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McRae Smith, 12, and Colin Smith, 11, soap up a car to raise cash for the Acolytes group at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation to visit
Washington, D.C., for an Acolyte Festival. The group members and supporters also sold hot dogs outside the church June 18. Center: Domin-
ique Cecchetti, 11, washes a car at the Acolytes fundraiser. Right: Ellie Lowe, 10, left, and Natalie Colwell, 13, polish up a washed car at the
church-sponsored event. The October festival in the capital will provide opportunities for the youth group to meet other acolytes, worship lead-
ers and liturgical dancers. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
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PRO By Rick Catlin
editorial, Islander Reporter
s. The argument over whether chumming
and shark fishing should be banned in Anna
Maria continued last week, as the Florida Fish
Ln and Wildlife Conservation Commission pre-
pared for a public forum June 23 in Sarasota
on potential changes to rules for chumming
oordinate and shark fishing.
. Page 8
Anglers and conservationists remain
divided on whether chumming attracts sharks
and causes more shark attacks, and whether
the FWC should ban shark fishing in Florida
ts. Don Anthony, communications director
of the Fort Lauderdale-based Animal Rights
Foundation of Florida, said his organization
the believes all chumming - and shark fishing
aturday. - should be illegal, saying such laws would
be better for humans and for sharks.
I tiringg all that blood in the water creates
vision a danger to swimmers, surfers, small children
ntinues. and anybody in the water," he said. And chum-
ming is a "self-fulfilling prophecy."
Q i People start screaming about all the sharks
S'O- in the water attracted to the chum and anglers
go out to the area and start to catch as many
hen to sharks as possible to eliminate the alleged
"danger," he said.
In addition to a statewide ban on chum-
blotter. ming, Anthony said the ARFF wants to halt
the "hunting and killing of all sharks."
Shark fishing and getting a photo of the
angler and the shark has become something a
way for anglers to display themselves as con-
dget. quering heroes, he said.
Since the movie "Jaws" was released
in 1975, sharks have become "demonized,"
football Anthony said.
"All these photos of a fisherman standing
next to the big shark he caught depict him as
J AMIf. a hero who has killed the demon shark."
Anthony said ARFF members would
Bjzg attend the FWC's June 23 public discussion
in Sarasota on possible regulation changes.
An FWC press release said the forum dis-
cussion will be on whether hammerhead and
mes two, tiger sharks should be on the protected species
ige 22 list, and Anthony said that's a start.
A-Jay of Lakeland said he regularly fishes
from Anna Maria's Rod & Reel Pier, but has
only caught a shark while fishing at night. He
said it's rare that anyone lands a shark during
the day. A-Jay also said he releases any shark
he brings to the deck. Islander Photo: Rick
"If they only start with two sharks, that's
fine, but we will advocate all shark fishing
should be banned," he said.
But recreational shark fishing has been
around Florida for the past 150-odd years, said
Capt. Scott Moore, a veteran charter boat cap-
tain who has fished the waters of Anna Maria
Island for nearly 50 years. A ban on chum to
halt shark fishing would be a waste of time and
effort because chumming is not needed to catch
a shark, nor is chumming what the ARFF and
others think it is.
"Nobody's out at the Rod & Reel Pier
flino, ing big buckets of blood and fish guts into
the water," Moore said.
"That's what people see on those TV shows,
so they just assume that's what's done here.
"It's not," he said.
Tossing large buckets of fish blood and
chopped fish into the water is done for television
to ensure there will be plenty of sharks for the
cameras or tourists on the boat, Moore noted.
A lone angler will chum by slicing a small
jack or using a few pieces of cut-up cobia and
llhi>\\ ing that into the water. There's not a mas-
sive flow of blood and guts, he said.
Chumming with large buckets of fish and
blood also is just too expensive, according to
"You have to buy that stuff. Nobody's out
there doing that."
Moore agreed with Anthony on one issue.
The movie "Jaws" put the fear of sharks into
everyone's head and many people believe sharks
are just waiting to attack people once they set
foot in the Gulf of Mexico.
In almost 50 years of fishing around the
Island, he's never heard of a shark attack near
the Rod & Reel Pier.
He has, however, seen the annual migration
of tarpon along the Island's coast, and the fish
are sought after as a food source by hammer-
heads and bull sharks. The Egmont Key chan-
nel is an excellent location for sharks to chase
tarpon, Moore said.
"The tarpon come in close to shore along
the Gulf and the hammerheads feed on them.
There are always sharks in the waters around
here. If you want to educate people, don't swim
in the Gulf of Mexico at night," he said.
Indeed. About 30 years ago, a St. Petersburg
man tried to swim from Bean Point to Egmont
Key late one night. He was found dead the next
day on the shore of Passage Key with a shark
bite to his leg. The theory then was that he bled
to death after being unsuccessful at applying a
Remember, said Moore, once you're in
the water, you're in shark country. They can be
found up the Manatee River as far as the saltwa-
ter reaches during high tide, even as far as the
Fort Hamer Bridge, Moore said.
And the idea that an angler needs to chum
to catch a shark is not true, he said. 'The natural
chum is just your bait in the water."
Moore does advocate shark release, and
suggested anglers get educated on the proper
way to release a shark.
Dave White inadvertently started the shark
controversy when a photograph of him with an
800-pound bull shark he had just caught from the
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2 E June 22, 2011 U THE ISLANDER
Failure to pay in BB
prompts fine hike
By Lisa Neff
An Avenue C property owner's failure to pay
a fine levied in April for a code enforcement viola-
tion triggered an increase in the Bradenton Beach
Earlier this year, special master Harold You-
mans ordered Alberto Maldonado to pay $2,728.94,
which included city costs and a fine, to Bradenton
Beach for violating the city's code for a second-
Youmans gave Maldonado, owner of the prop-
erty in the 2500 block of Avenue C, 30 days to pay
On June 15, Youmans presided over another
hearing at which he was told by city code enforce-
ment officer Wendy Chabot that Maldonado had
made the necessary improvements to his property
to comply with city maintenance codes. At the prior
hearing, Chabot had described a series of problems
with a second-story balcony, including decay, cor-
rosion, broken nails, splitting wood and missing
elements that created a safety issue.
However, Chabot said Maldonado had not paid the
fine. She asked Youmans to again order payment, as
well as increase the amount to include new city costs,
including the expense of the June 15 hearing.
An attorney for Maldonado asked for leniency.
Youmans did not consider reducing the costs,
but he did discuss the possibility of the city collect-
ing the fine in three installments over 90 days.
However, Youmans did not include the concept
in his final order, which requires Maldonado to pay
the city the original $2,728.94 fine, as well as an
additional $765.36 in costs to the city, including for
the special master's time and travel.
Maldonado, leaving city hall, pointed out that
he already had spent $8,000 to correct conditions on
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SHARK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Rod & Reel Pier was published in the June 1 Islander.
White said he was amazed that people assumed he was
chumming when he caught the shark, which he released
alive immediately after the photo was taken.
"I'm surprised at the recent outrage," White said,
and at "the assumption that chum was used. Fishing for
sharks is not a science, nor is it difficult. You merely
put a piece of dead bait in the water." It's not "attracting
the shark to the area" because the sharks are already
White also knows about the annual tarpon migra-
tion and the accompanying sharks.
In a letter to The Islander, White said that last year
he saw a large hammerhead bite into a tarpon around
75 yards from the beach.
'The blood and debris was as graphic as any crime
novel," yet there was no attack of sharks, he said.
People who don't fish or understand chum have
been "watching too much TV," White said.
White also advocates the release of sharks, as do
many long-time Island anglers, including Chuck Phil-
in the Tampa
-.i:Xc just north of
the Rod &
Reel Pier in
June 17. They
250 feet north
the pier, where
often caught at
lips, who has fished Island waters for 43 years.
Phillips said killing sharks commercially or for
sport should be stopped as shark populations world-
wide are declining. He said "catch and release" should
be practiced by anyone angling for shark.
After White's shark catch photo appeared in The
Islander, North Shore Drive-Rod & Reel Pier area resi-
dent Joan Dickinson and two of her neighbors e-mailed
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby asking him to explore
limiting or banning shark chumming and/or fishing.
They also questioned the city's liability in the event of
a shark attack.
Nick Atwood of ARFF then sent Selby an e-mail
urging him to "consider" an ordinance banning chum-
ming and shark fishing from city shores and piers.
Meanwhile, the FWC had already scheduled public
forums on possible changes to chum and shark-fishing
The FWC's local forum on those issues will be from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on the 10th floor of
the Terrace Building, 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sara-
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Little remains of
the old gateway
to the Anna Maria
City Pier. Crews
will soon build new
shelters on each side
of the pier, as well as
a new sign. Contrac-
tor Woodruff & Sons
expects the north-
to be completed in
July. Islander Photo:
pedestrian advisory issued Cortez storm-readiness
The Florida Department of Transportation is advis-
ing motorists in Anna Maria to exercise caution when
driving near the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersec-
tion, where construction crews are continuing work on
an 800-foot-long boardwalk along the shore of the city
The DOT advised to expect intermittent lane clo-
sures and a flag operation at the intersection. Pedestri-
ans, fishers and patrons of the City Pier Restaurant will
find alternate paths to the pier.
The project, funded by a federal grant and super-
vised by the DOT, began in mid-May and the north
portion of the boardwalk and the pier's north parking
lot are expected to be put into service in July. The entire
project should be completed by early October, a DOT
press release said.
The Cortez Village Historical Society will host
a forum to encourage residents in the fishing village
to prepare for the 2011 hurricane season.
The historical society will hold the meeting at
7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the former Church of
God building on 124th Street.
Participants will include representatives from
Manatee County emergency management, as well as
from the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
A press release encouraged boaters to attend,
because some experts at the event plan to help bring
focus to how vessels can be kept safe in a storm.
For more information, call Mary Fulford Green
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Anna Maria City
* June 23, 6 p.m., city commission meeting.
* June 28, 9 a.m., LDR meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
* July 7, 1 p.m., pier team meeting.
* July 7, 1:30 p.m., web team meeting.
* July 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* July 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
* June 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* July 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* July 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
West Manatee Fire Rescue District
* July 21, 6 p.m., commission meeting.
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue
W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900.
* June 27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization meeting, New College of
Florida Sudakoff Center, 5845 General Dougher Place,
* July 4 is Independence Day. Most government
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Longboat mayor proposes joint beach permits
By Rick Catlin
Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown said he's had
enough of all the wrangling with county, state and fed-
eral officials to get a beach renourishment permit, not
to mention the $2 million start-up cost.
At the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting June 14 in Anna Maria, Brown proposed that
the four barrier island cities in Manatee County join
forces to obtain one beach renourishment permit that
would be good for five years or more.
Brown said a Longboat Key application to the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection for
an emergency permit to save some beach in front of a
condominium complex took two years.
In spite an already approved DEP renourishment
permit, the agency told the city that "our permit had to
be modified," said Brown.
If all four cities had a renewable, joint permit
approved by state and federal agencies, the emergency
request would have been unnecessary, Brown said, as
would the $2 million start-up cost.
"Mobilization is the largest expense of beach
renourishment," he said.
With one permit for all four cities, renourishment
could begin on Longboat Key and Coquina Beach at
the same time, there would be just one startup fee and
considerable cost savings for government.
Brown, however didn't know if such an agreement
is possible, but he wants to explore the possibility. He
estimated such a permit would take years to obtain, and
Brown wants first to talk with Manatee County natural
Weekend of fireworks
The Chiles Group of restaurants has announced
the schedule of fireworks at its three restaurants
during the July 4 holiday.
The Mar Vista show will be Saturday, July 2,
offshore at the restaurant at 760 Broadway St., while
the BeachHouse in Bradenton Beach will present its
18th annual Fireworks Extravaganza Sunday, July
3, at the restaurant at 200 Gulf Drive N. The finale
is Monday, July 4, with the 25th annual Sandbar
restaurant's fireworks show. The Sandbar is located
at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
VIP seating and parties are available. The fire-
works events usually begin around 9 p.m., weather
For more information on the fireworks events,
call the Chiles Group corporate office at 941-778-
This groin at Coquina Beach will be enhanced with
the addition of a sausage-like tube of sand to prevent
the Longboat Pass from filling with sand. Longboat
Key hopes to place a similar device on the south side
of Longboat Pass. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
resources director Charlie Hunsicker.
With the backing of the Island cities, Hunsicker and
the county commissioners, it's an idea that just might
work, according to Brown.
'There just needs to be a better system. It's so com-
plex and expensive now," he said.
With every local, county, state and national gov-
ernment talking about cutting spending and "saving a
buck," Brown said, a combined permit would save time,
money and headaches.
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby said he thought a
renewable permit was possible.
Anna Maria has a DEP dredge permit for Lake LaV-
ista inlet that is renewed every 18 months without need
for another application, he said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger was
favorable to Brown's hu'I'o.'liOIn "It's in the interests
of saving money for cities and the county," he said.
Brown urged the BIEO members to lobby county
commissioners to broach the subject at a commission
meeting and get behind the measure.
"I came here to see if there was interest in the idea
and get your input. Now, I am going to Charlie Hun-
sicker with the backing of the BIEO," he said.
The BIEO is an organization of elected officials
from Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key. The BIEO meets monthly to discuss
common issues and update members about important
Brown said there is a regional meeting of Florida
beach renourishment officials, the DEP and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers in September. He said he'd
ask Hunsicker how best to present the idea at that meet-
The Longboat Key mayor also updated BIEO mem-
bers on upcoming renourishment on the south side of
the Longboat Pass. Preliminary engineering reports
indicate a "jetty just like the one going up on the north
side of the pass, plus breakwaters" will be in the initial
recommendation, Brown said.
On the north side of the pass, Manatee County is
building a jetty out into the water under a beach renour-
ishment permit to slow beach erosion and prevent sand
from filling up the pass and channel.
Brown said the Longboat Pass and Coquina Beach
projects are perfect examples of how renourishment
efforts could be, should be under one permit, with con-
siderable savings for all.
It's going to cost each government entity - Long-
boat Key and Manatee County - $2 million in startup
costs. If it were one permit, the startup cost would be
$2 million, thus saving $2 million.
"Let's start now," Brown concluded.
At the pass
A barge and tug and are
employed for an emer-
Sgency beach renour-
ishment project on the
S, north end of Longboat
Key. A condominium
- complex on the north
end of the island has
lost most of its beach,
according to Mayor Jim
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one photo will be a grand prize winner with $100 cash
prize from The Islander and other prizes and gift cer-
tificates from local merchants. Weekly winners receive a
"More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
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Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pic-
tures that may include family, landscapes and scenics,
candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid
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Digital entries are encouraged, but contestants may
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Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
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THE ISLANDER 0 June 22, 2011 5 5
Privateers threaten city hall holiday siege
By Lisa Neff
The long July 4 weekend will begin with a rowdy
capture and conclude with a big bang.
Plans for the weekend include a siege at Braden-
ton Beach City Hall, a parade and three fireworks dis-
The Chiles Group will present the fireworks dis-
plays after sundown July 2 on the north end of Longboat
Key near the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant; on July
3 in Bradenton Beach near the BeachHouse Restaurant
and on July 4 in Anna Maria near the Sandbar Res-
taurant. Each event features a public display and the
restaurant hosting VIP receptions.
key to the city,
and threat- -
ens June 16
to gather his
Owner Ed Chiles promised the events would be
"bigger and better than ever."
The Anna Maria Island Privateers krewe also has
big plans for the weekend.
The nonprofit's annual Independence Day Parade
will begin about 10 a.m. July 4 at Coquina Beach and
travel north through each Island city to Bayfront Park
in Anna Maria.
Participation in the parade is free, but entries must
From Bayfront Park, the Privateers will navigate
their float back to the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe
at the Manatee Public Beach, where they will award
scholarships to college-bound students and celebrate
American patriotism and scholastic achievement with
The krewe will launch its holiday weekend at 4:30
p.m. July 1, laying siege to Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.
Privateer Tim "Hammer" Thompson gave city com-
missioners and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt fair
warning during a commission meeting June 16.
Thompson, with a menacing growl, warned that
Bartelt would be kidnapped and held for ransom.
AMIP would be demanding cash, as well as a key to
the city and a commission proclamation to gain Bartelt's
Vosburgh, left, Janie
- Robertson and Gay
Breuler and Mayor
Bob Bartelt, center,
listen to the ransom
- demands of Anna
S'Maria Island Priva-
teer Tim "Hammer"
S Thompson during
S a June 16 meeting.
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How hot is it?
Aaaah. That's the question of the day, week,
summer. Measuring up the heat index is like a summer
sport on Anna Maria Island.
At least it is for the Islanders who don't resort to a
northern home, vacation retreat or summer cottage in
The television media in the past week has had some
valuable reports on sun lotions and the various protec-
tions of SPF 15, 45, 60 and so forth, and what it all
means. And the heat index on the weather reports is
important, if not consistent for the next few months. It
translates to this: No sunscreen? Fair skin? Expect to
bum within 10-15 minutes.
You don't need to hunt down the heat index for
Anna Maria Island on TV or online, because it's predict-
able for the next two months: Extreme, plus-11.
You probably remember the old days, back when
popular ads featured a dog tIu,'.'.inI_' on the pants of
youngster on the beach, thereby showing the unpro-
tected, untanned area of the kid's posterior.
Way back then sun lotions were mostly amplifi-
ers of the sun's rays, a shiny, oily product designed to
"grease up" and enhance the effects of the sun. They
left a person's skin feeling soft, and eventually that red
glow subsided to a tan. Or a peel.
And now we're learning the damages. As those
Baby Boomers progress, there are issues resulting
from the abuse of the sun, not the least of which is skin
So "burn baby, burn" may not be the best solution.
Dermatologists recommend a product that will protect
you from both UVA and UVB rays - a broad-spectrum
sunscreen. If it doesn't protect both types of harmful
rays, forget about it.
No matter what you use it for, a sunscreen of SPF
30 or greater is going to have the prolonged sun expo-
sure you need. The advice now is to apply sunscreen
- waterproof or not - an hour before exposure, and
reapply often, at least every two hours.
Here's a quick formula: an SPF 15 sunscreen will
protect someone who normally would burn in 10 min-
utes, providing 15 times the protection, or 150 minutes.
And here's the clincher: Reapplying sunscreen does not
extend the period of protection. For instance, reapplying
SPF-15 sunscreen to the 10-minute burn subject does
not result in 300 minutes of protected exposure.
For added protection, you need to put on some
shades and sun-protective clothing. Know your limit,
avoid the sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and instead enjoy a
cool beverage and an air-conditioned view of the beach
and waters surrounding AMI.
Enjoy our Island paradise, but, please, don't burn.
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The Relay For Life of Anna Maria Island would
like to thank the generous restaurants and businesses for
supporting the survivor dinner and the wrap-up party.
We hope that everyone will join with us in thanking
Bayside Banquet Hall, Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, Banana Cabana, BeachHouse Restaurant, Bridge
Street Bistro, City Pier Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Cortez
Kitchen, Domino's Pizza, Feeling Swell, Fusion, GFS
Marketplace, Gathering Place, Gulf Drive Cafe, Har-
rington House, Joe's Eats and Sweets, Minnie's Beach
Cafe, Mr. Bones BBQ, Philly Finest Bakers, Publix,
Rotten Ralph's, Starfish, the Feast and the Waterfront.
Thank you to the Beach Bistro/Eat Here, Hurricane
Hanks and Tortilla Bay for party donations.
A special thank-you to Anna Maria Oyster Bar for
the survivor/caregiver dinner and to the Anna Maria
Elementary School for the dessert at relay.
It is wonderful that the business community gets
behind the effort to make a difference in the lives of
those diagnosed with cancer in Manatee County and to
help us towards are goal of a cancer-free world.
Nancy Ambrose, Holmes Beach, Relay For Life
committee member/American Cancer Society
In the May 31 edition of The Islander, Braden-
ton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson is quoted
as saying during a budget discussion that she has no
qualms about raising millage.
Bradenton Beach has absolutely no excuse for rais-
ing the millage rate and, in fact, should lower it in order
to be on par with Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
For at least the past 12 years, Bradenton Beach has
had the highest city millage rate on the Island, about 25
percent higher on average than either of the other Island
What does that mean to a taxpayer? Over the past
12 years, the city millage cost the owner of a home
located in Bradenton Beach, with an assessed value of
$600,000, about $3,800 more in city tax than the same
home located in either Holmes Beach or Anna Maria.
Is there justification for that $3,800 per $600,000
property in terms of the benefits and services provided
by the city of Bradenton Beach versus those provided
the citizens of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria?
One wonders how the thousands and thousands of
dollars generated over the years by Bradenton Beach's
higher millage rate were spent.
The elected officials of Bradenton Beach should
get their city millage rate in line with, or lower than, the
other city governments on the Island.
Rick Curd, Bradenton Beach
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"What is your favorite eco-friendly mode of trans-
portation on Anna Maria Island -free trolley, bicycle,
electric bike, scooter, electric car or on foot?"
"Either on foot, trolley or bike." - Marisa Di
"Bicycle. Living in Indiana, a mostly bicycle
unfriendly state, I really appreciate how tolerant of
bicycles the Islanders are." - Dave Hanna
N ly Prius, because it holds a surprising amount of
Island goodies." - Marlane Kraemer Wurzbach
"By foot or by bike." - Suzanne Chandler
"Bicycle." - Christopher Nicoll
'Trolley." - JeffBarger
"Kayak." - Kapi Kelley Whitfield
"Trolley." - Judy Delano Turcotte
"Piggy back!" - Terry Albritton
"On foot on the beach!" - Molly Herby
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I read with great interest the latest article regard-
ing shark fishing. It reminded me of a debate I had
with William Mote some years ago, when he wanted
me to capture live sharks for his aquarium on City
Island. He said a fisherman such as myself, who
enjoyed fishing (and often killing sharks), was in
direct conflict with those at Mote who believed in pro-
tecting animals. Which is why he said: "It is necessary
to re-educate a new generation about protecting shark
species. This also is why at Mote we work hand-in-
hand with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission,
to enact good, sound conservation policies."
This is one reason why Florida's commercial
fishing industry is nearly dead - 85 percent of sea-
food consumed here is imported. Jobs are lost and the
charter boat fishermen are being choked economically
- gag grouper and other fishing restrictions closing
seasons during peak tourism, with more jobs lost.
And telling local outdoorsmen they can't fish
from a beach or a pier! This is what happens when
eco-extremists, propped up by a government agency
at taxpayers' expense can push bad science -spec-
ulative fish stocks - in the name of conservation.
Anyonereally concerned with conservation should
read "Embracing the Earth's Wild Resources" by
Eugene Lapointe, an IWMC World Conservation
Your article states, "The FWC does not have
extensive shark research facilities, so expert advice
on sharks comes from Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota, which has a shark research facility." I find it
humorous that concerns from a few - I must assume,
animal rights activists - would contact Anna Maria
Mayor Selby about prohibiting shark fishing any-
where on the island. People who don't know how
to fish are telling those who do what's best for all.
And why would the city commission find director of
shark research at Mote Bob Hueter's input relevant.
This is the same protectionist who claims, "Sharks
are near extinction and their numbers have dropped
50 percent." Then contradicts himself by saying in
the same publication, "Quantifying the exact shark
number is not possible." (The Daily News, Oct. 24).
He now claims in your publication, "Florida waters
abound with sharks and anyone entering the water is
probably within a mile or two of them." Which is it,
Any serious shark fisherman knows sharks feed
at night. Best time - full moon and an outgoing tide.
Anyone who wants to swim during these conditions is
asking to become shark bait. It's my hope that when
Gov. Rick Scott receives a true assessment of shark
stocks from my fishermen's legal catch totals, photo-
documentation and DNA samples from my Predator
Roundup Tournament, along with the National Fishing
Alliance's reports of real industry data, some heads
will roll at FWC.
We need to stop wasting tax dollars on the FWC
which implements these restrictions based on biased
opinions of eco-extremists. As to any attempt to regu-
late shark fishing on Anna Maria Island, the Florida
statutes state: The beach below the mean high-water-
line is owned by the state. This renders any bans on
beach shark fishing unconstitutional! On Feb. 2, the
Boca Raton Marine Advisory Board voted unani-
mously to reject an ordinance banning shark fishing.
Common sense prevailed.
Forty years ago, I stepped out my back door and
saw an America that was land of the free and home
of the brave. Today, I step out the same door and see
an America that is the land of the lobbyist (Peta, Pew,
etc.) and home of the special interests (non-govern-
mental organizations raising money).
If Anna Maria Island City Commission attempts
any anti-shark fishing ordinance, I will sue. As an out-
doorsman, I will fight to protect my rights.
Capt. Bill Goldschmitt, Sarasota
THE ISLANDER 0 June 22, 2011 E 7
T lW Islander
In the June 21, 2001, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Supporters of the Tidemark development in
Holmes Beach wore daisies pinned to their shirts to
the city commission's first reading of an ordinance to
approve developer Nick Easterling's hotel/condomin-
ium/marina project. More than 80 people attended the
meeting to hear discussion on the ordinance that was
unanimously approved by commissioners. A second
reading took place in July.
* Anna Maria city commissioners unanimously
approved former Commissioner George McKay as the
city's new public works director and building official
following the departure of Bob Welch for the same posi-
tions in Bradenton Beach. Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
said McKay received a temporary building official's
certificate from the state and had three years to receive
a permanent license.
* Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda and Holmes
Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson asked the Holmes Beach
commission to consider putting a skate park on city prop-
erty. Mayor Carol Whitmore said she wanted a monetary
commitment from the other two Island cities before pro-
ceeding with the project. Skoloda said he would bring up
the issue at his next city commission meeting.
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A series of
signs to des-
ing lots and
for the beach.
BB, county coordinate beach, gateway signs
By Lisa Neff The county, working with the Wilson Miller con-
Islander Reporter sulting firm, has created a catalog of signs for Coquina
Bradenton Beach officials are coordinating the design parking lots, along the multi-use path and on the shore.
of new gateway signs with the Manatee County Parks and "We've been working on this sign plan for two
Recreation Department, which will erect a series of new years," said county construction services division man-
signs at Coquina Beach this summer. ager Tom Yarger. "You'll start to see some signs pretty
John Cosby, who chairs the city's capital improve- soon.... Maybe by the end of summer we'll have them
ments committee and is a lieutenant with the police all in."
department, said the city planned to mimic the county's
design but use the Bradenton Beach color scheme.
Additionally, the city will likely partner on the project
with Manatee Technical Institute, where students would
build signs for the city gateways on the Holmes Beach
border, at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive and on Gulf Drive
near Coquina Beach.
BB continues newsrack review
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
continued to 3 p.m. July 12 a hearing on a proposed
ordinance regulating newsracks in the city. The hearing
was continued from June 15 because the P&Z wants
the city attorney to review the proposal, which requires
and a conditional-use permit process for boxes on
rights of way. The hearing will take place at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
The new signs serve aesthetic purposes, but also
should help beachgoers find their vehicles because park-
ing lots and lifeguard towers will be marked with signs
with numerals and symbols - "Grouper 1," "Dolphin
2," "Heron 3," "Seagrape 4" and 'Turtle 5."
Other Coquina signs will direct people to the trolley-
bus transit turnaround, picnic shelters, rest rooms and
other amenities, as well as attractions along Gulf Drive/
State Road 789.
Cosby, during a June 15 city commission meeting,
said the city wanted to use the county design to promote
"uniformity. So we're not all over the place."
For Bradenton Beach's gateway at Cortez Road and
Gulf Drive, additional plans include a sidewalk on the
west side of Gulf Drive from the BeachHouse Restau-
rant to the Gulf Drive Cafe, as well as low-profile native
landscaping, such as beach daisies.
Gas tax money might be used to build the sidewalk,
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
recently recommended the city commission adopt a
new sign ordinance that does not require permitting for
temporary signs. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
P&Z signals OK for
By Lisa Neff
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board's edit-
ing work on a new sign ordinance ended June 15, when
the panel voted unanimously to recommend the city com-
mission adopt the revised policy.
The proposed measure is leaner than the city's exist-
ing sign ordinance, relaxes rules for garage sale and yard
sale signs, simplifies requirements for political signs and
eliminates permitting for temporary signs, said city plan-
ning consultant Tom McCollum of ZNS Engineering.
No one spoke during the public hearing on the pro-
posed ordinance, which was followed with discussions
by board members on several issues.
During a prior meeting of the P&Z and city commis-
sion, there was general agreement to designate real estate
"for sale" and "for rent" signs as temporary and eliminate
any permitting for such signs.
During the June 15 meeting, P&Z member Bill
Shearon asked whether the city would impose a time-
restriction on temporary signs. When does a temporary
sign become a permanent sign? he asked.
But after a round of discussion at the dais and com-
ments from city staff, the P&Z agreed not to attach a time
limit on temporary signs.
"Residential 'for sale' signs generally have not been
a problem," McCollum said. 'They have become fairly
unregulated under this revision.... We just don't want to
Board member Jo Ann Meilner added, "The minute
you put a time limit on it, you have to record it and
enforce it.... If the sign is in the right of way, pull it out.
If you are trying to sell your house or your duplex, good
luck. It is a tough market."
Meilner suggested, "Let it go the way it is."
The other board members agreed.
On another issue, Meilner questioned a provision that
would have limited the size of signs for tenants in commer-
cial developments on Bridge Street to 10 square feet.
"The main building may get 96 square feet ... and
each little shop gets 10 feet," she said.
"We need more leeway," added Meilner, who owns
the Back Alley boutique and cafe on Bridge Street and
chairs the Bridge Street Merchants.
City building official Steve Gilbert said business
owners who wanted larger signs could apply for a con-
ditional-use permit, but the P&Z went with Meilner's
suggestion to increase the allowed size - 12 square
feet for a one-sided sign and 20 square feet for a two-
Regarding political signs, the proposed ordinance
allows signs to go up 30 days before an election and
requires their removal within seven days after an elec-
"It's very straight-forward and easy now," McCollum
The measure also contains definitions for signs, a list
of signs exempt from the ordinance, a list of prohibited
signs, details on the permitting process for permanent
signs and requirements for sign size and placement in
various zoning districts.
THE ISLANDER U June 22, 2011 E 9
Beaches, preserves benefit in county CIP proposal
By Lisa Neff
Expansions and added amenities for Island beaches
and nearby preserves are included in Manatee County's
proposed 2012-16 capital improvements plan.
The 296-page document, which was presented June
14, is used as the county commission works through the
budgeting process that concludes in September with the
adoption of a new fiscal plan.
The proposed plan, presented in chapters for each
county department and containing cost estimates for proj-
ects that would be funded from a variety of local, state
and federal sources, includes:
* $1.2 million in fiscal 2012 for design work on an
Islandwide beach renourishment project; $14 million for
construction in fiscal 2015 and $300,000 for construction
in fiscal 2016.
The project involves nourishing the beaches with
sand and reconstructing the jetty at Longboat Pass.
* $493,000 in fiscal 2012 for improvements to the
north boat ramp area at Coquina Beach Bayside.
The project involves reconfiguring the parking lot
and possible seawall repair or replacement.
* $412,000 in fiscal 2012 for improvements to the
south boat ramp area at Coquina Beach Bayside.
* $1.8 million in fiscal 2012 for the repair of three
erosion control groins in the Gulf of Mexico at Cortez
Beach in Bradenton Beach.
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* $1.3 million in fiscal 2013 for improvements to
Neal Preserve, which is just east of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge on the south side of Manatee Avenue.
Improvements include the removal of non-native,
invasive plants, construction of a nature trail, boardwalk,
pavilion, stormwater ponds, fishing pier and other ameni-
* $50,000 in fiscal 2012 for improvements at Perico
Preserve, which is on Perico Island on the north side of
* $5 million in fiscal 2012 for beach renourishment
A proposed capi-
plan for Manatee
funding to repair
groins at Cortez
Beach in Bra-
work on Anna Maria Island that will be funded by Port
Dolphin Energy, which plans to build a deepwater gas
port and pipeline in the region.
* $905,000 in fiscal 2012 and $675,000 in fiscal 2014
for improvements to amenities at Coquina Beach.
* $250,000 each year in fiscal 2012, 2013, 2014 and
2015 for water-line improvements on Anna Maria Island.
The work involves replacing 2-inch and 3-inch galva-
nized pipe and 4-inch and 6-inch unlined cast-iron pipe
with 6-8-inch PVC pipe.
* $289,000 in fiscal 2012 for improvements to the
transit turnaround at Coquina Beach.
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By Lisa Neff
Chip Gilbertson's little pig can fly.
Children's literature is populated with pigs - those
that go to market, those that pal around with bears and
spiders. Some are villains, others heroes. Some are dull,
The pig in "Fly Danny, Fly," a children's book
authored by best friends Chip Gilbertson and Gina Res-
tivo soars. To some, the pig is invisible. To others, espe-
cially one imaginative, inspired boy, Danny the pig is a
pink, rotund, flying Chicago Cubs fan.
Gilbertson, a former Wall Street investment banker
who divides his time between Anna Maria and the Chi-
cago suburb of Evanston, saw "Fly Danny, Fly" published
about six weeks ago.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23, he'll sign
copies of the book at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old
IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The book is sold
there, as well as at Timeless Treasures on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria, Restless Natives, 5314 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, and online at www.pigupstation.com.
The book, published by Pig Up Station and illustrated
by Michelle Kondrich, is for children 3-8 years old.
Gilbertson said he and Restivo wrote the verses in
"Fly Danny, Fly" to convey their philosophy, which is
a reversal on the anti-inspiration remark, "When pigs
"For both of us, a flying pig meant possibility not
impossibility," he said.
A portion of "Fly Danny, Fly" sales go to the Danny
Did Foundation, which promotes awareness of Sudden
Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.
Gilbertson and Restivo are close to the cause and
the parents who lost a 4-year-old son, Danny Stanton,
to SUDEP in December 2009. Gilbertson said he and
Restivo were so touched by the boy's death that they
decided the flying hero in their story should share his
name, and that they would partner with the foundation
on educational campaigns.
"We wanted Danny's spirit to live on, to soar," Gilb-
ertson said, who lives on Willow Avenue in Anna Maria
and has been a part-time Islander for 11 years.
Gilbertson described "Fly Danny, Fly" as an adven-
ture of self-discovery. Readers will follow a story about
a boy who sees a flying pig but begins to question him-
self as others tell him they can't see Danny. When the
child sees Danny in a Cubs uniform and waving a "World
Music lovers invited to
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orches-
tra is developing a "Friends of AMICCO" organization
for Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and
Sarasota residents. Friends of AMICCO will offer an
opportunity to meet others who appreciate music and
provide the community with a new social outlet.
At the same time, "friends" will help AMICCO
spread the word about its concert series, assist in fund-
raising efforts and other efforts made by AMICCO's vol-
For more information about joining Friends of
AMICCO, call AMICCO executive director Jeanie Pick-
wick at 941-795-2370.
Andrew Cook of Holmes Beach is among the 437
graduates from Wingate University in North Carolina.
Wingate University was founded in 1896 and has
three campuses in North Carolina - in Wingate, Mat-
thews and Hendersonville.
Cortez resident makes dean's list
Eric Williams of Cortez, a junior at Gettysburg Col-
lege, has earned a place on the dean's commendation list
for outstanding academic achievement during the spring
Gettysburg College students must average a 3.33
grade point or higher to earn a place on the dean's list.
The college is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent
to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylva-
Series Champions" pennant, his dad says, "Stop your
But the boy continues to dream, and eventually meets
others who believe - in flying pigs and other fantastic
Gilbertson said he's wanted to write a children's story
since his own childhood.
He described the creation of "Fly Danny, Fly" as a
true collaboration between the authors and the illustrator,
though most of it was via e-mail, Skype and other long-
How did one know when another was in the creative
mood? Gilbertson would ask his partners, "Is your pig
flying today?" Or they shared a code: "Pig up," which
Gilbertson said kids chant when they read the book in
Children who chant "pig up" and learn about creativ-
ity, can find "balance for the rest of their life," Gilbertson
Words, he said, to soar by.
Author Chip Gilbertson will sign copies of "Fly Danny,
Fly" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at
Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, and again at Restless Natives in the
Island ih., 'pp"'s Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Relay for Life rallies for 2012
Organizers for the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life
are hosting a volunteer rally for those interested in help-
ing with the 2012 event.
The rally will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday,
June 25, at the Bridgewalk Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N.,
At the event, participants will learn about volunteer
committee positions, programs, services and the research
that the Relay For Life event benefits for the American
Cancer Society. There also will be a light breakfast.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call Alyson
Kerwin at 941-745-1214, ext. 5805.
Birthday card contest
for local manatee
Snooty the Manatee, a longtime resident at the South
Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton, will celebrate
his 63rd birthday in July, and the museum is hosting a
create-a-birthday card contest.
The contest is open to children in preschool through
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. July 11. Entry forms are
available on the museum website, www.southfloridamu-
A display of Snooty's birthday cards will be show-
cased at his birthday party in the museum's Spanish Plaza
Saturday, July 16. Prizes for the top cards in age catego-
ries will be awarded at noon.
Entry into the contest and the birthday bash are
The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For
more information, call the museum at 941-746-4131.
THE ISLANDER 0 June 22, 2011 11
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Anti.oil demo set for Saturday
By Lisa Neff
The annual Hands Across the Sand demonstra-
tion for clean I( i ,'. \ and against oil drilling will take
place at noon Saturday, June 25, on shores around the
At least two Hands Across the Sand events are
planned on Anna Maria Island - one on the beach
near 52nd Street in Holmes Beach and another on the
beach near Cedar and Mangrove in Anna Maria.
"We are joining hands to draw a line in the sand
against expanding offshore oil drilling and champion-
ing clean i ni._'.\ for a sustainable planet," said Pete
Gross of Holmes Beach, who is organizing the 52nd
In Hands Across the Sand, clean ii, . proponents
assemble in a line on the sand and, at noon, hold hands.
Some, in the past demonstrations, brought signs. Some
shouted slogans. Many shared thoughts with other par-
ticipants about the environment, i Ii, i and politics.
The first Hands Across the Sand event took place
in February 2010, organized to oppose a state bill to
expand drilling for oil off the coast of Florida.
Kids can learn to
fish this summer
Island Discount Tackle and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center are teaming up to offer youngsters
ages 5-12 the opportunity to learn to fish.
Young anglers will gather at 9 a.m. at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, each Saturday for a day
excursion, returning to the center by 1 p.m.
Planned trips include:
* June 25, a boating trip.
* July 2, visit to Mote Marine Aquarium and Sarasota
* July 9, fishing at the Skyway Bridge Pier.
* July 16, a boating trip.
* July 23, fishing at the Anna Maria Island City
* July 30, Robinson Preserve wagon tour.
* Aug. 6, visit to Florida Maritime Museum andA.P.
Bell Fish Co.
* Aug. 13, a boating trip.
The cost to participate is $20 and includes snacks,
drinks, bait and transportation.
Participants will need to bring their own fishing gear,
and wear a swim suit, water shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Teen and parent volunteers are welcome.
To register, call the center at 941-778-1908.
Teens perform T-shirt
surgery at library
The Island Branch Library will host a craft workshop
for teens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.
Teens are invited to re-design a T-shirt in the "T-shirt
The event is free, but seating is on a first-come first-
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call the library at 941-
A second, much larger event took place in June 2010
and, with the ruptured BP Deepwater Horizon Well spew-
ing oil into the Gulf, was a global action. Events took
place in every state, as well as 42 other countries.
Band of hands
Last June, hundreds on Anna Maria Island joined
in Hands Across the Sand, a global event to oppose
expanded oil-drilling operations and to promote clean-
energy alternatives. Hands Across the Sand 2011 will
take place at noon Saturday, July 25. Organizers are
planning demonstrations at two locations on the Island
- on the beach near 52nd Street in Anna Maria and on
the beach near Cedar and Mangrove in Anna Maria.
For more information, go to www.handsacrossthesand.
com. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff
Registration opens for
summer art camp
Registration is open for the Anna Maria Island Art
League's "Young at Art" summer camp.
Camp is open to youngsters ages 6-10 and will run
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for one week - Monday, Aug. 1,
through Friday, Aug. 5.
Campers will create handmade journals inspired by
nature. Each day there will be opportunities to draw, paint
shells, write poetry and experiment with mixed-media
At the end of camp there will be a student exhibition
and journal sharing.
Pre-registration is recommended because space is
limited and a fee applies.
For more information, call the art league at 941-778-
AMIAL is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Island folk singer hosts
Anna Maria Island resident Tom Kubik is hosting
the Phyllis Marotta Benefit at Firkin & Fox Restaurant,
2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, from noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 26.
Kubik performs an open mic night on alternating
Tuesday at the East Bradenton restaurant where he met
Marotta. He recently learned the server has been battling
cancer and organized the benefit to help raise funds for
For more information, call the restaurant at 941-748-
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in Holmes Beach. The bride's parents
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are William and Lana Rinaman of
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By Lisa Neff
The Anna Maria Island Community Response Team
that came together last year is seeking more people to
train to respond in a disaster.
The team - AMI CERT - consists of six trained
volunteers, but team leader Pete Gross of Holmes Beach
said he would like that number to grow to about 160
That's an ideal number because the Island could
have 20 teams each consisting of eight volunteers, Gross
In late-July, an additional 20
people will undergo training to join
the CERT group.
"We have a long way to go, but
this next group is definitely a step in
the right direction," Gross said.
The Island cities helped found
Gross AMI CERT, which consists of resi-
dents from Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach.
The first volunteers for the team received training
from Manatee County emergency services and West
Manatee Fire Rescue.
A primary goal is to train people to join the early
responders after a hurricane, but Gross said the team
could deal with tornadoes, fires and flooding, as well as
"Depending on the degree, timing and type of event,
the CERT could be the first trained people on the scene,"
Recently AMI CERT received its nonprofit status
from the IRS, allowing the organization to collect tax-
deductible donations for equipment and supplies.
Gross said the CERT, which has no funding source,
needs communications equipment and medical supplies.
To become involved in the Anna Maria Island
Community Emergency Response Team, call team
leader Pete Gross at 941-840-0463 or e-mail Gross
To support AMI CERT's equipment needs,
send tax-deductible contributions to AMI CERT,
PO Box 1555, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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Have your home checked by a trusted friend. A weekly
check avoids your coming home to find damages which could
have been minimized if caught quickly.
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Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson had dif-
ficulty at the city's June 14 public hearing understanding
why the police pension board was proposing changes to
the retirement plan when it appeared to him that no one
would benefit from the proposals.
At the hearing, Robinson asked Holmes Beach Police
Lt. Dale Stephenson, the department's representative on
the pension board, "Why are we here?" if there is no gain
The pension plan change,
called the Deferred Retirement
Option Plan, or DROP, includes crite-
ria for officers to take their retirement
fund early, but continue working for
another five years.
Stephenson said the DROP
Boyd allows a police officer to transfer
his or her the current pension plan,
to a another plan and continue working for the city. An
officer electing the DROP does not receive a lump sum,
but rather it is transferred to an individual investment
County board to consider
Segways by beach
Manatee County commissioners were set to vote June
21 on a proposal to permit a six-month trial of Segway
ridership on Coquina Beach's trail.
The proposal was on the agenda for the board's regu-
lar meeting, which was to begin at 9 a.m. at the county
administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Braden-
During a Preserve Our Beautiful Beaches Task
Force meeting May 31, there was a consensus among
the elected officials and county and municipal staff to
propose the trial period, but limit Segways to the Coquina
Beach paths and parking lot. Segways would remain pro-
hibited in Leffis Key on Coquina Bayside.
Currently Segway use is not allowed in any county
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That still didn't sound like a benefit, Robinson said,
and asked Stephenson how he personally would benefit
from the DROP.
Stephenson said the benefit for him would be a few
hundred dollars a month, but explaining how the DROP
worked to benefit an individual officer is difficult because
each officer's pension plan differs.
City attorney Patricia Petruff told Robinson and com-
missioners, "It is confusing."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger summed it up best when
he said that if an officer elects the plan, "We get his ser-
vices for another five years at 29 percent less" than what
the officer currently costs the city.
That's because the city would no longer fund its share
of the officer's pension. This saves Holmes Beach that
percent of salary the city currently pays into an officer's
retirement fund, the mayor said.
Stephenson said after the meeting he was just answer-
ing Robinson's question on what he personally would
gain if he elected to enter the program, and his answers
were not an indication that he is entering the plan.
Commission Chair Sandy Haas-Martens said that
once an officer enters the drop plan and is paid for unused
sick days, he or she shouldn't be able to borrow sick days
from an officer not in the drop plan.
Other commissioners agreed, and Petruff said she
would rewrite the proposed pension ordinance to elimi-
nate the sick-bank option.
The commission continued the public hearing to 7
p.m. July 12.
In other business, commissioners received an update
from state Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, on legislative
A new law on vacation rentals requires that if a city
did not already have a minimum-stay requirement for
vacation rentals, it can't proceed with such an ordinance.
The Holmes Beach ordinance that requires a minimum
seven-day stay in some zones is grandfathered, Boyd
The legislation prohibits Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach, where one-night home rentals are allowed, from
passing an ordinance in the future that would further limit
the rental period.
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Wednesday, June 22
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Ellen Jones will sign copies of her book "Eat
Vegan on $4 a Day" at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.
5:30 p.m. - "Worst-Case Scenario" trivia contest for teens at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Thursday, June 23
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Painting workshop with Rhea Chiles at the
Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Chip Gilbertson will sign copies of his book "Fly
Danny, Fly" at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna
6 to 8 p.m. - Lisa Brakefield of Advance Insurance Brokerage pres-
ents a hurricane preparedness workshop at the Village Cafe at Rosedale,
503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.
Friday, June 24
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Barbecue social at the Village Cafe at Rosedale,
503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.
Saturday, June 25
11:45 a.m. - Hands Across the Sand event on the beach at 52nd
Street in Holmes Beach and on the beach near Cedar Avenue in Anna
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. -Author Chip Gilbertson sells and signs copies of his
children's book, "Fly Danny, Fly" at Restless Natives arts and crafts boutique
in the Island Shopping Center, 5314 Marina Drive. Info: 941-779-2624.
Wednesday, June 29
5:30 p.m. - "T-shirt surgery" craft workshop for teens at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
* Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
* Wednesday, 7 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring leads a turtle tour for those who gather at the Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July. Information: 941-778-
* Wednesday, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach
hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset
Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
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* Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
* Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
* Friday, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various loca-
tions. Information: 941-962-8835.
* Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., drum circle with Mike Sales and Scott Blum
at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
* Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at
the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Thursday, June 23
7p.m. -American Red Cross presents an emergency preparedness
workshop at the former Church of God, between 119th Court West and
120th Street West, Cortez. Information: 941-795-7121.
Friday, June 24
Noon - Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook 'Em
and Cook 'Em Fishing Tournament kicks off at the Seafood Shack, 4110
127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601.
6 p.m. - Creature Feature Film Series: "The Host" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Saturday, June 25
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Kids' learn to fish boating trip with Island Discount
Tackle and the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.
10 to 11 a.m. - Relay for Life rally at Bridgewalk Resort, 1301 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-745-1214 ext. 5805.
Noon - Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook 'Em
and Cook 'Em Fishing Tournament at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St.
W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601.
Sunday, June 26
Noon to 7 p.m. - Island folk singer Tom Kubik hosts the Phyllis
Marotta Benefit at Firkin & Fox restaurant, 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Braden-
ton. Proceeds help with Marotta's cancer treatments.
4 to 9 p.m. - Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook
'Em and Cook'Em Fish Fry featuring music, games, live auction, crab races
and more at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information:
941-794-6601. Fee applies.
* July 2, Hoola Monsters Hoola Troupe performance, Island Branch
* July 2, American Tales and hot dogs family night, South Florida
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The Rev. Ron Joseph is traveling with a group
from the Sisters of Charity of St Elizabeth of New
Jersey to Haiti June 27 to continue helping orphans
and victims of the 2009 earthquake. They are asking
for donations to conduct a summer youth camp at the
Ministry of Presence home in Port-au-prince.
Items needed include plain paper, crayons,
colored pencils and sharpeners, and board games,
including checkers, chess and backgammon.
Also on the needs list are games such as Scrab-
ble, Scrabble Jr., Boggle, Candy Land, Mancala,
Pick-Up Sticks, Memory Game, Uno and regular
Other items needed for the summer include small
bouncing balls and stickball gear, soccer balls, jump
ropes, Frisbees and air pump.
The final item on the camp list is the "Justin
Stone Tai Chi" DVD.
Funds for recreational and educational equip-
ment also are accepted.
Anyone interested in donating items, or in
making other contributions, should come to The
Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, by 4 p.m. Friday, June 24.
For more information, call 941-778-7978.
* July 2, Fireworks, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key.
* July 2, Kids' learn to fish outing to Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island
* July 3, Fireworks, BeachHouse Restaurant.
* July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade.
* July 4, Eddie Money free concert, Lamb and Sutton Park, Pal-
* July 4, Fireworks, Sandbar Restaurant.
Save the Date:
* July 11-15, PandaMania Vacation Bible School, Gloria Dei Lutheran
* July 16, Snooty's 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival, South
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the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact
via e-mail and phone.
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Sunday 9:30 am - Traditional Worship
Youth Sunday School
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16 0 June 22, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER
Clarence Franklin Felger
Clarence Franklin Felger, 93, of Bradenton, died June
16. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and he moved to
Bradenton in 1958 from Garwood, N.J.
Mr. Felger was a veteran of the U.S. Army during
World War II. He a member of Christ United Methodist
Church, the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188,
the Elks Lodge No. 1511 and American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24.
Memorial service was held June 20. Brown & Sons
Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel was
in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be
made to Manatee County Meals on Wheels. Condolences
maybe be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Felger is survived by his wife, Marion J., and
several nieces and nephews.
William 'Bill' Pierce
William "Bill" Pierce, 93, of Holmes Beach, and
formerly of Scranton, Pa., died May 25.
Mr. Pierce and his late wife Betty resided in Bardo-
nia, N.Y., most of their married life, and moved to their
"Shangri-La" on Anna Maria Island 15 years ago.
A service for family and friends will be announced at
a later date. The family is being served by Covell Funeral
Home of Bradenton.
Mr. Pierce is survived by daughter Lisa and husband
Andrew Sheridan of Holmes Beach; son Donald and wife
Charlene of Mine Hill, N.J.; sister-in-law Emily Batluck-
Auld of Saddle River, N.J.; and nieces and nephews in
Douglas 'Doug' L. Thieleke
Douglas "Doug" L. Thieleke, 69, of Holmes Beach
and Grimes, Iowa, died June 15. He was born Oct. 28,
1941, in Manning, Iowa.
He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1960
and served in the U.S. Navy 1960-1964. He opened and
operated his own brokerage firm, Forest Securities, for
Island police blotter
* June 13,300 block of North Bay Boulevard, seized
tag and license. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office
stopped a motorist for allegedly failing to brake at a stop
sign. During the traffic stop, the MCSO deputy deter-
mined that the motorist's license was suspended. The
deputy took the motorist's license and vehicle tag and
issued multiple citations.
* June 13, 60 block of North Shore Drive, open doors.
An MCSO deputy on patrol found the rear doors of a
home were open. The MCSO had previously investigated
a burglary at the home.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
* June 11, 1600 block of Gulf Drive South, no driv-
er's license, disorderly intoxication, littering. A Braden-
ton Beach Police Department officer stopped a motorist
for failure to wear a seatbelt. During the stop, the officer
determined the motorist lacked a valid driver's license. A
passenger was taken into custody for alleged disorderly
intoxication and littering. During the stop, he threw a beer
bottle out of the window and then refused to pick up the
* June 14, 200 block of Bay Drive South/mooring
field, domestic battery. BBPD responded to a complaint
from a woman who said a verbal argument with a man
escalated to a physical assault when the man grabbed her,
Memorial donations may be made to Mote Marine
Laboratory of Sarasota or to the charitable organization
of one's choice. There will be a private family service at
a later date.
Mr. Thieleke is survived by wife Kathryn; brother
David and wife Pauline; sister Mary Kaye Orr; children
Melissa and husband Greg Robinson, Bryan, Tana and
husband Rusty Clark, and Tara and husband Les Mosley;
10 grandchildren, two nieces and four nephews.
held her and slapped her.
* June 15, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South/Coquina
Beach, warrant arrest. BBPD took a man into custody
who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for viola-
tion of probation. Authorities sought extradition of the
50-year-old man who was on probation for a conviction
for false imprisonment. He had been seen in Holmes
Beach getting on a south-bound trolley.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
* June 10, 12700 block of Cortez Road West, bur-
glary. The MCSO investigated a complaint of a vehicle
break-in. A purse was stolen. Total value of theft was
estimated at $185.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
* June 12,3900 block of East Bay Drive, found gun.
A Holmes Beach Police Department officer was stopped
by a man who said his son found a semi-automatic hand-
gun while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico near Run-
* June 14, 3400 block of East Bay Drive, petit theft.
An HBPD officer arrested a man for allegedly stealing
a skimboard, a dozen roses and a case of beer from the
Publix Super Market. The value of the items was about
* June 15, 3400 block of East Bay Drive, theft.
HBPD responded to the Publix Super Market an incident
in which a 24-year-old man was arrested for petit theft
and for resisting a retail merchant. Store personnel had
detained the man in a security room when he allegedly
charged at a clerk and knocked over about $200 worth
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.
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By Lisa Neff
Sixteen species, including some found on or near
Anna Maria Island, may lose their "threatened" status
under a recommendation approved by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The FWC, meeting for two days in St. Augustine
earlier this month, approved a staff recommendation
on listings for 61 species. The proposed changes to
the list, considered secondary to the federal endan-
gered species classification, followed reviews of spe-
cies deemed threatened or of special concern.
Changes to the list will not come until the com-
mission approves management plans, which could
happen next year.
The commission recommendation is to list 40
species as threatened, list five species as of "special
concern" and de-list 16 species because "the scientific
process used did not indicate the species were at high
risk of extinction."
Species recommended for de-listing include the
brown pelican, snowy egret, limpkin and white ibis,
which Islanders can see on a daily basis.
De-listing also was recommended for the alliga-
tor snapping turtle, Florida black bear, Florida mouse,
Florida tree snail, gopher frog, Lake Eustis pupfish,
Peninsula ribbon snake, Pine Barrens treefrog, red
rat snake, rivulus, striped mud turtle and Suwanee
FWC Commissioner Rodney Barreto said that the
state could recommend changes in species status was
"cause for celebration," showing progress in species
Elsa Haubold, director of FWC's Threatened Spe-
cies Management System, said, "The whole process
represents the most comprehensive assessment ever
of Florida's threatened wildlife. The reviews provide
us - and the public - with information necessary
to help us draft management plans to conserve and
prevent extinction of Florida's wildlife."
THE ISLANDER 0 June 22, 2011 0 17
First of season hatchling due date arrives
By Lisa Neff
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Mon-
itoring walkers are looking for dips in the sand these
Those dips suggest that a loggerhead nest is hatching
and turtles not much larger than an Oreo cookie will make
their first journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
The first nest due date - which is set about two
months after the nest was made - was June 21. Addi-
tional due dates for an early and bustling nesting season
are June 29, July 1, July 5 and July 7.
From the start of nesting season in early May, keep-
ing lights out along the beaches is key to success, said
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox. Artificial lights
can distract and disorienting the nesting females, caus-
ing them to abort a nesting attempt.
But, Fox added, lights out along the beaches is criti-
cal when the nests begin hatching. Artificial lights can
draw the hatchlings away from the Gulf. Disorientation
for hatchlings can be fatal - they might crawl into the
road, fall into a pool or become lost in the dunes and die
"Babies always will disorient when the lights are not
proper," Fox said.
The survival rate for hatchling loggerheads, a pro-
tected species under both state and federal laws, is one
in 1,000, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
A female loggerhead will drop 80 to 120 eggs into a
As of June 17, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Number of turtle nests: 52
Number of false crawls: 64
Number of turtle hatchlings: 0
Read The Islander each week to follow devel-
opments during nesting season.
single nest, which hatches in about 60 days, though incu-
bation depends on the temperature. The hotter the sand
around the nest, the faster embryos develop, according
to the STC.
Too break open their shells, hatchlings use a sharp
egg-tooth called a "caruncle" that is temporary. The
hatchlings' emergence from a nest might take days. the
emergence generally is at night, and comes like an erup-
Instinct sets them to the brightest horizon, which
should be the sea, said Fox, adding that the hatchlings
seem to stumble over one another in their dash to the
"Instinct," she said, "tells them which way to go,
what to eat, when to duck, what a warm current feels like,
smells of salt and seaweed. Instinct ... tells them what
their life is to feel like and look like."
On their first outing, the hatchlings typically swim
several miles off shore, where they find sargassum habitat
and currents that they may ride for several years before
venturing into the nearshore waters that are home to juve-
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where they were born decades earlier, although they
might migrate hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from
feeding grounds to the nesting beach.
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18 0 June 22, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER
Levengood leaves AME on happy note
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School principal Tom Lev-
engood was almost always seen on campus with a smile,
and as he talks retirement, his face lights up with excite-
It's not that he won't miss AME, the parents, the
students and the community. It's that retirement means
he'll have a lot more time to spend with his three grand-
daughters - Kallee, 2, Rylan, 20 months, and Logan, 2
"I get jealous because every Tuesday when my wife
Becky and youngest daughter Amy get together and have
a girl's day out with the grandkids," said Levengood.
"Will I miss AME? Desperately," he said. "I'll defi-
nitely have to find something to keep me busy on the
opening day of school."
From the sound of Levengood's "honey-do-list," he
won't have a problem keeping busy.
His last day on the Island campus is June 23 and he
leaves on a happy note - heading with Becky to Penn-
sylvania for a family wedding and afterward a visit to
Levengood's parents - mom is 91 and dad is 98.
Shortly after returning to Florida, Levengood is head-
ing to Disney World with Kallee.
"Becky and I were planning a trip to Napa and
Sonoma in July, but Kallee just turned 2 in April, and
to see her expression the first time she goes to Disney is
something I just can't miss," said Levengood. "So we're
going to Disney in the July heat."
Levengood said he and his wife have some other
travel plans, however the first thing on his retirement
to-do list is to rejoin Weight Watchers.
"I'm a stress eater, I know that about myself and
retirement should eliminate some stress," he said. "Becky
and I hope that within a year we could take a trip to
Anna Maria Elementary School principal Tom Leven-
good in the sunflower garden outside his office. Lev-
engood will officially retire June 30, but his last day at
the Island school is Thursday, June 23. Islander Photo:
Europe and I want to lose weight so I can handle all the
Remodeling the house is another to-do item on the
list. "We've had the same apple-green kitchen cabinets
for 37 years," he said.
"And the garden looks like a jungle. It's time to take a
machete to it and add to my Earthboxes," he continued.
"I always have about 16 do-it-yourself projects going
on at one time."
Levengood enjoys creative craft projects, evidenced
by the mosaic-tile topped bench near the front of AME
that bears his work - a Superman symbol crafted of
colored glass - as tribute to the late resource officer
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He also enjoys making stained-glass lamps and win-
dows, as well as woodworking and crafting wooden lawn
furniture, including swings and tables.
For 25 years, Levengood traveled as far as Clearwa-
ter participating in art festivals, but he hasn't done any
recently and hasn't thought about whether he'd start up
"Tarpon Springs has a big show each year that I
always miss. Pidge Taylor, anAME teacher, usually goes,
and I'm hoping to get out to the next show with her," he
And he's got plans to expand his creative endeavors
to include photography. "I am really drawn to photos of
people and architectural details like doors, gates, window
boxes," he said. "I just love photos of flowers that are
AME hasn't seen the last of Levengood. Incoming
principal David Marshall already has extended an invita-
tion to him to return as often as he'd like.
\ ly time at AME has been better than I expected,"
said Levengood. "There is always a challenge or two
anywhere you go, but at least my challenges were small.
The fact that this school truly is a community school
made all the difference in the world in making my job
"Even though my grandkids are the most special
thing in the world, I'll miss the kids," he said. "But I
have a funny feeling I'll be out here a lot. We're already
on the beach practically every weekend."
While it may be difficult to forego his routine and
not see his AME family, he is looking forward to spend-
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THE ISLANDER 0 June 22, 2011 19
BB reviews boater registration reg
By Rick Catlin
The Manatee County Tourist Devel-
opment Council June 20 rejected a request
from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce for $10,000 for the 2012 wed-
Bradenton Area Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau executive director Elliott Fal-
cione said the time had come to halt adver-
tising the festival separately and instead
include advertising in the BACVB's over-
all marketing campaign.
Chamber executive assistant Deb
Wing said funds were requested to high-
light the festival's change to early May,
when more rooms would be available to
The February 2011 wedding fest
was a success, but the idea to get "heads
in beds" was only partially successful
as many attendees were unable to book
rooms in February.
"I wanted to bring you better heads-in
-beds figures," Wing said of the reason for
County Commissioner and TDC Chair
Carol Whitmore, however, disagreed.
"I know it's hard, but we have to
stretch our advertising dollars," she said.
She said the BACVB should promote
the festival with a link on its website and
that a joint marketing plan should be
Falcione said he would work with
Wing on a plan, and noted that the BACVB
budget includes $45,000 for AMI Cham-
ber co-op advertising.
He said he and Wing would return to
the TDC in August with a plan for consid-
Falcione then presented the BACVB's
proposed $4.9 million budget for fiscal
2012-13, which passed unanimously with-
Whitmore said the county commis-
sion must approve the budget before it
"Nothing is etched in stone," she
A statement from the BACVB noted
that the budget funds come from the 5
percent "bed tax" on all accommodations
rented in Manatee County for less than six
The BACVB allocates funding to
Bradenton for debt service on McKech-
nie Field, the spring training home of the
The BACVB proposed to spend
$517,500 for online marketing with lead-
ing U.S. newspapers and tourism web-
For television, radio and out-of-
home marketing, the BACVB provided
$319,000, while $53,565 would be spent
with the St. Petersburg Times.
Magazine advertising totaled
$306,657, while community partnerships
was $165,000. Included in community
partnerships was $25,000 for the Island
chamber to act as a tourist information
center for the county, and $45,000 for
co-op advertising with Island chamber
The international market was not for-
gotten, with $28,575 slated for market-
ing andtravel to Germany and London,
$51,000 for Canadian marketing and
$147,000 for Great Britain.
By Lisa Neff
The city commission isn't ready to
bail on a resolution they adopted last fall
creating a registration for boaters in the
Bradenton Beach Mooring Field south of
the Bridge Street pier.
But the commission may repeal the
ordinance if they think the measure will
sink in a review by a special master in a
quasi-judicial hearing scheduled for July.
In October 2010, the commission
adopted a resolution requiring boaters
anchoring their vessels in the mooring field
for extended periods to register with the
city. Several years ago, Bradenton Beach,
under a state statute, secured jurisdiction
of the bay and Gulf waters extending 500
feet from shore.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said the
BBPD needed the registration requirement
to know who was living on the boats and
how to reach boaters in an emergency.
Some boaters grumbled about the reg-
istration requirement, and a challenge is
pending a review by city-appointed spe-
cial master Harold Youmans.
During a meeting June 16, commis-
sioners, Mayor Bob Bartelt, city attorney
Ricinda Perry and Speciale discussed
whether to proceed with the special-mas-
ter process or repeal the resolution. A deci-
sion was delayed until a meeting July 7.
The commission, going into last
week's meeting, was facing a recommen-
dation from Perry to strike the resolution,
which would eliminate the registration
rule. In a memo, Perry said the purpose
for the registration program was to address
"a recurrent problem with the mooring of
derelict vessels" in city waters. "Specifi-
cally, a number of vessels were abandoned
and causing damage to public property,
including the city pier."
Since then, code enforcement offi-
cer Gail Gameau has worked to clear the
anchorage field of derelict vessels. Perry,
in the memo, stated, "The derelict vessel
issue has been resolved."
Additionally, Perry told commission-
ers that while she believed the resolution
was "defensible," going before the special
master was a gamble that could cost the
"Boater rights are very well protected
in this state," she said.
The special master wants proof that
the resolution was enacted to address
public health and safety issues in the moor-
ing field. A body of public evidence exists
to prove code violations in the mooring
field, including problems over the last year
with derelict and abandoned vessels, Perry
However, in regards to alleged evi-
dence of criminal activity, the BBPD has
intelligence notes, but not public com-
plaints. Documentation of criminal activ-
ity or alleged activity is "what the special
master's eye is looking for," Perry said.
After a k tithli discussion, commis-
sioners agreed that Perry should work
with the BBPD to decide whether a trends
report based on the intelligence can be
presented to the special master.
Commissioner Gay Breuler said when
commissioners regroup, they still must
decide whether to invest in the defense,
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Icy Hot. Coed adult flag football is back for a summer
season of games at the Anna Maria Island Community
On Thursday nights, four exciting, action-packed
games will be played starting at 6 p.m. and continuing
until the end of July. The playoffs get started Aug. 4 and
the season culminates Aug. 18 with both Super Bowl and
Toilet Bowl games.
The season got started June 16 with Tyler's Ice Cream
Steelers beating the Sato Browns 25-18. Quarterback Paul
Kurtz completed 10 of 19 passes for 173 yards and four
touchdowns. Alan Conley, who finished with 97 receiving
yards was on the receiving end of two TD passes, while
Chuck McCracken also caught two touchdown passes
and finished with 16 receiving yards. Jason Garden had a
big day, too, finishing with 79 receiving yards on offense
while contributing three flag pulls and an interception
on defense. Conley led the Steelers with four flag pulls,
while McCracken finished with three pulls and Hampton
Harrison added two pulls in the victory.
Jason Sato led the Browns offense with three touch-
down passes and 179 passing yards. Former Manatee
High girl's soccer standout Lexi Braxton caught two
touchdown passes, while Tommy Tyrell again showed a
nose for the end zone, catching one touchdown pass and
finishing with 29 receiving yards. Josh Sato led the team
with 63 receiving yards on offense and led defense with
three flag pulls.
Beach to Bay Construction Bucs defeated Integrity
Sound Redskins 33-20 behind an efficient passing attack
led by quarterback Larry Berkery. Berkery completed 16
of 22 passes for 162 yards and four touchdown passes.
Shawn Kaleta caught two touchdown passes and finished
with a team-high 91 receiving yards. Don Purvis added
38 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown receptions
on offense, while also adding an interception return for
a touchdown and four flag pulls on defense. Berkery,
Scott Eason and Kaleta each finished with two flag pulls
to round out the defensive effort.
Integrity Sound Redskins got game from Scott
Rudacille, who led all receivers with 119 receiving yards
and a pair of touchdowns. Danny Murphy completed 13
of 25 passes for 201 yards and three touchdown passes,
while Brad Lowry added a five-yard touchdown recep-
tion. Dina DeJesus rounded out the Redskin offense with
20 receiving yards and an extra point.
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flag pulls each, while Joe Carder and Ryan Hogan each
finished with two pulls apiece in the loss.
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and a touchdown pass, while also chipping in 31 receiv-
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flag pulls, while Ed Moss finished with one pull in the
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who finished with 13 receiving yards and 28 rushing
yards. Frank Agnelli finished with 97 receiving yards
and a touchdown reception.
Pat Calvery and Tim Shaughnessy led the Dolphin
defense with two flag pulls apiece in the loss.
Slim's Place Patriots rolled past Island Sun Panthers
34-20 behind a workmanlike passing performance from
quarterback David Johnston. Johnston completed 10 of
20 passes for 277 yards and five touchdown passes. Three
of his touchdown passes went to Dustin Swain, who
finished with 130 receiving yards. Tommy Hutchinson
added a touchdown reception, an extra point and finished
with 50 receiving yards, while Heidi Johnston added 45
receiving yards and a touchdown reception.
Swain led the Patriot defensive effort with four flag
pulls, while Darrin Wash added three. Ben Conlon and
Hutchinson both finished with two pulls apiece in the
Scott Dell paced the Sun offensive output with 225
passing yards and three touchdown passes to Tyler Bek-
kerus, who finished with 97 receiving yards. Kevin Austin
added 51 receiving yards and Kevin Gregorich added 39
receiving yards, including a two-point conversion. Emily
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Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net golf match June 14. Erma McMullen
fired a 9-under-par 23 to take first-place - by two shots
over Kris Landkammer, whose 7-under-par 25 put her
alone in second place. Joyce Reith carded a 3-under par
29 to take third place.
Christina Mason birdied on number two, while Shir-
ley Cessna had a chipin on number seven.
Three teams qualified for the knockout round during
June 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. Jerry Disbrow and Dan Belden drew the
bye into the finals and watched as Sam Samuels and Hank
Huyghe rolled past Tom Skoloda and John Johnson 22-6.
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Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
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There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMI Chamber golf tourney on tap
The 12th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce golf outing for scholarship funds is set for
Monday, Sept. 26, at the Bradenton Country Club.
Cost for a single golfer is $125, which includes green
fees and cart and the awards dinner. Attendance for non-
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The tournament offers anglers an opportunity to
win some of the $5,000 in prize money up for grabs
to the best catches inshore or offshore. The entry fee
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The fishing tournament will begin at noon Friday,
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On Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the public is
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The fish fry also will feature a live auction,
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Shark, tarpon highlight summer fishing
Capt. Danny Stasny
What is all of the hype about shark fishing on the
north end of Anna Maria Island?
Bean Point and the vicinity around the Rod & Reel
Pier has always been a hot spot for anglers to hook up
with sharks of all species and sizes. Long before any
of the fishing piers were built, Bean Point was known
for being sharkyy," and I'm sure if the piers were gone
tomorrow, it would be an area where sharks gather. It's
the southern-most entrance to Tampa Bay, which is
known as one of the largest shark breeding areas in the
world. Also, every species of fish (shark food) that enters
or leaves Tampa Bay must pass by either Bean Point or
Egmont Key to the north.
This naturally results in the area being a mecca for
sharks and the anglers that hunt them.
When sharks are feeding, they follow the fish, not
people. Not that I would dive into a school of mackerel
being chased by sharks, but you catch my drift. We're
not included in their diet. They eat fish.
As for this business of trying to ban shark fishing
from the beaches on Bean Point, I think we need to take
a careful, logical view of what's happening. We know the
sharks are there. That's their home.
Chumming for them may attract them to the bait,
but it won't get them whipped into a frenzy to the point
where they seek out people to bite. Save that nonsense
for the movies.
Even Dr. Bob Hueter, director of the Mote Marine
Center for Shark Research, says, "There is no evidence
that chumming leads to shark attacks on people. It just
attracts them to a particular area, which in Florida waters
sharks are everywhere already."
So what solutions are there to the perceived problem
with shark fishing around Bean Point? Maybe we should
have a town meeting and hire Quint from "Jaws" to come
and kill all the sharks. Yeah, right.
How about if they banned swimming around Bean
Point? That seems logical, but not fair. We live on Anna
Maria Island to enjoy the lifestyle: Swimming, surfing,
fishing and the great outdoors.
Bringing up the shark issue is just bringing attention
to something that we all knew about anyway. We live
in Florida, as do sharks. And as for Anna Maria's shark
problem, maybe it's just a people problem.
If you want to educate yourself about sharks and
shark fishing regulations, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hosting a public meeting to
discuss those topics from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June
23, at the Terrace Building, 101 S. Washington Blvd.,
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says shark
fishing has been the highlight again this week at the shop.
Reports of black tip, lemon, bonnethead, hammerhead
and bull sharks are coming in daily. Everyone's talking
about it and plenty of fishers are gearing up.
"Ever since the tarpon arrived, there have been a lot
of sharks along the beaches and in the passes," Keyes
says. You can target tarpon or shark from a boat or you
can surf-cast right off the beaches. Most beach fishers
looking for shark are using at least 120-pound cable or
hard-wire attached to a 7/0 or larger circle hook. There
. Captain Mark Howard
Snook * Trout * Redfish
Tarpon * Grouper * Shark
are a variety of baits that will work for shark fishing. Cut
bait such as mackerel, bonito, ladyfish and jack crevalle
are great and they're readily available. As far as the size
of the bait is concerned, Keyes says, "Bigger bait, bigger
"If you're going to go shark fishing, you may want
to carry a de-hooking tool so you don't have to get your
fingers so close to those teeth," Keyes suggests.
If shark fishing isn't your cup of tea, there are reports
of snook and spotted sea trout along the beaches in the
trough. Shiners are the best live bait, while in the artificial
category, the MirrOlure in the greenback pattern is work-
ing. While fishing the beaches, look past the sandbar to
find Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jack crevalle and lady-
fish. White buck-tail jigs and silver spoons are working
Offshore fishing is proving prosperous for those will-
ing to make a 20-mile run out to the bite. Mangrove snap-
per, red snapper, yellowtail snapper and hogfish are being
caught in good sizes and numbers. Live shiners and cut
bait are working well. Catch-and-release gag grouper are
still going strong. Live pinfish and shiners are the baits
of choice for the gags.
Jordan Gardner at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says he's seeing Spanish
mackerel and ladyfish being caught on both live bait and
silver spoons. Tarpon are still being hooked up around
the pier in good numbers using threadfin herring for bait.
Fishers targeting the shallower parts of the pier are still
seeing success with pompano by using jigs tipped with
shrimp. Bottom fishers using live and dead baits are
catching small bonnethead and black tip sharks.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says
tarpon fishing was good in the early part of last week,
but due to the strong west winds, his charters were fish-
ing the backwaters of Sarasota Bay. The main focus has
been redfish and spotted sea trout, but Gross is also catch-
ing bluefish, mackerel, ladyfish and catch-and-release
Capt. Warren Girle
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For the tarpon, Gross is using live blue crabs, shin-
ers and threadfin herring. When the winds are favorable
for beach fishing, Gross is anchoring and chumming up
the tarpon with both live and dead shiners. When fishing
the passes, he's using live crabs. "When they're biting
good," Gross says, "we're getting multiple hookups,
which makes for a lot of excitement."
In the backwaters, Gross is fishing deeper grass flats
for spotted sea trout using live shiners as bait. While
targeting trout, Gross is catching bluefish, ladyfish and
Spanish mackerel in the same areas. For the redfish,
Gross is using live pinfish under a popping cork with
good results. Keeper fish are coming to the docks daily.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says sight-
ings of tarpon are the norm. "We're seeing them every
day," Sork says. "And there have even been a couple of
Remember, if you even want to attempt to hook a
tarpon from the pier, stout gear is recommended. Make
sure you have a reel with plenty of line capacity and a
rod strong enough to whip a tarpon in a short period of
On the lighter side, pier fishers are catching fair
numbers of Spanish mackerel. White crappie jigs, silver
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22 0 June 22, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin C ;. II
Dr. Ben Tindal will be
welcomed to the staff of
Island Dental Spa, 3909
E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, at an open house
from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 23.
New dentist arrives at IDS
Dr. Gy Yatros and Island Dental Spa, 3909 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach, will host an open house from 4
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, to welcome new
associate Dr. Ben Tindal to the practice.
Tindal specializes in prosthodontics, which is the
replacement and restoration of teeth using various pro-
cedures, including crowns, bridges, dental implants or a
For more information, call 941-778-2204.
LBK chamber awards
to be celebrated
The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key
Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual small busi-
ness awards presentation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, June 22, at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami
The event is sponsored by Beth Callans Management
Corp. and there is no charge. Light bites will be served
courtesy of Harry's Continental Kitchen and a cash bar
Reservations are requested.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
Bistro adds outdoor dining
The Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Braden-
ton Beach, plans this summer to place 45 seats at tables
along Gulf Drive and Bridge Street for outdoor dining.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission recently
approved a temporary-use permit for 60 days of outdoor
dining beginning June 30.
The restaurant plans to have a bar, food service, land-
scaping and rest rooms for a long-term outdoor dining
area, provided the city approves the proposal.
Custom 3BR/2BA. Turnkey with attractive
a high-end furnishings. 450 ft. to choice
Gulf of Mexico beach. Room for a pool.
REDUCED from $995,000 to $689,500.
"We ARE the Island!"
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941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
sho, i Kaleta,
owner of Beach
to Bay Living in
third from left,
awaits the opening
of a model home in
his Coastal Cot-
tages line of builder
designs at 315
62nd St. in Holmes
Beach. An open
house is planned
from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. Friday, June
24. From left, Adam
Batley, Karen Lima,
Kaleta and part-
ner Scott Eason.
Business mixer this week
The Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach, will host this month's Anna Mafia
Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.
Admission is $5 per person for the mixer and mem-
bers are encouraged to bring guests. Appetizers will be
served and there will be a cash bar.
Reservations are requested, but not required. Call the
chamber to reserve at 941-778-1541.
New to the chamber
New members of the Anna Mafia Island Chamber of
* Bradenton Beach Parasailing Inc., 12507 Cortez
Road W., Bradenton, Tony Buono.
* Tropical Expressions 4 U, 6901 16thAve. W., Bra-
denton, Jeff Wieland.
* Little Sprouts Family Care, P.O. Box 25424, Sara-
sota, Mary Pat Radford.
To reach the chamber, call 941-778-1541.
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Animal advocates demonstrate
Animal-rights advocates Paula Demilly and Alisa Foxworthy, wearing green, join a crowd of about 800 demon-
strators June 16 outside the Manatee County administration building in downtown Bradenton, where the county
board held a public hearing on the proposed 2011-12 budget. Animal-welfare advocates were concerned, based
on prior comments by two commissioners, that funding might be cut for the county's pet adoption programs.
During the hearing, commissioners assured pet activists that would not happen. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
111 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,215 sfla 2bed/2bath
home built in 1926 on a 50x100 lot was sold 05/31/11,
Futral to Hasler for $660,000; list $699,000.
315 17th St. N., Unit 22, Bradenton Beach Club, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,722 sfla / 2,156 sfur 3bed/21/2bath/2car
condo with shared pools built in 2002 was sold 05/26/11,
Rubens to Nolan for $400,000; list $450,000.
308 67th St., Unit A, 308 Condominium, Holmes
Beach, a 1,498 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in
1980 was sold 05/31/11, Brown to Pfeil for $385,000;
309 58th St., Unit B, Island Oasis, Holmes Beach, a
1,128 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1957 was
sold 05/20/11, Beach to Bay Investments Inc to Mulac
for $375,000; list $399,000.
1457 Gulf Drive N., Unit 8, Bermuda Bay Club, Bra-
denton Beach, a 3bed/21/bath/2car condo with shared
pool built in 2000 was sold 06/02/11, Lyons to Gallant
for $340,000; list $385,000.
5808 Gulf Drive, Unit 103N, Waters Edge, Holmes
Beach, a 1,064 sfla / 1,136 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1975 was sold 06/01/11, Barnard to
Bennett for $322,500; list $349,000.
110 46th St., Unit B, 46th Street Coastal Cottages,
Holmes Beach, a vacant 45x100 land condo lot was sold
05/24/11, 46th Street Coastal Cottages LLC to Preston
112 Fourth St. S., Unit 2, Old Bridge Village, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,902 sfla 2bed/22bath/ car condo built
in 2004 was sold 05/27/11, Branch Banking & Trust
Company to Wilkinson Family Limited Partnership for
$285,000; list $339,000.
6504 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla /
1,440 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1979 on a 53x105
lot was sold 05/27/11, Pirates Pleasure 2 LLC to Pirates
Pleasure LLC for $285,000; list $299,900.
304 29th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla 4bed/4bath
duplex built in 1970 on a 50x105 lot was sold 05/26/11,
Foehrkolb to Crusciel for $260,000.
8308 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant 90x100
lot was sold 06/01/11, Buswell to Pelham for $252,000.
252 17th St N., Unit 26, Bradenton Beach Club, Bra-
THE ISLANDER U June 22, 2011 E 23
FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21
spoons and Gotcha plugs are bringing in the macks. As
a mack by-catch, pier fishers are reeling up jack crevalle
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing both offshore and
inshore with good results. Offshore catches include red
snapper up to 9 pounds as well as mangrove snapper in
the 5-pound range. Girle is catching cobia in the 40-pound
range along with good numbers of amberjack. A highlight
of the offshore trips has been permit up to 25 pounds.
Along the beaches, Girle is in hot pursuit of the tarpon
bite with an average of 7-8 hookups per day. "We'll see
how long they hold out after this full moon," he says.
Girle is working the beaches using live crabs, shiners,
and threadfin herring as bait.
Inshore, Girle is catching redfish and trout mixed
in the mullet schools in Sarasota Bay. Three to 5 feet of
water has been the ideal depth. Along with the trout and
reds, Girle is finding plenty of bluefish and ladyfish.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says pier fishes are
catching decent numbers of Spanish mackerel on white
crappie jigs. The hatch bait is beginning to show around
the pier, which should result in good mangrove snapper
fishing soon. Black drum are also being caught on live
shrimp or crabs fished underneath the pier.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is fishing
offshore and catching limits of red snapper using live
shiners or pinfish. Fish in the 8-10 pound range have been
the norm, although larger fish are being caught. Also from
the bottom, Kimball's charters are bringing up keeper
mangrove snapper and red grouper to the boat, as well
as plenty of catch-and-release gag grouper. Again, live
shiners and pinfish are working great and if you don't
have them, some frozen squid or frozen threadfin herring
will work almost as well.
Moving up in the water column, Kimball is catching
king mackerel in the 40-inch range, as well as bonito and
black fin tuna. Yeah, that's right, tuna. Black fins up to 20
pounds are being caught offshore on live or dead shiners
right behind the transom of the boat.
Other migratory species being caught include Span-
ish mackerel, amberjack, bull sharks and black tip sharks.
"At one point, we must have had 15 sharks around the
boat," Kimball says. "Then we had to move to a new
Send fishing reports to email@example.com.
denton Beach, a 1,268 sfla / 1,396 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pools built in 2004 was sold 05/18/11, Walker
to BBC26 LLC for $250,000; list $299,000.
308 67th St., Unit B, 308 Condominium, Holmes
Beach, a 812 sfla / 962 sfur 2bed/lbath condo with pool
built in 1980 sold 05/31/11, Brown to Pfeil for $245,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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24 0 June 22, 2011 0 THE ISLANDER
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Sandy Established in 1983
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S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F.r ul Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza - Andrew Chennault
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Kitchens * Bath * Design Service
g Carpentry * Flooring * Painting
Commercial & Residential
** References available * 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
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It's a GREAT TIME to buy!
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OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.
941-725-7799 * 941-778-6066 * firstname.lastname@example.org
THREE-WHEEL JOYRIDER: Six months old. Paid
$640, asking $425 or best offer. 941-506-4809 or
CORAL-COLOR upholstered swivel/rocker chair.
$25. Good condition. 941-778-3228.
WEB TV: $20, Box of assorted toys, 25
pieces, $2.50, animal figures, 20 for $4. Call 941 -
FOR SALE: EDDIE Bauer overnight bag, lots of
convenient pockets. Excellent condition. Call 941 -
FOR SALE: TRACE Elliot TA40CR dual input
amplifier. Excellent condition. $100. Call 941-
WEEDEATER: 20-INCH mower. Briggs Stratton
engine. Used once, as new. $99 or best offer. 941 -
ALARM CLOCK: GE Telechron. Solid block Plexi-
glas, circa 1945-1949, $35. Call Marion, 941-
ALL CONDO CONTENTS must go! Includes
all furniture, appliances, and miscellaneous too
numerous to list, can be viewed at: http://amigreat-
est.blogspot.com/ or contact 815-342-0923.
HUTCH FOR DESK: gray Formica, 30-inch with
cabinet, $10, Keyboard, wireless with mouse,
BLOWER: REDMAX, WORKS great! $40. 941-
MATTRESS: SERTA CABANA full size, frame.
Great shape, $60. Floral full-size, all bedding,
MOLDING: HARDWOOD, NEW. Several hundred
feet, 25 cents per foot. 941 -778-5542 or 941-778-
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collect-
ibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
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-
email@example.com, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821.
(limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariais-
landrealty.com. E-mail: Michael @annamariaislan-
drealty.com. Your personal broker.
ART STUDIO SUBLET: Through October, 2011,
all or part. Anna Maria Island Art League building,
Holmes Beach. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP STUTTERING! TO participate in testing
a new non-invasive, inconspicuous electronic
device that improves your fluency, and get one
free, send contact information to: stutterstopper@
earthlink.net or Stutter Stopper, Box 1532, Bra-
denton FL 34280.
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,
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, June 22-23. 600 Cedar St., Longboat
Key. Antique and contemporary furniture, wrought-
iron, Arlie Gray oil, watercolors, pool furniture,
nauticals, grills, jewelry, oil lamps, glassware, Bali
goddess head, vintage purses, fishing poles and
reels, linens, potted plants, Staghorn fern, Skutt
ceramic kiln, decorative items, kitchenware, much
miscellaneous. Sale by: Steff's Stuff, Antiques of
Longboat Key, 941-383-1901.
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ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June
24. 410 Bay Palms, (located off Marina Drive)
Holmes Beach. Sofa bed, wicker: tables and
chairs, settee, coffee and end table, swivel rock-
ers. Dining room table and chairs, china cabinet,
server, costume jewelry, double bed set, desk,
curio, lampas, linens, kitchenware, garage items
and more. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales.
Numbers given out at 8 a.m.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.
FURNITURE SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, June 25.
Queen bed, entertainment center, futon, coffee
table, miscellaneous pieces. 2203 Ave. C, Bra-
FOUND: AUDI CAR key. Contact Holmes Beach
Police Department, 941-708-5804.
FOUND: BLACK KODAK camera on seawall, 769
N. Shore Blvd., Anna Maria. Claim at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: WEDDING BAND and prescription glasses
on public beach Saturday, June 11. Reward. 941 -
FOUND: KITTEN, BLACK and white, near 83rd
Street, Holmes Beach, Saturday, June 11. Red
collar. Call 941-778-0821 or 941-932-0559.
LOST: FOUR-FOOT PENGUIN. Lost around 52nd
street and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Sentimen-
tal. 941-795-4273. email@example.com.
ADORABLE ADOPTABLE PUP: Fonzi is about 2
years old. He's a super-lovey male Jack Russell
looking for "happy days" with a family. He's great at
home, mindful, playful and cuddly. Neutered/micro-
chip/shots. Low adoption fee. Call The Islander, 941 -
778-7978, or Julie @ Royal Pet Rescue, 941-720-
1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
BOAT SLIP FOR rent in Holmes Beach up to
23-foot. $140/month, three-month minimum. 941-
SAILBOAT: 1983, 27-FOOT, 15-hp diesel, three
sails, 9-foot dinghy, two-burner stove, ice chest, full
cabin. About $10,000. Call Pat, 941-794-0411.
DOCK RENTAL WANTED: Avid, responsible
angler/diver looking for affordable slip to keep
24.5-foot boat. 941-807-1221.
ITALIAN RESTAURANT: LAKE George, N.Y.
needs experienced saute cook for busy season.
Must be hard working, able to help create nightly
specials! Good pay for right person! Season ends
Oct.15. Information, 518-796-0902.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HEALTH FOOD AND deli business. 3228 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at
7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
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and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
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certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Orga-
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BAYFRONT COTTAGE Adorable cottage located
on secluded street. Exceptional views of Anna Maria
Sound, hardwood floors, old-island charm, turnkey
furnished. 50' X 195' lot. $699,000
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and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
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and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
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than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today
for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
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Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
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more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.
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ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
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Residential and commercial. 30 years experience.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and
installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and
anything else. Please, call David at 941-504-
NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and main-
tenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant
installation. Certified horticultural professional.
Call Joan, 941-704-9025.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
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supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Guff Bay &a(fy of'ina Maria Inc=
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with lift. House opens
out to pool and 200
-feet of canal. Sail-
--. . boat water, extra
S- - wide canal. One of a
kind! Successful vacation rental that does $30,000
per year. $699,000.
Feature Home! 412 73rd Street, Holmes Beach
Classic Key West-style cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Water views from the dining room, kitchen, living room and
master suite. Situated directly across from a large T-end canal
and plenty of slips available to lease. Open all week 1-4 p.m.
Open Houses Sunday 1-4 .m.
412 73rd St., Holmes Beach. Brand new
3/2 pool home and garage. $569,000
315 62nd St., Holmes Beach. Brand new Coastal Cottage
model home. 3/3 pool and garage.
509 68th St., Holmes Beach. One-of-a-kind home on the
grand canal, featuring 3 bed/2.5 Baths, open concept living
room, dining, kitchen/breakfast nook. Priced
below market value at $1,095,000.
415 Clark Drive, Holmes Beach. Reduced for quick
sale, 3/2 pool home with large master suite. This home
was built to stand the test of time. $599,500
Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light haul-
ing, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941 -
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New
homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-
778-2316 or 941-730-3228.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-
0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock.
Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week.
$1,900/month off and $2,490/month in season.
Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished
house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent.
$3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA,
garage. Boat dock. Nice quiet area, references
required, no smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-776-
HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1 BA. North-
west Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola
3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coas-
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with
boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio,
cable, washer and dryer. Annual lease or six
months plus, $950/month unfurnished, $1,000/
month furnished. No dogs. Call 941-798-3842 or
VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home,
2BR/1 BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two
blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home
NW Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola.
Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all
amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties
ANNUAL DUPLEX: CLOSE to beach, 2BR/2BA,
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach.
Openings now. 2BR/11BA, $550/week. Almost
Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.
TROPICAL PARADISE: 3BR/2BA canalfront
home on Key Royale. Annual unfurnished. New
carpet and new paint. Updated interior. Davits.
CHARMING 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex. High
ceilings, new carpet, clean, no pets. Bradenton
Beach. $850/month. 941-725-2549.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT: 2BR/2BA close to pool
and beach. Owner. $219,000.1-317-437-4461.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car
garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005
Mediterranean villa-style architecture, breathtaking
Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under roof, north
Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
$3,400,000. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.
FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper
Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps
to beach. 813-458-3875.
NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Three miles to
beach, seasonal, $140,000-plus. 941-773-0212.
WANT TO MOVE to Longboat Key? I want to relocate
to Anna Maria Island and trade my 2BR/2BA condo
that is directly on the Gulf with a beach and Gulf view
from every room, for a comparable condo on Anna
Maria Island. If interested, call Jim, 941-587-8572.
FOR SALE: AFFORDABLE, adorable 1BR trailer in
pretty park, bay access, 1 mile from Anna Maria Island
beaches, boat stake possible. 941-727-5210.
RARE SHELL POINT condo for sale by owner. Ground
floor/end unit, 2BR/2BA, laundry room, pool, tennis,
bayfront complex, completely updated. $279,000. 931-
DEVELOPER FORCED LIQUIDATION: Smoky Mountain,
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PULLET By C.W. Stewart / Edited by Will Shortz
5 Entrance to many
Tale of ___
13 Exactly right
25 Thought out loud
26 It might make
27 Home of the
30 ___ Day, May 1
33 Soft ball brand
35 "___ mine!"
36 One on the way
44 1987 disaster
46 Rest spot
47 Place for a
48 Word with exit or
on page 24.
49 Something that's
51 Any hit by Little
53 Many a Bob
54 Mideast title
56 Seaport on the
58 Turned away
63 Lawn tools
64 *Handy things
for a toy?
78 Took a corner on
81 Fix, as brakes
82 Vituperation, e.g.
83 Wake Island, e.g.
84 "Nothing ___!"
86 Transplant, in a
87 "Up in the Air"
88 Do followers
89 Navel buildup
90 Former flier, for
93 *Staple of
97 Xerox product
99 Loughlin of "Full
111 Point of view
114 *Radio Flyer,
117 Like a winter
118 1997 Peter
Fonda title role
121 TV's Foxx
123 "Superman II"
1 Kind of
2 Military camp
3 *Certain study
4 Head of Haiti
5 ___ formality
6 Actor Hauer
7 Believe in it
8 Not his'n
9 Ad-packed Sunday
10 A giraffe might
be seen on one
11 Pound sound
12 You may catch
them on a boat,
in two different
14 Old Church of
15 Role in 2011's
16 Chinese dynasty
of 1,200 years
17 Curved molding
18 Drops (off)
20 Start of a
24 Believe in it
29 "Goody goody
32 At any time, to a
34 Ward (off)
37 Survey choice,
38 Less cramped
39 Like some
40 Trolley sound
42 Keyboard key
43 Shows, as a
44 "Uh-huh, sure it
45 The very ___
51 *Something to
52 Piece over a door
53 It had a major
part in the Bible
55 Descent of a sort
57 Many a summer
59 Solitaire puzzle
80 Lady of Spain
85 "___ do"
91 Boo follower
92 They're often
acquired at a
94 Drunk's activity
96 Got up on one's
97 One waving a red
102 Dentist's advice
103 Actress Berger
104 Bros, e.g.
105 Pass over
106 ___ no good
107 S. C. Johnson
108 "Dirty rotten
110 Old NASA
112 Half of a sitcom
115 Project closing?
116 It might get
your feet wet
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65 Blue Angels' org.
66 Ain't fixed?
67 Classic brand of
68 Line of cliffs
69 Intolerant sort
71 ___ of the past
74 Taper off
75 *It may be found
near a barrel
76 Feudal serf