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Resort tax collection up in June. Page 2 Anna Maria moves to buy vacant lots. Page 3 The government calendar. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Anna Maria begins budget work. Page 8 PAR lot development approved. Page 9 Privateers 40-year celebration continues. Pages 12-13 What to do, where to go. Page 13 Island police blotter. Page 14 Nesting numbers. Page 18 Sports: Hot summer, cool soccer. Page 20 Fishing: Summer catch. Page 21 Astheworld Terns make plans. Page 6Greatest Generation. Page 16The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgTop Notch contest. Page 4 Island happenings. Page 10 PLEASE SEE TURTLE NESTS, NEXT PAGE$$$$$$$$ PLEASE SEE BB TRASH, NEXT PAGE Streetlife What to do, where Meetings OpinionsTop Notch Boy and bugHeidi Pratt of Bradenton is this weeks winner in the newspapers Top Notch contest, winning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper More-Than-AMullet wrapper T-shirt. Pratts entry an emotional, tightly framed candid of grandson Jack McMillian, 4, and a ladybug was shot in April in Virginia Beach, Va. Pratts photograph will go into a pool of weekly winners eligible for the grand prize of $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of other prizes from Islander advertisers.Ranked Floridas Best community weekly by FPA The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Top Notch contest. Page 4 Changing times: BB dumps in-house trash pickup for WasteProBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners hoping to waste not on truck repairs unanimously approved an agreement hiring WastePro of Florida as the citys trashhauler. WastePro already won a contract this year with the city to remove recyclables. Trash hauling has been performed by Bradenton Beach city crews since the city first incorporated in the 1950s, and many past administrations had resisted making a change. The commission voted unanimously last a franchise agreement with WastePro to take over trash and yard-waste collection, a service currently handled by the city public works department. The ordinance awards WastePro the franchise for solid-waste collection in exchange for fees to the city 12 percent of the companys gross revenue under the franchise, less adjustments for uncollectible accounts. WastePros rates are $112.08 a year for residential garbage collection and $43.56 a year for yard waste collection. The franchise agreement ends in 2016, WastePro will collect trash at least twice a week and yard waste once a week from residences. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On holidays, service is pushed back by a day throughout the week. Trash-generators can expect WastePro to begin collecting solid waste in September. The start date was the one issue that remained unresolved going into last weeks meeting. Prior to the meeting, commissioners had asked city attorney Ricinda Perry and the city collection in 2011 and how much it would cost for the city to hire WastePro for September through December.Thunderstorms wash out sea turtle nestsBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The rain cut sideways, thunder burst over the Gulf of Mexico and turtle watchs patrol worried July 8 about the dozens of nests on Anna Maria Island beaches. The worries remained July 9, with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox still calculating the damage caused by a heavy rain system that moved in early July 8 and remained over the Island long into the night. It was bad, Fox said July 9. Weve even got nests washing out this morning, with those shore breezes. She said she hoped a later survey of the beaches would change her assessment. The cutting rain came with driving winds and waves. Combined with a high tide, water She said eggs were literally blown out of one nest onto the beach. AMITW volunteers could not conduct their regular walks July 8 because of threatening thunder and lightning, and because in some locations water on the beach was as far back as the dunes and the grass. They had nowhere to walk. Later that day, AMITW teams were on the beach at locations where they could salvage nests. Fox said eight nests were relocated. When we started going, we were going all day, she said, adding that the teams worked quickly in the rain to move the eggs to higher sand. The director also praised the beachgoers who telephoned AMITW to report threatened nests and stood by in the rain to observe the volunteers at work. We have a lot of turtle-lovers here, she said. While the water pooled high on the beach, Fox said she didnt think the Island lost a lot of sand. Because AMITW triangulates the locations of every nest, they should still be able to locate nests even though stakes washed away. The weather system also impacted the nesting black skimmers and chicks on the beach in north Anna Maria. Its pretty water logged up there, Fox said. And we need to shore up the buffer. She said the skimmer chicks found some protection and the colony continues to thrive, but 12 chicks died in the July 8 rain. AMITW, on July 11, reported a count of 373 adult skimmers and 28 chicks. Fox said she is expecting a second round of nesting for VOLUME 19, NO. 36 JULY 13, 2011 FREE AMITW volunteer Claudia Wiseman checks a turtle nest. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMITW

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2 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER TURTLE NESTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 BB TRASH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The balance sheet indicated it would cost the city department collecting solid waste. Hiring WastePro for the job will cost about $95,000. While city collection appeared less costly, a concern for the mayor and commissioners was whether the citys garbage trucks would hold out. They were eager to have WastePro start work in the fall. 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. The commission also voted to sell WastePro the citys recycling truck for $12,000. In other business, the commission: for legal services in May. sioner Gay Breuler voted no based on her objections to lating newsracks until 7 p.m. Aug. 4, after the planning and zoning board reviews and makes recommendations on the proposal. Community Center at 23rd Street and Avenue C. Horticulturist Vernie Pickhardt, in a memo, informed commissioners that the tree is infested with treating the tree and soil with insecticide twice a year at a cost of about $900. in the city, because they are exotics that pose threats to sewer and water systems. He objected to the city spendCommissioners agreed not to act on the matter last week, but acknowledged the city eventually may have to take some action. Engineering for planning services. the birds. The rain, wind and waves caused trouble for nesting programs on other west coast beaches. Other organizations also reporting the wash out of turtle nests and, in some cases, devastation in skimmer nesting areas.Resort tax up 10 percent in JuneBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Resort tax collections for June 2011 climbed by nearly 10 percent from the collections recorded in June Thats generally good news for local tourism, said Mary Ann Brockman, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president. tee County, Brockman said bed tax collections for one month are a good indicator of the occupancy level of tourist accommodations. If the bed tax collections are up from last year, then its likely a good month for tourism, Brockman said. If visitor arrivals also fell, she observed. The bed tax, also known as the resort tax, is the 5 percent tax added to the cost of each accommodation unit rented in Manatee County for less than six months. From the resort tax collected, 1 cent of every 5 cents is set aside for beach renourishment projects. While Brockman wasnt predicting a 10 percent climb in accommodation occupancy for June 2011, many chamber members reported good occupancy levels for the month. Total collections for June 2011 were $487,927, a $43,297 increase 9.76 percent compared with the $443,630 collected in June 2010. Collectively, Anna Maria Islands municipalities and Longboat Key the core of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus marketing strategy delivered $302,610 or 62.1 percent of the bed tax collected in Manatee County for the month. The June bed tax collection report was good news, to Brockman, because May tourism on the Island was excellent and some thought we might get a decline in released, Brockman predicted. And the May tourism report from the BACVB should be impressive if bed tax collections that month are a guideline. Resort tax collections in Manatee County for May 2011 were up $443,406, a 74.6 percent increase from the $330,910 collected in May 2010. The $774,316 total in bed tax collections recorded in May 2011 was so big amounts to ensure their accuracy. Research Data Services Inc. of Tampa prepares the monthly and quarterly tourism reports for the BACVB. delayed 4-6 weeks after the end of each month. are announced by the BACVB, they should show Island The National Weather Service warned of severe weather rain and wind July 8. On Anna Maria beaches, high surf threatened some sea turtle nests, according to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com Anna Maria moves forward to buy six vacant lotsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city commissioners at their July 7 work session voted 3-1 to have Mayor Mike Selby proceed with the purchase of the six vacant lots across from the city pier parking lot. Commission Chair Chuck Webb dissented, saying But the approval is not binding until the city signs nance for a mortgage, said city attorney Jim Dye. The 3-1 vote gives the mayor the authority to inform Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, which holds the mortgage on the property, that the city will proceed with purchase noted. Under the Blackhawk options, the city could make paying an 18-year amortized mortgage at 4 percent interest, or opt for a 20-year mortgage. A third Blackhawk option a capitalized interest loan was rejected after Selby, with Dye in agreement, said such a loan could jeopardize the citys tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Selby also presented two options from BB&T Bank, but the interest rate on both choices was 4.25 percent and BB&Ts offer included a pre-payment penalty. Blackhawks proposals had no such penalty. With a purchase price of $2.8 million, a 20-year mortgage at 4 percent interest would cost the city about $207,000 annually, or $1,725 per month, the mayor said. Although Commissioner Dale Woodland was concerned the city might not get back to a 42 percent reserve fund in two years while paying the proposed mortgage, city treasurer Diane Percycoe said the city could be at 35 percent reserves in two years with the projected mortgage payment. Webb, however, said the city is only obligated to pay fair market value, which was previously estimated at about $2.4 million, and it should have a current appraisal of the property before proceeding. We are putting the cart before the horse, he said. Webb also suggested the city could acquire the property through eminent domain, but fellow commissioners rejected the idea. Selby said Blackhawk wanted a commitment from year begins Oct. 1. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick noted Webb was absent from the previous meeting when the purchase of the six lots was discussed. We know an appraisal is not going to reach $2.8 million, she said. Webb countered that the city should negotiate and see what the best deal is. He also suggested the city wait for the bank to foreclose on the property before making an offer. Other commissioners, however, said theyve talked to many constituents who all support the citys effort to buy the lots now rather than wait. Commissioner John Quam said the city really wants the property and the bank is offering excellent terms. With payments spread out over 20 years and with private contributions, the city can make it work. Otherwise, he said, Well sit and discuss this for weeks and the property will be gone. Mike Coleman of Pine Avenue Restoration LLC said Blackhawk turned down a $2.5 million cash offer lower on the price. He said this was the best deal you would ever get from a bank, Coleman said. PAR has pledged $100,000 toward a public-private partnership to ensure the purchase, he added. While Quam and other commissioners at the meeting were concerned that a vote to move forward would be binding, Dye said the city is only committed when it passes an ordinance for the mortgage, signs the documents to buy the property and signs the mortgage, completing the purchase. All youre doing now is telling the mayor to proceed. Nothing is binding, he said. That eased fears, and commissioners voted to have Selby inform Blackhawk the city will proceed with a purchase. Commissioners still must decide which options and accompanying issues would be on the commissions July 14 meeting agenda. Quam said he wanted as much public input as possible and urged parties to participate in the July 14 discussions. The commission previously discussed uses for the vacant lots that included adding city parking and allowing festival events. After the meeting on July 8, Coleman said he had spoken to a representative at Blackhawk and they will move forward for the city to make the purchase. Coleman had earlier indicated Blackhawk was holding offers for two of the six lots for $500,000 each. A past Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest event takes place at the vacant lots adjacent to the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander File Photo

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4 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER YOUR ENTRY MUST INCLUDE:NAME __________________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________ CITY ___________________________________ STATE __________________________________ PHONE _________________________________ DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN: _________________ LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN: ____________ ________________________________________ I have read the contest rules and afrm that this entry is in compliance with them. Top Notch deadline Friday for July 20 cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest began publishing weekly winning photos July 6. Six weekly winning pictures are featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner with $100 cash prize from The Islander from local merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The second of six weekly deadlines is noon Friday, July 15. Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year judges also will be looking for photos in a category of its own: Pets. Firstthrough third-place pet photos will earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4 Pets. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original camera format via e-mail to topnotch@islander.org or on a non-returnable disc. Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. Digital entries are encouraged, but contestants may send or deliver an entry to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are found here and online at www.islander.org. E-mail entries must include required information in the e-mail text. One photo attachment/entry per e-mail. There is no limit to the number of weekly entries. Islander photo contest rules 1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from photography. 2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2010, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition are not eligible. 3) Photographs may be taken with any camera. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted; no composite or multiple print images will be accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in original le format. Prints from digital or lm are accepted. Slides are not accepted. 4) Entrants name, address and phone number must be included either in the e-mail or afxed to the back of each print submitted. One e-mail per photo submission. E-mail single entries to topnotch@islander.org. Mail or deliver print entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. 5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish the original negative or original digital image if requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for materials submitted. Entrant must provide the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture with the entry. 6) Employees and paid contributors to The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the contest. Top notch past winnerEntries need not be repeated weekly, as any photos preferred by the judges but not selected are moved for ward each week of the contest. Photos without the required entry information will Top Notch past winner by Pat Schilling.Parasailing death remains under investigationBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Triple investigations continued last week into the death of a South Carolina man who was parasailing in the Gulf of Mexico June 27 when he made an emer gency landing after a mechanical failure on the boat. Authorities with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the ing into the death of David Richard Sieradzki, 31, an IT expert from Fountain Inn, S.C. Sieradzki was parasailing about 1.5 miles off the coast of Longboat Key with a Fun N Sun crew out of Bradenton Beach. At about 5:30 p.m. that Monday, the boats engine suffered a mechanical failure, causing the vessel to slow and forcing Sieradzki to make an emer gency landing in the water. Authorities reported that witnesses saw the man wave when he reached the water. But at some point in the next few minutes, as he was pulled into the boat by the Almost Heaven crew, Sieradzki became unresponsive. The parasailing crew, as well as rescue teams from the Coast Guard and Manatee County Emergency Medical Services attempted to revive Sieradzki, but he was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m. An initial autopsy was inconclusive as to the cause and manner of death, so the medical examiners investigation continued last week. FWC spokesman Gary Morse said his agencys review also remains open. So does the coast guards, said spokesman Michael DeNyse. These investigations take time, he said. Stephanie and David Sieradzki. Islander Photo: Courtesy 2011 ELECTIONSCandidate qualifying begins in AugustBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter with qualifying as a candidate about a month away. currently held by John Quam, Gene Aubry and Dale Woodland are up in November. In Bradenton Beach, the mayoral post held by Bob Bartelt and commission seats held by Gay Breuler and Janie Robertson are up for election. Robertson, because of a term limit, cannot seek reelection, and she has raised concerns over the past year about whether any candidates will step forward for her seat. Robertson represents Ward 3, which is bounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Sarasota Bay on the east and Seventh Street North on the north. The southern boundary generally is First Street North, but the ward dips down to include the east end of Bridge Street. are up. Election Day is Nov. 8. Qualifying dates are Aug. 15 to Aug. 26 in Anna Maria, and Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 in both Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. For more information about becoming a candidate, at www.votemanatee.com or visit the appropriate city hall.City, FDIC negotiate on code nes Earlier this year, bulldozers cleared the land at an FDIC-owned property on Gulf Drive. The FDIC has asked the city to lift a lien that resulted from a long-running codeunder other owners, who went into bank ruptcy. Islander File Photo: Jack Elka Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry continues to negotiate with the FDIC for payment of a the city. Payment would remove a lien, clearing the title for future development of a large, empty lot in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive North. The property was once owned by GSR Development Inc., which has been tangled in federal bankruptcy proceedings for years. The FDIC is the receiver. due to a series of safety issues on the property that have since been cleaned up under the FDICs direction. Earlier this year, city commissioners asked Perry FDIC to negotiate a proposal. On July 7, Perry said the talks continue. There have been so many communications back and forth with offers and counter offers, she said. However, Perry said, she might be returning to the commission with a proposal in a month. There will be some monies coming into the city what that number is yet.

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The new ordinance was shortsaid planning consultant Tom who boasted that the draft is as trim as Anna Marias ordinance. Also, the new measure eliminates any fee or permit requirement for real estate signs, which are considered temporary signs, McCollum said. The ordinance allows for one temporary sign per lot or parcel in residential and multi-family zoning districts. The ordinance retains a permit requirement for per manent signs generally those on businesses and sets out a process for obtaining a conditional-use permit from the city commission, with the fees for those per mits to be determined later. Other provisions: right of way or from the property line. standing signs facing the Gulf. 5 feet, and, when the city is under a hurricane watch, temporary signs must be removed. turtle-protection ordinance. tion and must come down within seven days after an election. obscene, based on constitutional or community stan dards, use motion-picture projection, emit sounds or vapors or cause radio interference. During the discussion on the proposed ordinance, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh questioned some of the size limitations, including one limiting signs in a window to 25 percent of the space. She said they impose a hardship on businesses. Presently, there is no such limitation on window signs. The best advertising you can possibly have is your window, Vosburgh said. If you cant use your windows, its tough. The commissioner lifted the covering on a window in the commission chamber to emphasize her point. Planning board member Jo Ann Meilner, seated in the audience, said she didnt think her board recom mended a limit on window signs. However, city attorney Ricinda Perry cautioned against lifting a limitation, which could clear the way for people to exploit the opportunity. ness owner could seek a conditional-use permit from the commission to use more window space. After some discussion, the other commissioners and the mayor said they were comfortable with the limit on window signs and moved to conclude the discussion. Before the commission vote, Perry praised those involved in the drafting process. This has been the most troublesome subject matter for the city to grapple with, she said. Weve been through so many iterations of sign ordinances. Singling out McCollum, Gilbert and code enforcedone a really good job of balancing interests. Its been a tough job. VosburghFa-la-la-la-la: Holiday in July The suns rays are hot. The Gulf of Mexico is warm. The crowds have simmered down. Time for Christmas in July. Longtime Islanders remember days when nowdefunct restaurants and bars turned up the Island heat with a mid-summer frenzy called Christmas in July. The famed Pete Reynards Restaurant in Holmes Beach and Trader Jacks in Bradenton Beach both now long gone celebrated Christmas in July as if it was New Years Eve. Christmas in July is not unique to Anna Maria Island. Christmas in July is widely celebrated down under with cooler-weather holiday traditions, such as roast duck and plum pudding, because its winter in the southern hemisphere even if the thermometer still registers 65 degrees in Sydney. In the United States, Christmas in July observances tend to involve shopping, dining and wining. The Islander invites anyone celebrating Christmas in July to share notice of their traditions or announce events. E-mail Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.

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6 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Capt. Danny Stasny Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Sales Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Classi eds & Subscriptions Lisa Williams, classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Lisa Williams (All others: news@islander.org) JULY 13, 2011 Single copies free. 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 Editors note: This weeks comments are from The Islanders website, www.islander.org. Horse talk I really cannot believe what I am hearing. Banning horses on the causeway? Dont these politicians have anything else to do? I am always so happy and content when I see those lovely creatures getting a nice cool swim and walk on the causeway beaches. Not only is it a pleasant sight for motorists, but it is a wonderful exercise for the animal. Bradenton Councilman Gene Gallo is out of touch with public sentiment and animal welfare. I hope everyone who cares about animals and this issue will write to him. Maureen Dahms Congrats It is wonderful the hard work of The Islander staff is being recognized once again. We are fortunate to have such a paper that keeps us informed about was has happened and as well as upcoming events. Keep up the great work. David Gryboski Pine Avenue purchase Of course everyone would like to control as much as possible in Anna Maria with respect to future development, but one must recognize what their limitations are $2.1 million and change for total annual revenues. The purchase price of the six lots on Pine and North Bay is supposed to be $2.8 million, but that excludes associated expenses and any interest if there is a 10-year note which advisor. That would add another $1 million or so, nearly two years worth of the citys annual revenues. The citys vision statement for this parcel lists the intended uses to be for parking, festivals and could include, but are not limited to, charging stations to support the use of electric cars, a bandstand or clamshell to support the festivals and music venues, the planting of showcase native vegetation, and the possible future relocation of historic structures as deemed appropriate. Does this sound like the uses have been well thought Are these uses worthy of spending something just short of 20 percent of our budget over the next 10 years? Are there no other projects that are more important to us such as better drainage, safety on our roads, bridges and beaches, better enforcement of our laws and ordinances, equipment replacement in the Public Works and Administration departments, etc.? Also, the mayor has said the reserve fund is down to ture at a time when the economy is forcing all levels of government to cut spending? tions to charge electric cars and plant showcase vegetation. Parking may be needed but is there not a more affordable alternative? Do we need that much parking and is it the citys responsibility to provide all of it? I realize the county owns it, but is there not another much larger park just across the canal from the proposed park? If we must have a festival, why not close part of the street for a day? With all due respect to Commissioner Gene Aubry, to I urge the commission to act responsibly and do their due diligence with respect to this project and determine if the park is really necessary. We are in economic times where non-federal governments should be proceeding cautiously and cutting expenditures where possible, which follows the lead established by the State of Florida. Patience is a virtue and committing to any purchase or hiring attorneys, bond counsels intelligently considered and appropriately approved. John ChambersJust do it Going back in time, there was an era in the city of Anna Maria when folks turned a blind eye to permits for such things as structure repairs and remodeling. Sometimes folks took things into their own hands, such as trimming trees that blocked their view on property that wasnt theirs. Stores were so impetuous that they displayed their merchandise outdoors. And events and festivals went bare without a special permit to the delight of all who participated. And sometimes the city took brash steps, like telling a homeowner he neednt bother with pedestrians using a beach access adjacent to his property, just block it off. Yes, those were the days. Back in that day, seldom did the city go looking for ways to make improvements. We recall such a time when state funding to develop a green park was declined after citizens complained the park could be accessed by boaters passing in the canal behind their homes. Rather than apply the funding to another area six lots for sale at the corner of Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue the city washed its hands of the deal, saying there were too many strings, such as the requirement it be for a park. The city also denied some stormwater improvement funds and a project to extend the Holmes Beach-Bradenton Beach bike path into the city. Well, now the six lots at the corner across from the city pier are again under consideration. And we are all for the purchase this go around. for this corner of paradise. We think there might be partners and funding to enhance the corner by the historic pier by turning the existing north pier parking lot into a waterfront park with palms and picnic tables. The scenario would be a much better alternative to parking for the waterfront at the north end of the new boardwalk. The six vacant lots would then accommodate pier parking and the trolley turnaround, as well as a picnic Festivals could be hosted in a park-like setting on either or both sides of Bay Boulevard and the city, its residents and the event planners would all be accommodated. And the good news? This administration can do it. In fact, Mayor Mike Selby has demonstrated his acumen to the city in teamwork and open mindedness and his business savvy is paying off. We wonder if he wont stick around after election time in November.

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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: __________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: ________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago Temps and Drops on AMIDate Low High Rainfall July 2 72 87 1.55 July 3 71 90 .39 July 4 74 88 1.12 July 5 73 91 .09 July 6 74 91 .0 July 7 75 84 .18 July 8 75 86 1.84 Average area Gulf water temperature 86.724-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.In the July 12, 2001, issue of The Islander, headlines announced: imously agreed to ask its congregation to allow Island Middle School to use the facilities and begin classes in August. The school previously wanted to locate at Loggerhead Junction, but that property had the wrong tinue a public hearing on the rezoning of two properties at the proposed Tidemark Resort because two commissioners were absent from the meeting. Commission Chair Rich Bohnenberger said the city did not have a policy on telecommunication attendance, and, as suggested at the meeting, continued the hearing to July 24. said developer Greg Oberhofer of Quality Builders approached him about building single-family homes on 3.78 acres of vacant property along South Bay Boulevard that was owned by the Lardas family. Oberhofer said it was too early to present details of the proposed development, and he was only speaking with McKay about possibilities. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of MexicoROTTEN RALPHSThe Original Waterfront RestaurantB reakfastunchinnereer/Wine As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop! Free Wi-FiROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS CHECK OUT OUR ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST SPECIALS AT OUR BRIDGE STREET LOCATION AND.... $5 LUNCH SPECIALS AT BOTH OF OUR GREAT, WATERFRONT LOCATIONS! Author explores ruff AMI Donna Harris jokes that shes spent 58 years writing Ruff Life, a novel about two Hoosier kids, two Island grandparents, two brave dogs and their summer adventure on Anna Maria Island. Really, Harris adds, I worked on it part-time for dashed by getting a degree in American and English literature. Knowing I couldnt write on the PulitzerPrize level, I didnt even try. Then I realized that telling an entertaining story and subtly sharing some valuable themes was greatly satisfying. Harris and husband Brian Northam, an editor on the book, split their time between Florida and Indiana, where Harris teaches at the Indiana School for the Deaf, The couple owned the Brain Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach from 1993-96, and Harris taught at the Manatee School for the Arts. A teacher at that school, as well as others in the area inspired the characters in Harris story, which she describes as a love letter to the people, pets and pirates on Anna Maria Island. The book is an easy beach read, a mental vacation to AMI, she says. And it also has layers of depth for those who look more carefully. An interview with the author: The Islander: You worked part-time on the book? Are you an evening writer? Morning writer? When I feel like writer? Donna Harris: Im an evening writer a late, late writer sometimes. Ideas percolate during the day and fall into place in the evening. When Im teaching, all my attention is on the lesson and classroom management. The Islander: Did you impose a deadline for completing the book? How did you know when you were DH: A deadline for completing the book? Ha! I remember an artist once said that he must tell himself to just stop working on a piece and declare it done. Otherwise, he could keep improving it until the end of time. My book was originally much longer, but lengthy books cost more to self-publish, so I had to keep it to an affordable size. I cut out many great scenes by asking myself, Does it drive the story? The Islander: Any advice for others with that lifelong dream to write a book? DH: Know your themes, what you want readers to learn from the book, and write it in episodes. The Islander: Do you think Islanders will recognize themselves? DH: I hope some islanders recognize themselves. A few are blatantly real Joyce at the Paw Spa, Gwen at the Island Creperie. Others are veiled but recognizable by their friends. The main characters, David and Sabra, are named after our children. The grandparents, Bob and Mickey, are based on our snowbird friends from New Hampshire. The girls from Manatee School for the Arts are created from real students in my American Sign Language class there who painted faces for children at a deaf festival. The Islander: You used your dogs real names. Is that because you dont need to get them to sign a release? DH: Domino and Jazz helped to write the novel and are being paid generously in treats and walks. Donna Harris shows off her newest accomplishment, Ruff Life. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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8 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER Theres still time to order a commemorative plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Order exclusively online at www.islander.orgAnna Maria starts on 2011-12 budget basicsVote set for BB comp plan update By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners soon will consider a series of amendments to the citys 2010-20 comprehensive plan and their transmittal to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review. Approval at a meeting set for Aug. 4 would bring the city closer to concluding a lengthy, arduous process mandated by the state. The process requires a municipality to conduct an evaluation and appraisal of the citys comprehensive plan, to submit an EAR to the state for review and then to incorporate changes recommended into the plan. city hired this year for planning projects, presented the ordinance and document for the commissions consideration at a special meeting July 7. However, the Bradenton Herald failed to publish the required notice, so Mayor Bob Bartelt continued the meeting to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. A second hearing and vote on the EAR amendments is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Bradenton Beach has been at work on its EAR update for years. The last of the work involved preparing two new elements for the comp plan, one involving the citys water supply and another involving the citys responsibilities as a Waterfronts Florida Partnership Community. The planning and zoning board approved the waterfronts and water elements earlier this summer, as well as recommended approval of the plan, which contains a new 10-page introduction to the land-use element. The document contains important city maps for existThe document also contains goals, objectives and policies on future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, conservation, recreation, intergovernmental affairs and capital improvements. The changes commissioners hope to send on to an by the planning board, approved by the commission and By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city treasurer Diane Percycoe told city commissioners at their July 7 preliminary budget work session that retaining the current millage rate of 1.7882 mils would generate $59,000 less ad valorem revenue for the 2011-12 budget than last year. The rollback rate the millage rate needed to bring in the same amount of ad valorem revenue in the coming millage rate would generate $63,892 in additional revenue, or $1.161 million. The city has maintained a 1.7882 millage rate since 2006, she said. Mayor Mike Selby said preliminary indications from ad valorem revenues at the same millage rate as last year will decline about 5 percent due to the drop in property values in recent years. Commissioner Dale Woodland said municipalities and governments across the country are taking a hit, and some governments are experiencing bankruptcy. He said he wanted to keep the 1.7882 rate, but Percycoe reminded commissioners that the city drew $139,000 from reserves last year in order to maintain the prior budget years millage rate. To maintain the current millage rate in the 2011-12 budget, about $190,000 would have to be allocated from reserves, Percycoe said. We do this every year, and work as hard as we can to maintain the millage, she said. The good news is that property values have been slowly creeping up in Anna Maria, and any increase Woodland also brought up staff pensions and benA new state law will require civil servants to contribute at least 3 percent of their salary to the state-run pension plan. Percycoe said city staff are at the lowest possible pension plan offered by the state, and noted that elected What hurts many cities in the country is the high contribution level those governments make to an employee pension plan, she said. Woodland said city employees have earned their pensions, but the state is now taking them away. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said thats not the issue before the commission. Percycoe said she would have the draft 2011-12 budget ready for the work session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at city hall, 10003 Gulf Drive. The commission must set a tentative millage rate by July 30. Once established by the commission, a tentative millage rate can be lowered, but cant be increased.BB planners to edit newsrack rulesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter was set to get a read on a proposed newsrack ordinance during a meeting July 12. The meeting was scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The proposed ordinance would require a conditionaluse permit for a box or rack on public land or in the right of way, and require that racks on private property be designed to withstand 130-mph winds, as well as obtain The proposal continues the citys interest in encouraging the use of modular newsracks over freestanding boxes in public areas. Given the limited space available, the city has a substantial interest in devising a systemic approach to newsrack placement to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of news publications, the measure reads. This objective may be achieved by allowing modular newsracks and prohibiting freestanding newsracks in public areas or areas with particular public safety, aesthetic or historical concerns. The draft emphasizes that modular racks would reduce the chances of individual newsracks becoming wind-borne debris in the city, and result in more news publications in less space. A new section in the ordinance addresses abandoned racks that remain empty or contain outdated material for 15 days, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a labor strike or a disruption in distribution, among Fraternal friendsWest Manatee Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pollock, Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale with plush Tommy Moose toys, gifts from the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. The lodge members on July 8 presented Island public safety agencies with dozens of the toys to give to children in crisis. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 9 ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com i.wedBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party. 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www.acquaaveda.co m CATERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant Well cater your affair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www.bananacabanaseafood.com JEWELRY Bridge Street Jewelers The Islands full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. Preview website. www.jackelka.co m WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralphs Restaurants Now offering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties. 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area & guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 Island Photography Beautiful and creative photography to treasure for a lifetime. islandphotography.org BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 The Hideaway Styling Studio5109 Manatee Ave. W., BradentonWELCOMESNancyFormerly of Family Hair DesignersSame great service. Same affordable prices. Specializing in precision cuts, hair color, highlights, and now offering 1-hour hair extensions. Call 941.232.1785 hairbynancy58@gmail.com Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org WMI smart compactors coming to AM, HB Waste Management Inc., both Anna Maria and Holmes Beachs contracted waste and trash-hauling service, will donate two solar-powered trash compactors to each city. The new, smart compactor garbage cans signal communications to Waste Management and can be utilized at locations at the cities discretion. Rose Quin-Bare, a WMI consultant who formerly lived in Anna Maria, told Anna Maria city commissioners at their June 23 meeting the solar-powered compactors could be placed anywhere the city wants. The compactors turn public spaces into clean, eco-friendly zones, encourage recycling and reduces both greenhouse gas emissions and trash collection expenses, a WMI brochure said. The compactors are about the size of a 35-gallon trash barrel, but can compress 180 gallons of waste in the enclosed bag. A wireless system signals WMI when the can is ready for pickup, Quin-Bare said. WMIs corporate logo is prominently displayed on each device. Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said that if the compactor is used at the city pier, she would like it to promote the city. Quin-Bare replied that while the compactors are free, the city could put its own logo on the compactors, but WMI would then have to charge $600 per compactor. PAR expansion gets P&Z recommendationOops The color of the waste bin from Waste Management Inc. that will signify a rear-door trash pickup in Holmes Beach will not be orange as stated in the July 6 issue of The Islander. Holmes Beach code enforcehas not been decided. Anna Marias planning and zoning board recommended that the vacant lot at 313 Pine Ave. be added to the Pine Avenue Restoration LLC site plan for 315 and 317 Pine Ave., allowing room for another retailtial building. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria planning and zoning board members unanimously recommended that Pine Avenue Restoration LLC be allowed to add a third lot to its development at 315 and 317 Pine Ave. Adding the vacant lot at 313 Pine Ave. to its alreadyapproved plan will allow PAR to build another ROR structure at the complex. The addition to the completed At its July 5 meeting, the board made three stipulations before voting to recommend approval. The board said all parking spaces for residential units at the revised complex shall have signage indicating the space is for residential use only, the site shall be operated shall be issued before the city receives a sidewalk easement from PAR. the site to be situated between parking spaces and the ROR structure. Additionally, the board said if the site ceases to be managed or operated as a single entity, each lot will then be subject to additional review and amendment to ensure continued compliance with city codes. PAR principal Mike Coleman said that by adopting Chapter 91 of the citys parking code, the number of parking spaces at the three-lot complex increased to 26. Had only 22 spaces would have been created, he said. Board member Lou Ellen Wilson was concerned Board members also discussed the ever-increasing number of complaints of loud noises at night from pool parties. want to consider sound buffering where future pools are being installed. The noise complaints are coming primarily from rental properties, he said. be an uphill battle, but agreed to further discussions. A is for AME The Anna Maria Elementary School community can celebrate a decade of excellence as its student achievement scores keep it at the top of the charts. The Florida Department of Education recently released the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test School Grades and AME was on top with an A grade for the 10th consecutive year. Of the 36 elementary schools in the Manatee County School District, 14 received an A rating.

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10 July 13, 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) A TASTE OF BALILARGEST SARONG SELECTION ON THE ISLAN D Balinese-Style We dding W ear GIFT SHOP AND BIKE RENT ALS2502 Gulf Drive N ~ Bradenton Beach ~ Under Dream Inn T rolley stops 49 north, 26 south ~ Amisarongco.com ~ 941.778.4747 A nna M aria I slan d S arong c ompan y www.thebeachshopboutique.com THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream BEACH SHOP The Summer SaleALL Clothing and Swimwear for men, women and children and select gifts 20-50% OFF(EXCLUDES T-SHIRTS)Large Selection of Ladies Swimwear for every age, shape and size. Ds, DDs, Es and mastectomy.SKIMBOARDS AND EVERYTHING FOR THE BEACH! 40% OFF Ladies & Gents Citizen Diamond 8102 Cortez Rd. W. Student ambassadorsSixth-grade King Middle School students Danielle Caperelli, Kayla Theil and Jacob Talucci depart Tampa Airport for Europe as participants in the People to People program. The mission of the program is to build cultural awareness and promote peace. The students held several Island fundraisers to fund their tuition fees and look forward to sharing their experience when they return home July 20. Islander Photo: Courtesy Amy Talucci Junior rangersAnna Maria Elementary School students Jack Love, Charlotte Pardue and Bella Love make paper mache animals out of recycled materials at Junior Ranger Camp at De Soto National Memorial. National park rangers teach participants to be a junior ranger as they discover the importance of visiting Americas national parks. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen Riley-Love Joyful noiseRoser Memorial Community Church vacation Bible school children gather in the chapel to sing songs. Islander Photos: Courtesy Kelley Tribble Dylan and Caitlin Tribble are ready for action as wild Bible adventure leaders at Roser Memorial Community Churchs PandaMania vacation Bible school. Each days adventures featured activities designed to help children discover God. Bob Davis shares his panda costume with Roser Memorial Community Church at the churchs vacation Bible school.

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 11 Island happenings Islander exclusive: Order pier planks at www.islander.org $16 $48 *prices subject to change Sterling $22 Available in Gold 5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 941-778-3636 $16 $48 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeather hair extensions FEATURING MORE THAN 80 ISLAND-AREA ARTISTS FEATURING THE WORK OF MORE THAN 80 LOCAL ARTISTSBOOK SIGNINGL ocal author Liam McAuly Florida Highwaymen live art demo, showIsland library offers childrens programs The Island Branch Library is offering two childrens programs in July. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, Jim Whitehurst will present Wizardly Magic in the library meeting room, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, the library will host the Japanese Taiko Drummers in the auditorium at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Island library at 941778-6341.Celebrate Snooty the manatees birthday, wildlife awarenessJoin Snooty the manatee for his 63rd birthday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the South Florida Museum. The annual event, held in the museums outdoor Spanish Plaza, is free for all of Snootys friends and fans. Snooty is the worlds oldest manatee on record. Born on July 21, 1948, at the old Miami Aquarium and Tackle manatee in captivity. Originally known as Baby Snoots, the male manatee was brought to Bradenton as part of the 1949 De Soto Celebration. Snootys 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Awareness Festival offers games, art activities, cookies and juice for children. Tickets for games will be available for purchase. Live animals and special presentations from local environmental and wildlife organizations also will be featured at the celebration. A display of Snootys birthday cards submitted from the public will be showcased and prizes for the top cards in each age category will be awarded at noon. Reduced general admission tickets to the museum galleries, indoor aquarium exhibits and planetarium shows are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call 941-746-4131.Anime workshop for teens planned at Library The Island Branch Library will host a teen workshop with anime artist Hihoshi at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Anime is Japanese-style graphic animation and drawing. The event is free, but advance registration is required. The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the library at 941778-6341.Mail gift card donations Parishioners of Harvey Memorial Community Church in Bradenton Beach are collecting $10 and $20 gift cards that can be used at Lowes, Home Depot, WalMart, Target or Sams Club for the Community Chapel Church in Joplin, Mo. There cards will be given to residents rebuilding after a tornado pummeled the community May 23. The church will collect gift cards through July. Gift card donations can be dropped off the Sunday morning service at 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, or by mail to HMCC, P.O. Box 243, Bradenton Beach FL 34217. For more information, call the church at 941-7791912. Snooty the Manatee lives in Bradenton. Meet 10 of the original Florida Highwaymen artists from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. The Florida Highwaymen are a small group of African American landscape artists who began painting in the late 1950s. The paintings were then sold out of the trunk of their cars, as the artists went from door to door corner at the side of the road. Their bright and sultry images of Floridas tropical beauty were sold for as little as $20 or $30. Today their paintings are widely sought after collectibles. River Lagoon by Robert Lewis Artists who will be in Palmetto include Curtis Arnett, Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Issac Knight, Robert Lewis, Roy McLendon, Willie Reagan, Carnell Smith and Charles Walker. Doretha Hair Truesdell, wife of highwayman Albert Hair, will be participating as well. Lewis will give a painting demonstration between served basis. Lewis also will unveil his painting of a vintage Palmetto scene, looking from the Manatee River shore toward the Green Bridge. Highwaymen collector Don Ball will be on site to provide statements of current market value for Highwaymen paintings completed before 2000. There will be a fee for an assessment of up to three paintings with funds are needed for this service and can be arranged by calling 941-721-2034. Word of Mouth BBQ will be offer lunch and beverages. For more information, call 941-721-2034 or 941723-4991. Pink Clouds Backwater by James Gibson

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 13 Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www .IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therap y the dentist Dr Gy Ya tr osRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, July 13 7:45 to 9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Rotten Ralphs at the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 5:30 p.m. Getting Ready for College a workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, July 14 10:30 a.m. Wizardly Magic childrens program with Jim Whitehurst at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 7 to 10 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers rum-tasting at the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941780-1668. Fee applies. Wednesday, July 20 5:30 p.m. Your Dolphin Neighbors teen presentation by Mote Marine Laboratory at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Ongoing: BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Monitoring lead a turtle tour for those who gather at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638. hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781908. the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. painter David Dunlops Landscapes Through Time video series at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941778-1906. tions. Information: 941-962-8835. at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789. kids departing from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Island twist: Privateers to host rum-tasting partyOff-Island: Saturday, July 16 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snooty the Manatees 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Awareness Festival at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Meet original Florida Highwaymen artists at the Palmetto Historical Park & Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Coming Up: Library. Museum. Library. Fire Hall. Save the Date: Clam Factory. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Yo-ho-ho, and 15 bottles of rum. Or more. The Anna Maria Island Privateers and the Gulf Drive rum-tasting. The party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the restaurants chickee hut, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. The event is a fundraiser for AMIP, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a campaign to raise $40,000 in 2011. Anniversary committee chair Tim Hammer Thompson promised a variety of rums, music, an auc An Islander chat: How did that come together? Tim Hammer Thompson: I was invited to a winetasting on the north end of the Island. And, as I was leaving, it came to me that the Privateers should do a winetasting as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund only do it pirate-style, with rum. I ran the idea by the membership. Everyone I have talked to about it thought it was a fantastic idea, and through donations of rum, musical entertainment, sponsorships and all the support of everyone who loves the Privateers mission, its going to happen on July 14. The Islander: Can I assume that some Privateers have some experience with tasting rum? TT: Well, Im not sure Id call it tasten. Maybe more like swilln. The Islander: Do rum-tasters consider aroma, initial TT: We are pirates; its rum. So much for aroma, apple, gold, silver and the like. The Islander: How many rums will be available for sample? TT: Fifteen different rums for a $15 donation. Also, Ice Cream created by Tylers Ice Cream on Cortez Road for the Privateers 40th anniversary. The Islander: Is one of those rums a personal favor ite? TT: I wont know that until the tasting is over, but Ill be sure to let you know. your Capt. Hun and Capt. Redbeard will be at the event. What about Capt. Morgan? TT: Capt. Hun has been renamed to Capt. Outlaw, but thats a story for another time. But for that Capt. Morgan not in body, but surely in spirit, as theres always a little captain in all of us. Privateer Tim Hammer Thompson, 40th anniver sary committee chair and organizer of the upcoming rumtasting at Gulf Drive Cafe, takes the mic at a recent event. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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14 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER Streetlife need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Holmes Beach Business Center, 5347 Gulf Drive, No. 4, Holmes BeachCAC044365 941-778-9622 WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR FLORIDA HOME FOR THE SEASON: OUR CUSTOMERS ARE NO. 1 WITH US!FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. Original Location:8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304We repair pumps and motors. Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Island PEST and TERMIT E CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww .islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean T ermite Guaran tee and r eceive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately Only the rst 500 customers ar e eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O Defense seeks trial delayBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The defense attorney for a Bradenton Beach man facing a series of pornography charges and one count of witness tampering wants the trial delayed. Joseph Edmund Chiquet of Bradenton Beach was scheduled to go to trial later this month. He is accused of possessing and promoting child pornography in a case that involved a teenage girl he met in early 2009 at a Bradenton skateboard shop. A police report said the teenager and Chiquet had a sexual relationship, and that he took sexual photographs of her in his Bradenton Beach apartment that were downloaded to his computer. In 2010, authorities accused Chiquet of offering ex-girlfriend Else Torres $10,000 if she told police she was depicted in the photographs and not, as prosecutors allege, the 15-year-old girl. That allegation added a witness tampering charge to the list of alleged offenses. Chiquet has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His defense attorney, Mark Lipinski, in a recent Bradenton, made several arguments for delaying the trial. First, Lipinski said he must prepare to defend Chiquet in three separate cases. Second, Lipinski said he needs time to respond to a ruling from the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal, which reversed a circuit court decision suppressing the contents of a Dell computer seized to make the case against Chiquet. The appeal court ruling was issued in late June. Also, the defense still plans to take depositions, including that of a former assistant state attorney, in connection with the witness tampering allegation. As of Islander press time, a judge had not ruled on the motion.Man arrested for drink and dash The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a 22-year-old man for an alleged drink and dash attempt at the Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St. The incident occurred July 5. The BBPD received a call from the bar after a man allegedly ran up a $60 tab and then, while the bartender was readying another drink for him, left. A doorman chased after the man and escorted him back to the bar to pay his bill, but his three credit cards could not be processed, according to the police report. The BBPD responded and arrested the man, who lives in Ocala. He was released from the Manatee County jail on $120 bond and faces a misdemeanor charge of defrauding an innkeeper.Island police blotterAnna Maria zens complaint about a man at Bayfront Park with a dog, which is prohibited. A citation was not issued because the a U.S. Coast Guard combat veteran. MCSO received a report that someone stole an unlocked bicycle parked under a carport at a home. ism to a sign for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. Someone sprayed black paint on the sign. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach innkeeper. The Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to a situation at the Sports Lounge, where a man allegedly ran from the bar without paying a $60 tab. He faces a misdemeanor charge. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez MCSO investigated a womans report that an acquaintance stole about 160 prescription pills from her apartment. Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Beach Police Department received a report that someone stole some patio cushions valued at about $80 from outside a home. received a report from the Beach Bistro that someone pulled a sign off a wall. The damage was estimated at $200. a report from someone who said an iPod and cigarettes were stolen from his vehicle. responded to a situation in which a man and woman, later Sand & Suds laundry. The man was arrested for domestic violence. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. Correction Ken Brand of Brand Name Imports in Sarasota corrected his statement in a story in the July 6 issue of The Islander about Time Bandit vodka, saying that some Florida Walgreens stores are selling the vodka, but not Walgreens in Alaska, Mississippi and Alabama, where other retail outlets offer the product. Time Bandit vodka soon will be distributed in Tennessee, but not at Walgreens, Brand said. Brand Name Imports is the sole distributor for Time Bandit products.Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on an Island crime, call the 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 15 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment What a Find THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, furniture, accessories, great vintage Florida collectibles and much more. What a nd! 5231 Manatee A ve. W. T he roads are clear and the temperature is rising. So now is the time to get into our favorite stores for some fun and easy shopping in the cool air. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques has vintage lingerie on sale for 25 percent off, as well as all dishes in the store all summer long. Winter coats and suits are 50 percent off. Plus there are many other specials throughout the store. Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza has beautiful custom-made sterling and pearl Anna Maria Island PenMoon, because artist and owner Laura Shely handcrafts them. Steffs Stuff in the Whitney Beach Plaza is holding a pre-vacation sale and offering up to 50 percent off merchandise. Shes open daily noon to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesday by chance or appointment. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 antique dealers. The mall offers a wide variety of shops specializing in vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. The Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops for collectors. What a Find! has all kinds of quality clothing, furniture and accessories, plus a great line of vintage Florida collectibles. Check it out, and you will be Giving Back in Holmes Beach is stocked full of pottery, art and all kinds of things you did not realize you were missing, but must have. Community Thrift Shop is closed until Aug. 7. Be ready for re-opening, because the shop will have lots of new stuff. Happy shopping. Enjoy. Tiki and Kitty R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and Mor e AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Tiki & Kittys Pre-vacation sale! UP TO 50% OFF DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment Located in Whitney Beach Plaza 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive North end of Longboat Key 941-383-1901 JewelryTide and Moon NEW Sterling & Pearl Anna Maria Island Pendant! Find it only at Tide and Moon, handmade by artist Laura Shely. Robinson wants to drop HBPD pension fund changesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson voted for the proposed revision of the citys police pension dead set against approving it. In a June 14 memo to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and other commissioners, Robinson said, Our country making bad choices with public funds. I propose that we table the proposed changes to pension funds and do a total revamping of the pension programs for our city. Robinson got part of his wish at the city commissions June 14 meeting, when commissioners continued the second reading of an amendment to the police pension plan ordinance to a July 12 meeting. In his memo, Robinson said the police pension plan is unfunded, entering the program a free lunch. The proposed pension change is part of the Florida retirement system known as Deferred Option Retirement Program or DROP. The DROP plan is widely used throughout Florida, and by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office, according to the state website on DROP. Robinson also claimed that one program in the proposed ordinance, would receive a $330,000 lump sum and $55,000 to $60,000 per year for the rest of his life. The commissioner also claimed, Our fire chief, Andy Price, making $122,000 a year, will retire with a lump sum of $512,444.93 and an annual retirement fund payout of $93,397. This kind of waste of public funds is out of control, he claimed. Bohnenberger, however, said hes tried to explain the proposed pension plan changes to Robinson several times, but without success. Additionally, said the mayor, Price is the chief of West Manatee Fire Rescue, which does not come under the citys jurisdiction. Bohnenberger said, noting Robinson keeps talking about the WMFR at commission meetings, despite the fact the city does not govern the WMFR or its pension plan. He disputed Robinsons claim that the Holmes Beach Police Department pension is unfunded. A change in state law now requires that the future pension plan accounting system. Previously, only the eligible and the city is still paying into their retirement fund, the mayor said. The city actuary has documented that the citys plan is not unfunded, Bohnenberger said. pension change can elect to drop out of the present retirement plan, enter DROP, take a lump sum payment, then a monthly check when he or she retires. the DROP plan, the city no longer has to contribute getting his or her monthly pension check, the mayor said. pension from the city would only be what it is if the pay the 29 percent every year for a pension plan, the mayor summarized. now if he or she elected the DROP is only the amount the mayor explained. Once they sign the DROP, their pension is frozen. nenberger said. The DROP plan for the police retirement program has been discussed several times by commissioners at public hearings the past several months and even city attorney Patricia Petruff called it confusing. Not to Robinson. He said this is out-of-control waste of taxpayers Not so, responded Bohnenberger. The WMFR is not involved in this pension proposal, and the DROP plan is not a waste but an overall savings to the city. The mayor agreed with Petruff, however, that explaining the DROP is confusing. The next commission meeting was set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Bohnenberger Robinson Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Be ready for re-opening, because the shop will have Tiki & Kittys Tiki & Kittys

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16 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER Islander tells WWII story For many years, John Bacon of Bradenton Beach was reluctant to talk about his World War II naval service. But as he turned 85 this year, relatives and his sons and daughters urged him to tell his story. Bacons trip to LSMR (Landing Ship Medium Rocket) 196 and the invasion of Okinawa began in Flint, Mich., in 1944, where he was a management apprentice for the Flint Journal newspaper. Everybody was joining up or getting drafted. Id always liked the water and the Navy, but my parents wouldnt sign because I was under 18. When I turned 18, I enlisted in the Navy. Its something Ive never regret ted. I wasnt going to spend the war in Flint while all my buddies were in the service, Bacon remembered. He entered the Navy on June 7, 1944, the day after D-Day, the Allied invasion of Europe. While many of the recruits in his basic training class worried the war would After completing basic training, Bacon was assigned to quartermaster school. In the Army, the quartermaster corps deals with movement of supplies, but in the Navy, the quartermaster corps guides the ship and works A quartermaster in the Navy has the primary responsibility of the ships safe navigation, plotting positions and keeping the ships log up-to-date. They also have to prepare, maintain and correct the navigation charts, navigational instruments and clocks. You work on the quarterdeck with the ships captain, so youre right in the center of the action, Bacon said. And LSMR 196 would see plenty of action. Bacon was a plankholder, which designates someone who was a member of the original crew when the ship was commissioned Dec. 8, 1944. The ship was armed with dozens of rocket launchers and had the primary mission of assisting an invasion seconds. where U.S. Marines made a habit of invading Japaneseheld islands with rocket launcher ships supporting the plus STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! NEW BRUSCHETTA BAR COMING SOON!Weddings, too! invasion. In March 1945, the ship arrived in the Philippines, but stayed just 48 hours. There was a lot of wild scuttlebutt around the ship bad guesses as well as what turned out to be good guesses were a dime a dozen, Bacon recalled. After the ship sailed, Bacon remembered that the skipper called all hands not on watch to the midship crew compartment. He had some big charts under his arm that he spread on the table and gave us the big picture. Bacon said everyone wanted to get in on the action. Nobody wanted to go back home and have to tell friends and family they did nothing but shoot up some coral reefs and guard some destroyers during the war. Bacon and the crew learned the ship would take part in the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. The fact that it was April Fools day was not lost on anyone. We didnt want to be a big joke among the On March 26, 1945, LCMR 196 went into combat, called the Keremas. what all that endless training meant. We were in the war. 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That night a Japanese Val bomber crashed into LSMR 188, killing nearly two-thirds of the crew. resistance policy we had met the previous nights. We now knew we were in the middle of a combat zone and people were out there trying to sink us or kill us, said Bacon. On patrol the night before the Okinawa invasion, the hits. The bombs injured six men and killed a gunner, Joe Staum. ship, everyone knew everyone else and everybody felt Staums loss, Bacon recalled. Everyone was like a brother to you, thats how close we became, he said. As dawn broke on April 1, 1945, LSMR 196 opened and soldiers landing on the beaches. We gave them a little payback for Joe, although it was only a grim satisfaction, Bacon recalled. The following days, LSMR 196 was assigned to It was hazardous duty. Of the 12 rocket launcher ships patrolling every night for a month, Japanese kamikaze aircraft sank three and one was damaged beyond repair. LCMR 196, however, had several narrow escapes. Bacon recalled one night when a Japanese bomber came in low over the water at the ship, but was shot down by the ships gunners moments before it would have impacted. Bacon recalled how the crew felt pretty lucky considering the loss of the other rocket launchers. But he would not have traded places with anyone. You become like a big family. You knew you could depend upon the guy next to you, and he knew he could depend on you. Combat brought everyone together. Indeed, the camaraderie is one thing that has stuck with Bacon for more than 65 years, and he has maintained contact with several shipmates over the decades. Just the greatest bunch of guys in the world, Bacon said. John Bacon, right, helps load the rocket launchers aboard LMSR 196 before the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945. It took two hours for the rockets to be rockets before the ship had to reload.

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One afternoon in early August, someone heard on the radio that an atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan. On Aug. 15, 1945, the Japanese surrendered. We not only had the joy of seeing the end of the world struggle, but the satisfaction of playing a vital, active part in the last great phase of the war. LCMR 196 returned to California on Oct. 7, 1945 and was decommissioned in June 1946. Bacon was discharged from active duty June 3, 1946, but stayed in the Naval reserves. He returned to Michigan and the newspaper, and married his high school sweetheart, Irene, who was an Army nurse during the war. After the Korean War broke out in 1950, Bacon got a letter from the Navy in early 1951 calling him to active duty in 30 days. One week before Bacon was to report for duty, Presisupreme commander of United Nations forces in Korea and cancelled the call-up of the Naval Reserves. It was the second time in my life that Truman was my man. He had the atom bombs dropped on Japan as we were getting ready to invade, saving hundreds of thou sands of lives, and maybe mine. He spent 40 years with the newspaper and he and denton Beach in 1957 on a family vacation. They bought a duplex a few years later for $26,000, an unheard of amount in the late 1950s. People said I was nuts for spending so much money, he recalled. Bacon has no regrets about his service and would do serve again if he could. Im glad I did. We were the lucky ones who got back alive and had good lives for ourselves and our families. A lot of guys are still over there. They are the heroes of the war. John Bacon is a proud member of the Greatest Generation. GREA TEST CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16Bradenton Beach resident John Bacons World War II ship, LSMR its rockets during the invasion of Okinawa April 1, 1945. Photo: Naval archivesThe list grows shorterCommentary By Rick Catlin The Islanders Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns have not been appearing as frequently as in the past, and for good reason. The number of World War II and Korean War veterans is diminishing at a rapid rate. Most of the veterans still alive in the newspapers circulation area have had their story written, and, unfortunately for those who enjoy the columns, the fraternity of WWII and Korean War veterans cannot take new members. After this weeks story on John Bacon appears, there are no veterans left on my list to call for an interview. It would be a shame to bring a halt to the Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns because there are still several thousand veterans in the Bradenton area whose story should be told. Those who have been interviewed know these columns are not about heroic actions or brave deeds, but about ordinary people in extraordinary times. The list of eligible veterans for the columns gets shorter by the week. As the son of a WWII veteran, the grandson of a WWI veteran, and a veteran of the Vietnam War, I take great pride in writing these stories. It is the least I and the newspaper can do to honor those who gave so much for the precious freedom and liberty that we enjoy. It is the least we can do at the Islander to honor the real heroes of WWII and Korea: those who are still over there. It is an honor to know them. Please, call me at The Islander at 941-778-7978 if you know a WWII or Korean War veteran I have not already interviewed. I would look forward to hearing even third-person accounts, including those of a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran who served our country.

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18 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of July 9, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of turtle nests: 106 Number of false crawls: 111 Number of turtle hatchlings: 229. Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Wed: The Wheedles 7.30 pm Thur: Gumbo Boogie 7.30 pm Fri: Karaoke 8 pm Sun: All That Jazz 6:30 pm Every Monday Fish & Chip SPECIAL $7.99 Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes!12012 Cortez Road W. in Cortez ~ 941.794.4822 Restaurant & Liquor StoreFull Bar & Live MusicYUMMY FOOD til 1am Wed-SatIce Cold Beer, Wine, Soda & CocktailsCheck Us Out, When You Check In! Restaurant & Liquor Store Check Us Out, When You Check In! located at the courtyard5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (941) 779-1000 Open Late Wed-SatKitchen Open 1am Wed-SatTiki Bar & GrillHappy Hour 3-7pm Trolley Stop 15 Liquor Store (941) 779-2000Live MusicThurs Klasikband 8pm Fri TBA Sat Roadblock 9pm First nest yields 100-plus hatchlings By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Claudia Wiseman used her gloved hands to gently dig into the sand on the Gulf of Mexico beach not to build nest of 2011. Dozens of people gathered around the coordinator with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring to learn just how many tiny turtles had emerged from the nest buried back by the dunes. The nest hatched overnight June 30-July 1 in the 2400 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. From a distance that night, a small group of AMITW volunteers and vacationers at nearby resorts, Club Bamboo and Via Roma, watched the hatchlings come to the surface of the nest and rush to the Gulf of Mexico. One 5-year-old boy even counted the hatchlings as they raced away, coming up with 105 turtles. His count was so accurate it surprised the AMITW crew. When Wiseman and husband Glenn excavated the nest several days later, with the crowd of curious onlookers shooting cell-phone photos and video of their labor and discoveries, they tallied up shells for 104 hatchlings. The nest contained 12 live hatchlings that were later released into the Gulf, as well as 19 dead hatchlings and 12 unhatched eggs. heavy rainfall as the nest was hatching likely drowned siblings in the dash for the sea. It was torrential, Fox said of the rain. When a big rain comes, the nest can hold water long enough to drown hatchlings. Nest excavations the events take place about three days after hatching to allow time for stragglers to exit typically grow large audiences, providing AMITW with an opportunity to educate and excite Island residents and visitors. Well, I think its about the coolest thing weve seen on a vacation here, said Charlie Lannon of Saugatuck, Mich. We come here every year, but usually over Christmas. Itll be summer next year. Lannons 9-year-old daughter Taylor said she had worried about turtles and dolphins last summer, with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico. I cant believe they start out so small, she said, as Wiseman lifted from the nest a sand-coated hatchling in the palm of a hand. nesting in 2011 is ahead of last year, a trend elsewhere in Florida and Georgia. Were pretty happy with that, she said. Crucial to a successful nesting season is support from beachgoers and beachfront property owners and managers, who keep lights and furniture off the shore at night, she added. Its really up to all of us, said Fox. loggerhead nest of the 2011 season. The nest was near Club Bamboo in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox holds a hatchling loggerhead found lingering in a nest in Bradenton Beach. Later the hatchlings 12 of them were released in the Gulf of Mexico.

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In a span of three minutes, Peteriet scored two more goals and Southern Greens took a 3-0 lead into halftime. Things didnt get any better for the Beach Bums, as minutes into the second half, Southern Greens took advantage of a three-line violation, giving them an indirect kick. Angelina Sculco took the kick and put it on target. The Beach Bums goalie made the save, but inadvertently stepped backward into the goal which gave Southern Greens a 4-0 lead. Peteriet scored two more goals in the second half while Sculco added one to give Southern Greens a solid 7-0 victory. Peteriet finished the game with five goals, while Sculco added a pair of goals in the victory. The second game of the evening saw Island Dental Spa take on Fran Maxon Realty. The two teams battled it the ball deep in the Spa defensive end and poked it into the empty net for a 1-0 Fran Maxon Realty lead. Five minutes later, Conal Cassidy stole the ball deep in his end and passed forward to Luke Marvin on the left side. Marvin carried the ball forward before passing score at 1-1. Island Dental Spa jumped out to a 2-1 lead 18 seconds into the second half when Marvin took the ball up Maxon goalie made the initial save, but the ball bounced poked it in for a 2-1 Spa lead. Three minutes later, with Fran Maxon Realty pressuring the Island Dental Spa defense, Elizabeth Laviolette Dental Spa goalie to tie the score at 2-2. With 14:53 left to play after a three-line violation by Fran Maxon Realty, Marvin took the free kick. It was blocked, but he followed his shot and blasted home the rebound to give Island Dental Spa a 3-2 lead. Fran Maxon Realty continued to pressure the Island Dental Spa defense and finally broke through at the was blocked, but Ozzy Lonzo was there to poke in the rebound and tie the score at 3-3. Four minutes later, Cassidy again stole the ball deep in his end and passed forward to Marvin, who carried the ball up the left side before cutting in and ripping a rocket that tucked inside the far post for a 4-3 lead with under seven minutes to play. The score remained 4-3 until there was 2:38 left to in and scored the game-tying goal. The two teams both tried in vain to score a gamewinner, but the match ended in an exciting 4-4 tie. De Haan led Fran Maxon with two goals while Laviolette and Lonzo each added one goal. Marvins two each added one goal in the tie. football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center July 7. The MartiniVille Saints continue to set the pace as the only undefeated team in the league, which puts them Pool & Spa Dolphins. Agnelli sits alone in second place with a 3-1 record, while Tylers Ice Cream Steelers, Sato Real Estate Browns and Integrity Sound Redskins all are 2-2. The Sun Panthers, Slims Place Patriots and Beach to Bay Construction Bucs are tied at the bottom at 1-3. MartiniVille remained undefeated with an easy 27-6 win over Slims Place Patriots, while Sato Real Estate Browns rolled past Sun Panthers 31-12. Integrity Sound Redskins got back to .500 with a 42-26 victory over Tylers Ice Cream Steelers, while the game of the week saw Agnelli edge Beach to Bay 35-33. Agnelli quarterback Mike Shaughnessy led the way by completing 12 of 16 passes for 160 yards and three touchdown passes. Two of his touchdown passes went to rushed for 38 yards and added a pair of extra points. Brianna Shaughnessy added 39 receiving yards and an yards and a pair of extra points. including one that he returned for a touchdown. Gledhill Beach to Bay Bucs was led by quarterback Larry Berkery, who completed 15-of-27 passes for 176 yards three touchdowns. Tony Peterill added 54 receiving yards, including a touchdown, an extra point and a two-point conversion. Erin Heckler completed the scoring for the Bucs with one touchdown and 21 receiving yards. Peterill each, while Berkery and Kaleta each added one pull in the loss. Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, team scramble July 7. The team of Fred Miller, Mike Pritchett and John Coultas combined to card a 7-under-par 25 to The men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match July 6 when the team of Pieter Thomassen, Carl Voyles, Peter Proxy and Bob Elliott combined to card a team of Larry Fowler, Dennis Schavey, Charlie Knopp and Bob Dickinson took second place with a 6-under-par 58. The women of the Key Royale Club played a ninehole, individual-low-net golf game July 5. Erma McMulTerry Westby and Meridith Slavin, who tied for second at 2-under-par 30. Markie Ksiazek carded an even-par 32 to take third. Horseshoe news For the second time in a week, horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits produced only one team with three pool-play victories. As such, Jerry Disbrow and Ron Pepka were the July 9s (and weeks) outright champs with the team of Steve Grossman and Norm Good taking second place on a 2-1 record. Jerry Disbrow and Ron Pepka were the only team to earn the required three wins and were declared the outright champs during July 6 horseshoe action. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Tyler Brewer shoots on goal during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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Not only do you kill all that bait, but its a real pain to pick those little shiners out of the mesh. Ive seen people throw a castnet away instead of taking the half-hour or more to clear out the dead shiners. There are larger shiners around, so dont just bring your 1/4-inch mesh net. If you see larger bait, you can use a 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch as long as no hatch bait is mixed in have to be able to adapt. In this situation, we have to adapt to the bait. Anna Maria Sound and Sarasota Bay using hatch bait as Spanish mackerel are dialed in on this smaller bait. While using small baits versus larger baits for trout. I found the trout would come up and slap at the larger baits without eating them, but it swallowed small bait whole. to escape the days heat. They like to hide deep in the shade of the mangroves, so try chumming the edges to you back in the mangrove roots. Nearshore fishing within 9 miles of our beaches is producing good numbers of mangrove snapper. Just remember, when the mangoes load up on these shallow water reefs, so do the goliath grouper. Reel your snapper up quickly so you dont attract a goliath to your spot on the reef. Once they show up, you wont be able to get a whole snapper up without it being chomped. Dave Sork at the Historic Anna Maria City Pier is noticing the abundance of small bait. With the small hatch using the hatch bait are producing nice catches of Spanish macks in the mornings. Also feeding on the hatch bait are hungry mangrove snapper. Drifting small baits under the pier is a great way to catch some tasty little mangoes. snook are big, so make sure you have tackle big enough to handle them. Meanwhile, Sork asks that boaters catching out. At times, Sork says, it can get a little hostile out there. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing decent numbers of Spanish mackerel. Fishers using small whitebait on a No. 2 Aberdeen hook are the most successful. Black drum are being caught on live shrimp and crabs. There are some nice reds and black drum under the pier, says Kilb, but its tough to get a bait down to them due Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing Maria Sound. The spotted sea trout bite has been great on the higher tides, says Keyes. Fishers using live shrimp or small white bait under a popping cork are getting the best release snook are being caught along the mangrove edges on high tides. Chumming with whitebait is a great way gives you a casting target. On the nearshore structures within 9 miles of the mangrove snapper. Fish to 20 inches are being reported at depths of 40-50 feet. Also patrolling these depths are some wire and a long shank hook is a good way to target Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters says last weeks weather was a major factor in his success oversays that while tarpon are still off the beach, the schools ticket to his success to entice the silver kings. On a recent charter, Howard pulled up to a grass edge and slowly swimming in 2 feet of water was a through the water like a hot butter knife, Howard says. He suggests using chum blocks, lots of shiners, a bloody feeding heavily around the mangrove shorelines. Live to bite. Howard suggests using a bobber to keep your bait from swimming into the grass. Looking forward, the full moon will bring huge and fast-moving tides. Howard suggests tarpon will congregate in the passes and feed in preparation for their move spot when the tide turns, Howard suggests. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says Spanish mackerel and pompano are dominating the catch this week. For the Spanish mackerel, Medley suggests using a small shrimp under a popping cork. For some reason, Medley says, theyre hitting small shrimp better than anything else. Even better than greenbacks and silver spoons. Perry Lyon, co-owner with wife Zoe of Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille in Holmes Beach, brought this Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters. PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 23

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ITEMS FOR SALE MOVING: MAKE OFFER! King bed, microwave, miscellaneous household. 941-592-9346. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classieds@islander.or g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) 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. ART STUDIO SUBLET: Through October, 2011, all or part. Anna Maria Island Art League building, Holmes Beach. Contact: blbachner@earthlink.net or 917-843-1615. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.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 bene t the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Clearance sales. Closed August. 511 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. LOST & FOUND FOUND: KITTEN, BLACK and white, near 83rd Street, Holmes Beach, Saturday, June 11. Red collar. Call 941-778-0821 or 941-932-0559. FOUND: BLACK CHANGE purse and contents at Publix, June 5. Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-708-5804. Its not too late to visit www.islander.org to order a personalized plank on the Anna Maria City Pier! Sign up now to take part in the piers centennial year tribute. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Waly Precision Painting CUSTOM PAINTING & PRESSURE WASHING WE MATCH ANY PRICE! PLUS, WE GIVE YOU 10% OFF

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 25 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 FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 Print and online classi ed ad submission:____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES business or individual: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. Box: $4. (Phone number is a "word." 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 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? HEALTH CARE LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945. 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. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941778-7770. Leave message. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-5396891. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. SHOPPING, ERRANDS, ORGANIZING, house sitting, lots more. Let me do them for you. Pricing by job, mileage. Sue, 941-456-8310. ISLAND PRESSURE WASHING: Houses, trailers, soffets, driveways, pools, wood decks and docks. Satisfaction guaranteed or job is free. Best prices and reliable service. For estimates please, call Bill at 941-896-6788. RETIRED RN IN Bradenton Beach for hire as daytime companion, caregiver. Have reference letters. 501-350-6728 or 941-549-2215. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, excellent references. 941-9203840. SERVICES Continued 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. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www. jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-524-7426. 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 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium gradeA, $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 941-504-7045. Design & BuildCarl V. Johnson Jr. Inc.Custom Building ContractorNew Homes, Decks, Porches Additions and RenovationsLicense # RR0066450 Mobile Dog Grooming Mobile Dog Grooming Mobile Dog Grooming A natural and organic approach to pet care WWW.FURRYTAILS4GROOMING.COM For an appointment, call 941-795-0303

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26 July 13, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S LANDSCAPING Continued 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, inte rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941778-2316 or 941-730-3228. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com .VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach. Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374. WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Fur nished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week. $1,900/month off and $2,490/month in season. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980. www. divesh.com. 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. OLD FLORIDA living in fabulous bayfront setting with spectacular views. Lush tropical setting, two docks, tiki bar. 3BR/2.5BA home has cathedral beam ceilings, knotty cypress walls and $799,000. Call Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755Sailors Paradise! 3BR/2BA, split plan, huge lot, 70-ft dock with lift. House opens out to pool and 200 feet of canal. Sailboat water, extra wide canal. One of a kind! A successful vacation rental that does $30,000 per year. $699,000. Text CARD to my cell phone and I'll text you my business card.Seaside Gardens: This beautifully maintained villa Spacious, bright end-unit villa. You own the lot and building. Newer roof, A/C. Unfurnished. $190,000 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH 800-367-1617 941-778-6696www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com EST. 1978 BAYFRONT COTT AGE Adorable cottage located on secluded street. Exceptional views of Anna Maria Sound, hardwood oors, old-island charm, turnkey furnished. 50 X 195 lot. $699,000 GULF VI E W H O M E FOR $350,000. 100 steps to the beach! Charming 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage. Sit on your deck to watch gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Newer bathrooms and kitchen. WOND ERFUL O PPOR TUN ITY to live and work on Anna Maria Island. Just 100 feet to beach. Possibilities are endless! Business and real estate. Call ofce for more information. 142 FEET ON A NNA MARI A S O U N D with open water views. Located in an area of ner homes. Cur rent home sits on both lots. Renovate or build new. $899,000. TWO BAYFRONT LOTS! Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000Scan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings, plus top 10 waterfront boating communities. www.IslandAnnaMaria.com HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. 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 941-748-2700.

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THE ISLANDER July 13, 2011 27 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Absolutely beautiful, 3b, 3.5ba, 3-car garage, 2000 custombuilt, elevator home by Whitehead, was carefully designed by Emily Anne Smith with quality and privacy in mind. Superior Coconut Bayou views throughout, private boat dock, gourmet kitchen, replace, oak staircase, balconies, bonus rooms and so much more. JUST LISTED: $1.2 Million. Call Michelle Wilde, Broker-Associate, 941-544-3813. OPEN HOUSE 1-4 Sunday July 17, 314 Hammock Circle, Anna Maria I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Annual lease or six months plus, $950/month unfurnished, $1,000/month furnished. No dogs. Call 941-798-3842 or 941720-7519. VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury fur nishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. TROPICAL PARADISE: 3BR/2BA canalfront home on Key Royale. Annual unfurnished. New carpet and new paint. Updated interior. Davits. $2,300/ month. 941-704-2827. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. 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. RENTALS Continued PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. 3BR/2BA canal home. Dock, large two-car garage, tile throughout, very nice kitchen, screened back porch. Utilities not included. $1,695/month. 863660-8366. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT DIRECTLY on the Intracoastal Waterway with dock privileges, $600/ month. Call Mark, 914-720-5664. REAL ESTATE RUNAWAY BAY RESORT: 2BR/2BA close to pool and beach. Owner. $219,000. 1-317-437-4461. DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. 2BR/2BA RECENTLY REMODELED home. Beautiful landscaping, steps to beach and bay. Tile oor throughout. Holmes Beach. $399,000. Contact owner, 941-779-2123. REAL ESTATE ContinuedDIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture, breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $3,400,000. Contact owner, broker, 941-9201699.FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps to beach. 813-458-3875. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. BEST BUY ON Anna Maria Island: Sandpiper Resort. Purchase the corporation share and get unit #507 turnkey, 1BR/1BA for $5,000. Steps to Gulf and bay. 585-721-4415. www.sandpiper resortcoop.com. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN lakefront lots. New gated waterfront community. Dockable lots with up to 300 feet of shoreline, low insurance, low property tax. Call now, 800-709-5253. 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. SHORT STROLL TO THE GULFLarge 3BR/3BA family home on north end. Airy, open living space, great screened porches and heated pool.$699,000 SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE 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. 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 amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.com SELLERS ACCEPTING OFFERS More than 11,000 sf, duplex zoned. Drive by 7002 Marina Drive to view property. Presently includes small home, which may be removed or even possible refurbishment to add another unit for duplex. Room for pool. Submit your offer on $335,000. Direct Gulffront lot, 203 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria. Remove cottage for your dream home similar to neighbor. Natural beach, no need for renourishment. Owner will consider an offer. Now priced at $1,900,000.

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