Astheworld Terns celebrate the pier centennial. Page 6AME-PTO a little bit country. Page 22 Skimming the news The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Beach building budget. Page 2 City pier centennial section. Pages 14-21 PLEASE SEE CITY PIER, PAGE 2 Meetings Opinions Streetlife Island happenings PLEASE SEE BOARDWALK, PAGE 3VOLUME 19, NO. 27 MAY 11, 2011 FREE May 16 project startup for AM boardwalkAM City Pier 100-year celebration arrivesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A centennial happens once every 100 years, so the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration May 13-14 will be historic for those who attend the festivities. After nearly three years of planning, several date changes, and numerous suggestions and meetings, the centennial is ready to begin at 6 p.m. this Friday with a parade from CrossPointe Fellowship to the pier entrance. The parade and ensuing dedication ceremony of the piers historic plaque from the Florida Secretary of State is just the prelude A kick-off party is planned Friday evening, hosted by the City Pier Restaurant, The Islander newspaper and the Anna Maria Island Privateers for parade participants. The food and fun begins in earnest Saturday at 10 a.m. with a centennial bash at the city pier in the north parking lot hosted by The Islander newspaper. It will feature the Privateers serving beer, barbecue and picnic fare at the main tent, as well as the City Pier Restaurant grilling mahimahi sandwiches and serving wine and other beverages. The big hospitality tent will include pier T-shirt sales, a centennial committee booth offering memorabilia, as well as some Privateer fun and photo opportunities with the ship, the Skullywag. The party will include a performance by the Island Rockers onboard the Skullywag just before the launch of the bayfront At 11 a.m. the Food and Wine on Pine street fair gets under way with food and art vendors along Pine Avenue. There will be plenty of musicians, actors in period costume, and artists displaying and creating their work. Children can have fun at a kids area near Roser Memorial Community Church. Throw in a chalk art project in the street for kids and grownups, a search-and-rescue demonAnquan Evans, James Annis and Jon Niedzick of James Annis Marine Construction work May 6 to nail down new, engraved planks on the Anna Maria City Pier. The project, sponsored by The display commemorating the pier centennial. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter tion of a boardwalk along the shoreline by the Anna Maria City Pier is slated to begin May 16, two days after the pier centennial celebration ends. Few members of the public appeared at the May 3 meeting with Florida Departabout the planned boardwalk. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who chairs the transportation enhancement grant committee that oversees the project, said that was probably a good thing. If there had been a lot of complaints, we would have heard them tonight. I think the committee did a good job of keeping people with the community, Mattick said. The meeting with the DOT and engineers from contractor Woodruff & Sons was for informational purposes and no formal presentation was planned, said DOT spokesperson Cindy Clemmons. Those who attended seemed pleased with the project. Im very glad this is happening, said Judge McCaffery. It will allow us old folks to sit and watch the pier and water and not have to walk. Mattick, who spearheaded funding for the positive comments about the boardwalk. One couple did send me a letter last week that they were worried it would look like the Atlantic City boardwalk and ruin the environment, Mattick said. type of boardwalk, its more like what they have at the Robinson Preserve, and it will enhance the environment by creating more habitat for birds and other wildlife along the shore. will be wider to allow wheelchair users to rest unobstructed by walkers. Lighting will be installed along the boardwalk, and the walkway will be no more than neer Matt Anderson said. Anderson said the wood used for boardwalk construction is ipe, pronounced e-pay, that comes from South America and should last from any replacement is required. he said. Two covered shelters will be constructed on each side of the pier entrance, complete with picnic tables. The north shelter will serve as a trolley stop and shelter, Mattick said. Parking will be angled in the north pier parking lot, while Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking will be provided in the south lot. The parking lots will be covered with crushed shell to facilitate stormwater runoff. New, native landscaping will be installed in a random fashion along the entire boardwalk to enhance the natural beauty of the area and provide shade and wildlife habitat, Mattick said. Other amenities include a bike rack, concrete pads for newspaper racks, trash enclosures and a new sign for the pier entrance, she added. The boardwalk will enable those with disabilities, as well as local residents and visitors Anna Maria City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick and transportation enhancement grant committee member Mike Coleman discuss the boardwalk project at the DOTs May 3 public meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin The government calendar. Page 3 Center moves from allegations to amends. Page 4 County debates Segway use at Coquina. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader opinions. Page 6 Island police blotter. Page 8 Journalist McCartney dies at 85. Page 10 Community events, community announcements, calendar. Pages 12-13 Getting around: The Island map. Pages 16-17 AME: School news. Pages 22-23 Fishing from the piers. Page 25 Sports: Local golf pro Sand nourishes habitat. Page 26 Page 4 County debates VOLUME 19, NO. 27 MAY 11, 2011 VOLUME 19, NO. 27 MAY 11, 2011
2 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE Come join the Anna Maria City Pier, the Privateers and The Islander May 14 for a day of fun at the 1OO-year celebration of the pier. Well have a party in the parking lot all day, loads of fun, food, beer and other refreshments, the Island Rockers just in time for the reworks over the bay, and were still taking reservations for the exclusive VIP dinner and reworks viewing at the T-end of the pier. Make reservations at www. islander.org before the seats are lled and another 1OO years pass before you have this chance again! Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant AM Pier, partners, Privateers to host 100-year parties The Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant, the Anna Maria Island Privateers and The Islander newspaper are planning a couple of big parties May 14 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the pier. City Pier manager David Sork along with The Islander and the Privateers will co-host a VIP reception May 14, and lasting until the conclusion of the grand from a barge in Tampa Bay. Sork said the menu for the occasion includes hors and Florida seafood, a champagne toast and plenty of other refreshments and a specially created centennial dessert to commemorate the night. the sale of commemorative planks for the pier, many works sponsorships and VIP seating for dinner May 14 The Islander newspaper on its website. open the celebration in a centennial parade starting from CrossPointe Fellowship at 6 p.m. May 13. After a dedication ceremony that evening of the piers historical site marker, Privateers will join the City Pier Restaurant and The Islander in hosting an infornorth parking lot under a large tent. Saturday at 10 a.m. will kick off the all-day centennial celebration in the parking lot, with loads of fun, food, beer and other refreshments provided by both the Privateers and the City Pier Restaurant. The Island Rockers will tune up their band onboard the Privateer ship just in time to close the party and The pyrotechnical display is being staged by Creative Pyrotechnis of Orlando. 14 can be made at www.islander.org, and pier planks will remain available on the website until all 1,000 are sold. The T-end of the pier will be closed to other res14 during the VIP event. was staged from a barge in Tampa Bay and drew thousands to the pier and waterfront.State budget retains beach fundsBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The funding fell short of what beach advocates including for Manatee County. Gov. Rick Scott still needs to sign off on the spending plan. with the receipt of Scotts proposed budget, which contained no money for beach renourishment projects in A campaign from the coastal counties, as well as environmental and tourism groups began a push for renourishment funds during a session of many skirmishes over budget priorities. Manatee County commissioners went to Tallahassee earlier this spring to lobby lawmakers for renourishThey returned optimistic, and learned last week deal contained about $16.2 million for 12 top-ranked renourishment proposals before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, including a major project A project recently concluded on the Island that provided emergency sand to a small section of the shore in Anna Maria and longer stretches of Coquina Beach. sand provided under an agreement with Port Dolphin LLC, which is building a natural gas pipeline in Tampa Bay and The countys cost for engineering, permitting and construction of this project will be reimbursed 100 percent by Port Dolphin LLC, said Manatee County A third and major renourishment project is sched
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 3 Meetings ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com BOARDWALK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Anna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach session. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941W est Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Avenue W., Bradenton, 941-741-3900. Of Interest missioners work meeting, administrative building, Bradenton. are closed, as is The Islander recycling and yard waste collections in A nna M aria week. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. Mattick said. side of the pier that parking lot and boardwalk should be ready by July 11, she said. The south parking lot and south boardwalk should open by Aug. 16. N o matter when we did this, someone would be inconvenienced. We just hope the weather holds up and were done by mid-August. A ll work will be done during daylight hours and there will be a few lane closures on Bay Boulevard with Work on the project began in 2006, when Mattick applied for a federal transportation enhancement grant federal government. T he project is administered by the DOT which selected the contractor under a design-and-build contract. U nder the terms of the grant, the funds could only Anna Maria Transportation Enhancement Grant Committee member Nancy Colcord views an artists rendition of the planned boardwalk along the city pier shoreline. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin stration by U .S. C oast G uard boats and helicopters in T ampa Bay, and the afternoon and early evening promises to be serious fun. T oward evening, everyone will head to the pier for more music, dancing, food and refreshments while On the T -end of the city pier, the City Pier Restaurant and The Islander will host a reservation-only VIP ing with the piece-de-resistance shortly after M other sored by The Islander and the C ity P ier R estaurant begins shooting up into the night sky from a barge in booms to last about 20 minutes. T he pier T -end will have limited V IP access, and while the walkway will be open to participants, coolers and chairs will be prohibited on the pier walkway. Informal parties at various venues in the city after For a complete list of activities and scheduled times for the centennial events, see the Islanders City Pier Centennial Celebration feature in this weeks issue. CITY PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1be renourished. T his is the project threatened during the budget dispute in the capital this spring. T he 2011-12 legislative budget includes about sicker. T he timeline for that project is dependent upon the timely issuance of state and federal permits and windows of time for construction to avoid sea turtle and BUDGET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
4 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY Center moves from allegations to amendsCenter looks to enact model policiesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter T he A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter board of directors will forego hiring an outside agency to conduct an investigation into recent allegations against former duct with a juvenile female at the center. members agreed at a M ay 2 meeting that the centers policy in such an incident is to follow the lead of the investigating law enforcement agency. Since the MC S O has concluded its investigation and stated there is no case, she said, the board has done the same. In the wake of the complaint against Jonatzke, the youth issues and education to review policies and procedures and make recommendations. Jonatzke was suspended April 1 pending the out come of the MCSO investigation and the centers own F ollowing an often-emotional A pril 21 meeting between the board and public, stop gap measures concerning staff conduct and child safety were imple mented by the board. Several people at the meeting gation of the allegations. Others, however, praised the its May 2 meeting. Stop-gap measures outlined at that meeting included social media contact with youth, particularly on Faceon-one interactions between staff and/or a volunteer and center youth are permitted. O nce the committee has prepared any recommended the results would be forwarded for review to BoardSource, a national reviewing agency for policies and directors. nizational rules and procedures. A fter BoardSource has reviewed the materials sub mitted by the committee and addressed any concerns with center policies, those comments and that of the By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A new policy review committee for the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter is tasked with making board can like. O ne likely recommendation will be that the center keep a fairly new rule that prohibits staff from communicating with center youth on Facebook or T witter. A llegations of inappropriate relations between an A nna M aria C ommunity C enter employee, who resigned last month, and youth participants led to the formation of the committee. The committee consists good team. volunteer use of social media, such as T witter, Facebook, and other quick-communications tools, such as A lready the center staff and volunteers have been instructed not to communicate with youth members via social networking programs. But a more detailed, long-term policy is needed, O ther organizations and institutions have tackled the issue. An online database of social media policies lists dozens of organizations companies, school social networking policies. Most of the corporate policies deal with restrict ing employees from posting workplace information, including disparaging remarks. But policies for organizations that deal with youth also restrict communication between adult staff and volunteers and minors. youth programming and technology, is the YMCA s Y or its programs on staffs personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, YouT ube, Flickr and other sites. with members or program participants and states that under no circumstances should an employee encour age access or provide access information to his or her personal website or blog to a teen member or program or ridicule the YMCA s image or mission and prohibits F acebook interaction that violates the Y MCA s policies on harassment or discrimination. Some school districts have adopted similar policies for educators and staff, but not without resistance and lawsuits. In Manatee County, the teachers union has sued over a social networking policy that would restrict what educators could post on their personal Facebook pages. C enter assistant director Scott D ell observed, T here are a lot of lawsuits out there on infringement on constitutional rights. there have been struggles over policies, but they noted that the center is not a government institution and is not unionized. Board members also said that the YMCA policy is comprehensive. center committee will be presented to the board for dis Anna Maria. The meetings are open to the public.
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 5 County debates Segway tours at CoquinaBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter When the Segway debuted in 2001, it followed a year of hype that the new form of personal transport would transform the world. A decade later, that hasnt happened. But the increased use of Segways on Anna Maria Island has ing how to regulate the human transporter in parks and preserves. Currently, there are no formal restrictions against Segways in the county parks. But the parks and recreation department has a proposal to prohibit the use of Segways in county parks chise for tours at Coquina Beach. Parks and recreation director Cindy Turner, meeting with other staff and commissioners in a workshop May 3, said the county has been working with Bradenton Beachs Segs by the Sea, which rents Segways and conducts Island tours. In the plan being discussed, Segs by the Sea would lead tours of no more than 10 Segway riders on the multi-use path along Coquina Beach, then on the shell Segway operations would be prohibited. said. If you dont manage it, it will get out of control. We can always cancel the agreement if we decide that its not in our best interests, Turner said. minimize the countys liability. The proposal also would eliminate Segway companies from soliciting people on the beach, which cur some about setting policy and some about details during an at times tense discussion. At-large Commissioner Joe McClash said before the board delved into the details of operating tours, be permitted in any county parks? Should the county permit a business concession in the park? and tours at Coquina. To me, if you said no Segways on Manatee Public liability, McClash said. Thats where I stand. Commissioner Michael Gallen also said, If we have concerns about liabilities we just need to ban them. Thats sort of the way Im leaning. Other commissioners questioned awarding one and individual Segway owners from Coquina Beach. Plus, asked Commissioner Robin DiSabatino, how would such a rule be policed? Bradenton Beach Police Department, which has a contract with the county to monitor Coquina Beach, would be in the position of telling single Segway riders that they must join the paid tour to use the path. Its going to create havoc, DiSabatino said. Youre going to have to post signs saying who can use it. Commissioner John Chappie, who lives in Bradenton Beach and represents the Island, urged staff to partner in the construction of the multi-use path. I cant stress enough how important it is to talk to the city, he said. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, who did not attend the workshop, later said they hadnt seen a problem with Segways in the city or at Coquina. In the meeting, Chappie also said, Im concerned Commission Chair Carol Whitmore, who lives in a way to accommodate Segway use for tours and single riders. And Commissioner Larry Bustle wondered why Segways would be prohibited from preserves, where bicycles are allowed. I dont understand the logic there, he said. If the Segway is on a paved road, how does that interfere with natural resources or detract from Robinson Preserve? County attorney Robert M. Eschenfelder said the county created the preserves partly with grants that might prohibit commercial activity, such as Segway tours.
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Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Life-saving lessons sored by the Friends of the Island Library and taught by West Manatee Fire Rescues John Stump is by far the best of the many versions of this training Ive taken. With the training, I really feel prepared to help in an emergency involving cardiac arrest. A credit to community A terrible injustice has been done to Andy Jonatzke, his family, the Anna Maria Island Community Center and our community. I do not think that it has been made clear through never did anything that should have jeopardized his job Allegations have been made by children who were at the very least misguided and, at the very worst, spiteful. Regardless of the original intent, the result was harmful to all involved. It should be made clear that according to the ManaJonatzkes resignation is a terrible loss to us all. Personally, he has made a huge impact on my childrens lives by encouraging them to take part in team recognize kids strengths and weaknesses and always my kids a feeling of connection and a sense of belonging to our community. Because of Andy Jonatzke, they felt that the center was their special place a safe place, where bullying was not tolerated and all kids were accepted and encourand to countless other children in the community. As a family, we thank him for all he has done for the center and us. Charlotte Mansur, BradentonSocializing The Islander has an active Facebook community conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to join the conversation, we provide a direct link to our fan page at www.islander.or g. Which Island pier is your favorite and why? Bradenton Beach. Its so pretty and I love to see all the boats in the harbor. Molly Herby Anna Maria City Pier for the good times getting Joyce Stadt Rod & Reel for the chow and view of Egmont. Christopher Nicoll Rod & Reel is just classic. We love to see the Andy Losik Anna Maria City! The long walk out, the history and the food. Barb Morgan Rod & Reel and a grouper sandwich and fries, with an awesome view of the Island and the bridge. Dodie Silvis-Holst You cant do favorites cause they all are great in their own way, and have to be visited every Island vacation. Sandy Marchionda Rod & Reel its a short walk (stumble) from where we stay in the summer. The grouper is the best, and we love to harass Derek. Dave Hanna to use this magical machine. I highly recommend this course. Its easy to sign up at the Island Branch Library, Diane Canniff, Anna Maria 100 years in the making This week brings the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration. If only the planks could talk to us about all the people and all the good times, great catches and great gatherings, awesome sunrises and inspiring views folks have shared their love for the pier on the newly engraved boards on the walkway. The planks hold a story of love past and present. Memories. This weekends celebration has been two years in the making, and scripted planks were offered starting last fall a joint undertaking by the pier and this newspaper. It was conceived to fund both the plank replacement project and a $10,000 pyrotechnical display over Tampa Bay that will culminate the centennial events May 14. and fun, and it all starts May 13 with a parade that will be led by the Anna Maria Island Privateers from the Anna north parking lot under a large hospitality tent, where a welcoming party for dignitaries and parade participants will be hosted by the City Pier Restaurant, the Privateers and The Islander newspaper. And there are plenty of events detailed here this week, as well as a pier history to read in a special section commemorating the city piers 100 years. We have to thank the founders for the vision and insight to embark on the first 100 years of the Anna Maria City Pier. It brought tourism to our shore from St. Petersburg, Tampa and beyond, and those people as the founders intended not only paraded down Pine Avenue The city pier was the original welcoming station for Maria Island. search of a meal and strollers appreciating the vast view. What could be better than the perch in Tampa Bay backdrop of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Tampa Bay shipping channel, a gorgeous sunrise or the twilight of another day in paradise? Its a top attraction in Manatee County and a hallmark for Anna Maria Island. Its where generations of Islanders have celebrated life. 100 years for the Anna Maria City Pier. Please, join us there and walk the planks.
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8 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opening Special $30 for the Works! ( rst-time clients) Now renting paddle boards! Spring Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! StreetlifeCouple zips past naked man A naked man standing outside a residence on A nna driving south on the road toward Pine A venue. A report, with sections blacked out, states that the The report stated that the male was standing outdescribed as intentionally in full view as they drove past. T he couple turned around to summon the MC S O T he MC S O asked the state attorneys office to review the case and possibly issue an arrest warrant. Spokesman Dave Bristow said, No charges have Island police blotterAnna Maria North Shore Drive toward Pine A venue. a small gray boat near his dock. A fter failing to locate a current owner, the boat was tied up until the city could dispose of the vessel. theft. T he MC S O responded to the A nna M aria C ity P ier, where someone stole a table from the C ity P ier Restaurant. circumstance. A person called from Bortells Lounge a person. T he report stated the caller appeared to be Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach tery. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested man in the face following a verbal argument over an ashBradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach ment that someone stole her purse from the trunk of credit and insurance cards, a checkbook and a drivers license. he saw someone remove metal from the site to her vehicle. An air conditioning unit valued at $300 was missing. Public Beach. The complainant told police he went for a swim, leaving his possessions with a friend, who subsequently went for a walk and left the wallet which contained about $60 on the beach. who found the suspect in the nearby CVS. responded to Zegway on the Bay, which reported the were drinking alcohol on the beach, which is prohibited. offering estimates on hurricane doors and windows. T he men were told about a city ordinance against solicitation and instructed to leave. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police 2 plead no contest to attempted burglary T wo men arrested earlier this year with the help of observant neighbors in Bradenton Beach have pleaded no contest to attempted burglary charges. Shawn Bozarth was sentenced to 60 days probation and I an Beck, who has a prior conviction for served. Bozarth and Beck were neighbors noticed a ladder against called out to question the men, who ran off without their car. The Bradenton Beach Police D epartment, with assistance from ment, took Bozarth into custody suspect apparently walked toward his workplace. station in Bradenton Beach, where he was stopped and detained by local residents until police arrived. T he two initially were charged with burglary, but pleaded no contest to the lesser third-degree felony charges on May 4. Florida. The run May 7 took place on the north end of the Island departing from Bayfront Park. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff Bozarth Beck Island watch T o report information on a felony crime, call T o report information on an I sland crime, call the
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 9 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Police: Call before locking, leaving I sland officials encourage property owners leaving for the summer to notify local police. Last season, a rash of burglaries occurred while homeowners were away from their properties. Beach and Bradenton Beach police departments and A nna M aria make routine checks of unoccupied homes. addresses, as well as contact numbers. periods to ask a neighbor to keep watch and check on a property. By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Cortez cars burglarizeding a burglary spree that took place between 3 a.m. and in Cortez. T he MC S O received reports from 10 residents of the park in the 10300 block of C ortez R oad who said their vehicles were burglarized. T he burglar or burglars took loose change, sun glasses, a GP S devise in those cases. A dditionally, a bicycle was taken from a carport. A n MC S O news release stated that there were eight 1301 Bay Drive N., Unit 1A, Bay Watch, Braden1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 16, T radewinds, Bra 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 26, T radewinds, BradenJesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Island real estate transactionsKingsh landscaping to begin May 16 Ramp beginning May 16, according to parks and beauT he city received a F lorida D ivision of F orestry G rant for planting native trees in coordination with to plant shrubs at the boat ramp. T he overall plan includes planting nine Jamaican bage palms. the tree planting. seaside heliotrope. Wheel-stop triangles near the road will be layered with grass. T urner T ree and Landscape was awarded the bid for the trees and A ccent T rees and N ursery will provide the shrubbery.
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12 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 $15 OFF any facial or 1-hour+ massage. New clients only ~ must mention ad when booking appointment. Exp. May 30 LEND ME A TENORCo-Producer Offstage Ladies8 pm May 12-22 2 pm matinees May 15, 22 Box of ce open daily 9 am 1 pm except SundayVisa, Mastercard & Discover941-778-575510009 Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue Anna Maria 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Creamwww.thebeachshopboutique.com THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP TheLarge Selection of Ladies Swimwear for every age, shape and size. Ds, DDs, Es and mastectomy. iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, May 11 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch at the Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies. Thursday, May 12 8 p.m. Opening night of Lend Me A Tenor at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies. Friday, May 13 Noon to 4 p.m. Blood drive at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mike Sales sunset drum circle on Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789. 6 p.m. Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Parade departs for the City Pier from Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Saturday, May 14 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration Maria. Food and Wine on Pine, including local artitsts at a street fair on Pine Avenue. Monday, May 16 Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Manatee County Commissioner Michael Gallen at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies. Ongoing: of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3390. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Sales at Katie Pierola Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-1908. the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491. the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island: Wednesday, May 11 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Courthouse concert featuring acoustic blues by Michael Mac at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-7484. Bring a non-perishable food donation. 7 to 9 p.m. The Naked Universe Series: Space with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. Friday, May 13 6 p.m. London Calling Film Series: Peeping Tom at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. Saturday, May 14 9 to 11 a.m. Native plant tour at DeSoto National Memorial and Riverview Preserve, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. 4 to 9 p.m. Relay for Life event featuring music by Half Dub at Tequilla Beach, 7423 Manatee Ave W., Bradenton. Information: 941-4650646. Sunday, May 15 9 to 11 a.m. Native plant tour at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rare fruit tree sale at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-723-9879. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exotic bird expo at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-475-7103. Fee applies. Wednesday, May 18 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Courthouse concert featuring Henry Lawrence at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-7484. Bring a non-perishable food donation. Coming Up: Cream. Center. Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.Red Cross holds AMI hurricane-ready events The local American Red Cross chapter will hold a series of events on Anna Maria Island to promote hurricane readiness. The campaign, AM I Ready, involves local School. 14 and May 21. June 1. continues through November. For more information, call the American Red coastredcross.org.Student artistAngelica Medina, a senior at Lakewood Ranch High School, is the featured art student this month at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Medina works in colored pencil, acrylic and wood burning. She is exhibiting a piece titled I Love My Glasses. Pictured, from left, are Guild education Chair Karen Ellsworth, Medina and her mother Luz Segura. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen deLeon
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 13 5311 gulf drive holmes beach feel beautiful today Community notices, events Attention community organization representaThe Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to contact information. Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards 14-Karat White Gold Emerald and Diamond Earrings (Regular $252) and Pendant (Regular $136) 25% OFF Complete Set: $291 IN-STOCK ONLY MAY BIRTHDAYS & 20TH, 35TH ANNIVERSARY STONE $16 $48 *prices subject to change Sterling Silver $22Available in 14K Gold 5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 941-778-3636 $16 $48 Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Island happeningsIsland colorSelect pages from Judy Stroms Anna Maria Island Coloring Book will be available to decorate in the childrens activity art tent during the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration May 14. The book is available for purchase at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain timeThe Island Players last production of the 2010-11 season, Lend Me a Tenor, opens Thursday, May 12, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The cast includes Rik Robertson, right, Judy Glynn, Diana Shoemaker, Robin Rhodes and Emily Snyder. Additional cast include Russ Carthy, Mark Woodland and Brian James Dennis. New star for guildEileen Micho and Peggy Nash of the Roser Womens Guild received a plaque from Craig Morrison of the Sheriffs Youth Ranch. The plaque has a new star engraved on it to signify $5,000 in donations the guild has provided to the sheriffs program to help house, educate and discipline youth between the ages of 10 and 18. Islander Photo: Courtesy Robert NashWelcome baby LilyLily Nicole Plummer was born April 12 to Nicole Wagner Plummer and Mathew Plummer. Nicole teaches chemistry at Manatee High School. Mathew is an attorney at Blalock and Walters in Bradenton. Grandparents are Terry and Connie Wagner of Anna Maria, Tom and Suzanne Thomas of Holmes Beach and Robert and Nancy Plummer of Sarasota. Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzanne ThomasTwo chances offered to donate blood this month A bloodmobile will visit Anna Maria Island twice this month. Friday, May 13, from noon to 4 p.m., donations can a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life being held on the Gulfside of Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
14 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Celebrating 100 years of Anna Maria City Pier Pier-ing into the pastDid you know? into Tampa Bay. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Looking back over a century of images taken of and on Anna Maria City Pier, what stands out is apart from fashion apparel how little has changed. documentaries from the 2000s show aerial views of the pier jutting into the clean blue Tampa Bay. beaming at mullet and mackerel catches. Its a rare situation, but now is like then at the city pier. Ten years before there was a bridge to Anna Maria Island, tourists reached its sandy beaches and lush gardens by boat. And those boats docked at the pier at the east end of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Island pioneer Will Bean and his Anna Maria Beach Company commissioned construction of the pier to the boats would bring from Tampa and St. Petersburg day-trippers wanting to stroll Pine Avenue, picnic on the shop for souvenirs of an Island paradise. Other stores, a hotel, a church, a school, a post Island. With the construction of the dock, tourists came by the hundreds. Author Carolyne Norwood, in The Early Days, wrote that Beans daughter dressed in a bathing costume and greeted visitors arriving via the steamers. the boardwalk. Over the years, the pier has been rebuilt, refashioned, restored and replanked because the elements structure has weathered multiple storms and been dam a four-bedroom residence that was named Lotus Cotand then a cottage, which fell into the bay but was salvaged and is now a feature at the Anna Maria Island ownership since, in more recent decades through partnerships with several restaurants Fast Eddies, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and now, the City Pier Restaurant. Steamboats dont cast a shadow on the restaurant these days, but the tourists still arrive, hundreds a day, Passengers arrive to Anna Maria Island aboard a steamboat that docked at the Anna Maria City Pier. The text on the photograph reads, Midwinter Excursion at Anna Maria Beach, Florida. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection Pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection People embark on the steamer Favorite after an excursion to Anna Maria Beach. This postcard view is titled Wharf at Anna Maria Beach, Florida. Smaller boats surround the Favorite and are moored to the pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant Well see you at the Anna Maria City Pier 100-Year Party!
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 15 An elegant statement in tribute to simpler times. 401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach 941.778.5622LaPenseePlumbing.comCPC1458020 CFC1426956 Sportsmen on the pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection Fishing has long been a favorite pastime on the pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph CollectionPier centennial celebration historical fun for allBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter I f youre looking for fun, music, good food, friendly people and a slice of history, look no further than Anna Maria May 13-14. The centennial celebration of the Anna Maria City provided enough activities and events to guarantee everyone will have a great time. Its a celebration that happens only once a century. E veryone loves a parade, especially if the A nna Maria Island Privateers are involved, and thats whats happening May 13 to kick off the centennial. T he parade begins at 6 p.m. at the C rosse P ointe F ellowship parking lot. I t will make its way up G ulf Drive, then down Pine A venue to the pier. A long with the P rivateers and their ship Skullywag, and Elizabeth Moss make up the parade. P omp and ceremony then takes place at the pier with the dedication of the Florida Department of State over the Capitol Building at the pier T -end. Patriotism will be part of the ceremony as singers lead the audience in patriotic songs. The good news is the evening doesnt end with the ceremony. A number of parties are planned at various P ine A venue businesses and in the parking lot of the City Pier Restaurant. Those May 13 activities are a warmup for May 14, when the C ity P ier party starts at 10 a.m. in the pier parking lot and the F ood and Wine on P ine street fair begins at 11 a.m. The City Pier party includes T -shirt sales, mahimahi sandwiches and sangria, wine and other bever ages offered by the restaurant and hot dogs, burgers, barbecue and beer by the Privateers. on P ine street fair, musicians will be on hand to provide all types of music, and actors and members of the A nna promenade Pine A venue and perform skits based upon Local artists will be stationed along P ine A venue with their wares and creating on-the-spot artistry. The artists will participate in a juried contest. No doubt there will be plenty of kids at the cel ebration and parents neednt worry about them getting bored. T he Skullywag P rivateers ship will anchor in the pier parking lot and some rowdy Privateers will be on hand to entertain and pose for photos with the pier as a backdrop. A kids activity area on Pine A venue will be super vised by volunteers who also will provide entertainment for youngsters. Revelers will want to line up at the U.S. Postal Ser will cancel postage with a specially made stamp that imprints the city pier logo. The cancellation mark is a true memorabilia item that stamp collectors, philatelists and everyone at the pier celebration will want to have as a memento. T he fun gets better as both the C hiles G roup of restaurants and the City Pier Restaurant will offer beer and wine and a variety of food on opposite sides of North Bay Boulevard. The schedule at the two parties works launch. M any P ine A venue businesses will be open that afternoon and evening and are offering their facilities to the public. If it is a hot day, no need to worry as food vendors and P ine A venue eateries will have plenty of ice-cold non-alcoholic drinks available and the A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter will have two soft-drink stands along Pine A venue. F ree maps showing the location of each vendor, entertainment sites and other activities will be provided. P ier memorabilia, including T -shirts, pendants, coffee mugs and other items are available at a number of Anna Maria businesses and the centennial celebration committee will have a tent with memorabilia at the event. A dditionally, members of the historical society will be on P ine A venue and in the museum at 402 P ine A ve., donated by professional seamstress A lbertine Veenstra. T his authentic, one-of-a-kind quilt, depicts life in A nna I f all this activity has you thinking that parking might be a problem, or you dont feel like walking to the pier or cant, rest assured your fears are addressed. The AMI Community Center on Magnolia A venue PLEASE SEE CELEBRATION,
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18 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER ing a free shuttle to events. Parking also is available at CrossePointe Fellowship with the shuttle being the Island Trolley. The trolley will run east on Magnolia Avenue to South Bay Boulevard and the city pier, and then west on Spring Avenue throughout the event. After a days worth of fun and activities, celebration-goers might want to take an afternoon break, but the partys not yet over. The Privateers beer taps and food service as well as the City Pier Restaurat tents in the pier parking lot and The Islander newspaper. More parties are planned, both during and after the works parties and will offer a variety of fun and entertainment. After costs are covered, celebration proceeds from the Pine Avenue street fair and sale of the committees Wish a happy 100th birthday to the Anna Maria City Pier. CELEBRATIONWalking the planks on AMIPier committee, volunteers recognized When then-Mayor Fran Barford agreed in early ebration Committee, Sissy Quinn was elected chair. Several committee members and volunteers have come and gone, but Quinn has remained steady as the chair, while Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick Committee members volunteered their time and energy to the event, Quinn said. publicity. Center. Organization. CrossePointe Fellowship. The Islander, pier planks, events at the pier. including Deb Wing and Mary Ann Brockman, coordinating assistance. various city and MCSO staff, permitting, logistics, security and safety. Celebrating 100 years of Anna Maria City Pier The Rod & Reel Pier and restaurant in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff The Historic Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria, home to the City Pier Restaurant. The Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach, home to Rotten Ralphs Restaurant. of them popular destinations for residents and visitors seeking a bay breeze, icy cold drinks and fresh seafood on the plate or on the hook. Rod & Reel Pier charter boat captain, was a partner. Mario Schoenfelder a fee, a bait stand, a bar and an upstairs restaurant that, in the summer, offers an unparalleled sunset view. Anna Maria City Pier 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. One of the oldest amenities on the Island, the city-owned pier turns 100 this year. Will Bean, son of accommodate steamers loaded with visitors from Tampa Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Anna Maria. A top destination for tourists in Manatee County, of the original bridge to the Island, a wooden struca modern drawbridge at what is now Cortez Road, it L.N.Regulars shiftDouglas Terry of Holmes Beach shakes the hand of Frank Almeda of Anna Maria. Terry is the new president of the Pier Regulars club, stepping in after Almedas recent resignation. The club plans several seminars next fall, as well as a Christmas party at the Anna Maria City Pier. The Pier Regulars regularly meet for breakeach month at the Rod & Reel Pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy Douglas Terry Fish catches on the pier. The text on the photograph reads, Anna Maria Pier speaks for itself. The rooftop message proclaims to aviators that they are passing over Anna Maria Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection Go online at www.islander.org for a listing of pier plank messages.
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Friday, May 13 the city pier entrance opens the centennial. historical site marker of the pier begins, immediately followed by a reception in the north pier parking lot under a tent, where the City Pier Restaurant, the Anna Maria Island Privateers and The Islander will host a reception for parade participants and dignitaries. Other informal parties are planned at some Anna Maria businesses. Saturday, May 14 vateer-Islander Centennial Bash in the and wine and other refreshments, memorabillia sales, gypsy fourtune-telling, Privateers ship, photo ops and kids fun, centennial committee welcome tent, and Live performance on the Skullywag by the Island Rockers pre-sunset and on Pine street fair opens with area food and beverage vendors stationed along Pine Avenue. Musicians, artists, actors, dancers and people in period costume interact on Pine Avenue, and kids activities, chalk art, an art show and other events take place during the day. open with members in period costume Pier Restaurant followed by dinner, onstration of search-and-rescue operations. Pier Centennial-Islander By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter With all the buzz about the Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration May 13-14, dont lose sight of the fact that this is a once-in-100-year event, said celebration organizer Sissy Quinn. That means people at the event will most certainly want a memento of the historic occasion. Some of the memorabilia offered for sale is historic and unique, just like the pier. Historic pendants Once these are gone, there will be no more, Quinn said. It is a pier pendant designed by jewelry artist Wendy Thurlow. She created, signed and numbered only 100 silver and brass pendants, which have the pier logo engraved by Thurlow on one side and other side. The pendants are $100 and the proceeds from the pendants and other memorabilia go to cover celebration costs. Any funds remaining after costs will be donated Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Pendants remaining by May 14 will be sold by the Society. Mugs, jugs and T-shirts T-shirts embossed with a sketch of the city pier on sale this week and during the centennial at several Gulf Drive. Ginny and Jane Es and the historical society also have T-shirts, along with coffee mugs, postcards and other pier memorabilia. The pier committee will have a large stock of T-shirts and other pier souvenirs for sale at its tent May 14. One of those mementos is a striking photograph of the city pier taken by city resident Tom Tollette. Protion. Pier stamp postmark a special postmark stamp cancellation booth May 14 at a tent by the city pier entrance to stamp postage with a commemorative postmark by the U.S. Postal Service that depicts the Anna Maria City Pier. The booth is scheduled to be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. This is another once-in-a-lifetime memento, Quinn said. The historical society will be selling commemorative envelopes with a letter from Mayor Mike Selby that are designed to be postmarked for collectors and treasured as souvenirs of the event. Memorial planks for the city pier are available from the Islander Newspaper at its website, www.islander. org. Several hundred of the planks already have been sold and installed. Buyers are allowed to have their name, a special inscription or memorial message engraved on the plank. Those purchasers who provided an e-mail address at the time of their purchase, receive The Islander editorial cartoonist Joe Bird created the plank certificates, as well as a commemorative T-shirt, which will be sold at the City Pier parties. are a partnership project of The Islander and the City Pier Restaurant. Revenue from the sale of the planks is funding the Former Mayor SueLynn, a member of the pier centenU.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan to celebrate the centennial event.Remember the pier memorabillia Remember the pier memorabillia Remember the pier memorabillia Remember the pier memorabillia Anna M aria City PierCennia M AY 13-14, 1911-2011 Historic anna maria city pier A2 Envelope | 5.75 x 4.375 & Accompanying Letter 5.75 BAR CODE MARKING AREA ONLY 4.875 2.5 .75 1.125 1.125 .625 MAILING ADDRESS ONLY STAMP RETURN ADDRESS[Top 1/3 of envelope]STANDARD 5.7 X 4.375 [A2] ENVELOPE WITH BLEED [1/16] Historic anna maria city pier The Anna Maria City Pier I would like to welcome all of you and in vite you to join us in celebrating a part of this citys rich history the 100th anniversary of the Anna Maria City Pier. The pier was built in 1911 as part of the Anna Maria Beach Development Companys plan to attract visitors and buyers to the north end of the Island by building a docking place for steamers traveling between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Sarasota. In the 1920s, Capt. Mitch Davis built two cottages on the end of the pier the Lotus Cottage and Belle Haven. Both eventually fell into the bay in 1926 after their pilings rotted. Lotus Cottage was lost, but Belle Haven was placed on a barge and relocated to Palmetto Avenue. In 2001 it was relocated to AMI Historical Museum complex on Pine Avenue. The city acquired the pier in 1928 to satisfy a tax debt, and in the 1930s, it was falling into disrepair and the federal Works Progress Administration made repairs. In 1974, a large part of the walkway was destroyed in a storm, but was rebuilt. The structures biggest blow came in 1988. Members of the citys civic association had worked for a year to have the pier nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, and on Nov. 4, they achieved that dream. However, on Nov. 23,Tropical Storm Keith swept through the area and broke pilings, washed away some deck and tore away the back wall of the restaurant at the piers end. The city approved remodeling plans, which negated the nomination. Today, the pier is one of the most famous and popular destinations in the state. It is an important part of the citys history and appeals to residents and tourists alike as a fishing spot, a dining destination or a beautiful place to take a leisurely stroll. 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20 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Celebrating 100 years of Anna Maria City Pier Sue Cotton Robin Zimmerman Darlene Holbrook Joan Voyles Robert Johnson Barbara Hoehn Barbara Singer Steve Gorman Richard Stewart Barbara Hines Judy Strom Midge Pippel
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MIX TO CREATE YOUR OWN SENSATION!with endless pizza bar! 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER AND HOUSE WINE ALWAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY! Local artists offer pier-spectives By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A structural engineer can look at the Anna Maria City Pier and estimate its length, its height over sea level. A woodworker can estimate the number of planks in the boardwalk and the circumference of the pilings. And what does an artist see in the 100-year-old pier thats getting a birthday tribute this weekend? There is no variation in the piers length or the number of planks, but there is variation in artistic presentations of the pier that stretches into Tampa Bay at the east end of Pine Avenue. For a century, artists painters, photographers, sculptors, printers have interpreted and reinterpreted the pier. The Islander recently surveyed just a sample of the large body of city pier work, which can be found at Island Gallery West, the Anna Maria Island Art League, the Artists Guild Gallery and other stops on the Island. The pier is a fun place where friends gather to has become an Islander vacation guide tradition. Some artists, such as watercolorist Sue Cotton, chose to capture the pier from the shore looking south. Cottons piece depicts people fishing, walking the boardwalk and lounging at the pier bar. Andy Boyd stood near that location and photowhile Tom Gross photographed the piers north side at a dramatic dawn. Robert Johnson, who often paints on site, created a color-rich oil painting looking south, and chose to zoom in on the pier to do a detailed realistic version. Jo Anne Curtan photographed the pier looking north from the shore and entranced by the clouds that reminded her of the carefree days of my youth when I had the time to watch the clouds, and all of the magic held within them. tographers Phil Jensen and Richard Stewart and watercolorist Midge Pippel. I wanted to include the wonderful beach grasses, white sand and some of the beautiful birds that are along the shoreline, Pippel said. chose a straight-on angle, standing in front of the welcome sign and looking out to the restaurant. will never forget. About eight manatees were swimming back and forth under the boardwalk making little squeaky sounds. It was as though they were trying to communicate with us. a view with the sign, as did batik artist Robin Zimmerman and painter Judy Strom. The sign also caught the attention of Joan Voyles, who has created several pier pieces. the pier to capture some of his photographs of the structure, including a striking image of white egrets against of the piers 10 decades. Two of the more unique pier paintings can be one shows in the pier in homage to Paul Gauguin and said artist Shirley Rush Dean. We always include the AMI pier, just for fun, the artist said of the gallery artists. The Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration includes a special showing of artwork including some of the Anna Maria City Pier at the Studio at Gulf and Pine May 14. Go online at www.islander.org for more pier art and information on the artists and their work. Tom Gross
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Islander Reporter ished second in the LPGA Southeast Sectional Championship April 30-May 2 at the Wycliffe Golf and Country Club in Wellington, Fla. time LPGA tour-winner Judy Dickenson after shooting Schmidt was in the hunt until some bad luck on a couple of holes on day two that knocked her back into second place. On one hole, her drive rolled into an area marked out of bounds for the tournament. As if that wasnt bad enough, on another hole Schmidt sprayed a shot that appeared to not be in play. She said later, I felt Tin Cup all over again when I kept having my caddie throw me another ball to try again. Turned out her original ball was in play. And had it not been, her tourney would have been over. Schmidt Schmidt is back to her teaching job at Timber Creek on Cortez Road in Bradenton, where she offers a weekly summer camp for junior golfers starting June to noon for nine weeks. She also offers lessons every week day. Lane, Bradenton. For more information, call Schmidt KRC golf news imately 36 men and women battled to a tie in a matchplay event that was followed by a light dinner hosted at the club by Mary Selby and her tourney committee. Penny Williams. Selby was alone in third place with an even-par 32. Sue Little took first place in Flight B with an individual-low-net and team-low-net golf game April Center basketball rolls on Action continues in the Anna Maria Island Community Center Basketball League. Some teams are already establishing themselves at the top of their divisions. Plumbing and the Sun sitting atop the standings, each undefeated. Walter & Associates is on top of Division I for ages 12-13 with a 3-0 record with A Paradise Realty 1-1 records. Ross Built is 2-0 and appears to be the class of Division II for ages 10-11, although Connies Landscaping may want to argue the point as it stands only a half game back. Theres no argument about top has won all its game by double-digit margins. The schedule is about a third of the way into the season, so teams that are behind need to make their move sooner rather than later. LaPensee Plumbing rode a 30-point scoring effort from Adam Bujarski to defeat Rotten Ralphs 43-31 in with 4 points in the victory. Walter & Associates rolled past E Training Soluled all scorers with 21 points while Seth Walter added Moriah Goode completed the scoring with two points. Michael Duffman scored 11 points to lead E Training Solutions, which also received 2 points apiece from Ben Connors, Brad Duffman, Mikey Ellsworth and Andrew Zink in the loss. Sandbar received 4 points each from Ethan Bernies Landscaping in Division II action May 4. JeanPaul Russo and Tyler Yavalar completed the Sandbar scoring with 2 points apiece. Connies Landscaping, which was done in by a 1-for-6 shooting performance at the foul line, was led by Leo Roses 4 points. Dylan Joseph added 2 points and Brooke Capparelli added 1 point in the loss. For center league schedules and standings, when provided, go to www.islander.org Horseshoe news Only two teams emerged from pool play during horseshoe pits. Norm Good, who teamed up with John Johnson, and got things going in the right direction for to achieve three wins in pool play May 4 and were the days outright champions. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.FWC seeks tarpon study help Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory are asking anglers to gather valuable information for the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. Participating anglers collect DNA samples from any tarpon of any size. These samples help biologists gain insight into tarpon movement and distribution. Biologists use DNA samples to identify the tarentists compare new tarpon DNA samples with cataloged samples to determine if someone else caught and sampled that tarpon previously. Biologists refer Anglers who would like to participate may obtain a free DNA sampling kit by emailing email@example.com m Participating anglers receive an annual newsletter with updates on the study. As it becomes available, anglers also receive additional information about recaptured tarpon. Anglers who submit a tarpon DNA sample to this study in 2011 will be entered into random, bi-monthly drawings for various prizes. FWC seeks tarpon study help
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Danny Stasny Islander Reporter City Pier. to be at the right place at the right time. Both the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria pier jut out off of the north end of the I sland into T ampa Bay. The Rod & Reel has been a destination in Anna Maria old and is celebrating its centennial this weekend. The history of these two piers is very interesting, but we are out whats being caught so you know what to target. In spring, summer and fall you can bet on catching Spanare migratory species, which means theyre passing by while chasing bait and then theyre gone. U sing light tackle rigged with silver spoons or jigs is a great way around the pier, the better your chances of catching species are caught from these two piers. You can catch anything from small bonnethead and black tip sharks Snook also frequent these two piers during the summer months while preparing for their spawn. I have personally seen the schools of snook that congregate O ther warm weather species you can catch at the and tarpon. I know I didnt mention every species, but what you might get. F ishing the winter months around the northernmost piers primarily results in sheepshead, black drum and be 40 degrees with 20-mph winds out of the north and F ishing the Bridge Street pier is a little different due to its location in Sarasota Bay. The pier was built M aria I sland in Bradenton Beach to the mainland. Since the pier runs out to the edge of the Intracoastal Water the other piers, but not by much. The summer months are typically the same as the other two piers, although the shark bite isnt as good. Spotted sea trout can be caught in abundance due to the productive grass beds near the southernmost pier. Also, gag grouper seem to can be caught, although most are juvenile. T he Bridge Street pier is a good wintertime spot Street pier has a large number of barnacle-encrusted pilings, which in turn attract those black-and-white striped I feel obliged to mention the pier at M anatee P ublic ida. Although its no longer standing, I feel it was one of the best piers on the Island. My earliest memories of the Island-Gulf waters. When it was removed, it felt as though a piece of my childhood went with it. Being an employee at Island Discount T ackle and a charter captain, I hear a lot of comments, or should I say complaints, about the countys lack of action and funds to replace this pier. T o voice your opinion about replacing the M anatee Public Beach pier, contact local county commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org g email@example.com g donna.hayes@ mymanatee.or g firstname.lastname@example.org g michael. email@example.com g robindisabatino@mymanatee. org or firstname.lastname@example.org. and its always a lot of fun. T he piers provide a great what locals love so much about A nna M aria I sland. riencing what old F lorida was all about. D ont forget to go join the fun this weekend at the centennial celebra tion of the Anna Maria City Pier. is picking up as the bait thicken around the pier. Migratory species such as Spanish mackerel and Jack crevalle are being caught as they pass by to feed on whitebait. T ry using white crappie jigs for the Spanish and yellow or mullet are good baits to try to entice these acrobatic tackle-busters. M ake sure you have heavy tackle and a tarpon can easily dump 200 yards of line off of your Whitebait is showing in increasing quantities. Jim M alfese at the R od & R eel P ier says sharks are of cut bait is the best approach to target these toothypredators. M ost of the shark have been in the 3-foot hammerhead landed early in the week. F or the smaller sharks, try using cut frozen squid hammerhead was caught on a whole Spanish mackerel soaking on the bottom. O ther species being caught at the R & R include Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, black drum and sheepshead. T he sheepshead bite is still here, M alfese says. Although its not what it was a few weeks ago. T he black drum are being caught in the 3to 4-pound range using live or frozen shrimp under the pier. producing the better bite, although you can get those sheepies to hit a shrimp occasionally. Spanish mackerel Pier studiesMorgan Horesh, 8, of Holmes Beach, shows off a catch on the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, where he participated in program offered by the Anna Maria Island Community Center. For more information about ing classes, call 941-778-1908 or visit the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Terri Milen
26 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER HOLMES BEACH36 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXUR Y GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo. CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates.CHARMING 1/1 + sun porch w/bed. Steps to beach. Red tidewater cypress interior. Great for artists, single, couple. sm. pet. REAL EST AT E LLC ANNA MARIA ISLAND B eautiful G ulf v iews, custom 4BR/3.5B A home, gourmet kitchen, pool, elevator partially furnished. $2,200,000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-720-0288.5402 Ma rina Dr ive H olmes Beach, F lorida 34217 ww .suncoastinc.com A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail email@example.com Web site www.annamariareal.com WELCOME INVESTORS More than 11,000 sq. ft. duplex-zoned lot in Holmes Beach on Marina Drive. Close to library, restaurants, shops and a bike ride to beach! Priced to sell! $335,000. DIRECT GULF FRONT Choice building lot on Anna Marias NATURAL BEACH. Area of ne homes and quaint cottages. See location at 203 Spruce. $1,900,000. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 firstname.lastname@example.org discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 6424 Gulf DriveFull Gulf views from the master and the living areas of this luxurious 3br/2.5ba condo in a secure boutique-style complex. $1,399,999407 20th PlaceSpectacular bay views from this spacious 4br/3ba home. Pool overlooking the bay and a protected dock with lift on canal side. $989,000759 North Shore DriveExquisite Gulffront location. Adorable beach cottage with 2br/2ba, lots of living space and a garage. $1,420,000601 Ambassador LaneBeautifully updated spacious 3br/2ba canalfront home with dock and covered pool. Lovely bonus room opens to lanai. $569,000 JUST REDUCED OPEN NOON-3 SUNDAY, MAY 15 5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach RENTAL INCOME!BAYFRONT BEAUTY Yes, you can have it all and, yes, its really bayfront at this price! Nicely updated 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished AMI condo can rent up to 52 times a year! Stunning sunrises from your balcony and sandy sunsets across the street. Everything your dream vacation home should have: Heated pool, shing pier, tennis courts, waterfront views and REDUCED Added sand nourishes sea turtle habitatBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Lobbying for renourishment funding in the state 2011-12 budget, some reminded lawmakers of the economic importance of rebuilding beaches. Others reminded lawmakers of the environmental importance of rebuilding beaches. Beach erosion can cause tourism to drop off. It also means less habitat less nesting ground, less spawning ground, less feeding territory, less space for wildlife to get away from humans. ronmental effects, reads a national study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Engineering Research Center. A renourished beach can provide new nesting area for sea turtles, spawning grounds for horseshoe crabs and habitat for piping plover and least terns. ished, sea turtle nesting spiked from eight nests in Those are amazing numbers, she said. In April, under contract with Manatee County, crews pumped sand from a borrow pit in Tampa Bay to a small section of Anna Maria and stretches of Coquina Beach. said on a recent morning, while walking the nourished Coquina Beach. feet of sand, she added, praising those involved in the project, including Coastal Planning and Engineering, Manatee County Natural Resources Department and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock. More sand is planned for the Island shore. summer, Port Dolphin Energy, which is building a deepwater port and natural gas pipeline, will provide sand for sand project is planned. After each project, AMITW will collect data on how building up the beach impacts animal activity, speNourishing beaches can impact animal life at different levels on the shore and from tiny worms and mollusks to large loggerheads. New sand can bury the smallest of animals on the shore, but these species repopulate quickly, according to CPEs Rick Spadoni. Along with repopulation, new sand also can bring new critters to the coastline. There probably are a lot of good things out there Escarpments can develop as waves crash against newly nourished beaches, creating sharp drop-offs or small walls of sand that can serve as barriers to nesting turtles. both scarps, which periodically will get knocked down by county crews, and for unwanted dredge material, including small rocks that can get pumped to the beach along with water and white sand. Whether this years added sand add will cause a bump in turtle nesting might depend on factors such as rainfall. When we place the sand in the spring, in the early summer it is very salty, Spadoni said, noting that a saltier shore might result in an increase in false crawls. After a lot of rain, then we can see nesting increase or return to the same level, he continued. Regardless, he emphasized, pre-nourished Coquina was critically eroded and the environment was suffering. That beach would have been a bad sea turtle nesting habitat, he said. We had to place sand there. Nesting by the numbers As of May 6, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Read The Islander each week to follow developments during turtle-nesting season.
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 27 FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Consider the Edgewater possibilities. Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach Longwood Ct. 3BR/3BA patio home tile through out. Garden atrium, formal dining, 2-car garage, Call Sharon Hightower, 941330-5054. Spoonbill: 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. New kitchen, windows, deck. Wood floors, gorgeous lake view, glassed lanai. Lynn Zemmer, Broker. 941-730-1294.If youre thinking about selling, nows the time. Call us for quick results! four homes from the beach, Great income, 2BR/1BA, 1BD/1BA, Live in one, rent the other. $299,999 Call Lynn Zemmer, Broker, 941-730-1294. www.emersonshumor.com Presenting your lifestyle, your coastal cottage. Call Shawn Kaleta, 941.778.8660 or Scott Eason, 941.778.7665, for a preview, or visit our website, beachtobayliving.com are being caught from the pier. Best baits have been G otcha plugs and silver spoons. R emember, you can Flounder are being caught around the edges of the sea trout. M ost of the trout are hanging around the lights on the pier feeding on bait. although the bite has been sporadic. P ompano jigs, live erel and Jack crevalle also are cruising our shorelines silver spoons and jigs work well for these migratory species. T ypically the Jack crevalle travel in schools. When you see a school of jacks, you have to be quick to get bait in front of them because they are on the move. You may still abundant on our beaches. T ry using small pieces of fresh-peeled shrimp for best results. spotted sea trout being caught. Berkeley G ulp shrimp on a jig head have proven to be the best offering due to been sporadic. When all else fails, try soaking a piece Last but not least, the tarpon bite is improving the passes and on the beaches in the weeks to come. says the crystal clear waters of A nna M aria are warming mum action from the bait and to trigger aggressive bites by the trout. T arpon have shown up inside T ampa bay and will only increase in numbers in May. On a recent charter, Looking forward, the tides will be favorable for tide in the evening will set the stage for some fast-water ing T ampa Bay south to Sarasota Bay targeting spotted sea trout. G ross likes to use live shiners for bait T he pompano are still hitting Loves lures pompano jigs tipped with shrimp, says M edley. I f youre into to target mangrove snapper. T ry drifting live shrimp or shiners with the tide under the pier for best results. on a Berkley Gulp shrimp on charter. Islander Photo: Courtesy Annies Bait & Tackle CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Mike Romano with his caught using a live water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The party also caught more amberjacks, grouper and a cooler-load of mangrove and yel lowtail snappers on a charter with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters. carbon leader. Fishing water depths of 4-6 feet, Gross taking advantage of the catch-and-release snook bite been the norm. Around the oyster bars of Sarasota Bay, is catching keeper-size gag grouper in T ampa Bay on small structure and rock piles. C apt. Warren G irle is working both offshore and backwater spots on his charters. O n his offshore trips, G irle is producing gag grouper up to 26 inches as well as Sarasota Bay. T heres tons of trout out there, Girle Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine being caught under the piers and around the rock piles and mangrove snapper. F lounder up to 20 inches are bottom. T ry casting out and dragging your bait slowly back to you on the bottom, Medley suggests.
28 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Adopt-A-Pet Heres adorable Ruby, an 14-week-old female mixed breed puppy. Ses great at home, very happy and playful with other dogs. Spayed/ microchipped/shots. $200 adoption/rescue fee. Call Julie @ Royal Rescue, 941-720-1411 or visit royalpetrescue.com. Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 REAL TO RMarianne Correll T PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque & InsuredFree Estimates Ask about our 10% guarantee ISLAND TAXIProviding Islanders with personal service to and from central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991. Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 ANSWERS TO MAY 11 PUZZLE A Dolphin Limousines Corp.AIRPOR T PERMITS, LIVERY INSURE DDOLPHIN LIMOUSINES 941-580-5777 HCPTC #10105www .shuttleserviceami.com Rated one of the best transportation companies on Florida s We st Coast. 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Bradenton. 941-567-0115. NEW TRAILER: 4x8-foot bed, 16-inch sides and tailgate, only $650. Call 941-795-1947. COMPUTER: DELL refurbished with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $35. 941-756-6728. BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY GLASS-top dining set. Four woven ber chairs. One-year old, hardly used. $300. Please, call 603-986-2765. HANGING FIXTURE: GLASS sections with wood trim, $15. 941-795-8359. DESK HUTCH: FORMICA, 40x30, $20, computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, cable, KDS-X at, 10. 941-795-8359. PANTRY KITCHEN CABINET: White, tall, four doors, great storage, $45. 941-778-0256. ENTERTAINMENT CABINET, $100, Refrigerator and dishwasher, works good, $100. 901-4886183. YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale. 2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition. $1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735. ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com. BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattisons 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.bradentonrotary.or g. ESTATE SALES MID-TO-LATE 20th century designer furnishings: 9 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday, May 14. (numbers out at 8 a.m.) Airport Mall (Old US 301), 8251 W. University Pkwy. Stickley couch covered with Donghia fabric, Bonaventure leather lounge chair, Richard Chilcott lacquer linen table, Century buffet, Picasso inspired four-part screen, teak dressing table, Pearwood oriental coffee table, chome and rose suede occasional chair, bamboo and upholstery covered club chair with slate inserts, Arab robe ensemble from Quatar, Picasso porcelain plates, Davenport pottery, paintings, prints and nice mix of antique furniture, award-winning ip top table. A charming sale! PREMIUM ESTATE LIQUIDATORS. ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 13. 11359 Perico Isle Circle, on the right (north) side of the causeway. Pair of leather loveseats, French table and chairs, 60-year old Moroccan rug, Bang & Olafsen stereo system, Christ e platter, Lalique sh, 19th Century Belgium sideboard, French armoire and Moroccan chest, Spanish buffet, two Savery paintings, Pierre Lotti books, other French books and other books, Kudu horns, nice china, glass and other accessories, linens and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. More information and pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander. GARAGE SALES 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. LOST & FOUND FOUND CAT: WATERSIDE Lane at Perico Bay Club. Young, black female, some white markings, spayed, no chip, no collar. Sweet, in good condition. Call 941-896-7902 to re-unite! FOUND: KAYAK FLOATING in Anna Maria Bay. To claim, e-mail description to: TnBCribbs@comcast.net including make/model or length, color, any other distinguishing characteristics, and where it was lost. After July 1 we will claim it as salvage. FOUND CAT: WHITE and gray, very friendly. Also found, white and brown cat, beautiful blue eyes. Near 75th Street and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. Please, call 941-345-2441. LOST: IGUANA MISSING after storm last Friday. Loves blueberries if you see her! Call Dawn, 941725-0073. FOUND: MANATEE HIGH School class of 2007 ring. Contact Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-708-5804. PETS PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. BOATS & BOATING WANTING TO RENT a 29-foot boat lift for one year on or near Anna Maria Island. I am a fulltime year-round resident of Bradenton Beach. Call Russ, 775-772-7537. $99 BOATING, $99 fishing: All day, friends, family, low cash deposit, low rates. Call 941465-5985. WANT TO RENT: Boat lift, annual, 19-foot. Pay $100 monthly. Bill, 941-545-0462.
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 29 AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH F AMILY CONSTRUCTION94 1.725.007 3LOCALL Y OWNED AND F AMIL Y OPERA TED SINCE 1988Darrin J. W State Lic. 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Spell out all words.)The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Anderson & Associates Insuranc eY our Island Insurance Specialis t Working to save you money941-778-8303 Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR Design & BuildCarl V. Johnson Jr Inc.Custom Building ContractorNew Homes, Decks, Porches Additions and RenovationsLicense # RR0066450Call Of WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org ADMIRAL TOWNCARProfessional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 SERVICES Continued MOBILE GROOMING: 30 percent off dog baths/ nail trim, first-time customers. Call 941-7950303. www.furrytails4grooming.com. NEED A BABYSITTER, petsitter or dog walker? Call Kendall! First-aid certi ed college student. 941-932-7229. ACCOUNTING, CONSULTING OR business broking needs. Try Investment Moves. Call Ian, 941-524-8844. ALL IN ONE: Sitter service. Service/Repair, caregiver, child, pet. 941-592-4249 TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581. TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837. LMK LAWN CARE: Average prices, treat your home like mine. Free estimates. Call Kenny, 941812-1397. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. Turn the page fore more landscaping ads.... HELP WANTED SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY HEALTH FOOD AND deli business. 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. PRESSURE WASHING SPECIAL: Driveways, swimming pool decks, docks and trailers, $45/ each. All other services $18/hour plus chemicals. Cortez resident. Call Bill, 941-896-6788. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941778-7770. Leave message. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-448-4100. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-6891. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152. A HELPING HAND: Could you, mom or dad be in need of a Holmes Beach resident offering help with home care, errands, appointments, companionship? Please, call Rhonda, 941-405-6322.
30 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S LANDSCAPING Continued SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and anything else. Please, call David at 941-5047045. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941748-2700. J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941778-2316 or 941-730-3228. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, 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. 941794-5980. www.divesh.com. BRADENTON BEACH WATERFRONT cozy one bedroom cottage. $950/month, annual lease, non smoking. 941-779-0289. RENTALS Continued HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515. ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool, 55-plus community $1,000/month. 3BR/2BA private home with garage, furnished, $1,400/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA with garage. Nice quiet area, references required, no smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-776-1789. SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA WITH sunroom, $1,050/ month. 406A 71st St., Holmes Beach. 4001 Gulf Drive, #109, Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, pool, $1,000/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-7786696. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-7784731. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months plus, $950/ month unfurnished, $1,000/month furnished. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519. ANNUAL WATERFRONT HOME: 2BR/2BA, sunroom, dock, swimming pool, walk to beach. 941779-9074. VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home NW Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. email: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty .com 941-809-3714 www .michellemusto.co m Palms Realty Michelle Musto, PA Re alto rL ACASA C OSTIERA Luxur y condo 7 320 Gulf Dr ., # 10, H olmes B each: Exquisite 2-3BR/2.5BA, Gulf views, tastefully furnished, wet bar crown molding, heated pool and spa. $1,299,000. ML#A3915811. REDUCED INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH 800-367-1617 941-778-6696www.mikenormanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.org EST. 1978B E ACH FRONT HOME E X C EPTIONAL VIEWS from this updated, 3 BR/ 2.5 BT, elevated home located right on the beach. Granite counters in kitchen, newer furnishings, large open porch facing the Gulf of Mexico. $1,250,000. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED VILLA: Affordable, $190,000. $349,000. $1,100,000 Golf course community. 905 50th St. Court W., Bradenton CALL TARA GITTKeller Williams On The Water 941-685-4489 Cindy M. JonesCRS, GRI Realtor 310 Pine Ave. ~ P.O. Box 1299 ~ Anna Maria FL 34216Call or e-mail anytime
THE ISLANDER MAY 11, 2011 31 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Immaculately maintained 3BR/2BA home with boat dock and lift.$549,000 PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA private patio courtyard home. All season lanai, new deck overlooking lake, vaulted ceilings, updated kitchen, 1-car garage. New roof. Turnkey furnished. Penny Bray 941-795-6685. #M5817575. $205,900 HOLMES BEACH direct bayfront residence with panoramic bay views. Charming updated pool and dock with lift. Private setting, southern exposure. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5816989. $797,500 OLD FLORIDA living in this fabulous bayfront setting with spectacular views. Lush tropical setting, two docks, tiki bar. 3BR/2.5BA home has cathedral beam ceilings, knotty cypress walls (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. $799,500 2011 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEARSEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COM ISLAND DUPLEX in very desirable Holmes Beach location, corner lot one block to beach. Room for a pool. Live in one side rent out the other. Side A is 1BR/1BA and side B is 2BR/2BA. Immaculate condition! Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5818812. $599,000 HOLMES BEACH This cozy home is located on a beautiful bayou, loads of room to expand the living space. Move-in ready, within walking distance to shopping and beaches. Beautiful relaxing retreat complete w/boat lift. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5818435. $439,000 VIEW, VIEW, VIEW a constantly changing panorama of water, birds, jumping fish and 2BR/2BA overlooking bayou, wildlife conservancy and estuary. Penny Bray (941) 795-6685. #M5820969. $189,900 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, no pets, $850/month. 941-745-0407. WATERFRONT 3BR/3BA HOME: Large canal dock, 10,000-lb. lift, garage, large master bedroom, sunroom, interior updated, four blocks from beach on 65th Street, Holmes Beach. Six-month minimum, $1,700/month, furnished optional. 941-375-2680. ANNUAL: BAY-VIEW ground-oor, cute, compact, 1BR/1BA, brand new kitchen, waterfront view patios, on-site laundry, pool, tiled throughout, $850/month with electric, water included, cat allowed. 201 South Bay. 786-375-9633. SHORT-TERM RENTALS: Townhouse, 2BR/2BA and boat dock, $750/week, Northwest home, 3BR/2BA, minutes to beach, small pet friendly, $750/week, Perico 2BR/2BA, Bay Club Villa, $1,800/month. 941-356-1456, Realtor. Real Estate Mart. READ THE ISLANDER ADS ONLINE before the print edition is distributed! www.islander.org. RENTALS Continued SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, threecar 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. DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME: 170-feet on water, 2,600 sf of living, extensive remodeling, pool, lift, dock. Accepting offers over $750,000. Jim, 941580-0626. REAL ESTATE Continued FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps to beach. 813-458-3875. FOR SALE: TRAILER. Pines Park, Bridge Street. $45,000. Updated, furnished, three blocks to beach. Park manager on-site. Boat dock possibility. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726. ALMOST-NEW CANALFRONT luxury home. 4BR/4.5BA, den, pool, high-end appliances. 3,350-sf. under air. $1,450,000. 215 Chilson Ave, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600. SUNBOW BAY (across from Publix) for sale. 2BR/2BA, renewed, furnished, equipped! Asking $268,000. Call 941-778-9684. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Three miles to beach, seasonal, $140,000-plus. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison. CUSTOM VILLAGE GREEN villa: 3BR/2BA, $126,500. Perico Bay Club, furnished 2BR/2BA, one-car garage villa, $205,000. 941-356-1456, Realtor. Real Estate Mart.
32 MAY 11, 2011 THE ISLANDER Across 1 One keeping a watch on someone? 6 Steal 13 Swine swill 17 One who may be removed 19 21, at a casino, say 21 Home for clover lovers 22 *Most awful thing you could imagine 25 One with a deadly tongue 26 Rapscallion 27 Founder of an eponymous berry farm 28 Some pipe joints 29 Dogie, e.g. 32 Declaration upon checking oneself into rehab 36 *Destination of 1911 40 Does not compute 41 Where lavalava skirts are worn 44 Davy Joness locker 45 Graduates 46 *First rung on a ladder 49 Times in classifieds 51 Wood shaper 52 Hits and runs? 53 ___ Lingus 54 Hits or runs 55 Stub ___ 56 2001: ASpace Odyssey studio 57 Dost possess 59 Alaser might read it 62 Brain-racked state 64 *Dunces place 67 It may have a cross to bear 70 Minute, informally 71 Skin-and-bones 72 Pluto, to Saturn 75 ___ Stix (powdered candy brand) 76 Big boats 78 Doctor whose patients never pay the bills 79 Holdup 81 52 semanas 82 She, in Rome 83 *Destitution 87 Color again, as hair 89 Directors cry 91 Ones running shoulder to shoulder? 92 Corrupt 93 *Coldest point 96 Burger King vis-vis McDonalds, fittingly 98 Town House alternative 99 Russian legislature 103 The Old WivesTale playwright George 104 Years on end 107 Above all others 110 Optimists phrase under adverse circumstances or a hint to completing the answers to the six starred clues 115 Introductory drawing class 116 Like stars on a clear night 117 Luxury hotel along Manhattans Central Park, with the 118 Unwelcome guest 119 Real softball 120 Baroque painter Hals Down 1 Teatime biscuit 2 Rich cake 3 Surprise birthday parties often involve them 4 Wirehair of the silver screen 5 Pub order 6 Ugh! 7 Go-between: Abbr. 8 Do followers 9 1970s rock genre 10 Scuba mouthpiece attachment 11 ___ Mine (George Harrison book) 12 Over threequarters of bunsenite 13 Sheer, informally 14 Almost every puppy has one 15 Bobby on the ice 16 Little, in Lyon 18 Many a flower girl 20 Pitch 22 Buddhist temple 23 Foie ___ 24 Some miniatures 30 #2 or #3, say 31 Coal, e.g. 33 Tacitly agree with 34 2012 Olympics site 35 Close to ones heart 36 Place to get a yoyo or choo-choo 37 Shakespearean prince 38 ___ Mahal 39 Cable inits. 41 Kiss, in 34-Down 42 One of three for H20 43 Mohawked muscleman 45 Fifth-century invader 46 Slippery ___ 47 Dates determined by the lunisolar calendar 48 Ixnay 50 Actress Farrah 54 Principals charge: Abbr. 55 Hinnys mother 58 Its about time! 59 Freckle 60 Theyre hypothetical 61 Quarters that havent been picked up? 63 Naan cooker 64 Ottoman bigwig 65 Prefix with information 66 Monopoly util. 67 Leonidas kingdom 68 Noted weakness? 69 Tamed tigers, say 72 Bob, e.g. 73 Things in locks 74 Big Apple media inits. 77 Most sacred building in Islam 78 20-ounce Starbucks order 80 Mendes of Hitch 82 Something with one or more sides 83 From ___ Z 84 The Family Circus cartoonist Keane 85 Plat du ___ 86 Start to fix? 88 Come into 90 Creator of Aslan and the White Witch 93 Settle a score 94 Pennsylvanie, e.g. 95 Legs band, 1984 97 Casablanca role 99 Messing of Will & Grace 100 Reversal 101 Specks of dust 102 Kwik-E-Mart operator 105 Goodness gracious! 106 Verne captain 108 Late-week cry 109 Gardener, at times 110 Pick 111 Charlemagnes realm: Abbr. 112 Pay ending 113 Nickelodeon dog 114 Poets beforeNo. 0501RELEASE DATE: 5/8/2011 LOOK ON THE BRIGHTSIDE! By XAN VONGSATHORN / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 12345 6789101112 13141516 17 1819 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 293031 3233 3435 3637 3839 40 414243 44 45 46 4748 4950 51 52 53 54 55 56 5758 596061 6263 64 65 66 676869 70 71 727374 75 7677 78 7980 81 82 838485 86 87 88 8990 91 92 93 9495 96 97 98 99100101102 103 104105106 107108109 110111 112 113114 115 116 117 118 119 120 Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank or make dinner reservations for the Anna Maria City Pier May 14 centennial celebration! New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers found on page 28.