfront
pool home built in 2005 on a 117x151 lot was sold
04/06/11, Sack to Culbertson for $2,000,000; list
789 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,718 sfla
2,698 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car Gulffront home built in 1983
on a 50x125 lot was sold 03/31111, Gilliard to Brown for
$1,100,000; list $1,299,000.
603 Ivanhoe Ln., Holmes Beach, a 3bed/3bath/2car
canalfront pool home built in 1972 on a 90x105 lot was
sold 04/04/11, Moriah Financial Group LLC to Davis
$727,500; list $799,000.
2600 Gulf Drive, N., Unit 45, Anna Maria Island Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,195 sfla / 1,451 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold
03 30 11, Roaldi to Klaus for $685,000; list $699,000.
522 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,254 sfla / 2,197
sfur 3bed/2bath/4car pool home built in 1988 on a 52x 145
lot was sold 04/04/11, Buckley to Booth for $460,000;
2716 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Gulf Cabins, Holmes
Beach, a 1,155 sfla / 1,400 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront
condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 04/05/11,
905 50th St.
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Blackwood to Davis for $420,000.
2412 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,984 sfla
5,375 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex with pool built in 2001on
a 50x100 lot was sold 04/08/11, Central Mortgage Com-
pany to Juma for $400,000.
518 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,288 sfla / 1,914 sfur
2bed/ bath Icar canalfront home built in 1954 on a 82x86
lot was sold 04/07/11, Kirk to Yood for $400,000.
533 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,739 sfla / 2,180
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1968 on a
85x122 was sold 04/08/11, Simon to Kaleta for $385,000;
207 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,840 sfla / 2,586 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 65x105 lot was
sold 04/11/11, Fletcher to 207 72nd Street Cottage LLC
for $350,000; list $399,500.
5805 De Palmas Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla
S1,300 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1970 on a
50x101 lot was sold 03 31/11, Blue Cat LLC to Wiggins
for $325,000; list $349,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 49, North Beach Village,
Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 1,955 sfur 3bed/212bath/2car
condo with shared pool built in 1993 was sold 03/31/11,
Hosking to Stepo for $325,000; list $350,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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Janet Fitzgerald brought along a copy of The Islander
on a river tour in Costa Rica. She and husband Kevin
saw lizards, plants, sloth and caymen on their adven-
To report information on a felony crime, call
Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on an Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-
778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
In emergencies, call 911.
SALES & RENTALS
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Z f 0 REAL ESTATE
"Contracts pending, need
Listings. If you want to sell your
property, please, call today.
We will get the job done."
N- icole Skaggs, Broker-Owner
URBAN CHIC BAYFRONT BEAUTY
3BR/2BA. New roof, A/C, Rental income, heated
windows, kitchen, baths. Big pool, tennis courts and
fencedyard.Hurry! $114,900. fishing pier. $279,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker Call Nicole Skaggs,
941-773-3966. Broker, 941-773-3966.
SAILOR'S DELIGHT CANALFRONT AMI
3BR/2BAcanal home. Light 2BR/2BA contemporary
and bright. Updated. No home with fabulous bay
bridges to bay. $478,000. views. Lots of privacy.
Call Wendy or Nicole $463,000. Call Wendy or
today. 941-779-2289. Nicole. 941-779-2289.
5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com * 941-779-2289
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COMPUTER: DELL REFURBISHED with newly
loaded Windows XP-PRO, $35. 941-756-6728.
ASSORTED toys, 30 pieces, $3, bank, Pepsi coin
sorter, $4, Coca Cola musical clock, $15. 941-
THREE BEAUTIFUL LADIES wigs, $30 each, all
three, $75, includes head forms, 941-778-6766.
COMPUTER MONITOR, KEYBOARD, mouse
and cable. KDS- XFLAT, $10. 941-795-8359.
WET SUIT: "SPORTS suits of Australia" size S,
ladies, $25. 941-795-8359.
DESK HUTCH, FORMICA, 40x30, $20.941-795-
COCKATIEL BIRD CAGE: Like new with floor
stand, $35. 941-356-1456.
YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale.
2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition.
$1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles
and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great
gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really
great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735.
GIRLS BIKE: SPECIALIZED Hotrock, light purple,
like new. $85. 941-928-8735
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-
wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at www.
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to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Htd pool, tennis,
upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000.
SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS:
LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly.
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.
2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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Individuals may advertise up to three items, each
priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one
week, must be submitted online. E-mail classi-
fieds@ islander.org, 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,
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @sothe-
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-
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,
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org. Haiti thrift
items for sale at The Islander newspaper.
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, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to noon Satur-
day. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, April 28-30. Five vacation rental apart-
ments. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living
rooms. Sofas, sleepers, beds, tables, dishes,
cookware, TVs, microwaves. 100 Fourth St. S.,
GARAGE SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, April 28-29. Living room, kitchen, electri-
cal. 1001 S. Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
DEMOLITION SALE: 9 a.m.-? Friday, April 29.
Doors, water heaters, stuff. 7301 Gulf Drive,
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. 7200 block,
on beach. Call to claim. 941-896-7196.
LOST: LADIES "Skagen" silver watch, on beach,
April 6 near SandBar restaurant, Anna Maria.
FOUND: PURSE WITH initials on it. Found
Sunday, April 17, on Second Street, Holmes
Beautifully designed custom-built home
occupies only six months each year. Excellent
craftmanship with 3BR,2BA tri-level with
elevator. Amenities include two air/heat units,
central vacuum, irrigation system, outdoor
enclosed shower. Offered turnkey, including
beautiful Henry Link and Lexington furnishings,
ideal for beach living. Only 450 feet to beach
"We ARE t"he iIland'i "
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941778-2259 Fa9411 778-2250
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gourmet kitchen, pool, elevator, partially furnished.
$2,200,000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-720-0288.
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Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
'Full service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping - Clean-up
778.1345 Hauling tree trimming
778-13Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza - Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured * Island References
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens * Bath * Design Service
SCarpentry * Flooring * Painting
Commercial & Residential
j * References available * 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
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"Movers Who Care�"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
Providing Islanders with personal service to and from
central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991.
Bruce Collins 941-778-6201
DOLPI-I LT IIIOUJSITES
Rated "one (of th, best transportation companies
on Florida's West Coast."
Shuttle sruic Ri. Inc. 941-580-5777
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. -".:
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup:..
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FOUND: MANATEE HIGH School class of 2007
ring. Contact Holmes Beach Police Depart-
MOM CAT AND six kittens need a good home!
Kittens are just three weeks old, (mom does all
the work!). Please, call 941-779-5818.
BIEWER YORKSHIRE/SILKY Terrier. Female,
born March 9. $850. 941-713-1559.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided.
WANTING TO RENT a 29-foot boat lift for one
year on or near Anna Maria Island. I am a full-
time year-round resident of Bradenton Beach.
Call Russ, 775-772-7537.
WEEKEND HELP: 9 a.m.-5 pm. References,
driver's license needed, must be able to lift
kayaks, some mechanical experience. Just-
SALES ACE: MOTIVATED Real Estate licensee
wanted for new progressive Island office. Great
splits. Call Nicole, 941-773-3966.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experi-
enced real estate licensee for busy Island office.
Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter avail-
able. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for
work. Ads must be placed in person at The
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ROTTEN RALPH'S RESTAURANT/bar busi-
ness opportunity, $299,000. One of the last with
waterfront dining. Sharon Villars, 941-920-0669.
Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941-224-6339. Remax Alli-
HEALTH FOOD AND deli business. 3228 E.
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports.
Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service.
LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handy-
man work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc.
Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too
small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.
CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise
Realty for all your real estate needs, selling,
listing, buying. Listings needed. 941-592-8373
or e-mail: email@example.com.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES.Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades,
diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless network-
ing, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
PRESSURE WASHING SPECIAL: Driveways,
swimming pool decks, docks and trailers, $45/
each. All other services $18/hour plus chemi-
cals. Cortez resident. Call Bill, 941-896-6788.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999.
941-778-7770. Leave message.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to
the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates.
Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-448-4100.
HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent ref-
erences. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
CATCH-UP HANDYMAN: Yard work, house
repairs. "You fish, I work!" Hugh Holmes III,
ELDERLY COMPANION CARE: Home health
aide, errands, appointments, meals, light
housekeeping, many references. 508-901-
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in alge-
bra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and sci-
ence. Special needs students welcome. Grades
3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
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Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rent-
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RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
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studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
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and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
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more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
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Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
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tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and
installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch
and anything else. Please, call David at 941-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
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.
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classified ads and subscribe online? Check it
out at www.islander.org.
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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 experi-
ence. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases
of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or
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, Residen-
tial. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access
control. Contractors you can depend on. Call
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Mich-
igan general contractor with 30 years experi-
ence. Looking for large or small projects. Budget
minded and knowledgeable tradesman willing
to complete your project from start to finish on
time, within budget. Quality work guaranteed at
affordable prices. Call Mike, 616-204-8822.
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New Construction * Remodeling
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Centrally located off Cortez Road * 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder.
New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call
941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
DOOR REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS: Residen-
tial, commercial, glass inserts, insulated-glass
replacement, vinyl windows. TDWS Inc. 941-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/
week. $1,900/month off and $2,490/month in
season. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941 -
OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space:
8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200-sf and 1,300-
sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental
units available for office/commercial spaces
from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-
storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet.
5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-
HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA.
Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home,
Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation
ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level,
pool, 55-plus community $1,000/month. Gulf-
Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
BRADENTON BEACH WATERFRONT SMALL
one bedroom cottage. $950/month, annual
lease, no pets. 941-779-0289.
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/1 BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, ground
level, $900/month includes water/trash. Anna
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA
with garage. Nice quiet area, references
required, no smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH: Furnished, one
long block to beach. Large kitchen, dishwasher,
disposal, microwave, washer and dryer, central
air conditioning, lanai, pool. Fans in every room.
$990/month plus utilities. June 1 through Dec.
31. Cell, 847-769-6175.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA WITH sunroom.406A 71st
St., Holmes Beach. Mike Norman Realty, 941-
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-
With a kitchen that's this beautiful and well equipped, you won't have a single worry about a single meal during vacation.
You also won't need to worry about activities-not only does your private pool await you but the Gulf is only a block away.
What else could you possibly want from the perfect vacation home? How about a stylishly furnished and remodeled 3/2
with room for 8? Or, how about some lucrative rental income? Take a look at what $479,000 can buy you at this Holmes
Beach address and you won't be disappointed. Relaxation? Yes, and Comfort, and Income. Call for your personal tour.
Victoria Horstmann, Broker Associate
S u INTERNATIONAL REALTY
546 Bay Isles Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Each office is independently owned and operated.
c 941.818.1278 o 941.383.2500
ISpeak Your Language....
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
ROOM FOR RENT: House privileges for one
person. $400/month. 941-565-0686.
LOCAL PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS owners
with exceptional rental references looking for
2BR/2BA (or possibly 1BR) home on Anna
Maria. Trying to sell your house? No problem,
we'll take excellent care of it. Showings not
a problem. Prefer two-year lease. Have two
mature polite dogs, guarantee no problems.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with
boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio,
cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months
plus, $950/month unfurnished, $1,000/month
furnished. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.
ANNUAL: CATS ONLY, no dogs. Ground floor,
new kitchen installed this week, cute, compact,
1BR/1BA, waterfront view, patios, on-site laun-
dry, pool, $850/month, electric, water included.
201 S. Bay Drive, Anna Maria. 786-375-9633.
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home, minutes
to beach, $750/week, $2,200/month. Owner.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% - 70% off "2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor)
Outstanding occupancy histories
All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available
/Or Ii', Luxurious 2/2 apts..
1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000
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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Large lot, pool, dock on deepwater canal,
quiet dead-end street, close to the beach are
just a few of the features to this 2 bedroom, 2
bath, 1-car garage canalfront home in Anna
Maria. Currently the least expensive canal-
front home in Anna Maria. $549,900.
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DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-
car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immac-
ulate 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architec-
ture, breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146
sf under roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $3,400,000. Contact
owner, broker, 941-920-1699.
DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME: 170-feet on water,
2,600 sf of living, extensive remodeling, pool,
lift, dock. Accepting offers over $750,000. Jim,
TRY A FRESH approach: Call Carmen Pedota
and Lori Guerin of Duncan Real Estate for all
your real estate needs. 941-284-2598 or 941-
FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper
Resort, 1 BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps
to beach. 813-458-3875.
AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with
pool and boat slip. Great rental history. Call owner,
realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
FOR SALE:TRAILER. Pines Park, Bridge Street.
$45,000. Updated, furnished, three blocks to
beach. Park manager on-site. Boat dock possibil-
ity. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726.
ALMOST-NEW CANALFRONT luxury home.
4BR/4.5BA, den, pool, high-end appliances.
3,350-sf. under air. $1,450,000. 215 Chilson
Ave, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.
ASSISTED LIVING HOME on lake. Nine-bed, two
houses with living quarters. 100 percent occupancy.
Two houses with living quarters. $539,000. Owner,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
3BR/2BA Key Royale home with loads of living area.
Overlooks canal and boat basin. Includes boat slip with lift.
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES
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lects eggs during
the 25th annual ...
Easter egg hunt
on the beach .
near the Sandbar - .
Spring Ave., Anna .-
Maria, April 23.
Local businesses "
the egg hunt,
followed by a t,'
parade on Pine .
Avenue, a bonnet
contest and an . .....
Olivia Henn, 6, occasionally distracted by the party
music, concentrates on coloring an Easter egg during
the Pine Avenue celebration April 23. Olivia also
participated in the morning's bonnet contest.
The Easter bunny leads a parade to Pine Avenue,
where businesses observed the holiday with a bonnet
contest and an egg roll.
Seven-year-old Piper Chimento, visiting from Albany,
N.Y, races toward the finish line in an Easter egg roll.
Kids competed in numerous races April 23 at an
Easter party presented by Pine Avenue Restoration,
the Sandbar Restaurant and other local businesses.
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9 Dives (into)
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buyer in 2011
20 Lyric muse
21 Wear down
22 Tree-lined path
in une fort
23 "I used to do
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30 Sends one out of
33 Alone, in Paris
35 Lady of
36 "The car stopped
on a dime.
the dime was
43 Madre's hermano
46 Kind of diet
49 "Never mind"
52 Asian flatbread
on page 28.
56 Biblical name
58 "I don't want to
work. I want to
63 Like Jack, it's
66 Some doors
67 Exploding stars
68 "Whoever named
it necking was
75 Sci-fi film with a
hatching egg on
76 Cork's place:
77 More moist
79 "You know what
I hate? Indian
givers. _ ":
86 Affix carelessly,
87 Crush, sportswise
88 Whisked mixture
92 Physicist Georg
93 Cut off
97 Dinner table
101 "I don't mean to
cold or cruel, but
I am ": Bill
109 Fool's deck
112 Saint's place
119 Con Ed, e.g.:
120 "I have the
heart of a small
boy. It _ ":
124 Classic role-
125 Dairy mascot
126 Slate, for one
129 Perform a la
130 Place for
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Jet Li film
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4 Get fixed?
5 19-Across has a
6 The Beatles during
8 Totally fail
9 Diving duds
12 1960s doo-wop
group with an
name, with "the"
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14 First Congolese
15 Czech neighbors
16 Liza Minnelli,
17 First pope to be
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26 Inside look?
31 Roger of
32 Pierre is there:
37 Squirt, e.g.
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39 Biblical patriarch
40 Decorative kit
41 Become a traitor
46 Wet lowland
50 Crocus or
51 Chinese gang
53 Eugene O'Neill's
54 Palindromic time
57 Battle of the
59 Start of a fitness
61 Fruit that grows
in a cluster
62 Cries of pain
64 Bugs Bunny's
65 The Phantom of
70 A law itself
71 Venus and others
72 Grand slam, e.g.
73 Whence Venus?
74 When said three
78 Record stat
79 Sleep precursor
80 Gets charged up?
81 Really liking
82 "Quit your
83 It's assumed
84 Nile menace,
85 Vegas attraction
91 Vintner Claude
94 Doesn't cut
95 Empty pretense
96 Garage opener?
98 F-15, e.g.
100 Ann Landers or
Ayn Rand: Abbr.
102 Drove (along)
103 French walled
city on the
104 Something that
can't be patented
105 Like stadium
106 Daniel of
108 Admonish, as a
113 Org. for part-
114 Colada fruit
115 Latin 101 verb
117 What you might
do after retiring
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121 Family girl
122 6 letters
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